Florida pair debuts charter service in Palm Beach

Florida entrepreneurs Don Gilman and Adam Ricardel launched a charter service using Killer Bee, Gilman’s 40-foot Legacy Express yacht.
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Florida entrepreneurs Don Gilman and Adam Ricardel launched a charter service using Killer Bee, Gilman’s 40-foot Legacy Express yacht.

The men, who grew up in Palm Beach, take as many as six passengers on half-day and full-day cruises north to Jupiter, south along Palm Beach and east/southeast to the Bahamas.

They tailor the tours to guests’ wishes and include cruising along the Bahamas’ outer islands for diving on coral reefs, picnics, deep-sea fishing, and cocktail and dinner cruises.

“We’re very versatile. They can fish. If they don’t want to fish, we can go dive. If it’s too rough [to dive], we will take them to Peanut Island at high tide, where they have beautiful Bahama-clear water,” Ricardel, the yacht’s first mate, told the Palm Beach Daily News. “It’s almost like having your own boat without having a boat. That’s the beauty of this charter.”

The yacht is docked at the Palm Beach Yacht Club. Guests can order lunch or dinner from the club beforehand.

Through their company, Gil-Ric Marine, the two men sell yachts, manage yachts and operate the charter service. The charters started this spring.

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