From Our Editors
After disembarking from Captain Asaad N. Masoud's yacht, the Ra, many guests record their experiences in the online ship's log alongside pictures taken by the captain and crew, which can be shared over the internet with friends and family . The full ship's log of passengers sporting smiles and wind-whipped hair hints at Captain Masoud’s commitment to fostering a friendly, welcoming atmosphere aboard his dual-masted, 45-foot ketch.
Tours begin at Dinner Key Marina, the gateway to southeast Florida's largest estuary. From there, Captain Masoud charts a course to suit each group’s desires. To ensure a comfortable voyage, Captain Masoud has furnished his yacht with dozens of amenities including a stereo system that pipes tunes through the speaker system on and below deck.
The vessel also showcases modern safety equipment, including personal flotation devices, GPS, autopilot, and radar. Passengers benefit from Captain Masoud's nautical experience, which extends back to his childhood in Egypt, where he sailed the Nile and the Mediterranean. He became a Coast Guard-licensed captain in 1983, and has been welcoming aboard guests ever since.