Meet your crew onboard
Your Crewed Catamaran Captain Jim Taylor
Jim and Jayne Taylor met in Naples, Italy, where Jim served as a U.S. Navy
officer and Jayne was the visiting daughter of a British Army officer.
Since marrying they have wanted to combine sailing and cultural discovery,
including gourmet food. "Andiamo," Italian for "Let's Go," is the answer
to that dream.
For Jim, who is a U.S. Coast guard licensed captain with over 30 years'
cruising and sailboat racing experience, that meant leaving the practice
of international law with clients in Asia and Europe, to charter in the
Caribbean. He is an avid fly fisherman and has equipped Andiamo with the
latest equipment for fly fishing, spin casting, and deep-sea fishing.
Jim's long-time interests also include travel, food and wine, scuba
diving, astronomy, jogging, and hiking.
World Class Chef Jayne Taylor
Jayne owned and operated a highly successful catering
business in Washington, D.C., where the Taylors lived for 20 years,
serving prominent political figures and diplomats. She has been featured
in several Washington Post articles and the Washingtonian Magazine, as one
of the capital's premier caterers.
Jayne specializes in international cuisine, an interest she acquired while
living in Singapore, Libya, Italy, and France. While in Paris, she
co-authored a bilingual cookbook with a Michelin-starred French chef, Chef
Hubert, and she taught cooking classes at L'Ecole de Cuisine d'Hubert in
Paris and on St. Barths. Jayne's passion for food and entertaining does
not prevent her active participation in travel, sailing, fishing, and
scuba diving. Jayne and Jim are fluent in French, conversant in Italian,
and they speak some German.
In any language, the Taylors are a good team and Andiamo the perfect
combination of fun, cultural adventure, and fine dining.
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- 7 Day Sample Itinerary
delighted to have you join us for your crewed charter adventure! Here is
a sample itinerary for your 1 week crewed charter. Please keep in mind that
nothing is "set in stone;” our aim is to take you where you want
to go, do what you want to do. So sit back, relax, and savor your
crewed charter vacation.
Captain Jim will meet you at the airport upon your arrival and
escort you on board crewed yacht Andiamo. Once you are settled, it is time to
discuss your itinerary. Below is an example of what you can expect:
lunch, we'll depart for Leinster Bay, St. John. The bay is well
protected and quite comfortable. The snorkeling is excellent and there
is an interesting walk ashore on a trail leading to the 300 year old
Annaberg Sugar Mills. These ruins have been beautifully restored by the
National Park Service.