Peter Travel expert
Upon meeting Peter and his wife Bobbi on board of The Grand Cru you get the feeling that you have just reunited with some special, long-time friends.
Although Pete and Bobbi have sailed together all over the world, they first visited the British Virgin Islands in 2005 on their own sailing vacation. They fell head-over-heels in love with the islands, the people, and the lifestyle. Making the decision to leave the 9 to 5 work world, they returned to the BVI's in 2007 as a full-time Charter Yacht Crew. For the last 5 years, Pete and Bobbi have been exclusively aboard Grand Cru, entertaining more than 600 delighted guests on over 120 charters.
Pete's mechanical and technical skills keep Grand Cru sailing smoothly, and he and Bobbi work tirelessly to keep the yacht immaculate and well appointed. As for cuisine, Bobbi's culinary skills never fail to impress even the gourmets in the group, and she somehow manages to delight even the pickiest young guests.
Hailing from Poole, England, Peter Small grew up on the water, and began sailing as a young boy. His father purchased his first sailing yacht when he was 7, and Pete and his dad alone completed the delivery trip! Since then, Pete has spent as much time as possible "at sea". Following his passion for sailing, Pete became a RYA Yachtmaster in 1982, not realizing that the hobby he loved so much would one day become a profession. Pete's sailing expertise, knowledge of the islands, and warm personality have made him a favorite among BVI Captains!
Bobbi Williams, chef and hostess on Grand Cru, is convinced that she has found her true vocation in life! Also from Poole, England, Bobbi is an accomplished chef, has perfected her skills in culinary classes, yet brings a love for traditional home cooking to the table. Her travels throughout the world have exposed her to many cooking styles and international flavors, which are evident in her exquisite presentations.