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Catamaran Zephyr, 50ft, 8 guests based in St Thomas, US Virgin Islands

Weekly Charter Rates

$15,600 (2 passengers 7 nights)
$20,600 (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 50ft
Guest cabin configuration:
1 King, 3 Queen en-suite cabins with A/C plus a single v-berth foward
Designer Fountaine Pajot
Built 2016
Children Allowed Yes
Children Min. Age Water Safe
Home port Compass Point Marina, St Thomas, US Virgin Islands
Scuba Rendezvous only
The modern salon seating area. The indoors flows into the large outdoor cockpit table and seating area. The expansive outdoor seating area. The flybridge features a big sun lounge. The Port side Master Suite Master suite dressing area and desk. 1 of 2 Queen Cabins starboard Queen cabin on port side The forward bench seating is the perfect place for sundowner cocktails Abundant natural light in the galley and salon The galley, pre-charter, ready for guests! The well-stocked bar! The dinghy Ready to welcome guests! Zephyr Layout

Catamaran Zephyr Overview

Zephyr is a 2017 Saba 50 built for charter by Fountaine Pajot. This model was elected Boat of the Year by Sail magazine during the Miami Strictly Sail show. The yacht turns heads wherever she goes.

The generous outdoor / above deck areas include a cockpit seating area with a large table, bar fridge and seating for 10. The forward bench seating on the bow offers a front row while sailing between destinations, and the spacious "sky lounge" on the flybridge adjacent to the helm is the perfect place for sunning or taking in the amazing surrounding views.

Below deck the yacht offers 4 en-suite guest cabins with electric flush toilets. The port side features one large master suite aft with a dressing area and private bathroom as well as queen cabin forward with en-suite bathroom. On the starboard side two additional en-suite queen cabins are available for guests, one aft and one forward with a crew cabin located mid ship. A forward single berth is also available for a teenager or mature child. The yacht's crew have separate accommodations in a 5th cabin.

The interior salon, with its wrap around windows, feels bright and spacious. This area includes the galley and can be opened up to flow seamlessly into the covered outdoor aft area, creating a very large and comfortable space to unwind.

Ports and Available Cruising Areas

Home port: Compass Point Marina, St Thomas, US Virgin Islands
Winter cruising area: Caribbean Virgin Islands
Summer cruising area: Caribbean Virgin Islands


Air Conditioning: Full
Salon TV
Deck Shower
Board Games
Communications: Wifi on Board,

Water toys

1-Man Kayak: 2
Floating Mats
Snorkel Gear
Fishing Gear
Fishing Type: trolling
Dinghy: 15 feet
Dinghy Outboard HP: 40
Other equipment includes:

Giant Floating Lily Pad/Party Island, Sub-Wing, 2 Stand Up Paddle Boards, Tube,, Noodles, Snorkel Gear, Full Face Aira Snorkel Masks, Each room will have a Kindle and Ipad,

Crew photo

Meet the Crew

Matt & Kendra

Captain Matt and Chef/Mate Kendra welcome you to join them on Zephyr for fun, laughter, relaxation and amazing memories. From the moment you set foot on board Zephyr you will realize you are in for an experience no resort stay could ever match. Whether you are looking for secluded, secret bays or popular hot spots, Matt and Kendra know all the great places to go.

Your Captain:

Captain Matt grew up boating on the lakes, rivers and coastlines of Texas. Originally from a small town outside Austin, he has lived and travelled to many places throughout the world. Some of his many pastimes include playing the guitar, reading, hiking, fishing, spear fishing, diving, water skiing, snow skiing, mountain biking and, of course, sailing.

Matt sailed recreationally throughout his college, it wasnt until later in life that he decided to get his captains license and make a career of doing what he loves. After a more conventional career working as an Environmental Consultant and rehabilitating Craftsman bungalow houses, in 2008 Matt decided to follow his dream to buy a live-aboard sailboat, Helms Deep, and set sail.

Your Chef/Mate:

After graduating from Texas A&M University and before meeting Matt, Kendra also tried the land life, teaching middle school science and working as a Registered Nurse. Her interests include scuba diving, snorkeling, reading, kayaking, camping, and hiking...read more

Kendra grew up in a family who loves to cook, and she continually expanded her experience cooking meals and desserts and entertaining friends and family. During her time sailing the islands, she has continued to refine her culinary skills. Kendra focuses on combining dishes from her Mexican- and German-influenced Texas hometown and infusing flavors of the islands. She loves to tailor her menus to her guests tastes; whether focusing on a specialty diet, or using local ingredients to make each meal a memorable waterfront dining experience impossible to recreate in a conventional restaurant.

Matt and Kendra have been together for over 10 years. Since that day in 2010, when they decided to leave it all behind, Kendra and Matt have had many adventures on the open seas traveling the Gulf of Mexico, Florida, the Bahamas, the Virgin Islands, and up and down the Caribbean chain as far as Grenada. Kendra tells some pretty entertaining stories of their misadventures.

For the past three years Matt has been running private charters in the US and British Virgin Islands on a variety of sail and powerboats and Kendra has split her time between nursing and crewing on a variety of different boats.

Matt and Kendra can make sure you dont miss the unforgettable spots in the Virgin Islands, along with the hidden gems not easily found by the average visitor. They are both Coast Guard licensed Master Sailing Captains with international STCW certifications and First Aid/CPR. In addition, Matt has a 100-ton BVI Boatmaster license, has training in Crowd and Crisis Management, and is a Vessel Security Officer. Whether you are a dive master or a water sports novice, you will find your time on Zephyr enjoyable. Knowledgeable, fun, and safe, we believe the old adage the crew is 50% of the charter - your experience with Kendra and Matt will have you wanting to book your next trip on Zephyr before you disembark.

Kendra and Matt appreciate that time on the yacht can be about relaxing with a good book on the deck lounge with a mimosa, watching dolphins play in the bow wake of the yacht underway, frying up the fish you caught yourself, or packing your day with watersports under the Caribbean sun.

However you choose to spend your time on Zephyr, you will find Kendra and Matts experience and joie de vivre ensure you have memories that last a lifetime.

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Weekly charter rates

Passengers: 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Summer 2017 $15,600 $16,600 $16,600 $17,600 $18,600 $19,600 $20,600
Winter 2017 to 2018 $15,600 $16,600 $16,600 $17,600 $18,600 $19,600 $20,600
Summer 2018 $15,600 $16,600 $16,600 $17,600 $18,600 $19,600 $20,600
*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

Availability for Zephyr:

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: Saturday, 20 January 2018 to Saturday, 27 January 2018: Booked: Compass Point, St Thomas* to Compass Point, St Thomas*
Booked: Wednesday, 28 February 2018 to Thursday, 8 March 2018: Booked: Compass Point, St Thomas* to Compass Point, St Thomas*
Booked: Friday, 9 March 2018 to Friday, 16 March 2018: Booked: Compass Point, St Thomas* to Compass Point, St Thomas*
Booked: Saturday, 17 March 2018 to Saturday, 24 March 2018: Booked: Compass Point, St Thomas* to Compass Point, St Thomas*
Booked: Monday, 26 March 2018 to Monday, 2 April 2018: Booked: Compass Point, St Thomas* to Compass Point, St Thomas*
Booked: Saturday, 7 April 2018 to Saturday, 14 April 2018: Booked: Compass Point, St Thomas* to Compass Point, St Thomas*
Booked: Saturday, 28 April 2018 to Saturday, 5 May 2018: Booked: Compass Point, St Thomas* to Compass Point, St Thomas*
Booked: Saturday, 12 May 2018 to Friday, 18 May 2018: Booked: Compass Point, St Thomas* to Compass Point, St Thomas*
Booked: Monday, 21 May 2018 to Monday, 28 May 2018: Booked: Compass Point, St Thomas* to Compass Point, St Thomas*
Booked: Tuesday, 29 May 2018 to Saturday, 2 June 2018: Booked: Compass Point, St Thomas* to Compass Point, St Thomas*
Booked: Saturday, 23 June 2018 to Saturday, 30 June 2018: Booked: Compass Point, St Thomas* to Compass Point, St Thomas*
Booked: Sunday, 1 July 2018 to Sunday, 8 July 2018: Booked: Compass Point, St Thomas* to Compass Point, St Thomas*
Booked: Saturday, 16 February 2019 to Saturday, 23 February 2019: Booked: Compass Point, St Thomas* to Compass Point, St Thomas*

Hours required between charters: 24

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Reviews for Zephyr with Matt & Kendra:

Everything was AWESOME! LOVED Matt & Kendra and the boat/trip couldn’t have been better.

Anna A, aboard Catamaran Zephyr sailing the Virgin Islands

Matt & Kendra welcomed us like old friends from the minute we stepped on board - they were fabulous! We were eager to get away from the harbor and they understood completely. Within minutes of stepping on board, we were off. Since we didn’t arrive until 4pm we didn’t go very far but Matt had a perfect spot picked out with fabulous snorkeling and a private cove for the evening.

Not only were they accommodating to our every need and request, but they came up with fabulous ideas that made every day an adventure. We enjoyed spectacular cocktails every evening on the upper deck in the beautiful setting of the BVIs.

Every day Matt seemed to bring out a new “toy” that not only the “kids” (ages 19-21) were eager to engage in but the adults tried a few as well. As our kids wrote in the Zephyr book when we left ”it’s not always about where you go, but who you go with - Matt & Kendra became family”.

The Zephyr was spectacular. Every inch of the boat was constructed so efficiently and seemed far more spacious than its 50 feet. The beds were extremely comfortable and Kendra spoiled us all by cleaning our rooms every day and even changing sheets and towels midway through. There is always a little noise from the generator but that didn’t seem to bother anyone. It’s hard to pick a favorite aspect of the boat but I think we all spent the most amount of time on the upper deck which was wonderful to be on anytime of the day. We all enjoy our coffee in the morning and the boat had some of the best coffee I’ve ever had. Sipping that on the upper deck in the quiet of the morning was priceless!

I’m not sure Kendra ever slept, she was always busy preparing the next meal or making the kitchen spotless - she worked so hard! She spoiled us all with her cooking.

We talked extensively with Matt about the itinerary and I would not have changed anything. He understood what we wanted and what we had seen in the past and made fabulous suggestions on where to go next - So happy we made it to Anegada, especially because we got to spend the day together with Matt & Kendra!

John Lane at Sailing Directions seemed to be waiting on the other end every time I sent an email - the service was top notch!

Anna A, aboard Catamaran Zephyr sailing the Virgin Islands

Matt and Kendra were amazing! They really took the time to plan a great itinerary taking into consideration what everyone wanted to do during the trip. There were 8 of us (4 couples) so there was a lot to consider. We've all done charters in BVI in the past and they did a great job ensuring that we saw some new places and were able to enjoy some of our favorite spots.

Matt is a very capable Captain and everyone felt safe with him at the helm. Kendra is a fantastic chef and the food she prepared was delicious! They both worked very hard to ensure everyone was taken care of and had a great time. They are such a hardworking crew. We were totally impressed.

Zephyr is a beautiful yacht. It was spotless and well ventilated. Everyone was incredibly comfortable. The outdoor seating was great and was so important to all of us. That is what really sold us on the Zephyr was the amount of great outdoor seating. You spend most of your time on deck and we wanted to be comfortable - and it was. There was plenty of space for all 8 of us whether we all wanted to be together or needed some downtime.

We appreciated the amenities the owners purchased. The memory foam on the beds, the Jura coffee maker, the paddleboards, kayaks, etc. The kitchen was so well equipped which made the meals Kendra prepared just amazing. Matt and Kendra kept the boat clean and organized throughout the trip.

Kendra did an amazing job of catering to everyone's likes/dislikes. Half the group are really picky eaters and they were very happy with the food and the extra time she took to ensure they ate well. Every meal was beautifully presented, and just delicious. We only ate dinner onshore once and it was not very good compared to Kendra's cooking.

Matt and Kendra did a great job taking us to places we have not seen before and were not crowded with tourists. They really paid attention to what we wanted to do and to see. We were 100% satisfied with our itinerary.

Sailing Directions did a great job thorough out the process. This trip on the Zephyr was amazingly relaxing and we did not have to think about anything, plan, cook, or clean. Matt and Kendra were so attentive, we ate so well and the bar was very well stocked.

Lindi R, aboard Catamaran Zephyr sailing the Virgin Islands

The trip was incredible.

Matt & Kendra could not have been more accommodating. Matt's sailing ability and knowledge was incredible, I felt extremely safe with him at the wheel. He amazed me at times maneuvering through some very busy moorings, what a pro! Kendra's cooking was awesome, so very good, perfectly presented. Kendra was more than accommodating and would go out of her way to ensure we were all well taken care of.

Zephyr was perfect, just what we had wanted. The upper deck seating was important to us and provided our group with a perfect place for friendly conversation, cocktails and sunning while we sailed. The rooms were spotless and air conditioned, we could not have asked for more.

The food was professionally prepared, Kendra is a pro. Her presentation of each meal was that of a 5 star restaurant. Kendra went out of her way to ensure that everyone had plenty to eat. Her appetizers were out of this world.

The itinerary that Matt planned for us was so much more than we expected, he went above and beyond. We wanted to see off the beaten path areas. Matt took us to places that were less traveled. Our favorite place was Anegada.

Cindy & Steve M

Lindi R, aboard Catamaran Zephyr sailing the Virgin Islands

We LOVED IT. Matt and Kendra are INCREDIBLE! We left being great friends and want to book with them next year. The boat is awesome perfect.

Jimmy S, aboard Catamaran Zephyr sailing the Virgin Islands

Additional reviews:

You Will Never Go Hungry & Always Have a Drink in Your Hands!
Just wanted to say thank you for providing us with a great vacation charter. We enjoyed how adventurous this vacation was. We saw so many islands in one week. Matt's recommendations for things to do were great. He knows his way around the Caribbean. There is never a "no" to any request.

Among the recommendations he gave us, Victoria loved the pirate show. We all loved the day trip to Anegada island stopping at various bars and enjoying the best lobster dinner. One of my favorite stops was Jost Van Dyke from the Bubbly Pool to Sandy Spit and the great beach bars. The catamaran is new, in excellent condition and very comfortable. We enjoyed the warm showers and a/c in our rooms. The kids enjoyed all the water sports: the island mat, snorkeling, etc.

Matt and Kendra are excellent hosts. You will never go hungry and will always have a drink in your hands. Kendra's food was yummy: from the pirate chicken to curry dishes to steaks and fish. Always juicy and flavorful. We are grateful to have spent a week aboard Zephyr!
~The Torres Family
The Crew Made it Extra Special
This is a great idea for a family or a group of couples who just want to relax and see the Caribbean in a totally different way. Everything we did was something that we couldn't have experienced if we were at a resort or on a cruise.

Captain Matt and Chef Kendra really made it extra special. My daughters said that it was like spending a week with really cool relatives. They were so easy to be with.

Kendra's cooking was amazing. We all enjoyed it.

~Linda W.
The Crew Was Amazing!
The trip was awesome! The boat was beautiful and we all had plenty of space. The crew was amazing! We absolutely loved Matt and Kendra as did all of the kids. Kendra's food was delicious and Matt was always so helpful in whatever we wanted to do. Collin and Kathryn loved Matt pulling them on the tube from the dinghy. The Yetis were great to have on the boat. It was all fantastic! We definitely plan on booking that boat with Matt and Kendra in the future
Great VIP Service with Captain Matt!
My husband and I decided to book a boat trip day in the morning, and we were able to have the boat with Captain Matt. The beaches and places he took us were amazing. I did not want to be around many people, and he took us to many beaches that were almost empty! We were able to relax on the beach as well as watch the sea turtles and the beautiful sites he took us, that are not accessible unless by boat. Foe me the best part of this trip was that Captain Matt was aware that I would get sea sick and I was afraid of the boat shaking. He was so careful with me, to make sure we would be around areas that the sea was calmer and he was constantly worrying about how I was feeling toward the boat riding. He was so kind that made our day a pleasure, even when the sea was not in its best condition. At the minute he felt that the sea was changing he immediate brought us back. Amazing day, thanks to him!
We had an excellent experience cruising along the lovely beaches of British Virgin Islands. Our boat captain Matt, was very knowledgeable and accomodating. He took us around the best snorkeling areas. Highly recommended
Captain Matt was Awesome!!
Had a fantastic day tour around the islands. Capt Matt provided fascinating background information about the everything we could see. St Thomas has had quite a history and it was fun to discover how and why they came to be and the personalities that live there now. Delicious lunchtime break and great tunes to dance away the lazy summer day. Eight in our group of two families with kids that love to snorkel. Our best day in the Islands for sure.
A Fantastic Captain! :)
Captain Matts private charter is TOP NOTCH! My spouse and I travel frequently and have been all over the Caribbean or at least we thought until Captain Matt told us of his excursions. Not only is he your captain but he is also very informative as well as very inviting and helpful. Captain Matt is also a geologist and very well traveled. In our opinion, he is not only a fantastic captain but he is also a dependable friend. Matt you are the best and we cannot thank you enough for your knowledge and expertise. -Nate & Dee
They do it right!
There is no other way to explain how much fun we had!! Capt Matt and Kendra are ROCKSTARS!! My boyfriend and I are both business owners and so attention to detail is what we do. Well, the crew put us to shame! They were there helping, assisting and informing before you ever realized you needed them to be!!! Matt was great at making sure everyone had fun and stay informed. Super patient person! Answered everyone questions and made sure we were all safe and happy! At one point in the trip we came along a boat that was in distress. Their sail had fallen down. The captain of that boat only spoke German. Capt Matt - out of no where - starts to tell him it's ok in German and let him know that he called help and they were on their way. Amazing!
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