ELYSIUM

$25,000 - $28,500 / WEEK
The dining table
The cockpit
The salon
The salon and bar to the right
Master king bed in alcove
Master seating area with desk and standing closets
Two identical king size guest cabin with in suite shower and head
Sink, head area. The showers are seperate
Guest stateroom
Guest bathroom - shower stall separate
Island fun
Spacious foredeck
Water fun
Under sail
Upper deck lounging
Cockpit enclosures for privacy, wind, sun etc...
Aft deck and walkway
Toys

This fabulous yacht offers a multitude of lounging areas topside, aft deck and on the foredeck which has an optional shade awning when needed. The master stateroom offers a king size berth with private head and stall shower. There are two VIP cabins with king berths, private ensuite heads and separate stall showers as well as a forward cabin with a twin berth, private ensuite head and wet shower. The twin cabin is accessible from the deck via a private entry and is perfect for a teen or single adult.

Sleeps 6 guests, 7 max
3 king size guest cabins; 1 master ensuite and 2 VIP cabins
Private crew quarters and companion way
SPECIAL REQUEST ONLY 1 single plus cabin with separate entrance via ladder from deck with private head, shower and A/C. This cabin is only suitable for a guest aged 16 yrs or older.

Each cabin is fully equipped with a private shower, private electric head, temperature controlled A/C, TV/DVD, hairdryer and converter plugs and L'Occitane toiletries (shampoo and shower gel)

BUILT/REFIT
YEAR
2010
YACHT
LENGTH
62 Ft
NUMBER OF
CABINS
3
NUMBER OF
GUESTS
7
TOTAL
CREW
2
CHARGES
FROM
$25,000
Accommodations
Cabins: 3
Queen: -
Single Cabins: 1
Showers: 4
Electric Heads: 4
Engine Details
Engine : 2 x 180 HP YANMAR - Electric Voltage : 220 V & 110 V Generators : 2 x 13,5 KVA ONAN + Cocon - Water tank : 2 X 500 Gallons Fuel tank : 2 X 500 Gallons
Fuel Consumption: 4
Cruising Speed: 10
Max Speed: 12US Gall/Hr
Details
Type: Cat
Beam: 30'3 Feet
Draft: 5'8 Feet
Pax: 7
YearBuilt: 2010
Builder: PRIVILEGE ALLIAURA MARINE GROUP
Engines: Engine : 2 x 180 HP YANMAR - Electric Voltage : 220 V & 110 V Generators : 2 x 13,5 KVA ONAN + Cocon - Water tank : 2 X 500 Gallons Fuel tank : 2 X 500 Gallons
JetSkis: No
Flag: BVI
SatTv: No
RegNum: 746581
Jacuzzi: No
A/C: Full
Locations
Winter Area: Caribbean Virgin Islands, Caribbean Leewards, Caribbean Windwards
Summer Area: Caribbean Virgin Islands, Caribbean Leewards, Caribbean Windwards
Pick Up Locations
Pref. Pick-up: -
Other Pick-up: -


Amenities
Salon Tv/VCR: Yes
Salon Stereo: Yes
Sat Tv: WIFI, Apple TV and Direct TV available
2 VHF + 1 cordless VHF

Camcorder: No
Books: Yes
Board Games: Yes
Deck Shower: Yes
Water Maker: -
Special Diets: Yes
Kosher: Inq
BBQ: Yes
Minimum Age: None
Inverter: 10,000w
Voltages: 220v
Water Maker: -
Ice Maker: Yes
Sailing Instructions: No
Internet Access: Onboard WIFI
Hairdryers: Yes
Guests Smokes: transom only
Crew Smokes: No
Pets Aboard: No
Hammock: Yes
Water Sports
Dinghy size: 15' Apex Deluxe - Yamaha Outboard
Dinghy hp: 70
Water Skis Adult: Yes
Water Skis Kids: No
Jet Skis: No
Kneeboard: 1
Windsurfer: No
Snorkel Gear: Yes
Tube: Yes
Scurfer: No
Wake Board: 1
Kayaks 1 Pax: No
Kayaks (2 Pax): 1
Floating Mats: Yes
Swim Platform: Yes
Boarding Ladder (Loc/Type): 2
Sailing Dinghy: No
Beach Games: Yes
Fishing Gear: Yes
Gear Type: Trolling & Casting
Rods: 2 Each
General Diving Info




Diving Costs information
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Captain
Michael Sterzel
Nation: German
Born: 1980
License: RYA Yacht Master Ocean 200T
Languages: English, German, French
Chef/Mate
Stefani Hansen
Nation: German
Born: 1971
License: Cordon Bleu
Your crew onboard ELYSIUM is a charming German couple whose welcoming and professional attitude will make you feel at ease whether you are a novice to chartering or know boats inside out. Mike and Stef have been sailing together for the past 17 years in the Mediterranean, the North Atlantic, the Indian Ocean, and the Caribbean, where they fell in love with the BVI. With more than 300 charters since they first started they are eager to share their knowledge, experience and great stories with you.


Sailing has always been part of their individual lives and before meeting Stef Mike has worked as a sailing instructor and delivery captain on the Baltic and North Atlantic. Stef loved to sail on the university's wooden ship up the Scandinavian coastline before she and Mike left their "normal" lives to pursue their passion for sailing and the sea.
Mike holds an RYA/MCA Yachtmaster Ocean as well as the highest German Marine License and is a PADI dive master, and with his over 35 years of experience and countless sea miles you will be in safe hands. He's a great host and fun to be around, always waiting to mix your favorite cocktail (or try some of his creations?), and ready to go tubing with your kids, friends or yourself!

Stef is an excellent chef who creates flavorful and colorful dishes that are based on the rich tradition of Fine European Foods. While she specializes in Mediterranean cuisine, and some Asian, she will always remember her roots in her grandma's kitchen when it comes to baking fresh breads, cakes and pastries! Stef has attended culinary workshops around the world, i.g. at the Cordon Bleu in Paris. She holds a captain's license as well and always enjoys a good sail when she is not cooking up a storm in the galley. Vegetarians and vegans are very welcome with Chef Stef!
When not on the water Mike and Stef are busy with their old farmhouse in Brittany, France that one day will become a B&B.
These two make a exceptional team that tailors the most unforgettable and memorable sailing vacation to their guests preferences.

Mike & Stef are fluent in German and English; Stef is also fluent in French.






Sample Menu

 

This is just a small selection of Chef' creations. All menus are planned to our guests preferences, wishes, and dietary restrictions.

Breakfasts

All breakfasts served with Fresh Breads, French Pastries, Assorted Cereals, Fruit Platter, Freshly brewed Coffee, a selection of Teas, and Fruit Juices.

Cheese and ham Croissant Bake
Homemade Waffles with Organic Maple Syrup
Breakfast Sausages browned to Perfection and Scrambled Eggs
Crispy Bacon and Eggs to order
Dutch Apple Pancakes
Stef’s Fluffy Cheese Omlettes
Homemade Almond Madeleines

Lunches

All Lunches are served with a selection of Freshly Baked Baguette or Rolls and your favorite Wines.

Quiche Lorraine, Mixed Greens with Orange Vinaigrette
Stef’s Famous Chicken Tortillas with Spicy Tomato & Cucumber Salsa
Caesar Salad Topped with Tiger Shrimp or Chicken Strips
Gnocchi with Homemade Pesto & Freshly Grated Parmesan Cheese
Thai Red Curry Chicken
Homemade Pizzas

Hors d`Oeuvres

Accompanied by Captain Mike’s famous cocktails!

Bruschetta
Dates in Bacon
Spicy Chicken Wings with Yoghurt Dip
Feta Cheese & Black Olives on Grilled Pita Bread
Prosciutto Appetizer Cups with Spinach & Parmesan Filling
Smoked Salmon Pinwheels
Verrines (little shot glasses) with Ahi Tuna and Tomato Carpaccio

Starters

Chicken Tikka
Verrines aux Crabes et Avocados
Parma-Wrapped Asparagus
Sushi, Sashimi & Fish-Carpaccio
Green Salads with a Variety of Homemade Dressings
Provençal Puffs (Warm Goat Cheese and Olive Tapenade on Puff Pastry)


Entrees

Elegantly served with a selection of Wines, and Freshly Baked Breads.

Mahi Napoleon with Rasta Rice and Tomato Basil Vinaigrette
Beef Tenderloin in Green Peppercorn Cognac Sauce, Rosemary Potatoes
Herbed Chicken on Basmati Rice & Almond Topped Broccoli
Duck Breast in Orange Cointreau Sauce, Mashed Potatoes and Baby Carrots
Frenched Rack of Lamb, Couscous & Green Beans
Caribbean Surf & Turf, Saffron Rice & Spiced Pineapple

 

Desserts

Baked to perfection by dessert lover Stef!

Crème Brûlée
Mousse au Chocolat
Key Lime Pie
Black Forest Trifle
Crêpes Drambuie Flambée
Tiramisu
Apple Paradise Cake

Previous Comments for Mike and Stefani with 9 years on The Big Dog
New Years 2015/16 We will miss you dearly, this has been the experience of a lifetime. Between the food and the sights, I don’t think we could possibly think of a better way to spend our vacation! Bruce & Tammy Christmas 2015 I can’t thank you enough for a second wonderful year on the Big Dog. You two are amazing and we hope to see you in France! Susan November 2015 It is impossible to describe how wonderful you have made our visit to The Big Dog. Your gracious hospitality, your smiles and humor and your fabulous FOOD were beyond anything we could have imagined! Your wonderful planning and provisions have overhelmed our ability to "eat, drink and be merry“. We feel we have truely made new friends and we hope we can see you again - in Brittany... or in New York... or Chicago... or Michigan. Linda & Gary April 2015 We so much enjoyed our time here with you on The Big Dog. Everything from the accommodations on board to the excursions have been wonderful! You took us to some great ports and we had a blast! The food was exceptional and we didn’t have a meal that wasn’t terrific. Your attention to detail with everything. We enjpyed the opportunity to get to visit with you both and get to know you. We look forward to the next time we get to sail with you again. Jeff & Kiri Having done the BVI before I felt as if I knew what to expect. As I remembered the islands were gorgeous and did not disappoint. What I was not expecting were 5 of the best meals of my life! The molten lava brownie was literally the best dessert I’ve ever had & the pork loin... well, it was ridiculous. The vessel was better than advertised and had everything we wanted. Captain Mike was extremely experienced and very knowledgable about the islands. Thanks for everything. Keith & Jill March 2015 Thank you, thank you, thank you! As usual an incredible week with you guys. Great sailing and awesome food. Look forward to seeing you again. Mark & Jane Atkins Thank you so very much for a beautiful week. Together you are a great crew, your personalities are perfect. The food was delicious and I have a whole new respect for fish. I look forward to a return trip. Thank you, Laurie & Bob Thank you for making our first visit to BVI a fun and relaxing one. You are a great captain, cook, and guide. Hope to see you again on our Mediterranean trip or visit your B&B in Brittany. Donna and Pat March 2015 Time flies when you are having fun! I can’t believe our week is already over. Loved the TBD bar and especially the honey martinis. Every bite of food was delicious and the rubbed pork out of this world! Can’t wait to come back to The Big Dog! Cheers, David Dear Mike and Stephanie, Thanks so much for the wonderful trip! The views, the sailing and especially the food were amazing! We want basically all of your recipes. Although we figured out your main goal was to stuff us with good food at all times. We don’t mind! Thanks for knowing the right places to go and putting up with endless rounds of the 'high-low‘ game. Anne & Lauren New Year 2014/15 Dear Mike & Stefani, A wonderful time had by all 22 of us. You turned a difficult assignment with two other boats into the most enjoyable vacation we have ever experienced. Your knowledge and attention to detail at every occasion made it amazing!! Hoping to return again to sail with you again. Wishing you all the best in 2015! The McKee/Willey/Fromson families“ "Dear Mike & Stefani, Thank you immensely for a fabulous vacation. We so appreciate your acceptance and patience in accomodating all 22 of our arguably crazy McKee family (especially those of us who are gluten free). We so enjoyed your company and sailing with you on the Big Dog was such a privilege! While some of us can be Klugscheissers, I hope you know you are always welcome to join any and all of our future adventures. As we head home, we will all be howling for The Big Dog. Madison McKee Christmas 2014 "Dear Mike and Stefani, I would never sail with anoyone else - you two are the best. Such an enjoyable and relaxing vacation. Can’t thank you enough for taking such good care of my family. All the best, Susan" "Dear Mike & Stefani - I had a fantastic voyage. So much fun learning about the boat & the islands. You both made the week extremely enjoyable! I can’t wait to come back. Joe“ June 2014 Thanks for our trip of a lifetime! We really enjoyed ourselves!! The food, the sailing, the snorkeling, etc., etc., etc!! all absolutely memorable. Thank you so much for the hospitality and fun times! We look forward to another sailing adventure with you some day! The Schulz Family June 2014 What a wonderful experience! Steph & Michael are gracious hosts. The food, cocktail, and daily sailing through the BVI has been nothing than „top notch“. Michael and Allison Freeman, Hattiesburg, MS "Our week in the BVI’s exceeded all expectations! Stephanie and El Capitano were the hosts of all hosts. Every day was a beautiful adventure, complete with views and meals that would compete with the finest five star restaurants. We all enjoyed the snorkeling and many wonderful cocktails. The Walkers want to repeat this week again one day!" Mary Ann & Sparky Walker, Hattiesburg, MS Stef & Michael have been wonderful host, chef and captain on a trip of a lifetime. We will bring back many memories and pounds, HA! The Big Dog is beautiful and very accommodating. Thank you for all! Dana Howard, Hattiesburg, MS MARCH 2014 The crew was wonderful! Made the trip extra special. The meals were amazing! Dean L., March 2014 FEBRUARY 2014 Great crew, knowledgeable, fun people. Fun itineary, great islands. Excellent food, great variety. Great mix of shore & water activities! Bill C., February 2014 JANUARY 2014 Great trip. Kids want to book for next year. What more could one want? Doug M., January 2014 NOVEMBER 2013 Thank you both for an absolutely fabulous week. Upon our return I have described it as the best vacation of my life and you were both important in making that true. Looking forward to seeing you both again whether in the BVI's or Brittany (or both?) Dick & Angie H., November 2013 NOVEMBER 2013 Wonderful meals, very helpful crew, always smiling and helpful. Katie D., November 2013 APRIL 2013 Fabulous captain and chef. Top rate, couldn't be better. Over the top meals, unbelievable. Jim W., April 2013 APRIL 2013 Beautiful area, beautiful boat, excellent, friendly crew. We've had this boat and crew before, they are terrific! Harrison T, April 2013 FEBRUARY 2012 and MARCH 2013 Michael and Stefani were great. Personable, accommodating. We had three birthdays on our trip and they provided flowers, balloons, cake, etc. The food was outstanding! Stefani did a fabulous job - beyond our expectations. The configuration of the boat allowed each person to have their own space, yet the common areas were great for conversation and socializing. It was truly the best vacation our family has ever been on. Steele & Debbie A. February 2012 and March 2013 MARCH 2012 Best vacation adventure of my life, loved every moment, every day, every port, wonderful on every level! I love how Stefani smiles when she describes food. I love Michael's infectious laugh... Chris & Cathy C., March 2012 MARCH 2012 Highly professional and personally enjoyable crew. Highest quality of service and attention. Meals were all unbelievable and beautifully presented! Everyone was happy - all ages. Wonderful meals, breakfast, lunch and dinner! Kiddie cocktails + special drinks all great. Boat was extremely clean and well maintained. Very comfortable. Had everything to chose from with equipment an activities. Loved the seadoos. Rich T., March 2012 MARCH 2012 Highly professional and personally enjoyable crew. Highest quality of service and attention. Meals were all unbelievable and beautifully presented! Everyone was happy - all ages. Wonderful meals, breakfast, lunch and dinner! Kiddie cocktails + special drinks all great. Boat was extremely clean and well maintained. Very comfortable. Had everything to chose from with equipment an activities. Loved the seadoos. Rich T., March 2012 FEBRUARY 2012 Mike & Stef are experienced, knowledgeable, fun, attentive and a great duo. The food far exceeded our expectations - well prepared, appropriately portioned and delightfully presented. The Big Dog is a fabulous vessel - in perfect working order, comfortable and fun to sail. The boat was impeccably maintained by the crew and was kept very clean and tidy all week. We relied on the crew for itineary, guidance, but they were always receptive to our desires and interests. We were very pleased with all the places we visited and anchored overnight. Dietrich & Katie K., February 2012 NOVEMBER 2011 What a grand time we had on The Big Dog this week! I only thought our last trip with you could not be topped, but you outdid yourselves this time....the boat was even more wonderful, the food more delicious,and the hosts even more delightful than ever before! What a week to remember and a daughter to experience. Thanks so much for everything! Lana P., November 2008 and November 2011 MAY 2011 Friendly and fun crew, good sense of humor. The meals exceeded our expectations. Best sailboat I've ever been on for comfort, spaciousness, and shaded areas. Allan F., May 2011 APRIL 2011 Utmost professional! We felt very safe and comfortable in Captain Mike's hands. Stefani is an excellent chef! Food was delicious, great quality and variety, she also helped immensely by accomodating the children's taste! Beautiful yacht, very clean, everything worked well. Best itineary, Capt. Mike & Stefani obtained the best mooring spots for us, taking into consideration the children and guests swimming abilities. Lauren B., April 2011 FEBRUARY 2011 Thank you for a wonderful week. The sailing, snorkeling, food and company was excellent. It was a pleasure to meet both of you! Good uck with the house in Bretagne and all your future plans. Hoping that we may meet again some day. Dominique G., February 2011 DECEMBER 2010 Mike & Stefani are an exceptional pair. They fully exceeded all our expectations! All meals were so delicious and there was always plenty to eat. We loved The Big Dog and want to sail her again! We loved the journey in every aspect. We will always remember our time with The Big Dog in the waters of the BVI. David M., December 2010 JUNE 2010 Awesome crew - enjoyed getting to know them! Meals were out of this world - 5star chef! The boat was very comfortable. Great bars and snorkeling! Steven K., June 2010 DECEMBER 2009 The crew made the whole trip amazing. We have had other charters. We will be back. Elegant food. Perfect portions. Light & healthy but delicious just as we asked. With 3 children in our party they also accommodated them well. We moored in beautiful anchorages, they were the calmest I've experienced. Lara W., December 2009 Thank you so much for caring for us this past year (aka week). Michael: you have been so generous to us driving us around in rain or shine. And thank you also for telling us places that would be fun to go to. Stefani: I can't even tell you how much I liked your cooking. It was so delicious! I think my favorite dinner was the shrimp, my favorite lunch was the chicken wraps, my favorite breakfast was the waffles, and my favorite dessert was either the crepes or the tiramisu. But in my opinion I thought they were all delicious! Marnie W. (10 yrs. old) NOVEMBER 2009 Michael and Stefani are always fun, friendly and attentive. They always know where the best anchorages are for the current conditions. Stefani is a master of accommodating us with our dietary issues. Her presentations are beautiful, too. Anita V., November 2007 and 2008, June and November 2009 NOVEMBER 2009 Thank you so much for a spectacular vacation and wonderful memories. We can't thank you enough for the destinations you selected and the attention you paid us to ensure we were comfortable and happy. We will recommend you to others and will hope to charter with you again. Michelle J., November 2009 NOVEMBER 2009 The attention to our needs surpased all our expectations. We have chartered 4 times before and this crew, by far, exceeded all of the others. Unbelievable preparation, presentation and quality of meals. All I can say is wow! Graydon F., November 2009 JUNE 2009 Michael and Stefani exceeded all expectations! They were friendly & fun, knowledgeable sailors & fantastic hosts/cook. You can't get any better. Every meal was comparable to eating in a 5 star restaurant. We want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for the most extraordinary trip of our lifetime. It was relaxing, the food delicious, and what more can we say about the rum punches! Michael L., June 2009 FEBRUARY 2009 Mike & Stefani did a phenomenal job - we thoroughly enjoyed our week with them. Stefani's meals were not only delicious but her presentation was beautiful. Our yacht was spotless. Mark A., February 2009
New Years 2018/19
"As a celebration of my parents 50 wedding anniversary we decided to recreate a favorite sailing trip for them. The actual experience surpassed our expectations! Mike & Stef worked tirelessly to ensure our comfort and even with the unexpected maintenance issue that still needed worked out after summer storage, they met each with grace and patience and a few laughs as well. Our bellies were never empty - with exceptional meals prepared to even my multi-allergic needs. For our 13yo to eat fish and shrimp was a feat in itself! We will miss the Elysium and the BVI - but will be back much sooner than the last time. Thanks for the relaxation and hospitality!" The Warmaths "This week could not have been more perfect. The sun, water, scenery always special but the food and special service you provided made it exceptional.“ The Zanitschs
February 2019
"Mike & Stef - What can I say what a wonderful week! I am pretty sure we saw the most beautiful islands & beaches the BVI’s have to offer. From breakfast to dinner every day was perfect. The experience was amazing and will be cherished forever. Thank you for all the great food, drinks and snacks. Our family and friends will talk about this week for the rest of our lives. Thanks so much and hope to see you both again." Jeff, Heather and Vance "What an amazing vacation! The food was great and the beaches were beautiful. Our children had the time of their lives on their first charter. We saw tons of sea turtles and snorkled our tails off. Great trip and Mike and Stef made it special for all of us. Can’t wait to come back soon!" Chad, Jessica,Logan and Sydney
March 2019
Thank you so much for being the most amazing crew we could have ever asked for. We had such an amazing time and will never forget how awesome you both made this trip for us. Your food was incredible too! The pork dish was my favorite and it was such a treat to have lobster on the last day! I loved waking up in the morning to your delicious breakfast! And we enjoyed the yummy drinks that Mike made too! Thanks for getting us everywhere safely and answering all of our silly questions. And thanks to both of you for your awesome sense of humor. We had so much fun with you. We’ll miss you! Jay & Monica Wow! Mike & Stefani, what a blessing this sailing trip was to us! You both have great personalities and a good sense of humor! Thank God! We will cherish these memories and relive these moments for many years to come. Thank you for making my 50th birthday a great adventure and for cooking us the most amazing food, AND for Mike with the delicious cocktails. We wish you the best in all future endeavors and may you live your Best lives! Eddie & Kerry What a trip this has been! Not only have you two exceeded our expectations, you have been a joy to travel with. This has been a journey we could not have done without you! This has been a dream for all 6 of us. We wish you all the best in your future travels. You two are amazing people! Kelsey & Hunter
April 2019
1. Crew Friendliness: 10 2. Crew Knowledge: 10 3. Quality of Service: 10 4. The professionalism of Crew: 10 5. Value of the Cost of the Charter: It was a big nut for us, but worth it! 6. On-Board Cuisine: The food was amazing. Once we told Mike that we needed more ice for drinks, then those were perfect as well. 7. Destination / Location: 10 8. Water-Sports: We didn't really scuba dive like we had planned. We were offered to do a dive boat, but weren't really into that scene, so we declined. Honestly, we probably wouldn't have done it anyway due to head/ear pressure challenges, so that was another reason we declined. 9. Overall Satisfaction: 10 What was the most memorable highlight of your yacht charter vacation? I loved the actual sailing, so I was happiest when the boat was moving! Any additional comments you would like to make regarding your vacation experience? Just to send my gratitude to you all. I appreciate the communication and friendly reminders. I will totally recommend you to our friends and I hope to use you again someday! With gratitude, K. Ingles
April 2019 Honeymoon
What an incredible week! Absolutely amazing honeymoon, total bliss that would not have been the same without Stef & Captain Mike. A total joy to spend time with, amazing food & drink, total confidence in ability to navigate & plan. On top of it all descreet at just the right moments. Can’t say enough about them. Oh yeah and a week in the BVI… need I say more. Cheers! Darrell & Lara
June 2019
Thank you SO much for making our first trip to the BVI one we will never forget. You made the trip happen even when it almost didn’t. The children experienced things they will never forget. We came to relax and disconnect. We were totally relaxed and made memories that will last a lifetime (swimming with tarpons, (sharks), boat jumping at Willie T’s, tubing, snorkeling, JW’s 16th birthday, and Stuart falling in were just a few.) Lots of laughs! The Happy Hour treats were a surprise every day. We are from New Orleans and we have delicious food but Stephi exceeded all expectations. I have lots of new recipes to take home. Cheers to Mike & Stephi to being wonderful hosts for a trip of a lifetime! We will be back! Much love! The Ethridges
New Years 2019/20
Dear Stef and Mike, What would the trip have been without you? Most surely, our marriage would have ended and someone would have gone missing. The boat would have likely capsized, and the tarpons would be enjoying our provisions now. Thank you for making this the trip of a lifetime. It’s a special kind of luxury to feel safe while adventurous, to have every need anticipated before uttered by us, and to feel the warm, gracious, joyful care of an experienced crew. We have appreciated every detail of this charter, particularly Stef’s food and the generous spirit of you both. Thank you! A. Buckner
Rates are All Inclusive
Season 2 PAX 3 PAX 4 PAX 5 PAX 6 PAX 7 PAX
Winter 2020 to 2021 $25,000 $25,750 $26,500 $27,250 $28,000 $28,500
Summer 2021 $25,000 $25,750 $26,500 $27,250 $28,000 $28,500

Unless otherwise specified-Caribbean Standard All-Inclusive Charters include the following:

  • Standard check-in/check-out of 12pm
  • Light daily housekeeping
  • Breakfast, lunch, canapés/afternoon tea, dinner and snacks
  • Standard ship’s bar: vodka, gin, rum, whiskey, tequila, triple sec, mixers, local beers, table wine and water/coffee/tea and soft drinks
  • Stereo with MP3/iPhone connection with indoor/outdoor speakers; 3G/4G Wi-Fi access point
  • Snorkeling equipment, fishing gear, kayaks, dingy tender with outboard motors
  • Water toys such as floating islands, and air mattresses
  • Separate bathroom and living quarters for crew
  • Reputable and licensed crew who have local knowledge of waters and are able to adjust menus based on guest’s preferences and dietary restrictions
  • Operating expenses including: air conditioning, fuel, water, sailing permits/taxes, local taxes and crew wages

What Is Not Included in Standard All-Inclusive Charters:

  • Gratuity for crew. Gratuity is at guest discretion and is typically between 15-20%
  • Meals and beverages at restaurants and bars
  • Rendezvous diving, ASA sailing certification courses and any other offshore excursions
  • Premium wines and spirits
A maximum of 5 dives per week for Certified Divers Only. (Diving with Mike and Stef only)

<b><span style="color:#9900CC;">GENERAL RATES NOTE: All rates are for 7 nights, 8 days.
For short charters please use the �divide-by-6 rule� for figuring short charter premiums.
Charters of less than 5 nights available depending on schedule and season, please inquire.</B></span>

<B>SAINT MAARTEN & GRENADINES: Please inquire to confirm availability and relocation fees</B>

2020/21 CHRISTMAS/NEW YEARS: 1-7 guests @ $34,500, 7 night minimum.
<span style="color:#9900cc;">Christmas charters must end no later than the 26th December. New Years week charters cannot begin earlier than 28th December.</span></b>.

ELYSIUM - BVI Based


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  • : Cat
  • : 30'3 Feet
  • : 5'8 Feet
  • : 7
  • : 2010
  • : PRIVILEGE ALLIAURA MARINE GROUP
  • : 10
  • : 12
  • : Engine : 2 x 180 HP YANMAR - Electric Voltage : 220 V & 110 V Generators : 2 x 13,5 KVA ONAN + Cocon - Water tank : 2 X 500 Gallons Fuel tank : 2 X 500 Gallons
  • : No
  • : No
  • : Onboard
  • : Michael Sterzel
  • : BVI
  • : No
  • : 746581
Accommodations
Cabins: 3
Queen: -
Single Cabins: 1
Showers: 4
Wash Basins: -
Heads: 4
Electric Heads: 4
Engine Details
Engine : 2 x 180 HP YANMAR - Electric Voltage : 220 V & 110 V Generators : 2 x 13,5 KVA ONAN + Cocon - Water tank : 2 X 500 Gallons Fuel tank : 2 X 500 Gallons
Fuel Consumption: 4
Cruising Speed: 10
Max Speed: 12US Gall/Hr
Details
Refit: -
Helipad: No
Jacuzzi: No
A/C: Full
Locations
Winter Area: Caribbean Virgin Islands, Caribbean Leewards, Caribbean Windwards
Summer Area: Caribbean Virgin Islands, Caribbean Leewards, Caribbean Windwards
Pick Up Locations
Pref. Pick-up: -
Other Pick-up: -


Amenities
Salon Tv/VCR: Yes
Salon Stereo: Yes
Sat Tv: WIFI, Apple TV and Direct TV available
2 VHF + 1 cordless VHF

# of Videos: -
# DVDs/Movies: AppleTV
# CD's: Yes
Camcorder: No
Books: Yes
Board Games: Yes
Sun Awning: Yes
Deck Shower: Yes
Bimini: Yes
Water Maker: -
Special Diets: Yes
Kosher: Inq
BBQ: Yes
# Dine In: Yes
Minimum Age: None
Generator: 2x 13.5kva
Inverter: 10,000w
Voltages: 220v
Water Maker: -
Water Cap: -
Ice Maker: Yes
Sailing Instructions: No
Internet Access: Onboard WIFI
Gay Charters: Yes
Nude: No
Hairdryers: Yes
# Port Hatches: 26
Guests Smokes: transom only
Crew Smokes: No
Pets Aboard: No
Pet Type: -
Guest Pets: No
Children Ok: Yes
Hammock: Yes
Windscoops: No
Water Sports
Dinghy size: 15' Apex Deluxe - Yamaha Outboard
Dinghy hp: 70
Dinghy # pax: 8
Water Skis Adult: Yes
Water Skis Kids: No
Jet Skis: No
Wave Runners: No
Kneeboard: 1
Windsurfer: No
Snorkel Gear: Yes
Tube: Yes
Scurfer: No
Wake Board: 1
Kayaks 1 Pax: No
Kayaks (2 Pax): 1
Floating Mats: Yes
Swim Platform: Yes
Boarding Ladder (Loc/Type): 2
Sailing Dinghy: No
Beach Games: Yes
Fishing Gear: Yes
Gear Type: Trolling & Casting
Rods: 2 Each
General Diving Info




Diving Costs information
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Captain
Michael Sterzel
Nation: German
Born: 1980
License: RYA Yacht Master Ocean 200T
Languages: English, German, French
Chef/Mate
Stefani Hansen
Nation: German
Born: 1971
License: Cordon Bleu
Your crew onboard ELYSIUM is a charming German couple whose welcoming and professional attitude will make you feel at ease whether you are a novice to chartering or know boats inside out. Mike and Stef have been sailing together for the past 17 years in the Mediterranean, the North Atlantic, the Indian Ocean, and the Caribbean, where they fell in love with the BVI. With more than 300 charters since they first started they are eager to share their knowledge, experience and great stories with you.


Sailing has always been part of their individual lives and before meeting Stef Mike has worked as a sailing instructor and delivery captain on the Baltic and North Atlantic. Stef loved to sail on the university's wooden ship up the Scandinavian coastline before she and Mike left their "normal" lives to pursue their passion for sailing and the sea.
Mike holds an RYA/MCA Yachtmaster Ocean as well as the highest German Marine License and is a PADI dive master, and with his over 35 years of experience and countless sea miles you will be in safe hands. He's a great host and fun to be around, always waiting to mix your favorite cocktail (or try some of his creations?), and ready to go tubing with your kids, friends or yourself!

Stef is an excellent chef who creates flavorful and colorful dishes that are based on the rich tradition of Fine European Foods. While she specializes in Mediterranean cuisine, and some Asian, she will always remember her roots in her grandma's kitchen when it comes to baking fresh breads, cakes and pastries! Stef has attended culinary workshops around the world, i.g. at the Cordon Bleu in Paris. She holds a captain's license as well and always enjoys a good sail when she is not cooking up a storm in the galley. Vegetarians and vegans are very welcome with Chef Stef!
When not on the water Mike and Stef are busy with their old farmhouse in Brittany, France that one day will become a B&B.
These two make a exceptional team that tailors the most unforgettable and memorable sailing vacation to their guests preferences.

Mike & Stef are fluent in German and English; Stef is also fluent in French.






Sample Menu

 

This is just a small selection of Chef' creations. All menus are planned to our guests preferences, wishes, and dietary restrictions.

Breakfasts

All breakfasts served with Fresh Breads, French Pastries, Assorted Cereals, Fruit Platter, Freshly brewed Coffee, a selection of Teas, and Fruit Juices.

Cheese and ham Croissant Bake
Homemade Waffles with Organic Maple Syrup
Breakfast Sausages browned to Perfection and Scrambled Eggs
Crispy Bacon and Eggs to order
Dutch Apple Pancakes
Stef’s Fluffy Cheese Omlettes
Homemade Almond Madeleines

Lunches

All Lunches are served with a selection of Freshly Baked Baguette or Rolls and your favorite Wines.

Quiche Lorraine, Mixed Greens with Orange Vinaigrette
Stef’s Famous Chicken Tortillas with Spicy Tomato & Cucumber Salsa
Caesar Salad Topped with Tiger Shrimp or Chicken Strips
Gnocchi with Homemade Pesto & Freshly Grated Parmesan Cheese
Thai Red Curry Chicken
Homemade Pizzas

Hors d`Oeuvres

Accompanied by Captain Mike’s famous cocktails!

Bruschetta
Dates in Bacon
Spicy Chicken Wings with Yoghurt Dip
Feta Cheese & Black Olives on Grilled Pita Bread
Prosciutto Appetizer Cups with Spinach & Parmesan Filling
Smoked Salmon Pinwheels
Verrines (little shot glasses) with Ahi Tuna and Tomato Carpaccio

Starters

Chicken Tikka
Verrines aux Crabes et Avocados
Parma-Wrapped Asparagus
Sushi, Sashimi & Fish-Carpaccio
Green Salads with a Variety of Homemade Dressings
Provençal Puffs (Warm Goat Cheese and Olive Tapenade on Puff Pastry)


Entrees

Elegantly served with a selection of Wines, and Freshly Baked Breads.

Mahi Napoleon with Rasta Rice and Tomato Basil Vinaigrette
Beef Tenderloin in Green Peppercorn Cognac Sauce, Rosemary Potatoes
Herbed Chicken on Basmati Rice & Almond Topped Broccoli
Duck Breast in Orange Cointreau Sauce, Mashed Potatoes and Baby Carrots
Frenched Rack of Lamb, Couscous & Green Beans
Caribbean Surf & Turf, Saffron Rice & Spiced Pineapple

 

Desserts

Baked to perfection by dessert lover Stef!

Crème Brûlée
Mousse au Chocolat
Key Lime Pie
Black Forest Trifle
Crêpes Drambuie Flambée
Tiramisu
Apple Paradise Cake

Previous Comments for Mike and Stefani with 9 years on The Big Dog
New Years 2015/16 We will miss you dearly, this has been the experience of a lifetime. Between the food and the sights, I don’t think we could possibly think of a better way to spend our vacation! Bruce & Tammy Christmas 2015 I can’t thank you enough for a second wonderful year on the Big Dog. You two are amazing and we hope to see you in France! Susan November 2015 It is impossible to describe how wonderful you have made our visit to The Big Dog. Your gracious hospitality, your smiles and humor and your fabulous FOOD were beyond anything we could have imagined! Your wonderful planning and provisions have overhelmed our ability to "eat, drink and be merry“. We feel we have truely made new friends and we hope we can see you again - in Brittany... or in New York... or Chicago... or Michigan. Linda & Gary April 2015 We so much enjoyed our time here with you on The Big Dog. Everything from the accommodations on board to the excursions have been wonderful! You took us to some great ports and we had a blast! The food was exceptional and we didn’t have a meal that wasn’t terrific. Your attention to detail with everything. We enjpyed the opportunity to get to visit with you both and get to know you. We look forward to the next time we get to sail with you again. Jeff & Kiri Having done the BVI before I felt as if I knew what to expect. As I remembered the islands were gorgeous and did not disappoint. What I was not expecting were 5 of the best meals of my life! The molten lava brownie was literally the best dessert I’ve ever had & the pork loin... well, it was ridiculous. The vessel was better than advertised and had everything we wanted. Captain Mike was extremely experienced and very knowledgable about the islands. Thanks for everything. Keith & Jill March 2015 Thank you, thank you, thank you! As usual an incredible week with you guys. Great sailing and awesome food. Look forward to seeing you again. Mark & Jane Atkins Thank you so very much for a beautiful week. Together you are a great crew, your personalities are perfect. The food was delicious and I have a whole new respect for fish. I look forward to a return trip. Thank you, Laurie & Bob Thank you for making our first visit to BVI a fun and relaxing one. You are a great captain, cook, and guide. Hope to see you again on our Mediterranean trip or visit your B&B in Brittany. Donna and Pat March 2015 Time flies when you are having fun! I can’t believe our week is already over. Loved the TBD bar and especially the honey martinis. Every bite of food was delicious and the rubbed pork out of this world! Can’t wait to come back to The Big Dog! Cheers, David Dear Mike and Stephanie, Thanks so much for the wonderful trip! The views, the sailing and especially the food were amazing! We want basically all of your recipes. Although we figured out your main goal was to stuff us with good food at all times. We don’t mind! Thanks for knowing the right places to go and putting up with endless rounds of the 'high-low‘ game. Anne & Lauren New Year 2014/15 Dear Mike & Stefani, A wonderful time had by all 22 of us. You turned a difficult assignment with two other boats into the most enjoyable vacation we have ever experienced. Your knowledge and attention to detail at every occasion made it amazing!! Hoping to return again to sail with you again. Wishing you all the best in 2015! The McKee/Willey/Fromson families“ "Dear Mike & Stefani, Thank you immensely for a fabulous vacation. We so appreciate your acceptance and patience in accomodating all 22 of our arguably crazy McKee family (especially those of us who are gluten free). We so enjoyed your company and sailing with you on the Big Dog was such a privilege! While some of us can be Klugscheissers, I hope you know you are always welcome to join any and all of our future adventures. As we head home, we will all be howling for The Big Dog. Madison McKee Christmas 2014 "Dear Mike and Stefani, I would never sail with anoyone else - you two are the best. Such an enjoyable and relaxing vacation. Can’t thank you enough for taking such good care of my family. All the best, Susan" "Dear Mike & Stefani - I had a fantastic voyage. So much fun learning about the boat & the islands. You both made the week extremely enjoyable! I can’t wait to come back. Joe“ June 2014 Thanks for our trip of a lifetime! We really enjoyed ourselves!! The food, the sailing, the snorkeling, etc., etc., etc!! all absolutely memorable. Thank you so much for the hospitality and fun times! We look forward to another sailing adventure with you some day! The Schulz Family June 2014 What a wonderful experience! Steph & Michael are gracious hosts. The food, cocktail, and daily sailing through the BVI has been nothing than „top notch“. Michael and Allison Freeman, Hattiesburg, MS "Our week in the BVI’s exceeded all expectations! Stephanie and El Capitano were the hosts of all hosts. Every day was a beautiful adventure, complete with views and meals that would compete with the finest five star restaurants. We all enjoyed the snorkeling and many wonderful cocktails. The Walkers want to repeat this week again one day!" Mary Ann & Sparky Walker, Hattiesburg, MS Stef & Michael have been wonderful host, chef and captain on a trip of a lifetime. We will bring back many memories and pounds, HA! The Big Dog is beautiful and very accommodating. Thank you for all! Dana Howard, Hattiesburg, MS MARCH 2014 The crew was wonderful! Made the trip extra special. The meals were amazing! Dean L., March 2014 FEBRUARY 2014 Great crew, knowledgeable, fun people. Fun itineary, great islands. Excellent food, great variety. Great mix of shore & water activities! Bill C., February 2014 JANUARY 2014 Great trip. Kids want to book for next year. What more could one want? Doug M., January 2014 NOVEMBER 2013 Thank you both for an absolutely fabulous week. Upon our return I have described it as the best vacation of my life and you were both important in making that true. Looking forward to seeing you both again whether in the BVI's or Brittany (or both?) Dick & Angie H., November 2013 NOVEMBER 2013 Wonderful meals, very helpful crew, always smiling and helpful. Katie D., November 2013 APRIL 2013 Fabulous captain and chef. Top rate, couldn't be better. Over the top meals, unbelievable. Jim W., April 2013 APRIL 2013 Beautiful area, beautiful boat, excellent, friendly crew. We've had this boat and crew before, they are terrific! Harrison T, April 2013 FEBRUARY 2012 and MARCH 2013 Michael and Stefani were great. Personable, accommodating. We had three birthdays on our trip and they provided flowers, balloons, cake, etc. The food was outstanding! Stefani did a fabulous job - beyond our expectations. The configuration of the boat allowed each person to have their own space, yet the common areas were great for conversation and socializing. It was truly the best vacation our family has ever been on. Steele & Debbie A. February 2012 and March 2013 MARCH 2012 Best vacation adventure of my life, loved every moment, every day, every port, wonderful on every level! I love how Stefani smiles when she describes food. I love Michael's infectious laugh... Chris & Cathy C., March 2012 MARCH 2012 Highly professional and personally enjoyable crew. Highest quality of service and attention. Meals were all unbelievable and beautifully presented! Everyone was happy - all ages. Wonderful meals, breakfast, lunch and dinner! Kiddie cocktails + special drinks all great. Boat was extremely clean and well maintained. Very comfortable. Had everything to chose from with equipment an activities. Loved the seadoos. Rich T., March 2012 MARCH 2012 Highly professional and personally enjoyable crew. Highest quality of service and attention. Meals were all unbelievable and beautifully presented! Everyone was happy - all ages. Wonderful meals, breakfast, lunch and dinner! Kiddie cocktails + special drinks all great. Boat was extremely clean and well maintained. Very comfortable. Had everything to chose from with equipment an activities. Loved the seadoos. Rich T., March 2012 FEBRUARY 2012 Mike & Stef are experienced, knowledgeable, fun, attentive and a great duo. The food far exceeded our expectations - well prepared, appropriately portioned and delightfully presented. The Big Dog is a fabulous vessel - in perfect working order, comfortable and fun to sail. The boat was impeccably maintained by the crew and was kept very clean and tidy all week. We relied on the crew for itineary, guidance, but they were always receptive to our desires and interests. We were very pleased with all the places we visited and anchored overnight. Dietrich & Katie K., February 2012 NOVEMBER 2011 What a grand time we had on The Big Dog this week! I only thought our last trip with you could not be topped, but you outdid yourselves this time....the boat was even more wonderful, the food more delicious,and the hosts even more delightful than ever before! What a week to remember and a daughter to experience. Thanks so much for everything! Lana P., November 2008 and November 2011 MAY 2011 Friendly and fun crew, good sense of humor. The meals exceeded our expectations. Best sailboat I've ever been on for comfort, spaciousness, and shaded areas. Allan F., May 2011 APRIL 2011 Utmost professional! We felt very safe and comfortable in Captain Mike's hands. Stefani is an excellent chef! Food was delicious, great quality and variety, she also helped immensely by accomodating the children's taste! Beautiful yacht, very clean, everything worked well. Best itineary, Capt. Mike & Stefani obtained the best mooring spots for us, taking into consideration the children and guests swimming abilities. Lauren B., April 2011 FEBRUARY 2011 Thank you for a wonderful week. The sailing, snorkeling, food and company was excellent. It was a pleasure to meet both of you! Good uck with the house in Bretagne and all your future plans. Hoping that we may meet again some day. Dominique G., February 2011 DECEMBER 2010 Mike & Stefani are an exceptional pair. They fully exceeded all our expectations! All meals were so delicious and there was always plenty to eat. We loved The Big Dog and want to sail her again! We loved the journey in every aspect. We will always remember our time with The Big Dog in the waters of the BVI. David M., December 2010 JUNE 2010 Awesome crew - enjoyed getting to know them! Meals were out of this world - 5star chef! The boat was very comfortable. Great bars and snorkeling! Steven K., June 2010 DECEMBER 2009 The crew made the whole trip amazing. We have had other charters. We will be back. Elegant food. Perfect portions. Light & healthy but delicious just as we asked. With 3 children in our party they also accommodated them well. We moored in beautiful anchorages, they were the calmest I've experienced. Lara W., December 2009 Thank you so much for caring for us this past year (aka week). Michael: you have been so generous to us driving us around in rain or shine. And thank you also for telling us places that would be fun to go to. Stefani: I can't even tell you how much I liked your cooking. It was so delicious! I think my favorite dinner was the shrimp, my favorite lunch was the chicken wraps, my favorite breakfast was the waffles, and my favorite dessert was either the crepes or the tiramisu. But in my opinion I thought they were all delicious! Marnie W. (10 yrs. old) NOVEMBER 2009 Michael and Stefani are always fun, friendly and attentive. They always know where the best anchorages are for the current conditions. Stefani is a master of accommodating us with our dietary issues. Her presentations are beautiful, too. Anita V., November 2007 and 2008, June and November 2009 NOVEMBER 2009 Thank you so much for a spectacular vacation and wonderful memories. We can't thank you enough for the destinations you selected and the attention you paid us to ensure we were comfortable and happy. We will recommend you to others and will hope to charter with you again. Michelle J., November 2009 NOVEMBER 2009 The attention to our needs surpased all our expectations. We have chartered 4 times before and this crew, by far, exceeded all of the others. Unbelievable preparation, presentation and quality of meals. All I can say is wow! Graydon F., November 2009 JUNE 2009 Michael and Stefani exceeded all expectations! They were friendly & fun, knowledgeable sailors & fantastic hosts/cook. You can't get any better. Every meal was comparable to eating in a 5 star restaurant. We want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for the most extraordinary trip of our lifetime. It was relaxing, the food delicious, and what more can we say about the rum punches! Michael L., June 2009 FEBRUARY 2009 Mike & Stefani did a phenomenal job - we thoroughly enjoyed our week with them. Stefani's meals were not only delicious but her presentation was beautiful. Our yacht was spotless. Mark A., February 2009
New Years 2018/19
"As a celebration of my parents 50 wedding anniversary we decided to recreate a favorite sailing trip for them. The actual experience surpassed our expectations! Mike & Stef worked tirelessly to ensure our comfort and even with the unexpected maintenance issue that still needed worked out after summer storage, they met each with grace and patience and a few laughs as well. Our bellies were never empty - with exceptional meals prepared to even my multi-allergic needs. For our 13yo to eat fish and shrimp was a feat in itself! We will miss the Elysium and the BVI - but will be back much sooner than the last time. Thanks for the relaxation and hospitality!" The Warmaths "This week could not have been more perfect. The sun, water, scenery always special but the food and special service you provided made it exceptional.“ The Zanitschs
February 2019
"Mike & Stef - What can I say what a wonderful week! I am pretty sure we saw the most beautiful islands & beaches the BVI’s have to offer. From breakfast to dinner every day was perfect. The experience was amazing and will be cherished forever. Thank you for all the great food, drinks and snacks. Our family and friends will talk about this week for the rest of our lives. Thanks so much and hope to see you both again." Jeff, Heather and Vance "What an amazing vacation! The food was great and the beaches were beautiful. Our children had the time of their lives on their first charter. We saw tons of sea turtles and snorkled our tails off. Great trip and Mike and Stef made it special for all of us. Can’t wait to come back soon!" Chad, Jessica,Logan and Sydney
March 2019
Thank you so much for being the most amazing crew we could have ever asked for. We had such an amazing time and will never forget how awesome you both made this trip for us. Your food was incredible too! The pork dish was my favorite and it was such a treat to have lobster on the last day! I loved waking up in the morning to your delicious breakfast! And we enjoyed the yummy drinks that Mike made too! Thanks for getting us everywhere safely and answering all of our silly questions. And thanks to both of you for your awesome sense of humor. We had so much fun with you. We’ll miss you! Jay & Monica Wow! Mike & Stefani, what a blessing this sailing trip was to us! You both have great personalities and a good sense of humor! Thank God! We will cherish these memories and relive these moments for many years to come. Thank you for making my 50th birthday a great adventure and for cooking us the most amazing food, AND for Mike with the delicious cocktails. We wish you the best in all future endeavors and may you live your Best lives! Eddie & Kerry What a trip this has been! Not only have you two exceeded our expectations, you have been a joy to travel with. This has been a journey we could not have done without you! This has been a dream for all 6 of us. We wish you all the best in your future travels. You two are amazing people! Kelsey & Hunter
April 2019
1. Crew Friendliness: 10 2. Crew Knowledge: 10 3. Quality of Service: 10 4. The professionalism of Crew: 10 5. Value of the Cost of the Charter: It was a big nut for us, but worth it! 6. On-Board Cuisine: The food was amazing. Once we told Mike that we needed more ice for drinks, then those were perfect as well. 7. Destination / Location: 10 8. Water-Sports: We didn't really scuba dive like we had planned. We were offered to do a dive boat, but weren't really into that scene, so we declined. Honestly, we probably wouldn't have done it anyway due to head/ear pressure challenges, so that was another reason we declined. 9. Overall Satisfaction: 10 What was the most memorable highlight of your yacht charter vacation? I loved the actual sailing, so I was happiest when the boat was moving! Any additional comments you would like to make regarding your vacation experience? Just to send my gratitude to you all. I appreciate the communication and friendly reminders. I will totally recommend you to our friends and I hope to use you again someday! With gratitude, K. Ingles
April 2019 Honeymoon
What an incredible week! Absolutely amazing honeymoon, total bliss that would not have been the same without Stef & Captain Mike. A total joy to spend time with, amazing food & drink, total confidence in ability to navigate & plan. On top of it all descreet at just the right moments. Can’t say enough about them. Oh yeah and a week in the BVI… need I say more. Cheers! Darrell & Lara
June 2019
Thank you SO much for making our first trip to the BVI one we will never forget. You made the trip happen even when it almost didn’t. The children experienced things they will never forget. We came to relax and disconnect. We were totally relaxed and made memories that will last a lifetime (swimming with tarpons, (sharks), boat jumping at Willie T’s, tubing, snorkeling, JW’s 16th birthday, and Stuart falling in were just a few.) Lots of laughs! The Happy Hour treats were a surprise every day. We are from New Orleans and we have delicious food but Stephi exceeded all expectations. I have lots of new recipes to take home. Cheers to Mike & Stephi to being wonderful hosts for a trip of a lifetime! We will be back! Much love! The Ethridges
New Years 2019/20
Dear Stef and Mike, What would the trip have been without you? Most surely, our marriage would have ended and someone would have gone missing. The boat would have likely capsized, and the tarpons would be enjoying our provisions now. Thank you for making this the trip of a lifetime. It’s a special kind of luxury to feel safe while adventurous, to have every need anticipated before uttered by us, and to feel the warm, gracious, joyful care of an experienced crew. We have appreciated every detail of this charter, particularly Stef’s food and the generous spirit of you both. Thank you! A. Buckner
Rates are All Inclusive
Season 2 PAX 3 PAX 4 PAX 5 PAX 6 PAX 7 PAX
Winter 2020 to 2021 $25,000 $25,750 $26,500 $27,250 $28,000 $28,500
Summer 2021 $25,000 $25,750 $26,500 $27,250 $28,000 $28,500

Unless otherwise specified-Caribbean Standard All-Inclusive Charters include the following:

  • Standard check-in/check-out of 12pm
  • Light daily housekeeping
  • Breakfast, lunch, canapés/afternoon tea, dinner and snacks
  • Standard ship’s bar: vodka, gin, rum, whiskey, tequila, triple sec, mixers, local beers, table wine and water/coffee/tea and soft drinks
  • Stereo with MP3/iPhone connection with indoor/outdoor speakers; 3G/4G Wi-Fi access point
  • Snorkeling equipment, fishing gear, kayaks, dingy tender with outboard motors
  • Water toys such as floating islands, and air mattresses
  • Separate bathroom and living quarters for crew
  • Reputable and licensed crew who have local knowledge of waters and are able to adjust menus based on guest’s preferences and dietary restrictions
  • Operating expenses including: air conditioning, fuel, water, sailing permits/taxes, local taxes and crew wages

What Is Not Included in Standard All-Inclusive Charters:

  • Gratuity for crew. Gratuity is at guest discretion and is typically between 15-20%
  • Meals and beverages at restaurants and bars
  • Rendezvous diving, ASA sailing certification courses and any other offshore excursions
  • Premium wines and spirits
A maximum of 5 dives per week for Certified Divers Only. (Diving with Mike and Stef only)

<b><span style="color:#9900CC;">GENERAL RATES NOTE: All rates are for 7 nights, 8 days.
For short charters please use the �divide-by-6 rule� for figuring short charter premiums.
Charters of less than 5 nights available depending on schedule and season, please inquire.</B></span>

<B>SAINT MAARTEN & GRENADINES: Please inquire to confirm availability and relocation fees</B>

2020/21 CHRISTMAS/NEW YEARS: 1-7 guests @ $34,500, 7 night minimum.
<span style="color:#9900cc;">Christmas charters must end no later than the 26th December. New Years week charters cannot begin earlier than 28th December.</span></b>.

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