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Award-Winning Chefs of the Grenada Charter Yacht Show Culinary Competition July 2016

One of the real strengths in the crewed charter yacht industry in the Virgin Islands is the abundance of highly talented chefs. You’d never dream that we served over 90,000 meals in a 3'x6’ galley during our tenure as professional charter yacht crew. But, it’s a fact. We did! Along the way, we discovered that we had a real passion for competing in the culinary competitions for yachts. Honored by 11 awards, these competitions gave us a strong presence in the industry. 


We continue the promotion of talented, hard-working chefs aboard charter yachts in the U.S. Virgin Islands and British Virgin Islands by featuring them on this page. These shows brings together charter yacht brokers from around the world, crews with their yachts and industry support business representatives. With daytime viewing, evening socials and a myriad of competitions, it is the perfect venue for crews to launch into an active charter season.


1st Place: Chef Miranda Hartstone of Sailing Charter Yacht Taboo

Taboo Yacht Online Brochure:


TABOO is a family operated yacht. For twenty years Miranda and David, and now Travers ( their son ) and always a pretty Stewardess are your crew. Your sailing vacation is the life they love to live in the Caribbean. They are considered the leaders in the industry, and offer a very tidy show while you are with them on TABOO..The great thing about chartering an owner operated yacht is...they want you to return and sail with them again, and of course 90% of their business is repeat and referral. Miranda & David are both professional photographers. They will edit 300 pics of the vacation and will send them in DVD format with music, plus a full movie of your experience aboard and on land in DVD ...HDV..with surround sound free of charge!.. This is a real plus and added value to take home. 



2nd Place: Julie King aboard Sailing Yacht Columbo Breeze


Dish: Local Sea Urchin Bisque with Local Caught Tuna, Nutmeg Glaze and Mango Carpaccio 















3rd Place: Emilie Keese on Catamaran Manna

Catamaran Manna Brochure: 


Caribbean Seasoned Grilled Filet Mignon & Shrimp Wontons


Chef Emily Keese and Capt. Wayne are dedicated to working with missionaries and humanitarian efforts throughout the year by donating their entire gratuity that is received at the end of a charter. This tax deductible gratuity given by their guests goes into a non-profit 501(c)(3) "Manna for Missionaries" that supports the many different programs throughout the world, making the yacht's overall purpose very impressive. This catamaran has plenty of space and is smartly designed to sleep up to 8 guests. The light wood and modern accents give the charter yacht a sophisticated feel. Two large queen and two double guest cabins offer complete privacy with ensuite heads and separate showers. You'll enjoy fun activities such as on board SCUBA, kayaking, snorkeling, water skiing, wake boarding and fishing. 


Here are a few of the sponsors in Grenada who kindly supported the charter yacht show: 




About Us: Captain Randy and Shelly Tucker~ The Yacht Charters Guru

We're former Owners & Captain of the Award-winning 72' yacht Three Moons for 18 years. With over 300 charters in our logbook, we currently represent privately crewed Caribbean sailing luxury yacht charters as professional CYBA Associate yacht charter brokers.Recently, we interviewed over 120 catamarans, motor yachts, sailboats and professional crews. We're happy to promote these yachts offering modern conveniences & unlimited pleasure while sailing the U.S. Virgin Islands and British Virgin Islands.

What should you expect from a luxury crewed yacht charter in the Caribbean? It's "all about you, all the time" onboard a privately crewed charter boat! It's surprisingly affordable too! Far away from overcrowded cruise ships, all-inclusive charter yachts allow you to explore some of the Caribbean’s most exclusive areas and delight in the natural, unspoiled beauty of secluded islands, hidden coves and secret dive sites. Sail to a nearby island every day & snorkel around your own private beaches; enjoy your favorite cocktail while watching the sunset on your own private yacht; indulge yourself with 5-star gourmet cuisine that is prepared with Caribbean flair and served in the most beautiful surroundings you could ever imagine.


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