|Children Min. Age||Water Safe|
|Home port||Compass Point Marina, St Thomas, US Virgin Islands|
Mariann, a 2017 launched 50ft Fountaine Pajot, has enormous living areas making it ideal for crewed charter vacations for family and friends sailing and exploring the Caribbean Virgin Islands.
The catamaran’s spacious interior salon is accessed via an extra-wide entry door that seamlessly integrates the indoor and outdoor spaces, and features skylights plus a spectacular panoramic window that provides exceptional views and natural light.
Most of the dining aboard takes place in the outdoor aft lounge where guests can enjoy the soft breezes and the surrounding Caribbean beauty. This area features a large lounge, extra sofa, a dining table for 12 guests.
The yacht has multiple relaxation areas on board allowing guests to fully appreciate the stunning scenery and allow easy access to the water during the charter. The upper lounge deck is a favorite hang out for guests to enjoy 360-degree views and the fabulous trade wind breezes. The flybridge features a chaise lounge and two sunbathing decks. The forward deck also features a large settee and pads for sunbathing.
Mariann has remarkable space in each of its guest cabins. Guests can truly relax during their vacation enjoy complete serenity in their rooms. The master suite takes its decor inspiration from chic city hotels and features a queen size bed, a sleek open-plan en-suite with separate shower, desk and ample storage. This suite is bathed in beautiful light courtesy of the revolutionary large new porthole, panoramic aft windows, and skylights. This master cabin takes up about three-quarters of the port hull, leaving room for a full guest cabin and en-suite head forward. The starboard hull has two large cabins and en-suite heads.
Home port: Compass Point Marina, St Thomas, US Virgin Islands
Winter cruising area: Caribbean Virgin Islands
Summer cruising area: Caribbean Virgin Islands
Giant Lily Pad Floating Mat, , Sub-Wing, , 2 Stand Up Paddleboards, , Full Face Aria Snorkel Gear
Captain Mark Turner grew up in a small village in Leicestershire, England, before moving to the US over 20 years ago. When Mark first moved to the US he lived in Santa Cruz, California where he learned to sail & would go fishing for salmon and halibut in the Monterey Bay. Later he moved to Florida where his passion for being on the water & sailing lead him to become a sailing instructor. He discovered the Virgin Islands around 15 years ago and since that first visit always dreamed of living the island lifestyle. Finally in 2015 he made that dream a reality. He is really excited to share his passion for sailing and the island way of life with guests aboard Mariann.
Mark is a U.S. Coast Guard Captain, RYA/MCA Yachtmaster Offshore, open water certified scuba diver, and a U.S. Certified Sailing Instructor. He enjoys traveling to new places and meeting people, making new friends along the way. He enjoys being on the water more than being on land, so its no surprise that his favorite sports other than sailing are wake boarding, scuba diving, surfing, and kiteboarding. On land, he also enjoys watching his favorite football team Leicester City.
Mark's sailing experience includes sailing the Atlantic, Pacific, Caribbean, and the Mediterranean. His favorite sailing grounds, however, are right here in the Virgin Islands.His local knowledge of hidden places and local hot spots enables him to take his guests to the best places throughout the islands...read more
First Mate/Chef Heather Hessler joins Mariann as a highly regarded chef working in the charter yacht industry.
Born and raised in NJ, Heather's dad had her up on a surfboard since she was three years old. Her passion for the ocean started then. She fell in love with the Virgin Islands after traveling here as a competitive surfer and attending the University of the Virgin Islands
As much as Heather loves being in or around the ocean she has spent equal time in the kitchen. She started working in the restaurant/hospitality business at 16. She learned from great chefs in the super, high-end restaurants of St Thomas where she also became a sought after mixologist creating inspired libations in some of the island's top martini bars. Guests can look forward to her creative cocktails aboard!
Heather specializes in preparing healthy, flavorful well-balanced meals that are also aesthetically pleasing. She communicates with her guests pre-charter to tailor a menu to suit any dietary restrictions or preferences. She is well versed in vegetarian/pescatarian/vegan/gluten free diets. Heather draws particular inspiration from Latin, Caribbean and Asian cuisine influences.
Together, Captain Mark and Chef Heather offer an unparalleled vacation experience aboard Mariann - great days of sailing and exploring the BVI with delicious cuisine served with a smile.
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: 24 hrs
Contact us for rates and current availability or to book a charter aboard Mariann!