Cruising Area of Makin´ Memories

Pref. Pick-upYHG
Other Pick-upTortola
Summer PortUSVI
Summer OperationsCaribbean Virgin Islands
Winter PortUSVI
Winter OperationsCaribbean Virgin Islands

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!



Length45 Feet
Beam26 Feet
Draft4.3 Feet
A/C NightYes
Bimini TopYes
Nude ChartersInq
Num HatchYes
Guest SmokeYes, only on sugar scoops
Children AllowedYes
Min Child AgeWater safe
Voltages110 V
Water Capacity184 Gallons
Internet AccessOnboard WIFI
Engines2 x 54hp Yanmar Engines 13.5 Kw Generator


Wash Basins3
Electric Heads3
Accommodation Details
3 Queen Guest Cabins
1 V Births


Salon StereoYes
iPod/Device HookupsYes
Board GamesYes


Special DietsYes

Water Sports

Dinghy (Feet)10´
Dinghy Hp15hp Engine
Dinghy Pax8
Snorkel Gear10
2-Man Kayak1
Floating MatsYes
Standup Paddle2
Boarding LadderYes
Beach GamesYes
Fishing GearYes
Gear TypeBasic Lures and Tackle
Fishing Rods1
Other Toys
Large inflatable island
Floating Chairs
Fishing Rod
2 SUP´s
Snorkel Gear
1 Tandem Kayak

Scuba Diving Scuba Diving Symbol

ScubaYacht offers Rendezvous Diving only
Air CompressorNot Onboard
Diving Info
Yacht Offers Rendezvous Diving Only

Makin´ Memories Crew Profile

Crew Number2
Crew SmokeNo
CaptainSteven Seiler
NationalitySouth African
CrewMelody Van Aardt
NationalitySouth African

Captain: Steven Seiler
Chef/First Mate: Melody Van Aardt

Captain Steven is a naturalist with a passion for exploration and adventure. Some of Steven’s earliest memories are fishing from his father’s boat in Cape Town, South Africa and around the Cape of Good Hope. His passion for the ocean led him to qualify as a captain, and his interest in the environment and exploration lead to him obtain a degree in Conservation Biology and specialize in outdoor adventure and academic travels. He enjoys rock climbing, free diving for abalone and lobster, spearfishing and surfing, and has an interest in anthropology and natural history. He started sailing dinghies at a young age, however, his most enjoyable sailing experience includes yacht deliveries from Cape Town to the Caribbean and Mediterranean. For Steven the perfect holiday is exploring pristine places with enjoyable company, swimming, sailing, enjoying exquisite food and soaking up the beauty around you. He has brought his love and passion for people and the environment to the waters of the Caribbean.

Melody and Steven have been together for 21 years and they share closely many common interests. They met at university as students while studying Conservation Biology.

Melody’s keen interest for the environment, adventure and anthropology have taken her to remote places where she has enjoyed the opportunity of experiencing, first-hand, the culinary experience of different cultures. She has extensive experience in the culinary and hospitality industry and has also guided adventure and academic travels all over Southern Africa, keeping her clients well-nourished along the way.
Being an artist with a creative flare and a keen eye for beauty, Melody brings passion and creativity to her preparation and presentation of delicious meals. She enjoys fresh, locally sourced produce, playing with color, textures, and tastes. Growing up in Africa she is also an expert on the grill (braai) and preparing soul warming, hearty meals.
Having lived on the coast all her life she has an unparalleled love for water, and when not cooking you will find her playing in the ocean. This couple truly have had an adventurous life together with their favorite pastime being preparing food in pristine places, and most often on the open fire. So, don’t be surprised if you find Melody grilling a lobster or a fish pulled straight from the ocean just minutes before.

Preparing, presenting and enjoying delicious meals and exploring the beautiful, natural setting of the Caribbean is what this loving couple will turn into an art form.

Makin´ Memories Calendar

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Makin´ Memories Reservations & Port Locations

Start DateEnd DateDetails (Holds can be challenged)
Aug 01, 2019Oct 23, 2019Unavailable: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Oct 24, 2019Nov 09, 2019Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Dec 06, 2019Dec 12, 2019Hold: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Dec 18, 2019Dec 23, 2019Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Dec 27, 2019Jan 03, 2020Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Jan 18, 2020Jan 26, 2020Booked: Trellis Bay, Tortola to Trellis Bay, Tortola
Feb 04, 2020Feb 12, 2020Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Feb 16, 2020Feb 22, 2020Hold: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Mar 08, 2020Mar 15, 2020Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Apr 07, 2020Apr 14, 2020Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Apr 18, 2020Apr 25, 2020Hold: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand

Makin´ Memories Rates / week

The prices shown are for the entire yacht for a week-long (7 nights) charter.
Low price: $11,000
(normal rate)
High price: $14,000
(normal rate)

Makin´ Memories Special Offer!
Discount: $1,000!
Old price: $11,000 - $14,000 / week
New price: $10,000 - $13,000 / week
Minimum nights: 7
Travel between: Nov/01/2019 - Dec/15/2019

Season2 Pax3 Pax4 Pax5 Pax6 Pax
2019 Summer$11,000$11,800$12,600$13,200$14,000
2019/20 Winter$11,000$11,800$12,600$13,200$14,000
2020 Summer$11,000$11,800$12,600$13,200$14,000

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

This has definitely been the BEST vacation so far.

Captain Steven was the most attentive, genuine, sincere captain we could’ve asked for. He was very welcoming to us and always offered assistance in guiding our adventure while still letting us do exactly what we had envisioned. Steven opened up his ‘home’ to us and we are already looking forward to the next sailing vacation with him. Thank you Steven for all you have done to make this an epic, divine, glorious, adventurous holiday. We not only had the best vacation, but also gained a true friend

SJ (Sarah Jane) was such a welcoming presence as well! The moment we stepped onboard, she had chilled champagne waiting for us, as well as a delicious appetizer. SJ was always providing endless knowledge about the surrounding area, islands...but also made ABSOLUTELY delicious meals! We also feel we gained a special friend with SJ, and can’t wait to hopefully sail with her in the future.

Overall, this vacation has been the perfect escape from our normally crazy busy lives, and one we cherish always!

Thank you Steven and SJ for welcoming us, enjoying wonderful meals with us and hanging out as if we’ve known you forever.


Wow, you guys are fantastic. All the places you took us to were amazing. So much more fun than 20 years ago. Janey - Yum! I am so amazed at your cooking training – your food was fantastic

Absolutely The Best Week

Great food, great service, great attitude. Janey you were awesome. Absolutely best week ever! Our crew were engaging, welcoming and on point the whole week. Each location outdid the last with laughs all week. Thank you!

Not A Care In The World!

Amazing Vacation! At my most stressful time of year, not a care in the world! This crew made us all feel at home and like we were family.

The Best Week!

We had the best week! Every day exceeded expectations. Meals were gorgeous, healthy and delicious. Janey is a magician in the kitchen. All things were extraordinary! We will be back

No Better Crew

Amazing Food! Beautiful Views! Perfect Weather! It was an excellent week sailing the BVI! We couldn’t have asked for a better crew than Janey and her captain! Greatest vacation of all time!

Considerate and genuinely nice person.

We have had the pleasure of Steven’s involvement as captain and nature guide during our group visit to the US Virgin Islands in March of 2019. A few minutes past initial introductions, it became immediately apparent that Steven’s skills, abilities, intelligence, focus and work ethics were diverse and exceptional. I found myself utterly captivated by the depth of Steven’s knowledge and vibrancy of his storytelling on the most diverse topics from seamanship, environment preservation and indigenous cultures to ethnobotany, anthropology and mythology. He quickly gained our attention
and respect, maintaining the role of authority through gentle guidance, clear communication, self-control, consistent council, with lightness and incredible sense of humor.
Steven has deep passion for environmental conservation and nature explorations on land and at sea. It was a very special experience to have a glimpse on his beautiful multi-dimensional perspectives on the natural world and to get to see some hidden spots of the US Virgin Islands that are generally beyond the reach of most tourists.
I must recommend him without reservation, without self-interest and with utter confidence. I am very well aware of the qualifications required to work with diverse groups of people, and believe that Steven possesses the dedication, grit, sense of perspective, proportion, work-ethic and unflappability necessary for such task. Finally, he is among the most considerate and genuinely nice people I have had the pleasure of knowing.

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