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 group of couples that we booked aboard 62' Catamaran Serenity Now in March 2020 said: Lynne, What an incredible time we had aboard Serenity Now! 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! Thank you so very much! Sibyl H., Colorado

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Rates

Season Passengers
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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.

Availability

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.

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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)

Locations

  • Summer Base Port: Virgins
  • Summer Operating Area: Caribbean Virgin Islands (BVI)
  • Winter Base Port: Virgins and Leewards
  • Winter Operating Area: Caribbean Virgin Islands (BVI)
  • Preferred Pickups: Nanny Cay, BVI
  • Other Pickups: Tortola
  • Turnaround: 48 hours

Reviews from our Carefree Clients

A multi-repeat client and group of couples that we booked aboard 62' Catamaran Serenity Now in late April 2022 said:

Hi Lynne,

Sorry for the slow response, it’s been a little difficult to get in the swing of things since leaving paradise!

Once again, your recommendation and direction in planning this charter was spot on! Your help in navigating the charter flight to making sure we had all the COVID testing in place, we were well prepared!

Serenity is a beautiful, well-maintained boat. Our accommodations were spacious & comfortable!

John is an excellent captain & host. He was so flexible with our day to day activities. We enjoyed a few little hikes, some snorkeling, and a whole lot of relaxation!

Leanne…WOW!!! The food was AMAZING!!! It’s unbelievable the dishes she provided! Everything was fresh, plated beautifully, and somehow satisfying without feeling overfed! She is simply delightful.

The BVI’s are just so amazing. I do believe it’s my very most favorite place on Earth.

Also, the FlyBode charter was great! We felt like VIPs! On our arrival, the rep walked with us from the gate, took care of our luggage, and delivered us to the plane. On the departure the same rep met us at the check in & delivered us to the plane in a matter of just a few minutes and  the pilot walked with us thru customs & immigration when we landed in San Juan. Highly recommend it!!

Lynne, I can’t thank you enough for contacting us when the Serenity charter became available. We look forward to many more fabulous charters with Carefree Charters!

Thank you again,

Kelley & David M., Texas

A multi-repeat client and group of couples that we booked aboard 62' Catamaran Serenity Now in early April 2022 said:

Hi Lynne. Yes, it is a long trip back to Seattle, 18+ hours from the deck of Serenity Now to our front door just past midnight!  

But the cruise was excellent, starting with your service which was perfection as always. The boat was excellent and just as expected with the three queen suites, great aft deck salon and spacious fly bridge. Four great bean bags and the trampolines on the foredeck. Large interior salon with great self-service coffee/latte station. Nice reliable WiFi most of the time. The queen suites were spacious enough with lots of storage and great showers.

John and Leanne were awesome! I think no crew has ever spent so much time with the guests in our ~dozen+ charters. Often you do not see much of the cook, but when Leanne was not actually cooking, she was helping with mooring or hanging out with us. She is a lot of fun and very interesting and a great cook.  She is definitely a free agent, having worked on a number of yachts including Richard Branson’s and done dozens of engagements in her 9 years in the BVI, including signing on as cook for bare boat charters. 

John was basically always hanging with us and gave us great service. He did an excellent job of assessing us as seasoned charterers who had done all the “major attractions” more than once, and then planning an itinerary that mixed it up a bit and adding new experiences. We suggested things like skipping Foxy’s and the baths but bringing David and Jody to Anegada. So we did a land tour of Virgin Gorda with lunch on the top at Hog Heaven, visited a tiny beach bar near Little Jost (I think), and went by taxi to two great snorkel sites on the north side of Anegada – Loblolly Beach and Flash of Beauty (where David Robinson and I saw a 5’ or 6’ nurse shark who was not excited about our visit!). As a bonus Leanne bought live lobsters on Anegada for a dinner that night that was better than the restaurants.

In general, food and drinks on the boat were great, and all the guests got along fine!

Water taxi with Damien and customs experiences both ways were great and the entire return to the airport was flawless and on time.

Thanks again for a wonderful trip!

Tom M., Washington

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Hi Lynne,

The experience was great! John and Leanne were over the top excellent - masters of their crafts plus caring and accommodating. John is a super host, as well. He managed to get us to the best moorages and snorkel spots. The food was wonderful and beautifully prepared and presented. The bed, linens, cabin were great - appreciated the refresh midweek. The boat was perfect for our needs.

We’d definitely travel again with you.

Jody and David S., Washington

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​

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Lynne,

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​

Crew

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

SERENITY NOW Layout

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

Amenities

  • 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

    Entertainment

  • 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

    Diving

    • License: -
    • Tanks: 0
    • BCs: 0
    • Regulators: 0
    • Resort Course: N/A
    • Full Course: N/A
    • Scuba:Yacht offers Rendezvous Diving only
    • Air Compressor: Not 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.