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Catamaran Paradigm Shift, 50ft, 6 guests based in St Thomas, US Virgin Islands

Weekly Charter Rates

$13,000 (2 passengers 7 nights)
$16,500 (6 passengers 7 nights)*
*Price range is subject to change. Please Contact Us for pricing for various party sizes, number of nights and seasons. Best price guarantee: We endeavor to offer the lowest prices available and will always match lowest rates. We accept Visa, MasterCard and AMEX, no fees. We accept Visa, MasterCard and AMEX


Guests Cabins Length
6 3 50ft
Guest cabin configuration:
2 Queen, 1 Double (can split to twin) en-suite cabins with A/C
Designer St. Francis
Built 2011
Children Allowed Yes
Children Min. Age None
Half Board Available Yes
Home port Red Hook, St Thomas, US Virgin Islands
Scuba Rendezvous only

Special Offer

Child discounts for kids under 17 years
Save $250 per child off the 7 night charter rate for children 17 years and under at the time of sailing. Maximum child discount $750 for three or more kids.
Available for charters starting now through 15 December 2018
Reservations need to be confirmed before 1 December 2018
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Catamaran Paradigm Shift Overview

Paradigm Shift is a beautiful 2011 St. Francis catamaran with three guest suites (2 queen and 1 doubles) each with a private en-suite head (electric toilet, shower and vanity/sink). The catamaran is fast, sleek, spacious and comfortable, with all the amenities you could possibly need to enjoy your Caribbean cruising vacation.

The main salon has a large chef’s galley plus spacious lounge area for cocktails, games or indoor meals. The yacht’s interior is fully air-conditioned for your comfort. Have a tropical drink as you watch the sunset, or enjoy a glass of red wine as you relax in the spacious salon after dinner.

The large aft cockpit covered area offers lots of shade for lounging and dinning alfresco. The forward trampolines offer a great place for sunbathing or hanging out while under sail.

Ports and Available Cruising Areas

Home port: Red Hook, St Thomas, US Virgin Islands
Winter cruising area: Caribbean Virgin Islands, Caribbean Leewards
Summer cruising area: Caribbean Virgin Islands, New England

Paradigm Shift Video

Optional Half Board Details


$150 discount per person. Includes standard ships bar, snacks, canapes, 7 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 3 dinners.

Green Initiative: Solar panels, water maker, recycle all waste where possible, eco-friendly cleaning products when possible, local and organic produce when available.


1 master queen berth cabin with private ensuite head (shower, tub, electric toilet & vanity with sink), 1 queen berth cabin with private ensuite head (shower, electric toilet & vanity with sink), 1 double berth cabin with private ensuite head (shower, electric toilet & vanity with sink), large cockpit for lounging and dining, lovely main salon with galley and seating for 6 for cocktails, games or meals, large trampoline forward.


WiFi Internet: Digicell hotspot
Air Conditioning: Full
Salon Stereo
Salon TV
Deck Shower
Hair Dryer
Board Games
Ice Maker
Communications: SatPhone for emergencies.
Sirius XM radio with speakers through including bows.
WiFi hot spots are numerous in the BVI

Water toys

2-Man Kayak
Knee Board
Snorkel Gear
Underwater Camera
Fishing Gear
Fishing Type: Trolling & casting
Fishing Rods: 4 see below
Dinghy: 14' RIB
Dinghy Outboard HP: 40Hp
Other equipment includes:

Underwater lights, Kayak is a 2 person with GLASS BOTTOM , Noodles, (4) Stand-up paddle boards, (2) Ugly stick rod/reels, (2) Stinson rod/reels, Smashball game, Beach Tennis set, (2) squirt guns

Crew photo

Meet the Crew

Steven & Bonnie Carroll

Crew Profiles:

The crew of PARADIGM SHIFT, A 50 FOOT, St. Francis luxury catamaran, are a delightful and very relaxed husband and wife team with a passion for the sea, swimming, sailing, great food and better wine...they are extremely social and love entertaining aboard their beautiful boat.

CAPTAIN: Steven Carroll. A US Coast Guard licensed Master Mariner, Steven has spent his life on the ocean, from sailing with his grandfather in Boston Harbor at six years of age to running a commercial fishing boat in the Gulf of Maine for a decade to sailing extensively in Greece, Turkey, the Caribbean and New England. He grew up and was educated in Africa, the Middle East and Europe before settling down in Annapolis, Maryland graduating from a fully restored classic 42 ft C&C monohull to a 2011 South African built blue water cruising Catamaran. He has a wide variety of interests and a deep appreciation for and considerable experience with, diverse cultures as a result of his life long travels.

FIRST MATE/CHEF: Bonnie Carroll

Originally a farm girl from Western PA, Bonnie has developed a convert's zeal for ocean sailing, snorkeling and scuba diving. Bonnie and Steven both hold Advanced Open Water PADI dive certifications Her early career included waitressing and eventually managing several fine dining restaurants in Pittsburgh where she worked under several renowned chefs developing her own gourmet style of cooking. She presents a very eclectic menu from down home "comfort food" like fresh baked sourdough bread and chocolate chip cookies to organic free range beef tenderloin, fresh fried snapper to Fetuccini Alfredo..She uses all natural, non-processed ingredients and is as concerned about making healthy food choices as she is about over the top quality and taste. Both she and Steven love sharing their very active lifestyle and will gladly teach beginners how to snorkel, kayak and paddle board...read more


Sailor is aboard for both New England charters and charters in the Virgin Islands.

Sailor is a 1 yr old, 10 lb. Bichon Frieze/Toy Poodle mix that is in charge of making sure all the cushions on the boat are equally comfortable. Her other duties include chasing seagulls on the beach, drinking only fresh water with ice and keeping the Captain and First mate's bunk warm on chilly evenings. She is an extremely friendly, completely non-aggressive, people lover that is hypoallergenic to boot.

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Availability for Paradigm Shift:

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.

Upcoming 12 Months Reservation Calendar:

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Reservation Calendar with Port Locations:

Booked: Sunday, 17 December 2017 to Sunday, 24 December 2017: Booked: Red Hook to Red Hook
Booked: Tuesday, 26 December 2017 to Wednesday, 3 January 2018: Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Booked: Saturday, 13 January 2018 to Saturday, 20 January 2018: Booked: Red Hook to Red Hook
Booked: Monday, 5 February 2018 to Thursday, 8 February 2018: Booked: Saint Thomas, USVI* to Saint Thomas, USVI*
Booked: Sunday, 18 February 2018 to Sunday, 25 February 2018: Booked: Red Hook to Red Hook
Booked: Friday, 2 March 2018 to Thursday, 8 March 2018: Booked: Saint Thomas, USVI* to Saint Thomas, USVI*
On Hold: Tuesday, 3 April 2018 to Tuesday, 10 April 2018: Hold: Red Hook to Red Hook

Hours required between charters: 48 hrs

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Reviews for Paradigm Shift with Steven & Bonnie Carroll:

We loved Steve and Bonnie they were perfect and the yacht was perfection. We loved everything including the puppy, Sailor. The food was excellent every meal was great and we had plenty of snacks.

Sailing Directions made this experience easy. I, like most people, have a crazy busy schedule and having everything handled took the stress out of planning the trip.

We feel in love with experience. Best vacation ever and we can't wait until we get to sail again.

Christy W, aboard Catamaran Paradigm Shift sailing the Virgin Islands

Additional reviews:

The nicest boat in the VI
I live in the Virgin Islands and I am very picky on boat charters. Steve and Bonnie have the nicest boat in the VI that I have been on. They just arrived to the area with their absolutely beautiful boat and are the new game in town to beat.

We chartered it for a day for a work retreat with my New York office. Our group was 12. It was fantastic. The boat is new and spotless, Bonnie's food was outstanding (think high expectations for big-city foodies), and Steve was a great captain, making sure we went to the best places for our group and pulling out all the toys for us throughout the day (tubing, snorkel gear, SUPs, games, etc.)!

I have seen most of the charters in the VI so this review should save a lot of research time. If you like new and clean, high-quality food, the best layout of a catamaran I have seen, and a very professional and fun host couple, this is your boat. I will be taking my family on an overnight charter next.

Jeff Picket

Visited December 2015
Steve and Bonnie Carroll made our charter everything we had hoped for and more. From the moment we met them, after exchanging sincere hugs, their first priority was making sure we were comfortable with them and being on their boat. Bonnie was an incredible cook for us. She was always making something delicious and was extremely kind in doing so. On a few occasions we watched and helped her prepare meals. It was fascinating for us to learn new recipes and share some of ours with her. What a delight! Steve always made us feel as if we were in good, safe hands. He had total control over the boat at all times. We enjoyed watching him sail and navigate. He took the time to show us what he was doing, explain his high tech navigational system, and together we developed the itinerary that best suited us. In both of their respective roles, they were true professionals with personalities you dream of. They were always aware of everything. They had the perfect blend of asking if we need anything, and knowing when we wanted space. They had so many fun water toys and we all played on them together. Having them participate with us on their stand up paddle boards, walks on the beach collecting sea shells, meandering through island towns, and early morning swims, showed us that if youre lucky, youre crew can have a fun side to them. Steve was happy to show us how to drive the dingy, although i might have made him nervous :) Their dog, Tabasco, was adorable and never felt in the way. Every morning he would climb on my lap while I enjoyed Bonnies delightful coffee. Im allergic to dogs, but Tabasco, being hypo-allergenic, never gave me a single problem. Definitely the best dog Ive ever met! Steve and Bonnie were genuinely interested in hearing about our lives and it allowed us to feel very easy going. This is a subtle but important trait you want on your charter. After all, youre sharing limited space together. Their casual and relaxed nature made us feel as if we made life long friends. The boat was always very clean, neat, and organized. Whenever we were looking for something, down to the littlest thing such as a toothpick, nail clipper, or tape; they knew just where it would be. This trip was an all time travel highlight for us, and weve been all over the world. While we were still on the boat, we were trying to make a plan for when we can get back on in the future.
APRIL 8, 2015 - DAY TRIP
Everything was perfect!! Bonnie and Steve were great!! Couldn't have ask for a more perfect day!!
We returned last night from the most amazing time! Bonnie and Steve were amazing hosts and made us so comfortable. All of my family - especially the birthday boy Steve, just had a wonderful time. The accommodations were great, the food was delicious and the activities were just enough. We still had plenty of time to just relax and get to know each other better. We had our two new members of our family with us- our future son-in-laws!
MARCH 2014
Our charter was fabulous! Paradigm Shift is modern, spacious, comfortable, plus great under sail. The Exumas are spectacular with their deserted beaches, pristine snorkeling, plus oh-so amazing water colors. We found the Exumas to have just enough establishment and entertainment on land to keep things interesting (with visits to some local marinas, bars, and restaurants plus a fun stop to see the swimming pigs), but what makes the location so unique is the feeling of truly being away from it all. In the end, what made our vacation so special was our crew of Steven, Bonnie and their little dog Tabasco. Steven is a great Captain, making you feel comfortable and safe in his care. He has a wealth of knowledge about the Bahamas and picked a perfect itinerary for our charter. Bonnie is a great Chef, producing one yummy gourmet treat after another. She's also a warm, fun, and friendly person and made us feel extremely welcome aboard. Together, they're an interesting and fun couple to spend time with and we thoroughly enjoyed our time with them. Their 3rd crew member, Tabasco, was a real treat to have around and made a perfect and lovable companion for our trip. We look forward to chartering the Paradigm Shift in the Exumas again soon.
MARCH 2014
We had a marvelous week on Paradigm Shift. It is an absolutely stunning part of the world and even though I spent a lot of time working I was glad that I was on a yacht in the Exuma Cays! Steve and Bonnie were great, excellent hosts and they took such good care of the kids which made a huge difference for Kate and I. The yacht itself is great, lots of space, modern and well set up. I would highly recommend Steve and Bonnie as hosts and Paradigm Shift as a yacht and as you know I am a little hard to please at times!!

sailing itinerary Sample Itinerary

Sailing the US and British Virgin Islands from St Thomas or Tortola.

This trip is an all inclusive award winning gourmet food, fully stocked bar including our famous Pain Killers, water toys and much more!

We pick you up at American Yacht Harbor Dock in Red Hook, St Thomas where we then depart for a gorgeous secluded bay on St John fin a US National Park before clearing through to the British Virgin Islands for the remainder of the week. Fabulous snorkeling, stand up paddle boarding or just basking in the tropical sun on a float with a cocktail in your hand.

You will have a fantastic week of great sailing, excellent service and delicious food! Expansive decks, shade awning and floats satisfy your need for comfort. We try to take you off the beaten path to some of those places you've dreamt about. And whether its snorkel instruction, beverage and food service Captain Steve and Chief Bonnie will help make your week memorable, safe and fun.

We welcome the opportunity to tailor a week to your specific requests and needs.

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