Nutmeg Description

Ahoy! Welcome aboard Yacht Nutmeg! Looking for some exotic flavor? An escape to paradise? Live out your dream of the ultimate getaway aboard Nutmeg and put some spice in your life. Let Nutmeg and her crew sail you throughout the secluded islands, islets and cays of the BVI archipelago and other beautiful Caribbean islands. Discover white sand beaches, offshore reefs, famous shipwrecks and emerald green mountains. Enjoy your dream vacation sailing on a luxury catamaran to beautiful islands, enjoying tropical drinks, gourmet cuisine and beautiful sunsets with your favorite people. MAX AND WHITEY ON CATAMARAN NUTMEG, RUNNERS UP FOR BEST CAT UNDER 56 FEET AT THE 2019 BVI CHARTER BOAT SHOW!

Cruising Area of Nutmeg

Currently available for BVI only chartersInquire for more information
Pref. Pick-upTortola, BVI
Other Pick-upOther BVI
Summer PortNanny Cay, Tortola, BVI
Summer OperationsCaribbean Virgin Islands
Winter PortTahiti
Winter OperationsCentral America, South Pacific


Length50 Feet
Beam26.25 Feet
Draft4.2 Feet
A/C NightYes
Sun AwningYes
Bimini TopYes
Sailing InstructionsYes
Guest SmokeTransoms only pls
Children AllowedYes
Min Child AgeNone
Water MakerYes
Water Capacity355 gallons
Ice MakerYes
Internet AccessOnboard WIFI
Turnaround48 hours
Engines2 x 54 hp Yanmars


Wash Basins4
TP in HeadsYes
Electric Heads4
Accommodation Details
8 guests in 4 cabins with private ensuite. 1 Master Cabin with Queen Bed and large ensuite. 1 Queen. 1 Double with 1 Single Pullman. Crew will move cabins if 5 PAX or more and the 4th cabin is needed.
The 4 primary cabins have dry heads.
NUTMEG is fully air conditioned through out.
Crew has a separate companionway, heads and shower.

Water Sports

Dinghy (Feet)12 ft
Dinghy Hp40
Dinghy Pax7
Adult WaterskisYes
Snorkel GearYes
Wake BoardYes
2-Man Kayak1
Floating MatsYes
Standup Paddle2
Swim Platforms2
Boarding LadderStern
Beach GamesYes
Fishing GearYes
Gear Type1 Trolling Rod; 2 Lg Casting R
Fishing Rods3
Fishing Permit741664 BVI
Under Water CamYes
Other Toys
Dinghy has very stable boarding ladder

Scuba Diving Scuba Diving Symbol

Resort Course$150
Air CompressorNot Onboard
Num Divers6
Diving Info
Guest must rent gear. We will assist in the process. Guest must pay for any tank fills through the week.

For any Down Island charters, diving is by rendezvous only please.

Charters Down Island: Rendezvous Diving
Dive Costs
Certified divers: No charge for up to 5 dives per week.
Resort Course: $150
Referral Course: $350
Any other instruction: Please inquire

Any dive fees to be paid to crew when on board.


Salon Tv/DvdYes
Salon StereoYes
CDsSpotify wi
Board GamesYes


Special DietsYes

Green Initiatives

Make Purified Drinking WaterYes
Re-Usable Water BottlesYes
Other Green Initiatives
Nutmeg supplies reusable water bottles for guests to refill. The refill water station has a mineral supplemented inline filter. We do not purchase plastic bottles of water. We use locally made EC Soap products in refillable dispensers in guest bathrooms. This eliminates having lots of small containers of shampoo, etc. (and saves the guests on luggage). We do not use plastic plates or cups. We use cloth napkins. We have recently upgraded the electrical system on Nutmeg along with increasing the storage batteries. We now have the latest, state-of-the-art solar panel system with smart alternators. This allows us to have maximum charging with little generator use. We encourage our guests to open their hatches to avoid using the Air Conditioner. However, this is only a suggestion and use of the generator for air conditioning is not limited if guests request it.

Nutmeg Crew Profile

Crew Number2
Crew SmokeNo
CaptainJohn White
NationalityUS & Australia
SpeaksEnglish, Spanish
Years Chartering4
LicenseRYA Yachtmaster, PADI Instructor
First Mate/Chef
First Mate/ChefMaxine White
Years Chartering4
LicensePADI Dive Master

Max and Whitey (Maxine and John White) are entering their second season on Nutmeg but have over 20 years in the crewed yacht charter industry. Whitey is originally from Perth, Australia and Max from the mountainous state of Utah but they have made the Caribbean their home. After meeting in the San Francisco Bay Area and went sailing. They dropped their anchor in Cane Garden Bay, Tortola where they got married and then began their chartering career. They have hosted guests on large catamarans in the Virgin Islands, down the island chain and even a few years of ‘adventure chartering´ in the San Blas Islands of Panama and in Belize. The most recent years have been on a private power boat exploring the Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Cuba and Belize.

Whitey takes the helm of Nutmeg as he sails you around the islands. He knows all of the anchorages intimately and takes pride in customizing the itinerary to the guest preference. He holds a RYA Yacht Master Ocean license and has been a PADI Dive Instructor for 25 years. Whitey has a passion for teaching, whether it be snorkeling or scuba diving, or introducing people to anything regarding life on a boat. At night you can expect more entertainment with interesting stories of Whitey and Max´s travels while being served some original and classic beverages from the bar.

First Mate and Chef Max brings her years of extensive travel to inspire her meal preparation on Nutmeg. Max likes to use local and fresh ingredients and her primary culinary specialties are Latin and Caribbean as well as Asian and Mediterranean cuisines. In past international charter yacht boat shows, she has been a major award winner on two occasions. Max is also an avid diver as a PADI Dive Master for over 20 years. She especially likes to show her guests the underwater world and knows the best snorkel spots in the BVIs.
While sailing on a Nutmeg charter you can expect to have a specialized and relaxing sailing vacation with this very experienced and fun crew!

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Nutmeg Reservations & Port Locations

Start DateEnd DateDetails (Holds can be challenged)
Nov 29, 2022Dec 06, 2022Booked: Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI to Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI
Dec 09, 2022Dec 16, 2022Booked: Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI to Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI
Dec 19, 2022Dec 26, 2022Booked: Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI to Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI
Dec 27, 2022Jan 03, 2023Booked: Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI to Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI
Jan 04, 2023Jan 15, 2023Unavailable: Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI to Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI
Jan 16, 2023Feb 11, 2023Transit: Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI to Panama*
Feb 12, 2023Apr 12, 2023Transit: Panama* to Papeete - S.Pacific*
Apr 13, 2023Jun 01, 2023Unavailable: Papeete - S.Pacific* to Papeete - S.Pacific*
Jun 02, 2023Jun 10, 2023Booked: Papeete - S.Pacific* to Bora Bora, Tahiti*
Jun 11, 2023Aug 31, 2024Hold: Papeete - S.Pacific* to Fiji Coastline*

Nutmeg Rates / week

The prices shown are for the entire yacht for a week-long (7 nights) charter.
Low price: $16,400

High price: $19,500

Season2 Pax3 Pax4 Pax5 Pax6 Pax7 Pax8 Pax
2022/23 Winter$16,400$16,800$17,200$17,600$18,000$18,750$19,500

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 Nutmeg.

Nutmeg Guest Reviews

Mid April, 2022, guests aboard OCEAN STAR wrote:

Hugh is a sheer delight to be with as well as an accomplished leader. It is clear he set the tone for the entire experience and Doris is an accomplished chef with a well tuned service ethic. Was truly a memorable experience and the service was a big part of that.

In any business the top 5% distinguish themselves through attention to detail and attitude. This is a top tier crew.

A family aboard catamaran NUTMEG for New Years 2020-2021 said:

Bottom line: I would not hesitate to recommend Nutmeg or its crew to others.

Max and Whitey are very easy to be with, and were great with the children. We all enjoyed their company, and they made us feel at home on Nutmeg. The food was fantastic and varied. There were not many instances in which someone did not fully clean their plate. Max made special effort with the food for New Year’s Eve, with lobster for lunch and steak for dinner. She also accommodated our youngest child with her preferred chicken when seafood (not preferred by her) was served. We ate very, very well.

As you know, the crew agreed to take the “drop down” forward cabin, leaving the four main cabins in the rear for our family of five. I did not previously appreciate what a significant difference this would make. It made the boat feel larger for us than it otherwise would have felt and provided some privacy that we may not have had otherwise. Their willingness to accommodate guests in that way really makes a significant positive difference in the experience.

Thanks for setting us up with the Nutmeg and its crew. We had a great trip.

Richard M., Alabama

Guests aboard NUTMEG in early December, 2020 wrote:

Max and Whitey: THANK YOU again for such a wonderful trip. Your skill, experience, creativity, passion, personal chemistry – and the fact that you’re just great human beings, all made this a unique, memorable and superbly enjoyable experience for Melanie & I. I think I can safely vouch that Pete & Vera’s experience was the same.
Matt K.

Catamaran NUTMEG´s guests in the Grenadines for early August, 2019, said:

We had a wonderful time with Max and Whitey. Everything was beyond our expectations, the catamaran was beautiful and spacious and we couldn’t have wished for a more perfect holiday!!! Max and Whitey were absolutely wonderful: Whitey full of energy and with a great Aussie sense of humor and Max, the quiet force accompanying him, she made every meal truly wonderful: the food was delicious, varied and healthy!!! We were truly pampered (even our beds were made when we weren’t watching!!!), and we really appreciated their huge amount of experience both with sailing and in life. We miss them already!!! If we ever decide to sail again in the Caribbean we would choose them again, without hesitation!!!! Thank you for everything!!!
The de Jong Family

Early May, 2019, guests aboard catamaran NUTMEG wrote:

Food & Drink? 5 Star!
Planning the charter? We were incredibly happy to have the expertise of Whitey and Max´s knowledge to plan the amazing itinerary.
What you liked most? So many things! The amazing attention to detail, Max and Whitey´s warm and outgoing personalities, the PADI instruction, always feeling safe during the instruction, the food! Totally 5 star and beautifully presented.
The captain: 10+++ The chef: 10+++
We are a family of 5 with extensive travel experience. We all concluded this was a trip of a lifetime.

The ´Salty 7´ aboard Nutmeg in March, 2019

Nutmeg´s Salty Seven´. Spicing up the BVI - ship faced, nauti and a little dinghy!´

Max and Whitey: there are no words to describe what a wonderful time we had. You are the best!
Mary and David
Captain Whitey and Max: You have been fabulous! Thank you for the memorable week in the BVI. And those meals! So great!
Margaret and Mike
Dear Max and Whitey: Thank you so much for a trip of a lifetime. You have set the bar for any other charters for us in the future.. and good luck to anyone you attempts to compare. Hoping to be friends for a long time.
Deb & Steve

Guests aboard NUTMEG in March, 2019, wrote

Charterer´s name: Holmes

Boat´s name: Nutmeg
Upon arrival the boat was clean: Yes
The boat was tastefully presented and decorated: Yes
Upon arrival the boat was immaculate: Yes
Captain Whitey arrange for a taxi from the airport and met us at the dock.
Was the boat kept clean during the charter? Yes
Was all advertised equipment on board? Yes
Was the equipment in good condition? Yes
Any toys particularly enjoyed:
My husband is a recent amputee. Captain Whitey and Max took him snorkeling and diving for the fist time since his foot amputation.
Comments-was the boat comfortable: Every thing exceeded our expectation.
The captain was outgoing: Yes - The captain was professional: Yes
The captain was friendly: Yes
Comments-captain: Captain Whitey and Chef Max were FABULOUS.
Did you feel free to choose each day´s activities? Yes
Please describe the meals: PERFECTION!!!!! Everyday was a wonderful surprise.
Were specifically requested drinks on board? Yes
Did the meals reflect your requested preferences? Yes
The cook was outgoing: Yes - The cook was professional: Yes - The cook was friendly: Yes
The cook was eager to please: Yes

Comments-were our descriptions accurate?
Emphasize more how great Captain Whitey and Max are to their guest.

Past guests with Whitey and Max said:

´It was possibly our best vacation! Certainly it ranked right up there. Whitey and Max are really a special crew, really great people with whom we all bonded very quickly. They go out of their way to make everyone feel at home in their home. We all loved it and thank you so much for gently nudging me to choose them´ T. Boyd

We have such great memories of our trip. Thank you so much for making the trip so great. J. Ivie

We had such a great time. Thanks to all of you for making it so special.
Even the boys agreed that it was one of our best vacations! E. Amari

You guys are definitely the greatest !!!
Please know that our experience with you on our charter vacation is one of the
finest experiences I´ve had in my lifetime [and I´ve had the opportunity
to do a lot] I thank God for our 6 days with you guys and for having
had the opportunity to meet each of you. I can´t tell you how many
people have inquired of us about our experience. Of course everyone is
envious. Margie tells everyone ´ on a scale of 1 - 10, this trip was a
15´. D. Green

Setzer Family: New Years 2019

Thanks so much for helping us make special family memories. Wishing you all the best in 2019!

Thank you guys for such a wonderful time. You guys are the best!