Paradigm Shift Description

PARADIGM SHIFT is a luxurious 50-foot 2011 St. Francis catamaran with three guest suites (2 queen´s and 1 doubles) each with a private en-suite head (electric toilet, separate showers and vanity/sink). The main salon has a fully applianced galley plus full dining area with flat screen TV for watching movies. The spacious cockpit offers lots of the same for lounging and dining alfresco. The huge forward deck and trampolines can accommodate all guests with sunbathing room to spare. Ideal for two or three couples or couples with children. Lots of water toys, 3 SUP boards, Crystal Clear 2 person kayak, Tube, kneeboards, 14 ft aluminum AB Dinghy with 40 hp Honda. Chef Bonnie is a world class, self taught chef , she won first place in both the Summer Canape and Healthy Cocktail competition at the 2015 Newport Charter Boat Show and is not responsible for how much weight you gain in a week! Captain Steve is a veteran of the North Atlantic fishing fleet from Maine who has spent his whole life on the water.

Cruising Area of Paradigm Shift

Pref. Pick-upCrown Bay Marina, STT - Winter
Other Pick-upNewport, RI - Summers
Summer PortNewport, RI - New England
Winter PortSt. Thomas / Virgin Islands
Summer OperationsBahamas, New England, USA - South East, USA - North East
Winter OperationsCaribbean Virgin Islands

Accommodations

Guests6
Cabins3
Crew2
Queen3
Showers3
Tubs1
Wash Basins3
TP in Heads-
Electric Heads3
Accommodation Details
1 master queen berth cabin with private ensuite head (shower, tub, electric toilet & vanity with sink), 2 queen berth cabins with private ensuite heads (shower, electric toilet & vanity with sink), 1 double berth cabin crew cabin, with private ensuite head (shower, electric toilet & vanity with sink), large cockpit for lounging and dining, lovely main salon with galley and seating for 6 for cocktails, games or meals, large trampoline forward.

Specification

Length50 Feet
Beam26´6 Feet
Draft4´6 Feet
Built2011
RefitConstantly-2021
A/CFull
A/C NightYes
A/C SurchargeYes
HammockYes
WindsccoopsYes
DeckshowerYes
Bimini TopYes
Sailing InstructionsYes
HairdryerYes
Num Hatch21
Guest SmokeAft Deck Only
Children AllowedYes
Min Child Age12
Inverter3000W
Voltages110v
Water Maker40GPH
Water Capacity355G
Ice MakerYes
Internet AccessOnboard WIFI
Generator9Kw
Max Speed12 kts
Cruising Speed7.5 kts
Fuel Consumption1.5 US Gall/Hr US Gall/Hr US Gall/Hr US Gall/Hr US Gall/Hr US Gall/Hr
Turnaround48 hrs
Engines(2) Yanmar 54hp 9Kw generator
Communications
SatPhone for emergencies.
Sirius XM radio with speakers through including bow.
WiFi hot spots are numerous in the BVI

Water Sports

Dinghy (Feet)14´ RIB
Dinghy Hp40Hp
Dinghy Pax6
KneeboardYes
Snorkel GearYes
Tube2
2-Man Kayak1
Floating Mats2
Standup PaddleYes
Swim PlatformsWalk down stairs in bow
Boarding LadderWalk down stern
Beach GamesYes
Fishing GearYes
Gear TypeTrolling & casting
Fishing Rods4 see below
Deep Sea FishingYes
Under Water CamYes
Other Toys
Starlink Internet
Underwater lights
Sub Wing
Kayak
Noodles and floats
(3) Stand-up paddle boards
(2) Ugly stick rod/reels
(2) Stinson rod/reels
Smashball game
Beach Tennis set
(2) squirt guns
Registered BVI fishing vessel

Scuba Diving Scuba Diving Symbol

ScubaYacht offers Rendezvous Diving only
Air CompressorNot Onboard

Entertainment

Salon Tv/DvdYes
Salon StereoYes
iPod/Device HookupsYes
DVDs104
CDs750+
Board GamesYes
Books50
CamcorderYes

Cuisine

Din-in8
Special DietsYes
BBQYes

Green Initiatives

Make Purified Drinking WaterYes
Re-Usable Water BottlesYes
Other Green Initiatives
Solar panels and new lithium ion batteries, water maker, recycle all waste where possible, eco-friendly cleaning products when possible, local and organic produce when available.

Paradigm Shift Crew Profile

Crew Number2
Crew SmokeNo
Crew PetsYes
Crew Pet TypeSmall dog
Captain
CaptainSteven Caroll
NationalityUSA
Born1958
SpeaksSteven: English, French Bonnie: English
Years Sailing35
LicenseUSCG MASTER 50 Tons
Crew
CrewBonnie Carrol
NationalityUSA
Born1961
Years Sailing7
LicenseCPR & Dive/Rescue


Crew Profiles:
The crew of PARADIGM SHIFT, A 50 FOOT, St. Francis luxury catamaran, are a delightful and very relaxed husband and wife team with a passion for the sea, swimming, sailing, great food and better wine...they are extremely social and love entertaining aboard their beautiful boat.

CAPTAIN: Steve Carroll
A US Coast Guard licensed Master Mariner, Steven has spent his life on the ocean, from sailing with his grandfather in Boston Harbor at six years of age to running a commercial fishing boat in the Gulf of Maine for a decade to sailing extensively in Greece, Turkey, the Caribbean and New England. He grew up and was educated in Africa, the Middle East and Europe before settling down in Annapolis, Maryland graduating from a fully restored classic 42 ft C&C monohull to a 2011 South African built blue water cruising Catamaran. He has a wide variety of interests and a deep appreciation for and considerable experience with, diverse cultures as a result of his life long travels.

FIRST MATE/CHEF: Bonnie Carroll
Originally a farm girl from Western PA, Bonnie has developed a convert´s zeal for ocean sailing, snorkeling and scuba diving. Bonnie and Steven both hold Advanced Open Water PADI dive certifications Her early career included waitressing and eventually managing several fine dining restaurants in Pittsburgh where she worked under several renowned chefs developing her own gourmet style of cooking. She presents a very eclectic menu from down home ´comfort food´ like fresh baked sourdough bread and chocolate chip cookies to organic free range beef tenderloin, fresh fried snapper to Fetuccini Alfredo..She uses all natural, non-processed ingredients and is as concerned about making healthy food choices as she is about over the top quality and taste. Both she and Steven love sharing their very active lifestyle and will gladly teach beginners how to snorkel, kayak and paddle board.

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Paradigm Shift Reservations & Port Locations

Start DateEnd DateDetails (Holds can be challenged)
Jun 10, 2024Jun 24, 2024Hold: Maine* to Maine*
Jul 15, 2024Jul 22, 2024Booked: Long Island, NY to Nantucket, MAS*
Aug 03, 2024Aug 10, 2024Booked: Mystic, CT to Newport, RI*
Dec 27, 2024Dec 27, 2024Hold: Crown Bay, St Thomas* to Crown Bay, St Thomas*
Dec 28, 2024Jan 04, 2025Hold: Crown Bay, St Thomas* to Crown Bay, St Thomas*

Paradigm Shift Rates / week

The prices shown are for the entire yacht for a week-long (7 nights) charter. Inquire for lowest rate.
Low price: $17,000

High price: $18,000

Season2-6 Pax
2024 Summer$18,000

Yacht terms: All Inclusive*
*Cruising Permits, Fees, and Taxes to be paid by the Charterer upon entry to Cruising Grounds or Ports for all locations. Please inquire about rates and customary fees.
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.

ADDITIONAL RATE DETAILS


FULLY VACCINATED GUESTS ONLY PLEASE

GENERAL RATES NOTE: All rates are for one week / 7 nights. For short charters please use the ´divide-by-6 rule´ for figuring short charter premiums:
Charters of 6 nights, use 6/7ths (six sevenths) of the weekly rate. For charters of 5 nights or fewer, the fee is calculated by dividing the weekly rate by 6, then multiplying that figure by the desired number of nights of charter.

MAY & JUNE 2024
Based from the Bahamas
Up to 6 guest: US$20,000 plus expenses and local VAT

SUMMER 2024: PARADIGM SHIFT is based out of Newport, RI -- repositioning fees apply for other ports at $500-$750 per day depending on distance from Newport. Contract to be used for for New England charters is the AYCA Uninspected Passenger Vessel Agreement with maximum of 6 guests.
20% APA for New England and the Bahamas (and plus the Bahamian VAT)

WINTER 2023-2024: from 17th December 2023 through April 2024

Winter rates are FULL BOARD with one dinner & one lunch ashore

***PARADIGM SHIFT is a registered BVI fishing vessel***

Preferred port: Crown Bay Marina / Other port: YHG, Red Hook, STJ or BVI (limited to 7 per year)
These rates are all-inclusive of standard ships bar, with all meals -- except 1 dinner & 1 lunch ashore at guest expense.
Extra BVI Fees to be paid by client.

CHRISTMAS 2024 & NEW YEARS 2024 RATE - $21,000 (up to 6 guests) -- 10 days or two one week charters with 48 hours turnaround in between

Christmas Dates 19th 26th Dec
New Year 28th - 4th

Paradigm Shift Guest Reviews

Guests in August had this to say:

Bonnie Carroll is a very talented chef, who went to great lengths to make sure we had the foods and beverages listed on our preference sheet. We had delicious, freshly made meals every day, inventive hors d’oeuvres with just the right balance re: frequency of meals and snacks! We felt very well looked after. She was also extremely accommodating when it came to having the occasional guest on board. It was a delight to cruise on Paradigm Shift and my husband and I look forward to our next trip with them!

Sealy & Mark Hopkinson

Guests in May had this to say:

“We couldn’t have guessed that one of the most memorable, delightful parts of our Caribbean sailing adventure would be the onboard food and drink experience. As exciting and other-worldly as the overall journey was, it was Bonnie’s thoughtful touch and unbelievable capability in the galley that we keep talking about. We never had to ask for our cup to be filled with something delicious, nor did we ever pass by the salon dining table without there being a delicious, beautiful option for a snack or a meal. Bonnie’s ability to provision the perfect ingredients and then create a truly memorable dining experience was a highlight of each of the half-dozen cruises we’ve taken aboard Paradigm Shift.”

Chuck Allen & Rilla DeLorier

Late February, 2023, guests aboard catamaran PARADIGM SHIFT wrote:

Late February, 2023, guests aboard catamaran PARADIGM SHIFT wrote their note in their own hand...

New Years week, 2022/2023, guests aboard PARADIGM SHIFT wrote:

Dear Bonnie, Steve, and Sailor

I wanted to convey our appreciation and gratitude for the care and attention to detail you both showed us on our wonderful Christmas / New Years charter….Nicole and I had fabulous week, Bonnies’ food was exceptional... the freshness , variety and portions were perfect for us. Captain Steve was able to fast track the paperwork required to enter the BVI which was our goal on this trip as we had been denied entry in 2020 due to Covid restrictions. All in all an amazing trip, both relaxing and fun when we needed it…best charter ever! Thanks again Steve & Bonnie..

PS: We miss Sailor dog every minute and hope you are sneaking treats to her in our absence!!

Best,
Bernard and Nicole

March 20-28

Bonnie, Steve and the Paradigm Shift exceeded all expectations. This is not our first rodeo. We have enjoyed sailing in the BVI´s many times but this was, by far, our best overall experience, even though Covid limited our cruising area. Bonnie and Steve knew where to take us to maximize our experience. Snorkeling off Culebra was a highlight. We will definitely be back on the Paradigm Shift!

Better than we could have ever imagined!

Dear Bonnie, Steve and Sailor,
We knew this would be a trip of a lifetime but thank you for making it better than we could have ever imagined! You guys ROCK!

We can’t wait to get back!!!

We miss the islands already! We try to keep the island vibe going

Bonnie and Steve were awesome!! We can’t imagine a better week. They were more than accommodating!! The boat is perfect and you can tell they take pride in it. Bonnie is an awesome cook and nailed every meal....and drink

They are amazing people and we had a ton of fun with them. They were a perfect match for us. Hopefully they had fun with us

We can’t wait to get back!!!

Fish Family Charter

We spent 8 magical days on the Paradigm Shift and as I was stepping off the boat on our last day I turned to Bonnie and Steve and simply said that sometimes dreams really do come true!! I also want a special shout out to Bonnie for being an amazing chef!! The quality of the food was unexpected from the relatively tight quarters of a boat galley!! In summary, I highly recommend Vine Yachts and Steve and Bonnie Carroll on the Paradigm Shift !! The sign of a fantastic vacation is in stating that my family and I can’t wait to do this again!!!!!

The nicest boat in the VI

I live in the Virgin Islands and I am very picky on boat charters. Steve and Bonnie have the nicest boat in the VI that I have been on. They just arrived to the area with their absolutely beautiful boat and are the new game in town to beat.

We chartered it for a day for a work retreat with my New York office. Our group was 12. It was fantastic. The boat is new and spotless, Bonnie´s food was outstanding (think high expectations for big-city foodies), and Steve was a great captain, making sure we went to the best places for our group and pulling out all the toys for us throughout the day (tubing, snorkel gear, SUPs, games, etc.)!

I have seen most of the charters in the VI so this review should save a lot of research time. If you like new and clean, high-quality food, the best layout of a catamaran I have seen, and a very professional and fun host couple, this is your boat. I will be taking my family on an overnight charter next.


Jeff Picket

Visited December 2015

AUGUST 2015

Steve and Bonnie Carroll made our charter everything we had hoped for and more. From the moment we met them, after exchanging sincere hugs, their first priority was making sure we were comfortable with them and being on their boat. Bonnie was an incredible cook for us. She was always making something delicious and was extremely kind in doing so. On a few occasions we watched and helped her prepare meals. It was fascinating for us to learn new recipes and share some of ours with her. What a delight! Steve always made us feel as if we were in good, safe hands. He had total control over the boat at all times. We enjoyed watching him sail and navigate. He took the time to show us what he was doing, explain his high tech navigational system, and together we developed the itinerary that best suited us. In both of their respective roles, they were true professionals with personalities you dream of. They were always aware of everything. They had the perfect blend of asking if we need anything, and knowing when we wanted space. They had so many fun water toys and we all played on them together. Having them participate with us on their stand up paddle boards, walks on the beach collecting sea shells, meandering through island towns, and early morning swims, showed us that if you´re lucky, you´re crew can have a fun side to them. Steve was happy to show us how to drive the dingy, although i might have made him nervous :) Their dog, Tabasco, was adorable and never felt in the way. Every morning he would climb on my lap while I enjoyed Bonnie´s delightful coffee. I´m allergic to dogs, but Tabasco, being hypo-allergenic, never gave me a single problem. Definitely the best dog I´ve ever met! Steve and Bonnie were genuinely interested in hearing about our lives and it allowed us to feel very easy going. This is a subtle but important trait you want on your charter. After all, you´re sharing limited space together. Their casual and relaxed nature made us feel as if we made life long friends. The boat was always very clean, neat, and organized. Whenever we were looking for something, down to the littlest thing such as a toothpick, nail clipper, or tape; they knew just where it would be. This trip was an all time travel highlight for us, and we´ve been all over the world. While we were still on the boat, we were trying to make a plan for when we can get back on in the future.

APRIL 8, 2015 - DAY TRIP

Everything was perfect!! Bonnie and Steve were great!! Couldn´t have ask for a more perfect day!!

SEPTEMBER 2014

We returned last night from the most amazing time! Bonnie and Steve were amazing hosts and made us so comfortable. All of my family - especially the birthday boy Steve, just had a wonderful time. The accommodations were great, the food was delicious and the activities were just enough. We still had plenty of time to just relax and get to know each other better. We had our two new members of our family with us- our future son-in-laws!

MARCH 2014

Our charter was fabulous! Paradigm Shift is modern, spacious, comfortable, plus great under sail. The Exumas are spectacular with their deserted beaches, pristine snorkeling, plus oh-so amazing water colors. We found the Exumas to have just enough establishment and entertainment on land to keep things interesting (with visits to some local marinas, bars, and restaurants plus a fun stop to see the swimming pigs), but what makes the location so unique is the feeling of truly being away from it all. In the end, what made our vacation so special was our crew of Steven, Bonnie and their little dog Tabasco. Steven is a great Captain, making you feel comfortable and safe in his care. He has a wealth of knowledge about the Bahamas and picked a perfect itinerary for our charter. Bonnie is a great Chef, producing one yummy gourmet treat after another. She´s also a warm, fun, and friendly person and made us feel extremely welcome aboard. Together, they´re an interesting and fun couple to spend time with and we thoroughly enjoyed our time with them. Their 3rd crew member, Tabasco, was a real treat to have around and made a perfect and lovable companion for our trip. We look forward to chartering the Paradigm Shift in the Exumas again soon.

MARCH 2014

We had a marvelous week on Paradigm Shift. It is an absolutely stunning part of the world and even though I spent a lot of time working I was glad that I was on a yacht in the Exuma Cays! Steve and Bonnie were great, excellent hosts and they took such good care of the kids which made a huge difference for Kate and I. The yacht itself is great, lots of space, modern and well set up. I would highly recommend Steve and Bonnie as hosts and Paradigm Shift as a yacht and as you know I am a little hard to please at times!! Rob Joseph

Hardest Working Crew of Two

Karen - Just back from Maine so before it slips my mind. Steve and Bonnie, as you suggested were just terrific. Great outgoing personalities. Hardest working two person crew we ever saw (and we’ve seen a lot.) He’s a super boat handler, she’s quite competent and more importantly cooks up a storm. Gourmet class cook. In addition to which they cheerfully catered a cocktail party for our closest friends, found two hands to service arriving and departing ducks, and served two other meals at which we had three guests each. Full on first class effort with never a frown.

You will not be surprised that I went the full 20%, deposit balance plus check. For something that was lined up at the last minute it was great. Many thanks to you. If they ever need references, happy to provide (or you can just use this note!) Warm regards, G

PS - I won’t forget you for next year! With better notice.