Escape the ordinary onboard LADY J. This 142' Palmer Johnson tri-deck motor yacht is built to extraordinary standards and prepared to provide discerning guests the ultimate vacation experience.
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LADY J Crew Profile
Captain: Greg Russell
Greg is originally from Zimbabwe and after leaving school, worked and studied Marine Biology in Cape Town, South Africa. After returning to Zimbabwe, Greg pursued life as a tobacco farmer, where he gained many of the skills necessary today in running and managing a large team. Political issues forced Greg to leave Zimbabwe, so he traveled the globe before stumbling on a life-changing trip across the Atlantic in 1989 and has never looked back. His education includes a Diploma in Agriculture from Blackfordby College, Zimbabwe. Along with his 500T MCA license, Greg's experience and confidence exudes onboard and he looks forward to meeting and exceeding his clients' expectations. He has logged more than 160,000 nautical miles with eight Trans-Atlantic crossings to his merit and is very familiar with all waters between Maine and Grenada and beyond. His most memorable trip is delivering an expedition yacht from Florida to St Petersburg, Russia having traveled through the English Channel, Kiel Canal, Stockholm, and into Russia.
First Officer – Ryan Bester
With 7 years and 6 Atlantic Crossings under his belt, Ryan’s time in the yachting industry has taken him far from his South African homeland and allowed him to immerse himself in some of his favorite aquatic activities. A certified rescue diver and jet ski instructor, Ryan spends as much time as possible in the water, whether it be above or below the surface. When he’s not working he is fond of working out; specifically training and conditioning for Muay Thai kickboxing in Thailand. His equally thorough knowledge and enjoyment of the water ensures that guests are always in good hands on Ryan’s watch.
Chief Engineer – Martin Killeen
Martin grew up in the tranquil lakeside village of Mangakino, New Zealand. He caught the travel bug early on and at age 15 he joined the navy, where he spent 6 years as a Paramedic, touring the Indian Ocean to the Far East. His passion for solo adventuring led him to Greece soon after, where the yachting industry sparked his interest and gave way to 4 seasons in the Med, 4 Atlantic crossings, 2 Pacific crossings and 15 years as an Engineer. A music and rugby enthusiast, the perpetual hum of Martin's iPod is a constant companion to the engines he keeps so well-tuned.
Chef: Julie MacNab
Chef Julie MacNab has been in the yachting industry for twelve years and as such has built up a professional reputation and a wide range of cuisines.
Residing in Scotland, she attained a degree in Marine Biology, which introduced her to the yachting world and chose to become a yacht chef. Formally trained in French Cuisine at the Westminster Cordon Bleu School, London, she gained her Master Chef Diploma at Escoffier School in the Ritz Hotel, Paris in 2000.
Her specialties are seafood and light healthy cuisine. Julie has worked on many large private and charter yachts including Talitha G, Meduse, Queen M and Intuition II.
Offering an extensive range of cuisine, ranging from French, Italian, Mediterranean, to Asian and Eastern cuisines, she will cater for every individual taste and dietary requirement to the highest standard with an enthusiasm that comes with the love of creating dishes for the enjoyment and wellbeing for all onboard.
She has also taken advantage of her extensive travels to persue her love of photography and painting and to spend time in Scotland.
Bosun: Jasmine Farr
Jasmine was born in Mallorca, Spain, where she spent her first 3 years, although grew up in the coastal town of Marmaris, Turkey. Living on the beach and being the daughter of a Captain, Jasmine felt the allure of the sea from a young age. Through secondary school Jasmine spent her summers working in 5 star hotels' water-sports centers where she worked on jet skis, instructed wake-boarding, and took guests on boat tours of the coastline. She studied Tourism and Hotel Management for 2 years in University and in her last year she had an opportunity to work on a yacht which began her new career. Jasmine has 6 years' experience in yachting in which time she has obtained her Yacht Master & Rescue Diving. She is working towards a future as a captain.
Chief Stewardess: Marien Sarriera
Marien is from the Enchanted Island of Puerto Rico. She studied graphic design and upon graduation, set out to explore the world through travel and working on yachts. She has been in the industry over 6 years not only as interior team but also as a deckhand and cook. When she has time on her hands she enjoys painting and all types of water sports. It's always her pleasure to make people happy and comfortable. With her experience and enthusiasm, Marien goes the extra mile to ensure that guests have a wonderful time onboard LADY J, leaving with the best of memories.
2nd Stewardess – Sarah Parr
Arizona born, Florida and California bred; Sarah began her yachting career 6 years ago and has since cruised some of the most beautiful, remote parts of the world imaginable. Active and adventurous by nature, Sarah has a strong fitness and nutrition background and is an avid traveler, music lover, foodie and yogi. Her outgoing personality and thoughtful attention to detail ensure that she makes each guest feel welcome and well attended.
Stewardess: Gabriela DiGiuseppe
Gabriela was born in Mexico City but has grown up in Whistler BC, where she has spent all her winters snowboarding and snowmobiling in the backcountry. Gabriela is an extremely friendly person who enjoys mountain biking, golf and all water sports. One of her greatest passions is traveling and she has spent many years working at destination resorts as the sports and entertainment assistant manager where she has enjoyed hosting tourism from all over the world. Gabriela first started in the industry on M/Y Namoh in October 2011. She is committed to holding the highest standards of hospitality, going beyond what is asked of her. She looks forward to making guest trips memorable onboard LADY J.
Deckhand/2nd Engineer: Andrew Thompson
Born and raised in South Africa, Andrew gravitated to the water early on, becoming a lifeguard and a kite board instructor. In his three years working on boats he has proven himself to be a solid team player and all-rounder, making him a welcome addition to the crew. In his spare time Andrew enjoys a wide array of outdoor activities, especially water sports. His genuine, can-do demeanor ensures that Andrew will always go the extra mile to make magic happen on Lady J.
LADY J Specifications
LADY J Testimonials
LADY J Specifications
|LENGTH||142ft (43.3m)||BEAM||25ft (7.6m)||DRAFT||7ft 0in (2.1m)|
|YEAR BUILT||1997||BUILDER||Palmer Johnson||DESIGNER||Terence Disdale|
|GUESTS||12||CREW||Captain Greg Russell & Chef Julie MacNab + 7||REFIT||2012|
|SPEED||12kts / 14kts||STABILISERS||At Anchor (0 Speed)||FLAG||Cayman Islands|
|ENGINES||2 x Detroit Diesel 12v 149TA 1,800HP|
LADY J Accommodations
ON DECK MASTER STATEROOM: Forward. Upon entering, there is an office to starboard and a small drinks refrigerator. The master stateroom is full beam with walk-around king size bed, sofa, and vanity. There are two separate entrances to the en-suite his-and-hers bathroom with twin sinks. His with stall shower, hers with Jacuzzi tub. Private head. Entertainment system featuring 27” flat screen TV/DVD/CD with individual satellite receiver, and iPod docking station. Large windows create abundant natural light in the Master Stateroom if desired. Complete blackout option is also available.
BELOW DECKS GUEST STATEROOMS:
AFT TO PORT: Situated mid-ships. Walk-around queen-sized bed. En-suite features tub with shower overhead, sink, bidet and head. Entertainment system featuring 20” flat screen TV/DVD/CD.
AFT TO STARBOARD: Situated midships: Walk-around queen-size bed. En-suite features tub with shower overhead, sink, bidet and head. Entertainment system featuring 20” flat screen TV/DVD/CD.
FORWARD TO PORT: Spacious stateroom with twin beds and one trundle. This stateroom has the option to convert to a KING if so desired. Entertainment system features 20” flat screen TV/DVD/CD. En-suite features a tub with shower overhead, sink and head.
FORWARD TO STARBOARD: Spacious stateroom with twin beds and one trundle. This stateroom has the option to convert to a KING if so desired. Entertainment system features 20” flat screen TV/DVD/CD. En-suite features a tub with shower overhead, sink and head.
All staterooms include individual satellite receivers, individual climate control, port holes allowing natural light, robes, slippers, hairdryers, reading lights, night lights, iPod docking stations, and luxurious bath products.
AFT DECK: Covered al fresco dining area for 6-10 guests utilizing the expandable aft deck dining table. 4 chaise lounges with cocktail tables aft. Centerline stairwell to the swim platform.
MAIN SALON: L-shaped sofa with coffee table and 2 club chairs. Entertainment center with 50” retractable plasma TV/DVD/CD with individual satellite receiver, surround sound, and iPod docking station.
FORMAL DINING for 10 guests in comfort.
SKYLOUNGE on BRIDGE DECK: Sofa with coffee table, plus a game table. Bar area. Entertainment center with 50” retractable plasma TV/DVD/CD with individual satellite receiver, surround sound, and iPod docking station.
BRIDGE DECK AFT: Magnificent oversized deck with generous seating for al fresco dining. Optional umbrellas provide ample shade.
SUN DECK: Oversized sun pads, full wet bar, Jacuzzi, 2 treadmills with TV, and two chaise lounges.
32’ Intrepid towed Tender 2x300 Yamaha
2 x 3-person wave runners
2 x kayaks and 2 x inflatable kayaks for children
2 x paddle boards
Water ski’s (slalom, adults and children)
Snorkel gear for 12 (adults and children)
Wakeboards, kneeboards, towable toys (Rave, Banana boat)
Full array of Fishing Equipment
Exercise Equipment: 2 Treadmills, free weights, yoga mats and instruction DVD’s
SCUBA – RENDEZVOUS DIVING (the yacht is equipped with 6 full dive sets and commercial grade dive compressor for Certified Divers Only)
Sun Deck Jacuzzi with oversized sun pads
Wii and XBOX 360, huge assortment of games
BBQ beach gear with gazebo
DVD and CD Library
DSS satellite TV - Europe/USA/Bahamas/Caribbean
V-SAT constant internet via wi-fi throughout the yacht
Computer, printer, scanner, SatPhone, SatFax, Cell Phone
AppleTV in Main Salon and Skylounge
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