Operating in the North America and the Other Areas
Captain David Risch is an energetic host who welcomes guests aboard with a smile and bids them farewell with fond memories and looking forward to their next sailing holiday.
David was born and raised on Buzzards Bay in Massachusetts and spent his childhood cruising the coastal waters of New England with his father. David quickly cultivated a love for the sea - whether sailing dinghies on the Bay or standing a night watch offshore in a nor’easter, he could always be found with a smile on his face and the calm manner born of genuine seamanship.
With nearly 2 decades of sailing, David also has several years of experience in the hospitality industry. From bartender to barista to sous chef, David’s experience spans from a chic French café in Manhattan to a small town yacht club. Easily adapting to any group or setting – David loves to meet new people.
While a finance major at Southern New Hampshire University David obtained his RYA Yachtmaster’s 200-ton Offshore license. Since then his professional yachting career includes several classic sailing yachts and several modern classics - ranging in size from 12 meters to 44 meters. In his leisure time David likes to surf, snowboard, and work on cars.
A genial host and capable captain, David’s goal is to assure that guests on board JUPITER enjoy a care free and relaxing yacht charter experience!
•RYA Yachtmaster Offshore Certificate of Competence Sail
•Complex problem solver •Well developed people skills
•Hard and dedicated worker •Team player and team leader
•Efficient delegating •Exceptional organization
•Detail-oriented •5 years working on yachts/ 15 years of sailing
The Main Salon provides entertainment system,lounging sofa and formal dining table seating 8 while the main cockpit table comfortably seats 10. A large sun deck and space for deck lounge chairs.Galley and crews quarters are completely separate from all guest areas.
The spacious aft Master cabin includes two large double berths, copious storage, entertainment system and large head with double sinks and stall shower.
The three guest cabins, one VIP double and two lower twin cabins all feature abundant storage and heads with stall showers. All cabins feature natural light and ventilation from deck hatches and unique portlights.
A/C throughout. There is state of the art soundproofing for a quiet and enjoyable cruise.
JUPITER sails with Captain plus 2 crew; a 3rd crew is added for $150 daily.
Charter guests from Massachusetts July 2017:
“Pound for pound David is the best captain I’ve ever had! The vacation went well without a hitch. All went smooth as silk, my wife and kids enjoyed it"
Charter guests from Florida, sailing week in the Leeward Islands, spring 2016
Canvas sails against a pale blue sky, capturing the wind,cascading through waves kissed by white foam.
Sounds of the breaking waves against the glistening hull;the melodic sounds of the sea creating a symphony of peaceful quiet; its movements rolling in a rhythmic sway.
Culinary delights awaken our senses, excite and amaze us at every meal; sprinkled with the smiles of an attentive crew.
The Jupiter and its outstanding crew working in perfect harmony to make our sailing experience an adventure, rich, deep and meaningful as the sea.
Zach, Frida, Marcus and Elvira our deepest gratitude and appreciation, for giving us indelible magnificent memories of our sailing voyage.
Charter guests from Maine, sailing week in the Leeward Islands, spring 2016
Dear Zach, Frida, Marcus and Elvira, you made our family’s first extended sailing adventure the trip of a life time. We loved the great sailing, the beautiful ports of call and gorgeous Jupiter. Better still was your awesome service, your can-do attitudes and the pleasure of getting to know all of you. And then there were Frida’s incredible meals – absolutely delicious with gorgeous presentations.
Charter guests from Texas, Virgin Islands sailing trip winter 2016
To Zach, Marcus, Frida, Elvira:
You guys are an awesome team and each of you have made our trip a blast!
It has been great sharing our sailing adventure with friends in your company… 24 hours a day for a week. We don’t want to leave JUPITER!! You guys are real professionals and kept us safe well – fed with world class meals and entertained!
Charter guests from NYC, Christmas & New years trip,British Virgin Islands 2015
To master Zach, Chef extraordinary Frida, phenomenal Marcus& beautiful elfin Elvira,
Our family had a fabulous adventure on Jupiter! We never want to leave this floating oasis filled with kind people, wind in our sails,pouts galore, gourmet food & drinks.
We should be so lucky to return! Awesome boat, we loved your boat!!!!