C´est La Vie Description

This 2020 46´ Lagoon offers three large double berths each with private ensuite baths including electric heads, vanity and separate showers. The cabins and yacht both offer wonderful natural lighting and great ventilation plus fully air-conditioned depending on the guests´ desires. The salon will seat up to 6 guests in comfort for lounging or dining plus with numerous lounging areas, there is plenty of space for gathering as a group or finding a private place for one or two to relax. C´est La Vie´s aft exterior offers alfresco dining for up to 6 guests along with top deck seating and lounge area in front of helm, plus a forward lower deck lounge area behind the trampolines.

TOYS: 2 Stand Up Paddle Boards, Snorkeling Gear, A Floating Mat, 2 Fishing Rods, & Onshore Games.

DIVING: Offered via rendezvous only

Cruising Area of C´est La Vie

Pref. Pick-upRH
Other Pick-upYHG
Summer PortUSVI
Summer OperationsCaribbean Virgin Islands
Winter PortUSVI
Winter OperationsCaribbean Virgin Islands


Length46 Feet
Beam25 Feet
Draft5 Feet
A/C NightYes
Guest Smokesmoking allowed on sugar scoop
Min Child AgeWater Safe
Voltages220 & USB plugs
Water Makeryes 30L/ho
Internet AccessOnboard WIFI
GeneratorOnan 11Kw Generator
Turnaround48, inquire for 24hr


Wash Basins3
TP in HeadsYes
Electric Heads3
Accommodation Details
Three queen staterooms each with ensuite electric toilets, shower stall and vanity. All cabins are fully air-conditioned. Spacious salon, aft cockpit, forward cockpit plus top fly-bridge for lounging options.

Water Sports

Dinghy (Feet)Highfield 3.4meter
Dinghy Hp20HP
Dinghy Pax5
Snorkel GearYes
Floating Mats1
Standup Paddle2
Boarding LadderSterntern sugar Scoops
Beach GamesYes
Fishing GearYes
Gear TypeTrolling and Casting
Fishing Rods2 per type

Scuba Diving Scuba Diving Symbol

ScubaYacht offers Rendezvous Diving only
Air CompressorNot Onboard


Salon StereoYes
iPod/Device HookupsYes
Other Entertainment


Special DietsInq

Green Initiatives

Make Purified Drinking WaterYes

C´est La Vie Crew Profile

Crew Number2
Crew SmokeNo
CaptainMatt Dana

Capt. Matt Dana
Matt is a USCG licensed Captain with nearly two decades of professional experience on sailing and motor yachts up to 114ft. on the Atlantic & Pacific, throughout the Bahamas, the Caribbean, and the Mediterranean Sea. He has sailed over 65,000 nautical miles, crossed the Atlantic twice, raced in over 25 major regattas and lived aboard his yachts in the US Virgin Islands since 2003. Originally from Massachusetts, Matt´s family traces their lineage back to the Mayflower and has strong generational maritime ties in New England. He grew up spending summers on Cape Cod, where he learned to sail from a young age aboard his family´s boats.

In his early years in the Virgin Islands, Matt broadened his nautical knowledge base by working in a shipyard, and subsequently a sail-loft. He has lived in and around National Parks most of his life, has a background in wilderness search & rescue and emergency medicine, worked as a ski instructor at Vail Resorts, and more recently as a free-diving guide and naturalist in the US Virgin Islands National Park. He attended university with a focus in Japanese ceramics and bronze casting and holds a black belt in traditional Tae Kwon-Do.

Chef Tmana
Tmana is a talented professional chef who originally hails from the coast of Maine where her family has a thriving New England seafood catering business. She draws diverse culinary inspiration from her travels abroad in Europe, the Bahamas and Caribbean, not to mention her New England roots. Tmana truly enjoys providing exceptional and inventive cuisine to all whom find a seat at her table and has a penchant for creating pastries, desserts and baked goods.

An accomplished sailor in her own right, Tmana has sailed over 5,000 nautical miles including several offshore multi-day passages in water over 25,000ft. deep. Matt & Tmana were married in the Virgin Islands on their adopted island home of St. John in 2015. They honeymooned by sailing from Florida to the Virgin Islands on a 6 month cruise through the Bahamas, Turks & Caicos, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, and the Spanish Virgin Islands.

Together, Matt & Tmana have sailed thousands of miles and genuinely love creating new and memorable experiences for their guests through their shared passions for nature, yachting, travel, and cuisine.

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C´est La Vie Reservations & Port Locations

Start DateEnd DateDetails (Holds can be challenged)
Jul 09, 2022Jul 16, 2022Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Jul 18, 2022Jul 24, 2022Booked: St Thomas, USVI* to St Thomas, USVI*
Jul 25, 2022Oct 31, 2022Unavailable: St Thomas USVI to St Thomas USVI
Nov 01, 2022Nov 08, 2022Booked: St Thomas, USVI* to St Thomas, USVI*
Feb 25, 2023Mar 04, 2023Booked: St Thomas, USVI* to St Thomas, USVI*
Jul 23, 2023Jul 29, 2023Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*

C´est La Vie Rates / week

The prices shown are for the entire yacht for a week-long (7 nights) charter. Inquire for lowest rate.
Low price: $17,025
(normal rate)
High price: $19,500
(normal rate)

C´est La Vie Special Offer!
Discount: 10%!
Old price: $17,025 - $19,500 / week
New price: $15,323 - $17,550 / week (Save: $1,702 - $1,950 / week)
Travel before: Aug/15/2022

Season2 Pax3 Pax4 Pax5 Pax6 Pax
2022 Summer$17,500$18,000$18,500$19,000$19,500
2022/23 Winter$17,500$18,000$18,500$19,000$19,500
2023 Summer$17,500$18,000$18,500$19,000$19,500
2023/24 Winter$17,500$18,000$18,500$19,000$19,500

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 C´est La Vie.

C´est La Vie Guest Reviews

March 2022

Wow! What a trip! Everything was totally amazing. Truly. Some of the highlights: Snorkeling in Waterlemon Cay – Sting rays, turtles, sea stars and more. Evening cocktails – dark and stormy, mango daquiris, delicious st. john root beer and ting. Hiking to Annaberg, Tektite and others – great views. Meals – sesame crusted tune, steak fajitas, avocados on everything. It was an amazing trip!

March 2022

My dream come true. Lauren and Nick are the perfect example, Chefs, Captain and first mate. Our trip was luxurious, adventurous, relaxing, gourmet, and thrilling. They met all expectations. It was a perfect was to bring in my 70th year. My adult children, Nic and Danielle, equally enjoyed the trip. It was a great family reunion. The yacht was spacious where we could have privacy when wanted and plenty of options for sitting and lounging. I can´t say enough about Lauren and Nick. They are fun to be with and make their work look easy. Each meal was an artful creation and delicious. Thank you for making wonderful memories for us. All the best, Frances.

March 2022

From the moment we stepped on the boat we were treated like family. It was an incredible experience and we enjoyed getting to know Captain Nick and Lauren. Highlights included snorkeling in crystal clear water, hikes with beautiful overlooks, exceptional food, and peace while sailing. Thank you again for an amazing spring break! Thank you Lauren and Nick, we appreciate you so much!

March 2022

Hey you two, thanks for an amazing trip. Lauren you are always thinking two step ahead knowing exactly what is going to be keeping us safe and ensuring we are going to have the best time. Nick your easy going with the flow is wonderful. It was great to count on both of you to take care of everything so we can relax and celebrate my Mom. Much love, Nicky.

March 2022

Dear Lauren and Nick,

The food, the adventure, the company! This trip totally exceeded our expectations. Thank you for curating these magical 5 days for us. My fav lunch was the poke bowl! I also loved sailing on the boat. It was tragic when the west marine float flew away. My favorite thing is sitting in the front seat going upwind! Call me when you come to NYC! Danielle.

March 2022

I have never done anything like this and I really recommend it. I had never snorkled and it was a highlight. Seeing all those fish, coral, turtles, and lobsters were amazing. Of course the weather was great and the food was delicious. I am not a huge beach person but I also enjoyed spending some time there. Subwinging was also new and awesome. Definitely a trip I would do again. Oh and the drinks were fabulous!

February 2022

Thank you for giving our family a week full of beautiful memories that will last a lifetime. None of us know what to expect, but you exceeded everything we imagined! You hosted us so graciously – making sure that we were al having a great time all the time! Whether it was the outstanding meals the well-though out itinerary, the attention given to our kids...every last detail was perfect. Truly, we could not have asked for anything more. We will head home with nothing but precious memories and hearts full of love and gratitude. You have given us a week in paradise! Forever grateful!

February 2022

This was our first family vacation, on a sailing yacht. Nick and Lauren were so wonderful from day 1! We learned so much about hikes off the islands, sailing, swimming holes, best food spots, and so much more. This was an amazing experience of a lifetime within the beautiful Virgin Islands. Hospitality was beyond expectations and hope to do another sooner rather than later! We loved every day and our kids couldn´t have enjoyed it anymore than they did! Thank you many times over!

February 2022

Rating of Yacht & Crew:
(5 Being the Highest) 5

Was the yacht comfortable and clean?
Everything was excellent

Was the yacht well ventilated?
Yes, everything was excellent

Was the crew friendly and accommodating?
Very much so. Very open and inviting and very interactive with our daughter with down syndrome

Was the food good and well presented?
Everything was excellent

Additional comments about the yacht and crew?
We consider Lauren and Nick extended family

Did you like the area you chartered in?
Yes, everything was new to us and crew was very informed of the places we stopped

January 2022

We had a great week on Cest La Vie with Nick and Lauren.
The boat is clean and comfortable, we enjoyed the outdoor lounge spaces and the convenience of electric heads, water maker and AC! Water toys were so much fun.
Nick and Lauren make a great team and are a pleasure to have as a crew.
We enjoyed spending time together and learning about each other’s backgrounds. They picked great spots for scenic views, snorkeling and hiking! We even got to do some bird watching. We felt very comforted knowing we are in good hands under sails or on the anchor.
Lauren went above and beyond to accommodate our food and wine preferences. The meals were well planned and delicious! Stuffed French toast, empanadas and burgers were kid’s favorites, adults also enjoyed chicken curry and nick’s special egg rolls. Home-made desert with every dinner was an unexpected treat!
It was a perfect start for 2022 and we hope to sail again soon!

Broker Feedback from the Boat Show

Brunch on C´est La Vie was very simple and tasty. The peach Belini´s were awesome! She served a sizeable and good crab cake benedict with spicey hollandaise which was very good - even if you don´t eat eggs! What is not in the photo is neaufchatel stuffed french toast topped with a strawberry basil compote. Final was the tray of fruits. We all enjoyed it.
Just wanted to let you know that they upped their game from your lunch.
Hope you were nice enough to work off a few calories for me!

Sue Wilbar Russell
Caribbean Soul Charters, LLC

June 2021

Previous Boat

Knockout Charters is the best! Ive been renting from Chris for many years now and could not be happier. Prior seasons John taking us out, but this year we had Capt. Nick on most of our charters. Like John, Nick is as good as it gets. Nick was punctual, reliable, and did an incredible job keeping us happy and safe on all our voyages. His skills as a captain and his skills at customer service made the whole summer go as smoothly as possible. Thank you!