Power Yacht Lady J

142ft · 12 guests · St Thomas, US Virgin Islands
Lady J Crewed Power Yacht Charter
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7-Night Rates

From $109,000 + expenses (2 passengers 7 nights)
To $119,000 + expenses (12 passengers 7 nights)*
*Price range is subject to change. Please Contact Us for pricing for various party sizes, number of nights and Christmas & New Year weeks. Best price guarantee: We endeavor to offer the lowest prices available and will always match lowest rates. We accept Visa, MasterCard and AMEX, no fees. We accept Visa, MasterCard and AMEX

Yacht Details

Guests Up to 12
Guest Cabins 5
Length 142ft
Guest Cabin Configuration 2 King, 2 Queen, 1 Twin en-suite cabins + 2 Pullman berths
Designer Palmer Johnson
Launched 1997 (Refit 2017)
Home Port Yacht Haven Grande, St Thomas, US Virgin Islands
Scuba SCUBA available on board Available onboard (see Specs tab)
Winter Cruising Area Caribbean Virgin Islands, Caribbean Leewards, Caribbean Windwards
Summer Cruising Area Bahamas
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Why you should book Lady J!

Casual, family-friendly yacht with an active crew, great layout and flexible cabins that can include 2 twins.

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Meet the Crew

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Captain John Donahue

CAPTAIN John Donahue

Captain John developed his love for boating from the shores of Lake Erie in Sandusky, Ohio. He began sailing competitively and fishing from his earliest years. The passion followed him to Connecticut along with a love of all competitive sports. Two weeks after finishing at The University of Connecticut his professional Yachting career began! Captain John started as an engineer in the industry, ultimately supervising the construction of three vessels as an owner's representative. John has spent thirty years now as a professional yacht crewmember. He has cruised extensively in the Atlantic, Pacific and Caribbean oceans, making friends with locals and guests all along the way. Captain John holds many certifications to make your charter fun and safe. He has a 1600/3000 Ton Master of Oceans License. Celestial navigation, medical training, firefighting and ship's security are a few other pertinent qualifications.

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Nikolina Stojicic (Nina)

Born in Bosnia and Herzegovina and raised in Montenegro Nikolina (Nina) always had a passion for the open seas and she traveled all around the world (Asia, Indonesia, Africa…). In 2011 entered yachting in Europe and since then most of her experience has ranged from 130ft to 200ft yachts. Nina led her team to win the Fort Lauderdale “Tablescaping” Contest in 2017 competing with vessels ranging from 100ft to 160ft. Nina has always had a passion for service and being with guests so has found her dream job within the yachting industry. She enjoys using her creative flair wherever she can, and loves flower arranging. She has completed a flower master class and table decorating course. With a keen eye for detail and great enthusiasm, you can truly feel Nina’s great love for what she does. Nina will go the extra mile to ensure that guests have a fantastic time onboard and will be standing by to make sure time onboard is absolutely perfect.

FIRST OFFICER

Jarryd Vermaak

Jarryd grew up on Durban Beach in South Africa. He spent 6 years in hospitality where he played an intricate role in the progression of taking a Cocktail Bar to a successful franchise, ultimately opening several stores across South Africa. During this time, he competed in flaring competitions (think Tom Cruise in Cocktail) and studied a Masters in Bartending. He also has a degree in Marketing and a Diploma in Advertising/Brand Management. Jarryd started yachting in 2009 and since then he has completed five Atlantic crossings and sailed around the Caribbean, Bahamas, U.S.A, Mediterranean, and the Gulf of Mexico totaling around 60,000+nm. Jarryd currently holds the chief mate and is working towards his Master license. He enjoys exploring the outdoors, traveling, adventures, diving, surfing and long boarding.

CHIEF ENGINEER (Rotation)

Robert Buchar

Robert Buchar hails from New Jersey, USA and currently holds a Y4 Engineering license from the MCA and a 100GT Captain’s license from the US Coast Guard. At the age of 24, Bobby moved to the beach and started working for his brother as a Marine Diesel Mechanic. This exposure resulted in a love for the ocean and a desire to become a full time Marine Engineer. Bobby quickly moved from being land based to working full time on yachts. He initially started working in design and construction for a boat building company out of New Jersey, and then joined a 75' Viking Sport fish as Captain/Engineer, cruising from New York to South Florida between 2007 to 2010. Bobby has never looked back and has concentrated on his career as an Engineer with over 13 years in the business and having completed multiple trans-Atlantic crossings. Bobby's other interests include fishing and off-road mountain biking

CHIEF ENGINEER (Rotation)

Ben Mayo

Ben grew up on the scenic shores of Lake Champlain in Colchester, Vermont. After serving in the US Marine Corps and working in the auto service industry, he decided to pack up and head to Alaska to crew on salmon commercial fishing vessels. Ben then worked in the Gulf of Mexico aboard offshore supply vessels as a Ship's Engineer which resulted in him cruising all over the world including Northern Europe, the Mediterranean, Iceland, Greenland and the Caribbean. Currently holding a US Coast Guard Chief Engineer 3,000 KW License, Ben ensures that LADY J is in good mechanical hands. Since his start in the yachting industry Ben has worked onboard 130' Motor Yacht APHRODITE, 164' Motor Yacht MICHAELA ROSE and 160' Sailing Yacht GEORGIA. In his free time, he likes to travel the world and keep active by running and participating in varied water sports.

CHEF

Carlos Manriquez

Carlos Manriquez, aka “The Sorcerer of Sauces”, is one of the most inventive and spontaneous chefs today. Renowned for his culinary skills and his ability to establish critically acclaimed restaurants and catering companies, coupled with his global adventures in extreme cuisines, and his passion for the next dish, is what keeps the crowd’s attention! Born in Tijuana, Mexico into a family of dairy farmers, Carlos began his culinary career at a very young age. He always loved helping his mother in the kitchen, which was not very common in traditional Mexican culture. Carlos attended private boarding school in North Dakota where his culinary journey began upon taking a job in the kitchen as preparation cook. Working alongside international students fueled his interest in travel, which resulted in a global journey spanning over 53 countries, where he began researching unique food preparation techniques and extraordinary world spices. Carlos obtained a technical degree in Dairy Science from the California Polytechnic State University. He worked for several restaurants, which cultivated into a broad scope of culinary growth. From his apprenticeship with Wolf Gang Puck in San Diego, Carlos decided that the art of creating food was his true passion and he went back to school to obtain a culinary degree from the Le Cordon Bleu.

BOSUN

Brian William Karatz

He was born and raised in Point Pleasant, NJ. Brian’s life on the water began at the age of 5 and has not stopped since. After high school he went to college for Criminal Justice and soon realized it wasn’t for him. He started his yachting career in 2011 but took a break in 2015 and sailed his own sailboat through the Caribbean and Panama where he had his fishing business and became a dive master. Brian’s new adventure brought him on Lady J and he is exited to improve or share his knowledge and show our guests the time of their life.

DECKHAND

Sam O’ Shell

Sam grew up in the desert of Southern Arizona, but he has always been drawn to the water, both as a competitive swimmer and on holiday in Mexico. It was only a matter of time before he followed his dreams and started a career in the maritime industry. For the last year he was working in Boston Harbor as a Deckhand onboard fuel barges. It didn’t take long time for him however to seek out sunshine and move down to Florida for his new chapter.

SECOND STEWARDESS

Cristina Nice

Cristina was born on the coast of Black Sea in Romania and she moved to Sicily at the age of 18 where she fell in love with the Italian culture, language and food. She has 13 years of hospitality and she even owned her own restaurant in Catania, Sicily. She traveled the world learning about different countries and habits from China to India, from Thailand to Dubai, from Africa to Europe. Cristina realized that yachting would be the right combination to have an amazing life doing what she loves and what she knows best. While in London Cristina completed an Event Management diploma and Swedish massage Diploma. In time she discovered that she likes to write books for kids and paint abstracts in oil. Cristina has a 14-year-old brother that he means the world to her and she gets to be silly playing games or teasing him any time she gets the chance. She is always happy to please and will do everything to make sure you are enjoying your time with us.

THIRD STEWARDESS

Tessa Dorr

Tess grew up in Kutztown, Pennsylvania. Although landlocked in a small farm town, Tess always had an underlying love for the sea. While pursuing a degree in finance and entrepreneurship, she worked as a banquet/a la carte server in a private, historic social club located in downtown Pittsburgh (and loved it). Between serving private suites and fancy dinner parties, she developed valuable experience in the hospitality industry. Once she graduated from college she took a job working for the PA state government in the Independent Fiscal Office. It did not take long for her to realize she desired a more adventurous career, at least in her 20’s. When a friend recommended the yachting industry it seemed like the perfect combination of what she was looking for and she bought a one way ticket to Fort Lauderdale. Tess is new to the yachting industry and so excited to learn and grow in her role as a stewardess.

Availability for Lady J:

Listed below are any confirmed reservations or unavailability, as well as current holds / options. Note: this calendar is not always 100% current. Please contact us for more information about available dates aboard this yacht.

Hours required between charters: 48 hours

Upcoming 12 Months Reservation Calendar:
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Reservation Calendar with Port Locations:
Booked: Monday, 15 April 2019 to Friday, 19 April 2019: Booked: Antigua, Leeward Island* to Antigua, Leeward Island*
Booked: Saturday, 27 April 2019 to Thursday, 2 May 2019: Booked: St Thomas, USVI* to St Thomas, USVI*
Booked: Friday, 7 June 2019 to Friday, 14 June 2019: Booked: Marsh Harbour, Bahamas* to Harbour Island, Bahamas*
Booked: Thursday, 20 June 2019 to Thursday, 27 June 2019: Booked: Nassau, Bahamas* to Nassau, Bahamas*
Booked: Saturday, 29 June 2019 to Monday, 8 July 2019: Booked: Nassau, Bahamas* to Nassau, Bahamas*
Booked: Sunday, 29 December 2019 to Sunday, 5 January 2020: Booked: Saint Lucia, West Indies* to Grenada, St Georges
Booked: Saturday, 22 February 2020 to Saturday, 29 February 2020: Booked: St Thomas, USVI* to St Thomas, USVI*
Booked: Saturday, 14 March 2020 to Sunday, 22 March 2020: Booked: St Thomas USVI to St Thomas USVI

7-night Charter Rates

From $109,000 + expenses
To $119,000 + expenses
*Price range is subject to change. Please Contact Us for pricing for various party sizes, number of nights and Christmas & New Year weeks. Best price guarantee: We endeavor to offer the lowest prices available and will always match lowest rates. We accept Visa, MasterCard and AMEX, no fees. We accept Visa, MasterCard and AMEX

Contact us for rates and current availability or to book a charter aboard Lady J!

Full Specifications for Lady J

Lady J Layout
Length 142ft
Beam 25'8
Draft 6'6
Designer Palmer Johnson
Launched 1997 (Refit 2017)
Guests Up to 12
Air Conditioning Full
Flag Cayman Islands
Max. Speed 14
Dinghy/Tender 32' Interpid tender (2300HP)
Guest Cabins 5
Guest Cabin Configuration 2 King, 2 Queen, 1 Twin en-suite cabins + 2 Pullman berths
Guest Electric Heads 7
Accommodation Description:

ON DECK MASTER STATEROOM: Forward. Upon entering, there is an office to starboard and a small drinks refrigerator. The master stateroom is full beam with walk-around king size bed, sofa, and vanity. There are two separate entrances to the en-suite his-and-hers bathroom with twin sinks. His with stall shower, hers with Jacuzzi tub. Private head. Entertainment system featuring 27 flat screen TV/DVD/CD with individual satellite receiver, and iPod docking station. Large windows create abundant natural light in the Master Stateroom if desired.

BELOW DECKS GUEST STATEROOMS:

AFT TO PORT: Situated mid-ships. Walk-around queen-sized bed. En-suite features tub with shower overhead, sink, bidet and head. Entertainment system featuring 20 flat screen TV/DVD/CD.

AFT TO STARBOARD: Situated midships: Walk-around queen-size bed. En-suite features tub with shower overhead, sink, bidet and head. Entertainment system featuring 20 flat screen TV/DVD/CD.

FORWARD TO PORT: Spacious stateroom with twin beds and one trundle, with the option to convert the twins to a walkaround king bed. Entertainment system features 20 flat screen TV/DVD/CD. En-suite features a tub with shower overhead, sink and head.

FORWARD TO STARBOARD: Spacious stateroom with twin beds and one trundle, with the option to convert the twins to a walkaround king bed. Entertainment system features 20 flat screen TV/DVD/CD. En-suite features a tub with shower overhead, sink and head.

All staterooms include individual satellite receivers, individual climate control, port holes allowing natural light, robes, slippers, hairdryers, reading lights, night lights, iPod docking stations, and luxurious bath products.

AFT DECK: Covered al fresco dining area for 6-10 guests utilizing the expandable aft deck dining table. 4 chaise lounges with cocktail tables aft. Centerline stairwell to the swim platform.

MAIN SALON: L-shaped sofa with coffee table and 2 club chairs. Entertainment c

Home Port Yacht Haven Grande, St Thomas, US Virgin Islands
Winter Cruising Area Caribbean Virgin Islands, Caribbean Leewards, Caribbean Windwards
Summer Cruising Area Bahamas
Preferred Port St. Thomas
Other Port St. Maarten
Hours Between Charters 48 hours
Sun Awning Yes
Deck Shower Yes
Hair Dryer Yes
Water Maker Yes
Ice Maker Yes
BBQ Yes
Other DVD and CD Library
DSS satellite TV - Europe/USA/Bahamas/Caribbean
AppleTV in Main Salon and Skylounge
Adult Waterskis Yes
Kids Waterskis Yes
Wave Runner 2
Snorkeling Gear Yes
Wake Board Yes
Knee Board Yes
1-Person Kayak 4
Beach Games Yes
Fishing Gear Yes
Underwater Camera 0
Other Water Toys 32� Intrepid towed Tender 2x300 Yamaha
14' 2012 Aquascan Jet Tender 160hp
2 x 3-person wave runners
2 x Inflatable Stand Up Paddle Boards
2 x kayaks plus 2 x inflatable kayaks (for children)
Water ski�s (slalom, adults and children)
Snorkel gear for 12 (adults and children)
Wakeboards, kneeboards, towable toys (Rave, Banana boat, 2x3-person, 2x1-person, trampoline)
Full array of Fishing Equipment
Exercise Equipment: Free weights, yoga mats and instruction DVD�s, resistance bands, pull-up bar.
SCUBA � the yacht is equipped with 6 full dive sets and commercial grade dive compressor for certified divers only.
Sun Deck Jacuzzi with oversized sun pads
Wii and XBOX 360, huge assortment of games
Board Games
Audio-Visual Library
BBQ beach gear with gazebo
Scuba Terms The yacht is equipped with 6 full dive sets and commercial-grade dive compressor for certified divers only.
Scuba License Master
Personal BCs 6
Regulators 6
Air Compressor Onboard
Stereo System Yes
iPod Hookup Yes
Satellite TV Yes
DVD Player Yes
Board Games Yes
Captain Nationality American
Crew Smokes Inq
Crew Pets No
Caters to Special Diets Yes
Kosher Available Inq

Reviews for Lady J with Captain John Donahue:

The cruise aboard Lady J was great. The kids and grandkids loved the trip and the crew, and I think the crew loved the kids. Happy New Year!

Heather H, aboard Power Yacht Lady J January 2019  sailing the Bahamas

Reviews for Lady J with previous crew:

We had an amazing trip! The crew did a wonderful job. They were very good at meeting everyone's needs and ensuring we enjoyed ourselves. There was a good balance of giving suggestions/recommendations and letting us make decisions of what/when to do various activities. Nikki did great job of taking us on incredible dives and making sure everyone was comfortable. The crew was very friendly, easy to talk with, and a lot of fun to be around.

The Lady J was very comfortable. We loved all aspects of the yacht. It was great that there was plenty of room to spread out and have your own space, but the areas were also all large enough for the entire family to be together without feeling crowded. The cleanliness was beyond excellent.

The food was listed as the favorite part of the trip by many of the family members. It was very impressive how James accommodated everyone's various dietary needs (not an easy task) and food preferences at every meal. Everyone wanted to see if they could pack James up and take him home with them. The table settings and food presentation were also a treat to see at each meal.

The itinerary worked out really well. Flying in and out of St. Thomas was easy and the various anchor locations were absolutely beautiful.

I was very happy with Sailing Directions' service. John was very attentive and a great help with answering our questions along the way, especially since this was our first charter experience. I would highly recommend Sailing Directions to others interested in doing a charter. The website information, ease of use, and quick response are all reasons why I chose to book through Sailing Directions.

I cannot think of anything that could have made our experience more perfect. For a group of 10 family members with a wide range of ages and interests, the crew did an excellent job. Everyone had such a great time they are all eager to do it again.

Heather H, aboard Power Yacht Lady J January 2018  sailing the Virgin Islands

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