Captain Shane Chaplin and his wife Susan Chaplin took over the Sweet Liberty business in December 2015. Captain Shane ran the Sweet Liberty as Captain for 4 years prior to purchasing the business from the original owners, Captain Lenny & Anita Wassmer. The Wassmer’s had the Sweet Liberty custom built by Gold Coast Yachts in St. Croix, USVI. After 24 years of successfully running the Sweet Liberty they retired and “passed the conch shell” on to the Chaplin’s.

Captain Shane originally hails from the Florida Keys in Marathon, FL and his wife Susan is originally from the Chicago area. They first met on a charter fishing boat located on the Naples City Dock in 1998- love at first sight! In 2000 they became engaged on the Naples Princess and finally in 2001, the day before their wedding, they had their wedding rehearsal dinner party aboard the Sweet Liberty! Now, almost two decades later, they are the proud owners of this beautiful boat!

Future Crew

Captain Shane & Susan are also proud parents to their young daughters, Gracie & Chloe, who also are frequent passengers on board (future crew)!