RAVEN CLAW Yacht Charter Monohull
Number of Crew
Summer AreaNew England
Guest accommodations include three spacious guest cabins. The master cabin offers a double berth offset from the centreline. A private companionway gives access to the aft deck via a sliding hatch. All guest cabins have ensuite heads with enclosed showers and wash basins.
A starboard aft cabin with twin side by side berths and an additional hide away pipe berth. The port aft cabin also has twin berths with a pullman berth inboard and hide away pipe berth outboard. All cabins have TVs, each with DVD, CD radio and iPod connection.
Captain David Risch
David is an energetic host that will greet you with a smile and leave you with lasting memories of your trip aboard Raven Claw. David is from Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts and spent his childhood cruising the coastal waters of New England with his father and quickly culminated a fond love for the sea. From sailing dinghies to night watches offshore in a nor’easter, he will always have a smile on his face and a calm attitude.
With not only has 17 years of sailing experience under his belt, he also has four years working in the service industry from barista, bartender, and sous chef. From a French café in Manhattan to a Yacht Club in a small town, David can adapt to any audience or environment. David has progressed quickly in the past seven years working as a sailing professional, gaining his RYA Yachtmasters 200 ton at the age of 21 and taking his first role as captain not long after. His love for adventure will make your experience on board as exciting and memorable as it will be comfortable
He and his crew will give you a fantastic experience that you will never forget!
Mate Justin Mitchell
J.T. is easy going young man, from the great state of Oklahoma. He always introduces himself with a warm smile accompanied with a greeting of either ma'am or sir. J.T. developed his passion for the water by spending his summers growing up on the lakes swimming, anything involving a board, and fishing. After graduating from college with Bachelor in Fine Arts Degree, J.T. became a Divemaster, and then a PADI Diving Instructor. His favorite class course to teach is the Rescue Diver Course, because safety is his number one goal with diving closely followed by having fun. He has spent the last four years in the Caribbean as a Dive Boat Captain and Diving Instructor, also working on a liveaboard dive vessel that traveled the Caribbean that was involved with shark tagging. He has worked on all types of boats from day boats, large motor vessels, and even raced on America’s Cup 12 meter racing yachts. When not working, J.T. can be found working on his art work, skydiving, a sports game, and of course scuba diving.
Chef Mallory Patterson is a Great Lakes sailor who found her way to the East coast via Johnson and Wales University. She managed hotels and restaurants for years but found her sense of adventure drawing her to sailing again. Trading her computer for a chef’s hat and sea boots, Mal strove to have a flexible and colorful cooking style with a focus on locally sourced organics and vegan cooking. With six years of cooking for busy charter yachts, Mallory will always steal the show and make every meal better than the last. She takes the time to learn about each guest and touch their palate in a special way that they will never forget. Winning the 2014 Newport charter show chef competition, she has a long list of prestigious accolades and glowing reviews from owners, guest, and renowned chefs alike. She is not only an amazing chef but is a yogi, holds an RYA Yachtmasters 200ton license, Aida 2 free diver, and rescue diver certificate.
Inclusions and exclusion are not standardized across the different yachts, with each offering slightly different terms. Please contact us for a proposal that details the yacht’s availability and individual pricing based on the number of guests in your party, as well as the list of the inclusions and exclusions for that particular yacht.
This Yacht offers a “Plus Expenses” Rate:
Included are the Yacht and its onboard equipment as well as the Captain, Chef and Crew’s services.
Excluded are food and beverages, fuel for the yacht and its tender, any dockage, airport transfers costs, onshore excursions and tours, as well as any cruising permits, licenses and other charter related expenses. Crew gratuity, although optional is customary at 15% - 20% of the charter rate for the Caribbean and 10% - 15% for the Mediterranean.
Advanced Provisioning Allowance:
For "Plus Expenses" charters, yachts request an Advance Provisioning Allowance (APA), which is generally estimated at 20% - 25% of the base charter fee for sailing yachts (catamarans and monohulls) and at 30%-35% for motor yachts. The APA essentially creates a bank account for the Captain to purchase provisions, fuel, dockage, food, beverages, bar, and other consumables on the charterer's behalf. The Captain will keep all receipts and manage a running balance of the account, so that expenditures can be checked at any time. Any amount not used will be refunded at the end of the charter. If during the charter the costs have exceeded the collected APA, then additional funds will be required for the outstanding bills. All purchases are transparent and nothing is marked up. The APA is used purely for the charterer's provisions and charter-related expenses.
Our team endeavors to provide up to date and accurate information regarding each yacht in our listing, however some yachts reserve the right to make last minute changes to their availability and rates. With this in mind, please note that premium rates may be attached to certain destinations and dates, such as Christmas and New Years in the Caribbean or July and August in the Mediterranean. Kindly contact us for a proposal that details the yacht’s final rate and availability.
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