Winter: Chad & Wendy
Chad Harlan & Wendy Crabtree- Harlan have been together for 14 years. They met on Om Shanti, a
Westsail 32. They cruised their own sailboat, a 31ft Cal called Calamis for 6 years before working full-time on yachts.
They have worked in the private and charter sectors on large, motor yachts, catamarans and sailboats for over 7 years. They have sailed both coasts of the US, Central and South America and the Caribbean chain from the Bahamas to Trinidad and also the North Sea and the Mediterranean. Most of their time has been spent in the Caribbean from USVI and BVI to Trinidad.
Chad has a RYA 200-ton Masters license and a US Coast Guard 100 ton Captain's license. He has his PADI open-diver certificate, STCW-95, and his Sail Instructor Endorsement. His other interests include surfing, diving, rock-climbing and snowboarding.
Wendy grew up on a farm in Kentucky where cooking with fresh vegetables, fruits and meats was just part of life. She loves entertaining, so not only is she a delightful cook, but she is an expert drink mixologist. Wendy loves to travel and incorporates dishes that she has enjoyed in her travels into her menus. She loves to peruse cooking magazines for the latest trends and always strives for fabulous food that is also healthy. Her other interests include, hiking, snorkeling, watching classic movies, reading and writing.
Chad and Wendy strive to provide their guests with the best vacation ever. They realize that each set of guests has a different view of the perfect vacation. To some guests relaxing is their biggest concern, while others might want to do a long list of activities and adventures. Chad and Wendy work hard to provide a memorable vacation.
Summer: Rich & Lisa
Rich & Lisa have more than 30 years combined sailing experience. They spent years trying to make room for sailing in their busy professional lives in Providence, Rhode Island. One New England winter too many convinced them to make their passion for sailing their priority. They started and ran a successful Lagoon 57 charter yacht called Priorities located in the Virgin Islands for eight years before accepting the helm aboard Zingara.
Rich is a graduate of Johnson & Wales University and owned and operated Cassarino's Ristorante in Providence's Little Italy for 20 years.
Lisa is an accomplished florist and art/design degree holder, who owned and operated a successful, high-volume flower shop in Providence, Floral Designs by LiRog. She has 20 years experience with event and party planning.
Rich and Lisa are excited to work in the summer rotation as your Captain/Chef and Hostess aboard Zingara.
1st mate & Stewardess
A 1st Mate and a Stewardess rounds out Zingara's crew of four.