U.S. Virgin Islands Season 2024: The Ritzy Charters Selection
by Federico Lopez on Jan 17, 2024
Having participated in the recent BVI Charter Yacht Show and having the privilege of observing the yachts available in the region, our committed team of Brokers has meticulously curated a selection of the most pristine Crewed Yacht Charters poised to navigate the waters of the United States Virgin Islands during the upcoming 2024 season.
The latest USVI show unfolded from November 11-14 at IGY Marina’s Yacht Haven Grande, St. Thomas. Marking the most substantial edition witnessed by the industry in recent years, the event boasted a noteworthy presence, with a record turnout of 70 crewed yachts and over 140 charter brokers hailing from the Caribbean, U.S., and Europe. Following a collaborative vote within our team, Ritzy Charters has distilled this extensive list into our Top 5 Favorite Yachts.
The criteria guiding this selection aimed at identifying yachts that strike the optimal balance between vessel quality and crew professionalism. In evaluating the infrastructure, we scrutinized variables such as the year of manufacture, the caliber of materials and finish, general maintenance, and the overall comfort of the layout and its features. Concerning the crew, we took into account their level of experience, service dedication, effective communication, and various other essential skills.
Outlined below are our recommendations for those contemplating a Crewed Yacht Charter in the United States Virgin Islands for the forthcoming 2024 season.
This spacious and luxurious Lagoon catamaran is a brilliant choice for your charter in the Windwards and Leewards Islands. She has elegant amenities onboard for up to 8 charter guests in 4 splendid cabins. Additionally, her outdoor areas offer exceptional views while allowing you to relax and unwind. You will be welcomed on board by a crew of three who offer outstanding service and an unforgettable experience.
Worthy of Mention: This is a perfect adventure yacht charter. She boasts a wide range of water toys available onboard and the possibility of taking private kite-surfing classes!
This modern and splendid catamaran is a noteworthy option in the Virgin Islands. She accommodates up to 10 guests in 5 luxury queen cabins, each with its ensuite bathrooms. Barefeet Retreat features a flybridge that has 360-degree ocean views, and it sports a fully functioning bar and easy access to several sun pads to soak up the Caribbean sun.
Worthy of Mention: Chef Paula Milovac was the overall winner of the Culinary Contest at the 2023 USVI Charter Yacht Show!
This Bali 5.4 is an award-winning catamaran, a brilliant choice for your Bahamas charter during the summer, and to set sail to the Virgin Islands during the winter. The design was new to the market in 2019 and provided a fresh approach to sailing, and this is a brand-new 2023 vessel. Her “Bali garage door” is the centerpiece of the yacht. It allows for the aft wall of the yacht to simply disappear, opening up the back of the yacht to an unobstructed view of paradise. Hydrotherapy accommodates 8 guests in 3 spacious queen cabins and 1 sprawling master cabin for those who desire more space.
Worthy of Mention: Her young, passionate, and warm crew is great for families with young children.
Koru is a 49-foot sailing catamaran launched by Catana in 2021. She comes equipped with every comfort needed for a world-class sailing charter and boasts a huge amount of open space unrivaled by any cruising catamaran in its size range. Koru has a lovely forward cockpit which is perfect for an early morning coffee, an upstairs flybridge, and also a comfortable shaded cockpit for outdoor dining. She has a great selection of water toys onboard as well.
Worthy of Mention: Koru won Best Yacht ‘50’ and under’ at the 2023 USVI Charter Yacht Show!
Xandros is the first Lagoon SIXTY5 available for luxury charter vacation and the first of its kind to be present in and around North America. This enormous catamaran features accommodation for 6 adults and 2 children in a Master Cabin, two VIP Cabins, and a Bunk Bed Cabin. With its slender hulls and sculptural curves, the Lagoon SIXTY 5 has rightly earned its place in the world of luxury sailing yachts.
Worthy of Mention: Xandros won Best Yacht ‘61’ and over’ at the 2023 USVI Charter Yacht Show!
If you are interested in booking a Crewed Yacht Charter in the Virgin Islands, be sure to explore our full Virgin Islands Yacht Charter Fleet.