Welcome to the World of Neverland
Our beloved SV (that’s sailing vessel!) Neverland is a French-made Fountaine-Pajot Saba 50. She’s based in the magical Virgin Islands where her fun-loving crew hosts all-inclusive, completely customizable adventures.
Here you can find information on the boat, cabins, gear and toys, the layout, crew bios, the chef’s sample menu, and rates. For more information about booking Neverland, please contact your preferred broker or drop us a line.
Exterior and Helm
Neverland boasts exceptional outdoor spaces and blue LED accent lighting throughout which create an ethereal ambience. The saloon windows are covered in a clear protective film designed to let light in and keep the heat out. The helm station has a full suite of Raymarine navigation instruments and all sheets are led to the separate line-handling station, where an electric winch makes adjusting sails a breeze.
Social & Relaxation
Several incredible outdoor areas are scattered about Neverland for relaxing and socializing. A spacious and shady cockpit lounge provides seating for up to ten at the dining table, a deep lounger to starboard which is perfect for watching the waves and reading, and a long couch to aft which can comfortably seat another six. The foredeck is fitted with reclining loungers and chaises, a teak cocktail table and an extra large trampoline for ventilated sunbathing with occasional splashes of sea spray. The sun-drenched upper deck can accommodate at least eight on its deluxe U-shaped couch and three sun loungers.
We couldn’t call her Neverland if she didn’t have several distinct upgrades to delight her guests. The 1,000 watt, 4-zone Fusion and JL Audio sound system with two 10″ subwoofers serves up clear and thumping sound throughout the salon and cockpit, while her outdoor enclosed speakers flood the foredeck, helm, and upper lounge deck with more volume than neighboring yachts would probably care for. Her 13.5kW generator, 3kW inverter, and almost 500 watts of solar provide all the power needed for her creature comforts, including a six zone air conditioning system. A high-capacity watermaker offers fresh, drinkable water in the bathrooms and galley. The ice maker and extra fridge in the cockpit allow for easy access to cocktails and cold drinks. Hydraulic davits on the transom hold air-chairs when they’re not carrying Neverland’s 13 foot tender with console control and a 60hp Yamaha engine—more than enough power for tubing, boarding and thrilling sunset rides.
The bright salon with expansive views includes a contemporary galley with pull-out fridge drawers, a separate freezer, ample counter space and a center island for prep or service. The sitting area features an L-shaped couch, coffee table and indoor navigation and entertainment station. Skylights and panoramic windows create a sun-filled and airy feel.
Neverland features four spacious guest cabins, including an extra-large crew or VIP suite. The queen beds are easily accessed from both sides, and are topped with ultra-comfortable cooling gel memory foam. Each cabin has a private bathroom with separate shower areas as well as a full vanity with storage and extra wide mirrors. 110v outlets and USB chargers in the nightstands make it simple to keep your electronics powered up and ready to go. Every cabin is meticulously designed for the utmost comfort and style, including convenient controls for mood lighting and air conditioning. The starboard forepeak area has a fifth en-suite cabin with full bathroom and single berth, and the port forepeak has a single berth which allows Neverland to accommodate up to eight guests in addition to her two crew.
What an incredible week! You both made the trip special for our entire family. So many great memories – incredible meals, beautiful spots, fun sails, snorkeling, great cocktails and service with a smile 24-7. You truly made the trip one or family will always remember & cherish.The Hoines
Thank you for an amazing adventure! The food was exquisite, the expertise was top notch, and the destinations made for wonderful memories! We appreciate you sharing your home with us. And we look forward to another trip soon!Karen and Darh
Our cruise on Neverland was one of the most amazing weeks of my life! Neverland is such a beautiful boat!! We had so much fun – paddle boarding, snorkeling, shopping, fishing, tubing, exploring, and AMAZING food!! Not sure how it was possible, but each port was more beautiful than the last!Cheryl and Kip D.
Marcus & Risa, thank you for exceeding all of our expectations! We always felt secure, pampered, and totally delighted. The meals were ALWAYS exceptional. The tips about what to do were always spot-on. You’re absolute professionals and, above all, you are two wonderful people and now friends too. Very best to you, and hope to see you again on future travels.Greg and Lisa B.
LAYOUT & EQUIPMENT
Gear & Gadgets
- 2 x 75hp Volvo Penta engines w/ Brunton autoprops
- 88lb Rocna anchor w/ 300’ 3/8” G4 high-test chain
- AB Oceanus 13 VST RIB w/ console, 7 person capacity & Yamaha 60hp outboard engine
- 13.5kW Cummins Onan 120v/60hz generator
- 3 x 160W solar panels
- 3kW Magnum hybrid inverter charger
- 1,200AH AGM house battery bank
- 40gal/hr fresh water maker
- 2 x Bluefin LED Hammerhead H16 underwater lights
- 1,000 watt, 4 zone Fusion and JL Audio entertainment system throughout interior and exterior, including 2 x 10” subwoofers
- Raymarine eS-127 chartplotter, autopilot, and navigation instruments
- Raymarine Ray60 VHF w/ 2nd station mic at helm
- Standard Horizon HX870 floating handheld VHF w/ GPS & DSC
- Vespar XB-8000 AIS transceiver w/ wifi
- ACR GlobalFix V4 EPIRB
- Delorme inReach Explorer GPS & satellite messenger
- WiriePro 3G/4G/LTE & wifi amplifier and router, plus 6dBI booster antenna
- Medic first aid kit
- All required USCG safety equipment for guests and crew
Amenities & Comfort
- 6 zone air conditioning
- 2 fans in each cabin
- Ensuite bathrooms w/ separate shower stalls
- Electric toilets with fresh water flush
- Queen island beds, linens, and cooling gel memory foam mattress toppers
- Extra wide ocean-view windows w/ shades
- US electrical sockets w/ USB throughout cabins and salon
- 4-zone audio system throughout interior and exterior
- Beverage refrigerator & icemaker in cockpit
- Flat-screen Smart TV w/ USB, HDMI, Bluetooth, and our library of movies and tv shows
- BBQ grill
- Upper deck lounge w/ sunbeds and sofa for at least eight guests
- Adjustable loungers on foredeck lounge, couch, and trampoline
- Extra-long sofa aft of cockpit
- 10 person al fresco dining table in cockpit
- Contemporary furnishings throughout
- Natural body wash, shampoo, conditioner, and sunblock
- Hairdryer available
Toys & Water Sports
- AB Oceanus 13 VST w/ Yamaha 60hp engine
- Subwing Honeycomb Shark (experience the sensation of underwater flight!)
- ZUP board
- 2x stand-up paddleboard
- 6-person floating raft mat
- Floating water loungers
- Hanging over-water chairs
- Snorkel gear – masks, snorkels & fins for all sizes
- Fishing gear & tackle
- Hot and cold deck shower
Length over all: 49.15 ft / 14.98 m
Beam over all: 26.21 ft / 7.99 m
Displacement unloaded: 15.7 tons
Draft: 3.8 ft / 1.15 m
Air draft: 75.83 ft / 23.11 m
Main sail area: 899 ft² / 83.5 m²
Genoa area: 619 ft² / 57.5 m²
Engines: 2 x Volvo Penta 75 hp
Fresh water: 185 gallons / 700 liters
Fuel: 248 gallons / 940 liters
Cabins: 1 owner’s suite + 1 bathroom / 3 guest cabins + 3 bathrooms / 1 forepeak berth + 1 bathroom / 1 forepeak berth
Architect: Berret Racoupeau
MEET THE CREW
Marcus - Captain
Captain Marcus has lived on all of the US Virgin Islands: St Croix, St John and St Thomas and has been entertaining island visitors here for the past 6 years. On St. Croix he worked in the service industry as well as running various day sail boats as first mate and then, Captain.
Marcus most recently delivered a yacht to Portugal and spent the summer of 2014 skippering charter yachts in the Mediterranean. In 2015, Marcus and Chef Risa partnered as crew to run Sognare, establishing it as one of the busiest and most popular catamarans in the Virgin Islands. He holds a USCG 100ton Masters License and a STCW95.
Risa - Chef and First Mate
Born and raised in New York, Chef/First Mate Risa’s love of food and creative cuisine began early. Growing up in a family of competitive home chefs, she borrowed her first cookbook from the library at age eight and has had a fascination with delicious food ever since.
With ten years in the hospitality field under her apron, Risa has honed her service skills in addition to her culinary experience. Combining her love for food and travel, the yachting industry was a natural fit for Risa and after two years globetrotting and learning about international cuisine, Risa began working as a hostess and freelance chef on charter yachts in the Mediterranean and in the Virgin Islands.
Teamed with Captain Marcus aboard catamaran Sognare in 2015 in the Virgin Islands, Risa enjoyed a busy and successful year serving incredible cuisine to their lucky charter guests. Risa has become known for her creative food presentations as well as her delicious meals. She particularly enjoys working with the local Caribbean ingredients and infusing some of her Jamaican born mother’s recipes into her cuisine.
Eggs Benedict/Eggs Royale
poached egg on an English muffin topped with salmon or ham & homemade Hollandaise sauce
served with a variety of toppings
topped with fresh berries
from scratch and hearty breakfast sausage
stuffed with cheese & topped with fresh blackbean corn salsa & sour cream
Breakfast Phyllo Pie
breakfast sausage, egg & cheese layered between flaky layers of phyllo dough
Croque Monsieur/Croque Madam
red with homemade Beschamel sauce, Gruyere cheese & Canadian bacon
with fresh fruit, granola & topped w. honey
with homemade mango pico de gallo & guacamole
Pineapple Fried Rice with Homemade Dumplings
with fresh pineapple & chef’s family recipe dumplings
Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad
grilled Romaine lettuce with fresh creamy avocado Caesar dressing
freshly cooked pork loin with ham, Swiss & a pickle
Vietnamese Style Sandwiches
served with fresh summer rolls
Seafood Stack Salad
crawfish & kani salads’ mixed with pineapple, kiwi & topped with mint chutney
made to order topped with grilled pineapple & guacamole
and sauteed asparagus, wasbi mash potatoes & homemade teriyaki sauce
with coconut rice & beans
served family style with dips, greek salad, grilled fish & sides
crispy seared salmon and fresh mushroom risotto
with parmesan potatoes & grilled veggies
Miso Glazed Mahi-Mahi
three-day marinated Mahi with fresh edamame puree & crispy noodles
Lobster Cream Pasta
local spiny lobster and truffle cream sauce
Buffalo Chicken Spring Rolls
hand rolled & marinated in homemade buffalo sauce
Buratta Caprese Salad
heirloom tomatoes, garden fresh basil & creamy burrata cheese
Warm Kale Salad
and toasted almonds & cranberries, topped with freshly grated parmesan
Jamaican Saltfish Fritters
a Jamaican specialty
Shrimp w. Pineapple Chimichurri
grilled shrimp & homemade sauce
with cheese, salami, fruits & nuts
Tuna & Avocado Poke
marinated ahi tuna with fresh vegetables
Key Lime Pie
creamy and lemony. Sweetened condensed milk, freshly squeezed lemon juice, and whipped topping are stirred together, poured into a graham cracker crust and chilled
Phyllo Custard Pie
a traditional Greek dessert made with a custard in a crispy phyllo pastry shell
an elegant and rich Italian dessert, made by combing lady finger biscuits, espresso & mascarpone cheese
traditional apple filling topped with crispy, buttery crumble
New York Style Cheesecake
classic New York-style baked cheesecake with a rich and creamy vanilla topping and a light biscuit base
refreshing sweet and lightly tart, a perfect treat to beat the heat
Chocolate Molten Cake
dig into a rich and delicious Chocolate Molten Lava Cake and cue the ooey-gooey center
a refreshing mix vodka, agave, fresh lime juice & muddled cucumber with a blend of Neverland’s garden fresh herbs and a dash of club soda
a tropical blend of Cruzan coconut rum & passion fruit juice topped with lemon lime soda
DISCOVER THE ISLANDS
Stand Up Paddleboards
A great workout or a blissful hour gliding on the water. SUP's are totally versatile and always fun.
More than just a novel idea - this "food-boat" offers flavorful pizza with ample toppings. Don't forget the locally-made gelato.
Tour Callwood Rum Distillery
Visitors can purchase samples of rum. The original boiler still operates and produces rum, which in then stored in original storage casks.
Jump off the boat into one of the many perfect snorkeling spots. Experience crystal clear water, tropical fish and colorful reefs.
Experience paradise in paradise with a day at spa on Scrub or Peter Island. Reservations required.
Local Art Classes
Tour the studio of a local artist and spend an hour learning pottery, woodcrafting, coconut crafting and more.
An easy hike will take you to the bubbly pools, a natural "jacuzzi." Spend and afternoon at this neat spot with towels and a picnic.
Nightlife is centered around music, open-air bars and dance floors, full-moon parties and big events like NYE.
Tour the Annaberg Plantation and Ruins
Annaberg Plantation, as of 1780, was producing sugar and rum on St. John. Trails lead through factory ruins, slave quarters, windmill ...
The Longboard – Coastal Cantina
Creative, west coast surfer style. Known for their fresh, fish tacos and homemade tequila and grapefruit mix on tap.
Among the stone walls and high-timbered ceilings, experience dining within the ruins of a sugar mill built in the 1800’s.
Dinghy’s Beach Bar and Grill
A cozy tiki bar and grill in paradise. Spend a sunny afternoon in the hammocks or on one of the floating bars.
Cooper Island Beach Club
Gorgeous outdoor decks with deep and comfortable cushions and all the more beautiful at night. Try the seared scallops with charred ...
Modern Caribbean with lounge and dinner menus. The Tarpon and Moray Eel feedings set this place apart.
Dinghy up to this floating bar, grab a cocktail, get tattooed by the bartender then jump off the upper deck!
The Sugar Mill
Set in the historic stone Rum House of the old Sugar Mill Estate. Reservations recommended.
Infamous beach bar on the sands of White Bay. Ask for their signature Painkiller. (Jost VD)
An upscale bar and restaurant with warm, soft lighting, expansive wine selection and delightful dishes
Highlights: Snorkel the caves, hiking Spy Glass Hill, The Bight and Willy T's floating boat bar for cocktails and dancing.
Highlights: Rock formations at The Baths, water sports and shopping, Leverick Bay, Saba Rock and Spanish Town.
Highlights: shopping, nightly entertainment, full moon parties and the historic Callwood Rum Distillery
Highlights: Pristine national park, Annaberg Plantation and Ruins, tranquil harbors and beaches
Neverland is offered as an all-inclusive charter. Weekly rates include all gourmet meals and snacks aboard, a full bar of alcoholic drinks, use of all of our water toys and yacht amenities, and complete assistance with your customizable itinerary.
Additional Pricing Info
- Prices in USD for a standard charter week of seven nights; longer or shorter durations are available
- A discretionary crew gratuity, typically 10% - 20% of the total charter rate is not included but always highly appreciated
- Rates do not include off-vessel tour excursions, meals ashore, transfers, rendezvous scuba diving
- Half-board option is available for a discount of $150 per person (includes 7 breakfasts, 4 lunches, and 3 dinners aboard)
- "Local fare" meal plan is available for a discount of $75 per person (2 lunches and 1 dinner ashore at guest expense)
- Christmas and NYE charters are offered at a premium—please inquire
- All rates are subject to change without notice prior to confirmed reservation
Standard accommodations include use of the following:
- 3 queen cabins, each with private ensuite bathroom with electric toilet, wash basin and separate shower stall
- 1 starboard forepeak cabin with single berth, manual toilet, wash basin and shower (access via connecting door in starboard forward cabin and via deck hatch)
- 1 port forepeak single berth (access via deck hatch)
For an additional $1,500, the VIP suite is available for guest use and the crew will use one interior queen cabin or forepeak cabin/berths as required. The VIP suite is a beautifully lit and airy space which features a queen size island bed, a sleek open-plan area with desk and ample storage, and an expansive bathroom area with separate walk-in shower, separate toilet room, and a double vanity.
Feel free to contact us below for more information, questions or ideas. If you're interested in booking a charter on SV Neverland in the Virgin Islands, please use the contact form on the book page.