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Captain Jim was born in Maine and raised in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, before he enlisted in the US Coast Guard for 4 years. Even in the midst of dangerous waters, Jim developed a love of the ocean as he performed rescues on a 44’ Motor Lifeboat while stationed at Cape Hatteras, and Oregon Inlet, North Carolina. After his time with the Coast Guard, Jim spent a year working aboard a tug boat in the North Atlantic.
Next, Jim attended Penn State and received a BS in Landscape Architecture, the field in which he has practiced ever since. Using his design background and experience, Jim designed and built the home that he, his wife, and their sons, have enjoyed for 20 years. Engaged in his community, Jim was the Cubmaster of his sons’ Scout Pack (is there a place in heaven for Cubmasters?). Jim & Judy are very proud of their sons, Henri & Will, who are now both Eagle Scouts and are attending the College of William & Mary.
When deciding to begin the next chapter of their lives on the Dauntless, the designer in Jim was drawn to the clean lines and craftsmanship of the Jeanneau fleet, which truly marry form & function. She is beautiful, comfortable and rides smooth & steady. As a licensed Captain, First Aid & CPR certified, Jim has returned to the oceans (this time warmer & clearer water!) and he can’t wait to share his yacht, the beautiful water and islands and his enthusiasm with you!
Born in NY, NY, Judy learned to sail as a teenager at Girl Scout Camp Tekakwitha in Hampton Bays, Long Island. Island life was not tropical, but there was plenty of water and the wind was good!
She met Jim at Penn State, where she also received a BS in Landscape Architecture. With over 30 years of designing on the land with her clients at their homes, Judy is ready to invite you to her new home in the Caribbean. ASA certified in 101, 103 and 104 and certified with Red Cross, Judy is Chef and First Mate on the Dauntless. Welcome aboard!
What started as food journey to improve her health has become a passion for making great food. The Italian in her loves to share it with others. After conventional medicine failed her, Judy turned to a wholistic approach to full body well-being, with Real Food being the key. Whole food is not only healthy, it is DELICIOUS! As the Chef onboard the Dauntless, Judy is always searching for fresh produce and meeting local farmers to get the best possible ingredients. She is very able to work with the local Caribbean markets to provide fresh, tasty ingredients to create one-of-a-kind, satisfying dishes for her guests. How fun to enjoy the local fare in the comfort of your own private yacht, surrounded by crystal clear water and your favorite cocktail in-hand!
We can’t wait for you to come and enjoy our yacht with us!