PARADIGM SHIFT

$15,000 - $26,000 / WEEK
Main salon
Alfresco Dining
Full sail
Dinghy
Master Queen Bed
Master Cabin/Bathroom
Master cabin
Aft guest cabin
Green Turtle
SUPs in Paradise
Too much fun...
Kids on Tramp
Lunch...
Galley
Gus & new friend..
Jump ball..
Crystal Kayak..
Hangin out on Foredeck

PARADIGM SHIFT is a luxurious 50-foot 2011 St. Francis catamaran with three guest suites (2 queen's and 1 doubles) each with a private en-suite head (electric toilet, separate showers and vanity/sink). The main salon has a fully applianced galley plus full dining area with flat screen TV for watching movies. The spacious cockpit offers lots of the same for lounging and dining alfresco. The huge forward deck and trampolines can accommodate all guests with sunbathing room to spare. Ideal for two or three couples or couples with children. Lots of water toys, 3 SUP boards, Crystal Clear 2 person kayak, Tube, kneeboards, 14 ft aluminum AB Dinghy with 40 hp Honda. Chef Bonnie is a world class, self taught chef , she won first place in both the Summer Canape and Healthy Cocktail competition at the 2015 Newport Charter Boat Show and is not responsible for how much weight you gain in a week! Captain Steve is a veteran of the North Atlantic fishing fleet from Maine who has spent his whole life on the water.

1 master queen berth cabin with private ensuite head (shower, tub, electric toilet & vanity with sink), 2 queen berth cabins with private ensuite heads (shower, electric toilet & vanity with sink), 1 double berth cabin crew cabin, with private ensuite head (shower, electric toilet & vanity with sink), large cockpit for lounging and dining, lovely main salon with galley and seating for 6 for cocktails, games or meals, large trampoline forward.

BUILT/REFIT
YEAR
Constantly
YACHT
LENGTH
50 Ft
NUMBER OF
CABINS
3
NUMBER OF
GUESTS
6
TOTAL
CREW
2
CHARGES
FROM
$15,000
Accommodations
Cabins: 3
Queen: 3
Single Cabins: 1
Showers: 3
Electric Heads: 3
Engine Details
(2) Yanmar 54hp 9Kw generator
Fuel Consumption: 1.5
Cruising Speed: 7.5 kts
Max Speed: 12 ktsUS Gall/Hr
Details
Type: Cat
Beam: 26'6 Feet
Draft: 4'6 Feet
Pax: 6
Refit: Constantly
YearBuilt: 2011
Builder: St. Francis
Engines: (2) Yanmar 54hp 9Kw generator
JetSkis: No
Flag: USA
SatTv: No
RegNum: 1241802
Jacuzzi: No
A/C: Full
Locations
Winter Area: Caribbean Virgin Islands
Summer Area: USA - New England
Pick Up Locations
Pref. Pick-up: -
Other Pick-up: -


Amenities
Salon Tv/VCR: Yes
Salon Stereo: Yes
Sat Tv: SatPhone for emergencies.
Sirius XM radio with speakers through including bow.
WiFi hot spots are numerous in the BVI
Camcorder: Yes
Books: 50
Board Games: Yes
Deck Shower: Yes
Water Maker: 40GPH
Special Diets: Yes
Kosher: No
BBQ: Yes
Minimum Age: None
Inverter: 3000W
Voltages: 110v
Water Maker: 40GPH
Ice Maker: Yes
Sailing Instructions: No
Internet Access: Onboard WIFI
Hairdryers: Yes
Guests Smokes: Aft Deck Only
Crew Smokes: No
Pets Aboard: Yes
Hammock: Yes
Water Sports
Dinghy size: 14' RIB
Dinghy hp: 40Hp
Water Skis Adult: No
Water Skis Kids: No
Jet Skis: No
Kneeboard: Yes
Windsurfer: No
Snorkel Gear: Yes
Tube: 2
Scurfer: No
Wake Board: No
Kayaks 1 Pax: No
Kayaks (2 Pax): 1
Floating Mats: 2
Swim Platform: Walk down stairs in bow
Boarding Ladder (Loc/Type): Walk down stern
Sailing Dinghy: No
Beach Games: Yes
Fishing Gear: Yes
Gear Type: Trolling & casting
Rods: 4 see below
Captain
Steven Caroll
Nation: USA
Born: 1958
License: USCG MASTER 50 Tons
Languages: Steven: English, French, Bonnie: English
Years Sailing: 35
Bonnie Carrol
Nation: USA
Born: 1961
License: CPR & Dive/Rescue
Years Sailing: 7
Crew Profiles:
The crew of PARADIGM SHIFT, A 50 FOOT, St. Francis luxury catamaran, are a delightful and very relaxed husband and wife team with a passion for the sea, swimming, sailing, great food and better wine...they are extremely social and love entertaining aboard their beautiful boat.

CAPTAIN: Steven Carroll. A US Coast Guard licensed Master Mariner, Steven has spent his life on the ocean, from sailing with his grandfather in Boston Harbor at six years of age to running a commercial fishing boat in the Gulf of Maine for a decade to sailing extensively in Greece, Turkey, the Caribbean and New England. He grew up and was educated in Africa, the Middle East and Europe before settling down in Annapolis, Maryland graduating from a fully restored classic 42 ft C&C monohull to a 2011 South African built blue water cruising Catamaran. He has a wide variety of interests and a deep appreciation for and considerable experience with, diverse cultures as a result of his life long travels.

FIRST MATE/CHEF: Bonnie Carroll
Originally a farm girl from Western PA, Bonnie has developed a convert's zeal for ocean sailing, snorkeling and scuba diving. Bonnie and Steven both hold Advanced Open Water PADI dive certifications Her early career included waitressing and eventually managing several fine dining restaurants in Pittsburgh where she worked under several renowned chefs developing her own gourmet style of cooking. She presents a very eclectic menu from down home "comfort food" like fresh baked sourdough bread and chocolate chip cookies to organic free range beef tenderloin, fresh fried snapper to Fetuccini Alfredo..She uses all natural, non-processed ingredients and is as concerned about making healthy food choices as she is about over the top quality and taste. Both she and Steven love sharing their very active lifestyle and will gladly teach beginners how to snorkel, kayak and paddle board.

SECOND MATE & MASCOT: Sailor Dog
Sailor is aboard for both New England charters and charters in the Virgin Islands.
Sailor is a 1 yr old, 10 lb. Bichon Frieze/Toy Poodle mix that is in charge of making sure all the cushions on the boat are equally comfortable. Her other duties include chasing seagulls on the beach, drinking only fresh water with ice and keeping the Captain and First mate's bunk warm on chilly evenings. She is an extremely friendly, completely non-aggressive, people lover that is hypoallergenic to boot.

Winner of Best Canapes and Best Healthy Cocktail at the 2015 Newport Charter Yacht Show!

 

Breakfasts

   Toast and preserves freshly baked pastries

   Fresh teas and coffees

   Blueberry Pancakes with bananas or bacon and maple syrup

   Eggs Benedict with homemade bernaise sauce

   Croissant filled with Ham, Eggs and Cheese

   French Toast served with fresh fruit and pure maple syrup

   Breakfast Burritos with scrambled eggs and all the fixings

   Bacon & Spinach Quiche with fruit

 

Lunch

   Prawn and mango salad with coriander and lime mayonnaise

   Baja Style Fish Tacos with creamy coleslaw and salsa fresca

   Homemade Gourmet burgers with all the trimmings

   Home baked pizza with toppings of your choice

   Asian Chicken salad served with a sesame ginger dressing

   Pepperoni Caesar Pasta Salad

   Crab and Mango stuffed tomato served with sliced avocado

   Gourmet wraps with hummus spread, tomato, onion, and choice of meats and cheeses served with chips

   Zingy Pesto Tuna wrap with salad

   Crepes with spinach, bacon, ground beef and Mushroom Filling

 

Appetizers

   Thai crab cakes with lime crème fraiche

   Conch fritters with sweet chili sauce

   Hot artichoke and Spinach Dip

   Baked Brie in Puff Pastry with Crackers

   Jumbo shrimp cocktail

   Crispy Bacon-wrapped Scallops in Essence

   Super Nachos

   Chicken Sate Skewers

 

Entrees

   Chicken breast with coconut and coriander and mixed vegetable rice

   Seafood crepes with a prawn, cream and vermouth sauce

   Ginger Glazed Mahi Mahi with Rice

   Seafood served in a creamy wine sauce served over linguini

   Pork Chops served with winter squash with a sweet cranberry dressing

   Butter-seared fish of the day with harvested pea rice, spicy courgette and green bean salad

   Mongolian Beef stir fried with Vegetables, served over rice

   Elegant Chicken Bryan with baby potatoes and broccoli

   Fettuccini Alfredo served with chicken or shrimp

   Grilled Lobster Tails with corn on the cob and green salad

 

Desserts

   Cheesecake crepe roll-ups

   Banana Spring Rolls and vanilla ice cream

   Chocolate brownie sundaes

   Fresh Apple Cobbler with Ice Cream

   Fruit Tart with cream cheese filling

    Original Cheese Cake with a warm blueberry topping

MARCH 2014
We had a marvelous week on Paradigm Shift. It is an absolutely stunning part of the world and even though I spent a lot of time working I was glad that I was on a yacht in the Exuma Cays! Steve and Bonnie were great, excellent hosts and they took such good care of the kids which made a huge difference for Kate and I. The yacht itself is great, lots of space, modern and well set up. I would highly recommend Steve and Bonnie as hosts and Paradigm Shift as a yacht and as you know I am a little hard to please at times!! Rob Joseph
MARCH 2014
Our charter was fabulous! Paradigm Shift is modern, spacious, comfortable, plus great under sail. The Exumas are spectacular with their deserted beaches, pristine snorkeling, plus oh-so amazing water colors. We found the Exumas to have just enough establishment and entertainment on land to keep things interesting (with visits to some local marinas, bars, and restaurants plus a fun stop to see the swimming pigs), but what makes the location so unique is the feeling of truly being away from it all. In the end, what made our vacation so special was our crew of Steven, Bonnie and their little dog Tabasco. Steven is a great Captain, making you feel comfortable and safe in his care. He has a wealth of knowledge about the Bahamas and picked a perfect itinerary for our charter. Bonnie is a great Chef, producing one yummy gourmet treat after another. She's also a warm, fun, and friendly person and made us feel extremely welcome aboard. Together, they're an interesting and fun couple to spend time with and we thoroughly enjoyed our time with them. Their 3rd crew member, Tabasco, was a real treat to have around and made a perfect and lovable companion for our trip. We look forward to chartering the Paradigm Shift in the Exumas again soon.
SEPTEMBER 2014
We returned last night from the most amazing time! Bonnie and Steve were amazing hosts and made us so comfortable. All of my family - especially the birthday boy Steve, just had a wonderful time. The accommodations were great, the food was delicious and the activities were just enough. We still had plenty of time to just relax and get to know each other better. We had our two new members of our family with us- our future son-in-laws!
APRIL 8, 2015 - DAY TRIP
Everything was perfect!! Bonnie and Steve were great!! Couldn't have ask for a more perfect day!!
AUGUST 2015
Steve and Bonnie Carroll made our charter everything we had hoped for and more. From the moment we met them, after exchanging sincere hugs, their first priority was making sure we were comfortable with them and being on their boat. Bonnie was an incredible cook for us. She was always making something delicious and was extremely kind in doing so. On a few occasions we watched and helped her prepare meals. It was fascinating for us to learn new recipes and share some of ours with her. What a delight! Steve always made us feel as if we were in good, safe hands. He had total control over the boat at all times. We enjoyed watching him sail and navigate. He took the time to show us what he was doing, explain his high tech navigational system, and together we developed the itinerary that best suited us. In both of their respective roles, they were true professionals with personalities you dream of. They were always aware of everything. They had the perfect blend of asking if we need anything, and knowing when we wanted space. They had so many fun water toys and we all played on them together. Having them participate with us on their stand up paddle boards, walks on the beach collecting sea shells, meandering through island towns, and early morning swims, showed us that if you're lucky, you're crew can have a fun side to them. Steve was happy to show us how to drive the dingy, although i might have made him nervous :) Their dog, Tabasco, was adorable and never felt in the way. Every morning he would climb on my lap while I enjoyed Bonnie's delightful coffee. I'm allergic to dogs, but Tabasco, being hypo-allergenic, never gave me a single problem. Definitely the best dog I've ever met! Steve and Bonnie were genuinely interested in hearing about our lives and it allowed us to feel very easy going. This is a subtle but important trait you want on your charter. After all, you're sharing limited space together. Their casual and relaxed nature made us feel as if we made life long friends. The boat was always very clean, neat, and organized. Whenever we were looking for something, down to the littlest thing such as a toothpick, nail clipper, or tape; they knew just where it would be. This trip was an all time travel highlight for us, and we've been all over the world. While we were still on the boat, we were trying to make a plan for when we can get back on in the future.
The nicest boat in the VI
I live in the Virgin Islands and I am very picky on boat charters. Steve and Bonnie have the nicest boat in the VI that I have been on. They just arrived to the area with their absolutely beautiful boat and are the new game in town to beat. We chartered it for a day for a work retreat with my New York office. Our group was 12. It was fantastic. The boat is new and spotless, Bonnie's food was outstanding (think high expectations for big-city foodies), and Steve was a great captain, making sure we went to the best places for our group and pulling out all the toys for us throughout the day (tubing, snorkel gear, SUPs, games, etc.)! I have seen most of the charters in the VI so this review should save a lot of research time. If you like new and clean, high-quality food, the best layout of a catamaran I have seen, and a very professional and fun host couple, this is your boat. I will be taking my family on an overnight charter next. Jeff Picket Visited December 2015
Fish Family Charter
We spent 8 magical days on the Paradigm Shift and as I was stepping off the boat on our last day I turned to Bonnie and Steve and simply said that sometimes dreams really do come true!! I also want a special shout out to Bonnie for being an amazing chef!! The quality of the food was unexpected from the relatively tight quarters of a boat galley!! In summary, I highly recommend Vine Yachts and Steve and Bonnie Carroll on the Paradigm Shift !! The sign of a fantastic vacation is in stating that my family and I can’t wait to do this again!!!!!
We can’t wait to get back!!!
We miss the islands already! We try to keep the island vibe going 😊 Bonnie and Steve were awesome!! We can’t imagine a better week. They were more than accommodating!! The boat is perfect and you can tell they take pride in it. Bonnie is an awesome cook and nailed every meal....and drink😉 They are amazing people and we had a ton of fun with them. They were a perfect match for us. Hopefully they had fun with us 🙂 We can’t wait to get back!!!
Rates are All Inclusive
Season 2 PAX 3 PAX 4 PAX 5 PAX 6 PAX
Winter 2020 to 2021 $15,000 $15,500 $16,500 $17,500 $18,500
Summer 2021 $22,800 $22,800 $22,800 $22,800 $22,800
Winter 2021 to 2022 $15,000 $15,500 $16,500 $17,500 $18,500
Summer 2022 $22,800 $22,800 $22,800 $22,800 $22,800

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
<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 6 nights, use 6/7ths (six sevenths) of the weekly rate. For charters of 5 nights or fewer, the fee is calculated by dividing the weekly rate by 6, then multiplying that figure by the desired number of nights of charter.

SUMMER 2021 OFFERING New England Charters (Sag Harbor pick up) - Day charters for weekends, offering 2-4 night term charters Mondays through Fridays.


***Paradigm Shift is a registered BVI fishing vessel***

Preferred port: Crown Bay
Other port: YHG, Red Hook, STJ or BVI (limited to 7 per year)
These rates are all-inclusive of standard ships bar, port fees, cruising permits and all meals.

Half Board Rates - $150 off per person
Includes standard ships bar, snacks, canapes, port fees, cruising permits, 7 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 3 dinners.


NEW YEAR'S FLAT RATE - $26,000 (up to 6 guests)
CHRISTMAS - $21,000 (up to 6 guests)

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  • : Cat
  • : 26'6 Feet
  • : 4'6 Feet
  • : 6
  • : Constantly
  • : 2011
  • : St. Francis
  • : 7.5 kts
  • : 12 kts
  • : (2) Yanmar 54hp 9Kw generator
  • : No
  • : No
  • : Yacht offers Rendezvous Diving only
  • : Steven Caroll
  • : USA
  • : No
  • : 1241802
Accommodations
Cabins: 3
Queen: 3
Single Cabins: 1
Showers: 3
Wash Basins: 3
Heads: -
Electric Heads: 3
Engine Details
(2) Yanmar 54hp 9Kw generator
Fuel Consumption: 1.5
Cruising Speed: 7.5 kts
Max Speed: 12 ktsUS Gall/Hr
Details
Refit: Constantly
Helipad: No
Jacuzzi: No
A/C: Full
Locations
Winter Area: Caribbean Virgin Islands
Summer Area: USA - New England
Pick Up Locations
Pref. Pick-up: -
Other Pick-up: -


Amenities
Salon Tv/VCR: Yes
Salon Stereo: Yes
Sat Tv: SatPhone for emergencies.
Sirius XM radio with speakers through including bow.
WiFi hot spots are numerous in the BVI
# of Videos: -
# DVDs/Movies: 104
# CD's: 750+
Camcorder: Yes
Books: 50
Board Games: Yes
Sun Awning: No
Deck Shower: Yes
Bimini: Yes
Water Maker: 40GPH
Special Diets: Yes
Kosher: No
BBQ: Yes
# Dine In: 8
Minimum Age: None
Generator: 9Kw
Inverter: 3000W
Voltages: 110v
Water Maker: 40GPH
Water Cap: 355G
Ice Maker: Yes
Sailing Instructions: No
Internet Access: Onboard WIFI
Gay Charters: Yes
Nude: Yes
Hairdryers: Yes
# Port Hatches: 21
Guests Smokes: Aft Deck Only
Crew Smokes: No
Pets Aboard: Yes
Pet Type: Small dog
Guest Pets: No
Children Ok: Yes
Hammock: Yes
Windscoops: Yes
Water Sports
Dinghy size: 14' RIB
Dinghy hp: 40Hp
Dinghy # pax: 6
Water Skis Adult: No
Water Skis Kids: No
Jet Skis: No
Wave Runners: No
Kneeboard: Yes
Windsurfer: No
Snorkel Gear: Yes
Tube: 2
Scurfer: No
Wake Board: No
Kayaks 1 Pax: No
Kayaks (2 Pax): 1
Floating Mats: 2
Swim Platform: Walk down stairs in bow
Boarding Ladder (Loc/Type): Walk down stern
Sailing Dinghy: No
Beach Games: Yes
Fishing Gear: Yes
Gear Type: Trolling & casting
Rods: 4 see below
Captain
Steven Caroll
Nation: USA
Born: 1958
License: USCG MASTER 50 Tons
Languages: Steven: English, French, Bonnie: English
Years Sailing: 35
Bonnie Carrol
Nation: USA
Born: 1961
License: CPR & Dive/Rescue
Years Sailing: 7
Crew Profiles:
The crew of PARADIGM SHIFT, A 50 FOOT, St. Francis luxury catamaran, are a delightful and very relaxed husband and wife team with a passion for the sea, swimming, sailing, great food and better wine...they are extremely social and love entertaining aboard their beautiful boat.

CAPTAIN: Steven Carroll. A US Coast Guard licensed Master Mariner, Steven has spent his life on the ocean, from sailing with his grandfather in Boston Harbor at six years of age to running a commercial fishing boat in the Gulf of Maine for a decade to sailing extensively in Greece, Turkey, the Caribbean and New England. He grew up and was educated in Africa, the Middle East and Europe before settling down in Annapolis, Maryland graduating from a fully restored classic 42 ft C&C monohull to a 2011 South African built blue water cruising Catamaran. He has a wide variety of interests and a deep appreciation for and considerable experience with, diverse cultures as a result of his life long travels.

FIRST MATE/CHEF: Bonnie Carroll
Originally a farm girl from Western PA, Bonnie has developed a convert's zeal for ocean sailing, snorkeling and scuba diving. Bonnie and Steven both hold Advanced Open Water PADI dive certifications Her early career included waitressing and eventually managing several fine dining restaurants in Pittsburgh where she worked under several renowned chefs developing her own gourmet style of cooking. She presents a very eclectic menu from down home "comfort food" like fresh baked sourdough bread and chocolate chip cookies to organic free range beef tenderloin, fresh fried snapper to Fetuccini Alfredo..She uses all natural, non-processed ingredients and is as concerned about making healthy food choices as she is about over the top quality and taste. Both she and Steven love sharing their very active lifestyle and will gladly teach beginners how to snorkel, kayak and paddle board.

SECOND MATE & MASCOT: Sailor Dog
Sailor is aboard for both New England charters and charters in the Virgin Islands.
Sailor is a 1 yr old, 10 lb. Bichon Frieze/Toy Poodle mix that is in charge of making sure all the cushions on the boat are equally comfortable. Her other duties include chasing seagulls on the beach, drinking only fresh water with ice and keeping the Captain and First mate's bunk warm on chilly evenings. She is an extremely friendly, completely non-aggressive, people lover that is hypoallergenic to boot.

Winner of Best Canapes and Best Healthy Cocktail at the 2015 Newport Charter Yacht Show!

 

Breakfasts

   Toast and preserves freshly baked pastries

   Fresh teas and coffees

   Blueberry Pancakes with bananas or bacon and maple syrup

   Eggs Benedict with homemade bernaise sauce

   Croissant filled with Ham, Eggs and Cheese

   French Toast served with fresh fruit and pure maple syrup

   Breakfast Burritos with scrambled eggs and all the fixings

   Bacon & Spinach Quiche with fruit

 

Lunch

   Prawn and mango salad with coriander and lime mayonnaise

   Baja Style Fish Tacos with creamy coleslaw and salsa fresca

   Homemade Gourmet burgers with all the trimmings

   Home baked pizza with toppings of your choice

   Asian Chicken salad served with a sesame ginger dressing

   Pepperoni Caesar Pasta Salad

   Crab and Mango stuffed tomato served with sliced avocado

   Gourmet wraps with hummus spread, tomato, onion, and choice of meats and cheeses served with chips

   Zingy Pesto Tuna wrap with salad

   Crepes with spinach, bacon, ground beef and Mushroom Filling

 

Appetizers

   Thai crab cakes with lime crème fraiche

   Conch fritters with sweet chili sauce

   Hot artichoke and Spinach Dip

   Baked Brie in Puff Pastry with Crackers

   Jumbo shrimp cocktail

   Crispy Bacon-wrapped Scallops in Essence

   Super Nachos

   Chicken Sate Skewers

 

Entrees

   Chicken breast with coconut and coriander and mixed vegetable rice

   Seafood crepes with a prawn, cream and vermouth sauce

   Ginger Glazed Mahi Mahi with Rice

   Seafood served in a creamy wine sauce served over linguini

   Pork Chops served with winter squash with a sweet cranberry dressing

   Butter-seared fish of the day with harvested pea rice, spicy courgette and green bean salad

   Mongolian Beef stir fried with Vegetables, served over rice

   Elegant Chicken Bryan with baby potatoes and broccoli

   Fettuccini Alfredo served with chicken or shrimp

   Grilled Lobster Tails with corn on the cob and green salad

 

Desserts

   Cheesecake crepe roll-ups

   Banana Spring Rolls and vanilla ice cream

   Chocolate brownie sundaes

   Fresh Apple Cobbler with Ice Cream

   Fruit Tart with cream cheese filling

    Original Cheese Cake with a warm blueberry topping

MARCH 2014
We had a marvelous week on Paradigm Shift. It is an absolutely stunning part of the world and even though I spent a lot of time working I was glad that I was on a yacht in the Exuma Cays! Steve and Bonnie were great, excellent hosts and they took such good care of the kids which made a huge difference for Kate and I. The yacht itself is great, lots of space, modern and well set up. I would highly recommend Steve and Bonnie as hosts and Paradigm Shift as a yacht and as you know I am a little hard to please at times!! Rob Joseph
MARCH 2014
Our charter was fabulous! Paradigm Shift is modern, spacious, comfortable, plus great under sail. The Exumas are spectacular with their deserted beaches, pristine snorkeling, plus oh-so amazing water colors. We found the Exumas to have just enough establishment and entertainment on land to keep things interesting (with visits to some local marinas, bars, and restaurants plus a fun stop to see the swimming pigs), but what makes the location so unique is the feeling of truly being away from it all. In the end, what made our vacation so special was our crew of Steven, Bonnie and their little dog Tabasco. Steven is a great Captain, making you feel comfortable and safe in his care. He has a wealth of knowledge about the Bahamas and picked a perfect itinerary for our charter. Bonnie is a great Chef, producing one yummy gourmet treat after another. She's also a warm, fun, and friendly person and made us feel extremely welcome aboard. Together, they're an interesting and fun couple to spend time with and we thoroughly enjoyed our time with them. Their 3rd crew member, Tabasco, was a real treat to have around and made a perfect and lovable companion for our trip. We look forward to chartering the Paradigm Shift in the Exumas again soon.
SEPTEMBER 2014
We returned last night from the most amazing time! Bonnie and Steve were amazing hosts and made us so comfortable. All of my family - especially the birthday boy Steve, just had a wonderful time. The accommodations were great, the food was delicious and the activities were just enough. We still had plenty of time to just relax and get to know each other better. We had our two new members of our family with us- our future son-in-laws!
APRIL 8, 2015 - DAY TRIP
Everything was perfect!! Bonnie and Steve were great!! Couldn't have ask for a more perfect day!!
AUGUST 2015
Steve and Bonnie Carroll made our charter everything we had hoped for and more. From the moment we met them, after exchanging sincere hugs, their first priority was making sure we were comfortable with them and being on their boat. Bonnie was an incredible cook for us. She was always making something delicious and was extremely kind in doing so. On a few occasions we watched and helped her prepare meals. It was fascinating for us to learn new recipes and share some of ours with her. What a delight! Steve always made us feel as if we were in good, safe hands. He had total control over the boat at all times. We enjoyed watching him sail and navigate. He took the time to show us what he was doing, explain his high tech navigational system, and together we developed the itinerary that best suited us. In both of their respective roles, they were true professionals with personalities you dream of. They were always aware of everything. They had the perfect blend of asking if we need anything, and knowing when we wanted space. They had so many fun water toys and we all played on them together. Having them participate with us on their stand up paddle boards, walks on the beach collecting sea shells, meandering through island towns, and early morning swims, showed us that if you're lucky, you're crew can have a fun side to them. Steve was happy to show us how to drive the dingy, although i might have made him nervous :) Their dog, Tabasco, was adorable and never felt in the way. Every morning he would climb on my lap while I enjoyed Bonnie's delightful coffee. I'm allergic to dogs, but Tabasco, being hypo-allergenic, never gave me a single problem. Definitely the best dog I've ever met! Steve and Bonnie were genuinely interested in hearing about our lives and it allowed us to feel very easy going. This is a subtle but important trait you want on your charter. After all, you're sharing limited space together. Their casual and relaxed nature made us feel as if we made life long friends. The boat was always very clean, neat, and organized. Whenever we were looking for something, down to the littlest thing such as a toothpick, nail clipper, or tape; they knew just where it would be. This trip was an all time travel highlight for us, and we've been all over the world. While we were still on the boat, we were trying to make a plan for when we can get back on in the future.
The nicest boat in the VI
I live in the Virgin Islands and I am very picky on boat charters. Steve and Bonnie have the nicest boat in the VI that I have been on. They just arrived to the area with their absolutely beautiful boat and are the new game in town to beat. We chartered it for a day for a work retreat with my New York office. Our group was 12. It was fantastic. The boat is new and spotless, Bonnie's food was outstanding (think high expectations for big-city foodies), and Steve was a great captain, making sure we went to the best places for our group and pulling out all the toys for us throughout the day (tubing, snorkel gear, SUPs, games, etc.)! I have seen most of the charters in the VI so this review should save a lot of research time. If you like new and clean, high-quality food, the best layout of a catamaran I have seen, and a very professional and fun host couple, this is your boat. I will be taking my family on an overnight charter next. Jeff Picket Visited December 2015
Fish Family Charter
We spent 8 magical days on the Paradigm Shift and as I was stepping off the boat on our last day I turned to Bonnie and Steve and simply said that sometimes dreams really do come true!! I also want a special shout out to Bonnie for being an amazing chef!! The quality of the food was unexpected from the relatively tight quarters of a boat galley!! In summary, I highly recommend Vine Yachts and Steve and Bonnie Carroll on the Paradigm Shift !! The sign of a fantastic vacation is in stating that my family and I can’t wait to do this again!!!!!
We can’t wait to get back!!!
We miss the islands already! We try to keep the island vibe going 😊 Bonnie and Steve were awesome!! We can’t imagine a better week. They were more than accommodating!! The boat is perfect and you can tell they take pride in it. Bonnie is an awesome cook and nailed every meal....and drink😉 They are amazing people and we had a ton of fun with them. They were a perfect match for us. Hopefully they had fun with us 🙂 We can’t wait to get back!!!
Rates are All Inclusive
Season 2 PAX 3 PAX 4 PAX 5 PAX 6 PAX
Winter 2020 to 2021 $15,000 $15,500 $16,500 $17,500 $18,500
Summer 2021 $22,800 $22,800 $22,800 $22,800 $22,800
Winter 2021 to 2022 $15,000 $15,500 $16,500 $17,500 $18,500
Summer 2022 $22,800 $22,800 $22,800 $22,800 $22,800

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
<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 6 nights, use 6/7ths (six sevenths) of the weekly rate. For charters of 5 nights or fewer, the fee is calculated by dividing the weekly rate by 6, then multiplying that figure by the desired number of nights of charter.

SUMMER 2021 OFFERING New England Charters (Sag Harbor pick up) - Day charters for weekends, offering 2-4 night term charters Mondays through Fridays.


***Paradigm Shift is a registered BVI fishing vessel***

Preferred port: Crown Bay
Other port: YHG, Red Hook, STJ or BVI (limited to 7 per year)
These rates are all-inclusive of standard ships bar, port fees, cruising permits and all meals.

Half Board Rates - $150 off per person
Includes standard ships bar, snacks, canapes, port fees, cruising permits, 7 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 3 dinners.


NEW YEAR'S FLAT RATE - $26,000 (up to 6 guests)
CHRISTMAS - $21,000 (up to 6 guests)
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