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KELEA Yacht Charter Catamaran

All Inclusive

$24,500 - $30,500 per Week

Guests

10

Cabins

5

Crew

2

5 Average rating

Size / Year Built / Builder

65.0 Ft / 1996 / Privilege

Summer Area

Virgin Islands

Winter Area

Virgin Islands

About

Catamaran KELEA, a Privilege 65 accommodating up to 10 guests in cruising comfort, with a master king guest suite, and 4 equal queen-berth guest suites.

Accommodations

2018/2019 Season - Kelea accommodates up to ten guests in 5 guests cabins, all ensuite: one centerline master king suite forward, and three queen-berth guest suites
From 2019/2020 Season: Kelea accommodates up to ten guests in 5 guests cabins, all ensuite: one centerline master king suite forward, and three queen-berth guest suites, as well as a starboard forward upper & lower twin berth suite. Please enquire with your charter broker regarding availability of the one King and 4 Queens layout.

Kelea is fully air-rconditioned throughout and makes her own purified water onboard.

Cabins
5
King(s)
1
Queen(s)
3
Twin(s)
1
Showers
5
Wash Basins
5
Heads
5
Electric Heads
5

Amenities

Helipad
No
Deck Jacuzzi
No
Air Conditioning
Full
Deck Shower
Yes
Bimini
Yes
Port/Hatches
25

Onboard Entertainment

Salon TV/DVD
Yes
Salon Stereo/Music
Yes
Board Games
Yes
Dine In
10
iPod/MP3 Hookups
Yes
CDs/Music
Digital mu
Books
Yes

Water Entertainment

Water Skis - Adult
Yes
Snorkel Gear
Yes
Tube
Yes
Wakeboards
Yes
Kayaks - 1 Man
Yes
Floating Mats
Yes
Fishing Gear
Yes
Stand-up Paddle
Yes
Sea Bobs
No
Sea Scooters
No
Dinghy
16 ft
Dinghy HP
70
Dinghy Pax
8
Swim Platform
Yes
Boarding Ladder (Loc/Type)
Stern/easy
Fishing Gear Type
Light

Scuba Diving

Scuba
Onboard
License Info
Instructor
Air Compressor
Onboard
Tanks
8
BCs
8
BCs Regulators
8
Weight Sets
8
No. of Divers
8
Dives per Week
5
General Diving Info
DIVING INFO:

CERTIFIED DIVERS
All 7-day charters aboard Kelea include 5 dives for certified divers. Additional dives can be added based upon weather, itinerary and captain’s discretion.

TRY SCUBA / DISCOVER SCUBA DIVE
This is a course for non-certified divers. This allows you to get your feet wet and enjoy the thrills of diving. The course includes a small classroom setting and some basic in-water skills training. Once you have mastered these skills, you will continue to a beautiful, shallow reef dive at a maximum depth of 40 feet. These dives can also count towards an Open Water Scuba Certification but do not result in certification alone.

COURSES FOR CERTIFICATION
We recommend starting your course before you come by finding a local dive shop to complete your classroom and online learning along with your pool work. When you get to Kelea, we do your check-out dives for certification in the beautiful, crystal clear waters of the Virgin Islands.

Another option is for you to complete your basic certification course from start to finish with Shawn and Autumn! Please contact crew directly for availability and course requirements.

NIGHT DIVES
Yes - Inquire

WET SUITS
Inquire for size and availability
Diving Costs Information
DIVING COSTS

***5 dives included in charter cost for certified divers***

Additional Dives*: $50 per dive, per diver

Try Scuba: $150/diver, this course does not provide a certification upon completion

Referrals: $200/diver

Basic Open Water Scuba Course: $300/diver (excludes book fee with online code)

Advanced Scuba Diver Course: $150 (excludes book fee with online code)

Nitrox Course: $100 (excludes book fee with online code and equipment rental)

*Additional dives are based upon weather, itinerary and at Captain’s discretion. Seven dives maximum during the charter week.

All dives and Try Scuba courses include tank fills, all gear including weights and dive lights, briefings and a licensed scuba instructor serving as your guide.

Technical Details

Inverter
2400 watts
Voltages
110v
Water Maker
Yes
Water Capacity
500 gals
Ice Maker
Yes

Charter Types

Special Diets
Inq
Kosher Diets
Inq
BBQ
No
Gay charters
Yes
Nudist Charters
Inq
Crew Smokes
No
Pets Onboard
No
Guest Pets Allowed
No
Children Allowed
Yes
Minimum Age
Watersafe
Guest Smokes
Transoms only pls

Rates

 
Summer 2020
Winter 2020 to 2021
Summer 2021
Winter 2021 to 2022
2 Pax 4 Pax 6 Pax 8 Pax 10 Pax
$24,500 $25,000 $26,000 $27,500 $30,500
$24,500 $25,000 $26,000 $27,500 $30,500
$24,500 $25,000 $26,000 $27,500 $30,500
$24,500 $25,000 $26,000 $27,500 $30,500
Rates are per week

Please Note:
Our team endeavors to provide up to date and accurate information regarding each yacht in our listing, however some yachts reserve the right to make last minute changes to their availability and rates. With this in mind, please note that premium rates may be attached 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.

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Captain

Name
Shawn Hardesty
Nationality
USA
Year Born
1986
License
USCG 100 ton STCW

Crew

Name
Autumn Hardesty
Nationality
USA
Year Born
1992
Languages Spoken by Crew
English

Brief

Kelea’s Crew

Shawn’s love for the ocean began when he was only a few months old on the coast of North Carolina. Shawn grew up in Carolina Beach, NC where he learned to read the wind and waves and developed a passion to share his love of the ocean with others.
Shawn graduated from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington in 2011 with a degree in Marine Biology. Shortly after college, Shawn moved to Nicaragua to pursue his love of the ocean and worked as a Captain and surf guide for NicaSurf tours.
Following a couple great years in Central America, Shawn moved back to the states to continue his life on the water. In doing so, Shawn has spent the past 5 years working aboard world class super yachts. In which time, he has obtained his USCG Captains License as well as his American Sailing Association Certification.

Autumn was born in Michigan where she grew up swimming in the freshwater of the Great Lakes. After high school she studied massage therapy and yoga in Costa Rica where she fell in love with the salty ocean and travelling to new places. In 2013, Autumn moved to Florida to become a yacht stewardess. A job that would take her to many exotic places, even all the way back to lake Michigan.

For the last five years, Autumn has worked on multiple world class yachts in which she collaborated closely with five-star chefs from around the world. Learning from her yacht chef coworkers, she has developed a passion for creating exciting and healthy dishes that create memories.

Shawn and Autumn met in September of 2013 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, where they were both searching for their first superyacht jobs. A week later, they found separate jobs on different boats, starting three years of long distance dating. In December of 2016, they decided it was time for an adventure and decided to travel New Zealand for a year together in a campervan they renovated themselves.

Shawn and Autumn love to spend time on the water, whether it’s diving, snorkeling, surfing, paddling or sailing. They are excited to bring their captain and crew knowledge of charter yachts to give you a sailing vacation you won’t forget.

2 Yacht Reviews

5 Average rating

Review 1

Embarcation

St. Thomas, USVI

on 2021-05-17

Disembarcation

St. Thomas, USVI

on 2021-05-24

Crew:
Shawn Hardesty & Autumn Russell 

How would you qualify skipper:
Shawn was very confident and in control. He was also relaxed and able to make us all comfortable.

How would you qualify rest of the crew:
Chef Autumn made one great meal after the next! Her cooking and baking was phenomenal. She truly made the trip special.

How would you qualify the yacht (comfort, features, general maintenance, etc):
SV Kelea was ample size and so fun! There were plenty of areas to hang out and chill. As well as the Lilly pad that Captn Shawn attached to the back of the boat. The outdoor showers were clutch!!!!


How would you qualify the itinerary:
Superb! We loved every where we went and had the time of our lives

How would you qualify the sports and leisure activities/equipment on board:
I worked out every day with the foam roller and the yoga mat. We were able to snorkel, scuba and stand up paddle board. So fun!!!

How would you qualify the food and drinks:
Off the charts....amazing!!!!

How would you qualify the entire experience of your trip:
I would rate it a 10 on a 5 point scale. PHENOMENAL!!!
Review 2

Embarcation

St. Thomas, USVI

on 2021-05-17

Disembarcation

St. Thomas, USVI

on 2021-05-24

Crew:
Shawn Hardesty & Autumn Russell 

How would you qualify skipper:
Shawn has amazing knowledge of all water sport and captaining the boat. I scuba dived for the first time and Shawn was so patient and a fantastic instructor! I also snorkeled and paddle board for the first time too. Shawn coached me on steering the boat from one bay to the next, that was an experience! Great personality, worked so hard but made it seem so easy and enjoyable!

How would you qualify rest of the crew:
Autumn is such an amazing chef! She made the best desserts and cocktails! She worked so hard every minute! Unbelievable how she preps all the meals and has time to clean our staterooms everyday. She just made it so comfortable and cozy like we were her friends coming over for dinner. So happy when she decided to share some of her recipes with us all.

How would you qualify the yacht (comfort, features, general maintenance, etc):
Our staterooms were bigger than I expected. Air conditioning worked good and I felt safe on the boat. Enough room for all 8 of us to spread out on and we did not feel crowded. Comfortable boat!


How would you qualify the itinerary:
Nice Bays to do a lot of watersports in. Beautiful areas to relax in the water on a float and also to just stay on the boat. I enjoyed the scenery, shopping on St Johns, hiking, drinking at the Greengo bar watching sports. Lime out was a favorite, we bought way too many t-shirts there!

How would you qualify the sports and leisure activities/equipment on board:
In good shape and clean

How would you qualify the food and drinks:
Amazing, each meal better than the next!

How would you qualify the entire experience of your trip:
Amazing experience! No one wanted to leave! Now we are all missing Shawn and Autumn! They made the whole trip wonderful!

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