Catamaran Karizma

53ft · 8 guests · St Thomas, US Virgin Islands

 7-Night Rates

From $16,000 (2 passengers 7 nights)
To $20,000 (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 53ft
Guest cabin configuration:
4 Double en-suite cabins with A/C, 2 cabins have an extra small single berth
Designer Royal Cape
Built 2009 (Refit 2017/ 2018)
Children Allowed Yes (Min. age: Water Safe)
Home port Red Hook, St Thomas, US Virgin Islands
Scuba Rendezvous only
Great flow from outdoor cockpit to salon seating area. Room for everyone around the table. Movie time in the huge cockpit area ! Two tables lets everyone spread out. King Suite Expansive floor and storage space in master suite Queen Cabin 2 Queen Cabins with single bunk Large Cockpit Master Suite lounging area Under water scooters Inflatable water slide Dining in the cockpit Above and below the water fun! Floating Carpet/ Lilly Pad Brand new RIB with Safety and Style! Loads of Fishing Gear Karizma Layout

Catamaran Karizma Overview

Karizma is a comfortable yacht with a great deal of headroom throughout. The yacht features four guest en-suite cabins and is most suitable for groups of up to 8 passengers. Two of the double cabins do have an extra kiddy berth that works if two or three children (including one small child) would like to share a cabin.

Captain Marcus has 7 years sailing the Virgin Islands and has made a point of finding as many hidden coves and secret anchorages to help you make the most of your charter. Risa is a talented and creative chef. Together they make a great crew for Karizma and are ready to show your group a great time sailing the Virgin Islands.

Why you should book Karizma!

Catamaran Karizma makes it easy for big family groups of up to 10 passengers to enjoy their amazing, kid-friendly, fun and safe sailing vacations together. The yacht is loaded with water toys and is ideally suited for families with active kids.

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


4 guest cabins feature 4 Queen beds - each with private ensuite with electric head and tiled shower.

2 Cabins include an additional single bed for small children sleeping with parents. Please Inquire for 9 and 10 pax rates using these single berths.

Extra high headroom throughout the yacht with an unusually spacious cockpit area featuring two tables that seat 8 guests comfortably. A built in BBQ grill is featured on the aft platform

Interior salon table seats 10 guests comfortably


WiFi Internet: Wi Fi available
Air Conditioning: Full
Salon Stereo
Salon TV
Hair Dryer
Board Games
Ice Maker
Water Maker

Water Toys

2-Man Kayak
Knee Board
Floating Mats
Snorkel Gear
Underwater Camera
Fishing Gear
Fishing Type: Light Tackle
Dinghy: 20'
Dinghy Outboard HP: 115 HP
Other equipment includes:

2 SUP's, 1 Tandem Kayak, Giant floating lily pad, Towing tube, 9 ft inflatable Slide, Sea animal fun noodles, Lazy Buns Floating Chairs, Underwater Scooter, Aria Full Face Snorkel Masks, ,

Crew photo

Meet the Crew

Hylton Wessels

Meet the crew of KARIZMA, skipper Hylton and first mate/chef Amy.

After spending just a few minutes with Hylton and Amy you will pick up on their passion for the ocean. Growing up on the East Coast of South Africa meant their childhoods were both full of outdoor adventures, with family and friends, along the coastline. Hylton and Amy have just come from the South Pacific where they have spent the last 3 years running Whale Swimming, SCUBA diving, Line Fishing and Spearfishing charters for resorts and companies in Tonga.

Living in the remote islands has taught them a lot about enjoying and appreciating the simple things in life. Their stress-free lifestyle is contagious and something we all deserve to experience, especially on a Caribbean vacation. They are most happy when they have the opportunity to share these beautiful waters with their guests and they go to great depths to unveil treasures that many others would never see.

Amy studied Marine Biology in South Africa and went on to do her honors. She is very confident in the water and will always be willing to take guests out for a snorkel to find some interesting creatures or critters to observe. She loves to share any knowledge to inquisitive minds, no matter how young or old. Her patience and bubbly personality make her an instant hit, especially with children.

Hylton has covered a few passages in his sailing career and hopes to own a yacht one day. He loves spearfishing and free-diving and would be willing to give anyone interested some tips on free-diving. His charisma and enthusiasm make him a perfect fit on this yacht and will surely make all on board feel at home. more

Amy and Hylton both enjoy spending time in the kitchen. They have picked up recipes from the South Pacific and South Africa that they will share with you during your stay.

The crew cannot wait to have you on board. There will be many stories told and laughs had, but most of all they cannot wait to share our beautiful oceans with you.

  Weekly Charter Rates by Group Size

Passengers: 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Winter 2017 to 2018 $16,000 $16,500 $17,000 $17,500 $18,000 $19,000 $20,000
Summer 2017 $16,000 $16,500 $17,000 $17,500 $18,000 $19,000 $20,000
Winter 2018 to 2019 $16,000 $16,500 $17,000 $17,500 $18,000 $19,000 $20,000
*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 Karizma:

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:

Transit: Sunday, 5 August 2018 to Thursday, 25 October 2018: Transit: Compass Point, St Thomas* to Compass Point, St Thomas*
Unavailable: Friday, 26 October 2018 to Thursday, 8 November 2018: Unavailable: Red Hook to Red Hook
Boat Show: Friday, 9 November 2018 to Monday, 12 November 2018: Boat Show: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Unavailable: Tuesday, 13 November 2018 to Friday, 16 November 2018: Unavailable: Red Hook to Red Hook
Booked: Saturday, 17 November 2018 to Saturday, 24 November 2018: Booked: Compass Point, St Thomas* to Compass Point, St Thomas*
Booked: Saturday, 1 December 2018 to Sunday, 9 December 2018: Booked: Red Hook to Red Hook
Booked: Monday, 17 December 2018 to Thursday, 27 December 2018: Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*
Booked: Friday, 28 December 2018 to Saturday, 5 January 2019: Booked: Compass Point, St Thomas* to Compass Point, St Thomas*
Booked: Saturday, 9 February 2019 to Sunday, 17 February 2019: Booked: Compass Point, St Thomas* to Compass Point, St Thomas*
Booked: Friday, 29 March 2019 to Sunday, 7 April 2019: Booked: Compass Point, St Thomas* to Compass Point, St Thomas*
Booked: Saturday, 13 April 2019 to Saturday, 20 April 2019: Booked: Red Hook to Red Hook
Booked: Tuesday, 23 July 2019 to Tuesday, 30 July 2019: Booked: Compass Point, St Thomas* to Compass Point, St Thomas*

Hours required between charters: 48 hours

Contact us

Contact us for rates and current availability or to book a charter aboard Karizma!

A Perfect Mix
Not only was the Karizma a beautiful and comfortable boat for 2 adults and 2 teenaged boys, the crew of Amy and Hylton went over and above to provide all of us with great fun, adventure and delicious food. They accommodated for our different wants and needs beautifully. Life on the Karizma for 8 days was a perfect mix of relaxation, adventure and discovery. We all agree that it was one of the most memorable vacations we have had.
A Huge Hit With All
Our trip on Karizma around the BVI's was amazing! From the first meeting with our captain, Hylton and first mate Amy we knew we were in good hands. Amy's food and love of the Ocean made her a huge hit with all, especially my nieces that are 9 and 13. Don't even get me started on Hylton, his passion and energy were infectious. Movie nights on the deck were a huge hit but snorkeling with Hylton and Amy took it to a whole new level. They took care of all our needs without us even noticing, they made it seamless. We have already started saving for our next trip.
Bucket List Trip
What an amazing trip! This was a 50th bday celebration for my husband with 6 of our friends. It was definitely the most relaxing trip we have ever taken. Everyone involved with Karizma were fantastic for us and Amy and Hylton fit right in with our group. They were extremely accommodating, so personable and fun too! The food was amazing, Amy accommodated all needs and they made sure to cover everything we wanted to do and it was great that they were able to experience some of it with us.
We had some challenges as the boat we initially chartered was totaled in the storm last year and we had to scramble to find another one that was available in the size we wanted and dates we needed. The folks with Karizma made this transition as smooth as possible for us. They agreed to a very quick turnaround from one charter to the next in order to ensure we could still have our bucket list trip.
I highly recommend Karizma and Amy and Hylton for your next vacation, you won't be disappointed!!
Perfect Hosts!
WOW. This trip was one for the books - everything about our experience on KARIZMA was exceptional! Amy and Hylton were perfect hosts and really made us feel comfortable while on board. The food was incredible! Amy was sweet and accommodating, as a few of us had dietary restrictions. She never made us feel like we were asking too much and every meal was delicious! Hylton was an excellent Captain - he was knowledgable, friendly and always offered options. They both were easy to talk to and handled themselves professionally. I would HIGHLY recommend this charter for anyone looking to have the time of their life! We did not have any children on board but I'd assume nothing but the best results if we did! THANK YOU AMY AND HYLTON!!!!
The Crew Spoiled Us All!
With 3 boys life is rarely about me ☹! But, on this trip, the crew spoiled us all! I Loved the long days of sailing and watching Will learn to Slalom. I will take the "Pirate Game" with me on all future family vacations. What fun we had on Karizma! The crew showed us all the hot spots and entertained us with games, stories and jokes. The meals were delicious and the views spectacular! It was a great holiday. ~ Foster Family

Raker Family had a fantastic time on board Karizma thanks to our awesome Captain and First Mate. We loved everything we did. Thank you- Raker Family

Children's Comments:
Date of Charters: 3/18 - 3/24
The weather was: warm, sunny and constantly changing
Some Wonderful Things We Did:
Jumping off the Willy T, Following the captain thru The Baths,
skiing with dinghy & picking up a pizza in
Christmas Cove whilst on slalom ski and delivering it to Karizma!
Wake-Boarding, Using the Sub-Wing and the Sea-Scooter
Getting to watch a Gun Boat Race
Seeing a shooting star in Caneel Bay
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Beyond Awesome - The MOST Fantastic Trip Ever!
The crew showed us the most fantastic trip ever! They fed us so well (too well maybe 😊) and showed us around the BVI's in such a fun way.

The tubing, wake boarding, snorkeling, swimming, jumping off the top of the boat, paddle boarding and everything else were beyond awesome! The crew both played Uno and other games with us and the kids and were just super fun to hang out with, especially while on the search for the 'GreatWhiteHippoCrocoDuckAsoroPusArooit'

Thanks so much.~ Ryan Sparks and Family
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The Crew Went Above and Beyond
We really had a wonderful time on the Karizma. We have no complaints whatsoever. Really! The crew really made the trip memorable. We all felt like they were just part of the family. I think there is always some bit of apprehension when meeting new people and knowing that you will be in close quarters for the week, but they went above and beyond in making us feel at home. They were able to accommodate us in every way. We would happily cruise with them again.
An Exceptional Experience
We recently ended our vacation on Karizma, and are excited to rebook in the coming months with them! The crew's professionalism and attention to detail was very much appreciated! They went above and beyond to make sure our group was having an exceptional time, and their attention made us feel like we were at a 5-star resort. They were always ready to go the extra mile for us and truly turned this vacation into an exceptional experience. ~The Macentire Group
It Couldn't Have Been Better
We took a trip aboard Karizma. It couldn't have been better!

From minute one to the last minute of our trip, the captain made us feel at home onboard with an easy going, friendly charm. Right away he showed us around the yacht, which in itself is amazing: plenty of space to move about, seek privacy, lounge comfortably, sleep like a baby, and even take a refreshing shower. He exceeded our expectations as the captain of our vacation and Karizma!

The comfort and luxury of Karizma was highlighted by the quality of our meals. Nourishment somehow arrived just when we were hungry and made us feel like we were eating in a high end restaurant at every meal. It was fresh, healthy and satisfying food that always included dessert which we devoured in earnest to fuel our many adventure filled days.

The crew feel like old friends after this trip. We felt completely safe with them as they proved to be competent sailors. The captain patiently and graciously showed us the ropes and gave us the opportunity to pitch in with sailing as we desired. We hold both of them in high regard and find ourselves missing their company now that the trip has come to an end.

Our days felt easy, revolving around what we wanted to do, with no rushing or pressure. The captain gave us solid advice and told many a story about the BVI�s both from natural and historical perspectives as well as the real truth about living there. He enabled us to get a genuine feel for the life that many of us only dream of and personally led us on hikes, and took us to amazing spots we likely wouldn't find on our own. From Tarpon feeding on Saba Rock, extraordinary banana daiquiris, a tour of Anegada by truck complete with a picnic on a beautiful secluded beach, and many more.

We left Karizma feeling we had a satisfying mix of pleasure, relaxation and adventure. It was truly a trip of a lifetime and not one of us wanted to wake up from our dream vacation on Karizma. We will be back!

Reviews for Karizma with previous crew:

Marcus and Risa were the best crew we could have imagined! They made our stay very special. This vacation will definitely stay in our mind!

Karizma was comfortable, clean and ventilated: all of it, yes! Marcus & Risa cleaned up during the week, for example when we were all snorkeling in the water, by the time we came back to the boat everything was cleaned up. During the sailing we stayed at the front in the morning / evening more in the back of the yacht. Every location was really nice. In addition we liked the fact that every bedroom had its own bathroom.

We enjoyed every meal prepared by Risa! She is very professional and was a brilliant cook! We were always looking forward to breakfast / lunch / dinner time. Risa always asked if there is something somebody doesn't like and customized the dishes, it was great!

Marcus & Risa included us in the planning of the route and islands we want to go according to our preferences (more party vs more quiet). They recommended us to go up to Anegada (which we did) and it was actually our favorite island!

John, it was great to have you as a fast responding partner at any time for all kinds of questions! Thanks a lot!

Just want to highlight once again that Marcus & Risa did an incredible job. Marcus was always open minded in some action (riding the hot dog, dive board) and he sailed us every day in a great mood to great places! Risa cooked everyday awesome dishes, helped Markus, told us the best places. They were both a great company! We would love to spend another vacation with them!

Anika J, aboard Catamaran Karizma March 2016  sailing the Virgin Islands

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