DECK & SYSTEMS
Up to 4 dives & gear are $300/person for certified divers
FLYING GINNY Crew Profile
Captain: Austin Marshal
Austin Marshal is from Greenville, South Carolina and loves all things “in and on the water”. He spent many hours on the lake near his home in Greenville, South Carolina fishing, boating, wake boarding and diving. While on a family dive vacation in the BVI, Austin realised his “training” on the lake could actually turn into a dream job in the islands.
Graduating from the University of Kentucky with a degree in business management, Austin went on to complete his US Coast Guard Captain training and promptly headed back to the BVI. With his easy going, well rounded personality he soon got a do-it-all job with a large charter company on Tortola which provided a hands on crash course in all aspects of the charter yacht business – from dock work and yacht maintenance to private and large group sailing and dive excursions.
Austin has logged over 1500 miles in the USVI and BVI and knows the very best spots to cater to guests’ interests and activity preferences. From the best snorkel, dive and fishing sites to calm quiet bays to try out the paddle boards and all of the water toys, Austin has it covered. And for those looking for a little more excitement on the water, Austin is happy to give wake board lessons or taking you on the most fun tube ride ever. Being a true buccaneer he can also deliver you to hopping beach bars for the happiest of happy hours or spin the sails and whisk you to a secluded anchorage, serving up cocktails while you relax and watch the sun slip away after another magical day.
CHEF / FIRST MATE: Philippa King
Having completed a law degree in Scotland, Philippa, who was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, embraced her love of travel. She initially moved to Portugal and worked for a couple of seasons in a shore-based dive centre where she honed her underwater skills and found her sea legs. The next obvious step was a long passage to the warm waters of the Caribbean where she spent the next 14 months in the BVI, working as a Dive Instructor on a 105 ft sailing boat.
Philippa’s love of cooking was also put to good use on the large yacht where she worked alongside the head chef preparing meals for up to 27 guests each evening. Philippa has tons of experience adapting meals and menu plans to ensure delicious creative meals are suited to each guest’s dietary needs or preferences. Philippa trained at the famous Ashburton Chef Academy in Devonshire England, where she honed her culinary skills and qualified as a professional chef. You will love her sauces and she is never happier than when a guest catches fresh fish while on charter, which she expertly cleans, seasons and grills to perfection just in time for lunch.
Philippa has spent countless hours exploring the islands and knows many of the great spots to dive, snorkel, hike, drink and eat! She cannot wait to welcome you aboard and share her insider tips of the best that the BVI has to offer with you! Little known fact: Philippa is the current undefeated FoosBall Champion of the BVI and gladly accepts a challenge from anyone.
FLYING GINNY Specifications
FLYING GINNY Testimonials
Thank you for your interest regarding our experience on the Flying Ginny. We had a wonderful time and thoroughly enjoyed the company of Captain Scully and Casey. Captain Scully’s knowledge of the area enabled him to take us to beautiful snorkeling sites with abundant marine life and breathtaking settings. He was able to accommodate our requests and he provided interesting locations to visit. His expertise at sailing is quite apparent and he made the trip one of the most relaxing I have ever experienced. I was impressed how the cabins and yacht were kept in pristine condition at all times. Captain Scully and Casey are true professionals.
Casey is a master chef! All the meals she prepared were absolutely delicious as well as beautifully presented. It is unbelievable that she is able to prepare outstanding fine cuisine in such a tiny kitchen (galley!). She has a lovely personality and is a true joy to be around.
My sons and I truly enjoyed the whole experience. They are both quiet and I think that Cpt. Scully was wondering if they were enjoying themselves. He can rest assured that they most certainly did…….they talked about it for days and I overheard them telling their friends about the fun they had sailing and snorkeling.
I enjoyed my time on the Flying Ginny and would highly recommend it to anyone interested in visiting the British Virgin Islands. I wish we had booked it for a longer period of time.
When we first saw Captain Austin and Chef Philippa at Molly Malone’s our first thought was how young they were. It didn’t take long for us to realize that was not a problem. They handled themselves in a very professional manner at all times. Captain Austin handled the boat wonderfully and always asked what we wanted to do. When we didn’t know, he would take over and take us to all of the places he thought we would like to see. When we went diving, he helped with our tanks, holding onto to them until we went into the water. Chef Philippa was a great chef and her meals were all wonderful. We all felt very pampered and taken care of on this trip. I highly recommend these two people and you can use this recommendation in any advertisement you wish.
FLYING GINNY Specifications
|LENGTH||55ft (16.8m)||BEAM||30ft (9.2m)||DRAFT||4ft 0in (1.2m)|
|GUESTS||8||CREW||Captain Austin Marshal + 1||REFIT||2011|
|SPEED||8kts / 20kts||STABILISERS||None||FLAG||Virgin Islands (British)|
FLYING GINNY Accommodations
FLYING GINNY can accommodate 8 guests in 4 cabins.
The Master cabin has a queen size bed, DVD player, shower and toilet
2 Guest cabins have a queen size bed, DVD player, shower and toilet.
1 Guest cabin has 2 single beds, shower and toilet.
FLYING GINNY is fully air conditioned through out.
Crew has a separate companionway, heads and shower.
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