The Perfect Yacht for Every Type of Traveler Curated
by &Beyond Yacht Charters
Meet Your Yacht Matchmaker: Chief Charter Consultant, Liza Kharoubi
US Virgin Islands (December 21, 2022): Choosing the right yacht for your vacation is an important decision. Especially if it’s the first time dipping your toes into the waters of the yachting world. &Beyond Yacht Charters makes this experience seamless by arranging a one on one consultation with their experienced yacht matchmaker. They determine the best boat to charter in the US Virgin Islands based on your party size, experience level, interest in specific activities, and other unique factors. Below is a sample of the top yachts available to book with &Beyond Yacht Charters and defines the experiences each one offers its guests.
SEEKING: ACTIVE CHARTERS
Crew: CAPTAIN KEAGAN AND FIRST MATE/CHEF OLIVIA
If waking up each day with the opportunity to surf, wakeboard, kitesurf, snorkel, sail, hike or paddle sounds like the perfect trip, Captain Keagan and First Mate Olivia are exactly what you need. Their insatiable energy to entertain their guests and their experienced youth will never disappoint your thirst for activities and watersports. They are extremely knowledgeable about the local bars and cultural spots on the island to drop anchor and have fun. Chartering the 2021 award-winning SEADOG, with Captain Keagan and First Mate Olivia, is more than an adventure, it’s a blast. This is the perfect boat for families or groups of friends. They can provide a variety of water toys, for an additional cost, to enhance your experience, such as, snuba, efoil boards and more for a fully action packed vacation.
SEEKING: SCUBA DIVING TRIP
Yacht: TRUE STORY
Crew: CAPTAIN CHINO AND FIRST MATE/CHEF NOA
Captain Chino and First Mate Noa are Padi Divemasters with a wealth of experience diving off Africa, the Red Sea, much of Central America, and of course the Caribbean. With this team, you can dive directly from the True Story yacht, enjoy a rare private scuba experience and customize the frequency of your dives. They are experts at pointing out the diverse and abundant marine life in the US Virgin Islands and love leading their guests on dives like Cow and Calf, Chikuzen, Painted Walls, the wreck of the Rhone, and The Playground. They select specific dive sites based on your experience and comfort level. Each of these sites offers distinctly different seascapes, coral formations, and sea life. They love to share their knowledge of this diverse underwater world.
SEEKING: DEAF YACHT CHARTERS
Crew: CAPTAIN SCOTT AND FIRST MATE/CHEF NIKKI
First Mate Nikki is a certified American Sign Language Interpreter, and is fluent in ASL. Nikki is the perfect match for charterers who are deaf or hard of hearing. Deaf clients would have clear communication for safety briefings and excursions including snorkel or SCUBA instructions. Nikki also enjoys teaching sign language to children and adults alike. Guests love learning the signs for turtles, octopus, fish, sailboat, and more. Chef Nikki also specializes in allergies and specialty diets. She is extremely knowledgeable particularly in Gluten Free diets and has years of experience catering to guests with allergies and dietary preferences including keto, paleo and Whole 30.
SEEKING: VEGAN CUISINE
Crew: CAPTAIN and CHEF REBECCA AND HEIKO
If you’re looking for a charter experience full of fresh, flavorful vegan cuisine that will keep you fueled for exciting days filled with activities in and out of the water, Felix is the boat for you! In addition to both being captains, divers, and yogis, Rebecca and Heiko have both led predominantly vegetarian and vegan lifestyles. For them, vegan/vegetarian is not a dietary restriction when it comes to planning a charter menu, it’s a chance to showcase the food they love. Rebecca in particular is passionate about both whole food plant-based dishes as well as vegan versions of international favorites. She has taken vegan culinary courses in Bali, one of the vegan culinary capitals of the world, and loves sampling vegan dishes during her travels, most recently in Mexico and Peru. She has returned to the USVI inspired and excited to recreate some of her favorites.
SEEKING: ENVIRONMENTALLY CONSCIOUS TRAVEL
Yacht: BIG NAUTI
Crew: CAPTAIN DILLON AND CHEF/FIRST MATE AMANDA
Captain Dillon and First Mate Amanda love to share their passion for the ocean. Dillon used to work for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and prides himself on his knowledge of the underwater world. He is a Divemaster and former aquarist at the Albuquerque Aquarium and loves educating younger charterers to respect the marine environment and its underwater dwellers. He is always on the lookout to show his guests sea turtles, sea rays, barracuda, nurse sharks, and sometimes humpback or pilot whales, along with bottlenose dolphins during the winter months. First mate Amanda has a Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology, with a minor in Biology. Her understanding and relationship with wildlife is unparalleled. Captain Dillon and First Mate Amanda are the perfect team to connect you with our beautiful environment. In their own words, “We are very passionate about protecting this beautiful ocean that has given so many blessings in our lives.” Interested guests can participate in an excursion with Friends of Virgin Island National Park, an association for the protection of sea turtles and other wildlife or visit the coral restoration project in St. John in partnership with Lovango.
Liza Kharoubi brings a wealth of knowledge from the luxury and yachting industry to &BeyondYacht Charters. Having lived in various seaside locations including the French Riviera, New Zealand, Argentina and the UK, Liza is familiar with the particulars of yachting and what makes a successful charter vacation for guests, crews and yacht owners. Utilizing her business background and personal experience allows her to plan the best trips for &BeyondYacht Charter guests. Matching them to the crew and yacht that will be the perfect fit for their expectations and desires comes naturally.
To find the perfect yacht for your next vacation contact &Beyond Yacht Matchmaker and Chief Charter Consultant, Liza Kharoubi.
About &Beyond Yacht Charters:
&Beyond Yacht Charters is a professionally crewed yacht charter and yacht management company out of the US Virgin Islands. The team is dedicated to environmentally conscious hospitality, providing memorable vacations for families and friends that positively impact their lives. They pride themselves on immersing guests in the uniqueness of the USVI and providing experience-rich, fun-filled luxury charters. Their experienced management team provides a fully comprehensive and expert yacht management service to yacht owners, designed to optimize their yacht investments.