||Umberto Isolabella Moneta
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Captain: Umberto Isolabella Moneta
I love sharing my passion for the ocean with new guests and I love the adventure yachting encompasses and the variety of people I am able to meet.
I moved to the Isle of Wight and got my RYA Yacht Master Ocean so I could work full time in the yachting industry. After, I worked two charter seasons in the Mediterranean on a 130 ft motorboat. I was employed as deckhand/2nd engineer. We covered all sailing areas from the South of France to Italy and Greece.
After this I joined a privately owned 82 ft Oyster as the mate for a trip from Antigua, West Indies, to New Zealand with the owners onboard. Once we arrived in New Zealand I became captain of the vessel and did two years of sailing between the Caribbean and New England. Once the Oyster sold, I moved on to a new project with the same owner.
I followed the build of his new boat, Tohora, and have been looking after her since she was built in France. We departed in January 2013 for a 20,000 mile journey from France to Australia via Panama and the Pacific. After the Pacific we relocated back to the Caribbean and New England area. I have accumulated more than 40,000 miles on Tohora and she has been my home/work place for more than 5 years.
Over my decade at sea on different boats I can definitely say the Tohora is the best vessel to enjoy a week of holiday with friends and family. The open layout and convenience of the boat make it perfect for day sails and dinners. There's nothing like a night cap on the nets under the stars.
Chef: Kate Klingelhofer
Kate Klingelhofer, 26, is an experienced ocean sailor, boat owner, and chef aboard luxury yachts. Her hospitality background includes working in restaurants and cooking and crewing aboard sail and power yachts up to 150 feet in length. Her work has taken her along the eastern seaboard of the United States, from Maine to South Carolina, as well as to Bermuda, the Bahamas, and the Caribbean. Her cuisine is focused on locally sourced, fresh ingredients. Working as a chef in Charleston, South Carolina, gave her new appreciation of Southern dishes like shrimp & grits. Living in Maine taught her to incorporate more seafood.
In her spare time, she enjoys restoring and sailing her Bristol 40, biking, traveling, and cooking for friends and family.