Charter yacht Captain from November 2006 to December 2011 for The Moorings, Inc. based in Tortola, BVI. Employed as full-time Captain aboard the 62’ sailing catamaran “Sea Leopard” based in Road Town, Tortola, BVI. Nearly a lifetime of sailing experience- From small racing sailboats to 65’ catamarans. Captain Whitney sails competitively on Moore 24 racing boats in northern California. Over 35,000NM ocean and near coastal waters including passages from Virginia to Florida, through the Caribbean to South America, Mexico, Croatia, Dalmatian coast of Europe, West coast of the US, and over 25 years sailing upon the waters of Lake Tahoe and San Francisco Bay in California. He is also very familiar with Captaining large power and sailing yachts, having run vessels up to 120’. USCG Master 200T (third issuance), assistance towing, and aux. sailing. TWIC Card STCW-95 Certificate PADI dive license.
C H E F - Michelle Hannemann (Foglesong)
Michelle is known for her kind nature and positive outlook, “in optimism there is magic” she often says.
Born on the Central East Coast of Florida, Michelle grew up with saltwater coursing through her veins. She spent the weekends cruising the waters of the intercoastal with her family who taught her all about boating, sea life and fishing. Although boating was the highlight of every week, she never imagined it one day becoming a part of her career.
Cooking also became a passion for Michelle at a young age. She spent every Christmas break in Pennsylvania with her Italian grandmother and great grandmother. This time spent was invaluable as she learned all about the foundation of her families’ secret recipes. “Even now when I visit we still spend 80% of the time in the kitchen (the other 20% eating)”, Michelle says. She continues, “It’s so great that I can now give my grandmother a rest; cooking for her and proving that I was paying close attention all these years.”
Michelle loves to cook with fresh herbs, vegetables and lean proteins. Her favorite challenge is turning something some consider boring into something magnificent! She loves experimenting with combinations of French and Asian flavors that send the taste buds spinning. Guests aboard Excess are in for a tasty experience that will be remembered long after their charter.
When not in the galley you can find Michelle leading snorkel excursions, planning memorable events for any occasion or shaking up delicious cocktails. Basically, anything to make chartering on Excess the vacation of a lifetime.
Crew's Dog - Marley
Marley is a 12yr old, very relaxed puggle. She has been chartering since November 2020 and guests love her!
Fish tacos with cilantro-lime slaw and Mexican street corn
Honey jerk salmon summer salad with fresh mango, radishes, cucumber, heritage tomatoes, red onion, avocado, feta cheese, and minty white wine vinaigrette
Crab cake cobb salad with crispy bacon, hard-boiled eggs, cherry tomatoes, crumbled blue cheese, and avocado ranch dressing
Chili lime Mahi Mahi salad with black bean and corn salsa, fresh cilantro, avocado, crispy fried wonton strips, and sweet honey-lime vinaigrette
Spicy shrimp Cubans with white truffle potato salad
Teriyaki steak/chicken veggie roll-ups with bok choy stir fry and fried rice
A P P E T I Z E R S
Tuna crudo with papaya & lemon soy
Spinach feta tarte soliel
Flatbreads (BLT, wild mushroom, pesto Caprese)
Crab stuffed garlic mushrooms
Bacon-wrapped scallops with lemon garlic vinaigrette
Crab Rangoon with sweet chili sauce
Pear carpaccio salad with blackened walnuts
Feta watermelon salad in a honey dijon vinaigrette
Heirloom tomato bruschetta
Caprese salad with raspberry balsamic reduction and garlic pesto
D I N N E R
Fresh caught Caribbean Spiny Lobster, roasted red pepper puree, creamy goat cheese mashed potatoes, and roasted lemon garlic asparagus
Red wine braised short ribs with creamy polenta and roasted broccolini
Surf and turf with filet mignon and jumbo prawns, garlic parmesan potato stacks, and green beans almondine
Seafood boil, paella, or pasta (crab legs, shrimp, andouille sausage, mussels, clams)
Curried red snapper over coconut-infused Jasmine rice and honey ginger roasted carrots
Scallop Marsala with buttery egg noodles and crispy honey balsamic brussel sprouts
Blackened Mahi with pineapple mango salsa, lemon herb-infused Israeli couscous
Honey Dijon pork tenderloin with Duchess sweet potatoes and cranberry lentil quinoa salad
Pancetta, Leek, Asparagus Risotto
D E S S E R T
Served with coffee cocktails or port wine
Cherry back pepper sorbet
Mango lime sherbet
Chocolate ganache torte
Cream cheese mousse filled Phyllo pastries
Chocolate covered strawberries and chocolate mousse
Winter 2022 to 2023
Winter 2023 to 2024
>>CURRENT SPECIAL: Take 10% off charters on this yacht, conducted in the USVI only and started between November 1st, 2022 to December 10th, 2022. Charters must be booked before October 15, 2022 and take place in the USVI only. Thanksgiving included. Availability subject to change.
MINIMUM NIGHTS: 6
This vessel plans on being legal to conduct charters in the BVI after 1/4/23
LESS THAN 7 NIGHT CHARTERS: For 6 nights divide by 7N X 6N. For less than 6 nights, divide by 6N X number of nights.
Charters of less than 5 nights available depending on schedule use divide by 6 rule X nights of charter for less than 6N charters.
DELIVERY FEE: For charters outside of the Virgin Islands, delivery fees may apply for St. Martin or down island.
BVI PORT FEE: Add $400 each end for BVI ports other than West End or Jost.
If cruising area includes BVI, rates are PLUS permits, licenses and fees which are to be paid by client.
9 PAX FAMILY CHARTERS: 9th berth is a pullman attached to the master suite, sharing the master bath. This pullman is only suitable for SMALL children
HALF-BOARD: Includes 7 breakfasts, 4 lunches & 3 dinners, other meals to be taken ashore at client expense.
2/$38,450 3/$39,300 4/$40,150 5/$41,000 6/$41,850 7/$42,700 8/$43,550 9/$43,900 (see note on 9 pax charters above)
CHRISTMAS / NEW YEARS: 7 NIGHT MINIMUM APPLIES
1-9 guests @ $48,000
1-9 guests @ $52,000
**SEE BROKER NOTES FOR MORE INFORMATION - WAIVER REQUIRED IN ADDITION TO CONTRACT**
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All Inclusive.Cruising Permit: Paid by BoatLicenses: Paid by Boat