Cruising Area of Tabula Rasa

Pref. Pick-upAmerican Yacht Harbour, St. Th
Other Pick-upYacht Haven Grande, St. Thomas
Summer PortSt. Thomas, USVI
Winter PortSt. Thomas, USVI

Tabula Rasa Specification

Length57 Feet
Beam30 Feet
Draft5 Feet
Built2006
Refit2019
A/CFull
A/C NightYes
Sun AwningYes
DeckshowerYes
Bimini TopYes
Sailing InstructionsYes
Nude ChartersYes
Num HatchYes
Guest SmokeYes, crew requests that guests
Children AllowedYes
InverterYes
Voltages110/220v
Water Capacity264 gal
Internet AccessOnboard WIFI
Generator11.5 kW Onan Generator
Max Speed10 knots
Cruising Speed7 knots
Turnaround48hr Inquire for 24
EnginesTwin Yanmar 75HP diesel in-board engines, 11.5kW Onan Generator
Communications
WIFI is available in both US and International waters. Download speeds in foreign countries are not equal to the speeds of the US.

Accommodations

Guests8
Cabins4
Crew2
Queen4
Double1
Showers5
Wash Basins5
Heads5
Electric Heads5
Accommodation Details
This yacht features 4 Queen berths, full A/C, ensuite toilets and wet heads.

Entertainment

Salon Tv/DvdYes
Salon StereoYes
iPod/Device HookupsYes
DVDsYes
CDsStreaming
Board GamesYes
BooksYes

Cuisine

Special DietsYes
KosherYes
BBQYes

Water Sports

Dinghy (Feet)13´ Nautica
Dinghy Hp40HP
Dinghy Pax9
Snorkel GearYes
TubeYes
Floating MatsYes
Standup PaddleYes
Swim PlatformsSugar Scoops
Boarding LadderYes
Beach GamesYes
Fishing GearYes
Other Toys
Water skis, wake board, 2 man kayak available if requested
Full refit 2019 off season
New paint job
New sails
New canvas
New cushions
New teak
New linens
Complementary USVI and BVI map to track your charter

Scuba Diving Scuba Diving Symbol

ScubaOnboard
LicenseMaster
Air CompressorNot Onboard
Tanks8
BCs8
Regulators8
Num Divers6
Dives/Week3 dives in
Diving Info
3 guided dives included - certified divers only

Diving group number depends on certified divers experience.
Dive Costs
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 Number2
Crew SmokeNo
Captain
CaptainMichael Vaughan
NationalityUSA
SpeaksEnglish
License100GT USCG Master, PADI Divemaster, STCW 95
Crew
CrewBrittany Kiley
NationalityUSA
LicenseCulinary Trained Chef, 25GT USCG Master, STCW 95


CREW STARTING NOVEMBER 2019

CAPTAIN MICHAEL
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
-Avid Fisherman
-Passionate about Photography + Videography
-Good Mechanical troubleshooting skills – small diesel engines, rigging

CHEF BRITTANY
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 Calendar

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Tabula Rasa Reservations & Port Locations

Start DateEnd DateDetails (Holds can be challenged)
Jul 10, 2020Jul 17, 2020Booked: Red Hook to Red Hook
Jul 21, 2020Jul 26, 2020Hold: Red Hook to Red Hook
Jul 27, 2020Aug 03, 2020Booked: Owner Use to Owner Use
Aug 04, 2020Oct 31, 2020Unavailable: Grenadines, West Indies* to Red Hook
Nov 11, 2020Nov 15, 2020Boat Show: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Nov 21, 2020Nov 28, 2020Booked: Red Hook to Red Hook
Dec 02, 2020Dec 09, 2020Booked: Red Hook to Red Hook
Dec 12, 2020Dec 18, 2020Booked: Red Hook to Red Hook
Dec 19, 2020Dec 26, 2020Booked: Red Hook to Red Hook
Dec 27, 2020Jan 03, 2021Booked: Red Hook to Red Hook
Jan 04, 2021Jan 10, 2021Booked: Red Hook to Red Hook
Jan 11, 2021Jan 16, 2021Unavailable: unavailable to unavailable
Jan 26, 2021Feb 02, 2021Booked: Red Hook to Red Hook
Feb 11, 2021Feb 18, 2021Hold: Red Hook to Red Hook
Feb 20, 2021Feb 27, 2021Booked: Red Hook to Red Hook
Mar 21, 2021Mar 27, 2021Booked: Red Hook to Red Hook
Jun 12, 2021Jun 18, 2021Booked: Red Hook to Red Hook
Jun 26, 2021Jul 03, 2021Booked: Red Hook to Red Hook
Jul 24, 2021Jul 30, 2021Booked: Red Hook to Red Hook

Tabula Rasa Rates / week

The prices shown are for the entire yacht for a week-long (7 nights) charter. Inquire for lowest rate.
Low price: $15,500
(normal rate)
High price: $21,000
(normal rate)

Tabula Rasa Special Offer!
Discount: $1,000!
Offer: Not including Charismas or New Years. Can't be combined with half board options or children discounts.
Old price: $15,500 - $21,000 / week
New price: $14,500 - $20,000 / week
Minimum nights: 6
Travel between: Nov/01/2020 - Jan/31/2021

Season2 Pax3 Pax4 Pax5 Pax6 Pax7 Pax8 Pax
2020 Summer$16,500$17,250$18,000$18,750$19,500$20,250$21,000
2020/21 Winter$16,500$17,250$18,000$18,750$19,500$20,250$21,000
2021 Summer$16,500$17,250$18,000$18,750$19,500$20,250$21,000

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

January 2020

We can’t say enough good things about Brittany and Michael. They are sweet and kind, knowledgeable and professional. It was obvious from the moment we met them at the harbor that their goal was to make sure we had the most perfect experience possible, and we did. They were both attentive to everyone, as a group, and to each of us, individually. The personal service was excellent.

Michael and Brittany were flexible and accommodating in every way. We really appreciated that they were also very safety conscious. The itinerary was perfect.

Brittany’s chef skills are 5 stars+. 3 full meals each day that were better than you would have in any resort. Not only 3 meals a day, but snacks a plenty, appetizers at happy hour, and homemade desserts every night. We celebrated John’s birthday with champagne and key lime pie (his favorite) complete with candles and decorations. Wonderful cocktails, too.

We are hoping to do another yacht charter with them next year, so that really tells you all you need to know. We will be in touch.

Jean H., Colorado

We wholeheartedly agree with Jean’s assessment. Mike and Britt were exceptional. Felt like family at the end of the trip. They knew timing to get us to great spots for snorkeling, etc. when they knew there would be few if no people.

Karen S., Colorado

Claire and I had an absolutely wonderful vacation aboard the Tabula Rasa. Brittany and Michael were very hard working, very professional, but also just a lot of fun to be with. From the very moment we met them getting out of the taxi at the marina, they completely took charge and basically treated us like royalty the entire trip. Every day was a special day with a new island location, the best snorkeling I have ever done, a few really nice remote island hikes, the best cooked meals and some really good mixed drinks (thanks Brittany!!) and on and on...! Also, Michael and Brittany are very well trained/experienced as captain and crew...they are a great team!

We absolutely plan to come back next year and sail with Michael and Brittany again!!

Tom and Claire L., Massachusetts

January 2020

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

December 2019

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
Anegada
Dive spot next to the Sandy Spit brae JVD
^Must Dos!
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!
G.S.

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.
Jeff

December 2019

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
Atlanta, GA

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