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Free Ingwe
Leopard 45 Catamaran

Capturing the Spirit of the Caribbean
Ingwe, the proud Shangaan tribe's word for the gracefully and powerfully built South African cat, the Leopard.
Free Ingwe 

Free Ingwe, a cunningly designed Leopard 45 Charter Catamaran, was born and bred to roam the exotic and wild islands of the world. With it's unmatched deck space, vast interiors and flowing cockpit design with targa wing, Free Ingwe has tamed the clutter and climbing around usually associated with yachting.

Free Ingwe's salon 1511-50946 ©DdV@1cyc.com 2016


Free Ingwee electric head cabin #1511-50944  ©DdV@1cyc.com 2016

Guest are rested in either one of the three air-conditioned spacious double cabins each with en-suite walk-ins shower and heads. Ultra modern galley is on the same level as six seater saloon and easy access to fridge and separate large freezer.

cabin #1511-50943©DdV@1cyc.com 2016

cabin  #1110-70652  ©DdV@1cyc.com 2015

Aft Cabin #1110-70649  ©DdV@1cyc.com 2015

galley #1106-10183  ©DdV@1cyc.com 2015

Cockpit #1110-70648  ©DdV@1cyc.com 2015

Free Ingwe shaded deck #1411-20652  ©DdV@1cyc.com 2015

Free Ingwe's Crew

Captain: Greg Evans and Michelle Collins    of Free Ingwe 11511-50947  ©DdV@1cyc.com 2016

Captain: Greg Evans and Michelle Collins

Greg Evans & Michelle Collins, South Africa
Born and raised in South Africa, Greg and Michelle have known each all their lives. They grew up in the same town, attended the same schools and shared the same circle of friends. After high school each sailed off in different directions to pursue careers in the Yachting world.
Greg and Michelle kept in touch as they hopscotched their way round the Caribbean and Mediterranean and as fate would have it the old friends were reunited when each accepted a position on a Mega Yacht based in Brazil. The rest as they say is history!
Together the couple have chartered in some of the most spectacular locations around the world including Mediterranean, Seychelles, Panama, St. Vincent & The Grenadines and the Virgin Islands (which they quickly fell in love with as their favorite place of all).
Loving the laid back charm of the Virgin Islands, Greg and Michelle jumped at the chance to join Free Ingwe.

Greg Evans
Greg’s love of sailing coupled with his engaging personality led to his first job as a sailing instructor in South Africa. Eager to gain more experience (and see more of the world) Greg joined on with a yacht delivery company, making several Atlantic crossings to charter bases in the Mediterranean, Caribbean and British Virgin Islands. It was on his first visit to the BVI the hook was firmly set! Greg aimed his sights to the crewed charter industry and advanced through the crew ranks, gaining valuable experience and exposure along the way.
From his early days as a deckhand on a 43 m Perni Navi to Captaining a Classic Schooner chartering in the Seychelles, Greg has just about done it all. His professionalism and strong work ethic coupled with his easy going personality and great sense of humor make him well loved by charter guests and fellow crew members alike. As a Padi diver master, avid fisherman, water sport enthusiast and excellent tender driver Greg ensures his charter guests have just as much fun in the water as they do while sailing and relaxing on-board.

Michelle Collins
Michelle began her career in the restaurant and hospitality industry landing a positon with an exclusive catering company known for their high profile weddings and corporate functions. Although first hired for her high end service skills Michelle was quickly drawn to exquisite chef creations. She asked to join the kitchen staff as chef assistant and she never looked back. Michelle’s formal chef training began at Antoinette’s Cookery School, a small school in South Africa known for its culinary themed courses focusing on different cultures, countries and gastronomic experiences.

Michelle’s reputation for impeccable service and emerging chef skills led her to her first chef/mate job cruising the Mediterranean on a private yacht. As the Med season ended Michelle learned of a position of a small cruise liner as Animation and Entertainment team leader. Always up for a new adventure Michelle joined MCS Cruise line for the winter season and continued to travel the high seas.

Described in a few words Michelle is easy going and sociable with a flair for making new guests feel like old friends in no time.

Take a look at Free Ingwe's Sample Menu

Equipment & Toys

14' Dinghy w/60 HP
Water Skis
Kneeboard -Wakeboard -Tube
2 Stand Up Paddleboard/Kayak
Stereo CD system IPOD Dock
Floating Sun Bed
Color TV, DVD and Library
Projector TV Big Screen
Onboard WiFi
Fishing gear & Snorkeling Equipment
Water Maker
Full Cockpit hardtop Bimini
Radar - SatNav - GPS
Fully Air-Conditioned

diveinfo Divemaster, 12 Tanks, 6 sets Gear Onboard
Up to 5 Scuba Dives per week Included. Extra dives@ $25pp/dive+air
.Emergency Oxygen Medical Kit aboard.

Going GreenEco Initiative -  Eco-friendly cleaning products, local and organic produce when available, water maker and re-usable water bottles. Beach and reef clean-ups.

Free Ingwe's Layout

the layout of Free Ingwe

Charter Rates

Summer 2016
1  Couple - $ 11,500
2 Couples - $ 12,500
3 Couples - $ 13,500

Winter 2017
1  Couple - $ 11,500
2 Couples - $ 12,500
3 Couples - $ 13,500
Summer 2017
1  Couple - $ 11,500
2 Couples - $ 12,500
3 Couples - $ 13,500
1/2 Board
1 Couple $11,000
2 Couples $11,500
3 Couples $12,000
Includes 7 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 2 dinners
and standard ships bar other meals ashore at guest $

Until Dec. 15 2016 and each guest will receive $100 "fun cash" to spend as they wish

1 child age 12 or under sails free with minimum of two paying adults.


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