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LATITUDE Yacht Charters
CREW PROFILES

TitleNameNationBornLicenses
CaptainFrank Ficken US 0
Cook / MateSue Ficken US 0
Number of Crew: 2Languages:

Crew Profiles:
Frank grew up in Vermont, boating on Lake Champlain most weekends with his family (when the ice was out!). He began sailing out of Newport, RI in the 1980’s and began his professional yachting career 20 years ago.
Frank brings many years of experience running large sailing yachts to SY LATITUDE including SY GEORGIA a 160ft Alloy Sloop, the classic schooner TREE OF LIFE and SY MARAE a 108ft Alloy Sloop. With 20 years experience in the Caribbean and New England charter world, Frank knows all of the quietest anchorages and hottest nightspots. Frank is very easy going and loves teaching guests about sailing. If you feel like dragging yourself away from the comfort of the cockpit settees, he is more than happy for you to take the helm! Frank is also a qualified Rescue Diver. When he’s not sailing, he enjoys water sports, reading and photography.

Sue brings her formal culinary training as well as 12 years of yacht chef experience to SY Latitude. Since training at the International Culinary School in Ft Lauderdale, Sue has worked as the chef aboard a number of large yachts including SY ISLANDIA 139ft Jongert, SY GEORGIA and SY MARAE.
Sue has a very flexible style, allowing her to customize a menu for your charter that fulfills all your epicurean desires. She prides herself on creating imaginative dishes from fresh local ingredients with great presentation. With many years of provisioning experience in most of the major charter ports, Sue knows where to procure the best meats and fish and the freshest vegetables. She is also renowned for her desserts!
When not thinking up ways to delight guest’s palates, Sue enjoys snorkeling, reading and hiking.