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British Virgin Islands
123 ft Motor Yacht
Accommodates up to 8
2 King Cabins & 2 Twin Cabinis
Large Jacuzzi

Blacksheep is a 123 ft Palmer Johnson Motor Yacht ideal for a family.

BLACKSHEEP is not your average superyacht – it’s where cutting-edge luxury meets unrivaled comfort, promising an unforgettable yacht charter experience. Following a comprehensive refit, Blacksheep now features modern luxuries like a sun deck with a new hard top, fresh teak, upgraded AV/Audio systems, and Starlink internet connectivity. Here’s what makes Blacksheep unique:
– A large jacuzzi on the sun deck with shade options
– Roomy accommodation for up to 8 guests in a setup designed to feel like home
– Expansive deck areas ideal for lounging, social events, or dining under the stars
– A variety of water toys including an inflatable slide, an Aquabanas raft with party soakers, jet skis, and sea bobs for adventurous underwater expeditions

Our crew at Blacksheep prioritizes your comfort and safety. Carefully selected for their professionalism and family-friendly demeanor, they ensure your yacht charter experience is seamless and memorable. Whether you’re looking to relax in opulent surroundings or dive into action with marine adventures, BLACKSHEEP sets the scene for luxury charters that cater to both families and groups of friends alike.

*For Rates, see the PRICING Tab below – Holiday weeks may differ, please enquire!


Your Crew


With extensive sea time and a unique blend of art and maritime education, Captain Thacher leads the M/Y Blacksheep, showcasing a rich expertise shaped by an early love for the ocean, competitive rowing, and family maritime traditions. His skills are underscored by important credentials including a 500T License and QMED certification, alongside a notable education in Art History and Fine Arts.

Thacher’s dedication to sailing and maritime culture is inspired by his family’s deep ties to the sea and enhanced through his experiences in yacht clubs, teaching sailing, and his adventurous spirit that took him from New England shores to international waters. Now as the captain of M/Y Blacksheep, Thacher seeks to deliver unforgettable journeys, leveraging his diverse background and striving for excellence, much like the wisdom he draws from Marcus Aurelius.”


Quentin Scott’s culinary journey began in his childhood, filled with passion and a curiosity for the science behind food. At the Bahamas Hotel Training College, he dove into an apprenticeship program, developing his skills and gaining recognition for his hard work. His path led him to prestigious hotels in the Bahamas, including Atlantis, and as a Sous Chef at the British Colonial Hilton, where he deepened his understanding of the culinary business.

Seeking broader horizons, Quentin joined the Four Seasons, allowing him to showcase his talent worldwide, from the Bahamas to Ireland and the US. His experiences abroad brought a fresh perspective on using farm-fresh ingredients, inspiring Quentin to elevate his dishes with locally sourced produce. His approach to cooking emphasizes farm-to-table principles, rejuvenating traditional dining experiences with his contemporary and innovative flair.


Meet Michelle Cronje, a 24-year-old adventure lover with a deep connection to the ocean. As a chief stewardess, she excels in curating remarkable experiences for yacht guests, thanks to her unwavering commitment to top-notch service and attention to detail.

Michelle’s not just about the professional side; she’s an avid ocean explorer, diving with zeal and fishing with skill, always searching for the next great catch or mesmerizing coral reef. Her love for the sea energizes her, driving her to discover and share the beauty beneath the waves and beyond.

Her life is a vibrant tapestry of travel, adventure, and the pursuit of joy, making her an inspiring figure in both yachting and outdoor exploration. Michelle and the Blacksheep crew ensure every journey is filled with exceptional moments and the essence of adventure. Embrace the adventure with Michelle and experience the sea in a way you’ve never before.


Kala Pretorius grew up in Stellenbosch, South Africa, fueled by a passion for design and art. Her love for exploration led her to the yachting world. With degrees in Textile and Fashion Design, Kala’s expertise brings an elevated sense of style and meticulous attention to detail to her role as a stewardess. Ambitious and forward-thinking, she aims to rise as a top Chief Stewardess, ensuring a warm and inviting atmosphere for everyone on board.


Raised in South Africa’s diverse Rustenburg area, Dian has lived everywhere from the coast to the farm and amidst wildlife. This varied lifestyle taught him to adapt easily, a skill he takes everywhere.

Dian ventured into the yachting world in 2015 after a chance encounter with a yacht crew during a backpacking trip. His career has since spanned power and sail yachts from 12 to 80 meters, where he’s held roles that polished his ability to manage any situation with calm and professionalism. Known for his openness, kindness, and positivity, Dian prides himself on keeping the vessel spotless and ensuring every guest feels secure and at ease.

Off-duty, Dian enjoys nature, spending time with animals, camping, or off-roading. He’s driven by a fascination with different cultures, always keen to learn and share his insights.

Dian’s philosophy is simple: make every moment aboard BLACKSHEEP memorable, ensuring guests leave with smiles and stories to cherish.


At the youthful age of 19, Ryan Batt embarked on his yachting journey from the scenic shores of Cape Town. Fast forward three years, his affection for the marine world hasn’t waned. Balancing his responsibilities on deck, Ryan also dedicates time to refining his golf swing and is adventurous, often exploring uncharted destinations. With a steadfast commitment to delivering exceptional service, Ryan consistently seeks ways to go above and beyond for both his crew and the guests he serves.








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The fine points

  • Pricing
  • Availability
  • Amenities
  • Reviews

Weekly Rate:


Holiday offers

Please note that Holiday rates are subject to change.

Christmas week: $90,000

New Year week: $90,000


  • The charter rate shown includes the use of the charter yacht, professional crew, and onboard equipment
  • Water Sports gear and activities
  • Air Conditioning


  • VAT and taxes
  • All other daily expenses will be covered with an Advanced Provisioning Allowance (APA). This is typically 35%-40% of the charter fee, which can vary according to the yacht type, itinerary, and possible charter requests and requirements. The APA payment is collected with the final balance
  • APA expenses include fuel for both the yacht and tender, provisions, marina fees, moorings, airport transfers, cruising permits, canal fees, scuba diving, onshore excursions, electronic communications, and local taxes
  • Your yacht will be fully fuelled and provisioned, according to your preferences, when you step onboard. The Captain will keep all receipts, along with a running log of expenses, which can be viewed at any time during your charter
  • Any APA that has not been spent will be returned to you at the end of the charter. If expenses exceed the APA during your charter, additional funds will need to be submitted. Your captain will update and advise you if any further payment is required. This will need to be paid before you disembark
  • Crew Gratuity is separate and is typically 10%-15% of the charter rate. This should be given to your captain at the end of your charter


Highlighted dates are booked, on hold, or unavailable. We may be able to challenge the dates on hold. Please contact us for details. All other dates not highlighted are available. You can use the arrow icons to navigate through the months.

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  • Booked (Booked by another client group already)
  • Hold (Held by another client group, not yet booked, and can be challenged)
  • Unavailable (Blocked out by the Owner and unavailable to challenge)
  • Transit


  • Air conditioning and fans
  • Watermaker and generators
  • Heated Deck shower
  • PS3 games console
  • Indoor/outdoor audio system with Surround Sound
  • Ice makers
  • WiFi internet access ( Starlink)
  • BBQ
  • Hairdryers
  • Device hookups
  • Deck Jacuzzi
  • All new smart TVs ( 2023)
  • Hard top shade on the sun deck and optional shade for the Jacuzzi
  • Gym equipment
  • Free weights
  • Yoga mats
  • Massage table
  • Fold up treadmill


  • 2019 32ft Edgewater with 2 x 300hp Yamaha Engines
  • 2 x SeaBobs (2023)
  • 2 x Yamaha Jetskis (3 person) (not for use in the BVI)
  • Aquabanas Inflatable Slide (from boat deck)
  • 2 x Inflatable Stand Up Paddle Boards
  • Full Aquabanas Raft with Party Soaker
  • Inflatable Hot Dog and Sausage tube
  • 2 x Glass bottom kayaks
  • Snorkeling gear (14 sets)
  • Fishing Gear
  • Spearfishing Gear (Not for use in the BVI)
  • * Crew experienced and loves to fish!
  • *Rendevous Diving Only


  • Model: Palmer Johnson
  • Year: 2009 with refit 2023
  • LOA: 123′
  • Beam: 23′
  • Draft: 6′
  • Engines: 2 x diesel MTU (12V4000M90)
  • Flag: Bahamas
  • Generators: 45Kw & 50Kw Οnan
  • Cruising speed: 15 knots
  • Maximum speed: 21 knots
  • Fuel Consumption: 70 gallons per hour
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 by June 2024 Charter Guests
Another Amazing Trip!

We had an amazing trip, thanks to the Blacksheep crew! Everything was immaculate and our son had a blast with the water toys. Thanks to the Chef for all those amazing meals! We love the MY Blacksheep! Another amazing trip! We had a blast! Great food, great crew + the best time. I can't wait until the next trip!

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