Cruising Area of Tabula Rasa

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

Tabula Rasa Specification

Length57 Feet
Beam30 Feet
Draft5 Feet
Built2006
RefitGen in 2018
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
Turnaround24 hours
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
Other Entertainment
Water Skis available if requested

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

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 Masters, STCW 95, NAUI Dive Master, US Sailing In
Crew
CrewBrittany Kiley
NationalityUSA
LicenseSTCW


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

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.

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.

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Tabula Rasa Reservations & Port Locations

Start DateEnd DateDetails (Holds can be challenged)
Aug 05, 2019Oct 31, 2019Unavailable: Unavailable to Unavailable
Nov 10, 2019Nov 15, 2019Boat Show: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Dec 21, 2019Dec 28, 2019Booked: Red Hook to Red Hook
Dec 29, 2019Jan 05, 2020Booked: Red Hook to Red Hook
Feb 08, 2020Feb 15, 2020Booked: Red Hook to Red Hook
Apr 03, 2020Apr 11, 2020Hold: Red Hook to Red Hook
Apr 18, 2020Apr 25, 2020Booked: Red Hook to Red Hook
May 09, 2020May 15, 2020Booked: Red Hook to Red Hook

Tabula Rasa Rates / week

The prices shown are for the entire yacht for a week-long (7 nights) charter.
Low price: $15,500

High price: $20,000


Season2 Pax3 Pax4 Pax5 Pax6 Pax7 Pax8 Pax
2019 Summer$15,500$16,250$17,000$17,750$18,500$19,250$20,000
2019/20 Winter$15,500$16,250$17,000$17,750$18,500$19,250$20,000

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

The itinerary was a wonderful combination of beautiful beaches and coves, restaurants and local culture.

“Colin and Julianna! Thank you for the most amazing experience. The food was fabulous (taste and presentation were divine.) The itinerary was a wonderful combination of beautiful beaches and coves, restaurants and local culture. You both went the extra mile and attended to every detail. We are looking forward to sailing with you again in the future!
Love,
Rick, Hilary, Katrin, Tripp, Marty and Bridgett”


“Hi guys- Where to start? Where to end? There’s nothing I can say that would encompass the entire experience. You are amazing people. We had the best time. The queso too...
-Frank F. “


“Colin and Julianna-
Thank you both for your hospitality aboard Tabula Rasa, you made the trip very memorable and enjoyable!!!

Colin - thanks to your nautical skills, the sailing was very smooth

Julianna- thank to your culinary skills, every meal was delicious, can’t wait for the cookbook!

We wish you both nothing but the best <3

Thanks for everything

Ramon and Ronn”


“The skills you booth posses currently and your desire and drive to improve and grow make you a great team. I am grateful to have met you both. I am leaving inspired both by this beautiful place that has touched my soul and by all that you two have shared with us.

Continued blessings to your both!
Stacie W.”


“Julianna and Colin,
You guys make a very demanding job look incredibly easy. Incredible food, great communication, and so accommodating to needs. Thank you for an incredible experience!
Eric E.”


“Julianna and Colin,
Can’t thank you enough for all the wonderful memories you helped create. Your attention to detail was amazing!

Tom and I wish the best for both of you! Your options are endless...

Happy sailing!
Tom and Marilyn S.”

We have been on several catamaran charters. This has been far the best.

We have been on several catamaran charters. This has been far the best. The food was beyond wonderful. Every meal was fantastic, service beyond great. I recommend this charter to everyone !!! The captain and cook were so delightful and helpful. Made the trip great.
-Patty F.

They both went out of their way to address our every request and make us feel at home on their boat.

Our cruise was in early March 2019 with four couples in their 50’s. Our captain and cook, Colin and Julianna, were a remarkable combination of professional, attentive and personable. We are experienced boaters and divers and thought Colin handled the boat exceptionally well and was a fine dive master. Julianna’s meal preparation was truly outstanding, on par with any high end restaurant. They both went out of their way to address our every request and make us feel at home on their boat.
-David P.

Both Colin and Julianna spent the entire week catering to us, entertaining us and making this the ultimate dream vacation!

Eight friends just spent the most amazing week aboard the Tabula Rasa with Captain Colin and Chef Julianna. Captain Colin planned out our itinerary to include the best snorkeling spots, the Baths where you climb through rock tunnels and crevices to the most spectacular views (not to be missed), to Willy T´s (a floating bar also not to be missed), to the Soggy Dollar which is a breath-taking waterfront bar! Upon retuning from our day activities, Colin would present us with his drink of the day, my favorite being the PAINKILLER!!! We are so impressed with his skills as a Captain and as a bartender. Chef Julianna could without a doubt open her own 5 star restaurant as she served delicious delicacies out of a small gallery that were mouth-water and tantalizing. Every meal was prepared with fresh ingredients with Julianna´s own ´Twists´! Some of my favorites....biscuit, sausage and gravy on homemade rosemary and goat cheese biscuits, Eggs benedict, fish tacos, crab cakes and of course all the pasta dishes that has been perfected and reflect her 3rd generation Italian heritage! Both Colin and Julianna spent the entire week catering to us, entertaining us and making this the ultimate dream vacation! I would highly recommend that if you are considering cruising the BVI´s or American VI´s that this is the couple that will make it ´a week you will never forget´! Thank you Colin & Julianna
-Penny T.

We had a wonderful time on Tabula Rasa! Colin and Julianna were the perfect hosts.

We had a wonderful time on Tabula Rasa! Colin and Julianna were the perfect hosts. The boat was immaculate and larger than we expected, especially the common areas. They did a wonderful job of keeping everything orderly without making us feel like intruders. I can not emphasize enough how delightful and easy they were to be around. Julianna’s food was delicious! In particular, her key lime pie, ceviche with wonton chips, and the lobster dinner Colin had caught for us before our arrival! They make a great team on the boat and in the kitchen. We cannot thank you and them enough for making our vacation so relaxing and special!

Best,
Beverly

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