DECK & SYSTEMS
ZINGARA Crew Profile
CHAD & WENDY
Chad Harlan & Wendy Crabtree- Harlan have been together for 14 years. They have been cruisers and have owned a Cal 31 and a Tayana 55 monohull.
They have worked in the private & charter sectors on large motor yachts, catamarans & sailboats for the past 8 years. They have sailed both coasts of the U.S., Central and South America and the Caribbean chain from the Bahamas to Trinidad & also the North Sea and the Mediterranean.
Chad has a RYA 200-ton Masters license & a US Coast Guard 100 ton Captain’s license. He has been sailing since the age of 13 on the Lakes of North Carolina.
Wendy has a Master’s in Education & worked at the University level for 7 years. She grew up on a farm in South Central Kentucky. She loves entertaining, so not only is she a delightful cook, but she is an expert drink mixologist. Wendy loves to travel and incorporates dishes that she has enjoyed in her travels into her menus.
Chad & Wendy look forward to welcoming you aboard Zingara for a memorable vacation as your rotational crew of Captain and Chef.
RICH & LISA
Rich & Lisa have more than 30 years combined sailing experience. They spent years trying to make room for sailing in their busy professional lives in Providence, Rhode Island. One New England winter too many convinced them to make their passion for sailing their “priority.” They started and ran a successful Lagoon 57 charter yacht called Priorities located in the Virgin Islands for eight years.
Rich is a graduate of Johnson & Wales University and owned and operated Cassarino’s Ristorante in Providence’s “Little Italy” for 20 years.
Lisa is an accomplished florist and art/design degree holder, who owned and operated a successful, high-volume flower shop in Providence, Floral Designs by LiRog. She has 20 years experience with event and party planning.
Rich and Lisa are excited to work in rotation as your Captain/Chef and Hostess aboard Zingara.
JACQUES & CAITLIN
Jacques and Caitlin met a year ago on S/Y MITseaAH, a 156-ft. Pendenis sailing yacht that travelled the East Coast of the US. They quickly realized that their dream was to work on smaller sailing vessels as a team and they decided to make the Caribbean their home.
Jacques is from Durban, S. Africa. He worked as a marine surveyor for 4 yrs. after school then moved to London where he worked for 2 yrs. as a plumber. When he decided to go back to yachting he obtained a 200-Ton Yachtmaster and his PADI Dive Master. He has worked in yachting since 2007 as a Dive Master, 1st Mate, Sport Fisherman & Engineer. Jacques enjoys all watersports; spearfishing, snorkeling, surfing, windsurfing, wakeboarding and Hobie-Cat sailing.
Caitlin is from Vancouver, Canada. She has worked 2 years on large vessels in the Mediterranean and the East Coast of the US. Prior to her career in yachting she worked in Australia with children in the community as a Social Worker. Caitilin enjoys the duties of a stewardess, such as table decorations, silver service, hostess and entertaining children. She holds a butler’s certificate, which adds to her stewardess credentials. Caitlin enjoys snorkeling, kayaking, fishing and board games.
Jacques and Caitlin are enthusiastic about working as 1st Mate/Dive Master and Stewardess aboard Zingara.
6 March 2012
Thank you & your crew for a wonderful week on Zingara. Jim & I thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Where do we begin with the praise?
The British Virgin Islands are such a beautiful backdrop for a holiday. You, your crew & Zingara make it a perfect holiday. Although we had been to the Virgin Islands before it was great to see some new places with terrific sailing mixed in. The snorkeling was also fabulous with beautiful fish to see. Your itinerary packed in lots of good fun. There were water sports for the active crowd & peaceful relaxation & reading for us lazy folk.
Now for the food & service… we were so well taken care of. The meals were all delicious. The variety & flavors were fabulous & we were convinced we were eating healthier than we ever do at home. Karen is an excellent chef! The whole crew made us feel so welcome & pampered.
As I said, it was a perfect holiday. My only regret is that I can’t visit you every month. Thank you, again & again.
Lisa Chase Burrell
Dear Neil and Karen
Apologies for the tardy reply; I was hoping to include a photo book of the holiday and a Christmas card. Time has however got away again, and the photo book is not finished.
For the record:
Though we travel a lot, this was our first charter, and the headline cost of Zingara was originally a little daunting. Now however, with the benefit of hindsight, it seems tremendously good value for what we did and the enjoyment had. The boat was stunning, the attention to detail and “shipshape” presentation extraordinary, and you and your crew were tirelessly welcoming and attentive. The “Grenadines Trip” was the highlight of our year; we are sold, and I cannot count the number of people to whom we have recommended the experience. We are going to try and charter something in the Ionian this summer, but hope to be back with you to cruise the BVI in 2014.
Thank you again for a brilliant holiday.
Have a happy Christmas and a plain sailing 2013
Mike, Susan and the Holmes Boys.
Glad to hear from you: We have all had a very hectic time since we returned from Zingara . The gratuity was all of our pleasure, yourself Karen, Reita & Gys made the whole trip wonderful.
The boat “Zingara” was itself a dream as were the other facilities, the diving, the”hobie cat” etc, and of course the wonderful scenery and location. Not to mention great food and copious wines.
The thing that made the trip for Judith & I, was the huge effort that you all made to make us welcome and happy on board. Nothing was too much trouble for you, you were all so professional, smiling and willing to help with the slightest whim. Never a sharp word, just a lovely calm happy and ultra helpful smiling approach. You were brilliant with Mike`s boys.. We all had a great time.
So what more can I say except…hope to see you again soon and, most sincerely, very many thanks to you all for a superb trip.
|LENGTH||76ft (23.2m)||BEAM||38ft (11.6m)||DRAFT||4ft 7in (1.4m)|
|YEAR BUILT||2006||BUILDER||Matrix Yachts (Pty) Ltd||DESIGNER||Matrix Yachts|
|GUESTS||10||CREW||Captain Chad Harlan & Rich Cassarino & Chef Wendy Crabtree-Harlan & Lisa Pratt + 2||REFIT|
|SPEED||13kts / 18kts||STABILISERS||None||FLAG||Virgin Islands (British)|
|ENGINES||2 x Yanmar 240 hp|
All cabins have storage cupboards, en-suite bath rooms,separate showers, wash hand basin,
electronically operated venturi type discharge toilets and vanity cupboards.
Owner?s suite: 1x King, lounge, spa bath, walk in clothes cupboard
Guest cabins: 4x Queen size beds
Captain?s cabin: 1x Queen, office, couch
Crew quarters: 1 x single, 2 x Queen
Day visitor?s bath room
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