Caribbean Virgin Islands (US/BVI), USA - New England, Caribbean Virgin Islands (US), Caribbean Virgin Islands (BVI)
Caribbean Virgin Islands (US/BVI), Caribbean Virgin Islands (US), Caribbean Virgin Islands (BVI)
Elegant and classic AUGUST MAVERICK is a family friendly charter yacht offering a crew of 3 for inclusive and captain only charters in the Virgin Islands as well as New England. Offering many options and combinations of cabin use due to flexibility of the crew, this is a fantastic family holiday option. She has an elegant main salon area, a beautiful 360 degree view pilot house and shaded aft deck for many options in relaxing in style.
- SLEEPING BERTHS -
MASTER CABIN: Large master suite aft with king walk around berth, plus his and hers separate baths, each with an electric toilet, vanity and sink, and one shared shower. Crew allows flexible arrangements, depending on families and number of guests.
MID-SHIP TWIN CABINS (2): Each of the two cabins has 2 built in twin beds and one pullman berth (slightly smaller than twin size), plus each has a private en-suite head with electric toilet, vanity/sink. One head has a tub and the other has a standing shower.
MAIN SALOON: Saloon has two built in sofas that can sleep one each. Must share a guest head.
- OTHER AREAS OF THE BOAT -
MAIN SALON: The Salon is spacious, fully air-conditioned and well appointed with dining on the starboard side and lounge area on the port side. There is a lovely bar in the salon as well.
PILOT HOUSE: Up the companionway there is a large air-conditioned pilot house with seating and a bar all offering a 360 degree view. The pilot house has opening windows and aft wall removes if clients prefer open air.
AFT DECK: The aft deck offers table and chairs under the large sun awning and obviously guests can sunbath on the huge decks.
***BABY FRIENDLY BOAT, ANY AGE IS FINE***
A baby crib and secure table mounted chair are available onboard
<p><span style="color: b700b7;"><strong><span style="color: #000000;">MINIMUM NIGHTS: 5 for USVI. 6 for BVI.<br /></span></strong></span><strong class=""><span class="" style="font-family: PT Sans, Helvetica, sans-serif;">For 6 night charters, divide weekly rate by 7 nights X 6 nights. <br />For 5 night charters, divide weekly rate by 6 nights X 5 nights. <br /><span style="color: #3598db;"><span style="font-size: 19.2px;">NOW ACCEPTING BVI CHARTERS! Rate is plus all BVI taxes and fees, paid by client upon clearing in. </span></span></span></strong></p>
<p><span style="color: b700b7;"><span style="color: #236fa1;"><strong><big><span style="color: #b96ad9;"><span style="text-decoration: underline; color: #000000;">WINTER/SUMMER RATE NOTICE:</span><br />SUMMMER RATES: <span style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-size: 12pt;">APPLY TO NEW ENGLAND CHARTERS ONLY. </span><span style="font-size: 12pt;">RATES ARE PLUS BAR AND PLUS DOCKAGE IF REQUIRED</span></span><br />WINTER RATES: <span style="font-size: 12pt; color: #000000;">APPLY TO ALL CHARTERS IN THE USVI/CARIBBEAN</span><br /></span></big></strong></span></span><span style="color: b700b7;"><span style="color: #236fa1;"><strong><big><br /></big></strong></span><big><em style="font-weight: bold;"><span style="color: #3598db;">For 9-12 pax charters, there are two couches in main salon, space for air mattress if desired, and room for three in the pilot house. Contact crew to discuss available sleeping arrangements for groups larger than 8. For those sleeping in the main saloon or pilot house, there is a separate access to one of the guests bathrooms to not disturb others..</span></em></big><br /><br /><strong><u><big><span style="color: #000000;">HOLIDAY WEEKS:</span><br /></big></u></strong><em><big><span style="font-size: 12pt;">INCLUSIVE.</span></big><span style="font-size: 12pt;"> </span> Virgin Islands. 7 night minimum.</em> <br /><span style="color: #000000;"><strong>CHRISTMAS:</strong></span> 1-8 pax @ $50,000 Must end no later than Dec 26th <br /><span style="color: #000000;"><strong>NEW YEARS:</strong></span> 1-8 pax @ $52,000 Must begin no sooner than Dec 27th Inquire for other dates or large group. <br /><br /><big><span style="color: #000000;"><strong><u>USCG CAPTAINS COURSE OFFERED USCG APPROVED CAPTAINS LICENSE COURSE<br /></u>$600 per student</strong></span><br /><span style="color: #000000;"><strong>Captain’s license (Operator of Uninspected Passenger Vessels)</strong> </span><br /><span style="color: #000000;"><em>This requires a minimum 7 night charter, charter may be either inclusive, half-board, local fare or captain only.</em></span> <br />August Maverick is a Coast Guard approved testing facility! Students complete an online module prior to their charter, and test with Captain Shawn once onboard! This USCG approved course serves in place of testing at the Coast Guard Regional Exam Center. Upon successful completion, mariners qualify for near coastal or inland commercial captain's licenses up to 100 or 200 gross registered tons. Topics include navigation, chart plotting, deck seamanship, deck safety, vessel administration, and rules of the road. The level of license is commensurate with sea time and experience. There are 5 tests to complete during your charter - Captain Shawn will work with you to make sure you complete them all and fit them in around your “busy” vacationing schedule.</big><br /></span></p>
Captain Shawn Deweese:
You’re in good hands with Shawn - not only the Captain, but an owner he knows August Maverick in and out. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy and a Master's Degree in Social Organizational Psychology from Columbia University. He served nine years at sea in the U.S. Coast Guard aboard cutters ALEX HALEY (Kodiak, AK), KUKUI (Honolulu, HI), CAMPBELL (Kittery, ME), and was the Commanding Officer of Cutters ADAK (Manama, Bahrain) and KISKA (Hilo, HI). He graduated from the Naval Diving Salvage Training Center (Navy Dive School) in Panama City Florida where he later retuned as an instructor for four years. He is a licensed Merchant Mariner with a 1600-ton Oceans Master, and Second Mate Unlimited License. He is also a PADI Dive Master.
Now that we've gotten all of the really serious things out of the way, we figured you'd like to know a little more about this one. He's pretty cool. Shawn grew up on the water and all of his memories involve being in, on or under the water; fishing off Cape Cod, snorkeling and diving on family vacations in the Caymans, and waterskiing or tubing during family reunions on the lake in Minnesota. He is great with kids and enjoys teaching them how to fish, taking them tubing behind the tender, and showing some of the little tricks he’s learned during his time on the water.
First Mate Victoria Balcheva
Victoria grew up in Varna - the sea capital of Bulgaria. She was always drawn to the water, and family vacations were always near a lake or the sea. She enjoyed fishing with her father as a child, and was a synchronized swimmer throughout high-school. Victoria attended college for International Business Management while working in restaurants, was a fitness instructor, a health coach and even did some modeling. She always loved the idea of being on the water and running a boat, so when the time was right, she did just that. She moved to Greece and quickly earned her Skipper diploma for yachts up to 72ft. She spent a year running day trips and multi-day cruises around Thassos Island: still one of her favorite places. Victoria immersed herself in the sail culture and participated in local regattas, and was a skipper for a two week trip around Greece, transiting the Corinth Canal twice and gaining more than 3500NM as a skipper. Victoria decided to expand her knowledge and went back to the USA where she gained STCW, Powerboat 2, and RYA Marine Radio Short Range Certifications. During her time on August Maverick, Victoria has completed her 100-ton USCG Captains License course and is working towards her dive certifications! Victoria superbly manages guest relations while on charter; making your time onboard as care-free and fun as possible. In addition to running August Maverick with Shawn, Victoria manages August Maverick’s social media, website and tries to keep Shawn out of trouble...some jobs are simply harder than others!
***CREW ARE FULLY VACCINATED FOR COVID-19****
Start date: Mar 26, 2023, End date: Apr 02, 2023 - Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Start date: Apr 20, 2023, End date: Apr 26, 2023 - Booked: Saint Thomas, USVI* to Saint Thomas, USVI*
Start date: Jul 29, 2023, End date: Aug 05, 2023 - Booked: Rockland, ME to Rockland, ME