DECK & SYSTEMS
$35/diver/dive, up to 6 dives during the week
BLISS Crew Profile
Captain: Gary McKinnon
Gary hails from Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape of South Africa, where, as a young lad, his love for the ocean was quite evident as his parents would often have to head down to the nearby beach after dark, to haul him out the waves where he would be body-surfing or wave-ski riding!
Gary has traveled extensively and has dived and sailed most of the Indian Ocean Islands after being introduced to the yachting world by his brother-in-law, whilst sailing and chartering his catamaran in Madagascar back in the late nineties. This was the catalyst for him going on to be a RYA Yacht master Offshore, and now a Dive master. After crewing on a delivery of a 50ft Voyage catamaran from Cape Town to Tortola, Gary decided this was where he wanted to be!
Coming from a strong sporting and catering background, he is always keen to be “out there” doing something active, be it in the galley or on the water, under it, or on land.
First Mate: Angie Webber
Angie also grew up on the water, sailing catamarans with her father and 4 older brothers in Durban. Thereafter she moved to Cape Town and ran a successful tour guide operation for 12 years before relocating to Knysna. Shortly after that, through a mutual friend, she was offered a position chartering in the Grenadines, where she remained for a number of years. She has extensive sailing experience throughout the Caribbean and are now based in Tortola, British Virgin Islands. Her menus are varied and will create delicious dishes to suit everyone's palate as well as hint of very special South African cuisine!
Guests aboard BLISS with Gary & Angie in early May, 2016:
Thank You for the Wonderful week. Best Birthday ever! The food and drink and laughs with such good friends and beautiful weather. Angie, your smile and amazing food - we will be back to see you. Gary, you are a natural captain, caterer and entertainer! Please come visit us in the USA.
With much Love and fond memories - Carolyn and Lee
Thank you Gary and Angie for the trip of a lifetime, minus THE RAIN! Gary - I thought I ordered no rain?!? Good thing the sun came out with the delicious food and beverages. Everybody was Happy! What a trip!
Nicole and Philip
Thank you so much for making us feel at home! You spoilt us rotten and made the trip all we had hoped for and more. John and Diane
|LENGTH||58ft (17.7m)||BEAM||31ft (9.4m)||DRAFT||5ft 0in (1.5m)|
|GUESTS||10||CREW||Captain Gary McKinnon + 1||REFIT|
|SPEED||8kts / 11kts||STABILISERS||None||FLAG||Virgin Islands (British)|
|ENGINES||75 Yanmar x 2|
BLISS can accommodate 10 guests in 5 cabins. The Master cabin has a queen size bed, shower and toilet. 4 Guest cabins have a queen size bed, shower and toilet. BLISS is fully air conditioned through out. Crew has a separate heads and shower.
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