NENNE GUESTS COMMENTS
17-27 July 2022 in the Grenadines
Dear Tim, Steph and Ellie,
Wow, wow, wow! Where do I begin? There are so many wonderful things that come to mind. Starting off with the iconic and master Chef, Ellie! How lucky are we to have woken up every morning with the smell of delicious pancakes and bacon, and to have fallen asleep with our bellies full of the yummiest food! Your food, laughter and kindness have this trip so amazing. Many, many thanks to you for every wonderful meal and for sharing your diving wisdom with all of us.
O’Captain my captain Tim! Thank you for encouraging me to try new things, like scuba diving and wakeboarding, I truly appreciate your patience when I was trying to stand up on the skis and wakeboard, not many captains would keep driving the dingy around in circles that many times, lol! You’re the best captain in the world; the knowledge you shared, generosity you shared, the spirit you carry make this trip incredible!
And finally, the one and only Steph!!! Your incredible, amazing and every other wonderful word out there. Seriously you are one of the kindest people I’ve ever met, and you’ve gone above and beyond to make all of us more than comfortable. Thank you for always filling our water bottles, making our beds and for every other mall gesture you’ve done for us!
And to all three of you; Thank you so so much for making this boat trip incredible. I’m so grateful to have had this opportunity to explore the Grenadines. Trips like these are so rare in life, and having the three of you as our companions for the past ten days has been a wonderful experience on its own! Lots and lots of love, gratitude and appreciation to each of you!
Peace & Love,
Thank you so much for everything!! From helping me out with many of my first experiences like water skiing, snorkeling and diving to the overall amazing food that you’ve made for me, even though I am quite picky and for introducing me to the delicious tuna steaks.
Tim and Steph: Thank you for the amazing stories that you’ve shared with us as well as the overall amazing experience you’d provided.
Thank you, love you,
Thanks for the great trip, especially the food and great attitudes. I love that there was a lot of down time amidst the great activities allowing me to do more reading than usual.
5-12 June 2022 in USVI
Dear Tim Steph and Ellie,
This week was as wonderful as we wished for. The sailing the islands and Nenne were all lovely. The three of you bring the vibe and we enjoyed getting to know you, to dance with you, and to experience the joys of the sea with you. We greatly appreciated the space and opportunity to share this time with each other and to blend our growing family that much more.
We learned a lot about one another, and our conversations never have the chance to brew at home.
We also enjoyed learning from you all. Ellie is a fabulous chef and truly the best scuba instructor we have ever had. Your meals have been delicious with something for everyone! And everyone of us tried something new. Whether snorkeling or scuba diving, or just swimming around, it was reassuring to know that Tim was watching and could dinghy in to save Joe or dive in to retrieve Allie’s lost snorkel, or fin, or lost snorkel again. And Steph – amazingly everywhere – sneaking into our cabins for a cleaning and then ready with the camera or a cocktail without us ever knowing when the bed was made, fresh towels conjured, or lotus flowers folded.
It was a great week for everyone to learn and experience something new, and there was so much of it – Ben should become a mixologist to support Caroline becoming an island doctor, bees like boats too, Margaret actually likes the water, but she does not like fish, and Greg doesn’t get the bends, nor does he run out of questions! As Lucia likes to say, YOLO! And we are thrilled to have YOLO’d with you all!
Free the chickens!
The “S” Family
1-9 May 2022, in th USVI's
We are home safe and sound from our Nenne charter. It was a wonderful trip for our family. I was so relieved when we finally got there! The kids were amazed by the experience. They had no idea what to expect and were impressed.
Tim, Steph and Ellie were absolutely delightful! They are just great people! Super accommodating, fun to talk too, food was good and abundant. They are very skilled operators, passionate about their work and Nenne! We were in great hands! We have made lifetime friends again!
In the end, things worked out and we all had a wonderful time! Five stars for Nenne!
Thank you for all of your help. I know this charter required a lot of time. I appreciate all you did to help keep things together!
Stay in touch!
16-23 April, 2022 in the USVI
To the “Dream Team” of Nenne,
Signing this journal fills me (us) with mixed emotions…those that aren’t quite ready for our week aboard Nenne in the USVI to end, and those that will forever shine brightly in my (our) hears and minds of the treasured togetherness our family shared on tis sailing adventure. Scott and I and our 4 (now adult) kids have been fortunate to have experienced travel abroad many sailing vessels throughout the world and throughout many years, yet our time aboard Nenne (FINALLY after adventure #7) exceeded all expectations. Tim, Steph and Ellie are absolute gems whose positivity, friendliness, attention to detail of their roles, outstanding service and joyful willingness to go “above and beyond” revived our spirits and filled our days/nights with blissful memories. THANK YOU, THANK YOU for this treasured time for our now family of 8, with out best wishes to the 3 of you for happy sails always!
The “H” Group
3-9 April 2022 - US Virgin Islands
We would rate our trip a 10 out of 10. Tim, Stephanie and Ellie were the BEST in every way!! Nenne was fabulous and always clean!! Nenne was well ventilated ~ always cool and comfortable. The food was above and beyond fabulous, Ellie is unbelievable!! The USVI was beautiful!! Tim, Stephanie and Ellie were incredible in every way….. wouldn’t change a thing!
USA family, including a 70th birthday!
Note from broker:
Please send my eternal thanks to the Owner for being a person of impeccable integrity through all the reschedules, and for having a TOP QUALITY program. I will happily be a reference at any time - but I know you have 50 others to draw on!!!!!!!!!
23-30 March 2022 - USVI -
Dear Tim, Steph and Ellie,
Thank you for a trip of a lifetime! This was the perfect post-covid experience and we couldn’t imagine a more wonderful group of hosts to share it with. The boat is beautiful, our activities so much fun, and the service 5 Star!
Ellie, we have relished every meal and dive. Thank you for your thoughtful care.
Steph, life won’t be the same without your 5:00 pm sundowners.
Tim, you made everyday fun and scenic, and we all loved learning about sailing and your excellent stories.
All in all, this week aboard the Nenne was exactly what the spirit needed. I hope it’s just not the first time we sail with you.
A thousand thanks!
Laura & Tripp
My sentiments exactly! Water sports and view are my take home memories.
5 stars and 5 hearts! The Best!
A wonderful trip! Thank you all for the fantastic care and attention you gave us. So many memories to take with us. The stars, the tarpon at night, the crystal clear water. Hope to be back!
Lynn & Mike
Polaris (Tim) the guiding star
Dynamic (Steph) the energizing spirit
Epidivee (the chef and underwater guide star! (Elle)
From Craig, Nancy, Laura, Lynn, Ellen, Tripp, Mike and Pam
Thank you for a wonderful week on the water and below the water. And as always Pedantiar gets the last word!
Much love and success to you!
Nancy & Craig
Dear Tim, Steph & Ellie,
What a delightful way to spend a week. So happy your team came together on this boat. Boats are boats (and of course the Nenne is beautiful) but the crew makes the experience! You all went the extra mile(s) to make sure everyone felt pampered, and their needs were met. As my phone message says, “Thank you and stay in touch”. Let us know when you get your FB page up and running.
Love from us all!
13-20 March, 2022
The Prosecco is chilling awaiting guests arrival!
13-20 March 2022 - Retirement Charter in the USVI's
Tim, Steph & Ellie,
This was so much fun, so relaxing, so entertaining. This crew is the best! You took such amazing care of us. Food was absolutely fabulous, we love learning about boats, sailing and your interesting lives. Could have done ok with one less painkiller… 😊
Tim, Steph & Ellie,
You made this outing “the best” catamaran experience I’ve ever had. I’ve been fortunate to travel the world and I can honestly say your service outperformed all the hospitality venues I have had the pleasure to be in. It was “all about our group” every step of the way. We felt like royalty. Thank you for your kindness and being you!
Thank you, thank you, thank you Steph, Ellie and Tim for your wonderful hospitality. Fabulous and memorable experience – we couldn’t have done it without you!
When I envisioned this retirement celebration, I had high expectations. You gave us an experience far beyond. Thank you Tim, Steph and Ellie for such a fabulous week.
Tim, Steph & Ellie,
Thank you for a wonderful week, you exceeded especially in service, food, boat and charter. It will be a trip I will never forget. I hope our paths meet again.
All the best,
New Year's Charter - 28 December 2021 - 4th January 2022
Dear Tim, Steph & Ellie:
What an amazing week! Thank you so much for the kindness, fun and great food. We all really appreciated your flexibility and hospitality. What a wonderful time!! Thank you so much!
Bret, Serena, Rose, Sam, Sarah, Alex & Kellar
You guys are the best people in the world. I am so thankful I met all of you! Please stay in touch.
As I boarded SC Nenne, I felt an anxious excitement at the week ahead. Sailing out of the harbor, I then felt the onset of a dreadful foreboding as we began to crash over the waves. It was, of course, a beautiful sunny day, no on could complain about the scenery as well. However, I now know that I would be experiencing the week from hell, unable to keep food down nor enjoy the days ahead on the swells! Fast forward – I could not have been more wrong about what I was to experience! THANK GOODNESS my medicines worked 😊 and now I know that I cannot only survive, but thrive day to day on the VI Sea. I also did not expect to feel the way I do about Tim, Steph and Ellie. I am used to very superficial interaction on vacations, but that was exactly NOT what this was. I feel myself earnestly wondering how Tim’s GB Packers will be faring during their next key encounters, and wondering while Steph make up her next set of drink concoctions for new clients’ happy hour. Will her mind be drifting to her days of street parties, going primal with oil-blackened skin and yet this time, remembering to apply liberally the Vaseline to protect her from absorbing the toxins as well as allow easy removal of said oil??!! LOL.
Perhaps Ellie will catch a wild hair and solo sail to her past on the Suez Canal, facing pirates with a vengeance and sweet taste of revenge?!!
No one knows exactly what we will all make of our futures. Mine, as well as Bret’s will NOT involve leagues of new people assuming we introverts are able to avoid it. LOL. However, I sincerely hold the memories of this week with you all deeply and near my heart and I find myself hoping that perhaps one day our paths shall cross again.
May the sun continue to shine on you. May the fruitful winds carry you to new adventures and friends. We can only hope that a small glimpse of us shall remain with you, smiling in your mind’s eye as memories dear.
Till we meet again!
18-26 December, 2021 – USVI
Dear Steph, Tim and Ellie,
Our family has enjoyed our vacation in the beautiful US Virgin Islands!
Our young adults love all of the water sports and scuba diving, Jim loves sailing and we all enjoy snorkeling and the delicious family meals.
We appreciate your sailing knowledge ad skills that makes all of this possible. Although it is hard work, you make it look easy because of your cheerful attitude.
We are grateful for this experience with you!!
Thank you for a wonderful week!
Susan, Jim, James, Morgan, JT, Ben & Catherine
21-29 November, 2021 Thanksgiving in USVI
Tim, Steph & Ellie,
What a wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday our family of 10 had!! We can’t thank you three enough…from age 11 to 54 all had a great time. The three of you are fun, professional, patient and attentive. We have chartered for 10 years and, personally, this year’s trip was by far my favorite. I will forever hold memories made on Nenne 2021 in my heard.
Thank you from the "D" Family
I had such an amazing time and had so much fun getting to know you guys! Best crew ever!
Tim, Steph & Ellie,
Best Thanksgiving EVER! 2021.
The “A” Family
13-20 November 2021 - USVI - Fantastic Trip!!
Captain Tim, First Mate Steph & Ellie (chef, diver, anchor, et al),
What a wonderful experience to be under your car for this past week. I use that work “care” as it encompasses the service, attentiveness, kindness, patience, resourcefulness, etc. that come from people who care and are “others” focused. In short, we had a spectacular vacation aboard the Nenne and will never forget the week that you put together for us. We have deepened existing friendships, made new live long friends and met and fell in love with the crew.
Each of you are so very special and you know your roles and work so well as a team.
Here’s to finding the dingy!
Dear Tim, Steph & Ellie,
This was one of the best trips we have ever experienced. You all took such good care of us, so attentive to our every need. We are so grateful not only to try something new (as we never did a boat trip before) but to have all of you to add to our experience. The food was amazing, and you all just made this such a fun and relaxing time, which we all needed. We hope one day to take another trip with you.
Love Lisa & Eric
Dear Ellie, Steph & Tim (I wanted to change up the order),
Thank you, thank you, thank you!! What an incredible week of sun, laughter, great friends and NEW friends. The 3 of you were so integral in the success of this vacation. We will be talking about this trip your kindness, thoughtfulness & enthusiasm for adventure for years to come. We truly couldn’t have hoped for more. Until we see you all again, cheers to safe journeys across the seas.
With love, Bonnie
Tim, Steph & Ellie,
Hard to top the previous accolades….what a fantastic trip! Tremendous and tireless effort on your part to make this vacation so special for all of us. I hope you have a wonderful skiing season coming up, we are jealous of the next guests and the experience that awaits them!
13-20 November 2021 - USVI - Fantastic Trip!!
Dear Steph & Tim,
To say this week exceeded our wildest expectations is an understatement. We had the most fabulous time on the Nenne….made new friends that will surely become lifelong. The two of you and Ellie made this trip unforgettable. We truly loved every second and all of your special touches. See you at our house in Jupiter.
Marcy & Dan
Dar Steph, Tim & Ellie,
WOW! Where do I begin? How do I express my thanksgiving? I have never experienced this level of personal attention and service! You know what I need before I do. You see the little things, cold water, folded laundry, dry towels, made beds, as a mom to 4 boys these are things I do daily, but I haven’t ever had someone take care of me. Probably my mom, but that was so long ago I don’t remember.
Ellie – Eric expressed it best – “Never in all my life have I had 3 healthy, delicious meals served consistently day after day”. The only B meal we ate was the night we ate ashore! You are a very talented chef and we all appreciate the hours of work dedicated to feeding us. The USVI is a beautiful place to sail. Thank you for sailing us around these beautiful islands. Thank you for making Nenne a home. Because of your expertise in personal service and A+ 5 star hospitality, you have created an environment where 6 strangers met and became life long friends! Bonnie & Keith brought us here and you 3 have given the 8 of us a vacation to TOP all vacations. I thank God we met!!
Here is to 15 more fabulous charters!!
Some more of Chef Ellie's cuisine!
Here's a selection of previous guest comments with Tim and Steph on their previous catamaran.
“This was a trip of a lifetime for our family. You made us feel right at home from the moment the trip started. The kids had an amazing time and so did we. After this experience, we hope to do it again!
— Michele and Paul (New Jersey)
“This was a great trip. I enjoyed all activities included food. I hope we will go on this trip again. Thank you for the great trip.”
— Sam (age 9) New Jersey
“Thank you for this amazing experience. I hope that we will do this trip again with you.”
— Will (age 11) New Jersey
“The memories will be endless but the pleasure was all ours to be with you. Everything about the trip was more than we imagined. The entire crew is some of the best people we have ever met. We would sail anywhere with you. Tim made my nervous wife comfortable which is not easy. Steph could never do enough for us which was always be remembered. Thanks for being such great hosts, sailors and friends.
Happy Birthday Steph!!!”
— Tom S (Massachusetts)
“Thank you for the endless memories; the best vacation ever! We loved every minute of our week because of your hospitality and thoughtfulness. Please keep in touch…The best type of ships are friendships.
— Tracy S (Massachusetts)
“From the moment we stepped aboard Endless Pleasure, you made us all feel very welcome and at home. We know it was a bit more tricky to do a tandem and we really, really appreciate your flexibility and willingness to accommodate us. We had so much fun sailing with you, snorkeling with you, and even tubing with you. You always seemed to find the perfect spot for us to spend the night.
It was great to meet you!! xX”
— Erika and Andrew (United Kingdom)
“Words cannot express the amazing experience you’ve given us this week.
Thank you for opening up your home and lives to us. Every day you went above and beyond to show us incredible places and explore islands that look too beautiful to be real.
Your hard work and dedication to your guests are evident from start to finish. Even when lugging my oversized suitcase. :)
Thank you for everything. Your hospitality will never be forgotten and I hope to visit again soon. Or come to STL and we can take you out and you can relax!
Thanks for everything!”
— Maggie D (Missouri)
“You two ROCK!
So many inspirations I take away from this experience. I can’t wait to see you again soon.”
— PJ D (St. Louis)
“What an amazing week! Thank you for sharing “your home” with us. Your boat is perfectly set up and we never wanted for anything. From the minute we stepped on the boat, you made us feel welcome and opened your arms to make sure we had everything we needed. You took us to so many beautiful places in the BVI and made sure we found a few good places for cocktails. :) This is a trip we will not forget and will make plans to return again soon.
Thanks for your incredible hospitality,”
— Ann and Dave P (Kansas)
“What a hoot! You two are the best…bet Capt. and 1st Mate, the best company and best friend. You welcomed us with open arms into your home. You have a great operation and you deliver it with the care and consideration befitting of how your true nature is…just the nicest of people in the nicest of settings. I’ll be back many times my friend cause…
We’re wasting’ away in Mike OLearyville
Searching for that last Jameson shot
Some people say that there’s a squirrel to blame
But I know it’s Tim and Steph’s fault!
So long for just a while.”
— Michael O (St. Louis)
“You guys are very special, your warmth, openness, generous approach to each day is a pleasure to share. You opened a crack in the window on a different life at sea. We look forward to staying in touch. Thanks for everything.
— Bob, Beth, Katie & Jack D.(California
The end of the charter came too quick, we felt that we were just getting into a rhythm and could have spent many more days with Tim and Steph. We are interested in staying in touch with them and following their adventures and hope that our paths cross again.”
— Bob D (California)
“A review of our trip written to the broker:
I have been so busy since I got home. But I wanted to write a quick note to tell you that we had a fantastic time, it was the best charter we have been on so far. The reasons for that are simple: the crew made it great!
I want to tell you that Tim and Stephany were wonderful people. We felt very pampered, they are extremely professional, competent and overall caring people. They gave us whatever we asked for, if we wanted a certain spot, or a certain activity they made it happen. Stephany was always thoughtful, handing us ice water (especially good for the kids because they forget to hydrate), handing us towels, hanging our wet items, asking us what we needed, handing us our snorkel equipment, etc. Tim was wonderful with the kids, teaching sailing, fishing with James, bringing the kids tubing, bringing us snorkeling whenever we wanted. Tim prepared fresh tuna that James caught, took photos of us jumping, just overall friendly, accommodating, and fun. What lovely people! We would like to charter with them again.
It was a really good fit. I really think this crew is great for families with kids. We are so happy that we went with them for this charter, definitely worth it to see the Grenadines in this way. I also felt that they knew the area well and this made us feel safe and comfortable. Everything on the boat worked well, even the dinghy. We have had other charters where the dinghy did not work and that was terrible for us. Tim and Steph take very good care of the boat and it shows, all was in good working order, clean and comfortable.
I would like to write something more eloquent as a review for them but I just wanted to get this off to you so you know how it went.
— Danielle, Michael, James and Michelle (Indiana)
“What an amazing week we have had with you both. Spectacular views, amazing food, but most important? The company. We have loved the time with you this week. Thank you for your generosity and spirit this week.
Love ya and cannot wait until next time!”
— Chris and Carole H (Georgia)
“We cannot thank you enough for such an unbelievable vacation. We had a tough event with our 13 yr old boy going into surgery in Atlanta and you accommodated so we could have cell coverage and remain calm. Awesome hosts and boat. We will be back to share this wonderful experience with our children.
God Bless and Lots of Love,”
— Tom and Marcia T (Georgia)
“Obrigada pela semana incrível que passamos com voces. Inesquecivel!!!!! Nos divertimos muito e voltaremos em breve com os filhos. Se voces forem a Atlanta, saiba que “mi casa es sua casa.” Voces são sempre bem vindos.
— Marcia T (Georgia)
“What a fabulous time and boat! It was wonderful and we wish we could do it too! It was really lovely to get to know you. I truly hope that we will all be able to do this again. Each of us has “fantasies” about how we can come back with other friends and family.
Thank you for being so good to us and being the rest of our party. I wish we could do this many times over.
Much love and success to you both,”
— Mimi (Ohio)
“Hello Stephany and Tim! We think of our time with you both and are so appreciative to have had the wonderful time and experiences that you allowed! We hope you are doing well.”
— Paul and Brenda K (Wisconsin)
“Endless Pleasure lived up to its name. My husband and I joined Tim and Steph along with 4 other friends on our first-ever sail. Endless Pleasure proved to be the perfect ship, and Tim and Steph the perfect crew to experience the adventure of sailing the ocean in all its blue glory.
There’s something to be said about starting each day with nothing but a swimsuit and a plunge into whatever water you are sailing that day. Then you take in the gorgeous sky, the happy sunshine, and enjoy the cruise with no care of phone, hair or what day it is.
Tim and Steph were gracious and warm, making sure everyone was relaxed and satisfied. The best part of the trip was liking it so much that now I can’t wait to leave again tomorrow for another sailing adventure.” I could go on and on, but thought I’d keep it short. I truly, unexpectedly, loved the trip and look forward to doing it again. We WILL be in touch.
So, happy adventures to you both. Miss you and can’t wait to see you both again.
Love and peace,”
— Tracy W (Wisconsin)
“Thank you for the wonderful experience of a lifetime that we will never forget. We hope to do it again in the next few months or years. Happy sailing and we will be in touch through out the year. Take care and safe travels.
— Chris & April P (Ohio)
“We have decided that our stay on the Endless Pleasure can’t come to an end. It’s false advertising! We have taken the liberty of appointing ourselves as the newest members of your crew. We have donated all our possessions to charity and are ready for work. Should you need us. You’ll find us working hard on our tans over by the trampolines.
Thanks Again for bringing us into your slice of paradise, we’ve loved every minute.
DON’T LET THE PRESSURE END! HUGS & KISSES!
— Your New Recruits Rory & Kat (California)
“Thank you for the best hospitality, conversation, and endless/unique experience. We could have ever dreamed of. See you guys soon! We Love You! You made our last day the best!
— Jess and Sam (California)
“A broker evaluation
Yacht ENDLESS PLEASURE Guests: the S******** Family March, 2016
How did you enjoy your cruising vacation?
On a scale from 1 to 10 (10 being the highest) the entire vacation from start to finish was a 11++++++ ! I can’t imagine doing this cruise vacation with another crew! The boat was lovely, but the crew made our vacation. They were always willing to do whatever and certainly paid attention to our preference sheet regarding where we wanted to go and what we wanted to do. They tried to accomplish all our “musts” within the parameter of our timing.
How would you describe your Captain and crew? Were they Courteous? Helpful? Friendly? Attentive? Knowledgeable?
Any positive adjective would describe this crew. Courteous, Helpful, Friendly, Attentive, Knowledgeable are only a few of the adjectives I would use. I happen to be nervous on boats but I always felt safe and in competent hands.
They went over the top to make our time one to remember.
What did you like most about the yacht? What did you like the least?
We liked everything! I think the crew made our vacation! A boat is a boat but the crew was what made our experience so special. At the end of our vacation, we all felt we had made lifelong friends. We hated saying goodbye.
— Tom, Tracy, Colby & Deane (Massachusetts)
“Thank you for sharing your home with all of us. We’ve been looking forward to this trip for months and I can honestly say you, the boat, the BVI exceeded all of our expectations. You’re all so good at making everyone feel comfortable and at home.
Highlights - the Endless Pleasure Spritzer, the chocolate cake!!, surfing, waterboarding, snorkeling, really every dessert. Thanks for catering to the food requirements. The bolognese pasta will go down in Connor’s history as maybe his favorite part of the trip.
We hope you get to to that trip around the world very soon and that we get to keep track of you along the way!! Fair Winds!
”— Jim, Kristine, Katherine, Connor, & Kenzie (Massachusetts)