Yacht Charter ARGENTOUS By Jeanneau
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Jake was born and grew up on the North Norfolk Coast. 2020 is Jake’s 4th year in the industry and is delighted to be onboard Argentous this summer, it is also his 4th year in the Ionian so he knows the area very well and will take you to the best spots. Previous to working on yachts he worked in the hospitality industry, chalet host, front of house, sous chef and restaurant service.
Jake takes great pride in his work and his primary concerns ae quality and safety as a yacht master and sailor. Working alongside Kat, they make a very happy crew who enjoy their job and care for each and everyone of their guests.
Kat grew up dinghy sailing in the summers but her real introduction to yachting was through racing whilst at the University of Manchester (sailing out of Liverpool). At first so used to racing her first experience of cruising yachts was a pleasant surprise.
From winter seasons in luxury ski chalets Kat loves making cakes, canapés and treats for afternoon tea. As a flotilla host these skills were transferred to the galley. Always looking for adventure Kat has studied in Canada, been to art school, worked in France, Greece and at a Summer Camp in the USA teaching Synchronised Swimming.
She loves working abroad however not many places fuel her addiction to Wasabi Peas. Kat's cooking and baking is always full of fun flavours and ideas that she is keen to share with friends. Always the host, she loves entertaining and making everyone feel welcome.
May 2016 - We returned home safe and sound yesterday, but just to say we ALL had a wonderful time. Your yacht was just amazing and brought many people to look and take photos of it. The Islands were just breathtaking and the Ionian Sea (if a little too cold to go swimming in) was beautiful. Tim and Pippa were just unbelievable . . . . nothing was too much trouble for them ! Tim was there when we needed him and NOT when we didn't, and he was full of knowledge when asked many inane questions by us old biddies!!!! And boy, did he have a great sense of humour. And Pippa's cooking was just to die for. Every morning we were offered a different choice of breakfast and it was ALL good, but the lunches were just stupendous!! For a 26 year old girl, she sure has the abilities of a top class chef. They are charismatic as a pair.
May 2016 - All 5 of us got to see just how beautiful the Greek Islands were, and loved the accommodation on your luxury yacht. Tim our Skipper and Pippa our Chef were a charismatic couple and NOTHING was too much trouble for us, with either of them. The saying "they bent over backwards" comes to mind!! And the food that Pippa served up for breakfast and lunch was original, plentiful, and absolutely delicious !!! She has the makings of a top class chef ! So much so, that we all wanted her recipes! Our Skipper Tim was very informative and talked us through the options available to us for the next day, before we moored on the previous night. And we would discuss as a group and NOTHING was impossible to Tim !! We got to see all that we wanted !!
April 2016 - I am writing a short note to thank you for a fabulous week on board Argentous. The boat is a delight-very comfortable and easily handled, a wonderfully designed and well finished craft. And to complement the magnificent boat, our skipper Tim is an outstandingly efficient and talented mariner. (My son Charles who has sailed a 70ft sloop around the world says that Tim is the best skipper he has ever sailed with). Added to which Tim is very charming and helpful (I am lame and need a lot of help!). And finally and not least our cook Pippa was a delight, a wonderful and unhurried lass, a tremendous support for Tim on deck, below deck and in the galley. Her cooking was inspired.
We had a wonderful holiday. It really was fantastic and we totally support everything dad said in his note. The boat was fabulous. It worked, was very luxurious, looked great and sailed beautifully. In fact we had it up at 11 knots between Meganisi and Ithaca on day 2 which was just great. And the waterskiing was great fun too and it was all helped by being in lots of lovely Greek bays. However I do reserve my greatest praise for Tim and Pippa. What a pair! They really made our holiday. Great company, superb sailors, the cooking was delicious, always on good form and generally just good fun to hang out with. They tackled everything with enthusiasm and energy.....even when the weather was pretty grim. But mostly they were brilliant with my dad. He was pretty unsteady and they had just the right mix of being firm about the challenges of being on the the boat and not being overbearing (which was our job!!). Hence dad's fulsome praise. We the children really appreciated their support in making sure he had a great time and looking after him - down the stairs, across the pasarelle, getting him coffees and taking him home on the last night, You are very lucky to have such an excellent team on the boat looking after your guests.