Our Family

IMPULSE’s owners have been yachting for decades. They spare no expense in keeping her up to date on maintenance, safety, and amenities. She is always as close to perfect as any yacht can be.

Our crew of 3 is dedicated to making your dreams come true and making sure you have a safe and unparalleled experience.


Daniel Perrin – Captain

With a childhood spent between the Caribbean and the Mediterranean, Daniel grew up around the ocean and on boats. As a young man, he joined the U.S. Coast Guard where he honed his seamanship skills. Daniel holds both USCG & MCA 3000-ton Master’s License and has over 25 years’ experience serving as a Captain onboard private and charter yachts, navigating around the Bahamas, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, the U.S./British Virgin Islands, the French West Indies and the Mediterranean.

A citizen of both Switzerland and the U.S., he is equally fluent in French and English. As the Captain of M/Y Impulse, Daniel’s priority is to maintain the highest standards of safety, while providing guests with an entertaining and memorable experience.

Shirly Perrin – Chef/Stew

Shirly was born and raised in the Philippines where she began her culinary journey learning Filipino cooking from her mother. She discovered her passion for yachting while cruising with her husband Daniel around the Bahamas, Florida Keys and US East Coast. She obtained her Stewardess certification from the American Yacht Institute and perfected her cooking skills while working as a sous chef at “La Taverna Espanola” and also trained at the Fort Lauderdale School of Culinary Arts.

Shirly has more than 15 years’ experience working as a yacht Chef specializing in Italian, French, Spanish, Mediterranean, and South East Asian cuisine. She focuses on using the freshest ingredients to create flavorful and nutritionally balanced dishes while respecting guests’ preferences. When not on the water, she works as a Registered Nurse.

Ian Lavery – First Mate/Engineer

First Mate Ian Lavery holds an RYA/MCA STCW and Powerboat 2 License. He has worked in yacht management overseeing a small fleet of vessels in Fort Lauderdale and Miami.

His experiences include working as a First Mate aboard a 72ft Viking sport fish, where he was responsible for the safety of the guests and maintenance of the yacht while cruising and fishing in New England waters.

Ian loves to meet new people and share his love of the ocean with guest. He has a passion for surfing and spearfishing and has been scuba diving since he was 13 years old.

Lots of Room

IMPULSE is a large yacht, but she feels even BIGGER. She has an abnormally wide beam and high ceilings that make all the spaces seem immense. She VERY comfortably hosts 3 couples and/or up to 7 guests and the layout of her staterooms means that the crew is completely separated from you to ensure your privacy.


From Satellite TV in every cabin and common space to surround sound to WIFI to new furniture and soft goods…IMPULSE has you covered. She is timeless in design and everything is kept up to date to make sure you want for nothing.


Your safety is always our primary concern. IMPULSE has all of the safety features one could expect on a yacht of this size with life boats, satellite tracking and alert systems, to stabilizers to make any journey comfortable. You will always be SAFE and SECURE.

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