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Yacht Description

Why choose just one island when you can explore as many as your heart desires? There is no better way to vacation in the islands than by charter yacht and there is no better choice than with the luxurious sailing catamaran, Serenity Now. Add a very energetic and popular and talented crew, and the journey is guaranteed to be unforgettable.

Serenity Now, a 62′ Lagoon, has a very spacious open layout with wonderfully expansive decks for enjoying the gorgeous turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea. Large windows allow plenty of natural light in the interior as well as amazing views. Serenity Now accommodates 8 guests in 3 queens and 1 twin cabin. The master suite features a walk-around bed with private sitting area and direct access to the cockpit. For families with a small child, the sitting area can be converted to a single berth. Guest cabins have side access to beds, baths with separate showers, plenty of natural light, and storage space.

The aft deck offers a spacious lounge area and outdoor dining with magnificent views. From the aft deck there is easy access to the water via the wide steps on each pontoon. The foredeck with its two large trampolines is a favorite area for sunbathing and lounging while under sail. The expansive fly bridge is yet another wonderful spot to take in the spectacular scenery with a hard top bimini providing shade from the sun.

Serenity Now has two crew on board, ensuring excellent service for guests. Captain Bret Van Roden and award-winning Chef Mallory Patterson, known for her fabulous culinary skills, as well as her fun-loving, outgoing personality. The crew have been drawing excellent reviews from guests for their great energy, fun welcoming personalities, and always doing everything possible to ensure an unforgettable vacation. Bret, who seems to naturally excel at all water sports, also loves to teach guests, both young and old how to enjoy all the fun water toys on board. This crew is ready to deliver the vacation of your dreams.

SERENITY NOW is available for charter in the Virgin Islands and throughout the Caribbean in the winter season, and for Bahamas, Florida, and New England during the summer season.

Yacht Accomodations

This luxury catamaran accommodates 8 guests in 3 queen and 1 twin cabins. 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.

Other Toys

Noodles, Inflatable unicorns, mermaid tails, and a few onboard surprises.
The owner is open to requests for toys not listed! Please ask.


Onboard WIFI varies with location.
Communications: cellular, VHF, Sat phone

Crew Profile

Captain Bret

Captain Bret is a seasoned sailor after circumnavigating the world on his 41 ft Ketch, Broken Compass. Following a career in Finance and Economics after landing his degree from James Madison University, Bret, his twin brother, and their Siberian Husky, Makai, notably double handed across the Pacific without an auxiliary engine or autopilot.

After crossing the Pacific, Indian, and Atlantic Oceans and three and a half years of exploring the world and developing a love for fishing and the Ocean, the two brothers founded Broken Compass, LLC, a fishing and tackle company.

As a licensed Captain, Yacht master Offshore, PADI Diving Instructor, AIDA 3 free diver, a professional fisherman, and natural Mariner, Bret displays his years of sea experience guiding guests around the Caribbean aboard S/Y Serenity Now.

Chef Mallory
Chef Mallory Patterson brings an extraordinary cooking ability as well as a delightful energy to the crew of Serenity Now. She grew up on Lake Huron in Michigan and spent her childhood Sailing the Great Lakes, waterskiing, power boating and an array of other water activities.

After earning her degree in hotel and restaurant management from Johnson and Wales University, she went on to manage several different hotels and restaurants before she made her transition to the yachting industry. Today she has raised the bar for outstanding cuisine in the charter yacht market. In her words, “I love it because I am now able to do all of my favorite things, cook, travel, and sail.”

Mallory is also a Yacht Master, PADI Rescue Diver, and AIDA 2 Freediver, diving down to 80 feet.

At the 2014 Newport Charter Yacht Show Culinary Competition, Mallory knocked it out of the park, winning both the Healthy Beverage and Sunset Canapé challenges.

Mallory somehow delivers a never-ending cavalcade of delicious, new recipes inspired by the freshest, local ingredients. Her meals have been a constant source of universal delight to a long list of discriminating guests and clients. She has exceeded the culinary standards set before her by chefs from some of the best restaurants in New York. Despite her extraordinary cooking ability, Mallory's personality may be her most impressive quality. She gets along with everyone and is a lovely and positive addition to social life aboard.

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