Catamaran Serenity Now

Catamaran Serenity Now is a 2012, 62’ Lagoon catamaran offering crewed yacht charters in the BVI, USVI, St. Maarten and St. Bart's. She features a fly-bridge deck, on-board diving for certified guests plus accommodations for up to 6 guests in 1 Master Queen Suite plus 2 Queen cabins. Catamaran Serenity Now is a Carefree Yacht Charters mid-range, luxury option for families, couples, divers or special occasions.

Here's what John & Shirelle told Carefree Yacht Charters about their previous chartering experience: "We have been chartering in all the islands of the Caribbeans and we have a wealth of knowledge of the area. With previous experience in service delivery, we know how to prioritize our guest needs. We also have extensive knowledge from traveling the world and some great stories, sailing and land based. We are adventurous and love to show people what they have not seen before."

Rates from $26,000 to $28,500. View availability and rate details.

Contact Us

To learn more about this crew or for further details about SERENITY NOW, call us in our South Florida office at (954) 980-9281, toll free at (888) 670-6884 or fill out our Quick Request Form.

What Our Carefree Clients Said About Us

A family that we booked aboard 62' Serenity Now in May, 2019 said: We had an absolutely amazing time on our charter. This was truly a vacation of a lifetime and we wouldn’t have changed a thing. Thanks for your help in setting us up on the perfect boat with the perfect crew for our family. We will cherish these memories. Best- Anne and Terry H., Illinois



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Winter 2021 to 2022 $26,000.00 $27,000.00 $27,500.00 $28,000.00 $28,500.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Summer 2022 $26,000.00 $27,000.00 $27,500.00 $28,000.00 $28,500.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

Price Details

Please inquire for 7/8 pax rates Please add $250 for each USVI port ($500 round trip). UPDATE 2021 NO USVI PORTS AT THIS TIME SERENITY NOW is a BVI based yacht and crew Christmas/New Years 1-6 pax RATE OF $33,725 for Christmas. Dates ending by December 26 1-6 pax RATE OF $36,700 New Years. Dates starting December 27th. BVI Ports All rates are for 7 nights, 8 days. To prorate these rates: For 6 nights divide weekly rate by 7 and multiply by 6 For 5 nights or less divide weekly rate by 6 then multiply by number of nights. Serenity Now requires a 48 hour turnaround in between charters. Permits and cruising fees are included in the BVI ONLY. Other locations fees will be extra if applicable.


To find the best dates for your charter, call us in our South Florida office at (954) 980-9281, toll free at (888) 670-6884 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:
  • Summer Base Port: Virgins
  • Summer Operating Area: Caribbean Virgin Islands
  • Winter Base Port: Virgins and Leewards
  • Winter Operating Area: Caribbean Virgin Islands
  • Preferred Pickups: Nanny Cay, BVI
  • Other Pickups: Tortola
  • Turnaround: 48 hours

Reviews from our Carefree Clients

A group of couples that we booked aboard 62' Catamaran Serenity Now in March 2020 said:

​​Hi Lynne!

What an amazing vacation!!!! Everything was beyond perfection! Drastically surpassed any expectations​ (we went in with high expectations)​! The boat was gorgeous and so clean and well maintained!!! Cabins comfortable, All amenities top notch. John and Shirelle are beyond amazing!!!! He is a great captain...knowledgeable, confident, clearly knew what he was doing and took great pride in his boat. He took Bill and I driving twice which was great. Shirelle is a character! Funny, positive, bubbly and a tremendous chef!!!! We have never eaten so well...3 meals a day that were all 5 star!!!! All the meals were better than 5 star restaurants! They were attentive and helpful and fun!!!! We had a bit of weather and John knew where we could go to escape the swells, I cannot express what an amazing trip we had!!!! We were celebrating our 20th anniversaries so one night they planned a special dinner and when we woke up the boat was decorated with rose petals, happy anniversary sign and other decorations. I would do it again tomorrow and only on Serenity Now with John and Shirelle!

Also thank you for all of your help! You made the process of booking and planning very easy!!!! We appreciate your help!!! Thank you​,​

Romi C​., Colorado​



What an incredible time we had aboard Serenity Now! We wanted to have a special trip to celebrate our 20th Anniversary and our week with John and Shirelle aboard Serenity Now exceeded every expectation! Immediately, we were welcomed by John and Shirelle with exceptional kindness and hospitality. They were perfect hosts in every way! Accommodating, polite, respectful, fun, sweet, energetic and hospitable. John was a great captain. He provided a clear plan for the week and gave us options as to what we would like to do, places to go and see. We were comforted by his knowledge of his boat, of the BVIs and leadership skills. Shirelle is an exceptionally incredible cook. The food was over the top excellent and could easily compete with a 5 star restaurant. She was accommodating to our dietary needs. Three different, excellent meals every day! Not only was the food beautiful but tasted amazing! The yacht, Serenity Now, was beautiful! Comfortable, spacious, clean areas to sit, relax and dine. The cabins were very comfortable, clean and private.

The booking process through Carefree Charters was easy and convenient. We were able to list provisions, dietary restrictions and activities we wished to do while aboard ahead of time. Lynne provided excellent communication throughout the entire process and provided very specific information as we got closer to departure. It was a relaxed and stress free process!

Our time aboard Serenity Now with John and Shirelle was nothing short of amazing! We loved every minute of our trip and look forward to doing it again! It exceeded every expectation we had, making it a trip of a lifetime! A trip that provided us incredible memories for years to come! Thank you so very much!

Sibyl ​H., Colorado​

A group of couples that we booked aboard 62' Catamaran Serenity Now in January 2020 said:


First - please sign me up for your e-newsletter. I would love to stay in tune with happenings in the charter world. So here are my thoughts on the experience....

Overall....Wonderful trip on a very nice boat with an excellent crew. THANK YOU.

Carefree services......Your guidance was thorough, efficient, and helpful. Your advice to us about matching the crew with the guests being of utmost true...  you did great. Your continued service throughout the process was appreciated. Even the crew mentioned how you are one of the best because you continued to help throughout ( even after all payments were made !!!! )

The boat - Serenity Now. It was the perfect size for us. It did not seem to be 7 years old. It was clean, well maintained, had ample storage, a good sound system, and plenty of water "toys". We loved it when the sails were up and just peacefully gliding thru the water. Perfect.

The crew...John and Shirelle. They are "as good as it gets"! They made us feel welcome, pampered, and loved, while being true professionals at their jobs. John is serious about his sailing and cares about the safety and comfort of his guests. And very helpful at whatever is needed. Shirelle is a true gourmet chef....3 gourmet meals a day. Tasty, healthy. and quite the variety.......wonderful......and she is so lovable and bubbly. The two of them are excellent hosts.

All in all.....we loved glad we went and thanks to you for all your help.

Tom G., Missouri

A family that we booked aboard 62' Serenity Now in May, 2019 said:

​We had an absolutely amazing time on our charter. The boat was beautifully appointed, comfortable and very spacious. We loved all the “living” space.

John and Shirelle were wonderful hosts too. They were warm, kind, professional and friendly. They were attentive without being intrusive, a perfect balance. We enjoyed their company very much. We were greeted with champagne and a Congratulations banner and streamers for the girls. They took all of our pre-charter preferences to heart, even found good wine and coffee for us. Everything was perfect.​ They had plenty of energy to keep up with our active family too, including during what seemed to be the world’s longest tube ride (much to our daughter’s’ delight). They took us to beautiful spots for snorkeling and hiking. Our girls also bonded instantly with Shirelle. John was thoughtful and even made an extra unplanned stop when I mentioned we had been at Foxy’s years ago and I wanted to see it again. He was an excellent captain and Shirelle was a great first mate and chef.

Regarding the food, Shirelle’s cooking was truly incredible. Before this trip, I prepared myself that the food would be adequate, but we were blown away by the quality of each and every meal, snack and drink prepared lovingly by Shirelle (and John’s grilling skills were top notch). Shirelle even baked our family’s favorite cake to celebrate the girls’ graduations and served birthday pancakes, a family tradition that I briefly mentioned during our pre-charter call.

This was truly a vacation of a lifetime and we wouldn’t have changed a thing.

Thanks for your help in setting us up on the perfect boat with the perfect crew for our family. We will cherish these memories.


Anne and Terry​ H., ​Illinois


My name is John Crafford. I grew up in Cape Town South Africa. As a child I fell in love with the ocean surfing and sailing around Cape Town. After 11 years of having my own construction company I decided to follow my dreams and go sailing as a career. As a captain I have worked on sailing yachts and power boats from 11m to 30m. Even went to France to work on super yachts but could not get my sense of adventure satisfied until I started doing deliveries. Crossing the Atlantic a few times I got introduced to the
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Cabins & Amenities


Accomodation Details

This luxury catamaran accommodates 6 guests in 3 queens. The crew can swap 1 twin cabin for a queen if required. Each cabin has an individual shower, head, A/C control, and TV. The master suite is oversized with extra storage, twin sinks, and private entry.

Guest Cabins

  • Max Guests: 6
  • Total Cabins: 3
  • King Cabins: 0
  • Queen Cabins: 3
  • Double Cabins: 0
  • Single Cabins: 0
  • Twin Cabins: 0
  • Pullman Cabins: 0
  • Showers: 3
  • Heads: 0
  • Electric Heads: 3


  • AC: Full
  • Voltages: 110/220
  • Hairdryer: Yes
  • Water Capacity: 250 gallons
  • Water Maker: Yes
  • Ice Maker: Yes
  • Deck Shower: Yes
  • Jacuzzi: No
  • Other Amenities:
    Full Flybridge Sunshade
    Brand New Mainsail 2020
  • Specifications

    • Size: 62 feet
    • Builder: Lagoon
    • Year Built: 2012
    • Refit: 2018 All New Soft Furnishings 2015 Engines remounted, new Genoa Furling System
    • Beam: 33
    • Draft: 5.1


  • Kids okay: Yes
  • Minimum Age of Kids: 2+
  • Internet Access: Onboard WIFI
  • iPod/Device Hookups: Yes
  • Salon Stereo: Yes
  • Salon TV/DVD: Yes
  • Sat TV: No
  • Board Games: Yes
  • Special Diets: Yes
  • Kosher: No
  • # Dine In: 10
  • BBQ: Yes
  • Crew Smokes: No
  • Guest Smoke: Yes/starboard aft deck
  • On-board Water Sports and Diving


    Both PADI: John Instructor and Shirelle Master

    • License: Master
    • Costs: Regular dives: up to 3 dives included for certified divers this Winter/Summer 2020/2021 season. $35 per dive there after.
      Weight sets; 6
      Tanks: 6
      BC's: 2- crew
      Regulators: 2 - crew
      # Divers: 5
      Dives: 3 included
      Night Dives: No
      Dive lights: No

      Yacht can coordinate rental gear from local dive shops for BCDs and Regulators at guest expense.

    • Number of Dives: 3 per week
    • Tanks: 6
    • BCs: 0
    • Regulators: 0
    • Resort Course: N/A
    • Full Course: N/A
    • Scuba:Onboard
    • Air Compressor: Onboard
    • Wet Suits: 0
    • Dive Lights: 0
    • Night Dives: 0

    On-board Water Sports

    • Dinghy: Walker Bay Generation 450; 15' with 70 hp Yamaha
    • Dinghy Horsepower: 70hp
    • Dinghy Pax: 8
    • Water Skis: Yes (Adult) Yes (Kids)
    • Wake Board: Yes
    • Tube: Yes
    • Knee Board: 0
    • Snorkel Gear: 8
    • Underwater Camera: Yes
    • Kayak: 1 (1 Man) Yes (2 Man)
    • Stand Up Paddle Boards: 2
    • Floating Mats: 0
    • Beach Games: Yes
    • Jetskis: 0
    • Other Toys: Noodles, Inflatable unicorns, mermaid tails, and a few onboard surprises.
      The owner is open to requests for toys not listed! Please ask.