Happy Time is a 2011 Vision 450 catamaran, built in Cape Town, South Africa by Matrix Yachts, is an innovative, thoroughly modern, performance design and has been finished to mega yacht standards in keeping with Matrix Yachts reputation established by her larger cousin, the highly successful Silhouette 760. The genius and passion of her designer and builder is apparent in all facets of the yacht down to the smallest detail.
Her accommodations are luxurious and the volume of the staterooms is similar to those found on much larger yachts. The immediate impression upon boarding Happy Time is one of spaciousness and generous headroom (6’8″ in the salon and 6’5″ in the staterooms).
She has three staterooms for guests, two with queen sized beds and one with a king sized bed, and a fourth stateroom for her full-time crew. Each stateroom has a large bathroom equipped with separate shower stalls and full sized fresh water flush electric toilets.
The yacht is fully air conditioned and has a high output reverse osmosis water maker powered by a whisper quiet generator.
Her spacious salon has the look of a high end apartment and are filled with natural light from the large forward and side facing windows which provide a panoramic view. A large flat screen TV with a DVD player faces the large settee and dining table. The galley is elegant and ergonomic and is equipped with high end appliances, including an ice maker. With the sliding salon door and the aft facing galley window open, the interior blends naturally with the outside.
The aft deck is shaded by a hard-top and is centered around a large dining table with seating for eight and features a built in refrigerator. Her two “sugar scoop” swim platforms make boarding a snap.
The huge forward deck is perfect for lounging at anchor and is a fun place to hang out when underway.
The Master cabin has a king size bed, shower and electric toilet.
2 Guest cabins have a queen size bed, shower and electric toilet.
HAPPY TIME is fully air conditioned through out.
Crew has a separate heads and shower.
Under Water Lights on Dinghy
Comfortable pillow bolsters for the trampolines
Caitlin spent her first days of life at the beach, cementing a long-standing love for the water and the animals it contains. She grew up in Pennsylvania and holds a degree in Marine Science. In an interest to expand her resume after graduating from college, she left the research lab to pursue professional diving experience. She met Jeff at her first dive job and has never looked back! Together, Jeff and Caitlin have run dive boats and operations around the world. Their work travels have taken them to the other side of the globe and back to the Caribbean. They lived on land in the BVI for two years prior to entering the charter business, working for a dive operation. The BVI holds a special place in their heart after marrying on a beach in Virgin Gorda with a tropical storm hovering above in October of 2012. They collectively have an incredible amount of experience navigating the USVI and BVI, both above and below the water. When her galley responsibilities allow, Caitlin loves giving guided snorkel tours and highlighting both fish identification and behavior for interested guests.
Caitlins experience cooking started as a little girl working with her mother and Italian grandmother in the kitchen (with pictures to prove it!). Shes been cooking her entire life, assisting with her mothers catering company. Most of her menu has a connection to a longstanding family recipe or was inspired by their travels around the world. She prefers fresh, crisp flavors and ingredients, influenced by Mediterranean and Asian cuisine. Virtually everything Caitlin cooks is assembled from scratch, including an assortment of breads and pastas. Shes happy to accommodate a range of allergies and specialty diets.
Jeff and Caitlin are so excited to welcome you aboard Happy Time for a week of amazing sights, delicious food and cocktails, and memories to last a lifetime. They cant wait to provide a custom vacation that exceeds all of your expectations!