DJ Parker has been a leader in the charter industry since 1980. She is currently president of the American Yacht Charter Association. E-mail DJ
Beverly Parsons has been chartering since 1969. She is a licensed, bonded broker and a founding member of the professional groups AYCA and CYBA International. Contact Beverly.
Trina Howes has 10 years of experience in the charter industry finding great pleasure in creating the best yachting vacations possible. E-mail Trina
Nicole Caulfield is licensed, bonded, and a longtime member of FYBA and AYCA. She brings a unique perspective as a broker, having worked aboard yachts for nearly 10 years. Email Nicole
Brokers Missy Johnston and Carolyn Titus at Northrop and Johnson Worldwide Yacht Charters in Newport, Rhode Island, have had a tremendous influence on the evolution of the charter industry. Missy served as the industry's liaison to the U.S. Coast Guard during the creation of the Passenger Vessel Safety Act, while Carolyn helped to create what is today the largest annual charter yacht show in Europe. Both are longtime members of the American Yacht Charter Association, which Carolyn helped to found. Northrop and Johnson Worldwide Yacht Charters is also a member of the Mediterranean Yacht Brokers Association.
Northrop and Johnson has been a pioneer in worldwide yacht charter, supplying unparalled service for more than 50 years, and is welcome in every port. With more than 50 years' combined experience in the yacht charter industry, Missy and Carolyn have extensive experience and knowledge of the world’s finest yachts, crews, and cruising locations. They both travel extensively inspecting yachts, seeing cruising locations, meeting with crews, and attending and speaking at worldwide industry seminars. They apply their high-quality standards and ethics to everything they do, making top-notch service the hallmark of Northrop and Johnson Worldwide Yacht Charters.
Recently Northrop and Johnson Yacht Charters was treated to cuisine created by Chef Julie MacNab on board the 142′ Palmer Johnson Motor Yacht LADY J, and the food was outstanding. The various dishes that Chef Julie whipped up in her on board galley were a wide range of cuisine, focused on very fresh ingredients, including dishes reflective of the cuisine of the cruising area, which is always a great way to further experience a yacht charter cruising area.. From Scotland, Julie attained a degree in Marine Biology which introduced her to yachting, and from there Julie found her true passion in cooking to become a yacht Chef. Julie attained her formal training in cooking in French Cuisine at the Westminster Cordon Bleu School in London and from there gained her Master Chef Diplomas at the Escoffier School at the Ritz Hotel in Paris in 2000. On board charter motor yacht LADY J, Chef Julie offers an extensive range of cuisine including French, Italian, Mediterranean, Asian and Eastern cuisines and is happy to cater to every individual taste and dietary need. Chef Julie loves to cook, and her enthusiasm shows in the dishes created for the enjoyment and well being of all on board.
Written by Northrop and Johnson Worldwide Yacht Charters
Thursday, 06 September 2012 07:09
Grilled Fresh Caught Fish on board O'Rama
After spending 3 days cruising on board O’Rama, here at Northrop and Johnson Yacht Charters, we can attest that the on board yacht charter cuisine produced by Chef Serge Corica is outstanding. Not only is this our opinion, but Charterers that we have placed on board for crewed yacht charters on the MY O’Rama agree! Charter motor yacht O’Rama with Captain Panos Pellas and Chef Serge Corica and the 9 other top crew and you will be pampered from start to finish. O’Rama is available each summer season for crewed yacht charter for up to 12 guests to cruise on a yacht charter through the lovely Greek Islands.
Chicken Breast on Fresh Herb Couscous
Scampi in white wine sauce
On board, it is a never ending gastromic experience, with Chef Serge. Born in Belgium, Serge now makes Greece his home. Serge studied French and International Cuisine and specializes in Greek, Italian, French, Brazilian and Continental Fine Dining. After interning in Paris, where Serge trained at La Couplei Restaurant, both in the kitchen and with the Wine Sommelier, Serge moved on to be head chef at restaurants in Brussels and Greece. While transitioning from restaurants to private yachts, Serge spent time as the private chef for top businessmen in Greece. Chef Serge has been on board O’Rama for several years now and creates wonders in the galley. Below are just a few of the fine dishes to which we were treated while cruising on board the crewed charter yacht O’Rama through the Greek Islands.
At 80′ Callisto is an excellent choice for a sailing yacht charter through the Greek Islands. Exquisitely built by Nautor Swan, Callisto has been beautifully maintained and offers the top quality yacht sailing charter expected from a Nautor Swan sailing yacht. With a terrific crew that Northrop and Johnson Yacht Charters has just visited once again, we are happy to offer Callisto for a great yacht charter through the lovely Greek Islands.
Maltese Falcon, 288′ Perini Navi sailing yacht available for yacht charter, sets sail straight off of the dock in Falmouth Harbor, Antigua. Comfortable for yacht charter for up to 12 guests in 6 guest staterooms, Maltese Falcon is an incredible sailing machine, created for performance sailing in luxury, with unique top quality Perini Navi technology.
Written by Northrop and Johnson Worldwide Yacht Charters
Thursday, 16 August 2012 11:30
The Silk Road Shop with Mecid Kargavus
On a crewed yacht charter along the southern coast of Turkey, the art of shopping and negotiating for hand knotted and hand woven rugs is a yacht charter experience only found on a yacht charter while cruising in Turkey. Hand making beautiful rugs is an integral part of the Turkish culture. All along the southern Turkish coastline, lovely handmade rugs can be found for sale in little villages and bazaar shops. However, it is the experience of rug shopping and the art of negotiation for these hand loomed and knotted rugs that is a cultural experience only found on a crewed yacht charter in Turkey.
The Silk Road Rug Shopping
Here at Northrop and Johnson, one of our favorite bazaar rug shops is The Silk Road in Marmaris, Turkey. Located in the shadow of the castle ruins, right on the front town quay where all of the action is, The Silk Road, owned by Mecid Kargavus, is a family owned business with high quality handmade rugs for sale. The shop, The Silk Road, is also located in one of the oldest buildings still standing quayside in Marmaris. With both hand knotted carpets and hand woven kilims, The Silk Road has a wide selection of great rugs for sale. We like The Silk Road, as Mecid Kargavus is extremely knowledgeable about rugs and the history of rug weaving in the various villages where the rugs are from, and we find the rugs that are for sale in his shop to be top quality; with a modern selection of rugs that have been handmade today and an antique selection of rugs that were handmade years ago.
The Silk Road Rug Viewing
While the opportunity to purchase beautiful rugs at very reasonable prices while in Turkey is great, it is the total rug purchasing experience that is hard to beat and a unique cultural experience to enjoy while on a crewed yacht charter in Turkey. Once quayside in Marmaris, wander into The Silk Road, however be prepared to spend some time to really enjoy the Turkish rug purchasing experience and learn an enormous amount about both handmade rugs, and the art of rug shopping. It is well worth the time.
The Silk Road Shop
At The Silk Road settle in either on the main floor or upstairs with the balcony doors open to the harbor with either a hot apple tea or chai or a cool drink with rugs in neat piles all around you. Then watch while rug after rug is hurled out in front of you to be appreciated from various directions, especially the hand knotted rugs, which change color depending on the direction of the nap. The continuous display of beautiful rugs at The Silk Road is combined with a running commentary of terrific information on where the rug was made, when, how, if the strands were dyed with vegetable dyes or modern dyes, and the history of that rug weaving style, all of which is an integral and fascinating part of the rug purchasing experience. In fact, no matter where you are in Turkey, if the rug merchant cannot tell you everything you want to know about the rugs, you should exit post haste as you will not be purchasing from a knowledgeable rug merchant.
The Silk Road Rug Shop Inside
Don’t be surprised if several hours slip by with rug after rug being displayed along with a fascinating running commentary on and the history of hand woven rugs. Once you settle on a rug, do be prepared to negotiate on the price, as usually the first price is never the final price. Hopefully a rug will be found and a price negotiated. Don’t worry about how you will bring your rug home, as the rug can be shipped or, if small enough, sent right along with you. It is amazing into how small a package the rugs can be folded, so that you can walk right out of the rug shop with a bit of Turkish culture tucked under your arm along with a huge amount of knowledge and a new appreciation of the art of Turkish handmade rugs. So be sure to stop and take a look at Turkish handmade rugs and do take a little time for the art of rug shopping for a unique cultural experience while on a crewed yacht charter along the coast of Turkey.