Yacht Charter DIAMOND GIRL By Johnson Yachts
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The Master cabin, located on main deck, has a king size bed, shower and toilet.
The VIP cabin has a king size bed, shower and toilet.
2 Guest cabins have a queen size beds, shower and toilet.
Charters are limited to four staterooms total.
DIAMOND GIRL is fully air conditioned through out.
Crew has a separate heads and shower.
Tim Smith was born in Iowa and raised in North Dakota where there is far more land than water. His summers were spent onboard his family’s sail boat on northern lakes and rivers; sailing, fishing and swimming. He attended the University of North Dakota and at twenty took a two year break from school and moved to the Virgin Islands. Sailing almost daily on the charter sail vessel VANDOR, and trying and learning as much as he could about boats and oceans, he began what has become his career. After returning to North Dakota and completing college, he immediately returned to boating and has not looked back.
In 1997, Tim refit and sailed his own 1963, 35’ classic sloop ANAKENA from New Orleans, Louisiana to Puerto Rico. He has worked on commercial, private and charter vessels ranging from 29’ to 142’ including two American Sail Training Association (ASTA) Tall Ships. He has experience running vessels in the Caribbean and Mediterranean Seas, the Gulf of Mexico, the Bahamas, in addition to the east Coast of the United States from Florida to New England. Tim currently holds a United States Coast Guard 1600 Ton Master License with Ocean Endorsement.
When not working, you can find Tim in Puerto Rico with his fiancée Denise, their son Christian Aubrey, and their two dogs Bella and Blanca.
Tim looks forward to having you aboard the beautiful motor yacht, DIAMOND GIRL, introducing you to one of the best crews in the business, and doing his part to ensure a safe and wonderful vacation for you and your family.
Brenden is a native Floridian born and raised in Stuart. Famous for sport fishing and its unique waterways, the small fishing town has shaped him into the man he is today. Most weekends were spent with his father building wooden boats in the backyard, pursuing game fish, or surfing at the beach with the family. After graduating high school in 2010, Brenden attended the University of North Florida, however realized being on the water and boats is his true passion.
After returning to his hometown, Brenden started working as a mate for local charter captains at nearby marinas. In 2014, he began his first full time crew position as first mate on board "Layla," a 72ft Jim Smith Sportfishing yacht, chasing summertime blue marlin and Bahamian wahoo in the winter. Since then he has continued to primarily mate in the Caribbean, traveling as far south as St. Kitts and Nevis. His greatest accomplishments have been earning "Layla" a 3rd place podium in the Great Marlin Race, and completing his PADI open water dive certification in St. Maarten along with certified underwater use of military grade SSB communication. Three words which describe Brenden are vigilant, enthusiastic, and dedicated. Currently he is finalizing his USCG Masters 100-ton license, and is working towards becoming full time yacht captain.
Born and raised in Santa Barbara, California, Jason Avakian began cooking by earning a degree from The California Culinary Academy in 1997. He followed by training under celebrity Chef Bradley Ogden at “One Market” in San Francisco.
In 1998 Jason moved to the Caribbean to pursue his dream career as a Yacht Chef. He specializes in Asian, Mexican, French and Italian cuisines and greatly enjoys infusing them with his California fresh style.
When not working aboard Chef Jason’s down time is spent surfing, spear fishing and playing with his kids on the beach at home in the US Virgin Islands.
Dani was born and raised in Minneapolis, Minnesota and despite having grown up in the the snow, she has always loved the ocean. Dani joined the yachting industry after completing her Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Design in the warm state of Florida!
Dani is very passionate about her job, loves to meet new people and grateful for the exciting adventures it brings. In her spare time she likes to spend time with her bulldog Brutus, watching the Cubs win another World Series and loves to travel to destinations unknown. She takes great care in ensuring that her guests have a sensational, creative and carefree experience while onboard M/Y Diamond Girl.
JAN/FEB 2014 CARIBBEAN
"XXXX the answer to all these questions is the BEST we have experienced since xxx. Yes you can use us for a reference the whole thing was fun and professional Thanks Keith"
FEBRUARY 2014 CARIBBEAN
Words can't describe it ... amazing , amazing AMAZING. Now we know how the super rich live . Holy cow ! Already thinking of doing it again. I always judge a trip by asking the participants -
"would you do this again ... and if so , would you actually schedule it ? " and I got a resounding YES.
Thanks so much for your help !
Truly incredible trip
JULY 2014 BAHAMAS
It was the best time ever!!! Diamond Girl is beautiful and amazing... but the best of all was the crew. I can not say enough things about all 4 of them... they are truly amazing individuals and work together perfectly as a team. We have already talked about doing it again with a different location. Exumas was perfect for this trip and all the suggestions Captain Tim made to do were spot-on for us. Chef Jason made things we had never gotten to try before (and only seen on Cooking Channel) and they were delicious! As well as steaks and seafood that were out of this world. I am sure I gained 5 lbs. and am afraid to stand on the scale, but I don't care I would not have missed a bite of anything he made for us. Margaret worked so hard for us and did it with a smile! We kept trying to catch her making the beds, freshening the towels, folding the toilet paper and 100's of other things she did... but she was too quick for us! Probably because as soon as we sat down anywhere we had a drink of our choice coming! (I think that distracted us and it worked). Brandon took us on lots of adventures in the small boat and did some excellent navigating to get us to interesting locations and secluded beaches. Did I mention Captain Tim snorkeled down and got us a huge crab to go with the fish the guys caught? Jason prepared it and we had it all that evening. My only problem was I took WAY TOO MUCH stuff... you don't need it to have a wonderful time... one pair of flip flops will get you anywhere you need to go because you are barefoot on DG. I was not happy putting on shoes to go to work this morning.
Please feel confident recommending Diamond Girl and this outstanding group to anyone... just don't book anybody else for the next week we choose to come :-). And thank you for all your help arranging this trip!
Very best regards,
AUGUST 2015 CARIBBEAN
“Great week. Awesome ship and excellent crew. Would not hesitate to charter it again”
JANUARY 2017 CARIBBEAN
"Everything was fabulous, actually the trip exceeded our expectations. We couldn't speak more highly of the crew, and also the yacht itself."
JULY 2017 CARIBBEAN
"The week on the boat was one of the best trips we've ever taken. Captain Tim, Sophie, Chef Jason and Brendan couldn't have been more welcoming or accommodating. The entire trip was seamless because of their thoughtfulness, hard work and attention to detail. They treated us like family from beginning to end.
Thank you for following up with us. I'll be in touch soon to plan our next excursion with the Diamond Girl."
DECEMBER 2018 CARIBBEAN
"Fantastic Captain! What I appreciated the most was his willingness to do whatever it took to make the guests happy. He cleared dishes, he dried dishes, he grabbed cocktails. He also made sure that each night the boat was well positioned for amazing sunset views!!
Danny is perhaps the most attentive, thoughtful, and diligent customer server personnel I've ever encountered in all my travels. She worked tirelessly to make every guest happy and in every instance - exceeding our high expectations. Jason, the chef was also unreal. Every meal was interesting, delicious, and the perfect size and scale. Simply unbelievable!!!! Chef Jason was beyond belief...just superb!!!"