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Catamaran Makai has all the essential elements to make sure your Caribbean sailing vacation is the most amazing time of your life.
Make the Dream of a BVI Yacht Charter Vacation A Reality !
A step above your typical BVI crewed charter yacht, Makai is a 50′ Voyage catamaran that sleeps 7 guests in 3 beautiful cabins with en suite heads and one comfortable single.
The cabins are roomy with comfortable queen beds and are fully air-conditioned. Long companionways on each side of the boat separate the cabins so there is plenty of privacy.
The toilets are all push-button electric heads, so no worries about fussing with hard to use pump toilets.
A single cabin off the companionway is perfect for a 7th guest – child or single adult.
Do you have older kids who don’t want to sleep in the same bed during your week long yacht charter? On the port side of Makai, a single cabin is located midway down the companionway and is perfect for a child, teenager or single adult.
On Makai, you will also find frosty air conditioning throughout and a reverse osmosis water maker that keeps the water flowing. There is even an ice maker to keep your cocktails cold!
The spacious salon settee is a great place to lounge inside and enjoy the A/C.
The salon has a large sofa with seating for 8 and an adjacent bar with stools. This is a great space for games at night or looking at photos or videos from yet another perfect snorkeling adventure or excursion to a beautiful island beach.
comfortable as the cabins are, most of the time during a yacht charter is spent in the main salon or outside in the shaded, covered cockpi
The covered cockpit has a huge U shaped bench that allows seating for everyone comfortably around the dining table or for lounging between swimming or during the sailing.
Guests will find they have plenty of room to spread out and relax and enjoy being together aboard without feeling cramped.
Looking for sun? The expansive trampolines forward are another favorite spot for guests.
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The aft deck is also a great place to hang out, or the perfect platform for jumping or diving into the crystal clear Caribbean water.
Water Toys Enhance the FUN!
Makai gets everyone in the water having fun!
The lilypad is a huge hit at every beach!
14′ Dinghy with 25hp engine
Lots of Fishing Gear – Captain Bill LOVES to fish!
Giant Floating Lilypad Mat
Family snorkeling fun aboard Makai. Explore the best of the BVI at affordable all-inclusive rates.
Let Bill and Chrystal be your hosts, sharing the best of the BVI aboard Makai.
Meet your crew: Captain Bill and First Mate/Chef Chrystal
Looking for the best combination of Captain and Chef in the charter yacht industry? We think we’ve found it on board Makai with Captain Bill and Chrystal.
Bill West was born in Montana and grew up hunting and fishing. Bill first came to the Caribbean in early 2000 when he brought his family to St. Croix to live on a 75’ Motorsailer. They home schooled their 2 young boys there for a few years and explored the Virgin Islands until they were offered a job on a 42’ catamaran sailing the US west coast up the Columbia River . Bill supported his family by delivering yachts and performing yacht mechanical work.The family settled in San Juan Island, Wa where they lived and raised their sons on a 90’ power boat until the boys were grown and the marriage ended.
Bill involved both of his kids as deckhands during his role running Vessel Assist (Currently renamed BoatUS) for the San Juan Islands . In one year alone, Bill achieved over 9000 nautical miles serving the Vessel Assist service! The storytelling of all the tales during his time running Vessel Assist is guaranteed to amaze anyone. The boat wrecks, the rescues, the good, the bad and the ugly all come to light when tall tales of boating and salvage adventures begin!
Bill and Chrystal love sharing the sailing lifestyle with their guests.
Chrystal was born in Calgary, Alberta Canada but has spent the last 25 years in Victoria, British Columbia Canada. For the last 19 years, she has owned and operated a residential lighting showroom in Victoria, BC called Pine Lighting. Recently, Chrystal brought on a partner in the business which gave her a new lease on life to find a second career that included both her love for being on the water and her love of cooking, entertaining and fine cuisine.
Before meeting and marrying Bill, Chrystal had always owned various power boats to go island hopping throughout the San Juan’s and Gulf Islands. Her boating life began at age 22 and she never missed a chance to get out on the water exploring the entire Puget Sound and most of the Gulf Islands skippering her own boats. Chrystal has a few unusual talents: hustling on the pool table, playing poker and playing the bagpipes (not all at the same time!). Her best poker accomplishment was winning the Canadian Women’s Poker Classic in a Texas Hold’em bounty tournament in 2013. She also played in the 9 Ball Nationals at age 19. Chrystal has travelled to South Africa, Thailand, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Mexico and many of the US states.
Bill and Chrystal met on San Juan Island, Wa where their shared love of the water was a powerful connection that blossomed into a romance. In October 2014, Bill and Chrystal married at sea and moved aboard a 57’ ketch sailboat. After a summer in Alaska (2015) doing boat deliveries together between Seattle,Wa and Kodiak, Alaska, the two decided to explore warmer climates and combine their talents in the charter yacht industry.
With a shared desire to see the world and an intense love of good food, cocktails and great company, Bill and Chrystal are excited to welcome guests aboard Makai to explore the Virgin Islands together.
We Couldn’t Have Dreamed How Much Fun This Trip Could Be!
Thank you so much for an amazing honeymoon trip through the BVI’s. Amanda and I couldn’t have dreamed how much fun this trip could be, and Chrystal and Bill were a huge reason for making this trip the best of our lives.
Every day was a new adventurer and was better than the last. Bill and Chrystal made sure to take us to all the popular spots, and the knowledge they had about each location made it that much more enjoyable. They even took us on an all-day island tour of Anegada, taking us to the best snorkeling spots and showing us a different side of the island. They didn’t just drop us off at each spot but were willing to spend time with us and make the experience more enjoyable. we really appreciated that.
Chef Chrystal’s cooking was amazing. And Captain Bill made sure I caught so many fish to the point where I couldn’t reel them in anymore because my arms were so tired!
Bill and Chrystal were so invested in ensuring this trip was memorable and filled with fun and laughter. We could not have asked for a better pair to spend our first week of marriage with.
All-in-all, this was the most amazing vacation of our lives. ~The Roepkes.
Wow! Wow! Wow!
The giant floating lily pad becomes an audience lounge during a Makai charer with musicians on board!
Bill and Chrystal, thank you so much for a perfect anniversary trip. We have been to the Virgin Islands many, many times, but this trip goes up with the best of times we’ve had. Not only are you great at hosting, cooking, being great captains, and making the best drinks, but you are also so easy to be with..and FUN!!!
We loved playing music for you and thanks for helping to set up all our little gigs at Soggy Dollar, ELM and the Last Resort. What a fun place to play music! We accomplished our goal to relax and celebrate our 10th, but also make new friends. This won’t be our last trip with you guys…promise we’ll be back soon. Makai ROCKs! Thanks again for everything. We love ya’all!
~Donna and Ron
We Had Such a Blast!
Yum, Yum, Yum!!! The food was marvelous and Chrystal’s bread making is sublime! Bill is a very knowledgeable fisherman. Who knew you could catching Tarpon! We had such a blast with Bill and Chrystal, we want to come back next year. Thank you for showing us a wonderful time you two! You’re a great team. ~Deb and Andrew Fritz
A Seasoned Team That Balances Safety and Fun Perfectly
Conch blowing contest? Check. We did that and Chrystal trained us to make sure we’d win at that Micheal Bean show! What fun! Bill and Chrystal truly are a seasoned, professional team that balance safety and fun perfectly. It was very evident to us that Bill is a McGuyvor kind of guy who really knows his boats and fishing. We felt that we were in safe hands with Bill as our captain and Chrystal catering to our needs. We enjoyed every minute being aboard. ~Andrea & Greg Cracknell
A GREAT Weekend!
We absolutely loved our stay on the Makai! Chrystal and Bill are the best hosts. We could not have asked for a better trip. We had a wonderful weekend sailing with you. We hated to leave, but we will definitely do this again soon. Thanks for the great memories. ~Ashley, Mike and Amy
We Left Wanting to Come Back For More!
This was our first time doing a vacation like this and Bill and Chrystal not only made us feel comfortable on a yacht, they showcased the boating lifestyle we never knew existed, opening our eyes to the fruits of the sea and the freedom that comes with sailing. We truly left the islands wanting to come back for more. Thank you so much for showing us this world!
~Neil and Diane Wilson
Chrystal’s Sample Menu
With Captain Bill’s angling expertise, fresh fish is always on the menu aboard Makai!
Standard Ships Bar
Soft drinks, sodas, water, beers & well drinks are available all day for your enjoyment .
Spirits include: Smirnoff and Stoli Vodka, Gordons Gin, Jack Daniels Bourbon, Souza Tequila,
Cruzan Rum, and an assortment of liqueurs.
Red & White Wines are served with dinner.
Beers include: Bud & Bud Lite, Coors Lite, Corona, Miller Lite, Caribe and Presidente/Presidente lite.
Please remember to let the broker know your preferred brand. If you require premium wines or spirits not included in the above please let us know and we will be happy to put them on board for you but at additional cost to the charter.
Yacht Booking Calendar
Currently booked or requested dates:
|Jun 01, 2018
||Mar 31, 2020
||Unavailable: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*
Makai Charter Yacht Rates – BVI
Traveling with a group of friends? All-inclusive yacht vacations don’t get more affordable than this!
|Rates are All Inclusive
Rates are based on 8 days/7 nights
Additional Rate Details
Christmas and New Year’s Weeks add 10 %
Children 12 and under: discount $15o per child
Half-Board Rate (7 Breakfasts/4 Lunches and 3 Dinners served aboard)
$150 per person
Captain-Only Rate: $9,000 (Includes Captain, all linens, towels, paper products, basic condiments, and use of all yacht amenities -snorkel masks/fins, SUPs, Kayaks, etc…) Guests provide food, beverages, ice, water (first full tank is included), customs and cruising fees, moorings and/or dockage, fuel.