Beautiful, stylish, and modern, Serenity is a brand new, 48-foot crewed luxury Dufour catamaran with all the amenities of your own 5-star all-inclusive private ocean hotel. Built for elegant comfort, Serenity’s ensuite air-conditioned sleeping accommodations include 3 queen-sized guest cabins plus a bunk cabin for up to 8 guests. Your captain and crew will see to your every need while sailing and island-hopping between beautiful tropical locations. Cocktails and hors d´oeuvres, beautiful Caribbean sunsets, gourmet meals, crystal clear blue water, exceptional world-class beaches, and unrivaled scenery are just some of the things waiting for you on Serenity. And because it´s all-inclusive, the only thing you need to bring is yourself (and a bathing suit). We’ve got adventure too! Snorkel to your heart´s content, paddle board or kayak to a remote cove, explore a hiking trail, or jump in a tube and catch some air behind Serenity’s tender. A private crewed catamaran charter on Serenity is anything but ordinary. Let us take you away on a trip like no other for an unforgettable vacation for you and family or friends.
Cruising Area of Serenity
3 queen cabins and 1 twin cabin onboard for guests to use - all cabins offering ensuite facilities
WiFi - Starlink
Serenity Crew Profile
Meet the Crew:
Season 2022/23: Captain Jake and Chef Kylie
Qualifications: USCG 100 GT, STCW
Jake: Your Skipper, Captain Jake, was brought up in North Carolina. Going to school in Charlotte, North Carolina, to study business along with EMS. After his years of studying, he spent his time as a professional Raft Guide and Rock-Climbing Instructor. Jake’s love for the ocean propelled him to drop everything and move back to the coast in 2014. Jake started out as a member of crew maintaining yachts, above and below the water. Jake started working day charters like parasailing, scuba diving, and sunset sailing in Miami. Not too long after this, Jake was approached to become the first mate of a mega yacht, which resulted in him sailing around the Great Lakes, the East Coast of North America, The Bahamas, Exuma, and Puerto Rico before settling in the Caribbean.
Jakes loves exploring the warm, Caribbean waters. His best part of the day is taking guests to his favorite snorkel/dive spots and sharing his knowledge and appreciation of the magnificent underwater world, which is unique to the Caribbean. Jake’s main wish is to instil his guests with an overwhelming passion for the ocean and leave with a smile.
Kylie: Your Chef / first mate, Kylie, was born in Johannesburg, South Africa. After high school, Kylie moved to Cape Town, attended UCT and achieved her degree in Fine Arts. After studying, Kylie decided to take a “gap” year as a video producer with a leading cruise line company.
Kylie realised that her passion was for the service industry and making genuine connections with people. So, she decided to stay a few years longer, visiting over seventy countries across the world. As a result, Kylie experienced different culinary encounters, further developing her love for creating food.
Coupled with her enduring love for the ocean, its natural magnificence and mystery, it was only natural that she would pursue her dream of working in the marine industry. Kylie’s love for illustrating and art, led her to realise that cooking and art were the same. After craving a more personalised experience with guests, she went off to join the mega yachts, thereby allowing her to indulge in her passion for food.
Chef Kylie draws on all her travels and love for healthy food to create simple, delicious food, with bold, sometimes exotic, flavour combinations. When Kylie is not in the galley, she loves Yoga, Scuba Diving, fishing, and films. Kylie goes above and beyond, as she strives to make each charter an unforgettable experience, both in the ocean and on the palate.
Kylie and Jake:
Jake and Kylie met on the dock on her very first day of super yachting, and they never looked back! From two separate parts of the world, they found each other in a whirlwind of adventure.
They both have a passion for Sailing, after leaving the superyacht industry, they sailed around Puerto Rico and moved to USVI to follow their dream of adventure.
**Jake and Kylie are both fully vaccinated**
Jake and Kylie cannot wait to meet you, the adventure awaits!
Serenity CalendarAvailableBookedHold (can be challenged)Unavailable
Serenity Reservations & Port Locations
|Start Date||End Date||Details (Holds can be challenged)|
|Aug 03, 2023||Oct 12, 2023||Unavailable: Crown Bay, St Thomas* to Grenadines, West Indies*|
|Oct 13, 2023||Oct 20, 2023||Booked: Crown Bay, St Thomas* to Crown Bay, St Thomas*|
|Nov 03, 2023||Nov 08, 2023||Booked: Crown Bay, St Thomas* to Crown Bay, St Thomas*|
|Nov 10, 2023||Nov 16, 2023||Unavailable: Crown Bay, St Thomas* to Crown Bay, St Thomas*|
|Nov 19, 2023||Nov 26, 2023||Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*|
|Dec 01, 2023||Dec 06, 2023||Booked: Crown Bay, St Thomas* to Crown Bay, St Thomas*|
|Dec 16, 2023||Dec 23, 2023||Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*|
|Dec 26, 2023||Jan 01, 2024||Hold: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*|
|Jan 08, 2024||Jan 13, 2024||Booked: Crown Bay, St Thomas* to Crown Bay, St Thomas*|
|Jan 20, 2024||Jan 28, 2024||Booked: Crown Bay, St Thomas* to Crown Bay, St Thomas*|
|Feb 18, 2024||Feb 23, 2024||Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*|
|Mar 06, 2024||Mar 13, 2024||Booked: Crown Bay, St Thomas* to Crown Bay, St Thomas*|
|Mar 17, 2024||Mar 24, 2024||Booked: Crown Bay, St Thomas* to Crown Bay, St Thomas*|
|Mar 25, 2024||Mar 28, 2024||Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*|
|Mar 30, 2024||Apr 06, 2024||Hold: Soper´s Hole Marina, Tortola, BVI to Soper´s Hole Marina, Tortola, BVI|
|Apr 12, 2024||Apr 19, 2024||Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*|
|Apr 20, 2024||Apr 27, 2024||Booked: Crown Bay, St Thomas* to Crown Bay, St Thomas*|
|May 01, 2024||May 08, 2024||Booked: Tortola - Nanny Cay to Tortola - Nanny Cay|
|May 20, 2024||May 24, 2024||Unavailable: Unavailable to Unavailable|
|Jun 01, 2024||Jun 08, 2024||Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*|
|Jun 15, 2024||Jun 22, 2024||Booked: Crown Bay, St Thomas* to Crown Bay, St Thomas*|
|Jun 23, 2024||Jun 28, 2024||Booked: Crown Bay, St Thomas* to Scrub Island|
|Aug 01, 2024||Aug 07, 2024||Transit: Soper´s Hole Marina, Tortola, BVI to Carriacou, Grenadines*|
|Aug 08, 2024||Oct 24, 2024||Unavailable: Carriacou, Grenadines* to Carriacou, Grenadines*|
Serenity Rates / weekThe prices shown are for the entire yacht for a week-long (7 nights) charter.
Low price: $25,000
High price: $28,500
|Season||2 Pax||3 Pax||4 Pax||5 Pax||6 Pax||7 Pax||8 Pax|
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.
ADDITIONAL RATE DETAILS
SAINT MARTIN / SAINT BARTHS RELOCATION FEE:
Relocation fee of $2,000, minimum 72 hour turn required on either side of charter dates for boat transit. Please inquire for availability.
MINIMUM NIGHTS: 5
LESS THAN 7 NIGHT CHARTER RATES: For 6-night charters, divide the weekly rate by 7 nights X 6 nights. For 5 nights or less, divide the weekly rate by 6 nights X number of nights.
SLEEP ABOARD: 1/2 the daily rate. Dinner ashore at the client´s expense. Includes boarding after 4 pm, welcome cocktail, breakfast the next morning, and early start.
HALF-BOARD OPTION: $100 discount per person
Includes 7 breakfasts, 4 lunches, & 3 dinners, all other meals to be eaten ashore at the client´s expense.
LOCAL FARE OPTION: $75 discount per person
Includes 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches & 6 dinners, all other meals to be eaten ashore at client´s expense.
Christmas: Flat Rate, $28,500 must finish by December 26th.
NEW YEARS: Flat rate of $34,000 for 2-8 guests and a 7-night minimum. Must begin no sooner than Dec 27th.
48-hour turn arounds required - inquire for 24-hour turns; each approved 24-hour turn will incur a $250 fee
ALL-INCLUSIVE RATE INCLUDES:
• Meals & Beverages onboard
• Mooring fees
• Private Yacht & Service of the crew (captain, chef/mate)
• Insurance for the yacht and the passengers (civil liability)
• Accommodation in private air-conditioned cabins each with an ensuite bathroom and bedding, towels, and beach towels.
• Stand Up Paddle Boards
• Snorkel Gear
• Floating Mats
ALL-INCLUSIVE RATE DOES NOT INCLUDE:
• Special provisioning requests (inquire for further details)
• Cancellation insurance and private insurance
• Airport transfers to/from yacht base
• Personal Expenses
It is customary to tip your crew at the end of your charter. The amount you leave is totally at your discretion and should be based on the level of service provided. The suggested gratuity is 15%-25% of the total charter fee.
CONTRACT SPECIAL CONDITIONS:
Beginning May 21, 2023 for all NEW bookings the Charter Fee does include the British Virgin Islands (BVI) cruising taxes and permit, BVI National Park permits and BVI customs fees (collectively the ´BVI Fees´).
If the Yacht is NOT allowed entry into the BVI, FOR ANY REASON, during the time of charter, the charter will take place in the USVI waters.
Serenity Guest Reviews
Awesome Virgin Island Trip
Best trip ever!!! Boat was awesome. All of the stops in the BVI and US VI were great. However, the highlight of the trip was Captain Jake and Chef Kylie! They were perfect. Felt like they were part of our family.
Kylie and Jake are the absolute best! Kylie’s food was above 5 star status. Everything tasted wonderful. Jake was the ultimate captain. From knowing what stop to get to at a specific time and keeping us comfortable while in open waters, everything was perfect. They both also make great bartenders. Would recommend this trip to anyone and everyone. Best vacation ever because of Kylie and Jake!
We Love Jake and Kylie!!!
This was the best trip ever because of Jake and Kylie!!! They are the best captain and chef. They are so thoughtful, selfless, joyful, and kind. They truly felt like our sister and brother. We can’t wait to do this trip again with them. They make the best food and drinks. They are so fun and showed us the best parts of the islands. I’m so thankful for them. The boat is also amazing. I wish I could live on Serenity!! This trip was so perfect and I never wanted to leave.
Kylie and Jake = THE BEST!
Wow. Wow. Wow. Best vacation EVER!! Kylie and Jake are the kindness, most fun, thoughtful, coolest, cutest, most beautiful on the inside and out captain and chef! Loveeeee them so much! Never wanted to leave. We will be back!
Thank you for the amazing trip! Kylie and Jake made this trip a real pleasure! From the stops and customized itinerary to what our group wanted to see to the presentation of breakfast and drinks! Boat was very comfortable, new and clear. Highly highly recommended!
Above and beyond any of our expectations
From the welcoming glasses of sparkling wine when we stepped aboard for the first time to the amazing water activities to the delicious food that was 5 star quality in variety, taste and presentation, to the expert guidance around the waters of the BVI and the USVI, we were continuously wowed by the crew of the Serenity. Kylie and Jake are husband and wife and the crew of the Serenity and they went above and beyond to make our week aboard the brand new sailing cat one of our most luxurious vacations ever.
The boat is extremely comfortable and well maintained to the best standards. Jake is a very professional captain but as a conductor of all our water activities, he made sure the kids (2 12 year old boys and a 10 year old girl) had an amazing time. The grown ups sometimes joined in - once we were able to put down that cocktail that was always delicious and dangerously easy to appear. Breakfast, lunch and dinner were always a treat - each meal a truly top notch dining experience. It was hard to believe that they were prepared in that galley that´s smaller than most kitchens. The cabins were small as was expected but they very comfortable with queen sized beds - I had my best sleep in years during that week. Each of the 3 cabins had an attached bathroom and I cannot stress how important that was to our comfort levels. The boys decided to sleep in the bunk beds - those were tight but they didn´t mind it at all. They used a 4th bathroom that was just outside the bunk bed space.
Kylie and Jake were able to effortlessly guide us through our time on board - from suggesting destinations to sail to, to suggesting an itinerary, to making sure that everything that was needed to sail a boat with 9 people on board was taken care of without us noticing or worrying about a thing. The Serenity is a lovely boat and Kylie and Jake are a wonderful people and a hardworking and extremely friendly crew. We are 2 families who have sailed bareboat (without a crew) together before so we can appreciate the work that goes into making it seem effortless and worry free. I cannot recommend this experience highly enough. I hope I get an opportunity to sail with them again.
I wish I were a more eloquent writer, as I know this will not properly communicate the amazing week we had onboard Serenity with Jake and Kylie. Serenity is a beautiful boat—clean, new, lovely cabins. The BVI is an amazing place with so much to see. That being said, what made this trip an incredible, unforgettable experience was being with Captain Jake and Kylie. Jake is an accomplished captain, who made us feel immediately comfortable. He answered (a ridiculous amount of) questions, shared his knowledge of sailing and took us on so many unique adventures. We snorkeled, swam, saw beautiful beaches, hit up such fun beach bars. Every day was something new. We had two teenage boys that Jake did everything to help make the trip more exciting for. Our oldest wanted to fish—-so lines were out at every opportunity (even when he was sleeping). He coordinated efoil lessons on Saba Rock—which was totally his idea after meeting our kids (must do if interested in something out of the ordinary). We had a guided tour (with both Jake and Kylie) through the Baths (OMG beautiful!) and saw the most breathtaking views in St John. The kids (and husband) rode tubes behind dingy, Jake and Kylie showed the kids how to get the sails up to sail—-we just did it all. At NO point, did Jake seem to tire of requests—-he was there to make sure every moment was safe, exciting and enjoyable.
Kylie welcomed us from the first moment with her warm smile, amazing food and cocktails/mocktails. We had more food than we could ever eat—-and each presentation was beautiful. After being on a beach or a snorkel, we would board the boat with a beautiful snack/drink combination. (The boys quietly told me they felt like celebrities every time this happened). Kylie had her hands full with our family—a food allergy and picky teenagers forced her to vary her dishes at every given meal, and she did with ease. Her homemade desserts were absolutely incredible—we are all still discussing her caramel dessert that we can’t remember the name of—but hails from her native South Africa. She did all the little things that go unnoticed, but make you feel so well take care of. Filling drinks while playing cards with family, putting things away—making sure we had sunscreen and bug spray. All those mom things that I ordinarily do—she had already done.
On top of these two being an amazing, TOP notch crew, they are two of the most lovely people we have ever had the pleasure to meet. Sharing a boat is a special, intimate experience and when we left, we all felt as if we were leaving family members behind. As a group, we laughed, played games at night, and enjoyed every bit of their company. We LOVED Serenity, we LOVED exploring the BVI, but our trip was MADE by this wonderful couple. We are already planning how we can sail with them again…and raving about them to anyone who asks. They are more than the ultimate professionals—they are two of the most special people we have had the privilege to spend time with. Anyone who is lucky enough to sail with them will be more than impressed.
5/5 Amazing Trip
The trip was absolutely amazing. It had all the amenities of a 5 star hotel but with the flexibility to go, do and see anything you wanted. The food and drinks were fantastic and plentiful and the captain and chef amazing. We cannot express how pleased we were by the entire experience from the initial booking with boats at Sea to the farewell goodbyes to Kylie and Jake!
The yacht was beautiful and in great shape. It was her first paid charter, so the expectation was high and she exceeded our expectations in space and amenities and just how comfortable it was for a full week. We never felt crowded or ran out of things to do. We made everyone leave the electronics off for the week and with 12-, 16-, and 20-year-old sons, there wasn´t a whisper of complaining. Of course our Captain, or should I say DJ Jake was jamming great tunes the whole time for our entertainment and honored every request!
Captain Jake took our 3 sons tubing from the tender and I asked him to beat them up a little as they were professional tubers having tubed many summers in Northern Michigan. I was pleased to see strawberries on all of their elbows the next day from the tube and they agreed it was one of their best tube rides ever. We used the fishing poles daily and hooked into several Tarpon and a Barracuda out trolling. There was also a water wing, paddle boards and inflatable Kayak that all got used as well. The snorkel gear was heavily used!
The food was incredible. Chef Kylie is a rockstar! I am a retired restaurant manager/chef and was very impressed with the variety, quality, and freshness of the cuisine. From the yogurt parfaits to start our mornings before the main breakfast course to the filet and shrimp dinner and all the snacks in between, we couldn´t have asked for more! Everyone had their favorite meal prepared throughout the week and the cocktails to go along with the meals really hit the spot. Even our 12 and 16 year old boys had mocktails to match our cocktails and felt very included. Even at home they are asking for the ´Jake Killer´ our captain´s version of the famous ´Pain Killer´
We let Jake to the planning and had no hard-set itinerary. It was extremely relaxing that way and all the pressure was on our captain to make sure he took us to the spots that he thought we would like best. After-all he is the expert, not us!
Captain Jake was extremely knowledgeable and helpful throughout the trip. He shared facts about the islands and personal experiences about each and every place we saw and stopped at. He was as excited as we were when we came across underwater delights. He made sure we saw Lobster, turtles, rays and even an Eagle Ray, sharks, and every fish that was on the fish chart. He was sure to guide everyone to snorkeling that matched their skill set and made sure nobody felt uncomfortable. He was with us every step of the way, or in this case every stroke. He guided us to on-shore excursions as well and educated us so well that we felt like we had been there before. We cannot say enough about both Captain Jake and Chef Kylie....The Best!!
Dream Vacation Come True
´Truly the trip of my dreams! Our family of five (mom, dad and three boys ages 12, 16, 19) had such an amazing week on this luxurious and comfortable catamaran. Our hosts, Jake and Kylie were the perfect pairing for us and we thoroughly enjoyed their company! Not knowing a lot about the USVI, and only that we knew we´d like to focus on St. John to snorkel, explore and relax, we asked Jake and Kylie to take us to the places they liked most. Jake sailed us to some of the most beautiful bays, swam with us to great snorkel locations, took the kids tubing behind the dingy, and took us out for a day sail. Every day was filled with perfect amount of activity and relaxing. Can´t list them all but a few favorites were snorkeling at Waterlemon Cay, a stop at Lime Out Taco Bar, Maho Beach and Salt Pond Bay when Kylie packed a wonderful beach bag for us with all the things we´d need for a few hours on the beach. They really are the most gracious hosts, eager to do everything to make your stay relaxing and feel completely taken care of. Kylie prepared wonderfully delicious and artful meals that I´m inspired to re-create. Snacks and fresh fruit were always on hand (necessary with 3 boys), and cocktails and mocktails were a very fun part of every day! The boys regularly requested the Jake Killer! Try it! Jake and Kylie are a great pair, they do it all from ensuring clean comfortable quarters to delicious and filling food and beverage, music requests, tours to any place you want to go, stories and history of the area, great directions for excursions, and just all around fun conversations. They made us feel like Serenity was our home for the week and we felt like family in a very short time! I can´t say enough about this amazing vacation! We miss Jake and Kylie and would be thrilled to sail with them again to other places in the USVI, BVI or even beyond. You will love your stay on Serenity with Jake and Kylie-beautiful souls!´
An amazing wonderful vacation
´Sailing though the BVI on Serenity was fabulous. The boat is new, was quite comfortable and had more pillows than we knew what to do with. Jake is a knowledgeable Captain who made the trip fun for all especially the kids. Ask him to make you his specialty drink - the Jake Killer - you won’t be disappointed. Kiley, the chef and all around awesome person has cooking skills that far exceeded our expectations. The food was abundant and absolutely delicious - every single meal! Her cocktails and mocktails rocked too! Jake and Kiley were a great team, very accommodating and they really took great care of us!
We explored many different islands, snorkeled, hiked, fished, did some water sports, relaxed on the beach and much more. The sunsets were breathtaking. I would take this trip, with Jake and Kiley, again in a heartbeat.´