KELEA

65 ft / 19.8 m Privilege Yard - Sleeps 10 guests

From: $24,500 To: $36,000

Chartering in the Caribbean

About KELEA

Operating in the Caribbean

KELEA from the bow

The foredeck & tramps seen from the masthead

The main interior settee

The spacious full width saloon

The saloon looking to the starboard side

Another view of Kelea's saloon

Starboard aft guest queen suite

The centerline master king suite

Forward port guest queen

Forward starboard guest queen suite

Aft port guest suite

Guest head and shower

The master head and shower

Kelea's cockpit set up for alfresco dining

Alli and Dan ready to serve Kelea's guests

The kids gathered on the jumbo floatie

Guests and crew gathered in the cockpit

From the galley on Kelea, a tasty fish taco.

Specification

Length

65 ft / 19.8 m

Year Built

1996

Sleeping Guests

10

Cruising Speeds

9 kts / 16.7 km/h

Engines

2 X 110 hp Yanmars

Beam

35 ft / 10.7 m

Builder

Privilege Yard

Crew

Captain: Shawn Hardesty + 1

Stabilisers

None

VAT Registered

No

Draft

5 ft 11 in / 1.8 m

Designer

Jeantot

Refit

Flag

St. Vincent and Grenadines

US Duty Paid

Yes

Amenities

General

  • Book library
  • Deck shower
  • Fishing gear - light
  • Ice maker
  • Special diets
  • Sun cushions
  • Swim platform
  • Water maker

Electrical

  • Indoor audio system
  • iPod dock
  • MP3 music server
  • Outdoor audio system
  • TV all cabins
  • TV saloon
  • Wi-Fi

Toys

  • Floating mats
  • Kayak
  • Paddleboard
  • Swimming noodles
  • Tube - towable
  • Wakeboard
  • Water skis - adult

Tenders

  • 16ft/4.9m Nautica 70hp

Diving

  • 8 Scuba tanks
  • 8 Bouyancy compensators
  • 8 Regulators
  • 1 Compressors
  • Crew can instruct
  • Crew certified
  • Diving if accompanied
  • Snorkelling gear

Crew Profile

Luxury charter yacht crew for KELEA
Captain: Shawn Hardesty

Spring and Summer Captain

Shawn’s love for the ocean began when he was only a few months old on the coast of North Carolina. Shawn grew up in Carolina Beach, NC where he learned to read the wind and waves and developed a passion to share his love of the ocean with others.

Shawn graduated from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington in 2011 with a degree in Marine Biology. Shortly after college, Shawn moved to Nicaragua to pursue his love of the ocean and worked as a Captain and surf guide for NicaSurf tours.

Following a couple great years in Central America, Shawn moved back to the states to continue his life on the water. In doing so, Shawn has spent the past 5 years working aboard world class super yachts. In which time, he has obtained his USCG Captains License as well as his American Sailing Association Certification.

Shawn and Autumn met in September of 2013 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, where they were both searching for their first superyacht jobs. A week later, they found separate jobs on different boats, starting three years of long distance dating. In December of 2016, they decided it was time for an adventure and decided to travel New Zealand for a year together in a campervan they renovated themselves.

Chef & Mate Spring & Summer: Autumn Hardesty

Spring and Summer Chef/Mate

Autumn was born in Michigan where she grew up swimming in the freshwater of the Great Lakes. After high school she studied massage therapy and yoga in Costa Rica where she fell in love with the salty ocean and travelling to new places. In 2013, Autumn moved to Florida to become a yacht stewardess. A job that would take her to many exotic places, even all the way back to lake Michigan.

For the last five years, Autumn has worked on multiple world class yachts in which she collaborated closely with five-star chefs from around the world. Learning from her yacht chef coworkers, she has developed a passion for creating exciting and healthy dishes that create memories.

Shawn and Autumn love to spend time on the water, whether it’s diving, snorkeling, surfing, paddling or sailing. They are excited to bring their captain and crew knowledge of charter yachts to give you a sailing vacation you won’t forget.

Captain - Fall and Winter: Brian Christiansen

With close to a decade of experience taking people “into the wild”, Brian shares his sense of adventure with guests. Raised in Utah and frequently found at sea, Brian is confronted with questions as to how he became an ocean-going captain. Most people forget there is a small ocean, the Great Salt Lake, in his desert home. His father taught him a love for all activities in and around water. Reading sea-faring novels from the golden-age of discovery inspired him to lust for the horizon and he eventually made his way aboard expedition ships plying all the planet's waters. Alongside working for National Geographic Expeditions, he operated specialty charters through the Lesser Antilles on his own sailing vessel. As a USCG 100ton rated captain, his attention to detail and professionalism are integral to safe operation of the vessel. As a fellow human with passions in outdoor pursuits, he is a perfect companion for fun activities if you want to try your hand at at anything from surfing and kiteboarding to freediving and kayaking. Holding a degree in film-making, working as a videographer and being a reward winning photographer; he can create, upon prior request, a media package of the events that make your trip remarkable.

Come join them aboard Kelea for the wind-powered charter of a lifetime. With Elena and Brian, you are guaranteed an unforgettable week. As a team, they are perfectly matched to make your tropical getaway magical.

Chef/Mate Fall and Winter: Elena Gandillon

Elena's spirit awakens in the open. After traveling to over thirty countries, her instinct draws her to beautiful and isolated places. Her love for nature led her from jagged mountain peaks of Switzerland into the deep blue of the Indo-Pacific. She became a PADI certified scuba instructor in Komodo so she can share her love of undersea life with others. Join her for some scuba diving or become certified while onboard and see what the hype is all about! Growing up in an international household, her culinary influences are mainly French and Swiss with added spice from her travels, specializing in creating heart-warming dishes from the simplest of ingredients. She aspires to cater her dishes toward individual diets and has perfected eco-friendly, plant-based menu selections. Placing great importance on the dining experience, speaking three languages, and versed in the art of conversation makes spending time with her a joy, no matter where you are from.

Elena & Brian met in Raja Ampat diving and sailing and are fully committed to spending every moment in each other’s company with their first love, the water. Blending luxurious yacht life and connecting with nature in easy grace, they ignite voyagers' passion for Caribbean beauty. Sailing in consistent winds on the azure waters of the Virgin Islands while visiting sandy beaches with quaint hideaways is a perfect way to charter.

You will go home with more than memories, you will have inspiring stories of rewarding experiences.

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Layout

Kelea accommodates up to ten guests in 5 guests cabins, all ensuite: one centerline master king suite forward, and four queen-berth guest suites.
For Winter Season 2019/2020 and onward: Kelea accommodates up to ten guests in 5 guests cabins, all ensuite: one centerline master king suite forward, and three queen-berth guest suites, as well as a starboard forward upper & lower twin berth suite.  Please enquire with your charter broker regarding availability of the one King and 4 Queens layout.  
Kelea is fully air-rconditioned throughout and makes her own purified water onboard.

Luxury charter yacht layout diagram for KELEA

Testimonials

Guests aboard KELEA in the USVI for late May, 2021, wrote:

SV Kelea was ample size and so fun! There were plenty of areas to hang out and chill. As well as the Lily pad that Capt Shawn attached to the back of the boat. We loved every where we went and had the time of our lives.
I worked out every day with the foam roller and the yoga mat. We were able to snorkel, scuba and stand up paddle board. So fun!!!
Off the charts... Amazing!!!!
Shawn was very confident and in control. He was also relaxed and able to make us all comfortable.
Chef Autumn made one great meal after the next! Her cooking and baking was phenomenal. She truly made the trip special.
I would rate it a 10 on a 5 point scale. PHENOMENAL!!!

Jacque Phillips

November, 2017, guests aboard KELEA said:

We have been coming to the BVI and French West Indies since the late 90's.  At last count we just completed our 9th trip, most recently on the 'Kelea' in the BVI's.  
 
Our first trip was on an old Cat named the Last Fancy with a husband and wife that were owners/operators.  We had the time of our life and we never realized that we did not know what we did not know - that is to say there were some mighty beautiful boats out there. We soon realized that we had to come back and charter a newer/bigger boat with more amenities. We did this numerous times and it seems that each boat was nicer and each crew was better than the last.
 
Our experience on Kelea was no different - from a mighty 65 footer that can cruise at 9+ knots to the beautiful salon of blonde woods and the largest galley I have ever seen.  Because she can provision and hold so much we never had to stop and we wanted for absolutely nothing the entire week!  And this was 8 passengers and 2 crew!
 
This leads me to the crew - Dan and Alli Shivone...  As I mentioned we have had the privilege to have chartered some of the finest Cat's in the Caribbean and thus experienced some of the best crews.  I can categorically state without any hesitation that Dan and Alli were the best!  It seemed that all of our personalities meshed perfectly from Alli's bubbly and energetic persona to Dan's down to business yet dry and quick wit.  All this lent itself to not only a wonderful trip from their technical abilities but also their personal qualities that led to great discussions, fun games, superb dives and lots and lots of laughs! 

My wife and I highly recommend this boat but more importantly - this crew - for your dream vacation and the time of your life!

Rich and Lori K.
Chino Hills, CA
KELEA running shot
KELEA
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65 ft / 19.8 m
Guests 10
From $24,500

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