Cruising Area of Serenity Now

Pref. Pick-upVirgins
Other Pick-upFlexible
Summer PortBahamas
Winter PortVirgins and Leewards

Serenity Now Specification

Length62.0 Feet
Beam33 Feet
Draft5.1 Feet
Built2012
Refit2018 All New Soft Furnishings 2015 Engines remounted, new Genoa Furling System
A/CFull
A/C NightYes
HammockYes
DeckshowerYes
Bimini TopYes
Sailing InstructionsYes
HairdryerYes
Num Hatch16
Guest SmokeYes/starboard aft deck
Children AllowedYes
Min Child Age2+
Inverter5000 watt
Voltages110/220
Water MakerYes
Water Capacity250 gallons
Ice MakerYes
Internet AccessOnboard WIFI
GeneratorOnan 17.5kw
Max Speed10kt
Cruising Speed8 kt
Fuel Consumption2 US Gall/Hr
Turnaround48 hour if poss
EnginesEngine 1: Engine Brand: Volvo Year Built: 2012 Engine Model: D3-150 Engine Type: Inboard Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel Propeller: Folding propeller Engine 2: Engine Brand: Volvo Year Built: 2012 Engine Model: D3-150 Engine Type: Inboard Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel Propeller: Folding propeller
Communications
Onboard WIFI varies with location.
Communications: cellular, VHF, Sat phone

Accommodations

Guests6
Cabins3
Crew2
Queen3
Showers3
Wash Basins3
Electric Heads3
Accommodation Details
This luxury catamaran accommodates 6 guests in 3 queens. The crew can swap 1 twin cabin for a queen if required. Each cabin has an individual shower, head, A/C control, and TV. The master suite is oversized with extra storage, twin sinks, and private entry.

Entertainment

Salon Tv/DvdYes
Salon StereoYes
iPod/Device HookupsYes
DVDsDigital
CDsDigital
Board GamesYes
Books30
CamcorderYes

Cuisine

Din-in10
Special DietsYes
BBQYes

Water Sports

Dinghy (Feet)Walker Bay Generation 450; 15´ with 70 hp Yamaha
Dinghy Hp70hp
Dinghy Pax8
Adult WaterskisYes
Kids WaterskisYes
Snorkel Gear8
TubeYes
Wake BoardYes
1-Man Kayak1
2-Man KayakYes
Standup Paddle2
Swim PlatformsYes
Boarding LadderYes
Beach GamesYes
Fishing GearYes
Gear TypeTrolling/Casting
Fishing Rods4
Deep Sea FishingYes
Under Water CamYes
Under Water VideoYes
Other Toys
Noodles, Inflatable unicorns, mermaid tails, and a few onboard surprises.
The owner is open to requests for toys not listed! Please ask.

Scuba Diving Scuba Diving Symbol

ScubaOnboard
LicenseMaster
Air CompressorOnboard
Tanks6
Weight Sets6
Num Divers5
Dives/Week3 per week
Dive Costs
Regular dives: up to 3 dives included for certified divers. Winter/Summer 2018/19 season only. $35 per dive there after.
Weight sets; 6
Tanks: 6
BC´s: 2- crew
Regulators: 2 - crew
# Divers: 5
Dives: 3 included
Night Dives: No
Dive lights: No

Yacht can coordinate rental gear from local dive shops for additional BCDs and Regulators.

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Serenity Now Crew Profile

Crew Number2
Crew SmokeNo
Captain
CaptainJohn Crafford
SpeaksEnglish
Years Sailing10
Years Chartering1
LicenseUSCG; Yachtmaster; PADI Certified
Crew
CrewShirelle Paris
Years Chartering2
LicenseSTCW & Cookery Certificates


My name is John Crafford. I grew up in Cape Town South Africa. As a child I fell in love with the ocean surfing and sailing around Cape Town. After 11 years of having my own construction company I decided to follow my dreams and go sailing as a career. As a captain I have worked on sailing yachts and power boats from 11m to 30m. Even went to France to work on super yachts but could not get my sense of adventure satisfied until I started doing deliveries. Crossing the Atlantic a few times I got introduced to the Caribbean and chartering. I fell in love with the industry. In 2012 I started chartering from 11m to 30m yachts. My love for the ocean led me to become a PADI dive instructor. I met Shirelle as a suggestion as a new 1st mate and chef. I was not only blown away by her professionalism and culinary expertise but her warm, caring personality and love for life and the ocean also stole my heart.

My name is Shirelle Paris, I grew up in a small green town in Israel. I always loved nature. When I was 20 I started studying natural medicine therapy and moved to a small beautiful town on the beach full of surfers and sailors and started sailing. Since then I´m in love with the ocean. When I graduated from college I decides to go with my heart and went sailing in the Pacific ocean. I saw beautiful places and worked on different kinds of boats doing everything that needed doing like first mate, deckhand, cooking and hosting. I came to the Caribbean, to focus my career on what I really loved doing and I´m thankful for the opportunity. I love everything about the Caribbean and this is where I met John, my love and the most charming, considerate, knowledgeable, kind man and Captain I ever met. Cooking was always a natural thing for me. My mother is an amazing chef and she taught me how to cook from the day I was born. We used to invite a lot of guests and making meals a celebration of life and international culinary experience. For me cooking is art and a way to give love and joy to people



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Serenity Now Reservations & Port Locations

Start DateEnd DateDetails (Holds can be challenged)
Apr 21, 2019Apr 27, 2019Booked: St Thomas USVI to St Thomas USVI
May 12, 2019May 19, 2019Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*
May 23, 2019May 29, 2019Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
May 31, 2019Jun 06, 2019Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Nov 27, 2019Dec 01, 2019Hold: Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI to Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI
Dec 29, 2019Jan 05, 2020Booked: Trellis Bay, Tortola to Trellis Bay, Tortola
Jan 22, 2020Jan 26, 2020Hold: Saint Marten, West Indies to Saint Marten, West Indies
Apr 11, 2020Apr 25, 2020Hold: St Martin to St Martin

Serenity Now Rates / week

The prices shown are for the entire yacht for a week-long (7 nights) charter.
Low price: $25,000

High price: $27,500


Season2 Pax3 Pax4 Pax5 Pax6 Pax
2018/19 Winter$25,000$26,000$26,500$27,000$27,500
2019 Summer$25,000$26,000$26,500$27,000$27,500
2019/20 Winter$25,000$26,000$26,500$27,000$27,500

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, premium beverages or scuba activities. Inquire for more information.

Send us an inquiry to get specific pricing for Serenity Now.

Serenity Now Guest Reviews

March 2019

John & Shirelle,
Years from now, after hundreds of more people come and go from their wonderful experience with the two of you...know that our memories of the two are/will be deeply planted forever with our family.

From the start of our trip - Shirelle Temples, 5 star meals every night, Johns singing of classic rock and male ballad singing, introduction of every meal with a passionate ´OK´ , as in get ready I an going to knock your socks off with my sauces, Lemon juice, Garlic, Olive Oils...

We appreciate your wonderful spirit, kindness, education of BVI, wonderful stories and adventures all over the world.

God has given you a special gift of helping families make life time memories. We take vacations like this to bind our family together and you are now a part of this. We so appreciate you!! I hope you remember this about us.
Forever friends,
Jeff, Mandy, Lily Kate, Kennedy and Dennis

Broker´s Lunch at the BVI Boat show, November 8th 2017

I would be so grateful if you would extend my thanks and appreciation to Bret and Mallory aboard SERENITY NOW for the lovely broker lunch they served at the BVI Charter show.

The meal was absolutely delicious and beautifully presented. Bret and Mallory are a sweet couple, and they keep the cat in excellent condition.

Melanie

April 2017 Charter ~ Note from the Broker

I just got off the phone with the charterers who sang your praises so nicely I got goose bumps!
They called on speaker phone to tell me what a truly wonderful experience it was.

The best vacation, wonderful experience, educational, awesome, the itinerary, the diving - Bret you are an excellent dive instructor, Mallory you cooking was amazing and a true culinary experience. Amanda how nice you are and your always friendly smile, so pleasant and how you wouldnt let them lift a finger... How nice the boat was.
Mrs. said there were tears and hugs at the end and the only negative comment they had was that they are now fully depressed being off the boat.

June 24 - July 15, 2016 3 weeks of Diving!

We were THRILLED with the charter, the best one ever!
We LOVED, LOVED, LOVED it!

Kind regards,
Mr. K.

June 9-13, 2016 ~ Bahamas Family Charter

We had a wonderful time! The crew were great with the kids, and I am hoping to re-book them in the future on the same boat.

I continue to put the yacht forward and think its a fantastic option for families.

Mr. D.

April 12 - 15, 2016 ~Bahamas ~ Tandem with Power Yacht Seaglass

Great trip!

The crews were top notch. They worked well together and all very accommodating.

We used a charter service, ´fly the whale´ for the transport to Staniel. The sea plane made it so easy.

Thanks so much for all the help!
Dan

Jan 8 2016

We all came on this trip with the same idea: to relax with our spouses and each other in this beautiful part of the world. We had no idea what to expect from the boat, the crew, the weather, etc. We could not have predicted how profoundly you (Bret, Mallory, Susie) have affected all of us this week and how grateful we are for the tremendous effort, talent, skill, and care you have given us. YOU have made this trip what we all wanted it to be and we could not have enjoyed it more. We all look forward to many more trips, as long as you all will be there.

THANK YOU.

Christmas Charter 2015

12/25/2015
The one of a kind, fabulous, funny, creative, smart, handsome and beautiful, athletic, cool camp directors, polite, good listeners, teachers, world class sailors, better than brilliant, cute, Americans, loving family, laid back, beyond energetic, coordinated, welcoming, open, easy to be with, darling to look at, TALENTED TELL STAR CREW!
Thank you!
Thank you!
Thank you!

Thanksgiving Charter 2015

Bret, Mallory & Steven We have had the BEST time on board Tell Star and cant thank you enough for your hospitality. Some of the great memories well take home with us: Hikes, paddleboarding, poker, GoPro extreme, tubing, kayaking, water skiing, eating Mallorys yummy bread, spelling bees with the captain, sea scooter snorkeling, hot buttered rum candles, Thanksgiving dinner aboard the Tell Star, melon/cucumber sunscreen, jumping off the boat, sandbars, catching giant nurse sharks, so many amazing meals by Mallory, blow holes, Capt. Bret and his fearless sailing and his sixth sense of the weather. We are thankful for all of you. Xoxo Thank you.
Happy Thanksgiving 2015!

BVI 2015

Mallory, Chad, and Bret,
We had a fantastic week aboard the Tell Star. I have to say it was the most adventurous vaca ever. Between swimming & scuba with the sharks and hiking through mangroves, we managed to still have time to relax with the iguanas and drink the wine! We cant wait to hopefully see you all again next year.

23-28 May, Abacos Islands Bahamas

Note from broker:
The guests had a fantastic time on board Tell Star. They said Mallory was amazing and they wanted to take her home with them. Thank you so much!

Guest poems:
I left my job, my duties, and my salary
To have a week of the most incredible food
All prepared by the beautiful Mallory.
I left my jeans, my make up, my jewelry and hair stylist
So I could be guided by the magnificent Tyler.
I left my apartment, my routine, my kids and my dad
So I could sail for a while with Captain Chad.
You made this vacation wonderful, never took us astray
Except for that one day stranded in Hatchet Bay.
But in all seriousness, from the bottom of my heart
Tell Star is amazing, the Bahamas are beautiful
Yet Mallory, Tyler, and Chad are the very best part!!!
Thank you,
Julie

Floating, sidelong glance at the
Joyous fiery sunrise passed
The hell hole of Hatchet Bay
We dream infinite leisure, sharks no
Matter, Chad and Tyler manage the sea
And our lofty expectations simultaneously
Whilst Mallory plies us with pure
Loving gastronomy & immaculate joy!
Mario & Susie

I eat all over the world, but I am never quite as happy as when I am basking on the Tellstar with Chef Mallory in charge of all things delicious. Chef Mal makes healthy tasty sexy food that makes the Tellstar and her kitchen one of my fave destinations in the world, wherever it floats .. as often as I can be there, I am there.

Mario B

31 January - 7 February 2015 BVI

Wow! What an incredible experience this week! The TellStar crew made our 25th anniversary party unforgettable. The food, the water sports, the scenery, and the hospitality were far beyond our hopes and expectations. Thank you for such a fun time! We hope our paths cross again. Steve and Mary-Kay

It´s hard to articulate our experience except to say perfect location, perfect yacht and most importantly perfect crew. Chad, Mallory and Tyler are so pleasant and so organized. They anticipated all of our needs and treated us better than any resort. We´ll always remember our 25th anniversary in the BVI. The experiences and awesome food and drinks will fuel our stories to others for years. Thank you guys! Becky and Marty.

Feedback to broker:
Our trip couldn´t have been any more fabulous. The crew made it more than special and we feel like we´ve made new friends!!! Their professionalism, knowledge, hospitality, and the amazing culinary expertise of Mallory were unsurpassed. And, of course ... the fun factor!!! Thank you for turning around a not so good situation and making it such a memorable and wonderful time for us! I will not hesitate to recommend my friends to you but bear in mind that they will want to sail with Tell Star!!!

Xmas charter 2014 BVI

Excerpts from letter written to boat owner:
I have two sons, 19 and 17. I wanted them to have a great time with tons of activities. I read about Chad, Tyler and Mallory and loved your boat so this seemed like a good fit. It was beyond my optimism. You have real live jewels with these guys! My son and Chad caught fish that was on the table an hour later prepared by Tyler. When we were in Anegada, Tyler brought delicious spiny lobster for dinner. He worked so hard, plus entertaining us. Chad is the consummate Captain. Very dedicated, and available for us to enjoy all of his ideas, vast travel experience and take us on water activities.

You know these men well, but I am so pleased that I want you to hear just how great they are onboard. Of course, they are both darlingas well as intelligent, educated and full of ideas. We are a very social threesome and they joined in with us. As a mom, I loved their participation because I was able to have some down time to myself.

Your boat was new, immaculate and sophisticated. We all thought it was the nicest one we had ever chartered. Thank you for making available the the best trip ever. We did not want to leave! Marcie

May 2014 (Broker comments)

When I spoke with my client he was still in vacation mode. He said they had such a fabulous time that it is hard to get back in the ´work´ mode. He sent me photos that the crew took and it seems like everyone was having fun! Dancing on the beach kept them entertained. They are happy with the trip and don´t be surprised if they come back!
I can tell you they are all still basking in happiness!

9th Anniversary Charter 2014

Chad and Tyler´s love of life and adventure is infectious and their epic experiences from around the world are positively inspiring. They were up for everything we desired and showed us plenty of phenomenal scenery and activities along the way, including teaching us an awesomely addictive beach game. Kayaking, snorkeling, rock climbing, hiking, fishing, paddle boarding, sailing - you name it, we did it - sometimes in combination! They are avid fisherman, so chances are high you´ll savor some freshly caught seafood deliciously prepared by Ty.

Chad makes the best painkiller in the islands and a pretty mean margarita to boot, so watch out or you might end up jumping off the roof of Willie T´s! We enjoyed swapping stories, relaxing, and most especially remembering what´s truly significant in life.

We cannot thank these extraordinary brothers enough for making our 9th anniversary a genuinely incredible experience and we look forward to sharing adventures together again soon.

Feb 8-14 BVI

Had a blast! Lots of fun activitieswent kayaking and fishing from the kayakcliff jumping was greatlearned to snorkel and stand up paddlereally enjoyed the trip!

Dec. 27 - Jan. 3 BVI Family Charter

Good charter - kids had a blast with the water toys and exploring the caves.

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