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Embrace luxury with Koru, a top-tier 49' Catana catamaran launched in 2021, designed for opulent comfort and exceptional sea-going experiences. With its dual sailing destinations in both summer and winter across the Caribbean Virgin Islands, Koru is perfectly equipped to provide an unforgettable yachting experience. It accommodates up to six guests in three sophisticated queen-sized cabins, each independently offering luxury amenities such as separate dry heads and showers alongside expansive personal spaces.

Accommodation

Koru's layout includes three queen-sized staterooms, accommodating a maximum of six voyagers. Each of these staterooms offers feature-rich accommodations, including separate dry heads and showers as well as large walk-around beds for maximum comfort and privacy. The yacht provides a full air conditioning system throughout the cabins and saloon area, ensuring comfort at all times regardless of the outdoor climate.

Toys and Water Sports

  • 2 Navbow Sublue Underwater Scooters
  • 2 Inflatable SUPs
  • Wakeboard, Kneeboard, and a 2-person tube
  • Bote inflatable dock and assorted water toys such as noodles
  • Snorkel gear and underwater camera provision for underwater exploration

For fishing aficionados, Koru comes equipped with a 50lb Shimano 2-speed trolling reel and rod, 30lb Shimano 2-speed trolling reel and rod, and a Penn Spinmaster casting rod, alongside various lures, jigs, and tackles onboard for an optimized fishing experience.

Amenities

Amenity Description
Full AC Climate-controlled indoor environments for optimal comfort.
Internet Onboard WIFI keeps you connected with the world.
Entertainment Includes a 40" 4K Smart TV with various subscription services, a diverse range of indoor games, and rich multimedia system.

Crew

Captain Findlay Mack, with years of maritime expertise born out of a deep love for sailing instilled during his childhood, leads Koru's crew. Together with Chef/Mate, Cara Whiteman, they craft personalized and luxurious experiences ensuring safety, bespoke service, and unforgettable sailing adventure. Both Findlay and Cara are seasoned professionals notable for their warm hospitality and extensive knowledge of the Caribbean waters.

Their passion for sailing and commitment to providing an exclusive charter experience make them an excellent choice for anyone looking to explore the seas aboard Koru.

Accommodation

Koru comes equipped with every comfort needed for a world class sailing charter and boasts a huge amount of open space unrivaled by any cruising catamaran in its size range. Watch movies under the stars on the huge, cushioned foredeck, eat breakfast on the flybridge, lunch in the forward lounge and dinner as the sun sets in the spacious outdoor saloon. Three large queen sized staterooms each with separate dry heads and showers as well as walk around beds. Watch the kids wakeboard with your toes in the water sipping on cocktails on the integrated swim platform. Sail in style with a large square topped main, self-tacking jib and a 90 sqm Code 0 for light air conditions.

Toys and activities on board include:
- 2 x Navbow Sublue Underwater Scooters
- 2 x Inflatable SUP's
- Wakeboard
- Kneeboard
- 2 person tube
- Bote inflatable dock
- Noodles and other assorted water toys

Fishing
- 50lb Shimano 2-speed trolling reel and rod
- 30lb Shiman 2-speed trolling reel and rod
- Penn Spinmaster casting rod
- Assorted lures, jigs and tackle on board

What is the cabin arrangement of KORU?

  • 3 VIP cabins

KORU

Largest forward lounge area in it's class
Largest forward lounge area in it's class
  • Weekly price:
    $20,000 - $25,000

    Low Season | High Season

  • Length: 49'
  • # of Guests: 6
  • # of Cabins: 3
  • # of Crew: 2
  • Builder: Catana
  • Consumption: Included US Gall/Hr
  • Cruising Speed: 7.5 kts
  • Max. Speed: 8.5 kts
  • Built Year: 2021
Starboard aft guest accommodation #1
Starboard aft guest accommodation #1

KORU Charter Price Details

Season Name 2 guests 3 guests 4 guests 5 guests 6 guests 7 guests 8 guests 9 guests 10 guests 11 guests 12 guests
Winter 2023 to 2024 $23,000 $23,500 $24,000 $24,500 $25,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Summer 2024 $23,000 $23,500 $24,000 $24,500 $25,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Winter 2024 to 2025 $23,000 $23,500 $24,000 $24,500 $25,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

KORU Yacht Charter Price

# of charter days Base Price APA (deposit for provisioning, fuel, docking fees, etc) Total Note
14 day charter 40,000$ to 50,000$ 8,000$ to 15,000$ 48,000$ to 65,000$ Discounts outside the main season are common.
7 day charter 20,000$ to 25,000$ 4,000$ to 7,500$ 24,000$ to 32,500$ Standard charter rate, base for all calculations.
3 day charter 10,000$ to 12,500$ 2,000$ to 3,750$ 12,000$ to 16,250$ The usual formula is the 7 day charter rate divided by 6, times the number of days (3).
Boat policy might differ.
20,000$ / 6 * 3 days = 10,000$

All prices are generated by a calculator and serve as a guide for new charterers. Any additional information of the Price Details section has priority over above. Availability is always subject to confirmation. Gratuity not included for it's discretionary character, usually 5%-25% of the Base Price.

Price Details

Price from: $20,000

High season rate: $25,000

***CURRENT SPECIAL***
$1,000 off charters in June and July. 7 night min. Inquire for more details.

Minimum charter length:
5 Night Minimum, Inquire for less than 5 nights.

LESS THAN 7 NIGHT CHARTERS: For 6 nights divide by 7N X 6N. For less than 6 nights, divide by 6N X number of nights.

XMAS/NEW YEAR’S: 7 nights over Christmas $29,500 and New Year’s flat rate $31,000 for 2-6 guests. 2023/2024 New Year’s charters must start December 27th or later.

EASTER, JULY 4th and THANKSGIVING Weeks are flat rate of $25,000 for 2-6 guests.

Embarkation 12PM / Disembarkation 12PM

Departs from St. Thomas, USVI - Yacht Haven Grande, unless otherwise requested.

Additional Rate Details:
Cruising Permits, Fees, and Taxes to be paid by the Charterer upon entry to Cruising Grounds or Ports for all locations.

HALF-BOARD RATES: Discount of $150 per person
Includes: 7 breakfasts, 4 lunches & 3 dinners. Requires 3 lunches and 4 dinners ashore at client expense. Also see Local Fare option below.

LOCAL FARE MEAL PLAN: Discount of $75 per person
Includes: 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches & 6 dinners. Requires 2 lunches and 1 dinner ashore at client expense.
***CURRENT SPECIAL***
$1,000 off charters in June and July. 7 night min. Inquire for more details.

Minimum charter length:
5 Night Minimum, Inquire for less than 5 nights.

LESS THAN 7 NIGHT CHARTERS: For 6 nights divide by 7N X 6N. For less than 6 nights, divide by 6N X number of nights.

XMAS/NEW YEAR’S: 7 nights over Christmas $29,500 and New Year’s flat rate $31,000 for 2-6 guests. 2023/2024 New Year’s charters must start December 27th or later.

EASTER, JULY 4th and THANKSGIVING Weeks are flat rate of $25,000 for 2-6 guests.

Embarkation 12PM / Disembarkation 12PM

Departs from St. Thomas, USVI - Yacht Haven Grande, unless otherwise requested.

Additional Rate Details:
Cruising Permits, Fees, and Taxes to be paid by the Charterer upon entry to Cruising Grounds or Ports for all locations.

HALF-BOARD RATES: Discount of $150 per person
Includes: 7 breakfasts, 4 lunches & 3 dinners. Requires 3 lunches and 4 dinners ashore at client expense. Also see Local Fare option below.

LOCAL FARE MEAL PLAN: Discount of $75 per person
Includes: 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches & 6 dinners. Requires 2 lunches and 1 dinner ashore at client expense.

Price Terms

Inclusive

Amenities

Salon Stereo: Yes
Salon Tv: Yes
Sat Tv: No
Multimedia System: Yes
Nude: Inq
Books: Lots!!
Crew Pets: No
Camcorder: Yes
Number Dine In: Yes
Water Maker: 240L / 60
Water Capacity: 1000L / 250 gal
Ice Maker: Yes
Number Of Dvds: Access to
Board Games: Yes
Sun Awning: Yes
Bimini: Yes
Special Diets: Yes
Kosher: Inq
Bbq: Yes
Gay Charters: Yes
YachtNudeCharters: Inq
Hairdryers: No
Smoking: Sugar scoops only
Crew Smokes: No
Children Ok: Yes
Generator: 13.5KW ONAN
Inverter: Yes
Voltages: 12V / 110V
Hammock: Yes
Windscoops: No

Specifications

Tube:
Guests: 6
Maxspeed: 8.5 kts
Draft: 4.43
Cruising Speed: 7.5 kts
Helipad: No
Ac: Full
Ac Night:
Built: 2021
Turnaround: 48 Hour Turn, Inquire for 24 H
Cabins: 3
King:
Queen: 3
Double:
Single:
Twin:
Pullman:
Showers: 3
Basins:
Heads: 3
Electric Heads: 3
Jacuzzi: No

Features

BBQ: Yes
AC: Full
Generator: 13.5KW ONAN
Internet: Onboard WIFI
Cruising Speed: 7.5 kts
Max Speed: 8.5 kts

Layout

Layout of KORU

More Specifications

Flag: BVI
Homeport:
Resort Course:
Yacht Permit: 1
Yacht License: 1
Yacht Mca: 1
Yacht Insurance:

Diving Yacht offers Rendezvous Diving only

Air Compressor: Not Onboard
Dive Costs:
Scuba On Board: Yacht offers Rendezvous Diving only

Fishing

Fishing Gear:
Fishing Gear Type: Trolling and Casting
Rods: 3
Deep Sea Fishing:

Green Initiatives

Green Initiative:
Reusable Bottles:
Other Green Efforts: No plastic water bottles, reusable soap dispensers, biodegradable soaps, reef safe locally made sunscreens, solar panels and custom 'Koru' reusable drinking tumblers for each guest.

Water Sports

Dinghy Size: 12 Ft.
Kayaks 1 Pax: No
Kayaks 2 Pax: No
Dinghy Hp: 40 HP
Floating Mats:
Dinghy Pax: 6
Swim Platform:
Water Skis Adult: No
Boarding Ladder: Off Scoop Steps
Water Skis Kids: No
Sailing Dinghy: No
Jet Skis: No
Beach Games:
Wave Runners: No
Kneeboard: 1
Windsurfer: No
Snorkel Gear:
Underwater Camera:
Scurfer: No
Underwater Video:
Wake Board:
Paddleboard: 2
Seabob: No
Sea Scooter:
Crew

Crew Information

Crew of KORU|Captain Captain

Crew of KORU|Chef/Mate Chef/Mate

Captain: Findlay Mack

Captain Findlay :

Growing up with a father who introduced him to sailing at a young age, Findlay developed a deep love and respect for the sea. This early exposure ignited a passion, and he eagerly pursued opportunities to further his knowledge and expertise in the maritime field. At the age of 18, he successfully obtained his Yachtmaster Offshore qualification, which laid the foundation for his career on the water.

After working in the Mediterranean for three years, he knew had a true passion for being at sea and sharing the incredible experiences with others. This role allowed him to lead groups of guests on unforgettable sailing adventures, ensuring their safety, providing exceptional customer service, and enhancing their overall experience. Moving onto motor yachts, Findlay expanded his skills and tried a different life on the water, which only solidified the fact the sailing is the only thing for him!

Findlay is committed to delivering exceptional experiences to guests, ensuring their safety, and exceeding their expectations. His dedication to providing a memorable experience and ability to adapt to diverse situations, enables him to create a comfortable and enjoyable environment for all onboard. Findlay thrives on building long-lasting relationships with guests, anticipating their needs, and delivering personalized service that goes above and beyond.

Guarantee you'll find yourself tucked into a beautiful bay, sipping a delicious cocktail and planning the next holiday!

Cara was born and raised in Edinburgh. Growing up traveling through Europe in a van with her parents, she always loved the idea of living on the road. After studied an arts degree she left Scotland to explore the globe. Moving to Australia and getting her first job in a kitchen there was no turning back, she began her journey cooking across the world. In 2017 starting her yachting career and qualifying as a Scuba Diving instructor in Honduras, sailing became her full-time life. Traveling across 60 countries, and sailing in some untouched and remote corners, including Tahiti and Fiji, the British Virgin Islands has always had her heart.

Cara passion for food sparked from creativity, adventure and culture. She loves to bring in elements of local culture, and produce into her dishes, and get creative with flavors, plating and table scaping! Cara is a nutritionist and loves to make sure her food is as equally nourishing as delicious, as well as making sure we are eating sustainably and protecting our planet. Her favorite thing about living and cooking on a yacht is that you can catch something fresh and get it straight on the grill, it doesn’t get much better than that. Spending every day on the water, whether it is above or below sea level, is what keeps that smile on her face! She’s now spent two seasons on the islands and doesn’t plan to leave anytime soon.

Menu

Breakfast

Zucchini corn fritters topped with an egg, bacon, and an avocado lime sauce

Caramelized bacon stuffed French toast topped with fresh berries and whipped cream

Middle Eastern inspired Shakshuka featuring baked eggs, fresh veggies, and feta cheese topped with local microgreens

Huevos rancheros featuring a spicy black bean spread, fresh salsa, cotija cheese and a fried egg on top of a crispy corn tostada 

Southern style butter biscuits and sausage gravy

Fresh bagel bar served with smoked salmon, prosciutto, assorted vegetables and cream cheese 

Eggs florentine featuring poached eggs, ham and sauteed spinach on top of an english muffin with home made hollandaise sauce

 


Lunch 

Crispy beer battered Mahi Mahi tacos topped with a Caribbean mango slaw

Sushi bowls featuring fresh tuna, jasmine rice, pickled cabbage, and seaweed salad served with a ginger dressing and spicy mayo 

Filipino pork and pineapple adobo over a bed of steamed rice

Coconut fried shrimp Caesar salad served with homemade dressing, bacon, and homemade focaccia 

Tuna Nicoise salad topped with seared sesame crusted tuna and a red wine dressing

Lump crab cakes served with a kale salad and chilli garlic aioli 

Hawaiin beef burgers with grilled pineapple and onions served with seasoned potato wedges 

 

Starters

Cured salmon with pickled salad and dill creme friache

Vegetable gyozas with chilli soy sauce

Halloumi carrot and orange salad

Seared garlic scallops with a mint and pea puree

Goats cheese pear and walnut tartines

Loaded chilli nachos

 

Main

Chilli shrimp linguine with homemade olive focaccia

Miso tuna poke bowls with rainbow veggies and sticky rice

Sticky pulled beef bang bang noodles

Lobster tail surf and turf with sweet potato puree and local greens

Lemony chilli salmon & pomegranate summer tabbouleh

Beer battered fish tacos with picked slaw and garlic aioli

 

Dessert

White chocolate and raspberry baked cheesecake

Summer berry eton mess with homemade meringue

Tiramisu

Raspberry brulee

Mixed cheese board with homemade chutney selection

Homemade cinnamon sugar churros & dulce de leche


 

 

Reviews

KORU
A Whale Of A Time
Cpt Keith and Jessa,

Thank you for sailing with the Jacobs family! We loved seeing St John and St Thomas in a new way! We had epic sea life. Whales! Sharks, turtles, an ell, spotted eagle rays and all the fish. Highs scuba dive the ship wreck, unexpected whales, urtles, playing cards, fancy presentation of chick fil a sauce, fishing, remora poop :|, amazing food and surprise desserts. Lows: National Parks (oliver) [he just wanted to fish!!], sunburn and having to leave and return to the US :(.

Thank you both for an amazing week - best trip ever!

Sam, Amanda, Henry, Oliver and Brian"
KORU
We Will Cherish The Memories From This Week Always!
"Dear Keith and Jessa
Thank you for a wonderful adventure this week. We were rookies to the boating/sailing/yachting world and all of our expectations were wildly exceeded. Travelling with 4 young children is always unpredictable and you both went well out of your way to accommodate and engage each one of the kids in their own special way. As much as all the sails, scenery and activities were amazing and breathtaking, the deep talks, laughs and conversations were equally enjoyable. We never once went hungry and meals and snacks (both for kids & adults) were delicious and seemed to be catered specifically for us always!

We will cherish the memories from this week always and will cherish the new friendships we have fostered with the both of you. We wish you nothing but sunny days, smooth sailing and all the successes in the world. Until we meet again...

Love, the Mackinnon family, Tom, Danielle, Neil, Maddie, Emma & Olivia"
KORU
I Can't Think Of A Single Place I'd Rather Be
Being newbies to the whole sailing deal, we really had no idea what to expect. To say we were pleasantly surprised would be a huge understatement. You two made this an experience we will never forget. The way you two handled things for my family was remarkable. On day one I thought "no big deal - we're on a boat" on day 7, I can't think of a single place I'd rather be. We hope you guys have a great week next week. Thank you for giving my family a trip they'll never forget. Tom Karolynn, Jordan, JT & Ellen Biegler
KORU
New Year's on Koru! Octopus, Eagle Rays and secluded bays...
Dear Keith and Jessa,

Thank you so much for opening up your home to us over the past week. You both have inspired a little spark inside me to explore this as a possible career path in the future. Your relentless work never went unnoticed, all the meals, stories, and snorkels. I will never forget seeing the octopuses and turtles - really the experience of a lifetime (or hopefully, twice in a lifetime... or more) . Thank you for the laughs, music, and fun. Hope we can all explore a new place together in the future - Sophia Millay

Thank you so much for welcoming us with such gracious hospitality to the Koru this past week. Keith, you are an incredible dive master. I remain amazed with your knowledge of the area and expertise leading dives. I also enjoyed listening to your stories and delicious cocktails. Jessa, you never failed to create a delicious and filling meal. The food was exceptional and your knowledge of the area provided countless useful insights. Thank you both for such a great trip! - Chris MIllay

Thank you so much for an awesome vacation this past week. Before this, I had no idea what to expect in the Virgin Islands. I honestly thought we were going to the Bahamas until we landed. You two are a special crew, and have made this trip very memorable. I loved zooming around on the sooters and seeing my first octopus outside of an aquarium. Maybe on our next trip Keith will be able to throw me off the tube. Thanks for everything! Hope to see you again soon! - Sam Millay

As you can tell from what our children have written above, this has been a very special week for our family. Amy and I are so grateful to have spent a blissful week with you and our adult children. Thank you for your wonderful personas. I will particularly saver the memory of the night dives and watching the stars from the top deck. You made this an unforgettable experience for us. Cheers!! - Todd

We are incredibly grateful for all of your warm hospitality over the past week. Each meal was unique and Jessa, your special sauces were the best! Keith, thank you for your wonderful stories and for providing us with lifelong memories. We will always remember our octopus sightings, fresh lobster dinner, hidden coves and sunset cocktails. Best wishes for healthy and safe charters in 2022. You both make the Koru an unforgettable getaway! - Amy MIllay
KORU
Hard to express the Koru Magic - Christmas in the Virgin Islands with the Mellinger Family
It's hard to express in words the "Koru Magic". From your warm hospitality to the fabulous meals (every single one) to the magical coves and reefs, your kindness and professionalism is an absolute 10! For us, this was a gift to be with our children for a week - time that is rare at any age, but particularly hard in their 20's and 30's. We LOVED getting to know the two of you and sharing in your Christmas. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. We feel so blessed after a week away with you. Always, Doug & Elissa p.s. Thank you for keeping Andrew GF all week! Not an easy task!"

"It was absolutely incredible having the opportunity to get to know you this past week. The lifestyle you two have built for yourselves is remarkable and we are so lucky to have had a slice of it. Wishing you the very, very best for a lifetime of delicious Jessa meals, Keith's surprisingly strong cocktails, and adventures in the mountains or on the water! Please come enjoy our RV whenever you are off charter! Much Love, Rebecca and Andrew"

"Thank you for creating the best vacation we have ever been on! I am so grateful we got to spend this past week getting to know and learn from you. You make each and every day unique from the amazing food to the adventurous excursions. I loved every moment of it and can't wait for our next adventure together! You're always welcome in LA and I hope our paths cross again in the near future. Thanks again x1000 - Lauren Mellinger and thankyou for the bday party!"

"This was truly a special experience. Best snorkeling, food, conversations and games! You were a part of the family this trip. See you again soon! - Grant"
KORU
What a Great Way to Rejoice Every Day
"What a wonderful, relaxing and enjoyable trip! Loved the food, loved the sailing, loved the sites, loved the cocktails and loved the company! You all are awesome! Thank you for everything - if you guys are ever in San Antonio, please give us a call. You are always welcome in our home. Thank you for the eperience. Good luck to you both in your future ventures. Please keep in touch with us. Merry Christmas and a very happy 2022! Donna"

"Dear Captain Keith and Wonderful Chef Jessa,
Thank you for such a wonderful trip in paradise! You guided us to some great sites, anchors and coves. Quiet and beautiful. And, Jessa your cooking and delicacies were to die for. And your DESSERTS - oh boy! Thanks much, Randy"

"A week on the Koru with you guys proves you don't have to be young to enjoy your sailing, anchoring and doing nothing. What a great way to rejoice in every day. The two of you made a perfect week for me. Cooking great, sailing great, company great - and fabulous drinks. All in all a joyous week. San Antonio has its charm so hope you will visit one day soon - loved meeting and sharing the week with you - Irene"

"This week with you have put many treasures in my memory bank. The Koru will always be my favorite sail boat. Thank you for the fabulous experiences, the food, your hospitality and patience. My love sails with you into your future. - Margie"
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We will treasure the memories we made during our stay on Koru forever
"Dear Keith & Jessa,

Thank you both so much for all the positive energy and hard work that helped make this trip so incredible for us all. From the delicious meals, to the water adventures and everything in between, it was all just lovely. We will treasure the memories we made during our stay on Koru forever. Se hope you will consider visiting us in Philadelphia if you are ever in the area. We promise to try our best to return the favour of great hospitality. Wishing you both continued success. - Deborah and Michael

Thank you for everything! The food was awesome and the tubing and snorkelling was so much fun! Thank you guys for helping us enjoy this trip to the fullest! - Liam

Thank you for all of the hard work you guys did to let us relax and I loved the snorkeling and tubing. I had so much fun with you guys and the food was amazing! - Aiden"
KORU
We have dreamed of a trip like this for 10 years...
"Captain Keith & Chef Extraordinaire Jessa,

We have dreamed of a trip like this for 10 years. Shame on us for waiting sooo long. It has truly been a trip of a lifetime. The islands and all the bays were beautiful, but you two made it special!! Thank you so much! Each meal was amazing! Your planned route was well thought out and perfect for us. We wish you all the best and cannot thank you enough! - Louis and Sarah Cox

Thank you for making our Virgin Islands sailing trip so memorable. You satisfied all our requests perfectly. Jessa, your food was amazing and we cannot wait to try some of your recipes at home. (I will send you a picture of Chuck's belly tattoo soon). Thanks for the birthday key lime pie! Keith, you were the ultimate captain. So calm and reassuring with great recommendations on spots to see and places to eat. Thanks for the smooth sailing! The trip exceeded all expectations... i wish you guys all the best! If you are in NC please call us and come see us at Topsail beach! - Chuck and Deb

What an incredible week! We can't thank you enough for your amazing hospitality, service and professionalism. You were two or three steps ahead of us all week long and we truly appreciate the extra effort you invested in making this such a relaxing and unforgettable trip for us. Every meal was outstanding and so well-planned with an excellent and healthy menu. Just what you would expect to find in any five star restaurant! We are huge Koru fans and you are what made it all happen. Thank you so much for making this one of the best vacation experiences ever! - Jeff & Lynette
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