Pieter "Pete" Willem de Wit
Joined Spring 2021

Since 2012 Piet has been actively partaking in the evolution of the Cape Town Big Wave Association. With experience in surf lifesaving with Life Saving South Africa, Piet is a Captain that takes water safety and risk assessment very seriously.

Since being a captain, Piet has sailed a wide variety of sailing vessels, including Sailing Vessel KIRRA, for an extensive sailing learning experience. Learning about old sailing methods like steering with a manual sheet to a tiller pulley system and only ever using the wind and currents as propulsion with minimum electronics and combustion drive on board was a great technical experience for Piet. Preparing him for any unforeseen circumstances while out on the water.

Piet sailed from Ireland to the Azores, Portugal, as engineer onboard a Bruce Roberts adventure boat en route to further travels a collision with a humpback whale caused severe damage. Piet had his work cut out for him, but he successfully repaired the damage and spent three months doing mechanical and general repairs.

Born and raised in South Africa, Piet was fortunate to be exposed to numerous industries. He worked four full seasons in the bustling film industry of Cape Town as a props coordinator working with international and local teams and directors and preparing him for the numerous operations and logistical demands as a boat captain.

Piet's Big Wave Surf career is his true passion and became a reality in 2018 as he got his first global nomination and made the shortlist of top 10 biggest waves paddled into for 2018/2019.

Piet's hobbies include surfing, diving, kite surfing, and playing a little guitar around the campfire.

Alessandra "Ally" Colonnello
Joined Thanksgiving 2020

Alessandra “Ally” admits that her dual citizenship status of Chilean and Italian has contributed to her passion for food and love for the ocean.

With a true passion for cooking, Ally can prepare delicious meals that include seafood, different meats, vegan options, Gluten-Free and everything in between; while travelling around the world, she has systematically collected recipes and experimented with different flavours, so sharing these discoveries with guests and using fresh local produce gives her the most pleasure!

Gastronomy is a far cry from her trained profession as a Marine Biologist. However, she feels that sailing life ties the two devotions together beautifully! A true lover of everything related to the ocean, including surfing and diving, Ally is a wonderful one half to the fabulous duo onboard WHISPERS II.

Ally's sailing career has seen her cruising, exotic destinations, including French Polynesia, Australia, Fiji, Kiribati, the Marshall Islands, and many Central America, South America, and European countries.

Ally is flexible with any specific dietary needs and restrictions, her main goal is happy guests!

Languages Spoken: Spanish & English
Languages Understood but not spoken: Italian & Portuguese


Type Catamaran
Year Built2016
Size56.00 Ft
Beam31 Feet
Draft10.0 Feet

Boat Details

Cabins: 4
Queen: 4
Single Cabins: 1
Showers: -
Wash Basins: 4
Heads: -
Electric Heads: -

Pick Up Locations

Pref. Pick-up: -
Other Pick-up: -


Refit: -
Helipad: -
Jacuzzi: -
A/C: Full

Engine Details

2 x Yanmar Diesel 4JH80 CE 80hp
Fuel Consumption: 8
Cruising Speed: -
Max Speed: -


Winter Area: Bahamas
Summer Area: Bahamas


Salon Tv/VCR: -
Salon Stereo: -
Sat Tv: -
# of Videos: -
# DVDs/Movies: -
# CD's: -
Camcorder: -
Books: -
Board Games: -
Sun Awning: -
Deck Shower: Yes
Bimini: -
Water Maker: -
Special Diets: -
Kosher: -
BBQ: -
# Dine In: -
Minimum Age: -
Generator: -
Inverter: -
Voltages: -
Water Maker: -
Water Cap: -
Ice Maker: -
Sailing Instructions: -
Internet Access: Onboard WIFI
Gay Charters: -
Nude: -
Hairdryers: -
# Port Hatches: -
Guests Smokes: -
Crew Smokes: -
Pets Aboard: -
Pet Type: -
Guest Pets: -
Children Ok: -
Hammock: -
Windscoops: -

Water Sports

Dinghy size: -
Dinghy hp: -
Dinghy # pax: -
Water Skis Adult: -
Water Skis Kids: -
Jet Skis: -
Wave Runners: -
Kneeboard: -
Windsurfer: -
Snorkel Gear: -
Tube: -
Scurfer: -
Wake Board: -
Kayaks 1 Pax: -
Kayaks (2 Pax): -
Floating Mats: -
Swim Platform: -
Boarding Ladder (Loc/Type): -
Sailing Dinghy: -
Beach Games: -
Fishing Gear: -
Gear Type: -
Rods: -

Sample Menu by Cook/Stewardess Ally


Cook to order

Coffee, Tea, Juice, milk, a variety of bread and pastries.  Fruit platter, cereals, granola, yoghurt, cheese, avocado,  bacon and sausage. 

Day 1


Appetizer: Tuna tartare.

Main: Quinoa power salad (Fresh spinach, Cucumber, Cherry Tomato, Avocado, Carrots, Strawberries, Purple Onion).


Appetizer: Cheeseboard. 

Main: Parchment Teriyaki Salmon Broccoli floret, Carrot thinly slice, mini potatoes and red pearl onions. Dessert: Nutella Crepes and Strawberries. 

Day 2


Appetizer: Bruschetta.

Main: Mahi Mahi Fish Tacos, purple onion, Cherry Tomatoes, Avocado, Corn and Green Leaves. 


Appetizer: Hummus with Carrot, Cucumbers Sticks, Pretzels and Pita Bread.

Main: Fresh Fettuccine with Salmon on a White Sauce. Dessert: • Ice Cream.

Day 3


Appetizer: Nachos with Guacamole.

Main: Hamburger, Mozzarella, Green Leaves, Avocado and tomato. • Salad and Potatoes Chips. 


Appetizer: Cheese Board.

Main: Gourmet Steak on blue cheese sauce server with asparagus and mashed potatoes.

Dessert: Brownie 

Day 4


Appetizer: Caprese Sticks

Main: Chicken with coconut and peanut sauce served with jasmine rice.

Dinner: Appetizer: Shrimp Ceviche.

Main: Pizza (Prosciutto, Mozzarella and Arugula; Garlic Shrimp and Mushrooms).

Dessert: Pineapple coconut pie.

Day 5


Appetizer: Tropical grilled shrimp (Coconut and Pineapple Sauce).

Main: Salmon with Capitan Salad.


Appetizer: Bread butterfly Shrimp with aioli on rocket bed.

Main: Raviolis fill with spinach and ricotta cheese with walnuts sauce.

Dessert: Chocolate cake. 

Day 6


Appetizer: Shrimp Quesadillas.

Main: Spaghetti squash with cherry tomatoes, feta cheese and pesto sauce.


Appetizer: Wild Salmon Carpaccio 3 peppers.

Main: Mahi Mahi on Pumpkin Risotto

Dessert: Ice cream topping with caramel and almond. 

Day 7


Appetizer: • Shrimp Quesadillas.

Main: • Spaghetti squash with cherry tomatoes, feta cheese and pesto sauce. 


Appetizer: • Wild Salmon Carpaccio 3 peppers.

Main: • Lobster served with a marinated mix of vegetables and grill potatoes.

Dessert: Sticky Date.

2 Pax 3 Pax 4 Pax 5 Pax 6 Pax 7 Pax 8 Pax
Summer 2020 $20,000 $21,000 $22,000 $23,000 $24,000 $25,000 $26,000
Winter 2020 to 2021 $23,000 $24,000 $25,000 $26,000 $27,000 $28,000 $29,000
Summer 2021 $20,000 $21,000 $22,000 $23,000 $24,000 $25,000 $26,000
High season (Winter Rate) apply to Christmas & New Year.
Christmas Week : Dec 20 - Dec 27
New Year Week : Dec 28 - Jan 4

Available for less than a week. (3 Night Minimum)
For less than a week, PLEASE DIVIDE THE WEEKLY RATE BY 6.
For 6 Night charters, please get in touch with the CA.

72 hours turnaround between charters

Plus 4% Bahamas Cruising Tax
Plus 30% APA

Delivery Fees (one way, for round trip delivery fee x 2)
Normans Cay $800
Staniel Cay $1,200
George Town $2,400

Please note that Hurricane Season is 1 June - 30 November, and contracts during this time will require a Hurricane Addendum addressed by all parties.

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DAY CHARTER Information
$4,800 plus 4% Bahamas Cruising Tax, plus 15%-20% pre-paid gratuity
5 Hour Charter ($400 for each additional hour)
9h00am to 2h00pm OR 2h30pm to 7h30pm

Fruit & Veggie Platters, Chips and Salsa.
Oven grilled lemon garlic mahi-mahi fish accompanied by a summary Mediterranean pearl couscous salad full of fresh vegetables, olives, nuts and dried fruits topped with a lemon olive garlic dressing.

Home-baked chocolate fudge with ice cream and red fruits

Standard Bar & Beverages included
*No premium liquor included in the charter rate.
Plus Expenses

(15 December -30 April)
(1 May - 14 December)


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We had an amazing time.  The captain (Piet) and cook (Ally) were fabulous. Both did everything they could to exceed our expectations every step of the way.  For example, they had the ideas (and perfectly executed) an evening cookout on the beach, watching the sunrise from a remote spec of sand in the middle of nowhere, and, our favorite, tying the two paddleboards behind the dingy and pulling us through shallow mangroves as we found, then swam with turtles.

The captain and cook make for a great team and we will try to sail again with them in the future.

The boat is wonderful.  We had previously spent a week on a 39’ catamaran, and in comparison, this boat felt huge.  Every corner of the boat is well kept and appointed.  The toys were all in great shape, with our family using the paddle boards and snorkel gear most often.

Ali and Piet

Thank you for the most memorably wonderful trip of our lifetimes aboard Whispers II! You provided wonderful service and always made us feel comfortable. We will especially remember the beach cookout and the ‘turtle ride’ on the paddleboards.

Best of luck and we hope to be on another charter with you soon!