Select Yachts fleet testimonials are more than accolades. They reveal the style, soul and spirit of the yacht and crew.
What makes Select Yachts fleet testimonials so useful? When considering a charter yacht and crew you get an insider’s view of what to expect ahead of time. Guest feedback provides insight into the yacht, the crew, and the charter style.
Testimonials help you to evaluate crew personality and qualifications, as well as the yacht build, equipment and gear.
“We want to just let Captain Adam know that we will always treasure the experience we had on Rubicon. It was a special time getting to know the crew. The Bahamas are beautiful but their hospitality was the icing on the cake. It was hard to say good buy at the end of the trip. Thank you again.”
NENNE and crew Donald and Audrey consistently get rave reviews. They have a long list of repeat clients but manage to book a few first time guests. They have won numerous, well-deserved industry awards, from best chef to best yacht. The ABC’s from the Minnesota 65’s took time and effort to create a really special testimonial about their charter in January, 2019, reproduced here.
“DELICIA is a very nice boat, very well maintained, with plenty of comfort and space for relaxing, sailing and enjoying time in the sun. The crew was fantastic. Upon first meeting Dylan, we knew we had a great Captain for our trip. Chelsea is extremely professional. She put us right at ease from the moment we stepped on board. She is a great cook and we loved every one of her meals. They are both super sweet, friendly and fun to be around. We quickly considered them part of our group. I would absolutely recommend Dylan and Chelsea. They helped us make memories we will never forget and we’ll always consider them friends.”
“Aboard HAWKEYE, Richard and Alexandra have created the perfect way to relax through their calm and confident sailing, attentive and discreet hospitality, on what is a beautiful and romantic boat with so much private space. Their knowledge of local waters and special places to visit on land added to our romantic adventures. It is impossible not to slow down, truly relax and create wonderful memories of a perfect honeymoon. Thank you both so much!”
Fenella & James M.
Romsey, Hampshire, UK
Thank you very much for all that you did to create the perfect sailing getaway for my family over the New Year’s holiday. This is the second charter we have done with you, and my husband and I, and our two school-aged boys, could not imagine a more perfect vacation.
You have a magic ability to know who would be the right charter for us, and your deep knowledge of the industry and the boats/crews available helped us enjoy the most wonderful, relaxing, fun, and perfect vacation we have ever experienced together as a family. Your professionalism and thoughtful follow up only added to the very positive experience.
Our time on catamaran Vision with Capt. Charlie, Carolina and Valentin exceeded all of our hopes and expectations. We thoroughly enjoyed the beautiful and well-outfitted boat, delicious food and drink, and incredible comradery set on the warm turquoise sea with jaw-dropping views, swimming and snorkeling, and stunningly private anchorages. We really wanted the feeling of being completely free and away from it all, yet with luxury amenities; you made that dream come true. I hope that we may have the opportunity to book with you again. Warmest regards, The Lockhart Family of Massachusetts
“Dear Matthew and Jennica, Thank you for an amazing five days! From your warm hospitality, patience, expert knowledge to the fabulous food. It has all been wonderful. Appreciating the multiple stops to show us as much as possible of your stunning islands. We hope to cross paths again soon. Each day surpassed the next as the ‘best day ever’. Thank you, hope to see y’all again soon.”
Veronica and family
“From the moment we set foot onboard, it was like we were staying with family. Our kids were entertained the entire week from sting rays to exciting drift dives to afternoon naps on the trampoline. We had a week full of amazing adventures and much-needed family time. Your knowledge of the area is second to none! We loved eating fresh caught conch and lobster. The swimming pigs were SO MUCH FUN! Thank you for a week full of adventure and fun!”
Steve, Wendy, Talya, and Landon
“LADY M was chartered by a family who had never sailed before. Their broker forwarded the page from the guest book on LADY M, stating to Captain Gilles: “I know they are a lovely family and thank you for taking such great care of them! I hope to bring you another charter soon.” Their itinerary was Martinique to Martinique and Captain Gilles even sailed them over to St. Lucia, Christmas winds and all!”
Our LAYSAN charter was our first family vacation on a boat, and also in the BVI. Hands down everyone had a wonderful time. The boat was just perfect. We had a party of eight that fit very comfortably. The awning upfront with the nets and chairs was just lovely. The cabins were spacious with compartments for everything. You can tell this boat was expertly custom built and appointed. It has a comfortable elegant feel. Sailing in the open water is almost like gliding. Awesome.
The family had an amazing charter week on Isolablue. Their heartfelt testimonial is reproduced here. Astrid and Laurent told everyone how wonderful it was to receive them as guests and antcipate seeing the family again!
“Our trip on SAGITTARIUS was wonderful. The crew made it all come together and even provided much entertainment. The meals were wonderful. We never felt unsafe for one moment with our Captain Christian because he was observant of ever thing around us and we did not have to worry. Ilona, the first mate, was the most superb in her attention to everything and every detail that we felt like we were on a mega yacht. We highly recommend this crew and the yacht Sagittarius, as the two combined made for an extraordinary and exotic charter.”
Lawrence and Lisa
SAGITTARIUS: “Al recordar el viaje… todo me gustó, el tamaño y condición del velero, el capitán Christian, responsable, puntual, Ilona la Stewart muy atenta, amable y servicial, el chef Jack chistoso, amable excelente su comida, muy agradable la compañía de los tres en la semana que duró el viaje.
La bienvenida fue muy cálida e inmediatamente definimos el curso del viaje de acuerdo al clima. El tamaño de los cuartos muy cómodos al igual que los baños y el espacio para organizar el equipaje. Ilona siempre fue muy oportuna para limpiarlos y mantenerlos ordenados, no nos dábamos ni cuenta a qué hora lo hacía. La mesa estaba muy bien puesta para las diferentes comidas, que fueron de primera, el chef se lució en cada ocasión.
La tripulación siempre estaban atentos y contentos, interesados en ver qué necesitábamos para pasarla bien, así como resolver nuestros requerimientos de internet, que en una ocasión lo resolvieron con su propio equipo. Les solicitamos navegar de noche y fue un viaje de 3 horas inolvidable. Ver a Cristian nuestro capitán velear, nos dio mucha confianza y se veía que estaba en control.”
“We had a wonderful trip aboard the new LADY M, Lagoon 62. We had a most amazing crew, who worked hard to make our vacation extra special. Captain Gilles is most knowledgeable and capable handling the vessel in and around the islands, a person who loves the sea and share his insights. He worked hard to meet our itinerary expectations and was flexible where it counts. Our Stewardess and Chef, Cristelle, was equally personable, and spoiled us with her cooking, which was a real treat for us…We highly recommend them both for their skills and personalities, which were equally friendly professional and discreet. The Lagoon 62 was a perfect home away from home. She performed very well and the highfield tender and hydraulic lift was exceptionally well suited for beach/swim exploration.”
“We are home after a fabulous 10 days With Mark Barton and Ana. I can not praise our crew highly enough. Mark and Ana made the trip. I have been on other cruises but have never been treated the way Mark and Ana treated us. You have a real winner in this crew.”
“Astrid, your cooking – wow. Every meal was mind-blowing. You’re absolutely a culinary genius. I’m afraid all myt meals will seem boring after your feasts.”
“The fact that Astrid is a world-class chef was icing on the cake. We’ll talk about her masterpieces.”
“I sent a long letter to the yacht broker and let her know just exactly how happy we were to sail with you two. I hope that generates business for you as you deserve it. You are terrific hosts. This trip will be a treasured memory and our friendship will continue… Thanks again for a delicious ( in so many ways) week. And, yes, I am still swaying a bit to the rhythm of Isolablue! Hugs.”
“We boarded ISOLABLUE without really knowing what to expect; we had a little idea but nothing more. This trip allowed us to see life on a catamaran and we loved it. It must be said that we had exceptional hosts, very accessible and full of attention. We also had a lot of laughs. They allowed us to live their passion with them for 6 days. Astrid, the woman with 8 hands, has cooked us dishes without equal. We really felt that we were part of one family.”
“Captain Matthew and Chef Jennica are amazing hosts aboard DENRAE! My husband and I felt so welcomed. All our needs and wants were anticipated by our hosts. We were so comfortable and well fed! Chef Jennica really knows how to put out a lovely melt-in-your-mouth meal! All in all we had a fabulous time on a beautiful yacht with wonderful hosts in one of the most beautiful locations on the planet, Exuma Bahamas. Highly recommended!!!”
Contact us! We are always thrilled to receive positive feedback from charter guests. If you’re considering a charter, know that every yacht has its own guest reviews page. Just ask us for the link to the reviews page of the yacht you are considering. We are happy to provide you all the information you need to find your dream yacht and crew. We’ll even toss our personal opinions into the mix. Because we’ve been there.