Enjoy cordial hospitality onboard a lavish charter yacht – Miss Kirsty
Yacht Spotlight: Miss Kirsty – Your private luxury floating hotel
Photography by YachtShots BVI and aLookingGlass
From the moment you step on the beautiful teak decks, a sense of pride and cordial hospitality invites you to share the experience of a tropical vacation onboard a private, luxury floating hotel. Renowned for unique chartered holidays hosted by a charming and charismatic young couple, guests will create their custom dream vacation on Miss Kirsty.
The 62ft Sunreef Catamaran is run by Captain Niall Reid, and his fiancée, 1st mate and Chef, Kirsty Fletcher. A tradition adopted from boats in her mother’s hometown—a small fishing village in Scotland—Miss Kirsty got her name from the daughter of the owners, Kirsty’s parents.
After meeting in University, Niall convinced Kirsty to join him in his sailing jobs throughout the Mediterranean. After a successful spell in the corporate world, the lure of the sea beckoned again and for three years, Niall and Kirsty have been based on Miss Kirsty in the British Virgin Islands, conducting charters here and in the French West Indies.
The couple are energetic and eager to entertain. Niall is never short of words, boasting a contagious charisma, and Kirsty brightens the atmosphere with her bubbly personality, proud to share her beautiful boat.
Miss Kirsty is the perfect vacation for those who love to soak up the sun and feel the ocean breeze kiss their skin as they coast along the open water. Her spacious deck area offers ample space to freely wonder, spread out on the foredeck, or engage with Niall on the cavernous fly bridge area upstairs, where he can identify all of the isles and panoramic vistas.
Alfresco dining can be enjoyed on the lower deck, around a dining table seated for 10, or upstairs in the fly bridge area set for eight – Kirsty likes to prepare a ‘cocktails and canapés’ session for guests at sunset on the fly bridge table. She often serves canapés to match Niall’s specialty cocktail of the day.
Inside Miss Kirsty, the interior has been adorned with Kirsty’s personal touches, with a colour scheme of cream, royal navy, and chocolate brown paired with a theme of deluxe beach decor.
The salon presents a cosy lounging space with an indoor dining table built from wenge wood with suede cushions. The air-conditioned area is equipped with a large TV and SONOS surround system which travels throughout the catamaran.
In the adjoining galley, Kirsty prepares exquisite cuisine from a full service kitchenette with a Nespresso coffee maker for warm cappuccinos and a temperate controlled wine cellar for refreshing drinks.
Kirsty brings an eclectic mix of international culinary exposure to her cooking. From her time residing in exotic locations during her youth, she specialises in infusing Caribbean dishes with French finesse.
Time spent on Miss Kirsty is full of excitement and when dusk hits, the boat offers deluxe accommodations for eight guests in four cabins with ensuite bathrooms and televisions.
The two aft cabins feature queen size beds, the master suite with a slightly larger bathroom, and the two forward rooms contain cosy doubles. Every bed is dressed with Egyptian cotton linens featuring the signature Miss Kirsty ‘K’, which Kirsty likes to change for ‘kiddie linens’ with boat patterns when children come to stay.
An expedition out on Miss Kirsty comes with a pre-arranged itinerary customised to your preferences and interests. With an array of state-of-the-art water toys, Niall and Kirsty can immerse you in the exhilarating world of water sports with their water-skis, snorkelling and diving equipment, wake boards, sea kayaks, paddle boards, tubes, and the latest toys – Sub wings.
For those who wish to explore the islands, Niall and Kirsty provide their insights on the BVI, recommending the bars, nightlife, beaches, and snorkelling hot spots of each island. Not only will the deluxe catamaran leave you awe-struck by her lavish exterior and tastefully decorated interior, but her charming crew of two are sure to deliver a holiday your friends and family will treasure for years to come.