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Two years in a row Awards Winning Crew at the BVI boat show, Karine and Mario will make your dream vacation come true on Le REVE.
Mario holds a RYA Yacht Master offshore and a Marine certificate in Safety (STCW 95). He has been sailing and cruising for over 15 years and enjoys all water sports. Growing up in Quebec, Canada, he sailed on Lake Champlain in summer and the Keys & Bahamas in winter where he developed his strong sense for navigation and pilotage.
After being in bar & restaurant business for over 25 years as manager & owner of many landmarks in Quebec and also being an Artist manager, author & composer with his record label, it was time for a change. So in 2007 he sold everything in Canada to do what he like the most, sailing and meeting people.
Karine is a high energy woman for having been in the bar & restaurant business for over 15 years as barmaid and owner in Quebec where she met Mario 10 years ago, and also restaurant manager in South Florida. Her motto is “you deserve nothing but the best”. She studied wine in Montréal so don’t worry on the quality onboard. All her clientele over these years appreciated her professionalism, service skill and her always good mood. The meals preparation and presentation is her passion with sailing of course! She like different culture & cuisine ,Thai, Italian, Japanese, Francaise, Caribbean, etc...Give her your preference. She also holds marine certificates in Safety (STCW 95).
On Le REVE everything is flexible and can be adjusted. Mario & Karine will take care of all meals, drinks, mooring, docking, and navigation on the boat. If you want to learn we will be glad to teach you as much as you want. If you want to relax on the trampoline, read a book while sipping a frozen drinks, it’s up to you. This is your vacation. Sailing all day, relax in a quiet cove, snorkeling fantastic reefs or exploring the BVI nightlife, the choice is yours.
Their personalities and their worry for details will make of Mario & Karine the perfect crew on your unique and unforgettable vacation!
Dec.21st-27th charter guest on Le Reve wrote:
Abildsoe’s Family, December 2018
Dear Karine & Mario,
We had the most amazing Christmas Vacation on your boat! It was the best service, executed by the sweetest and most attentive crew. We really appreciate that you did your best to give us a smooth ride and quiet waters to sleep in. The food was absolutely spectacular, everyday Karine spent hours in the kitchen cooking up new and exciting dishes with the best and freshest ingredients. The cabins onboard were always immaculate and we love the scent, it really helped us sleep.
Mario and Karine provided such attentive and discrete service. Their personality really shines through.
It was evident that Mario & Karine have worked in the industry for many years.
We really look forward to coming back, the boat is so beautiful! We cannot imagine sailing on anything else!
Lots of love from the Abildsø Family ❤️❤️
July, 2018, guests with Mario and Karine on the Lagoon 62 cat LE RÊVE wrote:
Superb, beyond our expectations.
Mario and Karine were absolutely outstanding, warm and caring hospitality. They were so much fun yet very professional. We consider them true friends.
On a scale of 1-10, it was a 20 ! Karine wowed us at every meal, and took special care in reading our food preference sheet. AMAZING CHEF!
It was beautiful and since this was our second trip to the BVIS, Mario took us to some new places, never a dull moment.
The mattresses on the beds were a dream, every night was so restful. The air conditioner was set to our request, we stayed completely comfortable.
We would follow this boat and Mario and Karine anywhere ! Not one complaint from the 6 of us. Mario was fantastic in making sure our sailing was smooth and safe. Karine a fantastic chef and so kind making sure to always please us. We made friends for life with them and look forward to sailing with them in the future.