Cruising Area of Pura Vida

Summer PortNew England
Summer OperationsNew England
Winter PortNassau, Bahamas
Winter OperationsBahamas, New England

Pura Vida Specification

Length99 Feet
Beam22.4 Feet
Draft5.11 Feet
A/C NightYes
Children AllowedYes
Ice MakerYes
Internet AccessOnboard WIFI
Max Speed20
Cruising Speed14
Fuel Consumption50 US Gall/Hr US Gall/Hr
EnginesEngines: 2 x C32 Caterpillars 1800hp Generators: 2 x Kohler 30kW
Computer, Scanner, Printer
VSAT internet available at an additional fee of $100 per day.


Wash Basins5
TP in Heads-
Accommodation Details
MASTER STATEROOM: Midships lower deck. Full beam stateroom with walk-around king bed, reading lights, vanity and settee. The ensuite features a spacious shower with rain shower head plus hand wand, bench seat, twin sinks, heated towel rails, head, and closet. The entertainment system features surround sound, DirectTV with individual satellite receiver, and iPod docking station. Port holes in the master stateroom as well as his-and-her en-suite create abundant natural light if desired.
VIP QUEEN STATEROOM: Lower deck, forward: Walk-around queen bed. The en-suite features a stall shower with rain shower head plus hand wand, bench seat, heated towel rail, head, and sink. The entertainment system features DirectTV and iPod docking station.
TWIN GUEST STATEROOM: Twin beds. The en-suite features a stall shower including hand wand and bench seat, heated towel rail, head, and sink. The entertainment system features DirectTV and iPod docking station.
TWIN GUEST STATEROOM: Twin beds. The en-suite features a stall shower including hand wand and bench seat, heated towel rail, head, and sink. The entertainment system features DirectTV and iPod docking station.
All staterooms include individual satellite receivers, individual climate control, robes, hairdryers, and Molton Brown luxury bath products.

Water Sports

Dinghy (Feet)32´ Scout
Dinghy Hp300
Adult WaterskisYes
Wave Runners1
Sea BobsYes
Snorkel GearYes
2-Man Kayak1
Floating MatsYes
Standup Paddle2
Beach GamesYes
Fishing GearYes
Deep Sea FishingYes
Other Toys
Tender & Toy List:
- 32ft Scout towed tender with twin 300hp fully equipped with deep sea fishing gear, comfortable bow seating with removable table, day head, custom dive door and fusion radio with JL audio speakers.
- 17ft. AB DLX inflatable tender with Fusion Radio, JL audio speakers, and swim ladder
- 2 Seabobs
- Waverunner
- 2 Stand-Up Paddleboards
- 2-person kayak
- Towables
- Waterskis
- Floating island
- Snorkel Gear
- Beach Setup includes table, chairs, and canopy
- Zero Speed Stabilizers
- Rendezvous Diving by Arrangement only

Board Games:
-5 Second Rule
-Five Crowns
-Phase 10
-Cards against humanity
-Speak Out
-Lots of jigsaw puzzles

Scuba Diving Scuba Diving Symbol

Air CompressorOnboard
Num Divers3
Diving Info
Rendezvous Diving by Arrangement only


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


Special DietsYes

Pura Vida Crew Profile

Crew Number4
Crew SmokeNo
CaptainZander Howell
SpeaksEnglish Spanish Afrikaans German Dutch
Chief Steward
Chief StewardGiselle Azueta

Captain- Alexander ´Zander´ Howell
Certifications/Education: Master 500 Unlimited, PWC Instructor, Diving Instructor, Charter House
Languages: English, Spanish
Nationality: British

Captain Zander grew up as an only child in the UK and Spain. After being raised on sailboats for many years, entering the yachting industry was a natural decision to make. He now has close to nine years of experience sailing the Baltic and North Sea, the Mediterranean, the Atlantic, the Bahamas, and the Caribbean.
Captain Zander´s objective is to ensure all guests´ needs and wishes are met. He strives to provide a remarkable tour, anchoring in the most beautiful destinations. Captain has created a welcoming atmosphere on board MY PURA VIDA, ensuring a comfortable and relaxing guest experience.

When he is not facilitating a remarkable charter, you can find captain snorkeling, reading, camping, or exploring remote places.

Chef - Cara Trubenbach
Language spoken: English, German, Dutch

Cara, hails from Namibia; Africa. She has been in the yachting industry for several years now. She started as a stewardess, working on a variety of yachts, before realized that she had a passion and talent in the culinary arts. She studied at Ashburton cookery school in the UK and gained her culinary diploma in 2019.
Cara specializes in Asian Fusion, Mediterranean and French cuisine. Having cruised in both Mediterranean and Caribbean waters, she is well used to creating locally inspired dishes from both sides of the pond.

She is confident in adapting her abilities to everyone needs and ensures an enjoyable culinary experience for the guests. Outside of yachting, Cara loves the countryside, enjoying hiking and skiing.

Stew- Giselle Azueta
Certifications/Education: Degree in Education, STCW, ENG1, Course in “Hospitality for Superyachts”
Languages: English, Spanish
Nationality: Mexican

Giselle was born and raised in Guadalajara, Mexico, where she participated in a variety of activities such as tennis, golf, water skiing, ice skating, and basketball. After spending a summer in Florida, Giselle decided to enter the yachting industry for the thrill of adventure and meeting new people from around the world. Prior to entering yachting Giselle was a teacher for children with special needs for six years.
Giselle is constantly going the extra mile to provide exceptional service for guests. She is known as the positive one in the group, radiating good energy to whomever she is around. Themed meals and tablescapes are Giselle´s specialty, working hand in hand with the chef offering a unique dining experience for guests.
In her spare time, you can find Giselle swimming in the ocean or learning something new.

Mate- Dane Dalzell
Certifications/Education: Diploma in Business Management, PWC, AGC1, VHF, Yacht Master Theory, Day Skipper
Languages: English/Afrikaans
Nationality: South African

Dane is from a small coastal town in South Africa called Plettenberg Bay. He attended university and got a degree in business management before pursuing a career in yachting. He has now been in the yachting industry for 4 years, traveling the Mediterranean extensively, and is currently completing his first season in the Caribbean. Dane brings the fun on board and encourages his motto, “live each day like it´s your last”, helping to provide guests with the experience of a lifetime. One day he hopes to become Captain before starting his own business back in South Africa.

His hobbies include watersports, hockey, tennis, golf, traveling and fishing - so if you´re looking for him, he´s most likely at the back of the boat with a fishing line in the water.

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Pura Vida Reservations & Port Locations

Start DateEnd DateDetails (Holds can be challenged)
Nov 01, 2022Feb 28, 2023Unavailable: Fort Lauderdale, Florida* to Fort Lauderdale, Florida*

Pura Vida Rates / week

The prices shown are for the entire yacht for a week-long (7 nights) charter.
Low price: $63,800

High price: $71,500

The high and low prices of this yacht depend on both the number of guests and the traveling season. Send us an inquiry for exact pricing.

Yacht terms: Plus Expenses

The price includes a professional crew operating your chartered yacht, but all running expenses such as fuel, tax, provisions and any other costs are extra. Calculate between 15-25% for a sailing yacht and 25-35% for a motor yacht on top of the given rate with an APA cash payment made to the ships agent or captain, who will keep an open tap and produce full accounts of all expenditures. Inquire for more information.

Send us an inquiry to get specific pricing for Pura Vida.

Pura Vida Guest Reviews

Feedback 1

“We had the BEST time of our lives!!! Honestly we love them and will see them again! They couldn’t had done anything to make the trip better! It was the most unbelievable experience and I’m speaking for us all!! We are so grateful, they made the trip that much more spectacular!!!

They are such special humans!

Thank you so much!”

Thank you both and entire crew once again

Can’t wait to send you more great clients!

Feedback 2

Captain did a phenomenal job! It was an absolute pleasure working with him, he was so good with sending me pics and staying in contact. I would highly recommend this yacht and book again without hesitation. They had a fantastic time and could not fault the captain. She gave him a 10/10 and thought he was amazing. They enjoyed the food, and admitted they indulged- it was part of their vacation. This was their first charter, and thanks to their experience on PURA VIDA they are now “Boat People”- as she put it.

Feedback 3

Hi Rod,

I am pleased to say the return of my client for her second charter of PURA VIDA was an enormous success. She is a very experienced and frequent Charterer of motor yachts, at up to 3 times price of PURA VIDA,

She was last aboard in March 2019 in the Caribbean with the previous Owner and Crew.

I am delighted that her report indicates the high standards for both PURA VIDA as a yacht, and the Owner’s commitment to exemplary crew, remain!

Charterer comments:

“The crew are phenomenal. For a smaller boat this crew rocks it! They work great together to make for a seamless experience. The boat is in impeccable shape. The Captain put together a wonderful itinerary for our trip that catered to everyone in our group. The food was fantastic. The head stew made sure our every need was met and made arrangements for everything we wanted to do so that we didn’t have to lift a finger. The bosun Charlie was fantastic. She handled the tender with ease and was very kind to everyone. Love to see a woman in that role!!! A++.”

Feedback 4

Hi Rod,

I spoke with Mr.... yesterday and they had a wonderful experience onboard Pura Vida. He made a special point to tell me that the crew was particularly good and the capt was fabulous.The meals were incredible and everything was just perfect. He also really appreciates that the owner allowed him to bring his own boat along for the charter and it worked out very well having it there. All-in-all, a perfect charter.

Thank you for your assistance and I am sure Mr..... will be back to do it again. He has also referred us to one of his friends who is now interested in Pura Vida as well. More to come -


Pura Vida Sample Menu