Operating in the Caribbean, East Coast United States, West Coast United States and Central America
VIP Stateroom, Starboard
Guest Stateroom, Starboard
VIP Stateroom, Port
Twin Stateroom, Port
Sky Deck Aft
Sky Deck Aft
Bud was born in Detroit Michigan He moved to Ft. Lauderdale 30 years ago, starting his yachting career as a deck hand on a large motor sailor. He has worked on both private and charter yachts of more than 50 meters. Bud has a long and successful charter record in the Mediterranean, Bahamas, Caribbean, and East Coast US. These travels have provided him the knowledge to navigate all the client’s needs and desires. His calm and professional demeanor, has Aspen Alternatives clients, owners and guests, looking forward to their next adventure! His experience and education allowed him to obtain his Master 3000-ton MCA/USCG all ocean endorsed licenses. In his spare time, he likes to fish on his custom-made skiff and golf. Bud is fluent in Spanish. English and advanced Italian.
Aaron grew up in upstate New York where during the summer months he enjoyed boating with his family on the local rivers and lakes. He enjoys learning new skills and went to several schools studying various subjects until he discovered that he could be employed in a profession doing what he loves, working on the water. Aaron has been in Yachting for over 7 years and currently holds his MCA Chief Mate CoC. In his free time Aaron enjoys working on his VW campervan and participating in most outdoor sports including running, cycling, water sports, skydiving, rock climbing, snowboarding, and gymnastics.
Antisa was born in Croatia and raised in the lowest inhabited island on the world Krapanj small island near of the town Sibenik. I attended a Technical High school in Sibenik. where in 1990 graduated from the department of Marine Engineering as a Technician. From an early age I was dreamed to become an engineer. I spend five years’ work in the container ship before moving to offshore industry in 1998. I sailed 22around the world on the different type off ships. In 2016 I decided to move to yachts, managing engines, all electrical items on board, generators and all supporting mechanics. Me free time I’m like to fishing, travels have a great passion for the car and loves to cook and socialize and hang out with friends
Kasia is from the southwestern area of Poland, more precisely called Lower Silesia. Her primary school education prepared her to work in administration. She decided to follow her desire to explore the French language and culture, obtaining her master’s degree in French Grammar. Kasia is fluent in French, English, and Polish. With her knowledge of the French language and culture. She was employed by a French company in Poland, as a translator and assistant to the CEO. Two years later she was employed at the Radisson Limerick, Ireland, as a waitress. She settled down in France for eight years, where she was a manager on a rooftop terrace bar, at the Radisson Hotel in Cannes. Her 10 years of hospitality background in 4- and 5-stars establishment opened the doors to her yachting career. After four seasons working on yachts, in the beautiful Mediterranean Sea, she was lucky enough to cross the Atlantic where her new adventures began. One of which was joining the team of “Aspen Alternative”, now in her second year!
Chef Dave is an experienced, creative, and passionate chef with over 23 years’ experience. He became a Red Seal Chef in 2002 and trained under French Chef Pierre Koffel, in Victoria B.C Canada where he was born. After learning the tricks of the trade, he took his experience and love for food to work in 4 different countries including Bermuda, Fiji and Australia before making the move into yachting. Dave has been a chef aboard yachts for the past 11 years. As a yacht chef, Dave has traveled around the globe docking in 22 countries, while creating stunning meals each day for Owners, charter guest their friends, family.
Growing up on the West Coast of Canada was key to his success in specializing in seafood. One can truly appreciate the delicacy of fresh seafood when you have spent your childhood digging clams on the beach and hauling crab traps from the dock with your dad. Dave’s love for the ocean has carried on his throughout life, little did he know he had been raised with an “ocean to table” cooking style that has influenced his career.
When not in the kitchen, he loves deep-sea fishing, fly fishing and salmon fishing and will spend all his free time doing so. His world travels have only fed his passion for both fishing and food.
There are limited things that fit in a travelling chef’s backpack, in Dave’s you will simply find a camera, fishing gear, laptop, a chef’s jacket and his flipflops. He looks forward to sharing his passion for cooking with you
Jaime grew up in Orange County California, Costa Mesa. During the summer he worked with his father maintaining the local yachts at the marina, Lido Peninsula. In 2001 he had the opportunity to be a deck hand on 80-foot North coast. For six years they local traveled on the Southern California coast. Then from 2012 to 2018 he worked his way up to being lead deck/Bosun on the 66m Feadship (Vanish). During this time, he traveled throughout the west coast USA and did several Med seasons. Visiting Spain, Italy, France, Croatia, Montenegro, England and Holland. With extensive travels throughout the Caribbean. Jaime with his soft-spoken pleasant demeanor and fantastic work ethic, will assure readiness for all the outdoor activities. Jaime is fluent in English and Spanish.
Garreth grew up on the east coast of South Africa, in a small town, just south of the city Durban, a town called Scottburgh. Garreth spent most of his days on the beach, weather it was life guard training from a young age, to body boarding/ surfing. Most of his spare time was spent on the beach, and is why he feels so comfortable working on the ocean. He loves any activities to do with the sea, weather it’s snorkeling/diving, to water sports. Garreth , enjoys hiking, surfing, traveling and many more activities, in his spare time. He is a very friendly and polite young man.
Kyra is from Belgium where she grew up in a little town called Hamme.
She has a very close bond with her family and they have raised her to treat people with a lot of respect and care. After working for 10 years as a environmental control technician for the pharmaceutical Pfizer she wanted a change in her life. She took her first flight into the Caribbean to do a bartender course and immediately fell in love with the surroundings and lifestyle. She then knew that going back home wasn’t a option anymore. Kyra has been in yachting since 2017 and still enjoys it as much as the day she started.
Born and raised in Nassau, Bahamas, Ravyn hailed from a family of boat captains, and fishermen.
Ravyn represented The Bahamas on an international level and dedicated more than 10 years to competitive swimming. She has 7 years’ experience as a wedding planner and she also studied accounting and finance at Iowa state university. She worked in a Big Four accounting firm for three years prior to her career in Yachting. Ravyn speaks basic Spanish and in her free time she enjoys traveling, reading, free-diving and hiking.
Main Deck Aft
Upon arriving onto ASPEN ALTERNATIVE’s main deck, you are greeted by her expansive aft deck featuring a raised seating area with 270-degree views. On the port side are curved stairs leading up to the aft deck of the sky lounge. Aft of the main deck, down a set of stairs both port and starboard is the large swim platform with access to the tender garage.
Moving forward from the aft deck through ASPEN ALTERNATIVE’s large, light and bright main salon with expansive windows and unobstructed views. The inviting main salon is comprised of couches and an assortment of loose furniture to comfortably accommodate a large party. Forward is the formal dining room which comfortably seating 10.
The Owner’s suit is a full beam stateroom which is impeccably finished with high gloss panels accentuated by light colored fabrics. The Master suite features a study, seating area, vanity/makeup area and a massive his/hers walk-in closets with separate dressing area. The Master bath has double sinks, a large soaking tub and separate shower with backlit onyx.
Down the spiral staircase from the main deck foyer there are four spacious guest staterooms all with ensuites. Aft there are two mirrored King size guest suites. Forward to port there is spacious double Twin suite and to starboard there is another King suite. All guest suites are finished to the same high standard as the Owner’s suite with state-of-the-art entertainment system.
Forward in the sky lounge is a U-shaped wet bar area and three bar chairs. Between the foyer and bar, forward is the entertainment center. The sky lounge is comfortably furnished with two separate seating areas for guest experience.
The Sky Deck Aft
The sky lounge aft deck has a built-in wet bar and buffet, to port and starboard are varnished teak cocktail tables with loose furniture surrounding them. The focus of the Sky Deck is a beautiful varnished teak table that seats 10 guests. On the port side are stairs leading up to the sun deck.
Built for entertaining; the sundeck Jacuzzi seats eight, wet bar is to port and an additional dining area is centerline; the perfect place to enjoy the fresh catch prepared on the sundeck grill. Forward is an al fresco seating area with built in sun lounge with loose furniture surrounding them.