BOKETTO is a brand new 2022 42´ Fountaine Pajot Astréa sailing catamaran is nothing short of extraordinary. She takes sailing charter yacht luxury to the next level as she boasts three large queen berths each with private ensuite baths including electric heads, vanity and separate showers. Cabins and yacht common areas offer wonderful natural lighting and great ventilation with full custom air-conditioning. The salon will seat all guests in comfort for lounging or dining with the exterior offering an alfresco dining experience to remember. Top deck seating and villa-style aft lounge area make this charter yacht one-of-a-kind. With numerous lounging areas to stretch out, there is plenty of space for gathering as a group or finding a private place for one or two to take all the Caribbean in.
Cruising Area of Boketto
**There are only 2 showers on this vessel. Crew stay in starboard aft cabin. There may be instances where the crew will need to use the starboard shower that the guests use. Each cabin has it´s own heads & sinks. See layout for more details.
Bimini for helm station
Exterior window blinds for saloon
2 bow seats
Garmin 2 smart cruising Autopilot
90 liter freezer
Dishwasher coming soon
4 electric head large bowl
4 electric fans
Air conditioning and heating
9KW 50 hz genset
We will do after market fresh water maker. Boat will be fitted with the intake
Automatic Mainsail hook
MP10. Life raft
REFIT DETAILS: During the 2022/2023 season, Boketto has had these items replaced or upgraded: New Northern Lights 7.5Kw Generator, New Rainman water maker
Organic and local produce when available. Bio-friendly cleaning products.
Boketto Crew Profile
Chef / First Mate
Capt. Lukata Samuel
Lukata Samuel is a 100 ton Master Captain born and raised in the beautiful Virgin Islands with endless knowledge of the Virgin Island and surrounding islands. He began sailing at 8 years old at the St.Thomas Yacht Club where he found a love for sailing and continued learning and teaching . With his mind set, Lukata traveled to St. Vincent and Grenadines to teach sailing to the local youth. After this, he then began working on day charters in the Virgin Islands as well as in Puerto Rico.
Aside from sailing, Lukata is a locally known runner and triathlete and has competed in multiple triathlon events in the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. In their down time Lukata and Benita can be found competing in sailing races, volunteering in the local community as well as basking in the sun at some of their favorite hidden beaches. You can also catch them at the sailing and wellness program where they provide the fundamentals of sailing as well as the building blocks to a healthy lifestyle to the youth of St. Thomas.
Lukata has a passion for sharing the beautiful island experience with his guest while they indulge in the Caribbean lifestyle. He is determined to push the bounds of the ocean and create a tropical oasis experience for the guests. Lukata brings a diverse package to every charter. He provides farm fresh provisions, special Island tours, local eateries, local artists and much more to bring you deep into the islands food, fun, and culture . He loves it when his guest have a dream like island experience as this has been his pleasure and pride of his . “The purpose of life, after all, is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for a newer and richer experience” a quote that he strongly leads his life by. Come be Irie and catch the wind of wonders on Boketto as Captain Lukata sets sail on a lifetime experience in the Virgin Islands.
Chef Benita Marshall
Captain & Chef Benita Marshall is a flare of bright energy and a lover of sunset swimming & fresh pesto. With 2+ years of experience and upwards of 1000 nautical miles on near coastal waters as well as carrying her USCG Master 100 ton, Benita truly feels one with the ocean and is has surrendered to wherever the waves take her. Hailing from all over the Caribbean with family roots in several islands from Cuba to Trinidad, Benita considers herself “your local island explorer” of food, fun, culture and of course waves.
Benita comes alive in the kitchen and has the best time making art in the galley. With over 5 years in the culinary and restaurant industry, Benita is well versed in various diets and allergies, and believes that whatever you put into your body, should always make you feel better. “Making sure the guests dance when they eat” has always been her thrill and something she looks forward to when preparing delicious food. Benita and Lukata also help operate their local family farms of Meder Mogzit and Greenridge Guavaberry and provide a “farm to table” approach to dining so the freshness and love will always be tasted.
Rising to the motion of the ocean and the light of the sun is always something Benita wants to do for the rest of her life. Benita is a certified yoga and pilates instructor and believes that health is truly wealth, so mindful movement, meditation and breathing are some the things she loves to connect with her guests on. Benita is passionate about feeding the spirit within as well as having fun almost every second of her life, so you probably find her in prayer and meditation at 6am to doing flips off the boat 3 hours later.
Benita and Lukata offer a wide range of activities from farm tours, historic hikes to meeting with local musicians and artists as well as memorable experiences off land for all their guests to take as intangible souvenirs. With their Caribbean essence, Lukata and Benita indulge their guests in a behind the scene experience of culture, food, fun and the true “island life”.
Boketto CalendarAvailableBookedHold (can be challenged)Unavailable
Boketto Reservations & Port Locations
|Start Date||End Date||Details (Holds can be challenged)|
|Dec 05, 2023||Dec 12, 2023||Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand|
|Dec 14, 2023||Dec 21, 2023||Booked: Tortola, Village Cay, BVI to Yacht Haven Grand|
|Dec 26, 2023||Jan 02, 2024||Booked: Little Dix Bay, BVI to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*|
|Jan 13, 2024||Jan 16, 2024||Booked: St Thomas, USVI* to Jost Van Dyke, BVI*|
|Feb 20, 2024||Feb 27, 2024||Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*|
|Mar 01, 2024||Mar 08, 2024||Booked: Tortola, West End, BVI to Tortola, West End, BVI|
|Mar 14, 2024||Mar 21, 2024||Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand|
|Mar 24, 2024||Mar 30, 2024||Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand|
|Apr 27, 2024||May 04, 2024||Booked: Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI to Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI|
|May 26, 2024||Aug 24, 2024||Unavailable: Owner Use - BVI, USVI, SXM to Owner Use - BVI, USVI, SXM|
|Aug 25, 2024||Dec 31, 2025||Unavailable: Unavailable to Unavailable|
Boketto Rates / weekThe prices shown are for the entire yacht for a week-long (7 nights) charter.
Low price: $15,000(normal rate)
High price: $17,000(normal rate)
Boketto Special Offer!
Offer: 10% discount on the standard charter rate for Boketto including Thanksgiving charter. Special can not be combined with other specials. New bookings only.
Old price: $15,000 - $17,000 / week
New price: $13,500 - $15,300 / week (Save: $1,500 - $1,700 / week)
Minimum nights: 5
Travel before: Dec/17/2023
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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.
Boketto Special Offer 2!
Offer: Boketto is offering Christmas 2023 charter at their regular seasonal rate and New Year's 2023/2024 charter with just 15% above the standard rate. This exclusive deal cannot be combined with other offers.
Minimum nights: 7
Travel between: Dec/18/2023 - Jan/04/2024
ADDITIONAL RATE DETAILS
CURRENT SPECIAL: 10% will be discounted from the standard charter rate for charters started and completed between 11/18/23 and 12/17/23 - including Thanksgiving charters. The charter must be booked after 10/03/23, have a minimum of 5 nights and cannot be in conjunction with any other specials for the discount to apply.
HOLIDAY SPECIAL: Christmas charters are offered at the standard seasonal rate. This special cannot be combined with other offers.
BVI COMPLIANCE FOR THE 2023/2024 SEASON:
Cruising Grounds: British Virgin Islands & U.S. Virgin Islands
Pick Up/Drop Off: St. Thomas or Tortola
Crew: Permanent Annual Work Permits
BVI Customs & Cruising Permit Fees: Included.
MINIMUM NIGHTS: 5, Inquire for less
For 6 night charters, divide weekly rate by 7 nights X 6 nights.
For 5 nights or less, divide weekly rate by 6 nights X number of nights.
7 nights ($150 off per person) - Includes 7 breakfasts, 4 lunches & 3 dinners aboard - with all other meals to be taken ashore at client expense
2@$14,700 | 3@$15,050 | 4@$15,400 | 5@$15,750 | 6@$16,100
LOCAL FARE MEAL PLAN OPTION
7 nights ($75 off per person) - Includes: 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches & 6 dinners. Requires 2 lunches and 1 dinner ashore at client expense.
2@$14,850 | 3@$15,275 | 4@$15,700 | 5@$16,125 | 6@$16,550
SLEEP ABOARD: Available for half of the daily rate. Includes boarding after 4pm, snacks, welcome cocktails & continental breakfast. Dinner ashore is additional. Select option upon booking. EXCLUDES: Christmas and New Year´s weeks.
CHRISTMAS 2023: 7 night minimum, 2-6 guests $22,000 - full-board only. Must end by 12/26.
NEW YEARS 2023: 7 night minimum, 2-6 guests, $23,000 - full-board only. May not start prior to 12/27.
Boketto Guest Reviews
Thank y’all so much for such a beautiful trip! We will be back for sure and can’t wait till you get your own boat some day. -Tom&Aryica
All we can say is WOW! What an incredible experience. This was part 3 of our honeymoon and we didn’t think it could get any better. Lukata & Benita you simply made this magical ! The food . The knowledge. The service. Simply impeccable! We can’t wait to tell our friends! All the best now & in the future !
Fleming & Ambre James
Dear Lukata & Benita, thank you for the wonderful experience we have enjoyed aboard the Boketto and all around St. Thomas and St. John. You have welcomed and loved us like family and fed us like royalty. We will take home memories and photos that we will cherish, and we will remember most fondly the live you showed us. Best wishes and full sails- Jason & Kristin Herring.
Thank you for this amazing trip. You really made this a trip to remember. I wish the best for you and your future. Thank you again . -Josh Herring
Benita & Lukata
Thank you for memories made for our family. We will cherish these times in our hearts always. Keep your love kindness and spirit at the forefront of all you do!
Much gratitude, Erin, Michael, Brendan (7), Clair (5) & Emery Brown . Fort Collins, Colorado
All the way from Queens NY. I’d like to tell y’all thank you for a wonderful experience. Your kindness & attentiveness was greatly appreciated. From the meals , warmth of your spirit & the energy it meant the world to us. Wishing you much success, love , peace and blessings.
What an amazing week!
This King and Queen are above and beyond golden.
What an absolutely perfect week? Thank you for a unforgettable experience
What a fun trip! Thank you for the fun times and great memories
On behalf of our group, I want to thank you so much for the hospitality, time and energy that you exerted to make our first crewed charter experience an amazing one. We felt safe, attended to and left feeling like we were long time family friends.
We would like to share what stood out as amazing from our vacation that we hope you continue:
The overall cleanliness of the main cabin and dining area
Again, your attention to our safety and health
The beautiful fire dance show!
We loved the water toys!
The Trinidad Doubles, Johnny Cakes and the Salmon with pesto pasta were absolutely delicious!
We are excited to see what the future holds for you. We were so impressed with your drive, professionalism and sincerely felt like we were leaving as family!
Thank you both for everything you did to make this 50th birthday celebration a success!
The water was beautiful, the views amazing. The food was delicious, but the best part of our 5 nights was the crew… their smiles , attentiveness and wonderful souls ! Thank you Benita and Lukata! -Skip & Eva
What can I say? Jennifer had a spectacular birthday! You two are rockstars, the food was out of this world. I will never forget (my fellow cancerian ) Benita’s contagious smile ! Until next time - with love , Kamal
Thanks for an amazing time, everything was perfect!
Rating of Yacht & Crew:
Was the yacht comfortable and clean?
Yes the yacht was great, I prefer Lagoon yacht and this one did not disappoint
Was the yacht well ventilated?
Was the crew friendly and accommodating?
Benita and Lukata were outstanding and fun to be with. They could not do enough for us, they were very accomodating.
Benita and Lukata were fabulous. Benita is an excellent cook and Lukata was a great Captain, very fun people.