The Pursuit Description
Picture taken by John Vangellow
Cruising Area of The Pursuit
Crew takes port aft cabin and the chef sleeps in the port forepeak.
4 Trolling Fishing Rods
10x10 Floating Inflatable Dock with Inflatable Chairs
2 Person Tube
2 Person Kayak
2 Stand Up Paddleboards
1 IAQUA Sea Dart Sea Scooter
1 pair Waterski
Reef-safe sunscreen and soaps Green cleaning products Re-usable YETI tumblers
The Pursuit Crew Profile
Ron Marsilio - Captain - USCG 100 Ton, RYA Yachtmaster, STCW, Padi Divemaster
Ron grew up In Westport, Connecticut on the Atlantic Coast. Growing up on the beach he took to the water as a child and never looked back. At the age of 10, he began racing in the Junior Sailing Association all over the Long Island Sound. His passion growing up was competitive sailing and he has continued to race season after season for the last 20 years. A love for sailing has been in his blood since he was a young child. He spent summers sailing to and from Nantucket, Martha´s Vineyard, and the British Virgin Islands. In his spare time, he also enjoys surfing, wakeboarding, scuba diving, beach volleyball, and snowboarding.
Ron became a Sailing instructor in his late teens and worked as a skipper for regattas including the Atlantic Nationals. He also has experience managing race committees, acting as a safety chase boat, as well as setting up racecourses. When he isn´t racing he can be found chartering in the Mediterranean or the Caribbean, diving and participating in just about any watersport. He has worked for multiple high-end charter companies globally over the years and loves showing his guests what makes sailing his passion for so many years. Guests looking to learn more about sailing or receive their ASA certification will enjoy Ron´s fun-loving instruction on board!
Katy Nickel - Third Crew/Stewardess - USCG Masters 100T, STCW, Padi Divemaster
Katy is an avid ocean lover and adventure enthusiast; she has spent years teaching marine science and sustainability, traveling throughout North and Central America, and the Caribbean, and enjoying fishing and SCUBA diving. Her history on boats and in the service industry provides experience and insight to ensure you are well taken care of, no matter what the need. Katy spent 4 years spearheading an environmental non-profit and zero-waste event planning business in North Carolina before moving to the Caribbean to grow her passions, as well as share her talents and skills with the boating world. She has been mastering her logistical coordination to ensure the best-suited itinerary and activity list for each group´s preferences. Before moving over to Third Crew, Katy was the chef on another vessel with Ron, therefore you will see her love for helping in the galley, and if she is not there or helping Ron with the sails, you will find her making a batch of her delicious custom cocktails.
The Pursuit CalendarAvailableBookedHold (can be challenged)Unavailable
The Pursuit Reservations & Port Locations
|Start Date||End Date||Details (Holds can be challenged)|
|Aug 01, 2022||Nov 05, 2022||Transit: St Thomas USVI to Grenada, St Georges|
|Nov 10, 2022||Nov 16, 2022||Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand|
|Nov 19, 2022||Nov 27, 2022||Booked: St Thomas USVI to St Thomas USVI|
|Dec 17, 2022||Dec 24, 2022||Booked: St Thomas USVI to St Thomas USVI|
|Dec 27, 2022||Jan 03, 2023||Booked: St Thomas USVI to Tortola - Nanny Cay|
|Jan 05, 2023||Jan 11, 2023||Booked: Tortola - Nanny Cay to Tortola - Nanny Cay|
|Jan 16, 2023||Jan 23, 2023||Booked: Trellis Bay, Tortola to Trellis Bay, Tortola|
|Jan 24, 2023||Jan 31, 2023||Unavailable: Saint Thomas, USVI* to Saint Thomas, USVI*|
|Feb 01, 2023||Feb 08, 2023||Hold: Tortola - Nanny Cay to Tortola - Nanny Cay|
|Feb 11, 2023||Feb 19, 2023||Booked: St Thomas USVI to St Thomas USVI|
|Mar 05, 2023||Mar 11, 2023||Booked: Saint Thomas, USVI* to Saint Thomas, USVI*|
|Mar 14, 2023||Mar 21, 2023||Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand|
|Mar 26, 2023||Mar 31, 2023||Booked: Tortola - Nanny Cay to Tortola - Nanny Cay|
|Apr 01, 2023||Apr 08, 2023||Booked: Tortola - Nanny Cay to Red Hook|
|Apr 09, 2023||Apr 15, 2023||Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Yacht Haven Grand|
|Dec 02, 2023||Dec 09, 2023||Booked: St Thomas USVI to St Thomas USVI|
The Pursuit Rates / weekThe prices shown are for the entire yacht for a week-long (7 nights) charter.
Low price: $42,000
High price: $48,000
|Season||2-3 Pax||4 Pax||5 Pax||6 Pax||7 Pax||8 Pax||9 Pax||10 Pax|
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, cruising permits, premium beverages and scuba activities. Inquire for more information.
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The Pursuit Guest Reviews
´Dear Ron, Katy, and Mel...
Thank you for making our dreams come true this week! From the moment we arrived you all made us feel welcome, at home, and so comfortable! Your true love of life, each other, marine life, sharing & entertaining shines through in every single thing you do onboard! We loved laughing, learning, loving, eating, and celebrating together and with you!
Ron: Thank you for keeping us safe, thank you for your patience in teaching us about all the toys, thank you for your encouragement, thank you for letting us beat you at CATAN (re-match next time!) Your ´easy way´ and laugh are infectious!
Katy: You are the hostess with the mostess! And you are a 1st Mate and mixologist extraordinaire! Thank you for presenting us with beautiful cocktail hours...and all with a smile! Your knowledge of marine science, ecology, and the environment are astounding! Thank you for keeping our ´home´ for the week in perfect order! Your loving and happy nature is so special!
Mel: There are absolutely no words for the unbelievable food and stunning, creative presentations that you put together! WE licked our plates clean! We appreciate your dedication to reviewing all of our allergies, preferences, and desires, and making sure to take the best care of each and every one of us! You are beyond talented! And your sweet and kind way is a pleasure to be around!
We leave paradise today to head into the bitter cold with very warm hearts! We can´t wait to come back again!
Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Grampy Stuart, Grammy Ellie, Justin & Pam, Brandon, Sophie & Gabrielle, Jolie & Jeff, and Jillian´
It has been truly a lifetime experience
Ron, Katy, & Mel,
Thank you doesn´t seem enough for the amazing experience you guys gave us on our vacation. It has been truly a lifetime experience. We will always remember Rons laugh, Katies excellent service, and Mels fantastic cooking. We feel very blessed to have been on this vacation and very grateful this crew was apart of it. Parting is such a sweet sorrow but we are confident our paths with cross again. You all will forever be apart of our Ohana. Thank you again for spoiling us.
´Our crew on The Pursuit went above and beyond all of our expectations during our week with them. We sailed from St Thomas to St John, stopping In various bays. They made sure not only to accommodate us but also our friends who were on other charters. They tirelessly organized group activities for our whole group of 27 people!!! They had one concern, which was that we had the time of our lives. WE DID!!! From the moment we set sail the crew dedicated all of their time to make sure we were treated like rockstars. The food, drinks and accommodations were 5 star. Captain Ron, Katy and Melissa are top-notch!´
You guys opened your boat and your hearts to everyone
Ron, Katy, & Mel-
Family is not just blood. It was never meant to be just that. It is sharing love, caring for others, putting others before yourself, sharing meals and memories- its the Pursuit crew! You guys opened your boat and your hearts to everyone who came onboard. Thank you again for everything.
The best trip! - From Previous Yacht
My husband and I had the pleasure of meeting Ron & Katy last week on our charter from 1/22/21-1/26/21. We don’t do great on boats and we didn’t know what to expect being our first time spending days on a boat but it turned out to be an unforgettable experience. Delana Mae was absolutely beautiful. Ron and Katy made our experience very special. They are both such beautiful, kind, and sweet people. They made us feel very comfortable, taken care of, and were very attentive. They make the perfect team. We learned a lot of interesting facts about the history of the islands, sailing, different fishes, and what it’s like to live on a boat. Katy’s meals were all very delicious with beautiful presentation. They were both very nice when asked for anything even to take pictures of our group. They went above and beyond to make our experience the best possible and they achieved that. They became part of our group and we had a great time getting to know them and about their experiences. We hope to have the pleasure of seeing them again in the future and visit new islands with them.