Motor yacht rentals Captain Anthony (Tony) King was born and educated in the United Kingdom,
(England) where he attended Gordonstoun School in Scotland, a naval
preparatory school where several British Royal Family members were
also educated. He learned to sail at age 7 in the county of
home of Hawkins, Drake and other famous mariners and pirates. When
he was 15 he sailed from Scotland to Iceland during his summer vacations
on the school sailing schooner, "Prince Eric".
Motor yacht captain Tony has been close to the sea wherever he has lived including Santiago
and Valparaiso, Chile where he spent many years. After coming to the
United States in 1970, he spent 5 years in San Juan, Puerto Rico traveling
regularly to the US and British Virgin and other Caribbean Islands
where he became part of the regular crew of the 45' racing yacht,
"Caviar" owned by the proprietor of the Little Switzerland
Import and Export Company.
In San Juan, he also purchased his first boat a small 21 foot sailing
boat in which he traveled throughout the islands including, the Virgins,
Culebra, Vieques, etc. He has returned at least a dozen times to the
Virgin Islands, on bareboat charters.
In 1999 he moved to Miami and purchased a 1981 Hatteras 53' foot
motor yacht and moved on to the boat with his wife Gail. In February
of 2001, he became a licensed Coast Guard Captain with a view to keeping
himself busy with deliveries, charters and yacht management. He is
familiar with the US, British and Spanish Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico,
the Bahamas Islands, the Florida coast and the Keys.
Tony is well traveled, speaks fluent English and Spanish and some
Portuguese and French. He is an experienced sailing and powerboat
Captain and mechanically capable. He is a certified Scuba Diver. Tony
plays the Guitar and keyboards at a professional level, his love of
music has prompted him to collect and keep a wide and eclectic collection
of CDs on board. Gail encourages him to participate in the Chef's
duties and occasionally he will prepare one of his native South American
First Mate & International Chef Gail King
Gail King was born and educated in the United Kingdom and has accumulated
5 years experience cooking and catering to guests on boats.
She came to Chicago from the United Kingdom in 1990 and then to Florida
in 1995. She has been First Mate and chief cook on several boats including,
most recently a Grand Banks Trawler "The Employer", and
now "La Princesa".
Gail has traveled all over the world, especially in France, Spain
and the Greek Islands. She is a connoisseur of fine foods and restaurants
in Europe, North and South America and especially the Caribbean.
Her admiration for South American, Caribbean and Mexican Cuisine
definitely permeates her cooking. She will delight you with delicacies
from the islands as well as a variety of good old "down-home"
recipes for hungry boaters.
Gail loves children and is equally at home with kids as she is with
adults; she can cook for children and entertain them, she will be
their favorite person on board!