|Designer||Valdettaro Shipyards, Italy|
|Children Min. Age||10|
|Home port||Falmouth Harbor, Antigua, Caribbean Leeward Islands|
Powerful, luxurious and spacious, 112ft Takapuna offers high adventure and excitement plus an amazing amount of interior and deck space to lounge, dine, sunbathe and dance under the stars.
Staffed with a world class crew of 5, no details are overlooked and service is truly five star. She is equipped with numerous water toys and a fabulous walk down stern for easy access to the water or the tender.
The crew will customize your vacation to include any combination of activities or relaxation to satisfy your desires and exceed your expectations. The crew is fun-loving, with diverse backgrounds to help create singularly enjoyable memories that will keep you coming back time and again.
This yacht was once owned by Pamela Stephenson and husband Billy Connolly and they took her on a grand adventure in the Pacific chasing the history of Pamela's great-great-grandfather's mysterious disappearance in 1891.
Takapuna is available for charter in the Caribbean Virgin Islands and will also consider other destinations in the Caribbean.
Home port: Falmouth Harbor, Antigua, Caribbean Leeward Islands
Summer cruising area: Croatia
3 Queens suites which can also convert to Twins all with ensuite baths, TV, DVD & radio
Built to Lloyds A1 Maltese Cross Specifications and maintained to
Marshall Islands Category 2, Private Commercial, safety standards
(2) Diving Scooters, (2) Deep sea rod/reel sets, (2) Stand-up paddle boards,
Captain Alan Kelly
Date of Birth: 13 Nov 1981
Languages: English/ Spanish
Health: Very Good/ Non Smoker
Oceana 23m Nov 14 to Dec 2015
Running this private vessel for a respectable family for over a year. During my time I took full
responsibility of managing this yacht and a team of two deckhands. All maintenance, repairs,
accounts, documentation, contractors & all aspects of navigation and security handled by me.
Regatta Crew July 15 to Jan 2016
Participated in local regattas on a monthly basis helping out local yacht owners to race
Sea Breeze 29m Aug 2013 to Oct 2014
Navigating and managing this very busy charter & private yacht in the Balearic Islands. Maintaining
all systems on board also the safe manning of the yacht, 4 crew members and 8 guests at all times.
Nega 25m Oct 2012 to Aug 2013
Delivered this yacht from Italy to Palma de Mallorca December 2012 for a refit that included a full hull
and superstructure respray. I oversaw modification of her engineering to a manageable condition. I
took on major works, changing the exhaust to a more suitable position creating the space lost during
her build, generator services, all salt water toilets s w i t c h e d to fresh water, all sea cocks, painting..read more
and varnish works. Above works carried out by my team and me. Delivered yacht from Palma to
Ukraine (Black Sea) for winter.
Anemo 34m Sail Yacht Jan 12- Oct 2012
I took up this position as a seasonal Captain to manage and navigate this yacht privately for its
owner. A busy programmed yacht with 5crew and 6 guests at all times. I delivered this yacht to
the destinations planned by myself and the owner successfully during her 7 month cruising
HD 33m Sail Yacht Dec 2009 - Dec 2011
Full management of this semi large motor yacht for private use and charters. Full responsibility of
yacht and charter sales from planning and execution of cruising grounds to charter knowledge of
contracts, advertisement and publication for sales. Crew of 7 in total
Allison, 30m M Yacht Jan 08/Nov 2009
Undertaking all duties, including safety & navigational duties, engineer duties, tender
Driving, security, guest runs, Preparation of toys & fishing equipment etc. occasional basic
Private Yacht DELIVERIES Jan 2007/Dec 2007
Delivering private yachts for my clients to all over the world. Yacht brands delivered ranged
From Swans, Oysters, Beneteau's, Jeanneau, Grande Soleil, Sunseeker, Fairline, Pershing, Riva
Trips included the Caribbean, UK waters & All Mediterranean and Trans-Atlantic crossings.
Classic 25m Racing Gaff Rig Feb 2006/ Nov 06
Maintaining this racing yacht to a very high standard, Preparation, Varnishing, painting,
Accounting & coordinating a crew of 12
Other Work Experience
Dock Master for a local Marine: preparing and selling charters of 22 sail yachts for the
season and managing a team of 15 crew. When short of Skipper's I would take clients
for their chartered week.
Project managing, Human Management & Leadership Skills, Communication, Yacht construction,
Technical knowledge of motor and sail yachts, Organization skills, Maneuvering yacht with great skill,
Accounting, Computer literacy. Systems repair & Upkeep knowledge, painting, varnishing, gelcoat
& fiberglass repairs. Diesel engine knowledge and maintenance
MCA OOW course completed ( GMDSS, EDH)
MCA/RYA Yacht Master (Commercially endorsed)
MCA GMDSS GOC License
MCA (STCW '95) Basic Crew Training
Powerboat Level 2
Listed below are any confirmed reservations or unavailability, as well as current holds / options. Note: this calendar is not always 100% current. Please contact us for more information about available dates aboard this yacht.
Hours required between charters: 48
Contact us for rates and current availability or to book a charter aboard Takapuna!
Kim, Mac, Jacqueline, Victor and Macawley
Their supply of sea-sickness pills was a massive result! The food was great and well-balanced and the cabins were kept very nicely. In fact, they all worked non-stop -- I think it rather put Rob off the idea of EVER buying a boat rather than chartering one! My kids really enjoyed the inflatable chariot and the fishing and also (slightly bizarrely), the Molton Brown toiletries!
It was a great charter experience and also, a great choice of boat/crew for a large family.
These are the kinds of crews that we all want to worth with... the ones who are committed to being part of our team... doing unreasonable favors for the sake of one client having a great charter... if I hav a choice in which yachts to book, I'll go for the ones with the can-do attitude.
By the way, I have had a superlative reviews for this crew... they are those kind of crews that can deal with whatever/whoever you give them. I am most grateful to them and recommend them heartily!"