|Guest cabin configuration:|
|2 King, 2 Queen, 1 Twin en-suite cabins + 2 Pullman berths|
|Built||1997 (Refit 2017)|
|Home port||Yacht Haven Grande, St Thomas, US Virgin Islands|
Home port: Yacht Haven Grande, St Thomas, US Virgin Islands
Winter cruising area: Caribbean Virgin Islands, Caribbean Leewards, Caribbean Windwards
Summer cruising area: Bahamas
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 center with 50 retractable plasma TV/DVD/CD with individual satellite receiver, surround sound, and iPod docking station.
FORMAL DINING for 10 guests in comfort.
SKYLOUNGE on BRIDGE DECK: Sofa with coffee table, plus a game table. Bar area. Entertainment center with 50 retractable plasma TV/DVD/CD with individual satellite receiver, surround sound, and iPod docking station.
BRIDGE DECK AFT: Magnificent oversized deck with generous seating for al fresco dining. Optional umbrellas provide ample shade.
SUN DECK: Oversized sun pads, full wet bar, Jacuzzi, and two chaise lounges.
DSS satellite TV - Europe/USA/Bahamas/Caribbean
AppleTV in Main Salon and Skylounge
Communications: V-SAT constant internet via wi-fi throughout the yacht
Computer, printer, scanner, SatPhone, SatFax, Cell Phone
32� Intrepid towed Tender 2x300 Yamaha, 14' 2012 Aquascan Jet Tender 160hp, 2 x 3-person wave runners, 2 x 10'2" 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
Captain Peter Martin
Born and raised in Johannesburg, South Africa, Peter spent his vacations on the Cape where he found his love for the ocean. After working in the service industry during his early years, he quickly found himself in management positions. Having managed many successful nightclubs and restaurants he finally opened his own Portuguese restaurant with a childhood friend. After four years in the restaurant business he moved to Florida where he discovered the wonderful world of yachting. Peter is well-known from the popular charter yachts ARIOSO and UNFORGETTABLE where he was Captain for over 11 years. For the last 12+ years he traveled extensively along the East Coast of the USA, Bahamas and Caribbean. Peter and his wife Bronwyn have been a team since 2012 where they first met onboard ARIOSO. He is extremely competent, enthusiastic, and loves utilizing his hospitality background on charter. Peter holds his MCA Master 3000-ton license and looks forward to using his vast knowledge of yachting and chartering to create a safe and memorable vacation for all onboard motor yacht LADY J.
Born and raised on the Wild Coast of South Africa, Bronwyn always had a passion for the open seas. In 2008 Bronwyn entered yachting and since then most of her experience has ranged from 130ft to 230ft yachts. Bronwyn recently completed a three month course in Events Management and Co-ordination through the University of Cape Town and thereafter she gained her Sommelier Level One and Two certificates. Bronwyn holds the "Medical Persons Onboard" and "Medical Person in Charge" certificates and is well qualified in service skills, bartending, event organizing and catering to all the guests’ needs. Bronwyn led her team to win the Antigua “Tablescaping” contest in 2012, competing with vessels ranging from 100ft to 160ft. Creating good memories and designing fantastic theme evenings for guests to enjoy is the best part of yachting for her. Bronwyn is an amateur horticulturist with a penchant for flower arranging. She dreams of one day opening her own florist shop in South Africa to continue bringing joy to people. Bronwyn also enjoys reading, fine dining, and painting in her free time. With Bronwyn's friendly personality and great organizational skills LADY J's guests are sure to be happy and smiling throughout their charter...read more
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 60,000+ nm. Jarryd currently holds the Officer of the Watch (OOW) and is working towards his Masters license. He enjoys exploring the outdoors, traveling, adventures, diving, surfing and long boarding.
CHIEF ENGINEER (Rotation)
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 Sportsfish 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 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.
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 College of Culinary Arts in Arizona. He went on to work as one of the youngest chefs to execute the Phoenix Open. Subsequently Carlos became a restaurant owner in Arizona, and since then his success in the restaurant and yachting business has been steady and newsworthy. Having been mentioned in national magazines and recognized for having one of the top five restaurants in Phoenix, Carlos has also scored 27 points in the Zagat restaurant resource guide. His recipes are published in a cookbook titled “Flavors of the Southwest.”
Ronaldo Dos Santos
Ronaldo grew up on the East Coast of South Africa in sunny Durban. Having studied finance, he worked at Standard Bank's head office in Durban but it was not long until hee ralized the corporate life was not for him. Having spent most of his time competing in water sports, he knew a life at sea would be ideal. Ronaldo joined the yachting industry in 2013, working in both the deck and engineering departments. Obtaining certifications for both departments, he continues to grow his knowledge and passion for the industry. He has cruised the waters of the East Coast of America, Bahamas, Caribbean, South Pacific and the Mediterranean. Ronaldo received his Dive Master certification in 2014 and looks forward to showing the guests the wonderful waters of the Bahamas. Ronaldo enjoys interacting and bringing a wealth of experience to entertain the guests onboard LADY J.
Sarah grew up on her family’s farm in the beautiful Drakensberg Mountain range in South Africa. Whilst growing up she was exposed to the hospitality industry at a young age helping her mother with their Bed & Breakfast as well as her mother's Cafe restaurant. After completing her University studies in Business and Entrepreneurial Management Sarah set off to travel the world. It was in January 2013 when Sarah decided to complete her yachting courses and join the yachting industry where she could combine her love for travel as well as her hospitality experience. Over the last 5+ years Sarah has worked on both private and charter motor yachts traveling the East Coast of America, the Gulf of Mexico, Central America, South America, Europe, the Bahamas and the Caribbean. Sarah has many seasons of charter experience working for and with Captain Peter and Chief Stewardess Bronwyn in both the Bahamas and the Caribbean and looks forward to using her skillset and sunny disposition to ensure LADY J's guests have a memorable time on board.
Julia grew up in sunny California and although the weather was perfect, she always desired to see more of the world. After high school, she moved to Switzerland to work as an au-pair and was given the opportunity to travel through Europe in her time off. After a year, she attended the University of California at Berkeley to dive back into the Sciences, but simultaneously fell in love with the world of hospitality. Julia has never lost her love for travel, and has spent time in Central America, Europe, Southeast Asia, India, and Morocco. Upon returning to Berkeley after a gap year, she spent time working in the craft cocktail industry in the San Francisco Bay Area, fine-tuning her palate and learning the intricacies of bartending. Upon realizing that yachting brought together her love for travel and enthusiasm for hospitality, she never looked back. Julia has experience working on yachts ranging in size from 125ft to 191ft, along with certifications in Food Safety, Bartending, Wine, and Silver Service. She looks forward to bringing all of her qualifications together to create the most enjoyable experience for guests onboard LADY J.
DECKHAND / DIVE INSTRUCTOR
Nikki was born and raised in Norfolk, England. She grew up in small rural villages but always had an interest to travel and explore from a young age. Nikki has many years’ experience working in the corporate world as well as within hospitality, bartending and waitressing in fine-dining establishments. She has however, always loved to swim and snorkel and turned to SCUBA diving 9 years ago. Nikki became a professional diver with over 1,000 dives of experience back in 2014. She has experience dive leading and instructing worldwide, in very cold waters to beautifully warm oceans. She has worked in the yachting industry as Stewardess, Deckhand and Dive Instructor and cannot wait to have you see the best of the Caribbean and its blue waters with her as your guide and dive buddy!
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
Contact us for rates and current availability or to book a charter aboard Lady J!
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 sailing the Virgin Islands