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15 of the most outrageous guest requests on board

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Line in the sand

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Some of the most memorable experiences are born from the wildest happenings. Over the years, captains, crew and brokers have witnessed some truly remarkable things, all in the name of providing the ultimate charter experience. While crew are nothing if not discreet, the best stories somehow have a way of slipping off the yacht and becoming the stuff of legend. Names have been omitted to protect the innocent – and not so innocent…

1. Line in the sand

"I remember once we had to travel hundreds of miles to go to some small volcanic island because the owner's wife had asked for "some black sand". Once we arrived, she didn't even go on the beach, but just sent a crew member with a jar to collect some, but then she left it on the boat when she left. It was really odd."

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Shallow waters

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"I heard our owner ask the captain: “Could you please get some better looking girls to work on this boat?” It happens a lot, of course, that owners have certain specs for crew, but the downside is you have more turnover this way so it’s really not an ideal way to run the boat. Of course, it’s also incredibly shallow."

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Free weights

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"I was doing a charter in St Barths and the primary charterer requested: 'Can we convert one of the suites into a gym with state-of-the-art equipment?' After a scramble, a lot of phone calls and about $60,000, the gym equipment was delivered and set up. But not once during the entire charter did a single guest use it. Instead, they got drunk and smoked cigars. When they left we were due to pick up another charter in 24 hours, so we put all the unused gym equipment on the dock with a “free” sign."

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