Captain Derek

Captain Derek


        Captain  Derek Kraemer                


  USA Citizen


100 Ton USCG Master License  

Sailing endorsement

STCW’95 certification 

PADI – Rescue Diver 

AED & CPR Certified



Number of Crew: 2   Languages: English


Captain Derek Kraemer’s Bio:

As a seasoned sailor, Captain Derek has spent the last 20 years sailing. He has had exciting sailing adventures that include the Florida, Bahamas, Ireland, France and Caribbean! He acquired many sea stories from these trips and claims all are true!

Spending more time of his life floating than on land, Dereks’s years of experience running charter vessels will allow you to relax knowing you’re in great hands or give you the opportunity to learn some of the basics of sailing. It’s up to you!

A well rounded waterman he is an avid sailor, sport fisherman, chef ,scuba diver, and engineer. He has spent many days chasing big waves around the world sailing in regattas. Through his passion for everything involving the ocean, he ensures the guests will enjoy many activities during their time aboard.  He is always ready to help guests get wet! Anybody want to waterski before dinner?

Captain Derek is known to always keep a sharp eye out for marine life!  Derek got bit by the sailing since the day he was born in Florida
He has a 100 ton master with towing endorsements 2019, Padi Open Water Basic & Advanced Certified. STCW 95 2017 ,Eng 1 2016, ABC Bartending Certified.

Captain  Derek is sure to guide you to the best bays and most mystic spots around USVI and BVI. Captain Derek is a highly experienced 100 ton Master Captain with excellent leadership and customer service skills. Captain Derek is passionate about creating a bespoke charter experience for guests based on his knowledge of sailing, fishing, diving and snorkeling.  Captain Derek brings a new level of service with his teammate Chef and 1st Mate Sunil Sharma to La Grande Bellezza, truly a Five Star Charter!