US Virgin Islands
14' Highfield Center Console
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Nationality: South African
CREW: JACO AND SIMONE DE WET
With Jaco, Simóne, and Euan as your guides aboard Tru North you’ll immediately feel at ease. They are warm, joyful, and you’ll always feel reassured when in their care or listening to their beautiful accents as they regale you with stories of their ocean travels.
Jaco grew up boating and living along the coast of South Africa; he went on his first week-long boat trip with his dad at the age of two and hasn’t turned back since. Born in Namibia and having grown up in a small coastal fishing town called Velddrif in South Africa, the ocean is his second home. He is an avid fisherman whose spearfishing game is as strong as his freediving, sense of humor, and captain's cocktails.
Jaco is an accomplished man of the seas having worked his way up the ladder from Cadet to Chief Mate Unlimited on different vessels ranging from chemical tankers to mining vessels, circling the globe at least four times, until he entered the yachting industry in Monaco as Mate and Master. Be sure to ask him about his most daring adventures when you meet and let him know if you want to experience sailing hands-on - he is your perfect guide to hoist the sails.
Simóne was born in South Africa and split her time between England and a small surf town in South Africa, Jeffrey’s Bay, where she learned that life along the coast is where her heart and soul was meant to be. Her dedication and pursuit of learning has helped Simóne garner a wealth of experience in a variety of domains from creating masterpiece meals, to capturing underwater footage, and more - all which she can’t wait to share with you. Be sure to express your culinary wishes and let her know if you want to join her in the galley to take part in a unique food focused experience - especially if you’ve caught that night's dinner.
Jaco and Simóne fell in love with sailing, and then with each other, having married along the way in their travels. Their passion for the ocean and preservation of marine life inspired them to become Scuba Divemasters and they would love to guide you through some of the most exclusive dive locations in the Virgin Islands.
Rounding out our seasoned crew is Euan, an English born lad who grew up in Umhlanga, South Africa. With a desire to venture beyond the beaches, he fell in love with yachting and fishing when he wasn’t playing academy level soccer. As an accomplished man of the sea, Euan would love to tell you tales of his 57 kg yellowfin tuna catch or his National Geographic level experience stargazing while on night watch. Better yet, he’d be happy to guide you to create stories like that to take home to share with family and friends.
For Jaco, Simóne, and Euan, their home is truly the ocean and they cannot wait to welcome you to their home which will quickly become your own aboard Tru North.
Was the yacht comfortable and clean?
Yacht was impeccable and amazingly clean.
Was the crew friendly and accommodating?
The crew as by far the best crew we have had in our charter history. Jaco and Simone are professionals of the highest level. They are without a doubt one of the best crews Sailing the BVI.
Was the food good and well presented?
Food was amazing and presentation was always first class. Simone always took extra time to decorate the table and do plate presentation.
Additional comments about the yacht and crew?
Yacht is exceptionally maintained. Crew is exceptional in all aspects. By far one of the best yachts and crew sailing in the BVI's. Could not think of a single negative comment. Our trip was everything we had hoped for. We are experienced Charterers and this was simply the best we could have ever asked for. The crew! Just can not say enough nice things. They are over and above what is expected of a normal crew. Well done by all.
Incredibly Good Time
This week I had an incredibly good time. What I liked the most was the fishing. Thank you for transmitting your wisdom of fishing, although I would have loved to be able to catch a tarpon with my sweet hands.
Thanks to Jaco, a man of peace, adventure, and marine experiences, as well as someone who has a good heart. I will never forget this week. When we went to The Baths, Jaco (and I know this in my heart) helped us become adventurous men.
We were fascinated with the delicious food from Simone. Dish after dish she changed our lives. Simone with her wisdom and abilities in the kitchen truly touched our palates. Thank you for everything!!!
- Thank you so much Simone for preparing a delicious vegetarian menu and thank you Jaco for the Shirley Temples! We loved it! Happy Easter! - Emma :)
- Thanks for a week of unforgettable adventures and delicious meals! We loved every minute of this journey which was so special!!! Max
- We wish you guys the very best! Fernando
Just Relax and Enjoy
Thank you for a truly amazing week! It's been perfect in every way...fun relaxing, and great food!!!
You have thought of everything - all we had to do was relax and enjoy!
As you know our trip almost didn't happen as our oldest daughter and her husband cancelled for a great reason. Now we all can't wait to come back to stay with you next year with all the family including the blessing of a new baby granddaughter too!
Thank you Jaco and Simone for a truly wonderful and memorable week!
Wonderful memories with friends and family, made better by our super hosts!
Amazing trip. Wonderful memories with friends and family, made better by our super hosts, Simone and Jaco! Every detail was well planned and executed, and the food and drinks were awesome. Thank you for the waterski tows and for finding us calm water! :) Excellent trip to unplug and enjoy everything the Virgin Islands have to offer!
Until next time…
We Loved Every Minute
We loved every minute and hate to say goodbye to our new friends Jaco and Simone. Thank you for anticipating our every need and whim, your tremendous hospitality will not be forgotten. Wish you much happiness and success in life…we knows, we may be back again and hopefully have both of you as crew!
The result - a magnificent unforgettable vacation experience!
Thank you for everything! - You made it a pleasure to sail with you for the past 7 days. Your knowledge and experience of where to visit, swim, snorkel, scuba dive, eat, drink and anchor were invaluable. We marveled at your teamwork - seemingly smooth and effortless - from sailing and putting up and setting down anchors, and of course food preparation. The food was absolutely outstanding! Every meal scrumptious - and artfully mastered! The yacht is a gorgeous state of the art catamaran maintained in pristine condition. The result - a magnificent unforgettable vacation experience for our family and other close friends!
What a PHENOMENAL trip!
What a PHENOMENAL trip. Thank you Jaco and Simone for the lovely trip full of beautiful sights and fantastic food. Can’t think of a better way to start 23’. All the best to both of you and - note to future passengers - we tried to move in for good but figured you didn’t want to add 9 more of us to your charters! :)
Thank you again!
Thank you so much for such a memorable Christmas vacation! The food was outstanding and I can't pick which meal was my favorite. You took us to some beautiful places and we can't wait to visit again! Thank you for introducing Ryan to "new" fruits and vegetables and fixing Wang after we broke him :) This was an unforgettable trip and it wouldn't have been possible without the two of you!
You two are such wonderful people that quickly made this an unforgettable trip. I feel like we made two great friends in just 7 days. Thank you for taking us to and helping us explore all the beautiful places you know and making each one a personal and memorable experience. And OMG, the food will forever live in my dreams. Thank you so much.
The Morgan family was blessed to have you as our crew. You are fun, hard working, creative and one perfect couple to make a family feel welcome aboard. The special touches you added for Christmas were unexpected and appreciated. Simone, your meals were sooo good and the presentation fantastic. Jaco, never a dull moment on the water with you at the helm. We are thankful for all of your talent and hard work to make our Christmas family vacation so wonderful. THANK YOU!
Thank You for an Amazing Trip!
Thank you so much for an amazing trip! The food was amazing and we loved every second of it. The scuba diving was fantastic as was the snorkeling. Jaco and Simone were simply fantastic and you both exceeded our expectations. "thank you" isn't sufficient!
What a wonderful trip.
Sailing Was Amazing!
We boarded the boat knowing little about boating and sailing and it was amazing!!
Jaco and Simone exceeded our expectations. We learned so much about sailing the local islands and loved every minute of it!
Thank you so much for helping us create amazing memories with our families.
We will be back.
Thank you Millions!
The host and hostess with the MOSTEST! Jaco and Simone made our trip the BEST. Sun, amazing views, perfect breakfast, lunch, dinner and a perfectly nailed charcuterie board every day made our entire crew feel like "primary"
oh, and there were a few drinks to really help relax the ladies and some of the boys. We've felt at home for the last week and don't want the time to end. While we have to go home, we'll still be living here in our minds and hearts.
Jaco and Simone might be steering a beautiful boat but the two of them are amazing. We admire your courage, passion and commitment to making our vacation an overwhelming success!
See You In The Future!
Congratulations to the best Captain of the Caribbean! Amazing Yacht!
" Thank you for this whole trip, it was very nice, we were attended in the best fashion by Joaco, Simon and Cata. We hope to see you in the future, on another trip!! We will be waiting for you in Argentina! Big hug! thank you!