Cruising Area of Elixir

Pref. Pick-upRed Hook, USVI
Other Pick-upBVI, limit 7
Summer PortVirgin Islands
Summer OperationsCaribbean Virgin Islands
Winter PortVirgin Islands
Winter OperationsCaribbean Virgin Islands

Elixir Description

Elixir provides the ultimate Caribbean sailing experience. Guests will appreciate the attention to comfort below decks, from the 3 semi-walk around queen beds with colorful bed linens, ensuite electric heads with separate showers, to the big roomy salon and leather couches.

Elixir creates the feeling of being aboard a floating luxury hotel sailing between the best stops in a BVI sailing itinerary.


Length46 Feet
Beam25 Feet
Draft4.5 Feet
A/C NightYes
Sun AwningYes
Bimini TopYes
Nude ChartersYes
Num HatchLots
Guest SmokeYes, after scoop steps only pl
Children AllowedYes
Min Child AgeWater safe
Water MakerYes
Water Capacity800 leters
Internet AccessOnboard WIFI
Turnaround48 pref
EnginesTwin Yanmar 55hp Northern Lights 9KW


Wash Basins3
Electric Heads3
Accommodation Details
Elixir sleeps 6 guests in 3 queen beds. Each cabin has a private head, with separate dry shower.


Salon Tv/DvdYes
Salon StereoYes
iPod/Device HookupsYes
Board GamesYes


Special DietsInq

Water Sports

Dinghy (Feet)14´
Dinghy Hp40
Dinghy Pax6
Snorkel GearYes
Wake BoardYes
Floating MatsYes
Standup Paddle2
Swim PlatformsYes, scoop steps w/ladder
Boarding LadderYes
Beach GamesYes
Fishing GearYes
Gear TypeTrolling
Fishing Rods2
Deep Sea FishingYes
Under Water CamYes
Under Water VideoYes
Other Toys
Floating Matts

Scuba Diving Scuba Diving Symbol

ScubaYacht offers Rendezvous Diving only
Air CompressorNot Onboard

Elixir Crew Profile

Crew Number2
Crew SmokeNo
CaptainJim Shrove
Years Sailing20
Years Chartering5
LicenseUSCG Master 100T
CrewSherry Shrove
Years Sailing5
Years Chartering2
LicenseUSCG Master 100T

The bright interior and spacious cockpit area are designed for families and friends to enjoy being together and having fun. Having sailed the entire Caribbean, Jim and Sherry have great local knowledge. They are both captains and proficient sailors. Together Jim and Sherry make a winning team, gracious hosts who will become lifelong friends for guests who choose Elixir for their Caribbean yacht charter.

Captain Jim and Captain Sherry have been traveling, sailing, diving and snorkeling together for the past 8 years. They spent 15 months sailing from Kemah, Texas across the Gulf of Mexico and island hopping the Caribbean chain from the Bahamas to St. Kitts where they learned to navigate the beautiful islands and have become experts at finding idyllic locations for their future guests to enjoy.
Jim is from San Diego, California where he grew up power boating Lake Havasu, fishing the Pacific and Sea of Cortez and has been surfing since a young age. He spent the first 25 years of his corporate life as an engineer building ocean going vessels. He finished his career as Director of Project Management. He has his 100-ton USCG Masters License and is a PADI certified dive master.

Sherry is from Houston, Texas. She retired after 23 years as a Legal Secretary and Administrative Assistant. Raised in the south, she learned the love of cooking and southern hospitality at an early age. She is at home in the galley, mixes a mean cocktail and looks forward to taking you to some of the best diving and snorkeling spots to be found. She has her 100-ton USCG Masters License and is a PADI certified open water diver.
Traveling the globe extensively and sailing the Caribbean has given Jim and Sherry a knowledge and passion for meeting new people and experiencing different cultures. As a team that works seamlessly together, they are dedicated to helping you create charter yacht vacation memories to last a lifetime.

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Elixir Reservations & Port Locations

Start DateEnd DateDetails (Holds can be challenged)
Dec 22, 2019Dec 28, 2019Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*
Dec 29, 2019Jan 04, 2020Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*
Feb 18, 2020Feb 26, 2020Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Mar 07, 2020Mar 15, 2020Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*
Mar 20, 2020Mar 28, 2020Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*

Elixir Rates / week

The prices shown are for the entire yacht for a week-long (7 nights) charter. Inquire for lowest rate.
Low price: $13,200
(normal rate)
High price: $15,500
(normal rate)

Elixir Special Offer!
Discount: $1,000!
Offer: Get 1'000$ off for all charters taking place and be completed by February 29, 2020. Contract must be signed by Dec 20, 2019. Cannot be combined with any other specials.
Old price: $13,200 - $15,500 / week
New price: $12,200 - $14,500 / week
Book before: Dec/20/2019
Travel before: Feb/29/2020

Season2 Pax3 Pax4 Pax5 Pax6 Pax
2019/20 Winter$13,500$14,000$14,500$15,000$15,500
2020 Summer$13,500$14,000$14,500$15,000$15,500
2020/21 Winter$13,500$14,000$14,500$15,000$15,500

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, premium beverages or scuba activities. Inquire for more information.

Send us an inquiry to get specific pricing for Elixir.

Elixir Guest Reviews

August 2019

Dear Captain Jim and Sherry,

Thank you both for sharing your home with us for this past week´s charter!! You are truly blessed to have these incredible waters and islands as your backyard. Thank you for guiding us to St. Thomas, to St. John and to the BVIs and doing it with grace, class and style. We ate like Kings and Queens and played hard and finally learned to chill on island time. This was the most incredible vacation... we will NEVER forget it.

´Life is a gift...´
Hugs and High Fives,
The ´A´ Team,
Lisa, Darren, Kieren, Sydney, Quinn & Lyla

August 2019

Jim & Sherry,
Thank you for the most amazing vacation our family has ever had. Your kindness and knowledge of your boat and the islands is amazing. We are so thankful for your food and all the choices that you gave us. Everything was just perfect! Please keep in touch and if you ever come to Austin you have a free place to stay and good friends to hang out with.

Thank you!!! XO!! <3
Helen, Jerry, Josh & Matt

August 2019

Name: Mike
Yacht: ELIXIR with Jim Shrove & Sherry Shrove
Charter Dates: 2019-07-31 12:00 to 2019-08-06 12:00
Area Cruised: Virgin Islands
Overall Rating: 5/5

1. Was the crew friendly and accommodating?
Captain Jim and Sherry were great to be around. Very accommodating

2. Was the yacht comfortable and clean?
Yes. Very clean and comfortable. Slept great

3. Was the yacht well ventilated?
Yes. Always a nice breeze and had A/C at night

4. Was the food good and well presented?
Sherry my family with 2 teenage boys well fed. Great food and great presentation

5. Did you like the area you sailed?
Yes. Saw some great sights on the water and on several of the islands

8. Additional comments on your charter?
Captain Jim and Sherry made the whole family feel right at home. This was our first time with a charter like this so we didn´t know what to expect. We were all pleasantly surprised. We had great food. Saw most of the highlights in the BVI´s. Snorkeling was really good. The days went by too quickly and we were very sad when our trip came to an end. We were never bored and would definitely re-book a trip with Jim and Sherry. Their boat is very nice and they are great hosts.

July 2019

Sherry and Jim,

This has been a magical week. It has been filled with adventure, fun and friendship. We cannot thank you enough for your hospitality. Your boat (home) is incredible. This was a trip of a lifetime.

THANK YOU for everything.

We are grateful to have met you!

Your friends,
Ryan, Sarah, Tyler and Austin

April 2019

Jim and Sherry,

Thank you for all your hospitality. The food was amazing and the knowledge of the area was on point. TJ, Jack, Olie, Sabrina and myself had a BLAST. While we have been to the BVI´s many times, this was by far the best trip ever. While the boat was awesome, you guys made the trip. All the best and safe travels. Hopefully we can join you again.

Keep in touch,

April 2019

Amazing, life changing trip! Not only did we spend time with some of the greatest friends, we made new ones. Best Captain and First Mate a group could ask for. Thank you for tolerating the best singing in the Caribbean!! Will be a time forever burned our memory bank.

Michelle, Lora, Jody, Jeanine, Julie and Susan

Family Trip to the Virgin Islands

We could not have wished for a better trip for our two families...though a few extra days off work would have been nice! Snorkeling the Wreck of the Rhone was a wonderful surprise. Everyone really enjoyed all of the snorkeling adventures with Captain Jim – the pirate caves, turtles, the eel at “the aquarium” were all a big hit! The incredible views, beaches, and sailing were only rivaled by the great food. MMMM...those banana pancakes! The memories of this trip will last a lifetime! So glad we chose Captain Jim and Sherry for this adventure. Until next time….

An Unforgettable Honeymoon

Words cannot suffice in expressing our gratitude for everything you both have done to make our honeymoon something we will never forget. Thank you for the countless breath-taking views, for the delicious and well-prepared food, for the history and geography lessons, for the snorkeling and the island tours and most of all for your conversations and your friendship. You are a beautiful couple and amazing people and we truly wish you all of the success and happiness in the world…Mille Baci Dola!
~Hanya and Giuseppe

The Trip of a Lifetime

Captain Jim Shrove was fantastic. First Mate Sherry could not have been more pleasant and bent over backwards to make us comfortable and welcomed. She is a fantastic cook too! Everything was great and in good shape. We loved the beanbag chairs on the trampoline. This was the trip of a lifetime for the Chaloupka family! We give them 5 stars!

Captain Jim and Sherry Are Simply Amazing

We could not have made a better choice! Captain Jim and Miss Sherry are simply amazing. They are knowledgeable of all the surrounding islands and have gone out of their way to see to our every need. Jim and Sherry have taken our boys in like their own and are in the process of spoiling them rotten. Sherry has ensured that our taste buds and stomachs have also received the royal treatment. She is an exceptional cook. Our meals have been outstanding.
Jim has given us some great history lessons regarding the surrounding islands. Since we are new to sailing he has charted our daily course, but remained flexible to any changes we would like to make. He has given us options and tips of what to do along the way. Jamie and I feel like we have made two new friends! Thanks for helping us plan this trip! We could not be happier!

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