About Everest & the Crew

Hello and thank you for taking the time to consider staying aboard the 80′ San Lorenzo Motor Yacht, Everest. Kelly and Dan are happy to host you while you stay in “America’s Coolest Small Town,” Beaufort, NC. This Italian motor yacht is just finishing a major modernization including all new carpeting, new flat screen TV’s, new outdoor upholstery, new fixtures, tile floors, and granite counters in the heads (bathrooms).

About the crew

Kelly started with M/Y Everest as the mate/stewardess while quickly realizing that the helm was her calling. Early on, she grew up on a farm in central Indiana while later pursuing a career as a chemistry professor. While pursuing her advanced degree in chemistry in Wilmington, NC, she discovered warmer weather, the ocean, and boats, which ultimately led to her career in yachting. She now captains M/Y Everest along with delivering other boats up and down the east coast and throughout the Caribbean. Her passion lies in the charter industry where she is permitted the opportunity to share her knowledge with her guests showing them the best possible time that they can possibly have. Kelly prides herself in having guests that come back season after season.

Dan is the first mate aboard M/Y Everest. He has more than proven himself on the high seas as he has sailed around the world solo on a 32’ Pearson Vanguard and even summited Mount Everest. Dan’s love of boat’s, the water, and extensive traveling allow him to offer guests the ultimate experience when aboard. Kelly often refers to him as her personal tour guide. Dan’s sailing and motor yacht experience is extensive, all over the world. Be sure to ask of his experiences on the seas and on the mountain tops as he has plenty to share.

The Space

Everest can accommodate up to 8 guests in four staterooms, each with their own private head.

The Main Salon

Here you will find a spacious seating area with a new flat screen TV, formal dining table, and wet bar with wine refrigerator-prefect for entertaining. Just off of the Salon is the fully equipped galley that you may use just as if it were your own.

The Upper Decks

You won’t want to miss out on the spectacular views from the aft deck, fly bridge, and sun bathing area on the fore deck. You will also find a large grill, dining area, and mini-fridge on the fly bridge. Here, you will find one of the many reasons that you don’t want to leave Everest with the ability to prepare or have prepared for you your own meals with a view that you will find nowhere else!

The Master Suite

The Master suite features a walk around king sized bed, flat screen TV, settee, vanity, and ensuite head. In the Master suite, you will find yourself resting peacefully after an eventful day in our recently designed custom linens.

The VIP Suite

The VIP suite also has an ensuite head with a custom glass shower, glass tile walls, and marble flooring. The vanity includes a sleek, modern design. Here, you will feel as if you are in your own oasis as this suite is tucked away at the aft of the yacht. This is often the stateroom of request by many and often the favorite!

The Double Cabin

The Double cabin features recently designed, custom linens and a modern, updated head.

The Twin Cabin

The Twin cabin also features recently designed, custom linens and a modern, updated head.

Guest Access

While you stay in Beaufort aboard Everest be sure to consult with the Captain and crew to assure that you are maximizing your stay. You may find yourself sailing to Cape Lookout lighthouse, cruising down Taylor Creek, and/or enjoying many of the other pleasures that Beaufort has to offer. Remember, we are the coolest small town in America!

Please note that cruising aboard M/Y Everest is not included in the nightly rate.

Interaction with Guests

Dan and Kelly are both very social and enjoy interacting with their guests, but are happy to let you enjoy a stay with as much or as little interaction as you prefer.

Getting around

There is public transit offered in Beaufort for $1 per day along the Front Street Village Trolley. You will likely find that you can get anywhere you need on foot or by kayak.

Other Means of Getting Around & Our Toys

2 kayaks, 2 bicycles, snorkel gear, and some floaties are available at no cost.

Check in time: 4:00 pm Check out time: 11:00 am



Cruising on Everest

Whether you are looking to enjoy the local waters of Beaufort and Morehead City or travel a bit further to Ocracoke Island we are sure that your experience aboard will be one that you never forget!  We have a range of routes and options that will certainly be the highlight of your stay.  Below are just a few options that you may elect to chose while aboard.

  • 2 hour cruise along the Beaufort and Morehead City waterfronts
  • 1/2 – 3/4 day at Shackleford Island
  • Full day trip to Cape Lookout
  • For the more adventurous, you will want to consider a charter to Ocracoke Island!  Along the way we will stop overnight in Oriental, NC, and arrive at Ocracoke the following afternoon.  You may choose to travel with us one or both ways.  For those of you that want to travel one way you will return to Beaufort or another destination of your choice via limousine.  For those of you that wish to travel both ways you are sure to have a fabulous time with a stop along the way in Oriental or another nearby port.  Due to this being such an individualized trip please inquire with the crew about pricing.
  • For the super adventurous please inquire with the crew if you would like to charter to a destination outside of of North Carolina.

Private Chef Services

If you prefer to leave the helm to the Captain and take delight in the culinary pleasures of one of our private chefs, then our private breakfast, lunch, or dinner served by one of the finest at The Boathouse at Front Street village is perfect for you. Kenny Collins will make a point to work with you directly to assure that your desires for your chosen meal are met and exceeded. We suggest having your meal in conjunction with a cruise along the Beaufort and Morehead City waterways or anchored along one of our beautiful barrier islands. You are sure to indulge in a meal and a view that provides you with an experience that you’ll find nowhere else! The views and the service are incredible whether you are dockside, underway, or at anchor! Please review the prices below so that we can start to create your individualized experience.

Catering and Bartender Services

If a private chef is not the option for you please consider utilizing the wonderful catering services at The Boathouse at Front Street Village. You may elect to choose a buffet style service or choose from a wide range of hors d’oeuvres.

Spa Services

The crew aboard Everest thinks that your stay with us should be extra special! We are happy to make arrangements with our local spa so that you may have the opportunity while you are on board to rejuvenate your body, relax your mind, and revitalize your soul. Whether you desire to immerse yourself in the pleasures of a massage or the quiet daydream of a wrap we are sure that your time on board will allow you to feel your best.  You may also elect to refresh with a variety of facials or simply pamper yourself with a manicure or pedicure. Please be sure to inquire with the crew about our range of packages.

Island Hopping & Fishing Excursions

If you are looking to do a bit of exploring or fishing we have the perfect vessel for just this! Due to the the size and water requirements of Everest there are just some places we can’t go and these beautiful places shouldn’t be missed! Up to 6 guests can board a fully equipped 23′ Pilothouse vessel to really get out there and enjoy the beauty of the Shackleford Island and Cape Lookout area. Island hopping trips can take you anywhere in the Cape Lookout National Seashore, including Shackleford Banks to hunt for wild horses, South Core Banks to see or climb the Cape Lookout Lighthouse, or if you’re into privacy, you can find an isolated stretch of pristine beach to have all to yourself. If fishing sounds fun, nearshore & inshore species are on the target list! Or, if you are really looking for an adventure, try the Extreme Shark Fishing trip!

Special Events

Special Events

Corporate Events and Long Term Charters

If you are looking for an unforgettable way to accommodate your corporate team or a large travel group, Everest offers a range of options that will provide a one-of-a kind experience. Completely customizable, a group charter will be organized to meet your needs. We can help plan an itinerary, arrange meals, and facilitate air and hotel arrangements.


One of the most memorable events of your lifetime will be your wedding day and the crew aboard Everest will work to make sure it is just that-a memory of a lifetime! We will work with you to assure that every detail is carefully addressed. Please be sure to inquire with the crew about a range of options for your special day.

Birthday Parties

Whether you are you looking to celebrate your 5th or your 75th birthday, one thing is for sure, you won’t forget the one that you celebrate aboard Everest! Whether you are looking to surprise a loved one or plan a party for yourself and friends, it is certain that the ever creative crew aboard Everest will work to make it happen. We are happy to assist in planning your party and making sure that all of the special details are addressed.

Other Events

In case you didn’t see the event that you’d like to host above please be sure to contact us. We are happy to help plan your anniversary party, rehearsal dinner, bachelor/bachelorette party, or anything else that you can think of!


Fabulous & Memorable Yacht Vacation. From the moment we arrived, Kelly & Dan were wonderfully warm and hospitable. They anticipated our every need and took care of us like family. They made great suggestions for activities, meals and everything else one could imagine to do on a beautiful yacht. We slept well and had great fun especially the half-day cruise. We brought three 10 year old children with us and they also had a blast. The kids loved finding crabs in the crab trap and fishing and releasing their catch. They especially had fun jumping off the side off the boat even from the top deck! We loved having a seafood extravaganza dinner we made up top. The yacht was spotless when we arrived and provided for all of our wants and needs. The yacht is docked in a well run dock with a great store with nice wines and gifts. The town of Beaufort is a quant village with lovely shops and restaurants without being too touristy. We stayed 3 nights and hate to go but look forward to returning.

~ Nancy and Mark, September 2015

Must experience for yourself!!!! We spent 3 nights on this beautiful yacht and didn't want to leave! The pictures don't even do it justice. Dan and Kelly were incredibly accommodating and became more like family by the time we left. I would highly recommend experiencing it for yourself! We are already planning our next trip back!!!

~ North Carolina, August 13, 2015

Dream Wedding a Reality! My husband and I got married on The Everest and it was a dream come true for us! The day was perfect in every way. The scenery was beautiful, and was just such a wonderful time for us and our family! Kelly and Dan catered to our every need and we felt we had known them for years! We stayed on The Everest for a short honeymoon and loved every minute of our yacht experience. Thanks Dan and Kelly for everything!

~ August 1, 2015

We got married on Everest. We had a wonderful time for our three day two night excursion on Everest. Kelly and Dan were terrific hosts. We hired a wedding planner, DJ and had a wedding party the second day with fantastic catering. Everything about our trip was terrific- we made full use of the 4 bedrooms on board as we had a total party of 8. We had an AMAZING time! We would book with Everest again and intend to do so.

~ Doug and Tanya, May 2015

BEST WEEKEND EVER!! I was looking for a place to celebrate my upcoming wedding with my best girlfriends, and thought M/Y Everest would be a fun, unique experience. Kelly was very responsive and accommodating when I was booking the yacht, and was patient when it took me a little while to get a final headcount.

Once we arrived on the boat, Dan and Kelly graciously welcomed us into their home like we were old friends with offers of water, soda, or beer (that they had stocked the fridge with for us) after our long 6 hour drive--it was such a nice touch!

After the grand tour of this beautiful boat, Dan and Kelly went back to their stationary home while we waited for the rest of our party to get there. We spent the rest of the evening on the huge lounge area on the top deck catching up--there was no need to even leave the boat! I ended up sleeping outside under the stars on the bow bed, and waking up to a beautiful sunrise (I highly recommend doing that if you stay here).

The next morning, Dan and Kelly took us out Shackelford Island, but again, we didn't leave the boat because we were having too much fun on it!

Our final day was incredibly sad because no one wanted to leave this paradise. As we reluctantly packed our things and got on the road, we immediately started making plans for our next trip to M/Y Everest. Dan and Kelly were amazing hosts, and are truly assets to the boating community! We can't wait to visit again soon!

~ Hannah, June 2014

What an awesome experience! I wanted to surprise my husband with a weekend getaway and this was the perfect place to do it. Kelly was so incredibly helpful prior to our arrival and throughout our stay and I could not have been happier with how our weekend turned out. M/Y Everest is beautiful, spacious, and comfortable with lots of lovely design details and conveniences. It was our first time staying on a boat, and we loved it!

As an added bonus, the yacht is docked in the perfect location in Beaufort-close to all of the restaurants and fun things to do in downtown Beaufort. We took the kayaks out for a morning paddle to Carrot Island, a nearby uninhabited island where we saw the wild horses and explored the gorgeous beaches. We also booked a cruise on the boat for a few hours on our last afternoon, which was great. Dan and Kelly were a blast to hang out with and we had so much fun getting to know them.

Overall, we had an amazing, memorable weekend. Dan and Kelly are wonderful hosts, and I would recommend M/Y Everest to any couples, families, or groups of friends looking for unique and lovely accommodation in a beautiful location. We're definitely planning to go back!

~ Casey, May 2014

Everything that was discussed prior to our arrival was perfectly executed. The boat was comfportable and in a great location to the village. We traveled to Beaufort on our boat then tied up along side the Everest and it could not have been better. Dan and Kelly were there to help tie up and to give us the boat briefing.

There was nothing that we lacked for on board. Everything was available from toiletries to wine. The boat is clean and very comfortable. If you want to experience a yacht moment this is a bargain. Everest is in good shape but not a gold and glitter Palm Beach freakshow. It's a floating lived in home and you will love it if you are looking for comfort. If you want the glitz you can pay 10 times as much per night down South.

We went from the boat to Cape lookout for lighthouse looking to Shackelford where we were entertained by the wild horses. Lots of swim time and bags of shells.
Beaufort is a lovely town and worthy of time to discover it's charm. Good food and everything you need within easy walking.

Can't say enough about Dan and Kelly, once you meet them you you'll have new friends.

We'll go back just to hang out with them!

~ Mike, August 2014

Wow what an awesome week! Dan and Kelly are amazing hosts. Staying aboard a yacht is a unique experience and they understand that. They go above and beyond in a proactive way, always thinking ahead and considering every possible need of their guests. Thank you guys for everything.

We WILL be back!

~ James, July 2014

I can't speak highly enough about our experience on Everest. She was much more than a place to stay - this was an entire experience.

The Boat - Beautiful and spacious. The views from the bridge are unbeatable anywhere in Beaufort. The interior is well appointed and very spacious. Privacy is available when desired in one of the luxurious state rooms. Our group loved having a kitchen, living room, and bridge to share as opposed to having separate hotel rooms that would have required us to meet at bars and restaurants. An entire vacation could be spent lounging on deck, sipping mojitos, and grilling fresh fish on the massive propane grill. The more ambitious in our group also enjoyed taking out the kayaks to Rachel Carson Reserve to view the wild ponies.

The Location - The only way you could stay any closer to the water is by getting wet. I'd bet that this is the only lodging in town where you can swan dive off your balcony. All of the restaurants and bars in Beaufort are nearby.

The Hosts - Dan and Kelly are great. They epitomize southern hospitality with their genuine warmth and generosity. They were very unobtrusive (they stayed at their home on land, not on the boat), but we'd have been happy to have them on board the entire time! Very fun to share drinks with and Dan has a wealth of fascinating stories about sailing and climbing if you can get past his modest exterior. Really, really great folks. They are what make Everest so special. In short - any time that 4 or more of us stay in Beaufort, it will be on M/Y Everest.

The experience can't be beat.

~ Will, September 2014


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