Churchill Yacht Partners says the 142-foot Palmer Johnson motoryacht Lady J left Fort Lauderdale on November 18, bound for St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands—and packed with hurricane-relief supplies.
The yacht put out a call for everything from bottled water to work gloves and duct tape before heading south. Lady J‘s plans are to drop off the supplies in the Virgin Islands before continuing on to the Antigua Charter Yacht Show ahead of the Caribbean charter season.
I’ve spent time cruising aboard Lady J, and she’s a great charter yacht for families or adult couples. As many as 12 guests can be accommodated in five staterooms, and the yacht is insured for scuba diving, which means enthusiasts can dive right from the boat (instead of having to rendezvous with a local dive shop).
The owner also sets a high standard for cuisine. Every meal I’ve had aboard this yacht has been on a level that I’d usually expect from a much larger charter yacht.
Any reputable charter broker can tell you more or help you book a week on board this winter in the Caribbean. The lowest weekly base rate is $109,000 for 10 to 12 guests in five staterooms.