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
Complementary USVI and BVI map to track your charter
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)|
|Jul 10, 2020||Jul 17, 2020||Booked: Red Hook to Red Hook|
|Jul 21, 2020||Jul 26, 2020||Hold: Red Hook to Red Hook|
|Jul 27, 2020||Aug 03, 2020||Booked: Owner Use to Owner Use|
|Aug 04, 2020||Oct 31, 2020||Unavailable: Grenadines, West Indies* to Red Hook|
|Nov 11, 2020||Nov 15, 2020||Boat Show: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand|
|Nov 21, 2020||Nov 28, 2020||Booked: Red Hook to Red Hook|
|Dec 02, 2020||Dec 09, 2020||Booked: Red Hook to Red Hook|
|Dec 12, 2020||Dec 18, 2020||Booked: Red Hook to Red Hook|
|Dec 19, 2020||Dec 26, 2020||Booked: Red Hook to Red Hook|
|Dec 27, 2020||Jan 03, 2021||Booked: Red Hook to Red Hook|
|Jan 04, 2021||Jan 10, 2021||Booked: Red Hook to Red Hook|
|Jan 11, 2021||Jan 16, 2021||Unavailable: unavailable to unavailable|
|Jan 26, 2021||Feb 02, 2021||Booked: Red Hook to Red Hook|
|Feb 11, 2021||Feb 18, 2021||Hold: Red Hook to Red Hook|
|Feb 20, 2021||Feb 27, 2021||Booked: Red Hook to Red Hook|
|Mar 21, 2021||Mar 27, 2021||Booked: Red Hook to Red Hook|
|Jun 12, 2021||Jun 18, 2021||Booked: Red Hook to Red Hook|
|Jun 26, 2021||Jul 03, 2021||Booked: Red Hook to Red Hook|
|Jul 24, 2021||Jul 30, 2021||Booked: Red Hook to Red Hook|
Tabula Rasa Rates / weekThe 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!
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
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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 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
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
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.
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