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Catamaran Ultimalife, 53ft, 8 guests based in St Thomas, US Virgin Islands

Weekly Charter Rates

$15,400 (2 passengers 7 nights)
$19,300 (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.


Guests Cabins Length
8 4 53ft
Guest cabin configuration:
2 Queen, 2 Double en-suite cabins with A/C
Designer Royal Cape
Built 2010
Children Allowed Yes
Children Min. Age None
Half Board Available Yes
Home port Red Hook, St Thomas, US Virgin Islands
Licensed for USVI 6+ passengers Available for USVI pickups with more than 6 passengers
Scuba Rendezvous only
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Catamaran Ultimalife Overview

UltimaLIFE is a 2010 model 53ft Royal Cape catamaran with amazing headroom in the salon and cockpit areas. The yacht offers 4 guest staterooms, each with a private bath and shower. The yacht is fully air-conditioned for your comfort.

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, Caribbean Leewards

Optional Half Board Details


Includes all breakfasts, 4 lunches & 4 dinners, happy hour canapes, standard ships bar and snacks.

Green Initiative: Eco-friendly cleaning products and organic/local produce when available.



4 guest cabins: 3 Queen berths cabins and 1 double berth cabin, each with private ensuite bath with electric head and beautiful shower. Full A/C for guests comfort.

Extra high headroom throughout the vessel, very large cockpit with two tables (each table will seat 8) plus bar, forward bow has vast seating area with folding sports seats for guests comfort.

Salon has seating at table for 10 guests.


WiFi Internet: Available on board
Air Conditioning: Full
Salon Stereo
Salon TV
Deck Shower
Hair Dryer
Board Games
Sun Awning
Ice Maker

Water toys

2-Man Kayak
Adult Water Skis
Kids Water Skis
Knee Board
Snorkel Gear
Underwater Camera
Fishing Gear
Fishing Type: Trolling
Fishing Rods: 5
Dinghy: 15 RIB
Dinghy Outboard HP: 60HP
Other equipment includes:

Yacht has applied for BVI Fishing Vessel Registration., Noodles, (2) Stand Up Paddle Boards, Underwater lights,

Crew photo

Meet the Crew

Ed & Kathleen

Captain Ed Ray has been boating for 45 years from his early days fishing around the Golden Isles of Georgia, to the turquoise waters of the Bahamas and the wilds of the Amazon River. Ed's love for sailing has taken us from the coast of Florida, to the islands of the Caribbean and beyond. Ed holds a USCG 100 ton Master License, STCW-95 certificate and several ASA sailing certificates. Ed's passion for sailing and fishing is rivaled by his art for grilling. He has grilled many delectable specialties such as Lobster, Steak, Fish and Ribs for friends and family outings and now grills these delights aboard Ultamalife. Ed's love of life and people forged his decision to share his experiences with other people through chartering.

Kathleen has shared 45 years of boating with Ed and has an intense love for the sea. Kathleen has been both an R.N. and Registered Pharmacist but always dreamed of sailing away to tropical climes. She has had a love for cooking and entertaining for friends, family and always spearheaded special events such as executive dinners and Holiday Open Houses. Kathleen also holds a USGC 50 ton Master license and a STCW-95 certificate as well as, several certificates from the American Sailing Association.

The crew of Ultamalife has had many sailing adventures and work well as a team. Ed and Kat chartered their own boat "WindStar" which was highly successful but limited to 2 guests. Ed and Kat have sailed extensively throughout the Caribbean and want to share these wonderful experiences and their enthusiasm for sailing and cruising with other people wanting to do the same.

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Availability for Ultimalife:

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:

Available weekend day:
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Reservation Calendar with Port Locations:

Booked: Tuesday, 20 June 2017 to Tuesday, 27 June 2017: Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*
Booked: Thursday, 29 June 2017 to Thursday, 6 July 2017: Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*
Booked: Friday, 7 July 2017 to Friday, 14 July 2017: Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*
Unavailable: Tuesday, 18 July 2017 to Saturday, 21 October 2017: Unavailable: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*
Booked: Sunday, 22 October 2017 to Sunday, 29 October 2017: Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*
Booked: Sunday, 5 November 2017 to Saturday, 11 November 2017: Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*
Unavailable: Sunday, 1 April 2018 to Wednesday, 31 October 2018: Unavailable: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*

Hours required between charters: 48 pref.

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Reviews for Ultimalife with Ed & Kathleen:

The trip for all of us was 10/10!

The crew of Ed and Kat were so friendly to our family. We never felt that we were bothering them if we need something. They engaged us throughout the trip in conversation that was really enjoyable.

The ship was in great shape and just enough space for everyone. The favorite spot for the family was at the front sitting on the seats at the tip of each bow as it sailed.

the food was great and Kat did an A1 job on the girls that were eating gluten and dairy free. The grilled meals by Ed were great. Trying the new seafood was awesome for us all.

The sailing destinations were great and the itinerary flowed well for us. Moving to a new place each day was a great adventure each time. I appreciated Ed and Kat guiding us about what to expect getting off the ship with taxis, places to see and eat at, or views to make sure we saw.

Sailing directions was very helpful in the planning of this trip and the website is good.

We would love to sail again in the future. Our family cannot stop telling others about how great the trip was for us all.

Jerome G, aboard Catamaran Ultimalife sailing the Virgin Islands

Additional reviews:

Bucket List
Ed and Kathleen were incredible hosts. Ed obviously had a lot of experience captaining boats and we felt very comfortable with him at the helm. Kathleen planned meals each day that were really good and far exceeded any culinary expectations that we had. We really like good food and I can say, without a doubt, that I would find it hard to believe that the food on any other charter would be better than what Kathleen made. Each meal was creative and really tasty. I think it speaks volumes that all three of our kids agreed that the food was incredible. Ed was a lot of fun and very helpful with our teenagers with water sports and fishing (especially for our boys). The boys caught some fish while trolling and almost caught a few really big tarpon while anchored at night. They were really good hosts and recommended some fun activities such as the Full Moon Party at Trellis Bay (which we had no idea about). The Ultimalife boat was very clean and had all the advertised amenities in good working order.
BOTTOM LINE: We had a great time and it was definitely a bucket list trip that everyone enjoyed. Ed and Kathleen were great and we would highly recommend them for anyone wanting a great Catamaran trip in the BVIs.

Thanks again for all your help!

Best Regards,
November 2016
Ed and Kat,
Thank you for a memorable week on the sea. You accommodated our every need throughout the week. We got to celebrate Thanksgiving and an unforgettable Birthday celebration. We enjoyed Eds famous Margaritas and Kats southern hospitality. You guys are awesome!!
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Nov. 19, 2016 Gluten and diary free diets
We Susan, Donny, Kyla and Adam will look back on a fabulous week spent with Ed and Kat.
While our dietary needs were potentially challenging, Kat prepared every meal to perfection. The food was fabulous.
Eds desire to show us the best time possible was recognized and appreciated.
Most importantly you are a great team and complimentary to each other.
Our hope is that our paths will cross again.
The Rudnicks
Seattle & Massachusetts
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Ed & Kat

Best trip ever! The boat is amazing along with the two of you.Thanks for being so helpful and showing the kids how to fish. Great food great time!
Mike, Jen, Preston & Cole

Thanks for helping me fish. Cole

Thank you for rigging up my rod to catch the big one. Preston

Loved every minute spent with you two! Will recommend you to all we know! Jeanie Mp.s. If you are ever in need of entertainment remember my graceful self, getting in and out of the dingy!!

Couldnt have enjoyed the trip more!! You took care of our every need in a professional & friendly manner. Kats cooking was superb! And, thanks to Ed for spending so much time with my grandsons.
Dennis M.
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JULY 2016
What and awesome week we have had! Every day was a new adventure. The food was incredible. We have been catered to in every way! Thank you for making this the perfect vacation! Thanks for the lessons, Capt Red Legs.
David & Kelly
Joe and Laurie
Craig and Julie
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APRIL 2016
We had a wonderful trip! Captain Ed and Chef Kat are truly the best!!!! Thank you see you next year.
Jill and Mark
I had the best time time ever Mrs. Kat is the best cook I know. Haylie
I love that we saw Dolphins. Harrison
I loved the boat. Hayden
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January 2016
We had an amazing vacation & the best part was Kathleen's amazing cooking and Ed's delicious Painkillers! The boat is so beautiful and well maintained, we felt like we were living in a floating 5-star hotel. Looking forward to the next time!
Janet & Jonathon
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January 2016
A Fantastic Trip! Where to begin: well, it was the best week of food Ive had in my life period. I dont know how you do it Kat, but each meal we had was uniquely delicious; even when you said youd never made it before. I think that was my favorite part of the trip. Captain Ed was great too, even avoiding sinking our ship when Snow Cat came to pounce on our mooring. Not sinking makes for good trip. Despite being a bit sick, Ed was really helpful in achieving a great vacation. My favorite part off the boat was the Island we went to on Friday. Sandy Cay. Recommended to hikers and beach lovers alike bring others there! Certainly was a trip to remember, thank you both for making it happen.

Thanks very much for a great sailing adventure, your warm hospitality and great food!!! I think I can say
With confidence that we all had a wonderful 7 days in the BVI. Thanks again and all the best for 2016!!
Roy and Nancy

I couldnt have predicted how much fun this trip would be! I loved the tubing and snorkeling, and I Didnt do too terribly with my dabble on the paddleboard. Thanks for the fabulous hospitality and
Delicious food! Captain Ed and Kat, you were a pleasure to spend the week sailing with.
Take care and happy sailing!
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November 2015
What magical journey for our family! Thank you Ed and Kat for your hospitality, amazing food & kind spirit!
Our kids loved it all! The snorkeling at the caves, Indians and the Dogstubing, paddle boarding and games on board.all great fun!
We will certainly be back to the B.V.I., hopefully it will be with yall!
All the best,
Tabitha and Jim

I really enjoyed my trip to the BVI. I loved the food and loved all of the activities that we did on and off the boat. Thank you Ed and Kat for driving the boat and helping our family have a great vacation. I loved snorkeling at the Indians, Caves and Dogs. The tubing was fun and the paddle boarding was fun.
All the best

Thank you so much for the amazing trip! The food was amazing and I loved playing games, snorkeling, swimming, paddle boarding, tubing, kayaking, visiting different islands and everything else!
Thank for making it an amazing trip!
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To Captain Ed and Kat
We have been anticipating this trip for a long time and I can say this adventure surpassed all of our expectations. Everything was perfectBEST VACATION EVER! Thank you.
Favorite Memory
Andy: cruising/watching Ethan & Leah
Michelle: Extensive sea life & kids play
Ethan: snorkeling/paddle boarding
Leah: Sheldon the turtle / nurse shark / starfish (collecting)
Jerri: Snorkeling and the Indians
Tom: Eagle Ray (Tom is part fish) Food! Found glasses in 31ft of water. Thank You !
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Perfect from the start
Our experience was perfect from start to finish. This was the first time we rented a sail boat not to mention one Captained by two amazing people! As we planned our trip Don ensured us that you are a qualified business. It was hard to fully grasp until we arrived and instantly knew that we hit the jackpot You are an amazing team and couple.
Our trip was fulfilled on many fronts. Yes, the Caribbean is warm, embracing and beautiful but it was the learning you provided that made this experience one to behold. We enjoyed various Island visits, exquisite snorkeling in the areas you sought for us, swimming, shopping and lounging. The gracious hospitality you provided on and off the boat was as relaxing as the trip was exhilarating. You helped us make it what we wanted. Incrementally, your cooking, food and refreshments were fabulous!
Thank you for conducting our trip with pride, knowledge and experiences we never could have figured out on our own. The journey you took us on will never be forgotten and will be cherished forever. Look for us again because we want to create more memories.
Thank you for your exceptional hospitality.
Laure and friends
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Family bonding trip . . .
A wonderful family bonding trip. We are so thankful for our wonderful hosts/crew, Kat and Ed! You made everything enjoyable from the delicious food, gorgeous beaches, New Years Eve bash in Trellis Bay, snorkeling excursions to even 9 foot swells! You even got Maddy to eat (: This will go down in our book as the best Family Vacation yetI say that because we plan on coming back so that we can perfect our paddle board surfing AND we need to get to Anegada! Thanks for being an amazing crew, we loved hanging out with you!
~The Riedels
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Perfect Holiday
Its the last day of an absolutely perfect holiday! We could not have asked for anymore! Ed and Kat you are incredible hosts the itinerary, the food & the Company could not be improved on! Kat I will be emailing you for some recipes! If you ever come our way, wed love to show you some Canadian West coast hospitality!
~The Shroeders
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July 2013
Review for Ed and Kat on their previous boat WINDSTAR:
1. Was the crew friendly and accommodating?
Absolutely. Both Ed and Kathy were friendly and made both of us feel very welcomed and comfortable.
2. Was the yacht comfortable and clean?
Yes, it definitely was. It was a beautiful boat- we loved the details in the boat as well!
3. Was the yacht well ventilated?
Yes it was. Ed turned on the AC each night before or during dinner so that it was cooled off by the time we went to bed.
4. Was the food good and well presented?
The food was delicious! We fully enjoyed all of our meals, snacks, and desserts. Kathy outdid herself during each meal.
5. Did you like the area you sailed?
We loved each spot we sailed. There was at least one thing about each spot that we absolutely loved and that we want to visit again! We loved the beach time, snorkeling, and all of our other adventures!
Additional comments on your charter?
We had a wonderful honeymoon and couldn't have asked for a more well rounded trip. We had a great balance of seeing the BVI and relaxing! Ed and Kathy really paid attention to what we liked and went well above what we expected in every way! The food was absolutely delicious! There was not one meal, snack, or morsel of food that we didn't love. Kathy is a fabulous cook and Ed grilled our meals perfectly! Ed and Kathy also treated us like royalty. He had my wife's coffee ready for her each morning, which she loved! We can't wait to come back and visit again! We would definitely recommend both the Windstar and Emily at VI Sailing to anyone!
May 2013
Review for Ed and Kat on their previous boat WINDSTAR:
1. Was the crew friendly and accommodating?
Absolutely. Ed and Kathy are very laid back and friendly, and made us feel very welcomed and relaxed.
2. Was the yacht comfortable and clean?
Very much so.
3. Was the yacht well ventilated?
Yes. Ed generously turned the AC on for us every night so by the time we went to bed, the room was nice and cool. Plus, we loved sleeping with the hatch open.
4. Was the food good and well presented?
The food was outstanding!! Presentation was excellent, but more importantly, delicious!
5. Did you like the area you sailed?
We hit all of the BVIs, did some sailing in the open water, and stayed in all the best spots.
6. Additional comments on your charter?
My husband had been wanting to take a trip like this for many years and Ed and Kathy made sure it was everything and more than he thought it would be. I was a little hesitant as I had never been on a smaller boat and wasn't entirely sure I'd like it. Ed and Kathy made sure I felt comfortable and I thoroughly enjoyed the trip! We will definitely be taking another trip like this in the future and in the meantime have been raving about it to friends and family! I couldn't imagine a better honeymoon, thanks Ed and Kathy!
Romantic sail
Review for Ed and Kat on their previous boat WINDSTAR:
1. Was the crew friendly and accommodating?
Ed and Kathy were warm and friendly. They took very good care of us and gave us privacy when we needed it.
2. Was the yacht comfortable and clean?
Yes, the Windstar is a beautiful boat, very well maintained.
3. Was the yacht well ventilated?
Yes, we loved sleeping with the hatch open, looking at the stars.
4. Was the food good and well presented?
Kathy is an excellent cook and our meals were delicious, presented nicely. Our meal times were also adjusted to our daily needs.
5. Did you like the area you sailed?
We sailed into beautiful coves and harbors. We loved it. The snorkeling was great and our beach time was lovely.
Additional comments on your charter?
We'd recommend The Windstar to any couple who'd like a sweet, romantic sailing adventure. Ed is a skilled skipper and as a team, Kathy and Ed run a wonderful yacht. We really needed to unwind at our charter was the perfect vacation for us.
June 2012
Dear Ed and Kat,

We wanted to take a moment to tell you how much we truly enjoyed our honeymoon vacation with you. We have been meaning to take this moment for the past 6 months, but living far away from each other has made for a hectic year. Getting your holiday greeting card made us bite the bullet. Hopefully you can post the paragraph below on your website so others can see what an amazing time is ahead for them when they book a trip on the Windstar.

For our honeymoon, we envisioned an elegant but relaxed vacation and we were not
disappointed. We wanted the perfect balance of lounging and activity, and, as
it turns out, that is exactly what our sailing adventure on the Windstar turned
out to be. Nothing beats waking each morning to breakfast on the deck and
glorious sunshine, then wiling away the rest of the day sailing with Captain Ed,
snorkeling, kayaking, paddle boarding, sunbathing, or just laying around in the
hammock relaxing and watching the sunset or stars. The scenery itself was
breathtaking and we could have spent all day just taking in the sights, sounds,
and smells that surrounded us as we hopped from island to island. The Virgin
Islands are truly a beautiful paradise. One of our favorite parts of the voyage
was the gourmet meals and selection of rum drinks made by Kat. Ed and Kat were
the perfect hosts and we could not have asked for better company. The accommodations were first class and we were pleasantly surprised how spacious and comfortable our stateroom was. We loved the fact that there was no set schedule as our daily lives at home are already so regimented. It was nice to wake up and wonder which islands we were going to see and what adventures lay ahead that day. We still reminisce regularly about our favorite times on the Windstar, for example how we weren't on the boat more than 2 minutes when Ed handed us two huge lobsters or when we went snorkeling and saw that huge conch shell that Kat found. We also fondly remember jumping off the deck at Willy T's, the dinghy rides, hiking through St. John national park and seeing the ruins, the grill, the beer cooler, secluded beaches, dancing the night away at Foxy's, painkillers at Soggy Dollar, that beautiful rainbow, and so much more.

And the food, did we mention the food?? We could probably go on for pages. Our
life as physicians is go go go and it was so nice to take a break on the
Windstar. We couldn't have picked a better vacation and look forward to sailing
with Ed and Kat again the future. Thank you so much! Wish we were there,

Howard and Adrienne Edwards, June 14-20, 2011
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March 2012
Ed and Kat,
Thank you so much for such a wonderful vacation! We absolutely loved every minute of our trip the food was fantastic and our stops around the islands were well-planned (especially taking into account the wind!) This was a wonderful introduction to sailing we will let you know once we have purchased our first boat!! All in all, you have made this a very special way to spend our 10th anniversary.
Love, Darcy & Jamie (aka sharkboy)
February 19 23, 2012
This is the best charter we have ever booked! The food was excellent and the crew was even better. Capt. Ed and Kat are the best hosts.
Thank you for making us feel at hope on your boat and for planning a great, worry free week of sailing!
Angie and John
November 2011
Dear Kat and Ed:
What a way to celebrate my birthday! You two made my special occasion more special than I had envisioned. You know all the fun, party places. We felt more like friends than guests as you made us feel at home in your floating home.
Windstar is such a beauty, so comfortable while being cozy enough and spacious enough to feel just right. We had no idea we would be able to see so much of both the US and British Virgin Islands in a week. So much beauty.
Every meal was outstanding. Kat, you are truly a chef and Eds grilling offers the perfect complement.
Thank you for such a special vacation.
Yours fondly,
John and Martha
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