Fountaine Pajot Saona 47 (2018) 'Black Tortuga'

Fountaine Pajot Saona 47 Black TortugaThis beautiful Fountaine Pajot Saona 47, an award-winning luxury yacht, Black Tortuga comes equipped with 4 bedrooms and 4 full baths. 3 Queen cabins and one bedroom contains 2 single bunks.

Check out this description from SAIL magazine, where it just won Best Boat of 2018:

The Fountaine Pajot Saona 47 catamaran is a space machine in the truest sense of the word. Like all sailboats, it can carry you through the water and across space and time using nothing but the power of the wind—thereby making it supremely quiet and smooth. Unlike most other sailboats, though, it manages to do this while providing a vast amount of living space as well—not to mention the fact it does so in a package that remains supremely pleasing to the eye.

Black Tortuga Fountaine Pajot Saona 47 Features:

Approaching the Saona 47 from a distance, this emphasis on space is immediately apparent in the top deck, which measures nearly 100ft and is well equipped with sun lounges, not to mention a great view. Down a few steps is a large helm station with seating for two, and then down a few steps more you’ll find an immense afterdeck that flows into a wide cabin, a space that can entertain a dozen without any sense of crowding. Down again and you enter the boat’s private cabins, which are wider than those of many monohulls.

In typical Fountaine Pajot fashion, everything is bright, open, and contemporary, with neutral colours and clean-lined joinery that gives the boat the air of a fine urban apartment. The hulls are also fine below the waterline but then flare rapidly to chines, which minimizes wetted surfaces for performance while maximizing interior space. Similarly, the long waterline translates into good average speed, while a high sail-area-to-displacement ratio means there’s plenty of power to drive the boat through the water. In other words, like the other models from this builder, the Fountaine Pajot Saona 47 is not only comfortable but knows how to make tracks.

Black Tortuga Accommodations:
4 queen cabins with ensuite bathrooms.

If you’d like to inquire into this Fountaine Pajot Saona 47 catamaran, please feel free to contact the Horizon team today. We’ve spent years building up a refined, enthusiastic collection of veteran sailors and experienced locals, ready to help you build the sailing adventure of a lifetime.

Black Tortuga Scuba

Diving is offered onboard.
Hooka diving: no charge
Guests to rent their own equipment. The crew will help facilitate the rental and will make sure it is onboard in time for the charter.
Elena is a dive instructor


If you would like to charter ‘Black Tortuga‘, then please contact the Horizon Yacht Charter team today.

Would you like to check availability on this Saona 47? Submit a Request Form and we will advise straight away!


Fountaine Pajot Saona 47 (2018) 'Black Tortuga' Specifications
Double Cabins
Max People
Hull type
Length (LOA)
47' / 14.33 m
Beam (width)
25' 5" / 7.7419 m
Air Conditioning
Solar Panels
Draft (depth)
4' 5" / 1.3411 m
No. of engines
Fountaine Pajot Saona 47 (2018) 'Black Tortuga' Your Crew

Crew Profiles:

Crew Profiles:
Troy and Jody met this past season while working as mate and chef on a 58′ catamaran in the USVI. Working so closely, they formed an instant friendship and have a light-hearted and fun working relationship. They decided to move forward as a team to provide their guests with fun and memorable charters. With their combined experience and enthusiasm, they will tailor the charter experience to your pace, giving you the vacation of your dreams!

Captain Troy VileBlack Tortuga crew

Captain Troy hails from Philadelphia but spent much of his time growing up on the waters off New Jersey. Troy discovered his love of the water at a very young age from his grandfather. As a Marine Biologist, he instilled a sense of wonder in Troy and encouraged him to become scuba certified at the age of 12. Sailing Hobie cats, diving, fishing, and water sports were is childhood passions. Troy has traveled and vacationed the islands he now calls home since he was a teenager. Troy loves his work as a captain because it incorporates all the things he enjoys by allowing him to sail, dive, make cocktails, help in the galley, and entertain his guests.


Chef Jody Oles Black Tortuga crew

Chef Jody is a native Californian but has loved chartering in the islands for the last 17 years. She holds a US Coast Guard Masters License and is a PADI Scuba Instructor, as well as an accomplished charter chef. Her passion for beautiful food equals her passion for the ocean. Before moving to the islands, Jody was an educator for several zoos and aquariums on each coast. She fell in love with the Caribbean waters working as an Aquarist at Coral World Marine Park in St Thomas. Her knowledge of marine life gives her guests an experience they won’t forget! From the galley, her fresh bread, pastries, decadent desserts, and everything in between will present you with an array of goodies to tempt your taste buds. Her culinary style incorporates fresh local ingredients with culinary favorites for amazing meals that guests love. Her greatest pleasure is your smile of satisfaction!

Fountaine Pajot Saona 47 (2018) 'Black Tortuga' Menus
Fountaine Pajot Saona 47 (2018) 'Black Tortuga' Watersports

flag Onboard
Resort Course
Full Course
Air Compressor
Not Onboard
Wet Suits
Weight Sets 0 # of Divers 6 Dives/wk 6 Night Dives 0 Dive Lights 0
Diving Info Crew will discuss details during preference calls with guests. Crew provide individual cost estimates based on the guest’s requirements.
Diving Costs Gear rental is at the guests’ expense.
The crew are happy to handle gear rental, pick-up and return on the guests behalf.$50 per person, per dive and $75 per person per dive for night dives up to 6 certified divers at a time, max 2 dives per day, payable aboard to yacht crew.


Dinghy size 12.6′ Center Console Dinghy hp 30hp Dinghy # pax 10 Water Skis Adult No Water Skis Kids No
Jet Skis
Wave Runners
Snorkel Gear
Wake Board
Kayaks 1 Pax
Kayaks (2 Pax)
Floating Mats Yes Swim Platform Yes Boarding Ladder (Loc/Type) Yes Sailing Dinghy No Beach Games Yes
SU Paddle Boards
Fishing Gear
Gear Type
Deep Sea Fish
U/Water Camera No U/Water Video No Fishing Permit Yes Sea Bobs No Sea Scooters No

Fountaine Pajot Saona 47 (2018) 'Black Tortuga'
Fountaine Pajot Saona 47 (2018) 'Black Tortuga' Reviews
Maria Welch, January 2019

The cruise was a dream come true.  David really needed the relaxation, and another couple with us considered it their long overdue honeymoon.  The islands we visited were beautiful, Tommy is a wonderful captain and at our age, we all considered him our son.  Janie’s cooking was wonderful, delicious foods were served and no one ever complained and we are all addicted to Pain Killers now, yum!

Hopefully, we will be able to do it again soon, David would love to go back to Anegada and who am I do disagree?

Also, I wanted to thank you so much for all your help and be so timely in your responses to our many questions.’

Recent customer

We had a wonderful time on Black Tortuga, great family vacation for all! Beautiful boat, perfect for our small family and ages of my kids to keep everyone happy and have some space. Tommy is a great kid and Captain! Could not have been more accommodating…. Aims to please at all times.

He has a “Buddy” in every Bay just a call away to grab parts, ice, vodka, info, anything we needed…. Very resourceful and talented Captain! My son fly fished for Tarpon off the boat every night, had a ball! On the second night while fighting one for over an hour it made a run and got snagged on another boat mooring rope. He was forced to cut the line, losing all of his backing line for his Fly rod.

The next morning while drinking coffee I was talking with Tommy about it. He had been up with him late and was still feeling bad for him because he knew he couldn’t fish any more until we could find the special line someplace. Out of the blue he stands up and says “I’m gonna go dive for it” he grabbed a snorkel and dove in. Ten minutes later he emerged with the 50 feet of line in hand. He coiled it up and gave it to him at breakfast. Pretty much sums up what kind of person he is!

We also caught a Dolphin and Jack on the crossings, Janey made a great curried fish with Rice for us! She truly aims to please, works very hard at making things you will like and appreciates the feedback! Made a wonderful and proper “Christmas” meal for us, very special! They make a great team!

Recent customer

Absolute best week ever! Our crew was engaging, welcoming, an on point the whole week. Each location outdid the last with laughs all week! Tommy is hilarious and did certainly keep us entertained and Janey, yum, I am so amazed that you do not have formal cooking training – food was fantastic!

Great food, great service, great attitude, great boat!…. Janey and Tommy were awesome!

Recent customer

Best Thanksgiving ever! Janey and Tommy are true professionals! We had the perfect itinerary and the food was expertly prepared. It’s a vacation we will never forget. Swimming with dolphins, snorkeling on beautiful reefs, eating fresh lobster and enjoying all the BVI has to offer.

We were honored to be their first guests on this gorgeous boat. Though the boat is amazing, Janey and Tommy are the Stars!!!


Just a quick note to say “thank you” again for such an amazing week! We had THE BEST time with you and Tommy on Black Tortuga and would recommend your boat and crew to anyone who asks.

Please pass along that we loved the food, the boat was a perfect size, the itinerary was amazing and we enjoyed every minute of the week with you. We’d love to join you again in 2019

Fountaine Pajot Saona 47 (2018) 'Black Tortuga' Enquire

Charter Rates

High Rate: 24500.00 USD per week
Low Rate: 21000.00 USD per week
MCA Compliant:MCA Compliant
Rates are Inclusive
Taxes, re-location fees, cruising permits and licenses may be extra. Please verify with clearing house.
Cruising Permit: Paid by Client  Licenses: Paid by Client
Please not that while Horizon makes every effort to keep rates current, we do not accept responsibility for rate variations – All prices subject to change.
Seasonal/Individual Rates
Season Currency Terms 2 Pax 3 Pax 4 Pax 5 Pax 6 Pax 7 Pax 8 Pax
Summer 2021 US Dollars (Caribbean Terms) Inclusive $21,000 $21,500 $22,000 $22,500 $23,000 $23,500 $24,500
Winter 2021/2022 US Dollars (Caribbean Terms) Inclusive $21,000 $21,500 $22,000 $22,500 $23,000 $23,500 $24,500
Summer 2022 US Dollars (Caribbean Terms) Inclusive $21,000 $21,500 $22,000 $22,500 $23,000 $23,500 $24,500
Winter 2022/2023 US Dollars (Caribbean Terms) Inclusive $21,000 $21,500 $22,000 $22,500 $23,000 $23,500 $24,500
Please contact Horizon regarding any queries.
Fountaine Pajot Saona 47 (2018) 'Black Tortuga' Terms & Conditions

Luxury Crewed Charter Rates

The Horizon Yacht Charters BVI Crewed Charter rates are for 7 nights per vessel and are based on the number of guests. Please see individual yacht pages for detailed specifications and charter rates. Horizon Yacht Charters luxury crewed yacht charters come complete with your own personal Captain & Chef (and in the larger yachts, first mate and hostess).  NB some yachts may be skipper only (with the option of a chef) – they are stated as such. Your meals aboard are included in the rate and prepared to your group’s individual preferences and dietary requirements. Beverages are also included but please note special requests for specific brands may be subject to an additional charge.  Watersports equipment (such as paddleboards, kayaks etc) are also included and some yachts offer all-inclusive diving.

High season rates typically apply from December to April, and Low season from May to November, but please do check the seasonal rates for your yacht.

Each individual crewed yacht may charge for certain additional expenses (e.g. National Park Permit, Cruising permit, different port collections or departures).  Please ask for a full breakdown of costs for your chosen yacht. Additional supplements may apply at Christmas and New Year.

All yachts come with tenders with outboards and safety equipment. Please review the individual yacht specification on our website for further details of available equipment and details of inclusions and exclusions.

Yacht photographs and specifications act as a guide and are for information purposes only.  Although we endeavour to ensure that images are accurate reflections of the yachts in our fleet, certain aspects may vary slightly.

Please note that our bareboat repeat client discount does not apply to our crewed charter fleet.


C = Cabins, H = Heads, AC = Air Conditioning

Supplements to the published rates may apply during Christmas and New Year periods. Please contact us for confirmation of rates.

Charter Rates shown above are for 7 nights per vessel (Christmas and New Year supplements on selected yachts). Crewed Charters usually start at noon and finish at noon, but please do check times for your particular yacht.

An Environmental levy of $10 per head is payable by all visitors to the BVI on arrival (effective 1st Sept 2017).

Bookings and Cancellations – We require a 50% deposit to confirm the reservation and the balance due of 50% no later than 45 days prior to charter start date. A smaller deposit and interim fee may be acceptable for bookings made more than 12 months in advance. Cancellation fees apply, and vary from yacht-to-yacht. Please check the specific terms for your yacht at the time of booking.

Trip Cancellation Insurance: We strongly recommended this as it protects you should anything unforeseen occur before your holiday. Click Here for more details.

Conditions apply to all charters. Crewed Charter Rates are subject to change without notice.

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