10 Ways to stay in shape and exercise on charter

 4 Lady J Kayaks in Castine, Maine | 5 Lady J Bicycles ready for the beautiful ride from Camden to Rockport | Lady J Boot Camp, First Officer Jose arranged for 6 fitness stations before breakfast

Staying in shape while enjoying a luxury yacht charter vacation is essential especially when the charter includes indulging in the Chef’s magic in the galley. Following are some fun and healthy activities that guests recently enjoyed while cruising the coast of Maine onboard 142' Palmer Johnson Lady J: 

  1. Treadmill Workout: Watching the sun rise while working out on the treadmill, completely enveloped by tranquility in an uninhabited bay, surrounded by porpoises and seals is a magical way to start the day. There is a TV on the sun deck if you would like to stay in touch with world news, or you can plug in your iPod into the treadmill port or sun deck surround sound. You can also choose to chat to your friend on the neighboring treadmill.
  2. Waterski: Organize it with the crew so that tender will take you out. Did you know that waterskiing can burn up to 200 cals per 30 mins?
  3. Kayaking: Discover the hidden corners of Penobscot Bay in Maine. Kayaking is great for cardio as well as muscle toning. Average 170 calories per 30 minutes.
  4. Snorkeling: while relaxing and peaceful, snorkeling is a great way to stay active while on board.
  5. Paddle Boarding: An excellent exercise for core training.
  6. Hiking: Explore the nature trails in each port that you visit. Hiking burns 200 calories per 30 minutes.
  7. Lady J Boot Camp: A crew member will whip you into shape with his fun filled pre-breakfast cardio workout on the sundeck!
  8. Mountain Biking: Lady J carries 5 mountain bikes for charter guests to explore the islands. The Captain suggested the extremely scenic coastal road from Camden to Rockport, Maine. Average 300 calories per 30 minutes.
  9. Swimming: The great thing about a yacht charter is you’ll always have beautiful waters surrounding you. Swimming at a moderate pace burns 200 calories per half hour.
  10. Deck Climbing: Just climbing up and down the three flights of stairs from your cabin to the main deck—to the bridge deck—to the sun deck is a workout in itself! Climbing stairs burns 275 calories per 30 minutes!

After all this hard work and activity, a dip in the on-deck jacuzzi is the best way to relax and refresh in style, with a rum punch in hand. All calories burned estimates are approximates based on 150lb person. These may vary from person to person.

Hiking Monhegan Island in search of Fairy Houses | Lady J offers 2 paddle boards | 2 Treadmills are ready for a fabulous workout.


Suggested Caribbean 7-Day Luxury Charter Menu  

By Chef
A luxury yacht charter through the Caribbean islands onboard Motoryacht Lady J is the perfect vacation, an exclusive holiday with a professional crew of nine ready to cater to your every whim. Your very own private chef will be at your service, hoping to make every meal an absolutely fabulous occasion. From casual breakfasts, to delicious alfresco lunches, to elegant gala dinners. The Chef of Lady J shares a sample 7-Day Caribbean Menu which is sure to whet your appetite. The menu below is  a brief guide of what you may expect and the chef will gladly provide alternatives at any time during the trip.

For breakfast every day there will be freshly baked muffins, pancakes and waffles made to order. 
Fresh fruit platter with yoghurt
Chef’s Granola
Cooked breakfast of bacon, eggs any style. 


  • Salad of roasted pears, Roquefort cheese, toasted pecans, over arugula with warm sherry balsamic dressing served with freshly made whole wheat bread.
  • Grilled Mahi Mahi with Mango salsa, Lemon Basmati Rice and Spinach and Edamame Bean salad
  • Freshly made Raspberry Sorbet with Lemon Tuiles


  • Chilled Melon and San Danielle Ham
  • Fillet Mignon with a Port wine sauce, Mashed Sweet Potatoes, with Cilantro and Lime, Roasted Asparagus tips, stuffed baby sweet red pepper with olive tapenade
  • Passion fruit Tart


  • Tomato, Arugula and Lemon Salad with toasted pine nuts and Parmesan shavings
  • Grilled lemon chicken. Rosemary Potatoes and steamed green vegetables
  • Freshly made Foccacia with Chef’s Pesto
  • Poached peaches, with raspberry sauce and vanilla ice cream


  • Seared scallops with lemon over frisee salad
  • Rack of Lamb with Macadamia nut crust, a honey and red wine vinegar sauce, roasted baby potatoes, minted pea timbale and carrot puree
  • Mango cheesecake with Chantilly cream


  • Lightly crispy battered shrimp, with lemon Dijon mustard sauce
  • Roasted Vegetables
  • Linguini Alfredo
  • Milk Gelato with Espresso Granita and almond macaroons


  • Beef Carpaccio
  • Lobster Thermidor, with fried onions rings, French fried potatoes and mixed garden salad
  • Coffee Crème Brulee 


  • Grilled Shrimp Skewers with roasted Lemon.
  • Penne pasta salad
  • Three beans and vegetable salad
  • Mixed leaf salad with Balsamic dressing
  • Flambéed Bananas with rum and chocolate ice cream


  • Orange and Lemon salad with Fennel and celery
  • Wagyu Beef New York Strip
  • Gnocchi with Tomato marinara
  • Grilled zucchini, squash and red onions
  • Iced Lemon Mousse and vanilla wafers


  • Eggs Benedict
  • Grilled tomato and Parmesan crust, Rosti potato cakes, Chef Salad
  • Champagne Mimosa
  • Fresh Strawberries and Tangerine granita


  • Grilled Chanterelle Mushroom salad with Lemon and Parmesan cheese, over spring greens with French vinaigrette
  • Roast Goose, Apricot and almond stuffing, roasted vegetables, baby new potatoes. With fresh chives and Cranberry jelly
  • Poached pears with red wine and cinnamon, Christmas pudding ice cream


  • Mozzarella, Avocado, Tomato and Basil Salad
  • Lobster Cakes with fresh Tartare sauce
  • Roasted peach and Goat cheese salad over Arugula and spinach with toasted almonds
  • Fusilli pasta salad with lemon and chili garlic sauce
  • Lemon Sorbet and fresh raspberries


  • Leek and caraway flan with mustard sauce
  • Veal Saltimbocca alla Romana
  • Fettuccini Alfredo
  • Steamed green vegetables
  • Crepes with caramelized oranges with Cointreau


  • Sushi Platters
  • Soft Shell crab tempura salad
  • Green Tea Ice cream and fresh strawberries


  • Light summer vegetable spring rolls
  • Chicken wontons
  • Beef with Black Bean Sauce
  • Peking Duck pancakes
  • Asian noodles and vegetable stir-fry
  • Trio of dessert: Lychee Sorbet, Mango tartlette, Raspberry Mousse

Day 8  |  Parting Lunch

  • Terrine of roasted peppers, spinach and mozzarella cheese with Balsamic Glaze
  • Grilled chicken Kebabs with Orange and tomato sauce
  • Rice salad
  • Chef’s salad
  • French Apple Tart with Vanilla ice cream

Tempted? Contact your favorite charter broker today and start planning the vacation of your dreams onboard Motoryacht Lady J.


Chef Emma Beckett wins 1st place at the Concours de Chef in Antigua


Chef Emma Beckett of 142' Palmer Johnson M/Y LADY J was recently awarded first place in the 101'–159' yacht category at the Concours de Chef Contest at the 50th Annual Antigua Charter Show, sponsored by Piper Heidsieck Champagne, Boat International Media, and LIAT Airlines.  

Emma is culinary trained and has worked in some of London’s top restaurants, most notably Gordon Ramsey’s Aubergine. She later moved on as sous-chef at Moving Venue—one of London’s largest private catering firms, working alongside a Roux trained Michelin star chef and catering events for up to 500. She has been a yacht chef for 9 years and has even started her own exquisite chocolate line “Bitter Chocolates”.

You are welcome to download Chef Emma’s Award Winning Menu in PDF format, from her famous “Papaya Green Chili Tini” to her “Thyme, Chili Salt Chocolate Torte”, this incredible menu is sure to stir your appetite and inspire your next meal. 

And if you’d like to sample any of these delicious options for yourself, come on board Lady J for your next luxury yacht charter vacation.


LADY J wins 3 awards at the 50th Annual Antigua Charter Show!

December 8th, 2011.
Chef Emma Becket of M/Y LADY J, 142’ Palmer Johnson, was awarded first place in the 101’-159’ yacht category Concours de Chef Contest sponsored by Piper Heidsieck Champagne, Boat International Media, and LIAT Airlines.

Also during the Antigua Charter Show, MTN Satellite Communications sponsored a photo competition and First Officer, Scot Fraser of M/Y LADY J, won the first place award for “most creative/artistic photo of a VSAT antenna”, as well as runner-up for “most interesting photo of use of communications”.


Welcome to Lady J yacht charters

This is the place to keep up-to-date on the charter activities of the Lady J. Available for charter; this 142 ft (43.3m) Palmer Johnson has just completed a refit that makes her better than ever for families or adult guests.

Updates include interior furnishings and fabrics of exceptional quality and comfort as well as the addition of new water toys. As our summer season is winding down, we invite you to consider the Lady J for a tropical holiday this fall and winter. If you're thinking of a Thanksgiving in the Bahamas or New Year's in the Caribbean, now is the time to begin planning. The Lady J has select charter dates available this winter in some of the best yachting locations.

December 2011 - LADY J has completed her first successful charter in the Bahamas and is now enroute to the Caribbean where she will debut at the 50th Annual Antigua Charter Show. I new 14' Aquascan jet tender has also been added to her inventory!

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