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We have quoted Stephen's letter in full. They chartered 'Flying Ginny VII' in May, 2006
Dear Ed Hamilton & Co:
I am happy to tell you that our recent 10 day British Virgin Islands charter aboard the Lagoon 55 Catamaran Flying Ginny VII was a great success! As rookie sailors, we were slightly apprehensive about spending 10 days aboard a boat with a crew we'd never met. Thankfully, Captain Nick Voorhoeve adn his wife Lyndsay made our dream trip a reality, and we will now think of them as friends forever.
The Flying Ginny VII is a very comfortable boat, with plenty of space to spread out and relax. We were the envy of smaller more spartan vessels at several anchorages. The air conditioning and fresh water maker were much appreciated.
Nick is an experienced captain, having served in the navy, designed, built and sold boats; and sailed across oceans in small vessels. His expertise and professionalism ensured that we were safe and comfortable at all times. Nick always managed to put us in the best anchorages and let us maximize our time in the BVI. His local ties helped point us in the right direction ashore as well.
Lyndsay Voorhoeve is one of the most talented cooks I have ever met. I wanted to take her home with me, but Nick had other ideas. Lyndsay never failed to amaze us with her innovative culinary presentations. We were so impressed that we photographed several of her creations. The meals she assembled were doubly impressive considering the compact galley aboard and provisioning challenges of a 10 day cruise in the BVI. But she definitely excelled, and we all gained weight thanks to banana rum french toast, lobster-laced scrambled eggs, seared ahi tuna steaks, curried shrimp over jasmine rice, filet mignon, mahi mahi with orange jerk sauce, prosciutto wrapped stuffed chicken, BBQ'd ''cheeseburgers in paridise'', créme brulee and keylime pie. In her 'spare time' Lyndsay kept our staterooms and the rest of the Flying Ginny VII in immaculate shape.
We thoroughly enjoyed this excellent adventure and strongly recommend this boat and its wonderful crew. We plan to return.