|Guest cabin configuration:|
|2 Double, 1 Twin en-suite cabins with A/C|
|Built||2004 (Refit 2014)|
|Home port||Falmouth Harbor, Antigua, Caribbean Leeward Islands|
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.
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
Kosher menu available
Communications: Limited VSAT
Adult Water Skis
Dinghy Outboard HP: 110
Other equipment includes:
2 inflatable paddle boards, Floating island
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 photography...read 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 Weaver FIRST MATE/ENGINEER
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.
|Winter 2016 to 2017||$59,000 + exp||NA||NA||NA||$59,000 + exp|
|Summer 2017||$59,000 + exp||NA||NA||NA||$59,000 + exp|
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