Guests on Chateau will enjoy 3 private, spacious double guest staterooms each with en suite vanity and private electric head and shower. The cockpit features a full size dining room table for meals. Lounge space is available throughout the yacht, including plenty of room outside for sunbathing.
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CHATEAU Crew Profile
Captain: David Peterson:
Born 1984, Years Sailed: 10, Years Chartering: 7
David, born and raised on the Oregon coast, has been connected to the ocean his entire life. His family spent all recreation time on the water. From salmon fishing in the Pacific, sturgeon fishing on rivers and water sports on lakes; he has been behind the wheel of many a watercraft from a young age.
During university a fluke of luck sent him for a year to the University of the Virgin Islands St. Croix, where he fell in love with warm waters and life outside civilization. After graduating he moved to St. Thomas where he became a parasailor and started his diving career. Two years later an opportunity to deliver a 36’ monohull from Maui to Washington arose. Soon after the month long delivery he found himself surfing the waves and enjoying the Aloha back on Maui. Having never seen lava he traded Maui for the Island of Fire (big island) and kept himself busy as a manta ray dive master by night, and lava tour guide by day. One spring while kayaking with the humpback whales he decided it would be great to see them in their feeding grounds of Alaska. Three months later he was sport fishing salmon and halibut side by side with the majestic humpbacks. But as the fishing season came to an end the humpbacks left for warmer water and so did David. Ending up on sunny St. John he found himself running dive trips for a busy resort and behind the wheel of a classic wooden trawler Cruzing St. John and the BVI’s. While in Tortola looking to purchase a monohull he was offered 1st mate on a mega catamaran and so he spent the next year chartering the BVI’s and the entire Caribbean from St. Croix to Grenada. Missing a homeport, David set his hook on the east end of St. Thomas and took the reigns of Chateau, allowing him to create the charter of a lifetime for his guests. With his extensive knowledge of the Virgin Islands David can create the perfect charter tailored to you. From snorkeling remote reefs to white sandy beaches all to yourself, David on Chateau will create the charter vacation you will reminisce about for years to come.
Freelance Chef/First Mate: Thryn Shoup
Thryn grew up in Athens Ohio, but has been drawn to the sea and sailing from an early age. As a young adult Thryn has travelled and worked extensively in hospitality and restaurant industry in tourist rich locations. Thryn’s unique travelling experiences have allowed her to develop a variety of cooking techniques and expand her culinary repertoire in a manner that is sure to leave guests delighted and excited for their next delicious meal. Thryn has a natural knack for making good food. Her interest in making food from scratch lead her to work in two bakeries as well as a café that specialized in using only local ingredients in everything from ketchup to cheese. She has carried those lessons with her throughout her chef career. Her attention to detail in taste and appearance landed her a job as chef in a Moroccan kebob restaurant where she learned many Middle Eastern recipes. Though she is proficient in most styles of food, her favorite is Thai . Having been vegetarian and gluten free at various points of her life she is capable of accommodating these and other dietary restrictions. Thryn’s prior roles as stewardess, mate and sous chef aboard charter yachts in the Caribbean has led her to branch out as a free lance charter chef in US/BVI area. She looks forward joining Captain David aboard Chateau for Full Board Charters. Guests are sure to be pleased by Thryn’s culinary talents as she prepares delicious meals and snacks that highlight fresh local ingredients found right here in the Caribbean.
First Aid and crowd control
Thryn is Chateau's first choice when contracting a free lance chef for full board charters. Although Thryn gives priority to Chateau booking calendar, there may be instances when she is not available to join a charter booked on short notice.
Chateau would then contract another freelance chef, which we would be select based on guests dining preferences and needs.
February 23-28, 2013
"How anyone could take five short days and turn it into memories and inspiration that will last a lifetime is beyond me...but you managed to do it, effortlessly!
This trip, hastily planned and desperately needed could not have been more relaxing or better suited for the state of mind I was hoping to achieve. Your flexibility, planning, and forethought made it simple and yet elegant.
Thryn your attention to meals and our overall dinning needs was impeccable.
David your attention to our travel, recreational, and party needs were right on point.
Together you make a great team and create a beautiful experience.
Thank you for everything!
Un abrazo, Joe
Dear David and Thryn,
Thank you for your generous hospitality, wonderful meals, drinks, suggestions, and endless fun facts. As I mentioned, this was a trip of healing for me and my brother and we are grateful for your easy going, high spirited love of life. It will definitely lighten our hearts and begin to move forward again with joy.
You have a rare gift. Thanks for sharing it with us. And I love my beautiful map! All the best for your future.
To my new BFFs,
Your hospitality, knowledge, and charm has made for an unforgettable experience. You offered a perfect life at sea. Pristine teal waves, painkillers, paddle boards, rum, reggae, spinnaker, coral, kayak... Friends!
Grazie per tutto, cari!
February 17-22, 2013
David and Thryn,
It's rare in my life that I am left without adequate words to express myself, but here I am.
We planned this trip without any understanding of what it could turn out to be and you both
managed to bring together an adventure I never would have had the foresight to create.
We both have had such an amazing time and felt such comfort and welcome in your home!
My motto on a good time has always been "Good food & plenty of booze," going forward that
will now include "Good food, plenty of booze, & Chateau."
Thanks for everything,
Matt & Matt
December 22 – December 29, 2008
What a special Christmas week! We got it all = the sun and the rain, the sea (as expected) and the wind (the Christmas winds..., the famous winds we were told), the barracudas around the boat, and the pelicans above the deck, and above all fantastic hosts who made every day a memorable day! We were lucky to discover the BVI with you for our first time on a boat. A Great experience for all of us! Come and see us in Paris! - Bertrand & Sophie - Aurian, Astrid, Matthieu & Cyril
Dec 29, 2008 – January 3, 2009
Thank you so much for your generosity! You made our time aboard your home the “Chateau” so comfortable. Thank you for enjoying our family especially the girls. They will always have such special memories of this trip. Thank you for a truly wonderful adventure. Until we meet again have safe & healthy travels. – The Shea’s
Captain Dug and Barb! – as written by daughter Megan (12)
You guys are amazing! My family and I had a great time with you. I couldn’t have thought of a better way to spend New Years and the ending of my vacation! You’ll always be my grandma!;
January 4, 2009 – January 11, 2009
I had a wonderful time, couldn’t have asked for better hosts. The snorkeling was great and your company was even better. This is a trip I will remember the rest of my life. Thanks – Anne Reams
So did I have a perfect vacation. You both made sure each of us had delight, daily. I admire your exceptional “boating” skills, knowledge of the area and also “people” personalities. What a fabulous week – thank you both. Warm regards - Judi
How to begin to thank you for the amazing time we have had with you and “The Chateau”? I have felt pampered and taken care of the entire time we have been with you. You have listened to our every request and have made it happen for us. I have loved every minute of our stay with you and I hope to bring my husband with me some day for another sail with you. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! – Liz Golden
Thank you for being great hosts. I enjoyed my time here and will remember it fondly the rest of my life. The snorkeling and food were AWESOME. Thank you for catering to me as a vegetarian and to Liz for her wheat allergy. I know it made coming up with a menu difficult. Thank you again. – Mary Haven
January 17 to January 26, 2009
Thank you so much for everything you guys did for us. It was perfect. I wish you good luck and safety on your future charters…. Thank you for making our first Anniversary truly memorable…. nothing will be forgotten. We had TONS of fun with you guys. Thank you for showing us all the Best Bars, Beaches and the neatest snorkeling spots. Hope to see you in a few years with our first child!! Love always – Tonya & Johnny Nelson
January 31, to Feb 7, 2009
Thank you for a wonderful week! It was truly a trip of a lifetime and one we will always remember! Yours meals were WONDERFUL! Your friendship was so warm. Your patience with the girls was incredible. We can’t wait to come back. We saw so much, Virgin Gorda, Marina Cay – pirate show, Maho Bay, Lovely Sandy Spit, White Bay and the Soggy Dollar Bar, Norman Island, Saba Rock & the Bitter End. We got to mee4t Foxy and hang up our decorated panties. We saw awesome fish. We had a pet barracuda at the Bight. We ate Lobster & visited the Willy T. Thanks for watching and playing with the girls. We so enjoyed your company. We have so much more to sea! Thank you for everything – Love Ann, Jody, Shelby, Kristen & Catherine
Your ar living the dream!! Thank you for some wonderful memories. You both are very special people! Doug is a patient teacher an I am sold on CATS. Barbara was so wonderful and magical with our kids. We now have some great friends and you are welcome to come to our house in Maryland/Washington DC or the our lake house in Deep Creek Lake anytime! Love, Jody
February 14 - 23, 2009
Thank you for another great cruise. We all looked forward to it so much (particularly Tia!!0, and we were not disappointed. It was great to get to St. Croix, even though the sailing was pretty challenging. Your hospitality is outstanding – food and drinks are great and you have been brilliant at keeping Tia entertained. Each new bay and harbor has had something new and interesting – we particularly enjoyed the quiet anch9orages on St. Johns. Looking forward to next time – Love Tom, Katie & Tia
Letter sent to Broker re Captain only April 16 – April 21, 2009
We had a wonderful trip on CHATEAU. Doug, the captain, was very knowledgeable and extremely pleasant. He provisioned our food choices that I had sent via email and helped us learn how to use everything in the kitchen as well as proper use of the heads. He was extremely warm to the kids and made great suggestions as to our itinerary of sailing. The six of us had no problem with the spaciousness of CHATEAU and loved swimming off the boat. We ate out on two occasions, both for dinner, and Doug was a pleasant addition to our dinner. As a added extra, Doug offered to make pancakes and bacon for us for breakfast one day. We hope to go on another trip in the future. Thank you for your help. - Joanne Chang
April 7 – April 13, 2009
I had so much fun and I don’t want to leave. But, I have no choice. I’ll miss playing Mexican Dominoes with Mrs. Barb and Mr. Doug’s wonderful cooking (you too Mrs. Barb). You guys have made this vacation the best trip of my life and I am definitely aiming to come back and stay with the Chateau hosts again. I have to go but you have left me with so many of the greatest memories of all. – Love, Brookie Bear Butterfield
P.S. I forgot to mention that all of the wonderful meals were 5 star. (as written by oldest child)
Thank you so much for helping us have a vacation we will never forget! Words cannot express the positive impact this trip had had on my soul. Your love and kindness (and tending) were the perfect compliment to the amazing beauty that abounds here! Peace, Love and all Great things to you. Always – Paul Butterfield (PEB)
Thank you for being such wonderful hosts and guides on this amazing journey. Each day brought beauties I have only dreamt of and your endless pampering was an incredible treat! You two are very sweet and doting; and the children enjoyed all of the love an attention you shared. I will miss you and the Chateau…hope to see you soon on St. John,- Sincerely, and I loved the spinnaker too - Melinda Butterfield
February 20, 2010
Thanks for an amazing week! Your generosity in sharing your home on the sea, friendship and sun, sure made the time enjoyable. Barb you are a good cook - thanks for spoiling me! Doug - thanks for your patience with such unexperienced sailors. Best of luck to you both in the future. God bless!
Ron & Teresa Tschida
Awesome trip - thanks for looking after me and my "Pinot Grigio and Barb thanks for staying out with me at Myetts and Quitos. Doug and Barb - you are great hosts - thanks for your patience!
Vida, Calgary, AB, Canada
April 4, 2010
Wahoo! What a great time. Thanks Doug for making me a professional snorkeller (Cindy). Leave it to Doug to know all the best bars. The food was great - we found the 10 lbs we lost before we came. We'll recommend this to everyone we know. Hope to see you again!
Phins Up - Gord & Cindy, Langdon, AB, Canada
May 12, 2010
This has been an awesome week sailing with you. We would sail anywhere, anytime with you. The food was fabulous on board and the painkillers were too. This trip was more than we expected. Thanks for taking us to places we hadn't been before. - Ron & Jeanne Warr - El Durado Hills, CA
January 27, 2011
Ruth and I had a Great Time. This has truely been a Vacation of a LIFETIME! We have a true appreciation of the water and you guys have taken our liquid experiences to a new level. Your hospitality was wonderful and we Thank You for that. I hope we cross bouy's again! - Chartlie and Ruth Allen, Burlington, IA
Thank you Dougie and Barbie for a great trip. Greg and I loved it. Would be fun to get our kids on the "Chateau". Happy Sailing - Greg and Shelley Jochims - Burlington, IA
January 3, 2011
It was truly an amazing trip. We'd sail with you anywhere. I loved every minute - the winds (strong) the waves (high) and the water (chilly)! Food was fantastic. Sailing from the Bitter End to Jost Van Dyle under full sail was a high point for me. Thanks to two very special people. We'll be back. Love from the Greis-Greensides
Feb 4, 2011
Thank you for a wonderful week in this beautiful part of the world. Our three little ones (Savannah, Olivia & Swab) will never forget it. The week with you flew by. Thank you. You really know the areas and seemed to know which places we would enjoy. We hope to return soon! - Jeff and Rose Lang
Thanks for an awesome vacation. It was really fun. I think the boat is amazing. You guys picked the right Islands to go to. - Jeffrey Jr. (Swab)
Thank you for an awesome vacation. - Olivia and Savannah
|LENGTH||42ft (12.8m)||BEAM||23ft (7.0m)||DRAFT||4ft 0in (1.2m)|
|GUESTS||6||CREW||Captain David Peterson & Chef Chef Thryn Shoup to be contracted for Full Board Charters||REFIT||2010|
|SPEED||9kts / 14kts||STABILISERS||None||FLAG||Virgin Islands (U.S.)|
CHATEAU can accommodate 6 guests in 3 cabins. The Master cabin has a double bed, shower and toilet. 2 Guest cabins have a double bed, shower and electric toilet. CHATEAU has air conditioning in the saloon and forward cabins. Crew has a separate companionway, head and shower.
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