DELANA MAE

50' SAIL CATAMARAN

Home Port | Tortola, BVI

DELANA MAE

50' SAIL CATAMARAN

Home Port | Tortola, BVI

ABOUT

Join the 5-star crew Captain RJ and Chef Jenna aboard S/V Delana Mae, a Luxurious 50-foot Catamaran for an adventure around the US Virgin Islands. Crewed Charter Yacht, Delana Mae has three spacious cabins with queen-sized beds and private en-suite bathrooms equipped with a full shower, electric flush toilet, and vanity. The fourth cabin is a double, perfect for kids. The cabins also include their own A/C controls, 110Volt and USB outlets, and 2 reading lights. The yacht includes 2 paddle boards, SNUBA, snorkel gear, floats, fishing gear, Bluetooth speakers, 60in Smart TV, a 25HP tender, a tube, and more! Our beautiful teak table will seat your entire group comfortably while Chef Jenna serves you some delicious island cuisine. You can spend days swimming with turtles, exploring the reefs and marine life, or stopping by one of the local beach bars for a Painkiller. The islands offer shopping, hiking, and local entertainment. There are plenty of opportunities for adventure with the Delana Mae and crew. Food and drink will be provided by our wonderful onboard chef so you can sit back and enjoy everything the Virgin Islands has to offer. All Inclusive week charters in the USVI & BVI available. Inquire below for specific dates, location and itinerary.
Make: Lagoon
Year: 2020
LOA: 50.0ft
Beam: 26.7ft
Draft:4.7 ft
Flag: US
25HP TENDER
SNORKEL GEAR
TOWABLE TUBE
WAKEBOARD
JET BOARD
WIFI ONBOARD
KAYAKS
FLOATING MATS
SWIM PLATFORM
UNDERWATER SNUBA
BEACH GAMES
SUP BOARDS
FISHING GEAR
SEA BOBS
SUB WING

SCUBA DIVING

Yacht offers Rendezvous diving only. Underwater SNUBA available!

CREW

C A P T A I N | RJ Portman
C H E F | Jenna Taylor

This fun sailing duo has been on the Caribbean blue together for nearly 5 years! As adventurers, delivery crew, private charter crew and as sailing instructors; RJ and Jenna have always found a way to sail together.

Captain RJ, originally from Alaska, began sailing many years ago in the Puget Sound, surrounded by mountains and the beautiful city of Seattle. Longing for warmer wind and water (as many of us do), RJ decided to sell his businesses, officially downsize his life and move to St. Thomas to become a sailboat captain. And that is exactly what he did. Not long after moving to the USVI, RJ found himself the cocaptain of a fun little day charter boat named, Rumbaba. Though she was a simple little 39ft Hunter monohull; Rumbaba was a blast to take guests out on. Incredible scenery, snorkeling with turtles, delicious grilled lunch entrees and all the fresh cocktails you could handle made each outing something special for every guest. Making the top 10 of all activities to do on St. Thomas and Trip Advisor verified that!

First Mate Jenna grew up on Newman Lake, Washington; a beautiful little lakeside community outside of Spokane. Her love for boating began from a very young age; sitting on her Dad’s lap and racing the speed boat from shore to shore. Jenna’s eventual move to Seattle only gave her more access to playing on sailboats on the Puget Sound. Loving the city, but needing escape, boat camping, or as Jenna would say, “Bamping”, around the many islands and bays of the sound became a frequent weekend event. She
could also always be found as steady and faithful crew for the infamous Duck Dodge races of South Lake Union!

The wind and the sea continued to call on RJ too, and he found himself as crew on some pretty slick racing sailboats. Again however, the warmer wind and waters of the Caribbean continued to call; this time, literally…

RJ’s original sailing instructor, from many years earlier in Seattle, was on the other end of that phone call. He had established a sailing school in Grenada and, through social media, had seen that RJ was back in the Puget Sound sailing.

“Have you ever thought about teaching sailing?” he said through the phone. “I think you’d be great at it.” He added.

RJ laughed at first, “Man, I’m still out here learning to sail!”

His response was all RJ needed to hear: “RJ, there is no better way to learn than to teach.”
And with that, the next chapter of sailing began. RJ diligently acquired all the proper certifications through the US Coast Guard and the American Sailing Association and began to teach sailing at Seattle Sailing Club. What a blast! RJ absolutely found a calling. This is also when he met his beautiful wife, Jenna. She was a lighthearted beer can racing sailor when they met and she was fascinated with his plans to live a Caribbean sailing life. He was going and he hoped she would visit, often.

After about 6 months from that first important phone call, RJ moved himself to Grenada. Sight unseen prior to arrival, he immediately fell in love with Grenada and The Grenadines. How can you not? They are the friendliest people in the Caribbean; hands down. And beauty was everywhere! What a place. “Work” was teaching term charter sailing and exploring all the amazing little spots along the way. Oh
what fun this job is! Teaching people who are so excited and switched on to learn how to captain a boat for themselves. Many students planned to charter boats with their family and friends, some just wanted to see what it was all about by testing their will (and stomachs) and still others came to learn how to sail off into retirement, literally.

Jenna continued to join the Grenada adventure. At first as an ASA student herself. She kept coming back to join RJ on more adventures and for more sailing. Their combined passion for sailing has only been surpassed by their love for each other. The more they sailed, the more obvious it became that this was to be their wonderful and adventure filled life together. Teaching became a calling for them both and they began to charter private couple’s cruising instruction. Does it get any better than that?! Working with your love and teaching other couples with similar dreams to yours how to make it into a reality! It has been truly amazing. Just ask them and you will get the fully animated version… they don’t tell short stories… Haha, what fun would that be?!

5 years later; RJ married the beautiful Jenna. They’ve sailed over 20,000 nautical miles together. Over 300 ASA students graduated. 2 Outstanding ASA Instructor of the Year awards. 100’s of new friends and lifetimes of memories. Life has been good to say the least.

It’s not always sailing for these two… whenever possible, Jenna and RJ enjoy scuba diving, kiteboarding, hiking and traveling together. Stateside, RJ laces up the skates whenever he can smell an ice rink and Jenna gets all giddy when she can strap on the crampons and climb to the tallest mountain. Family and friends are always in the mix everywhere they go.

So now it is time to make some more new friends and show you all the beauty that the Virgin Islands have to offer.

DINING ON DELANA MAE

Below is a taste of what to expect onboard your charter. Your private chef onboard will tailor every meal to each guests preference.

Apple Cinnamon Turtle Bread along side a Tropical Fruit Plate

Peanut Butter Hazelnut Ruffle Puff Pastry

Breakfast Avocado Toast

Banana Nut French Toast Topped with Walnuts and Sugar Berries

Crustless Quiche served with Sweet Savory Sausage

Cinnamon Nutmeg Fluffy Pancakes along side Capitan Caramel Bacon

Goat Cheese Spinach Egg Cups accompanied by other scrumptious combinations
Crunchy Asian Noodle Salad

Roasted Sweet Potato Chickpea Medley sided with Thyme Crusted Salmon

Power Quinoa Salad

Crab Sliders and Homemade Sweet Potato Fries

Cyprese Salad with a Balsamic Reduction

Hot Oil seared Ahi Tuna Sashimi on a Pad of Sushi Rice

Summer Corn Orecchiette Pasta topped with a Citrus Frisée Crispy Pancetta Salad
Antipasto Charcuterie Plater

Tomato Basil Bruschetta

Smooth Hummus Plater with Crudités Dippers

Creamy Spinach Dip and Vegetable Crudités

Tomato Roasted Red Pepper Soup Shot

Caramelized Onion atop Baked Brie

BLT Crostini’s

Stuffed Goat Cheese Mushrooms

Black Truffle Salt Cream Cheese on Garlic Crostini topped with Rosemary Roasted Grapes
Catch of the Day Grilled accompanied by a Lemon Dill Beurre Blanc and grilled asparagus

Fall off the Bone Beef Short Ribs on Miracle Mash Potatoes Topped with Savory Carrot Beef Au Jus

Delicate Scallops on a Purple Beet and Parsnip Purée and roasted garlic and thyme pine nuts

Squid Ink Pasta Fire Grilled Shrimp and Roasted Tomato

Garlic Mushroom Creamy Gnocchi

Captain’s Curry over Spiced Basmati Rice

Caribbean Lobster Surf and Turf accompanied by Sweet Potato Roses in the Garden

Stuffed Firecracker Chicken on Sweet Coconut Rice

RATES

7 Nights, All Inclusive:

2 GUESTS $24,500
3 GUESTS $25,000
4 GUESTS $25,500
5 GUESTS $26,000
6 GUESTS $27,500
7 GUESTS $28,500
8 GUESTS $29,000

Christmas Week: $36,000 flat rate
New Year Week: $38,000 flat rate

Additional Rate Details:
All-inclusive rates include: yacht, crew, provisions, full ships bar, cruising permits, fuel. Rate does not include crew gratuity. Gratuity is typically 15% to 20% of the cost of the charter.

GUEST REVIEWS

Dear RJ & Jenna, It is extremely rare in life when you find reality substantially exceeds ones expectations. This was one of those times. Our week was in a word, extraordinary. Thank you for amazing food, great conversations, and sharing your favorite places with us.
BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS
MARCH 2024

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