Recently launched in spring 2013, luxury charter sailing catamaran MAVERICK caters to the most discerning guests. Beautifully appointed and equipped for entertainment, Sunreef 70 Sailing MAVERICK is fitted for 9-12 guests that will spend a holiday of their lifetime sailing the West Med this summer or the Caribbean this upcoming winter. MAVERICK’s loving and expert crew of three will make sure to create a dream charter vacation in the most exotic parts of the world.
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Luxury catamaran SKYLARK is the newest addition to the Sunreef Yachts Charter fleet and we take the opportunity to present you with her top-notch crew, Captain Jez Fletcher and Chef Caro Uy. This always cordial and friendly close-knit team is devoted to excellence and their passion for traveling and the open seas has taken them to remote places around the world. Now they are up for a new seafaring adventure aboard this high performance power catamaran and are already anticipating treating guests to a royal service.
Do you have a personal favorite destination?
Jez: BVI. It is a beautiful and varied destination with small safe anchorages.
Caro: Corsica in the Med, and the Grenadines in the Caribbean. Jez speaks from the point of view of a captain while I am interested in provisioning. Corsica is a spectacular destination with its craggy coastline and wonderful produce: the maquis (wild herbs), fig trees, chestnuts and olive oil that add a unique tint of flavor to my dishes. The Grenadines offer unique fragrant bay leaf varieties, fresh spices and great lobster, plus friendly local culture and stunning anchorages.
Recently featured in the Summer 2012 issue of Elite Traveler Superyachts as one of the top gourmet charter yachts, Sunreef luxury catamaran CHE is taking yachting cuisine to the next level.
A magnificent superyacht suited for those with refined tastes, CHE enlists two alternating head chefs- each heavily skilled at preparing the most mouth-watering gastronomical delights and adept at adapting menus to suit the special dietary requirements of onboard guests.
South African Chef Anna-Maria Zorgman is truly exceptional, specializing in a macrobiotic diet she is also a master in French, Italian and Mediterranean cuisine.
The well-regarded Chef Sonea “Sony” Namdev, a native of Mauritius, offers an exceptional and original blend of Indian, Creole, Chinese, Japanese, Italian and French cuisine.
Here is a sampling of some of the impeccable dishes that guests can expect to enjoy.
Salad of crispy pork belly, apple, praslin tomato jus
Befitting a luxury catamaran of the highest standards, it is with great pleasure that we welcome the accomplished and highly acclaimed Captain Fabrice Rapenne onboard ALLURES. With over 10 years of experience at sea, most recently onboard the Sunreef 114’ CHE, Fabrice’s commitment to excellence has earned himself a well-deserved charter reputation. The always professional and cordial captain has sailed extensively throughout the Mediterranean and Caribbean and is passionate about sharing his intimate knowledge of the local ports with his charter guests. Along with his five-star crew, Captain Fabrice looks forward to treating guests of ALLURES to a once in a lifetime charter vacation!
Built by the French company Compositeworks, ALLURES is stylish, speedy, elegant and refined with luxurious accommodations for up to 8 guests in four exceedingly spacious cabins. This cutting-edge custom build was created by a passionate owner demanding high performance capability and maximum live aboard comfort. Contemporary, chic interiors in leather, mahogany and fig tree woods feature modern lines and an earthy, organic color palette to create a warm and sophisticated atmosphere. Fully retractable daggerboards allow access to very shallow anchorages and provide the ultimate in safety and performance. Reaching maximum speeds as fast as 27 knots, ALLURES is as perfectly suited for fast cruising between the trendy towns of the French Riviera as for corporate entertaining at the dock.
ALLURES is available in the West Mediterranean at weekly charter rates from €55000.
Please contact us for more information and availability.
International charter brokers and industry professionals anticipate attending the 24th annual MYBA Charter Show, held from 30 April to 4 May 2012, in Genoa, Italy. This trade-only show is one of the most important industry events to launch the Mediterranean charter season. Participating superyachts include KINTA, LA MASCARADE, and MOSAFA, to mention just a few examples of this outstanding display of the world’s most exclusive luxury charter yachts available in destinations worldwide.
Sunreef 70 Power Cat ABUELO
Sunreef Charter Yachts will proudly display the extremely popular power 70 catamaran ABUELO, docked at the main marina. This high performance catamaran features chic European interiors, unparalleled stability and seaworthiness and impressive speed. Her very professional, talented and charming new crew will be on board to greet industry professionals, tour the yacht and discuss exciting plans for the upcoming Mediterranean season.
DIAMOND GIRL, open for viewing at the 2012 Palm Beach International Boat Show, is a very popular charter yacht that repeatedly delights the most discriminating clients. DIAMOND GIRL is supremely elegant yet with a lighthearted disposition and Sunreef Yachts Charter experts were eager to get on board, talk with the crew, and take an intimate look at what makes this a truly dazzling superyacht.
Stepping off the sunny dock up onto the cool shaded aft deck we could easily appreciate the arrangement for al fresco dining on this luxury charter yacht. Here, padded banquette seating strewn with plush throw pillows opposite a row of comfortable, high backed lounge chairs encircles a table easily large enough to accommodate the entire charter party.
Entering the salon aboard DIAMOND GIRL, luminous interiors manifest a feminine, sensual, curvaceousness. The convex curve of the cabinetry perfectly compliments the concave sway of the sofa. In an innovative architectural arrangement the lovely bar, with a backdrop of finely etched glass panels, occupies the center forward position customarily used as a dining area. Dining table and chairs are instead positioned off the starboard side for sweeping side and aft deck views.
Graceful interiors aboard DIAMOND GIRL shimmer and flow as languidly as a summer swell. An artistic use of aquamarine glass bands the perimeter of the ceiling and tops cabinet surfaces, not just in the main salon, but as both a functional and decorative motif throughout the yacht. Ocean waters reflected on the glass, positioned above panoramic windows, create a magical play of light and motion that is mesmerizing.
DIAMOND GIRL features a sumptuous master suite with sweeping forward views through a semicircular swath of picture windows. A few steps lead to the lower level, very private and posh, dual facilities. As in the master, the VIP stateroom is outfitted with a king bed, and both guest suites have queens, making this stylish charter yacht an ideal option for couples chartering together.
Decorating the walls on board DIAMOND GIRL, a diverse collection of artwork includes some outstanding oil paintings by the Owner’s sister in law, Irena Boone, of the very highly rated Boone and Sons Jewelers. Her masterful artwork employs dynamic brushstrokes and a bold color palette to express the beauty and sensuality of the tropics.
While on board DIAMOND GIRL we spoke with the Mate, Jeff and Stew, Bethany. Jeff is eagerly anticipating an exciting summer chartering in the Caribbean and Bahamas, waters with which he is intimately familiar. With a brand new towable tender and plenty of gear the yacht is fully set up for snorkeling and fishing. Jeff knows some excellent spots and Captain Tim is equally knowledgeable, both benefitting from many years of yacht charter experience.
Jeff and Bethany
Bethany, the Stewardess, enjoys snorkeling and fishing too, but is a big fan of all types of water toys. She says that growing up on a lake she had every kind of water toy imaginable. DIAMOND GIRL has plenty of toys on board, including two Bladefish circular underwater sea scooters, and Jeff and Bethany are happy to provide instruction as needed.
DIAMOND GIRL is a very impressive yacht, aesthetically and mechanically. Equipped with twin MTU 16V2000 engines, DIAMOND GIRL cruises at a speedy 19 knots, with a maximum of speed of 24 knots, making her an ideal charter yacht for island hopping in the Bahamas or the Caribbean. The highly skilled crew are charming, professional, and like DIAMOND GIRL, are endowed with a lighthearted sense of playfulness and an endearing sense of humor. Charter DIAMOND GIRL and experience timeless beauty, absolute sophistication and sheer pleasure.
Please visit DIAMOND GIRL for additional descriptive information and charter details.
Claire, the poised and charming Second Stewardess, recently escorted Sunreef Yachts Charter experts on a tour of elegant superyacht MI SUENO, a magnificent 190’ Trinity that launched in 2010. Claire, was so very gracious as to carry my purse for me, which I generally stash in a corner, in
Claire, up top with bag still in tow
order to be free to take photographs. It is an example of the flawless level of service to be found on board MI SUENO by her highly professional, dedicated and endearing crew.
The entrance through the foyer from the main aft deck is flanked by very large capacity, very well stocked, temperature controlled wine refrigerators. Row upon row of wines and champagnes stored here include the MI SUENO label of red and white wines from the namesake vineyard in Napa Valley, California. The inspirational rags to riches story of the Owner gives clarity to a double entendre, his personal dream serves as a true testament to the American dream.
Alice in Wonderland Head
MI SUENO features styling and engineering by the Trinity team and yacht designer Patrick Knowles has applied his extraordinary visual ability to interiors. His soothing and contemporary color palette pivots around tones of earth and sea. The furniture arrangement in the main salon creates a congenial area conducive to conversation. The sophisticated elegance of the formal dining room is enhanced by the original work of modern art that spans one wall. This undulating painting, along with panoramic views on port and starboard sides, intensifies the sensation of being afloat.
We continue forward toward the master compartment, pausing to admire the day head Claire fondly calls the “Alice in Wonderland” bathroom. The master suite includes a full size, walk-in wardrobe and, in a somewhat unusual layout, separate his and hers facilities on opposite sides of the hall. Hers includes a spacious Jacuzzi tub with a view.
The living space is arranged behind and below the forward facing bed. A plush sofa to starboard is positioned for reclining opposite a flat screen, pop up TV and to port is a fridge with a mini bar. This self contained compartment is a privacy option that makes MI SUENO ideal for romantic charters. Claire described laying rose petals across the bed and all the way down the corridor to the delight of a couple that chartered for an amorous weekend.
Guests on board MI SUENO are accommodated in four luxurious king bed suites including a palatial VIP. There are also one queen and one twin with Pullman cleverly concealed behind artwork, which is the best option for children that always dislike sharing a bed with their siblings.
The skylounge bar is covered in striking variegated tiger marble that receives many
Chef Rob Mitchell, Sous Chef Sara Watson
Lobster Mango Salad
compliments. These rich, warm tones of brown and gold are integrated throughout the salon furnishings. The protected aft deck is where guests prefer to dine, it is fully air conditioned and features a flip down television that rotates 360 degrees. Today guests are treated to a jazz duo and an irresistable array of finger foods that include lobster mango salad and Kobe beef sliders. Chef Robert Mitchell, with restaurant experience that includes head chef at Gautreau’s in New Orleans, impressed everyone with his creative cuisine.
High up on the spectacular sundeck guests can enjoy a variety of activities including the practice launch of biodegradable golf balls from a patch of astro turf into the sea. This deck level is also the stage for “tiki parties” that include water balloon fights in which everyone dons pirate costumes and the crew of 14 challenges the guests to battle. The elliptical trainer and other workout equipment is housed on this level, as well as the Jacuzzi, splash pool, and forward facing bar with magnificent views.
MI SUENO is perfectly equipped to make charter guests’ dream a charter a reality. With a highly skilled, professional, lighthearted and fun loving crew of 14, guests are truly given a royal treatment. MI SUENO is currently finishing up the charter season in the Caribbean and will be spending the summer in the Mediterranean, based out of Antibes, France.
Please visit MI SUENO for additional description and charter information.
Chef Sony Namdev mastered the art of cooking while working as a chef in various resorts and yachts in Malaysia, Japan and Australia. His world travels have resulted in an exceptional and original blend of Indian, Creole, Chinese, Japanese, Italian and French cuisine. His dishes tend toward exotic and trend toward very healthy. A charter on on board performance catamaran Sunreef 114 CHE is as delicious an experience as it is delightful.
Conch Salad with Turmeric Vinaigrette
(may substitute with fish)
300 grams of Conch meat or deep fried fish
10 cherry tomatoes
1 medium red onion
½ green pepper
½ red pepper
½ yellow pepper
1 tsp. minced ginger
1 tsp. minced garlic
1 tsp. turmeric
1 tsp. brown mustard seeds
1 whole lime
Boil the conch meat for 45 minutes to 1 hour in salted water
Slice and reserve
Slice all vegetables Julienne style
For the vinaigrette toss together all the ingredients, heat the oil and add to
Cool down and add lemon juice
Mix, the conch meat and vegetables and add the vinaigrette
Sunreef Yachts 114 luxury sailing catamaran CHE offers an unparalleled adventure that guests wholly become a part of, a genuinely interactive experience in the capable hands of an extraordinary Crew that in combination produce the ultimate dream charter vacation. Che is available for charter in the Caribbean and Mediterranean.
Sunreef Yachts hosted a marvelous cocktail reception on board the exquisite power catamaran DAMRAK II at the 2012 Miami Yacht and Brokerage Show. More than 75 prominent Sunreef yacht owners, industry journalists, sales and charter brokers and friends attended the successful event, which provided a precious opportunity to welcome new faces and reunite with many long term colleagues and friends. The party, which was held on the evening of Friday, February 17, featured a selection of especially selected Polish beer, in honor of the shipyard headquartered in Gdansk, Poland, in addition to fine wines and champagne. Hughes Catering, a company with extensive yachting industry experience, expertly catered the affair.
The Sunreef Yachts team from both the US and Gdansk offices staffing the Sunreef display at the show were delighted with the opportunity to entertain esteemed guests. The highly skilled and endearing crew of DAMRAK II was also available to answer all questions regarding the yacht and share their exciting experiences yachting in the world’s most popular destinations from the Caribbean and the Mediterranean to the South Pacific.
While many guests enjoyed lounging on the spacious flybridge of DAMRAK II under a blanket of stars on a perfect Miami evening, others enjoyed the plush cushions and seating arrangement on the aft deck. DAMRAK II, with an LOA of 70 feet and a beam of 30.5 feet, easily accommodated the welcome number of attendees wishing to relax on board, with room to spare.
Photo Credits: Leland Larsen
Please visit DAMRAK II for specifications, images and charter information.
Italyachts 141′ MAKIRA, with a draft of less than 5 feet, is the perfect luxury charter yacht for exploring the shallow waters of islands such as Makira in the Solomon Island chain. At a cruising speed of 30 knots, the yacht flies over the waves, like the Makira Thrush, Makira Leaf Warbler and Makira Moorhen. Luxury yacht MAKIRA is sleek, fast, sophisticated, fun and in many ways incomparable.
Our Charter experts had the opportunity to tour MAKIRA , speak with the crew and sample the chef’s gourmet finger foods while the yacht was on display at the Miami Yacht and Brokerage Show. We began our visit on the aft deck, ideally designed for the entire charter party to relax, enjoy the view and dine al fresco.
French Chef Willy Pastel excels at preparing sophisticated gourmet meals that range from the exotic to the traditional. His background at hotels such as the Plaza Athénée in Paris, and on charter yachts worldwide, has provided him the opportunity to discover and master many cuisines including: French, Italian, Asian, Russian and Creole.
The formal dining room forward of the main salon has doorways both port and starboard leading to the helm that can be closed to create a more private space. When these doors are open, along with a central window, guests have a forward facing view standing anywhere in the salon. This architectural innovation serves to augment the sense of space and visually integrate the main deck.
The stairway enclosure (starboard) is used as additional counter space and bisects the salon and dining area to subtly define the spaces. Below, the design theme is repeated with contrasting rich dark woods, white carpeting and light fabrics. The palette suggests the Asian concept of yin and yang to impart a feeling of overall balance on board.
Luxury superyacht MAKIRA features an open and spacious master stateroom, a very sizable VIP, a double and a twin stateroom, which together provide accommodation for up to nine guests.
MAKIRA is currently available in the Bahamas based in Nassau. MAKIRA will be in the Western Mediterranean in time for the Cannes Film Festival and Monaco Grand Prix and may consider charters in Croatia from June.