Oceana Description

Book your vacation with an award-winning yacht! Oceana took home 2 awards at the 2023 VIPCA Show! The yacht won Runner Up for Best in Show Yachts under 50´ and the crew took home Honorable Mention for Best Crew!

The Bali 4.8 design was new to the market in 2020 and provided a fresh approach to sailing. The design is revolutionary in how space is accessed, with deliberate attention to flow and open space. It succeeds in producing a scale that feels less like a boat, and more like an upscale floating condominium.

Bali catamarans are known and appreciated for their unparalleled success in blending luxury, space, and performance; producing a sailing experience that is unparalleled. This new design further capitalizes on that reputation with the advent of the “Bali garage door” that is the centerpiece of the yacht. It allows for the aft wall of the yacht to simply disappear, opening up the back of the yacht to an unobstructed view of paradise. This also affords indoor/outdoor dining options and gives the ever-present Caribbean breeze ample opportunity to make its way through the yacht with ease.

With her solid foredeck gone are the forward trampolines, replaced by a large relaxing lounge area complete with cushions for sunbathing. A full-sized door provides access directly from the lounge area into the salon, allowing free movement through the yacht. A walk up to the flybridge unveils a seating area perfect for cocktails and taking in sunsets. There is also another area for sunbathing on the flybridge where you can take in the sights of the islands from the highest vantage point on the yacht.

The Bali open space design is further complimented by the superior outfit of Oceana. No detail has been left unnoticed from the fine linens, pillows and throws to the wine glasses, serving and flatware that make every day feel luxurious. She has been stocked full with every appliance and kitchen accessory to allow the chef to fully showcase the mastery of their art. And the water toys abound, allowing guests to fully experience all the Caribbean has to offer, both in and out of the water.

Oceana will accommodate 8 charter guests in 4 spacious queen cabins. She has soft foam decking encompassing the deck and flybridge, lithium batteries and solar panels that allows the air conditioning to run without generator at times, air conditioning, water maker, ice maker, full sized refrigerator, a fully customizable menu, Caribbean made ecofriendly and reef safe toiletries, a bar stocked to guest preference, coffee/espresso machine, rendezvous scuba diving, snorkeling gear, underwater scooters, subwing, wakeboard, stand up paddle board, towable water tube, 10 ft. floating dock, pool noodles, fishing gear, board and card games, television in the salon, Fusion 3 Bluetooth enabled sound system and Oceana giveaways.

Cruising Area of Oceana

Pref. Pick-upScrub Island
Other Pick-upTortola, BVI
Summer PortBVI
Winter PortBVI


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 with solid sun deck 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.
In true Bali catamaran style, the salon back wall lifts up and side widows slide forward to open up the entire space for an alfresco dining experience and panoramic views.
Crew use bunk cabin, but will move for $800 fee.

All queen berths are 5´w X 6.6´L


Length49 Feet
Beam26 Feet
Draft4.43 Feet
A/C NightYes
Sun AwningYes
Bimini TopYes
Num HatchLots
Guest SmokeYes, only off transom
Children AllowedYes
Min Child AgeWater Safe
Water MakerYes
Water Capacity264 Gal
Ice MakerYes
Internet AccessOnboard WIFI
Cruising Speed8 Knots
Engines2x57HP Yanmar 13.5Kw Onan Generator

Water Sports

Dinghy (Feet)12 Ft
Dinghy Hp40 HP
Dinghy Pax5
Sea ScootersYes
Snorkel GearYes
Wake BoardYes
Standup Paddle2
Swim PlatformsScoop steps
Boarding LadderS/S ladder of scoop steps
Fishing GearYes
Gear Type1 trolling rod, 1 casting
Fishing Rods2
Fishing PermitYes
Other Toys
- 12ft. dinghy with 40hp outboard
- kneeboard
- wakeboard
- towable tube
- 2 x stand up paddleboards
- 2 x sea scooters
- 10 ft. floating dock
- snorkel gear
- fishing gear
- subwing
- Floats / Noodles
- Underwater lights
- rendezvous diving
- Caribbean made ecofriendly and reef safe toiletries
- bar stocked to guest preferences
- coffee/espresso machine
- board and card games

Scuba Diving Scuba Diving Symbol

ScubaYacht offers Rendezvous Diving only
Air CompressorNot Onboard


Salon Tv/DvdYes
Salon StereoYes
iPod/Device HookupsYes


Special DietsYes

Green Initiatives

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

Oceana Crew Profile

Crew Number2
Crew SmokeNo
CaptainJames Cotter
LicenseRYA Yachtmaster Offshore
Chef/MateJulia Criegh
LicenseSTCW 95


James grew up in the British countryside on a farm. From a young age he was obsessed with anything and everything mechanical. He spent summers in his father´s Irish coastal hometown of Dungarvan and it was there that he developed a love for the ocean.

He started a career in the luxury eyewear industry working for brands such as TAG Heuer and Calvin Klein, but eventually his love for the ocean won out and drew him toward a career in the yachting industry. He has worked for two years now as a charter captain in various locations including Croatia and French Polynesia.

RYA Yachtmaster Offshore (Sail, CE)
RYA First aid
RYA Diesel engine maintenance
RYA Sea Survival

Coming across the seas from the inner city of Sydney, Australia - Julia grew up baking alongside her mother and grandmother learning the home classics and passed down family recipes. After a challenging few years working as pediatric nurse during the global pandemic, she took the opportunity of the world opening back up to explore the world, tasting culinary delights in many parts of Asia and Europe before landing herself in Croatia as a chef onboard flotilla charter yachts for the European summer. This experience ignited a flame for Julia to chase her dream of working as a chef on the water full-time.

Julia comes from a strong hospitality background working in several established venues in Sydney both behind the bar and front of house. She has completed a number of culinary courses with Le Cordon Bleu and the Australian Patisserie Academy and is so passionate about delivering delicious food and a unique hospitality experience.

Outside of the galley there is nothing more relaxing to Julia than perching in the sun with a good book or finding new walks along the coastlines around the world. Coming from a large family, bringing people together around a table to enjoy a meal and share stories is one of life’s greatest moments in her eyes and she cannot wait to welcome you onboard and share this with you all.

STCW 95 - Basic Blended Training
Fondements de la Cuisine - Le Cordon Bleu
Patisserie Intensive - Australian Patisserie Academy
Cake Decorating Intensive - Australian Patisserie Academy
Bachelor of Nursing - University of Notre Dame

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Oceana Reservations & Port Locations

Start DateEnd DateDetails (Holds can be challenged)
Jul 19, 2024Jul 26, 2024Booked: Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI to Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI
Jul 28, 2024Aug 03, 2024Booked: Tortola, West End, BVI to Tortola, West End, BVI
Aug 10, 2024Oct 20, 2024Unavailable: Scrub Island - BVI to Saint Vincent
Nov 03, 2024Nov 10, 2024Booked: Scrub Island - BVI to Scrub Island - BVI
Nov 11, 2024Nov 17, 2024Hold: Scrub Island - BVI to Scrub Island - BVI
Nov 20, 2024Nov 26, 2024Booked: Scrub Island - BVI to Scrub Island - BVI
Nov 30, 2024Dec 07, 2024Booked: Scrub Island - BVI to Scrub Island - BVI
Dec 20, 2024Dec 27, 2024Booked: Scrub Island - BVI to Scrub Island - BVI
Dec 28, 2024Jan 04, 2025Booked: Scrub Island - BVI to Scrub Island - BVI
Jan 16, 2025Jan 20, 2025Booked: Scrub Island - BVI to Scrub Island - BVI
Feb 06, 2025Feb 10, 2025Booked: Tortola - Nanny Cay to Tortola - Nanny Cay
Feb 12, 2025Feb 20, 2025Booked: Scrub Island - BVI to Scrub Island - BVI
Feb 22, 2025Mar 01, 2025Hold: Scrub Island - BVI to Scrub Island - BVI
Mar 06, 2025Mar 14, 2025Booked: Tortola, Trellis Bay, BVI to Tortola, Trellis Bay, BVI
Mar 22, 2025Mar 29, 2025Booked: Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI to Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI
Apr 01, 2025Apr 09, 2025Booked: Scrub Island - BVI to Scrub Island - BVI
Apr 13, 2025Apr 19, 2025Booked: Scrub Island - BVI to Scrub Island - BVI
Apr 24, 2025May 01, 2025Booked: Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI to Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI
May 11, 2025May 18, 2025Booked: Scrub Island - BVI to Scrub Island - BVI
May 24, 2025May 31, 2025Booked: Tortola, TBD to Tortola, TBD
Jun 07, 2025Jun 14, 2025Booked: Scrub Island - BVI to Scrub Island - BVI
Aug 01, 2025Oct 31, 2025Unavailable: Saint Vincent to Saint Vincent

Oceana Rates / week

The prices shown are for the entire yacht for a week-long (7 nights) charter.
Low price: $22,500

High price: $25,500

Season2 Pax3 Pax4 Pax5 Pax6 Pax7 Pax8 Pax
2024 Summer$22,500$23,000$23,500$24,000$24,500$25,000$25,500
2024/25 Winter$22,500$23,000$23,500$24,000$24,500$25,000$25,500
2025 Summer$22,500$23,000$23,500$24,000$24,500$25,000$25,500
2025/26 Winter$22,500$23,000$23,500$24,000$24,500$25,000$25,500

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.


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.
Please inquire if you need a cabin change

SLEEP ABOARD: The yacht does not offer sleepaboards

LOCAL FARE: Includes: 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches & 5 dinners. Requires 2 lunches and 2 dinners ashore at client expense.
-For local fare, deduct $150 per person off the charter rate

CHRISTMAS/NEW YEARS: 7 night minimum. Scrub Island ports required.
CHRISTMAS 2024: 1-8 guests @ +10% surcharge over 8 pax rate ($28,050) - charter must end no later than 12/27
NEW YEARS 24/25: 1-8 guests @ +20% surcharge over 8 pax rate ($30,600)

Relocation fee of $2,000, minimum 72 hour turn required on either side of charter dates for boat transit. Please inquire for availability.

St Thomas Drop off - $1,000
Due to threats of provisions being dumped at the border, we will only drop off in the USVI.

St. Vincent & the Grenadines Relocation Fee:
Relocation fee of $4,000, minimum 72 hour turn required on either side of charter dates for boat transit. Please inquire for availability.

Oceana Guest Reviews

June 2024

From our Group:

This was a bucket list trip and delivered in every way. James and Julia made the trip perfect in every way the route was planned exceptionally so we could experience the best of the BVI Julia‘s wonderful menus and hospitality made us all satisfied and welcome. They also were incredibly well as a team. I can’t wait to come back. Thank you so much for the trip of a lifetime.

Dear Julia and James there are so many things to thank you for but most importantly you made us feel safe and that allowed us to completely relax coming off a four year medical Odyssey we were excited to join our friends on the trip but had some concerns about accommodating our medical considerations from the initial phone conversation our fears were put to rest James your calm leadership and extensive knowledge of the waters definitely enhanced our trip. You had a knack for finding the most beautiful spots Julia your food was amazing. Every meal was just perfect taste wise and visually truly I didn’t even care if we ate in restaurants because I knew your food was better in conclusion. Thank you so much for such a relaxing beautiful week will be back.

I’ve been Jerry‘s caregiver for three years with him finally healthy. This trip was an opportunity to celebrate life with good friends. What I didn’t anticipate was the opportunity to relinquish the caregiving role and let two lovely teammates. Take care of me. You gave me the gift of total relaxation and for that I am very grateful.

James and Julia, thank you for allowing us to have the most relaxing vacation ever you truly spoiled as Captain James took us to The bluest water spots and best spots for snorkelling chef Julia whipped up the most amazing food like it was nothing she made gluten-free look easy best chocolate cake ever James and Julia made the best team for a perfect vacation

We had so many questions so much patience by you both as a fledging sailor I enjoyed having those questions answered and to be able to experience being involved with the Sailing. The attention to detail was evident and choosing moorings in noticing what we were enjoying and adding to that moment by participating, making amazing cocktails and food is truly a once in a Lifetime vacation but now we need to come back

Captain James and Chef Julia you deliver an amazing vacation and memories will last a lifetime you navigate around some storms you found spectacular Blue water all while being safe and delivering service beyond expectations cheers!

June 2024

Everyone of us in our group are seasoned travelers and have had the good fortune to experience some pretty spectacular vacations around the world. So I’ll just cut to the chase and say that this was one of the greatest vacations any of us have ever experienced. Everything exceeded our expectations starting with our fantastic Captain James Cotter and Chef extraordinaire Marie Levraud. Two absolutely delightful people. James handled OCEANA, our Bali 48 catamaran, with ease, confidence and professionalism. It was clear almost immediately that he was an expert yachtsman and that we were in very capable hands. James worked with us prior to our charter to put together the best possible float plan. He blended many beautiful and tranquil locations with a few livelier spots like the Soggy Dollar Bar, Saba Rock and the Bitter End and the Wonky Dog on Anegada for the best lobster dinner I´ve ever had. I also enjoyed some of the best snorkeling of my life when we stopped at George Dog for the afternoon. Four of us had been to the BVI twice before, bare-boating both of those trips. However, after experiencing a BVI charter with a captain and a chef we would be hard pressed to do it any other way. It allowed us to fully relax and enjoy a stress free week on the water. There were countless highlights on our trip but the first one that came to mind for me was the cuisine. Chef Marie far exceeded our expectations. Every meal, whether it was breakfast, lunch or dinner, was five star, carefully and thoughtfully planned out. Marie always took the time to explain every meal, the region that inspired each dish and the various ingredients she used. In my lifetime I have never had so many excellent meals back to back for nine days straight. James and Marie also discerned quickly our personal tastes for both food and drinks. Marie always had creative alternatives available just in case there was a food item one of us didn’t care for and James knew exactly the right moment to hand you the perfect cappuccino, cocktail or glass of vino. James and Marie always kept OCEANA clean and organized including our bedrooms and bathrooms. Yeah, they spoiled us big time.

December 2023

The Oceana was the perfect fit for our family, not only the right size, but the best capitan and chef. Umbi is an amazingly kind and warm person. He took us to amazing locations and hikes and did everything to make sure we were well taken care of. Lindsey was awesome. She worked tirelessly cooking so many delicious dishes and accommodated everyone´s dietary restrictions, from vegans, to gluten free. No small feat. Everything was perfect. The only way to really experience the BVI.

December 2023

Umbi and Kylie - We knew coming into this trip that it would be amazing. What we did not know was that you two would have a huge impact on making it a once in a lifetime memory. From beginning to end you both were beyond Five Stars. Your wonderful personalities and exceptional care did not go unnoticed and definitely not unappreciated. Kylie - the presentation and unbelievable variety of tastes is like something I have never had. I will be contacting you for a couple of recipes :) Umberto your smile is contagious and you took such care in the attention to detail to make sure this trip was like something out of a dream. Thank you both for the kindness, it made the week even better than we could have hoped for. We came in as good friends, and we leave as scallywags! Until we meet again!

April 2023

Umbi + Judith,

Thank you for an amazing week. You were kind and so accommodating to our entire family. We had so much fun. The food was tasty and beautifully presented. Thank you for taking such great care of us. We gathered from all over the US for this week – Florida, Texas, and Houston. Your service allowed us to have an unforgettable week as a family.


The Revard and Morris family

March 2023

Umbi + Judith,

Words can’t express what this trip meant to us! It far exceeded our expectations. Not just the incredible scenery but the meals, the thoughtfulness of each, place chosen and attention given to us to ensure this was a trip to remember. We look forward to seeing Umbi and Judith again for future trips!


The Price, Hall & Barnes

February 2023

Pure perfection! Everything was amazing! You even ordered up our request for nice weather and (almost) always smooth seas. This was the most unforgettable trip - the food you made was truly 5 star, but the presentation was equally stunning. Great captain! We felt truly cared for with your kind and knowledgeable personality. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you´d like to visit the Midwest and stay at our home. Sorry my cooking will not come close to yours. We would love to sail with you again soon.
Karen & Bruce

February 2023

We just experienced an unforgettable week aboard beautiful Oceana. You both made the trip top notch with the best chef on the ocean and the incredible captain! Thank you for making our first trip to the BVI so memorable!! We hope to sail with you again.
Bill & Dara

February 2023

The final day has arrived, sadly! Thank you both for this wonderful experience. It is memorable for the things I learned about sailing, for the beautiful places we visited, but mostly for the warmth and welcoming felt from you both. My only regret is the 5-6 pounds I likely gained from not being able to turn down a morsel of the incredible cuisine offered. Thank you and smooth sailing through life.
Greg & Sandy

February 2023

We had a great experience with Umberto and Judith. As I stated in a previous email, they exceeded our vacation expectations and they covered any and all of the details to provide our group with an exceptional vacation. The boat was amazing, Umberto is a great captain and Judith provided us with consistent 5 Star meals each day with amazing presentations that were absolutely delicious. Judith is very skillful to accomplish this in a small kitchen on a boat. I think that I speak for everyone to say that they provided us with the ultimate vacation experience.

February 2023

The final day has arrived sadly! Thank you both for this wonderful experience. It is memorable for the things I(Greg) learned about sailing, for the beautiful places we visited, but mostly for the warmth & welcoming felt from you both. My only regret is the 5-6 pounds I gained not being able to turn down a morsel of the the incredible cuisine offered. Thank you and smooth sailing through life!

-Greg & Sandy

The Perfect Trip

A week on board Oceana was a trip. We will never forget. Everything was perfect from state start to finish. I’m Bree and Judith were amazing host/they are kind, gracious, and fantastic cooks. We would take this trip again tomorrow. Thank you!

- The SXXXXER family


Judith & Umbi were the best! We had such a great time in the BVIs. We couldn´t have imagined a better trip! We had amazing food and saw fabulous destinations all week. We would love to sail with you both again.

-Philip + Camille

January 2023

Umberto & Judith,

Ya´ll were so amazing. We can´t thank you enough for your generosity, thoughtfulness and the greatest meals we´ve ever had. We had the best seven days in the BVIs. Thank you. We will see you again!

-Kanssa & Nas

January 2023

Thank you so much for having us on board! Umbri and Judith were amazing! From turtles to nurse, sharks, piña colada’s to painkillers we have had eight days of heaven!

Thank you so much for the most incredible week! From the first class service to the most delicious meals. I couldn’t think of a better way to escape!

A magical week of perfect disconnections and impeccable meals. A special time we will never forget. Thank you both so much!


January 2023

This was Reese’s first trip out of the states!
We have had a blast. Looking at fish, snorkeling, eating, good food and seeing the beautiful sites. We have memories to last a lifetime.

-Reese & Ainsley

What a Wonderful Trip!

Thank you so much for your hospitality. Everything was perfect!If you are ever sailing up near Bedford, NC, we have a dock for you!

-Noah+Melissa Abrams

Jan 2023

Judith & Umbi are amazing, very sweet, respectful and thoughtful people. Their food, service, and hospitality are amazing. I would give 5 out of 5 starts. The Pain Killer drinks were especially amazing!

- The Baldwins, 2023

Christmas 2022

We had a wonderful week. We’ve been looking forward to this trip for 10 years to celebrate my 50th in the BVI’s. On my 40th birthday my wife asked what are you going to do for your 50th I said I want to celebrate in the BVI’s. You all made my trip a dream trip, it was the best birthday ever!

You all are the best crew of all! Keep up with me on Instagram and I’ll follow you back!

-Michael & Brad Nevil

December 2022

Best cruise and crew of my seven BVI chargers! Thank you!!
Simply awesome! We had a wonderful time. Thanks to our fantastic crew!

Merritt & Newborn, NC

Amazing Trip

Thank you for an AMAZING trip! Your hospitality was absolutely incredible. Our family had a great time and we will definitely be back! Thank you for everything!

-The Apkin Family, Judith & Bryan

November 2022

Thank you for an amazing trip! Your hospitality was absolutely surreal. Our family had a great time and we will definitely be back! Thank you for everything.

Thank you for making our first trip to the BVI so memorable!!

We just experienced an unforgettable week aboard beautiful Oceana. You both made the trip top notch with the best chef on the ocean and the incredible captain! Thank you for making our first trip to the BVI so memorable!! We hope to sail with you again.
Bill & Dara


Judith’s food was amazing, and she was also super friendly and professional at the same time. I really liked her and was super content with the food the whole week. Exceeded my expectations for sure


What isn’t there to say about Judith!! She’s simply amazing! Personality out of this world and caring the entire time! She created dishes and created the perfect atmosphere for us all! I’m certainly gonna miss her smile, beauty, humor, kindness, and most of ALL… FOOD! She’s apart of the family now!


Her food was incredible. She was the sweetest! A crew member turned life long friend! So thankful for such an amazing host!


Judith is an absolute ray of sunshine. Every meal she made was amazing, had many options and full of color. She made sure everyone was taken care of and happy and showed us some amazing spots everywhere we went.


Umbi was great. He always communicated important information and provided helpful guidance throughout the week. His calm and kind demeanor as well as approachability was very appreciated and contributed to a wonderful experience overall.


Umberto went above and beyond for our crew. He made our week so memorable with being so accommodating, amazing recommendations and was always proactive in planning and making reservations. He is THE MAN and also a pleasure to be around. Umberto was punctual and always remained in a professional manner and still provided a fun safe environment.


Umbi did an outstanding job! So incredibly happy and fortunate to have had him as our skipper. Overall great energy, amazing recommendations and just flat out great at his job!


Umbi was a really great skipper, had super chilled vibes and very friendly and always updated us when needed. Felt really safe too with him as our skipper 10/10!!!


Umbi was an enjoyable and knowledgeable skipper with great personality that provided exceptional service. He did more than enough & even went out of his way for us to have an unforgettable experience. I would definitely want him to be my skipper again