3 spacious en-suite guest cabins, as well as separate en-suite crew quarters. Full reverse cycle air conditioning throughout the yacht. The port forward en-suite guest cabin has under/over single berths, whilst the guests may choose which cabins best suit their needs and the 4th can be occupied by the captain. our heads feature fresh water electric toilets, basins, showers and vanity cabinets. There is plentiful storage space throughout Ad Astra, with under berth lockers, hanging closets and more. The three queen size cabins also have TV's and 2 USB charging ports in each. Two sets of linens for each cabin are included along with 12 bath towels 12 hand towels and 12 fast drying Turkish beach towels. Dimmable led lighting throughout the yacht 115V (USA) outlets in all cabins, galley, salon and cockpit.
Captain Rachel Staddon's roots trace back to a dairy farm near the mesmerizing shores of Plymouth, just a stone's throw away from the vast expanse of the ocean. Growing up in such proximity to the sea, she developed an early fascination with maritime life. It was during her childhood that her father's workshop became her playground, and watching him deftly repair various mechanical contraptions ignited her curiosity for all things mechanical. This fascination for tinkering and problem-solving eventually led her to the engine room of boats. Her talent and passion for mechanics became evident as she started delving into the intricate machinery that powered these vessels.
Over the years, she honed her skills to the point where she can now mend most issues that arise in the heart of a ship. Captain Rachel Staddon embarked on her yachting journey, beginning as a stewardess. However, she quickly realized that her true calling was navigating the open waters. Over the years, she worked tirelessly, earning her stripes as an accomplished and charter-savvy captain. Her extensive experience has made her an expert in providing guests with unforgettable yachting experiences.
Captain Staddon is renowned for her 'can-do' attitude, unwaveringly friendly demeanour, and positively infectious spirit that lights up any room or deck. Her sense of adventure is not just limited to the high seas; it's deeply ingrained in her personality. Her crew often praises her for her ability to keep morale high and make even the most challenging situations seem like thrilling adventures.
Her dedication to her craft and her unwavering zest for life make her a captain who not only leads but inspires her crew and guests alike. When she's not commanding a yacht, this adventurous soul can be found indulging in her various passions.
Yoga helps her maintain balance and peace in her demanding profession, while longboarding provides an exhilarating sense of freedom. She also dedicates time to her fitness regimen, which keeps her in top physical shape for her high-energy profession.Sophie Brown | Deck/Stewardess
Sophie Brown, born in the heart of England, is a passionate Deck/Stewardess who has embarked on a journey of adventure and hospitality. Hailing from Plymouth, nestled amidst rolling countryside and pristine beaches, Sophie's upbringing was marked by the values of family and exploration. She is the proud sibling of six.
Sophie's early years were filled with an active pursuit of sports, particularly netball and swimming. This early exposure to physical activities instilled in her a sense of discipline and teamwork, traits that would prove invaluable in her later endeavours.
Sophie's voyage into the world of yachting commenced a mere 2 years ago. Captain Rachel, her aunt, persuaded her to embrace the yachting lifestyle, promising a breathtaking odyssey to explore the world. This decision marked a pivotal turning point in Sophie's career.
Before her immersion into the world of yachting, Sophie honed her skills in the hospitality industry, perfecting the art of catering to diverse needs and creating unforgettable experiences for guests. Her transition into the yachting realm was seamless, a testament to her dedication to providing exceptional service.
As a Deck/Stewardess onboard 7 KNOTS, Sophie has a multitude of responsibilities but her top priority is to establish a serene and inviting atmosphere onboard and foster a harmonious crew dynamic. Sophie believes that a happy crew translates into a seamless guest experience. Her goal is to provide guests with a combination of comfort, convenience, and charm during their time onboard 7 KNOTS.
In her spare time, Sophie prefers to unwind and delve into the captivating world of books. She believes that reading is a gateway to new horizons and an invaluable source of knowledge.Aaron Everly | Chef
Aaron Everly, a culinary virtuoso with a flair for crafting gastronomic masterpieces, takes the position of Chef aboard 7 KNOTS. Armed with a formidable array of certifications and a passion for culinary artistry, Aaron elevates every charter to a symphony of flavours and dining experiences.
Aaron's journey into the world of cuisine began with a stellar academic record, including a Catering Single Award in 2013 and a string of diplomas that attest to his commitment to culinary excellence. His Diploma in Professional Chefs and Food Service at Levels one and two, both awarded with distinctions in June 2014 and 2015, laid the foundation for his culinary skills. Subsequently, he achieved the coveted Professional Pastry Chef Level 3 with distinction in June 2016, further solidifying his reputation as a master in the galley.
Born and raised in a quaint coastal town in Cornwall, England, Aaron grew up surrounded by the beauty of the southwest coast. With three sisters, his upbringing was rich in friendship and shared family experiences. As a child, Aaron was a genuine sports enthusiast, excelling in a diverse range of activities, including football, rugby and cricket. His proclivity for outdoor adventures remained a defining feature of his youth until he discovered his culinary calling during a school cooking course.
At the tender age of 16, Aaron took his first step towards a culinary career. His journey started as a commis chef, setting the stage for a transformative career. Under the mentorship of renowned chef Anton Piotrowski, a former winner of MasterChef in the southwest of England, Over the course of a decade, Aaron honed his skills in the culinary world, gracing the kitchens of prestigious hotels and restaurants while learning from some of the industry's most celebrated chefs.
Beyond yachting, his heart belongs to Noosa, a charming town on the Sunshine Coast of Queensland, Australia. It was here that he lived and worked as a chef, forging deep connections with the local culture, cuisine, and the bountiful ingredients that define the region.
Aaron's aspirations within the yachting realm are simple yet profound: to find happiness while exploring the diverse corners of the globe. Outside of yachting, his dreams extend to entrepreneurship, envisioning a culinary venture that may take the form of a restaurant or a cosy coastal café.
In his role as a yacht chef, Aaron strives to delight guests with his culinary creations. He prides himself on his versatility, demonstrating expertise in preparing a wide array of cuisines, from classic French and Italian to the vibrant flavours of Cantonese, Thai, Japanese, Middle Eastern, and British fare. Aaron's proficiency extends to accommodating a spectrum of dietary requirements, ensuring every guest enjoys a personalized and exceptional dining experience.
Served with a fresh fruit platter, Tea & Coffee
Acai Smoothie Bowl
With chia seeds, fresh fruits, coconut flakes and berries
Breakfast Pancake Stack
with various toppings available: berries, choc chips, maple syrup, Nutella etc.
Cinnamon French Toast with Greek yoghurt & berries
With berry syrup, bacon and banana – maple syrup/honey on the side
Fluffy Scrambled Eggs & Mediterranean Avocado
with cherry tomatoes and spring onion - toast on the side
Sheet Pan Omelet Roll
With cream cheese, baby spinach and cheddar cheese – toast & jams on the side
With jams, cheeses, cold meats, fresh fruit, yoghurts and croissants/breads and boiled eggs
With fresh fruits, yoghurt and variety of toppings
Served atop English muffins with spinach, Canadian bacon and traditional hollandaise sauce
Spicy Shrimp Quinoa
With cayenne pepper, old bay spice & sweet peppers, served with lemon & a salsa on the side
Beef & Black Bean Burrito/Wrap
With corn, carrots, greens and a sweet & spicy Mexican sauce
Grilled Chicken & Salad
With a green salad on the side
Salmon/tuna, boiled egg, greens, beans, tomato & a classic Niçoise dressing (Dijon mustard, honey, pepper, salt and lemon juice)
Lettuce Wrapped Tuna/Salmon Patties
Served with a fresh salad & vinaigrette dressing on the side
Gourmet Burgers & Sweet Potato Fries
Fresh beef patties with avocado, tomato, lettuce, pickles, cheese & micro greens to top it off
Served on a bed of quinoa/rice with hummus, pickled ginger, red onion, edamame, carrots, lettuce/spinach, cucumber, cabbage, chicken/lentils/sashimi
Served with sticky white rice and a lime zested mixed bean salad
Baked Bree with Cranberry and Balsamic Glaze
Pan Seared Scallops & Lemon Butter
Spicy Brussel Sprouts & Garlic Aioli
Avocado with Honey Glazed Grilled Goats Cheese
Scallops with an Artichoke Sauce
Zesty Grilled Calamari
Tomato Carpaccio with Basil
BBQ Pork Ribs
Served with a fresh salad, boiled potato and char-grilled broccoli
Served on a bed of spinach, radish, feta & cabbage topped with balsamic glaze reduction
Flame Grilled Fillet Mignon
Served with a garlic pea purée, white and purple buttered baby potatoes and green beans with a sprinkle of parmesan
Lemon & Herb Mahi Mahi
Served with a mango sauce drizzled over white rice and a rainbow mango salsa with sweet potatoes
Served with an orange and ginger sweet potato pureé, pan fried asparagus, purple potato and a finely cut simple green salad
Red Snapper Pasta
Served with paprika and a sweet pepper, red onion and tomato salsa
Fresh from the Ocean Lobster, South African West-Coast Style
Steam cooked legs, lemon-garlic grilled tail or deep-fried tail, served with garlic butter rice
*only served upon request &availability
(Vegan option upon request only)
Served with fresh berries, pistachios & chili flakes
Key Lime Pie
Served with slice of lime, coral tile and dollop of cream
Chocolate Fudge Brownies
Served with ice cream and fresh raspberries
Served with fresh berries
No-bake Cheese Cake
Served with strawberry/cherry coulis
Classic South African Malva Pudding
Served with custard and fresh mint
Served with fresh home made vanilla cream
Tru North Yachting LLC
MHG Insurance Brokers
30 january 2023
1013 Center Road, Suite 403.A. Wilmington, DE 19805