Captain & Chef Richard Cassarino
First Mate Lisa Pratt
Rich and Lisa welcome you aboard S/V Luar. This experienced and relaxed couple can’t wait to share their love for the Caribbean making this an unforgettable and once in a lifetime vacation for you, your family and friends. Rich and Lisa have been chartering in the Virgin Islands for over 10 years and consider it their home and hope you will feel the way about this precious place.
Rich, a graduate of Johnson & Wales University, owned and operated
Cassarino’s Ristorante in Providence Rhode Island’s “Little Italy” for over 20 years. The restaurant was consistently rated the “ Best Italian restaurant in Providence “. He now brings his superior cooking and entertaining skills to the S/V Luar. Each meal will be tailored to your taste and preferences, from breakfast to scrumptious multi-course dinners.
Lisa, an accomplished florist and art/design degree holder, owned and operated a successful, high volume flower shop in Providence Rhode Island, “Floral Designs by LiRog”. She has 20 years’ experience in event and party planning.
In 2006, after years trying to fit in sailing into their busy schedules in
Newport Rhode Island, Rich and Lisa decided to sell it all and head for the warm Caribbean Sea and haven’t looked back. They enthusiastically welcome you aboard and invite you to share their passion of great food, great wine and of course, the turquoise waters and warm breezes of the Virgin Islands.
A vacation on Luar with Rich and Lisa is tailored to each guest, whether that be relaxing with a cocktail in hand soaking up the sun or a great scenic hike to start the day, they will make it happen. This easy going couple are ready to make this your Best Vacation Ever and look forward to seeing their guest/friends come back year after year.