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65' Classic Feadship Motoryacht

you are Cordially Invited aboard this
1956 de Vries Feadship

Lovingly Restored For Your Pleasure


In 1995 she was lovingly restored, retaining the old world charm while providing modern conveniences in a Layout specifically designed for charter.

You are cordially invited to indulge yourselves in a classic vacation aboard Flame. The next anchorage in your Island paradise is always within sight and invariably as beautiful as the last.

Whatever your desires, Flame's experienced crew will provide
THE vacation of a lifetime.

 Relax, Play, Cruise... The itinerary and the pace are yours to decide.


aft deck on Flame
 # 1109-0077 ©DdV@1cyc.com 2008

Enjoy outdoor dining on the 28 ft x 15 ft covered aft deck with a panoramic view of your anchorage. Relax as the soft Caribbean breeze and the music of your choice promote an after dinner dance. 

 Relax on the oversized foredeck seat... bask in the tropical sun or enjoy the cool of a star-lit night.

Flame's salon #1207-4061 © DdV@1cyc.com 2008

salon #1207-4062 © DdV@1cyc.com 2008

The elegant air-conditioned main salon boasts a full entertainment center complete with 26 inch color TV, VCR, six CD changer, and cassette player. Flame has an extensive music collection and a VCR library with over 300 films. 

Midship Cabin #1207-4056 © DdV@1cyc.com 2008

midship cabin 1207-4054 © DdV@1cyc.com 2008


Aft Cabin #1207-4059 © DdV@1cyc.com 2008

 Electric tollet #1207-4057 © DdV@1cyc.com 2008


For the guests there are three equally large staterooms, each featuring a queen-sized bed, full air-conditioning, a cassette player and ensuite head and shower.


SCUBA Diving, Snorkeling, Kayaking - just a few of the activities available to you on Flame!






Helm station 1207-4063 © DdV@1cyc.com 2008

Dave Loerzel and Summer West
Capt. Dave Loerzel and Mate Summer West

Dave Loerzel graduated from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy and served on ships and shore stations across the country and overseas. With Sue and two children they discovered the Caribbean and island life while on duty in Jamaica. Dave cruised the Islands from Aruba to Bermuda and the entire family grew to love the climate, the dynamic cultures and the low stress environment of Caribbean living. Dave is an experienced Coast Guard Officer and licensed Captain , having Commanded and served on a variety of vessels across the Atlantic, Great Lakes, Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean. He operated vessels from 35 to 378 feet and sailed from Lake Superior to Aruba, New York to Europe and Connecticut to New Orleans. Later Dave and Sue followed their son to a true Caribbean Paradise, and adopted the Virgin Islands as their home where they started their new adventure as owners of the Belgian Chocolate Factory. Captain Dave and the Flame are delighted to share the wonderful fresh made Belgian chocolates and the beauty of the Virgin Islands with you!


A talented professional chef, Gavin has the gift of exquisitely joining the energy of whole foods with the vitality of life. His ability to combine seasonal foods with international styles of cuisine has built a supportive and loyal following in the Virgin Islands. Part sage, part sweet-talker, he's funny, smart, authentic, warm, and experienced; a good-looking guy who moves effortlessly between the upper crust and roots communities.

Raised in Lewisboro, NY, Gavin Kearney's life in food came into focus only after originally studying to be a teacher. Through cooking, Gavin built a career, fulfilledhis creative impulses, and made his parents proud. And with Gavin's humble background, working in the kitchen also meant never going hungry again. Gavin's journey started with his beloved Nana (his adoptive mother's mother), who taught him as a child to candy yams, baste a turkey, make cranberry sauce, and whip up delicious pies and muffins. Gavin's adoptive dad worked for Nestle, making truffles and tollhouse cookies, which Gavin in turn sold "4 for a dollar" to make money for food and "tings." His first job was as a dishwasher in a French restaurant, but he rapidly climbed the ladder, moving
from fry cook to grill station to sauté chef. Gavin worked at various restaurants, from greasy spoons to upscale bistros, in Albany, Buffalo, and Yonkers, before finally finding his true home in St. Thomas, USVI.

Nana, his adoptive parents, Curtis Atkins, Julia Child, Emeril, Mario Batali, Two Fat Ladies, Bobby Flay, and Iron Chef America. Gavin has always loved food. He could out-eat his adoptive dad by age ten — and his dad weighed 250 lbs! Gavin was always last to leave the table, and often polished off everyone's unfinished
plate. His mom was a health nut, while his dad loved gut-busting steak and sausage dinners, so Gavin grew up with an appreciation of both ends of the food spectrum.

Gavin sees food as a way to spiritually and physically nourish people, and through that exchange, enrich his own spirit too. Food is a vehicle that brings folks together to celebrate life, and cultivated properly, it can also improve the ecological stability and economic health of the planet. For him, his Rastafarian beliefs mean you are what you eat — that's where the "livity" of food comes in.
You can find Chef Gavin Kearney on the Cooking Channel, Host of Caribbean Vibes.

 Speaking of Tastes, Click Here for a Sampling of Flame's Menu

Equipment & Toys

18' Tender w/115HP
Snorkel gear
Double Kayak
2 Stand Up Paddleboard
Beach Toys and Games
TV's DVD and Library
IPOD Broadcast to all cabins
Stereo in Salon and in all Staterooms
Swim Platform
Fully Air Conditioned
Ice Maker - Wet Bar

DiveRendezvous Only

Going GreenEco Initiative -

Flame's Layout

Flame Layout  
 ©DdV 2001
Flame at dock
 # 11079-0076 ©DdV@1cyc.com 2009

Charter Rates
Winter 2016
1 Couple  - $ 15,000
2 Couples - $ 17,000
3 Couples - $ 19,000
Summer 2016
1 Couple  - $ 15,000
2 Couples - $ 17,000
3 Couples - $ 19,000

Children 3 - 12 go for 1/2 price with 2 paying adults

Flame is based in St. Thomas year round to Cruise the US and British Virgin Islands.
Prices are all inclusive for up to 20 hours of  cruising. Special Requests, and dockage are extra.

Flame 11-0809 © DdV@1cyc.com 2011

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