LADY J

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142 ft / 43.3 m
9 CREW
FROM $109,000
12 GUESTS

Operating in Caribbean, Bahamas.

  • Length
    142ft (43.3m)
  • Beam
    24ft 11in (7.6m)
  • Draft
    6ft 11in (2.1m)
  • Year Built
    1997
  • Builder
    Palmer Johnson
  • Designer
    Terence Disdale
  • Sleeping Guests
    12
  • Crew
    Captain John Donahue
  • Refit
    2016
  • Cruising Speed
    12kts (22kph)
  • Stabilisers
    Stabilisers
  • Flag
    Cayman Islands
  • Engines
    2 x Detroit Diesel 12v 149TA 1,800HP
  • VAT Registered
    No
  • US Duty Paid
    Yes
ON DECK MASTER STATEROOM: Forward. Upon entering, there is an office to starboard and a small drinks refrigerator. The master stateroom is full beam with walk-around king size bed, sofa, and vanity. There are two separate entrances to the en-suite his-and-hers bathroom with twin sinks. His with stall shower, hers with Jacuzzi tub. Private head. Entertainment system featuring 27” flat screen TV/DVD/CD with individual satellite receiver, and iPod docking station. Large windows create abundant natural light in the Master Stateroom if desired. Complete blackout option is also available.
LOWER DECK GUEST STATEROOMS:
AFT TO PORT: Situated mid-ships. Walk-around queen-sized bed. En-suite features tub with shower overhead, sink, bidet and head. Entertainment system featuring 20” flat screen TV/DVD/CD.
AFT TO STARBOARD: Situated midships: Walk-around queen-size bed. En-suite features tub with shower overhead, sink, bidet and head. Entertainment system featuring 20” flat screen TV/DVD/CD.
FORWARD TO PORT: Spacious stateroom with twin beds and one trundle. This stateroom has the option to convert to a KING if so desired. Entertainment system features 20” flat screen TV/DVD/CD. En-suite features a tub with shower overhead, sink and head.
FORWARD TO STARBOARD: Spacious stateroom with twin beds and one trundle. This stateroom has the option to convert to a KING if so desired. Entertainment system features 20” flat screen TV/DVD/CD. En-suite features a tub with shower overhead, sink and head.
All staterooms include individual satellite receivers, individual climate control, port holes allowing natural light, robes, slippers, hairdryers, reading lights, night lights, iPod docking stations, and luxurious bath products.
Captain: John DonahueCaptain: John Donahue

Captain John developed his love for boating from the shores of Lake Erie in Sandusky, Ohio. He began sailing competitively and fishing from his earliest years. The passion followed him to Connecticut along with a love of all competitive sports.

Two weeks after finishing at The University of Connecticut his professional Yachting career began! Captain John started as an engineer in the industry, ultimately supervising the construction of three vessels as an owner's representative.

John has spent thirty years now as a professional yacht crew member. He has cruised extensively in the Atlantic, Pacific and Caribbean oceans, making friends with locals and guests all along the way.

Captain John holds many certifications to make your charter fun and safe. He has a 1600/3000 Ton Master of Oceans License. Celestial navigation, medical training, firefighting and ship's security are a few other pertinent qualifications.

1st Officer: Jarryd Vermaak1st Officer: Jarryd Vermaak

Jarryd grew up on Durban Beach in South Africa. He spent 6 years in hospitality where he played an intricate role in the progression of taking a Cocktail Bar to a successful franchise, ultimately opening several stores across South Africa. During this time he competed in flaring competitions (think Tom Cruise in Cocktail) and studied a Masters in Bartending. He also has a degree in Marketing and a Diploma in Advertising/Brand Management. Jarryd started yachting in 2009 and since then he has completed five Atlantic crossings and sailed around the Caribbean, Bahamas, U.S.A, Mediterranean, and the Gulf of Mexico totaling 60,000+ nm. Jarryd currently holds the Officer of the Watch (OOW) and is working towards his Masters license. He enjoys exploring the outdoors, traveling, adventures, diving, surfing and long boarding.

Chief Engineer: Robert BucharChief Engineer: Robert Buchar

Robert Buchar hails from New Jersey, USA and currently holds a Y4 Engineering license from the MCA and a 100GT Captain’s license from the US Coast Guard. At the age of 24, Bobby moved to the beach and started working for his brother as a Marine Diesel Mechanic. This exposure resulted in a love for the ocean and a desire to become a full time Marine Engineer. Bobby quickly moved from being land based to working full time on yachts. He initially started working in design and construction for a boat building company out of New Jersey, and then joined a 75' Viking Sportsfish as Captain/Engineer, cruising from New York to South Florida between 2007 to 2010. Bobby has never looked back and has concentrated on his career as an Engineer with over 13 years in the business and having completed multiple trans-Atlantic crossings. Bobby's other interests include fishing and off-road mountain biking.

Chef: Michael PowersChef: Michael Powers

Michael Powers grew up in Melbourne, Australia. He began cooking in his family’s cafe and discovered a real passion for food. Michael started his chef’s apprenticeship in 2002 and spent four years working in award winning kitchens around Melbourne and Sydney where he learned the French Cuisine.

In 2006 he embarked on a new adventure travelling the world. Michael moved to London where he worked as a Head Chef for a large, outdoor catering company. The lure of working whilst travelling drew Michael into the yachting world. The past nine years has seen him exploring the globe- his favorite destination being the Northwest Passage. Michael uses his travels to discover, experience, and incorporate new and exotic cuisines into his menus. His strengths include: French, Mediterranean, Asian (Thai/Japanese), Italian, Mexican, and Modern Australian. Michael’s passions include surfing, diving, football and photography.

Bosun: Brian William KaratzBosun: Brian William Karatz

Brian was born and raised in Point Pleasant, NJ. Brian’s life on the water began at the age of 5 and has not stopped since. After high school he went to college for Criminal Justice and soon realized it wasn’t for him. He started his yachting career in 2011 but took a break in 2015 and sailed his own sailboat through the Caribbean and Panama where he had his fishing business and became a dive master. Brian’s new adventure brought him on Lady J and he is exited to improve or share his knowledge and show our guests the time of their life.

Deckhand: Brock LathamDeckhand: Brock Latham

Brock was born and raised in Nashville and was fortunate enough to spend most school holidays in the Bahamas- where he developed his love for the ocean! Brock later attended college to play football but soon realized school wasn’t for him and wanted to be traveling and seeing the world. Brock moved to Florida in 2013 and worked for Delta Airlines for two years as a ramp agent in West Palm Beach. He soon after discovered yachting and has now been in the industry for two years. Now a crew member on Lady J, Brock is excited to see where the future takes him and happy to be a part of a great crew and boat.

Chief Stewardess: Kate-Lynne ShawChief Stewardess: Kate-Lynne Shaw

Kate-Lynne was born and raised in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa. Growing up along the East Coast, she developed a love for the ocean. Soon after finishing her degree in Financial Planning, Kate-Lynne decided that the world was too big not to explore and had an opportunity to work aboard mega yachts in 2014 and never looked back! Kate-Lynne has worked on vessels ranging from 45m - 60m and has travelled the Mediterranean, Caribbean, North, Central and South America. Her journey continues on M/Y Lady J.

Kate-Lynne’s experience and attention to detail will ensure that you have a memorable time aboard!

2nd Stewardess: Maxine Bartlett2nd Stewardess: Maxine Bartlett

Max was born and raised in South Africa where she studied a three-year diploma

course in Event Management. With her love for the outdoors and the ocean, she was

drawn into the yachting industry. Since 2015, Max has cruised the East Coast of the

USA, Bahamas and Mediterranean and has lent her exper tise and hospitality skills

to help create memorable guest experiences. She is responsible for accommodating

guest needs, maintaining the highest standard of the interior, table presentation, flower

arrangements, laundry, housekeeping, service and bartending. In her spare time, Max

enjoys running, hiking, photography, dancing, swimming and cooking.

3rd Stewardess: Andie Coulombe3rd Stewardess: Andie Coulombe

Andie grew up in Canada, surrounded by the Great Lakes. She’s always loved being on the water and spent her childhood fishing and boating with her dad. After graduating high school, Andie quickly worked her way up in the hospitality industry. From serving at a fine dining Japanese restaurant to managing a small bar, to bartending and making specialty cocktails, to becoming the General Manager of a high-volume trendy restaurant just outside of Toronto, Ontario; Andie found that the hospitality industry came very naturally to her and she enjoyed it with a passion. Upon discovering the world of yachting, Andie took a risk and left her comfortable land lubbers life with 10 years of hospitality experience to pursue a life on the water where she could use her acquired skills as well as learn so much more! Previous Yachts: Special K, Berilda

  • CD library, Cell phone, DVD library, DVD player saloon, Fax, Games console, Indoor audio system, iPod dock, Satellite phone, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi, 32ft / 10.00m 600hp Intrepid, 14ft / 4.50m 160hp Aquascan, Kayaks multiple, Kneeboard, Wakeboard, Water skis - adult, Water skis - child, Wave runners multiple (sitdown), BBQ, Exercise equipment, Fishing gear - light, Jacuzzi in master cabin, Jacuzzi on deck, Swim platform
  • Insured, Crew certified, Diving if certified, Snorkelling gear, Spearfishing gear, 1 Compressor, 8 Tanks, 8 BCs, 8 Regulators, Instructor
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