|Designer||Sparkman & S|
|Built||1981 (Refit 2003)|
Designed by Sparkman and Stephens this distinguished ketch was built by Nautor Swan in 1981. She was rebuilt and extended from 76 feet to 80 feet in 1995 with an extensive refit in 2003. Melinka offers lively sailing and serene on-board comforts for six guests. The three guest cabins located aft of the saloon have generous twin berths plus ensuite heads with separate showers. A comfortable dining and sitting area amidships ensures the enjoyment of savoury exotic meals and relaxing moments after a day of swimming and exploring the beautiful destinations Melinka sails to. Casual outside dining for four.
MELINKA accommodates 6 guests in 3 cabins. She can also take up to 12 day sailing.
The master cabin has 2 twin beds 80" long -- one against each bulkhead, plus ensuite shower and head.
Amisships are 2 additional guest cabins -- one to port and the other to starboard -- each has upper / lower single beds 77" long and an ensuite head and shower.
MELINKA is fully air conditioned through out.
Crew quarters are forward with separate companionway. Crew have own head and shower.
Air Conditioning: Full
1-Man Kayak: 2
Adult Water Skis
Dinghy: Zodiac / 15ft
Dinghy Outboard HP: 60HP
Captain Forrest Shropshire, American
Originally from Georgia, Forrest holds a 1600-ton U.S. Coast Guard Open Ocean License, the equivalent of the UKs 3000- on Masters License. He has been cruising the waters of the Caribbean and the U.S. East Coast for more than thirty years,and takes great pleasure in showing guests his favorite destinations. An excellent teacher, he will be happy to offer you the helm, explain how celestial navigation works, or show you how to take a sextant reading.
Widely experienced in yachting, Forrest previously managed a small marina and boatyard. He is a PADI open water diver as well as a skilled windsurfer, kayaker, and former water skiing instructor. His dedication to fishing means you are almost guaranteed some fresh mahi mahi or tuna during your cruise.
First Mate Bowen Teuscher, American
Bowen has a love for classic wooden boats and has completed several extensive refits over the years. He graduated from Middlebury Institute of International Studies in 2012 with a masters in International Policy and a minor in Russian language. He is very outgoing and enjoys traveling to international countries.
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