Cruising Area of Elixir

Pref. Pick-upRed Hook, USVI
Other Pick-upBVI, FAJ
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.

Specification

Length46 Feet
Beam25 Feet
Draft4.5 Feet
Built2008
Refit2019
A/CFull
A/C NightYes
Sun AwningYes
HammockYes
DeckshowerYes
Bimini TopYes
Nude ChartersYes
HairdryerYes
Num HatchLots
Guest SmokeYes, after scoop steps only pl
Children AllowedYes
Min Child AgeWater safe
Inverter3500w
Voltages110v
Water MakerYes
Water Capacity800 leters
Internet AccessOnboard WIFI
Generator9Kw
Turnaround48 pref
EnginesTwin Yanmar 55hp Northern Lights 9KW

Accommodations

Guests6
Cabins3
Crew2
Queen3
Showers3
Wash Basins3
Electric Heads3
Accommodation Details
Elixir sleeps 6 guests in 3 queen beds. Each cabin has a private head, with separate dry shower.

Entertainment

Salon Tv/DvdYes
Salon StereoYes
iPod/Device HookupsYes
DVDs30+
CDsCD
Board GamesYes
BooksSome

Cuisine

Din-inAlf
Special DietsInq
KosherInq
BBQYes

Water Sports

Dinghy (Feet)14´
Dinghy Hp40
Dinghy Pax6
KneeboardYes
Snorkel GearYes
Tube1
ScurferYes
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
Noodles

Scuba Diving Scuba Diving Symbol

ScubaYacht offers Rendezvous Diving only
Air CompressorNot Onboard

Elixir Crew Profile

Crew Number2
Crew SmokeNo
Captain
CaptainJim Shrove
NationalityUSA
Born1962
SpeaksEnglish
Years Sailing20
Years Chartering5
LicenseUSCG Master 100T
Crew
CrewSherry Shrove
NationalityUSA
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)
Jun 30, 2020Jul 07, 2020Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*
Jul 16, 2020Jul 27, 2020Booked: St Thomas, USVI* to St Thomas, USVI*
Jul 30, 2020Aug 08, 2020Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*
Sep 06, 2020Sep 14, 2020Booked: St Thomas, USVI* to St Thomas, USVI*
Oct 30, 2020Nov 07, 2020Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*
Nov 16, 2020Nov 21, 2020Hold: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*
Dec 27, 2020Jan 03, 2021Hold: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*
Mar 13, 2021Mar 21, 2021Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*
Apr 10, 2021Apr 17, 2021Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*
Apr 23, 2021Apr 30, 2021Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*
Jun 04, 2021Jun 11, 2021Booked: 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

High price: $15,500


Season2 Pax3 Pax4 Pax5 Pax6 Pax
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
2021 Summer$13,500$14,000$14,500$15,000$15,500
2021/22 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

March 2020

Captains Jim and Sherry,

I REALLY needed this and it was PERFECT!!

Thank you so much for having us and letting us into your home. Nothing will ever beat sitting in front under the stars or playing Mexican Train Dominos after Mrs. Sherry´s AMAZING food. I am serious, I hate going home to regular food. Thank you Mr. Jim for showing us all the wonderful sea life and the stories (from both of you). I am super thankful my Mom and Ms. Chris chose this boat and i hate to depart it early.
Be safe over these next few weeks and always.

Taylor


This trip has been on my bucket list for 10 years - it was more awesome than i dreamed it would be. :-) I second Taylor above -we loved it and this getaway was long overdue for me, and it was a great escape from the COVID-19 though concerning to be in the USVI at the same time - I would make the same decision to travel, it was WONDERFUL!!

Tammie

March 2020 - broker provided questionnaire

Your overall start rating: 5/5

Yacht name: Elixir

Destionation: Virgin Islands

How did you enjoy your cruising vacation? Was awesome

In the future, would you consider another trip? Many other trips planned, but may look to return some day. That´s a compliment as we rarely ´retake´ any trip

How is the yacht? Is she clean and well maintained? Everything was as described and very well maintained. No problems or issues at all.

Were your sheets and towels changed? Midweek

Did you use all the water toys? Used floats, lilypad, noodles, snorkel equipment

Were your meals excellent and fresh? Sherry (and Jim) made great meals... SO. MUCH. FOOD. !

How would you describe your Captain and crew? We were treated like kings and queens. Their hospitality was marvelous!

Was it easy to get to your yachts destination? Yes

How do you feel now after your vacation? I feel good and enjoyed it

How did you find the pace and the itinerary of your vacation? Perfect

SPANISH VIRGIN ISLANDS - February 2020

Dear Jim and Sherry,

Where do I begin? From the amazing stories of your adventures, to the amazing places you showed us, to the fantastic food and libations... A trip Charles and I will remember forever. I have never felt as safe and well cared for on a charter. Your skills and experience gave great confidence in a fun, safe and enjoyable trip. Can´t wait to start planning our next charter with you, Spring 2021. Till then, stay safe and enjoy the ride!!
All the best, Rich and Charles

Your loving relationship has been a fun thing for us to enjoy. See you soon...in 2021 - Charles

February 2020

Jim and Sherry,

Spanish Virgin Islands were amazing! We are so happy to be back for our 3rd voyage with both of you!
You´re more than Captain and 1st Mate to us - you are good friends! And it´s always better sailing with friends.

Jim - Your knowledge of the islands and surrounding sites make the make the voyage more enjoyable.
Sherry - You bring so much more to the trip than your amazing cooking skills. From all of the behind the oceans details to making sure our drinks are prepared just right.

Until next time - fair winds and seas.
Love Ya!

January 2020 (The girls)

Big Jim and Mama Sherry - yes, that´s what we called you

We absolutely loved our time with you both. This was the most relaxing trip that was made so much better by the both of you. Thank you Sherry for the hot guy spotting and thank you Jim for the binoculars for the night time stalking...hehe. Everything was perfect and amazing. We will miss you both and hope to be back soon.
XOXO Melissa

Jim and Sherry,
Thank you for everyghing!! This trip was perfect. You guys made us feel at home! Thank you for the amazing food. Really sucks leaving you guys on this beautiful day. Cant wait to come back.
Katie❤

New Years 2019/2020

What a wonderful week in the BVI´s with our family and Jim and Sherry. When we come back I am planning on wining at Mexican Train Dice. The food, the adventures and snorkeling were so wonderful!! Can´t wait to come back soon. The Clayson family would like to thank you for yet another amazing experience. Sailing with you both is more than a vacation, it is a treat and a reunion with good friends. We will never sail the BVI´s with any other crew.

Davis, Jenn, Charlotte, George and CoCo

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,
Tommy

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….
~Lawrence

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!
~The CXXXXXXX

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!
~The SXXXX

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