53 ft / 16.2 m Royal Cape - Sleeps 8 guests

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Chartering in the Caribbean


Operating in the Caribbean




Master Cabin

Guest Bathroom

Guest Cabin

Guest Bathroom



Floating Platform




53 ft / 16.2 m

Year Built


Sleeping Guests


Cruising Speeds

9 kts / 16.7 km/h



28 ft / 8.5 m


Royal Cape


Captain: Travis Townsley + 1

VAT Registered



3 ft 11 in / 1.2 m




Not known

US Duty Paid




  • Air Conditioning
  • BBQ
  • Outdoor shower
  • Big game fishing gear
  • Light fishing gear
  • Indoor audio system
  • iPod dock
  • Swim platform
  • TV saloon
  • Wi-Fi


  • Floating mats
  • Kayaks
  • Kneeboard
  • Paddleboards
  • Tube - towable



  • Snorkeling Gear

Crew Profile

Luxury charter yacht crew for RUM AWAY
Captain: Travis Townsley

Captain Travis has been known to say he likes Fast Cars and Slow Boats… Born in Georgia, but raised in Texas, Travis spent the early part of his career working on race car teams (and racing whenever he got a chance). He has worked on everything from Vintage Can Am cars, Formula Fords, Toyota Atlantic, F2000, World Challenge, and Nascar Super Trucks. Life in the fast lane certainly was a good time, but there was something about the calmness, and challenges, of sailing that caught his attention. He eventually hung up the tools and helmet, and bought himself a Hobie Cat and learned to sail. He also started and grew a family business with his Father and 3 siblings, manufacturing product that was supplied to the Land Yacht industry (motorhomes). Raising two kids kept him on land but once they became adults themselves, he knew that a life on the ocean was where he wanted to be. While the kids were home, he started them off on a Sunfish and then went through owning progressively larger monohulls. Once the kids graduated and moved on to college, he and his wife bought a 47’ monohull which they lived aboard for over a year before deciding to change their path in life and purchase RumAway, a 53’ luxury catamaran so that they could share their passion with others. He still enjoys driving a Fast Car now and then, but Slow Boats (sailboats), and life in the warm, blue waters of the Caribbean, are what brings him joy. He looks forward to sharing that joy with you on RumAway.

Tara and Travis were MFEO (made for each other). After raising two children of her own, it was in Texas where she met Travis. Travis had a 30’ monohulled on a local lake, and it wasn’t long before Tara was back on the water, where her life started. Travis and Tara were the perfect match; Travis had a dream (to live on a sailboat) and Tara had a plan (how to make it become reality). After surviving (actually thriving) raising 4 teenagers with their new blended family, Tara and Travis set their sights on the prize; to live on a boat. They have been “captain and crew” for many groups bareboating in the islands, and the one common thing that everyone said is “Y’all are so good at showing us a good time and taking care of every last detail, you should do this for a living”. Well 5 boats, ASA certifications, and USCG Captain’s school later, here they are ready to share their love of sailing the islands with you on RumAway.

Chef/Mate: Tara Townsley

Tara has always had a love of the water. You could say it’s in her blood; she was born on a boat (technically she was born at the hospital, but came “home” to a boat). After spending her first few years on a boat in Santa Cruz Harbor, California, her parents decided keeping Tara out of the water and on the boat was more than they could handle; so they sold the boat and bought a Land Yacht (motorhome). The next few years were spent living on the road, seeing the sights. (If you can’t tell, her parents were borderline gypsies, so it’s no surprise that Tara would one day be drawn back to life on the sea). Tara moved around quite a bit before settling in Texas. Corporate America was Tara’s career path where she has worked for several major corporations that sent her travelling all over the world implementing various systems. Tara has always been passionate about cooking, and it’s no surprise that her first job was in the food industry. She got sidetracked with other positions in Corporate America before going back into the food industry for the last 10 years of her career. To say again that Tara is passionate about cooking is an understatement. Tara finds great joy in preparing tasty meals for others to enjoy. She looks forward to sharing with you her creations in the galley.


Luxury charter yacht layout diagram for RUM AWAY


Late October, 2023 guests aboard catamaran RumAway said:

Travis and Tara
Wonderful trip!!! Despite the threat of 2 tropical storms (neither of which touched us) you were very flexible and allowed us to go to all of the amazing spots we wanted to visit. Your suggestions on places to go was spot on. Really liked the land tour of Virgin Gordan (particularly the Copper Mine and Savannah Beach). All the meals were amazing! I think I put on 5 lbs. We loved the foredeck with the dock and the 4 Bote chairs. We hope you have a wonderful and successful charter season. Be safe. Stay in touch.
John, Chris, Jim, Cindy, Jim, and Jill

June, 2023 charterers on RUMAWAY say:

Travis and Tara,

What else can we say but Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!! This week was absolutely fantastic. This truly was a trip of a lifetime as you promised. The hospitality and food was amazing. Both of you felt like you were part of the family. We also have to thank you for taking care of the “Mash Unit”. We promise to keep Julie in a rubber ball NEXT TIME (LOL). We are definitely Team Tarpon and Anne Loves BATS. Zack will return to be a deckhand whenever needed. We could go on and on.


Oh, one last thing next time you see or hear – LSD, think of the group from LOWER SLOWER DELEWARE.

Gordan and Julie. Anne and Tom. Zack and Emily. Kerri

Guests aboard RumAway in May, 2023, wrote:

Our family vacation to the BVI was exhilarating and relaxing at the same time. While out at sea, the sail, the scenery, and yacht made the trip refreshing and chill. The land tours and snorkeling was amazing. The Baths and Copper mine tour were extremely unique and each snorkel spot held different underwater creatures and colorful coral. Our charter, Rum Away, had the perfect layout to accommodate our family of five. The Crew was amazing! We now count Captain Travis and Tara as part of our family and can not wait to explore with them again. Chef Tara's food was amazing and Captian Travis was super engaged with a family members interest in sailing. The Crew knew exactly the best harbors to stay and places to visit. Though our vacation only lasted a week, the memories made will last a lifetime!

The yacht was extremely roomy for 5 adults. We used three bedrooms each with its own bathroom. The bedrooms had ample storage and wonderful bed linens that were decorated beautifully and extremely maintained. Seating on the front of the yacht was very comfortable for stretching out and relaxing while sailing as well as a great hangout when docked.

I am thankful our days were active as we were fed extremely well. Chef Tara's stuffed French Toast topped with berries was such a treat to start the day. Lunches ranged from salads with homemade dressings to smash burgers, and dinners consisted of Tara's chicken scampi and ribeyes with au gratin potatoes which we continue to talk about. But, to top it all off were DESSERTS! Her Key Lime pie is heavenly, while her rum cake was very moist and dreamy, the rum bread pudding was yummy and we could have licked the dish that held creme brûlée!

Rum Away had individual snorkel gear, individual paddle boards, a multi-person paddle board, a floating dock, and floating FatBoy bean bag chairs/loungers (which were our favorites on and off the boat).

We now count Captain Travis and Chef Tara as family! We were welcomed at the airport by Travis and had a quick walk to the dock and boat where we were greeted by Tara and refreshing scented towels. Our group consisted of two young pilots right out of college and one was extremely drawn to Captain Travis and soaked up as much knowledge as he could.

I want to go back!

The Morgans

Guests chartering in April, 2023 on RumAway penned:

Tara and Travis
We will all be dreaming of your ahi nachos! What an amazing week we had! We knew it was going to be a great week when we got the best mooring ball at Kelly’s Cove. We were all blown away by our day adventure on Virgin Gorda. We saw 23 shades of blue water and each beach just kept getting better. No guest should miss a night of sand dancing and lobster dinners at the Wonky Dog.
Thank you for giving us a week that was more than we could have asked for!
The Garlands

Dear Travis and Tara
What an incredible memory this week was! I’d turn 50 again and again IF it meant we could repeat this amazing week! It’s been so sweet to be here again with you both. Your thoughtful itinerary, meals, music, land tour! and friendship was as fun and special as it was last year. WE WILL be back and are looking forward to it already! Love you both! Thank you for all you did for all of us making the beginning of year so PERFECT!
Julie and Mark
April 2023
Dear Travis and Tara,
I really don’t have words – this was the trip of a lifetime. I knew it was going to be special but I actually had no idea. Thank you for all you did to make this the best week of our lives! From the meals (chef’s kiss – every one of them) to the incredible “sails” through the most beautiful waters, to the excursions, cozy nights in bed, and so much more…we loved every minute.
Thank you. We will be back! XO Amy and Jim

Travis and Tara!
What a flippin AWESOME week this was! Truly – it was the trip of a lifetime. From every special spot you curated our seeing, to each and every morsel you served – we will never forget a single sight or bite! You two are simply the best – I can’t imagine anyone else in the world our family would have enjoyed spending a week celebrating a family milestone with more. Thank you for making Julie’s 50th so VERY special – for her, and for all of us.
We love you guys smuch!
XoXo Elizabeth and Kaj

March, 2023, charterers aboard RumAway said:

Dear Tara and Travis,
Y’all were amazing hosts and bunk buddies! We made memories of a life time. We are certainly looking forward to having a trip on the RumAway. Frida has become a mermaid of the sea, who can call her mermaid friends with the conch. And thank you for letting us try the amazing creation of rumcake, and all the other delicious meals Tara had made.
Best of luck on your new charters to come,
Frida, Georgia, Janos, Ion, Neriza, Eugene

Good company, deft Captain, exquisite food – every meal.

February, 2023, guests aboard catamaran RumAway wrote:

Tara and Travis
What a fabulous time aboard RumAway – terrific accommodations but moreso terrific, fun attentive captain and chef… and did I say FUN? So delighted to spend this time with you both – Thanks for a wonderful time and experience of a lifetime…so happy for you to be living The dream! Mary and Bob
I love RumAway, all of it. Mark Nesbitt

Dear “T-n-T”
We had such a great time aboard the RumAway. You keep your ship in tip-top shape with everything one would need to have an excellent experience! Travis, we felt totally secure with your Captain capabilities and Tara, kept us about as well fed as we have ever been….IN OUR LIVES!!! You noticed everything from a weirdo in the group who didn’t like fruit to an obsession by the group for Steely Dan music and now, thanks to Saba, we will jam to “80’s Sing” on Apple! We will have great memories to share with each other (and bore our children with!) Best wishes for success!
Cheers! Tom and Sue

Dear Glitter Freckles Bestie and Travis,Wow! You had your hands full with 8 ridiculous adults. The way you navigated rough waters, a cold (Dang, sorry Trav!), and folks up at sunrise past sailors’ midnight. RumAway is a true Beauty. We see your attention to detail in every aspect of things. But what truly mattered to us was how you made us feel. Our stomachs are full, hearts are fuller. Bestie – I’ll never forget our epic dancing night, “Anne – lift me up!!” (or so I thought you said.) Will be sure to share your goodness and plan to be back.
We love you!!
Anne and Brian. Meagan and Matt. Oliver and Danielle. Jodi and Jon

Guests aboard RumAway in late January, 2023, wrote:

Loved it!

Everything you'd ever want in a crew they displayed 24/7.

The food was off the charts EXCEEEELENT!

The Nesbitts

Tara and Travis – 

Thank you so much for an amazing week that far exceeded our expectations.  RumAway is beautifully decorated and so comfortable to be on, every detail is so well thought out.  I loved how every day was different and the land excursion day was awesome.  We loved the floating dock and bean bags, had a great time on the paddleboards and snorkeling.  Most importantly your knowledge of the islands, where to go and when, was fantastic and really made the week so relaxing – we never worried about a thing.  And Tara’s cooking – soooo good!  We were never hungry and everything hit the spot everytime.  Thank you for making Jake a special bday dinner – it was so memorable we loved hanging with you and getting to know you.  Thank you, thank you, thank you for sharing your amazing life/boat with us.  We’ll be back!  Fondly.  

The Homillers.  Jake, Abby, Emily, Olivia and Will

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53 ft / 16.2 m
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