Could not have had a better experience. Great vessel, immaculately maintained like it just came off a show room floor. Leslie met us on time, did a through review of operations and we were off for a great Sunday cruise. Down Inter-coastal to Saltwater Grill in Swansboro, and then back past Moorehead to Beaufort where we had dinner at DOC's. Lots of great features...hope to return and do a jaunt up to Ocracoke in November.
We had a great sail on Christian's boat. Everything was in order and he showed us all the "ropes" for the boat before we left the dock. It was the perfect boat for the 6 of us.
VASA is a sturdy vessel with spacious and well balanced areas to enjoy. It plows through chop and barely rocks in the wakes of power boats. The full keel is noticeable and welcome while napping on the bow. Dixon is a communicative and responsive owner. His New England accent assures you he's been around boats a long time and knows his stuff. It certainly translates to VASA and I would not hesitate to charter her again.
Susan and Chip were fantastic customers. They and their two university age children made a delightful experience on the water and at the Knoxville docks. They seemed very appreciative for the whole charter package and were very respective of the yacht and its equipment. I would be happy to have them charter the La Marée Hélène again in the future.
Excellent experience overall. Warren met us at his boat, explained the basics to us and within 10 minutes we were off sailing. The boat was docked at the end of the pier and ready to sail. Had great weather so that helped a lot. The boat was clean and everything worked as it was supposed to. We'll definitely return soon!