LADY SHARON GALE
Interiors are designed to be welcoming, upscale yet informal, stylish and comfortable. The palette of muted earth tones is relaxing. Rich, maple paneling with a soft satin finish is featured throughout. The new furnishings, fabrics and stone are of the highest quality and create an ambience of casual elegance.
On the main deck, charter families and friends will enjoy canapés and conversation in the newly furnished salon. Indulge in a signature cocktail from the bar, or be entertained with music and videos on the yacht’s updated system. Dine in the formal dining area, or al fresco with sea breezes and stunning views on the aft deck or sundeck. Gather together in the all-new sky lounge with JL Audio sound and LED lighting.
Guest accommodations are wonderful for extended families and groups of colleagues and friends. There are four staterooms with six berths positioned on the lower deck level. The master stateroom features a king size bed, cedar lined closet and his-and-her facilities. The VIP stateroom occupies the entire bow area and is nearly equal to the master. It features a queen size bed, plenty of storage and sizable bathroom with shower. Two guest staterooms are furnished with one double bed and one twin bed, so extra berths for children, single guests or staff. Staterooms are updated with new bedding, pillows, linens and towels.
LADY SHARON GALE is ideal for island hopping. Powered by Detroit Diesel engines of 1800 HP each, she reaches a speedy 18 knots and happily cruises at 12 knots. Pick up the yacht in St Maarten and enjoy excursions to chic St. Barth’s and pristine Anguilla. Also available for Virgin Islands charters.
On deck, Lady Sharon Gale offers an unusually large and multifunctional cockpit which is original to the yacht's construction. All outdoor living areas are easily accessed via comfortable stairs that transition from the cockpit to aft deck to the fly bridge. The fixed hardtop provides sun protection while the Jacuzzi and bow areas have great sunning spaces..
LADY SHARON GALE'S interior is beautifully paneled in satin finished maple throughout. The furnishings, fabrics and stone are of the highest quality. The decor is cohesive and comfortable, and provides a perfect combination of informal elegance. The main salon caters to practical and informal day to day living with comfortable furnishings, a formal dining area, living room area, and full entertainment system. Forward in the galley, she features the enormous Broward "country kitchen" that provides for a casual dining space and comfortable spot to converse with the chef.
Below, the master stateroom features a king size bed, large flat screen TV with all of the entertainment options, cedar lined closet and his-and-hers baths. Two of the guest staterooms are identical, and offer a double bed in addition to one twin bed in each cabin. A VIP stateroom is unusually large, and features a queen size bed, very large and comfortable en suite bathroom with shower, and occupies the entire bow area.
Fly bridge with customized table with seating for dining, large Jacuzzi and sunning areas.
Additionally the yacht has an AB 12 inflatable tender with 25hp carrying 6 passengers.
Christopher John O’Reilly has been described by yacht owners and guests as a “true yachtsman”. He was boating by the age of six and sailed competitively even as a child. He earned numerous Sailing Optimist and Vanguard 420 Sailing trophies. By the age of 18, Chris had earned his first maritime license. He grew up in Greenwich CT, on the Atlantic coast of Long Island Sound, so naturally, his most beloved cruising grounds are the waters of New England.
Chris worked in the Marine Department at Riverside Yacht Club for many summers, serving as a launch driver at one of Connecticut’s oldest yacht clubs. Hailing from New England, Christopher, developed a deep appreciation for classic yachts and later went on to work as a mate and captain on some of the oldest, restored, classic, wooden motor yachts around. He enjoys cruising New England, The Mid Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, South Florida, Bahamian and Caribbean waters where he can exchange sea stories and local knowledge with guests.
In addition to his mastery of the sea, he is also trained in the control of another element – fire. He has been a volunteer firefighter from the age of 18. He was also Special Olympics of Connecticut Skipper—2006 gold medal winner. He practices yoga regularly, Bikrum and Vinyasa power yoga. Step on board LADY SHARON GALE. The warmth and energy that radiates from Chris and his professional crew put guests immediately at ease. In addition to expert qualifications, Chris is a remarkable host who makes lifelong friends everywhere he goes.
ENGINEER FRANCISCUS PETRUS CORNELIUS - (Netherlands)
Frans is a seriously talented Jack-of-all-trades. If you’ve got some gizmo that you can’t quite figure out how to fix, Frans seems to have a sixth sense about those things. He’s held a lot of interesting jobs over the years that have demanded exactly this sort of adaptive genius.
As a young man in the Netherlands, Frans worked for a few years in construction before joining the military and training in first aid. After completing his service, he joined a traveling carnival, working with customers and building, maintaining and repairing the rides and attractions. Then he became a truck driver and after that he was the maintenance manager of 90 apartments in Amsterdam. In 2014, Frans moved to Dutch St. Maarten to manage a private villa that was also rented to guests. All of these experiences placed a critical emphasis on safety, which is also first priority on LADY SHARON GALE.
CHEF JOHANN ROEBERT - (South Africa)
Charter guests aboard LADY SHARON GALE should plan for irresistible cuisine. Pack the linen pants with the elastic waistband. You are about to embark on a gourmet yacht charter. Chef Johann grew up in Durbanville, South Africa, surrounded by vineyards. His father frequently enjoyed taking his two sons to dine at “fancy restaurants”. Johann’s sophisticated palate and passion for cooking developed early on. He knew he wanted to be a chef, and as soon as he completed high school he enrolled at the ICA (Institute of Culinary Arts) in Stellenbosch.
Johann owned a very successful, upscale restaurant in St. Maarten for 11 years. Last year it was destroyed by hurricane Irma. He has catered to villas, private jets, and also worked as a yacht chef on several different yachts. His versatility and innovative talents are well known in the industry. Recently he has started making favorite South African recipes. Charter guests might sample Biltong, a jerky-style snack, or Boerewors, a special sausage. Barbecue is another South African tradition. Johann says, “I love cooking in nature over open flames or “Braai”, as we say. Cooking on a campfire is one of the most enjoyable things to do. I have a special spot in my heart for traditional South African cuisine (Cape Malay), but my favorite cooking style is French cuisine. Japanese cuisine is also a favorite.
“I have always been drawn to the kitchen”, says Johann, “If I have to choose one reason that I’m so into cooking, it’s because everyone loves good food! I immensely enjoy the happiness I bring with this skill. Secondly, cooking has taught me so much about different ways of life, and about cultures and histories through traditional recipes. I grew up around yachts, so a career in the yachting industry is a perfect fit. I get to cook at my highest level for the pleasure of wonderful guests from all over the world.”
STEWARDESS: PAULA SADA MARTINEZ DEL CAMPO (Spain)
Paula was born in Madrid, Spain. Despite living in a landlocked metropolis, she fell in love with boating at an early age. Her father owned a power boat and she grew up having wonderful experiences exploring Mediterranean ports of call with her family. It was a natural joy to her to land in new places and meet many, different people.
After completing her elementary education, Paula attended the Universidad Pontificia de Comillas and was awarded a degree in Psychology and began a career in social work. A natural linguist, she enjoyed opportunities working in Morocco and France, where she quickly became fluent in both languages. She used her language skills for the benefit of others in Spain and Morocco, working with a nonprofit organization that helped foreigners with immigration assistance.
Traveling in different countries Paula worked with all different types of people from all over the world. While living in the Caribbean, she decided to combine her passion for hospitality with her love of yachting. She says, “ I figured there is no better place to be a hostess and show off my bartending skills than on a motor yacht. I can showcase my warm hospitality skills with others that enjoy the natural beauty of the Leeward islands.
Paula is deservedly proud to have crossed the Atlantic Ocean at just 22 years old and launched a successful career in the marine industry. She is a peaceful, happy person who puts her heart into caring for her charter guests. Because she speaks fluent English, Spanish, French and Moroccan Arabic, she makes guests of almost every nation feel at ease and at home. One of her favorite activities on charter is to serve fresh, tropical cocktails on a sunset cruise. There’s almost nothing that compares to watching a crimson sun sink into the turquoise Caribbean Sea. Especially from the deck of Lady Sharon Gale, with one of Paula’s signature cocktails in hand.