Owners of this crewed yacht charter, Vince and
Linda Stracener and first mate Kirk, have a passion for sailing
and a commitment to excellence. The beauty of the British Virgin
Islands and the Caribbean aboard this crewed yacht charter will
be shared through their stories and lived through experience. Their
attention to detail will ensure a spectacular yacht charter vacation.
Whether or not your desire is to kick up your heels, dive till you
drop, or just relax at a secluded palm lined beach, Vince and Linda
will make all your dreams come true.
Captain Vince holds a US Coast Guard 100-ton masterís
license and is a certified dive instructor. Raised in California,
he attended Long Beach State University where he won several golden
glove awards for boxing. After moving to Arkansas (where did the
ocean go?) he owned a construction business for several years. His
desire for the sea drew him even further east to the Virgin Islands.
He has sailed the waters here since 1993 and found his true home.
As an "Outdoors" man, Vince enjoys sharing his enthusiasm for diving,
fishing, and underwater photography with his guests.
Linda, chef/first Mate, moved to the Virgin
Islands from her home state of California, where she graduated
from San Diego State University with a degree in Marketing. During
her college years, she was captain of her water-ski team and was
voted helmsman of the year at the Coronado Cays Yacht Club. Her
culinary history is filled with awards and it abounds
with cuisine to be remembered forever. Her specialties include Caribbean
dishes, upscale Continental and seafood. She has been a charter
yacht chef since moving to the Islands in 1994.
First-mate Kirk Persidskis is from detroit michigan.
he has been with drumbeat 1 since 1999. as the "blender king"
he will serve up libations like no other mate in the caribbean.
Drumbeat I is crewed by the professional team of Vince, Linda and
kirk and you will be assured a wonderful Caribbean crewed yacht
charter sailing and diving experience. They look forward to making
your cruise aboard Drumbeat I the most relaxing and enjoyable vacation