If you’re looking for the ideal vacation spot with an ocean view, there is no better view than from on the ocean itself. Relax in the lap of luxury aboard the Manna as the waves lap around the hull of your privately chartered luxury yacht. This 53 foot sailing vessel was built in 2003 by Royal Cape Catamarans in Durban, South Africa. Royal Cape Catamarans are prized for their magnificent design, style and comfort, and the Manna promises to be all you could ask for in an ocean getaway experience.
Features of interest include:
• Luxury accommodations for up to 8 people
• 4 comfortable cabins equipped with fans, reading lights, vanities and outlets
• Electrically operated showers and toilets
• Elegant salon with TV and DVD recorder
• Non-slip deck surface
• Two large trampolines
• Sporting deck for swimming, diving and snorkeling
As a guest aboard the Manna, you’ll sleep soundly in quiet, insulated cabins furnished with comfortable beds. Each cabin has its own private bath with shower, as well as offering ample storage for your belongings. All areas of the Manna are bathed in natural light including the interior spaces which are outfitted with a large number of hatches and portholes that let vibrant sunlight flow through the ship. You’ll arise each morning to breakfast in the spacious, airy salon where you’ll also have access to a well-appointed galley for meal preparation. You and your friends can choose to spend the days soaking up the sun on the two large trampolines on the fore deck, or by taking part in a scuba diving or snorkeling adventure off the aft sports deck. For dinner, you may opt to dine in the elegant comfort of the salon or under the stars on the open party deck. However you choose to spend your time, a vacation aboard the luxury catamaran, Manna will be one to remember.
10 Person Floating island
4 Paddle boards
3 person Hard Kayak
3 person Tube
"Captain" Wayne and "Chef" Emily Keese are both originally from Texas. They met skydiving in the late 1990's and have always led an extremely adventurous life together.
Wayne began his adventurous lifestyle at the age of 16 when he found the love of flying an airplane. He joined the Army at the age of 17 and became part of an airborne unit which sparked his desire to skydive professionally. He later pursued his instructor's ratings and began Eagle Flight Skydiving in Granbury, Texas to share the sport with others.
Emily pursued a career as a pharmacist. As a way of giving back, Emily volunteers working with groups like Open Arms International in Eldoret, Kenya and Outreach organizations on the Amazon River assisting with the needed medical camps.
Wayne and Emily found a new love of scuba while honeymooning in Cozumel. They have both pursued their Padi Divemaster, Rescue Diver and Emergency First Response Trainer certifications. With several dive vacations, their love of the sea grew and they had a dream to purchase their own sailboat at some point.
In 2013, they commissioned Royal Cape Catamaran in Durban, South Africa to build S/V Manna, a true 53' ocean going vessel. After sailing "Manna" across the Atlantic and the love for the islands in BVI it was decided to share the passion with others by chartering her in the BVI for a few years before continuing on with circumnavigating. In the last two years during the off season they have sailed over 20,000 nautical miles abroad delivering supplies for humanitarian efforts in areas like Haiti along with providing aid for full time missionaries in the field around the world. During these new adventures Wayne and Emily both have earned their USCG 100 ton Master Ratings with Sail Endorsements.
Salty Dog "George" the ships mascot, is available to join the charter at your request. Otherwise he is landlocked and pampered for a week. George is a highly trained, socialized mixed breed that has turned out to be quite the sea dog. He loves to be out on the paddleboard and ride in the dinghy any chance he get or just sit next to you on the deck while you read a book. With his is quiet and well-disciplined behavior George has become a big hit with the kids and adults alike. For him to join your group you must make the request, as by default he will not be onboard, nor is he allowed in the cabins.
You will find the crew aboard S/V Manna to be awesome and extremely unique. Whether you're looking for a slow relaxing vacation or a fast paced adventure the crew onboard Manna has the knowledge and skills to deliver. You and your guest are truly in for the vacation of a lifetime.