Cruising Area of Karizma

Pref. Pick-upRH, STT
Other Pick-upWE, BVI
Summer PortVirgin Islands
Summer OperationsCaribbean Virgin Islands
Winter PortVirgin Islands
Winter OperationsCaribbean Virgin Islands

Karizma Description

Featuring enormous spaces with beautiful style elements and superior specifications, Karizma offers pure comfort for yacht charter groups up to 8 and families up to 10.

Karizma´s interior layout is truly stunning with big spaces and towering headroom throughout. 4 large cabins provide sumptuous comfort in 2 queens and 2 double beds. Staterooms are ensuite with electric toilets and separate tiled showers.

2 additional single berths are located in two of the queen cabins making Karizma the ideal choice for families seeking a safe and comfortable Caribbean sailing vacation for their young children.

Karizma is stocked with many pull and floating toys for kids and adults with a big dinghy for plenty of family water sports fun.

Specification

Length53 Feet
Beam29.5 Feet
Draft4 Feet
Built2009
Refit2017/ 2018
A/CFull
A/C NightYes
DeckshowerYes
HairdryerYes
Num HatchYes
Guest SmokeAshore
Children AllowedYes
Min Child AgeWater Safe
InverterYes
Voltages220V
Water MakerYes
Ice MakerYes
Internet AccessOnboard WIFI
GeneratorYes
Turnaround48hrs, inquire for 24hr

Accommodations

Guests8
Cabins4
Crew2
Queen4
Pullman2
Showers4
Heads4
Electric Heads4
Accommodation Details
4 guest cabins feature 4 Queen beds - each with private ensuite with electric head and tiled shower.

2 Cabins include an additional single bed for SMALL children sleeping with parents. These berths will not fit an older child. Please Inquire for 9 and 10 pax rates using these single berths and provide age and height of the children involved.

Extra high headroom throughout the yacht with an unusually spacious cockpit area featuring two tables that seat 8 guests comfortably. A built in BBQ grill is featured on the aft platform

Interior salon table seats 10 guests comfortably

Entertainment

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

Cuisine

Din-in10
Special DietsYes
BBQYes

Water Sports

Dinghy (Feet)15´
Dinghy Hp25 hp
Dinghy Pax10
Snorkel GearYes
TubeYes
2-Man Kayak1
Floating MatsYes
Standup Paddle2
Swim PlatformsYes
Boarding LadderAft
Fishing GearYes
Gear TypeLight Tackle
Other Toys
Giant floating lily pad
Noodles
Lazy Buns Floating Chairs
Towing tube for kids and teenagers
1 underwater SeaDoo scooter

Freediving Lessons offered by the crew.

Scuba Diving Scuba Diving Symbol

ScubaYacht offers Rendezvous Diving only
Air CompressorNot Onboard

Karizma Crew Profile

Crew Number2
Crew SmokeNo
Captain
CaptainHylton Wessels
NationalitySouth African
SpeaksEnglish, Afrikaans
Years Sailing15
Years Chartering1
LicenseYacht Master 100 ton STCW 95
Crew
CrewAmy Wessels
NationalitySouth African
Years Sailing10
Years Chartering1
LicenseSTCW 95


Meet the crew of KARIZMA, skipper Hylton and first mate/chef Amy.

After spending just a few minutes with Hylton and Amy you will pick up on their passion for the ocean. Growing up on the East Coast of South Africa meant their childhoods were both full of outdoor adventures, with family and friends, along the coastline. Hylton and Amy have just come from the South Pacific where they have spent the last 3 years running Whale Swimming, SCUBA diving, Line Fishing and Spearfishing charters for resorts and companies in Tonga.

Living in the remote islands has taught them a lot about enjoying and appreciating the simple things in life. Their stress-free lifestyle is contagious and something we all deserve to experience, especially on a Caribbean vacation. They are most happy when they have the opportunity to share these beautiful waters with their guests and they go to great depths to unveil treasures that many others would never see.

Amy studied Marine Biology in South Africa and went on to do her honors. She is very confident in the water and will always be willing to take guests out for a snorkel to find some interesting creatures or critters to observe. She loves to share any knowledge to inquisitive minds, no matter how young or old. Her patience and bubbly personality make her an instant hit, especially with children.

Hylton has covered a few passages in his sailing career and hopes to own a yacht one day. He loves spearfishing and free-diving and would be willing to give anyone interested some tips on free-diving. His charisma and enthusiasm make him a perfect fit on this yacht and will surely make all on board feel at home.

Amy and Hylton both enjoy spending time in the kitchen. They have picked up recipes from the South Pacific and South Africa that they will share with you during your stay.

The crew cannot wait to have you on board. There will be many stories told and laughs had, but most of all they cannot wait to share our beautiful oceans with you.



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Karizma Reservations & Port Locations

Start DateEnd DateDetails (Holds can be challenged)
Jul 23, 2019Jul 30, 2019Booked: Compass Point, St Thomas* to Compass Point, St Thomas*
Jul 31, 2019Nov 30, 2019Unavailable: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*
Feb 01, 2020Dec 31, 2022Unavailable: St Thomas, USVI* to St Thomas, USVI*

Karizma Rates / week

The prices shown are for the entire yacht for a week-long (7 nights) charter. Inquire for lowest rate.
Low price: $12,000

High price: $22,000


Season2 Pax3 Pax4 Pax5 Pax6 Pax7 Pax8 Pax
2019 Summer$16,000$16,500$17,000$17,500$18,000$19,250$22,000
2019/20 Winter$16,000$16,500$17,000$17,500$18,000$19,250$22,000
2020 Summer$16,000$16,500$17,000$17,500$18,000$19,250$22,000
2020/21 Winter$16,000$16,500$17,000$17,500$18,000$19,250$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. Inquire for more information.

Send us an inquiry to get specific pricing for Karizma.

Karizma Guest Reviews

March 2019

Hello Amy and Hylton. We all made it home safely at 1:00 AM last night. Just wanted to thank you once again and tell you how grateful we are for you guiding us through the trip of a lifetime. You are both wonderful people and we feel fortunate we chose your boat for our adventure. Let us know the best place to post our experience on line. We think you two really do a great job at taking care of people and would love to share our experience with others. Five star trip all the way around.

A Perfect Mix

Not only was the Karizma a beautiful and comfortable boat for 2 adults and 2 teenaged boys, the crew of Amy and Hylton went over and above to provide all of us with great fun, adventure and delicious food. They accommodated for our different wants and needs beautifully. Life on the Karizma for 8 days was a perfect mix of relaxation, adventure and discovery. We all agree that it was one of the most memorable vacations we have had.

A Huge Hit With All

Our trip on Karizma around the BVI´s was amazing! From the first meeting with our captain, Hylton and first mate Amy we knew we were in good hands. Amy´s food and love of the Ocean made her a huge hit with all, especially my nieces that are 9 and 13. Don´t even get me started on Hylton, his passion and energy were infectious. Movie nights on the deck were a huge hit but snorkeling with Hylton and Amy took it to a whole new level. They took care of all our needs without us even noticing, they made it seamless. We have already started saving for our next trip.

Bucket List Trip

What an amazing trip! This was a 50th bday celebration for my husband with 6 of our friends. It was definitely the most relaxing trip we have ever taken. Everyone involved with Karizma were fantastic for us and Amy and Hylton fit right in with our group. They were extremely accommodating, so personable and fun too! The food was amazing, Amy accommodated all needs and they made sure to cover everything we wanted to do and it was great that they were able to experience some of it with us.
We had some challenges as the boat we initially chartered was totaled in the storm last year and we had to scramble to find another one that was available in the size we wanted and dates we needed. The folks with Karizma made this transition as smooth as possible for us. They agreed to a very quick turnaround from one charter to the next in order to ensure we could still have our bucket list trip.
I highly recommend Karizma and Amy and Hylton for your next vacation, you won´t be disappointed!!

Perfect Hosts!

WOW. This trip was one for the books - everything about our experience on KARIZMA was exceptional! Amy and Hylton were perfect hosts and really made us feel comfortable while on board. The food was incredible! Amy was sweet and accommodating, as a few of us had dietary restrictions. She never made us feel like we were asking too much and every meal was delicious! Hylton was an excellent Captain - he was knowledgable, friendly and always offered options. They both were easy to talk to and handled themselves professionally. I would HIGHLY recommend this charter for anyone looking to have the time of their life! We did not have any children on board but I´d assume nothing but the best results if we did! THANK YOU AMY AND HYLTON!!!!

The Crew Spoiled Us All!

With 3 boys life is rarely about me ☹! But, on this trip, the crew spoiled us all! I Loved the long days of sailing and watching Will learn to Slalom. I will take the ´Pirate Game´ with me on all future family vacations. What fun we had on Karizma! The crew showed us all the hot spots and entertained us with games, stories and jokes. The meals were delicious and the views spectacular! It was a great holiday. ~ Foster Family

Raker Family had a fantastic time on board Karizma thanks to our awesome Captain and First Mate. We loved everything we did. Thank you- Raker Family

Children´s Comments:
Date of Charters: 3/18 - 3/24
The weather was: warm, sunny and constantly changing
Some Wonderful Things We Did:
Jumping off the Willy T, Following the captain thru The Baths,
skiing with dinghy & picking up a pizza in
Christmas Cove whilst on slalom ski and delivering it to Karizma!
Wake-Boarding, Using the Sub-Wing and the Sea-Scooter
Getting to watch a Gun Boat Race
Seeing a shooting star in Caneel Bay

Beyond Awesome - The MOST Fantastic Trip Ever!

The crew showed us the most fantastic trip ever! They fed us so well (too well maybe ) and showed us around the BVI´s in such a fun way.

The tubing, wake boarding, snorkeling, swimming, jumping off the top of the boat, paddle boarding and everything else were beyond awesome! The crew both played Uno and other games with us and the kids and were just super fun to hang out with, especially while on the search for the ´GreatWhiteHippoCrocoDuckAsoroPusArooit´

Thanks so much.~ Ryan Sparks and Family

The Crew Went Above and Beyond

We really had a wonderful time on the Karizma. We have no complaints whatsoever. Really! The crew really made the trip memorable. We all felt like they were just part of the family. I think there is always some bit of apprehension when meeting new people and knowing that you will be in close quarters for the week, but they went above and beyond in making us feel at home. They were able to accommodate us in every way. We would happily cruise with them again.

An Exceptional Experience

We recently ended our vacation on Karizma, and are excited to rebook in the coming months with them! The crew´s professionalism and attention to detail was very much appreciated! They went above and beyond to make sure our group was having an exceptional time, and their attention made us feel like we were at a 5-star resort. They were always ready to go the extra mile for us and truly turned this vacation into an exceptional experience. ~The Macentire Group

It Couldn´t Have Been Better

We took a trip aboard Karizma. It couldn´t have been better!

From minute one to the last minute of our trip, the captain made us feel at home onboard with an easy going, friendly charm. Right away he showed us around the yacht, which in itself is amazing: plenty of space to move about, seek privacy, lounge comfortably, sleep like a baby, and even take a refreshing shower. He exceeded our expectations as the captain of our vacation and Karizma!

The comfort and luxury of Karizma was highlighted by the quality of our meals. Nourishment somehow arrived just when we were hungry and made us feel like we were eating in a high end restaurant at every meal. It was fresh, healthy and satisfying food that always included dessert which we devoured in earnest to fuel our many adventure filled days.

The crew feel like old friends after this trip. We felt completely safe with them as they proved to be competent sailors. The captain patiently and graciously showed us the ropes and gave us the opportunity to pitch in with sailing as we desired. We hold both of them in high regard and find ourselves missing their company now that the trip has come to an end.

Our days felt easy, revolving around what we wanted to do, with no rushing or pressure. The captain gave us solid advice and told many a story about the BVIs both from natural and historical perspectives as well as the real truth about living there. He enabled us to get a genuine feel for the life that many of us only dream of and personally led us on hikes, and took us to amazing spots we likely wouldn´t find on our own. From Tarpon feeding on Saba Rock, extraordinary banana daiquiris, a tour of Anegada by truck complete with a picnic on a beautiful secluded beach, and many more.

We left Karizma feeling we had a satisfying mix of pleasure, relaxation and adventure. It was truly a trip of a lifetime and not one of us wanted to wake up from our dream vacation on Karizma. We will be back!

Bloody brilliant time cruising through the BVI with Hylton and Amy. Loved it!

´WOW. This trip was one for the books - everything about our experience on Karizma was exceptional! Amy and Hylton were perfect hosts and really made us feel comfortable while on board. The food was incredible! Amy was sweet and accommodating, as a few of us had dietary restrictions, She never made us feel like we were asking too much and every meal was delicious. Hylton was an excellent Captain - he was knowledgeable, friendly and always offered options. They both were easy to talk to and handled themselves professionally. I would highly recommend this charter for anyone looking to have the time of their life! We did not have any children on board but I´d assume nothing but the best results if we did! THANK YOU AMY AND HYLTON!!!´ Stillwell Family March 16th 2018

Absolute bucket list trip!

Everything we expected and more for Tim´s 50th birthday celebration. The vessel was perfect, the willingness of the Charterhouse to accommodate us post hurricane disaster and mostly the exceptional crew made this such a memorable vacation for all. Thank you Amy and Hylton - you guys are amazing!! Looking forward to the next one!´
Bourdeau Charter March 24th 2018

Trip of a lifetime!

Thank you Amy and Hylton for making the experience so special.´ ´Perfect family vacation - no other way to experience both the US and BVIs. Hylton and Amy were the icing on the cake and they went above and beyond taking care of us all.
Cooper Charter March 25th 2018

Our trip on Karizma around the BVIs was amazing!

´From the first meeting with our captain, Hylton and first mate Amy we knew we were in good hands. Amy´s food and love of the Ocean made her a huge hit with all, especially my nieces that are 9 and 13. Don´t even get me started on Hylton, his passion and energy were infectious. Movie nights on the deck were a huge hit but snorkeling with Hylton and Amy took it to a whole new level. They took care of all our needs without us even noticing, they made it seamless. We have already started saving for our next trip.´ Cibotti Charter April 2018

Once of the best trips of our lives. Just amazing.

Hylton and Amy are just amazing people. From Amy;s cooking, that was to die for... and Hyltons stories - the´most interesting man in the world´. The sailing, the stops, ´Soggy Dollar´, ´Foxys´, and Cooper Island. The awesome snorkeling... It was all a blast. Thanks so much.´ ....... Harry and Michelle Pozdyk
´Thank you for your hard work in making this vacation all it could be. We truly enjoyed the experience. Hylton and Amy are definitely the new ´most interesting people in the world´ in our eyes. Lice, Laugh, Love!!! Infante Charter May 8th 2018

Best family trip yet!

Between the freediving lessons, Heads up board game, Amy´s gourmet meals, Hyltons spearfishing stories and adventures, we had an absolute BLAST. John will be talking about you two for the rest of his life. Come visit us in Alabama!´
Brinkley Family Charter May 14th 2018

Fab crew, fab food, fab time!

Could not have asked for a better trip! Can;t wait for next time with Hylton and Amy!´...... Alex Baker and Paul Weyescheide
´Thank you for an unforgettable experience! You guys were unbelievable and couldn´t have had a better time. I admire your free spirits and adventurous attitudes. I will miss you guys and I cant wait to join ya´ll again one day! Goodluck on your future endeavors. PS: the cooking was UNBELIEVABLE!´........ Courtney
´To my new favorite people, thank you for absolutely everything! The memories we made were unforgettable and I´m so glad they included you guys. Ya´ll are the best and I cant wait to be back! Loved the amazing music and food! Ya´ll made my 21st birthday the greatest! I will miss ya´ll! Visit soon.´... Sarah- Kate Reynolds
´I have been on many charters but this was the best boat, the best captain and chef couple and just the best vacation of our lives - thanks to Hylton and Amy´.. James Baker
´Had an amazing time from the minute we got on board to the minute we left. Hylton and Amy made sure we saw all the best places and experience something new each day. My daughter had the best 21st birthday ever - love you guys and cant wait for next time.´..... Marsha Baker

Fab crew, fab food, fab time!

Could not have asked for a better trip! Can;t wait for next time with Hylton and Amy!´...... Alex Baker and Paul Weyescheide
´Thank you for an unforgettable experience! You guys were unbelievable and couldn´t have had a better time. I admire your free spirits and adventurous attitudes. I will miss you guys and I cant wait to join ya´ll again one day! Goodluck on your future endeavors. PS: the cooking was UNBELIEVABLE!´........ Courtney
´To my new favorite people, thank you for absolutely everything! The memories we made were unforgettable and I´m so glad they included you guys. Ya´ll are the best and I cant wait to be back! Loved the amazing music and food! Ya´ll made my 21st birthday the greatest! I will miss ya´ll! Visit soon.´... Sarah- Kate Reynolds
´I have been on many charters but this was the best boat, the best captain and chef couple and just the best vacation of our lives - thanks to Hylton and Amy´.. James Baker
´Had an amazing time from the minute we got on board to the minute we left. Hylton and Amy made sure we saw all the best places and experience something new each day. My daughter had the best 21st birthday ever - love you guys and cant wait for next time.´..... Marsha Baker

Sailing and exploring on Karizma with Hylton and Amy was fun, exciting and beautiful.

They made us feel as welcomed, cared for and well-fed. A wonderful experience!´.... Holly Lipett
´AMAZING wee! Best vacation ever. Hylton and Amy were such fantastic hosts- fun, engaging, interesting, fabulous guides and amazing cooks! Thank you!´
Vaughn Family Charter July 17th 2018

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