Bahamas Catamaran Charter “Something Wonderful” – Lunch Review
At the 2014 BVI Tortola Boatshow I was invited to be a guest at a broker’s luncheon on luxury catamaran “Something Wonderful”. This was a great opportunity to meet this new crew and tour the new boat, a 2014 58’ Leopard that accommodates 8 guests in four suites.
Something Wonderful Awaits
As I stepped on board, Captain Graeme Loudon and Chef Lauren Harris warmly welcomed me and offered me my choice of beverages as I sat down. Our first course was a Creamy Zucchini Soup served with a slice of homemade Whole Grain Gluten-Free bread. This might sound like too hearty a course for a midday meal in the BVI, but Chef Lauren’s preparation proved my assumption wrong. The zucchini flavor in the soup was bright and green and the base stayed light without losing its creaminess. The rich brown bread had a nutty flavor and a tenderness that also was surprising.
The next dish was a Warm Beet Risotto topped with Crisp Bacon and Goat Cheese Crumbles served over field greens. The delightful balance of the creamy risotto with the tang of the goat cheese and the crunch of the salty bacon and crisp greens was evidence of Lauren’s knowledge of taste and consistency. The dish stayed in a delicious safe-zone without overstepping the boundaries of texture or flavor.
Our dessert was a Mini Chilled Key Lime pie. To be fair, I love key lime pie in any shape or size, but I commend Chef Lauren’s decision to serve it in this manner. The BVI is warm year-round and as our last dish before heading back out to the show, I really appreciated this cool and refreshing version. Served in a small white cup, the tart pie sat atop a graham cracker crust that was more of a packed crumble than a heavy, buttery layer—very satisfying without feeling fatty.
Design Offers Options
Following the meal, Captain Graeme took us on a tour of “Something Wonderful”. This new model of the Leopard Catamaran offers a huge amount of natural light and the taller ceiling in the salon gives a very spacious, bright feeling. Coupled with the light gray wood finish, the windows and décor give the boat a very modern, contemporary air.
The layout of luxury catamaran “Something Wonderful” is Leopard’s new design, offering a master suite on the main deck off of the salon. This allows for private access to the forward cockpit or, should you choose to leave the door to the master study area open, a straight shot from the forward deck to the aft cockpit through the salon.
The flybridge and aft cockpit are very spacious and would be great outdoor gathering areas for you and your guests to relax and take in the Caribbean air, especially after an active day of water sports, including their new underwater Seabob! “Something Wonderful” is currently sailing the Bahamas
Experiences to Remember
At the end of the luncheon, I was convinced that between the food, watertoys, hospitality and the boat itself, any guest would say after their charter that they had truly experienced “Something Wonderful”.
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Meredith George – CKIM GROUP INC
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