Yates Yachts
41200 County Road 46, Steamboat Springs, CO, 80487, USA
+1-970-871-6002
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SCORPIO GUESTS COMMENTS

Guests aboard the Sovereign 54 sloop SCORPIO wrote of their June, 2018, charter in the Grenadines:
Richard and Jan were the best hosts you could hope for. If there was something you would like, be it food, activity or simply a drink of water, they were the most accommodating.
We sailed out of St. Lucia down to Bequia and back to St. Lucia. We sailed for 8 days and were greatful for the input and guidance from Richard and Jan for options of things to do as this was a first for my spouse. We enjoyed snorkleing, some hiking on one stop over, a stroll through Bequia and a nice dinner ashore in the Young Island area.
OMG! Jan and Richard do a wonderful job at using your preference list to guide them in building a menu that is quite enjoyable. Jan put together some really appetizing meals. Richard was our bartender and did a great job for sundowners and our wine with dinner.
The yacht was comfortable and clean. Richard and Jan keep a tidy boat. This is a unique yacht in it's size and that there in only room for a maximum of three passengers aside from Richard and Jan.
The yacht is as well ventilated as a yacht can be. There are plenty of hatches to allow air to circulate and help keep you cool. Keep in mind however, that hatches have to be closed when it rains and that air flow is reduced. However, the companion way, which is covered, is kept open and this helps with air circulation.
Guests aboard SCORPIO over New Years 2017/2018 in the BVI said...
Was the crew friendly and accommodating?
Extremely, very professional and sincere in their desire to make our vacation a great experience

Was the yacht comfortable and clean?
Yes, it was clean and maintained throughout our stay.

Was the yacht well ventilated?
Yes

Was the food good and well presented?
The food was very good in both qulity and preparation.

Did you like the area you sailed?
Yes, it was peaceful, relaxing, and convenient to hop around to different spots.

Additional comments on your charter?
I would recommend Scorpio for any couple that are looking for a quiet, private, and personally customized charter. Richard and Jan were very knowledgeable about the area and were flexible and accommodating.
Guests aboard SCORPIO in late January, 2016 said:
The experience we had on board Scorpio could not have been better. Richard and Jan, our hosts were always on top of everything and had tremendous knowledge of the Islands we traveled. The yacht did not disappoint either as it was immaculately clean, roomy, and comfortable.

Richard was amazingly helpful in helping me and my wife as new divers get comfortable with the activity. His patience was immeasurable and always done with a smile. He was very careful to choose dive sites that matched our skill level and were interesting as well. As we also have interest in learning to sail he was tremendously helpful in this regard as well and taught us a great many things about sailing a larger yacht and the rules of the water. We are actually considering a second charter with them to get our sailing certificate for future possible bare boat charters.

As Richard handled most of the sailing and diving activities, Jan was always busy in the galley whipping up new creation for us to enjoy. She would always be a step ahead of us asking for what drinks we wanted, what we wanted to eat and the like. To say the least the menu she created was amazing and different with every meal. They were also far more than just hosts as we spend long whiles on deck chatting and getting to know each other.

One of the reasons we chose Scorpio was the on board dive master and ability to fill tanks on board. This allowed much more time to actually dive than having to travel to a shop for tank fills or carry many tanks that take up deck space. One of the other reasons was his ability to teach sailing as we mentioned above as we have interest in learning.

All in all we would not hesitate for a moment to join Richard and Jan again and could not be more pleased with the experience. They are truly wonderful people that obviously enjoy what they do and it shows in many ways. I would also highly recommend them to anyone who wants a private sailboat charter in the islands as I could not have imagined a better experience. The combination of excellent crew and an excellent yacht I don't think could be beaten.
1 MONTH CHARTER in the Grenadines, Jan. 2010
What a wonderful cruise with our most gracious hosts. The sailing was exceptional with great winds that saw the captain consistently hitting 9 knots and kicking every boat within sight of our vanishing stern. The food was superb from breakfast, lunch and dinner - fresh lobster, snapper and grouper that can only be described as absolutely delicious.
There was never a wonder of where we should go for the best anchorages or places to explore. Richard & Jan have all the best places figured out. Scuba diving was Absolutely the Best, far beyond what we have ever experienced. Richard is an exceptional dive leader with safety and concern for our enjoying the underwater world always first rate.
To rate our trip...It was 5 star... on sailing, diving, eating, exploring and most importantly on a personal level. Richard & Jan - you are wonderful people and you will always be our personal friends - we look forward to meeting you again - hopefully in the near future!
ONE MONTH CHARTER in the Grenadines,
Kaaren and Jim S. WA USA
March 24-31-12
Name: Georgia & Allen
Yacht: SCORPIO with Rich and Jan
Charter Dates: March 24 - 31, 2012
Area Cruised: Virgin Islands

We hope your charter lived up to your expectations. We would love to know some of your impressions about your yachting vacation. Please answer the following questions and add any comments you may have.

1. Was the crew friendly and accommodating?
absolutely

2. Was the yacht comfortable and clean?
yes

3. Was the yacht well ventilated?
very well so

4. Was the food good and well presented?
The food was great, very healthy and tastey

5. Did you like the area you sailed?
Very much so.

6. Could we have helped you further in any way?
No, everyone was very helpful.

7. May we post this review on our website?
Yes

8. Additional comments on your charter?
June 2012
Name: Gary
Yacht: SCORPIO with Richard & Jan
Charter Dates: June 11-18, 2012
Area Cruised: Virgin Islands

We hope your charter lived up to your expectations. We would love to know some of your impressions about your yachting vacation. Please answer the following questions and add any comments you may have.

1. Was the crew friendly and accommodating?
Extremely!

2. Was the yacht comfortable and clean?
impeccable

3. Was the yacht well ventilated?
Yes, and when AC was needed it worked very well

4. Was the food good and well presented?
Delicious and wonderful

5. Did you like the area you sailed?
Best time we have had diving or snorkeling

6. Could we have helped you further in any way?

7. May we post this review on our website?
Yes

8. Additional comments on your charter?
A truly perfect vacation. We will be sailing for our future vacations and hope it will be on the Scorpio with Richard and Jan!


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