My name is John Crafford. I grew up in Cape Town South Africa. As a child I fell in love with the ocean surfing and sailing around Cape Town. After 11 years of having my own construction company I decided to follow my dreams and go sailing as a career. As a captain I have worked on sailing yachts and power boats from 11m to 30m. Even went to France to work on super yachts but could not get my sense of adventure satisfied until I started doing deliveries. Crossing the Atlantic a few times I got introduced to the Caribbean and chartering. I fell in love with the industry. In 2012 I started chartering from 11m to 30m yachts. My love for the ocean led me to become a PADI dive instructor. I met Shirelle as a suggestion as a new 1st mate and chef. I was not only blown away by her professionalism and culinary expertise but her warm, caring personality and love for life and the ocean also stole my heart.
My name is Shirelle Paris, I grew up in a small green town in Israel. I always loved nature. When I was 20 I started studying natural medicine therapy and moved to a small beautiful town on the beach full of surfers and sailors and started sailing. Since then I'm in love with the ocean. When I graduated from college I decides to go with my heart and went sailing in the Pacific ocean. I saw beautiful places and worked on different kinds of boats doing everything that needed doing like first mate, deckhand, cooking and hosting. I came to the Caribbean, to focus my career on what I really loved doing and I'm thankful for the opportunity. I love everything about the Caribbean and this is where I met John, my love and the most charming, considerate, knowledgeable, kind man and Captain I ever met. Cooking was always a natural thing for me. My mother is an amazing chef and she taught me how to cook from the day I was born. We used to invite a lot of guests and making meals a celebration of life and international culinary experience. For me cooking is art and a way to give love and joy to people
Pick Up Locations
Nanny Cay, BVI
Yacht Haven Grande, STT
2018 All New Soft Furnishings 2015 Engines remounted, new Genoa Furling System
Onboard WIFI varies with location.
Communications: cellular, VHF, Sat phone
# of Videos:
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# Port Hatches:
Yes/starboard aft deck
Walker Bay Generation 450; 15' with 70 hp Yamaha
Dinghy # pax:
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Scuba Diving Details
3 per week
General Diving Info
Both PADI: John Instructor and Shirelle Master
Diving Costs information
Regular dives: up to 3 dives included for certified divers this Winter/Summer 2020/2021 season. $35 per dive there after.
Weight sets; 6
BC's: 2- crew
Regulators: 2 - crew
# Divers: 5
Dives: 3 included
Night Dives: No
Dive lights: No
Yacht can coordinate rental gear from local dive shops for BCDs and Regulators at guest expense.
LUNCH: MEXICAN STYLE CHICKEN SALAD, SERVED WITH CRISPY TORTILLAS
SNACK: CHEESE AND MEAT PLATER
STARTER: CARROT ORANGE GINGER SOUP
MAIN: SOLE AND SALMON FISH ROLLS WITH DILL SAUCE, ROASTED GARLIC POTATOES, GLAZED VEGETABLES AND LEAFY SALAD.
DESSERT: WHITE CHOCOLATE AND BERRY CHEESE CAKE
BREAKFAST: CREAMY SPINACH EGG FLORENTINE, SERVE WITH CRISPY
LUNCH: TUNA /LOBSTER NICOISE SALAD
SNACKS: HUMMUS AND CRUDITIES
STARTER: CARAMELIZED ONION AND BRIE FILO TART
MAIN: SWEET AND SPICY GRILLED PORK TENDERLOIN, CHILI MAPLE SWEET POTATOES, SAUTEED MUSHROOMS AND SPINACH FETA SALAD.
DESSERT: BANANA CRUMBLE SERVED WITH BERRY SORBET ICE CREAM.