Catamaran Makin Memories

45ft · 6 guests · St Thomas, US Virgin Islands
Makin Memories Crewed Catamaran Charter
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7-Night Rates

From $15,500 (2 passengers 7 nights)
To $16,000 (6 passengers 7 nights)*
*Price range is subject to change. Please Contact Us for pricing for various party sizes, number of nights and the premium weeks of Christmas & New Years. 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

Yacht Details

Guests Up to 6
Guest Cabins 3
Length 45ft
Guest Cabin Configuration 2 Queen, 1 Double en-suite cabins with A/C
Designer Lagoon 450
Launched 2016
Children Allowed Yes (Min. age: Water safe)
Home Port Yacht Haven Grande, St Thomas, US Virgin Islands
Scuba Rendezvous only
Winter Cruising Area Caribbean Virgin Islands (US)
Summer Cruising Area Caribbean Virgin Islands (US)

Catamaran Makin Memories Overview

This 2016 Lagoon 450 offers an amazing amount of space for her length. There are two queen and one double guest staterooms with lots of light and storage space. Each of the cabins have climate control and en-suite bathrooms.

Throughout the yacht light wood is used and the decor is simple and contemporary. The lounge area has comfortable seating and an indoor dining option - plus the signature Lagoon wraparound windows that offer a fantastic panoramic view.

The cockpit is shaded and has two distinct seating areas with lots of space to walk around comfortably and providing easy access through to the back steps for swimming.

The fly bridge is where the sailing action takes place, but is also the best spot for dolphin spotting or just taking in the amazing Virgin Island scenery.

Forward there are trampolines and cozy seating area.

Salon Cockpit dining area Additional cockpit seating Foredeck lounge area Guest Cabin Bathroom Guest Cabin Bathroom Guest Cabin Galley Sundeck Activities off the stern Lounging on the bow Dining Crystal clear waters SUP Beautiful table setting Comfy foredeck Makin Memories Layout

Green Initiative

Organic/Locally grown produce when available. No disposable water bottles making drinking water available from a large dispenser on board.

Meet the Crew

MEET THE CREW!

Captain and Chef Courtney

Courtney grew up in the Maryland area boating around the Potomac River and Chesapeake Bay, and spending many summers on Cape Cod, MA, exploring Martha’s Vineyard, Nantucket, Woods Hole, and all the many islands and hidden beaches around the Buzzards Bay area boating, waterskiing, windsurfing, paddleboarding, kayaking and sailing – playing in or on the water is Courtney’s happy place! Courtney’s passion for food and cooking led her to spend much of her youth working in many different roles in the food service industry from short order cook to catering, bartending, and even serving at 5 star restaurants.

In 1993 Courtney graduated from Ithaca College with a degree in Sociology and Criminal and Juvenile Justice and spent over 2 decades working in the legal profession in Boston, raising 2 boys, and stealing every chance she could during the warm months to set sail with friends after work in Boston Harbor, or catch a sunset paddle or swim with friends in Newburyport...read more

In 2009 Courtney began exploring the relationship between food and nutrition and spent many years studying culinary and functional nutrition, and eventually became a Certified Culinary Nutrition Expert from the Academy of Culinary Nutrition in Ontario, Canada, in 2015. Courtney’s culinary passion and expertise focuses on creating nutritious dishes using the best and freshest local organic ingredients possible. She loves spending time in the kitchen using these ingredients to create delicious meals that feed the body with healthy and balanced foods that make choosing healthy foods the enticing, tastier option.

Captain and Chef Jim

Jim grew up on the beaches of Delaware, spending much of his free time boating and playing in the local waters, fishing and surfing year round. Local fishing, crabbing and clamming were a way of life growing up on the Delaware shores. Seafood feasts were a central part of his family’s customs and celebrations – and the beginning of Jim’s love for exploring the endless spicing and cooking combinations for

seafood.

Jim spent his early adult years as a navigator on a minesweeper in the navy during the Gulf War, which, despite the obvious dangers this involved, reaffirmed his love for life on the water and ignited the beginnings of the dream to eventually transition to a full-time career on the water. However, following his career in the navy, Jim’s passion for food and cooking steered him in another direction and he spent the following 10+ years on the west coast in the Monterey Bay area developing and honing his skills in all aspects of the food industry food prepping, serving, and bartending in a variety of environments from eclectic coffee shops to fine dining establishments to large banquet catering events.

Jim eventually made his way back to the east coast and started a fishing charter company, which he captained in his hometown of Delaware while pursuing a degree in Geology. Jim eventually transitioned as a full-time student to the University of South Florida and graduated with a degree in Geology. Jim worked for many years as a full-time professional geologist focusing on environmental remediation in the state of Florida. Despite the demands of his professional career, Jim never missed an opportunity to spend time on the water boating, paddleboarding or just surfing the waves before or after work any chance he was given.

Courtney and Jim

We met in our early 20’s and became roommates and best friends, bartending together at a local bar in Santa Cruz, CA. Our friendship was instant as we were both very young and a long way from home, but excited for the year-round warmth and endless opportunities to play outside, especially boating, sailing or surfing on the water. We loved working together bartending and providing exceptional service and memorable nights for our customers and friends at the bar. However, as with all things, life moved on and we lost touch over the years. It was over 20 years later when we finally reconnected again through Facebook. Eventually we met in person and that was it - we were married 8 months later!

We slowly transitioned out of corporate life and moved our full-time home to a 40’ trawler that we spent two years renovating in San Diego Bay, CA, learning the ins and outs of every aspect of boat life and committing to building the dream of a life and career together on the water. We also worked tirelessly spending time mastering all the necessary skills and obtaining the certifications we needed for our dream as captains chartering dream vacations, including spending a summer managing restaurants to hone our culinary and service industry skills.

Our shared love for food, warmth, sunshine, boats, entertaining and any and all things water-related was an easy and natural pathway to this

shared dream, which is now our reality, living full-time in the gorgeous Caribbean waters, hosting memorable vacations and sharing all of our favorite passions in life with others!

We are excited to share this dream with you and your guests and creating memorable adventures sailing, swimming, snorkeling . . . and just allowing you to become fully immersed in the natural beauty and island-style pace of life! We are excited to spoil your senses with our years of culinary experience, using the freshest local island ingredients to create Caribbean inspired meals that will delight and please all your senses!

We look forward to meeting and serving you and Makin’ Memories that will last a lifetime for you and your group!

Availability for Makin Memories:

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.

Hours required between charters: 48hrs preferred / 24hrs inquir

Upcoming 12 Months Reservation Calendar:
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Reservation Calendar with Port Locations:
Booked: Friday, 3 February 2023 to Friday, 10 February 2023: Booked: Crown Bay, St Thomas* to Crown Bay, St Thomas*
Booked: Wednesday, 19 April 2023 to Wednesday, 26 April 2023: Booked: Crown Bay, St Thomas* to Crown Bay, St Thomas*
Booked: Saturday, 13 May 2023 to Saturday, 20 May 2023: Booked: Crown Bay, St Thomas* to Crown Bay, St Thomas*
On Hold: Thursday, 28 December 2023 to Thursday, 4 January 2024: Hold: Crown Bay, St Thomas* to Crown Bay, St Thomas*

7-night Charter Rates by Group Size

Guests: 2 guests 3 guests 4 guests 5 guests 6 guests
Winter 2021 to 2022 $15,500 $15,500 $15,500 $16,000 $16,000
Summer 2022 $15,500 $15,500 $15,500 $16,000 $16,000
Winter 2022 to 2023 $15,500 $15,500 $15,500 $16,000 $16,000
Summer 2023 $15,500 $15,500 $15,500 $16,000 $16,000
*Price range is subject to change. Please Contact Us for pricing for various party sizes, number of nights and the premium weeks of Christmas & New Years. 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

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

Full Specifications for Makin Memories

Makin Memories Layout
Length 45ft
Beam 26
Draft 4.3
Designer Lagoon 450
Launched 2016
Guests Up to 6
Children Allowed Yes (Min. age: Water safe)
Air Conditioning Full
Flag USA
Dinghy/Tender 10' (15HP)
Dingy Max. Passengers 8
Guest Cabins 3
Guest Cabin Configuration 2 Queen, 1 Double en-suite cabins with A/C
Guest Electric Heads 3
Accommodation Description:

3 Queen Guest Cabins

1 V Births

Home Port Yacht Haven Grande, St Thomas, US Virgin Islands
Winter Cruising Area Caribbean Virgin Islands (US)
Summer Cruising Area Caribbean Virgin Islands (US)
Preferred Port Crown Bay Marina, STT, USVI
Other Port Red Hook/YHG, STT - West End,
Hours Between Charters 48hrs preferred / 24hrs inquir
WiFi Internet Onboard WIFI
Hammock No
Deck Shower Yes
Ice Maker No
BBQ Yes
Voltage 110V
Adult Waterskis No
Kids Waterskis No
Stand Up Paddle Board 2
Snorkeling Gear 6
Tow Tube No
Wake Board No
Knee Board No
2-Person Kayak No
Float Mats Yes
Beach Games Yes
Fishing Gear Yes
Fishing Gear Type Basic Lures and Tackle
Number of Rods 1
Other Water Toys Noodles
Fishing Rod
2 SUP's
Snorkel Gear
Stereo System Yes
iPod Hookup Yes
Satellite TV No
Board Games Yes
Books No
Captain License Yacht Master/STCW
Crew Smokes No
Crew Pets No
Caters to Special Diets Yes
Kosher Available Inq

Reviews for Makin Memories with previous crew:

This has definitely been the BEST vacation so far.

Captain Steven was the most attentive, genuine, sincere captain we could’ve asked for. He was very welcoming to us and always offered assistance in guiding our adventure while still letting us do exactly what we had envisioned. Steven opened up his ‘home’ to us and we are already looking forward to the next sailing vacation with him. Thank you Steven for all you have done to make this an epic, divine, glorious, adventurous holiday. We not only had the best vacation, but also gained a true friend!

SJ (Sarah Jane) was such a welcoming presence as well! The moment we stepped onboard, she had chilled champagne waiting for us, as well as a delicious appetizer. SJ was always providing endless knowledge about the surrounding area, islands...but also made ABSOLUTELY delicious meals! We also feel we gained a special friend with SJ, and can’t wait to hopefully sail with her in the future.

Overall, this vacation has been the perfect escape from our normally crazy busy lives, and one we cherish always!

Thank you Steven and SJ for welcoming us, enjoying wonderful meals and drinks with us, and hanging out is if we’ve known you forever.

Jenny S, aboard Catamaran Makin Memories May 2019  sailing the Virgin Islands

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