Makin Memories Description

This 2016 (2022 Refit) 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! TOYS: 2 Stand Up Paddle Boards, 1 2-Person Kayak, 2 Sea Scooters (SubLues), Snorkeling Gear, 360º Floating Dock Hangout, & Fishing Gear REFIT DETAILS: New outside cushions, new mainsail and headsail, new 3´ gel foam mattresses in all cabins, new silky bamboo sheets, bath towels, beach towels, cookware, glassware, flatware, new grill, all new water toys and snorkeling equipment, installed commoderizers in all heads

Cruising Area of Makin Memories

Pref. Pick-upCrown Bay Marina, STT, USVI
Other Pick-upRed Hook/YHG, STT
Summer PortVirgin Islands / Grenadines / Windward
Winter PortVirgin Islands
Summer OperationsCaribbean Virgin Islands
Winter OperationsCaribbean Virgin Islands


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


Length45 Feet
Beam26 Feet
Draft4.3 Feet
A/C NightYes
Bimini TopYes
Num HatchYes
Guest SmokeOn deck only
Children AllowedYes
Min Child AgeWater safe
Water MakerYes
Water Capacity184 Gallons
Ice MakerYes
Internet AccessOnboard WIFI
Turnaround48hrs preferred / 24hrs inquir
Crew gratuity: Venmo/Zelle preferred / cash

Water Sports

Dinghy (Feet)Infanta SR 3.9 dinghy (12.8’)
Dinghy Hp30 HP
Dinghy Pax8
Sea ScootersYes
Snorkel Gear6
2-Man Kayak1
Floating MatsYes
Standup Paddle2
Beach GamesYes
Fishing GearYes
Gear Type2 New Penn Squall Rod and Reel
Fishing Rods2
Fishing PermitYes
Other Toys
Fishing Rod
2 Crystal Kayak SUP´s
Snorkel Gear
2 Sea Scooters (SubLues)
Floating 360 dock hangout

Scuba Diving Scuba Diving Symbol

ScubaYacht offers Rendezvous Diving only
Air CompressorNot Onboard


Salon StereoYes
iPod/Device HookupsYes
Board GamesYes


Special DietsYes

Green Initiatives

Make Purified Drinking WaterYes
Re-Usable Water BottlesYes
Other Green Initiatives
Organic/locally grown produce when available. A member of the Cork Club: No disposable water bottles making drinking water available from a large dispenser on board.

Makin Memories Crew Profile

Crew Number2
Crew SmokeNo
CaptainJim Travis
LicenseYacht Master/STCW
Chef/First Mate
Chef/First MateCourtney Travis
LicenseYacht Master/STCW

Capt. Jim Travis

Jim grew up on the beaches of Delaware, spending much of his free time boating and playing on the local waters, fishing and surfing year-round. Local fishing, crabbing and clamming were a way of life growing up on the Delaware shores. Seafood feasts were a central part of his family’s customs and celebrations - and the beginning of Jim’s love for exploring the endless spicing and cooking combinations with seafood.

Jim spent his early adult years as a navigator on a minesweeper in the navy during the Gulf War, which, despite the obvious dangers this involved, reaffirmed his love for life on the water and ignited the beginnings of the dream to eventually transition to a full-time career on the water. However, following his career in the navy, Jim’s passion for food and cooking steered him in another direction and he spent the following 10+ years on the west coast in the Monterey Bay area developing and honing his skills in all aspects of the food industry food prepping, serving, and bartending in a variety of environments from eclectic coffee shops to fine dining establishments to large banquet catering events.

Jim is looking forward to sharing his love of the water and all the different ways you can explore the water from Makin’ Memories…from our paddleboards, to kayaks, to underwater SubLues, to snorkeling gear, to relaxing on our 360 floating dock, with your feet in the blue Caribbean water and one of Jim’s specialty cocktails in hand, letting all your worries float away!

Chef Courtney Travis

Courtney grew up in the Maryland area boating around the Potomac River and Chesapeake Bay, and spending many summers on Cape Cod, MA, exploring Martha’s Vineyard, Nantucket, Woods Hole, and all the many islands and hidden beaches around the Buzzards Bay area boating, waterskiing, windsurfing, paddleboarding, kayaking and sailing - playing in or on the water is Courtney’s happy place! Courtney’s passion for food and cooking led her to spend much of her youth working in many different roles in the food service industry from short order cook to catering, bartending, and serving at 5-star restaurants.

In 2009 Courtney began exploring the relationship between food and nutrition and spent many years studying culinary and functional nutrition, and eventually became a Certified Culinary Nutrition Expert from the Academy of Culinary Nutrition in Ontario, Canada, in 2015. Courtney’s culinary passion and expertise focuses on creating nutritious dishes using the best and freshest local organic ingredients possible. Courtney loves spending time in the kitchen and is excited to create delicious meals for you and your guests that feed the body with healthy and balanced foods that will make your taste buds dance!

Courtney and Jim

We met in our early 20’s and became roommates and best friends, bartending together at a local bar in Santa Cruz, CA. Our friendship was instant as we were both very young and a long way from home, but excited for the year-round warmth and endless opportunities to play outside, especially boating, sailing or surfing on the water. We loved working together bartending and providing exceptional service and memorable nights for our customers and friends at the bar. However, as with all things, life moved on and we lost touch over the years. It was over 20 years later when we finally reconnected. Once again, the connection was instant, and we were married 8 months later!

Our shared love for food, warmth, sunshine, boats, entertaining and any and all things water-related was an easy and natural pathway to a shared dream, which is now our reality, buying the boat of our dreams and living full-time in the gorgeous Caribbean waters, hosting memorable vacations and sharing all of our favorite passions in life with others!

We are excited to share this dream with you and your guests, to spoil your taste buds with our years of culinary experience, and to create memorable adventures sailing, swimming, snorkeling . . . and just allowing you to become fully immersed in the natural beauty and island-style pace of life!

We look forward to meeting and serving you….and Makin’ Memories that will last a lifetime!

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Makin Memories Reservations & Port Locations

Start DateEnd DateDetails (Holds can be challenged)
Nov 26, 2023Nov 30, 2023Booked: St Thomas, USVI* to St Thomas, USVI*
Dec 27, 2023Jan 03, 2024Booked: St Thomas, USVI* to St Thomas, USVI*
Feb 04, 2024Feb 08, 2024Booked: St Thomas, USVI* to St Thomas, USVI*
Feb 12, 2024Feb 17, 2024Hold: St Thomas, USVI* to St Thomas, USVI*
Feb 25, 2024Mar 03, 2024Booked: St Thomas, USVI* to St Thomas, USVI*
Mar 23, 2024Mar 30, 2024Booked: St Thomas, USVI* to St Thomas, USVI*
May 25, 2024May 31, 2024Booked: St Thomas, USVI* to St Thomas, USVI*
Jul 20, 2024Jul 27, 2024Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Aug 01, 2024Oct 31, 2024Unavailable: Unavailable to Unavailable

Makin Memories Rates / week

The prices shown are for the entire yacht for a week-long (7 nights) charter. Inquire for lowest rate.
Low price: $15,500
(normal rate)
High price: $17,500
(normal rate)

Makin Memories Special Offer!
Discount: 10%!
Offer: 10% discount on the standard charter rate for Makin Memories including Thanksgiving charter. Special can not be combined with other specials. New bookings only.
Old price: $15,500 - $17,500 / week
New price: $13,950 - $15,750 / week (Save: $1,550 - $1,750 / week)
Minimum nights: 5
Travel before: Dec/17/2023

Season2 Pax3 Pax4 Pax5 Pax6 Pax
2023/24 Winter$16,500$16,775$17,000$17,250$17,500
2024 Summer$16,500$16,775$17,000$17,250$17,500
2024/25 Winter$16,500$16,775$17,000$17,250$17,500

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.

Makin Memories Special Offer 2!
Xmas Special
Offer: Makin Memories is offering Christmas 2023 charter at their regular seasonal rate This exclusive deal cannot be combined with other offers.
Minimum nights: 7
Travel between: Dec/17/2023 - Dec/25/2023


CURRENT SPECIAL: 10% will be discounted from the standard charter rate for charters started and completed between 11/18/23 and 12/17/23 - including Thanksgiving charters. The charter must be booked after 10/03/23, have a minimum of 5 nights and cannot be in conjunction with any other specials for the discount to apply.

HOLIDAY SPECIAL: Christmas charters are offered at the standard seasonal rate. The charter must be booked and completed before 1/07/2024. This special cannot be combined with other offers.


LESS THAN 7 NIGHT CHARTER RATES: For 6 night charters, divide weekly rate by 7 nights X 6 nights. For 5 nights or less, divide weekly rate by 6 nights X number of nights.

SLEEP ABOARD: 1/2 the daily rate. Dinner ashore at client´s expense. Includes; boarding after 4pm, welcome cocktail and breakfast the next morning and early start.

HALF-BOARD OPTION: $150 discount per person
Includes; 7 breakfasts, 4 lunches & 3 dinners, all other meals to be eaten ashore at client´s expense.
2@$15,200 | 3@$15,050 | 4@$14,900 | 5@$15,250 | 6@$15,100

LOCAL FARE OPTION: $75 discount per person
Includes; 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches & 6 dinners, all other meals to be eaten ashore at client´s expense.
2@$15,350 | 3@$15,275 | 4@$15,200 | 5@$15,625 | 6@$15,550

2023/2024 Rates:

HALF-BOARD OPTION: $150 discount per person
Includes; 7 breakfasts, 4 lunches & 3 dinners, all other meals to be eaten ashore at client´s expense.
2@$16,200 | 3@$16,325 | 4@$16,400 | 5@$16,500 | 6@$16,600

LOCAL FARE OPTION: $75 discount per person
Includes; 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches & 6 dinners, all other meals to be eaten ashore at client´s expense.
2@$16,350 | 3@$16,550 | 4@$16,700 | 5@$16,875 | 6@$17,050

CHRISTMAS: Flat Rate $20,000. Must end no later than Dec 26th.
NEW YEARS: Flat Rate $21,000. Already Booked.


48-hour turn arounds required - inquire for 24-hour turns

• Meals & Beverages onboard
• Fuel
• Mooring fees
• Private Yacht & Service of the crew (captain, chef/mate)
• Insurance for the yacht and the passengers (civil liability)
• Accommodation in private air-conditioned cabins each with an ensuite bathroom and bedding, towels, and beach towels.
• 3’ gel foam mattress toppers
• Silky bamboo sheets
• Towels
• Cookware
• Magma grill
• Flatware
• Glassware
• Outside cushions
• New Doyle mainsail and headsail
• Starlink installed
• Commoderizers installed in all heads

• Special provisioning requests (inquire for further details)
• Cancellation insurance and private insurance
• Airport transfers to/from yacht base
• Personal Expenses

• Bote 360 floating raft with Bote waterproof speaker and matching cooler
• 2-person Zeppelin Bote kayak,
• 6 Big Joe oversized noodles
• 2 Big Joe floating bean bags
• 2 ZUP "Boomer” SUPs with stabilizing seats
• All new snorkeling equipment,
• 2 brand new SubLue WhiteShark MixPro Water Scooters
• 2 new fishing poles and equipment
• 10’ 6” Achilles tender with center console and 20 HP engine, Fusion stereo system and underwater lights
• Tip

It is customary to tip your crew at the end of your charter. The amount you leave is totally at your discretion and should be based on the level of service provided. The suggested gratuity is 15%-20% of the total charter fee.

Makin Memories Guest Reviews

April 2023

“Best vacation ever! Incredibly hospitable, great healthy meals, and wonderful drinks. I felt totally pampered. Recommended without hesitation!”

April 2023

“This week so far exceeded my expectations!!! Everyone in our group agrees that this was the BEST trip of our lives!! I’m never going to sail again without thinking of this week. The effort and planning that you both do is “above and beyond the call.” Meals and cruises were perfect! Not only will I highly recommend you to others, I hope to return for a new Makin’ Memories week!”

April 2023

“OMG! After dreaming and planning this bucket list trip for 30 years, we can’t believe how wonderful everything was! Far exceeded our expectations! Courtney and Jim, thank you so much for the personal touches on everything you did! We felt like we were staying in a five star hotel! The food and presentation was so impressive! Healthy and delicious! Truly awe-inspiring! We will remember this trip for the rest of our lives as the best vacation ever and having made such good friends in you both! Thank you so much! We can’t say enough about Makin’ Memories!”

April 2023

“What an amazing experience…everything was perfect – a 5 star sail! From the minute stepping foot on the boat until we stepped foot off….so many wonderful memories were made as well as seeing places and doing things we would never have had the opportunity to do. We were treated like royalty – such pride in all aspects – the food, the fun, the fact that the crew make such an awesome team and work so well together - and delivered beyond any and every expectation. So very accommodating no matter what our requests may have been. They delivered without hesitation and willingly…with excitement and a smile. We are so grateful and so glad to have been part of the experience aboard Makin’ Memories!”

April 2023

“OMG! I don’t even know where to start. The absolute best vacation in my 55 years of life!! I fully expected the beautiful scenery because I’ve been to the islands before. What I did not expect was meeting and being looked after by 2 of the kindest, most genuinely good people!! I also could not have dreamed for better food. Again the best I’ve ever had. My 23 years in the military has taken me all over the world and I thought I had some great experiences. But this topped them all!!!”

April 2023

“Courtney and Jim – Truly enjoyed every moment of our time spent on Makin’ Memories! Your hospitality is next to none. One of, if not the best vacation we have ever taken. You guys have thought of everything and make it the most relaxing experience. Food and cocktails are all 5 Star! We will be back to try Itinerary #2!!!

April 2023

“Wow! Wow! Wow! What an amazing vacation! We had SO much fun and it was so relaxing. We have traveled all over the world, but this was one of my favorite trips! Loved all the drinks and the food was amazing! Thank you so much for spoiling us! Totally Amazing!”

March 2023

“We had a great time! The amenities were new and high quality (e.g. water toys, towels, furniture, etc.). The food was outstanding! Courtney and Jim were very friendly and professional. We’ve already recommended to friends and family!”

March 2023

“Courtney and Jim, this was an amazing vacation!! The two of you are wonderfully thoughtful and a pleasure to be around. The work you do is very much appreciated not only for the quality (which can’t be beat), but also for the graciousness. You are able to make a crew of people who are normally very uncomfortable being served and taken care of, feel at ease and relaxed. You are consummate professionals with a welcome friendliness. And let’s not forget that the food and drinks were amazing! We loved every single gourmet meal and surprise drinks! We won’t sail with anyone else after this – never would stand up to your complete comfort and adventures. We wish you the greatest success and hope to vacation with you again soon!”

February 2023

“Every aspect of our trip exceeded our expectations by miles. Each meal was carefully thought out and somehow was better than the last. I can say I have never had so many consecutive awesome meals. It was like picking your all-time favorite meals and having them prepared for you throughout the week. Unreal! This has been by far the most unique and enjoyable vacation I have ever been on. The most important aspect has to be the crew. You are the ones who allow us to relax and enjoy experiences. Jim and Courtney were the most impressive part of this trip. I had so many enjoyable conversations with you both! Thank you for being so hospitable, accommodating and for pouring your heart and soul into this boat and business!”

February 2023

“Wow! What an incredible trip! Makin’ Memories sure lived up to its name – beautiful boat, beautiful scenery, amazing food, and the BEST crew! Jim and Courtney – you both are so welcoming, fun-loving, and knowledgeable. The trip was full of action and laughter! Thank you for inviting us into your home and teaching us so much along the way. Can’t wait for the next trip!!”

February 2023

“Courtney and Jim – Thank you for an awesome week! You both went above and beyond to make the trip incredibly relaxing and fun. The two of you make a great team and I can’t imagine anyone being any better at what you do. You two rock!”

February 2023

“I am so grateful for all the accommodations that you both worked hard to make us feel so good the entire week! Food was unbelievable and my stomach felt great the entire time. All the spots on the islands were awesome! I would definitely take another time to visit and have you both host us again. Thank you for welcoming us to your boat!”

February 2023

“Fantastic trip! Lots of sun…lots of relaxation! Fantastic food by which we were routinely impressed. Courtney and Jim were very attentive and doted on us all day long and were super flexible regarding activities. The SubLues were a total hit and the snorkel spots were awesome. We did not want to leave and we will do this again! By far, the best vacation ever! The Aperol spritz’s were terrific – so were the Painkillers, Zombies, Bushwackers, etc. Courtney and Jim are the ultimate hosts!”

January 2023

I cannot say enough about our vacation on Makin´ Memories. Everyone in our family has nothing but positive and fond memories that are going to last a lifetime.

January 2023

Courtney and Jim are owner operators and work as a fantastic team. The new boat upkeep and details to guest amenities is impeccable. Both take pride in the care and comfort of their guests.

January 2023

“The beautiful catamaran´s name Makin´ Memories is exactly what all of us did from the moment we boarded the boat until our adventurous vacation came to a close. Courtney and Jim went the extra mile to ensure we had our wish list of what we would like to do during the week happen. It was incredibly important for us to spend time as a family, laugh, relax, and be outside. Our 2 teenage boys had a ton of fun. Let’s just say my husband and I were thrilled the cell phones were not the main focus of the day!

January 2023

Courtney is a certified culinary nutritionist. She made an incredible variety of delicious meals and snacks, while keeping our food allergies in mind.

December 2022

“What a fantastic way to celebrate Christmas through New Year’s!! Captain Jim and Courtney thought of everything and left us longing to come back for more. “Makin’ Memories” held up to her name as we ventured, snorkeled, sailed and scuba dove. Courtney (a certified Culinary Nutritionist) provided endless meals, each one packed with variety, color and flavor. No one in our party is going home hungry. Captain Jim at the helm navigated us from location to location providing us with breathtaking views of the island while giving us plenty of time to relax and explore. We’re looking forward to coming back in the future!”