Luxury Charter Yacht KAWIL is a wonderful modern sailing yacht designed for cruising in stylish comfort. Designed by the celebrated Sparkman & Stephens yachting company, the 34m luxury sailing yacht combines classic yachting style with contemporary luxury.. She can easily reach 11knots even in the most moderate winds. Launched in 2000 by the American Derecktor Shipyard, KAWIL is in superb condition with several major refits over the years. In January of this year (2016) she received new paint to the hull and rig. She has a beautiful new deck to enjoy the fresh sea breeze, ocean views and warm sun. Alternatively, when the sun strengthens you may fold away the luxury yacht's windscreens and stretch out under her Bimini top which shades the expansive over-sized cockpit. KAWIL accommodates up to six charter guests in three cabins and comes with an attentive professional crew of six.
The Starboard guest cabin has twin lower single beds which can convert to a queen bed. The Port guest cabin has fixed twin lower single beds. All cabins are en suite head and shower.
With prior approval of the captain KAWIL can accommodate a 7th guest (for example, a child or nanny) in the exercise room which has Pullman berths and en suite head. The guest using the exercise room would share a shower with one of the other guest cabins.
Sailing yacht KAWIL is fully air conditioned throughout.Crew has a separate companionway, and separate crew heads and showers.
Dinghy: Zodiac , Water Skis, Slalom Skis, Wind Surfers: 1 , Fishing Gear, Snorkel Equipment, Kite surfer, Tube, 2 Paddle-boards, 2 Electric Bikes , ,
Rob Foxell - Captain
Rob is from Dorset in the UK, and has grown up sailing dinghies from a young age. He raced competitively through school and university, while working at his local marinas during his holidays. He has been working full time on yachts for seven years, five of which were spent on the J Class yacht Hanuman, cruising and racing in New England, the Caribbean and the Mediterranean. When not sailing, Rob enjoys spending his time travelling, kite surfing or up in the mountains.
Jennie - Stewardess
Jennie grew up in the coastal town of Falmouth in the UK, so has never been far from the sea. From a young age, she raced dinghies and keel boats with father and brother, as well as cruised around the South of England on her family's boat, and has a degree in Silver-smithing and Gold-smithing, and worked for a professional jeweler for two years after graduating. However, the call of the sea proved too much, so the yachting industry has been her home for the past five years, four of which were spent on the 140' Ketch Rebecca.
Beth - Chef
Beth is originally from Plymouth, Massachusetts where she was raised in and on the water. Studying marine biology in University afforded Beth the opportunity to combine her interest in marine science with her long term passion of SCUBA. Being highly influenced by her father who was a commercial fisherman and world traveler, Beth eventually took opportunities to work on many different types of vessels around the world including research vessels, dive live a boards and luxury charter yachts. With these experiences came a new found passion for cooking and she has had the opportunity to work for and learn from other highly experienced chefs along the way. Beth loves SCUBA, competitive sport fishing, music, traveling and learning about foods from around the world...read more
Francisco - Engineer
Known as "Chico", he is from Albufeira in south of Portugal. He grew up with the sea and since a very early age sailed dinghies and swam. During school vacations he worked in different jobs, all related to the sea, lifeguard, deckhand, skipper. He graduated in Marine Electronics Engineering from the Portuguese Maritime College and decided to jump in a leap of faith and see the world.
Jay - Mate
Jay has been sailing all his life starting in the north of England with small sailing dinghies, then onto more serious racing and competing in world championships before moving onto super yachts in 2006. He has traveled extensively on land as well as on the sea. He completed his dive master qualification in the crystalline waters of Borneo where the amazing underwater sea life ignited a passion for underwater photography. Jay takes every opportunity to hone his skills with the goal of entering competitions. He enjoys sending guests home with souvenir photos of their snorkeling expeditions. Jay grew up in the countryside and has a love of the outdoors with mountain biking being a big passion, along with other action sports including windsurfing, skiing, snowboarding and rafting. He is responsible for keeping Kawil's water toys 'at the ready' for guests and is a cheerful, patient instructor.
Robyn - Deck Stew
Growing up on the sunny beaches of Cape Town, Robyn's love for the ocean started at young age, however sailing was something she wasn't introduced to sailing until a lot later in life when living in the UK. Whilst working for a yacht design company just a stone's throw from where she lives in the New Forest, Robyn was swept up in the world of super yachts and very quickly became intrigued by a life style she knew she'd love - traveling, sailing and working with people. After landing a role as a deckhand/stew she learnt the ropes very quickly and went on to work in both the modern & classic sailing yacht world before taking a break & moving to Central America to follow another passion, surfing. Returning to yachts, for an itch that couldn't be scratched whilst living in one spot, she is eager to keep exploring and learning. With a love of scuba, water sports, learning Spanish & yoga, Robyn hopes to combine it all to keep living her incredible adventure.
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This was the first time Powell and I have experienced a private sailboat and I am quite sure we will find it very difficult to EVER top the boat or the crew. I am still talking to friends and family about our experience, of course, without sounding like we are bragging (very hard to do).
I have never been so spoiled to such a 5 star level. I kept joking with the crew that I will need a 6 star to evaluate this crew. Since the moment our feet hit the deck of the boat, we were treated like royalty. Every detail was considered and implemented. Within one day, they new our likes and dislikes and our personalities. Love it.
The Captain ran the ship with great skill and provided us logistic support to facilitate meals offshore, etc. The food and drink provided were excellent. The design of Kawil provided a comfortable, easy living environment with all the luxury you would expect from a world class sailing yacht.