Cruising Area of Elite
Full Beam Master cabin with King size bed, VIP cabin with a King size bed, and two convertible twins, that also have Pullmans.
Zero spot water maker.
Super clear ice makers
Elite Crew Profile
Gus Bolanos - American
Captain Gus was born in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, the yachting capital of the world. He spent much of his childhood in Bimini, Bahamas with his grandparents learning how to fish, dive, and navigate small boats through the local waters. He has always had a connection with the sea and was an avid sailor and boater all throughout his teenage years.
When he graduated boarding school in 2000 he went to sea working for the Seafarers International Union (SIU) as an Ordinary Seaman on ocean going ships. After several years of hard work and great experiences in the SIU he started working on sport fishing boats and yachts in South Florida cruising through the Bahamas, Florida, Gulf of Mexico, Central and South America and eventually settled in St. Thomas, in the USVI in the Caribbean.
Gus has worked on boats, yachts, and ships for 19 years and has logged over 20,000 nautical miles at sea; he holds a US Coast Guard 200 Ton Master License. He has spent the last 10 years on the beautiful waters of the USVI, BVI, and Spanish Virgin Islands, and has performed more than 65 day charters in the Virgins.
U.S. Coast Guard 200 Ton Master License
• 19 years of yachting experience
• 11 years of Virgin Islands-specific boating experience
• 20,000 plus nautical miles logged
• Seafarers International Union (SIU) member
• Captained yachts and sport fishing boats in the Bahamas, Florida, Gulf of Mexico, Central/South America, and the Caribbean
Jonathan Hardin - American
Jonathan found his love for the water and the outdoors as an Eagle Scout growing up in South Carolina. In college he learned to sail in the Charleston Oceanic Sailing Association regattas. After graduating from the University of South Carolina, Jonathan moved to St. Thomas where he became the head bartender at the famous Duffy´s Love Shack and he fell in love with the Virgin Islands and diving.
In 2011 he bought a sailboat and became a US Coast Guard licensed captain, spending the next seven years chartering and exploring the Virgin Islands. Jonathan is excited to share the magic of the Virgin Islands and create new adventures and memories with you aboard M/Y ELITE!
• U.S. Coast Guard 100 Ton Master License with towing and sailing endorsements
• Maritime experience of more than 10 years
• 11 years of Virgin Islands-specific boating experience
• PADI Divemaster
• Professional Bartender
• Winner Best Rum Cocktail 2020 / VIPCA Competition
Michael Lombardi - American
Chef Michael, born in Staten Island, has been working on yachts since 2011 after hearing about the industry from friends. He has knowledge in pretty much every role on a yacht, including deckhand, engineer, and chef.
Before yachting, Michael was working as a private villa chef. During this time, he began to focus on the food he was most passionate about which is Carib-Americana. He continues to find joy in cooking this cuisine while also drawing inspiration from his Grandma and Uncle.
Michael´s other passion in life is surfing. One of his favorite experiences was when he went backpacking and surfing through Central America. You can often find Michael discussing food, culture, and surfing.
´I love collaborating with guests on charter to find out what they do and do not like. It´s more enjoyable to cook when you know the people you are cooking for!´
Dayami Rivera - American
Born and raised in the Bronx, Dayami is a huge Yankees fan and enjoys anything thrill seeking. One time she won an all paid trip to South Africa and cherishes it as her most adventurous experience! Water sports is one of her most enjoyable hobbies and she has been on boats with her captain father ever since she can remember.
After graduating with a degree in Human Persuasion, Dayami became ABA Therapist Certified. But, in 2019, she went back to her roots of the water and joined the yachting industry as a stewardess. Cruising New England was the beginning of her yachting career, with her favorite area being Nantucket. Now she is learning to love the Caribbean as M/Y ELITE´s stewardess.
Dayami loves getting to know people, is excellent at multitasking, and enjoys motivating others to have fun. All of this combined makes her one of the best stews in the biz!
Languages: English & light Spanish
Elite CalendarAvailableBookedHold (can be challenged)Unavailable
Elite Reservations & Port Locations
|Start Date||End Date||Details (Holds can be challenged)|
|Nov 21, 2021||Nov 28, 2021||Booked: Saint Thomas, USVI* to Saint Thomas, USVI*|
|Dec 19, 2021||Dec 26, 2021||Booked: St Thomas USVI to St Thomas USVI|
|Dec 28, 2021||Jan 04, 2022||Booked: St Thomas, USVI* to St Thomas, USVI*|
|Jan 07, 2022||Jan 14, 2022||Booked: Saint Thomas, USVI* to Saint Thomas, USVI*|
|Mar 19, 2022||Mar 26, 2022||Booked: St Thomas USVI to St Thomas USVI|
Elite Rates / weekThe prices shown are for the entire yacht for a week-long (7 nights) charter.
Low price: $59,500
High price: $69,500
The high and low prices of this yacht depend on both the number of guests and the traveling season. Send us an inquiry for exact pricing.
Yacht terms: Plus Expenses
The price includes a professional crew operating your chartered yacht, but all running expenses such as fuel, tax, provisions and any other costs are extra. Calculate between 15-25% for a sailing yacht and 25-35% for a motor yacht on top of the given rate with an APA cash payment made to the ships agent or captain, who will keep an open tap and produce full accounts of all expenditures. Inquire for more information.
Send us an inquiry to get specific pricing for Elite.
Elite Guest Reviews
“I was able to talk with (charter client) and they were delighted with the charter.
They said the impression they got onboard about ELITE was outstanding and even better than the one they had from outside. They were very comfortable onboard and made a special mention of its design and decor. But more importantly they were very happy with all crew onboard, Capt Gus and all the team, that made the big difference on a memorable week they will keep forever.
Finally I want to make a special mention of Carlita, she was the one responsible for this charter happening. All her help and quick responses were priceless and I will definitely recommend her with my eyes closed for any charter in the future.” - Charter Guest Jan 2021