THE PREMIER YACHT MANAGEMENT TEAM OF THE VIRGIN ISLANDS

Welcome to Paradise Yacht Management. We are a team of charter yacht industry experts strategically located in one of the most prestigious catamaran charter destinations in the world, St. Thomas, U.S.V.I. We specialize in all aspects of yacht ownership from crew management and payroll to maintenance and operational support. The charter management program we offer to yacht owners makes it possible to keep their vessel in great condition, as well as have the opportunity to make income to offset the expenses of yacht ownership.

 

We represent a fleet of over 30 catamaran sailing vessels operating in the beautiful Virgin Islands. These yachts range from 44’-80’ and can accommodate up to 10 guests. Prices range within all budgets, from $11,000-$65,000 to charter per week. We develop relationships with yacht owners all over the world and have their yachts paired with elite crews destined for success. As we bring new yachts into our fleet, Paradise Yacht Management works closely with owners and crew to ensure all rules and regulations have been met and are within full compliance. We fully understand that a clean, perfectly charter ready yacht matched with the right crew that strives in their experience, values and hospitality skills will turn out to be a win for all parties involved. We are also proud to announce offer bareboat and day trip memberships. See below how we exceed and get started on your new venture today! 

OUR SERVICES
Professional Crew
Maintenance
Marketing
Accounting
Moorings
Finances
Professional Crew

PROFESSIONAL AND QUALIFIED CREW


We attract crew members that are the best in the industry and share our passion of maintaining high standards of excellence. Crews must be devoted to providing the ultimate guests experience and professionalism, being charter ready within a 24-hour notice and following our strict preventative maintenance schedule. This will lead to fantastic reviews that exceed the charter brokers expectations and the ultimate measurement, many repeat guests.


CAPTAINS


Paradise Yacht Management ensures that all Captains are compliant with all US and BVI laws and always ensuring a safe environment for the guest. We require the following the following from our Captains:
  • USCG licensing or equivalent
  • STCW-95
  • Enrollment in our random drug-testing program administered by a third-party facilitator, Maritime Consortium
  • Live our Core Values​ (Honor, Integrity, Seek knowledge, Have Fun)

CHEFS

We also will ensure that the chefs are the highest of quality in the hospitality industry by reviewing all food menus, food preparation and ensuring we have access to the finest ingredients and beverage selection. In addition, we closely monitor the budget and use our group systems of purchasing power. We support ongoing growth in culinary knowledge with classes, knowledge sharing and training. 

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THE CAPTAIN'S CHOICE
OCEANFRONT PROPERTY
Make: Fontaine-Pajot
Length: 50 ft.
Sleeps 6 in 3 Queen Cabins

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LET'S PLAY TWO

Make: Leopard
Length: 44 ft.
Sleeps 6 in 3 Queen Cabins

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WHISKEY BUSINESS
Make: Lagoon
Length: 45 ft.
Sleeps 6 in 3 Queen Cabins

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GLAD IN IT TWO (G2)

Make: Fontaine-Pajot
Length: 50 ft.
Sleeps 8 in 4 Queen Cabins

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HEAVENLY
Make: Lagoon
Length: 62 ft.
Sleeps 8 in 4 Queen Cabins
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FREESTYLE

Make: Bali
Length: 45 ft.
Sleeps 6 in 3 Queens

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GOOD VIBRATIONS
Make: Leopard
Length: 62 ft.
Sleeps 8 in 4 Queen Cabins

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CHAMPAGNE!

Make: Lagoon
Length: 52 ft.
Sleeps 8 in 4 Queen Cabins

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Maintenance

EXCEPTIONAL MAINTENANCE PROGRAM BY MULTITECHVI


Paradise Yacht Management will treat your boat as our own. We want you to have the peace of mind to know that your yacht is being maintained at owner’s standards. 


That's why we are proud of our partnership with MULTITECHVI, a leading multihull specialist group serving customers in South Florida, Annapolis and right here in Red Hook, St. Thomas. All services are performed by factory trained, certified and highly experienced multihull experts.


MULTITECHVI's SERVICES INCLUDE:

•Carpentry/Cabinetry 

•Rigging 

•Installations 

•Bottom Works

•Metal Fabrication 

•Mechanical 

•Electrical/Electronics 

•Fiberglass 

•Upholstery 

•Detailing 

•Window Windshield Replacement


As a proud authorized parts dealer for LAGOON, CNB YACHT BUILDERS, FOUNTAINE PAJOT, NAUTITECH and GEMINI CATAMARANS, we excel at ensuring your yacht is running on all cylinders due to our proactive maintenance system. 


Preventative maintenance is so important in so many facets. It includes 100% guest satisfaction, happy Yacht owners, happy crews and a healthy yacht. Our system includes detailed inspections of all yacht systems including electrical, rigging, galley systems, mechanical and safety equipment to name a few. 
 
We will customize your haul out/hurricane plan based on your needs. We have contacts from Puerto Rico to Grenada for storage and haul out operations. This is a perfect time to do your scheduled annual maintenance items such as bottom paint, sail drive maintenance, through-hull maintenance and major refits. 


Marketing

STATE-OF-THE-ART MARKETING


We have really shifted our marketing into top gear by aligning it with the most up-to-date strategies on the latest and greatest platforms, not only to provide brokers with as much content as possible via frequent email campaigns but also to showcase your yacht to the public to have your charter at the top of the list of ultimate vacations. Our main goal is to have your boat packed with charters for the entire season, year after year. We feel one of the best ways to accomplish this is to give guests an insight on life is like on a charter to give them that "fear of missing out" feeling. We want to fully display how amazing these charters are and leave nothing on the table. 


We have full marketing brochure packages that cover not only experiences on charters but exclusive content such as 360º Virtual Tours of each yacht, Video Walkthroughs and exclusive in depth pictures to have guests ecstatic about your yacht and have it constantly reserved. We believe this amount of media, at the minimum, will move a potential guest from "on the fence" about booking a charter to on your yacht this season. 


In addition, we feel the crews connection with the guests is just as important as the yacht. Thats why we have gone above and beyond to record interviews with the crew that cover their backgrounds and interests to ensure the guests are completely comfortable for their upcoming charter. We strive to hear in our reviews from previous charters that the guests have left with more friends than they came with and we believe getting to know them prior to their charter is the first step in accomplishing that. 


To give the public an outlet to view all this media that we are creating and for the crew to share their footage we have platforms and campaigns on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and Twitter to ensure maximum exposure to your yacht. We are constantly improving our marketing strategies and have much more to come!

 

Accounting

PERFECT ACCOUNTING


We manage a state of the art systematic and comprehensive accounting system that tracks the performance of all of our managed yachts.  We give monthly profit and loss statements to the Yacht Owners followed up by phone call to answer any questions and keep open communication. If you would like performance updates more often, no problem. 


We use an Accounting software program called XERO (pronounced “zero”), which is an easy to use, but powerful online system that’s designed specifically for small businesses. Xero provides a view of financial information in real-time. Xero is available on your PC or MAC in the office, at home or on popular mobile devices – anywhere, anytime. Xero automatically imports your bank statements daily so you can keep abreast of your cashflow. Xero has a full suite of accounting features such as invoicing, payable, expense claims, reporting and much more. The beauty of Xero is that you can invite a number of trusted people to collaborate online. The privacy and security of your data is taken care of and is stored on Xero’s secure servers, where it is backed up regularly. This means that even if your computer is lost or stolen, your data is safe.


One of the features we like most is that a yacht owner can log into the program and drill down to any line item (both revenues and expenses) to see the actual receipt or invoice associated with that income or cost.

Moorings

MOORING BALL SERVICE


In the charter industry, it is essential to have dedicated locations for yacht parking. To provide the best service to our guests, it may be best to pick up at Yacht Haven Grande or American Yacht Harbor making mooring balls more efficient than dock space.

 

We have access to convenient and strategically located mooring balls in Vessups Bay outside of Red Hook and in Long Bay in Charlotte Amalie for when the guests are ready to board. We then board the guests and their luggage at the closest location for loading heavy provisions.

 
We encourage our crew to manage their yacht as if it is their own small business so we utilize a convenient on-line booking system to manage the reservations of our yachts for mooring balls for optimum reliability and service efficiently.


Finances

INDUSTRY-LEADING FINANCIALS


Paradise Yacht Management is a firm believer that if you make money we will make money. That’s why we use a low expense performance income-sharing program. Let’s face it, yachts are expensive and margins are tight but with our system we show you a profit at the same time give you plenty of flexibility to use your own yacht for multiple weeks.
 
Our program is simple - we earn 15% of the NET PROFIT. The net profit is the sales number minus all the direct charter expenses. This puts Paradise Yacht Management in a position of having stake in making sure charter expenses are meeting or exceeding budget.

 

By hiring the best crews and maintaining our yachts and broker relationships, we can maximize the top sales line which equals more profit all, a “win-win” for the yacht owners and Paradise Yacht Management Team Members.


PROJECTION WORKSHEET


We would be happy to give you a full analytical analysis of your yacht customized for your specific need. We want you to have faith in how the numbers work for your benefit and following our core values will deliver with the upmost honor and integrity.  


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OUR CORNERSTONES

We operate our business by sound execution of four Cornerstones that make our company the best. Without these Cornerstones all in place, the support system will falter. At Paradise Yacht Management, we excel on the execution of our Cornerstones and hold all of them in equal importance.

THE GUESTS
As a charter Captain, there is no better feeling than seeing the smiles and excitement on the faces of the guests as they walk down the dock and board their yacht. All the stress of the trials and tribulations of the world go away. They are in store for the vacation of a lifetime. These guests are paying their hard-earned money for a great experience and we must deliver!! Without them we can’t succeed.

CORE VALUES
Our core values are Honor, Integrity, Seek Knowledge and Have Fun. Whenever we have a decision to make we ask ourselves does this decision support our core values? Whenever we hire a crew we ask the question, does this crew support our core values. Whenever we use a new vendor we ask….you guessed it, does this vendor support our core values? Once again, without them we can’t succeed.
YACHT OWNERS
All walks of life - corporate executives, business owners, retirees or someone looking for tax benefits. They all have a common theme of loving the lifestyle of the islands and the desire to own their own boat. They have a deep passion for their vessel and expectations are high for keeping their investment in great condition. Yacht owners want to see incoming revenue so they can enjoy their time in the islands.  Without them we can’t succeed.

TEAM MEMBERS
The crew is the central nerve system of the operation. We strive to hand select the best crews that share our passion of maintaining a high standard of excellence that is highly trusted by the Yacht Owners. Our Team Members also include our Vendors and Charter Brokers. Our trusted vendors assist with maintaining our boats to the highest standards. The Brokers are essential to carefully matching our amazing crews and yachts with their clients. Without them we cant' succeed.
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OUR HISTORY
Hank and Steve became friends and business acquaintances upon first arriving in the islands. As they got to know each other it became evident that they both shared the same core values, yet were diverse in their work experience and strengths. Hank is outgoing, heavy networked and a people expert with awesome visionary skills. Steve is keenly attentive to detail, system building and the mastermind of the behind the scenes of the organization. Together as a team, we aspire to surpass goals, run a tight business and strive to make the charter yacht management industry better every day.

OUR TEAM

​With a fine comb, we have selected experts to ensure our yacht management program and services will exceed your expectations. We have the values and ethics of a family boutique style business with the organization of a fortune 500 company. We would love nothing more to show you the personalized Paradise Yacht Management experience!

Mike "Hank" Hampton
​Co-Founder

Hank worked many years in Corporate America. Before he moved to the islands, he was Director of Franchise Operations for Red Robin Restaurants. He managed 43 restaurants through out the US and Canada and was responsible for financials, human resources, corporate vision and corporate compliance. He had over 4000 employees under his watch. Hank had a vision to be an entrepreneur and loved the water. He cashed out his stock, bought a 50’ boat and started one of the most successful charter companies in the Virgin Islands. He has been featured in USA Today, multiple All at Sea Magazine publications, the Virgin Islands Newspaper and most recently in the US Virgin Islands Destinations Magazine.


Steve Schlosser
​Co-Founder

After earning his Masters Degree from the University of Denver, Steve specialized in and managed numerous small businesses. He spent 13 years in the Financial Industry as a partner in a firm managing 100 million dollars. Steve also followed that by partnering in the medical equipment business for 8 years. In 2011 he followed his sailing dream but couldn’t stay away from the business world. He ran a very successful charter yacht in the Virgin Islands.

Phil Scarlata
​Marketing Manager

Phil has recently come aboard the Paradise Yacht Management team for his skills in content creation, social media optimization and overall business background knowledge in order to give PYM a stronger web-based presence. Spending all of his former 33 years in South Florida, he decided to take the dive and finally move to St. Thomas after traveling to the stunning Virgin Islands for years. He has had a constant calling to the ocean and its alluring environment so he felt there has never been a better time like the present to upgrade from a peninsula to an island. With the utmost interest in overall client perception from his schooling and previous businesses, we are excited to have Phil managing the forefront of our marketing campaigns in order to reveal to the public the exceptional value that Paradise Yacht Management can offer.   

Kimi Willison
Office Manager

Kimi recently joined our Paradise Yacht Management team after her travels in a sailboat around the world, yes her husband is Trevor Donnelly. She worked as a licensed CPA for Deloitte before “untying the lines”. She has had many years in the hospitality industry and she recently attained her STCW certification. Kimi will be the new office manager for Paradise Yacht Management helping with all the in-house tasks associated with moving us forward into the new season and beyond.

Erik Yates
Human Resources

Erik is originally from the Pacific Northwest and most recently has been residing in Denver, CO when he and his wife Heidi decided that the rat race of big cities was becoming too much. The original plan was to move to the islands for retirement, but with the world’s chaos they decided why wait, especially since the kids are grown and on their own. He has been sailing for 12 years and fell in love with being on the water and the beauty of so many places in the Caribbean! Erik’s other passion is music and is hoping to get involved in the music scene by finding somewhere to play drums. Erik has spent the last 30 years in the hospitality industry and comes to PYM to handle HR and day boat charters. 

Trevor Donnelly
Maintenance Manager

Trevor is originally from Seattle, Washington and has been sailing since he was a kid in the Puget Sound. When it was time to earn a living, he started and ran his construction company for most of his life. An opportunity to sell his business presented itself in 2015 which prompted the purchase of a 45 foot sailboat. After 4 years of cruising across the Pacific Ocean, through South-East Asia, down the Indian Ocean and finally up and across the Southern Atlantic Ocean, he finds himself here in the St Thomas looking for his next adventure. He since has obtained his RYA Yacht Master certification and after resolving many challenges on his own vessel, he is ready to put these skills to work. Trevor will be managing the fleet’s maintenance needs as Paradise Yacht Management Fleet Maintenance Manager.

Jill Bailey
Assistant Office Administrator

Jill recently moved to St. Thomas and joined the PYM team after living and working her whole life in Dallas, Texas. After 13 years of discussing a major move with her husband, Covid gave them the kick-in-the-butt needed to pull the trigger and say goodbye to everyone and everything they knew. A desire to sail and dive more combined with a passion for travel, food, and nice weather led her to the beautiful USVI. A career in hotel and restaurant sales and management was the perfect springboard to launch a new career in yacht management and sales. Jill will be learning the ropes in her new industry while assisting the entire management and ownership team along with the crew and guests

Gabriel Sarmiento
Accounting

A Florida native and Florida State University Alumnus with a B.S. in Accounting. His career began as a yacht charter accountant at The Catamaran Company, where he quickly immersed himself in the ins and outs of yacht closings and service. After gaining experience as an Executive, he came about on his course and dove headfirst back into the charter business where he worked his way into the Financial Controller position for the entire group (Charter, Yacht Sales, Yacht Closings, Service, Marinas) before going into his final (6th year) position into an Executive role with Multitech Marine Services.

EXPLORE LIFE ON OUR CHARTERS
TESTIMONIALS

We take pride in our customer service and satisfaction by staying true to our core values. 

But don't just take our word for it...read what are clients are proud to announce to the public about us!  

PYM is World Class!

"Paradise does an excellent job controlling costs and watching out for owners. Do what they say they will do. Good follow up on issues. Good response. As an absentee owner it is imperative to have someone looking after the owners interest. Paradise has provided that for me. Thanks!"


Keeping Owners Informed...

"Paradise does a great job keeping owners informed in all areas including accounting. They're always looking for ways to improve!"


Wouldn't Trust My Yacht With Anyone Else.

"Hank and Steve are honest, detail oriented and work with integrity. When things need correcting they are humble and diligent in their pursuit of excellence. Rare honesty in a less than honest business."


Yacht Management the right way.

"PYM is a Great team! They are trustworthy, honest and a have a very high level of integrity."


Great Job!

"Paradise does a great job keeping owners informed in all areas including accounting. They're always looking for ways to improve!"


Hassle-Free!

"Every detail is handled, the communication is solid and the vessel is cared for like she is the only one in the islands!"


High Integrity...

"Highly professional and highly accountable management. High integrity as well... something that isn't easily found in the VI."


World Class!

"Its exciting the see how world class everyone is, what they're doing from a marketing perspective, the website, the staff that's being added. We cant be more excited about being part of this team and everyday were just amazed by what all you do so thank you for all your efforts!.”


- Bob K. (Nauti Cat)