Select Yachts Fleet Testimonials
Select Yachts fleet testimonials are more than accolades. They reveal the style, soul and spirit of the yacht and crew.
What makes Select Yachts fleet testimonials so useful? When considering a charter yacht and crew you get an insider’s view of what to expect ahead of time. Guest feedback provides insight into the yacht, the crew, and the charter style.
- Does your charter party hope the crew will be part of the group?
- Is the crew especially patient with children and seniors?
- Can you expect privacy, discretion and silver service?
- Is the yacht equipped per your requirements?
Testimonials help you to evaluate crew personality and qualifications, as well as the yacht build, equipment and gear.
According to Select Yachts fleet testimonials:
RUBICON “We want to just let Captain Adam know that we will always treasure the experience we had on Rubicon. It was a special time getting to know the crew. The Bahamas are beautiful but their hospitality was the icing on the cake. It was hard to say good buy at the end of the trip. Thank you again.” Gerald
NENNE and crew Donald and Audrey consistently get rave reviews. They have a long list of repeat clients but manage to book a few first time guests. They have won numerous, well-deserved industry awards, from best chef to best yacht. The ABC’s from the Minnesota 65’s took time and effort to create a really special testimonial about their charter in January, 2019, reproduced here.
“DELICIA is a very nice boat, very well maintained, with plenty of comfort and space for relaxing, sailing and enjoying time in the sun. The crew was fantastic. Upon first meeting Dylan, we knew we had a great Captain for our trip. Chelsea is extremely professional. She put us right at ease from the moment we stepped on board. She is a great cook and we loved every one of her meals. They are both super sweet, friendly and fun to be around. We quickly considered them part of our group. I would absolutely recommend Dylan and Chelsea. They helped us make memories we will never forget and we’ll always consider them friends.” Christina
A Romantic Escape…
“Aboard HAWKEYE, Richard and Alexandra have created the perfect way to relax through their calm and confident sailing, attentive and discreet hospitality, on what is a beautiful and romantic boat with so much private space. Their knowledge of local waters and special places to visit on land added to our romantic adventures. It is impossible not to slow down, truly relax and create wonderful memories of a perfect honeymoon. Thank you both so much!”
Fenella & James M.
Romsey, Hampshire, UK
The perfect yacht and crew for families and friends!
LADY M was chartered by a family who had never sailed before. Their broker forwarded the page from the guest book on LADY M, stating to Capatain Gilles: “I know they are a lovely family and thank you for taking such great care of them! I hope to bring you another charter soon.” Their itinerary was Martinique to Martinique and Captain Gilles even sailed them over to St. Lucia, Christmas winds and all!
Our LAYSAN charter was our first family vacation on a boat, and also in the BVI. Hands down everyone had a wonderful time. The boat was just perfect. We had a party of eight that fit very comfortably. The awning upfront with the nets and chairs was just lovely. The cabins were spacious with compartments for everything. You can tell this boat was expertly custom built and appointed. It has a comfortable elegant feel. Sailing in the open water is almost like gliding. Awesome.
The family (photo right) just left after an amazing charter week on Isolablue. They left a heartfelt testimonial in the guest book reproduced here. Astrid and Laurent told everyone how wonderful it was to receive them as guests and antcipate seeing the family again!
As much as we all liked the boat, it doesn’t compare to the crew!
“Our trip on SAGITTARIUS was wonderful. The crew made it all come together and even provided much entertainment. The meals were wonderful. We never felt unsafe for one moment with our Captain Christian because he was observant of ever thing around us and we did not have to worry. Ilona, the first mate, was the most superb in her attention to everything and every detail that we felt like we were on a mega yacht. We highly recommend this crew and the yacht Sagittarius, as the two combined made for an extraordinary and exotic charter.” Lawrence and Lisa
SAGITTARIUS New Year Charter 2019: “Al recordar el viaje… todo me gustó, el tamaño y condición del velero, el capitán Christian, responsable, puntual, Ilona la Stewart muy atenta, amable y servicial, el chef Jack chistoso, amable excelente su comida, muy agradable la compañía de los tres en la semana que duró el viaje.
“We had a wonderful trip aboard the new LADY M, Lagoon 62. We had a most amazing crew, who worked hard to make our vacation extra special. Captain Gilles is most knowledgeable and capable handling the vessel in and around the islands, a person who loves the sea and share his insights. He worked hard to meet our itinerary expectations and was flexible where it counts. Our Stewardess and Chef, Cristelle, was equally personable, and spoiled us with her cooking, which was a real treat for us…We highly recommend them both for their skills and personalities, which were equally friendly professional and discreet. The Lagoon 62 was a perfect home away from home. She performed very well and the highfield tender and hydraulic lift was exceptionally well suited for beach/swim exploration.”
MOJEKA: “We are home after a fabulous 10 days With Mark Barton and Ana. I can not praise our crew highly enough. Mark and Ana made the trip. I have been on other cruises but have never been treated the way Mark and Ana treated us. You have a real winner in this crew.” Al
On the Go: Eat, Drink, Snorkel and See 9 Islands in 7 Days
“My wife and I were one of two couples who researched sailing charters in the Virgin Islands. Our research that resulted in choosing MAGIC INSPIRATION, crewed by Sandy and Jeff, was totally worth it.
The trip was the best. We’ve been on Virgin Islands trips before, but have never had such an accommodating crew and such wonderful meals. Imagine these toaster oven specialties: coconut cream pie, Grand Marnier French toast and sausage, tuna steak and herb rice, sweet potato hash topped with a fried egg, and more! Jeff made better Pain Killers and Dark and Stormys than any we bought in the USVIs after the trip.
Exciting Ports of Call Aboard MAGIC INSPIRATION!!
Our 7-night sailing ports focused on St. John, Jost Van Dyke, Norman Island, the Indians (ocean rock formations with excellent snorkeling), Peter Island, Norman Island, Marina Cay, Cooper Island, and Great St. James Island. Jeff found ideal snorkeling sites and places where we could noodle float and paddle board. We were lucky, with perfect weather every day, only one brief afternoon shower, and relatively calm seas.
Jeff is an accomplished sailor – there’s nothing he can’t handle. Sandy makes a perfect “first mate” when mooring, anchoring, and helping with the sails. Usually, I find something negative about every hotel and restaurant that I review. This boat comes closest to perfection in sailing, in every way.”
ISOLABLUE, Chef Astrid is a Chef’s Commpetition winner. Here’s an excerpt from January 2019 charter guests:
“Astrid, your cooking – wow. Every meal was mind-blowing. You’re absolutely a culinary genius. I’m afraid all myt meals will seem boring after your feasts.” Bryn
“The fact that Astrid is a world-class chef was icing on the cake. We’ll talk about her masterpieces.” Todd
“I sent a long letter to the yacht broker and let her know just exactly how happy we were to sail with you two. I hope that generates business for you as you deserve it. You are terrific hosts. This trip will be a treasured memory and our friendship will continue… Thanks for the salad dressing recipe and if you don’t mind sharing, I would love your Thai peanut sauce recipethat you used for the chicken. It was delicious. You have challenged me with your cooking and I look forward to trying new things. Especially your presentations. Thanks again for a delicious ( in so many ways) week. And, yes, I am still swaying a bit to the rhythm of Isolablue! Hugs.” Lynn
Click here to read entire Isolablue Guest Reviews January 2019
“We boarded ISOLABLUE without really knowing what to expect; we had a little idea but nothing more. This trip allowed us to see life on a catamaran and we loved it. It must be said that we had exceptional hosts, very accessible and full of attention. We also had a lot of laughs. They allowed us to live their passion with them for 6 days. Astrid, the woman with 8 hands, has cooked us dishes without equal. We really felt that we were part of one family.”