Try something a little different. Luxury boat living at a middle class price.
- english, none
About Andy Griffiths
I have lived in this area for 47 years. I started Andy Griffiths Charters ( in 1985. I can recommend restaurants, fishing guides and things to do during your visit to Key West and the Lower Keys. I belong to every chamber of commerce in the Florida Keys and I serve on several non profit boards.
Andy Griffiths purchased this Yacht in 2007
Why Andy Griffiths chose Stock Island
I rebuilt the yacht from a working charter fishing boat. I always wanted a yacht so I set out to turn my former work boat into a yacht. Renting out the boat pays for the renovation and gives me the opportunity to spend time on the boat when she is available. I enjoy meeting new people and giving them a great deal on their vacation. I own the slip where the Yacht is berthed so my overhead is low. I have enjoyed designing this yacht and I feel a pride when walking the docks. THIS IS A NON SMOKING PROPERTY. I also have a very nice studio apartment in this marina if the yacht is booked.
What makes this Yacht unique
My wife and I will enjoy happy hour on the back deck on occasion when the yacht is available. If we do, so will you! Wine and some snacks and we are loving it. Lunch or dinner is just steps away at the very popular hogfish bar and grill. The hogfish has a great local following as well as many visitors who can actually find it. I use my studio as an office and poker room when not rented out. It is a great back up when the yacht is booked. THIS IS A NON SMOKING PROPERTY.
Check-in: 4:00 pm
Check-out: 11:00 am
Children not allowed
Teens who can swim and are respectful are welcome.
No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
Very poor customer satisfaction on property management company. Vrbo
Property owner was wonderful. Refunded 1st day stay due to no water, toilets could not flush, shower could not be used. Electricity failed, no lights, microwave and stove. Vrbo the management company was awful would not refund their service fees for the first night. Would never do business or rent any properties that Vrbo manages ever again. If you see their name on the rental, RUN!!!
I just wanted to point out that a perfect storm of failures did happen on the first night due to battery system crashing but there were at least lights and cold AC the first night. Also the marina facilities just steps from the boat were completely operational. All issues were resolved the next day while guests were recreating. I did ask VRBO to refund their commission so the first night would be totally free but they refused. I feel like a 3 star rating for a free night with AC and lights and full use of marina facilities was a bit unfair. The reminder of the trip was perfect.
Boys Trip 2019
The boat was just as shown on the site. Great space (we had 4 guys) very clean, and great communication with the owner. The bar restaurant only feet away was filled with great staff and good food and drink. The shower rooms on the dock were a good option if you wanted more room than the boat head. Easy cab ride to downtown and discounted golf cart or scooter rental brought right to the boat. I will be back !
We had a great time staying on this boat!! Very neat marina with a restaurant within a few steps of the boat. We loved the bathhouse that wasn't far away for when you need a little privacy and for showers. There are 2 bathrooms with showers on the boat but with the tight quarters, there are times when having a privacy is needed. The pictures on the listing are exactly as the boat looked in person. Kitchen had exactly what we needed - small coffee maker and Keurig - and a refrigerator (stove and microwave we did not use). Thank you so much for having coffee filters available! We would definitely stay at this property again!
The boat was lovely and we enjoyed sitting at the table on the dock right outside for drinks and conversation. The Hogfish Bar and Grill (almost next door) is fantastic. Good food, drinks and service. The people who work there are very friendly and accommodating.
We texted Andy several times with random issues (due to our incompetence- ha ha) and he answered us right away. Truthfully, we probably had more fun in the Stock Island area than we did in town. Walked to a cute, stationary food truck a few blocks away one morning for breakfast & coffee. It was very good. Also ate at Roostica Pizza on Stock Island - another great choice.
Thanks for everything, Andy.!
Awesome and Beautiful
The pictures don’t this property justice. The boat is amazing. Very clean and had no problems what so ever. Andy is one of the nicest and greatest people I have dealt with on a property. Everyone in the marina were so nice and easy to talk to and were very willing to give advice on what and where to go and things to do while there. And I still can’t say enough about the owner Andy. We are already trying to figure out when we could come back.
A different way of life!
Loved it ! very clean! Enjoyed learning this way of life! Interesting people!