Meet the Crew
Meet Captain Dirk and Chef/First Mate Sandy DeLo and share in their passion for boating, fun and adventure!
Dirk is a USCG certified 100 Ton Master Captain and lifelong sailor with a special love for all things nautical. He started sailing solo at 5 years old and has been leading yacht charters around the world for over 25 years! Some of his favorite destinations are French Polynesia and the British Virgin Islands.
Sandy began sailing in college and has never looked back! She loves entertaining and introducing people to the seafaring lifestyle! She likes to get creative in the galley and serve up tasty snacks and treats to the guests.
In 2007, Dirk and Sandy founded Cool Cat Charters LLC, in the Virgin Islands, where Catatonic 500 is the flagship of the fleet. She enjoys a reputation as one of the most popular, most fun and busiest charter sailing yachts in the US and British Virgin Islands.
After sailing Catatonic from the Caribbean to New York in 2010, they decided to expand their charter service to their home waters in New York City and Long Island Sound and introduced two motor yachts into the fleet. In NY Harbor and Long Island Sound you can join us to enjoy a sunset cruise to visit the Statue of Liberty, see the beautiful bridges that span the river, sip fantastic cocktails and sample delicious snacks.
Whether in the islands or in the big city, we love to meet new friends and we can't wait to have you aboard!
Take a break from it all on Catatonic 500! Our all-inclusive yacht charter [link to home] offers a relaxing way to enjoy the ocean, friends, and family. Watch your worries sail away as you spend time on our 51' yacht. With our experienced crew serving you, you’ll have a luxurious vacation like it’s meant to be. Find out more about Catatonic 500 in the Virgin Islands by contacting us today.
A Wide Range of Amenities
All on-board meals and a generous ships bar (both provisioned to your specifications), all on-board activities, customs and immigration fees, mooring fees, cruising permits, ice, water, fuel, etc. are included. The only things not included are transfers to and from the yacht, any off-board food or activities, fishing licenses for guests wishing to fish in the BVI (about $45 per head) and gratuity to your crew.
We love to put smiles on our guests’ faces as they realize how beautiful life is at sea!
Since 2000, we have been offering private yacht charters, and we know the best tips and tricks to enjoy sailing the Caribbean and New England. Come with us to make memories that will last a lifetime. After all, Someday Is Now!