Koru doing what she does best!
Cruising Area of Koru
Koru comes equipped with every comfort needed for a world class sailing charter and boasts a huge amount of open space unrivaled by any cruising catamaran in its size range. Watch movies under the stars on the huge, cushioned foredeck, eat breakfast on the flybridge, lunch in the forward lounge and dinner as the sun sets in the spacious outdoor saloon. Three large queen sized staterooms each with separate dry heads and showers as well as walk around beds. Watch the kids wakeboard with your toes in the water sipping on cocktails on the integrated swim platform. Sail in style with a large square topped main, self-tacking jib and a 90 sqm Code 0 for light air conditions.
Toys and activities on board include:
- 2 x Inflatable SUP´s
- 2 person tube
- Bote inflatable dock
- Noodles and other assorted water toys
- 50lb Shimano 2-speed trolling reel and rod
- 30lb Shiman 2-speed trolling reel and rod
- Penn Spinmaster casting rod
- Assorted lures, jigs and tackle on board
- Lobster gear
40´ 4K Smart TV - Netflix, Disney+, Amazon Prime and more subscriptions
Beach shade and rugs
Assorted board games
Heaps of other fun stuff, too much to list it all here
Diving with Cpt. Keith as a certified PADI Divemaster
All guests must be certified Open Water divers as a minimum and have dived within 12 months prior to charter. Otherwise, a refresher course is required before diving (can be completed on board).
[new gear arriving soon!!]
8 x 80lb aluminium tanks
4 x ScubaPro Level BCD´s (2 Md, 1 Lrg, 1 Sml)
4 x Scubapro Mk2 Regulators
4 x Scubapro Genesis SPG Console (depth, pressure, compass)
60lb of soft weights
Masks and Fins
Koru does not carry wetsuits or dive torches. These, along with additional tanks, BCD´s, regulators, masks, fins etc can be rented at Client expense. Please liaise with your Captain to organise any rental gear required ahead of time Cpt will facilitate the rental and delivery of equipment to the boat prior to charter with a local dive shop. Alternately, guests can bring their own gear (so long as service history within 1 year provided).
$50 per person per dive
$75 per person per night dive
Koru Crew Profile
Cpt. Keith Allen
Keith has always had an adventurous spirit, inherited from an extremely nomadic family, mostly spread between Kenya, the U.K., U.S.A. and of course Australia, where he grew up. He has been fortunate enough to have been raised as a well travelled youth which enabled him to grow into someone who can build rapport and friendships with people from many different walks of life and cultures. A trait invaluable when considering the multicultural and close-knit conditions living and working aboard a yacht.
Keith has sailed around all of the windward isles, from St Maarten to Grenada; the Dutch Caribbean, Panama, the Andalusian coast of Spain, Portugal, Morocco, Croatia and the Greek Islands in the Saronic Gulf of the Mediterranean. He has also spent time working on a superyacht that sailed up the east coast of the United States from Fort Lauderdale to Rhode Island as well as around Nantucket and Martha´s Vineyard but realized his heart and true passion was in sailing and smaller boats. Keith´s favorite part about skippering on yachts is hunting for unique bays and the little hidden gems on the islands; from the best beach bars to reefs full of life that can only be reached by boat.
Keith is a third season veteran of the Virgin Islands, a certified PADI divemaster and free diver who loves hunting for fresh spiny lobster to serve, butterflied and grilled in his signature style paired with one of his craft cocktails. Whether it´s chauffeuring guests to dinner by tender, or towing them with tube or wakeboard, you are in safe and capable hands with Keith at the helm.
Jessa was born in Colorado and raised in Texas, and her love for the great outdoors began at a young age. Growing up, her family took vacations to the beach every year. It wasn´t until 2017 that she decided she wanted to live and work in the tropics full time. She quit her desk job and traded in the cubicle for the galley. Jessa began her career as a yacht chef in May 2017, and she loved the yachting lifestyle so much that she spent the next three seasons working on sailing yachts in Croatia. Since then, she has traveled to four different continents, including Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia and explored many of the Caribbean islands.
The USVI and BVI quickly became one of her favorite places after sailing and working here at the end of 2018, and she knew instantly that she wanted to further her career here. In 2019 she began her life in the Caribbean and has been loving every day since. She enjoys sailing, hiking, snorkeling, scuba diving, and being able to spend every day on the water!
In addition to the adventurous lifestyle Jessa lives, she loves creating beautiful and delicious meals in the galley. She grew up helping her dad in the kitchen and on the grill, always working to perfect new tex mex meals and southern comfort foods. Her family was constantly making homestyle meals and this is when her passion for cooking began. She believes that cooking is all about sharing, and being able to share unique and tasty dishes with the guests is so important to her!
One of her favorite parts about traveling is being able to experience new cultures and cuisines, and incorporating these cuisines into her own menu. Seafood is a personal favorite of Jessas, to cook and to eat! Jessa finds it very special to be able to use the local seafood for her dishes. On board Felix, Jessa will ensure that your vacation is filled with wholesome, fresh, and local meals. She has experience working with all dietary restrictions and food allergies, and will work with you and your group to create the perfect menu for your week.
Koru CalendarAvailableBookedHold (can be challenged)Unavailable
Koru Reservations & Port Locations
|Start Date||End Date||Details (Holds can be challenged)|
|Dec 03, 2021||Dec 10, 2021||Booked: St Thomas USVI to St Thomas USVI|
|Dec 19, 2021||Dec 26, 2021||Booked: St Thomas USVI to St Thomas USVI|
|Dec 27, 2021||Jan 03, 2022||Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand|
|Jan 15, 2022||Jan 22, 2022||Booked: St Thomas, USVI* to St Thomas, USVI*|
|Jan 23, 2022||Jan 30, 2022||Booked: St Thomas USVI to St Thomas USVI|
|Jan 31, 2022||Feb 07, 2022||Booked: St Thomas USVI to St Thomas USVI|
|Feb 11, 2022||Feb 18, 2022||Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand|
|Feb 19, 2022||Feb 26, 2022||Booked: St Thomas USVI to St Thomas USVI|
|Feb 28, 2022||Mar 04, 2022||Unavailable: St Thomas USVI to St Thomas USVI|
|Mar 07, 2022||Mar 14, 2022||Booked: St Thomas USVI to St Thomas USVI|
|Mar 15, 2022||Mar 22, 2022||Booked: St Thomas USVI to St Thomas USVI|
|Mar 26, 2022||Apr 02, 2022||Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand|
|Apr 05, 2022||Apr 11, 2022||Booked: St Thomas USVI to St Thomas USVI|
|Apr 24, 2022||May 01, 2022||Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand|
|May 08, 2022||May 15, 2022||Booked: St Thomas USVI to St Thomas USVI|
|May 22, 2022||May 29, 2022||Booked: St Thomas USVI to St Thomas USVI|
|May 31, 2022||Jun 07, 2022||Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand|
|Jun 11, 2022||Jun 18, 2022||Booked: St Thomas, USVI* to St Thomas, USVI*|
|Jul 02, 2022||Jul 09, 2022||Booked: St Thomas USVI to St Thomas USVI|
|Jul 10, 2022||Oct 31, 2022||Unavailable: St Thomas USVI to St Thomas USVI|
|Apr 05, 2023||Apr 12, 2023||Booked: St Thomas, USVI* to St Thomas, USVI*|
Koru Rates / weekThe prices shown are for the entire yacht for a week-long (7 nights) charter.
Low price: $20,000
High price: $22,000
The high and low prices of this yacht depend on both the number of guests and the traveling season. Send us an inquiry for exact pricing.
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 Koru.
Koru Guest Reviews
Thank you for making this last minute decision one of the best ones we´ve ever made!
Keith & Mel, 2020 was the perfect year to totally forget, but you totally eliminated any chance of that! Our trip exceeded every expectation. You guys are the perfect hosts, guides, cooks, bartenders and friends to our very happy families. Thank you so much for making this last minute decision one of the best ones we´ve ever made! Good luck in all your future yachting and life endeavors.
F is for food - Mel´s cooking is delicious!
R is for relaxation on the open seas
E is for everything fun with Cap´n Keith
N is for never wanting to leave
R is for rum floaters on our painkillers
Y is for yachting - the best way to vacation
What amazing hosts! We Are Overwhelmed With How Well You Cared For Us This Wonderful Week...
Keith & Mel, what amazing hosts you are! Our family had an incredible week on the water with you. You made everything fun, active, relaxing and engaging in a seamless fashion - which is not always easy on a boat or in the islands. The balance of your personality was perfect... and suited everyone in our group from kids to adults. The food was absolutely AMAZING! Mel - how you pull off those meals is just a wonder - absolutely delicious and the presentation off the charts. Usually - ´food´ loses steam at the end of a charter and yours just kept getting better and better... and your demeanor and always pleasant smile just set a comfortable tone on the boat & making everyone feel at ease. Keith - how you know all you do about the boat (and fixing-too) and the area is just astonishing. You brought us to. ays that we just fell in love with and made sure all our varied interests and activities were met... which was far from easy!
Thank you both for making our week with our friends so special - we look forward to staying in touch & charters ahead with you... and you now have friends who would love to host you in Nashville! - Ron, Laura, Mark & Sarah Francis
Keith and Mel,
We are overwhelmed with how well you cared for us this wonderful week in the islands you both are truly gifted with service and hospitality. You worked endlessly throughout the week and remained cheerful and always had a quick wit. Keith, thank you for finding us great areas to snorkel, dragging us around for wake boarding and keeping the cocktails not too sweet or spicy. Mel, you cooked with a passion. Our bellies were always full and our palates excited to see what wonderful ´surprise´ you had whipped up. It truly was a wonderful week with the two of you and we will look forward to seeing you in the future. Much admiration and love, Michael, Morgan, Chelsea and Ty aka ´quesadilla record holder´
Trip Of A Lifetime...
Trip of a lifetime... turtles, rays, fish, coral, mongoose and even a goat! The water and islands were beautiful. Captain Keith was amazing! He can fix anything while staying so calm. I felt so safe with him... extremely knowledgable sailor and knows so much about marine life. Mel was amazing as well. She cooked 5-star meals in a tiny kitchen. She was also an incredible first mate helping Keith with docking etc.
I would recommend this trip with this crew to anyone!
I cannot say enough about this beautiful experience. We were in such great hands with Mel and Keith. They were cool under pressure and always delightful to be around. Mel´s food was delicious and beautifully presented. Keith was always making sure everyone was happy and well taken care of, while also keeping us safe. We enjoyed every minute and hope to return with our kids to do it again!
Scarlett and I loved every second of the trip. You and Mel were fantastic in every way. I hope our paths cross again someday. Please look us up anytime you´re stateside, especially Louisiana.
p.s. Come se us in NOLA for Mardi Gras!
WOW! The trip was one of the best experiences ever! Paul and I loved all the food that Mel prepared. The attention to detail was impeccable. Keith was super professional and knowledgeable. Overall, I rate this trip a 10 out of 10. I can´t wait to come back and sail with Mel and Keith again! PLEASE come visit us in New Orleans.
To our lord and savior and chef Mel chef / first mate. Great trip so much fun, Ellen and I had a blast. You and Mel were fantastic and so fun to hangout with. AC worked great and food was excellent!