Jun 302014

Top Yacht Chef winners were announced at the annual Newport Yacht Charter Show ending last Thursday.

These are the talented Top Yacht Chefs winners of the Culinary Competition last week.

Their challenge: A healthy, specialty diet request using a mystery basket of local Farm to Yacht ingredients.

First Place – Chef Esther of 151’ Motor Yacht KATYA made a “heart healthy” dish that consisted of smoked mussels and clams, pickled beets, horseradish and soba noodles.

Second Place – Chef Tracy of 129’ Motor Yacht SAFIRA made a “vegetarian” dish that consisted of a raw kale Caesar salad, a cucumber cannoli with pine nut ricotta cheese and a mint, basil, strawberry sorbet.

Third Place – Chef Gail of 116’ Motor Yacht VIVERE made a “vegetarian” dish that consisted of a vegetable curry over rice, a warm beat soup and a strawberry rhubarb crumble.

Vacations are all about the food, the wine pairing and the service.

Carol Kent and Sue Gearan were wined and dined aboard sail and motor yachts throughout this 4 day yacht charter show.  This in the way we work…recommending our reviews and meeting with talented crew.

67' Sail Yacht MORE MAGIC

Carol’s lunch on MORE MAGIC

67′ Sail Yacht MORE MAGIC charters in New England in the summers and the Caribbean in the winter.

Carol Kent charters sail yacht AXIA in New England

AXIA’s Moroccan-spiced Grass-fed Lamb Rack


123′ Sail Yacht AXIA served a 4 course lunch! Chef Brigid Rafferty has presented her culinary talents on many famous charter yachts in her career.   Her Captain husband Jonathan hails from Wales.

Moroccan-spiced Grass-fed Lamb Rack served with a Shaved Fennel and Yellow Raisin Salad and Carrot Hummus, Garnished with Fried Chickpeas.  *Paired with Casillero Del Diablo, Reserva Malbec wine from Chile, 2012.


Decadent Dessert from the galley of 155′ Sail Yacht ASOLARE sailing yacht.  Salted Caramel Fondant with Sweet Ice Cream & Edible garnish.

ASOLARE is the famous former SCHEHERAZADE built in Maine with extraordinary workmanship.

Carol Kent recommends Sail Yacht ASOLARE for charter in New England

Dessert aboard S/Y ASOLARE

Jun 202014

Newport Yacht Charter Show will showcase luxury charter yachts next week in Newport, RI.

Have you ever imagined what it would be like to step aboard a sleek 157-foot motor yacht or a 153′ luxury sailing yacht ? Or meet the crew whose sole job is to maintain these luxury yachts and their guests?

Next week you have a chance to walk the docks and begin selecting your New England or Caribbean yacht vacation.

Every June yacht owners, yacht charter brokers,  Captains and crew gather in stunning Newport, Rhode Island, for the annual Newport Charter Yacht Show.

This exclusive four-day event showcases luxury yachts for charter only. It is not open to the public, but you can go as a guest of Carol Kent Yacht Charters.

Top Yacht Chefs Compete!

Motor Yacht Sweet Escape

Chef Lizzie’s Lunch

The culinary competition among the yacht chefs is the highlight of the show!

Local Newport chefs and souse chefs judge the event that this year includes four categories: Sunset Canapés, Healthy Beverage, Tablescaping and Best Charter Yacht Chef. The latter category is the main event and involves a Farm-to-Yacht Mystery Basket.

The chefs don’t know what they’ll be preparing until they open the basket and discover their ingredients. They use the contents — and their creativity — to prepare a winning meal.

Call my cell ( 617-719-3001) – and let me know you are coming as my guest.