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Catamaran Shangri La, 52ft, 8 guests based in St Thomas, US Virgin Islands

Weekly Charter Rates

$18,300 (2 passengers 7 nights)
$25,000 (8 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
8 4 52ft
Guest cabin configuration:
1 Master, 2 Queen, 1 Twin en-suite cabins with A/C
Designer Lagoon
Built 2016
Children Allowed Yes
Children Min. Age None, we love children
Home port Red Hook, St Thomas, US Virgin Islands
Scuba Rendezvous only
Shangri La 1 Shangri La 2 Shangri La 3 Shangri La 4 Shangri La 5 Shangri La 6 Shangri La 7 Shangri La 8 Shangri La 9 Main salon Spacious aft deck Front deck lounge area Top deck area Guest cabin Guest cabin Luxurious linens Vanity and shower area Alfresco dining Cocktails with a view Wide aft deck Wide side decks for easy access Underwater lights for night fun Underwater bliss Waking Yoga (if you like) SUP fun Escape from everything! Shangri La Layout

Catamaran Shangri La Overview

Shangri La is the perfect luxury hideaway on the water, suited for everybody who appreciates modern sophistication while on vacation. The crew/owners have been chartering for over 4 years and recently upgraded to this 2016 Lagoon 52 with flybridge.

With the same professional crew, same excellent service and food, same concept, but on a bigger, state-of-the-art yacht, available for charter in the Virgin Islands.

Start your morning in a romantic secluded bay, dive in and snorkel the remarkable underwater world, have an exhilarating day sail, lay back and relax and enjoy your first class dinner together with a breathtaking sunset. Guests are welcome to enjoy, relax and unwind on the spacious yacht, roomy enough to find privacy on the seating area of the foredecks, the large trampolines, the wide and open flybridge, but also for bigger groups to come together for al fresco dining in the wide and shady cockpit.

Shangri La accommodates maximum 8 guests in 4 guest cabins including one deluxe cabin with queen-size bed, big lockers, en-suite bathroom with shower and a separate entrance from the cockpit, two spacious premium cabins with queen-size beds and en-suite bathroom, and one cabin with single sized bunk beds and en-suite bathroom.

Fixed hull windows allow natural lighting in every cabin together with wide deck hatches, which also provide excellent ventilation. In addition all cabins have fans and private air conditioning controls. The modern and elegant salon offers wide, panoramic windows allowing natural light to flood throughout, an elegant lounge area with TV and music system as well as the well-equipped galley.

One of the most popular spots on Shangri La is the flybridge. Not only the helm station is located there but also a canvas topped lounge and sunbathing area. Here the famous Shangri La sundowner cocktail is served.

For exhilarating action besides sailing, there is a wide assortment of toys including stand up paddleboards, floats, the Shangri La Pool Bar, and snorkel and fishing gear.

Captain Bernd and Chef Daniela are eager to welcome you aboard for the vacation of a lifetime. This team will turn your sailing vacation to an extraordinary unforgettable lifetime experience!

Ports and Available Cruising Areas

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

Shangri La Video


1 master cabin with queen cabin, private en-suite bath (electric head, wash basin and large stall shower), lots of storage and separate access directly to the aft desk. 2 large queen cabins each with private en-suite bath (electric head, wash basic and stall shower) plus 1 cabin with two single bunk beds also with private en-suite bath (electric head, wash basin and large stall shower).

Awarded 2nd best boat in BVI boat show.

ON SPECIAL REQUEST: yacht can offer 8 guests in 4 queen cabins and crew will move to bunk cabin for added $2,000.


Air Conditioning: Full
Salon Stereo
Salon TV
Deck Shower
Hair Dryer
Board Games
Sun Awning
Ice Maker
Other entertainment: European Coffee and Espresso machine
Karaoke on Board

Communications: WiFi: Unlimited

Water toys

Floating Mats
Snorkel Gear
Underwater Camera
Fishing Type: No fishing please
Dinghy: 14' RIB center console
Dinghy Outboard HP: 50hp
Other equipment includes:

Floating lounge - great for cocktails , Noodles, Bocce Balls, Football, Frisbee, Pool Bar, Subwing, 2 beanbags, 2 Kayak Paddles to use the SUP as a kayak

Crew photo

Meet the Crew

Bernd & Daniela


Doing what we do best - the perfect crew: always fresh, always relaxed, always motivated!

We have 2 crew-teams on Shangri La and change 4 times a year, so we can guarantee that we are always able to deliver high end service and quality. That´s what our guests expect and deserve: a vacation of their lifetime!

<BIG><U>Team 1: Captain Bernd and Chef Daniela</BIG></U> are eager to welcome you aboard for the vacation of a lifetime! This husband and wife team are both originally from Austria, and Daniela's cooking will definitely tempt you with some fabulous Austrian specialties. Both are originally medical doctors but changed their life for a life on a yacht. Bernd and Daniela are highly experienced and work in the charter business for more than 14 years, they organized sailing events in Croatia for up to 1000 guests. For each guests they love to plan an individual adventure and vacation and they have only one goal in mind: to make this the best vacation you have ever had. No wonder that many of their guests are repeated clients that love and appreciate this professional, enthusiastic and dedicated couple.

Bernd (RYA Yachtmaster Ocean) is a dedicated yacht captain and sailor since he turned 18. He sailed extensively in the Mediterranean, Caribbean, US Coast and Bahamas and he sailed Shangri La over the Atlantic. He has a lot of charter experience and optimizes your perfect vacation with lots of local knowledge. He loves to share his passion for sailing, water and nature with all guests as well as his passion of creating tasteful cocktails. On Shangri La´s BBQ he shows his talent in fine grilling. Besides that he is a massive music fan and enthusiastic DJ which, as one might imagine, provides the basis for great on-board parties...read more

Daniela, the perfect first mate and chef, loves to make her guests feel healthy and happy. Her passion and love for food and service paired with Austrian culinary training, makes her the amazing chef she is. She is energetic and enthusiastic, loves sailing, hiking, snorkeling and sports. As a former ballet dancer, she is very good with kids and makes an enthusiastic yoga and meditation teacher, work-out coach and limbo dancer - pointing out, with a big smile:"no guest ever left Shangri La without doing Limbo at least once!"

This team will turn your sailing vacation to an extraordinary unforgettable lifetime experience!

<BIG><U>Team 2: Daniel and Cathren </BIG></U>both from South Africa, married in 2014 and have been friends since high school. Their love for the ocean, sailing and the sun attracted them to the BVI and the charter yacht industry. Before they joined Shangri La they have spent the past year chartering for the biggest Charter company in the BVIs. Their great service, easy going nature and enthusiasms to water ensure that guest have unforgettable vacations, are relaxed and filled with long lasting memories!

Daniel (RYA Yachtmaster Offshore) loves exploring the ocean and is a competent sailor to whom safety is priority. He grew up on the ocean with boating, diving and waterskiing and owned a company for yacht upholstery in South Africa. He sailed in South Africa, Caribbean and Virgin Islands. His incredible local knowledge, his patience and experience makes him a great sailor and also instructor in watersports like wakeboarding. He is passionate about snorkeling and is a mastermind on identifying fish. An early morning snorkel is a daily routine if it allows. With his joy of life and his professional hard working ethic he is excited to deliver high-end vacations to guests, that matches the luxury and comfort of Shangri La.

Cathren has a fun-loving personality. Her amazing cuisine is influenced by her studies in Food Science and Nurtrition. She combines her passion for fine dining and good foods with her wide knowledge, she loves to cook with fresh and seasonal ingredients to get the most flavor as well as all the benefits of what you eat. She introduces flavors of her own culture to her cooking, as well as areas she has visited across the globe such as the Mediterranean, West Indies and Asia, giving a different and delicious food experience. She is happy to meet all your dietary needs and always up to create new and exciting meals that fit her guests preferences and desires. With her warm and charming character she is also good with kids and she loves to paddleboard and snorkel with them.

This easy going, friendly and fun team looks forward to welcoming you on board Shangri La, with a big smile, best service and lots of adventures to give you memories that last for a life time.

<BIG><U>Stew Lena Wilhoft:</BIG></U>

From October to June Stew Lena will support the Teams on Shangri La to ensure best service on board for our guests!

Lena, originating from Hamburg, Germany, is passioned for sailing, sports, a snorkel enthusiast and loves to interact with kids of all ages. She studied at the University of Hamburg and graduated as a hotel specialist and business administrator. In the past years Lena worked in the largest and finest hotel in Hamburg, Grand Elysee, where she was responsible for guest care. She enjoyed her job as a customer relation & experience responsible supervisor, is highly professional, polite and known to keep a tight ship with all her tasks being always under control and in order. On Shangri La, her responsibilities as a hostess are, taking care of service & cleaning, preparing & serving her best cocktails and providing a helping hand to the chef. Flexible with a lively sense of humor and a kind heart, her aim is to make your stay as seamless and comfortable as possible.

Doing what we do best - the perfect crew: always fresh, always relaxed, always motivated!

<BIG><U>To ensure that our team shifts during the season:</BIG></U>

<B>October-December: Bernd&Daniela&Lena

January-March: Daniel&Cathren&Lena

April-May: Bernd&Daniela&Lena

June: Daniel&Cathren&Lena

July-September: Daniel&Cathren</B>

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Availability for Shangri La:

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, 10 December 2017 to Sunday, 17 December 2017: Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*
Booked: Monday, 18 December 2017 to Thursday, 21 December 2017: Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*
Booked: Friday, 22 December 2017 to Friday, 29 December 2017: Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Tortola, To be Decided - BVI
Booked: Saturday, 30 December 2017 to Saturday, 6 January 2018: Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*
Booked: Wednesday, 10 January 2018 to Monday, 22 January 2018: Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*
Booked: Saturday, 27 January 2018 to Saturday, 3 February 2018: Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*
Cabin Booked: Wednesday, 7 February 2018 to Monday, 19 February 2018: Cabin Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*
Booked: Wednesday, 21 February 2018 to Thursday, 1 March 2018: Booked: Tortola, To be Decided - BVI to Tortola, To be Decided - BVI
Booked: Saturday, 3 March 2018 to Friday, 9 March 2018: Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*
Booked: Sunday, 11 March 2018 to Sunday, 18 March 2018: Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*
Booked: Saturday, 24 March 2018 to Saturday, 31 March 2018: Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*
On Hold: Sunday, 1 April 2018 to Sunday, 8 April 2018: Hold: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*
On Hold: Friday, 22 June 2018 to Friday, 29 June 2018: Hold: Tortola, Trellis Bay, BVI to Saint Thomas, USVI*

Hours required between charters: 24 hrs

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November 2017
Dear Dani, Bernd and Lena,

Thank you so much for the wonderful time on Shangri La. It was another great trip- especially Anegada. Thank you for taking care of little David and thank you for the superb food- it deserves *****.
This was our second time on Shangri La and we are sure that we´ll come back.. see you next time!
October 2017
A fantastic sailing trip- thank you for everything! We sailed with Shangri La now the third time and each time it is just phenomenal – a lot of champagne, yoga in the morning and Zumba in the afternoon, Laura´s birthday party, awesome food (we loved the Kaiserschmarrn), best cocktails and unforgettable sailing!
Thank you – Shangri La rocks!!!
August 2017
Dear Bernd and Dani,
We are grateful to have met you. Thank you immensely for coming to our rescue after our other boat was struck by lightning. Although that was very unfortunate, Paul and I feel that it was serendipity because otherwise we would not have found you and the Shangri La! This has been a true vacation of a lifetime. Everything about this trip was perfect - thank you for taking such great care of us in every way. The food was amazing and we really enjoyed getting to know a little bit about Austria. All the activities were so much fun! There is so much I can say, but I don't think I have enough room. We will cherish these memories always and rejoice to see you again. You are always welcome in our home in Jacksonville, FL.
Sanya and Paul

Ha ha! Great picture. Thanks again for everything. You are both good people. We appreciate all you have done to make our much needed holiday very special and memorable. We had a great time and feel we made two new friends.
Bis dann,
August 2017
Bernd and Dani,
Thank you so much for making this vacation so wonderful! You made the trip so much fun! I loved all the water sports and meals and yoga in the morning! If we ever go skiing in Austria we'll give you a call. The food was AMAZING!!! That was the best wiener-schnitzel that I've ever had! I also LOVED the (virgin) cocktails and I loved you guys! Also thanks for teaching us some German, I can now successfully call someone a liar in German. The karaoke was really fun!
Amazing Charter and Family Friendly
We decided to try something new in the BVI and chartered Shangri La for a week. Our party was three adults and one four year old. From the minute we joined Shangri La to the time we said farewll we had an excellent time. Dani's meals were excellent and she provided a great variety of food each day - the only problem was it was more food than we could eat. Dani's morning yoga was a hit with us all including the four year old. Before we went on the trip we were very uncertain about comfort and safety while on board, and I am happy to say that the boat is comfortable in every way and the crew make you feel safe at all times. We enjoyed Bernd's cocktails and several really good wines and champagne were available throughout our stay. Overall this was one of the most fun and adventurous vacations we have taken and would highly recommend that others join them as well, as it is all first class all the way!
July 2017
A boat full of doctors.. Safest trip ever! Thank you graciously for the most wonderful trip. The four of us enjoyed every moment of our journey. The care, concern and hospitality was evident the moment we first step foot on Shangri La. The food, the drinks and the love you shared with us will always be remembered. Our son, Liam, was as comfortable at sea with you guys as he is at our home. This was a once in life time experience! For everyone else.....this is a must on your bucket list!!!! If the winds of the world ever find you in Houston we look forward to returning the love!

Cory, Holly, Liam and KK
July 2017
We have talked about going on a trip like this for years.. and wow what an experience!
We loved EVERYTHING. Thank you both for an amazing, relaxing, physically challenging week. It was filled with many memorable activities that kids and parents loved, exquisite meals and great naps while sailing in spectacular waters and secluded beaches. Not to mention a beautiful and impeccably maintained luxury filled catamaran. The food was so amazing, Danny you are an awesome cook! We appreciate the patience you had with our kids, they loved you and had so much fun. We still haven't been able to get back to reality.....breathe iiin.....breathe ouuut..(yoga each morning) Thank you again for everything, we will definitely do that again!
June 2017 - Incredible time
Thank you so much for an incredible time!

For anyone considering a Shangri La vacation, I'd tell you that the yacht is spacious, impeccably maintained and luxurious, and the food is excellent, but best part of a Shangri La vacation is that the captain and crew have only one goal, to make this the best vacation you’ve ever had.

We spent a week on Shangri La in June of 2017 and couldn’t have been happier. Every day was a new adventure planned just for us. We could request a location or take the advice of Daniela and Bernard and enjoy the surprise. We went to remote beaches and had bonfire picnics, were led on snorkeling expeditions at some of the quieter locations and in general treated like royalty. This was the 5th time my wife and I had been to the BVIs and it was by far the best trip we’ve ever had. We had 3 generations on board and from the oldest to the youngest everyone agreed that it was our best vacation ever. Thanks so much. Looking forward to our next trip.
5 Star!
What a wonderful trip! Thank you so much for this great adventure! The food was wonderful - a five star experience! Can´t wait to come back for Bernd´s Shangri Lada Cocktail. Couldn´t have asked for a better crew! We loved the time here.
Jason, Katie, Ashley, Jody, Lucy, Tony
June 2017
What an amazing, beautiful trip! Our family had the most wonderful vacation. Truly a vacation of a lifetime. I don't even know where to start and what was my favorite. The Islands were spectacular, subwinging was a blast and proud of myself for conquering my fears of the ocean. The food and drinks were always outstanding... I could go on and wish we could have stayed longer. This boat is absolutely beautiful, super clean and had everything you need to just relax. Thank you for the great hospitality and grace with 5!!! Kids!
Brandy and Justin
BVI May 2017
Thank you for the best vacation ever on Shangri La!
We stayed on Shangri La the third time now and every time it is just amazing!
And we are coming again!!!!
Julia and Simon
BVI May 2017
Thank you for that awesome trip, for paddle boarding, karaoke, Willy T, snorkeling with turtles and tarpons, yoga, the swimming bar, all the amazing food and the unforgettable beach party with BBQ!
Bernd and Dani are just amazing!

Sandro, Michael, Michael, Bernhard, Nina, Melina
Thank you for that unforgettable honeymoon.
We enjoyed the days on Shangri La! Dani and Bernd are perfect hosts and we will never forget the yummy food and the relaxation, that can only be found on their boat.
Thank you for each perfect day,
Linda & Sascha

BVI April 2017
Thank you for taking that great care of us this week and your generosity and hospitality. As our first vacation on a boat Bernd and Dani have given us amazing memories we will always cherish. Dani's food is superb and Bernd´s cocktails are tasty and fun! Additionally we appreciate very much their kindness and care for our little son making him feel welcome and happy.
Thanks a lot!
September 2016 - First Class! Bahamas & Ibiza
What can we say, we have now chartered with this crew twice in less than 5 months and we will be joining them again in 5 more.

The Shangri La is first class in every way! With the brand new bigger boat and new toys, there is endless fun to be had! Norm can not wait to Sub-Wing again! Safe travels across the Atlantic! Can not wait to our next adventure!

Lindy What can we say, we have now chartered with this crew twice in less than 5 months and we will be joining them again in 5 more. The Shangri La is first class in every way! With the brand new bigger boat and new toys, there is endless fun to be had! Norm can not wait to Sub-Wing again! Safe travels across the Atlantic! Can not wait to our next adventure!

Lindy & Norm
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May 4-9, 2016 Bahamas Honeymoon!
We can't thank this Crew enough! What a wonderful Honeymoon we had sailing in the Bahamas. Dani and Bernd completely took care of us. The food was delicious and the adventures, many. We loved it so much that we are doing it again in a few months on the new Shangri La! We highly recommend sailing away with these two! Lindy and Norman
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April 13-20 2016 - Best Cruise We Have Had
This was undoubtedly the best cruise we have had in eight years. Daniela and Bernd took care of our every need, with great food and copious refreshments and could not have been more attentive. In addition they are lovely people, fun loving and there was much fun and laughter on board Shangri La every day.

We sailed to many lovely islands with stunning beaches, many of them uninhabited so that we had the beach, island, and sea to ourselves. On one deserted island Bernd and Daniela arranged a beach barbque using drift wood for the fire and we watched the sun set while Bernd cooked great steaks above the glowing fire embers to the sound of music provided by a large music center, brought ashore for our entertainment by our hosts. We enjoyed our food as it got dark on a beautiful warm night with nothing above us but the stars and the waxing half moon.

We took care to return the beach to its original pristine condition, before we retired on board Shangri La for a good nights sleep at one of the many safe and tranquil anchorages that Bernd knows so well.

All in all a very pleasant and memorable holiday.

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