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PENNY JO - The Crew


Your one of kind vacation in the Bahamas aboard Penny Jo begins with an amazing Crew.

Meet Ainsley and Mispah Harrison


Ainsley and Mispah have been married for over 23 years.  Over the past 6 years they have enjoyed working together as a charter team of Captain and Chef/First Mate.  Given their extensive experience and knowledge of the Bahamas, you can be assured to have the vacation of a lifetime.  Ainsley and Mispah will custom tailor your time aboard - from the islands visited, the activities on and off the yacht as well as the onboard cuisine and cocktails.


Captain Ainsley was born on the South Wales coast in the UK and within sound of the fog horn from the nearby lighthouse, the ocean has always been part of his life. "My family has had maritime connections since the 1860's."  Ainsley started sailing at the age of 13 , influenced by the book Swallows and Amazons about children having adventures sailing their dinghies on the lakes in NW England. 


Captain Ainsley has extensive experience on the water, with over 120,000 offshore miles sailed, he has captained charter boats through many Caribbean islands and the Bahamas.  Apart from sailing, Ainsley is very interested in natural history, especially bird watching.

Mispah, was born in the southern Bahamas and grew up in Abaco Bahamas at Hope Town's famous candy striped lighthouse, her father was the lighthouse keeper. As a child she helped him keep the light working.  Growing up in the Bahamas on small islands, boating and fishing have always been apart of her life, even getting to and from school every day by boat.


Mispah's career has always been in hospitality and customer service.  These include hotel and restaurant food and beverage positions, private home and charter yacht chef services and vacation property home management.  Mispah specializes in locally sourced seafood.  Mispah enjoys preparing a variety of specialties for her guests.  Don't be surprised when you find her with a fishing rod on the bow after everyone has gone to bed.


Ainsley and Mispah met when he was captaining a yacht in the Abacos and she was crossing the harbour to go to work in her boat. They have now been married for over 23 years.  The Bahama islands is their home and they know both the waters and the country's history as locals.

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