Cruising Area of Lady J

Pref. Pick-upSt. Thomas, USVI
Other Pick-upSint Maarten, Leeward Islands
Summer PortCaribbean / Bahamas
Winter PortNassau, Bahamas

Accommodations

Guests12
Cabins5
Crew9
King3
Queen2
Twin2
Showers5
Tubs5
Heads7
TP in Heads-
Electric Heads7
Accommodation Details
ON DECK MASTER STATEROOM: Forward. Upon entering, there is an office to starboard and a small drinks refrigerator. The master stateroom is full beam with walk-around king size bed, sofa, and vanity. There are two separate entrances to the en-suite his-and-hers bathroom with twin sinks. His with stall shower, hers with Jacuzzi tub. Private head. Entertainment system featuring 27´ flat screen TV/DVD/CD with individual satellite receiver, and iPod docking station. Large windows create abundant natural light in the Master Stateroom if desired.

BELOW DECKS GUEST STATEROOMS:
AFT TO PORT: Situated mid-ships. Walk-around queen-sized bed. En-suite features tub with shower overhead, sink, bidet and head. Entertainment system featuring 20´ flat screen TV/DVD/CD.

AFT TO STARBOARD: Situated midships: Walk-around queen-size bed. En-suite features tub with shower overhead, sink, bidet and head. Entertainment system featuring 20´ flat screen TV/DVD/CD.

FORWARD TO PORT: Spacious stateroom with twin beds and one trundle*, with the option to convert the twins to a walkaround king bed. Entertainment system features 20´ flat screen TV/DVD/CD. En-suite features a tub with shower overhead, sink and head.

FORWARD TO STARBOARD: Spacious stateroom with twin beds and one trundle*, with the option to convert the twins to a walkaround king bed. Entertainment system features 20´ flat screen TV/DVD/CD. En-suite features a tub with shower overhead, sink and head.

All staterooms include individual satellite receivers, individual climate control, port holes allowing natural light, robes, slippers, hairdryers, reading lights, night lights, iPod docking stations, and luxurious bath products.

AFT DECK: Covered al fresco dining area for 6-10 guests utilizing the expandable aft deck dining table. 4 chaise lounges with cocktail tables aft. Centerline stairwell to the swim platform.

MAIN SALON: L-shaped sofa with coffee table and 2 club chairs. Entertainment center with 50´ retractable plasma TV/DVD/CD with individual satellite receiver, surround sound, and iPod docking station.

FORMAL DINING for 10 guests in comfort.

SKYLOUNGE on BRIDGE DECK: Sofa with coffee table, plus a game table. Bar area. Entertainment center with 50´ retractable plasma TV/DVD/CD with individual satellite receiver, surround sound, and iPod docking station.

BRIDGE DECK AFT: Magnificent oversized deck with generous seating for al fresco dining. Optional umbrellas provide ample shade.

SUN DECK: Oversized sun pads, full wet bar, Jacuzzi, and two chaise lounges.

*Trundle berths measure: 26” W x 70” L - suitable for young children.

Lady J Specification

Previous NamePure Bliss
Length142 Feet
Beam25´8 Feet
Draft6´6 Feet
Built1997
Refit2016
A/CFull
A/C NightYes
StabilizersAnchor
JacuzziYes
Sun AwningYes
DeckshowerYes
HairdryerYes
Water MakerYes
Ice MakerYes
Internet AccessOnboard WIFI
Max Speed14
Cruising Speed12
Fuel Consumption75 US Gall/Hr US Gall/Hr
Range1260
Turnaround48 hours
EnginesEngines: 2 x Cat C32 Engines (2021) - smaller / more efficient / 99% more eco friendly Generators: 2 x Northern Lights 66kw, 60hz with sound shields
Communications
WiFi: Starlink Marine Package included in Charter Rate.
Computer, printer, scanner, SatPhone, SatFax, Cell Phone

Water Sports

Dinghy (Feet)32´ Interpid tender
Dinghy Hp2x300hp
Adult WaterskisYes
Kids WaterskisYes
Wave Runners2
KneeboardYes
Snorkel GearYes
Wake BoardYes
1-Man Kayak2
2-Man Kayak2
Standup Paddle2
Beach GamesYes
Fishing GearYes
Other Toys
32´ Intrepid towed Tender 2x300 Yamaha
13 ft AB jet tender 2020 (AB 380 series) 170HP
2 x 3-person wave runners
2 x Stand Up Paddle Boards
2 x double kayaks plus 2 x single kayaks
Water skis (slalom, adults and children)
Snorkel gear for 12 (adults and children)
Wakeboards, kneeboards, towable toys (Rave, Banana boat, 2x3-person, 2x1-person, trampoline)
Full array of Fishing Equipment
Exercise Equipment: Free weights, yoga mats and instruction DVD´s, resistance bands, pull-up bar.
SCUBA the yacht is equipped with 6 full dive sets and commercial grade dive compressor for certified divers only.
Sun Deck Jacuzzi with oversized sun pads
Wii and XBOX 360, huge assortment of games
Board Games
Audio-Visual Library
BBQ beach gear with gazebo

Scuba Diving Scuba Diving Symbol

ScubaOnboard
LicenseMaster
Air CompressorOnboard
Tanks6
BCs6
Regulators6

Entertainment

Sat TvYes
Salon Tv/DvdYes
Salon StereoYes
iPod/Device HookupsYes
Board GamesYes
Other Entertainment
DVD and CD Library
DSS satellite TV - Europe/USA/Bahamas/Caribbean
AppleTV in Main Salon and Skylounge

Cuisine

Special DietsYes
KosherInq
BBQYes

Green Initiatives

Other Green Initiatives
Cat C32 Engines 2021 - 99% more eco friendly

Lady J Crew Profile

Crew Number9
Captain
CaptainJarryd Vermaak
NationalitySouth African/British
SpeaksEnglish


CAPTAIN
JARRYD VERMAAK
Captain Jarryd was born in South Africa. He grew up in Durban spending his days on the beaches with his friends. Jarryd studied Marketing and advertising after school while working for a successful restaurant/cocktail bar opening new franchises around South Africa. Jarryd entered the yachting world in 2009 as deckhand onboard a 188’ Feadship. Since entering the wonderful world of luxury yachting, he has crossed the Atlantic 5 times and cruised many different waters including the Mediterranean, Caribbean, US East coast and the Gulf of Mexico. His hard work, attention to detail and growing knowledge, along with strong communication and entrepreneurship skills allowed him to work his way up to Captain of very busy private and Charter programs. Jarryd first joined LADY J in 2015. His longevity and charter experience have allowed him to hone his skills to provide a five-star yacht program and experience to guests every time. He is very team and guest focused. He has a lively bubbly personality and gets on with all guests, always sharing a joke or two, making for a memorable charter experience that guests won’t ever forget. In his free time, Jarryd enjoys diving, water sports, traveling, and reading.

FIRST OFFICER
PAUL SHELTON

Paul was born in Durban, South Africa and grew up on the beach front surfing. In 2009 he moved to London and worked on the London underground as a Electricians mate before moving to the mediterranean to start his yachting career. Paul started working on classic sailing yachts and spent five years on a 109-year-old classic schooner. While onboard, Paul took part in over twenty classic sailing regattas in the mediterranean and Caribbean. Since then, he has worked on both sailing and motor yachts and worked his way up from deckhand to first officer. Paul had spent most of his yachting career in the Mediterranean but recently wanted to spend some time in America, which led him to Lady J. During his free time, he enjoys playing rugby, surfing and more recently took up learning to play golf.

CHIEF ENGINEER (Rotation)
MATTHEW STALLARD
Matt is from Winchester, Virginia in the Blue Ridge Mountains. He grew up sailing in the Chesapeake Bay and sport fishing in the Outer Banks of North Carolina. After earning a degree in economics from the College of Charleston, South Carolina he decided to follow his love for the ocean and pursue a career at sea. He has been onboard yachts for 15 years. When not turning wrenches, Matt enjoys being in the mountains hiking and camping, or on the water paddling and fishing.

CHIEF ENGINEER (Rotation)
MICHAEL BISHOP
“Mikey” was born in Durban, South Africa where he grew up surrounded by water and was an avid surfer. He worked as a mixologist in cocktail bars in Durban before leaving to work as a Mechanical Mate for the London Underground Railway. After five years in London, he missed the ocean and moved to Fort Lauderdale, Florida to begin his career in yachting. He began working as a deck hand, quickly finding his way to the engine room where he excelled. Nine years later he is an extremely talented engineer who plans to continue his education and attend more engineering courses during his free time. He currently resides in Mallorca, Spain with his beautiful wife and baby boy. Mikey considers himself lucky to work on a rotation schedule onboard Lady J so that he can also spend time with his family at home, where they enjoy hiking, swimming, reading, and surfing.

CHEF
ANTHONY HORNER
Anthony grew up on the Mississippi river in Wisconsin. He attended the University of Wisconsin, and obtained a bachelor’s degree in philosophy. During his time in University, he studied abroad in France where he volunteered on an organic farm. One thing led to another and next thing he was training in Gastronomy in France in an intensive culinary program focused on Gastronomic French Cuisine and Pastry, followed by an even more intensive internship. Anthony then travelled through Central America and Thailand. While he was traveling in Thailand he acquired his Thai cuisine certification. After a few years of travel he returned to the United States, and worked in a Spanish Tapas-Style Restaurant in Miami, which ultimately introduced him to find a culinary career in the wonderful world of luxury private yacht charters. While not whipping up culinary delights in the Lady J galley, Anthony enjoys training for Olympic distance triathlons, swimming, cycling, reading fantasy fiction and playing trombone and bass guitar. While Anthony considers himself a Jack of all trades in the galley, his strength lies in Mediterranean, Thai and Central American Cuisine. With his well-rounded culinary expertise, Anthony intends to wow guests with his international flavours.

CHIEF STEWARDESS
ESPERANZA CABADA

Esperanza was born and raised in Venezuela. Shortly after finishing her BA in Tourism, she moved to London to improve her English and started her career in hospitality at the grand Hotel St Pancras Renaissance where she was part of the banquet and conference team. From London, Essie moved to the Hotel Artz in Barcelona to keep learning and growing. Seeking new challenges, she then moved to Germany, where she absorbed the German culture, language and way of work; efficient, fast and always professional. After 5 years in Germany, Essie decided to move to St Maarten where she found the perfect blend, her passion for service mixed with warm weather and sunny places. She has been working on Sail and Motor yachts since 2016.

SECOND STEWARDESS
GILLIAN GIACHINTA
Gillian was raised in Leesburg, Virginia, developing a love for the outdoors, spending summers at the lake and winters skiing. She then attended the University of Tampa and obtained a degree in Biology. Her curiosity for the world and passion for the ocean led her to attend a Semester at Sea, where she travelled to multiple countries within Asia, Africa, and Europe while taking courses on the ship. This program sparked her love for living on the water and she knew she wanted to pursue a career at sea. Given her waitressing experience and adventurous, outgoing personality, yachting was an obvious avenue. Gillian is passionate about creating memorable experiences for others as they explore the world, making her a great fit for Lady J.

STEWARDESS/DIVEMASTER
OKWA GROENEWALD

Okwa was born in Durban, SA. She started working in hospitality as a teenager and worked her way up to some of the best restaurants in the country. After school she went over to the states as an au pair and enjoyed traveling and trying new things. She started working on yachts in 2016. Along the way Okwa fell in love with painting, slacklining, snorkeling, fishing, and diving. She spent some time in Honduras chasing her love of diving and is currently the divemaster on board. She holds a coral watch specialty and hopes to one day contribute to coral restoration and reef health.

BOSUN
TYLER FRANKS
Tyler was born in Memphis, Tennessee. He grew up playing on his high school basketball and golf team. Tyler then moved to Knoxville where he attended the University of Tennessee to study marketing. During his time there, he started up his own valet company which became very successful and is still going strong to this day. Throughout his life, Tyler has been boating on lakes all through Tennessee. Since then, he has been pursuing a boating career which brought him down to Fort Lauderdale, and eventually onboard Lady J. During his spare time Tyler enjoys playing golf, basketball, fishing, and spikeball on the beach.

DECKHAND
CAREL DE BEER

Born in Cape Town, South Africa where he grew up playing rugby and loved the outdoors, Carel has always loved being near the ocean. He started his yachting career as soon as he finished high school and found his way traveling to the states to work on yachts. He has worked and traveled in the Bahamas for 6 months before joining Lady J. During his spare time, he enjoys traveling, playing golf, fishing, diving, swimming and being active in the gym.

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Lady J Reservations & Port Locations

Start DateEnd DateDetails (Holds can be challenged)
Jul 08, 2024Oct 31, 2024Unavailable: Fort Lauderdale, Florida* to Fort Lauderdale, Florida*
Dec 08, 2024Dec 15, 2024Booked: Abacos, Bahamas to Abacos, Bahamas
Dec 18, 2024Dec 25, 2024Booked: Nassau, Bahamas* to Nassau, Bahamas*

Lady J Rates / week

The prices shown are for the entire yacht for a week-long (7 nights) charter.
Low price: $119,000

High price: $129,000

The high and low prices of this yacht depend on both the number of guests and the traveling season. Send us an inquiry for exact pricing.
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. Unused APA money will be refunded. Inquire for more information.

ADDITIONAL RATE DETAILS


10-night minimum over festive season, unless Dec 19-26 books first, then 7-night minimum over New Year´s holiday will be accepted.

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