1st Class Yacht Charters
P.O. Box 306417, 5D-2 Estate Misgunst, St. Thomas, VI, 00803, USVI
(844) 522-3913 / (340) 774-5687

CaptainJeff Black USA 1978 USG 100 ton
Valerie Hughes USA 1972 STC 95
Number of Crew: 2Languages: English

Crew Profiles:
Captain Jeff Black was born in central California where he grew up spending most of his time in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. He discovered his love for sailing in Key West Florida in his early 20s. Jeff received his 100 ton, sailing, and towing endorsed USCG captains license at the
age of 23. He ran his own offshore delivery Skipper business for the past 10 years bringing yachts all over the Atlantic seaboard and the Caribbean. Jeff has also worked as Chief Mate on a 125chartered Motor Yacht. He has an
abundance of experience in hospitality in both high end and day charters. Jeff has three wonderful children that he is very proud of. He has happily settled in St. Thomas, and is excited to take the helm on The Black Pearl.

Chef/First Mate/Master Diver Valarie Hughes was raised by the ocean on the West Coast of Florida and relocated to St. Thomas five years ago once her children were grown. Her
background in the hospitality industry along with her great love of the water made her perfect as the hostess aboard many high-end day sail charters. Her passion for the water extends to sailing, scuba diving, snorkeling, kayaking, and paddle boarding. As a Dive Master she loves to share the majestic beauty of the underwater world. Wanting to further her time on Yachts she began freelancing on term charter Yachts, where she discovered her true calling. Valarie prepares her meals with love and enthusiasm - from organic and very healthy to southern and comforting - Valarie can cook anything and continuously WOWs her guests.

Jeff Black

Chef/First Mate

(844) 522-3913 / (340) 774-5687