Sailing Yacht Serena

63ft · 6 guests · St Thomas, US Virgin Islands
Serena Crewed Sailing Yacht Charter
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7-Night Rates

From $16,900 (2 passengers 7 nights)
To $22,000 (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 63ft
Guest Cabin Configuration 3 Queens en-suite
Designer Beneteau
Launched 2023 (Refit 2023)
Children Allowed Yes
Home Port Red Hook, St Thomas, US Virgin Islands
Scuba Rendezvous only
Winter Cruising Area Caribbean Virgin Islands (US/BVI), Caribbean Virgin Islands (US), Caribbean Virgin Islands (BVI)
Summer Cruising Area Caribbean Virgin Islands (US/BVI), Caribbean Virgin Islands (US), Caribbean Virgin Islands (BVI)

Sailing Yacht Serena Overview

Hull number 1 of Beneteau's new line of 62 ft sloops, Serena is style, grace and comfort under sail.

Saloon Cockpit dining area Your private beach on the stern Relaxing on the sundeck Master forward suite Breakfast with a view Sunset cocktails Guest amenities in the head and shower Tacking at 7 knots Exploring in Serenas crystal kayak The shaded cockpit area The Jet tender on its floating dock Riding the rail Headed towards Jost Van Dyke Sailing near St. John Paddling one of the crystal kayaks Serena Layout

Meet the Crew

Crew photo
Hugh & Vivianne

Capt. Hugh O'Brien -

Born in England and then lived in more than a dozen countries across Europe, Asia and the Americas. Now a permanent US Resident living in the Caribbean & Florida, predominantly in the US and British Virgin Islands.

Hugh started competitive sailing and ocean racing in the UK & France in 1987 (36 years of ocean sailing experience). He com¬pleted his intensive Royal Yachting Association (RYA) YachtMaster 500 Ton Sail & Power Commercial License in 2002 at the presti¬gious UK Sailing Academy and worked as a Captain & Chef in commercial yachting in the Cayman Islands, Virgin Islands, USA & Japan. Hugh also ran 5 Star Sailing with a 50 ft Beneteau Sloop as a Captain Chef in the Virgin Islands from 2007-2011.

A 20-year career in Marketing & Sales for American IT & Database companies saw Hugh working in some 20 countries and heading up operations in Europe, US, Asia & Latin America.

From 2018-2022, Captain Hugh owned and operated Ocean Star 60, a 60 ft Beneteau sloop. Having worked with Chef Vivi on Ocean Star 60, they have since become partners in Serena Yacht Charters, LLC, and operate the 63-ft sloop Yacht Serena, their new Beneteau Oceanis Yacht 62. Yacht Serena is the Hull #1 of Beneteau’s ultimate Oceanis Yacht cruiser series and has many extras, including a carbon fibre Code 0 racing sail. ..read more

Hugh attended culinary classes and schools in France, Japan and America, and specializes in Mediterranean, Latin American and Asian fresh food dishes with premium ingredients.

Hugh is a light social drinker but nonsmoker, no drugs, no criminal record, clean licenses and a broad sense of humor especially when trying to catch fish!

Vivianne Swietelsky

Chef/First Mate Ocean Star

Vivianne, or Chef Vivi” is based in Water Island, USVI and Coconut Grove, Miami. She is known for her authentic interpretations of the world’s great cuisines – American, Mediterranean, Southeast Asian, and Latin American, and her signature fusion MediterrAsian cuisine. She is also makes amazing desserts and is an inspired cocktail mixologist.

For as far back as she can remember, Chef Vivi has been passionate about food and the artistry of its preparation. Born in the U.S. to an Italian father and a Venezuelan mother, she has travelled all over the world and lived in the United States, Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Mexico, and the Caribbean and is fluent in five languages. Her family life revolved around the enjoyment of great food and her mother taught her to cook instinctually, from the heart. Chef Vivi built upon this foundation and has expanded her culinary knowledge and skills over the years.

Chef Vivi attended different culinary schools around the world and studied Hospitality Management at the Florida International Universi¬ty’s School of Hospitality & Tourism. She has been a restaurant Pastry Chef, owned her own upscale Miami catering company, Truffles Catering”, and worked as Private Chef for HNWI in both private homes and on charter yachts.

Another one of Chef Vivi’s passions is sailing, and she has enjoyed working on sailboats around the world. She also has an ASA Certificate for Offshore Sailing gained in the U.S. Virgin Islands and has owned and operated several Beneteau yachts.

After working as Yacht Chef with Captain Hugh on Ocean Star 60, Vivianne and Hugh became partners in 2023 and now operate Serena Yacht Charters, LLC on their beautiful 63-ft Beneteau sloop, Yacht Serena. Yacht Serena is a very special yacht: she is the Hull #1 of Beneteau’s ultimate luxury Oceanis Yacht 62 cruiser series. Vivianne has enjoyed refitting Yacht Serena with many upscale amenities, including FRETTE sheets and towels, Lanvin products, and Bose sound systems in every cabin.

What Vivianne enjoys the most about being a Private Yacht Chef is the daily interaction with her guests and the pleasure of creating wonderful memories for them. She really loves the feeling of serving wonderful food, drinks, and delivering excellent service on gorgeous Yacht Serena. Her and Captain Hugh’s motto about their guests is, it’s all about you, all the time”. Nothing matters more to them than delivering a five-star experience and exceeding even the highest expectations.

Availability for Serena:

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: 72 hours

Upcoming 12 Months Reservation Calendar:
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Reservation Calendar with Port Locations:
Booked: Monday, 22 April 2024 to Monday, 29 April 2024: Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*
Unavailable: Tuesday, 30 April 2024 to Wednesday, 29 May 2024: Unavailable: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*
Unavailable: Thursday, 13 June 2024 to Friday, 14 June 2024: Unavailable: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*
Booked: Saturday, 15 June 2024 to Friday, 21 June 2024: Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*
Unavailable: Saturday, 22 June 2024 to Sunday, 23 June 2024: Unavailable: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*
Booked: Monday, 22 July 2024 to Saturday, 27 July 2024: Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*
Unavailable: Friday, 2 August 2024 to Saturday, 3 August 2024: Unavailable: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*
Booked: Sunday, 4 August 2024 to Saturday, 10 August 2024: Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*
Unavailable: Sunday, 11 August 2024 to Monday, 12 August 2024: Unavailable: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*
Unavailable: Saturday, 12 October 2024 to Tuesday, 12 November 2024: Unavailable: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*
Unavailable: Sunday, 1 December 2024 to Monday, 2 December 2024: Unavailable: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*
Booked: Tuesday, 3 December 2024 to Tuesday, 10 December 2024: Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*
Unavailable: Wednesday, 11 December 2024 to Thursday, 12 December 2024: Unavailable: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*
Unavailable: Thursday, 20 February 2025 to Friday, 21 February 2025: Unavailable: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*
Booked: Saturday, 22 February 2025 to Saturday, 1 March 2025: Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*
Unavailable: Sunday, 2 March 2025 to Monday, 3 March 2025: Unavailable: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*
Unavailable: Thursday, 29 May 2025 to Friday, 30 May 2025: Unavailable: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*
Booked: Saturday, 31 May 2025 to Saturday, 7 June 2025: Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*
Unavailable: Sunday, 8 June 2025 to Monday, 9 June 2025: Unavailable: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*
Booked: Saturday, 21 June 2025 to Saturday, 28 June 2025: Booked: Red Hook to Red Hook

7-night Charter Rates by Group Size

Guests: 2 guests 3 guests 4 guests 5 guests 6 guests
Summer 2024 $16,900 $17,700 $18,500 $19,200 $19,900
Winter 2023 to 2024 $16,900 $17,700 $18,500 $19,200 $19,900
Winter 2024 to 2025 $18,000 $19,000 $20,000 $21,000 $22,000
Summer 2025 $18,000 $19,000 $20,000 $21,000 $22,000
*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 Serena!

Full Specifications for Serena

Serena Layout
Length 63ft
Beam 17.5
Draft 10
Designer Beneteau
Launched 2023 (Refit 2023)
Guests Up to 6
Children Allowed Yes
Air Conditioning Full
Flag US
Dinghy/Tender 12 ft jet and 17 ft Whaler
Dingy Max. Passengers 8
Guest Cabins 3
Guest Cabin Configuration 3 Queens en-suite
Guest Electric Heads 3
Accommodation Description:

Master queen forward and two aft queen suites

Draft Beer Aboard! Automatic Cocktail machine!

Home Port Red Hook, St Thomas, US Virgin Islands
Winter Cruising Area Caribbean Virgin Islands (US/BVI), Caribbean Virgin Islands (US), Caribbean Virgin Islands (BVI)
Summer Cruising Area Caribbean Virgin Islands (US/BVI), Caribbean Virgin Islands (US), Caribbean Virgin Islands (BVI)
Preferred Port Red Hook
Other Port Yacht Haven STT
Hours Between Charters 72 hours
WiFi Internet Onboard WIFI
Sun Awning Yes
Deck Shower Yes
Water Maker Yes
Ice Maker Yes
BBQ Yes
Voltage 110
Adult Waterskis Yes
Kids Waterskis Yes
Stand Up Paddle Board 1
Snorkeling Gear Yes
Tow Tube Yes
Wake Board Yes
Knee Board Yes
1-Person Kayak 1
2-Person Kayak 2
Float Mats Yes
Beach Games Yes
Fishing Gear Yes
Fishing Gear Type Troll and casting
Number of Rods 7
Underwater Camera 0
Stereo System Yes
iPod Hookup Yes
Satellite TV Yes
DVD Player Yes
Captain Nationality UK
Captain License RYA
Crew Smokes Inq
Crew Pets No
Caters to Special Diets Inq
Kosher Available Inq
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