We've been back from our sailing on Drumbeat I for three weeks now and nobody in the family can stop talking about what a wonderful time we had. Our crew, Captain Vince, Linda and Jake have got to be the finest in the Virgin Island and wider Caribbean. The service was first class, food was extraordinary (especially given some of our unique menu requirements) and the course that Captain Vince selected provided the best of all the activities we requested in our pre-trip outline.


John C. Csapo


"This was our 6th crewed sailing yacht vacation, and we thoroughly enjoyed it on board Drumbeat I. The Captain and crew were not only sensitive and accommodating to our every need but anticipated them! The yacht was kept meticulously clean and we found the food was the best we have ever had. It was also nice to experience a different itinerary around the British Virgin Island and Vince was very sensitive to our suggestions. We would most certainly charter with this crew again!"

Jane & John Wegwenke, Linda & Jim Garrett. Feb 2001      


Dear Vince & Linda

Today was the first day of school and I hated it! I had this burning desire to race out of the school yard and head for the Ft. Lauderdale airport and purchase five one-way tickets to the Virgin Island. The kids didn’t seem to have a problem with that. Would you say the Csapos are suffering from island fever?

Shannon phoned several days after we got home and needless to say, I gave her an earful. I said the ship was great but the crew made the trip remarkable.

Again, thank you for a wonderful vacation. We miss the three of you and are really looking forward to next summer. If you come to Florida you have an open invitation to visit us anytime.


 John, Mailan, Jenn, Katy & Joey


Charter Dates: March 30- April 6, 2000
Charter Guests:
Kenneth Singer

Georgianne and I recently returned from a week’s sailing with Vince and Linda Stracener aboard the Drumbeat I, and I wanted to tell you what a wonderful experience it was.

We were with the Rubenstein party, and there were as you know, eight of us. The entire crew, Vince, Linda, and Kirk did everything possible to make it a memorable experience, and they succeeded.

The Drumbeat was in superb condition, obviously well maintained with justifiable pride.

The service could not have been better. The meals were superb, and soon became one of the highlights of the trip. From that small kitchen, Linda created some of the most outstanding meals we have ever eaten. They had memorized the preference lists we had completed, and essentially every item requested was accommodated. The activities were varied, and well attended.

The only drawback to the trip is that our wives will, after this experience, never again be willing to accompany us on a bareboat charter.

In summary, the trip was simply outstanding, far exceeding our lofty expectations. Unfortunately, we could not convince Linda to relocate in Eugene and open a restaurant. We tried!

Congratulations and thank you very much for connecting us with them.


Kenneth Singer


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