Leopard 62 Catamaran (2002) 'Big Dog'Gallery
The Big Dog is a large and spacious leopard 62 catamaran offering spacious comfort and plenty of lounging areas. With 4 guest cabins each with queen berths, TV/VCR/DVD/Stereo, private ensuite electric heads and stall showers. The large main salon has a great bar for happy hour and a formal dining area. She has a spacious aft deck for lounging and alfresco dining plus a topside flybridge with a padded lounge area to enjoy the refreshing breezes and a spectacular 360-degree view. Forward she has huge trampolines with padded seatbacks for comfort.
If you’re interested in the leopard 62 catamaran ‘Big Dog’ and would like to make an inquiry, please feel free to contact us here at Horizon. Our team members are always happy to help and are keen to help you build the sailing adventure of a lifetime.
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- Double Cabins
- Max People
- Hull type
- Length (LOA)
- 62' / 18.89 m
- Beam (width)
- 29' 8" / 9.0424 m
- Air Conditioning
- Solar Panels
- Draft (depth)
- 5' 6" / 1.6764 m
- Water capacity
270 gal / 1,023 L
- Engine size (standard)
- 240 hp / 178 kW
- No. of engines
Terry has been messing around on boats since he was a child. Growing up on the east coast of Ireland, he started sailing dinghies and soon graduated onto larger boats. Even as a qualified electrician and optical technician, Terry yearned to turn his sailing hobby into a career. After his first trans-Atlantic crossing with friends, he did just that. A commercially endorsed MCA Yachtmaster (both sail and power), Terry previously served as both helm and launching authority for his local branch of Ireland’s volunteer lifeboat service.
With almost 40 years diving experience and a passion for underwater photography, he enjoys sharing the delightful depths of the BVI with The Big Dog’s guests. Diving is included for certified divers only. For non-certified divers, the crew will arrange a rendezvous with one of the local dive companies for an introduction to the pleasures of the deep. For guests who do not wish to dive, Terry and Ruth are happy to accompany their snorkeling guests in viewing the underwater world from the surface.
Ruth also sailed the Irish east coast from a very young age. She was also a volunteer crew for the lifeboat service. Their combined lifeboat experience makes safety a priority for all on board. Before joining Terry in a sailing career Ruth was a teacher. She always enjoyed cooking however and widened her culinary expertise with courses at Ashburton Chef’s Academy in Devon, England and Dunbrody House Cookery School in Wexford, Ireland, The Ritz, Paris and Cooks Academy in Dublin. Ruth prepares a diverse range of meals, and particularly loves using local fresh produce whenever possible. She will happily accommodate any special dietary requests.
Ruth and Terry have been running boats, both charter and private, for 16 years. They have clocked up tens of thousands of sea miles. They crossed the Atlantic together 4 times. They have worked in the Bahamas, many of the Caribbean Islands, the Mediterranean and around the Irish and UK coasts. When they arrived in the British Virgin Islands more than 10 years ago, the realization that this is where they would make their home was almost immediate.
They are a warm welcoming couple that works as a team in all aspects of the running of the boat. It is important to them that each guest on board The Big Dog enjoys every moment of their stay. They especially love chartering with kids on board (and adults are welcome too!)
Crew are fully vaccinated for Covid 19.
|Weight Sets||6||# of Divers||3||Dives/wk||3 per week||Night Dives||0||Dive Lights||0|
|Diving Info||If you have not dived in 5 years we ask you take a refresher course before diving from the yacht.|
|Diving Costs||Diving included for up to 3 Certified divers. Max 1 per day/ 3 per week. No diving first or last day.|
Kathleen M and Family,, January 7th 2019
Our family of seven had the trip of a lifetime with Ruth and Terry Ross aboard The Big Dog. The sailing was beautiful and relaxing. Our grown children enjoyed all the toys on board with water skiing, tubing, scuba diving, paddle boards and sea kayaking. Terry and Ruth are so gracious and accommodating. The food on board was 5 star gourmet. How Ruth does it in the galley kitchen is pure magic! The menus were varied and the food was delicious and plentiful. The boat is immaculately maintained with plenty of room to spread out and relax.
My only regret is that the trip ended after an amazing week in the BVI. I would highly recommend them to anyone!
David and Elizabeth
We had a trip of a lifetime and Terry and Ruth and reaction were absolutely brilliant. It was a great match for what we wanted and they could not have been better for us and especially the kids, who all came back having had a wonderful time in the BVIs and the sailing was fantastic, food terrific.
Unfortunately we nearly missed our flight back thanks to the terrible Liat Air who I never want to go near again! As they say time to spare, fly Liat Air
Thanks for all the help
Karl & Cindy Danielson, November 5th - November 12th 2016
Big Dog, huge fun! Thanks for a great sail and awesome meals.
If anyone asked us to describe “The Big Dog” experience in one word, it would be INDULGENT.
Thank you for every detail It was the BEST!
High Rate: 26900.00 USD per week
Low Rate: 21900.00 USD per week
MCA Compliant: MCA Compliant
Rates are Inclusive
Taxes, re-location fees, cruising permits, and licenses may be extra. Please verify with the clearing house.
Cruising Permit: Paid by Client Licenses: Paid by Client
|Season||Currency||Terms||2 Pax||3 Pax||4 Pax||5 Pax||6 Pax||7 Pax||8 Pax|
|Summer 2021||US Dollars||(Caribbean Terms) Inclusive||$21,900||$22,400||$22,900||$23,400||$23,900||$24,900||$25,900|
|Winter 2021/2022||US Dollars||(Caribbean Terms) Inclusive||$22,900||$23,400||$23,900||$24,400||$24,900||$25,900||$26,900|
|Summer 2022||US Dollars||(Caribbean Terms) Inclusive||$22,900||$23,400||$23,900||$24,400||$24,900||$25,900||$26,900|
Rates may vary and are higher during the holiday season, please enquire for details.
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 groups’ individual preferences and dietary requirements. Beverages are also included but please note special requests for specific brands may be subject to additional charge. Watersports equipment (such as paddle boards, kayaks etc) are also included and some yachts offer all inclusive diving.
High season rates typically apply from December to April, low season 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 break-down of costs for your chosen yacht.
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.
- Additional water-sports (other than those included on the crewed yacht) are all available at competitive rates.
- Hotel Accommodations throughout the islands can be arranged. Most major credit cards accepted. Please check our Accommodations page for more information.
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.