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BACKGROUND: Jacob is a US Naval Academy, Annapolis, graduate with a major in Marine Engineering and a retired U.S. Navy Commander having served as a highly decorated Navy SEAL (Sea-Air-Land) Commando and Naval Intelligence Officer for 21 years.

He has been an active member of the yachting community since 1985, having owned a 65 foot motor yacht Ocean Safari; captaining the 150 foot Ambrosia and Ambrosiana for owners and charter; Project Manager and Captain for the 206 foot Lady Lola; and Designer/Project Manager for the 186 foot Lady Lola Shadow.

In 2004, Jacob was co-founder and CEO of Shadow Marine, and after completing two “spec” boats (Paladin Shadow and Mystere Shadow); he and his wife, Mary Jane, established their own company, Yacht Escort Ships, International, to serve directly the needs and preferences of the custom client market for shadow boat refits and yacht conversions.

Mary Jane retired from flight attendant service after 28 years, having trained and managed cabin staff in the fine art of international premium food and beverage service as well as aircraft safety on board Boeing 747 aircraft. She was named United Airlines Employee of the Year in 1986.

From the start, Mary Jane has participated actively in a synergistic relationship with Jacob and his yachting projects.

She has applied her extensive interior design skills to enhance the interiors of the world’s finest yachts for numerous owners, including decor, accessorizing and outfitting. She trains yacht interior staffs in service and presentation skills as well as uniforming crews to the highest professional standard.

Our motto IS our company: Y – E – S. We will assure your yachting experience with us is as positive and enjoyable as possible, solving every problem and issue that may come along the way – and always with an honest smile and a straight forward answer.


Anyways, if you want the best Yacht models, we can help you create them. Whether it’s wood, metal or a combiniation, we can help you create it. Our designers are one of the best in the industry and very well known. In fact, many of our Yacht models have been featured on various sites.