Gale Winds Description

Full Refit in 2020/22.

Cruising Area of Gale Winds

Summer PortFlorida / Bahamas / New England
Summer OperationsBahamas, New England, Florida
Winter PortFlorida / Bahamas / New England
Winter OperationsBahamas, Florida


Length122 Feet
Beam25 Feet
Draft6 Feet
A/C NightYes
Children AllowedYes
Max Speed19
Cruising Speed17
Fuel Consumption100 US Gall/Hr US Gall/Hr
EnginesTwin Detroit Diesel/MTU M91


TP in HeadsYes
Accommodation Details
GALE WINDS features a VIP stateroom on deck forward with a king bed, large windows and en-suite bathroom with shower.

The master is below and forward with full beam allowing for a vanity on one side, sofa on the other, his and her closets and full beam his and hers bathroom with center line shower.

The port guest room has a king bed and the starboard guest room has a queen bed, both with en-suite bathroom with shower and full entertainment systems.

Water Sports

Dinghy (Feet)35´ Everglades & 14´ RIB
Adult WaterskisYes
Wave Runners2
Sea BobsYes
Snorkel GearYes
Wake BoardYes
1-Man Kayak2
Floating MatsYes
Standup Paddle2
Fishing GearYes
Deep Sea FishingYes
Other Toys
35´ 2019 Everglades with twin Yamaha 425s and a custom tuna tower
14´ Inflatable RIB Tender
Wave runners x 2 new Trixx (2021)
Super Jet Stand Up Jetski x 1
Seabobs x 2
Carbon Fiber Jetsurf
AquaBana - SocialBana inflatable 6-person floating cabana with sun lounger
Bōte Paddleboards x 2
Bōte Kayaks x 2
20´ Trampoline with log and slide
Towable Tubes
Fishing Gear for deep water sport fishing
Snorkel Gear
Pool Table in Skylounge
Fitness Equipment (see below)

Scuba Diving Scuba Diving Symbol

Air CompressorNot Onboard


Sat TvYes
Other Entertainment
Kettle Bells 5-45 lbs
Adjustable Dumbbells
Bosu Balance Ball
TRK Suspension Bands
Adjustable Bench
Yoga mats
Garage fitness sand bags 50-250 lbs adjustable
Jump ropes


Special DietsYes

Gale Winds Crew Profile

Crew Number5
Crew SmokeNo
CaptainKaren Holton

Captain Karen Holtan - Karen is originally from Oregon and while growing up on a small farm watched Jacque Cousteau specials any chance she got. After becoming a SCUBA instructor, she started working full time on the water and worked her way up from deckhand/instructor to Captain. After 4 years on SCUBA vessels Karen then transferred to yachts and has had a chance to work from Canada to the Caribbean to Croatia. When not onboard helping guests, Karen loves to travel, take photos and get in the water anytime she can.

First Mate/Engineer Avery Smith - Avery grew up in Charleston, South Carolina where he was never far from the water. He grew up fishing and hunting all over the Lowcountry. After graduating from Clemson University, he moved to South Florida to pursue his passion for the water professionally. He has spent the last three years working on an array of yachts and fishing boats all over the East Coast and Bahamas. Avery found that yachting combines his love for the outdoors with his interest in traveling the world.

Chief Stewardess Savannah Moltzen - Savannah was born and raised in the heart of Charleston, South Carolina. While growing up near the ocean has given her a step forward in the yachting industry, she also enjoys exploring the world of everything arts, music, and travel. She loves being a part of a community that has a ton of that to offer, and it shows. After her time spent with the university of South Carolina she made her move into the yachting world in 2018. She brings the highest level of care and standards to all guests and her fellow crew, all while maintaining an energetic and well-mannered demeanor. In the future she plans on transferring her skills and success in yachting to becoming a successful AirBnB SuperHost.

Deckhand/Stewardess Lauren Wilke - Lauren grew up in Blue Point, a small town on the south shore of Long Island. She grew up boating, sailing and being at the beach every summer. Volleyball has always been a huge part of her life and she was given the opportunity to advance her athletic and academic career at Stonehill College in Massachusetts. After graduating college with a degree in criminology, she worked at a vineyard on the east end of Long Island serving and learning about wine. She moved to Florida to enter the yachting industry and after only a handful of months she learned both roles of deck maintenance and interior knowledge. Yachting combines her passion for boating, traveling and meeting new people.

Chef Jennifer Egli - After leaving the States to live full time in the Bahamas, Chef found the yachting industry and started working in it almost 10 years now. She started as an all-rounder mate/deck/stew cook. After a while she realized her happiest place was in the galley being creative and feeding everyone! She has lived in the Bahamas for 14 years now and has had the opportunity to travel extensively in this industry. She loves using locally sourced fresh ingredients as much as possible to prepare fresh and flavorful food for both guests and crew. Cooking has been a serious passion since she was little and now she gets to do it while living with her Bahamian husband in the islands she loves.

Gale Winds Calendar

Gale Winds does currently not provide a calendar or bookings list. Please inquire for more information.

Gale Winds Rates / week

The prices shown are for the entire yacht for a week-long (7 nights) charter.
Price: $80,000

Yacht terms: Plus Expenses

The price includes a professional crew operating your chartered yacht, but all running expenses such as fuel, tax, provisions and any other costs are extra. Calculate between 15-25% for a sailing yacht and 25-35% for a motor yacht on top of the given rate with an APA cash payment made to the ships agent or captain, who will keep an open tap and produce full accounts of all expenditures. Inquire for more information.

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Gale Winds Guest Reviews

Recent Guest Comments


Tracie and I feel obligated to give a brief synopsis of our experience with your team. Please feel free to share this with the crew, your owner and anyone else you wish.
Our honeymoon experience is one we will never forget and you and your team helped us make these beautiful memories.

Service Organizations are judged by 5 metrics which I have a pneumonic called
RARE Tangibles
1. Responsiveness: The crew exceeded our expectations. We felt as if each member was constantly asking “What can I do next”
2. Assurance: We had confidence in each team member, especially Captain Michael who navigated our needs despite a pandemic and a storm that came in during our charter. Simply stated, my wife and I felt safe “Always.” Laura even sent David as our “personal bodyguard” when we simply went for a walk while in St Martin at night.
3. Reliability: All of our needs and expectations were met and then some. Laurás attention to details, Dariós Michelin 3 caliber cooking and Sven safely taking us to beaches and other areas, even in rough seas.
4. Empathy: Tracie and I both felt a bond with the crew. We felt, and the crew made us feel as if we were family. Furthermore the crew often made us feel as if we were part of the Royal Family. We felt as if Captain and crew truly cared about our needs.
5. Tangibles: The refit of the yacht was impeccable. The presentation of the food looked and tasted like a Michelin 3 restaurant, the amenities looked like the Ritz Carlton and the service was impeccable. Even going out fishing with Sven we could tell he was doing all he could to give us the fishing experience we wanted. It was all about us, the customers.
Tracie and I know that this level of service and offerings are hard. We have about 850 employees in our company so we know what great looks like.

Truly Yours,


August 2021 - Newport
From the moment we arrived it was clear it was going to be a different experience than the past
Captain Mike was amazing
Crew were always there but not in the way
It was all about making us comfortable and happy
Crew got along great with our group when we were having fun they were having fun with us

Boat was beautifully decorated and so comfortable
Plenty of space in both the sun and shade and also places for us hang as a whole group together
Plenty of places to “hide” and relax
Could be as formal or informal as you wanted

New Year´s 2021/2022

We had a outstanding charter on Cresendo! Mike and his crew were terrific. Meals from (Chef) were excellent! Service was top notch. Mike is an excellent Captain who made every day special with diving, water sports, kite boarding, and more.

Gale Winds Sample Menu

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