Catamaran Manna

Catamaran Manna is a 2013, 53' Royal Cape catamaran offering crewed yacht charters in the BVI and USVI. She features a crew of 2, on-board scuba diving for certified guests, and accommodations for up to 8 guests in 1 King Master Suite, 2 Queen cabins, plus 1 Double cabin. Catamaran Manna is a Carefree Yacht Charters affordable pick for families, couples, divers, or special occasions.

Rates from $16,000 to $24,500. View availability and rate details.

Contact Us

To learn more about this crew or for further details about MANNA, call us in our South Florida office at (954) 980-9281 or fill out our Quick Request Form.

What Our Carefree Clients Said

A group of adults that we booked aboard 53' Catamaran Manna in February, 2017 said: We absolutely loved our trip aboard Manna! Thank you very much for hooking us up with Manna. This whole process was first class and easy, and made for a perfect vacation. Dave M., Minnesota



Season Passengers
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Summer 2023 $16,000.00 $17,250.00 $18,000.00 $19,250.00 $20,000.00 $21,500.00 $22,500.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Winter 2023 to 2024 $17,000.00 $18,250.00 $19,000.00 $20,250.00 $21,000.00 $22,500.00 $23,500.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Summer 2024 $18,000.00 $19,250.00 $20,000.00 $21,250.00 $22,000.00 $23,500.00 $24,500.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

Price Details

GENERAL RATES NOTE: All rates are for 7 nights, 8 days. For short charters please use the divide-by-6 rule for figuring short charter premiums. Charters of less than 6 nights available depending on schedule and season, please inquire. Full Board rates require one dinner ashore at guest expense. Half Board Rates: Deduct $200 per person per 7 nights of charter. Requires 3 Lunches and 4 Dinners and associated beverages taken ashore at client expense. Please inquire for less than 7 nights. Local Fare Rates: Deduct $50 per person per 7 nights of charter. Includes: 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches & 6 dinners. Remaining meals taken ashore at guest expense. Sleep aboard Rates: Please calculate using 1/2 the daily rate. Includes boarding after 5pm, dock side with marina amenities along with welcome cocktail and breakfast the next morning and an early charter start. Dinner ashore at client expense. 6 Night Min. Non comm. Option for USVI pick up available for a fee of $500 EACH WAY (regardless of number of guests/nights) plus the associated BVI port fees and taxes for entry/exit to be paid by the guest at the port of entry/exit. Pick up/Drop off port is Red Hook, St Thomas. For short turn arounds, drop off will be at Cruz Bay, St John where guests can depart to St Thomas on the scheduled ferry. Manna is available to charter Down Island and will relocate. Please inquire for availability. CHRISTMAS / NEW YEARS: 1-8 @ $28,500, 7 night minimum. BVI ports only Christmas charter must end no later than December 26th. New Year charter cannot begin earlier than Dec 27th. One dinner ashore at guests expense. Spanish Virgins Maximum 6 pax only You can view a sample itinerary that the amazing crew of Manna skillfully put together. The itinerary is sample of Spanish Virgin Islands (SVI) charter and includes; stops at one of the oldest lighthouses in the Caribbean, exhilarating island hikes, breathtaking snorkel spots and basking in the sun on the sand of the world famous Flamenco Beach. *** S P E C I A L S * * *


To find the best dates for your charter, call us in our South Florida office at (954) 980-9281 or fill out our Quick Request Form.


Highlighted dates are booked, on hold, or unavailable. We may be able to challenge the dates on hold. Please contact us for details. All other dates not highlighted are available. You can use the arrow icons to navigate through the months.


Dates Color Key

If no color is noted on calendar or in the detailed list below, the dates are available for your charter. Dates can change quickly, so please contact us as soon as possible to begin booking your charter. Highlighted colors mean:

  • Booked (Booked by another client group already)
  • Hold (Held by another client group, not yet booked, and can be challenged)
  • Unavailable (Blocked out by the Owner and unavailable to challenge)


  • Location Details: Manna is available year round in the US/British and Spanish Virgin Islands. Please inquire for other locations.
  • Summer Base Port: Virgin Islands/Grenadines
  • Summer Operating Area: Caribbean Leewards, Caribbean Virgin Islands (BVI)
  • Winter Base Port: BVI
  • Winter Operating Area: Caribbean Virgin Islands (BVI)
  • Preferred Pickups: Village Cay, Tortola
  • Other Pickups: BVI
  • Turnaround: 24 hrs

Reviews from our Carefree Clients

A family that we booked aboard 53' Catamaran Manna in March 2022 said:


It has been a brutal week after our return, but we had a marvelous time.

Unfortunately, Emily had to attend to some family matters, so Wayne and Emily's friend Lu Larson stepped in as the crew/chef. The Manna was extremely comfortable and well appointed, the food and service were great and tuned over the course of the week to our needs and desires, Captain's Cocktails in the evening were a wonderful component of our trip, exceeded only by the Pirate's Dinner on Wednesday (with a surprise party for Adam's birthday--which was the day after we returned). Since our goal was diving, having tanks, a compressor, and an experienced dive guide and instructor on board made the trip exceptional and we managed sixteen dives in five and one half days, which was pretty spectacular. Adam also learned to wakeboard (my left knee said no, but maybe next time) and the two of us had a lot of fun cruising around some of the sites using the subwing.

We had such a good time, we'd like to go ahead and book a trip with Wayne and the Manna in 2023.

John Q., Massachusettes

A repeat client and group of couples that we booked aboard 53' Catamaran Manna in February, 2019 said:

Hello Lynne,

Thanks for following up with us, we appreciate it. Our trip with Manna was fabulous! Every aspect of our stay was great. Our food was great every single meal, we snorkeled, dove, used the paddle board, used the sub-wing, and saw just about every inch of the BVI. Wayne and Emily catered to our every need, but it felt like they were part of our crew. We would definitely give them our highest rating.

Thanks again for hooking us up with Manna.

Dave & Jill M., Minnesota

A group of adults that we booked on 53' Catamaran Manna in February, 2017 said:

Hello Lynne,

We absolutely loved our trip aboard Manna! I went into this trip with very high expectations and Wayne and Emily blew them away. The boat was great (tons of headroom) and plenty of room for the 10 people on board. The food was great, Emily seemed to have the perfect portions for our crew figured out as well. Wayne and Emily were awesome. Within an hour of meeting them I felt like I knew them forever. If we wanted something they had it. If we wanted to do something they did it. I couldn't give a better recommendation for a charter crew. 10 out of 10. Thank you very much for hooking us up with Manna. This whole process was first class and easy, and made for a perfect vacation.

Thanks again,

Dave M., Minnesota


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
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Cabins & Amenities

MANNA Layout

Guest Cabins

  • Max Guests: 8
  • Total Cabins: 4
  • King Cabins: 1
  • Queen Cabins: 3
  • Double Cabins: 0
  • Single Cabins: 0
  • Twin Cabins: 0
  • Pullman Cabins: 0
  • Showers: 4
  • Heads: 4
  • Electric Heads: 4


  • AC: Full
  • Voltages: 110
  • Hairdryer: No
  • Water Capacity: 310 gallons
  • Water Maker: Yes
  • Ice Maker: Yes
  • Deck Shower: Yes
  • Jacuzzi: No
  • Other Amenities:
    Crew members Certified as First Response Providers
    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.

    2023 upgrades:
    New Engines, Sails, Eectronics and Refrigeration.
  • Specifications

    • Size: 53 feet
    • Builder: Royal Cape
    • Year Built: 2014
    • Refit: 2019
    • Beam: 28.5
    • Draft: 4


  • Kids okay: Yes
  • Minimum Age of Kids: Water Safe & Disciplined
  • iPod/Device Hookups: Yes
  • Salon Stereo: Yes
  • Salon TV/DVD: Yes
  • Sat TV: No
  • Board Games: Yes
  • Special Diets: Yes
  • Kosher: Yes
  • # Dine In: 6
  • BBQ: Yes
  • Crew Smokes: No
  • Guest Smoke: Transom Only
  • On-board Water Sports and Diving


    2018 Upgraded both diving compressors to continuous duty along with adding 10 new 3300 psi 80 aluminum tanks. (Which gives us both HP100 steel tanks for the guys that use a lot of air and AL80 aluminum tanks for the younger and lighter divers)

    Dive Gear updated yearly.

    • License: Instructor
    • Costs: Free Unlimited Diving Included for Certified Divers.
      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.
    • Number of Dives: unlimited
    • Tanks: 8
    • BCs: 10
    • Regulators: 8
    • Resort Course: $160
    • Full Course: See Below
    • Scuba:Onboard
    • Air Compressor: Onboard
    • Wet Suits: 8
    • Dive Lights: 8
    • Night Dives: 1

    On-board Water Sports

    • Dinghy: 14 ft Ocean master
    • Dinghy Horsepower: 60
    • Dinghy Pax: 8
    • Water Skis: Yes (Adult) No (Kids)
    • Wake Board: Yes
    • Tube: Yes
    • Knee Board: No
    • Snorkel Gear: Yes
    • Underwater Camera: Yes
    • Kayak: No (1 Man) Yes (2 Man)
    • Stand Up Paddle Boards: 2
    • Floating Mats: 2
    • Beach Games: Yes
    • Jetskis: No
    • Other Toys: 4 Bean Bag chairs
      2 Subwings
      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
      Water Ski
      1 Subwings
      3 person Tube

    Contact Us

    At Carefree Yacht Charters®, we specialize in arranging extraordinary crewed yacht charters in the BVI as well as other Caribbean destinations. For full details, call us in our South Florida office at (954) 980-9281 or fill out our Quick Request Form.