Mali Description

Mali Havana - enjoy paradise

Welcome on board on the brand new Fontain Pajot, Elba 45.
Mali Havana is an exceptional sailing catamaran with 3 beautifully decorated queen cabins each with private ensuite baths including electric heads, vanity, separate showers and individual A/C. She offers multiple areas to relax or sip a cocktail and enjoy the beautiful scenic of the Caribbean! The wide luxurious cockpit offers alfresco dining for 6 guests. The well-decorated salon will seat all guests in comfort for lounging or dining. Enjoy the lounge area beside the helm station or the forward lower deck lounge area behind trampolines. With numerous areas to unwind, there is plenty of space for gathering as a group or finding a private place to really relax.

Cruising Area of Mali

Pref. Pick-upYacht haven Grande STT, USVI
Other Pick-upNanny Cay, BVI
Summer PortTortola, BVI
Winter PortTortola, BVI
Summer OperationsCaribbean Virgin Islands
Winter OperationsCaribbean Virgin Islands


TP in Heads-
Electric Heads3
Accommodation Details
3 queen cabins with bathrooms ensuite.


Length45 Feet
Beam25 Feet
Draft4 Feet
A/C NightYes
Water MakerYes
Turnaround48 Hours

Water Sports

Dinghy (Feet)Yes
Dinghy Hp25HP
Dinghy Pax6
Snorkel GearYes
Floating MatsYes
Standup PaddleYes
Swim PlatformsYes
Beach GamesYes
Other Toys
2 SUPs
1 electric surfboard (not hydrofoiling)
1 large 15´x3´ floating pad
1 subwing (tow-behind)
Snorkel gear
Fishing Rod and Tackle
And a paddle game

Scuba Diving Scuba Diving Symbol

ScubaYacht offers Rendezvous Diving only
Air CompressorNot Onboard
Diving Info
Rendezvous diving only.


Salon Tv/DvdYes
Salon StereoYes


Special DietsYes

Mali Crew Profile

Crew Number2
Crew SmokeNo
CaptainNick Nelson
Chef/First Mate
Chef/First MateMaddy Brown

Captain: Nick Nelson
Chef/First Mate: Maddy Brown

Nick has been closely connected to water his entire life, growing up on a small island on Lake Superior. He started driving boats at age 11 and has been in love with cruising waves ever since. He went on to get his captain’s license and began guiding tours in the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore on power boat and kayak trips, eventually moving on to sailing charters.
In the off-season Nick would often escape on his sailboat seeking warmer waters; completing the Great Loop and twice sailing to Cuba and the Bahamas and eventually running term charter in the Virgin Islands.
Living and working on the water provides the trifecta of endless novelty, challenges and rewards. For Nick there’s no better way to keep life simple yet interesting at every turn, to slow life down and fill it up. Captaining has allowed Nick to meet and share life with people all over the world and he looks forward to continuing to bring his excitement for life to every charter in the Virgin Islands.

Madeline (Maddy) brings an adventurous spirit to everything she does. She’s studied abroad, worked and lived in Mexico, Puerto Rico, France & Cuba. While living in Puerto Rico she had the opportunity to sail around the USVI’s and BVI’s. She fell in love immediately with all of the wonders that the Caribbean has to offer.

She has an affinity for Caribbean culture and history and has a passion for cooking and hosting culinary experiences. Besides sailing, Madeline earned her Master of Fine Art in Photography while collaborating with artists in San Francisco and Cuba. She is eager to continue to explore the Caribbean, run term charters and share in all it has to offer.

Nick and Madeline have traveled widely together, traversing the U.S. on road trips, sailing to Cuba and living in Havana several winters collaborating on artistic endeavors and running term charters. They both have worked widely in the hospitality industry and love to host friends new and old. As a team they couldn’t be more excited to make Mali Havanna their new “home away from home” for all to explore the countless wonders of a Virgin Islands odyssey.

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Mali Reservations & Port Locations

Start DateEnd DateDetails (Holds can be challenged)
Dec 03, 2023Dec 14, 2023Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Dec 19, 2023Dec 26, 2023Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Dec 28, 2023Jan 04, 2024Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Jan 06, 2024Jan 13, 2024Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Jan 16, 2024Jan 24, 2024Unavailable: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Jan 31, 2024Jan 31, 2024Transit: Yacht Haven Grand to Tortola - Nanny Cay
Feb 01, 2024Feb 08, 2024Booked: Tortola - Nanny Cay to Tortola - Nanny Cay
Feb 10, 2024Feb 15, 2024Booked: Tortola - Nanny Cay to Tortola - Nanny Cay
Feb 16, 2024Feb 16, 2024Transit: Tortola - Nanny Cay to Yacht Haven Grand
Feb 17, 2024Feb 24, 2024Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Mar 01, 2024Mar 08, 2024Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Mar 09, 2024Mar 16, 2024Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Mar 22, 2024Mar 29, 2024Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Mar 31, 2024Apr 06, 2024Hold: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Apr 07, 2024Apr 14, 2024Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Apr 28, 2024May 04, 2024Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Yacht Haven Grand
May 25, 2024May 29, 2024Booked: Cruz Bay, St John, USVI* to Cruz Bay, St John, USVI*
Jun 19, 2024Jun 19, 2024Transit: Yacht Haven Grand to Tortola, West End, BVI
Jun 20, 2024Jun 26, 2024Booked: Tortola, West End, BVI to Tortola, West End, BVI
Jun 27, 2024Jun 27, 2024Transit: Tortola, West End, BVI to Yacht Haven Grand
Aug 06, 2024Nov 04, 2024Unavailable: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Nov 05, 2024Nov 16, 2024Boat Show: Tortola - Nanny Cay to Yacht Haven Grand

Mali Rates / week

The prices shown are for the entire yacht for a week-long (7 nights) charter.
Low price: $18,500

High price: $20,000

Season2 Pax3 Pax4 Pax5 Pax6 Pax
2023/24 Winter$18,500$19,000$19,300$19,600$20,000
2024 Summer$18,500$19,000$19,300$19,600$20,000
2024/25 Winter$18,500$19,000$19,300$19,600$20,000
2025 Summer$18,500$19,000$19,300$19,600$20,000

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, cruising permits, premium beverages and scuba activities. Inquire for more information.


***** Please note that MALI is synonymous with MALI HAVANA. The contract name remains Mali Havana.

Yacht is able to charter in the BVI
St. Thomas pick-up and drop-off


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.

TURN AROUNDS: 48-hour turns are standard

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.

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.

XMAS: Flat rate $24,000. Must end no later than Dec 27th.
NEW YEARS: Flat rate $25,000. Must begin no sooner than Dec 28th.

Mali Guest Reviews

Perfect Family Vacation

Thank you so much for a wonderful week aboard Mali Havana! We really appreciate all of your efforts showing us the best of the beautiful BVI´s feeding us delicious meals, good talks, good drinks and good times all around! this was a perfect family vacation and we are happy to count you two as new friends!

Amazing Trip And Experience!

Thank you so much fo an amazing trip and experience sailing the BVI´s! We had a blast exploring the islands. It was a trip of a lifetime, very greatful I had the opportunity to experience this. Thanks again for everything. Until next time:

What a Trip!

What a trip! Thank you for making Bill´s 50th birthday so special!!! and for going with the ever changing flow. We had a wonderful time and the crew was more wonderful! Until next time.

This is the Way To Do It!

A trip of a lifetime!
For my first trip to the Caribbean, this was the way to do it!. Ten days aboard the Mali Havanna was a great experience. Sailing, Cruising, drinking, eating, snorkeling and simply relaxing. The food was excellent and the crew was a joy to hang with.
The tour of the islands has been magnificent. Captain Nick and Chef Maddy checked all the boxes on our bucket list.


When I die, I hope to wake up in heaven - which will be, by my design, a sailboat. Nick and Maddy will be the captain and crew.
I´ve been thinking of this as a trip of a lifetime and it has certainly met that expectation - and more. It has been amazing to be with my soul-mate and two good friends - the laughter and conversations and 5 star food, all served up so beautifully and with enthusiasm. The turtles and sea life are things I will never forget. Thank you, so much for all of it.
Thanks again for the trip of a lifetime - maybe just one of many.

New Friends We Meet!

Totally, totally enjoyed the week with you guys. We felt comfotable in every experience and the food was awesome.

I leave this poem for you:
Adventures in the sun have always been fun
but when new friends we meet
it becomes more sweet.
We hope to do this again
until then we hope you spend
good days on the sea
and never forget Lisa and Me!

Fed Our Souls!

Borrowing a sentiment from a previous review, this week has fed our souls. We have enjoyed reconnecting with each other and with nature. We couldn´t have asked for a better family vacation.
Nick you have been such a gracious host our our rowdy crew - thank you for showing us the Virgin Islands and your attention to keeping everyone safe.
Maddy, you knocked it out of the park with delicious meal after delicious meal. I´m pretty sure my family wants to trade me in for you and your cooking :)

We have been referring to this vacation as a ´once in a lifetime trip´ but now that we have experienced it, there´s no way we could only do this once.
Thank you for everything

A Pure Dream For US

We had the best time with Maddy and Nick. THANK YOU for all of the amazing experiences! The paddling, the sailing, the snorkeling, the swimming, the floatin and the FOOD!!! Oh Maddy, I´m going to miss your cooking!
This was a pure dream for us. A time we will never forget and can only hope that we can repeat in the future!
´Rehydrate, Dehydrate, Repeat´

Amazing Time, Awesome Crew!

Words would only cheapen our experience! At 60 years of age and our honeymoon, it was amazing.
Our first time traveling with my 4 years of sailing and husbands 50 years of none AMAZING time, awesome crew. If we ever do again we want Nick and Maddy without a doubt THEY make the experience incredible.
You always have a place to stay in Dallas on the lake with us.

Amazing Vacation!

Amazing Vacation! Thank you to an incredible captain and crew!
We saw and swam with turtles for the first time; saw plantation ruins from colonial days. Every meal on board was delicious! Thank you Maddie for every fabulous meal. Your hard work and concern for our comfort were greatly appreciated.
Overall an unbelievable time! Great charter with a fantastic chemistry onboard.

Gratitude to Maddy and Nick!

My parents had this vision of creating a vacation where our families could get together, reconnect, share laughs and experience God´s beautiful handy work.

This gave us all the chance to feed the soul and just suspend time for a bit. Words cannot capture our gratitude to Nick and Maddy for bringing this vision to life, not only to our motley crew, but to everyone that comes aboard.

this week wa beautiful and perfectly timed. The food, laughs and new friendships had here will never be forgotten.

Inimitable Charm and Grace

The peace, the beauty, the food, the friendship - the sun, the stars, the sparkling water, the friendship - the delicious bounces, the rescues, the kindness, the friendship - we loved every minute and while the boat and the sea and the mountains and the fish and the turtles were unforgettable, YOU TWO made it all truly wonderful!!!

We loved the conversations, the food and the drinks, and the total relaxation you provided. It was a special experience.

Loved how you made my birthday special and took care of us all week.
We wish you two free spirits have much energy in your future adventures and go on learning and growing and meeting life´s challenges with your inimitable grace and charm.