CAPT. JACOB GREW UP IN CHICAGO AND LEFT THE
COLD WEATHER FOR SUNNY SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
AFTER COLLEGE. IT WAS HERE THAT HE FELL IN LOVE
WITH SAILING AND HAS NEVER LOOKED BACK! AFTER
PURCHASING HIS OWN BOAT AND BECOMING
INVOLVED WITH SEVERAL RACE TEAMS HE DECIDED
TO MAKE HIS PASSION A FULL TIME JOB.
WORKING SEVERAL SEASONS IN THE MEDITERRANEAN
AND AUSTRALIA, HE HONED HIS CHARTER SKILLS
BEFORE ARRIVING IN THE VIRGIN ISLANDS IN 2018.
FOR THE PAST 4 SEASONS HE HAS SAILED THE USVI
AND BVI IN SEARCH OF THE PERFECT LOCALES TO
MAKE YOUR TRIP ONE IN A LIFETIME!
Driven by a passion for culture, adventure and community, Alex dove
head first into the culinary world, immediately moving from Toronto
to Florence, Italy after graduating university to immerse herself in the
Italian food culture. After working in restaurants and as an Au Pair to
three children, Alex had enough confidence in her flexibility and
service capabilities to apply to work for Quarterdeck; first as
Operations Assistant. In this role, she grew the organization skills that
she would later use in her Yacht Chef career on sailing yachts around
the globe. Over the last 6 years, she has developed an exceptionally
high standard of food preparation and presentation, along with an
ever-growing knack for customer service. By paying close attention to
detail, Alex has mastered the art of going above and beyond for her
charter guests through her menu, as well as her roles on board as first
mate, guide, host and friend. Her organization, extensive experience
and cheerful personality make her a key player in the planning and
execution of every charter she runs, resulting in many of her guests
returning to charter with her again.
There will be little that can top this trip
We truly enjoyed having Jacob Beman as our Captain during our charter in the BVI. Jacob was a true professional, and handled the catamaran with skill above and beyond what I have seen on other trips.
Jacob was always up early starting coffee and performing his captain duties, and he even helped our chef with some of the meals & her responsibilities.
He was well versed in first aid, as one day I had a small cut on my ankle and he cleaned and bandaged it for me. We were quite impressed during our trip because he always sailed using the sails vs. using the motor, which may have been because of the great weather we had, but regardless, we enjoyed our time on the yacht tremendously.
Alex is a ridiculously good chef, and kept us on track and informed throughout our stay, and made every person on board feel special. She is an amazing person and part of an excellent overall team.
We felt in such good hands
Jacob was happy to answer questions and teach those that wanted to learn more about sailing.
I was so impressed by his professionalism, knowledge of the islands, and basically everything about the water. Jacob was always smiling, and he knew just where to take us to snorkel and things to tell us to look out for.
He was happy to take us to the islands in the dingy, and really made our trip so special. We enjoyed having Jacob for our charter, he is quite an impressive captain.
Alex was beyond words amazing!!
Besides being a phenomenal person, she is a gourmet chef!! She took incredible care of each one of us, prepared incredible meals, and made the entire experience perfection!!
She handled our every need, want and just made every moment fabulous!
We were blown away with how fun and beautiful everything was
There aren’t enough words to say how amazing Alex was! We wouldn’t recommend a yacht trip to anyone if Alex isn’t the chef.
I couldn’t believe how delicious all of the meals were. She made sure we were ready and on time for all events. I can’t imagine this trip without her!
Jacob is professional, smart, kind, witty and I highly recommend him without hesitation.
I would not hesitate to charter with this team again, and I plan to next year!!
Trip of a Lifetime
"It's hard to find the words to describe how our experience was with Sailing Synergy. The beauty of the islands, the love and grace with Alex and Jacob and the majesty of this incredible boat are second to none. This was a trip of a lifetime that will never be forgotten. Thank you for the memories, Synergy."
-Lindsay and Matt Williamson
Hands Down Amazing
"Hands down amazing! Thanks for the trip of a lifetime. Synergy sailing can't be beat. Alex and Jacob are perfection. Ask for the chocolate cake! And plan for a karaoke night!"
"This trip was a "bucketlist" vacation and we enjoyed ourselves immensely. Thank you Alex and Jacob for taking care of us all week and finding the perfect places in the BVI to visit. We've enjoyed laughing with you this week. The entire trip exceeded expectations! Thank you for all the attention to my food preferences. Alex next time you want to hone those manual stick shift skills give us a call! Hope our paths again soon!"
Best Crew in the BVI!
"Best crew in the BVI! The trip was exceptional from start to finish !"
-Paul and Lisa Hegeman
The trip was outstanding!
"Alex and Jacob what a fine pair,
You hauled our asses around with care.
We were watered and fed and
You both catered to us well til we went to bed.
We got loud and rowdy while staying on our feet
You kept cooking and Sailing not missing a beat.
From the snorkeling to the swimming to the tuna fishing
The trip was outstanding and the next cruise has us wishing.
I know that the trip can't be extended
By the crews best for the gang from the Midwest.
I know it can't happen this time but the memories will last a lifetime.
Thanks again from the St Louis crew"
Alex and Jacob made the trip EXCEPTIONAL
"This trip was a family vacation to celebrate Cam's graduation. He picked it and we were so excited to experience "salt life" for the first time! What an unbelievable trip! We were spoiled from the moment we got onboard until the last minute. Alex's food is 1st class on every level- presentation, variety, and most of all TASTE! we cheered everytime she announced that a meal was ready (and took pictures of everything)! Captain Jacob was the best captain in the BVI USVI and beyond! He had mad skills as a captain and led us onshore to some superb spots for viewing and drinking. Nothing was ever too much trouble for Alex and Jacob , they are true professionals. Alex and Jacob made this trip EXCEPTIONAL and we feel so lucky to be in their care for the best 8days. Reality will be tough to return to after this dreamy, scenic, gourmet and laughter filled trip."
Laura and John
Wish we could have stayed longer!
"Had so much fun this week! Great stops, drinks, and food! Wish we could stay longer! "
Great fun and family time!
"Great fun and family time! Alex and Jacob joined in on the family action and added to the fun! Very fortunate and grateful!"
Heaven on earth!
"Heaven on earth! thank you to the crew Alex and Jacob for making this a memorable trip for us. I don't want to leave!"
What an unforgettable experience!
"Wow! What an unforgettable experience! Alex's cooking skills, sweet and calm demeanor and professionalism are unmatched. Jacobs knowledge, confidence and positive outlook are necessary to make this trip as wonderful as it is.we are SO INCREDIBLY GRATEFUL for everything! Wishing you, the owners and future guests the best time on this boat. Thank you thank you thank you!
-KK and Alex
The week was perfect
"We had an incredible week celebrating our best friends birthday. The blue skies 80fegree temperature, smoothe seas was just the beginning. We were blessed to have the best crew, Jacob and Alex, who made certain that we were taken care of. The week was perfect and we will most certainly be back thank yo."
April and Hilliard
What an incredible time we had on Synergy
“What an incredibile time we had on Synergy this past week! We celebrated our dear, beautiful friend Lisa’s birthday with fun friends, perfect weather and the best new friends (Alex and Jacob). They were beyond attentive and wonderful!!! We loved every minute of it. I will end with one word that describes our experience, CARAMBA!!”
-Karen and BJ
BEST crew imaginable!
“What a wonderful time we had and the BEST crew imaginable. Thanks for all your attention to what we had to eat and do. Great experiences!! Best to you!
Synergy and Alex and Jacob made for a fabulous celebration for my upcoming birthday! It was more than I could have asked for and created everlasting memories. Thank you thank you thank you! Until next time!”
-Moo, Billy, Lisa and Robert
What an incredible experience in the BVI
"What an incredible experience in the BVIs! Our group of 8 came together to celebrate Jen's birthday and every part of our trip was A+! Alex's food was absolutely divine and her announcing/ guiding skills on Anegada- unsurpassed! Jacob is the best, calmest captain and his cocktails are insane! We are so grateful for this time we had over the course of the week and for the extraordinary boat and crew. Favorite memories include: wake boarding in brewers bay, dance party at coco Maya, anegada painkiller tour, private dinner at Coco Maya, FOXY'S"
-Katherine, Tripp, Jen, Peter, Natasha, Holly, Erik, Ryan
What a wonderful week!
"Captain Jacob and chef Alex- what a wonderful week! Thank you for entertaining us, feeding us amazing meals and making us feel like family. The sailing was peaceful and beautiful, the snorkeling and diving were perfect! We are leaving today with all smiles!"
-The Peyton's and the Walkers
"Jacob and Alex, we were so incredibly fortunate to have had you as our Captain and Chef! The well of professionalism, knowledge and skills could not be surpassed! Each meal was comparable to a 5 star restaurant! Absolutely outstanding! We would travel aboard Synergy with you as the crew again! Will miss you both,
The Rand family"
July 4, 2022
We will do this again!
"We had an excellent trip! This was our first charter and Jacob and Alex could not have been a better team. We enjoyed beautiful sites with amazing food. We will do this again!"
"This cruise was litty asf. 10/10"