MANNA Yacht Charter Catamaran
S/V Manna was built by Royal Cape Catamarans in Durban, SA. Royal Capes are known for their extra large and stable footprint. Maximizing every inch of space to ensure that you are always comfortable while on charter. Plenty of space and designed to sleep up to 8 guests in comfort.
Size / Year Built / Builder
53.0 Ft / 2014 / Royal Cape
New state of the art Phillips AED on board
Emergency Oxygen on board
USCG Emergency Frist Response Kit
Body Soap, Shampoo and Conditioner provide in each cabin
Premium Linens and towels
2000 watt Stereo sound system with 3 separate zones including the mast.
Full size BBQ Grill
Portable VHF radios for guest use when on shore to call for pickup
Dry Bags for going to shore
Plenty of on board Games and movies
Pirate Costumes are provided for Michael Beans Happy Arrrr… show.
Planning on pursuing a USCG Captain’s License? As part of the documentation process with the US Coast Guard you will need to show your time at “sea.” Captain Allen can help with that by filling out your Small Vessel Sea Service Form.
New Engines, Sails, Eectronics and Refrigeration.
1 Wake board
10 Dive Mask in different sizes to fit your face profile w/Snorkel
10 Dive / Snorkel fins with socks provided for comfort
3 Full-face snorkel Mask
8 Premium float noodles
2 Floating mats for sunbathing on the front deck.
Beach towels provided
10 Person Floating island
2 Paddle boards
3 person Hard Kayak
3 person Tube
Dive Gear updated yearly.
All course are certified through PADI
Discover Scuba $160
This is a course for the curious non-certified diver. The course entails a short academic session, pool session and upon successful completion, a two-tank boat dive. This entire package includes all necessary equipment,
Complete Open Water Course $595
Average two full days with confined water session where we build your scuba diving skills in a controlled environment and 4 boat dives to demonstrate the skills you have learned. Includes PADI E-leaning which must be completed prior to arriving, dive Log, use of any scuba equipment necessary to complete course, and upon successful completion, processing fees. Buying onboard or bringing your own mask and snorkel is highly recommended.
Referral Open Water completion check out dives $325
The certification process will never seem long or difficult when you have the opportunity to finish it in the Caribbean! This package Includes 4 open water dives over two days.
Advance Open Water course $390
Are you looking to upgrade your dive credentials? The PADI advanced open water training features 3 core dives which include DEEP, NAVIGATION, and NIGHT. This package includes use of manual, any or all equipment to complete course. You will receive an on-board briefing with no classroom time required. Choose ELearning and all you are paying for are the dives.
(PADI ELearning fees not included)
Rescue Diver $500
Now you can become a rescue diver in just two days. Before enrolling in this course you must be an advanced open water diver and have current CPR and FIRST AID Certification. Manual and all necessary equipment to complete course, including processing fees, for only $500.
Specialty courses available upon request.
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Our team endeavors to provide up to date and accurate information regarding each yacht in our listing, however, the availability displayed in the calendars and rates, are indicative only and subject to confirmation at the time of your inquiry. With this in mind, please note that premium rates may apply to certain destinations and dates, such as Christmas and New Years in the Caribbean or July and August in the Mediterranean. Kindly contact us for a proposal that details the yacht’s final rate and availability.
In 2013, Manna was built by Royal Cape Catamaran in Durban, South Africa. She is a true 53' ocean going vessel customized for the Scuba Diver with water level dive entry and ladder. Once the yacht was launched and sea trails were completed, Manna sailed across the Atlantic to the Caribbean islands.
Manna’s team consists of Captain Allen and Chef Lucrecia “Lu” Lawson who are also from Texas. Allen Lawson was raised in a family that loved boating. At a very young age, he found his first love and bought a Cabin Cruiser at the age of 24. For the last decade, Allen has been sailing the seas around the world with friends and family, so you can sail in peace knowing that your Captain is up for any task at hand. Chef Lu started her journey under the guidance of a family of chefs. With a hit of Southern style to her cooking, Chef Lu will keep your palates entertained, and wondering how it is even possible that each meal gets better and better! Wow, my taste buds are getting excited just thinking about it. Together they make the Ultimate team and on the Seas it’s a combo that spares no attention to detail. With Allen’s “ Get’er Done” mentality, fun and lovable personality matched by the attentiveness and out-going personality of Lu, trust us when we say you will wish your trip never ends!
If you’re looking for a Charter Group you can trust in delivering the knowledge, skill, safety and expertise, along with the needed excitement to make your vacation special, look no further. The Team with S/V Manna is your ticket. Take a moment and read the reviews and you will find the they can customize any vacation for anybody, including your own group. Simply tell them what you want and sit back and watch the Magic happen.
Scuba Dive? Of course. Allen is a PADI Instructor with a strong passion for diving. When divers come onboard, S/V Manna offers "Unlimited" dives to all certified divers. Who does that? Forget about the need to schedule and pay the additional cost for rendezvous diving or dives onboard. It's all part of the package and Allen will dive with you as much as you would like at no extra charge. Now that’s walking the talk.
Not a diver? No worries we have plenty for you to do above the water including skiing, wake boarding, towable's, hiking and dancing among a few. Who knows maybe you would like to give diving a try through a discover scuba course or even complete a scuba certification while onboard. There is a charge for the PADI Certification but no charge for your dives. If that is of interest, visit with Allen before your Charter starts and he will be more than happy to put a plan together just for you. Some studies will need to be done online prior to arriving.
To wrap this Crew profile up, Allen has an experience level of over 20+ years sailing and learning some of the best locations throughout the Caribbean islands in order to share the Magic with you. So, wait no longer! Come aboard and let’s get this party started!
Side Note from the Crew: We strongly believe it’s every individual Choice whether or not to get the vaccination. We do not judge one’s decision, that’s your Choice. For your peace of mind along with the ease of clearing customs in different countries we travel, we the crew decided to go ahead and receive both vaccines for COVID along with the booster shot. Unlike the airlines and regardless of one’s decision, No Mask, No Shoes and No Shirt is no problem on board. Yay!
Crew are fully vaccinated for COVID 19
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Inclusions and exclusion are not standardized across the different yachts, with each offering slightly different terms. Please contact us for a proposal that details the yacht’s availability, individual pricing based on the number of guests in your party and particular dates, as well as the list of the inclusions and exclusions for that particular yacht.
This yacht offers an “All Inclusive” Rate:
Typically this includes all your breakfasts, lunches, dinners and snacks. Standard Ship's Bar which includes your alcoholic and non alcoholic beverages. Fuel for the yacht and its tender, and the necessary water for the onboard facilities. Use of the Yacht’s onboard equipment and the Captain, Chef and Crew’s services.
Excluded are airport transfers costs, onshore excursions and tours, as well as any food or beverages purchased ashore. Although optional, crew gratuity is customary at 15% - 20% of the charter rate for the Caribbean and 10% - 15% for the Mediterranean.
Inclusions and exclusion are not standardized across the different yachts, with each offering slightly different terms. Please contact us for a proposal that details the yacht’s availability and individual pricing based on the number of guests in your party, as well as the list of the inclusions and exclusions for that particular yacht.
This Yacht offers a “Plus Expenses” Rate:
Included are the Yacht and its onboard equipment as well as the Captain, Chef and Crew’s services.
Excluded are food and beverages, fuel for the yacht and its tender, any dockage, airport transfers costs, onshore excursions and tours, as well as any cruising permits, licenses and other charter related expenses. Crew gratuity, although optional is customary at 15% - 20% of the charter rate for the Caribbean and 10% - 15% for the Mediterranean.
Advanced Provisioning Allowance:
For "Plus Expenses" charters, yachts request an Advance Provisioning Allowance (APA), which is generally estimated at 20% - 25% of the base charter fee for sailing yachts (catamarans and monohulls) and at 30%-35% for motor yachts. The APA essentially creates a bank account for the Captain to purchase provisions, fuel, dockage, food, beverages, bar, and other consumables on the charterer's behalf. The Captain will keep all receipts and manage a running balance of the account, so that expenditures can be checked at any time. Any amount not used will be refunded at the end of the charter. If during the charter the costs have exceeded the collected APA, then additional funds will be required for the outstanding bills. All purchases are transparent and nothing is marked up. The APA is used purely for the charterer's provisions and charter-related expenses.