Captain: Richard Hallett
Chef/First Mate: Shannon Hallett
Captain Richard Hallett likes to say, “If you are coming for a vacation, you are in the wrong place. We do adventures.”
It is also a very luxurious vacation as Shannon Hallett (who is also a sailor in her own right) is a phenomenal chef and can match her menu to your dietary needs. She is quite adept at finding delicious, fresh produce on the islands as well as fish and meat. A sumptuous dinner is never over until it is finished with some type of delectable dessert.
The adventure part though is what sets Abby Normal To apart from other charter yachts. Part of this is due to the fact that both Richard and Shannon are very familiar not only with sailing, but also with the nature of the islands: the weather and wind, the layout of the area and the many hidden gems the islands hold.
When Captain Richard is sailing the boat he is quite happy to have company sitting next to him at the helm as he explains the processes of sailing a 50 foot catamaran, whether it’s a short sail across Sir Francis Drake Channel on the first evening or a sunrise sail to Anegada. Shannon can show interested sailors how to anchor or how to hook a mooring ball. If you are not up for learning to sail, you can always relax on the beanbags on the tramp, sun up on the u-shaped couch on the flybridge, or read in a nice shady spot.
Captain Richard will sail you to snorkel sites that are off the beaten path, to pristine beaches for lunch and a swim or to explore the RMS Rhône. Shannon can set you up for island tours, scuba diving or even a day diving for conch and making your own ceviche.
Richard and Shannon have sailed Abby Normal To since her first launch in the summer of 2019 and have taken exquisite care of her. They will guide you on the adventure of a lifetime.