Most of the dining aboard your crewed yacht charter takes place in the outdoor aft lounge where guests can enjoy the soft breezes and the compelling surrounding beauty. This area features a large lounge, extra sofa, a dining table for 12 guests.
Mariann has multiple relaxation areas on board allowing guests to fully appreciate the stunning scenery during their BVI yacht charter. The upper lounge deck is a favorite hang out for guests to enjoy 360-degree views and the fabulous trade wind breezes. The flybridge features a chaise lounge and two sunbathing decks.The forward deck also features a large settee and pads for sunbathing.
3 Luxurious Cabins
Mariann has remarkable space in each of its cabins. Guests can truly relax during their BVI crewed yacht charters and enjoy complete serenity in their rooms. The master suite takes its decor inspiration from chic city hotels and features a queen size bed, a sleek open-plan en suite with separate shower, desk and ample storage. This suite is bathed in beautiful light courtesy of the revolutionary large new porthole, panoramic aft windows, and skylights. This cabin takes up about three-quarters of the port hull, leaving room for a full guest cabin and ensuite head forward. The starboard hull has two large cabins and ensuite heads.
2 Stand Up Paddleboards
Full Face Aria Snorkel Gear
Mark is a U.S. Coast Guard Captain, RYA/MCA Yachtmaster Offshore, open water certified scuba diver, and a U.S. Certified Sailing Instructor. He enjoys traveling to new places and meeting people, making new friends along the way. He enjoys being on the water more than being on land, so its no surprise that his favorite sports other than sailing are wake boarding, scuba diving, surfing, and kiteboarding. On land, he also enjoys watching his favorite football team Leicester City.
Mark's sailing experience includes sailing the Atlantic, Pacific, Caribbean, and the Mediterranean. His favorite sailing grounds, however, are right here in the Virgin Islands.His local knowledge of hidden places and local hot spots enables him to take his guests to the best places throughout the islands.
First Mate/Chef Heather Hessler joins Mariann as a highly regarded chef working in the charter yacht industry.
Born and raised in NJ, Heather's dad had her up on a surfboard since she was three years old. Her passion for the ocean started then. She fell in love with the Virgin Islands after traveling here as a competitive surfer and attending the University of the Virgin Islands
As much as Heather loves being in or around the ocean she has spent equal time in the kitchen. She started working in the restaurant/hospitality business at 16. She learned from great chefs in the super, high-end restaurants of St Thomas where she also became a sought after mixologist creating inspired libations in some of the island's top martini bars. Guests can look forward to her creative cocktails aboard!
Heather specializes in preparing healthy, flavorful well-balanced meals that are also aesthetically pleasing. She communicates with her guests pre-charter to tailor a menu to suit any dietary restrictions or preferences. She is well versed in vegetarian/pescatarian/vegan/gluten free diets. Heather draws particular inspiration from Latin, Caribbean and Asian cuisine influences.
Together, Captain Mark and Chef Heather offer an unparalleled vacation experience aboard Mariann - great days of sailing and exploring the BVI with delicious cuisine served with a smile.