Blending the best of traditional wooden boat construction with the latest nautical technology and outfitted to the highest standard, Jambalaya, 73ft wooden Schooner, is a perfect combination of Tradition and Comfort. She was built in 2002 in Carriacou and Peter and Sylvie completed a full re-fit at the beginning of 2010 so all the interior design is fresh!
Jambalaya features a magnificent Master Suite, which is light and airy with a king-size bed and a 9ft headroom and has its own personal entrance giving total privacy.
Jambalaya's spacious, classic interior features varnished hardwoods, contrasting pleasantly with the traditionally white-painted decor, making every room light and inviting.
A large covered cockpit is a perfect place for outdoor dining while enjoying the panoramic views. The deck itself is very large and spacious with plenty of room to relax in the shade or sun.
Peter & Sylvie are passionate about providing the best service and exquisite food!
DECK & SYSTEMS
JAMBALAYA Crew Profile
Captain Peter Bennett
Peter, who hails from the UK, bought his first boat at the age of 26. After many adventures sailing the rocky shores of Western Europe, he set off on a five-year circumnavigation of the world relying on his celestial navigation skills to show him the way – this was before the days of GPS technology. Crossing the Atlantic his first land fall was the tropical islands of the West Indies. Peter transited the Panama Canal and sailed on to the South Seas, meeting the rough waters of New Zealand and the calm of Australia's Great Barrier Reef. When all was said and done and thousands of miles had passed beneath his keel the Caribbean kept calling him back.
With his extensive experience, matched with his formal sailing qualifications, Peter considers the Caribbean to be the best holiday sailing location.
Chef Sylvie Bennett
Sylvie, is passionate about providing the best service and is a talented cook. Born in France, she has brought with her many French-cuisine recipes and has adapted them for local products: she will keep you well fed with her French flair for Creole and Caribbean specialties!
Besides her passion for cooking, Sylvie is also a qualified Indian Head masseuse and will be delighted to provide you with a massage on board Jambalaya! Sylvie speaks French, English and Spanish.
JA JAMBALAYA guest comments
Captain's log: The children, 8 year old twins and an 11 year old, loved jumping from the deck into the water, kayaking and whizzing around in the dinghy with the captain! JAMBALAYA has board games such as chess, Battle Ships and Uno, which the children played every day .
The food they particularly liked that Sylvie prepared was pork teryaki brochettes with sautéed potatoes, filet mignon with gratin dauphinois, chicken with sweet potato purée, spaghetti bolognaise...and Sylvie made sure there was lots of ice cream on board!
“Trip was unique, surpassed all my expectations. Great combinations of history, work, learning and pleasure. Never met too nicer and more knowledgeable friends.”
Many many thanks,
“Had a lovely, wonderful time. You two are the best. It is evident in everything you do to make your guests happy!”
Will miss you, a bientot!
February 2013 - One couple, 2 weeks, St. Lucia to Grenada
“We are already missing our fruit and coffee in the morning along with ALL the other fantastic foods. We truly had a wonderful time with the two of you. In addition to the fun sailing, great locations and relaxation, we really enjoyed the nights talking to you before heading off to bed. You and Sylvie were so much fun both Carol and I really had a blast. I feel like we started vacation with two strangers and left with two new friends.
R & C - Jan 2013
“Fabulous, even better than our first trip on Jambalaya last year. Once onboard, forget your misery, disengage your brain, smell the salt air, feel the movement of the boat. Peter, the Master of sail management, Sylvie, the Master of the kitchen and New Years acrobatics! What a terrific combo! Looking forward already for our return in 2014!”
P & R - Dec/Jan 2013
“Dear Peter and Sylvie : we have had a fabulous trip on Jambalaya. Sun, Sea and Sylvie's cooking! What a wonderful chef, a fabulous food experience every day! Peter, our captain gave us a steady hand and knowledge along with wind, rain and lots of laughter!” L & E - Dec 2012
“Thank you so much Peter and Sylvie for your wonderful experience on board Jambalaya. The week has been amazing and your hospitality superb. Peter your captainancy was excellent and calmness exemplary. Sylvie, your food was the best ever. Thank you for sharing the Caribbean community with us. A trip we will never forget!” M & M - Dec 2012
“Thank you very much for this nice trip in the Grenadines! We enjoyed it so much on your beautiful Jambalaya. We loved the sailing, the snorkeling, Lobster in Tobago Cays and the delicious food you served was fantastic!” R & C - Dec 2012
(The broker) described the boat nicely. In 1993 I was a race crew member of a yacht that won the IYLA World Cup, I've been lucky enough to be onboard some of the finest yachts in the world. Jambalaya is a worthy competitor to every one of them based on type of vessel for the service and the extraordinary attention of the crew.)
When we charter next, we'll be going back to Jambalaya, Peter, & Sylvie. I can't wait to turn on our friends to them.
Answers to broker’s questionnaire:
Accommodations: Perfect for us, 2 couples, but a third couple would be fine.
Captain: Peter was very competent and had a great deal of local knowledge.
Planning each day’s activities: We deferred to the knowledge of the Captain which was exactly the way to go.
Describe the meals: The meals were served on our schedule, perfectly prepared and there was plenty to eat and drink. Sylvie was excellent in her diversity, quality and quantity. (April 2012)
"Boat very pristine, always kept clean. Captain very informative about sailing and places we visited. Sylvie was excellent, preparing fantastic meals." (April 2012)
- “Ahh the goodship Jambalaya : what a week we had! Sylvie and Captain Peter's professionalism, competency and local knowledge were some of the contributing factors to a wonderful time. Their fun loving spirits will have us coming back again. Thank you both. Warm regards”
Sarah and Jim (March 2012)
- “A fabulous week on the Jambalaya. So much to say, how do we put it into words? They showed us a part of the world we have never seen, in such a wonderful way : the warmth, the food yummy! Such a magical trip. A warm thank you to both Peter and Sylvie. With much love”
Paul & Nancy (March 2012)"
Would recommend to anyone wanting a relaxing, peaceful holiday. Many thanks."
- Joe, Kate, Richard, Graeme and Will. (February 2012)
“We greatly enjoyed our trip on the Jambalaya. Peter and Sylvie, you were excellent hosts and you made us feel comfortable and safe. The accommodations are wonderful and the meals on board were delicious. Thank you for a great holidays!”
- Audrey, Frank, Kathleen, Dwight and Henry (January 2012)
“Sylvie and Peter, you made us have an unforgettable time on Jambalaya sailing from Carriacou to the Tobago Cays. During our comfortable stay in the spacious cabin, Sylvie pampered us with the most delicious meals and we were shown exciting spots in the Tobago Cays by our warn-hearted hosts, like the island Baradel where we went snorkelling to see big turtles. We felt very safe on board and will never ever forget our 4-day-trip on Jambalaya! We hope to come back soon!”
- Gabi & Robert (January 2012)
“Better than in our dreams. Magnificent week, sunny with the smiles of our hosts, their efficient and professional service, without forgetting the delicate cooking of Sylvie. We hope to come back. Thanks to you both.”
- Christine & Jean-Paul (December 2011)
“Signing up for an unknown sailing adventure was somewhat intimidating. On the first day we knew all was well. The week was too short hence next year the trip will be longer. Thanks for all your energy and care.”
- Paul & Ruth (December 2011)
“4 days that made the Caribbean “Come Alive” fantastic! Thank you both”
- David & Sarah (November 2011)
"The trip by Jambalaya: absolutely wonderful and the perfect way to experience the Grenadines. A very beautiful ship, and Peter and Sylvie wonderful people. That we were the only guests aboard, did just experience so much bigger. And Sylvie is a great cook"
- Maj & Birgit (June 2011)
"Quel voyage on board the beautiful Jambalaya! My family and I had a fantastic vacation with you guys. Your sense of humour and your attention to details made our vacation the best we ever had! We only have one regret: we wish we came for ten days instead of eight!"
- Serge and Marie (April 2011)
"This was the third time the four of us had chartered, but it was undoubtedly the best, due to a mix of great food, even better camaraderie and good sailing in some truly beautiful venues."
- Jeff and Jane (March 2011)
"We would like to express our sincere gratitude for making our holiday so enjoyable. We felt your professionalism, experience and standard of boat, coupled with the hospitality and Sylvie's superb culinary skills were quite exceptional. We are already arranging our next cruise on Jambalaya!"
- Richard and Mary (March 2011)
"Thanks again to you both for a wonderful cruise, great food, informative talks, incredible reef snorkelling, calm sweet nights sleep on your wonderful wooden schooner and an all around tremendous ten-day sail! We couldn't have imagined a better time with a more compatible hostess and host."
- Kip and Odette (March 2011)
"We had a marvellous week on Jambalaya where all our dreams of sailing came true. On board, we had from fresh captured tuna to hot Gratin Dauphinois, from fresh fruits for breakfast to French toast... everything we could long for and the excursions on the Islands brought us to tiny little restaurants with typical Caribbean food. It was a wonderful holiday that finished in an evening full of joy and laughter and we hope to come back on Jambalaya one day."
- Ruth and Herbie (January 2011)
"In a word..fantastic! We thoroughly enjoyed our sailing trip to Bequia, Mustique, Union and Mayreau Islands in the Grenadines, meeting some very interesting and entertaining characters along the way! Peter and Sylvie were simply awesome from start to finish, encouraging and teaching us how to sail and catering to our every need. And special mention to Sylvie who is a wizard in the kitchen as well as a helluva masseuse. Thanks again for a great sailing experience in the Grenadines!"
- Bill & Deborah (December 2010)
"Thank you, once again, for a stunning adventure-filled, memorable week aboard your beloved Jambalaya. You two are the consummate guides and hosts and it was a delight to meet and hang out with you this past week... a bonus really. The tan may fade but the experience and memories I will always have. I look forward to meeting you again."
- Jan (December 2010)
|LENGTH||73ft (22.3m)||BEAM||17ft (5.2m)||DRAFT||7ft 3in (2.2m)|
|YEAR BUILT||2002||BUILDER||Windward Carriacou||DESIGNER||Alwen Enoe|
|GUESTS||6||CREW||Captain Peter Bennett & Chef Sylvie Bennett||REFIT||2010|
|SPEED||8kts / 10kts||STABILISERS||None||FLAG||United Kingdom|
|ENGINES||Engine: Yanmar Generator Type: Honda|
JAMBALAYA accommodates 6 guests in 3 cabins.
-- Master suite has a king-size bed, ensuite shower and toilet.
-- Two guest cabins with double beds share the guest shower and toilet
-- Fine bed linens, fluffy towels and a selection of L’Occitane toiletries add a luxurious touch
-- Crew have their own quarters with a separate companionway entrance, en suite head and shower.
All cabins are large, light and airy with big hatches providing plenty of ventilation. Clients have been complimentary about the light and airy feel of the boat, however JAMBALAYA does not have air conditioning.
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