Very thoughtfully designed to excel in the BVI crewed yacht charter market, Nadiya is a catamaran ideally suited for families or groups of 6.
Nadiya handles the seas easily and has a large cockpit, salon and cabins. This completely remodeled Leopard 47 catamaran was a winner of Cruising World’s ‘Best Charter Boat of the Year’ award.
Three comfortable, private cabins are available all with ensuite electric heads and showers. NThe outdoor seating area has roll down screens for shade, and to create an outdoor living room when the sun goes down.
Nadiya has been further equipped and customized with lots of fun water toys appealing interior decor and an outdoor projection screen for movie night. This catamaran is an amazing value in the BVI crewed yacht charter industry.
Crew Colleen and Matt really know the Caribbean and make excellent hosts for your trip of a lifetime! They consistently earn rave reviews for their outstanding service and create lasting friendships as a result.
Take a look at this video walk-through video of Nadiya for a comprehensive look above and below decks of the BVI’s BEST crewed yacht charter catamaran!
Water Toys and Crewed Charter Amenities for FUN in the BVI!
12′ Dinghy with 30hp engine
2 man Kayak
Giant Floating LilyPad
Outdoor projection screen for fun movie nights aboard!
Meet Your Crew! Captain Mike Marier & Chef/First Mate Julie Marier
Find Out How Extraordinary a Crewed Yacht Charter Can Be with the Outstanding Duo: Captain Mike Marier & Chef/First Mate Julie Marier
Mike and Julie met soon after high school and have been inseparable ever since. While raising their family, Mike & Julie took family vacations up north which always meant time on the water boating, fishing, skiing, biking and lots of great memories with the family. They also traveled to tropical destinations to escape the cold winter months. When they took a family trip to the VI they knew they would be back for good at some point. They bought a sailboat in Florida after their family was raised, spent time there and made the jump to come back to the islands after selling their home and everything they owned. They hope to help others create lasting lifetime memories in their dream destination.
Mike grew up in the land of 10,000 lakes and took full advantage of as many opportunities as he could to hit the lakes.
As a boy and young man he spent many summers up north at the family cabin taking advantage of all water sports. It’s here that Mike developed his love of being on the water. Mike has been an entrepreneur most of his life and has, along with Julie run a personal training business, owned a fitness center, worked in the oil fields. In his free time, Mike enjoys working out, reading and ‘wrenching’ on things. Mike looks forward to showing his guests a great time and all the amazing things the islands have to offer.
Julie was born in Minnesota and moved to California as a young girl. It was then that Julie fell in love with the ocean and the peace and serenity it brought her.
Julie’s love of cooking and food started at a young age as her mother was a wonderful cook and teacher and had Julie in the kitchen with her. Because of her early start, Julie worked in the service industry in many different fields after moving back to Minnesota. Julie loves to cook a wide range of foods but her favorites are comfort style, using fresh local ingredients.
Julie’s hobbies are crocheting, cooking, working out with Mike and people watching :). Julie looks forward to having you and your family join them for an unforgettable experience.
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Breakfast served with fresh coffee/assorted teas/fruit juices and fresh seasonal fruit
Key Lime Pie
Scratch made key lime custard in a delicious graham cracker crust
Seasonal berry tarts topped with vanilla infused whipped cream
Decadent pound cake
Warm, rich pound cake topped with fresh strawberry compote and drizzled with chocolate
Julie’s Minnesota apple crisp
Delicious apple “pie” baked and topped with crumble and a salted caramel sauce
Mini chocolate bundt cake topped with chocolate sauce and chocolate chips
Paradise Burger, Sweet Potato Fries, Apple Cinnamon Horseradish Sauce
Cheese and charcuterie platter with fruit and nuts
Toasted baguette slices topped with fresh basil, mozzerella slices, tomatoes, garlic and topped with balsamic glaze and sea salt
Pulled chicken, red onions, Monterey jack cheese, and BBQ sauce in a crispy flour tortilla served with lettuce and sour cream
Garlic hummus and toasted pita chips
Crudites with sour cream and chive dip
Chicken in a sweet chili sauce, asian slaw and peanuts served with romaine leaves.
Grilled shrimp marinated in Caribbean jerk spices and fresh herbs
Jasmine rice accented by toasted coconut
Fresh grilled veggies
Grilled filet mignon with mushrooms and shallot butter
Garlic mashed potatoes
Prosciutto wrapped asparagus
Marinated mahi mahi with a fresh mango salsa
Served on a bed of coconut rice
Lightly breaded chicken breast in lemon and caper sauce
Roasted fingerling potatoes
Garden salad with scratch dressing
Roasted pork tenderloin encrusted with savory seasonings
Pureed buttered parsnips
Green beans almondine
Pan seared sea scallops lightly seasoned
Served over lemon garlic pasta
Butter and cheese baguette toasted
Coffee and after dinner drinks served with dessert
Key Lime Pie
Banana Pineapple Lumpia, Raspberry Ginger Puree
Mixed Berry Streusel, Lemon Almond Glaze
Honey Vanilla Poached Pears, Marscarpone Flambe
Coconut Cream Pie
Pineapple Upside Down Rum Cake
Fudge Brownies, Ala Mode
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.
What We Love About Nadiya’s BVI Crewed Yacht Charters
We love Nadiya’s underwater lights! The bright interior and spacious cockpit area are designed for families or couples to enjoy being together and to have fun. The crew of Colleen and Matt have worked together for a few seasons and are an excellent professional team with skills and personalities that really complement each other. Matt is also a dive instructor so he can guide certified divers to some of
The crew of Colleen and Matt have worked together for a few seasons and are an excellent professional team with skills and personalities that really complement each other.
Matt is also a dive instructor so he can guide certified divers to some of the best SCUBA sites in the Caribbean. Together, Colleen and Matt make a winning team. They are fun and gracious hosts who will become lifelong friends for guests who choose Nadiya for their crewed yacht charter through the BVI.
Green Boating Aboard Nadiya
Nadiya practices “green boating” to protect and preserve the marine environment. The BetterLife brand of cleaning products is exclusively used on board as well as the Pharmacopia line of toiletries.
These products are all-natural and do not contain petrochemical solvents or petroleum based cleaning agents, synthetic fragrances, dyes, alcohol or sulfates.
Nadiya’s guests tell the story of their crewed yacht charters aboard Nadiya through the BVI.
We Are DEFINITELY Coming Back Next Year!
"Our week was perfect and memorable!"
Thanks to Matt and Colleen, our AWESOME crew aboard Nadiya. We cant' be more grateful. Our week was perfect and memorable. We will miss Matt's awesome dishes and Coleen's cheerfulness. Excellent and highly recommended. We will be back!
Also, thanks to Kelly Kiernan our iYachtClub broker who helped us through the booking process. We are super happy with the services of iYachtClub. I had used another charter company before, and nothing can be compared with this experience. Our trip was beyond wonderful. We are definitely coming back next year! Hopefully, we can book with Matt and Colleen again! ~The Rodriguez Group
Oustanding In Every Way
We chartered Nadiya – with captain Colleen and first mate/Chef Matt. Outstanding in every way. We didn’t have a single complaint about anything. Even the weather was perfect. Colleen clearly knew her way around the BVI and she expertly helped us plan an itinerary that covered most of the activities we wanted to do on the trip. It really felt like a customized vacation that was tailored to our desires. Matt’s dual-hat act as first mate and
Matt’s dual-hat act as first mate and chef was well done. He clearly knows his way around the galley and every single meal was eagerly anticipated and well received. I ate foods on vacation that I probably wouldn’t have eaten at home. Everything was delicious. Matt was equally adept at leading the way when it came to snorkeling, and showed us a great time underwater as well. They make a great team and seem to truly enjoy their jobs. Highly recommend a charter on Nadiya with the two of them!
We Ate Like Kings
Honestly, our week on Nadiya was like going to a high-end restaurant every night with Matt’s cooking. Just phenomenal—nothing like we’re used to in the Caribbean. That plus Colleen being a superb captain who knows all the secret places to go and when to get there—the whole trip was amazing. The boat, the sailing, diving, hikes, paddle boarding, sitting in the sun on the boat—just all around relaxing and being super pampered.
Colleen and Matt are so great together and such a fun, engaging, gracious couple that we really REALLY hope they’ll still be up for having us back next year.
~Julia Nord and family
I Would Have Traveled in a Row Boat With Colleen and Matt
Colleen and Matt were both friendly and accommodating. They were full of suggestions. I think they were really surprised with us. When they asked what we wanted to do I turned back to them and said, “Make it fun!” I don’t know places or things to do. I make decisions every day, all day, at work. Traveling with 4 teenagers and just myself, I told Colleen and Matt to ask the kids what they wanted to do. If they didn’t care then just tell us where to go and what to do. We liked snorkeling and swimming but would check out any land ideas they had. I must say we were not disappointed. They provided a perfect vacation.
The yacht, Nadiya, was comfortable and clean. I must say I spent more time on the back of the boat then actually in the boat! The weather was great and the breeze kept things cool. As one picks what boat to be on I know pictures can be deceiving, and I don’t put a lot of stock into them. The boat was very nice,but I would have traveled in a row boat with Colleen and Matt.
I can’t imagine going to the Islands and not being on a boat. One of the most stressful things about traveling for me is making sure the family is having fun and being fed good meals and not just junk food. Matt was a master in the galley. Who would have ever know you could have such beautifully presented and deliciously tasting food on a boat.
I had never sailed before and had no idea what to expect. Being able to turn travel, tours, sightseeing, and dining over to someone else is the ONLY way I will ever go back to the islands. Colleen followed the kids around in the dinghy when they were sailing a little Hobie cat. She was so encouraging and they still talk about how they were stuck and going nowhere until she showed them what to do. Matt taught the kids how to knee board. He was very patient and encouraging as he went around and around, again and again until they finally got it. You cannot go wrong with this pair. Thank you Colleen and Matt for an AWESOME experience!
~Toby Carmichael and Kids
Colleen and Matt Made Our Vacation Unforgettable!
I just wanted to say what a great time we had on our vacation with Captain Colleen and Matt on Nadiya. Colleen and Matt are great!
Colleen is a wonderful captain – knowledgeable, safe and was very hands on with our girls letting them participate in the sailing, teaching us about the islands, snorkeling with us, etc. She was very helpful and her recommendations on activities were spot on.
Matt is a fantastic chef and was great with our kids as well – making them feel like chefs themselves, taking them snorkeling or just floating around on the lilypad. The food he prepared was amazing and he was always proactive in caring for our food/beverage needs.
I can not say enough good things about them and our experience in the BVI’s – Colleen and Matt made our vacation unforgettable!! We consider them family now!
~Jim and JeanMarie, Bridget, Morgan and Lauren
We Were Totally Spoiled
We felt compelled to write and thank you so much for placing us on the perfect yacht for our vacation and with the perfect Crew. We felt very comfortable the minute we stepped on board. We had the best time because of our amazing Captain Colleen and Chef Matt. We were delighted each morning with healthy and beautifully plated breakfast, with local fruits each day. Matt introduced us to the many flavors of the Caribbean. Service was impeccable with beautiful place settings, great island cocktails and always gourmet entrees. We were totally spoiled!
My husband and I felt very confident with our captain as she showed us some amazing places in the BVIs. I could go on and on but I just wanted to shout out how experienced and knowledgeable our crew was in making our vacation one of the best!”
A Great Time
Happy to be home but also a little sad at the same time that our amazing vacation is really over. Thanks again to Chef Matt and Colleen of the good ship Nadiya for showing us a great time last week!
One of Our Best Vacations Ever
We are not sure there are adequate words to describe our thoughts about this vacation! The scenery is breathtaking! The water was perfect! You both are so gracious and kind and fun! We laughed so much! This is one of our best vacations ever. And one we will definitely repeat! We wish you happy sailing and hope our paths cross again!
The Food Was Awesome
This was the best vacation we have had. The places we visited on this trip were absolutely beautiful! It has been relaxing and so much fun, too. Matt’s food was awesome, and you guys were the best hosts. We can’t wait for the next sailing vacation with you both.
~Lynn and Mike
Like a First Class Hotel With Sails
As for the trip, the experience, the accommodations, the food, the hospitality, the entertainment, the adventures – all exceeded our expectations. From start to finish and everything in between, we were pleasantly surprised with all of the fine touches. The cerw were exceptional hosts and made us feel comfortable and relaxed every nautical mile. It was like a first class hotel with sails. Overall, we give the overall experience a 2 thumbs up and would highly recommend this trip and experience to others.
A Great Vacation
It was a great vacation and we would do it again in a heartbeat. The crew is extremely flexible in making the charter what you want it to be, including the itinerary, how much you sail and what activities you do. they did everything that they could to enhance our vacation.
~ Laurie and David
An Unforgettable Honeymoon
Words cannot suffice in expressing our gratitude for everything you both have done to make our honeymoon something we will never forget. Thank your for the countless breath-taking views, for the delicious and well-prepared food, for the history and geography lessons, for the snorkeling and the island tours and most of all for your conversations and your friendship. Mille Baci Dola!
~Hanya and Giuseppe.
The Trip of a Lifetime
The crew was fantastic. They could not have been more pleasant and bent over backwards to make us comfortable and welcomed. Matt is a fantastic cook too! Nadiya is an older catamaran but was updated recently and is in tip top shape.Everything was great and in good shape. We loved the beanbag chairs on the trampoline. This was the trip of a lifetime for the Chaloupka family! We give them 5 stars!
Every Day Was A New Adventure
Matt’s Lobster Mac N Cheese “It’s an understatement to say the meals were great: the variety was unbelievable, the presentations was amazing, the taste was superb.”
This cruise was on our bucket list, and it fulfilled our desires in so many ways. Chef Matt, it’s an understatement to say the meals were great: the variety was unbelievable, the presentations was amazing, the taste was superb. It is hard to believe you were able to produce such fine dining meals from that compact galley.
Colleen your masterful boat handling compared with the captains on the high seas and we were never disappointed with the stops chosen, and your desire to make sure we were satisfied was another positive.
Your knowledge of the area helped us to do the things we hoped to do. The snorkeling was fun and enabled us to see things we’ve never seen before. The Baths were spectacular as were the hiking trails. Both of you created a memorable week for us in so many ways. Your personalities cheered and motived us to attempt so many things. Every day was a new adventure that helped us to enjoy sailing as well as learning something about this part of theCaribbean. Thanks to both of you for giving us an unforgettable time with you and the boat.
~Judi, MJ, & Sara
Nadiya, Nadiya! Best Vacation Ever!
Chef Matt gets lunch plated and ready to serve!
Amazing meals from Chef Matt’s galley make Nadiya’s BVI crewed yacht charters extraordinary.
Best Vacation Ever!
I don’t know where to start. Colleen & Matt are the perfect addition to your vacation. As Captain and Chef/ First Mate your days will pass by and you will wish you had 2 or 3 weeks aboard Nadiya.
Matt’s expertise in the galley will amaze you. Colleen is calm under pressure. You arrive as strangers but leave as family. We can’t wait until we can plan to sail again with them again. On a side note…the boat is also very comfortable. We loved the beanbag chairs up front and “deploying the toys,” i.e. the Lillie Pad.You won’t be disappointed with Nadiya! ~The Knapp Group
TO ALL Future Saltys,
You are getting ready to embark on the beginning of an amazing journey.
My family (Husband & 3 daughters, 14, 12, 10) experienced the vacation of a lifetime & memories & stories that will be talking about for years.
So many adventures! Capt Kyle & Chef Tim became an extension of our family on this week long trip. What amazing sailors & CHef!
The bonfire dinner, The Caves, finding new course together to explore, they knew what our family needed. We also enjoyed quite time in the am, redoing, learning about the sea & sailing. Kyle & Time made sailors out of my kids! We will be back!
Love, ~The David Family
Tom, Kerry, Payton, McKenzie & Zoe (aka Swab)
Tarpon Springs, Florida
My Very First Sturgis Group Experience – Dave E
This was my very first Sturgis group experience. The scenery was breathtaking, around every corner and curve was another adventure. And while the peer fellowship was fantastic, one of the most consistently fabulous aspects about our trip was the meals. Julie did an absolutely outstanding job in meal variety and preparation. I went on this trip thinking I may actually push back and saw it as an opportunity to maybe even lose a little weight… what I found was myself looking for and wanting seconds, sometimes thirds every time we sat down at the table. Julie had pre-planned a weeks breakfasts and dinners for our group of twelve. She prepared a variety of dishes that allowed me to try some foods I may not usually consider. She always served us timely, warm meals and adjusted easily to our slightly adventurous irregular schedule. Her selections looked fantastic, they were delicious; the aroma drew you in and she was prepared with sides and all the trimmings that enhanced the experience even more. It was such a wonderful way to begin and end our days. On a 1 to 10 scale I’d give Julie a 15+!! I highly recommend you letting her guide your culinary adventures, just sit back, relax and prepare to be delighted.
Miss you guys already!!! – Al
My son and I, along with 10 friends just returned from an 8 day stay at the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, in Sturgis, South Dakota. This is the second Sturgis trip that Julie and Mike were our hosts. Both were very professional, knowledgeable and eager to please. Julie’s meals were off the charts!! Since we were at a Motorcycle Rally, I was expecting burgers and hotdogs on the grill every night, which I would have been fine with. Boy, was I pleasantly surprised. I ate like a King!!! Breakfasts were AMAZING, eggs, sausage, bacon, pancakes along with dishes I have never had. Our dinners were FABULOUS. Steak, cooked to perfection, spaghetti and meatballs, garlic bread and Cabbage Rolls were just a few of the selections. I highly recommend booking your adventure with Mike and Julie as your hosts!! Definitely a 5 Star rating from me!!!!
hope this works for you. Feel free to dress it up as you see fit.
Miss you guys already!!!
Amazing Host To Us Aboard Nadiya
Mike and Julie have been such an amazing host to us over the years! We are always looking forward to what is next for tasty treats, and Mike is ever the consummate server of all he encounters. We always look forward to spending time with them. Can’t go wrong with the Mariers.
Highly Recommend Aboard Nadiya
This was my first time to stay with Julie and mike. When you rely on other people to plan your trip I am always a skeptic. These two made me feel like family from the start. The food and hospitality was incredible. I highly recommend them for any outing and will use them again in the future.
Thanks you two .
Best Christmas Vacation Aboard Nadiya
All our meals were eaten outside in the covered cockpit area even when some rain passed through – nice and dry. Matt was very adept at presenting the most delicious dishes for the 4 adult foodies on board while also making simple food for our 2 boys who are not so adventurous with food. Colleen knows the islands well and showed us a new beautiful bay/cove every day. She let us know that we were on our own time and she did not have an agenda.
Currently booked or requested dates:
Jun 06, 2020
Jun 12, 2020
Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Jun 13, 2020
Jun 20, 2020
Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Jun 23, 2020
Jun 30, 2020
Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Mar 27, 2021
Apr 03, 2021
Hold: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Rates are All Inclusive
Additional Rate Details:
Captain Only Rates:$8500.00
SLEEP ABOARD: $200 per cabin, 2 cabin minimum. Dinner ashore at client expense. Includes boarding after 4pm, welcome cocktail and breakfast the next morning.
2/$10,700 3/$11,550 4/$11,900 5/$12,250 6/$12,600
Includes: 7 breakfasts, 4 lunches & 3 dinners. Requires 3 lunches and 4 dinners ashore at client expense. Also see Local Fare option below.
LOCAL FARE MEAL PLAN:
2/10,850 3/$11,775 4/$12,200 5/$12,625 6/$13,050
Includes: 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches & 6 dinners. Requires 2 lunches and 1 dinner ashore at client expense.
Christmas and New Years weeks: Flat Rate: $14850
Onboard Scuba Diving
Maximum of 4 persons per dive. $50 per person/per dive. Dive Gear and tank refills included.
No need to lug your dive gear to the airport and check a bag. Nadiya has brand new Mares BCD’s available for guests to rent.
Includes all new Mares BCD’s, regulator, octopus, and gauges. 4 sets of gear onboard plus masks, fins and weights.
Discover Scuba Diving
$100.00 per person, maximum 4 adults or 2 children. Includes introductory lesson and 1 open water dive. Additional dives are $40.00 ea. per person.