|Refit:||New larger tender June 2019|
|Base Port:||Nanny Cay BVI or Yacht Haven Grande USVI|
|The finest cruising experience yet imagined, NENNE (a Swedish name which means strong and brave like a lion), elevates the enjoyment of a floating holiday to new heights. A Victoria 67, newly built and launched in 2017, she's the newest addition to Fountaine Pajot's Flagship fleet, their top-of-the-line luxury cruising cats. She's sleek, elegant, and extremely spacious with an overall length of 67 feet and beam of 31 feet; truly, the ultimate in cruising comfort. The popular flybridge concept has been expanded on this yacht to a state nothing short of magnificence. It is accessed from the cockpit with stairs on both sides that are highly secure. The 2-person carbon fibre helm, offset to starboard, provides the captain excellent visibility and easy access to winches, sheets, sails and traveler to ease the work of sailing. For guests aboard who have come to relax, the seating area is incredibly comfortable with benches, side tables, a relaxing sofa, and the convenience of a refrigerator and sink. The rise & fall tables can also be used for dining, making this a highly usable area not usually found on an FP 67. A large bimini provides an area of escape from the sun for those who want some shade and there is integrated lighting for evening cocktails. Additional side and rear covers can be used to block the wind for dining if desired, and of course, the large double lounge cushion for sun bathing make this a highly desirable space for the ultimate in relaxation, all enjoyed with awesome views of the surrounding scenery. The large aft deck is shaded by the flybridge overhead and provides additional comfortable lounging spaces, as well as an elegant setting for formal dining. Two large sumptuous pads are optimal for relaxing. A projector and large cinema screen can be viewed inside from the cockpit or saloon. Step into the saloon which features urban chic decor with gorgeous leather upholstery, and lots of space for comfortable entertaining in air-conditioned comfort if so desired. The large relaxing seating area has an electric rise and fall coffee / dining table providing an additional option. The open galley is equipped with state of the art appliances, fine china, and extensive glassware. There is an extra chart plotter and helm station at the chart table from where the boat can be steered. Accommodation for 10 guests in 5 cabins which are all en-suite: 1 King, 3 Queens, and 1 Twin which can be configured to a King upon request. Each cabin has independent A/C, Sony and Apple flatscreen LED TV with access to onboard server film library with over 500 films, Bose hifi music system, high quality bed linens and and towel sets including nice thick NENNE-branded beach towels. The very large master cabin has a desk/dressing table and a comfortable couch. The only way to improve on such a fabulous yacht is with an outstanding crew and NENNE delivers there too. Captain & Chef Donald and Audrey Harper have established themselves as one of the top crews in the Caribbean charter market, evidenced by 17 charter yacht show awards in categories including Best of Show, Culinary, Table-setting, and ECO-friendly. The most important accolade this crew receives on a regular basis is numerous rave reviews from their guests. NENNE is equipped with a large array of water toys including, snorkel gear, kayaks, stand-up paddleboards, wakeboard, adult and children's waterskis, a range of towable inflatables, plus a Yamaha 70hp tender for towing. For guests interested in scuba diving, you won't find a better choice than NENNE as she offers a premium dive experience with a complete assortment of top-of-the-line equipment, an onboard dive compressor. (See specs for details.) Captain Donald is a licensed PADI Dive Instructor and loves to share his passion for diving and favorite local dive spots with guests. Here's a quick peep of catamaran Nenne on video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vlyhMv373b8&feature=youtu.be For an interactive tour of the Victoria 67, please visit the Fountaine Pajot website at http://www.catamarans-fountaine-pajot.com/en/sailing-catamarans/catamaran-victoria-67/|
| Accommodation for 10 guests, in 5 cabins which are all en-suite: 1 King, 3 Queens, 1 Twin. Upon request the Twin can be configured to King. All have independently controlled AC, Sony TV and Apple TV with access to onboard server film library with over 500 films and Bose hifi music system. The very large master cabin has a desk/dressing table and a comfortable couch.|
Toiletries are provided and Nenne has sunblock on board, but ask clients to bring their own sunblock that agrees with their skin (Nenne provides a guideline in a Helpful Hints guide prior to the charter).
|Resort Course:||Discover Scuba Diving: $135 including 1 dive|
| Premium Dive Experience with Top-of-Line Equipment & Accessories|
On-board Dive Compressor
1 X Oxygen cylinder (safety)
Multiple scuba tanks
10 complete sets of the following in various sizes from XS to XL
Regulators, BCDs, integrated weight system plus weight sets
-Dive Masks and Snorkels
- SMB and reels
- Fish ID slates
In BVI we make use of the 90-minute dive buoys or the big yellow buoys for larger vessels near the Baths etc., avoiding to/from dinghy rides.
| Regular Dives: $35 per person per dive|
Resort Course (Discover Scuba Diving): $135, includes 1 dive; additional dives $35 per person per dive
Open Water Referral (Check Out Dives) $300: Do your pool and class work at home, come with your referral letter from your instructor, and complete your open water dives on the yacht. (Including 4 dives).
|Dinghy HP:||70 Hp Yamaha|
|2 Man Kayak:||2|
|Swim Platform:||Yes, at stern|
|Boarding Ladder:||2 drop-down, off transom|
|Gear Type:||Rods & Reels|
|# Fish Rods:||2|
| Adult, junior, and trainer water skiis|
Adult and junior wakeboards
2 x Stand Up Paddleboards
Several towable inflatables
10 snorkeling sets of various sizes
2 X Go Pro cameras in waterproof housing
A Mavic Pro Drone - rated the best drone of 2017 (operated by the Captain to take some wonderful pictures of your charter experience on board Nenne). Also:
• Go-Pro & Digital guest photos as keepsake
• Personalized guided shore excursions
• Cliff and boom jumping
• Laser star show
Note there is a shade over the whole flybridge area on Nenne.
Nenne has a dinghy lift at the back (instead of the garage) to make skiing and all water sports much easier.
If clients wish to obtain a temporary Fishing Permit they will need to quote the boats permit #748004.
1000 Piece Puzzle
Brandi Dog-Swedish game
Cludo-The Classic Mystery Game
Five Crowns- Five-Suited Rummy-Style Card Game
Majahong-Domino Type Game
Mexican Train-Domino game
Pass the Pigs-Small and big version
Scotland Yard-Monopoly type Game
Scrabble-Brand Crossword Game
Set-Family Game of Visual Perception
The Dating Game-Truth / Dare
| Apple TV in every cabin and saloon connected to satellite system. Music system is available in every cabin, saloon, cockpit and flybridge connected to a film and music server with wide range of content. Wine cooler and trash compactor. Extra fridges and freezers and high volume ice maker.|
Molton Brown (England) toiletries in every bathroom.
Nenne has 220v as well as USB ports in every room. Also 110v transformers. In addition there are hairdryers in every room as well as a straightening iron.
Nenne has a medical kit to MCA coding.
Extra staysail & gennaker
High quality sail material
Electric winches throughout
Inversion hatches on the underside
Large array of safety equipment
The pulpit is fully enclosed for safety
Nenne welcomes tandem charters but for safety reasons no rafting will be possible.
NENNE's crew of three is a dynamic and welcoming team who instantly help you feel relaxed and right at home. Donald and Audrey, married for 22 years, met in South Africa and have spent the last 10 years sailing in the Caribbean. Their great sense of humor, excellent hosting skills and vibrant zest for life promises to make your vacation an unforgettable experience.
CAPTAIN DONALD HARPER held several positions, from Managing Director and COO prior to following his dream of a joyful life at sea. Besides his love for his charming wife Audrey, sailing is his greatest passion followed closely by Scuba diving, fishing, and kayaking. As well as being an Offshore Captain and a PADI Scuba Diving Instructor, he is also quite the comedian and enchanting storyteller!
1ST MATE & CHEF AUDREY HARPER enjoyed a career as high school principal prior to becoming a charter yacht chef. Cooking has always been a passion of hers. With her dream of traveling the Caribbean and working as a Chef, she is delighted to meet any requirements of her guests with her delicious culinary treats. As an Offshore Captain and PADI Advanced Scuba Diver, she is hands on with boat handling and water activities. She completed a CTH Level 2 Certificate in Culinary Skills and a Pastry and Puddings Plus certificate from the prestigious Ashburton Cookery School in England. She holds a teaching degree in Education and an Honors Degree in Education Management, Law, and Policy. Whatever your culinary needs, Audrey will take care of you!
DECKHAND/STEWARD THOMAS WHEELER, from South Africa, already knew from a young age that he wanted to pursue a career on the ocean. This set him on a professional course with a long-term goal to learn as much as possible in the yachting industry. He completed numerous marine courses, which includes RYA Dayskipper and Powerboat level 2. He is also a qualified scuba diver.
His excellent boating skills and great attitude makes him a great team member of Nenne. The guests on Nenne can be assured that he will assist them with safe, fun-filled water activities. Being part of a big family himself, he is especially good with children and love interacting with people.
ROTATIONAL CREW FOR 2020 SUMMER SEASON ON NENNE:
Captain Magnus hails from the frigid fjords of Norway with several captains in his blood line. He spent his entire childhood regatta racing, teaching sailing and working for the King in the Norwegian Navy before he felt himself being drawn to far more tropical latitudes. Now, thawed out, and after several years of cruising on his private sailboat, multiple ocean crossings and chartering the most stunning waters and island groups in the world, he can guarantee a fantastic experience with well thought out itineraries and adventures.
Chef Lindsey hails from New England and a long line of chefs. Following in her fathers footprints, she found herself in the restaurant industry at a very young age. Always mesmerized with the tasty creations flowing out of the New England kitchens she worked in, she decided to peruse her passion for the culinary arts. She immersed herself in culinary courses and the bustling food scene. In an effort to keep her passion for travel stoked as well, she set off in the yachting industry roughly eight years ago. From the Eastern Seaboard of the US, France to Spain, Italy to Turkey, Croatia and many other stops in between, she has honed her skills in several different styles of cuisine. On crossing the Atlantic she let her creative side flow with inspirations from the Caribbean and South America. She takes much pride in tantalizing your taste-buds, but also in constructing creative cocktails, and cultivating a vacation for the memory books! Magnus and Lindsey met at anchor and have been together, living on boats, for over 5 years. They tied the knot last year in Tenerife, in the Canary Islands.
The Crew on Nenne have won 17 awards at the annual charter yacht shows:
Best Multihull over 57ft, BVI Yacht Charter Show
Best Multihull over 57ft, BVI Yacht Charter Show
Second Place, Culinary Chef Competition, Appetizer Section
Third Place, Chef competition at the Antigua Yacht Charter Show for yachts under 125 ft
Third Place, Table Setting for yachts under 125ft
Best Boat on Show at the BVI Yacht Charter Show
CYBA Save the Blue Award for the most Eco-friendly yacht at the Antigua Yacht Charter Show
Second Place in the Chef competition at the Antigua Yacht Charter Show for yachts under 99ft
Third Place in the Chef competition at the BVI Yacht Charter Show, Mount Gay Rum section
Best Multihull on Show over 57 ft at the BVI Yacht Charter Show
CYBA "Save the Blue Award" for the most Eco-friendly yacht at the Antigua Yacht Charter Show
Second Place in the Chef competition at the St Thomas Yacht Charter Show
First Place in the Table setting competition for yachts under 99 ft at the Antigua Yacht Charter Show
Second Place in the Cruising World Cup in St Barts
CYBA Save the Blue Award for the most Eco-friendly yacht at the Antigua Yacht Charter Show
Second Place in the Chef competition at the St Thomas Yacht Charter Show
Third Place in the Chef competition at the Antigua Yacht Charter Show, the coffee section
Classic Eggs Benedict with Smoked Salmon/ Canadian Bacon and Creamy Hollandaise Sauce
Continental Breakfast with Charcuteries and Cheese
Banana Waffles with Maple syrup, Fresh Berries and Bacon Roses
Three Cheese Frittata, with Herb-roasted Tomatoes
New York Style Bagels with Smoked Salmon, Cream cheese, Capers and Red Onions
Cinnamon and Maple Syrup French Toast served with Parma Ham
Spinach, Leek and Mushroom Quiche
All served with Coffee, Teas, Fruit Juice, Cereal, Fresh Local fruits, Yoghurts and an assortment of Bagels and Breads
Mojito-Lime Grilled Shrimp served with Sun Dried Tomatoes, Olives, Spinach and Feta Pasta Salad with Creamy Basil Pesto Dressing
Thai Tuna Salad with Soy and Honey Dressing served with Warm Baguette
Pineapple and Ginger Braised Ribs, Creamy Coleslaw and Chickpea Salad
Grilled Chilli Lime Chicken Fajita Salad with Soft Burritos
Crab Cake Stacks, Marinated Mushroom, Gourgette and Spinach Salad
Local Fish Taco Salad with Guacamole, Sour Cream and Jalapenos
Grilled Chicken with Pineapple and Mango Salsa, Potato wedges and a Green Salad
Local and Imported Cheese Platter with Red Onion Marmalade
Black and Green Olive Tapenade served on Crostinis
Creamy Spinach Pastry Wheels
Smoked Local Fish Dip with an Assortment of Crackers
Jalapeño Poppers with Homemade Ranch Dressing
Hot Artichoke and Spinach Dip with Tortilla Wedges
Mini Quesadillas with Guacamole and Salsa
Caramelized Pear and Rocket Salad with Blue Cheese
Mediterranean Stuffed Peppers with a Balsamic Reduction
Creamy Garlic, Onion and Tomato Mussels with Toasted Bread Fingers
Chargrilled Asparagus Salad with Honey and Wholegrain Mustard Vinaigrette
Polenta with a Saltfish Ragout
Portobello Mushroom and Pesto Melt with Warm Roasted Pine Kernels
Beet and Goats Cheese Salad on a Stick
Ginger Sesame Salmon, Rice Noodles and Sautéed Seasonal Vegetables
Grilled Spiny Lobster Tail with Garlic Lemon Butter, Ginger Lime Butternut and a Green Salad
Orange Brandy Pork Tenderloin, Roasted Balsamic New Potatoes, Walnut, Cranberry and Spinach Salad
Grilled Marinated Steak with a Mushroom Sauce, Sweet Potatoes, Avocado and Orange Salad
Rosemary Marinated Rack of Lamb with Herb Butter, Basil Gnocchi, Sautéed Asparagus
Tray-baked Chicken with Tomatoes on the Vine, Sweet Potato Mash and a Seasonal Salad
Honey and Mustard Grilled Mahi-Mahi, Lemon Basmati Rice, Aubergine and Lentil Salad with Goat's Cheese and a Balsamic Reduction
Balsamic Marinated Berries with Homemade Meringues and Cream
Cappuccino Cheese Cake with Chocolate Sauce
Caramelised Pineapple Tarts with Homemade Coconut Ice Cream
Local Lime Pie with Fresh Whipped Cream
Passionfruit Mousse with Chocolate Sauce
Poached Pears with an Amaretto Sabayon Sauce
Roasted Banana Pudding with Meringue
All served with Local Coffees and Fine Liqueurs
|SEASON:||2 Guests||4 Guests||6 Guests||8 Guests||10 Guests|
|Winter 2019 to 2020||$40,000||$41,500||$43,000||$44,500||$46,000|
|Winter 2020 to 2021||$40,000||$41,500||$43,000||$44,500||$46,000|
5-12 June 2019 - Extraordinary Bahamas Trip
Audrey, Donald & Thomas,
Thank you sooooo much for every detail during our wonderful week with you. Each one made our vacation the best!
Audrey: we had the best meals. Your cooking made this trip to be superb.
Donald: your humor and ability to cope with every and each of us and made it possible to be all happy during the week.
Thomas: your smile always very attentive to all our needs was the best.
Thank you all again, we had a wonderful vacation, and hope to see you again soon.
Thanks for everything, our week has been amazing, one of the best vacations in our lives. We are a complicated group…with so many different opinions as you have experienced. So you have accomplished a master.
Audrey: The food experience has been extraordinary.
Donald: your jokes and good vibes incomparable.
Thomas always with a smile on his face and his words, “It’s a pleasure”. We expect you to come to visit, you are more than welcome.
7 wonderful days, everything was magnificent!! We wait for you at your home in Peru!
C & F and friends
14-22 June, 2019 – Amazing Family Trip to the Bahamas
Dear Audrey, Donald & Thomas,
Thank you so much for a tremendous week on the Nenne. We saw so many beautiful and unique places and really appreciate your efforts to keep us full engaged and entertained….and so well fed – each meal was better than the last.
Thomas: thank you for constantly mixing cocktails and making delicious frozen drinks, and constantly hauling us in from the kayaks.
This week showed us the importance of a fantastic crew, and you all made our week so much more fantastic than we could have hoped. We hope to see you again in the BVI. Also please let us know if you are ever in Delray Beach.
Thank you so much for everything! This is probably the best trip I’ve ever been on. The food was also probably the best food I’ve ever had before. The crew was also very nice and fun to be around. I hope that I will be able to go on another trip like this again. Also, I had a lot of fun getting to know Thomas. He’s really nice and funny and is great at helping me win Uno. I hope I will see you all again soon.
Thank you guys for the most amazing trip I’ve ever been on. The amount of things we did in a week was unbelievable. The food and service was amazing. I especially loved Donald’s many long stories, that entertained us on the 4 hour long boat ride to Shroud Cay. I also love the incredible variety of water toys that we could use to get to the islands. But the stay in the boat was such a new and fun experience.
They were also 100% flexible to when it came up to us to decide what we were doing. I hope that I get to come again and have such an amazing crew.
Thank you Donald, Thomas and Audrey for the trip of a lifetime.
The R Family
26 May - 2 June ~ Memorable Bahamas Family Vacation
Dear Donald, Audrey & Thomas.
Our trip with you on Nenne in the Exumas was perfect for our family. We enjoyed all the sites we saw but the highlight of the trip was your hospitality. Your interaction with us made the trip memorable. I really appreciate the care and attention you gave Susan. She was much more active that unusual and she enjoyed the trip. The food was unbelievable, and the service was “world class”. I also greatly enjoyed our discussions about sailing. We enjoyed the water features, the pigs, the piano and mermaid, and especially the Mangrove River to the Pristine Beach.
We are already planning the next trip with you in the BVI. We hope you enjoyed our company as much as we enjoyed yours. I would have no problem recommending your services to anyone I know. We hop you continue to enjoy your life. If you come to Utah for a visit we would love to see you.
All the best to you!
P.S. We also really enjoyed Thomas. I’m sure you will teach him all the skills he need to become a great captain.
Memories for a lifetime – Thank you!
As Michael and I have traveled a lot and have had many great opportunities in life, we are a bit spoiled! Needless to say, this trip ranks right up there on the top! It was “epic”. Your personalities and food and great humor and real friendship was very much appreciated. Our entire family has enjoyed the week and we lope you welcome us again as we plan our next trip.
It takes special people to deliver the entertainment, the fantastic food, service, jokes, games and for me it was special to participate with your genius personalities. Its not often you come across people like all of you are – amazing – smart and happy in life. Therefore, you could share your happiness with us. The I will treasure forever. You will be hard to forget, so we hope to see you all soon.
It’s been a pleasure and lifetime experience to have met all of you.
Never change. I think you all are blessed with a rare gift with people.
Thank you so much for a wonderful week. We’ve had such a great time with each of you, so much fun and beautiful sites and experiences. Our kids summed it up perfectly, “best vacation ever”! We will always remember the piggies, the Grotto, the Mangrove swamps, the iguanas, the amazing beaches and the warm clear blue water. It was terrific but what made it so great for us was you guys. You guided our adventures, feed us so well, joked with us, played games with us, swapped stories with us and made us all feel so comfortable and at ease so we could have such an enjoyable trip. Like Audrey said, “It feels like we’ve known you forever”. We’ll be back. We want another crack at Donald, the Liar’s Dice and Quarkle champ. Thanks for your hospitality and making it such a special trip, one that we will treasure always. Best wishes.
Sailing and spending time with you all on the boat has been quite a pleasure. Many of our party have discussed how attentive you have been as hosts. Thank you for sharing your knowledge of the area and the sea. Audrey, each day was accented with great food. How impressed we all are with the presentation and flavor of your dishes. Highlights of our time spent with you include the Grotto, Piggies, and the iguanas. Thank you Thomas for always being a stop ahead of us. Whether getting us a soda, re-filling water glass or hanging our wet items to dry. We wish you the best in your pursuit of a career at sea. Donald, special thanks for being such an entertainer. You are a gamesman, boat captain, sportsman, comedian and of course, a magician. We loved your stories and especially when Audrey join in to add her perspective.
Again, thank you so much!
I cannot thank you enough for the most amazing trip. Sailing through the Bahamas was one of the most incredible vacations I have experienced. I was lucky enough to come thank you to my parents and family. With that said, I will be saying daily hoping to return to see you all in the BVI. I loved each and every adventure from the Grotto, where you helped me face my fear of heights and grow. Each day progressed into something even more special, the piggies, the iguana, the beautiful beaches and even water sports.
What made this trip special was each of YOU!
Donald; thank you for the laughs, the guided tours, the adventures, the snorkeling, diving, swimming trips. I felt more confident because of you. You are an amazing teacher and I will never forget our talk. A man of many talents who took the time to care to get to know each of us individually and provide activities to best suit us. I will miss you joke, crazy adventures and wit!
Audrey; thank you for the most incredible food and for being such an amazing host. You too were the perfect teacher and compliment to Donald. I love hearing all your stories about home, teaching and being a principle. Such great wisdom and kindness. You taught me so much about life.
Thomas; thank you for the constant attention to detail. Audrey & Donald have taught you well. You are such a great kid. Funny, kind, polite and helped me so much in the water. Thank you for teaching me how to dive down. I was always afraid of the ocean.
In a nut shell, yes the trip was amazing! But what made it special was the three of you. People vacation for different reasons but for me to feel at home, to feel welcomed and to be able to totally relax in tight quarters with family speaks to your great wisdom and your experience interacting with people. I wish you all the very vest and hope to see you all again soon. This time dive certified! A trip never to forget.
Thank you again!
P.S. It was the perfect way to celebrate Memorial Day and think of my son. He loved the water and I cannot help but think because of the three of you, how proud he would be of me facing my fear of the ocean. I will now be a water dog for life in honor of my son, Wyatt.
From the “O” Family
24 Feb - 2nd March, 2019 – An Experience of a Lifetime!
Dearest Donald, Audrey & Dennis,
Thank you for the most incredible setting for the most incredible week. You really took our vacation to the next level with 5 Star cuisine, 5 Star service and 6 Star anecdotes & jokes. Thanks for making life on the water look effortless, while we know you’re all paddling like ducks underneath. You welcomed us and our best friends into your live and became people we want to have in our lives more. So, we’ve promised our kids to come back – can’t wait for you guys to meet Vince Jr. (x3!).
Thank you, thank you, thank you for an experience of a lifetime. We can’t imagine spending it with any other crew. From Donald’s hilarious tales and jokes and Audrey’s delicious meals and Dennis’s helpful hands – our hears and tummies and glasses were always full. You made us feel like family! We are so happy and grateful that we got to share this wonderful adventure with you. We hope to return one day and be repeat guests.
We want to thank you for the amazing hospitality! You crushed it! From the fabulous gourmet food, to the hilarious commentary. It was truly a pleasure. Donald, you have found your calling. You all made it appear effortless. A special shout out to Dennis for his excellent personalized service.
Thank you seems like too small a word to express how grateful we are to have spent this week aboard the Nenne. You kept us smiling and laughing with full bellies and full glasses of pinot grigio! Good luck Dennis on you next boating adventure! Sad to be leaving but heading out with a huge smile on my face and a very happy heart!
I am full of gratitude from the week on Nenne with you! Memories for a lifetime. Chop Chop…Time to go home. Yes, Yes, Yes we will be back!
All the best in your future adventures!
Wow, what a great week! Thank you for all of the great memories, consistent humor, great food and knowledge of the area. We can’t wait to come back!!
Thank you for an amazing week of wit, humor and keeping us laughing. We appreciate all your amazing food. It was a true adventure!
The “C” Group
10-17 February, 2019 – BVIs – A Fabulous Week in Paradise!
Donald, Audrey & Dennis,
Thank you all for an amazing week in the BVIs! Y’all are the best crew all around and I cannot imagine every coming back to the BVIs without you. From the jokes, cooking, conversation and service you make the trip everything I dreamed it would be. Thanks again and I look forward to our next trip!
Y’all out did yourselves! From the stories, adventures, meals & friendship our 2nd trip was amazing. Thank you for taking the time to get to know us and making the Nenne our home for the week.
Thank you for such a wonderful charter trip, especially for my first trip to the BVI! You two are such a good team, entertaining us, cooking the most delicious meals (I will email you for recipes!), and keeping us safe as we traveled the beautiful waters. Not sure anything can top this charter (or any other captains!!). You made us feel so welcome and supplied us with endless hilarious stories. We can’t wait to plan another trip with you all. And Dennis has been trained so well, we enjoyed his level of service and always smiling face!
We can’t thank you enough for another fabulous week in paradise! It is hard to put into words how amazing the Nenne crew is. After the hurricanes we were nervous the BVIs would never be what they used to be, but it is obvious they are more than on their way! Good luck with your new adventures in the Bahamas, we already cannot wait to plan our next trip…and who knows…maybe will our “littles”. Thank you again for everything! If you ever feel like coming to Charlotte or Canada, you have a place to stay. Dennis, best of luck in the future, we can’t thank you enough for everything this week! We adored your super friendly always smiling willing to do anything personality and can only hope our children frow up to be as hard working and fun!
Another epic week! Feeling very blessed to be part of this crew of travelers and part of the Nenne family. Too many amazing things to list, but a special shout out to Audrey for keeping us incredibly well fed. Good luck to Dennis on your super yacht adventures! Open invitation to Canada always!
With love, The "H" Family
26 Jan - 2 Feb, 2019 – BVIs – Excellence from beginning to end
The ABC’s from the (Minnesota) 6S’s:
A – Audrey! Every “gourmet morsel – special & delicious
B – Business Time! Need we say more?!
C – Captain Donald! Joke teller & storyteller – personality plus!
D – Dennis! Polite, kind, respectful – impressive!
E – Excellence from beginning to end
F – Friends – Old & New
G – Gratitude – Thank you Marc & Molly for the trip of a lifetime
H – Happy Hours! Drink of the Day/Cordial with dessert
I – Integrity of crew – best in the business!
J – Jokes! (See Donald for these)
K – Kinship among crew and us
L – Love: of each other, guests and profession
M – Memories to last a lifetime
N – Nenne – What a vessel!
O – Over the Top – It doesn’t get better than this!
P – Peaceful & Pleasure, Pleasure 😊
Q – Quick – Humor, Service & quick to please
R – Rejuvenated – That’s us!
S – Snorkel, scuba, sailing, special life experiences!
T – Temperature – sub zero at home, a 100 degree swing
U – Unbelievable scenery, blue water and aquatic life
V – Vibrant – Personalities aboard this ship!
W – Water toys, waterskiing, Wednesday
X – Xtra-Xtra- This crew goes above and beyond!
Y – Yummy – From breakfast to dinner (and everything in between)
Z – Zzzzzz – Some of the blest sleep on the best bedding!
6-12 January, 2019 in the BVIs - Unforgettable!
Donald, Audrey and Dennis,
Pleasure, pleasure, pleasure.
Thanks for the Happy Birthday Celebration. Didn’t know if it referred to last or this year’s birthday. Not important…I got to celebrate twice thanks to you. Love you. Se you in the PR soon.
You will always be in my heart and my prayer, we have a wonderful time, every day was special, you have entertained us and kept with us, I will never forget this wonderful trip, ever. You guys are a perfect example of what should be a crew on a boat. Remember if you contact us we will try to please you as well. Thank you so much!
Speaking for all the professional drinkers in the world, thank you, thank you, thank you! Hope to see you soon!
I just want to thank you all for the amazing week we just had. It has been a real “pleasure” to know you and travel this week around the BVIs. An amazing experience I will not forget. Wish you all the best, and thanks again for making everything perfect!
Thank you for an unforgettable time! Your warmth made every day so special and not to mention, the tastes, the sights and laughs that we will treasure always. Pleasure, Pleasure, Pleasure!
The “M” Group
27 Dec - 3 Jan 2019, New Year Charter – An incredible Week!
Note from broker: The family were very happy, had a great time.
Donald, Audrey & Dennis,
What a sad day it is! This has been the most special week celebrating the end of one year and the start of a new one, snorkeling and diving, sailing to beautiful Anegada plus the delicious food and drinks. We have enjoyed every second! Thank you for making the boat the perfect place for our 8 month old baby, who I know will be a captain and master diver after this trip. I think he has better sea legs than all of us.
Good luck to Dennis, a real fish! Keep us posted on your endeavors, we can’t wait o hear of your next adventures!
We love you guys!
Thank you for making family gathering so special! From the start you made each experience flow with ease even when the odds were against us. The knowledge you each bring to the table is priceless and the grace you express through your hospitality is 5 star! Happy New Year! May you years ahead be filled with abundance.
We can’t thank you enough for making this past week so incredible. Anna and I had a blast sailing, snorkeling and diving with you. Audrey: Your meals were incredible, and I believe you taught us some new tricks that we’ll use going forward (e.g. bacon roses). Also, thank you SO much for organizing our open water certification, our dive on the Rhone is something we’ll never forget. Donald: Thank you for the many hours of great conversations, jokes and card tricks. If you find the time, best of luck with the hang gliding in the nearby area! Dennis: Thank you for all of your help in organizing all of our water activities and mixing our cocktails. We wish you all the best with you future sailing endeavors, and fingers crossed, everything works out with the Black Pearl! You all are a truly wonderful crew!
Thank you so much for such a phenomenal time! We hop you’ll continue to live life to the fullest and have the best time! Also, Dennis: Thank you for all the delicious drinks!
The "S" Group
27th July to 3rd August in the Grenadines
Donald & Audrey,
Only six months later and here we are again! And, we got to celebrate our birthdays together! Thank you for showing us a new corner of the world. Once again everything was perfect – the food, the drinks and especially the company!
Until next time,
The “A” Group
14-22 June,2018 – An Unbelievable Family Experience!!
Dear Audrey, Donald & Dennis,
Where to begin? A fabulous boat, fantastic crew, outstanding meals & constant cocktails! But those are the obvious, what was so fantastic was the warmth & humor, knowledge and friendship that we so quickly shared. It was an unbelievable family experience celebrating Chris’s 70th, and we will never forget this past week. You have all made it very special for us.
All the girls and Jack had such special moments – boom jumping,tubing, learning magic tricks – and we adults enjoyed the sailing, stories and special cocktails.
In a nutshell, we had a wonderful week and can’t thank you enough. Hopefully we’ll be able to join you all again, as it was truly a pleasure!
Well, she said it all! I thank you so much for a fantastic trip. I couldn’t have said it better than Nana. Thank you for the amazing meals,fun activities (like tubing and of course boom jumping) and just an all around awesome time!
Thank you guys so much! First off, I am so grateful that you were so kind and always shining smiles in my morning. Second, the amount of food, drinks and many other things you guys made/brought for us is definitely more than we deserved so thank you for that.
Audrey, I am an extremely picky eater, and let me tell you that you made some of the best food I have ever eaten! Thank you for you nonstop work and glowing personality. I am forever grateful!
Donald, you handle everything with such grace and we will always remember the “Amazing Captain Donald” who was the most fun guy ever! Thank you so, so much!!
Dennis, I am so grateful for you. Not just the fact that you were always getting me things, you were so, so kind and I know the kids looked up to you. I cannot begin to say how grateful am for you and your professionalism. You made this trip so fun and it was incredible to see the way each family member was entertained constantly. Truly an unforgettable experience! Thank you!
Thank you for a truly amazing week. We loved every minute of it and can’t wait to come back again. And a special “thank you” for accommodating the food requests. The kids enjoyed all of it, which is impressive coming from the picky one. Of course, we all enjoyed every meal and the constant stream of cocktails as well. We were lucky to have you all as our crew. We couldn’t have ask for a more professional, funny, caring, knowledgeable and fun group!
You guys are all an amazing crew and it felt like y’all were simply an extension of our family. Thank you for welcoming our family into yours and into your home!!
The “L” Family
March 31 - 6 April, 2018 – 50th Jubilee for Christo!
To the Nenne Crew, Audrey, Donald & Dennis,
Thank you very much for the awesome week aboard! I could not have asked for a better 50th. Great cruising, diving….excellent food and cocktails too!
There are not enough stars to rate your attention to every detail of our week on the Nenne! Wonderful snorkels, sails, meals, cocktails, companionship, swims,entertainment, etc. A perfect family vacation for 3 generations! It was indeed a BIG DEAL. Thank you so much!
I don’t think there is much more to say….the diving, food and cruising experience were perfect in every way. Saw the greatest full moon. Thank you!
The “D” Family
17-24 March, 2018 ~ A Dream Come True!
Dear Donald, Audrey & Dennis,
Thank you so much for making our 50thAnniversary the perfect week. So much to thank you for. Everyone loved it. You’re the best! Food was the best! Drinks and all the extras too numerous to mention. We loved this trip more than any we have ever taken! Thank you Audrey for all you do! Donald, you are unique! Never met a Captain who makes everything works o well. Audrey, thanks for the best food and thank you for making it all possible. Dennis, you are wonderful! We loved the “Nenne”.
With love from all of us! P.S. I loved the stern ladders which worked so well for me!
Thank you so much for a wonderful escape from the snow!! It was an amazing trip and I had so much fun here!! Lots of fun and the whole crew was amazing. Donald was very funny, and I will never forget you. Same with the other 2. The food was fantastic! Thank you!
This week has been wonderful! Thank you so much for taking such good care of all of us on the beautiful Nenne. I know it could all be exceptional if you exceeded my expectations! Yes, they all are the best and we all had a ball!
Thank you for the BEST trip I’ve ever had! Truly! Everyone was in a great mood for an entire week – you have no idea what an accomplishment that is! I love the boat and I was so lucky to have my own room. Donald – It is nice to meet someone almost as fabulous as I am. I’ve been all over the world and it is truly a feat! Thank you for making my children so happy. The three of us needed it. It’s been a rough year for us.
Audrey – A more amazing feat is that Caroline loved every meal! That has never, ever happened. Please help me by sending your recipes. You have the funniest stories, and the best sound track!
Dennis – You have done a great job. Thank you for being such a good role model. I can’t thank you enough! And I truly can’t express how much I needed the trip and how grateful I am for making my children so happy! The boat was awesome and beautiful, and amazing. It stands out the most (in a good way). And is white as a dove. The crew was awesome. I wish I could of helped, but you guys are better! They are all so nice and helpful and I hope to see you guys again. Thank you! P.S. Your food Audrey was awesome; Donald, you were so funny and Dennis you were very sweet and kind.
Thank you for sharing and creating such an amazing experience. As other writers note, this crew is fantastic, due to the seemingly ease of doing your wonderful work. Thank you for all the adventures, activities, meals and attention this week. I will think of the BVIs and you all as I return back to the cold, rain and snow!
This was the best experience I have ever had. I didn’t like the idea of living on a boat for a week, when I got here my mind just twisted around when I got on the boat. Mostly because you guys were helpful, sweet,kind, funny and so many other things. The service was amazing, and the food and adventures were all so, so,so, so amazing. This week has been a dream come true! Thank you so much for making an experience of my life. I appreciate everything you have done for me and my family this week. P.S. Thank you so much for teaching me to scuba dive Donald!
Thank you for a phenomenal week aboard the Nenne,re-christened as the “Land & Proud Bateu Fernie La Bouche”. Thank you for teaching our girls to dive Donald. We couldn’t have asked for abetter introduction. Audrey – Thank you for putting up with more chaos on a boat than is recommended. Your food was worth every simple calorie thatwe don’t have to count. Dennis - Stay cool and as you say, it has been a HUGE pleasure. You all have been fantastic,the island are stunning and look for us in the Unemployment Bay.
With Love, The "L" Family
5-13 March, 2018 ~ One of the most incredible experience sever!
Donald & Crew,
Out of all the boat trips we’ve been on, this was probably the most recent! (just kidding 😊) 10 of us left and 10 of us returned. Truly amazing experience! Donald, Audrey & Dennis were incredible –food drinks, activities, drinks and more drinks. The boat Nenne was first class all the way ~I (we) have a few observations:
Donald: Best Captain – Best story teller – Best Joke Teller! You always kept an eye on us, always aware and always accommodating.
Audrey: An amazing chef and a sweetheart of a lady (she keeps Donald in check)
Dennis: 3rdtrip for the young lad – The hardest worker we’ve ever seen, he’s going to be the best captain for the future.
Thank you for one of the most incredible experiences ever!
Final Word: 5 stars all the way!
Thank you all so much! Fabulous time! So many “scuuuzze me” moments.
Love you all
SCUUUZZZE ME!! This sums up the entire trip!! You made the trip for all of us! Donald, Audrey & Dennis crew made the trip magical. Thank you for putting up with our antics& special requests! You are friends for life – We’ll see you again soon!
Clear Sailing & Pink Skies!
We had a wonderful time aboard the Nenne. We shared wonderful memories and laughs together. Thank you for sharing your time with us and doing a great job of taking care of all of us!
Had an excellent time with everyone onboard. Wonderful laughs & stories with Captain Don, Audrey & Dennis. Great to beleive @ 50 and celebrate the milestone birthday with friends.
Food & Service nothing but First Class!
Thank you for a great time! You are an excellent crew. I know Dennis will miss me interrupting him. XO
The M Group
24 Feb - 2 March 2018 – From the G Family - Best Vacation Ever!
To the Nenne Crew, Donald, Audrey & Dennis,
We couldn’t have asked for better friends to celebrate a “60th” Birthday! Always showing up with a smile & a story. Audrey, you always outdid yourself with each meal, the prep and hard work. Donald –Navigating & taking us on the best sites & excursions, card tricks, and stories. Dennis - “D money” adding a delightful sense of humor and style fitting right in with our crazy crew! You will go far in the world.
You were all so patient & top-notch accommodations. Adding the extra touches to make our holiday second to none. We hope to see you all again soon and please look us up in the states.
Cheers from my birthday!! - M & W– SC
Best vacation ever! Donald, Audrey and Dennis you are the best crew! We have had so much fun. So much good food. So many great stories.
We have had so much fun and adventure. Sailing, exploring many islands, snorkeling. You all took such good care of us. Donald is a skilled sailor, diver, magician and story teller. Audrey is the best, most amazing chef, every meal was better than the last. Dennis was so attentive and fun.
We had so much fun! I cannot wait to return. Hat’s off to the Nenne crew! Top Notch! - M & R
We truly enjoyed out week in the BVIs. Your team was so kind, fun and accommodating. It was “Four Seasons” treatment and pampering. Donald – Thank you for sharing your knowledge about the BVIs and keeping us away from rain and rough waters. Audrey – You are an amazing chef, we enjoyed every meal! Dennis – you are a hard worker and have a great attitude. So polite and helpful, always with a smile on your face. A pleasure! - P & M
First class service! We truly enjoyed our week and thank you for your amazing hospitality! - J
27th Jan to 3rd Feb, 2018 ~ Virgin Islands ~ Unbeatable!
Donald & Audrey,
Wow! What an amazing week! It flew past sooooo fast ☹ Donald, your stories are always so fun and fresh. Sometimes even weeks later, we are still laughing. Audrey, you take such great care of all of us. Every morning with a smile and a day full of amazing creations (yum!) Together the two of you are unbeatable! And I’m so happy to be friends all year!
How is it possible to have another amazing trip? Of course, you have done it again! The food, drinks, laughter, and adventure were all perfect. We hope you are able to join us in the states, so we can take care of you for once. I know our paths will cross again. Thank you for everything!
Thank you so much for the wonderful week, loved, loved it(again). Donald thank you for the snorkeling, it was great. Audrey thank you for the great meals. We will miss you.
Thank you so much for such wonderful hospitality. You continue to impress us with all that you do for us. You truly are like family. We look forward to seeing again. Safe travels to you!
Much love to you both!
The A family group
6-13 January 2018 in BVI - Diving Certification family charter
Richard, Audrey & Donald,
This past week spent with my brother and family, and with you three has been one of the best weeks I’ve ever had! You all did everything possible to make sure every detail was taken care of. The food was incredible! (Audrey, maybe, just maybe I will be inspired to cook again!) Donald, you kept us laughing and took care of making sure we were entertained and safe – all at the same time. Richard, you noticed everything that needed doing and it’s done before anyone knows it needed doing! 😊 Thank you all for an incredible experience. Next time I know I still won’t dive but I will be an experienced snorkeler– oops – I mean “professional”! Please let me know if you are in Atlanta or Colorado any time! We would love for you to visit! And I do hope to be back on your boat again!
You’re the 3 most awesome professionals I’ve ever had the privilege to know! You may not know this,but we have talked about doing this trip for 30 years! Life & responsibilities got complicated and we’re just now realizing this dream. And now that it’s over, I can’t believe what we’ve been missing all these years! You three are amazing,each setting the bar so high in your very different rolls. Donald – you are most definitely “the most interesting man in the world” with your vast knowledge of virtually every topic covered this week, not to mention keeping us all laughing the whole week! Audrey – good grief the food was amazing down to the very last detail. I will bethinking about almost every dish you made for quite awhile, and wishing I could just eat at “Audrey’s” again someday. Richard - what can I say? You are the man filling needs before they are even recognized as a need. And you have the most gracious spirit about you. A joy to be around!! You three will see this family again someday! Thank you so much for the best week EVER! Here’s wishing you 3 a lovely break followed by an amazing rest of 2018 with your individual lives and your charters.
Being in the “service business” all my professional life,I know what it means to “delight” one’s customers. You 3 went beyond the “delight” the customer many times that these families have decided you are “professional delighters”.
Seriously, you made all aspects of our trip so fun, easy,varied, relaxing and meanwhile….a trip that we4 will not forget. I really appreciate you and we hope/plan to see you in the next 2 years.
P.S. Thanks for getting my wife and I remarried…that was not in the brochure!
It is hard to put into words how incredible these past 7days have been! Donald, thank you for the continuous belly laughs, getting us all scuba certified and sailing us around the BVIs! Audrey – no words. Your artistry and creativity with food is so enjoyable, as well as your sweet & caring spirit. Richard, you are the man! Thank you for being an incredible host who always had a smile on your face! The three of you are a dynamic and incredible team. I honestly had as much fun getting to know ya’ll as much as the trip. If you are ever near Portland, OR please visit. Josh and I would love to host you. We will be seeing you guys again!
Thank you for making this trip unforgettable. No matter where life takes us, you will always be a part of some of our best memories. I am personally anticipating some new, exciting and good things for 2018and your kindness, service and selflessness was the first of these things –thank you.
May the Lord bless you. May he cause his face to shine upon you. May he lift up his countenance on you, and give you his peace. (Numbers 6:24-26)
I can’t put into words what an unbelievable experience this last week was for all of us. All of you went above and beyond on every aspect of the trip and we can’t thank you enough! Aside from the incredible food, stories and adventures we will value the friendship that we have found and will run into you all in the future. You are all so genuine and it was the human, relational part of the trip that made it unforgettable for me. Audrey, continue to keep “Captain Don” in check! Hope to see all of you soon.
I thank every single one of you for the greatest, most relaxing, and energizing weeks of my life. This was an unbelievable trip filled with absolutely unforgettable memories & experiences. It’s funny to think back how short, yet long this week lasted. The “personal” aspect that each one of you brought to the trip is what made the trip so special to me. Keep providing incredible experiences to everyone blessed enough to take this week. Richard, keep eating cereal bud. It’s the best food category by far! I hope to see all of you soon.
The M Family (Arkansas, USA)
December 27, 2017 – January 4, 2018 – Family New Year Charter– Truly First Class!
Richard, Audrey & Donald,
WHAT a trip! We had such a blast out on the Nenne, certainly no something this group will forget. Audrey, OMG your food – let me know as soon as you release a cookbook. Despite all the healthy options, I’ve eaten enough of everything to put on 10 lbs. Donald – your jokes are almost as good (read:bad) as Bruce’s…kept us laughing the whole trip. And Richard, amazing drinks/hospitality/literally everything else required on the boat. Plus, what a phenomenal G-Easy rap star quality. I hope we can come back and sail again with you three soon!
Y’all made this week on of the best in my life. Totally truly first class, amazingly attentive and looked out for every need. Thank you for being such great loving people. The world need more people like you. Thank you for making me feel welcome and having my back.
Thank you for the best week ever. You all really out did yourselves. I will be singing Business Time for years to come. Thanks for the incredible diving,meals, drinks & most importantly, shooters! Here’s to the best 2018!
I came aboard with fears of claustrophobia and boredom. Boy, was I wrong!! Thank you for pampering me in ways I could not imagine and for teaching me to slow down and relax again! This has been the vacation to top all the others! The food has been incredible,and each meal anticipated with joy. Audrey, you are amazing! Donald,you are an amazing captain and all-around jokester/host! Thank you for all the humor and fun. Richard, you are such a great bar tender and non-stop host! Thank you for all the kindness and smiles. It’s been memorable, can’t wait to come back.
We had the best time on our first week long sail. We will be back for sure! Every meal was amazing, drinks were always flowing and activities a plenty. We will absolutely be back for another amazing adventure!
P.S. I would LOVE any recipes you are willing to share.
This has been one of the best weeks I have had and I owe it to you guys! Your knowledge of this part of the world has made me so envious. Audrey, I appreciate your cooking me separate meals every day. I love every one!
N Family and friends(Georgia, California - USA)
19-26 December 2017 Xmas charter on Nenne
Donald, Audrey & Richard,
You have made this the most amazing rip. I cannot thank you enough for this wonderful experience. I have never felt so pampered. You are the best!
E – WA
How incredibly lucky are we two be the guests who get to kick off the charter life of the Nenne. From the amazing gift of Donald’s getting one of us to scuba, to Richard’s careful care of our every whim & Audrey’s incredible food and gracious hostessing. Thank you! What a truly beautiful Christmas!
C, J, J & C – WA
I can’t begin to describe how incredibly awesome the past10 days have been. The drink, snorkeling,food, sling shot….just too much to list. Getting to know Audrey, Donald and Richard was a bonus to an absolutely wonderful escape.
This was the best vacation ever! T
How fun it was to have you are our crew. Oh, and Audrey’s meals, Donald’s scuba diving,Richard’s snorkeling. Thank you! C
Thank you for being really nice and taking us scuba diving and sling shotting us! Thanks, J
I really enjoyed this trip, wish I could stay longer. Hopefully we can come back again! K
Nenne is a brand new yacht available for charter starting December, 2017. Comments below from Guests of Donald and Audrey and crew on Previous Yachts 2014-2017.
CONSISTENT RAVE REVIEWS FOR THE HARPER CREW!!
12 – 19 July 2017 - 43rd Wedding Anniversary!
One of the finest weeks of our lives spent with our children while celebrating our 43rd wedding anniversary. Captain Donald, Audrey and Richard made it truly special! I cannot say enough about their hospitality, expertise and skills making this truly a family experience to remember forever. The food was sensational! A must to repeat….. soon!
Captain Donald, Audrey and Richard.
Thank you for a wonderful week! We have had a blast seeing all there is to see and do in the British Virgin Islands. Thanks for all the special attention towards my son. He will remember this trip forever. Also thanks for all the delicious food and all the chicken cooked all week. The ship was beautiful, but our experiences were made by the careful attention of the crew. Thanks for a wonderful vacation! Thank you so much for the great week we had in the BVI. You are a fantastic captain, the food was amazing and the attention to detail by you and your crew was second to none. All of the activities you suggested were perfect for our family and our vacation.
T family (North Carolina, Pennsylvania - USA)