Who We Are

We are the St. Maarten sailing vacation of your dreams

Beauty of St. Maarten

Experience the beauty of St. Maarten from the intimate comfort of your own private catamaran, and let us treat you to the trip of a lifetime.

When you check in to one of our all-inclusive getaways, either for the day or an overnight stay, you get a private and personalized experience with your very own captain and crew.

We customize your time onboard for your maximum relaxation and comfort. You’ll lay suspended over the turquoise sea as we serve you our delicious chef creations and craft cocktails, and take you to spectacular places in St. Maarten to swim, snorkel, and simply sink into the present moment.

We are not your ordinary boat charter. We offer a laid-back luxurious vibe, and believe that amazing sailing experiences happen when we make time to relax, reconnect, and revel in the beauty that surrounds us.

We are located on the Dutch side of St. Maarten

We operate out of Port de Plaisance Yacht Club in Cole Bay. This is where your charter will start and end, and there is plenty of free parking available.


155 Union Road, Cole Bay, Sint Maarten
Port de Plaisance Yacht Club, South Harbour,
Boat Slip C10

Meet the Renegades crew

We’re ready at the helm to serve you up an amazing experience at sea.


Captain with 30+ years of boating experience, expert on the grill and arranging gourmet charcuterie boards.
Fun fact – Andre is also a roofing master craftsman


Captain, creative mixologist and blender of the best green smoothies.
Fun fact – Chris is also a building biologist, children’s book author and former schoolteacher.


Crew with 10+ years of service industry experience, activities coordinator and baker of the yummiest cookies.
Fun fact – Lisa is also a yoga enthusiast and former schoolteacher on St. Maarten.


Crew, designer of amazing customer experiences and owner of the cutest ‘seeing-eye’ dog on the island.
Fun fact – Carla is also a former Human Resources leader

We live our values like we wear our hearts on our short sleeves

Our Crew Photo - Our Values -
                    Put health and happiness first, Show loving kindness to others, Be true to ourselves,Stay grounded to the world around us

Our story

Before we welcome you aboard and can share a glass of bubbly together, we’d love to share a bit about who we are and how we got here, so you can feel right at home when you come sailing with us.

Like all of us in this global community, we’ve had a challenging past few years. But if there is a silver lining to be had, it’s been an opportunity to take pause and reflect on what matters most in life. For us, we came to realize that we no longer felt nourished by the status quo and the rat race of ‘go, go, go’.

Freedom Catemaran

So together as a family, we decided to set aside our respective careers (and varied ones at that – roofing master craftsman, human resources leader, and schoolteacher x2), to begin a voyage of rediscovery and reclaim what matters most – being happy and healthy, connecting with people, and surrounding ourselves in nature’s abundant beauty.

With a big dream and a little faith in the universe, we packed up our lives in Canada and were welcomed with open arms onto this warm and friendly island of St. Maarten where we’ve now called home for the past two years.

We thought to combine our 30+ years of boating experience, love of entertaining, and an appreciation for all things beautiful, to create an amazing space, in the most spectacular place, where we could do what we love, with the people we love, and help others do the same. Renegades was born.

Share the Love

We invested all our energy and hard work into a brand-new catamaran, aptly named Freedom, which would sail us into our bright new future in sunny SXM. Not ones to shy away from adventure, we decided to pick up Freedom in France, hot off the production presses, and cut our sailing teeth on the notorious Bay of Biscay. We braved rough seas, high winds, and the occasional orca hell-bent on sinking boats, to sail 2,000+ nautical miles along the French, Spanish and Portuguese Atlantic coasts, through the Strait of Gibraltar and into the Mediterranean. It was the trip of a lifetime – because after all, isn’t it all about living life to its fullest, every chance you get? This is living like a renegade.

Back in SXM with nothing but tranquil, turquoise, and sparkling seas ahead, we’re ready at the helm as captains of our own ship (literally), and we can’t wait to welcome you aboard, to relax, reconnect, and experience Freedom at sea.

Come Sailing with Us!

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