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Crimson Dynasty


Docked at the Twin Dolphin Marina in downtown Bradenton, Florida, Crimson Dynasty is a 2018 Leopard sailing catamaran built by Robertson and Caine in Cape Town, South Africa. At 48’ long and 25’ wide, you will love the way she takes on the ocean! Stability and shallow draft allow her to do ocean crossings or cruise in the shallow coastal waters. She is equipped with a mainsail, a genoa and an asymmetric spinnaker as well as twin 57 HP Yanmar diesel engines. A dinghy is provided for access from the boat to the shore, docks, and other boats.  


With a focus on safety, Crimson Dynasty has a radar, AIS (automatic identification system to see other boats in the area) and an upgraded navigation system including moving map with U.S. Coast Guard approved landmarks, buoys, marinas, etc. An upgraded, heavier anchor has been installed for better holding in numerous types of sea floors.


The inside of Crimson Dynasty is set up for an exquisite experience. There are three private staterooms, each with a queen size bed and private bathroom/shower. In addition, the dining table can be lowered to make a king size bed. Three separate zoned air conditioners will keep you comfortable during the mornings and evening while not underway. During the sailing portions, saloon area windows and doors can be opened to enjoy the amazing ocean breezes. Each head (toilet) has been upgraded to fresh water flushing instead of sea water. Other comforts include two refrigerators, a freezer, stove, oven, ice maker and stereo.


The exterior of the boat will make you forget about your life on land. The rear cockpit has multiple sitting areas and includes a dining table that will seat eight. The front of the boat has an additional front cockpit that seats six. At the very front is the amazing “trampoline," a netted sitting area that will get you close to the waves. It is an awesome vantage point to watch porpoise swim alongside and in front of the boat. 

Crimson Dynasty Values


Captained by a career pilot with over 42 years of experience in emergency procedures/crew resource management, over 50 years operating boats up to 61 feet, and four licenses from the US Coast Guard. We approach charters with intentional focus by relying on experience and attention to details that are paramount to safety.



Guests are invited to learn the basics of sailing a catamaran, as well as skipper the boat, help raise the sails, and dock the boat, if interested. We empower our guests to learn new skills while relaxing and broadening their horizons.



Everything from the pristine vessel itself to the fresh, local ingredients our chef uses, is the epitome of quality. We maintain excellence in every aspect of your charter experience.



Day and sunset charters are two hours. Weekend charters depart Friday morning and return Sunday afternoon. We create cultural experiences that spark adventure and strive to exceed each guest’s expectations.



Intimate sailing charters for up to six guests complete with activities, food/beverage selections and amenities that are designed for an exotic couples getaway as well as celebrating a special occasion with a small group of friends.  Crimson Dynasty is also currently undergoing Coast Guard certification to allow up to 12 guests in the near future.


Captain Les Yates has over 1000 days underway, including ocean, near coastal, coastal and lakes. He has operated vessels in the Atlantic, Caribbean, Mediterranean, Bahamas, US coasts and Gulf of Mexico since 1970. He has Captained and crewed catamarans up to 61 feet since 2011. Captain Les currently holds the following licenses and certifications:

  • USCG 50 Ton Master Captain License

  • US Coast Guard OUPV License

  • US Coast Guard Sailing Endorsement License

  • US Coast Guard Towing Endorsement License

  • PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor



On your charter, you will get the best of both worlds of sailing: beautiful scenery, fun and relaxation paired with the luxury of having a Captain and First Mate guiding you on the cruise of a lifetime. 


The Captain will be in charge of conducting a safe, friendly and educational experience.  The First Mate will assist the Captain as well as tend to your food, beverage and recreational needs. 


Every effort is made to personalize your charter experience by incorporating your group’s requests in order to make this a truly unforgettable trip! We offer a wide range of additional customizations, including those large and small.


For instance, you may request flowers or welcome packages to celebrate anniversaries, weddings, birthdays or other special occasions. We also offer weekend cruises to St. Petersburg and Tampa.    

Additional fees for customizing your trip are discussed during booking.

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