Our Layout 
Our Sandbar Villa is designed for family vacations and Boatel is perfect for couples, fishermen, boaters, divers and for special private and corporate events. 
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As a family we love to cruise in Florida Keys - our own domestic Caribbean paradise with thousands of small pristine islands, calm, crystal clear waters, amazing coral reefs and huge snow white sandbars.
We want to offer our guests unique liveaboard vacation experience very similar to expensive Caribbean yacht charters, but for much less and here in the safe and convenient Bay waters of South Florida and FL Keys.
We think that Caribbean liveaboard vacations shouldn't be for rich people only!

The idea to design Sandbar Villa came to us during our vacation in Florida Keys - when we were on our cruiser near small virgin island and huge sandbar - it was a perfect vacation spot with only one problem - our cruiser wasn't big enough for family vacation.
We believe that bay area of S FL could be a perfect vacation area for other people too - boaters, fishermen, divers and anyone else, who just want to get away from everything for few days, S FL has great weather all year around, it's exellent place for boating, fishing and diving in the safe and convenient US waters.
​First we researched ecological and legal rules for liveaboard vacations in S FL. Then my husband, old boater and custom builder with 30 years of experience in both areas, designed special bay houseboat for the coastal area - very durable, stable and safe.
Initially he designed her like for himself and his fishing buddies - very simple, rugged fishermen lodge.But I managed to convince him to make a few changes for the comfort of our guests  - We made all bedrooms larger with full bathrooms, We added interior stairs, and put walkaround covered balconies with front and back porches on both decks. We made large house size kitchen with standard appliances and dining area instead of tiny boat size man's kitchenette. It wasn't easy, but I convinced him to make all those changes.

We actually encourage you to check out our competition - Most of traditional houseboats are designed for inland lakes and even with single deck layout and shallow drafted hulls, they are so top heavy that just a gust of wind can flip them, they are simply not safe in the coastal area.
After extensive research, comparison and structural calculations we designed our unique vessels specifically for the Bay waters of S FL - very durable, safe and stable. 

Advantages of our design -

Safety & Durability - Our hulls are made with special heavily reinforced marine concrete, they are much stronger and thicker than metal or fiberglass hulls. Our hulls are not just a bulletproof, they are  Cannonproof! Our specially designed galvanized steel structure frame is gorizontally braced, it is very rigid and strong. 

Stability & Low Maintenance - All metal and fiberglass hulls are very light and without many tons of ballast their center of gravity is high, this is why they roll so much on windy days. Our hull is very bottom heavy - it's center of gravity at waterline, it won't roll even on windiest days and it can last up to 100 years without any maintenance. Steel structure frame is much stronger than wood frame, it is moisture, corrosion and fire resistant and it will last much longer too.

Complete Autonomy & Green Design - Our vessels are designed for long rental periods, as self-propelled, self-contained and self-sufficient. They are 100% green - No Pollution of any kind!
All needed energy will be produced by solar panels and stored in the large bank of deep cycle batteries with backup propane generator for cloudy days and hot summer nights. Rain water will be collected and used for showers. All garbage will be disposed in the marinas, our sewage will be pumped out by FL DEP boats.

Comfort & Convenience - Our triple deck layout is modern, spacious, and convenient - it is specially designed for liveaboard family vacations with walkaround covered balconies and front and back porches will allow our guests to enjoy being outside anytime with any weather conditions. Our bedrooms are not tiny boat or cruise ship cabins, they are regular house size  - 12'x13'. Total living space under the roof is 2880 SF.
Main deck has captain suite, large house size kitchen with breakfast bar open to the living and dining area, outside gas grill and patio set for alfresco cooking and dining.
Upper deck has two private suites with full bathrooms and wraparound covered balcony with front and back porches.
Our roof is actually a huge sundeck with patio dining set for moonlight dinners and beach chairs for sunbathing.
​Lower deck in the spacious Hull with 8 feet of headroom has two private suites with full bathrooms, laundry room, all utility appliances and equipment. 

Our Team

Happy family is good for any business! - we managed to evolve our marriage into productive construction team. 
Sergey is third generation custom housebuilder with 30 years of experience and degree in construction. He is also avid boater and fisherman, who cruised all over the East coast and most of the Caribbean.
My name is Oksana and I am in charge of interior design, selection of trim, colors, fixtures and appliances.

Katya is our daughter and new team member,she is our motivational speaker and great storyteller, her positive attitude and great personality motivates us to achieve more with new exciting projects.