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Join us on May 4, 2011

Nicholson Yachts Welcomes back Ken and Gisele Lannamann on S/Y AURORA
&  Introducing  Chef Donna Vestuti on S/Y MELINKA

Nicholson Yachts proudly presents the new crew on S/Y AURORA, Ron Holland 67. Please help us welcome back Ken and Gisele Lannamann, formerly the crew on GADGET.

Ken has extensive experience as a licensed Captain on sailing yachts in the Caribbean, Mediterranean, New England, North and south Pacific Oceans, including numerous trans-Atlantic and Pacific passages. In addition to all his sailing experience, Ken has a substantial history in the Ocean Engineering and graduate studies in Ocean Engineering.

Gisele is a consummate chef and hostess with an irresistible personality. She has years of charter experience in the Caribbean, Mediterranean and New England. Her impressive credentials in the fine dining, hospitality and professional catering industry enable Gisele to produce amazing gourmet meals with sliver service. Her award winning meals have been acknowledged by the Elegance de la Table and Concours de Chef competitions at the Antigua Charter Yacht Show.

We are delighted to have Ken and Gisele on the AURORA and welcome your inquiries.

Summer rates in New England: $12,000/2 and $12,500/4 plus all expenses.


Nicholson Yachts is pleased to introduce MELINKA’s (Swan 80) new chef, Donna Vestuti. Donna grew up in Mystic, Connecticut and has spent much time travelling through out North America, Europe, Asia, Australia and the Islands.

Donna has always had a passion for cooking so she upped her game and became certified at Peter Kump Culinary School in New York. She is a former restaurateur and caterer. Her food is eclectic and reflects the culinary experiences of her travels. She is able to create a healthy spin on any dish as a result of her training in holistic nutrition and wellness.

You can view her sample menu at

MELINKA has been very busy with the final touches of an extensive refit at New England Boatworks. She has received a full paint job, including all spars, new standing and running rigging, new sails, deck cushions, tender and extensive work on all machinery.

She is looking GREAT and eager for charters this summer in New England.

Her summer weekly rate is $18,500 plus expenses.        

We look forward to your inquiries.

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