Captain Stefan moved to Florida in 2014 however his sailing career began in his youth in Halifax, Nova Scotia, racing sailing dinghies and keel boats until the North West Arm would freeze up. Later Stefan sailed out of the Sidney North Saanich Yacht Club in Victoria, British Columbia and participated in sailing races throughout the Pacific Northwest. Today Stefan offers charters out of St. Petersburg Florida to destinations in and around South Florida, the Bahamas and the Caribbean.
In addition to holding a U.S. Coast Guard Captain’s License, Stefan teaches various sailing and power boating courses through approved American Sailing Association (ASA) and Recreational Power Boating Association (RPBA) schools.
American Sailing Association – Advanced Coastal Cruising Instructor (206)
American Sailing Association – Cruising Catamaran Sailing Instructor (214)
American Sailing Association – Docking Instructor (218)
USCG Captains License - #3830255
RPBA - Single Inboard Instructor
RPBA - Twin Inboard Instructor
RPBA - Stern Drive/Outboard (Single & Twin) Instructor
Yacht charters or yacht training, from beginners to experts, Captain Stefan can help you get more out of boating, either power or sail. In association with ASA Sailing Schools, Captain Stefan offers certified training on his boat, your boat or a boat that could be chartered from any location.
Captain Stefan also provides delivery captain services or can captain your boat for you. This may include personal instruction on your boat if you desire.
Captain Stefan's Beneteau 373 is from the drawing board of the design firm Berret/Racoupeau. Fast, roomy and comfortable, the 373 is a fantastic all around cruising vessel. Her two state room interior arrangement features a spacious galley and salon with a large head and separate shower. Numerous fixed windows, ports and hatches create a very bright feel to the below decks space.
On deck, her roomy cockpit features a pivoting steering pedestal that allows the wheel to be rotated out of the way for easy access to her walk through transom and large swim platform. Her in mast furling main sail and furling head sail are easily deployed and furled from the comfort of the cockpit. She is equipped with air conditioning and a diesel furnace for those cool nights at anchor. A full galley includes a fridge with a separate freezer, oven and stove, microwave and double sink. A Rainman water maker and generator make for unlimited showers and water usage while cruising. With Raymarine sailing instruments which include chart plotters at the helm and navigation station, radar, AIS and autopilot, L’Ardeur is ready to provide enjoyment and performance.
LOA: 37 ft 3 in
LWL: 32 ft 10
Beam: 12 ft 4 in
Max Bridge Clearance: 58 ft
Max Draft: 6 ft 1 in
Ballast: 4844 Ib
Displacement: 15013 Ib
Fuel Tanks Capacity: 33 gal
Fresh Water Tanks Capacity: 104 gal
Holding Tank Capacity: 22 gal