Catamaran Sailing - BVI Charter

Makai Catamaran

Makai Catamaran is a 50' Voyage Catamaran with accommodations for 6 guests in 3 Queen en suite cabins or for 7 guests using the single berth in the starboard companionway.   The Makai Catamaran has a spacious salon and ample cockpit dining area along with the tall headroom below decks are just some of the notable features make the Makai Catamaran so appealing.

Makai Catamaran

50' Voyage Catamaran
3 queen cabins/1 berth/3 heads
Year round BVI
$13,500/6
$14,500/7

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Makai Catamaran

Accommodations:
3 queen cabins/1 berth/3 heads

Amenities:
Air Conditioning: Full
Salon Stereo
Deck Shower
BBQ
Board Games
Sun Awning
Ice Maker

Water Sports:
WakeBoard - 2-Man Kayak
Knee Board - Floating Mats
Snorkel Gear - Tube
Underwater Camera - Fishing Gear
Fishing Rods: 2
Dinghy: 14

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Meet your Makai Catamaran Crew:  Bill and Chrystal West

Makai crewBill West was born in Montana and grew up hunting and fishing. Bill first came to the Caribbean in early 2000 when he brought his family to St. Croix to live on a 75' Motorsailer. They home schooled their 2 young boys there for a few years and explored the Virgin Islands until they were offered a job on a 42' catamaran sailing the US west coast up the Columbia River . Bill supported his family by delivering yachts and performing yacht mechanical work.The family settled in San Juan Island, Wa where they lived and raised their sons on a 90' power boat until the boys were grown and the marriage ended.

Bill involved both of his kids as deckhands during his role running Vessel Assist (Currently renamed BoatUS) for the San Juan Islands . In one year alone, Bill achieved over 9000 nautical miles serving the Vessel Assist service! The storytelling of all the tales during his time running Vessel Assist is guaranteed to amaze anyone. The boat wrecks, the rescues, the good, the bad and the ugly all come to light when tall tales of boating and salvage adventures begin!

Chrystal was born in Calgary, Alberta Canada but has spent the last 25 years in Victoria, British Columbia Canada. For the last 19 years, she has owned and operated a residential lighting showroom in Victoria, BC called Pine Lighting. Recently, Chrystal brought on a partner in the business which gave her a new lease on life to find a second career that included both her love for being on the water and her love of cooking, entertaining and fine cuisine.

Before meeting and marrying Bill, Chrystal had always owned various power boats to go island hopping throughout the San Juan's and Gulf Islands. Her boating life began at age 22 and she never missed a chance to get out on the water exploring the entire Puget Sound and most of the Gulf Islands skippering her own boats. Chrystal has a few unusual talents: hustling on the pool table, playing poker and playing the bagpipes (not all at the same time!). Her best poker accomplishment was winning the Canadian Women's Poker Classic in a Texas Hold'em bounty tournament in 2013. She also played in the 9 Ball Nationals at age 19. Chrystal has travelled to South Africa, Thailand, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Mexico and many of the US states.

Bill and Chrystal met on San Juan Island, Wa where their shared love of the water was a powerful connection that blossomed into a romance. In October 2014, Bill and Chrystal married at sea and moved aboard a 57' ketch sailboat. After a summer in Alaska (2015) doing boat deliveries together between Seattle,Wa and Kodiak, Alaska, the two decided to explore warmer climates and combine their talents in the charter yacht industry. With a shared desire to see the world and an intense love of good food, cocktails and great company, Bill and Chrystal are excited to welcome guests aboard Makai to explore the Virgin Islands together.

Makai Catamaran Sample Menu

BREAKFAST

Also available every morning are fresh muffins, various cereals, yogurts, herbal teas, regular tea & coffee
Classic Eggs Benedict - Hollandaise with pan fried potatoes.
Granola and Yogurt with local fruit
Cornmeal Molasses Pancakes with butterfly pork sausage.
Traditional Bacon and Eggs with pan fried potatoes and toast
Brie and Bacon Frittatta with scallion and side fruit
Cinnamon Buns- cinnamon and walnut filling with a vanilla icing.
Grand Marnier French Toast- with cinnamon, nutmeg.Complemented with maple syrupsand whipped cream. Fruit garnish.

DINNER

Ribeye Steak topped with blue cheese butter sided with garlic parmesan mashed potatoes and peppercorn asparagus.
Lemon Pepper Pork Tenderloin served with, stuffed peppers with quinuoa and minced vegetables.
California and Assorted Rolls with Nigiri Sushi- an assortment of crab, tuna and salmon creations with avocado and cucumbers
Chicken, Scallion and Mushroom Tortellini served with goat cheese alfredo, garlic bread and Caesar salad
Shrimp in a Coconut Lemon Grass Sauce with Bok Choy, bell peppers and snap peas served over lightly curried basmati rice.

LUNCH

Cumin Flat Bread Pizza with Chorizo sausaage, brie, toasted pine nuts, goat cheese, olive tempande, mushroom
Grilled Chicken Cobb Salad- bacon, egg, avocado, scallion, cucumber, tomato, blue cheese crumble with blue cheese dressing served with pita points.
Mahi Mahi Fish Tacos - served with mango salsa, cilantro, corn and lime avocado sauce
Tuna Tataki and Avocado Salad with cucumbers topped with soy/miso vinaigrette.
Island Burgers with all the fixin's served with bean salad in tarragon balsamic vinegar dressing.
Caribbean Chicken Club grilled jerk chicken with bacon, avocado, mayo, tomato, served on a toasted baguette with sweet potato salad
Stuffed Portabello Mushroom with spiced pork sausage with side of quinuoa salad with citrus dressing

DESSERT

Maple Apple Roses with puff pasty
Brandy Banana Flambe - Chocolate Brownie
Deconstructed Key Lime Pie - Creme Brule with spiced rum soaked mangos.
New York Cheesecake topped with berries
Orange Almond Cake -(gluten free) topped with Chantilly creme and nutmeg

Makai Catamaran Weekly Charter Rates

   2 guests  3 guests 4 guests 5 guests 6 guests 7 guests
2016  $9,500  $10,500  $11,500 $12,500 $13,500 $14,500
2017 $10,000 $11,000 $12,000 $12,750 $13,750 $14,500

Christmas/NY, plus 10%

Captain only, $9,000, plus all expenses