Operating in the Caribbean
Salon looking out to cockpit
Teak salon table, folds out for dining
Guest Bath - 2 views
Large, comfortable cockpit
Mojeka in the turquoise Caribbean waters
Impressive sight at the dock
Foredeck lounge pads
Cockpit alternate view. Helm seat reverses
Sunset from bow
Gorgeous yacht in gorgeous anchorage
Grilling dinner on aft deck
Hull windows provides daylight in lower deck cabin
Sunset on Mojeka
Top with bimini cover over cockpit
Safety railings along side walk way
The sea was in Jan’s soul from birth. He grew up on the seashore in a countryside of hardy fishermen and friendly farmers. His earliest memories are of sailing the Norwegian coast in the family’s small boat, and visiting friends on their farms and still recalls the taste of fresh milk straight out of the urn in the barn. By the age of six, his parents had bought him his first boat. It was a way to get around that he compares to city kids on bikes.
Growing up Jan could never imagine being without a boat. So, it was no surprise that as a young man he bought and totally refitted a 30´ gaff rigged, fiberglass, traditional Norwegian sailboat. This was his home in Norway for many years. However, one morning, when his duvet froze onto the cabin wall, he decided to flee the Scandinavian cold. Pulling up anchor he sailed away to warmer climes.
Captain Jan crossed the ocean in his 29-foot Norwegian classic sailboat, eventually dropping anchor in San Blas, Panama. Panama is one of his favorite places on earth, second only to Cape Verde Islands. The city is a vibrant metropolis, with the most picturesque old town nestled beneath towering skyscrapers. Two hours away, stunning San Blas is an archipelago with some 400 picture-perfect, palm-covered islands.
In this paradise Captain Jan launched his own yacht charter business. For several years he shared his favorite places with guests from all over the world. After attaining his Yachtmaster Ocean license he worked as a professional captain on a range of yachts from small to large. He has sailed worldwide, including the canals of Europe, the Aegean, Mediterranean and Caribbean seas.
Captain Jan enjoys diving, snorkeling, fishing and sailing, whether in command of his seventh personal boat, or the beautiful charter yacht Mojeka. He is an enthusiastic teacher for any guest keen on learning sailing and navigation. Jan says, “Snorkeling, and free-diving are my favorite activities. I am a Padi dive master and a snorkeling instructor. I love to help guests develop from barely-ever-having-been-underwater to nearly professional free-divers! There is so much more under the surface than most people know.”
Captain Jan is a highly skilled mariner and guests always feel relaxed in his capable charge. In addition to being a masterful sailor, he is a tinkerer with an extraordinary knack for fixing things. He is also a story-teller, with an amusing repertoire of life experiences and a fine sense of humor. His native language is Norwegian and he also speaks English and Spanish. His motto: Do the right thing, the right way, the first time. And have fun while doing it!
Chef/Stew Alma Lammie
Chef Alma grew up in Panama with both Atlantic and Pacific Oceans to splash about and explore. Her passion for cooking is in her DNA. Her namesake Grandmother, Alma, owned a rum cake factory. Her Grandfather was head chef at the elegant Panama Hotel. Her childhood was all about food and family.
Alma is a creative chef with a serene demeanor and a welcoming smile. She is always poised to lend a hand, helping guests with gear, fixing a late night snack, or serving a signature cocktail. Alma prepares a wide variety of dishes using fresh ingredients from local markets whenever possible. She is adept at customizing the menu to suit guest preferences and has the ability to adapt recipes to special dietary requirements. As she puts it she can “edit on the go”.
Guests who prefer their morning yoga with a dash of extreme can suit up with Alma. Trained in classical ballet, she now practices Acroyoga, the physical practice that combines yoga and acrobatics, and SUP Yoga, which is yoga brought outside of the studio and onto a paddleboard floating on water.
In addition to working as a professional yacht chef/stewardess for several years, Alma is a professional photographer. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree and has extensive training in photography and media production. Alma is fluent in Spanish and English. Her motto: Just the right amount!
Salon has TV/DVD/CD & stereo and Bluetooth. Salon Headroom 198cm
Master has TV/CD
Master Cabin Headroom 204cm
All guest cabins have electric fans
Master & VIP Cabins are ensuite; third guest cabin uses day head/shower located rear lower
Master Cabin 208x190cm
VIP Cabin 203x160cm
Guest Cabin: 203x124cm
Xmas and New Year Grenadines 2016/2017 ~ Splendid!
We were very happy overall with the charter. The yacht was splendid, the crew was great and the itinerary worked out well.