Power Yacht Big Sky

157ft · 11 guests · Nassau, Bahamas
Big Sky Crewed Power Yacht Charter
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7-Night Rates

From $160,000 + expenses (2 passengers 7 nights)
To $170,000 + expenses (11 passengers 7 nights)*
*Price range is subject to change. Please Contact Us for pricing for various party sizes, number of nights and the premium weeks of Christmas & New Years. Best price guarantee: We endeavor to offer the lowest prices available and will always match lowest rates. We accept Visa, MasterCard and AMEX, no fees. We accept Visa, MasterCard and AMEX

Yacht Details

Guests Up to 11
Guest Cabins 5
Length 157ft
Guest Cabin Configuration 1 Master King, 3 Queen, 1 Double with additional single en-suite cabins with A/C
Designer Oceanfast
Launched 2010 (Refit 2018)
Home Port Nassau Harbour, Nassau, Bahamas
Scuba Rendezvous only
Winter Cruising Area Caribbean Virgin Islands, Bahamas, Caribbean Leewards
Summer Cruising Area Bahamas

Power Yacht Big Sky Overview

Reputable, well-known charter Captain, David Laird is at the helm with a fun, young, dynamic, active crew of 9.
Excellent interior volume and amazing deck spaces, including a fantastic beach club.
Full-beam master stateroom on the main deck featuring a king-size bed, lounge, dressing room and en-suite bathroom.
An extensive array of toys, including a custom water slide from the bridge deck. Ideal for water sports fanatics!
Profile Main Salon Looking Forward Formal Dining Bridge Deck Dining Looking Forward Pilot House  On Deck Master Starboard View Master Stateroom Head - European Style Bath Tub Queen Stateroom #1 Queen Stateroom #1 Head Queen Stateroom #2 Queen Stateroom #3 Queen Stateroom #3 Queen Stateroom #3 Head Double with Pullman Stateroom #4 Double with Pullman Stateroom #4 Head Sky Lounge Looking Forward Sun Deck Looking Forward Bow Seating and Jacuzzi Toys and Tenders

Why you should book Big Sky!

Reputable, well-known charter Captain, David Laird is at the helm with a fun, young, active crew of 9.

Excellent interior volume and amazing deck spaces, including a fantastic beach club.

Full-beam master stateroom on the main deck featuring a king-size bed, lounge, dressing room and en-suite bathroom.

An extensive array of toys, including a custom water slide from the bridge deck. Ideal yacht for active families and water sports fanatics!

Meet the Crew

Crew photo
Captain David Laird

Ulf Schabacker | Captain

Ulf was born and raised in East Germany, before he moved to Munich where he studied Hotel/Catering Management and continued with Sport and Tourism Management. His love for the water started in his early years when he spent all summers at the German beaches, where he also got his first introduction in to sailing. After spending several years working in hotel and restaurant management his urge of exploring the seas led him to a maritime academy in England. He started delivering sail boats from anywhere in Europe until he got hired as a mate on his first Motor Yacht. Within one year he was offered his first position as captain and now has over 18 years experience within the maritime industry.

As the Captain, Ulf’s primary focus is to ensure the safety of the guests, crew and the vessel. His duties range from navigation to accounting, planning and managing charters to the overall management of the yacht and the crew. He encourages all departments to work as a team to ensure that each charter will be a rewarding experience. He is operating Big Sky” with the right balance between a formal and a casual ambiance which is desired by all guests...read more

Kevin Flew | Engineer

Kevin is an experienced chief engineer who has over 7 years working in the yachting industry. He began his career working on the Sydney Harbor, which he calls home. After completing his mechanical trade Kevin started working in the commercial marine industry in Sydney, his first vessel being the Sydney Harbor Cabaret Showboat (shockingly not as a dancer). Kevin moved to Fort Lauderdale in 2012 to chase his dreams of joining the yachting world. He has worked on over 5 yachts in all regions of the world including the Mediterranean, the South Pacific and the Caribbean. When Kevin isn’t being a grease monkey he is always on the hunt for waves. Kevin grew up surfing on the eastern coast of Australia. He also loves anything to do with cars and motorcycles.

Dean Silva | Chef

Our chef, Dean Silva is a well traveled chef who began his career working in Melbourne, his home city. He has worked at numerous Michelin star restaurants including the famous Persimmon, now renamed Garden Restaurant. As a career chef, he worked in cities all over the world including NYC, London, and Paris. He credits much of his talents and his ability to create such a wide diversity of cuisine to surrounding himself with other amazing, talented chefs from various countries. Dean´s specialties include Mediterranean and Asian.

Chef Dean´s magic doesn't stop in the galley, his talents include food photography and general videography. As a self proclaimed mad foodie”, Dean loves everything about a wine and dine experience. In his spare time, he is working on Today´s World Kitchen” YouTube Channel and website, of which he is founder and owner.

Chief Stewardess | MacKenzie Sedelbauer

MacKenzie was born in Michigan but has spent the majority of her life living in Asheville, North Carolina which she now calls home. MacKenzie graduated from the University of Miami with degrees in Political Science and Public Relations, and a minor in marketing. After finishing her studies, Mackenzie moved back to NC to begin her career in advertising and after 3 years decided to get some sea legs. MacKenzie officially joined yachting in the beginning of 2015 and dove straight in as a solo stew on a charter boat.

Mackenzie has been in the hospitality and service industry for almost 15 years and thoroughly enjoys interacting with the guests. She is approachable and is passionate about her career as a chief stewardess. Along with Chef Dean, MacKenzie is dedicated to creating the ultimate guest satisfaction on board Motor Yacht Big Sky.

In her free time, she loves anything that involves being outside, running, snowboarding, hiking or scuba diving. In the future Mackenzie dreams of having a nursery or even a farm filled with plants and animals.

Ashley Byrne | Stewardess

Ashley has grown up living the island life on the eastern coastline of Canada. Her hometown, Prince Edward Island is famously known for its mussels and oysters. Following in her father's footsteps, Ashley began working on boats at age 18. She then began yachting in 2016. She has gained much of her experience working for large, 80 + meter vessels. In Ashley´s spare time she enjoys reading (using multiple books as once) and hiking.

Nashali | Stewardess

Nashali, also known as Nash was born in the beautiful Island of Puerto Rico and raised in Boynton Beach, Florida. Living close to the ocean it’s no surprise that Nash spent most of her free time in the water and on boats. Nash speaks Spanish and English fluently and she enjoys traveling, drawing, reading, and learning new songs to play on her ukulele. Her bubbly personality and sweet demeanor will have you feeling welcomed the second you step on board.

Bruce Marks | Chief Officer

Bruce Marks was born in South Florida and grew up around the Fort Lauderdale area, where his love of boating and the sea started at a young age. You could always find him on the waves with his friends, whether they were wake-boarding and surfing or deep sea fishing out in the Gulfstream. Immediately following his high school graduation, Bruce joined the yachting industry with the help of his father and older brother who are both captains on private/charter yachts. Since 2011, his work has allowed him to travel around the world. Even when he's not on a yacht, you'll still find him on the water, be it surfing, diving or fishing.

Bongani Mabena | Bosun

Bongani was born in Johannesburg, South Africa and moved to Durban at the age of 14. He studied Exercise Science for two years and worked in a gym as a personal trainer and fitness instructor. Bongani joined the yachting industry because of his desire to travel and a passion for the traditions and skills of yachting and seamanship. Bongani also likes to learn the fundamentals of how the engine room runs. He wants to progress in the industry and one day captain a vessel.

Richard Le’tang | Deckhand

Richard was born and raised in sunny Durban. From an early age he participated in various sports including surfing, cycling and skateboarding. With a background in hospitality he has been conditioned to liaise with guests and working in demanding environments. He entered the yachting industry in 2017 and has been accumulating knowledge from his fellow team members ever since.

Davis Sommerfield | Deckhand

Davis has been a deckhand in the yachting industry for almost 2 years onboard multiple yachts. He has gained extensive charter experience and responsibilities. Prior to yachting, Davis was a firefighter and a surf instructor. In his spare time he enjoys surfing, skydiving, traveling, and CrossFit. He is currently working towards is first captains license.

Availability for Big Sky:

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.

Upcoming 12 Months Reservation Calendar:
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Reservation Calendar with Port Locations:
Unavailable: Tuesday, 9 July 2019 to Saturday, 30 November 2019: Unavailable: Fort Lauderdale, Florida* to Fort Lauderdale, Florida*
Booked: Wednesday, 18 December 2019 to Wednesday, 25 December 2019: Booked: St Martin to St Martin
Booked: Saturday, 28 December 2019 to Saturday, 4 January 2020: Booked: St Martin to St Martin
Booked: Saturday, 7 March 2020 to Saturday, 14 March 2020: Booked: St Thomas, USVI* to St Thomas, USVI*

7-night Charter Rates

From $160,000 + expenses
To $170,000 + expenses
*Price range is subject to change. Please Contact Us for pricing for various party sizes, number of nights and the premium weeks of Christmas & New Years. Best price guarantee: We endeavor to offer the lowest prices available and will always match lowest rates. We accept Visa, MasterCard and AMEX, no fees. We accept Visa, MasterCard and AMEX

Contact us for rates and current availability or to book a charter aboard Big Sky!

Full Specifications for Big Sky

Length 157ft
Beam 28
Draft 8
Designer Oceanfast
Launched 2010 (Refit 2018)
Guests Up to 11
Air Conditioning Full
Flag CAYMAN ISLANDS
Max. Speed 14
Guest Cabins 5
Guest Cabin Configuration 1 Master King, 3 Queen, 1 Double with additional single en-suite cabins with A/C
Accommodation Description:

Main Deck:

1 x Full beam Master cabin with large wardrobe and en-suite bathroom with tub

4 Lower Deck Cabins:

3 x Queen cabins with en suite shower rooms

1 x Double cabin with pullman and en suite shower room.

Well suited for 5 couples as well as family charters.

Home Port Nassau Harbour, Nassau, Bahamas
Winter Cruising Area Caribbean Virgin Islands, Bahamas, Caribbean Leewards
Summer Cruising Area Bahamas
WiFi Internet Onboard WIFI
Hammock No
BBQ Yes
Adult Waterskis Yes
Kids Waterskis Yes
Wave Runner 2
Stand Up Paddle Board Yes
Snorkeling Gear Yes
Wake Board 3
Float Mats Yes
Beach Games Yes
Fishing Gear Yes
Underwater Camera 0
Other Water Toys 2015 Nortech 340 (34ft) Center Console Tender with Twin 300 hp
1 x 18.5 ft Williams 565 Diesel Jet Tender with 190hp engine

2015 Yamaha FX cruiser SVHO
2017 Seadoo RXT 300 (dedicated to the flyboard, but can be converted back into man riding jetski on request)
2016 Yamaha FX High output 1.0
2017 Yamaha Super Jet (stand up jet ski)
5 x Snorkels gear (kids)
10 x Snorkels gear (adult)
Brand new Lift Electric Foil board
2x Wakeboards (125, 139), Boots and Bindings for all sizes
1x Katana Wake Surf
1x Kneeboard
1x water-skis

4x Seabob (2017)
1 x jet Flyboard – Zapata – 75ft hose. Professional series (jet driven boots that let you fly)
1 x (2 person) Hobie Mirage Pro Kayak with Footpeddles

Fishing gear:
2x Tiagra 30w
2x TLD 25w
2x Shimano baitcaster 8000

Inflatable Toys:
Jet Ski Dock/Swim Platform
Custom Slide from bridge deck
2 x BOTE HD Stand Up Paddle Boards
Rave Banana WaterBoggan (3 persons)
Lunar towable chariot (3 persons)
Fiesta 8 person island tube

Beach Equipment:
2 umbrellas
3 x gazebo’s
14 x beach chairs
3 x Tables
1 x Volley Ball net
Assortment of beach toys and games

Stereo System Yes
iPod Hookup Yes
Satellite TV Yes
DVD Player Yes
Captain Nationality German
Crew Smokes Inq
Crew Pets Yes
Caters to Special Diets Inq
Kosher Available Inq
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