Cruising Area of Merry-time 4.8

Pref. Pick-upScrub Island
Other Pick-upTortola, BVI
Summer PortBVI, STV
Winter PortBVI only
Winter OperationsCaribbean Virgin Islands

Merry-time 4.8 Specification

Length49 Feet
Beam26 Feet
Draft4.43 Feet
A/C NightYes
A/C SurchargeNone
Sun AwningYes
Bimini TopYes
Num HatchLots
Children AllowedYes
Min Child AgeWater Safe
Water MakerYes
Water Capacity264 Gal
Ice MakerYes
Internet AccessOnboard WIFI
Cruising Speed8 Knots
Engines2 x 57HP Yanmar diesels Onan genset 5KW with sound shield and 110V


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

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
Gear TypeInquire
Fishing PermitInquire
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 4.8 Crew Profile

Crew Number2
Crew SmokeNo
CaptainDwayne Daniel
NationalitySt Vincent
SpeaksEnglish, Russian
LicenseRYA Yachtmaster Offshore
Chef/MateOlga Dibrova

Dwayne was born and raised in the volcanic windward islands of St. Vincent & the Grenadines and from a young age, the sea has always been an enormous interest for him. Fishing, snorkeling, and water sports are just a few of the many exciting activities that drew him to the sea.

He started as a voluntary maintenance dockhand at a local ASA school in St. Vincent, and then humbly pursued his yachting career step by step. He gained most of his experience through deliveries of various yachts throughout the Caribbean, with a few transatlantic crossings to the Mediterranean. That led to cruising in some of the most exclusive places in the Mediterranean, including the south of France, Spain, Italy, Sardinia, Corsica and the Adriatic waters of Montenegro and Croatia.

Dwayne´s passion for the sea, sailing and yachts goes very deep and is a large part of who he his. He enjoys sharing this passion with charter guests and those with similar interests. Fishing is one of his most exciting hobbies onboard. Early morning sunrise and sunset trawling have a therapeutic effect on his soul! There is nothing better than enjoying a fresh catch.

When not sailing, he enjoys the outdoors as much as possible indulging in breathtaking hikes, bird watching, cycling and farming. Farming has always been the backbone of his family, so the planting and harvesting of fresh fruits and food crops can also be considered another huge part of his life.

Olga grew in Odessa, a beautiful Ukrainian city near the Black Sea. From the beginning, it was Olga´s dream to travel the world. She loves the opportunity to work with people and started as a crew agent, but the sea, traveling and boat life remained her passion.

This dream became a reality when she landed her first job onboard a motor yacht as a Stewardess, cruising the Mediterranean and Caribbean sea. Olga´s passion for cooking and traveling became a wonderful mix of dreams and reality.

She enjoys exploring her surroundings, experiencing different meals and learning new cultures. This allows her to add meals to her menu that are inspired by her creativity both in presentation and flavor.

The slogan of her life: to be happy everyday, meeting wonderful people, doing what you really love and smile!

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Merry-time 4.8 Reservations & Port Locations

Start DateEnd DateDetails (Holds can be challenged)
Jan 28, 2023Feb 04, 2023Booked: Tortola - Nanny Cay to Tortola - Nanny Cay
Feb 07, 2023Feb 13, 2023Booked: Tortola, West End, BVI to Tortola, West End, BVI
Feb 18, 2023Feb 25, 2023Booked: Trellis Bay, Tortola to Trellis Bay, Tortola
Mar 05, 2023Mar 12, 2023Booked: Tortola, West End, BVI to Tortola, West End, BVI
Mar 18, 2023Mar 25, 2023Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Mar 28, 2023Apr 04, 2023Booked: Tortola, Village Cay, BVI to Tortola, Village Cay, BVI
Apr 08, 2023Apr 14, 2023Booked: Tortola, TBD to Tortola, TBD
Apr 16, 2023Apr 23, 2023Booked: Tortola, TBD to Tortola, TBD
Apr 29, 2023May 06, 2023Booked: Tortola, West End, BVI to Tortola, West End, BVI
May 11, 2023May 18, 2023Booked: Tortola, West End, BVI to Tortola, West End, BVI
May 20, 2023May 27, 2023Booked: Scrub Island - BVI to Scrub Island - BVI
Jun 17, 2023Jun 24, 2023Booked: British Virgin Islands* to British Virgin Islands*
Jun 26, 2023Jul 03, 2023Booked: British Virgin Islands* to British Virgin Islands*
Jul 15, 2023Jul 22, 2023Booked: Tortola - Nanny Cay to Tortola, Road Town,BVI
Aug 01, 2023Dec 31, 2024Unavailable: British Virgin Islands* to British Virgin Islands*

Merry-time 4.8 Rates / week

The prices shown are for the entire yacht for a week-long (7 nights) charter. Inquire for lowest rate.
Low price: $22,700
(normal rate)
High price: $26,000
(normal rate)

Merry-time 4.8 Special Offer!
8th Night Free!
Offer: Merry-time 4.8 is offering the following (for new bookings only, only one option): 8th night free when you book 7 nights OR Book 6 or more nights and we will include spa treatment at Scrub Island Resort and Spa for all guests as well as include a sleep aboard at no additional cost
Minimum nights: 6
Travel before: Aug/01/2023

Season2 Pax3 Pax4 Pax5 Pax6 Pax7 Pax8 Pax
2022/23 Winter$23,000$23,500$24,000$24,500$25,000$25,500$26,000
2023 Summer$23,000$23,500$24,000$24,500$25,000$25,500$26,000

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.

Send us an inquiry to get specific pricing for Merry-time 4.8.

Merry-time 4.8 Guest Reviews

July 2022

Honestly, I can’t say enough about how wonderful this trip was. It was the most expensive trip we have done yet and I don’t regret any of the dollars spent. Dwayne and Olga were absolutely terrific, couldn’t have asked for a better crew. Dwayne took the time with us at the start of the trip to work through the itinerary and made great suggestions. Olga met our every expectation with the food and accommodated all of our needs from GF to Vegetarian sitting alongside bacon lovers. They really made the trip extra special. The boat was well appointed and fit our two families perfectly. The attention to detail across the board was outstanding.

I would (and already have) highly recommend the crew, boat and our broker. You guys simplified the planning and coordination and provided all the crazy Covid needs to us as everything was changing. Thank you so much for helping to make this delayed 50th celebration a huge 55th success!

July 2022 - Broker provided survey

Rating of Yacht & Crew:
(5 Being the Highest) 5

Was the yacht comfortable and clean?
I will never be able to say enough good things about our experience. Ever.

Was the yacht well ventilated?
The yacht was more than comfortable temperature wise, and airflow.

Was the crew friendly and accommodating?
The crew is what took this trip from wonderful to epic. I cried when I left. Literally. Olga & Dwayne took such good care of us and gave us the trip of a lifetime. I will never forget them, or the way they welcomed our family.

Was the food good and well presented?
I am a Chef and I documented everything Olga made. It was stunning. I was not only blown away by her presentation but also by the quality of her dishes. 12/10.

8. Additional comments about the yacht and crew?
Just 10/10. I couldn´t have dreamed of a better experience. I am afraid to go on another because this was just SO magical. Everything came together and we were given the trip of a lifetime and we will be forever grateful.

Cruising Area
Did you like the area you chartered in?
100% We hit everywhere we wanted and more. Dwayne is amazing!!!!!

July 2022

Thank you for an amazing week! We so enjoyed the exploration and adventure over the last seven days. The snorkeling, playtime, and amazing meals!!! Such a relaxing week at a perfect place. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
Robyn & Heat

July 2022

Dwayne and Olga,

Thank you for an unforgettable vacation that we will remember forever! It will be hard for us to go back to reality, this trip has truly been a dream. We can´t thank you enough for your hospitality. Olga - thank your for all your AMAZING meals! You will never go hungry on the Merry-Time.

We can´t wait to come back and do it again!
-Emily, Charlie, Brian, Julia, Sean & Katie

July 2022

This vacation has been years in the making. Jon had a dream and we wanted to make it a reality. Then Covid, then cancer.... then moving! This week meant more than you will ever know and Dwayne and Olga made that all come to life. We will never be able to say thank you enough. Your kindness and hospitality were just top notch. We will struggle to ever have this much fun and adventure on a vacation again.
With all our love,
Jon, Tabi, Noah and Addie

June 2022

Dwayne - Thank you for an incredible week full from top to bottom of wonderful memories and experiences, and your knowledge of the BVI which helped us get the most out of our time here. We loved the special stops and long sail out to Anegada and back.

Olga - Your warmth and your artistry with food will never be forgotten! We will remember the special care and amazing meals whenever we think back on this trip. Our hearts are with you.

To both of you - Your hospitality, generosity of spirit and care for your guests made this adventure unforgettable, we lucked out with you!

It would not have been the same without you!! Many thanks and best wishes - we are so grateful for our time with you. Thank you both for making this trip even more memorable. The kids are going to remember this for the rest of their lives. Thank you for your care and hospitality. It was magical.

Memories of a lifetime!

June 2022

Dwayne & Olga - thank you both for taking such outstanding care of us all, every step of the way. The scenery of course was always beautiful, but it was your thoughtfulness, kindness and sense of humor that made us all feel welcome and truly happy every moment we were together. There was something special for each of us 0 whether it was the amazing food, refreshing drinks or unforgettable excursions. The memories will linger fondly in all of us for many years to come. We are deeply grateful to your both. Very best wishes!
-Rob, Shalene, Lily and Jasper
-Melbourne Beach, FL

June 2022

We had such and exceptional time! Every view was amazing. The food prepared by Olga was beautifully presented and was by far, beyond expectation! Captain Dwayne had a fabulous trip planned that allowed us to see most of the islands. He was always ready and set up the water toys and gave instruction for wakeboarding that helped us renew some rusty skills! This was absolutely the BEST vacation I have ever experienced!
Much love from Texas,
Mary & Ron

June 2022

Wow! An amazing vacation! Every day was perfect. Thank you for showing us so much of the beautiful BVI. Everything well exceeded anything we imagined. The food was delicious!

June 2022

Thank you so much for an amazing trip!!! The food and cooking were amazing. The cabin have everything I needed, the stops on the different islands were so fun. The Soggy Dollar was a lot of fund and had great drinks. The views were spectacular and I loved the snorkeling.

June 2022

You are both the best!! I will always remember this trip and the awesome people that made it great. You guys are so nice and always made me smile and laugh.

Dwayne: Thanks for being such an amazing captain! We are so lucky to have gotten to go to all those great places, it s is so appreciated. And of course, the Airhead water couch was epic!! Thanks for letting us use it and for putting up with our crazy screaming and shouting:)

Olga: Thank you so much for keeping our stomachs stuffed with delicious food! I loved all of the meals but especially the one I´ve never tried before like your special Ukrainian dishes. You are such a sweet person and a fantastic chef. Oh and thanks for teaching me napkin folding, it was super fun!

June 2022

Thank you so very much for making my 60th birthday trip so memorable. You are both so attentive and detail oriented. We wish you both all the best and will definitely be back to sail with the two of you again.

Thank you friends!
Randy and Lisa

June 2022

Wow! What an incredible vacation! Exceeded all of my expectations! Dream trip come true. Olga´s cooking was outstanding! Dwayne catered to evry we we requested. BEST crew ever to sail with! I can´t wait to bring my family back to experience this awesome trip. See you soon.
Texas, USA

June 2022

This was the most amazing adventure! Nothing would have been the same without Captain Dwayne and Olga. You made every day special. We are soo blessed to have been able to do this and hopefully we will see you again next year!!
James& Brenda

April 2022

Thank you so very much for the wonderful experience we have ad this past week! We made memories that will last a lifetime - y´all were both so attentive to our every wish. Olga, you are a fabulous chef and hostess. I have learned from you. Y´all made a great team! We would love to have you visit us in Georgia.
Bill and Jan

April 2022

Dwayne and Olga,

You both are amazing! Both Scott and I thank your for such a wonderful time! You can tell how much you both love what you do. Thank you again for making our trip so special.
Scott and Kim

April 2022

Thank you for the wonderful memories! Mike and I will treasure the special times we shared with you both!
Cheers to many happy memories you gave us!
Mike & Theresa

March 2022

Dwayne and Olga,

What a pleasure to share such an amazing experience! The company, the setting, the food, the sights and so much more. We will have so many good memories from this trip. I loved all the swimming and snorkeling . Thanks for everything. I hope our paths cross again!
PS. Ruby and Delaney had a wonderful time!

March 2022

Thank you so much for a super fund filled week! I loved it all. The food was amazing and I´ll definitely be trying out some tips from Olga back home. Thank you both for making such a trip to remember. Can´t wait for round 2.

March 2022

Thank you so much for an amazing week. I had a blast enjoying the warm weather and seeing all the different islands. The food was always delicious.

March 2022

All I can say is WOW! What an amazing time. The sites, the food, and most importantly, the company were the best. My goal in this vacation was to get quality time with my family and we succeeded in spades. I look forward to more sea adventures with you both.

March 2022

Dwayne & Olga,
I feel in love with this land, this boat, you two, and the people. I´ve learned a lot about other places and people. We all bleed red blood, we all feel, we all burn... you all are great hosts, and yes, friends. Wishes of a great season to both of you. Olga, you fed us like Kings and Queens!
Warm hugs,

March 2022

We had the best trip ever!! The BVIs are so beautiful, especially the baths. Thank you Dwayne and Olga for the most incredible trip. Thank you for throwing Liza and epic 10th birthday party!!

Thank you for giving me an amazing birthday. It was so fun! Dwayne had some very awesome dance moves and Olga spolied everyone with delicious food!

We all agreed that every time we hear the song Heat Waves we will think of Dwayne´s dance moves. Thank you both for putting up with our music all week, especially when we blast it at 8am. Also, we will miss giving Olga a round of applause every time she brings our food. We loved trying yogurt cakes for the first time!! Also, thank you Olga for teaching me how to speak Russian even though I was very bad at it.

This has been my favorite spring break of my whole life. I do not want to leave. We will miss this trip so much!! We love you all!

-Shafer(16), Liza(9), Camilla(16), Lina(10), Andy(16), Haley, and Brye
Nashville, TN

March 2022

Such an amazing trip away from Indiana with our friends. We can not say enough about the captain and chef. They were on spot 24-y. Thank you so much Olga and Dwayne. Take care!
Donita & Frank
Kelly & Amber
Danielle & Derrick

February 2022

Dwayne & Olga,

Thank you for a beautiful boating adventure in the BVI. We had a wonderful time on our first time yachting around the islands. Dwayne took excellent and expert care as Captain. Olga produced meals beyond all expectation as chef. Thank you!

February 2022

Dear Olga & Dwayne,

Thank you for a wonderful week of tip-toeing around the islands! Olga´s meals and presentation kept us wow-ed - Indian, Russian, Brazilian cuisine, our very own comfort foods! Dwayne took us on all over the BVI and it was just excellent!

What a great trip!!

Captain Dwayne and Chef Olga were truly amazing and so fun to experience the BVI with. Thank you for your help in getting through all of the planning and protocols that were in place. It was nice that the COVID protocols back into the US were dropped during our trip, I figured that was just another trick Captain Dwayne had for us! Dwayne and Olga really did so much to give our family the trip of a lifetime. Captain Dwayne and Chef Olga were great!! Dwayne made sure he understood what we wanted to experience and went well beyond our expectations to show us as much of the BVI as possible. Olga always had a snack ready for us and the meals on board were not only delicious, but presented beautifully. Merry Time was a wonderful experience. It was our first time on this type of trip, but we have no complaints with the layout of the vessel or the amenities on board. Dwayne and Olga kept all areas extremely clean and comfortable, both when moving and when moored. Our family spent a lot of time on the fly bridge enjoying the breezes and scenery.

Sept 2022

Our captain had extreme knowledge of the area and people, which made the experience seem
more connected. The chef was amazing and kept us well (over, lol) fed. I will definitely do another
trip and have recommended it to all of my friends.