Captain Name: Jacob Beman
Captain Nationality: American
Number of Crew: 2
Jacob and Alex met in 2017 working on the deep blue Mediterranean waters. The culture, vibrance and excitement of the Mediterranean season kept them coming back for more, until the Caribbean called their names in 2019. Both based in the USVI they ran private catamarans separately, each growing and developing their own style and momentum, but still remaining close in friendship and in their understanding of what an amazing charter looks like, and how best to run a term charter boat.
Captain Jacob grew up in the Chicago suburbs but left the Midwest for California after college. It was here that he discovered his love of sailing in the waters off Southern California. After learning to sail, he purchased a small sailboat and joined several racing teams, all the while learning and honing his skills. Working as a hotel manager for nearly 10 years he was exposed to all aspects of the hospitality industry, which he brings with him on charter. Eventually, the call of the sea was too strong and Jacob left his land career to pursue a life on the water. First spending a season sailing in the Mediterranean, he then worked and traveled around the world for several years in locations including Mexico, Australia, Italy, Greece and Croatia. Having now spent 3 years in the Virgin Islands, he has explored every bay and hidden cove to give each group of guests a unique, tailored experience they will never forget!
Chef Alex was born in Toronto and raised in Philadelphia where cooking was always a family pastime. After graduating from the University of Toronto with a degree in Anthropology in 2015, Alex moved to Italy to learn more about the Italian culture, but more importantly, about the food. After working in restaurants in Florence, Alex knew that she would never get enough of the kitchen and began to search for the perfect combination of cooking and adventure. 2016 brought a summer of cooking on sailing yachts in the med, which led her to quickly fall in love with the charter lifestyle. She took every chance she could to continue to grow, explore and learn all of the ins and outs of yacht cheffing. Fast forward six years, Alex is a globally experienced chef having worked on sailing yachts from the East Indies to the Caribbean with no plan of slowing down. Chef Alex is familiar Caribbean waters and local vendors, and is finishing specialized training this fall at the Ashburton Cookery school in the UK.
Our ethos: We believe in a chameleon approach to running our charters. We can blend and bend to whatever request and preference we are met with. We enjoy having any and all kinds of guests onboard, from the giggly bubbly families with children, to the couples and friends that just need a week of luxury and sunshine. While we know the islands and the boat have so much excitement and joy to offer our guests, we want them to walk off the yacht at the end of the week just as excited about us as they are about waking up to a dolphin off the stern, or a lobster dinner on the beach.
Together, Jacob and Alex make the ultimate charter yacht team, and look forward to working with everyone involved to have an amazing 2021-2022 season.