Cruising Area of Makin´ Memories
Makin´ Memories Description
This 2016 Lagoon 450 offers an amazing amount of space for her size. There are four beautifully appointed queen sized staterooms with lots of light and storage space. Each of the cabins have climate control and pristine ensuite bathrooms. Throughout the yacht light wood is used and the decor is simple and contemporary.
The lounge area has comfortable seating and an indoor dining option - plus the signature Lagoon wraparound windows that offer a fantastic panoramic view. The cockpit is shaded and has two distinct seating areas with lots of space to walk around comfortably - easy access through to the back steps for swimming. The fly bridge is where the sailing action takes place, but is also the best spot for dolphin spotting or just taking in the amazing Virgin Island scenery.
Forward there are trampolines and a great seating area. This new yacht is going to be a popular lady without a doubt!
3 Queen Guest Cabins
1 V Births
If you´re interested in adding kitesurf lessons or yoga into your vacation, please see our additional rates:
Kitesurf Lessons | $150/ Hour Per Student | All equipment provided
Yoga | $25/ Class | Paddle board, beach or on the sailboat
Large inflatable island
1 Tandem Kayak
Scuba diving offered onboard
Makin´ Memories Crew Profile
MEET THE CREW:
Captain: Keith Allen
First Mate/Chef: Ellie Archer
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 most of the windward isles, from St Maarten to Grenada; the Dutch Caribbean, Panama, the Andalusian coast of Spain, Portugal, Morocco 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 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 reef full of life that can only be reached by boat.
Ellie grew up in the suburbs of Melbourne, Australia, where her love for cooking (especially that of sweet treats!) began with the afternoon ´lessons´ she´d have with her neighbor and mother. Over the years she continued that passion, preparing meals for her family and friends. As she grew older, she hosted dinner and drinks gatherings at her home, where her love for hosting and event planning really took off. Ellie has worked in the customer service industry from a young age, and loves the fast-paced and energetic nature of this profession. She has also grown up in the outdoors, having been a member of the Australian Scout Movement for over a decade, which expanded her passion for sports such as sailing, skiing and rock climbing.
Ellie is now on her second season of charter, having completed a season in the beautiful Greek Saronic Islands. She loved the warmth and unrivaled hospitality that only local island people can provide, and cannot wait to continue experiencing this in the Caribbean.
On charter, Ellie loves nothing more than to see clients genuinely enjoying themselves under her care, and understands that it´s the small details that really make a trip memorable. With her and Keith´s enthusiasm and knowledge, they know that after a week with them, guests will leave having just experienced one of the best weeks of their lives.
Makin´ Memories CalendarAvailableBookedHold (can be challenged)Unavailable
Makin´ Memories Reservations & Port Locations
|Start Date||End Date||Details (Holds can be challenged)|
|Jul 27, 2020||Aug 02, 2020||Hold: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand|
|Aug 08, 2020||Oct 15, 2020||Unavailable: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand|
|Oct 17, 2020||Oct 24, 2020||Hold: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand|
|Nov 19, 2020||Nov 26, 2020||Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand|
|Dec 17, 2020||Dec 23, 2020||Hold: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand|
|Dec 27, 2020||Jan 03, 2021||Hold: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand|
|Jan 04, 2021||Jan 11, 2021||Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand|
|Jan 20, 2021||Jan 26, 2021||Hold: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand|
|Feb 13, 2021||Feb 20, 2021||Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand|
|Mar 25, 2021||Apr 11, 2021||Hold: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand|
|May 11, 2021||May 18, 2021||Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand|
|May 31, 2021||Jun 07, 2021||Hold: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand|
|Jun 17, 2021||Jun 24, 2021||Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand|
Makin´ Memories Rates / weekThe prices shown are for the entire yacht for a week-long (7 nights) charter.
Low price: $14,000
High price: $17,000
|Season||2 Pax||3 Pax||4 Pax||5 Pax||6 Pax|
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 Makin´ Memories.
Makin´ Memories Guest Reviews
Life Burns Bright!
´Corona´ Adventures with Keith and Ellie
This has been an incredible week with both schedule and agendas thrown out the window. While the world around us has changed, this boat has become an intimate family of eight, filled with laughter, new stories, and memories to last a lifetime.
Ellie and Keith are truly some of the most genuine and kind souls, life burns bright for these two, and it has been such a joy to spend time learning from them both. We have beyond enjoyed our time on ´Makin´ Memories´ and wouldn´t want to be anywhere else for this adventure and chapter in life.
Hold onto your fork, the best is yet to come for the story of Ellie and Keith. Continue living life, and always shine bright. From the bottom of our hearts - thank you! You both will forever hold a place in our hearts. Our homes are open if you ever find yourself looking for new adventures.
´Makin´ Memories´ That Will Last A Lifetime!
Captain Keith and Ellie - We have been on many wonderful vacations but this trip was a trip of a lifetime... and it was because of the two of you. Your professionalism, attention to detail, calm demeanor, outstanding cooking and willingness to go the extra mile in every way far surpassed our expectations. Quite simply... you guys are amazing! Thank you both for ´Makin Memories´ that will last a lifetime. We all felt like you were always there when we needed you, and you made this feel like our ´home´... and even more amazing is that you felt like part of our family, not just the ´crew´! So thank you thank you thank you for sharing your home with us! With love and friendship,
Keith and Ellie - As returning guests to the BVI´s (April 4th time, Greg 3rd time) we have experienced so much that the Virgin Islands have to offer. Even still, you have both been able to create a unique and most enjoyable vacation for us all! You are both very talented young sailors. We will forever remember our time with you both on Makin´ Memories! .
What can we say - you certainly set the bar high for our first ever BVI trip! Simply amazing. Thank you both for such a fantastic week. Every stop and experience made for some great ´memories´ for sure. El Capitan Keith and El Salty Chef rock!!!
Great captain, wonderful food, perfect weather = BEST vacation :) Thanks for putting up with this crazy crew! You guys did a wonderful job with everything, especially putting up with our jokes and stupid questions! Thanks for the surprise lobster, ordering up those turtles and keeping the waves (semi) smooth. We will miss you both!
Top of the Podium
You are at the top of the podium in our ´book´! You provided us with a dream vacation in paradise. Your sailing expertise, flexibility, calm demeanor and going the extra ´mile´ to accommodate our every desire made for a perfect week. Every meal far exceeded any 5-star restaurant´s cuisine. We felt so cared for and secure knowing we were in such competent hands. You two are the best! You both do you jobs with such excellence and are true professionals. Thank you for all you labors on our behalf to provide us a stellar week full of ´Makin´ Memories´ which we will cherish forever.
Eating and Drinking Throughout The BVI!
Thank you for a wonderful week aboard Makin´ Memories. We had an incredible time eating and drinking our way through the Virgin Islands. Our favorite highlights included Cow Wreck Beach, Will yT´s, Soggy Dollar, Snorkeling with sea turtles, and just enjoying sailing through these beautful islands! The Mokes on Anegada were a blast, and by far and away the most spectacular night was at Coco Maya!! You both have the perfect personalities for this experience and made everything seem effortless.
Memories For the Rest Of Our Lives!
The boat was the perfect size for 3 couples & crew... and what a crew! So flexible & relaxed yet they showed us all of the US & BVI´s - yet left us yearning to come back and explore more. Thanks for meeting our needs... Kayak; dive rendezvous; putting up sails or motoring to fit in more; always enough water, drinks, electricity and meals fit for royalty. As we age we learn, to live in the moment, cherish and store memories for we don´t know how many tomorrows we have. Thank you for walking on our hearts and planting memories we can pull out for the rest of our lives!
Our Expectations Were Surpassed
We planned this trip a long time ago. We had a high level of expectations, and after a week with you, our expectations were met and surpassed. Keith as the captain you were professional, and we appreciated the flexibility of the itinerary. Your cooking was delicious and the boat was kept very clean. We appreciated both of your maturity and kindness. We really enjoyed being able to sail, and to participate and help with this. Chef we hope our requirements did not bother you! (no bacon, no red meat...)
We wish you wonderful adventures around the world, and your “desires” will come true.
You are both very beautiful young adults
All Jokes Aside, Thank You for an Incredible Week
Thank you for an unbelievable trip from Cooper´s Island and Willie T´s to catching fresh lobster, we had an amazing time. We are leaving with unforgettable memories we are so lucky to have. Some of which Cole and Carter probably don´t remember :) We are lucky to have had the opportunity to go sailing with you, you crushed it all week with killer or ´delicious´ dishes as Cole would say. You accommodated our last second dietary changes because our Dad decided to have some fun with fire and we had to replace him with Kayle. The night at Willie T´s is one we will never forget, just like Cole and Carter´s dance moves. Even frat star Reed will miss you guys. All jokes aside, thank you for an incredible week and I´m sure we will be attempting to convince our Dad for a round 2 trip
You went to extra lengths to accommodate our needs!
Thank you for helping to make what was other wise a derailed vacation into one that has been filled with so many wonderful memories. We truly appreciate your patience and understanding of our circumstance and the extra lengths you went to to accommodate our needs - from all the dietary restrictions, to providing food to the hospital, special pick ups and drop offs etc. I´m sure we were not your most exciting charter (4 nights in the harbor... :) but we feel blessed to have rung in the New Year together with you. Keith - we loved our 2 day adventure and your efforts to get me to Lime Out! No words! The food was over the top! Thank you for keeping us nourished all week! We hope to see you again under different circumstances and truly cruise the BVI.
One of the Best Trips
My wife and I agree this was one of the best trips we´ve done and while we look forward to doing it again.
They were brilliant!
They were both brilliant. Nothing was too much trouble for them. They did everything they could do to make the trip a memorable one. Both of them were very approachable and happy in their work. They are very knowledgable with great people skills.