Sailing Yacht Melinka

80ft · 6 guests
Melinka Crewed Sailing Yacht Charter
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7-Night Rates

From $21,500 (2 passengers 7 nights)
To $24,750 (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

Yacht Details

Guests Up to 6
Guest Cabins 3
Length 80ft
Designer Sparkman & S
Launched 1981 (Refit 2003)
Scuba Rendezvous only
Summer Cruising Area New England

Sailing Yacht Melinka Overview

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.

Salon Dining Sailing Undersail Main Cabin Guest Cabin Bow Shot Bow Shot Decks Cockpit Melinka Layout

Accommodation

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.

Meet the Crew

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.

Chef Cathleen Trafton, American

Cathleen Trafton grew up in New England and spent all of her summers on the coast of Maine. Once she had graduated from university, she moved all around the United States. She went as far south as Florida, as far north as Alaska, and finally settled in Santa Barbara, California, where she raised her family. From there she went abroad to live between Antigua and France, where she honed her skills in applying unique cultural elements to the classically-trained cooking techniques she first acquired at Cordon Bleu. Since those first days in cooking school in Paris, she knew that she would always enjoy working in unique culinary situations - from commercial kitchens, to remote mountain huts, to the galley on Melinka. Cathleen has continued to bring the farm-to-table concept with her, keeping healthy eating in mind while never sacrificing quality ingredients or proper technique...read more

Cathleen has been working on sailing vessels for the past 20 years and still can not get enough of the fresh air and sea. Her food is an expression of art and she looks forward to seeing you on board to taste the culinary delights that so many have enjoyed over the years while at sail.

First mate Caroline Fraser

Caroline where she learned to sail where she grew up -- Little Compton, Rhode Island. Her family has a strong marine background, with both her father and brother working in the industry. Caroline is experienced in boat handling, whether for a 50 or a 150-footer. She is also a trained stewardess. She has a degree in sports business from Saint Leo University, Florida, She was a member of the women's lacrosse team there for

four years.

Availability for Melinka:

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: Friday, 12 October 2018 to Friday, 31 May 2019: Unavailable: 1 to 1
On Hold: Thursday, 1 August 2019 to Sunday, 11 August 2019: Hold: Maine* to Maine*
On Hold: Sunday, 18 August 2019 to Sunday, 25 August 2019: Hold: Maine* to Maine*
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Full Specifications for Melinka

Melinka Layout
Length 80ft
Beam 19
Draft 9
Designer Sparkman & S
Launched 1981 (Refit 2003)
Guests Up to 6
Air Conditioning Full
Flag BVI
Dinghy/Tender Zodiac / 15ft (60HP)
Guest Cabins 3
Accommodation Description

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.

Summer Cruising Area New England
Preferred Port
Other Port
Hours Between Charters
Deck Shower Yes
Adult Waterskis Yes
Knee Board Yes
Windsurfer 1
Snorkeling Gear Yes
1-Person Kayak 2
Captain Nationality US
Crew Smokes Inq
Crew Pets No
Caters to Special Diets Inq
Kosher Available Inq
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