Cruising Area of Tabula Rasa
Tabula Rasa Specification
WIFI is available in both US and International waters. Download speeds in foreign countries are not equal to the speeds of the US.
This yacht features 4 Queen berths, full A/C, ensuite toilets and wet heads.
Water skis, wake board, 2 man kayak available if requested
Full refit 2019 off season
New paint job
3 guided dives included - certified divers only
Diving group number depends on certified divers experience.
3 dives per week included for certified divers - charters 6 nights or more.
Additional dives $25 per person per dive.
Tabula Rasa Crew Profile
CREW STARTING NOVEMBER 2019
Age: 31 | US Passport | US Drivers License | Non-smoker
-USCG 100T Master + Sailing Endorsement
-PADI Dive Master
-Radar Observer Unlimited
-STCW + Proficiency in Designated Security Duties
-Strong Engineering Background
-Adult Sailing Instructor
-Passionate about Photography + Videography
-Good Mechanical troubleshooting skills – small diesel engines, rigging
Age: 27 | US Passport | US Drivers License | Non-smoker
-Professional Cook Certificate
-USCG 25T Master + Sailing Mate Endorsement
-Yacht Service Professional Level I
- Food Safety Level II
-STCW + Proficiency in Designated Security Duties o PADI Open Water Diver
-Passionate about Food + Wine Pairing
- Aspiring Sommelier and Mixologist
-Bachelor of Science in Environmental Sustainability
While working as a Day Charter Captain and Sailing Instructor in Chicago, Michael met Brittany as she was pursuing her goal of learning how to sail. The two of them soon realized their mutual dream of living and working on the water in the Caribbean, fell in love, and started planning to make their dream a reality.
Together they’ve sailed over 10,000 nautical miles in the Mediterranean, along the East Coast, Lake Michigan, and in the Caribbean. One of their favorite passages was sailing from Faro Portugal to Valletta Malta to deliver a sailing yacht for the Rolex Middle Sea Race. They have also worked on private super yachts, honing their hospitality skills and learning the finer points of yacht service and care.
The two of them take great pride in providing 5-star service while ensuring their guests have an unforgettable experience. When not sailing or entertaining, you’ll find Michael and Brittany scuba diving, practicing yoga, riding bikes, or enjoying a day at the beach.
Michael’s love for sailing started at a young age, when on vacation in Mexico his family charted a sailboat for a day. It was on this trip that Michael knew he had found his dream career.
Michael spent many years learning how to sail in Chicago, eventually becoming the Fleet Manager and Lead Instructor for the school that taught him so much. To this day, his passion for teaching others how to sail shows whenever he meets someone eager to learn. Many of his students have gone on to a career in sailing, including several currently working on their own circumnavigations.
Along this path, Michael has found great joy in scuba diving and focused on becoming a leader both above and below the water. As a PADI Dive Master, Michael enjoys leading certified guests of all skill levels under the waves. While diving, guests will experience a world far different than the one they leave behind when they come on vacation.
Whether fishing, free diving, snorkeling or scuba diving, Michael is a natural leader and enjoys sharing these activities with his guests. His warm, welcoming personality will make you feel right at home while relaxing in paradise.
Brittany became a professional yacht Chef through the marriage of her main passions in life: food, travel, and the great outdoors. She’s worked as a Private Chef for high profile clients and is comfortable cooking you a wide variety of cuisines.
Brittany’s love for being on the water was instilled in her from a young age where she spent her summers boating, waterskiing, and tubing on lakes in the Midwest. Thanks to the help of her handsome sailing instructor, she now holds a 25T Master USCG License with a Sailing Mate endorsement. This, coupled with her experience in the galley makes her a well rounded 1st Mate.
Brittany was blessed to be raised in a family full of good cooks, and has enjoyed cooking for friends and family from a young age. While pursuing a Bachelors degree in Environmental Sustainability, she immersed herself in the Farm-to-Table movement by working in both restaurants and on many of Chicago’s urban farms, growing specialty produce for top-tier restaurants in the Windy City. After graduation, she went on to complete an internship with one of Sonoma County’s oldest wineries, teaching her the basics of viticulture and igniting her interest in food and wine pairing.
Brittany loves bringing people together through food and looks forward to providing you with a unique culinary experience.
Tabula Rasa CalendarAvailableBookedHold (can be challenged)Unavailable
Tabula Rasa Reservations & Port Locations
|Start Date||End Date||Details (Holds can be challenged)|
|Feb 01, 2020||Feb 07, 2020||Booked: Red Hook to Red Hook|
|Feb 08, 2020||Feb 15, 2020||Booked: Red Hook to Red Hook|
|Feb 16, 2020||Feb 16, 2020||Unavailable: unavailable to unavailable|
|Feb 29, 2020||Mar 06, 2020||Booked: Red Hook to Red Hook|
|Mar 07, 2020||Mar 14, 2020||Booked: Red Hook to Red Hook|
|Mar 15, 2020||Mar 22, 2020||Booked: Red Hook to Red Hook|
|Mar 23, 2020||Mar 30, 2020||Booked: Red Hook to Red Hook|
|Mar 31, 2020||Apr 03, 2020||Unavailable: unavailable to unavailable|
|Apr 04, 2020||Apr 11, 2020||Booked: Red Hook to Red Hook|
|Apr 18, 2020||Apr 25, 2020||Booked: Red Hook to Red Hook|
|May 09, 2020||May 15, 2020||Booked: Red Hook to Red Hook|
|Jun 20, 2020||Jun 27, 2020||Booked: Red Hook to Red Hook|
|Jun 28, 2020||Jul 05, 2020||Booked: Red Hook to Red Hook|
|Jul 18, 2020||Jul 25, 2020||Booked: Owner Use to Owner Use|
|Jul 26, 2020||Aug 01, 2020||Booked: Red Hook to Red Hook|
|Aug 09, 2020||Oct 31, 2020||Unavailable: unavailable to unavailable|
|Mar 21, 2021||Mar 27, 2021||Hold: Red Hook to Red Hook|
Tabula Rasa Rates / weekThe prices shown are for the entire yacht for a week-long (7 nights) charter.
Low price: $15,500(normal rate)
High price: $20,000(normal rate)
Tabula Rasa Special Offer!
Offer: Tabula Rasa is offering 20% off for 6 nights or more charters taking place between November 2019 and January 2020. Does not include Holidays. Can't be combined with other discounts or half board options.
Old price: $15,500 - $20,000 / week
New price: $12,400 - $16,000 / week (Save: $3,100 - $4,000 / week)
Minimum nights: 6
Travel before: Jan/31/2020
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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 Tabula Rasa.
Tabula Rasa Guest Reviews
WE could not have asked for nor could we imagine any better pair to captain a week of magic for our family.
Brittany & Michael,
Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU!!! WE could not have asked for nor could we imagine any better pair to captain a week of magic for our family. We LOVED every minute learning from y´all, planning with y´all in and out of the water, and getting to know y´all this week. Thank you for spoiling us in every way possible. We had the BEST week on tabula Rasa ALL thanks to the calm, relaxing, balanced with fun and positive energy you both exude. Did you ever imagine so many question could basked? Wishing you both the best until we meet again!
Happy 2020! Thank you!!
Bryan, Patty, Terry, Tyler
Absolutely fabulous Christmas sailing the BVI with Brittany and Michael
I had a blast on on Tabula Rasa with Captain Michael and Brittany. My parents, my brother and I had a phenomenal vacation and look forward ti doing it again.
The Willy T
Dive spot next to the Sandy Spit brae JVD
Thank you for the adventure, Logan
WHAT A BLAST! Thank you Mike and Brit for such an amazing time. Some highlights include catching the barracuda, sailing to Anegada and diving the Willy T´s! Can´t wait to do it again. All our best!
Absolutely fabulous Christmas sailing the BVI with Brittany and Michael - good weather, good times, good food, and great folks.
Favorites include out return trip to Anegada and Cow Wreak and diving the Willy T. Looking forward to our next sailing adventure!
Fondly, Susan Paradise Valley, AZ
WOW! FUN, SUN, play, food, drink, relaxation! Brittany and Mike, you guys were thoughtful and very helpful. Thank you for the efforts! Mike you were so kind to stay up and retrieve the boys in the last night. Thanks again.
Wish we could stay another week.
We had a great time on Tabula Rasa with Brittany and Michael. They were incredibly accommodating and met our every need. Every meal was extraordinary! Wish we could stay another week. One of our favorite experiences was snorkeling at the caves and we really enjoyed the day on the beach at Soggy Dollar on Jost Van Dyke. We hope to return very soon! Thanks, Brittany and Michael for everything.
Bailey, Nick, Shelby