Lagoon 52ft - 2022

Liquid Zen

Yacht description

Liquid Zen is a fabulous Lagoon 52. This yacht won runner up in best in show at the 2022 St Thomas crewed yacht show which is a tremendous accolade, and well deserved.

Layout is three queen cabins and a bunk room which would be perfect for kids, each with ensuite bathrooms.  The queen cabins all have a/c, lots of storage space and ever changing views from the windows!

The salon is light and airy and the overall look is very contemporary. There is a flybridge and also a forward seating area, which will probably be the most popular spots on the yacht. At the rear of the yacht is a large cockpit with outdoor seating and comfy sun pads.

Our personal opinion

Why book Liquid Zen – WATER SPORTS – Liquid Zen says it all as they have a really great selection of water toys, plus onboard diving for certified divers.  Above or below the warm island waters – you will find your happy place. Add to this a brilliant crew and gourmet food and you may find that you never want to leave!

Yacht layout


  • Yacht
    • Fully air conditioned
    • Salon stereo
    • Device hookups
    • Onboard wi-fi
    • TV/Movie projector
    • Hair dryers
    • Water maker
  • Water Toys
    • 14ft RIB w/50hp
    • Snorkel gear
    • Towing tube
    • Wakeboard
    • Subwing
    • Single kayak
    • SUP x 2
    • Floating island
    • Beach games
    • Underwater camera and video

Onboard experience

Crew profile
Michael and Sara first met on a 160’ sailing yacht in New York City working as crew.  Michael was the engineer and Sara was the deckhand/crew chef. They hit it off instantly developing a relationship both professionally and romantically. The couple worked for 2 years together sailing and exploring New York, Newport in the summer, the Caribbean, and Bermuda in the winter.
Sample menu
This is a sample menu only to give you an idea of your chef’s cooking style. Your menu will be personalised for you - designed around your food and drink preferences. Most chefs are able to adapt to different dietary requirements such as vegetarian or gluten free but please let us know at the time of booking so we can check for you.
7 nights
6 nights
5 nights
2 $ 31,000 $ 26,571 $ 25,833
3 $ 31,500 $ 27,000 $ 26,250
4 $ 32,000 $ 27,429 $ 26,667
5 $ 32,500 $ 27,857 $ 27,083
6 $ 33,000 $ 28,286 $ 27,500
7 $ 33,500 $ 28,714 $ 27,917
8 $ 34,000 $ 29,143 $ 28,333

Rates are inclusive of all meals, snacks and standard bar prepared to your preferences. Standard bar consists of house wines, beers, sodas, mid-shelf spirits.

2 $ 31,000 $ 26,571 $ 25,833
3 $ 31,500 $ 27,000 $ 26,250
4 $ 32,000 $ 27,429 $ 26,667
5 $ 32,500 $ 27,857 $ 27,083
6 $ 33,000 $ 28,286 $ 27,500
7 $ 33,500 $ 28,714 $ 27,917
8 $ 34,000 $ 29,143 $ 28,333

Rates are inclusive of all meals, snacks and standard bar prepared to your preferences. Standard bar consists of house wines, beers, sodas, mid-shelf spirits.

2 $ 31,000 $ 26,571 $ 25,833
3 $ 31,500 $ 27,000 $ 26,250
4 $ 32,000 $ 27,429 $ 26,667
5 $ 32,500 $ 27,857 $ 27,083
6 $ 33,000 $ 28,286 $ 27,500
7 $ 33,500 $ 28,714 $ 27,917
8 $ 34,000 $ 29,143 $ 28,333

Rates are inclusive of all meals, snacks and standard bar prepared to your preferences. Standard bar consists of house wines, beers, sodas, mid-shelf spirits.

2 $ 31,000 $ 26,571 $ 25,833
3 $ 31,500 $ 27,000 $ 26,250
4 $ 32,000 $ 27,429 $ 26,667
5 $ 32,500 $ 27,857 $ 27,083
6 $ 33,000 $ 28,286 $ 27,500
7 $ 33,500 $ 28,714 $ 27,917
8 $ 34,000 $ 29,143 $ 28,333

Rates are inclusive of all meals, snacks and standard bar prepared to your preferences. Standard bar consists of house wines, beers, sodas, mid-shelf spirits.


1 – 8 people. 7 nights minimum
St Thomas pick up and drop off
Charters during Christmas week are required to finish by Dec 26


1 – 8 people. 7 nights minimum
New Year charters commence no earlier than Dec 27

St Thomas pick up

Deduct $150/person

Half-board rates include 7 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 4 dinners, snacks and standard bar; all other meals to be taken ashore at guests’ expense


Guests arrive to the yacht at 5pm. Snacks and welcome drink served, this is not an open bar. Dinner is ashore on clients expense. Continental breakfast provided next morning. Vessel departs at noon.

3 dives/week included for certified divers

3 dives per week included for certified divers on charters 6 nights or more. Gear included.
Additional dives $50 per dive per person.

Online course required before charter commences.
DSD Course $200
Open water Referral $400

Special offers
10% discount on charters taking place during April and May 2024
Minimum 6 nights
Valid on new bookings only
$500 child discount on each child 15 years and under at time of charter

Charter information

  • Exclusive Water Taxi available! The Caribe Express provides private transportation to and from your charter yacht on a comfortable Aquila 36. Enjoy complimentary cocktails while the professional crew handles Customs and Immigration. Please enquire for pricing.
  • A crew gratuity, based on your level of satisfaction, but typically 15-20% of the charter rate is not included
  • Rates include BVI Taxes and fees
  • Information and rates quoted on this website are believed to be correct but are subject to change without notice.


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  • The Money Family

    Thank you so much for an amazing week of fun adventures and relaxation. The food was so good (and the cocktails!), and we appreciate y’all taking such good care of us. And a special thanks for your help with Abigail’s cast cover 🙂

    We will look back on this trip fondly; we had such a great time. The snorkeling and water sports (the tube!) were a few favorites.

  • Rickert Family

    Thank you for a wonderful week! Everything was perfect, from Michael greeting us warmly at the dock, Casey welcoming us with drinks and lunch, to the final gorgeous sunset at Caneel Bay. All of our group agreed that Conch Island was the Highlight of the trip, with the Baths being a close second. We missed being able to have a campfire, but playing Liquid Zen Trivia instead was so much fun (especially since mine and Bob’s team won!). Your gracious hospitality made everything so special for us ~ Casey’s cooking was fabulous, and Michael’s patience with us less experienced seamen was much appreciated! I will wear my title of “Mrs. Phelps” proudly

  • After our last charter, I think we all wondered if it was possible to match that experience… you guys exceeded it!! This was an amazing week with you both and it was so needed after a crazy, challenging few years. Casey, the food and service was perfect – we’ll all be thinking of you when we’re back in the gym. Thank you for making it amazing!! Michael, the quiet competence with a side of Texas sass. You did such a great job being our Captain, host, and guide. Thank you – we’d follow you both to any boat or place. This place is special to all of us and you made it more so. Thank you for taking such good care of us.
    – Matt & Leni

    Thank you both for such an amazing and fun trip.
    – #10 & #12 chair champs Derick & Shannon

    Michael you were a good first mate, Casey you were an amazing Chef. Thank you both for an amazing charter. You made the experience!
    – Chase & Taylor

  • The McIntosh Family

    Where to begin? First of all, congratulations on surviving not one, but two charters with Dougie Fresh. This was a once in a lifetime trip for our family and you both made it so special! I’m sure we will go down in history as the first guests to discover a sea water snorkel allergy, so thank you for being there for that difficult discovery. Casey, your food is unbelievable, and Michael your Captianing is unmatched (try opening a map)! If you ever need a third crew member, I’ll be waiting for the call in New York! I’ll pack the maracas 🙂

    Thank You

  • Thank you so much for the amazing week, the very fun activities and the awesome delicious foods!! We think this was one of the best weeks we ever had!
    – The Davidkins

    Snorkeling, jumping off the boat, and all the food – Ruth
    Swimming, jumping off the boat and the beach – Joel
    Jumping off the boat 175 times and dessert – Ben
    Snack basket and the beach – Eli
    Casey’s wonderful food, sun bathing, and swimming – Riikka
    Drinks at sunset and the amazing food – Irja
    The soft bed, swimming, and eating – Kaj”

  • The Rubin Family

    What a week! It has been nothing short of Heaven spending these seven magical days on your dream boat. The food was out of this world even for our pickiest eaters. The food presentations were all like art. We enjoyed the watersports and all the wonderful activities you planned for us. Thank you for all the hard work, good conversation, and all the love and care you put into every little detail. You have made our week a true dream that came through. We look forward to hosting you at our farm one day.

    From the bottom of our hearts – Thank You.

  • The Wusterhausens

    We had a wonderful time with you both on our family vacation – the snorkeling was an incredible sight to behold! All in all, we made amazing memories that will stay with us for years. Wishing you continued success throughout the season. Casey, your cooking talent amazed our family – each dish was a culinary masterpiece! Michael, your pirate humor may be the start to becoming comedy’s biggest star. Lastly, we sincerely hope Mr. Dependable is a friendship that will stay strong for years to come!

    ps: What do you call a pirate with two eyes and two legs… A Rookie!

  • What a week! Hard to put it into words. The food, the fun, the sea! The bonfire, the music, trivia, and movie night! A trip we will never forget and if we do it again, it won’t be the same without you two.

    Sailing & Sunsets – Sara
    Trivia and the Bunks – Kate
    Paddleboarding and Food – Hank
    The Baths and Chess while Sailing – Mac
    Making Memories for the record Book – Jonathan
    Staying dry on the dinghy – Jett

  • Lily, Charlie, & Mollie

    To say this has been a trip of a lifetime would be an understatement. Your attention to detail and hospitality made for an incredible vacation. From towel animals to sailing, hiking, and absolutely delicious & beautiful meals you have made this vacation journey one we will never forget. You can learn a lot about a boat before a trip, but you need to be onboard to learn about the crew. I have no doubt that you two made our trip so much better! Thank you for the incredible memories -Tina & Tom

    Thank you so much for giving us such an amazing vacation from all the delicious food to all the fun activities. We couldn’t have asked for a better boat or crew! I loved all my towel animals! I had so much fun subwinging and doing everything else. You were the best crew. Thank you!

  • The Best Vacation Ever!! Your attention to detail and planning made this the most relaxing trip. We didn’t have to worry about a thing! The food was absolutely AMAZING! You are both VERY good at making people feel like no one else matters. Thank You! – Chris & Scott

    Liquid Zen was a great vacation for us, but you two made our trip fantastic! Many thanks for making this an unforgettable experience. We wish you the very best on your next adventure. We will definitely be back to see y’all! – Steve & Jamie

    Thank you for the best vacation ever! You guys made this experience stress free and so enjoyable. The food was over the top and the Captain with his many skills, is always on point. Enjoy your life doing what you love and hope to see you both soon! Live well, make memories, and enjoy life! – Jim & Patty

  • Jenna & Keith, Meredith & Matt, Meredith & Derrick

    We stumbled aboard late, tired, stressed, and excited to start our week. Within the hour we were casually laughing and getting into the groove of the vacation of a lifetime. Words cannot express our thanks for all the delicious food, special cocktails, patience, jokes, and most of all just taking care of everything so we just had to sit back and relax. Everyone agrees: Exceeded our Expectations!
    One thing is for sure, this trip would have not been as amazing, fun, and memorable without our Crew – Michael & Casey. You are the VERY BEST. We feel so lucky to have selected Liquid Zen and spent our week with you. Can’t thank you enough.

  • The O'Sullivans

    To the both of you from the O’Sullivan Clan, having this dream for many, many years, the both of you made it very special. And for a lifetime memory for our family to never be forgotten is special. Thank you very much.

  • The Valentines

    Everything exceeded our expectations! The boat is beautiful and you both take great care in keeping it that way. It is also obvious you both enjoy what you do very much. All of the work “behind the scenes” made this vacation truly restful for our family. The sailing, the delicious meals, scuba diving, snorkeling, and all the water activities were a blast. We look forward to another charter with you both someday. You are a great team.

  • Amy & Jon, Chris & Brit, Eric & Monica, & Barry the Barracuda

    This trip was absolutely incredible and that is because of y’all! It was like being at summer camp with the two most fun counselors. You guys kept us in line with good suggestions and lots of delicious food. It was so awesome getting to know y’all, learning cool stuff about the islands, exploring new spots, and so much laughing. Casey – you’re an amazing chef and the kindest person. Michael – you’re an effortless captain and hilarious person. Thank y’all so much for making the week so awesome. We hope to boat with the two of y’all again soon – maybe we can find a few more merch stops!

  • Terry & Joe

    Thank you so much for letting us come on your adventure/tack North. Your kindness and patience, especially with my scuba nerves, was so appreciated. We felt special and part of the “Team Liquid Zen” We will be preparing our trivia chops and scuba breathing before we see you next. Here’s to a magical season for you two. We will be thinking of you!!

  • S. Pirate

    These past nine days adventuring across the high seas have birthed memories I won’t soon forget. Learning how to swim and snorkel will no doubt save my life one day. Perhaps the most fun part of our journey was cooking the lamb with you on the last night, it was a delicious dinner. I wish you both the best luck in your future journeys and hope you might one day sail to the enchanted forests of Pennsylvania to visit us. Please be safe and stay in touch.

  • Jo

    We arrived in Red Hook, St. Thomas on July, 25 2022 and were welcomed by our Captain, Michael Wilson and Chef Casey Strickland. From the moment we stepped on the deck of the Liquid Zen we felt at home. The yacht was clean and beautiful and our staterooms which were immaculate. Michael and Casey walked us through the safety procedures and what to expect on our journey. They were very thorough and made us feel very comfortable.

    It’s hard to let down from day to day stress at the beginning of a vacation, but aboard the Liquid Zen we felt we were unwinding right away. Michael is an extremely competent captain. We knew at all times that he could handle waves, weather and maneuvering around other boats. Casey is an extraordinary chef. Every meal was healthy and delicious as well as unique. The presentation was gorgeous and creative. The table was always imaginatively set with the theme of the meal. We had 2 children with us who can be hard to please but Casey nailed it with the food every time.

    Michael and Casey helped us learn more about snorkeling and where to swim to see the best of the area we were in. Each cay or cove we went to offered something different from the last. It was great to be able to paddle board at some spots, snorkel at some, hike and take the dingy to the beach at others. This was truly a vacation to remember. Members of our family commented more than once about this being their best vacation ever! We are so glad we chose the Liquid Zen for our trip. One of the reasons we did is because of the web site that featured the yacht and Michael and Casey. The pictures they posted and descriptions made all the difference.

    We would recommend to everyone that if they are planning a yacht trip in the Virgin Islands to book with Michael and Casey. They are simply the best hosts you could have.

  • Marlo, Ian, Stella & Lola

    We will be forever grateful for the amazing memories you helped us make over the last week. This experience was hands down the best family vacation one could ask for. There was no detail left out. The views and food were perfect! Thank you so much for being a part of our family the past week. Can’t wait to do it all over again, hopefully sooner than later! Until then I wish you the best in all your next adventures.

  • Rick Weston

    Thank you for making our time aboard the Liquid Zen such a memorable experience. No detail was overlooked. We always felt safe and secure with Michael at the helm. The boat is beautifully appointed and comfortable. Chef Casey’s meals were as beautiful as they were delicious. The cuisine added much to our experience. Thanks for the memories and good times… an unforgettable experience!

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