The Experience

Life on Board Yolo

Imagine yourself arriving in one of our beautiful tropical destinations and being swept off to your luxury yacht for your dream vacation.

Upon arrival at Yolo, our 52 foot Luxury Lagoon sailing catamaran, you will be welcomed by Captain Sheldon Lindsay and Chef and First Mate Vanessa Bush. Captain Lindsay will have his signature welcome cocktails ready and waiting for you in the expansive aft cockpit, where Chef Nessie has prepared a bounty of scrumptious appetizers for you.

After enjoying your welcome cocktail and getting to know your crew and beautiful and spacious home for the next week or perhaps weeks, sit down for a delicious lunch prepared by Chef Nessie. After your meal, it’s time to set sail for your first destination where you will spend the afternoon and night “on the hook” in a beautiful cove somewhere in paradise. Join the crew on the extremely comfortable fly bridge and settle back and enjoy the spectacular island vistas slowly sliding past as you enjoy a cocktail while sailing to your destination. You can already feel the stresses of your ”home world” slipping away as you take in the beauty and serenity of the incredible Caribbean islands and sea. After arriving at your anchorage, it’s a great time for your first swim in the warm Caribbean waters, or perhaps get out on the paddle board or kayak for some sightseeing and exercise.

After enjoying a wonderful first day on the water, it’s time to enjoy a long hot shower while spoiling yourself with luxurious signature toiletries. When you are ready, it’s time to watch the first of the many spectacular sunsets that you will enjoy in the coming days. Captain Sheldon will have some signature cocktails ready for you to enjoy on the spacious fly bridge or the comfortable forward cockpit area, where you can sit and relax while dinner is being prepared.

Before a delicious dinner by Nessie, Captain Sheldon will break out a chart (map) of the area, and you can discuss your preferences so that he can customize your Experience. Some guests prefer quiet anchorages with water-sport activities while others might prefer active beach bars and island tours, or perhaps you prefer a perfect mix of the two. Sheldon will explain what to expect on your unforgettable vacation and together we will build unforgettable memories of your dream vacation on board Yolo.

“You Only Live Once …. but if you do it right, once is enough” -Mae West

CULINARY

Chef Vanessa (Nessie, as everyone calls her) is a chef with years of experience in yacht catering as well as in villas in Europe specializing in Italian/French and Caribbean cuisine. She has trained in the Rhodes School of Cooking in Italy as well as the acclaimed Silwood School of Cookery. She has over 100 000 nautical miles under her belt, ran the galley at the well known Atlantic Boat Club in Cape Town. Nessie has sailed numerous and various parts of the world with Sheldon, experiencing different cultures and cooking experiences.

SAMPLE MENU

Before you board Yolo, Nessie will work with you to plan a meal that will delight all the members of your group. We can accommodate individual tastes and any dietary restrictions. Every menu is planned accordingly.

Breakfast

Wake up to a delicious American, English or Continental breakfast accompanied with tea, coffee, fruit juices, muesli or cereal with yoghurt, toast and jam.

Scrambled eggs, smoked salmon, cream cheese on toasted bagels.

Eggs Benedict prepared with bacon and Hollandaise Sauce on toasted English muffins

Breakfast frittata

Continental breakfast – baked muffins, cold meats, cheeses, pickles and assorted fresh bread and cheeses

Captain’s pancakes served with fresh fruit platter, jams, honey and maple syrup

Omelettes with your choice of fillings – bacon, herbs, mushrooms, cheese, or tomatoes

Eggs Florentine – poached eggs with spinach

Lunch

Tortillas – Build your own tortilla with a selection of fillings including fish, chicken, beef, tomato salsa, cheese, lettuce, guacamole and sour cream

Quiche of the day accompanied by salad and freshly baked bread

Veal or chicken parmigiana served on French bean and pine nut salad

Salmon Linguine in a lemon cream sauce.

Thai fish cakes served with coconut rice and sweet chilli sauce served with Asian Salad.

Chicken Caesar Salad

Lobster Salad

Moussaka and Greek Salad 

Sundowners

Cocktail Specials – Pina Collada, Pain Killer, Dark n Stormy, Bushwacker, Margarita Classic, Caipirina or a ‘Virgin’ Cocktail which appeals to all ages, served with snacks.

Appetizer’s

Deep fried Camembert cheese with cranberry jelly

Thai pumpkin and coconut cream soup

Zucchini balls with tzatziki

Salmon-cucumber and ham-asparagus twists

Marinated beetroot with goat cheese

Scallops in sage butter

Three fish pate served with brochette

Artichoke and crab pots

Gazpacho

Entrees

Pork tenderloin with caper sauce and chives served on mashed potatoes or cauliflower mash, asparagus

Grilled mahi mahi with walnut, lemon and parmesan crust served on a potato rosti veg of the day served with beurre blanc sauce

Butter chicken served with basmati rice, poppadum and all the condiments

Seared Ahi tuna, coconut rice, stir fried veg, wasabi sauce

BBQ grass fed beef tenderloin steak , baked potatoes, mushroom/pepper sauce and aubergine salad

Provencal-style rack of lamb on potato dauphinoise with roasted broccoli and buttered French beans served with red pepper puree

BBQ prawns with seasoned fresh vegetable risotto and mango salad

Desserts

Pannacotta and fresh berries

Chocolate mousse

Pavlova

Lemon custard tart topped with seasoned coulis

Chocolate Walnut Cake with fresh cream

Tiramisu

For the younger members of the family

Hamburgers, Macaroni and cheese, Tacos, Chicken Tenders, Quesadillas and Lasagne

Freshly made choc brownies

Ship’s Bar

Soft drinks, sodas, water, beers and spirits are available all day for your enjoyment on Yolo.
Our Spirits include: Smirnoff Vodka, Gordons Gin, Johnny Walker Red Label, Jose Cuervo Tequila, Bailey’s, Jack Daniels, Cruzan Rum, Goslings Rum, Bacardi, Hennessy Brandy.
Red and/or White Wines.