Cruising Area of Merry-time

Pref. Pick-upWest End
Other Pick-upBVI, STT
Summer PortBVI
Winter PortBVI
Summer OperationsCaribbean Virgin Islands
Winter OperationsCaribbean Virgin Islands


Wash Basins4
TP in HeadsYes
Electric Heads4
Accommodation Details
4 queen berth guest cabins each with a private en-suite electric head, shower and sink/vanity. Starboard side heads have dry stall showers, port side heads have wet showers.
All cabins have individually contract air-conditioning for each cabins comfort.
Top desk fly-bridge with lounging and seating with a 360 degree view.
Forward cockpit and lounge and dining area.
Aft cockpit with seating and dining accommodations.
Main deck has a bright and airy main salon (fully air-conditioned) as the galley direct access to the forward cockpit lounge area.


All queen berths are 5´w X 6´6´L
Bunks: Top bunk 32´W x 75´L; bottom bunk 36´W x 75´L

Merry-time Specification

Length49 Feet
Beam26 Feet
Draft4.43 Feet
A/C NightYes
A/C SurchargeNone
Sun AwningYes
Bimini TopYes
Num HatchLots
Children AllowedYes
Min Child Age5
Water MakerYes
Water Capacity264 Gal
Ice MakerYes
Internet AccessOnboard WIFI
Max Speed10-12 Knots
Cruising Speed8 Knots
Engines2 x 57HP Yanmar diesels Onan genset 13.5KW with 110V 1 kit solar panels (500w) 5x 100w panels

Water Sports

Dinghy (Feet)12 Ft
Dinghy Hp40 HP
Dinghy Pax6
Sea ScootersYes
Snorkel GearYes
Wake BoardYes
Floating MatsYes
Standup Paddle2
Swim PlatformsScoop steps
Boarding LadderS/S ladder of scoop steps
Beach GamesYes
Fishing GearYes
Gear Typetrolling, casting, hand lines
Fishing Rods2
Fishing PermitYes
Under Water CamYes
Under Water VideoYes
Other Toys
10 ft. floating dock
Underwater lights
Floats / Noodles

Scuba Diving Scuba Diving Symbol

ScubaYacht offers Rendezvous Diving only
Air CompressorNot Onboard


Salon Tv/DvdYes
Salon StereoYes
iPod/Device HookupsYes
Board GamesYes


Special DietsYes

Green Initiatives

Make Purified Drinking WaterYes
Re-Usable Water BottlesYes
Other Green Initiatives
Reef safe/eco-friendly sunscreens, toiletries and cleaning products.

Merry-time Crew Profile

Crew Number2
Crew SmokeNo
CaptainAdam Buyskes
NationalitySouth African
Chef/MateKate Bell

Captain Adam, originally from South Africa, has been living in the beautiful British Virgin Islands for 15 years and is well versed in all the hot spots and the more private locations on the islands. Along with his 200t Captain’s license, Captain Adam is a certified salvage and commercial diver. He has island connections that can get any diver on board set up with a personal dive excursion. Captain Adam has 25 years of power and sailboat experience and can treat guests to fun sailing adventures as well as water sports using the 40-horsepower dinghy. When Captain Adam is not on board, he is spending every free moment with his beautiful baby girl, Izzy.

Chef/Mate Kate is from the BIG state of Texas. Her excellent culinary skills have a truly southern flare with Tex-Mex influences and hints of Cajun cuisine. Kate can add the SPICE to your life or keep things toned to a more delicate pallet, and everything in between! She is able to tailor a meal plan to safety your dietary needs - so don´t be afraid to ask! Kate has a fresh energy and smile that makes every guest feel welcome in her kitchen and especially excited at her table.


Merry-Time is named after Chef Mary as everyone coming on board is bound to have a “merry” time with Mary around. Mary specializes in making each day worth celebrating, but especially if you have a special event! Mary prefers family-style cooking with everyone passing around plates of delicious food at a table filled with family, friends, and laughter. Mary pays keen attention to dietary requests and restrictions while ensuring each meal is prepared with the most wholesome and flavorful ingredients available in the islands. Good food is worth celebrating and Mary ensures that happens daily on Merry-Time!

Captain Malcom is not only an experienced captain, he is also a “Belonger” in the British Virgin Islands. Captain Malcolm knows the islands as they are his HOME. Captain Malcolm knows the best locations to go to give Merry-Time guests the experiences they are seeking. He is aware of local weather patterns and makes changes to the itinerary as needed for the safety and the comfort of guests. Captain Malcolm has numerous contacts on island to schedule excursions, restaurant reservations, and private tours. His skill as a captain enables him to anchor in the most coveted locations while maintaining the safety of everyone on board.

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Merry-time Reservations & Port Locations

Start DateEnd DateDetails (Holds can be challenged)
Jun 15, 2024Jun 22, 2024Booked: British Virgin Islands* to British Virgin Islands*
Jul 01, 2024Jul 07, 2024Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*
Jul 08, 2024Jul 13, 2024Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*
Jul 17, 2024Jul 24, 2024Booked: Tortola, Village Cay, BVI to Tortola, Village Cay, BVI
Aug 01, 2024Oct 31, 2024Unavailable: British Virgin Islands* to British Virgin Islands*
Nov 01, 2024Nov 08, 2024Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*
Dec 27, 2024Jan 03, 2025Booked: Tortola, Village Cay, BVI to Tortola, Village Cay, BVI
Feb 06, 2025Feb 12, 2025Booked: Tortola, TBD to Tortola, TBD
Feb 15, 2025Feb 22, 2025Booked: Soper´s Hole Marina, Tortola, BVI to Soper´s Hole Marina, Tortola, BVI
Feb 25, 2025Mar 04, 2025Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*

Merry-time Rates / week

The prices shown are for the entire yacht for a week-long (7 nights) charter.
Low price: $21,400
(normal rate)
High price: $23,800
(normal rate)

Merry-time Special Offer!
Discount: $2,500!
Offer: Merry-time offers a $2,500 discount for charters to run through July 31, 2024.
Old price: $21,400 - $23,800 / week
New price: $18,900 - $21,300 / week
Minimum nights: 5
Book before: Jul/15/2024
Travel before: Jul/31/2024

Season2 Pax3 Pax4 Pax5 Pax6 Pax7 Pax8 Pax
2024 Summer$21,400$21,900$22,200$22,700$23,000$23,500$23,800
2024/25 Winter$21,400$21,900$22,200$22,700$23,000$23,500$23,800
2025 Summer$21,400$21,900$22,200$22,700$23,000$23,500$23,800

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.


MINIMUM NIGHTS: 5, Inquire for less
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: Sleep aboard the night before charter dates. Available for $300 per cabin, with a 3 cabin minimum.
Includes boarding after 4pm, welcome cocktail and canapes plus a light breakfast the next morning. Dinner is to be taken ashore at client expense.

HALF-BOARD: Includes: 7 breakfasts, 4 lunches & 3 dinners. Requires 3 lunches & 4 dinners ashore at client expense.
2/$20,330 3/$20,805 4/$21,090 5/$21,565 6/$21,850 7/$22,325 8/$22,610

LOCAL FARE MEAL PLAN: Includes: 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches & 6 dinners. Requires 2 lunches and 1 dinner ashore at client expense.
2/$21,250 3/$21,675 4/$21,900 5/$22,325 6/$22,550 7/$22,975 8/$23,200

CHRISTMAS & NEW YEARS: 7 night minimum.
CHRISTMAS 2024: 1-8 guests @ $27,175 - charter must end by 12/26
NEW YEARS 24/25: 1-8 guests @ $29,750 - charter may not start prior to 12/27

Merry-time Guest Reviews

MArch 2024

We are at the airport heading back to reality. Great pick with the catamaran. Couldn´t have been a better vacation. Mary, Ron and Captain Malcolm where amazing. So many extras even we didn´t expect, and we got spoiled with the fantastic food, drinks and desserts. The captain knows everyone, so dinner reservations, tours, and rent cars were done seamless, without even having to turn on our phones. Boat was flawless, and have a water trampolines, sea scooters, paddle boards, kayaks, wakeboarding, etc. They went over the top to make sure we had a fantastic trip. I would very highly recommend them to anyone!

Thank you for helping us get it all together. It was so easy and came together perfect. Looking forward to booking the next one!

Great Time

Our week on Merry -Time was one of the most enjoyable vacations we have ever taken. Beautiful boat, excellent crew, and unforgettable food! I want to do it again! Thanks to Mary, Ron, and Malcolm for a great adventure.

-The Walkers

December 2023

We hit a grand slam when we chose the Merry Time Yacht. Ron and Mary were great hosts. The food was incredible. The ship was clean. We were spoiled to the maximum.

This was our first experience on renting a private yacht. Mary and Ron were the absolute best. They took care of our every need. The food Mary cooked was amazing. They were so very kind and went overboard (literally) to accommodate us. I highly, highly recommend taking a trip on Merry-Time....

- The Butterfields

Amazing Trip

It´s not possible to overstate how amazing this trip was, and it was absolutely due to the way that Ron and Mary ran their ship and the expertise of the 2 captains we had (Malcom, Jeremy). We sailed for 7 days with them in the BVI, and while the locale was of course amazing, the ´experience´ was due to the hospitality and tireless service from the crew. We came on as guests and left as good friends.....what more can you say? :)
Trip of a lifetime. My wife and I have already been scheming how to get our family back down here to do the Merrytime again.
Thank you, Ron, Mary, Malcom and Jeremy. You made this trip!

-The Wright Family