August Maverick Description

Elegant and classic AUGUST MAVERICK is a family friendly charter yacht offering a crew of 3 for inclusive and captain only charters in the Virgin Islands as well as New England. Offering many options and combinations of cabin use due to flexibility of the crew, this is a fantastic family holiday option. She has an elegant main salon area, a beautiful 360 degree view pilot house and shaded aft deck for many options in relaxing in style.

Cruising Area of August Maverick

Currently available for USVI only chartersInquire for more information
Pref. Pick-upYacht Heaven, St Thomas
Other Pick-upSouth Dartmouth, MA
Summer PortPortland Maine
Winter PortSt John, USVI
Winter OperationsCaribbean Virgin Islands


Length92 Feet
Beam23 Feet
Draft10 Feet
A/C NightYes
A/C SurchargeNone
Sun AwningYes
Bimini TopYes
Sailing InstructionsYes
Num HatchYes/21
Guest SmokeYes, aft deck only
Children AllowedYes
Min Child Agewater safe
Water Maker50GPH
Water Capacity2,000 Gal
Ice MakerYes
Internet AccessNone-Hot Spots
GeneratorTwo, 30Kw & 20Kw
Max Speed11kts
Cruising Speed8kts
Fuel Consumption6 US Gall/Hr
Range2,000 NM
Turnaround48hrs pref


Wash Basins5
TP in HeadsYes
Electric Heads5
Accommodation Details
MASTER CABIN: Large master suite aft with king walk around berth, plus his and hers separate baths, each with an electric toilet, vanity and sink, and one shared shower. Crew allows flexible arrangements, depending on families and number of guests.

MID-SHIP TWIN CABINS (2): Each of the two cabins has 2 built in twin beds and one pullman berth (slightly smaller than twin size), plus each has a private en-suite head with electric toilet, vanity/sink. One head has a tub and the other has a standing shower.

MAIN SALOON: Saloon has two built in sofas that can sleep one each. Must share a guest head.

MAIN SALON: The Salon is spacious, fully air-conditioned and well appointed with dining on the starboard side and lounge area on the port side. There is a lovely bar in the salon as well.

PILOT HOUSE: Up the companionway there is a large air-conditioned pilot house with seating and a bar all offering a 360 degree view. The pilot house has opening windows and aft wall removes if clients prefer open air.

AFT DECK: The aft deck offers table and chairs under the large sun awning and obviously guests can sunbath on the huge decks.

A baby crib and secure table mounted chair are available onboard

Water Sports

Dinghy (Feet)14´ RIB
Dinghy Hp50HP
Dinghy Pax8
Adult WaterskisYes
Snorkel GearYes
Wake BoardYes
1-Man Kayak2
Floating MatsYes
Standup Paddle4
Swim PlatformsYes, water level
Boarding Ladder2 rigid metal ladders (one on
Beach GamesYes
Fishing GearYes
Gear Type1 trolling, 1 casting & kids
Fishing Rods6
Deep Sea FishingYes
Under Water CamYes
Under Water VideoYes
Other Toys
4 Su Paddle boards, 2 kayaks 1 Pax, Tube for kids, Water skis for adults, floating dock, water noodles, snorkeling gear, 6 inflatable chairs & 1 inflatable couch.

Scuba Diving Scuba Diving Symbol

Resort CourseRendezvous only
Full CourseRendezvous only
Air CompressorOnboard
Wet Suits4
Weight Sets4
Num Divers4
Dives/Week3 free for
Night Dives1
Dive Lights4
Diving Info
Up to 3 dives for 4 divers included in rate. Gear is supplied. At this time Resort course and full course are rendezvous only. Captain Shawn is the Dive Master.
Dive Costs
Up to 3 dives for 4 divers included. Inquire for additional dives.


Salon Tv/DvdYes
Salon StereoYes
iPod/Device HookupsYes
Other Entertainment
3 ice makers, wine cooler, mini fridge, Tv and DVD in main salon and master guest room: Bluetooth stereo in all guest rooms common areas and on deck; variety of water toys, board games, cards, library, internet router in guest rooms and main salon and much more.


Special DietsYes

Green Initiatives

Make Purified Drinking WaterYes
Re-Usable Water BottlesYes
Other Green Initiatives
Efficient dishwasher ,water maker, wind turbines, reusable straw.

August Maverick Crew Profile

Crew Number3
Crew SmokeNo
CaptainShawn Deweese
License1600T Ocean Masters
First Mate
First MateVictoria Balcheva

Captain Shawn Deweese:
You´re in good hands with Shawn - not only the Captain, but an owner he knows August Maverick in and out. He holds a Bachelor´s Degree in Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy and a Master´s Degree in Social Organizational Psychology from Columbia University. He served nine years at sea in the U.S. Coast Guard aboard cutters ALEX HALEY (Kodiak, AK), KUKUI (Honolulu, HI), CAMPBELL (Kittery, ME), and was the Commanding Officer of Cutters ADAK (Manama, Bahrain) and KISKA (Hilo, HI). He graduated from the Naval Diving Salvage Training Center (Navy Dive School) in Panama City Florida where he later retuned as an instructor for four years. He is a licensed Merchant Mariner with a 1600-ton Oceans Master, and Second Mate Unlimited License. He is also a PADI Dive Master.
​ Now that we´ve gotten all of the really serious things out of the way, we figured you´d like to know a little more about this one. He´s pretty cool. Shawn grew up on the water and all of his memories involve being in, on or under the water; fishing off Cape Cod, snorkeling and diving on family vacations in the Caymans, and waterskiing or tubing during family reunions on the lake in Minnesota. He is great with kids and enjoys teaching them how to fish, taking them tubing behind the tender, and showing some of the little tricks he´s learned during his time on the water.

First Mate Victoria Balcheva
Victoria grew up in Varna - the sea capital of Bulgaria. She was always drawn to the water, and family vacations were always near a lake or the sea. She enjoyed fishing with her father as a child, and was a synchronized swimmer throughout high-school. Victoria attended college for International Business Management while working in restaurants, was a fitness instructor, a health coach and even did some modeling. She always loved the idea of being on the water and running a boat, so when the time was right, she did just that. She moved to Greece and quickly earned her Skipper diploma for yachts up to 72ft. She spent a year running day trips and multi-day cruises around Thassos Island: still one of her favorite places. Victoria immersed herself in the sail culture and participated in local regattas, and was a skipper for a two week trip around Greece, transiting the Corinth Canal twice and gaining more than 3500NM as a skipper. Victoria decided to expand her knowledge and went back to the USA where she gained STCW, Powerboat 2, and RYA Marine Radio Short Range Certifications. During her time on August Maverick, Victoria has completed her 100-ton USCG Captains License course and is working towards her dive certifications! Victoria superbly manages guest relations while on charter; making your time onboard as care-free and fun as possible. In addition to running August Maverick with Shawn, Victoria manages August Maverick´s social media, website and tries to keep Shawn out of trouble...some jobs are simply harder than others!

Chef: Freelance


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August Maverick Reservations & Port Locations

Start DateEnd DateDetails (Holds can be challenged)
Nov 22, 2022Dec 03, 2022Unavailable: TBA to TBA
Dec 04, 2022Dec 11, 2022Booked: St Thomas, USVI* to St Thomas, USVI*
Dec 18, 2022Dec 27, 2022Booked: St Thomas, USVI* to St Thomas, USVI*
Dec 30, 2022Jan 07, 2023Booked: St Thomas, USVI* to St Thomas, USVI*
Jan 10, 2023Jan 17, 2023Booked: St Thomas, USVI* to St Thomas, USVI*
Jan 19, 2023Jan 26, 2023Booked: St Thomas, USVI* to St Thomas, USVI*
Jan 30, 2023Feb 06, 2023Booked: TBD to TBD
Feb 07, 2023Feb 13, 2023Booked: TBD to TBD
Feb 16, 2023Feb 26, 2023Booked: St Thomas, USVI* to St Thomas, USVI*
Mar 01, 2023Mar 08, 2023Booked: St Thomas, USVI* to St Thomas, USVI*
Mar 11, 2023Mar 19, 2023Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Mar 26, 2023Apr 02, 2023Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Apr 20, 2023Apr 26, 2023Booked: Saint Thomas, USVI* to Saint Thomas, USVI*
Jul 29, 2023Aug 05, 2023Booked: Rockland, ME to Rockland, ME

August Maverick Rates / week

The prices shown are for the entire yacht for a week-long (7 nights) charter. Inquire for lowest rate.
Low price: $25,700

High price: $34,500

Season2 Pax3 Pax4 Pax5 Pax6 Pax7 Pax8 Pax9 Pax10 Pax11 Pax12 Pax
2022/23 Winter$28,000$28,750$29,500$30,250$31,000$31,750$32,500$33,000$33,500$34,000$34,500
2023 Summer$28,000$28,750$29,500$30,250$31,000$31,750$32,500$33,000$33,500$34,000$34,500

Yacht terms: All Inclusive

An all-inclusive charter covers all provisioning and running expenses. This includes a captain and crew that is fully trained and committed to your safety and enjoyment of your trip. A chef will provide the kind of exceptional, personalized meal preparation that you would expect of a five-star restaurant. The listed rate may not include all local taxes, cruising permits, premium beverages and scuba activities. Inquire for more information.

Send us an inquiry to get specific pricing for August Maverick.

August Maverick Guest Reviews

August 2021

Shawn, Vici, Angie:

Thank you for such a wonderful cruise in New England. Your attention to detail makes all the difference from a good experience to an amazing one! Thank you for helping us come and go to all our events and being so kind and accommodating. The menus and food were amazing and we cant thank you enough for your thoughtful hospitality!

- Lisa & Tim - Safe Sailing August Maverick!

June 2021

Thank you August Maverick and crew! We couldn’t have dreamt of a better New England family vacation. Great times sailing, swimming off the back of the boat (66*F water was particularly refreshing) and the food was amazing! Special thanks for finding amazing 4th of July fireworks. Heading home refreshed and relaxed. Thank you Shawn, Victoria and Blair!

January 2022

Shawn, Lauren, Vici & Adam,

What a great trip!! I get an A+ in retirement. I would do this every year. Food was great, service excellent.


January 2022

Such a great time, Thank you!

Thank you for an absolutely amazing week. Will remember this trip for a long long time. Everything was perfect. Thank you for putting up with all of us!

January 2022

Shawn, Vici, Lauren & Adam,

Thanks for detouring the trip to pick us up in St. Croix! It was a fabulous 3 1/2 days - next time will be longer! It was fabulous.

Jen & Clem

January 2022

Back in the Virgin Islands after 30+ years. Crew was so helpful, service and food was excellent. Time with family cruise was one of my best vacations.


Christmas 2021

Wow! What an amazing trip!!! From the moment we stepped on board, we knew this would be a trip of a lifetime. Every detail was though off…from the great meals to the wonderful moorings with great snorkeling, to even the swimming reindeer. Who knew Christmas at sea could be so fun and magical. Thank you for everything. Thanks for answering Parham’s questions, for accommodating Cooper’s fractured foot, for teaching Sam how to wakeboard and drink a beer while wearing a Santa hat, and for introducing Sambo to a moray eel, sleeping turtles, and ferocious shrimps. We are so grateful for all the memories, but even more grateful for our new friends. Look forward to seeing you soon either in NC or back on the August Maverick!
Cooper, Sam, Sambo & Parham

Thank y’all for a great week.
Thanks - Sambo

Thanks for answering all my questions.
M. P

December 2021

Shawn, Victoria & Lauren,

How can we begin to thank you for what has truly been a trip of a lifetime. Our group of ten had some unique needs, which were met with such kindness and compassion. You made time for us to have fun active outdoor activities as well as quiet, reflective moments. The boat itself is beautiful and we loved the many delicious meals shared.

November 2021

Thank you for a truly wonderful vacation. We will fondly remember the many, many incredible moments and memories. We thoroughly enjoyed our 1st class sailing vacation. From the top notch food to the wam and welcoming atmosphere. You went out of your way to make sure all our needs & desires were met. You navigated the entire week with such kindness and warmth. We will absolutely come back to wail with you again, and will happily let the world know how amazing you are as well.

Many many thanks!

Geoff & Tara

November 2021

Thank you for such a memorable vacation & for making every experience comfortable & incredible.


November 2021

Thank you so much for making this trip as great as it was, I had such a great time and it wouldn’t have been the same without you two. This has been an amazing vacation and I cant wait for our opportunity to return to August Maverick.


November 2021

Thanks for everything! The sailing and snorkeling was really fun, you are all very nice!!!


November 2021

Thank you for a more than wonderful charter sailing vacation experience. Everything was great and each of you provided exceptional service to our family and friends. The stories were great as were the suggestions for things to do, see, and experience. We felt safe and comfortable the entire trip and also appreciated your understanding and flexibility when Heidi was sea-sick. We would highly recommend you to anyone seeking a sailing vacation and eagerly await a return to August Maverick. Thank you all!!

- Mike, Heidi and Family.

September 2021

What an amazing sailing yacht August Maverick is!! What is truly amazing is Shawn, Victoria & Mark! You made our trip special for each and every one of us, including celebrating our anniversary and a birthday. You all made us feel super special, but Braxton especially felt like one of the crew members. He now wants to grow up to be a captain! We are sad to see the trip come to an end, but feel like we have created life long friends. We truly cannot wait for our next adventure again! Thank you so much for such an amazing vacation.

2021 STFYC/NYYC Commodore’s Cruise

AMAZING!! Thanks so much Shawn & Vici! The best service ever from the nicest people.

All we can say is…Wowza, wow-wee!! Fantastic Crew. Wonderful boat. Excellent experience. Care is taken with every detail. We feel lucky to have experienced the magic that is August Maverick.

- Kit & Scott

August 2021

Shawn, Vici, Angie:

Thank you so much for being such an awesome crew! We feel so lucky to have found August Maverick and we appreciate all your hard work and friendly, flexible attitude to make the strip so very special for us. Enjoy your continuing adventures and perhaps we will see you again! Look us up if you ever pass through San Fransisco!!

- Kelly & Kermit

August 2021

Shawn, Vici & Angie ~ you know how to encourage your guests to enjoy their time away from the stresses back home. Thank you for the enormous amount of work YOU do so that we can take a deep breath, let it all out, and just BE!! What a ministry you have and what a gift to all who are fortunate enough to come under your magic!! It was a glorious week in every way - even though the wind was reluctant to cooperate.

Love, prayers, thanks & blessings!

August 2021

I anticipated this trip for 7 months and it was everything I hoped for! Thank you Vici and Shawn for sharing your beautiful boat with us and for all of the endless work you do to make your guests feel welcome and relaxed. The sites, hikes, and the water sports were all amazing! Angie’s culinary creations were spectacular and endless! You were so much fun to be with and were an integral part of our experience. I couldn´t have asked for a better way to celebrate my 50th!

- Katie, Matthew, Molly, Barrett, Gloria

July 2021

Congrats Victoria! Sorry, Captain Victoria! We had so much fun on board! Shawn and Victoria made us feel so much at home and so comfortable. And wow is Nate a fantastic Chef. This was a first experience for all and one will won’t soon forget. We hope our paths cross again in the future. Maybe somewhere a bit more south?

July 2021

We are honored to be the first trip back aboard August Maverick. Captain Shawn (Barba Roja) always seems to help us capture the perfect day. Victoria (Vicki Poppins) seems to be everywhere at once helping pull off the most wonderful vacation - not to mention the babies love her. Blair (frosted-top chef) out did himself with the food. Who knew “elevated comfort” would be exactly what we love. Thanks again and we can’t wait for the next trip!


We all had a fantastic time on August Maverick. She was an able and comfortable home base for our team during the regatta. Shawn and Vici were extremely accommodating to our motley group.

Have a great summer,

- Team Tio Loco - Steve, Hank, Tom, Tim, Jeff, Kenny, Will, Halsey, George, Tina
June 2021

April 2021

From the moment we stepped aboard August Maverick we knew we made the right choice for our vacation. Shawn and Victoria you make a great team and work seamlessly together to create a fun and relaxing atmosphere. Thank you for bringing us to beautiful snorkeling spots filled with colorful fish and arranging great dive times for Martin and Gavin. The kids loved the tubing and the yummy mocktails. Martin appreciated being able to bounce all of his boating questions off of you. The food was AMAZING! We appreciated Greg’s flexibility when it comes to our picky eaters. We can’t thank you enough! We hope to see August Maverick sailing by in New England this summer!

-Jenn, Martin, Gavin, Laura and Hadley

December 2020

It was an awesome trip. Shawn, Victoria and Kendra were great. They were both professional and fun. They managed our family great and worked amazing with the Brandt boat.

December 2020

Wow! This trip was definitely one for the books! As a mom, having my whole family together is such a treat but to be able to step on board and bot raise a finger took everything to the next level! Shawn, you, Victoria and Kendra are incredible! Thank you for such a beautiful trip! Thank you for the stories and memories. Thank you for being that perfect combo of “professional” but SO much fun. Thank you for your endless energy in taking care of us. Thank you for the amazing food and drinks. Thank you for letting us play our music loud and for letting the Brandt’s come on board all week! You were all the best hosts/hostesses and we appreciate everything so much!! It was epic!

- The YXXXXX family, December 2020

December 2020

Shawn, Victoria and Kendra,

Thank you all for such a glowing week! The boat is impeccable, the scenery was stunning, the food was to die for and getting to know y’all was such a blessing! I hope the remainder of the year is such as beautiful as the start was!

- Sophia, December 2020

December 2020

Trip of a LIFETIME to say at least!!

Thank you it all for the kindness, hospitality and meal! Until next time!

Lots of love!

- Ben, December 2020

December 2020

Thank you guys so much! I had a lot of fun and can’t wait till next time!

Love, Owen

September 2020

A delightful experience! Great boat, super crew, lovely sailing. Just an all-around perfect three days-even the weather was terrific. Didn’t know Massachusetts could do that! Many thanks to Shawn and Vicky/Victoria for making our trip so enjoyable. We hope we will see you again!

Barbara and John, September 2020

August 2020

Thank you for this incredible respite. We throughly enjoyed not only your expertise but also your company. Thank you for putting up with George’s incessant questions and constant conversations. We will have the most special family memories of our time on August Maverick! Thank you for finding the sunsets.

Tracy and Josh, August 2020

August 2020

Thank you so much for the amazing memories and adventures. We loved the boat and how kid friendly the entire trip was. Captain Shawn is such wealth of knowledge, Victoria is amazing at everything and Zack’s cooking was top-notch!

Hope to come aboard August Maverick again sometime! We loved all the activities, especially tubing, paddle board surfing, fishing, swimming, and the dance party!

Thank you so much!
Ronnie K. and Family, August 2020

Thank you so much for this incredible, unforgettable experience! Shawn and Victoria are loads of fun. They are prepared for anything! This was a perfect escape from Covid-19!
Nora (12yrs), August 2020

This was fun and different from the start! I loved tubing and I’m so thankful!
Xoxo, Hannah (9yrs), August 2020

I loved driving the mini boat with Victoria! It was so much fun!
Love, George (5yrs), August 2020

July 2020

What a spectacular week aboard August Maverick in an otherwise challenging time (covid-19).

Zack, we loved the meals, especially lamb ragu! Victoria, you are amazing and helped make the trip so comfortable. Shawn, we love your boat, everything was so comfortable and so smooth! You did an awesome job.

Hope to see you all again soon!

P.S. Loved the chairs!
The HXXXXXX, July 2020

Thank you for an amazing time. We will always remember Isabel’s 1st sailing adventure on August Maverick!
Peter, Ashley and Isabel (8 months), July 2020

March 2020

Thank your for making this an exceptional experience for Mike and I! 2019 proved to be a mix of wonderful experiences, and more difficult one. This trip has helped bring us back to our center.
Note: Can´t tell you enough how excellent we believe your cooking skills are. I preferred your food to the dinner on shore and I´m sure Mike would agree, so thank you for all your efforts.
You are an outstanding, wonderful host. You move so quietly about taking care of all of our needs. You made an exceptional drink! Thank you for all the extra time with moving us about the cabins. Clean sheets, towels, and a cool and cozy room to return to at the end of the day. thank you, you are a sweet and kind soul.
Thank you most of all, this adventure has meant the world to us. All the points of interest, stops, all had a different atmosphere and feel and memory. I hope this venture means as much to all who have the opportunity in the future. Bless you and your business venture.
Mike and Ann

February 2020

Shawn, Victoria and Nate, Thank you for making this an exceptional experience for Mike and I. This trip has helped bring us back to our center. Nate: Can’t tell you enough how excellent we believe your cooking skills are. I preferred your food to the dinners on shore. I’m sure Mike would agree. Thank you for all your effort. Victoria: you are an outstandingly wonderful host. You move so quietly about taking care of all our needs. You make an excellent drink. Thanks for all the extra time with moving us about the cabins. Clean sheets, towels, and a cool and cozy room to return to at the end of the day. Thank you. You have a sweet and kind soul. Shawn: thank you most of of all. This adventure meant the world to us. All the points of interest, stops, all had a different atmosphere and feel and memory. I hope this venturing means as much to all who have the opportunity in the future.

Mike and Ann February 2020

February 2020

We sailed on the August Maverick in late February 2020 Captain Shawn Deweese and his crew, Victoria and chef, Nate were incredible. The voyage exceeded all of our expectations. Shawn chose beautiful bays and coves to moor in with a good mix of serenity and activity. We had a nice mix of water sports such as SUPs, kayaks and snorkeling along with exploring local beaches and watering holes. We enjoyed cocktail hour with awesome beverages and sunsets. We chose half of our dinners on board, and the others at great beach restaurants. The accommodations on board were fabulous. Each berth has its own bathroom and the common areas are very comfortable. Truly was a trip of a lifetime, and I wanted to stay forever. In fact, I inquired if they needed a doctor on board. A lovely respite from a hectic job and cold Minnesota winters. I would enthusiastically recommend August Maverick to anyone wanting a Virgin Island sailing experience. I have traveled extensively, and this trip is tops in my book.

Janet, February 2020

January 2020

August Maverick is a beautiful vessel — classic design, tastefully updated and lovingly maintained — very well suited to larger groups regardless of weather. The lower salon and berths were spacious and comfortable, but the pilot house is exceptional. Bright and airy, it had enough room to shelter us from the occasional rain, and opened up easily to the aft deck when the sun was shining. It was our favorite space to hang out.

Shawn and the entire crew were outstanding hosts. They were competent, attentive and accommodating, as you would expect from a professional charter company. But what really made our trip so enjoyable was that the crew was also relaxed and fun. And patient — Captain Shawn was willing to share his local knowledge, love of sailing and pride in the August Maverick to answer our endless “newbie” questions.

We had a great trip and would recommend the August Maverick to anyone.

David and Family, January 2020

A Trip of a Lifetime

It was a trip of a lifetime. One where everything falls together perfectly. The weather was amazing, the boat was amazing, the food was amazing and the areas we visited were amazing. The ´One Thing´ that stands out the most however was the Crew! So welcoming, accommodating and thoughtful, it is because they cared so much in delivering us an amazing experience that our trip was an incredible adventure for all including our 5 yr. oId grandson who still talks everyday about going back to work for Captain Shawn and Victoria when he is older.
-Noles Family