The Vacation of a lifetime begins here.
Operating in the Caribbean
Chef Dawn's Mahi and Rasta Stack
Forward starboard guest cabin
The Saloon, Nav Station and Galley
Port single guest cabin
Chef Dawn's Island Coconut Chicken
We specialise in scuba diving
Wakeboarding, one of many watersports we offer
Relax on deck and sail around the Caribbean
Relaxing in hammocks
We do resort course to scuba certification
Fishing, what a catch!
Captain Jerry has been sailing since he was 2 years old and has sailed extensively throughout the Northeast USA, and Caribbean and has undertaken several Trans-Atlantic crossings. He holds a 100 ton USCG Masters license and is also a NAUI Scuba Instructor and PADI Divemaster, as well as a US Sailing Instructor.
One of Jerry’s great loves is teaching and as an avid water sports enthusiast he enjoys sharing all his varied knowledge with friends and guests. Jerry teaches lots of SCUBA courses from first time resort courses to full or advanced diving certifications.
After residing in the Caribbean Islands for 13 years, Jerry is a good source of local knowledge and history which ensures every trip is unique, fun and interesting. He is gregarious and loves meeting people..
Dawn Mottram is British, coming from North Wales originally. She grew up on the coast and living by the sea she spent many happy hours with her family on boats. She passed her love for sailing onto her two children, who have taken to the sport as well. Dawn has always enjoyed cooking for her family, friends and charitable events. She is a trained RGN nurse, specializing in paediatrics, community, and ophthalmic nursing, and has most recently worked as a medical equipment consultant.
Her career of helping people as a nurse inspired her to start fundraising for causes she believed in. As the years went on, the scale of her fundraising and the distances she went to, grew. Dawn’s passion for the outdoors has led her on cycling tours through Vietnam, hikes up the three highest mountains peaks of Great Britain, and numerous sailing events such as Cowes Week. She has taken part in many long distance offshore sailing races, most notably the Fastnet Race. Her largest fundraiser generated £100,000 for Sail4Cancer. She was involved in forming the first "all female" team to compete in the Non-Stop Around Britain and Ireland Race in 2006. One of her many duties onboard was as bowman and foredeck crew but she was also the cook. Her experiences of cooking on racing boats led Dawn to produce the Swell Food recipe book, for sailing enthusiasts. All proceeds were donated to Sail4Cancer, enabling children suffering from the affects of cancer to have sailing opportunities.
Kieran is originally from the UK. He holds an RYA Yachmaster Offshore 200 ton license and is a PADI Dive Instructor. His experience comes from previous jobs worldwide working as a dive instructor in many 5 Star resorts and live aboard dive vessels. Starting from a young age, Kieran sailed, kayaked and dived throughout Europe growing his passion for the ocean as well as learning valuable skills key to the successful running of sailing and dive charters. Running conservation camps in Fiji also taught Kieran the importance of a balanced marine ecosystem and he is happy to share with you his knowledge of corals, fish and other marine life.
Kieran & Michelle began working together in Mexico as Dive Instructors & underwater photographers. A great relationship was forged and they have continued to work successfully together in a variety of roles. Conducting a research project in the Turks & Caicos on humpback whales which resulted in record breaking encounters and unbelievable new data collected again showcased their talent. Once the whales left the Turks and Caicos, Kieran & Michelle decided to head south and begin a new adventure in the British Virgin Islands.
Michelle is an ocean girl coming from Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. A place where her passion for the ocean and underwater life grew throughout her upbringing. She is an RYA Day Skipper and a PADI Dive Instructor. Working in 5 Star resorts in Puerto Vallarta as a dive instructor and photographer has allowed Michelle to follow her dreams of working by the ocean whilst working in the service industry. Michelle has also studied at the Ashburton Cooking School in Devon, UK to fine turn her culinary skills allowing her to provide you with the best quality food imaginable. She is delighted to bring to your table her international flare gathered from the many experiences she has had abroad and at home.
After several years of working on large cats in the BVI, Kieran and Michelle have settled into the lifestyle, falling in love with the islands and making themselves at home. They are now very excited to welcome you onboard Braveheart and share all of their favorite dishes, dive spots, anchorages, hikes, beaches, and bars helping you make it the trip of a lifetime.
Sleeps 9 In 4.5 Cabins
BRAVEHEART can accommodate 9 guests in 4.5 cabins.
The 4 cabins have a queen sized bed, shower and separate head.
They are all 4 equal in accommodation.
Another single bed is located in the port hallway w/ privacy curtain.
This bunk uses the shower and head starboard midships.
BRAVEHEART is fully air conditioned through out w/ individual controls
in each cabin. (A/C all night: $75/night [unless of course the crew feels the A/C should on])
Each cabin has separate head from shower, (making it a dry head),
electric toilets and individual 15" flat screen, tv/dvd player.
Crew has a separate double cabin w/ separate head and shower.
Sun Awning, Board Games, Foredeck & Cockpit speakers, iPod dock, and the ever important Blender! 2 new beach umbrellas and 4 beach chairs, and 2 new bean bag deck chairs.
BRAVEHEART features all the modern conveniences, autopilot, marine communications station, radar, GPS, windspeed and depth indicators, watermaker, 2 icemakers, 4000 watts of inverter power, a 15Kw generator, hot & clod deck shower, and spinnaker
Children - Minimum age: 4 years old (ie: no diapers please)
Reviews for Keiran and Michelle, the Summer Season, 2018, crew aboard Catamaran BRAVEHEART
I spent 7 days with Kieran and Michelle cruising the BVI. They were such welcoming people! I remember them helping us board the boat from the dingy and being beyond helpful. Throughout the week they made very tasty cocktails, delectable food, and joined in on our 11 person group conversations. Kieran captained the boat from time to time and was a wonderful navigator. Additionally, they were incredible dive leaders- taking 3 of our group members down for the first time. Everyone enjoyed the diving with them so much! I would HIGHLY recommend them for a charter as I know they take such great care of their guests. By the end of the week, we felt like family and long friends.
-Danielle (St Paul, MN)
Kieran. The hardest thing to do in a confined space for a week is to keep the kids (ages 7-14) entertained and interested. Kieran did that wonderfully. At every stop all of the toys were instantly in the water and Kieran was ready to go with whatever they wanted to do. And he never got tired, if they wanted to be on the dingy for 4 hours, Kieran was there with energy and a smile. The new things he introduced us to were great, including the HaliJump, the SubWing, and the secret cliff jumping pool, all highlights. And I haven’t even talked about SCUBA yet, Kieran was awesome with the SCUBA, encouraging dives every day. By the end of the trip, he had certified two new divers, gave resort lessons to two more, and did multiple dives with the three pre certified divers. From beach dives to more advanced, everyone LOVED the diving. I can not say enough about Kieran’s great spirit, temperament, and energy.Kieran was accompanied by Michelle, who is simply wonderful. I will start with the diving, Michelle loves to dive too and she was involved with all the dives. It was helpful to have both Kieran and Michelle on dives as we could break up the group based on skill level. From the boat standpoint Michelle was always on the spot. There was never a towel out of place, a glass half empty, or what you needed not instantly available. The fact is, Michelle is just a VERY nice person, and pleasant to be around at all times. She was warm and made the entire group welcome and comfortable. And, she was pretty funny!
Lugash Family. Santa Monica, CA
To whom it may concern:
My friends and I had the good fortune to have Kieran and Michelle as hosts on a recent trip to the BVI's. As someone that has done many charters with crew and without in the BVI's I can say they were extraordinary relative to other crews. Their attentive and helpful styles made our 5 day charter very special. As an experienced diver I found it particularly helpful to have Kieran and Michelle point out special dive sites and provide good company as dive buddies.Post my trip with them I reached out for dinner as I wanted to stay in touch.I am looking forward to sailing with them again. Please contact me if you should have any questions.
Eric H. Waser
Jerry & Dawn your hospitality, humor, and thoughtfulness has made this a trip of a lifetime. We hope that we are abe to join you again in the future. God bless you and thank you for sharing our piece of heaven on earth ! New Year trip 2014
As always a delightful trip. Love you guys. November 2014
Wonderful time, GREAT diving, great food Unforgetable vacation. August 2014
This was a life changing adventure. Absolutely fantatic. Everything was above expectations. July 2014.
Braveheart is like a five star hotel on water. Brilliant time. Definately one to do again, Dream holiday. Caters for all needs.
UK June 2014.
Captain Jerry and Dawn were utterly delightful hosts. Jerry is a very experienced Captain, familiar with the area lore and an excellent sailor. Dawn is an accomplished cook, an excellent compliment to Jerry as crew and also a knowledgeable resource for this adventure. They turned themselves inside out to meet the needs of the 8 adults traveling in this party. There were plenty of activities, beautiful scenery, great snorkeling, diving and the sailing was totally wonderful. The group that comprised our party are world travelers and have been to every continent, stayed in hotels and resorts all over the world. Everyone raved about this trip.
You are both awesome Capt Jerry & Dawn are definately in the " FUN ZONE". Thanks so much for good food and amazing bushwackers!!
Our 3rd trip. This was one of the BEST.
Amazing experience AGAIN !!! Thank you Dawn & Jerry June 2014
The best vacation we ever had! Snorkeling, diving, sailing, water skiing, wakeboarding, spectacular food. Service impeccable... GREAT accommodation. Jerry + Dawn + Braveheart = Perfect combination. We'll be back. April 2014
Thank you for an amazing vacation. You did a great job keeping those from age 8 to late 70's happy and entertained. Love the night dive on the rhone. March 2014.
We had an amazing family trip. We will never forget we began 2014 on the roofop of Braveheart. Thanks so much for the wonderful days, the diving, snorkeling, fishing, WONDEREFUL food cooked by Dawn whom we named Tinkerbell since she is making everything so perfect wherever she goes. Captain Jerry was awesome too!! Perfect vacation Thanks for everything. New Year 2013 from Mexico.
The best place to get diver certified, Beautiful, outstanding snorkelling, great food thank you. December 2013
Kids learned to dive. Great drinks & superb food. Thanks for a great trip. July 2013
Best crew sad to leave. Dawn & Jerry gave our family the best memories ! We loved seeing the stingrays and learning to paddle board. The food was amazing too. July 2013
Excellent food and diving. It will be hard to equal Thank you
Thanks for taking us on some great dives, food was fabulous too. April 2013
As ALWAYS - WONDERFUL. Thanks for accommodating our dietary quirks. April 2013
I had so much fun on this trip I would come back. Thank you. Aged 6 March 2013
Miss Dawn is the best cook ever and Captain Jerry is very funny thank you. Aged 12 March 2013
BEST VACATION EVER ! Jerry & Dawn you made " MoM's Gone Wild " feel like a family.
Thank you for your thoughtful excellent hospitality. Because of your expertise and care we all had " a trip of a lifetime" Jan 2013