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Charter Chef Passionate about Cooking and Travel

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Photograph of chef in kitchen of catamaran sailboat. She is wearing dark t-shirt. She is very pretty, has dark hair and dark eyes. You can see that the sailboat is in a marina, as there are other boats seen out the windows behind her.


While affordable catamaran sailing yachts under 50 feet still dominate the charter industry, advances in shipbuilding technology have lead to a dramatic increase of ultra-luxury catamarans larger than 60 feet in length.  Indeed, yachts like the 62′ catamaran IN THE WIND, and the Fountaine Pajot Galathea 65 model catamaran WORLD’S END have helped redefine multihull luxury and comfort.


Yet with so much emphasis placed on the size and amenities of the newest and largest yachts, it’s easy to overlook a key component to successful crewed catamaran charters – the crew!



Without the talents of an experienced skipper and a well-trained chef, a catamaran vacation, no matter how new and large the boat, would be nothing more than a predictable, ho-hum affair.



In an appreciative nod to the talents of these fine crews, we shine a spotlight today on Caro Uy, the culinary lioness aboard sail catamaran MUSE.

Caro grew up in a family where the pleasures of the table were a habit. She has more than ten years of experience in the catering and gastronomic food industry.  Originally a graphic designer, Caro now prefers to express her creative energy in the preparation of meals with seasonally fresh products.



Caro’s true gift is the ability to adapt her menus to suit any special dietary requirements of her onboard guests.

While her cooking is based on classic techniques, the variations of flavors are a reflection of her travels throughout the Middle East (Egypt, Jordan, Syria, and Iran) ) as well as Mexico and Southeast Asia (Thailand and Vietnam).



Having grown up along Australia’s coast, Caro has always loved the sea and the romance of sailing.   She is also intrigued by what lies below the sea’s surface and is a PADI Open Water Dive Instructor, as well as a TDI Extended Range Diver.  Her ocean adventures have taken her to diverse ports of call such as the Canary Islands, Costa Brava, and the British Virgin Islands.



Her recent industry recognition includes top culinary honors at the November 2010 British Virgin Islands Boat Show where she won:

– 1st prize – Entrée Division
– 1st prize – Dessert Division
– 2nd prize – Salad/Appetizer Division
– 2nd prize – Coffee course

Congratulations, Caro! Your talents and passion are at the very heart of the joys of a memorable yachting vacation.



Come spend a week with Caro aboard MUSE this winter in the Caribbean.  Rates begin at $37,000 per week for 10 passengers.  Contact the SailAway and 1-800 Yacht Charters team
 today, to reserve your favorite travel dates.

HURRY!  Holiday vacation dates fill up quickly – don’t miss out on your Caribbean yacht charter vacation this year! 

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Yacht Chef Wins Cooking Competition

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Photograph of Chef Rene Kappetein award-winning superyacht cook smiling in the galley of a yacht. He's wearing a teal t-shirt, khaki pants, and a khaki baseball cap.


Yacht Chef Rene Kappetein, aboard sail catamaran WORLD’S END, bested over a dozen talented luxury yacht charter chefs in the 50th annual Antigua Charter Yacht Show culinary competition.

Rene, the liveaboard yacht chef on the Fountaine Pajot Galathea 65 catamaran took first prize
in the division for yachts under 100 feet. 


Second place was awarded to Adrian Martinon aboard catamaran LADY ALLIAURA



yacht charter chef caro uy poses in the galley of a yacht. On the counter in front of her are 4 rippled white plates of textured items, unknown what they are

Third place honors went to catamaran chef Caro Uy onboard Sunreef 70 catamaran MUSE.  Readers might remember Caro from her profile in September outlining her passion for cooking and her love of travel..

Other winners included second place to Heather Kaniuk aboard motor yacht NUMPTIA in the superyacht division for boats 160 feet and larger;  and chef Melinda Heinze onboard the world’s largest luxury sailing catamaran HEMISPHERE in the 100 to 159-foot category.



Kappetein’s victory earned him a profile story in an upcoming edition of Showboats International magazine, a silver-framed certificate, a magnum of Piper champagne, a Liat airline ticket to anywhere in the Caribbean, a Williams-Sonoma gift certificate, and a stay at the 5-star Antigua Yacht Club Marina Resort.


Come spend a week with family and friends aboard the Fountaine Pajot 65 catamaran WORLD’S END.  Your crew will escort you to the most beautiful anchorages in the Caribbean.  Discover magnificent islands, nature and warm and friendly new cultures. The itinerary, activities and the menu will be based on your preferences, to guarantee you and your guests a unique experience to cherish for a lifetime. 

Contact the 1-800 Yacht Charters destination team today to book your luxury yacht charter vacation.

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