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David, Thank you for putting up with the Texans! We had a wonderful time. Here are some of the photos from the week. . take care of yourself and Safe and Happy Travels!
Hi Dave,

I hope you are off to a great charter this week.

I just wanted to thank you for last week. You made the trip AMAZING. Your relaxed vibe absolutely set the tone for lots of fun. Thank you for going above and beyond with the kids. At dinner last night we all commented that we missed you.

Oh how I wish I were still sailing the BVI’s with you at the helm but, sadly I am back at the office.

Please send me your mailing address if you have one I wanted to send you something.

I will connect later regarding skiing in the Alps once we kinda know our plan.


To who ever it may concern:

During charter of a Lagoon 450 for an Atlantic crossing in November 2015 we had the true pleasure of being appointed Mr. David Scallan as skipper onboard our boat.

For more than 4 weeks of offshore sailing, and thereafter trough the Caribbean islands, David really was superb as skipper onboard!

He is not only a pleasant person that brings smiles around the crew and guests, he is also dedicated and professional to the very highest level of seamanship and of the guests well being!
He always had safety first in mind and prudence in his actions onboard. He takes great care of the boat, avoiding unnecessary costs and keeping things in working order.

I can therefore truly recommend David to any person that consider hiring him as skipper!

Yours sincerely,

First officer Swe Coast Guard
Best vacation ever and our favorite Captain and boat!" - kids said it all
Captain Dave S. was awesome. I know he isn't used to young kids, but after the break in period he was fantastic. Great sailor and tried to answer all my questions as best he could (inside joke) I left all the planning to him and he really did a great job building a great itinerary 'on the fly,' which he modified as he got to know us. Great flexibility
This guy right here made our trip on Long Story an amazing vacation. We will be back, Dave Scallan. Consider yourself warned.
We love you Captain Dave!!!
We need the name of the charter you'll be running next year. We had a great time and the confidence you display is like a great surgeon. Cheers,
Matt and Renee
Huge thanks to my parent's for giving me the raddest graduation present of all time. Also a huge thanks to some of my favorite people in the world for voluntarily choosing to be stuck on a boat with me for 5 days and thanks to our unreal captain Daddy Dave- no idea how you didn't throw us overboard...
We recently took a week-long sailing trip through The British Virgin Islands and were fortunate enough to have Molly Andrews onboard as our Chef/Hostess. We would like to take this opportunity to highly recommend Molly. She is not only an amazing chef and hostess, but an extremely pleasant, kind and generous person.

From the moment we stepped aboard and were presented some beautiful and delicious platters and her welcoming and warm smile, we knew we were going to be in very capable hands. Her meals were not only delicious and unique, they were also beautifully presented, time after time. What was truly amazing is that she was able to do so with such limited space for cooking and preparing. Her love for making others happy was evident on each and every plate. It was a five-star experience throughout.

Although we were hesitant to be aboard in such tight quarters with a complete stranger, she immediately put us at ease and we were all sad to leave our new friend upon departure. We are hoping to have the opportunity in the future to utilize her fabulous services, if not just to reconnect someday as friends. She has left a very special impression on our family, providing an extraordinary, memorable experience.
Best of wishes to Molly in all she aspires to do!


Stephen and Pamela
My wife and I spent last week sailing in the gorgeous BVIs. From start to finish was the vacation of a lifetime and it was truly hard for us to return home. Sailing in the BVI had always been a "bucket-list" dream for us and with Molly's help our vacation exceeded our dream. Molly was the first mat/chef/entertainer/"do-what-needs-to-get-done" person on our trip. To say she was fantastic is an understatement, She met every one of our needs before we even knew we needed it!

Prior to our trip we were curious what meals would be served, considering we were on a catamaran with a pretty small kitchen, To our surprise, every day we were amazed at how perfectly presented and delicious Molly's meals were. Her menu was creative, diverse and restaurant quality all the while navigating a challenging list of dietary restrictions. We have even brought some of her recipes home with us!

Aside from Molly's professionalism and amazing culinary skills, her personality and demeanor is one where you befriend and connect with right away. Once her work was done, she was always up to have some fun and jumped right in with whatever activity we were doing. We often felt like, with Molly, we had another friend on the boat.

We truly enjoyed having Molly as part of our trip and hope to see her again soon!

Amon and Priscilla

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