Sailing Yacht Marae

108ft · 6 guests · Antigua, Caribbean Leeward Islands

 7-Night Rates

From $59,000 + expenses (2 passengers 7 nights)
To $65,000 + expenses (6 passengers 7 nights)*
*Price range is subject to change. Please Contact Us for pricing for various party sizes, number of nights and seasons. 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


   Guests    Cabins Length
6 3 108ft
Guest cabin configuration:
2 Double, 1 Twin en-suite cabins with A/C
Designer Alloy Yachts
Built 2004 (Refit 2014)
Home port Falmouth Harbor, Antigua, Caribbean Leeward Islands
Scuba Rendezvous only

Special Offer

10% Discount for Fall 2018
Save 10% off new reservations sailing this Fall in the Caribbean.
Available 10 Nov 2018 through 15 Dec 2018.
Confirm before 30 Nov 2018.

Special Offer

10% Discount through 15 December 2018
Save 10% off new reservations sailing through 15 December 2018 in the Caribbean.
Available now through 15 Dec 2018.
Confirm before 15 Nov 2018.
Saloon Saloon Salon Salon Dining Master Suite Master Suit Office Guest Twin Stateroom VIP Suite Master Cabin Steering area Cockpit helm Side deck sailing Full sailing profile At anchor under the Pitons, St Lucia Tubing in the BVI Dolphin sighting!! Local produce in Guadeloupe Sunset from MARAE in Virgin Gorda Marae Layout

Sailing Yacht Marae Overview

Marae, pronounced Mar-eye, is a 108ft Pilothouse Sloop and winner of "Best Sailing Yacht", International Superyacht Design Award, 2004.

The name Marae has origins from the native Maori tribe in New Zealand meaning a special meeting place for family and friends. With Marae's New Zealand construction by Alloy Yachts, the name is a natural fit.

This elegant yacht must be seen to fully appreciate. Marae offers plenty of deck space for guests to enjoy the sun and scenery, a swim platform for easy access to the water and a variety of toys including a laser dinghy, stand-up-paddle board and kayaks.

Aboard Marae, enjoy a relaxed, family atmosphere with all the luxury expected from a superyacht charter.

Marae is well known for her pretty lines and great sailing performance - we invite you to take the helm and try her for themselves!

On deck Marae has a private aft cockpit with collapsible hood and direct access to the master stateroom. This cockpit area is equipped with large cushions for lounging. A fold out stern section provides comfortable steps and a sturdy swim platform.

Moving forward are the port and starboard steering stations, followed by a covered center cockpit with U-shaped sofas to port and starboard and hi-lo table for dinner or cocktails. These areas can be converted to lounging pads.

Interior woodwork on Marae consists of stained walnut and is complemented by luxurious fabrics and crisp white linens, down duvets and down pillows in the staterooms. The upper saloon has a full wet bar with stools and a leather U-shaped sofa with coffee table that converts into a comfortable lounging area with panoramic views.

The main saloon offers guests comfortable sofas, coffee table and dining table seating six. Galley and crew areas are forward of the saloon and guest accommodations aft of the saloon.

The master stateroom is full width aft with private access to the aft deck. Centerline queen size bed, office and en-suite bath room. Roomy stall shower with built in seat. Private staircase from the master stateroom to the aft cockpit. Double guest cabin with en-suite bath room, stall shower and built in shower seat. Twin guest cabin with Pullman berth and en-suite bath room and stall shower.

Ports and Available Cruising Areas

   Home port: Falmouth Harbor, Antigua, Caribbean Leeward Islands
Winter cruising area: Caribbean Virgin Islands, Caribbean Leewards, Caribbean Windwards
Summer cruising area: New England


MARAE welcomes a maximum of 6 guests in three en suite staterooms.

The Master suite comprises a full-width bedroom with a centerline queen bed and direct access to the private aft cockpit which has a collapsible spray hood. It has an office and en suite bathroom with a roomy stall shower with built-in seat.

The VIP stateroom has a double bed and en suite bathroom with a stall shower and built-in seat. The Guest stateroom has 2 single beds, a pullman berth and en suite bathroom with a stall shower.

MARAE is fully air conditioned through out.

Crew has a separate companionway, heads and shower.


Air Conditioning: Full
Salon Stereo
Salon TV
Deck Shower
Hair Dryer
Ice Maker
Kosher menu available
Communications: Limited VSAT
Cell phone

Water Toys

Adult Water Skis
Snorkel Gear
Fishing Gear
Dinghy: 16'4
Dinghy Outboard HP: 110
Other equipment includes:

2 inflatable paddle boards, Floating island

Crew photo

Meet the Crew

Captain Frank Ficken

Your Crew on board S/Y MARAE

Offering a service that goes above and beyond the level of quality typical of a luxury superyacht charter, Marae’s crew are what make a special charter something extraordinary. Whether it’s waiting with cool towels after a warm walk or anticipating your cocktail almost before you’d thought of it, the crew of Marae pay attention to the very smallest details – so you don’t have to.

Frank Ficken CAPTAIN

Captain: Frank Ficken

Frank grew up in Vermont, boating on Lake Champlain most weekends with his family (when the ice was out!). He began sailing out of Newport, RI in the 1980s and began his professional yachting career decades ago. Frank brings many years of experience running large sailing yachts, including SY GEORGIA and the classic schooner TREE OF LIFE. He is also a former skipper of MARAE.

Frank is very easy going and loves teaching guests about sailing MARAE. If you feel like dragging yourself away from comfort of the cockpit settees, you might get a chance to help sail her! Frank has both MCA and USCG Master’s licenses with commercial sailing endorsements. A passionate maritime history buff, one of his favorite sailing accomplishments was racing a wooden gaff-rigged schooner from Newport, RI to Bermuda using only a sextant and chronometer for navigation.

He is a certified Rescue Diver, a certified Ship’s Medical Officer and also serves as the Race Committee for any guests who feel like racing the twin Laser sailboats that Marae carries. When he’s not sailing, he enjoys water sports, reading and more

Frank has a great team working with him to ensure that guests always receive unparalleled service, whether you are relaxing in an anchorage or playing with MARAE’s armada of water toys.

Steven Strenkert CHEF

Steven is a trained chef from the prestigious Culinary Institute of America. He has 10 years of experience in 5-star restaurants in New York, California and 15 years as a personal/private chef on estates, motor and sailing yachts on charter and passage in the Caribbean, Mediterranean and the Panama Canal. His approach and love of serving people delicious food is demonstrated through his philosophy of servant leadership.

Brianna Alongi STEWARDESS

Bri comes from Abita Springs, Louisiana. She picked up a love of fine dining and mixing cocktails from growing up near the city of New Orleans. Bri has been in the yachting industry for two years, cruising areas from the Bahamas to New England before joining the crew of S/Y Marae. For fun she enjoys cooking, exploring new cocktail combinations and snorkeling. Bri's attention to detail and passion for her job will ensure your every need is met and your trip is one to remember.


Susie grew up in Santa Barbara, CA, with a father who was a yacht captain/engineer for 40 years and a mother who was a yacht chef. She spent the majority of her childhood holidays sailing aboard her father’s ketch, stopping in the Caribbean and South Pacific, where they visited French Polynesia, The Cook Islands, Tonga, Fiji, Vanuatu, and the Solomon Islands. At a young age, she experienced what the world has to offer.

After spending over a year in the yachting industry as a mate/engineer, she enrolled at the International Yacht Restoration School in Newport, RI studying marine systems. She also holds a USCG 100GT masters license and is a PADI open water certified scuba diver.

Susie is onboard to keep Marae in ship shape and ensure smooth sailing. Susie is also the person in charge of Marae’s many toys. Whether you wish to race around in the Lasers, kayak, paddleboard, or use one of the towable tubes, wakeboards, or water skis, she will make sure everything is prepared for a fun, safe time.

  Weekly Charter Rates by Group Size

Passengers: 2 3 4 5 6
Winter 2016 to 2017 $59,000 + exp NA NA NA $59,000 + exp
Summer 2017 $59,000 + exp NA NA NA $59,000 + exp
*Price range is subject to change. Please Contact Us for pricing for various party sizes, number of nights and seasons. 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

Availability for Marae:

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:

Booked: Thursday, 27 December 2018 to Thursday, 3 January 2019: Booked: St Martin to St Martin
Contact us

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

January 2017
With tears in our eyes and hugs all around we sadly had to take leave of Marae and her crew today. What an amazing holiday we have had! Frank, as I am sure you know, is a truly professional charter skipper who knows exactly how to run a charter for the maximum enjoyment of your charter guests. Penny surpassed our wildest dreams in terms of her culinary skills; creating special dishes to meet our tastes and preferences. Indeed in her presentation for dinner on Chinese New Year's Eve she showed just how far she had researched Chinese traditions but also amazed us with hand made dumplings that surpassed the best to be found in China! If you ever have need of a relief Chef again you should ask for Penny, if she is available.

Jeremy has a maturity and professionalism way beyond his age. He not only so ably supports Frank but also is able to teach guests in all the water sports and toys to be found on board. He is a huge asset aboard Marae.

Your hostess, Lizzie, has just the right attitude and sense of humour to be able to keep your guests happy. My wife and guests loved her!

Altogether your crew make Marae excel as the Super Yacht that she is and I would not hesitate to heartily recommend Marae as the first choice they should make when contemplating a charter of this class.

Thank you for sharing your dream with me. I consider it a privilege to have been allowed to enjoy your beautiful yacht.

Very best regards,
Chesapeake Bay Cruise - Friends reunion
I just wanted to take a minute to state my appreciation for you and your crew. You all made what was a great reunion of friends, a great trip of fun and learning. What a wonderful group of people commanding an unbelievable vessel!
I thoroughly enjoyed learning more about sailing and all of the systems and challenges from you and Dylan. Sues cooking and wonderful smile (no I am not flirting with your wife) was so exceptional and engaging. Randy mentioned he cannot get is wife to announce dinner like Sue did. Unrealistic expectations on Randys part? Dylans depth of understanding of the many systems required to keep all things smooth and efficient is unbelievable! I hope to get to learn more from him in future trips (if I am so lucky). Kendalls service was great and it was fun to see her loosen up and get more comfortable and show more of her personality as the weekend went on. I think all four of us saw a bit of our daughters in Kendall. Please pass my appreciation on to all!
Lastly, Frank the amount of knowledge you have at your command related to the ship (systems, tactics, management, etc.) and the world in general is fantastic! I thoroughly enjoyed our conversations on all manner of subjects. Thank you again for making a great reunion even better!
Safe travels.
With admiration and appreciation,
Chesapeake Bay, October 2014
Guest comments - Fall 2013
Dear Frank, Sue, Renee and Dylan,
Thank you for the most magical birthday ever! A gorgeous boat, gourmet food, beautiful scenery, and most of all, a crew that was fun and anticipated our every need.
We will be back - -
Kathryn, Tom & Phillip
October 26, 2013

Dear Crew,
Thanks so much for all the ( ) times. The food and entertainment were great. Everything was wonderful!
Great trip!
Safe sailing & many thanks,
Bob, Donna & Dave

Thanks for all the memories. Hope to see you again!
Sept 19, 2013

What an incredible week!
Thanks to you now I see yachts are the only way to see Rhode Island!
I am so grateful you were here to make my family reunion fantastic!
Take care and hopefully we will see you soon!

Fantastic time, great boat and crew.
Thanks to all!
August 18, 2013

March 2013
Oh my, Marae! What a wonderful time! From the bottom of our hearts we thank you for inviting us to join you on your fabulous yacht for a week of Bahamian paradise. Blue waters, white sands, sunny skies, delicious meals and laughter with friends all blended together to make a perfect cocktail of memorable fun. Oh, and might I add swimming pigs, sharks, lobsters and iguanas. And paddle boards, lasers, tubes and dinghy adventures make the list as well.

Your kindness and warm hospitality, along with Marae's stately beauty made for a week we will long cherish. To Captain Richard and the crew we extend deepest thanks for the first-rate treatment we received. Amanda's meals were legendary, Dylan's limericks delightful, and Leeann's attention to detail perfection. Reentry to real life on land will be difficult after such pampering.

We know a fine yacht called Marae
Whose soaring mast touches the sky
Her sails catch the breeze
As she cuts through the seas
And her beauty will just make you sigh

With deep appreciation,

Joe and Tracy
March, 2013
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