DECK & SYSTEMS
TONINA Crew Profile
PETER KIRKMAN AND KAREN LYE
TONINA is owned and operated by English couple Pete and Karen who share a common love of the sea and have sailed and dived together in many places around the world.
Pete started sailing as a boy on his father’s boats and has since owned several of his own. As a qualified Yacht Master he has always been at home on the sea and introduced Karen to sailing, who is now a qualified Day Skipper. Karen has been a qualified diver for over 10 years and Pete is now hooked on diving and both are PADI rescue divers.
Pete and Karen decided several years ago to swap their successful careers in Information Technology for a more fitting lifestyle that allowed them to fully enjoy their passion for sailing, diving and Caribbean life. Owning and operating a crewed charter yacht became the obvious way to make this change happen and earlier this year they took delivery of TONINA. They have now completed their first charter season successfully, with rave reviews from guests.
Your guides will encourage you to get the most out of your stay; the perfect itinerary, those hidden anchorages, stimulating activities with plenty of time left to relax at the end of the day with cocktails, fine dining and good company.
This was our second charter on Tonina.....and again, we were extremely happy with Karen and Peter. We really love them, and their boat. The food was extraordinary, and we did have some strange requests this trip. They went out of their way to accomodate us. The boat is kept in impeccable shape, and we did everything we wanted to do. They are both very easy to be with, and we would not consider chartering a different boat if we sail again in the future. As long as Tonina is around, they are the only boat we would charter. Lots of great food, laughter, and great times. The dolphins swam with us one afternoon, and we absolutely loved the entire trip. Thanks Karen and Peter!!!
Yacht: TONINA with Peter and Karen
Charter Dates: April 8 - 15, 2012
Area Cruised: Virgin Islands
We hope your charter lived up to your expectations. We would love to know some of your impressions about your yachting vacation. Please answer the following questions and add any comments you may have.
1. Was the crew friendly and accommodating?
yes; very much so. They went above and beyond to make sure my 17 year old son was comfortable.
2. Was the yacht comfortable and clean?
Yes. It was spotless. Everyday they kept it clean and tidy.
3. Was the yacht well ventilated?
4. Was the food good and well presented?
Always. Karen was an excellent cook and spoiled both my husband and son! The meals were better on the boat than at the resturants!
5. Did you like the area you sailed?
Yes. Always very interesting and fun.
6. Could we have helped you further in any way?
No. Everything was very well organized.
7. May we post this review on our website?
8. Additional comments on your charter?
Karen and Peter were very gracious and we had so much fun. This was the best vacation I have ever been on. So many great memories! Indeed a trip of a lifetime. Always felt safe and in good hands!
|LENGTH||54ft (16.5m)||BEAM||28ft (8.5m)||DRAFT||4ft 6in (1.4m)|
|GUESTS||6||CREW||Captain Peter Kirkman & Chef Karen Lye||REFIT|
|SPEED||7kts / 10kts||STABILISERS||None||FLAG||United Kingdom|
|ENGINES||2 x 75 hp|
TONINA can accommodate 6 guests in 3 cabins.
The master cabin has a queen size bed, shower and head.
Another 2 cabins have a queen size bed, shower and head.
Crew share companionway, heads and showers with guests.
All information contained in this site has been provided by third parties, and Charter Index is providing this site on an 'as is' basis, and makes no representations or warranties of any kind with respect to this site or its contents and disclaims all such representations and warranties. In addition, Charter Index makes no representations or warranties about the accuracy, completeness or suitability for any purpose of the information and related graphics published in this site. The information contained in this site may contain technical inaccuracies or typographical errors. All liability of Charter Index howsoever arising for any such inaccuracies or errors is expressly excluded to the fullest extent permitted by law.
Neither Charter Index nor any of its directors, employees or other representatives will be liable for loss or damage arising out of or in connection with the use of this site. This is a comprehensive limitation of liability that applies to all damages of any kind including (without limitation) compensatory, direct, indirect or consequential damages, loss of data, income or profit, loss of or damage to property and claims of third parties.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, none of the exclusions and limitations in this clause are intended to limit any rights you may have as a consumer under local law or other statutory rights which may not be excluded or in any way to exclude or limit Charter Index liability to you for death or personal injury resulting from our negligence or that of our employees.
Nothing on this website constitutes advice, nor does the transmission, downloading or sending of any information create any contractual relationship. Prices and indications as to the availability of yachts, captains and crew on this website are given for guidance purposes only and are subject to change without notice.
Charter Index is not responsible for the content of external websites that link to this website or which are linked from it.
All content, designs, text, graphics, software compilations and source codes on this website are the copyright of Charter Index and/or its content providers. Reproduction of part or all of the contents of this website in any form is prohibited other than for individual use only and may not be recopied and shared with a third party.
The permission to recopy by an individual does not allow for incorporation of material or any part of it in any work or publication, whether in hard copy, electronic, or any other form. Any other use of the website without prior written consent from Charter Index is strictly forbidden.