Big D Cats Brochure


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Chamonix has operated cruise & charter boats operations in Italy, Puerto Rico and now in the US – North Texas. It also offers private cruises in the Carribbean –(e.g. British Virgin Isles (BVI), and other caribbean destinations.)

Chamonix II is a luxurious 70’ sailing catamaran in Dallas, d.b.a. “BigDCats”. It sails just north of Dallas on Lake Lewisville catering primarily to corporate events April-December.
We pride ourselves on service and we can offer multiple variations of catered foods or beverages to meet our customers requirements. We offer a unique niche for local corporate events, charity events, reunions, networking meetups, birthday parties, wedding receptions and other private parties.

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Big D Cats Brochure

  1. 1. Fun, Memorableand Unique Experiences on the Water Lake Lewisville
  2. 2. Clients who have sailed with us.Events on Chamonix II Corporate Events Team Building Sales Meetings Client Entertainment Summer Picnic Swim Party Christmas PartyPrivate Parties / Special Occasions Anniversaries Bar Mitzvah Bat Mitzvah Birthdays Fraternity/Sorority Fundraiser Graduations Quinceaneras Reunions Sweet Sixteen Weddings Ceremonies Receptions Rehearsal Dinners Bachelor/Bachelorette Parties
  3. 3. Location and Directions Voyage from to Chamonix II Puerto Rico to Lake Lewisville Lake Lewisville 1481 East Hillpark Drive Lewisville, TX 75056 NOTE: IF YOU ARE USING A GPS (NAVIGATION SYSTEM) IT WILL BRING YOU TO THE WRONG LOCATION. PLEASE SEE THE DIRECTIONS BELOW. From Dallas I35 north to TX 121. North on Hwy 121, turn LEFT on Standridge. Take a left at the first stop sign. (Road Changes Names) Lake Ridge / Memorial and then take a right onto East Hill Park Road. Go right in between the Slalom Shop Building and the Waterworks Building. Park outside of the members only gated parking area. From Ft. Worth Take TX 121 north towards Lewisville. Follow TX 121 north through Lewisville and exit on Standridge road (approx 8 miles after I35/ Stemmons). Go LEFT on Standridge and take a Puerto Rico to Key West Florida (4 days by sea) left at the first stop sign. (Road Changes Names) Key West Florida to Galveston (4 days by sea) Lake Ridge / Memorial and then take a right Galveston to Lake Lewisville(3 days by truck) onto East Hill Park Road. Go right in between the Slalom Shop Building and the Waterworks Building. Park outside of the members only gated parking area. From Frisco or Plano Preston, Parkwood, or Dallas Parkway south on TX 121. Take the Standridge Road Exit (approx. 4 Miles). Take a RIGHT on Standridge. Take a left at the first stop sign. (Road Changes Names) Lake Ridge / Memorial and then take a right onto East Hill Park Road. Go right in between the Slalom Shop Building and the Waterworks Building. Park outside of the members onlyN gated parking area.
  4. 4. The Crew of the Chamonix IICapt. Mike and the Chamonix II To operate the Chamonix II requires a lot of logistics to book, coordinate and execute 200-300 charters per year. We have an excellent staff behind the scenes which includes our sales staff, contract administrators, and event coordinators Capt.Mike owns and operates the Chamonix II and has been in addition to the crew that will take you sailing safely and insure a wonderful experience with us. sailing since he was 23 years old and is primarily a multi-hull Chamonix II enthusiast. He has owned several catamarans and trimarans and cruised the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, Bahamas, Mediterranean, Catamaran Before we get a chance to take you on the water, we pride ourselves in keeping our vessel in tip top shape. All Red Sea and the San Juan Islands in the Pacific Northwest. mechanical systems are checked weekly, all rigging is checked annually by professional riggers and the vessel is maintained cosmetically by our dedicated crew members and cleaning crew. Capt.Mike holds a 100 ton inland commercial mariners’s license Capt. Mike and has logged over 30,000 coastal, ocean and inland water miles. (p) 214-705-3772 (c) 469-879-8885 “When you step aboard the Chamonix II, it is our responsibility to keep you safe and make sure you have a fun and He helps organize a flotilla of boats to the Bristish Virgin Islands pleasant sailing experience with us. We hope to see you on the water with us soon !” (f) 888-722-2065 each year. This is one of the most beautiful cruising places in the world and one that novice sailors can enjoy with no worries.Captain Michael McMahon Capt. Mike and all the staff and crew Capt.Mike started this charter business to offer a different corporate venue for entertaining customers and employees in the Dallas-Ft.Worth metroplex. Dallas is a windy city with an average of 11 miles per hour of wind each day. Lake Lewisville There is rarely a day without wind in Dallas and even on those warm balmy nights in the Dallas, TX summer you will get a thermal breeze for great night time sailing. Fun and memorable “I love boats and sailing and want to take you on a mini adventure right here in Dallas. experiences You will enjoy some gourmet food on our boat prepared by some fantastic caterers and on the water restauranteurs and you will leave the Chamonix II with a smile on your face, refreshed and eager to take a cruise like this in the beautiful islands of the Caribbean or Hawaii one day.” The Chamonix II was designed and built in the US Virgin Islands by Gold Coast Yachts which is the largest day charter catamaran builder in the world. With over 100 boats under their belt and having entertained thousands of Corporate clients, the Chamonix II design was the first of its kind to offer the ability to have an elegant evening dinner cruise with dancing and day time swimming events. With her bar area, buffet station, dance floor, restrooms and barbeque grill “Our company had a great time. The crew she is well suited for company picnics, corporate team building events or was so helpful and polite. There were client appreciation sunset dinner cruises. She also offers a great platform rave reviews at the office Friday. Our for private parties and weddings. The Chamonix II is a cat that never management team is keeping you in mind for sleeps-she is waiting for you day or night. our next company event. Thanks again and I would recommend this type of function to all The Chamonix II sailing catamaran “Fun, memorable and unique experiences on the water” my friends.” Amy Merrick Workplace Resources Lake Lewisville The Chamonix II “What a fun cruise aboard the Chamonix II! I have received only positive feedback We are open 24/7 every day of the year. from our trip. We were very impressed with During cooler months we enclose the boat and can host events for 40 guests comfortably. the quality of food and service you provided. Your courtesy and determination to ensure“Thank you for a wonderful evening on your fabulous boat! Our guests really enjoyed themselves, and our client’s expectations were exceeded, the success of our event made my jobwhich is our ultimate goal. It was a magical night, and we have you and your team to thank for going above and beyond for us in so many extremely easy. Thanks for having us!”ways. We look forward to sailing with you in the future!” TiffanyDebbie Bastian McKinsey & CompanyDirector of OperationsUltimate Ventures
  5. 5. Chamonix II Layout Summer picnics “I wanted to personally thank you for the great afternoon we had on your boat! I have received nothing but positive feedback about the whole outing, and we are definitely looking to do another event very soon.” Brian Woods Frito-Lay “As you know we had a fabulous time on your boat, awesome way for our mangers to let loose! They are already asking me when we will be doing it again.” Lisa Welch W Dallas- Victory “Thanks for you help in pulling this off! I’ve heard nothing but good things about the trip! It was a pleasure to work with you and I look forward to the next adventure.” Denise First Data International “Thank you all so much for being so accommodating to our group. We had a blast! They have still not stopped talking about it. Hopefully we will see you again soon!” Amanda Murphy RESQdebt
  6. 6. Sunset Dinner Cruises Live Music Reggae, Salsa, Classical... We could not have asked for a more perfect evening for our guests. Scott is a very talented musician and was a great choice and performed well for our event. Thank you for suggesting him to us. Our thanks to you and your crew for a wonderful and safe evening. Several guests approached me about our event so hopefully you will see some charters in the future. Cheryl Transwestern“Our company thoroughly enjoyed your catamarancharter. We try to provide our employees with acompany event twice per year to motivate morale andshow appreciation for their efforts. In fact we havehad several nice events over the years. However, thisevent and experience tops them all. My employeesstill talk about how much fun they had and said it wasthe best company event we have ever sponsored. Inshort, it is like taking your employees to the Bahamaswithout the extra time or money involved. We willmake this an annual event. Thank you for yourhospitality.”Rick Kumpf, CEOTravelFocus
  7. 7. Team Building
  8. 8. Themed Parties &Charitable Events “Your crew truly went out of their way to accommodate our guests. The comments from our guests were that this was the greatest party ever! The Chamonix II is a luxurious catamaran, and we thank you for you hospitality in making our party a memorable event.” Mary Gemalto Group “Everyone was very happy and had a great time. Thank you for everything.” Michele Pepsico
  9. 9. Private Parties High Schhol Graduation • Quinceaneras Bar Mitzvah • Bat MitzvahBirthdays • Anniversarys • ReunionsInvite your closest friends to share your special daywhile relaxing under the stars on the open water. Dineand dance with your family and friends and enjoy nightsailing under the stars.If you prefer a day time picnic and grilling on thebarbeque while your guests enjoy swimming andsunbathing we have the most fun swim platform inDallas. “I wanted you to know that everyone had such a great time yesterday for Kaitlyn’s party on Chamonix II! Kaitlyn said that she wished it could have lasted even longer…I think all the kids (and adults) did! I received a couple e-mails from parents that said their kids have been talking non-stop about the party.” Marcy York“Once again, wanted to thank you formaking my husband’s 40th so spectacular! “We needed something special for our daughters 16th birthday- IThe experience was amazing! He had a searched and searched and Capt Mike and his special team and boatgreat time and so did all our guests! Ev- really made just the right fit for us--- Special, easy and fun, your theeryone enjoyed your boat, the ambiance, best!”the food and music! Everyone enjoyedthemselves to the fullest and many told me Tony Jearythat this was ‘one of the best parties thathad been to since it was so “different”’.All this could not have happened withoutyou and your fantastic staff! Special Sweet Sixteen Partiesthanks to Bailey for doing a great job withthe music! And thank you for going the Only once in your life do you attain the age of 16 where you are no longer a child and bordering on being an adult.extra mile to ensure that our party was This moment should be celebrated by doing something special that everyone will remember and especially YOU.a huge success! Look forward to sailing You are embarking on a journey that takes on more and more responsibility as you get older and you will be makingwith you again for another event!”Lily & Ajay your own decisions on a regular basis going forwards. Dancing and socializing with your friends in and on the water is great fun and many fond memories will be created.
  10. 10. Weddings & Receptions "I would like to give a BIG THANKS to Captain Mike & his wonderful Crew! With a last minute wedding reception to plan & only one week to plan it, Captain Mike did everything he could to help us keep on track. Our special day finally came and Captain Mike & his crew worked so hard to make it happen as smoothly as possible. I couldnt of ask for a bet- ter wedding reception and we are so happy that we decided to have it on the beautiful Chamonix!!! Our friends says it was the wedding of the year! We will definitely be on the Chamonix “Even though it’s been months since our again!" cruise, I still have customers telling me what Tanya Cao Bride a wonderful time they had…and when we were doing it again. I honestly think I could add business by just by extending a prospect an invitation on the next cruise! Thank you and your crew for a great evening, and for your professionalism. You helped make our cruise a perfect evening, and we can’t wait to plan our next adventure with you.” Jim Love“Thanks so much! It was fantastic! Our wedding and recep-tion was everything that we hoped it would be and even Premier Brides Magazinemore! Everyone kept telling us it was the best reception theyhad ever been to!”Karen LeachBride
  11. 11. Fraternity/ Sorority Parties Holiday/Christmas Parties“I have to say the crew of the ChamonixII Catamaran morethan met my expectations. The boat was beautiful. I had a groupof 100 people and I have to say my group had an absolutelywonderful time!! Thanks so much for making it happen. Lookingforward to next year!!” “The Chamonix II is one of the most scenic and fun ways for a non-profit organization to raise money. The feedback we received fromJacqueline McAllister the participants regarding the cruise, food/beverage and crew was one of absolute delight, excellence and professionalism. It is rare toPresident LynxxUSA find someone like Captain Michael McMahon who cares so much about his community and shows it through partnering with non-profit organizations to help those we serve. People are already inquiring as to “When is the next one, because I don’t want to miss it.” Jim Malatich, Executive Director Crossroads Family Services
  12. 12. Trip of a Life Time.... WHERE: Tortola and the British Virgin IslandsSail the British Virgin Islands for one week are sailor’s paradise. The BVIs are considered one of the top charter destinations in the world for the best all-around cruising. The trade winds We take groups to The British Virgin Islands will carry you to whatever you’re looking for. With scores of safe and unspoiled anchorages, 2-4 times per year the British Virgin Islands lie nested about the Sir Francis Drake Channel in protected waters for fast fun sailing. All islands are within plainWHAT: Spend 7 nights and 6 days sailing the world’s greatest sailing grounds. See for sight of one another making navigation a breeze. There are crystal clear waters, boulder-formedthe next departure time. The British Virgin Islands (BVIs) is the ideal place to sail and enjoy paradise. caves and picture perfect beaches with one ofEach catamaran (4) will be skippered by an experienced BVI veteran. The conditions and facilities are kind beachfront restaurants.There are numerousfocused on the chartering industry so that your trip will be hassle free. There are only eight spots per anchorages and wonders ashore at every stop.boat – so sign up now to reserve your spot. No sailing experience is needed. COST: The trip will cost $2,000-$3,000 (per person, depending on season, air fare included, WHEN: See for the next departure double occupancy, queen bed) for your own date. Sample Itinerary: Day 1, fly to the BVIs arriving private berth complete with private shower and in the late afternoon for an 1800 hours boat checkout head. The charter fee covers: air-conditioned and sleep aboard. Day 2, attend a chart briefing, boat catamaran, hull damage insurance, charts, checkout, and super market provisioning. We will set cruising fees, fuel surcharge, and 6 breakfasts, 6 sail at 1100 hours for the Bite off Norman Island for six lunches, and 2 dinners cooked on board. Each days of wonderful sailing. We will return to our charter boat has four berths – skippers will sleep in the base in Road Town, Tortola around 1100 hours on day salon. 7 for an afternoon flight back home. BVI airport code is EIS and St. Thomas, USVI is SPB. HOW DO I SIGN UP? A deposit of 50% is required to hold your reservation. Final payment is due 2 months prior to departure. Details are available on For questions call 469-879-8885 THE BOAT: The 46-foot catamaran comes with 4 queen size double berths, 4 private heads, and is complete with bed linens, pillows, towels. There is a large galley up for wide panoramic views that has an oval table that also converts to a double bed. She is 46’overall and 24’ wide stable floating machine. She draws 4’ 6” and holds 206 gallons of water. She has a sail area of 1,227 square feet of speed and power. She is capable of speeds up to 11 to 12 knots.
  13. 13. Experience a Personalized Environment • Friendly, caring staff • Perfect for family, friends or business gatherings • Private, climate-controlled dressing rooms LEWISVILLE • Electronically controlled access to wet slips and dry storage LAKE N • Individual boat hoists • Members socials & seasonal activities, PIER 121 ET X- 121 Parade of Lights, Spring Fling & Egg Hunt, Marina East Hill ke Rid ge Halloween Costume Party and Concert Events Park Rd La Standridge • The Dinghy Bar & Grill, Ships Store, Modern Gas Dock Dallas North Tollway • MARINEMAX-SeaRay, SEA LAKE YACHT SALES-Beneteau Preston Drive BR 121 Boat Sales, Service & Repair, Ships Store, SLALOM SHOP Boat Sales • JUST FOR FUN boat rentals and charters 35E • Lake Lewisville Boat Club President George Bush Turnpike • Floating fire barge & Lewisville Fire Department rescue boat • Home for Coast Guard Flotilla • Marina controlled by electronic access gateLocated conveniently off SH121 between Dallas Tollway and I35 on Lewisville Lake 9 7 3 3 625/22
  14. 14. Dine on the Water! Located at (Formerly Charlie’s, completely renovated) Appetizers • Salads • N’Awlins Favorites •Burgers • Fresh Seafood & Steaks Beautiful Inside / Outside Dining & Bar Visit to keep up with hours of operation and current events. Good times are always happening at The Dinghy! Let us cater your next private event! Join us for the upcoming . . . including MondaySNason . . e ight Football ! Dee Lincoln, partner Ricky Comardelle & dad, Murphy Comardelle THE DINGHY Dallas North East H Standridge1481 East Hill Park Road - Lewisville, TX 75056 ill Lake Ridge Rd Pa 972.625.4461 rk 121 Tollway Rd 35E 121 121 35E