Home Port | St. Thomas, USVI



Home Port | St. Thomas, USVI


Sail crystal clear waters, snorkel coral reefs, explore uninhabited islands, or just relax to another beautiful sunset. Sea Esta offers the best in large, open decks and spaces for lounging, including a comfortable indoor salon, a breeze-filled flybridge with seating for 10, and the fun forward netted space to experience sailing firsthand. Crewed charter Yacht, SEA ESTA accommodates 10 guests in five staterooms. All rooms have en-suite bathrooms, air conditioning, and hanging closets. Part of the yachts unique layout includes two queen cabins on the main deck, each with access to a semi-private patio. The stairway down to the starboard side of the yacht brings you to two spacious queen cabins. The stairway down to the port side aft brings you to the fifth cabin which offers two twin beds. This room is excellent for siblings, teenagers, friends, or adults who prefer their own bed. All Inclusive week charters in the USVI & BVI available. Inquire below for specific dates, location and itinerary.
Model: Leopard
Year: 2013
LOA: 58.0 ft
Beam: 28.0 ft
Draft: 5.8 ft
Flag: US




Yacht offers Rendezvous diving only


C A P T A I N | Brad Marquart
C H E F | Kristi Marquart

Brad Marquart grew up in a small Mississippi river town in Missouri. After completing a degree in Biology at a liberal arts college it was time for some adventure, and he left the Midwest for a new life on the ocean. He joined a commercial fisheries management consultancy in Alaska, working on fishing vessels to provide precise and timely data regarding fishery health directly to NOAA. After working aboard 12 large fishing and fish processing vessels operating out of Dutch Harbor and Juneau, he traded the Bering Sea for the Rocky Mountains and moved to Denver, Colorado. There he started as a bioenergy researcher developing alternatives to mining coal, before switching gears and becoming an environmental scientist liaising between the oil and gas industry and state regulatory bodies. However, his previous life on the ocean had left a mark.

Upon meeting Kristi, the new team set out to reconnect with previous careers on the water. Denver provides perhaps the most landlocked American Sailing School in the USA, and Kristi and Brad took every class they had time for. They left Denver for the east coast where they assisted with a sailboat delivery, and then took to new careers aboard a 74 foot charter ketch here in the Virgin Islands, which led to Brad earning his USCG 100-ton Master Captain’s license and moving on to operate charter catamarans. Now starting his fourth year in the term charter industry, Brad has also earned a nitrox scuba certification and enjoys sharing chef’s and guide duties with his wife. An innate naturalist, he loves identifying fish and watching their behavior. He loves life most when guiding snorkel and hiking excursions in the beautiful Virgin Islands and when winding down with our always-interesting guests after a memorable day.

Kristi Marquart has a diverse background within the charter boat and restaurant industries. Her culinary interest sparked at an early age in her family’s restaurant and brewery in Kansas, where she worked every position throughout high school and college. Eager to grow in the hospitality industry after graduating from KU, Kristi went on to manage three successful restaurant openings across the country with a company that believed in serving real food sourced from American farmers. She has always loved to cook for friends and family but it was her experience working alongside talented chefs and restaurateurs that ultimately groomed Kristi for her role as the chef aboard Sea Esta. Her cuisine style utilizes fresh ingredients that bring both color and flavor to the plate. She obtains high quality cuts of meat and locally sourced eggs, produce and seafood (when available). Her menus are made with her guests preferences in mind, and she loves the creative freedom of serving beautiful meals that become a conversation piece over the table.

Kristi also holds a USCG 100-ton Master Captain’s license, a bachelors degree in environmental science, a nitrox diver certification, and ten years of experience handling various boats along the coasts of California, Georgia, South Carolina, and throughout the entire Eastern Caribbean. This is her seventh season operating charter boats out of the U.S. Virgin Islands. Kristi & Brad are honored to call Sea Esta home and will ensure your vacation is the kind you smile about for years to come.


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

•Banana pancakes with toasted coconut and pecans, served with sausage
•Cheesy ham and eggs in a puff pastry nest, crispy breakfast potatoes
•Rosemary french toast with orange cream cheese and a side of bacon
•Caprese omelet with pancetta, mozzarella, tomatoes, basil and balsamic glaze
•Banana parfaits with vanilla yogurt, granola, maple drizzle and fresh berries
•Bagels & smoked salmon platter with cream cheese and fresh vegetables
•Cajun crab cakes with sriracha aioli and a fresh citrus spinach salad
•Grilled shrimp caesar salad served with warm beer bread & tomato basil soup
•Grilled panini with turkey, prosciutto, brie, thin-sliced pear, mango chutney, arugula
•Chef salad with chicken, bacon, chèvre, avocado, heirloom tomatoes, honey dijon
•Cheeseburgers in paradise with grilled pineapple and rosemary french fries
•Mediterranean steak salad with a freshly baked french onion tart
•Assorted cheeses & charcuterie board
•Ahi poke stack with wasabi rice crackers
•Mediterranean spread with toasted flatbread
•Baked brie with local honey, sliced pears and herb crackers
•Fresh guacamole, queso, salsa and tortilla chips
•Jamaican jerk mahi | coconut sweet potato mash | mango-bell pepper salsa
•Filet mignon | creamy lobster risotto | grilled heirloom carrots
•Seared scallops in garlic basil butter | pesto farfalle | caprese salad
•Carne asada | cilantro lime rice | cumin black beans | grilled pineapple, onions, peppers
•Key lime grouper | prosciutto-wrapped asparagus | potato pierogis | crème fraîche
•Hoisin-glazed ribs | sesame fried rice | ginger steamed broccoli
•Key lime mousse with ginger snap crumble
•Strawberries and cream over a warm lemon biscuit
•Spiced rum cake a la mode with maple butter and toasted coconut
•Decadent flourless chocolate cake over tangy raspberry coulis
•Warm chocolate chip blondie with salted caramel ice cream
•Tropical fruit sorbet made with local honey and mint


7 Nights, All Inclusive:

2 GUESTS $33,600
3 GUESTS $33,600
4 GUESTS $34,650
5 GUESTS $35,175
6 GUESTS $35,700
7 GUESTS $36,225
8 GUESTS $36,750
9 GUESTS $37,275
10 GUESTS $37,800


NEW YEAR WEEK: $45,885

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.

All rates are for the entire yacht and are subject to change without notice prior to actual reservation.


Kristi & Brad,
I can’t say enough amazing things about you both and our experience on Sea Esta! Y’all are so kind, talented, friendly, and fun. We immediately felt welcome and relaxed from the second we stepped aboard. Thanks for being so flexible with coordinating a tandem sail so we could all be together, as well as have time apart! We hope our paths cross again and wish you so much luck and happiness in the future. Rock Chalk!
-Kristy & GW

P.S. Can’t wait for the cookbook! Best food ever!
JULY 2020

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