Captain Vince Sims
Captain Vince is a US Coast Guard Master. Vince grew up in a small town in Illinois. He has been a captain for 40 years and large vessels. He has crossed many oceans and seas all over the world. You will feel safe when you witness his excellent docking skills while he commands the boat with expertise knowledge and skill. He enjoys sailing and is an expert sailor racer while in San Diego.
Host Patty O"Banion
STCW 95, Silver Service, Massage Therapist
Patty was born in Japan and grew up in a small town in Indiana She was formerly a business owner of The Art Loft and pioneered the digital imaging industry until she sold her business in 2007. She has been with the Isabella since 2008 with two owners and has worn many hats from technical issues to interior design and to the countless needs of the ship. She is tech savvy, artistic, full of energy to ensure you are welcome, spoiled and pampered adding the special touches to make your vacation the most memorable. She enjoys physical fitness, yoga, water sports such as water skiing and paddle boarding.
Chef Gil Rodriquez
- ATA Culinary Arts Hospitality Management
- BAS Professional Technical Teaching Education
- ACF Certified Executive Chef
Chef Gil Rodriquez - At age 19 Gil Rodriguez started his career as chef at Morton’s Steakhouse in Puerto Rico. Gil graduated from Skagit Valley College with a Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management degree. He was sous chef on the Orient Express, a private train that traveled the US and Canada. Gil was FOH manger for the Keg Steakhouse. Gil began his own business, Gil’s Catering and Chef Services, providing services as personal chefs, restaurant consulting, cooking classes and catering. While in business Gil was the Chef at McIntre Hall Performing Arts Center in Washington. Gil Rodriquez, currently is the Culinary Arts Instructor Department Chair at Skagit Valley College and summer Private Chef for Isabella Mega Yacht.
First Officer NIcholas Peterson
Nicholas is a licensed captain, former firefighter, EMT. He has been in the yachting industry for over 20 years in chartered in many oceans around the world. He has been with Isabella since 2013.
Isabella's crew is highly qualified in each of their field and dedicated to providing a 5 star service ensuring you are safe, comfortable, pampered and spoiled. The crew will ensure that your cruise will be the best experience you've ever had. You will never want to leave, but when you do you will leave with a smile.