|Guest cabin configuration:|
|3 double en-suite cabins|
|Children Min. Age||Water Safe|
Makai is a Voyage 50 with accommodations for 6 guests in 3 Queen en suite cabins or for 7 guests using the single berth in the starboard companionway. The spacious salon and ample cockpit dining area along with the tall headroom below decks are just some of the notable features that make these Voyage catamarans so appealing to charter guests, year after year. The Captain loves to fish, so if fishing is important to you this is the boat and crew to make you happy!
Giant floating LilyPad, 2 SUP's, Lots of fishing gear (including fly fishing gear) - Captain Bill LOVES to fish!, Yacht has required BVI Yacht Fishing Registration., Hammock
Bill West: He was born in Montana and grew up finding fishing holes, hunting and learning the mechanical trade..flipping cars and trucks..not houses. He holds his 100 ton near coastal captain's license with towing and sailing endorsements. When his two boys were 3 and 5 years of age, the family packed up and moved from Montana to the Caribbean!! Bill supported his family by doing boat deliveries and "wrenching" on yachts. Eventually, the family settled in the San Juan Islands. Working for Vessel Assist (Currently renamed BoatUS) for the San Juan Islands, in one year alone, Bill achieved over 9000 nautical miles. 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!! Oh..and don't forget the fish stories....but wait..in this case ..they are all true!! ( Remember..he grew up finding fishing holes) If you want to catch fish...Bill is your captain!!!
Chrystal Rozander-West: 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. (what a great occupation for someone named Chrystal :-) 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...read more
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.
Listed below are any confirmed reservations or unavailability, as well as current holds / options. Note: this calendar is not always 100% current. Please contact us for more information about available dates aboard this yacht.
Hours required between charters: 48 hours
Contact us for rates and current availability or to book a charter aboard Makai!
A day in the life on the boat goes like this.....wake up to a wonderful breakfast prepared by Chrystal, afterwards, Bill drops you off at some beautiful bay to snorkel and swim in. When you are finished, you climb back aboard and lunch is waiting for you, all lovingly prepared by Chrystal. You may decide to stay at your location or move on to another. After a wonderful day of snorkeling, swimming and playing you will anchor up for the night and have a delicious dinner created for you as you watch the glowing sunset.
Bill and Chrystal have a true gift of being able to read their guests. They truly want to please you and make this a trip of a lifetime. As I look to returning home, I know I will miss waking up on this amazing boat, staring out to the Caribbean Sea and being so well taken care of by Bill and Chrystal. We all had an amazing vacation. Thank you with all our hearts Bill and Chrystal!! Love from the Gray family, from CT.
Chrystal's fantastic cooking kept us happy, full & marveling at how she could create such culinary deliciousness in such a tiny kitchen. Bill's masterful captaining kept us on-course and successfully finding secluded moorings even during the busiest week of the year. Although the Barracuda on the end of his line was an unwelcome surprise for Bill, his disentangled it without losing a finger, then happily hooked a beautiful yellowfin Tuna to vindicate his efforts!!!
Thank you Bill and Chrystal for taking such good care of us - for inviting us into your home with such warm hospitality and custom-tailoring our itinerary to perfection. You are a dynamite duo!!
With love and gratitude & best wishes for 2017. Cynthia, Erich, Devin and Annika. New York.
What a wonderful trip! We covered an incredible amount of islands and waters. What fun we had....snorkeling, diving, swimming, eating like queens! You both made our trip so special. We could have asked for a better crew. This boat is so beautiful and it was absolutely perfect for our family. Our girls had a trip of a lifetime! Again, thank you, thank you, thank you!! We will miss you!!
Love, The Norwoods. Paul, Cissy, Emma & Hanna. Austin, TX
THANK YOU so much for the delicious meals, the beautiful snorkeling and hospitality. We had a blast!! With much appreciation, John and Stacy Ellis. Athens, OH
Bill and Chrystal......Thank you for making this "The Best Vacation Ever" on water. You anticipated our needs, knowing what we needed even before we did. Outstanding food, snorkeling, laughter and all around fun times. Can't wait until our paths cross again. Love you both!!
Zip & Dianne Athens, OH
Love Steph & CB Kansas City, MO
Ahoy Bill and Chrystal -
Thank you so much for helping to pull off the most epic 50th birthday surprise party. Your culinary-bartending-and navigation skills, and hospitality are unsurpassable. We so appreciate your extremely close attention to every detail, including your eagle eyes on us as we embarked on our snorkeling adventures. We're in unanimous consent -these have been three of the best days ever!! Your commitment to ensuring a charter exceeds expectations can be summed up by: Campbell's, Ordinary, Soup, Doesn't, Make, Peter, Puke!! ( Geological time scale for: Cambrian, Ordoviciary, Silurian, Devonian, Mississippian, Pennsylvanian, Permian) You got the birthday boy HOOK, LINE and SINKER!! XOXO Charlie & Jen Lawrence
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 didnt 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 Chrystals cooking was amazing. And Captain Bill made sure I caught so many fish to the point where I couldnt 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.