CAPT. John V. Jaques
Hi, I am Captain John.
I began sailing in 1965 at the age of 10.
A neighbor was selling an 11’ Sea Snark sailboat, I had earned and saved enough money from cutting lawns to buy it. As you can imagine the love of sailing grew from there. I was lucky enough to live a short distance from Lake Michigan and spent most of my summers sailing along the sandy beaches. Being the middle kid of 8 there was little privacy or quite around our home and sailing quickly became my love. I was fortunate enough to be selected as a crew member on a racing sailboat in Chicago at the age of 15.
For the next 3 years I rode the train almost every summer weekend to participate in the races. You can consider me a heavy wind and sea sailor from my windy city training. I told myself that when I became a captain, I would be a cruiser not a racer. From my early days of sailing I loved the times that we relaxed and enjoyed the Magic and the subtle power of the wind. To this day even after all of the trips that I have made I still get a thrill out of casting off.
Please give me the opportunity to share this wonderful love of mine with you and your family, I am sure that you will not be disappointed.
Captain John V Jaques
Enchantress is a 44' Caribbean Sailing Yacht, typically referred to as a CSY.
Originally built for chartering in the Caribbean, the CSY's ruggedness also makes it a proven vessel for cruising around the world.
The wide beam allows for plenty of space down below for storage on one of our all day trips or for sleeping aboard overnight.
A custom-built cockpit hardtop allows for unique "above the water" seating.