|Guest cabin configuration:|
|3 King, 2 Twin en-suite cabins with A/C|
|Built||1993 (Refit 2017)|
|Home port||Yacht Haven Grande, St Thomas, US Virgin Islands|
Sweet Escape is a luxurious 130ft Christensen crewed yacht available for charter cruising the Bahamas and Caribbean.
Sweet Escape offers the ideal blend of luxury mega yacht amenities with superb service along with a sense of fun and loads of outdoor water toys. Five elegantly appointed staterooms accommodate up to ten charter guests.
Home port: Yacht Haven Grande, St Thomas, US Virgin Islands
Winter cruising area: Bahamas
Summer cruising area: W. Med -Naples/Sicily, W. Med -Riviera/Cors/Sard., Croatia
SWEET ESCAPE can accommodate 10-12 guests in 5-6 staterooms (3 King, 2 Convertible Twin/King, 1 single plus 1 bunk), with 5 ensuite bathrooms.
MASTER STATEROOM: Lower Deck, amidships. Full beam Stateroom with walk-around Sleep Number King bed,mini-refrigerator, desk, and settee. Separate His-and Hers en-suite amenities featuring: Jacuzzi tub with overhead shower, sink, head, walk-in closet, and vanity dresser for Her; Steam shower with bench seat, head, sink, and walk-in closet for Him. Entertainment system featuring Bose surround sound, 60HDTV with individual satellite receiver, and iPod docking station. Port holes in the master stateroom as well as his-and-her en-suite create abundant natural light if desired. Complete blackout option also available.
ON-DECK VIP KING STATEROOM: On-Deck, forward: Sleep Number King bed with exquisite views; en-suite with stall shower. Entertainment system featuring Bose surround sound, 55HDTV with individual satellite receiver, and iPod docking station.
LOWER DECK VIP KING STATEROOM: Situated mid-ships to aft. Full beam Stateroom with walk-around Sleep NumberKing bed. En-suite features over sized shower with bench seat, head, and sink. Entertainment system featuring Bose surround sound, 50 HDTV with individual satellite receiver, and iPod docking station.
CONVERTIBLE TWIN/KING STATEROOM TO STARBOARD: Lower deck amidships: Two twin-sized beds (extra-long) convertible to 1 King bed; en-suite with shower. Entertainment system with Bose surround sound, 36HDTV and iPod docking station.
CONVERTIBLE TWIN/KING STATEROOM TO PORT: Lower deck amidships: Two twin-sized beds (extra-long) convertible to 1 King bed; en-suite with shower. Entertainment system with Bose surround sound, 36HDTV and iPod docking station. This stateroom shares the en-suite bathroom with the 6th guest stateroom.
6th Guest Stateroom: One Single bed with adjacent bunk bed to accommodate children or staff. Hanging locker and drawers, 36 HDTV with individual satellite receiver. This stateroom shares the en-suite bathroom with the Port side King/Twin Convertible Guest Stateroom.
All staterooms include individual satellite receivers, individual climate control, robes, hairdryers, and luxury bath products.
Outdoor and Dining:
AFT DECK: Covered, al fresco dining for 12. Full wet bar with fridge and sink, 50 HDTV with individual satellite receiver, and iPod docking station. Access to the swim platform on the starboard side. Passarelle for Med-style boarding. The aft deck has the ability to be enclosed with Eisenglass as well as heating/air-conditioning. Underwater lights. Walk-around decks to bow.
SALON: Large Salon with ample seating areas, game table for 4. Entertainment system with Bose surround sound, 75 HDTV and iPod docking station.
FORMAL DINING: Adjacent to the Main Salon, with a magnificent rectangular dining table comfortably seating 10.
PORTUGUESE BRIDGE hosting a magnificent semi-circular shaped seating area. A private space to enjoy the spectacular sunsets!
SKYLOUNGE on BRIDGE DECK: The skylounge has a superb full bar with bar stool seating for 5. Comfortable lounge area with Bose sound, 60 HDTV and iPod docking station.
BRIDGE DECK AFT: Full sun, but with the ability to create shade with optional sun shade sail triangles. Al fresco dining for 10, chaise lounges, access to sun deck or walk-around to Portuguese Bridge.
SUN DECK: Full sun, but with the ability to create shade with optional sun shade sail triangles Port and Starboard settee seating. 6-8 person Jacuzzi, and sun pads.
After full refit, new Interior and Exterior Photography is scheduled for March 2017. All new Marketing tools to follow soonest.
-39’ Nortech towed tender Trip 300hp Mercury Verado's , -19’ Yamaha AR190 Jetboat, -19’ inflatable tender, AB inflatable with 150hp Yamaha outboard, -4 Jet Skis (one designated for flyboarding), -Flyboard, -4 Seabobs (underwater scooters) F5 models, -Giant Water Slide, -2 Stand Up Paddleboards, -2 Inflatable Kayaks, -Waterskis, -Wakeboard, -SCUBA for Certified Divers Only, -Extensive Fishing gear, -Snorkel gear, -Water golf with tee-off pad and floating golf balls, -Game Console, Board Games, Movie Server, VSAT internet, -Exercise equipment: free weights, resistance bands and yoga mats, -Sundeck Jacuzzi and BBQ, , Please Note SE will not be taking their 39’ towed tender to the Med. (ONLY available in the Caribbean).
Paul Garfield - Captain
Education: Master 3000GT; Divemaster
Languages Spoken: Fluent in English; some Spanish, French and Italian.
Captain Paul Garfield hails from the United Kingdom, and has been boating for nearly all of his life. At the age of 5, he started sailing and racing Optimists, and by 20 years of age, he had his first job on a luxury yacht. With over 20 years in the yachting industry -- eight of which as a Captain -- his experience includes working with vessels up to 135’ and 14 Atlantic crossings to date. He believes in offering charter guests a unique experience coupled with exemplary service, and inspires his crew to strive toward those goals. Captain Paul’s favorite place to visit is India, and when he’s not working at sea, you’ll find him sailing, hiking, running, playing tennis, enjoying a game of chess, or strumming on his guitar.
Hendrik Coetzer – First Officer
Languages Spoken: English and Afrikaans
Hendrik Coetzer is from the small surfing village of Cape St. Francis on the Southern tip of South Africa. His family home was 300 feet from the water’s edge, so he and his two brothers spent much of their time on the white sand beach or on the waves. He had an active childhood filled with underwater hockey, mountain biking and swimming in addition to being a competitive tennis player and body boarder. Hendrik spent close to a decade as the owner of a large construction company that specialized in luxury villas, guest lodges, and hotel renovations on private game reserves. Six years ago, he joined his younger brothers in the yachting industry, and has worked his way up from deckhand to first mate on board charter yachts. His ultimate goal is to captain a yacht. Hendrik loves the sea, but has also been captivated by the scenic beauty of Switzerland..read more
Reynette Kruger - Chef
Education: Studied Drama at Tshwane University of Technology; Completed Culinary Course at Steyn’s Culinary School, Pretoria.
Languages Spoken: English, Afrikaans
Reynette Kruger was born in Port Shepstone, South Africa and grew up close to the ocean. She has a background in the hospitality industry, having worked in hotels, resorts and restaurants, but also has experience in the performing arts. She started her career in the yachting industry as a Stewardess until moving into the role of chef in 2015. A self-professed foodie, Reynette loves visiting new restaurants and expanding her palate. She also enjoys painting, reading and writing. Her lifelong passion for the outdoors is why she adores the Western Cape of South Africa, where the beauty of the ocean and nature is always on display.
Bernadette De Bruin - Chief Stew
Languages Spoken: English and Afrikaans
Bernadette De Bruin hails from Bushmans River, South Africa, and grew up on both the west and east coasts of the country. She had a very active upbringing that included fishing, camping, wakeboarding, and horseback riding. Affectionately known as Berni, she started her career in yachting after graduating in 2014, working on both private and charter vessels. Her ultimate goal in the industry is to become a yacht designer. Her heart belongs to her hometown of Bushmans River, which she calls the most beautiful place in the world. Berni’s hobbies include travel and enjoying the outdoors, and when not at work, you’ll find her spending time with family and friends.
Carli Deline van Wyk - Second Stew
Languages Spoken: English and Afrikaans
Carli van Wyk was born in Cape Town, South Africa and grew up on the coast in Strand. As a child, she spent much of her time on the beach. She also played golf for more than 15 years. Before joining the yachting industry, she worked in film as an art department coordinator and props buyer. In 2017, she joined M/Y NITA K as Second Stew. Known for her energy and sense of humor, Carli hopes to travel as much as possible before eventually settling in the USA. While at sea, she spends her down time exploring the charter destinations or heading out to see the marine life. Of the ports she’s visited thus far, she loves The Bahamas; she also hopes to visit Bora Bora one day. Carli enjoys chatting with charter guests about her passion for film, and is always willing to share some golf tips.
Amber Parkes – Deck Stew
Languages Spoken: English
Amber Parkes was born in Palm Springs, California and grew up racing dirt bikes, off-roading, and playing club soccer in the surrounding desert area. Her love of boating started on Lake Havasu in Arizona when she was young, and after working in the construction, fine dining and event planning industries, she started her maritime profession two years ago as Lead Steward on an excursion cruise line in Southeast Alaska. Amber plans to work her way through the ranks while focusing on the deck and engineer departments, and by expanding on diving and water sport skills. She enjoys meeting new people and creating enduring friendships. She strongly believes that every challenge can be overcome, and that if you want something, go for it.
William Valverde - Chief Engineer
Education: Nautical Engineering, 5 years; Chief Engineer Unlimited.
Languages Spoken: English, Spanish
William Valverde was born and raised in Panama City, Panama, and has been boating for more than a decade. He spent seven years working on Royal Caribbean Cruises, and three years on yachts before joining the crew of Sweet Escape. He has visited many ports, and found Palma de Mallorca, Spain to be the most captivating. In his leisure time, he enjoys snorkeling, drawing, and technological research. William’s skills and experience will ensure a seamless experience for charter guests.
Craig Kruger - Deckhand
Languages Spoken: English and Dutch
Craig Kruger was born in Bloemfontein, South Africa and grew up in on the beach in Strand, outside of Cape Town. He started boating at a very young age, heading out on his grandfather’s fishing boat nearly every weekend. Craig worked as a divemaster at a school in Cape Town and as a marine safety coordinator for South Africa’s film industry before embarking on a career in yachting. His greatest love is diving, and being on a yacht allows him to dive in some of the places he’s always dreamt of. He can also teach anyone to dive, so guests can head under the sea during their charter regardless of their skill level. Craig plans to become an engineer on a yacht, and his long-term goals include becoming freelance while living and working in the United States.
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.
Hours required between charters: 24 hours
Contact us for rates and current availability or to book a charter aboard Sweet Escape!