Cruising Area of Top Shelf
Top Shelf Description
Top Shelf is a comfortable, yet elegant, Hatteras Motor Yacht that is just right for a family or a group of friends. With many exceptional seating areas and a full complement of toys, she can fulfill the requirements of the most discerning of guests. A fun complement of water toys and an excellent professional crew, make her your “go to” boat for a great charter!
The full with beam of Top Shelf gives her lots of space aboard. Guests love to lounge in the spacious salon, and can opt to dine in the dedicated more formal dining room or enjoy the aft deck dining table. The upper deck enclosed lounge is a favorite, and guests can step aft for exterior sun, or lounging, Triangular awnings provide shade as needed. The bow is also set up with huge lounge pads for sunning or enjoying calm passages.
Below is the King Primary cabin -the berth is 76´x80´; VIP Queen cabin forward, port and starboard queen cabins all 60´ x 80´, You can enjoy watching your meals bring prepared with a visit to the ´country kitchen´ galley and table.
Top Shelf´s interior was inspired in her recent refit by the colors, culture, and Ottoman flair of Turkey. Her cheerful blue and yellow palette, porcelain art and mosaic, and fine silk carpet give an exotic yet cozy comfort. Top Shelf is an excellent choice for any style charter.
Top Shelf feels like a new boat! She had very little running time before the present owner purchased her. The purchase was followed by a refit featuring new paint, new decking and flooring, new soft furnishings, plus beautifully built and designed new cabinetry.
2 x Sea scooters
Note: Cobia tender ´Chaser´ not available during the summer in Hilton Head, SC
Top Shelf Crew Profile
CAPTAIN MICHAEL AND CHEF JENNIFER LANG
MICHAEL and JENNIFER´s adventures began in 2003, their love affair with sailing evolved from a desire to travel at a pace slow enough for all the colors of the world to soak in and leave a stain. They are adventure seekers on a quest for discovery, excitement and new friends.
An inseparable married team, they describe themselves as best friends as well.
In 2011, they decided to become yacht owners the unconventional way by building a 45ft Catamaran. It took them two years working on weekends to launch their Catamaran; they then decided to move to the Caribbean in pursuit of work as yacht crew.
In 2013, they moved to the British Virgin Islands to begin their careers in yachting. Over the course of seven years working as Yacht Crew they have completed over 70 Luxury Term Charters. They began operating Sailing Yachts in the Virgin Islands, completing four seasons and then expanded their expertise to operate Motor Yachts. Together they have Crewed on many different types of sailing catamarans and motor yachts in many cruising areas around the world; Caribbean Leeward and Windward, Florida, Bahamas, New Zealand, British Columbia Canada, Southern California and the Pacific Northwest. They are naturally a great team that delivers outstanding yacht charters.
MICHAEL is originally from California. He approaches life as an everlasting expedition always in search of the next adventure. His career prior to being a Yacht Captain was working as an Industrial Engineer for 15 years. He is an engineer at his core and constantly focuses his
energy on solving challenges. As a Yacht Captain he also handles the Engineering scope and has freelanced as the Ships Engineer on Motor Yachts >100ft.
Michael is active and energetic, always happy to be a guide for outdoor activities, sailing and water sports. His practice in addressing challenges has fostered an even-keeled character, reinforced with the patience to reap the potential of hard work while leading life with imagination. He accentuates the pursuit of his dreams with a can-do attitude.
JENNIFER is originally from Oregon. She has a passion for fresh local food and world cuisines. She studied to become a chef earning a degree from the Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts. As part of her schooling she traveled to Paris, France, where she honed her skills and specialized in patisserie. She worked for seven years as a chef in various capacities and specialties, then changed her focus to attend Portland State University with an interest in health care. While going to college she worked as a professional nanny and personal chef for busy families. The culmination of these experiences positioned her as an outstanding Yacht Chef, Mate and Stewardess.
She is a versatile yacht chef capable of delivering a variety of cuisines. The foundation of her culinary expertise as a trained professional chef and her methods of cooking from scratch with raw ingredients cater to fastidious and well-trekked palates. Jennifer takes pride in delivering exemplary culinary experiences. She is an expert when it comes to food preferences and allergies. As a host she works hard to impress and has earned accolades from an abundance of guests with accomplished palettes.
Top Shelf Calendar
Top Shelf does currently not provide a calendar or bookings list. Please inquire for more information.
Top Shelf Rates / weekThe prices shown are for the entire yacht for a week-long (7 nights) charter.
Low price: $34,000
High price: $39,100
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. Inquire for more information.
Send us an inquiry to get specific pricing for Top Shelf.
Top Shelf Guest Reviews
~A collection of guest quotes~ From Michael and Jennifer´s previous yachts
“I loved the fact that Mike and Jennifer were so accommodating and easy going”
“A marvelous team, whose fast reaction/interaction on deck and in the kitchen is a joy to behold“
“Mike’s agility and knowledge about the area and how to maneuver just about anything is impressive”
“10th charter for Cheryl and me. Michael and Jennifer are second to none.... In fact they are setting the new standard for service and cuisine for our future trips.”
“Michael knew everything about the waters and the yacht. Our sailing was superb in every way and we felt secure and safe!”
“You were professional and fun at the same time. You were clearly knowledgeable, highly skilled and dedicated to your craft. You were always attentive to our every want and need, while seamlessly operating and maintaining a beautiful boat”
“Our trip was excellent, Jennifer and Michael are a wonderful team, that provide a world class chef and a extremely capable and professional Captain.”
“We were so lucky to get you guys as our crew. We plan to follow you to whatever new yacht you end up on in the future!”
“My family and I have been fortunate to travel and have many great 5 star experiences both inside and outside the US. As you might imagine, with four teenagers it is rare that everyone likes the same thing at the same level. All six of us agreed that this would be the best trip we have ever experienced. 5 star accommodations, 5 star + food, 5 Star service, and a 6 star experience.”
“Jenn, your food was incredible. The fact that you operate a scratch kitchen while juggling everything else is impressive. You and Mike make a great team. The two of you work long hours to make everything happen, job well done!”
“Yes, way beyond our expectations. They were both phenomenal. Michael went out of his way to be a full-time activities director for our family and personally provided hours and hours of fun (watersports and otherwise) for us and our kids. Jenn is literally crazy about cooking and spent multiple hours longer than we ever could have expected preparing meals for us. They were both dedicated to their roles in a way that I had trouble believing, and it´s clear they truly love what they are doing. (And they have fun doing it!) They literally worked 18 hours a day (sometimes longer). I am so impressed with both of them that I hope to book our next charter with them again.”
“The second part of the equation...CREW. Oh, where to begin with these two! Let’s start with their best character traits. First, Mike’s ability to handle any situation with a calm resolve and humble approach is truly remarkable. This is an attribute we all wish we had more of or surrounded ourselves with others that exhibited these traits more often. As for Jen, her infectious smile accompanied by her bubbly personality will make anyone feel right at home. From the moment we first met and boarded, they put their best character traits in action. Jen welcomed us as though we were long time friends and Mike graciously gave us the ground rules while making us feel as though there really were no rules...this was our kingdom for a week. Before I go any further describing just how great these two are, there’s something that should be understood. This is a crew of two that manages everything from docking, anchor setting, sailing, cooking, cleaning, entertaining and on and on. Somehow they make it all look easy (99% of the time anyway). These two are in constant motion but will always stop to answer a question, ask you if there’s anything you need, or what you want to do for the day and they do it all with a smile.”
July 3rd - July 10th 2017 (Group of 8, Family of 5 + 3 friends/cousins) From Michael and Jennifer´s previous yacht
Thank you for such an amazing vacation! You helped me face my fears while having fun. This was truly an enriching experience I wish you the best of luck for your great adventure. Have a good one! -Julia
It was an amazing and wonderful trip. Everything was amazing and the good was delicious. This trip was one of the best. Thanks for everything. Natalia
Dear Michael & Jennifer- Cruising with you has been a wonderful experience. You are great hosts. All the details Jen did to the food was delicious and the activities were lots of fun. Mike, thank you for teaching me the basics of skin diving. We wish you wonderful adventures and great success in and your endeavors.
Warm Regards, Eva & Jose
April 8th - April 15th 2017 ( Group of 4, Family of 3 + daughter’s friend) From Michael and Jennifer´s previous yacht
Miguel-Miguel and Jenn-Jenn,
Once again you did it! I has so much fun snorkeling, tubing, sub winging, and eating WAY TOO MUCH. Everything was amazing as usual, especially all the food. Thank you so much for involving me with recipes and ingredients in cooking this week. I really appreciate it. You guys are amazing and find some way to make everything fun (even peeling onions to help with dinner)! Thanks again for a great week of sailing and fun in the BVI.
LOVE YOUR SALTY SAILORS! Kate + Lauren
June 13th - June 20th 2016 (Group of 4, 2 couples) From Michael and Jennifer´s previous yacht
Thank you both for an amazing week sailing in the Saints! We had the most relaxing week aboard. We had a great time riding ATV’s on St.Barths Beach and bar hoping were both so much. Jenn prepared some of the most delicious meals. Mike poured some tasty cocktails as well. Thanks again for streaming the college games for us. What a treat it was to eat sushi while watching the game! The two of you were great hosts and we appreciate all the work you did to give provide us a memorable vacation. Wishing you all the best on your future endeavors.
-Jay & Judy, Fred & Irene
March 23rd - March 27th 2016 (Family of 6, Parents and Young Adults) From Michael and Jennifer´s previous yacht
Happy Easter! Thank you for your hospitality over the past 4 days. It was a wonderful family vacation that we won’t forget. Your Tiramisu was amazing and I will have to try to replicate it. Thanks for the great snorkeling. Best of luck to the both of you in your adventures.
-Steve and Family
June 16th - June 23rd 2015 (Group of 6, 3 Couples) From Michael and Jennifer´s previous yacht
What a week! Lots of excitement and wonderful food – some favorites-Eggplant Caviar, Tuna Cakes, all the salads. Thanks for the TLC and snorkeling adventures! Terrific time! Joan and Chris
Thanks for a wonderful vacation! The food was fantastic and the boat is beautiful. We will always remember your kindness! Brian and Judy (Chaka & Peaches)
Thank you for a wonderful trip! Great snorkeling and food! We will always treasure the memories ☺ Mandy & Ben
Best Captain and chef/mate in the entire BVI. Thank You for a wonderfully amazing week! Abby, & Rob
March 14th- March 21st 2015 (6 Guests, 3 Couples) From Michael and Jennifer´s previous yacht
This was an awesome trip. You both exceed our expectations-food was spectacular. Mike had great boating stories and recommendations on day trips. If could afford it, I’d book with you again every year. Thanks for the great service. -Debbie
A great trip and a wonderful time! Your ability to customize our itinerary each day along with great meals (Best Chef in the BVI) exceeded expectations. Good luck with all your future plans. -Dave & Lori
Thank you for catering to all of our needs, through food, drinks, entertainment travels, expeditions, and just a whole lot of fun times!!!!! We will always be treasured by the memories of our fantastic voyage! Your hospitality and friendliness just added to the experience. We wish you many more fun trips of sailing and hosting charters!
Thanks!! Kelly and Tom
April 19th - April 26th 2014 (3 Generation family, Grandparents, Parents and Teenagers) From Michael and Jennifer´s previous yacht
We have traveled with many leaders, but have never experienced with such dedicated and capable leaders. A Wonderful Trip! -Miriam and Ben Thank you for a beautiful tour of the BVIs. Some of my personal highlights: snorkeling at Cockroach Island, handing out at Sandy Cay. View from Hog’s Heaven, Sailing from Anegada to Jost, and for culture, the dominoes game in some random bar at Cruz Bay. Great Meals! Gorgeous waters! Something for Everyone! -Tamara
January 25th - February 1st 2014 (Group of 6, 3 couples) From Michael and Jennifer´s previous yacht
Michael and Jenn,
Thank you so very much for guiding us thru our 1st visit to the BVI´s. We will remember each and every moment! You far exceeded any expectations we may have had and them much much more! We all appreciated your efforts in taking us to places that we didn´t ever know we wanted to see-so many laughs (mostly due to Jan and I being ´so funny.´ Both of you were so professional and make everything seamless-always calm! We will always remember this adventure! Keep on smiling and living such an adventure everyday together! You are welcome to our home in Canada anytime.
Thank you, thank you, thank you! -Jo and Rick
(Jason, Janis, George & Marsha too!)