Cruising Area of Genesis II
Genesis II Description
2018 USVI Charter Yacht Show - 3rd place in Save the Blue Water Competition
2018 USVI Charter Yacht Show - Honorable Mention in Culinary Competition
GENESIS offers a total of 4 guest cabins, all with memory foam pillows, queen memory foam mattresses, and air conditioning. The comfortable salon, bright cockpit and spacious deck offer plenty of lounge and relaxation room for guests.
Three guest cabins each with ensuite electric heads and showers. If a 4th guest cabin is required, then there are two options. The first option offers a queen size berth accessible only through hatches on deck. Guests of this cabin use inside day head/shower with manual toilet. This option is most suitable to teenagers and single young adults. The second option provides guests with the use of the VIP (crew) cabin which has identical features to the three other interior guest cabins. See VIP option on rate sheet
All: 81” x 59”
Wifi in BVI
2 Stand-Up Paddle Boards
6x18’ Floating Mat
8 Lazy Bunz Saddle Floats
BVI Fishing License (please inquire in advance)
Genesis II Crew Profile
Brad Marquart grew up in a small Mississippi river town in Missouri. After completing a degree in Biology at a liberal arts college it was time for some adventure, and he left the Midwest for a new life on the ocean. He joined a commercial fisheries management consultancy in Alaska, working on fishing vessels to provide precise and timely data regarding fishery health directly to NOAA. After working aboard 12 large fishing and fish processing vessels operating out of Dutch Harbor and Juneau, he traded the Bering Sea for the Rocky Mountains and moved to Denver, Colorado. There he started as a bioenergy researcher developing alternatives to mining coal, before switching gears and becoming an environmental scientist liaising between the oil and gas industry and state regulatory bodies. However, his previous life on the ocean had left a mark.
Upon meeting Kristi, the new team set out to reconnect with previous careers on the water. Denver provides perhaps the most landlocked American Sailing School in the USA, and Kristi and Brad took every class they had time for. They left Denver for the east coast where they assisted with a sailboat delivery, and then took to new careers aboard a 74 foot charter ketch here in the Virgin Islands. Now starting his third year in the term charter industry, Brad has obtained his USCG Captain’s license, nitrox scuba certification and enjoys sharing chef’s and guide duties with his wife aboard Genesis. An innate naturalist, he loves identifying fish and watching their behavior. He loves life most when guiding snorkel and hiking excursions in the beautiful Virgin Islands and when winding down with our always-interesting guests after a memorable day.
Kristi Marquart has a diverse background within the charter boat and restaurant industries. Her culinary orientation developed at an early age in her family’s restaurant and brewery in Kansas, where throughout high school and college she worked in both the kitchen and front-of-house. Following her interest in hospitality after college, she went on to open three successful restaurants across the country. Over the course of her restaurant career she managed talented teams of chefs and front-of-house staff, led courses in mixology, wine, and food safety, and became a certified Cicerone.
Kristi has always loved to cook for small groups of friends but it was her experiences in the restaurant industry that ultimately groomed her for her role as the chef aboard Genesis. Her cuisine style utilizes fresh ingredients that bring both color and flavor to the plate. She obtains high quality cuts of meat, locally sourced eggs, produce and seafood (when available). Her menus are made with her guests preferences in mind, and she loves the creative freedom of serving beautiful meals that become a conversation piece over the table.
Kristi also holds a USCG Captain’s license, a bachelors degree in environmental science, a nitrox diver certification, and ten years of experience handling various boats along the coasts of California, Georgia, South Carolina, and throughout the entire Eastern Caribbean. This is her sixth season operating charter boats out of the U.S. Virgin Islands. Kristi & Brad are honored to call Genesis home and will ensure your vacation is the kind you smile about for years to come.
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Genesis II Reservations & Port Locations
|Start Date||End Date||Details (Holds can be challenged)|
|Jun 02, 2019||Jun 10, 2019||Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*|
|Jun 14, 2019||Jun 21, 2019||Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*|
|Jul 01, 2019||Jul 08, 2019||Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*|
|Jul 09, 2019||Jul 16, 2019||Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*|
|Jul 26, 2019||Aug 02, 2019||Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*|
|Aug 03, 2019||Oct 31, 2019||Unavailable: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*|
|Nov 07, 2019||Nov 14, 2019||Boat Show: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand|
Genesis II Rates / weekThe prices shown are for the entire yacht for a week-long (7 nights) charter. Inquire for lowest rate.
Low price: $11,700(normal rate)
High price: $17,500(normal rate)
Genesis II Special Offer!
Offer: Genesis II is offering a $1,000 discount on any charter taking place between November 1st and Dec. 18, 2019. Can not be combined with any other special offer and does not apply to existing bookings.
Old price: $11,700 - $17,500 / week
New price: $10,700 - $16,500 / week
Minimum nights: 6
Travel between: Nov/01/2019 - Dec/18/2019
|Season||2 Pax||3 Pax||4 Pax||5 Pax||6 Pax||7 Pax||8 Pax|
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 Genesis II.
Genesis II Guest Reviews
Dear Kristi & Brad,
THIS IS AWESOME! Hip-Hip-HOORAY! And all the other cheers for you two sharing this wonderful experience with the B*****t family. A week of wonder: sea turtles, white beaches, sunset hikes, big fish caught, and happy little boys. The delicious food was second to no restaurant and we always felt we were in the care of very competent captaining. It is our true hope that we will keep in touch and that our lives may overlap in the future. Thank you for a most memorable trip.
Bill, Annika, Hunter, Luke & Blaise
Yacht: GENESIS Genesis 50 with Kristi and Brad Marquart
Charter Dates: 02/20/2019 04:00 pm to 03/02/2019 12:00 pm
Area Cruised: Virgin Islands
Overall Rating: 5
5 being the highest 0 being the lowest
We hope your charter lived up to your expectations. We would love to know some of your impressions about your yachting vacation. Please answer the following questions and add any comments you may have.
1. Was the crew friendly and accommodating?
2. Was the yacht comfortable and clean?
3. Was the yacht well ventilated?
4. Was the food good and well presented?
Absolutely the best! Better than any restaurant!
5. Did you like the area you sailed?
Yes all great places.
6. May we post this review on our website?
7. Additional comments on your charter?
Brad and Kristi were so wonderful to have as our crew. They made our vacation so memorable and enjoyable. They always seemed to do everything at just the right time. The meals that were prepared for us were so delicious that the restaurants that we ate at couldn´t compare.
Thank you for the most amazing memorable vacation ever. Our belly’s thank you too. You are a great team. You made us feel so welcome and at home. Great food, great drinks, great vacation directors for activities. We had a Blast!! We will miss you.
Love, Mike & Margaret
Brad & Kristi,
Thank you so much for such an amazing vacation. You guys made us feel like Kings and Queens. We will never forget this vacation or you guys.
Love, Jason, Erin, Brady & Gabriella
We spent a week with family on this boat in the BVI. One of the best vacation experiences ever. The scenery was spectacular,the boat was impeccable. The experience was elevated to extraordinary thanks to the crew, Kristi and Brad. Their concern for our safety was foremost while providing a great sailing experience. The food and drinks prepared onboard were some of the best we have had, delicious and creative. It was a relaxing and wonderful vacation that I have recommended to anyone that might ask.
Steve and Karen
Brad & Kristi- we can hardly imagine a more perfect introduction to the world of boating through the BVIs. From the moment we stepped on board, your gracious hospitality was apparent. Brad´s calm demeanor at the helm immediately put our group of first-time sailors at ease and Kristi´s culinary wizardry had us practically licking our plates after every meal. You accommodated our every request, from making a different breakfast for me each morning, to tethering Genesis to Sasha so that we could enjoy time together with our friends in the evenings. We now appreciate the challenges that process entailed so thank you so much for your willingness to make it happen. We are still in awe of how you work together as a team without ever losing your patience. Roger would have kicked me overboard before we left the marina! You were fantastic with the teens, who are now obsessed with playing Dutch Blitz! Each morning, they excitedly scanned the board to see what special drink you´d be whipping up for them later. Brad- you indulged our endless questions about ´what island is that?´ and ´how big is that boat?´ while entertaining us with tales of shipwrecks and dead movie stars. Kristi- you indulged our inner foodies with amazing meals, none of which involved Doritos. The coconut cake you made for the twins´ 15th birthday was the culmination of a week of fantastic cuisine and we are still raving about the freshly squeezed margaritas and Ocean Cosmos. Thank you for treating our friends as though they were your guests, going out of the way to make them feel at home on our boat, and for taking turns hosting teen dinner parties so the adults could enjoy time together. Thank you for tolerating our obsession with Stepbrothers, tarpon wrestling, and sub-par conch blowing. We feel like we have two new friends in the world who partially get our weird sense of humor.
Our door in Atlanta is always open so please come visit us so that Leslie can cook for you and Roger can clean up afterward!
Roger, Leslie, Grant, Ellery & Gracen
Brad & Kristi,
I just wanted to say thank you for everything ya’ll did for us on this trip. Thank you for making us feel at home on this adventure, I really could not think of a better way to spend our Christmas vacation. Thank you for all of the conversations and stories. I am so glad we were able to spend Christmas with you. I really believe you two were the perfect hosts for this trip. Kristen and I would love to take ya’ll out for a KC dinner if ya’ll ever get back home. Thank you for introducing the family to a new game (I am sure we will play many times). Very much appreciate the time spent on the hike. Thanks again and I hope you both enjoy all your new adventures together. Also, great to find someone with the same b-day.
B & K -
We spent considerable time reviewing websites and boats available for charter. When we saw two midwestern kids captaining a boat we were interested. After we read the bios the deal was sealed.
Thank you for making our trip great. You two lived up to all of our expectations. All your efforts have made lasting memories. As you go forward in life remain real and grounded. Together you can accomplish anything. Set goals and reach for the stars. Life is best when you achieve dreams together. Thank you and may God Bless.
John & Theresa
Brad & Kristi-
Thank you so much for taking us on this adventure! We could not have asked for better hosts! Every meal was fabulous and we loved every port! Christmas with you was so special and meant a lot to spend it with you both! Please call or text if you are ever in the KC area. We would love to take you out to dinner! Thank you for showing us the more quiet areas where we would not normally get to - they were breathtaking! We really enjoyed everything and I was happy to find a sister mermaid!
Until next time, best wishes and lots of love, Kristen
Dear Kristi & Brad,
We had such an awesome time for Doug’s 50th. The food was so tasty and perfect! We loved the hikes and hospitality. We are sure to be back for a second adventure!
Thanks again, Melissa
Kristi & Brad,
Awesome trip! Everything from food to drinks to snorkeling and sailing was stellar. We look forward to next year and beyond!
Kristi & Brad,
Thank you for a wonderful week! Thanks for tolerating our odd stories and annoying habits! Thanks for taking us to four different snorkel locations in ONE DAY! The food…Amazing! Every meal delicious….every drink tasty! Thanks for teaching us games in the evening! Thanks for finding quiet remote moorings that made us feel like we were the only ones on Earth. Above all, thank you for taking care of us all week. We hope to be back! We hope you’ll have us!
Tim, Allison, Sarah & Grace
Dear Brad & Kristi:
The trip was amazing and I loved the food. I got to snorkel for the
first time, ride on the raft behind the dinghy, swim with barracudas,
see a sea turtle, see Captain Hook, and snorkel in caves. It has been
an amazing week and I bet there are so many more highlights that I
Dear Kristi & Brad,
We came aboard to celebrate our 50th Anniversary and recreate many of
the memories we had in the BVI. What we did instead was make an
incredible new memory. Kristi & Brad set the bar high. Their
hospitality is unsurpassed. The meals are something foodies dream of;
presentation unique and gorgeous. And the tastes…fresh and fabulous!
They were so accommodating to our grandchildren; patient and engaging.
The activities were great, well thought out and fun. Their sailing was
enhanced by letting the kids learn how to sail. This has been an
extraordinary experience; we can’t thank you enough.
Dear Kristi & Brad,
Thank you for a week we will never forget. This gave our family an opportunity to spend quality time together. Our meals were not only photogenic, but delicious! It´s hard to pick a favorite spot because they were all amazing. We greatly appreciate all that you did for our family; snorkeling, Pizza Pi, different stops, etc. Not only were you our captains, but you became our friends by the end :) Best of luck to you both on your future travels!
the DXXXX Family
Brad & Kristi,
Thank you so much for this once in a lifetime experience! We had such an amazing time swimming with the dolphins, hiking to Rams Head, seeing turtles and the Bathes. You both made our trip so special! Kristi, your food was fantastic! I loved the crab cakes, the seafood bisque, and cabbage salad. Never quit cooking!!! Brad, you are a great captain! We appreciated your knowledge and stories of the area. You are also a sneaky card player! May you find happiness and joy wherever the winds take you!
Rob & Pat
Kristi & Brad-
Wow! Can not believe the week is already over with! Very sad to say goodbye but you two made it the most memorable vacation ever! We appreciate all of your hard work! You both are two awesome captains! Kristi- keep cooking and making the great drinks! You are fabulous! Brad- you did a wonderful job informing all of us about the islands and taking us on the hike. Words cannot express how we feel! Thank you again! I will be passing your names around! You never know, we may see you again!
All the best-
Scott & JoAnn
Kristi & Brad,
Thank you both for the most memorable vacation ever!! First class all the way! Every day was better than the last. Every meal five stars all the way- exquisite!! We cannot thank you both for everything including the turtles, Bathes and dolphins!! We will certainly be back!! If you ever get to Chicago find us!!!
Dan & Jean
Thank you! This has been a trip that Clint & I will never forget- by far “THE BEST” vacation we have ever had. *Five Star Food *Five Star Service
Your professionalism, your fun personalities and your exceptional knowledge of the BVI is top notch.
Best of luck to you both!
Clint & Nancy
Kristi & Brad,
Thank you so much for making our second year in the BVI´s amazing! We loved exploring new islands and different hiking trails. Pirate´s Bight was the ideal dinner (and lunch) spot, it couldn´t have been more perfect. The boys thought snorkeling over the two shipwrecks was super cool and the girls were more than happy to be here in the beautiful weather compared to winter in Massachusetts. Thank you again for welcoming us back to your home and making this week one to remember.
Looking forward to seeing you both in the future,
The Oxxxxx family
Thank you Brad and Kristi. We had a nice time enjoying all the different islands and beautiful water.
Tina & Jay Jay
Thank you Brad and Kristi for taking care of the old people on this trip. It was a beautiful trip.
Thank you, thank you, thank you.
Robin & Rob
Such an awesome week, great views, the food was great!! We had such a wonderful time exploring islands and enjoying the beautiful water. Thank you for the history and knowledge of the area you also shared. Definitely the trip of a lifetime :-)
Marci and Steve
Thank you both for the wonderful memories. This is a trip I will never forget. The food was outstanding, the service stellar and was all-around a great vacation. I really enjoyed seeing the islands in a different way than I am used to.
Toni & Tommy
Thank you Brad & Kristi for an amazing week on Genesis! Delicious food, awesome snorkeling & beautiful vistas daily. You were great hosts & I hope we can return another day! All the best in your future endeavors.
K. Family (VA Beach)
Thank you Brad & Kristi for a wonderful vacation here on the Genesis! Everything was amazing from the food to the fish. I think our favorite part of this trip was either seeing the sharks or interacting with the sea turtles. It was truly AMAZING! Also I’m pretty sure the Genesis was the best boat out there. You both are the best captains EVER!!!
From the M. Family
Thank you so much for a wonderful week. I so enjoyed exploring the different areas and islands!! You are wonderful hosts. Great break from reality!! Hope to see you again! Good luck!!
Brad & Kristi-
Thank you so much for your hospitality and keeping us safe! This was an amazing, relaxing trip filled with wonderful memories.
Thanks so much for a fabulous trip to the US and BVI. You kept us safe, made sure we had lots of laughs and great fun in and on the water. We couldn´t have asked for more!! Hugs to you both and hope to sail with you again in the future.
Tanya & Jim
Guest comments provided to broker
Just wanted to take a quick minute to thank you for hooking us up with Genesis and her crew. More directly, thank you for saying you’d heard good things about Kristi and Brad because they went above and beyond to make sure we had a great week of sailing. Nothing was too trivial and their goal was always to make sure that we were having a great vacation. We’ve done a few trips similar to this one and every other crew paled in comparison. We’ll definitely be reaching out to sail with them again on future trips.
Thanks again, it was a pleasure working with you.
Thank you so much for the best vacation ever! I loved all the yummy food and ESP loved seeing Kenny Chesney´s house! Oh and the dolphins!
Cheryl & Jamie
All we asked for was a cool breeze and a smooth sea. We received so
much more. The best crew in the Caribbean making for a wonderful
adventure. Thank you Kristi and Brad. Lets do it again.
Kristi & Brad,
Wonderful trip, excellent cooking, and we absolutely love that you two
never lose your cool. Don’t forget when I get my fishing charter in AK
I’m gonna give you a call!
Brad & Kristi,
Thanks so much for the greatest week of vacation! Steve and I both
enjoyed stating on the Genesis with you both being such great host &
hostess. The food, sailing and stay were a once in lifetime
experience. You both made our stay comfortable. We look forward to
sailing with the Genesis in the future.
Steve & Phyllis
Kristi & Brad
What a great week we had! Thank you so much! Hope you have safe
travels on your next charter! If you are ever in Fort Worth give us a
ring, we’d love to see you! You made for a wonderful trip and thought
of everything! We can’t thank you enough!
Kitty & Mike
Fantastic Week on Genesis
Brad & Kristi,
Wow! Where to begin?! What a fantastic week it has been on Genesis. Not only is the boat spectacular, you both made me feel like I was a part of a special home and family. It was a week I could´ve never imagined I would have in my lifetime. Brad, your patience and insight on plans and adventures was truly remarkable. You’re an awesome guy to be around! Kristi, your culinary creativity and passion to be in the water was amazing to experience. Thank you both so much for this week in the BVI. I feel certain I have made friends for life and know that I will be back down to enjoy paradise again very soon!
Trip of a Lifetime!
Kristi & Brad aka “Crispy” and “Siri”
From start to finish, trip of a lifetime!! Family vacations can be “dicey” at times…but not on the Genesis! Great energy every day…from outstanding breakfasts to best snorkeling spots, dance offs and cannon balling at a whole new level!! Loved your particularism with our family, making everyone feel welcome and joyful!! We hope to see you again! Come to Park City and let us entertain you.
Beth & Mike
Kristi & Brad,
A huge part of the enjoyment of this trip was spending time with the two of you and getting to know you. You have spoiled us with outstanding food, insightful commentary and a barrel of laughs. We have explored some of the most beautiful places in the BVIs and reached a level of relaxation I had not anticipated. You created the environment to make that all possible. I hope we have made new friends and you will stay in touch and visit where we will return your warm hospitality.
New Years 2018
Kristi & Brad-
Thank you! Our first catamaran experience was incredible! Your meals were delicious and your hospitality was beyond measure! We are so grateful to have started 2018 with you (our BVI/USVI family) and our family. We hope to return the hospitality in DC!
We had a fabulous time on board and ashore. Crew, including Kristi and Brad, were so capable, friendly, and fulfilled all our wishes for snorkeling, beautiful harbors and food and COCKTAILS. Would love to come back and experience more! We saw and did lots of new things on this charter, our 5th. The crew´s knowledge of the area was especially helpful. We hate to leave but look forward to a repeat of our journey.
Margaret, Mary, Haden, Moressey, Liz and Lily
Wonderful way to ring in the new year...
What a wonderful way to bring in the new year. Great food, AWESOME drinks Kristi :-) , snorkeling (beside the barracuda), kayaking, sailing the boat and of course, watching for shooting stars! Thanks for the memories. Margaret & Hayden
Thank you for a fantastic week. The water sports were idea and Brad/Kristi made our week with their genuine kindness and overall hospitality. Be well.
Heather, Steve, Hadley & Parker