"SV Lou" Sailing Yacht Charter In St. Thomas, USVI

Cruising Monohull
42 ft
6 Guests

About This Boat

S/V Lou is a class 42’ Rhodes Bounty II Sloop. She was designed for racing and cruising in 1960 by Philip Rhodes. S/V “Lou” sails with a maximum of six guests with the accomodating crew and their famous Captain Max. The boat was named Lou after Captain Max father, a boat man with 1,000 tales of the sea. “Happiness was being on the water with him, and my family going to Block Island or Cape Cod for summer vacation. When I think of fun on the water, I think of him.” Captain Max said.

Captain Max started her sailing career in the Greek Islands. Sailing with friends and a for hire captain, they explored the islands for weeks. At the end of an idyllic vacation, she thought, "I could do this". Once back in Manhattan, she went down to the waterfront and asked to volunteer aboard the 70' yawl "Petrel". Here, she could earn time on the water toward her license. Their response was "Great, you can be the first woman captain in New York City", and she was.

Five years later she had her 100 ton USCG License and was busy sailing in New York Harbor from April to October and the Caribbean in the winter. It has been over twenty years now and Captain Max knows these waters and the fish that swim in them. Over time some of the fish have become personal friends, as well as some of her charter clients. Come join her for a delightful sailing and snorkelling experience. Who knows, you could make a friend for life.


  • $150 per person
  • $900 for private boat 

Customer Revies: 

"Hey Max! 
Many thanks on the absolutely perfect day to propose to my girlfriend.  She was completely surprised and ecstatic over the whole set up and couldn't have been any happier. 

Everything flowed so well, while we were out snorkeling with Andrew the food was being made which flowed seamlessly.  She's had a massive smile on her for the past 30 hours that has been in large part to the trip you guys put on.  
Again many thanks!"

“Wonderful day spent with Capt Max. Best day of a 2 week trip. My wife, 2 grown children and I spent a wonderful day sailing from Red Hook in St Thomas to St John. After two great snorkel spots and a wonderful lunch we enjoyed the sun and easterly breezes. We highly recommend a day with Capt Max. She makes it so easy for everyone.” (Visited July 2014)
-John H




  • Type: Cruising Monohull
  • Capacity: 6 People
  • Year: 1960
  • Rental Minimum: 1 day
  • Length: 42 ft
  • Cancellation: Full Refund 5 Days Prior


  • Cabin
  • Life jackets/required safety gear

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Captain Max

Member Since Nov 2014

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