Cruising Area of Liquid Zen

Pref. Pick-upUSVI, Red Hook
Other Pick-upUSVI
Summer PortVirgin Islands
Winter PortVirgin Islands

Liquid Zen Specification

Length52 Feet
Beam28 Feet
Draft5 Feet
Built2022
A/CFull
A/C NightYes
Sun AwningYes
HammockYes
DeckshowerYes
Bimini TopYes
HairdryerYes
Children AllowedYes
InverterInverter System
Water Capacityunlimited
Ice MakerYes
Internet AccessOnboard WIFI
Max Speed12
Cruising Speed8
Fuel Consumption3 US Gall/Hr
Turnaround48hr.
EnginesYANMAR 80HP ONAN 21.5KW
Communications
Wifi is available in USVI waters and International waters. Download speeds in foreign countries are not equal to the speeds in the USA.

Accommodations

Guests8
Cabins4
Crew2
Queen4
Twin1
Showers5
Wash Basins5
Heads5
TP in Heads-
Electric Heads5
Accommodation Details
5 Cabin Version:
3 Queen Staterooms and bunk available for guests.
Crew takes queen stateroom

Water Sports

Dinghy (Feet)13´
Dinghy Hp40hp
Dinghy Pax8
Snorkel GearYes
TubeYes
Wake BoardYes
1-Man Kayak1
Floating MatsYes
Standup Paddle2
Swim PlatformsYes
Boarding Ladderaft scoop
Beach GamesYes
Fishing Rods2
Fishing PermitFishing USVI only
Under Water CamYes
Under Water VideoYes
Other Toys
Bocce ball set
Floating Dock 10´x10´
Noodles
Sub- wing
Kanjam
Ladder Golf
TV/Movie Projector
Soundboks Bluetooth Speaker

Scuba Diving Scuba Diving Symbol

ScubaOnboard
LicenseInstructor
Air CompressorOnboard
Tanks12
BCs8
Regulators8
Weight Sets8
Num Divers8
Dives/Week6
Dive Lights2
Diving Info
Scuba Pro Go Fins
Navigator Mask & Semi Dry Snorkel
Tank Rails & Racks
Dive FlagsScuba Pro BCD Level
Scuba Pro MK2/R095 Regulators
Scuba Pro R095 Octos
Scuba Pro 2 gauge consoles
Soft Weights
Wrist Compasses
Tank Boots
Dive Costs
3 dives per week included for certified divers - charters 6 nights or more.

Additional dives $50 per dive per person.

Online course required before charter commences.

DSD Course $150 - Dive Instructor Required
Open water Referral $350 - Dive Instructor Required

Entertainment

Salon StereoYes
iPod/Device HookupsYes
DVDsCloud
Other Entertainment
Complementary USVI and BVI map to track your charter

Cuisine

Special DietsYes
KosherYes
BBQYes

Green Initiatives

Make Purified Drinking WaterYes
Re-Usable Water BottlesYes
Other Green Initiatives
Water Purifier on Board, with water being produced by the vessel.

Liquid Zen Crew Profile

Crew Number2
Crew SmokeNo
Captain
CaptainMichael Wilson
NationalityUS
Chef and Mate
Chef and MateCasey Strickland
NationalityUS


We are a Captain/Chef duo from the US who are coming off our third season working as a team in both the Mediterranean and the Virgin Islands. We met in the summer 2019 in Croatia and then moved to the Virgin Islands for the 2019-2021 seasons. Here is a little bit about each of us!

Captain Michael Wilson

QUALIFICATIONS
-RYA Yachtmaster Coastal (BOSS Sailing, Hamble, UK Apr ‘19)
-Quarterdeck Academy (Split, HR May ‘19)
-AEC 1 & 2 (Bluewater Yachting, Palma Oct´19, MPT, FL Oct´20)
-STCW (Maritime Safety Academy, FL Oct´19)
-USCG 100T Masters License
-Divemaster (Blue Magic Scuba, Cozumel Oct´20)
-200 Hour Certified Yoga Teacher

Michael was born and raised in Texas and grew up loving the outdoors with his dad taking him on countless hiking, canoeing, and camping adventures. He graduated from TCU with a Masters of Accounting and Bachelors in Finance and worked in Oil & Gas in Houston. After working in the corporate world for five years, he decided to make a change and enjoy the outdoors through sailing as a career! He fell in love with sailing while in the BVIs and Southern Caribbean and then completed his RYA Yachtmaster in the UK in 2018. He started off his sailing career in the Mediterranean and now calls the Caribbean home. He also loves the underwater world and got his Divemaster last offseason in Cozumel and plans to get his Instructor in Honduras this offseason!
When away from sailing he is exploring new parts of the world, meeting new people, and eating as many new cuisines he can find! Michael has his RYA 200hr Yoga Certification and is happy to add Yoga and Meditation to the charter experience.


Chef Casey Strickland

QUALIFICATIONS
-STCW 10
-Level 2 Food Safety & Hygiene
-Certified Rescue Scuba Diver
-Ashburton Culinary Academy Yacht Chef Certificate

Casey, born and raised in Florida, has always been happiest when on the water. After specializing in hospitality and event management at the University of Florida, she worked at luxury, all-inclusive golf resorts before transitioning into residential real estate. After years of the work grind, she decided adventure was waiting for her. She left behind the “norm” and caught the travel bug - bad! Before deciding to call the Caribbean home, she was a nomad traveling the world experiencing the kindness of strangers, new cultures and all things food!

She is a foodie through and through and her passion for food began at a young age always cooking and baking with her mom in the kitchen. She loves incorporating all different cuisines and focuses on cooking fresh and healthy dishes incorporating local delicacies with the freshest produce. She has been a yacht chef and hostess in the Mediterranean and Caribbean . Last year she attended Ashburton Culinary School Yacht Chef Program in England to hone her skills!

While onboard with Michael and Casey, guests will be encouraged to visit the “must see´s” but also to get off the grid and experience the beauty and nature that the Virgins Islands have to offer. They are excited to continue providing unforgettable experiences around these beautiful islands. They also love helping the guests capture priceless moments with their Drone, DSLR, GoPro, and Polaroid Camera.

Crew fully vaccinated<b/>

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Liquid Zen Reservations & Port Locations

Start DateEnd DateDetails (Holds can be challenged)
May 14, 2022May 21, 2022Booked: Red Hook to Red Hook
May 22, 2022May 30, 2022Booked: Owner Use to Owner Use
Jun 06, 2022Jun 13, 2022Booked: Owner Use to Owner Use
Jun 17, 2022Jun 24, 2022Booked: Red Hook to Red Hook
Jul 02, 2022Jul 09, 2022Booked: Owner Use to Owner Use
Jul 16, 2022Jul 23, 2022Booked: Red Hook to Red Hook
Jul 25, 2022Jul 31, 2022Booked: Red Hook to Red Hook
Aug 01, 2022Oct 18, 2022Unavailable: unavailable to unavailable
Oct 19, 2022Oct 25, 2022Booked: Owner Use to Owner Use
Oct 26, 2022Nov 03, 2022Unavailable: Unavailable to Unavailable
Nov 04, 2022Nov 10, 2022Booked: Red Hook to Red Hook
Nov 11, 2022Nov 15, 2022Boat Show: Boat Show, USVI* to Boat Show, USVI*
Nov 18, 2022Nov 26, 2022Booked: Owner Use to Owner Use
Dec 01, 2022Dec 07, 2022Booked: Red Hook to Red Hook
Dec 27, 2022Jan 03, 2023Booked: Red Hook to Red Hook
Jan 08, 2023Jan 14, 2023Booked: Red Hook to Red Hook
Jan 19, 2023Jan 25, 2023Booked: Red Hook to Red Hook
Jan 27, 2023Feb 02, 2023Booked: Red Hook to Red Hook
May 17, 2023May 24, 2023Booked: Red Hook to Red Hook

Liquid Zen Rates / week

The prices shown are for the entire yacht for a week-long (7 nights) charter.
Low price: $31,000
(normal rate)
High price: $34,000
(normal rate)

Liquid Zen Special Offer!
Fam. Special!
Offer: $250 off for each child age 15 and under. Does not combine with half board options. Age is based on the charter date NOT the date of booking. Max discount - 4 children.

Season2 Pax3 Pax4 Pax5 Pax6 Pax7 Pax8 Pax
2022 Summer$31,000$31,500$32,000$32,500$33,000$33,500$34,000
2022/23 Winter$31,000$31,500$32,000$32,500$33,000$33,500$34,000
2023 Summer$31,000$31,500$32,000$32,500$33,000$33,500$34,000

Yacht terms: All Inclusive*
*Cruising Permits, Fees, and Taxes to be paid by the Charterer upon entry to Cruising Grounds or Ports for all locations. Please inquire about rates and customary fees.

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 Liquid Zen.

Liquid Zen Guest Reviews

April 2022 USVI Charter

´To say this was the trip of a lifetime doesn´t even come close to the true experience that you two created for our family. Our two families, though separated by distance, have been coming together for years, and this is by far the BEST trip we have ever taken. The attention to detail, your kindness, and patience truly stood out. We all know 100% for sure that we landed the best crew & boat in the entire USVIs. We all can´t wait to return to meet again & experience the BVIs with you both. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!´
-The Zaps
if you ever need an extra crew member for night watch, you know who to call ;)

´What a treasure it was to be a part of your Liquid Zen world for a week. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for making this the best week ever!! It is hard to pick a favorite day/memory from the week. The sunset hike, the ´icing´, the scuba diving, the FOOD, the drinks, pineapple card game, the night time snorkeling, will all be in our hearts forever. Your attention to detail is so impressive. The two of you make the best team and your hard work does not go unnoticed. Grant is already plotting the next boat trip to the BVIS, but we all agree we couldn´t do it with anyone but the two of you! Take care and be safe, and we hope our paths cross again!´
-The Coons (aka future Bote Raft Owners :))

March 2022 USVI Charter

Well, my bags are packed and I´m ready to go :( *crying. We can´t thank you enough for such a wonderful, peaceful, gastronomically divine, and adventurous holiday at sea. So many wonderful memories have been made, so many new experiences have been tried, and we are eternally grateful for all you´ve shared with us, including your most beautiful home on the sea. These islands are magical and it has been so great to slow down and enjoy life´s simple joys and nature´s abundance. We can´t say thank you enough for the 10 Star Service! You´ve knocked it out of the park!!! I hope that our paths cross again on the mega yacht in the future! Please take good care of yourselves and each other and I hope only THE BEST!! Love & Kisses Jano & Crew

March 2022 USVI Charter

Words cannot express what a wonderful trip this was from start to finish! Casey, the food was meritable! Michael, the drinks and skilled driving were amazing! The turquoise waters will forever be on our mind. Thank you for renewing our vows and planning such a wonderful event.
Love Sean and Theresa aka the Caribbean Crew

March 2022 USVI Charter

´Thank you both for such an incredible experience on Liquid Zen! Even though our parents weren´t able to make it, we had the BEST time and honestly wouldn´t have it any other way (except maybe icing Brad at least *one* more time). This week truly was the best relaxation that I didn´t know I needed.

To Casey: no words other than wow - this trip was filled with the most amazing food and really not sure how I can go back to reality at this point (lol) Thank You! To Michael: Thanks for being such a fun Captain despite our plot to lose the dinghy. Also thanks for initiating Brad into the family by icing him upon arrival. We won´t forget these things along with all the other great memories!

We had such a great time hanging out with you both, and feel like we are leaving with two new friends. It´s been an unforgettable trip & we can´t wait to do it again! (maybe we´ll even let our parents join next time haha). Cheers! Love Mollie, Hastings, Emily & Brad

February 2022 USVI Charter

´Thank you so much for such an amazing week. You took us to so many amazing places that when we try to pick our favorites, every one is a favorite. Thank you for taking us to places that weren´t on our list, but also making the effort to bring us to the places we read about. St. John is such a beautiful place and we will definitely be back - sooner rather than later. Also thanks for all the patience with us scuba diving - actually getting down and exploring the reef was an accomplishment for all of us...and the food was totally amazing - we always looked forward to what we would come back to. Best we´ve ever eaten! If you are ever in the frozen tundra of Boston please call!
-Brian, Amy, Jackie & Jayden
p.s. LZ was the coolest boat in the mooring field!´

February 2022 USVI Charter

´I think I can speak for all of us when I say that the two of you exceeded any expectations we had as the hospitality extended to us aboard Liquid Zen. While the boat itself is spacious, luxurious, and well equipped, it is the crew that makes or breaks the voyage. And you both made our week aboard so much fun! Your knowledge of the islands, your daily itineraries, your positive attitudes - what fun we´ve had this week with you!! And Casey - OMG - what a remarkable chef you are!! Every meal was more spectacular than the last. I will think of you every time I try to recreate one of your dishes at home. You welcomed us into your home and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts for an unforgettable week!! (I almost forgot - Trivia Night - Girls Rule!)´
-All the best to you both,
Lindsay, Renee, Doub, Patty, Steve, Linda & Eric

January 2022 USVI Charter

´Thank you for saving our vacation from near-certain tragedy! Not only did we get a great boat, we got an even better crew. You are a great team and top notch across the board. You enabled us to make new friends (including you) while having the time of our lives. Not a boring moment. It is rare to find people in the world who are so good at making others feel so good, have so much fun, and make them eat so much!! We will miss you.´ -Shaun (aka boat man) & Betty

´What a fantastic week...and unexpected given the inauspicious start having our originally planned vacation canceled the morning of our flights. As it turned out, we were lucky. This past week was better than expected - good time with great friends, of course, but with a nicer boat and (I´m sure) a better crew. You two were great, organizing a fantastic itinerary with unexpected surprises - After Irma concert, massages, Lime Out, Zozos...and what wonderful food!!! Thank You!´ - Heather and Lou

´We have lost ourselves in the moment of ´today is today.´ I am hard pressed to think of another time in the last two years when I have felt so relaxed and carefree and slowed down. This was all possible because the two of you made things so easy, comfortable, and your knowledge of the islands and what you knew we would enjoy. There were too many highlights to pick out just one, but what I will remember the most is the belly laughs with the two of you and all our friends. Thank you for absolutely everything!´ - Christine & Rob

January 2022 USVI Charter

´We are in agreement - this has been the most relaxing vacation we have ever taken. Thank you for that and everything.
Love Todd & RJ´

´Thank you for everything! We travel a lot and this trip has been one of our favorites. We will be recommending you to all our friends.
Love and best wishes Angie & Clint´

´Thank you so much for everything! This trip has been one of the best i´ve ever been on. Thanks for all the fun :)
Love Nicole & Nay´

New Years 2021 Charter USVI

´Michael & Casey,
Thank you for giving us a week full of experiences and memories that we will remember for a lifetime! From the food that was out of this world, to teaching Shane and Travis to scuba dive, and even showing us the ropes of sailing, we´ve had the most unforgettable week island hopping around the Virgin Islands!

Both of you have shown unbelievable kindness, grace, patience, wisdom, joy, laughter, and love to not only our family, but to each other! Each of you are truly an inspiration to us and everyone you encounter! Thank you for being such a highlight on our trip and welcoming us to your home with open arms. We hope you have an amazing 2022!
Love, The Cristiano Family´

Christmas Charter 2021 USVI

´Wow, if you want the best vacation for your family to make everlasting, very special memories, this is it! A one-week cruise with Michael and Casey, our captain and chef, was just what we all needed to reconnect and spend quality time together. Our family of eight including my husband, our two daughters, son-in-law and three teenage grandchildren spent one week on Liquid Zen, a beautiful 52-foot catamaran with all the amenities. Without a doubt, we had our best family holiday ever! Michael and Casey pampered us from the moment they met us at the dock and helped us unload our luggage from the van to helping us with our luggage into the van when we, very reluctantly, started our journey home. They had wonderful suggestions of some extras, which I fortunately said yes to. Both were surprises for my family (it was a Christmas cruise) – the first day a massage therapist came aboard to give each of us a relaxing massage, which was the perfect way to jump right into “vacation mode.” And, the last day, I surprised everyone with a super band of three and as they played and sang from the swim platform on our boat, other boats and floats came to share in the fun and frivolity. Casey is a superb chef, so consequently mealtime was a real highlight of the trip – it was magical how such yummy food (and snacks) appeared many times each day just when we started to get hungry! We ate and ate, and she prepared special food for those of us who are gluten-free and vegetarian. Fortunately, there were many activities to prevent us from having to be rolled off the deck at the end of our cruise! We swam, snorkeled, went scuba diving, paddleboarding, hiking, ate lunch one day on a floating pod (whoops, this is in the wrong category!). There were all sorts of fun water toys that kept appearing – floats, floating chairs, kayaks, paddleboards where all sorts of silly games and competitions ensued. The sea life was never ending – sting rays, turtles, starfish, tarpon, multicolored designs on a myriad of fish swimming alone and in schools. At night, we watched the same sea life from the platform at the back of the boat all lit up from above. In the evenings we played our guitar, listened and danced to music, played cards and both night and day a lot of chess matches were happening – when we could get Michael to stop working, he won every game! He also designed a very interesting trivia game, which once again brought out our competitiveness! We highly recommend this 5-star experience with Michael and Casey on Liquid Zen!! We can’t wait to go back!!!

Previous Charter Reviews

-Michael & Casey

´I wanted to thank you for making this trip the most memorable trip we have ever done. Everything was exceptional. You clearly go above and beyond for your guests. We would definitely book again.´ - Eric & Melanie

´We loved it all! From the amazing food to the fun jokes and talks we had, you both truly made this a memorable trip! Thank you so much! :)´ - Mark & Julie

´Wow...definitely a trip of a lifetime and you both made it incredible. Thank you so very much! Everything was more than expected. You went above and beyond on all aspects of this cruise. Thanks again. Hope we can do this again with you two, of course.´ - Carol & Mike

´Thank you! Thank You! The trip was amazing. You guys went above and beyond on all levels, food, and laughs. Wonderful.´ - Maureen & Bob

Previous Charter Reviews

-Michael & Casey
Senior Spring Break – March 2021
‘Everything about this trip was absolutely perfect. Michael & Casey clearly love what they do and their passion shows. After a number of boat trips, this is my all time favorite and we will be back!’ – Monica

‘Thanks for the unforgettable week. Best trip we’ve ever had! Next time you’re in Rains look us up.’ – TA

‘Thanks for the perfect trip for us Newbies! The food and adventures – we will never forget. The attention to detail was on point! Can’t wait to sail with you guys again and thanks for making us “seniors” feel young again ’ – Angie

‘Thank you for an amazing week on the sea and in the sun! Top notch crew, my favorite yet, that didn’t miss a thing. I appreciate your attention to detail and how you went above and beyond on the menu and taking us to places we hadn’t been. You will be missed and y’all make us want to come back!’ - Stacey and Big Nate

Previous Charter Reviews

-Michael & Casey

´We´ve traveled all over the world and this has to be our favorite vacation so far! Thank you for taking such good care of us! Michael was a great Captain from working the sails to navigating the dinghy in the dark. Casey - the meals, snacks, and drinks were way beyond our expectations - every meal was the ´BEST MEAL´ (seriously create a cookbook and make some side $$!!). Our trip has ended much too soon - let us know where you are in a year so we can book another charter with you! If you´re ever in Atlanta, you have a place to stay so give us a call (same with Nashville! Come see us & we will take you to Broadway :)). God Bless you in all your adventures!´
-The Grimes, Greg, Melissa, Conner, & Kristen Duluth, GA

Previous Charter Reviews

´Michael & Casey

Thank you for an amazing vacation. From snorkeling to fishing to hiking, you helped us create so many fun memories! Not to mention a super fun New Years Eve celebration and extra-special triple birthday party! The food was absolutely spectacular, so delicious and thoughtful. We loved seeing the kids try (and enjoy!) so many new things. We had a blast, thanks again! Until next time --

The Kinneys and Lily & Cole

Previous Charter Reviews

-Michael & Casey

´Thank you so much for guiding our Virgin Islands Adventure. Everything was fantastic! We loved all of the locations we visited and all of Casey´s cooking was amazing. I think our group especially liked the sea turtles in Maho Bay and the Eagle Rays in Christmas Cove. We all really appreciate the experience you provided. We certainly will not forget it. Thank you!

Thank you for all the things you did to make our family sail an unforgettable adventure. We will never forget it! We appreciate it all.

This was a long anticipated trip, thanks for making our family time so free and easy! We appreciated your care and attention more than words can say. Lots of love from the Brodigan/Walter families!´
-Mike, Judy, Kelly, Mike ii, Joel, Grace, Jason, Misty

Previous Charter Reviews

To Our New Friends, Casey & Mike
´Mason will never forget, or live down, night fishing in the National Park ;) Beyond that, the adventures we shared will be talked about (and laughed about) for the rest of our lives. Every time we play Pineapple and catch Ayden peeking at his cards we´ll try to replicate the cold, hard stare Mike would cast his way haha. Some amazing first time experiences include swimming with sea turtles, hovering over eagle rays while listening to the band on the bow, and probably everyone´s favorite fun activity was sub-winging off Great St. James. It felt wonderful to be exhausted at the end of a fun filled day and wake up to a delicious breakfast and read the Plan of the Day, knowing each day would be better than the next. After a rough year, this was the perfect way to celebrate our life together, and be thankful to have seen such a magical place. Your hospitality was amazing I hope to keep in touch over the years.´ With Love, The Tokarz

Previous Charter Reviews

´Thank you so very much for making this trip truly unforgettable! You took care of our every wish and were so kind to our children, just like family. We enjoyed the games, movies, jetskis, paddleboard, floating mat, dinner on the beach, snorkeling, and conversation. We pray that you have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!´
-Joseph, Sarah, Drew, Faith

´Thank you so much for creating all the wonderful Christmas memories. Everything has been amazing. Every morsel of food was the best. You both went above and beyond to make everything excellent. May you have a blessed Christmas and Happy New Year. May God show you his love and joy.´
-Mark & Teresa Tucker

Previous Charter Reviews

-Michael & Casey

´What should we say...EVERYTHING was superb. Thanks for the great vacation! The food was so yummy, hikes, snorkeling, and boat time were on point. This is one of those vacays we would definitely do again. You guys are the best! Don´t forget if you´re ever in Dallas, you´ve got a place to stay.´

-All our best, Karen, Marc, Jared, Justin, and Rachel Shalek

Previous Charter Reviews

-Michael & Casey

´I can simply say BEST VACATION OF MY LIFE! Thank you for making it absolutely wonderful, you both spoiled us and we totally appreciate it.´ - Shannon, Joe, Trey, Kayla Bass
´Thanks for the wonderful tour around St. Thomas, St. John, and the other islands! Excellent guides, entertainment, and meals made for one of our best family vacations ever. Until we see you again.´ - The Harkeys

Previous Charter Reviews

-Michael & Casey

´This very last minute vacation ended up being one of my all time favorite family trips ever. The balance between relaxing and activities, the comfortable boat, and the perfect food were exactly what we needed after a Covid Christmas, Thank you Michael & Casey and I hope to see you for a repeat before too long´
-Lindsay
´Thank ou Michael & Casey, you took care of us very well. Casey the food was spectacular and both of you anticipated our every single need.´
-Ada
´Thank you for being so kind and fun and making yummy food´
-Isabella