Keegan & I

Meet Your Crew

The “Mary Virginia” – Providing First Class Service

Owners Keegan and Rebecca Federal, the Captain and First Mate, will provide you and your Guests with exceptional service and create a memorable experience for you on your private charter.

Keegan is a U.S. Coast Guard licensed power boat captain (OUPV) with years of boating experience, and Rebecca is a gourmet chef and event planner.

Hailing from Atlanta, Georgia, the Federals acquired the “Mary Virginia” and lived aboard for over two years cruising the SE coast.

Rates, Fees, and Small Print The “Mary Virginia” – The “What Is” to Charter

Sadly, your cruise isn’t free, and there are some necessary requirements in order to join our waterway fraternity/sorority of “Merry Mary Virginians”.

We do maintain a calendar showing the dates the “Mary Virginia” (and her crew) is/are available for charter.  For now it isn’t online so you’ll need to contact us via call, text, or email to see if your preferred date(s) and times are open.

Also, the total charge for your charter is dependent upon the number of guests in your group (maximum of six for day-cruises, and maximum of two for overnights), the day of the week, the hours you wish to cruise, the destination you select, the menu you choose, and any costs charged by third parties (e.g., a marina), any applicable discounts you have and other variables which we will discuss with you in order to provide you with a firm quote.

However, the base rate is $350 per hour with a 3-hour minimum, i.e., $1,050 plus 7% tax - $1,123.50, and that includes the boat, the fuel, the non-alcoholic beverages, snacks, and scintillating conversations with the Captain and First Mate.  Payments may be made via credit card (add 3.5%), check, and PayPal.

Charter your Personal, Private, Cruise The “Mary Virginia” – Just You and Your Guests

Experience an exclusive private cruise, spend quality time with your family and loved ones, reconnect with friends, celebrate memorable occasions, and enjoy the majesty of nature in this intimate setting, on a tour like none other.  As you are the only Guests on board, you will enjoy an unforgettable luxury trip as we travel the magnificent waterways of coastal South Carolina, Georgia and north Florida.

We have owned the “Mary Virginia” since 2016, and we love sharing the stunning beauty of our Southeast coast with our family and friends onboard this classic vessel.  As  your crew, we are dedicated to providing you with a unique charter experience.  Whether it’s a romantic sunset excursion, a family outing, a reunion of friends, or just an afternoon getaway, we cater to you as our only Guests, and promise to create a memorable cruise that will leave you longing for your next voyage with us!

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The “Mary Virginia” – Equipment and Amenities

The ”Mary Virginia” is a 46-foot Grand Banks Classic Motor Yacht, fully-equipped for both safety and comfort.


For Safety: Equipment includes three Garmin chartplotters w/GPS, autopilot, installed and mobile VHF radios, electric and magnetic compasses, three high-capacity bilge pumps, Coast Guard approved life raft and life preservers, emergency flares, first-aid kit, LED running lights, and EPIRB, liferings, three anchors with ground tackle, twin 310 hp diesel engines w/ separate starting batteries, upper and lower helm settings, and more.


For Comfort: Three air conditioning systems, two electric heads (toilets), a gourmet chef’s galley, two fridges and a freezer, icemaker, outfitted bar, Wi-Fi, TV and entertainment center w/ CD/DVD player, Echo Dots and intercoms throughout the vessel, an 8kw generator, inverter/charger, high-capacity house batteries, separate starting batteries, LED lighting, dual fresh water pumps, hot water heater, private showers, spacious Master Stateroom with ensuite head, a collection of nautical books, v-berth forward for Crew, washer-dryer, and lounge chairs on the aft coach roof for sighting seabirds and dolphin by day and stargazing at night.


Plus: Installed on stainless steel electric davits on the stern is a 10-foot Hypalon dinghy w/20hp Yamaha outboard for gunkholing and accessing the beaches.

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Your Itinerary, Your Adventure The “Mary Virginia” – Where do you want to go?

On your private cruise, you tell us where you wish to board (anywhere between Hilton Head and St. Augustine), create your own itinerary (local, round-trip, one-way, or overnight) decide what time and how long you want to travel, and select the destination(s) you have in mind.

If You’re in St Mary’s: Our local day-cruises accommodate up to six Guests for three or more hours and go wherever you wish to go given the amount of time you’ve reserved – and can include evening sunset hours.  A one-way cruise to points north (e.g. St. Simon’s is 5-6 hours) or south (Ponte Vedra is 5-6 hours) is fascinating (after which an Uber or Lyft will drive you home in 1 hour.  For a truly inforgettable “private yacht experience” an overnight cruise (for only two Guests) anchored out for the night in a secluded cove, enroute to Savannah/Hilton Head, or to St. Augustine/Marineland, is incomparable!

If You’re  Elsewhere on the SC-GA- North FL Coast: Our one-way and overnight charters along the coast take us everywhere between Hilton Head and St. Augustine, and we may be in your vicinity when you want to cruise.  Give us a call and let’s see if we can coordinate our schedules.


In 2019, they purchased the oldest residence in St. Marys, GA, built in 1801, the same year Thomas Jefferson became President, and where his Vice-President Aaron Burr took refuge while on the run after his infamous duel with Alexander Hamilton in 1804.  The house, now known as The Federal Quarters, is available as a vacation rental listed on AirBnB and VRBO.

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