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News: Yacht Charter; 71’ Austral Sailing Yacht Concerto, Northrop and Johnson Yacht Charters Review

January 11, 2011 by NJyachtcharters
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At 71’, Concerto is a great crewed sailing yacht charter choice for a crewed yacht charter for 4 to 6 guests in three guest staterooms, with a huge on deck center cockpit for comfortable relaxing, living and dining while on a crewed yacht charter on board. After all, on a crewed sailing yacht charter, the yacht charter experience is all about relaxing on deck and enjoying sailing in the warm breezes of the charter location, watching the world go by. And Concerto is always in exciting yacht charter locations. For winter 2010/2011, Concerto will be available for crewed yacht charter in the Caribbean, and then in the Spring, it is off to the Pacific and French Polynesia through the Panama Canal, all great crewed yacht charter destinations.

Built in 2003 at Austral Yachts in Australia, Concerto was designed on both the exterior and interior by Alan Warwick Yacht Design of New Zealand and has been meticulously maintained since. Built with a light weight composite hull, Concerto offers performance sailing with a comfortable luxury interior for a quality sailing yacht charter combining true sailing in luxury and comfort. Built with accommodations for 4 adults and 2 children, Concerto offers a large master stateroom aft with a double bed and ensuite bath, a second stateroom with double bed and ensuite bath and a third stateroom with upper lower bunks that can also convert to a study for the master stateroom. It should be noted that the bunks in the third stateroom are not considered full adult length.

On board Concerto, unusual for a 71’ yacht is a full satellite voice, fax and internet system with wifi in order to stay connected in every worldwide yacht charter location. And on board entertainment is completed by 4 flat screen televisions and 2 DVD players with a library of DVD movies, and a CD music system with a library of music CD’s. For more extensive information on Concerto as a yacht charter choice, please see the web site at http://www.syconcerto.com/

Following is the crew profile and sample menu for the current crew, who has been on board over 2 years and has provided outstanding crewed yacht charters for Northrop and Johnson Yacht Charters. All in all, Concerto offers a great crewed yacht charter in many interesting worldwide yacht charter locations.

S/Y Concerto – Crew Profile
Capt Gordon Young
Chef/Mate: Clare Marriage

Gordon Young age 25 Scottish
Gordon is a friendly, enthusiastic hard working and qualified young skipper who has logged over 30,000 nautical miles of experience worldwide as Skipper, First-Mate or Watch Leader on boats up to 135 feet in length.

Gordon is also an accomplished racer and has had many significant results in a variety of classes in both hemispheres. He has charter experience, and has established a reputation for being able to relate to people at all levels.

Claire Felicity Marriage age 24 Scottish
Claire is a lively, personable and thoughtful individual looking for interesting and exciting opportunities following her graduation from Edinburgh University. She gained excellent leadership and organizational capabilities as well as event planning experience from various previous positions of responsibility.

Competitive sailing activities have made Claire very aware of the importance of being a team player and previous work has increased her knowledge of the sailing industry as well as giving considerable exposure to managing customer relations.

Claire’s very high personal standards ensure that she pays attention to detail so that every job is done properly.

Sample Menu Plan
SY Concerto

Breakfast
Fresh Fruit, cereal, a selection of pastries and bread, fruit juices, tea and freshly brewed coffee served every day.

Eggs Benedict, poached eggs with bacon on a toasted muffin with a light hollandaise sauce
French Toast with a cinnamon sugar and maple syrup
Greek Yoghurt served with fresh blueberries and a lavender honey
Traditional English breakfast of crispy bacon, fried eggs, grilled tomatoes and grilled mushrooms
Creamy Scrambled Eggs with Smoked Salmon served with toasted Brioche

Lunch
Fig, Goat’s Cheese and Prosciutto Salad with a Red Wine dressing
Quiche Lorraine with a roasted Red Pepper Salad
Lobster and King Prawn Salad with Garlic Mayonnaise
Goats Cheese and Caramelized Onion Tart with a mixed salad and balsamic dressing
Salade Nicoise with freshly seared tuna steaks served with a Rosemary and Sea Salt Focaccia
Seared Salmon and Watercress Salad served with a French vinaigrette
Salad of Poached Quail’s Eggs, toasted Lardoons, shredded green salad and baby roasted tomatoes with a herb dressing

Appetizers
Mini Tomato and Basil Bruschettas
Black Olives marinated in orange and chili
Fresh Prawns wrapped in Prosciutto with an Aioli dip
Blinis topped with Smoked Salmon, Crème Fraiche and Caviar
Freshly made Vegetarian Sushi Platter

Dinner
Starters
Gravadlax with dill served on a bed of Parmesan Leaves
Salade Correzienne, grilled Goat’s Cheese on a slice of pain bis drizzled with honey and served on a walnut salad
Fresh Melon with Prosciutto Ham and Figs
Chilled Gazpacho

Mains
Barbequed Sea Bream with a lemon butter sauce on a bed of julienne vegetables
Filet Mignon in a Red Wine Jus with Pommes Dauphinoises
Honey Glazed Salmon served with Wild Rice and Roasted Vegetables
Sautéed Fillet of Chicken with Pistachio and Orange Sauce
Seared Tuna steaks with roasted balsamic tomatoes and a soy dressing
Lamb in Lavender and Blueberry Sauce with an Olive Oil Mash

Desserts
Tarte aux Pommes served with freshly made Vanilla ice cream
Hazelnut and Chocolate Dacquoise
Individual Mango Parfaits with Passion fruit Coulis
A fresh Fruit Salad in Rose Wine jus
White Chocolate Fondants served with Raspberries
Melon and Champagne Sorbet served with honey wafers

Served with assorted truffles and coffee

Review by Missy Johnston of Northrop and Johnson Worldwide Yacht Charters (http://www.njcharters.com)

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