DELPHINE Yacht Charters
‘”Capt Brad and his mate Shana were unbelievable. Capt Brad is an expert on the seas and calmed all of our worries and fears immediately. He built a custom itinerary for our time in the Exuma Cays and took all of our requests for activities without missing a one. Perfect days of sailing, snorkeling, beach combing, exploring the island neighborhoods, and I could go on. To top it off, he’s a hoot! Very knowledge about the area, sailing, and knew answers to practically every question we had. Shana’s food was out of this world. One couple in our group had certain food restrictions yet that did not stop her from preparing some of the best meals we have ever eaten and to think that they were prepared in the galley of the boat still blows my mind. Not just the quality but the quantity. Not to mention some killer cocktails and making sure the boat was stocked with every one of our beverage requests.
If I could give Brad and Shana (and DELPHINE) 6 stars, we would. It was a fantastic experience from start to finish.”
DELPHINE, a custom built 60ft. Fountaine Pajot crewed charter yacht, welcomes you with an old-world charm.
Featuring an interior of dark warm wood harmoniously contrasted with light oak floors and white headlining.
The salon and dining area are open, elegant and provide plenty of natural light and panoramic views. The aft deck is shaded and has an alfresco dining option and lots of additional seating.
Two large sugar scoop transoms provide effortless water access to the azure Caribbean seas. The decks wrap around the yacht, allowing guest to walk freely finding two generous trampolines forward that are perfect for sunning, relaxing or evening star gazing.
Delphine is fully air conditioned and can accommodate 6 guests in three queen suites, with en-suite separate showers/electric heads. In the salon, TV entertainment from a 40 flat screen is ideal for a relaxed evening or relax to music of your choice.
Delphine is a fabulous choice for comfortable, spacious sailing with family or friends.
Captain Brad Wardle fell in love with sailing when he was seven years old and started taking his first sailing lessons in Ventura, California. He bought his first boat when he was in his 20’s and sailed it for 22 years up and down the West Coast from Canada to Mexico and all the way to Hawaii single-handed.
A natural mechanic, Brad’s has enjoyed a long career as an engineer working on ski lifts in the California ski resorts, and as an oil rig technician working on land and off shore. His work gave him time off between posts which Brad always spent on his boat, sailing. Brad has a STCW 95 certification and holds a Master’s 100 ton License with a Sailing and Towing endorsement.
1st MATE / CHEF SHANA
Shana Story was born and raised in Michigan where she fell in love with boating on the Great Lakes. She has a BS in Education and worked as a health teacher before moving to Montana to become the kitchen manager at Mountain Sky Guest Ranch; owned by Arthur Blank owner of the Atlanta Falcons and Home Depot. Shana’s natural hospitality skills and bubbly personality were the perfect match for the clientele of that exclusive resort, and she soon branched into private catering.
Brad and Shana met each other in Angel Fire, New Mexico where Shana had taken the position as the chef/housekeeper on a private ranch and Brad was working on a nearby oil rig. Brad invited Shana to come sailing on his boat in California, and soon after, the idea to combine their talents and become sailing crew together was born.
Shana and Brad traveled to Mystic, Connecticut to purchase a 40′ Cheoy Lee and gave themselves 2 years to cruise the Caribbean. In those 2 years, they sailed their yacht “Quartette” from Connecticut to Florida, through the Bahamas and to the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico and finally to St, Thomas. They have spent the past 2 years exploring the US and British Virgins Islands with an eye to sharing that knowledge with guests. As the chef aboard, Shana prefers to prepare healthy cuisine featuring fresh, local ingredients and can tailor her menu to accommodate diets such as gluten free, Paleo and vegetarian. Shana holds an STCW 95 certification.
Brad and Shana have 4 grown children between them and love to host families aboard Delphine.
They believe that Dephine is ideally suited for family groups to enjoy a Caribbean sailing vacation that will be the most memorable time of their lives.