Captain Randy and Shelly
Yacht Charter Catamaran Mariah Princess III in the BVI
Updated: Apr 10, 2022
New Lagoon 77′ Catamaran Mariah Princess III received a warm welcome to their luxury sailing yacht charter base in Tortola, British Virgin Islands.
Mariah Princess III sleeps up to 8 guests in 4 King Cabins. She was built in 2020 and features all the amenities you would expect in a high-end Catamaran!
Featuring a Jacuzzi on the Deck!
This yacht sailed into the Caribbean from the Mediterranean a short while ago. She will be based in the British Virgin Islands, or alternatively can pick up charters in St Maarten and St Barts. Even down in the Grenadines!
Mariah Princess III features One master suite with side opening private deck, ensuite bath with his and her sinks, stall shower, electric toilets, walk-in closet, and desk. Three king-size suites each with ensuite bath including stall shower, vanity/sink, electric toilets. One Cabin can adjust to Twin Beds. Two crew cabins with private baths. Upper deck lounge with Jacuzzi Stern swimming platform Extra wide side decks
CAPTAIN KEVIN GENTLES:
Kevin was born in Edmonton, Alberta Canada. He moved to the British Virgin Islands at a young age where his family-owned and operated a charter company on a large Sailing trimaran for 24 years. While living in the islands he started his career as a deckhand/stew and has since worked in various different roles such as Detailer, painter, deckhand, lead deckhand, bosun, first mate on large sailing yachts and motor yachts as well as Captain taking out day sails.
Recently coming from the position of the First officer on a Royal Families Flagship Yacht. He knows high-end service AND fun.
He has been involved in the marine industry from a young age. His immediate family is made up of Captains, SCUBA Instructors, Marine Engineers, Surveyors, and Naval Architects. So the ocean is in his blood.
Some of his interests include diving, which he is currently doing his divemaster, exploring new locations, exercising, and riding motorcycles.
Kevin has lived and worked around the world on yachts including all over the Mediterranean, Australia, Singapore, Malaysia, The Maldives, and the Philippines.
He has many interesting stories to share and is a very outgoing person who has never met a stranger.
He is happy to return to his roots and be closer to family. He always had a deep love for the British Virgin Islands.
CHEF NICOLE BOWMAN 100 T license with a Saling Endorsement. She additionally carries a certificate in Culinary Arts, HABC QCF from Ashburton, STCW, and ENG1 Nicole has spent 7 years as a successful Charter Chef on a variety of Sailing and Motor Yachts progressively making her way up in size and quality. Nicole hails from “where the cows are” in the middle of Florida. Outside of work, she enjoys SCUBA diving, hiking, and exploring Islands.
STEWARDESS Cat has been working in the Virgin Islands for the past seven years as stewardess. Her Spanish background and personality is delightful and always sparkling.
ENGINEER/FIRST MATE Julio Santana was born in Cuba but came to the States when he was 19 years old. Julio completed an Engineering ticket currently has his AEC 1 and 2. He comes from larger motor yachts and is well-rounded in engineering onboard a vessel. Julio is a Kitesurf Instructor which you can look forward to us making use of onboard, and his E Foil, Wing, and Windsurf Experience fit right in with future planned toys onboard! We are happy to rent an E-Foil Board to have on board at your expense until we have our own! Julio also has his Drone license, is a great Media Content Creator, Loves Spear Fishing, and is an excellent Snorkel Guide.
Amenities and Water Toys:
Williams 505 diesel Jet Tender
Large Floating pad for the water
Seabob X 1 ( Coming in next few months one additional)
Fishing Gear ( 8 fishing rods, Gaff Hook, Fishing lures, and tackle)
2 x Paddleboards
Go Pro Underwater Camera
TV's in all cabins
24 Bottle Wine Cooler
2 x BBQ
4 x Ice Makers
5 drink lockers
4 person Jacuzzi on the flybridge
3 Main Dining Areas, Cockpit, Saloon, and Fly Bridge
Many Bunny Pads
Underwater Blue Lights on Yacht and Jet Tender
Upper deck lounge with Jacuzzi
Stern swimming platform With Hydraulic lift for easy boarding and access to the water
Extra-wide weather/side decks.
E-Foil Board ( available with an additional Rental Cost- We have a crew member with experience to teach you)
Kitesurfing- Bring them along! We have a kitesurfing instructor onboard.
A crew accommodation spot can be made available for a Nanny upon request.
Theme Nights are available onboard.
Request one dinner ashore at guest expense, please.
About Us-Your Charter Yacht Brokers: Capt. Randy & Shelly Tucker!
We do not sell yachts like many other agencies so there is no conflict or distraction in our focus for your yacht charter. Our service is free to you. We travel extensively to boat shows and yacht charter shows year-round to personally view and inspect as many of the yachts.
6 Reasons Why We are Qualified: 1. As Members of the Charter Yacht Brokers Association and the Virgin Islands Professional Charter Yacht League, we maintain contact with the yachts to keep abreast of the very latest information on crew/yacht conditions and new yachts entering the arena.
2. We stay on top of local and Federal Governments to keep informed about changes in our industry, as well as involve ourselves with the changes in the environment in which we offer charters.
3. We engage in open dialogue with local publications to help keep the government and the public aware of this important industry in our islands.
4. We attend multiple charter yacht industry shows in the Caribbean and Mediterranean, go aboard each of the yachts, meet the crews, attend association meetings and seminars. We'll happily share our notes about changes to the boats and crews and confirm any newly added features and upgrades as well as re-fits to the boat’s decor like new carpets, interior and exterior soft goods & fun new water toys.
5. As a seasoned charter yacht Owner & Crew, we have access to the "inner circle" and know all the insider facts.
6. We've developed a longtime friendship with vendors of services such as local taxi drivers, ferry companies, good places to stay on land, great restaurants, and much more. Contact us for more info!