Bareboat Charter Broker
Previous to working for The Catamaran Company, Joann worked for Sunsail. It was during her three years with their company that Joann acquired a love of boats and being on the water. Joann was born in California and attended school in Pennsylvania, where she currently resides.
Throughout the years, Joann has attended numerous boat shows in the Caribbean and Florida, familiarizing herself with the new models and keeping up-to-date with the older ones. Joann's knowledge of the fleets and the British Virgin Islands makes her a welcome addition to our excellent team of experts!
References From Clients:
Joann was wonderful. She was basically available 24/7 and followed up promptly with every question and request. Yacht: Lagoon 380 "Kiaora" with BVI Yacht Charters
Hats off to Joann Higgins. Every question answered promptly, every issue addressed, promptly, every concern taken care of quickly, Every detail disclosed and remained true to first answer, outstanding service, Thank You. Yacht: Lagoon 420 "Kiaora II" with BVI Yacht Charters
We really like working with Joann and as usual she was very helpful and informed.
Joann was fabulous!
Joann did a super job helping us find the right boat and answered all of our questions. Catamaran Company staff was excellent. Being new, the boat was in great condition. We were the first charter after the owner check out on this Lagoon 400. This was our fourth charter in the BVI, the last being nearly 20 years ago....brought our two teenage sons on this charter and they had a great time! A lot has changed, but the sailing, anchorages, snorkeling, hiking are still outstanding. This was a great sailing vacation!! We plan to be back sailing in the BVI sooner than later. Thanks. Yacht: Lagoon 400 "40 Below" with The Catamaran Company
Joann and the team were wonderful! I will definitely use VI Sailing again! My sons are already planning the next trip and we got back last night!!! Yacht: Lagoon 420 "Waypoint" with The Catamaran Company
Overall, a spectacular charter! This was my first charter. VI Sailing did a great job of addressing all my concerns. The web site is very helpful, also. Thanks especially to Joann Higgins for her patience answering all my questions. Yacht: Lagoon 420 "Waypoint" with The Catamaran Company
You guys are doing great! We will always book through VI Sailing on future charters! Joann has taken great care of us. Emails and phone calls were answered almost instantaneously even if Joann was not at work! Leopard 4300 with Conch Charters
I thought Joann was patient and knowledgable and did a great job working with us. Thank for a wonderful time! The boat was the perfect one for us! Yacht: Beneteau 403 with Footloose Charters
Joann was more than helpful.
Joanne was outstanding to work with on brokering our first bareboat charter!! Quick, honest communication and was in touch with us all throughout the process. Yacht: Leopard 40 "Escape" with Horizon Yacht Charters
A special thanks to Joann Higgins - she promptly answered every enquiry we had prior to the charter. Everything went to plan. . . . . . . .and she was right - we had a great time.! It was a long way to and fro Australia - but worth it - the BVI's are beautiful. Regards Bruce Winterford & crew. Beneteau 50.5 Exclusive with The Moorings
We were THRILLED with our boat! The Horizon 48 we chartered was so much nicer than what my wife and I expected - it made the two large boats I've rented in the past seem like junkers. Everyone at Virgin Traders was super friendly and accommodating. Also thanks to Joann/VI Sailing for answering every pre-trip question promptly and making planning a breeze!Yacht: Horizon 48 with Virgin Traders
Random Joann – Comments
Joann was very helpful and communicative. Found the sailing guide indispensable.
We had an awesome trip I would charter with Joann any time.
You guys really were amazing. I can't say enough about how great Mallorie and Joann were..
Joann did an excellent job. We will be back.
It is always a pleasure to work with Joann.
Joann, Your services were above my expectations.
Joanne was great about returning emails answering all my questions - very patient and prompt.
Joann Higggins was helpful beyond her normal duties.
VI Sailing, and Joann, were just delightful to work with. Highly recommended
Joann did a wonderful job of answering all our questions and arranging the vacation of a lifetime.
Every question I had asked Joann was quickly responded too. It was great!