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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.

CATAMARAN YACHT CHARTER

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.

CHEF AND CREW HIGHLIGHT

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!

 

WHY IS CREW IMPORTANT?

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.

 

SPOTLIGHT ON CHEF, CARO UY

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 GIFT

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).

 

CHEF EXPERIENCE

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.

 

CULINARY HONORS

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.

 

BOOK A YACHT CHARTER


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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Lionfish Havoc – Florida Yacht Charter Grounds | Yacht Charter

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In 2010, we took a look at efforts to control the invasion of lionfish in the Florida Keys.   Recent reports paint a disturbing picture – efforts to control the population have not been successful.  

According to Oregon State scientist Stephanie Green, “There is strong evidence that the lionfish is having negative effects on the native population.  We don’t see any signal that anything is controlling lionfish population.”

Photo of a red and white lionfish swimming over a reef in dark green water

The problem is simple – lionfish, native to the western Pacific Ocean, have no natural predators in the
Atlantic Ocean. They live up to 15 years, and one female can produce as many as 2 million eggs in one year.

“Many of our Florida yacht charter clients, as well as many bareboat charterers, are avid divers,” reports Jana Sheeder, President and Owner of 1-800 Yacht Charters. “We are hearing more and more tales of multiple lionfish on the reefs in the Florida Keys, as well as the in the cruising grounds in the nearby Bahamas.”
So far, the only viable option to attempt to control the invasion remains the same – eat them!  The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association continues to exotic lionfish continue invading florida yacht charter cruising grounds - ideal remedy is to eat themrecommend aggressive efforts to harvest and consume lionfish.
So, next time you are at your favorite seafood restaurant, instead of ordering an overfished item like tuna, see if lionfish is on the menu! Enjoy a delicious meal AND make a difference!=================

Affordable airfare from just about anywhere in the United States makes Miami and the Florida Keys an excellent venue for a domestic yachting holiday.   Learn more by contacting 1-800 Yacht Charters at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/

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