Go Big Oar Go Home Description

This beautiful 47´ 2018 catamaran is an owners version with entire port side a master suite including lounge area and en-suite bath with electric toilet and stall shower. Starboard side has two queen cabins, each with an en-suite bath including electric toilets and stall showers. Sh has a large cockpit for lounging and alfresco dining as well as a fly-bridge with seating for that 360 degree view and Caribbean breeze. Forward also has trampolines for lounging and sunning. The aft deck has an electric lift for the dinghy which can provide easy access to the water. The yacht is fully air-conditioned for clients comfort.

Cruising Area

Pref. Pick-upCompass Point, STT
Other Pick-upSTT
Summer PortVirgin Islands
Summer OperationsCaribbean Virgin Islands
Winter PortVirgin Islands
Winter OperationsCaribbean Virgin Islands


Length47 Feet
Beam25 Feet
Draft4 Feet
A/C NightYes
A/C SurchargeNone
Bimini TopYes
Sailing InstructionsYes
Nude ChartersInq
Num Hatch12
Guest SmokeYes, aft deck only
Children AllowedYes
Min Child AgeWater safe
Water MakerYes
Water Capacity185Gal
Ice MakerYes
Internet AccessNone-Hot Spots
Engines2 x 60HP diesels engines ?????Kw


Wash Basins4
Electric Heads4
Accomodation Details
One queen cabin to port with private lounge area, en-suite bath with electric head and stall shower.
One queen cabin to starboard with en-suite bath with electric head and stall shower.
One forward bow cabin which has deck access or access through forward queen cabin. This cabin is air-conditioned. W-berth measurements are: 12´w one end and 48´w at other end, 4´ headroom over berth, 82´ standing headroom at foot of berth and has one manual head.

One queen cabin to port with private lounge area, en-suite bath with electric head and stall shower.
Two queen cabins to starboard with en-suite bath with electric head and stall shower.
Captain sleeps in forward bow cabin which has a private head.


Salon Tv/DvdYes
Salon StereoYes
iPod/Device HookupsYes
Board GamesYes
Other Entertainment
There is a hydraulic table in the cockpit that makes that area into a “lounge” with a drop down projector screen for outdoor movies.


Special DietsYes

Water Sports

Dinghy (Feet)11´ RIB center console
Dinghy Hp???????
Dinghy Pax7
Snorkel GearYes
1-Man Kayak1
Standup Paddle2
Swim PlatformsHydraulic lift on stern
Boarding LadderHydraulic lift
Gear TypeNo fishing from boat
Other Toys
Two 48´ giant inflatable pink flamingo water toys
2 SUP’s
Single Kayak **Upon Request
Float Mat
Snorkel Gear
Waterproof 300W Electric Underwater Sea Scooter with Dual Speed Propeller
Knee Board

Scuba Diving Scuba Diving Symbol

ScubaYacht offers Rendezvous Diving only
Air CompressorNot Onboard

Go Big Oar Go Home Crew Profile

Crew Number2
Crew SmokeNo
CaptainMatt Tielkemeier
LicenseUSCG 100T
CrewCasey Grimes

Captain Matt’s love of the water began at an early age, fishing the lakes and rivers of the North Woods in Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Illinois. But, once his parents sold the lake house in Wisconsin and purchased a houseboat in Key West, Florida, called the “Sassy Lady”, Matt discovered his love for the ocean. Spear fishing & lobstering, scuba diving and snorkeling became part of his daily life. ​

Matt played soccer for the Key West High School Fighting Conchs and later in Oklahoma on a soccer scholarship; and still has a love for the game, today. Matt’s favorite off-time activities include reading and visiting with family, enjoying good food with good friends and anything outdoors. ​

In October of 2014, Captain Matt moved to the Virgin Islands, the place his heart calls home. After working a year with the cruise ship excursion companies, he ran over 300 day charters on various center consoles searching out every nook, cranny, and cliff jump he could find. But, sailboats kept drawing him back in, until finally taking a position running a successful term charter boat with his girlfriend, Casey, who also has her Captains license and is an amazing chef to boot.​

Matt and Casey both enjoy exploring the area’s wildlife and history while hiking the many trails in the USVI National Parks. They enjoy starting each morning with self-guided yoga and love to stay active throughout the day. They are both very involved in their community and are a great resource for guests wanting to know more about the local culture and local fare.

Casey Grimes knew she would find herself living on an island from the first time she visited the Caribbean with her parents. Casey grew up in Maryland and her love of the water began at age 4 when she learned how to water-ski on her Grandparent’s lake. Casey thrives off adventure and loves to embrace the beautiful island atmosphere (or unique culture?). Hiking, snorkeling, wake-boarding, paddle boarding and exploring new areas are all things she hopes to share with her charter guests.

Casey received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. She has owned a boat for 10 years, and frequently found herself as Captain taking her friends to the nearby coastal islands.

Casey moved further South to attend law school in Jacksonville, Florida. After 3 years in corporate America, she found herself working countless hours to make money but not having any time to enjoy life. ​

In the summer of 2015, Casey made the decision to leave her corporate life behind and move to St. Thomas to help her family with their day charter business. Casey has a passion for cooking and exploring new cuisines, but she still loves to follow her grandma’s recipes for good old-fashioned comfort food. She admits to having a serious sweet tooth!

When boat goes out as Captain Only with Matt, Casey has a home ashore to stay in.

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Go Big Oar Go Home Bookings

Start DateEnd DateDetails
Nov 21, 2018Dec 01, 2018Booked: Compass Point, St Thomas* to Compass Point, St Thomas*
Dec 28, 2018Jan 07, 2019Booked: Compass Point, St Thomas* to Compass Point, St Thomas*
May 11, 2019May 18, 2019Unavailable: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*
Aug 01, 2019Oct 15, 2019Unavailable: Compass Point, St Thomas* to Compass Point, St Thomas*

Go Big Oar Go Home Rates / week

Season2 Pax3 Pax4 Pax5-6 Pax
2018/19 Winter$16,700$17,350$18,000$18,750
2019 Summer$16,700$17,350$18,000$18,750
2019/20 Winter$16,700$17,350$18,000$18,750
New Year's$22,000$22,000$22,000$22,000

Yacht terms: All Inclusive

Go Big Oar Go Home Rates / week

Season2 Pax3 Pax4 Pax5-6 Pax
2018/19 Winter$16,700$17,350$18,000$18,750
2019 Summer$16,700$17,350$18,000$18,750
2019/20 Winter$16,700$17,350$18,000$18,750
New Year's$22,000$22,000$22,000$22,000

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. Those details will be addressed during the booking process. Inquire for more information.

Get more information about All Inclusive or send us an inquiry to get specific pricing for Go Big Oar Go Home.

Go Big Oar Go Home Guest Reviews

Amazing adventure...

Thank you for making my first out of country vacation an amazing adventure. Every single place we went to was beautiful and an experience I could not find anywhere else. Both of you made sure me and my family were as comfortable as possible and we all appreciate it extremely. Thank you for making my last Christmas as a high school senior the best trip I’ve ever been on.

I couldn’t have picked a better team. Wow! You guys Rock! No experience can replace an Amazing Chef (Casey) or Captain (Matt). You guys made my last family trip with my girls the best it could possibly be.

Perfect crew...

Matt and Casey are the perfect crew!! 6 of us enjoyed an amazing vacation and felt completely safe with them and their judgment at every turn. We ate every meal on the boat and loved the chef inspired cuisine. I truly cannot thank them enough for being so helpful and skillful!! They knew the BVI´s like the back of their hand and guided us as we snorkeled, hiked, swam, paddle boarded and kayaked when we weren´t sunning on the foredeck. One of the women on the trip was originally a bit apprehensive about a sailing vacation, but by the third day she said ´I will never do a cruise ship vacation again when I have such a great option with Matt and Casey. There is no comparison to a sailing charter and a cruise ship because the sailboat takes our experience to another level. Thank you very much for making our vacation a memorable one!


Best family vacation...

This was the best family vacation - I cannot say enough about this trip! Captain Matt and Casey gave us the most wonderful experience! It was the perfect balance of activity (snorkel, hikes, water sports, jumping from Willy T´s) and relaxation (sailing, sunsets, fabulous cocktails and food). Our meals were top restaurant quality - healthy, delicious and beautifully plated.

My children 11 and 14 enjoyed every bit of it of this trip too. There are so many other highlights but the biggest take away was that my husband and I were able to relax and not have a care in the world because Matt and Casey took care of everything.


Truly relaxing...

Our family of four spent an amazing week in the USVI and BVI with Captain Matt and first mate Casey. The beauty of this trip is that you can be as lazy or active as you want - and Matt, Casey and the boat can accommodate any and all desires. We were fairly active so we snorkeled, hiked, knee boarded, paddle boarded, and kayaked.

Matt and Casey are so pleasant to be around and acted as our guides on some snorkels and hikes but were also willing to pull back and allow family time. The meals were absolutely incredible - using many native fruits and vegetables and locally caught fish (Matt was able to get a newly caught Tuna on the day we arrived so we had fresh sashimi for the first couple days of the trip). The crew´s knowledge of the islands is very impressive so you can get a great history lesson if you are interested. And if you want to learn about sailing or tying knots, that can be done as well. Captain Matt also captures many photos throughout the trip and was good enough to send all the photos electronically a few days after the trip ended.

Overall, you can´t go wrong. It was truly relaxing because everything is taken care of and you know that the family is in safe hands. Go sailing with Matt and Casey - you won´t regret it!

~The Thompson family

Loved everything...

Thanks so much for opening your boat and home to us. We loved everything about the trip especially the union and its babies! We were looking for a way to get away and you guys provided just that! We all lead very busy lives, and we loved being able to disconnect for a little bit. We loved hiking Salt Island, the Indians and the Baths! Thanks for everything! We hope we can do this again in the future!

~Shannon, Thomas, Sara, Jake, Kurt and Kate

Wonderful trip...

We just got back from 6-person/6-day trip with Matt & Casey. The islands are great on their own but having a local captain and chef added so much to our trip and allowed us to see & learn more than you get from travel books. Matt and Casey are so experienced, they can help with anything related to the trip (such as less experienced snorkelers). I have provisioned and captained a few times in the past, but this was much more safe, fun, and relaxing. The boat has everything, the food was unbelievable, and Matt and Casey are the best. They took care of everything and we are planning next year´s trip already!

~J Wilmes

An ideal vacation....

We love the crew of Casey and Matt and believe that guests are bound to experience the best week of their lives with this exceptional couple as their guides.

They are committed to creating your ideal vacation, whether that means an active charter with lots of fishing, snorkeling and hiking then dancing the night away at a beach bar, or a total relaxing charter floating with a cocktail in hand, or a week of reconnecting with family. Casey and Matt know where to go and how to optimize every minute.

Amazing time...

From the flexibility to the recommendations for snorkeling to the tasty cuisine to the hospitality, to the breadth of knowledge about the beautiful islands, to the phenomenal playlist...we could go on and on! Thank you for the most amazing time! You guys made every day of this trip The Best Day Ever!

~Mitch, Judy, Bob, Natalie, Keith, and Todd -AKA The Aquaholics!

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