Captain Dick Stuart and Chef/Steward Kim Richards combine their love for each other, love of sailing, and commitment to exceptional hospitality to guarantee guests wonderful memories aboard Devine. They are passionate about the experience they deliver, cultivating a feeling of adventure and joy, that is sure to last far beyond your time in their care.
Dick Stuart, Captain:
Captain Dick Stuart, a mechanical engineer by training, enjoyed a successful career in construction sales management. He started his sailing career at the early age of 10 in an El Toro on Lafayette Reservoir in Northern California. Growing up, much of his time was spent sailing on San Francisco Bay and extensively bareboat chartering throughout the Caribbean. Captain Dick, in preparation for what he thought was a “retirement dream plan” continued to hone his sailing skills over the years.
He holds a 100 TON MASTERS WITH SAILING ENDORSEMENT, an FCC Marine Radio Operators Certification and a Dive Master Certification. Captain Dick has an excellent reputation as “the troubleshooting ninja”, and uses his knowledge of mechanical systems to anticipate all the “what ifs.”
Safety is Captain Dick’s priority for his guests, but FUN is his second! An adventure seeker and water lover, he moved to the beautiful island of Puerto Rico 4 years ago and loves sailing the beautiful aquamarine waters and island hopping.
Captain Dick welcomes all guests with his famous Captain’s Cocktails nightly! He is an avid Cribbage player and will challenge the best!
Kim Richards, chef and steward:
A former ER and Critical Care RN, Kim’s love for sailing began in 2012, the first time she set foot on a catamaran in the BVI. She has been “hooked” ever since! After completed sailing classes in Colorado and California, Kim captained several catamarans in Mexico and the Caribbean. She delights in creating the ultimate self-care venue for guests and sharing the magical experience of sailing the beautiful Caribbean waters!
An avid traveler, Kim has a great sense of adventure. Her adventures have taken her bungee jumping in New Zealand, skiing in the European Alps, fly fishing in Montana and Utah, volunteering as a nurse in Ethiopia and Uganda, hiking in Patagonia and Class V white water rafting in Colorado. A fitness and yoga instructor for over 30 years, she lives an active lifestyle in whatever location she may be.
Kim exudes a tranquility to the guests that is based on her lifelong practice of yoga and meditation, allowing everyone the opportunity to absorb the soothing nature of the sea. Come along as she paddle boards to the shore for a yoga on the beach session!
An accomplished business owner, speaker and author, she understands the ultimate importance of customer service and has a keen eye for personal detail. Kim is extremely passionate about food and hospitality, ensuring every delicious meal is prepared according to guest preference. From her attention to detail to her carefully crafted meals and cocktails, Kim ensures your vacation experience far exceeds your expectations!
STEWARDESS: ( charters of 8 pax or more only)
Melissa comes to us from the beautiful Finger Lakes region of New York State. Her love of the water began at infancy and blossomed into adolescence earning lifeguard credentials at the tender age of 12. Small-town life never seemed to satisfy her wanderlust and she began exploring her world in her mid-20s. When she touched the ocean for the first time she knew it was a romance that would have no end. If you ask her she would probably entertain you with stories of various lifetimes and hats she has worn; Horse trainer, international make up artist, personal trainer, just to name a few and most recently mermaid! There are even rumors that she wants wrestled a bear for her breakfast… Not to worry we heard that the bear is doing just fine! A true outdoor enthusiast she embraces every experience with a lighthearted wit and wonder, you will find her enthusiasm for life is contagious! You’ll be laughing until you cry as you learn and explore in our beautiful island paradise
Fresh fruit will be served each morning along with breakfast based on availability along with an assortment of homemade pastries. Breakfast cereals, grits, oatmeal and cream of wheat can be supplied upon request. Coffee, tea, juices, water and milk are available each morning along with Caribbean Mimosas and Pirate’s Bloody Marys. Vegetarian options are also available.
Breakfast: Egg Cups with Prosciutto, Spinach and Grated Parmesan Cheese Captain Dick’s Pina Colada Pancakes with Bacon Sausage and Mushroom Quiche/Vegetarian Quiche Orange French Toast Casserole with Shaved Ham Southwestern Egg Burritos Bagels with Smoked Salmon, Cream Cheese, Red Onion and Capers
Lunch: Smoked Chicken Enchilada Torte Grilled Sirloin Burgers with Sweet Potato Fries Pulled Pork Sandwiches with Caribbean Coleslaw and Pickles Grilled Caribbean Shrimp Salad with Mango Dressing BLT with Herbed Mayo and Apple Salad Taco Trio with Pork, Chicken and Fish with various Caribbean toppings
Dinner: Shrimp and Grits with Smoked Gouda Grilled Pork Tenderloin Medallions with Balsamic Guava Glaze and Wasabi Mashed Potatoes Chicken Piccata with Angel Hair Pasta Grilled Blackened Mahi with Artichoke Risotto Grilled Steak Fillets with Gorgonzola Mushroom Sauce and Loaded Backed Potato Coconut Chicken with Mango Rice
MINIMUM NIGHTS: 6, inquire for less
For 6 night charters, divide weekly rate by 7 nights X 6 nights. For 5 nights or less, divide weekly rate by 6 nights X number of nights. If cruising area includes BVI, rates are PLUS permits, licenses and fees which are to be paid by client.
BVI PORT FEE: Add $400 each end for BVI pickup or drop-off.
LOCAL FARE MEAL PLAN: Includes: 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches & 6 dinners. Requires 2 lunches and 1 dinner ashore at client expense.
2/$22,850 3/$23,275 4/$23,700 5/$24,125 6/$24,550 7/$24,975 8/$25,400
SLEEP ABOARD: Sleep aboard the night before charter dates. Available for $300 per cabin per night, with a 3 cabin minimum. Includes welcome cocktails & continental breakfast. Dinner is to be taken ashore at client expense.
2021/2022 CHRISTMAS/NEW YEARS: 7 night minimum CHRISTMAS: 1-8 guests @ $32,775, charter must end on 12/27/21 or earlier NEW YEARS: 1-8 guests @ $34,000, charter may not start prior to 12/28/21
All Inclusive.Cruising Permit: Paid by ClientLicenses: Paid by Client