Cruising Area of Mahasattva
Awarded 3rd place in the culinary competition at the 2019 annual USVI Boat Show!
Mahasattva is a luxury Lagoon 620 catamaran, offering 4 queen guest cabins, each with individual air conditioning controls, a private en-suite head with electric toilets, a bidet, vanity, and a dry shower stall. The main salon is very spacious. The aft deck is available for alfresco dining, lounging, and access to water and water toys and she has a large top fly-bridge with a 360-degree view, bar, and ice maker.
Mahāsattva, meaning literally ´great being´, is a great bodhisattva who has practiced Buddhism for a long time and reached a very high level on the path to awakening (bodhi). Generally refers to bodhisattvas who have reached at least the seventh of the ten bhumis.
Unlimited WIFI throughout the yacht
Mahasattva accommodates 8 guests in 4 spacious queen cabins with en-suite with stall showers and electric freshwater flush toilets with bidets. All cabins also has 32´ Smart TV´s and USB charge ports for your devices.
Large salon for lounging with a large pop-up TV, or formal dining. Large aft deck lounge and alfresco dining area with access to the water on two wide sugar scoops with SS steel ladders and deck showers. On top, a spacious fly-bridge with a 360-degree view, fridge, bar, and lounge area. On the bow, two large lounge areas, trampolines, and bow seats for spotting dolphins.
Mahasattva is fully air-conditioned 24/7.
Two (!) wine fridges.
The Crew has separate accommodations and separate shower and restroom facilities.
TV in every cabin and one in the saloon, with access to Apple TV
Sunlounger pads for the trampoline
2 x 2-person kayaks
2 x SUP boards
Inflatable Floating Dock
Large towable Tube
2 x GoPro´s with Underwater Dome and multiple adventure mounts
Large ergonomic pool noodles
2 inflatable unicorns
Inflatable Whale shark
Included in your charter for no extra charge.
All dives will be guided by our onboard Dive Instructor.
If your last dive was more than a year ago, we´ll start with a refresher dive.
We offer 4 complimentary guided dives during your charter.
With 4 divers at a time, this can be done with no extra planning or conditions.
If you want more than 4 divers in the water at one time we have two options.
i. If one of your party is a PADI certified Dive Master they can st
our Dive Instructor´s discretion to assist our Dive Instructor to accommodate all onboard guests.
ii. If not, we can also have one of the other qualified divers on the
crew accompany the dive party up to 8. However, this will have
to happen after the mid-day meal when the guest is planning
for an onshore diving option that evening.
Two GoPro´s ready to record your experience.
**Ian Quigley is Dive Instructor January 15-July 15
**Adam Wilson is Dive Instructor July 15-January 15
Clients rent gear directly from dive shop at their own expense or bring their own.
Discover Scuba” dive to a depth of 40´. You will need a medical form and if you have any physical conditions that present risk a Doctor´s signed waiver that you are OK to dive. Charge is $150 and paid directly to our own board instructor.
PADI Advanced Open Water Instruction and certification
We will offer this course for up to 4 students at a time. This is open to anyone who is a PADI open water certified diver. After completion of this course you will certified to dive deeper than 60´. To fully enjoy dives such as “The Wreck of the Rhone” we recommend this during your trip. This costs $300 per student. To be paid directly to our Dive Instructor.
4 dives are included per guest. Additional dives are offered at $50 per guest per dive.
Mahasattva Crew Profile
***CREW FOR JANUARY 2021-JULY 2021***
IAN WHITNEY - BLAIR BARBOUR - IAN QUIGLEY
Captain Ian was practically born a Captain. He took his first steps as a toddler on a boat while sailing down the coast of Mexico with his mother and father. Ian´s father has been a sea Captain his whole life, sailing across the world and also finding his home in the Virgin Islands. Throughout Ian´s childhood, he traveled back and forth between the Caribbean Sea and the snowy mountains of Lake Tahoe. He doesn´t just have his sea legs but he has his land ones too, as he makes Blair look bad with his snowboarding skills.
He grew up in Lake Tahoe, California where he raced sailboats, won the polar plunge, studied pottery, perfected snowmobile wheelies, found the best cliffs to jump off of, snowboarded down glaciers, and learned to scuba dive at high altitudes. He moved to the California coast to live on a sailboat and go to college where he studied Film and Media Production. He then ran off to Hollywood and worked on movie sets before finding his way to San Diego where he remodeled a Baltic 42 sailboat as his new home.
After sailing and surfing the California Coast, he made his way to the Caribbean where he chartered several different Catamarans, spending 7 years getting to know these islands in and out while learning how to grill the perfect lobster. During hurricane season he avoided land and would head to Europe sailing through Croatia and the Mediterranean. And finally after many years away he found his way back to the mountains in Lake Tahoe where he captained an 80ft motor yacht and met a new crewmember named Blair, who loved boats almost as much as he did.
World traveler, Blair Barbour, spent her youth between the art scene in Philadelphia and skeet shooting in the back woods of Virginia. She and her father built a sailboat in their garage when she was a child and she grew up in the water - snorkeling in Mexico, canoeing the Moose river in Maine, whitewater rafting in West Virginia, pretending to surf in California, scuba diving with sharks in the Caribbean, sailing the Outer Banks and spending a lot of time finding treasure at the bottom of the community pool.
Chef Blair and her famous sommelier sister – Erin Barbour: Thinking-Drinking.com have traveled through Europe and Asia eating the local cuisine and drinking the best wines. Her sister owned a number of French restaurants and wine shops where they have collaborated on many culinary events. Blair learned some of the European techniques for her sous chef position in Philadelphia, spending many long nights creating 15-course dinners in New York City and watching the sunrise while finishing assembling the millionth homemade ravioli.
Blair has lived in Brazil where she got her Yoga certification and after living in the Las Vegas desert for 2 years teaching Yoga workshops, she moved up to Lake Tahoe in the mountains. There she was employed on an 80ft motor yacht that chartered through the most beautiful parts of the lake and of course went skiing whenever possible. This is where she met the Captain of the Vessel, Ian Whitney, who later ran off to the Caribbean with her to sail the Bodhisattva.
They found the Mahasattva and moved to the Caribbean and are excited to help create your best vacation possible. Whether you are looking for a relaxing time with beautiful sunsets or an action-packed adventure – either way, you are going to eat some great food.
First Mate Ian Quigley
Ian is a lifelong sailor and traveler. Moving to Ireland at a young age Ian was introduced to sailing and racing and moving to San Francisco allowed him to hone his sailing in a very demanding environment. Being on boats has made him very at home on the water and his Irish upbringing and service industry background in bartending make him a very welcoming and accommodating presence on any sail. Ian has sailed in Ireland, San Francisco, France, Spain, Portugal, and in the Caribbean. Ian´s professional conduct, as well as his enthusiastic love of the ocean and nature, brings a wonderful joyful perspective to the charters.
***CREW FOR JULY 2021-JAN 2022***
MAGNUS WITTERSO - LINDSEY CHIRICHIELLO
Captain Magnus hails from the frigid fjords of Norway with several captains in his blood line. He spent his entire childhood regatta racing, teaching sailing and working for the King in the Norwegian Navy before he felt himself being drawn to far more tropical latitudes. Now, thawed out, and after several years of cruising on his private sailboat, multiple ocean crossings and chartering the most stunning waters and island groups in the world, he can guarantee a fantastic experience with well thought out itineraries and adventures.
Chef Lindsey hails from New England and a long line of chefs. Following in her fathers footprints, she found herself in the restaurant industry at a very young age. Always mesmerized with the tasty creations flowing out of the New England kitchens she worked in, she decided to peruse her passion for the culinary arts. She immersed herself in culinary courses and the bustling food scene. In an effort to keep her passion for travel stoked as well, she set off in the yachting industry roughly eight years ago.
From the Eastern Seaboard of the US, France to Spain, Italy to Turkey, Croatia and many other stops in between, she has honed her skills in several different styles of cuisine. On crossing the Atlantic she let her creative side flow with inspirations from the Caribbean and South America. She takes much pride in tantalizing your taste-buds, but also in constructing creative cocktails, and cultivating a vacation for the memory books! Magnus and Lindsey met at anchor and have been together, living on boats, for over 5 years. They tied the knot last year in Tenerife, in the Canary Islands.
Before our Dive Instructor Adam moved to the US Virgin Islands in February 2016, he was working for Carnival Cruise Lines onboard for 4 years. He worked in Camp Carnival with the kids for almost 2 years and then I became an Entertainment Host. He got to travel all over the Caribbean, Bahamas, Alaska, and Australia. Since moving to St. Thomas, he has become PADI MSDT (Master SCUBA Dive Trainer) as well as a 50-ton USCG Masters License Captain.
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Mahasattva Reservations & Port Locations
|Start Date||End Date||Details (Holds can be challenged)|
|Apr 09, 2021||Apr 16, 2021||Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand|
|Apr 17, 2021||Apr 24, 2021||Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand|
|Apr 25, 2021||Apr 30, 2021||Unavailable: St Thomas, USVI* to St Thomas, USVI*|
|May 01, 2021||May 08, 2021||Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand|
|May 09, 2021||May 16, 2021||Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand|
|May 17, 2021||May 24, 2021||Unavailable: St Thomas, USVI* to St Thomas, USVI*|
|May 25, 2021||May 30, 2021||Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Saint John, USVI*|
|Jun 01, 2021||Jun 08, 2021||Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand|
|Jun 09, 2021||Jun 11, 2021||Unavailable: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand|
|Jun 12, 2021||Jun 18, 2021||Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand|
|Jun 19, 2021||Jun 24, 2021||Transit: Yacht Haven Grand to Saint Lucia, West Indies*|
|Jun 25, 2021||Jul 02, 2021||Booked: Saint Lucia, West Indies* to Saint Vincent|
|Jul 03, 2021||Jul 10, 2021||Booked: Saint Vincent to Saint Vincent|
|Jul 11, 2021||Jul 14, 2021||Unavailable: Saint Vincent to Saint Vincent|
|Aug 01, 2021||Aug 08, 2021||Booked: St Vincent, Young Island* to Grenada, St Georges|
|Oct 04, 2021||Oct 15, 2021||Hold: St Vincent, Young Island* to St Vincent, Young Island*|
|Oct 23, 2021||Oct 30, 2021||Hold: Tortola - Nanny Cay to Tortola - Nanny Cay|
|Nov 02, 2021||Nov 09, 2021||Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand|
|Nov 20, 2021||Nov 27, 2021||Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand|
|Dec 04, 2021||Dec 11, 2021||Hold: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand|
|Dec 28, 2021||Jan 04, 2022||Booked: Saint Thomas, USVI* to Saint Thomas, USVI*|
|Jan 15, 2022||Jan 22, 2022||Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand|
|Feb 05, 2022||Feb 12, 2022||Hold: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand|
|Feb 25, 2022||Mar 04, 2022||Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand|
|Mar 05, 2022||Mar 12, 2022||Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand|
Mahasattva Rates / weekThe prices shown are for the entire yacht for a week-long (7 nights) charter. Inquire for lowest rate.
Low price: $33,700
High price: $37,000
|Season||2 Pax||3 Pax||4 Pax||5 Pax||6 Pax||7 Pax||8 Pax|
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 Mahasattva.
Mahasattva Guest Reviews
Blair and Ian were super friendly and very knowledgeable! The service was impeccable, truly 5 star.
We went on this cruise for our anniversary and Blair and Ian went above and beyond to make our vacation special for us. Five stars in all areas!
Fantastic cruise. Ian and Blair made us feel so comfortable. We had a wonderful time. Impeccable service, great wine, delicious food. Highly recommended and worth every penny. We will be back!
Great trip! From the moment you arrive you are treated like a guest in their home. Everything was well organized and well prepared. They went above and beyond to make sure we were happy.
Great Cruise!! Ian and Blair were great hosts and it was a very smooth sail. Highly recommend!!
Blair and Ian made our experience amazing! Ian is so knowledgeable and Blair’s cooking is fabulous. They listened to exactly what we wanted and made our vacation perfect and memorable. We will definitely be back!
Was an amazing vacation! The crew was 1st class and one of the best I have had in over 15 cruises.
Ian, our 1st mate was very knowledgeable and disciplined so we felt safe and well taken care of. This catamaran and crew is no question a 5 star crew! We will be back and wouldn´t use any other boat or crew!
Thank you and God bless!
Here´s to new friends, great food, sailing and cocktails. You guys have been so welcoming and our doors and hearts are always open to welcome you to New York.
Thank you so much for such a relaxing vacation and helping us to make new stories!!
Barbara & Bols
May 2019 broker provided comments
Name = Bob
Yacht = Mahasattva
Charter dates = May 1-8th 2019
What was your first impression of the yacht?
Was advertised equipment onboard and in good condition?
Did the skipper/hostess make you feel welcome and comfortable onboard?
Did you feel free to choose activities?
Please provide specific comments regarding your skipper and hostess.
We have taken many crewed trips, and by far the captain, 1st mate and cook were the best we have ever had.
Were the meals and beverages as you expected?
Terrific, cook was extremely good, meals great. Very professional and as good as you would get in best restaurants.
If you made any special requests were they met?
Was this your first visit to the BVI?
No, we have done BVI´s maybe 10 times and done other cruise´s another 5.
Would you recommend this yacht for a charter vacation?
May 2019 BVI
We had the most amazing time this week! Never before have I had the true experience of the islands. Sailing, snorkeling, exploring, the food and getting to know the most professional crew ever! We will be back!
May 2019 BVI
What else can I say but...WOW!! First class boat, first class crew!! They operate as a real team wanting to please us at every turn. Thank´s to all for the best experience!
Best crew ever! I´ve been on 15 charters and by far this was the best! Fabulous! The Captain loved to sail and we do too! Ian was an all around entertaining and accommodating crew member! We loved the all! 5 stars!
Thank you ever so much for arranging our vacation trip on Mahasattva. We are on our way home and still in a state of euphoria. The boat is beautiful; it’s new and maintained to perfection.The crew attended to our every desire and anticipated our pleasures way beyond our expectations. The chef worked around our dietary request (gluten-free) and made each meal a culinary treasure. The crew were fun and engaging but respected our privacy when we wanted to be alone. The skipper was expert, flexible and kept us informed at the ideal level for each of us. This was the best vacation we’ve ever had; we’ll be doing it again and highly recommend it to your other clients. I’d be happy to talk with prospective boaters if it’s helpful to you
Broker provided feedback April 2019
Comments: Professional, flexible, catered to every whim, and set a high standard for the crew.
Rest of the crew: 5/5
Comments: The crew were first class and good company as well. The respected our privacy but we enjoyed their company so much that we included them in many of our discussions.
How would you qualify the yacht (comfort, features, general maintenance, etc): 5/5
Comments: This was an incredible boat. Brand new and impeccably maintained.
How would you qualify the sports and leisure activities/equipment on board: 5/5
Comments: There were so many amenities that we never used some of them.
How would you qualify the food and drinks: 5/5
Comments: The food was superb and perfectly presented! I gained 4 pounds despite all the exercise, but it was worth it. The chef accommodated my gluten-free wife without discomforting the rest of us.
How would you qualify the entire experience of your trip: 5/5
Comments: Best vacation I´ve had in every respect.
April 2019 BVI
The boat is beautiful and maintained to perfection. The crew attended our every desire and anticipated our pleasures way beyond our expectations. The chef worked around our dietary restrictions and made each meal a culinary treasure. The crew were fun and engaging but respected our privacy when we wanted to be alone. The skipper was expert and flexible and kept us informed at the ideal level for each of us. This was the best vacation we have ever had!
April 2019 BVI
Awesome experience - Great
Loved the meals - 5 star
We would come back in a heartbeat!!
Noow! Thank you for an amazing time. The food, the boat comment, and the anchor observation! Our time was too short. Best of luck to you as you move forward in your adventurous lives!
Peter + Molly
Sint Maarten/Anguilla/St. Barts
An amazing vacation with too many memories to recount, but of note for future guests:
-ask for the ergonomic noodles
-Ian makes killer mojitos (and margaritas, and many, many other delicious drinks)
-ration the cheetos
Sophie, Charles, Jon, Steph & Blaise
Make sure you take the flamingo for a ride!
11 Days in heaven!! Everything was perfect, staff was lovely & we made beautiful memories!
New Years 2018-2019
We really had a wonderful vacation. Yacht was more than perfect, top level and very professional crew!