Yacht Details

Length: 65ft Privilege
Cabins: 1 King(s), 3 Queen(s), 1 Twin(s)
Number of Guests: 1-12
High Cost: $30500
Low Cost: $24500

Yacht Description

KELEA is a catamaran, previously named Angel Glow, which is 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:
Kelea can accommodate 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. And is fully air-rconditioned throughout and makes her own purified water onboard.

Yacht Rates in USD

 1 – 3 pax 4 pax 5 pax 6 pax 7 pax 8 pax 9 pax 10 pax
S 2021 2450025000 25500 26000 26500 27000 30000 30500
W 2021/22 2450025000 25500 26000 26500 27000 30000 30500

All inclusive rates are based on a 7 night charter (1 week) with food, beverages and standard bar, cruising permits and licenses are paid by boat
Taxes, relocation fees may be extra, see below for Charter Information

Charter Fee does not include a customary gratuity in the amount of 15-20% of the total charter fee payable to a deserving Captain and Crew upon the completion of a successful charter.

Rates are for 1 King berth suite, 3 Queen berth suites and an upper & lower single berths suite (best for young adults or kids).
For 9 or 10 guests in the 1 King berth suite and 4 Queen berth suites layout, please add on $2000/week.

Christmas Week
For 7 nights aboard:
8 guests: US$30,250    9 guests: US$33,000   10 guests: US$33,550
Rates are for 1 King berth suite, 3 Queen berth suites and an upper & lower single berths suite (best for young adults or kids).For 9 or 10 guests in the 1 King berth suite and 4 Queen berth suites layout, please add on $2000/week.

New Years Week
For 7 nights aboard:
8 guests: US$31,500    9 guests: US$34,425     10 guests: US$34,975
Rates are for 1 King berth suite, 3 Queen berth suites and an upper & lower single berths suite (best for young adults or kids).
For 9 or 10 guests in the 1 King berth suite and 4 Queen berth suites layout, please add on $2000/week.

Scuba Onboard

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

***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.

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Yacht Amenities

  • Salon Tv/ Stero
  • iPod/Device Hookups
  • Deck Shower
  • Bimini
  • Special Diets & Kosher please inquire
  • 25 Port Hatches
  • Guests Smokes on Transoms only pls
  • Children are Welcome watersafe preferred
  • Water Maker
  • Ice Maker
  • Internet Access- Onboard WIFI
  • 16 ft Dinghy with 70 hp engine
  • Water Skis Adult
  • Snorkel Gear
  • Tube
  • Wake Board
  • 1 x 1 man Kayaks
  • Floating Mats
  • Swim Platform with Boarding Ladder on Stern/easy
  • SU Paddle Boards
  • Fishing Gear

Cruising Area

  • Pref. Pick-up and drop offs Yacht Haven Grande Marina in Charlotte Amalie St Thomas
  • Summer & Winter Ports Yacht Haven STT
  • Summer & Winter Operations Caribbean Virgin Islands
  • Based in the Virgin Islands year-round

Charter Information

  • All rates are for the entire boat and are subject to change without notice prior to actual reservation
  • Charter Fee does not include a customary gratuity in the amount of 15-20% of the total charter fee payable to a deserving Captain and Crew upon the completion of a successful charter
  • All guests over 18 yrs wishing to fish in BVI must purchase a BVI license prior to boarding ask us for information
  • Marina dockage if applicable upon the request of the charter guests is not included
  • Fine wines champagnes and top shelf liquors are not included and can be purchased upon request of the charter guests at their expense
  • Hurricane Season is from 1st June to end of November and it is imperative that all guests purchase trip insurance. Yacht's are not responsible for clients shore side expenses if charter cancelled for named storm (this includes meals hotels transportation as well as air transport) Most yachts will allow client to rebook unused dates within 6 months of cancellation (excluding holidays).
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Crew

Captain and Crew of KELEA 65ft Catamaran, a 65ft Privilege Caribbean Yacht Charter

Crew Profile

Kelea’s Two Crew Profiles

Shawn and Autumn Hardesty, Spring and Summer Captain and Chef/Mate
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.

Brian Christiansen and Elena Gandillon, Fall and Winter Captain and Chef/Mate
Share in the unique experiences of the Virgin Islands that Elena and Brian craft for you sailing aboard the spacious, wind-powered vessel, Kelea.

With close to a decade of experience taking people “into the wild”, Brian shares his sense of adventure with guests. Raised in Utah and frequently found at sea, Brian is confronted with questions as to how he became an ocean-going captain. Most people forget there is a small ocean, the Great Salt Lake, in his desert home. His father taught him a love for all activities in and around water. Reading sea-faring novels from the golden-age of discovery inspired him to lust for the horizon and he eventually made his way aboard expedition ships plying all the planet’s waters. Alongside working for National Geographic Expeditions, he operated specialty charters through the Lesser Antilles on his own sailing vessel. As a USCG 100ton rated captain, his attention to detail and professionalism are integral to safe operation of the vessel. As a fellow human with passions in outdoor pursuits, he is a perfect companion for fun activities if you want to try your hand at at anything from surfing and kiteboarding to freediving and kayaking. Holding a degree in film-making, working as a videographer and being a reward winning photographer; he can create, upon prior request, a media package of the events that make your trip remarkable.

Elena’s spirit awakens in the open. After traveling to over thirty countries, her instinct draws her to beautiful and isolated places. Her love for nature led her from jagged mountain peaks of Switzerland into the deep blue of the Indo-Pacific. She became a PADI certified scuba instructor in Komodo so she can share her love of undersea life with others. Join her for some scuba diving or become certified while onboard and see what the hype is all about! Growing up in an international household, her culinary influences are mainly French and Swiss with added spice from her travels, specializing in creating heart-warming dishes from the simplest of ingredients. She aspires to cater her dishes toward individual diets and has perfected eco-friendly, plant-based menu selections. Placing great importance on the dining experience, speaking three languages, and versed in the art of conversation makes spending time with her a joy, no matter where you are from.

Elena and Brian met in Raja Ampat diving and sailing and are fully committed to spending every moment in each other’s company with their first love, the water. Blending luxurious yacht life and connecting with nature in easy grace, they ignite voyagers’ passion for Caribbean beauty. Sailing in consistent winds on the azure waters of the Virgin Islands while visiting white sandy beaches with quaint hideaways is a perfect way to charter.
Come join them aboard Kelea for the wind-powered charter of a lifetime. You will go home with more than memories – you will have inspiring stories of rewarding experiences.

With Elena and Brian, you are guaranteed an unforgettable week. As a team, they are perfectly matched to make your tropical getaway magical.

Yacht Layout

Yacht Layout of British Virgin Islands Charter KELEA 65ft Catamaran

Sample Menu

A Sampler from Elena’s galley aboard KELEA

MORNING SELECTIONS

Omelette – Omelette fried with mushrooms, fresh tomatoes, fresh herbs, garlic, onion and zucchini
Scrambled egg wrap – Wrap filled with scrambled eggs, avocado, beans, spinach and a homemade sauce
Pancakes – Homemade fluffy pancakes (gluten free on demand) with topping of your choice
Smoothie bowl – Your choice of mixed fresh fruits, milk and topping with nuts, seeds and fruits
French toast – Homemade bread soaked in milk and sugar, fried in a pan, topped with fresh fruits and vibrant coulis
Breakfast sliders – Personal sandwiches with homemade bread, eggs, cheese, avocado and garlic aioli
Oatmeal – Fresh oatmeal served with fresh fruits, nuts, chia seeds and dry fruits

AFTERNOON SELECTIONS

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Mexican mix – Guacamole, cashew sour cream, mashed beans, grilled vegetables and chicken served with tortillas
Captain’s Gourmet Hamburger – Homemade bread, grilled burger, freshly homemade sauces, caramalized onions, avocado
Caribbean style dal – Lentils drowned in curry, turmeric, spices, served with vegetables and rice
Buddha bowl – Quinoa, avocado, sweet potato, spinach, fresh tomatoes, beans, fruit and chicken
Mushroom Risotto – Traditional Italian risotto with mushrooms, white wine and parmesan
Spanish salad – Rice salad with fresh vegetables, olives, shrimps and chorizo

HAPPY HOUR SELECTIONS

Deviled eggs – Boiled eggs, stuffed with mayonnaise, garlic and mustard
Babaganoush and Hummus – Traditional dishes from north Africa, grilled eggplants or mashed chick peas mixed with olive oil, spices, tahini and yogurt, served with fresh veggies
Fritters – Deep fried onions or other vegetables, served with a selection of sauces (homemade aioli, pomodoro, tartar etc…)
Mediterranean Mix – Tapenades (olive pastes), sun dried tomato paste, tzatziki, served with homemade foccacia
Vol-au-vent – Pastries filled with creamy mushrooms and fresh herbs
Financiers – Little salty cakes topped with sun dried tomatoes, parmesan and zucchini
Verrines – Small glasses filled with flavorful layers of complimentary tastes and colors

EVENING SELECTIONS

Scallop Raviolis – Raviolis filled with grilled scallops and basil in it’s own jus, served with a spinach salad and homemade garlic bread
Chicken Curry – Grilled chicken served in an opulent curry sauce, vegetables and rice
Pan Fried Fish Of The Day – Pan fried fish caught today with Meuniere sauce, vegetables and rice
Pad Thai – Traditional Thai dish with rice noodles, vegetables, chicken and scramble egg
Salmon en Papillotte – Salmon oven steamed in parchment with spices and fresh vegetables, served with garlic mashed potatoes
Chicken with Mustard – Grilled chicken served with a smoked mustard sauce, vegetables and roasted potatoes
Grilled Fish – Whole fish grilled in the oven with crust and spices, served with roasted vegetables and couscous
Herissons Chinois – Steamed meat and rice balls, served with shoyu and vegetables

DESSERTS

Chocolate Mousse – Light chocolate mousse with dark chocolate and aquafaba
Cheesecake – Cashew nut cheesecake, with Graham, fresh berry coulis/caramel/chocolate topping
Tiramisu – Traditional Italian tiramisu with sponge biscuit, mascarpone creme and coffee
Berries Tarte – Traditional French pie crust with vanilla cream, fresh berries and whipped cream
Chocolate Soufflé – Baked chocolate mousse
Key Lime Pie – Pie crust with lime cream and coconut whipped cream
Apple Crumble – Apples baked in the oven with sugar and cinnamon, topped with pie crumble, served with vanilla ice cream

COCKTAILS

Mojitos – Mint, lime juice, sugar cane, rum, sparkling water/soda
Margarita – Tequila, Cointreau, lime jus
Tutti Frutti – Mix of berries, vodka, lime jus and sugar
Pina Colada – Coconut milk, rum, pineapple jus, banana jus, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg
Apple Martini – Vodka, Green apple schnapps, lime jus
Caipirinha – Lime, cachaça, sugar, soda/sparkling water (can be added fresh mixed fruits)
Any additional cocktails available on request

Testimonials

KELEA GUESTS COMMENTS

May, 2021 guests on catamaran KELEA wrote:
SV Kelea was ample size and so fun! There were plenty of areas to hang out and chill. As well as the Lily pad that Capt Shawn attached to the back of the boat. We loved every where we went and had the time of our lives.
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!!!
Off the charts… Amazing!!!!
Shawn was very confident and in control. He was also relaxed and able to make us all comfortable.
Chef Autumn made one great meal after the next! Her cooking and baking was phenomenal. She truly made the trip special.
I would rate it a 10 on a 5 point scale. PHENOMENAL!!!
New Year 2020
Shawn and Autumn made our week wonderful in every way!! The scuba diving lessons, finding the best snorkeling places, taking us on beautiful hikes, playing (and teaching) is Chess, and the BEST food ever!!! (Along with catering to some food allergies) We wouldn’t change a thing and will remember this week with great fondness! Thank you Shawn and Autumn!!
Christmas 2020
Shawn and Autumn went out of their way to cater to our groups taste prefs (Autumn made fantastic special gluten free meals for my wife every day). They found the best anchorages as well as tooking us on amazing hikes, snorkels and scuba dives! S/V Kelea is surprisingly stable and comfortable. Would highly recommend!
December 2020
Going on Kelea was the most perfect week for me! Shawn and Autumn are really cool and nice and know all the good spots to customize the perfect experience. There are so many awesome activities (scuba, kitesurfing, snorkeling, hiking, fishing etc. etc.), the food is incredible and the boat itself is beautiful and really comfortable! Can’t recommend SV Kelea enough!
November, 2017 guests on KELEA say:
We have been coming to the BVI and French West Indies since the late 90’s. At last count we just completed our 9th trip, most recently on the ‘Kelea’ in the BVI’s.

Our first trip was on an old Cat named the Last Fancy with a husband and wife that were owners/operators. We had the time of our life and we never realized that we did not know what we did not know – that is to say there were some mighty beautiful boats out there. We soon realized that we had to come back and charter a newer/bigger boat with more amenities. We did this numerous times and it seems that each boat was nicer and each crew was better than the last.

Our experience on Kelea was no different – from a mighty 65 footer that can cruise at 9+ knots to the beautiful salon of blonde woods and the largest galley I have ever seen. Because she can provision and hold so much we never had to stop and we wanted for absolutely nothing the entire week! And this was 8 passengers and 2 crew!

This leads me to the crew – Dan and Alli Shivone… As I mentioned we have had the privilege to have chartered some of the finest Cat’s in the Caribbean and thus experienced some of the best crews. I can categorically state without any hesitation that Dan and Alli were the best! It seemed that all of our personalities meshed perfectly from Alli’s bubbly and energetic persona to Dan’s down to business yet dry and quick wit. All this lent itself to not only a wonderful trip from their technical abilities but also their personal qualities that led to great discussions, fun games, superb dives and lots and lots of laughs!

My wife and I highly recommend this boat but more importantly – this crew – for your dream vacation and the time of your life!

Rich and Lori K.
Chino Hills, CA
March 2017 KELEA Guests
Dan and Alli Shivone did a spectacular job of hosting us on Kelea and I wanted you to know they made our trip very special! Please tell anybody that is considering a trip on Kelea that they will have a wonderful boat, the most talented captain and chef, and more importantly the nicest people one could ever hope to meet!

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