Professional and personable staff provides expert resources. Choose Ambrosia for charter or use our Yacht Management Services and count on our experience, attention to detail, and safety. A passion for the water drives us, and it’s our absolute pleasure to assist others in enjoying that same passion.

Staff

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Oliver Calloway

Founding Partner, Captain

Oliver is a company founder and heads Operations. He is a USCG Licensed Captain who grew up on Long Island Sound, embracing and loving everything about this estuary. Aside from his vast knowledge of LIS, he has voyaged too often to count to Block Island, Newport, Cape Cod, Nantucket, Martha’s Vineyard, The Hamptons, and on down to Florida both via the intracoastal waterway and the open ocean. He is familiar w/ The Chesapeake Bay & most other bays & inlets along the eastern sea board, as well as The Bahamas & Caribbean. Oliver also has mastered the challenges of the inland waterways with canal and lock systems through travels that have taken him up the Hudson to The the Lakes. One of his favorite undertakings is refit management, a passion which goes back to the very first boat he purchased at 13 and refit on his own. That 15’ foot runabout ultimately lead to the Ambrosia project, a hugely rewarding undertaking in 2011. Known for his patience and easy teaching method, Oliver is sought after for his marine related instructional skills. A pure and simple passion for boating and the sea drives Oliver and is the anchor of his yachting know-how.

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Rufino Gonzalez-Miranda

Founding Partner

Rufino is a company founder and heads Business Development. With a business degree from Saint Michael’s College in Vermont and Various successful business ventures under his tutelage, Rufino brings savvy to Venture Yachting. He, too, developed a passion for boating at a young age. Rufino enjoys luxury travel and the finer offerings that accompany it, so he made sure Ambrosia’s decorative refit met the highest standards of sophistication and elegance without sacrificing comfort. Rufino’s epicurean good taste assures that any adventure on Ambrosia will be a culinary delight. Additionally Rufino is an avid collector of modernist art.

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Chris Reid

Partner, Captain

Growing up near the water in Connecticut, Chris started out working at yacht clubs 17 years ago where he discovered his passion for the sea.  He worked his way up the ladder as a deckhand, mate and Captain, on a variety of vessels from private sailing yachts to tugboats.  After shipping out for the last few years sailing offshore in the energy sector, Chris has decided to bring his career a little closer to home.  Having put in the miles and earning a USCG 1600 Gross Ton License, among a handful of other endorsements, Chris brings a very diversified background to Venture Yachting.  He is a very able and confident seaman, capable of navigating a vessel safely through all seas. His passion for boats and being on the water is evident in his enthusiasm and willingness to share his knowledge with others.

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Dwight St. John

Captain

In addition to co-managing day to day operations and business development Dwight is also a USCG Licensed Captains. He also holds an Able Seaman Unlimited Document. An experienced and educated mariner, Dwight grew up enjoying the recreational waters of Long Island Sound on his families various boats. His experience also travels well beyond the cozy comforts of the Sound, and his sheer volume of yacht deliveries and charters up and down the east coast is hard to rival. This captain has not only served in many private duty positions, but has also worked in the marine service management field and is a USSA Accredited Master Marine Surveyor. Dwight’s portfolio and history are impressive and we value his expertise.

Art Cunningham – Venture Yachting

Art Cunningham

Captain

Art rounds out our captain staff, also fully licensed by the USCG, and just like Oliver and Dwight, he brings a life-long love for the water and boating to Venture Yachting. His on water experience began on the lakes of Ohio where he took up sailing at an early age, but naturally the salt water called him and he ended up here on the East Coast where he began his career in the marine industry. He has has spent countless hours cruising LIS and delivering vessels up and down the eastern Atlantic coastline and clearly enjoys sharing his experience. Art’s knowledge is not just limited to power boats he is also an extremely experienced sailor, which makes him our go to sail boat captain. With his knowledge of and work history in the daily responsibilities and routines of a boat yard, Art adds another dimension to our professional services. He is even experienced in the operation of the various heavy equipment around the boat yard. We welcome his practical skills and knowledge.

Ambrosia

Ambrosia has the ideal layout for entertaining. Starting aft, She has a large covered aft deck which has both port and starboard access to the equally spacious foredeck. On the same level is the pilothouse with 360 views. Down and forward just a few steps is the newly furnished salon with large windows to the port and starboard. Aft and a few more steps down from the salon is the day/guest head, as well as the two staterooms. The master stateroom features an en-suite head and a walk around queen size bed. The guest stateroom can accommodate up to three people with its two single berths and one drop down single berth. Forward and down from the salon is a totally refinished galley with new stainless steel appliances. Finally the crew’s quarters is located forward of the galley.

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Ambrosia from Venture Yachting

Ambrosia’s Specifications

Builder Burger Boat Company
Year built 1971
Length 64′
Beam 16′
Draft 4’6″
Fuel 1150 gallons
Water 400 gallons
Power twin   540hp CATs (re-powered in 1993)
Cruise 12-17 knots
Top 22 knots