Cruising Area of Kelea

Pref. Pick-upYacht Haven, STT
Summer PortYacht Haven, STT
Summer OperationsCaribbean Virgin Islands
Winter PortYacht Haven, STT
Winter OperationsCaribbean Virgin Islands

Kelea Description

Catamaran KELEA, a Privilege 65 accommodating up to 10 guests in cruising comfort, with a master king guest suite, and 4 equal queen-berth guest suites.

Specification

Length65 Feet
Beam35 Feet
Draft6 Feet
Built1996
Refit2012/13
A/CFull
A/C NightYes
DeckshowerYes
Bimini TopYes
Nude ChartersInq
Num Hatch25
Guest SmokeTransoms only pls
Children AllowedYes
Min Child AgeWatersafe
Inverter2400 watts
Voltages110v
Water MakerYes
Water Capacity500 gals
Ice MakerYes
Internet AccessOnboard WIFI
Turnaround24 hours
Engines2 X 110 HP Yanmars

Accommodations

Guests10
Cabins5
Crew2
King1
Queen3
Twin1
Showers5
Wash Basins5
Heads5
Electric Heads5
Accommodation Details
2018/2019 Season - Kelea accommodates up to ten guests in 5 guests cabins, all ensuite: one centerline master king suite forward, and three queen-berth guest suites
From 2019/2020 Season: Kelea accommodates up to ten guests in 5 guests cabins, all ensuite: one centerline master king suite forward, and three queen-berth guest suites, as well as a starboard forward upper & lower twin berth suite. Please enquire with your charter broker regarding availability of the one King and 4 Queens layout.

Kelea is fully air-rconditioned throughout and makes her own purified water onboard.

Entertainment

Salon Tv/DvdYes
Salon StereoYes
iPod/Device HookupsYes
CDsDigital mu
Board GamesYes
BooksYes

Cuisine

Din-in10
Special DietsInq
KosherInq

Water Sports

Dinghy (Feet)16 ft
Dinghy Hp70
Dinghy Pax8
Adult WaterskisYes
Snorkel GearYes
TubeYes
Wake BoardYes
1-Man KayakYes
Floating MatsYes
Standup PaddleYes
Swim PlatformsYes
Boarding LadderStern/easy
Fishing GearYes
Gear TypeLight

Scuba Diving Scuba Diving Symbol

ScubaOnboard
LicenseInstructor
Air CompressorOnboard
Tanks8
BCs8
Regulators8
Weight Sets8
Num Divers8
Dives/Week5
Diving Info
DIVING INFO:

CERTIFIED DIVERS
All 7-day charters aboard Kelea include 5 dives for certified divers. Additional dives can be added based upon weather, itinerary and captain´s discretion.

TRY SCUBA / DISCOVER SCUBA DIVE
This is a course for non-certified divers. This allows you to get your feet wet and enjoy the thrills of diving. The course includes a small classroom setting and some basic in-water skills training. Once you have mastered these skills, you will continue to a beautiful, shallow reef dive at a maximum depth of 40 feet. These dives can also count towards an Open Water Scuba Certification but do not result in certification alone.

COURSES FOR CERTIFICATION
We recommend starting your course before you come by finding a local dive shop to complete your classroom and online learning along with your pool work. When you get to Kelea, we do your check-out dives for certification in the beautiful, crystal clear waters of the Virgin Islands.

Another option is for you to complete your basic certification course from start to finish with Shawn and Autumn! Please contact crew directly for availability and course requirements.

NIGHT DIVES
Yes - Inquire

WET SUITS
Inquire for size and availability
Dive Costs
DIVING COSTS

***5 dives included in charter cost for certified divers***

Additional Dives*: $50 per dive, per diver

Try Scuba: $150/diver, this course does not provide a certification upon completion

Referrals: $200/diver

Basic Open Water Scuba Course: $300/diver (excludes book fee with online code)

Advanced Scuba Diver Course: $150 (excludes book fee with online code)

Nitrox Course: $100 (excludes book fee with online code and equipment rental)

*Additional dives are based upon weather, itinerary and at Captain´s discretion. Seven dives maximum during the charter week.

All dives and Try Scuba courses include tank fills, all gear including weights and dive lights, briefings and a licensed scuba instructor serving as your guide.

Kelea Crew Profile

Crew Number2
Crew SmokeNo
Captain
CaptainShawn Hardesty
NationalityUSA
Born1986
SpeaksEnglish
LicenseUSCG 100 ton STCW
Crew
CrewAutumn Hardesty
NationalityUSA


Kelea´s Crew

Shawn´s love for the ocean began when he was only a few months old on the coast of North Carolina. Shawn grew up in Carolina Beach, NC where he learned to read the wind and waves and developed a passion to share his love of the ocean with others.
Shawn graduated from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington in 2011 with a degree in Marine Biology. Shortly after college, Shawn moved to Nicaragua to pursue his love of the ocean and worked as a Captain and surf guide for NicaSurf tours.
Following a couple great years in Central America, Shawn moved back to the states to continue his life on the water. In doing so, Shawn has spent the past 5 years working aboard world class super yachts. In which time, he has obtained his USCG Captains License as well as his American Sailing Association Certification.

Autumn was born in Michigan where she grew up swimming in the freshwater of the Great Lakes. After high school she studied massage therapy and yoga in Costa Rica where she fell in love with the salty ocean and travelling to new places. In 2013, Autumn moved to Florida to become a yacht stewardess. A job that would take her to many exotic places, even all the way back to lake Michigan.

For the last five years, Autumn has worked on multiple world class yachts in which she collaborated closely with five-star chefs from around the world. Learning from her yacht chef coworkers, she has developed a passion for creating exciting and healthy dishes that create memories.

Shawn and Autumn met in September of 2013 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, where they were both searching for their first superyacht jobs. A week later, they found separate jobs on different boats, starting three years of long distance dating. In December of 2016, they decided it was time for an adventure and decided to travel New Zealand for a year together in a campervan they renovated themselves.

Shawn and Autumn love to spend time on the water, whether it´s diving, snorkeling, surfing, paddling or sailing. They are excited to bring their captain and crew knowledge of charter yachts to give you a sailing vacation you won´t forget.

Kelea Calendar

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Kelea Reservations & Port Locations

Start DateEnd DateDetails (Holds can be challenged)
Jun 10, 2021Jun 17, 2021Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Jun 19, 2021Jun 25, 2021Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Jun 28, 2021Jul 05, 2021Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Jul 07, 2021Jul 14, 2021Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Jul 15, 2021Jul 31, 2021Unavailable: Yacht Haven Grand to Grenadines, West Indies*
Aug 01, 2021Oct 14, 2021Unavailable: Grenada, St Georges to Grenada, St Georges
Oct 15, 2021Oct 29, 2021Transit: Grenadines, West Indies* to Yacht Haven Grand
Nov 21, 2021Nov 28, 2021Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Dec 27, 2021Jan 03, 2022Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Feb 12, 2022Feb 19, 2022Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*
Feb 20, 2022Mar 02, 2022Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Apr 02, 2022Apr 09, 2022Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Apr 10, 2022Apr 15, 2022Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Jun 26, 2022Jul 02, 2022Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Mar 06, 2023Mar 13, 2023Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand

Kelea Rates / week

The prices shown are for the entire yacht for a week-long (7 nights) charter.
Low price: $24,500
(normal rate)
High price: $30,500
(normal rate)

Kelea Special Offer!
USVI Special!
Offer: Save $150/person on USVI-only itinerary charters on catamaran Kelea.

Season2-3 Pax4 Pax5 Pax6 Pax7 Pax8 Pax9 Pax10 Pax
2021 Summer$24,500$25,000$25,500$26,000$26,500$27,000$30,000$30,500
2021/22 Winter$24,500$25,000$25,500$26,000$26,500$27,000$30,000$30,500

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, cruising permits, premium beverages and scuba activities. Inquire for more information.

Send us an inquiry to get specific pricing for Kelea.

Kelea Guest Reviews

New Year 2020

Shawn and Autumn made our week wonderful in every way!! The scuba diving lessons, finding the best snorkeling places, taking us on beautiful hikes, playing (and teaching) is Chess, and the BEST food ever!!! (Along with catering to some food allergies) We wouldn’t change a thing and will remember this week with great fondness! Thank you Shawn and Autumn!!

Christmas 2020

Shawn and Autumn went out of their way to cater to our groups taste prefs (Autumn made fantastic special gluten free meals for my wife every day). They found the best anchorages as well as tooking us on amazing hikes, snorkels and scuba dives! S/V Kelea is surprisingly stable and comfortable. Would highly recommend!

December 2020

Going on Kelea was the most perfect week for me! Shawn and Autumn are really cool and nice and know all the good spots to customize the perfect experience. There are so many awesome activities (scuba, kitesurfing, snorkeling, hiking, fishing etc. etc.), the food is incredible and the boat itself is beautiful and really comfortable! Can´t recommend SV Kelea enough!

November, 2017 guests on KELEA say:

We have been coming to the BVI and French West Indies since the late 90´s. At last count we just completed our 9th trip, most recently on the ´Kelea´ in the BVI´s.

Our first trip was on an old Cat named the Last Fancy with a husband and wife that were owners/operators. We had the time of our life and we never realized that we did not know what we did not know - that is to say there were some mighty beautiful boats out there. We soon realized that we had to come back and charter a newer/bigger boat with more amenities. We did this numerous times and it seems that each boat was nicer and each crew was better than the last.

Our experience on Kelea was no different - from a mighty 65 footer that can cruise at 9+ knots to the beautiful salon of blonde woods and the largest galley I have ever seen. Because she can provision and hold so much we never had to stop and we wanted for absolutely nothing the entire week! And this was 8 passengers and 2 crew!

This leads me to the crew - Dan and Alli Shivone... As I mentioned we have had the privilege to have chartered some of the finest Cat´s in the Caribbean and thus experienced some of the best crews. I can categorically state without any hesitation that Dan and Alli were the best! It seemed that all of our personalities meshed perfectly from Alli´s bubbly and energetic persona to Dan´s down to business yet dry and quick wit. All this lent itself to not only a wonderful trip from their technical abilities but also their personal qualities that led to great discussions, fun games, superb dives and lots and lots of laughs!

My wife and I highly recommend this boat but more importantly - this crew - for your dream vacation and the time of your life!

Rich and Lori K.
Chino Hills, CA

March 2017 KELEA Guests

Dan and Alli Shivone did a spectacular job of hosting us on Kelea and I wanted you to know they made our trip very special! Please tell anybody that is considering a trip on Kelea that they will have a wonderful boat, the most talented captain and chef, and more importantly the nicest people one could ever hope to meet!

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