We’ll take care of you.

Freedom’s philosophy is simple, “casual elegance, southern hospitality.” Unobtrusive yet superbly service-oriented, this crew is highly trained in their individual areas of expertise. Even more comforting to know, they are all certified in CPR, First Aid and Water Rescue. The crew shares one common goal: a commitment to ensuring you have the most fun possible in the most relaxing way imaginable. Introducing the crew of motor yacht Freedom:

Captain — Matt Doudera
Growing up in Camden, Maine, just about everything Matt has done in his life has been around water and boating. He started sailing at a very early age and ever since he has pursued a life working above and below the sea. He is a certified and accomplished PADI SCUBA Instructor with years of experience in the Virgin Islands. Matt has been aboard M/Y Freedom since 2010, and has an intimate knowledge of the vessel and her systems. In addition to his diving credentials, Matt holds a 200/500 Ton USCG license as well as CPR, First AID, and Rescue Diver credentials. Captain Matt’s knowledge of the BVI’s pristine diving spots and snug anchorages will make your charter truly one to remember.

Chef — Joseph Stiles
Chef Joseph Stiles is an award-winning chef who brings to Freedom international experience in kitchens from Italy to Southern Mexico to Japan to the Virgin Islands. He was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest on a small family farm outside Seattle, WA. It was there he was taught valuable lessons about locally grown food and creating sustainability from the earth. He also developed a love of food and cooking which lead him to the acclaimed Western Culinary Institute, a Le Cordon Blue accredited school in Portland, Oregon. While studying, he sharpened his culinary skills with an emphasis in patisserie and baking. Combining his education with his culinary creativity, Joseph set out to travel the world, honing his skills even further developing flair and a philosophy that is reflected in his flavorful and carefully crafted dishes. Specifically, he spent time in Italy where he learned to balance his new world approach of cooking with the tradition of old world cookery. In 2009, he came to St. Croix and worked in a well-known local restaurant where he received notoriety for his unique style of cooking. But it wasn’t only the patrons that noticed his skills; he won the award for Best Entree in the Taste of St. Croix 2010. Joseph brings his passion for food and wine to the intimate setting of Freedom where he uses the spectacular Caribbean setting as his backdrop for his award-winning cuisine. His philosophy: “simple food prepared to perfection is the mother of all foods” is sure to ring true and enhance the dining experience of every guest on board. Joseph is an avid scuba diver, surfer and sailor. When he is not aboard Freedom, he is living and working on his sailboat in St. Croix along with his wife.

Stewardess — Sarah Vanhorn sarah
Originally from “Vacationland” Sarah, a Maine native loves everything that has to do with being on the water. As a graduate from the University of New Hampshire in Marine Biology, her knowledge of the BVI and the underwater world is second to none. Sarah is a PADI Divemaster, certified in adult and child first aid as well as in CPR. Her positive energy, bartending knowledge, fine service skills and attention to detail will keep you at ease while pampering you on your luxury vacation.

Plus 2 for a professional crew of 5.