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SWEET ESCAPE

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SWEET ESCAPE

     
Length: 130 ft
Builder: Christensen
Year Built: 1993
Refit: 2017
Max Guests: 12
Cabins: 6
# Crew: 7
Cruising: 13
Fuel Use: 50 US Gall/Hr
Beam: 26.7 ft
Draft: 6.11 ft
Base Port: Bahamas
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Accomodations:

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, 60�HDTV 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, 55�HDTV 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 Number�King 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, 36�HDTV 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, 36�HDTV 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.

Kings: 3
Single Cabins: 1
Twin Cabins: 2

Charter Yacht SWEET ESCAPE : 1993 130 ft Christensen Power

Scuba Diving

Scuba: Onboard
Compressor: Onboard
Dive Tanks: 8
BCs: 8
Regs: 8

Water Toys

Dinghy: 40' Boston Whaler Outrage towed tender
Adult Skis: Yes
Kids Skis: Yes
Jet Skis: 3
Knee Board: Yes
Snorkel Gear: Yes
WakeBoard: Yes
PaddleBoard: Yes
1 Man Kayak: Yes
2 Man Kayak: Yes
Swim Platform: yes, with boarding ladder
Beach Games: Yes
Fishing Gear: Yes
Other Toys:  
40' Boston Whaler Outrage towed tender
19’ inflatable tender, AB inflatable with 150hp Yamaha outboard
3 Jet Skis (one designated for flyboarding)
1 x 6 man 19’ Banana
2 x flat doughnuts
Flyboard
eFoil (newest addition)
4 Seabobs (underwater scooters) F5 models
Giant Water Slide
2 Stand Up Paddleboards
2 Inflatable Kayaks
Waterskis
Wakeboard
Drone, go pro and for underwater photography enthusiasts we just got a Nauticam housing for our canon mark IV. ($10,000 package)
Knee board
SCUBA for Certified Divers Only
All New Scuba Gear
8 BCDs / 4 brand new and all jacket style, we do offer back inflate for more advanced divers
8 regulators
Dozens of booties, fins and masks
Extensive Fishing gear
Snorkel gear (New)
Water golf with tee-off pad and bio degradable golf balls
Game Console, Board Games, Books, Movie Server,
Sundeck Jacuzzi and BBQ
Beach set up ( chairs tables and toys, games)
Inflatable aft platform for easy toy parking and near the toy action sun bathing.
Submersible aft platform for very easy boarding from the sea, also great for toddler paddling.

Entertainment

Internet: Onboard WIFI
Jacuzzi: Yes
BBQ: Yes
VCR DVD: Yes
Sat TV: Yes
Salon Stereo: Yes
Board Games: Yes
iPod: Yes
 

Amenities

AC: Full
AC Night: Yes
Hair Dryer: Yes
Special Diets: Yes
Kosher Diets: Inq
Nude Charters: Inq
Crew Smokes: No
Children?: Yes
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Crew Profile

CAPTAIN – STEVEN FRENCH
Certificates/Education: Marketing Degree, Master 500, Chief Mate 3000
Languages: English

Steven aka “Frenchie” grew up in Johannesburg, South Africa. He spent most of his late teenage years playing professional rugby for the Natal Sharks in Durban and enjoying water sports with family and friends. Steven has a deep passion for hospitality and turned his focus to the yachting industry in 2007 where he started his career as a junior deckhand on large Superyacht, 235’ KOGO in the Mediterranean. Steven spent eight years on this vessel and traveled the world while systemically working his way up to Chief Officer. Steven has also worked onboard 269’ ALPHA NERO, 153’ DAYBREAK, 126’ T-ZERO, and more. Steven is now focused on running his own program as Captain. He has a wealth of Maritime experience in building a strong foundation and guiding daily activities of the vessel to ensure the ultimate enjoyment and safety onboard. Steven has a relaxed but firm attitude and is confident with guests so they have the best experience while upholding the vision and goals set forth by the owner and charter guests, forging transparent and honest relationships with the crew, owners, clients, and management. Steven has a passion for fitness and healthy lifestyles.



CHIEF STEWARDESS – FRANCESCA BUCKLEY
Certificates: Diploma in English Writing & English literature, Wset Level 2 Award in Wines, Ashtanga Yoga Teacher Training 200hour and Advanced Vinyasa 500hr Yoga teacher Training
Languages: English, Spanish

Francesca grew up by the ocean on the south east of England in a small fishing town. Francesca first stepped into the yachting scene eight years ago after working in hospitality since the age of 13. Between her love for the service industry and being by the water, yachting seemed like the perfect fit. Francesca’s strong passion for her job means she aIways carries a smile on her face completing service with such detail and care. Francesca has also worked on 220’ VERTIGO, 214’ DOUBLE DOWN, 170’ LIGHTNING, 124’ MONACO, and more. Additionally, she worked onboard a world traveling charter yacht where she did two years around the world cruising destinations such as Europe, Asia, America, South Pacific, South America, Central America, Caribbean, Africa, Bahamas, Seychelles and many more. Her favorite charter destination has always been the Bahamas due to its diversity and ability to meet every guest’s needs.

Francesca enjoys yoga, hiking, running and anything to do with the ocean. She can’t wait to give guests an unforgettable experience onboard 130’ SWEET ESCAPE.



SECOND STEWARDESS – BRITTANY WILLIAMSON
Languages: English, Conversational American Sign Language

Brittany was born in Fort Brag, North Carolina but grew up in Southern Ohio with her two younger sisters. Her passion for the ocean started from taking frequent trips to Sanibel Island, FL while growing up. Brittany started boating four years ago due to the curiosity that arose after talking to a friend in the industry. Prior to entering yachting, she worked as a scribe in the Emergency Department in different hospitals throughout Ohio and Florida. For many years, Brittany also worked as a server and bartender and has also done administrative assistant work. Brittany carries with her an uncanny ability to see the bigger picture and execute calmly and professionally. She assures a smooth and enjoyable trip every time she’s aboard a vessel. Aside from 130’ SWEET ESCAPE, Brittany has also worked onboard 105’ OUTTA TOUCH, 82’ WINKY ONE, 72’ ALMOST DONE and others.

In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, exploring the outdoors, fishing, snorkeling and spending time at the beach. Brittany would like the charter guests to get out of their experience everything they had hoped, expected, and envisioned. As she likes to say, “It is not my intention to satisfy or please my guests, it is my intention to amaze them.”



THIRD STEW / Dive Master: HAILEY ALBURY
BAHAMAS

Hailey was born and raised in the Bahamas and has a passion for the sea. She is a qualified marine engineer as well as a highly experienced PADI Dive Instructor. Her passion for diving and all things underwater is coupled with a love of fishing and traveling. Having lived in and worked in the yachting industry all her life she is an adept yachtie with a can-do attitude. With Hailey active both on-deck and in the interior, her charming smile quickly becomes a welcome familiarity with our guests. Her long-term goal is to become a yacht captain.



CHEF- WARREN CARNEY

COMING SOON!



FIRST MATE - LEE COUVE
Education/Certificates: 3 Year International Marketing Management, Yacht Master 200 ton
Languages: English, Zulu

Lee grew up on a farm near the coast in Durban, South Africa. He used to bass fish and hunt on the windy days, and on better days spent his time surfing and fishing on the warm Indian Ocean. Before joining the yachting industry in 2013, he studied full time and worked a few small side jobs doing promotions and barmen. Onboard Lee ensures the safety of guests and crew, maintenance of decks and safety gear, watersports, and navigation. He has sailed the whole east coast of the States from Canada to Belize as well as the Mediterranean. Lee has mainly worked on busy charter/private motor yachts including 190’ SEAWOLF, 164’ OCEAN CLUB, 149’ AMORAZUR 2 130’ PLAN A, and others.

In his spare time Lee enjoys surfing, fishing, working out, and working on modules to get his Marshall Island 350 license. Lee can’t wait to welcome you aboard 130’ SWEET ESCAPE for a life changing experience.



ENGINEER – KYLE
Education/Certificates: Skippers Ticket, Divemaster, AEC1&2, Class B Captains License
Languages: English, Zulu, Xhosa, Afrikaans

Kyle grew up in a small town called Margate on the east coast of South Africa. He lived on a farm with a beach that was just three short minutes away. He has a twin sister and four other siblings. Growing up so close to the beach he learned to surf and dive at a young age, which is where his love for the ocean began. At 18, Kyle acquired his Skippers ticket. From there he worked on Disney's private island in the Bahamas. He first worked as a life guard and soon after as a boat captain for a little over three years. After this, he moved into yachting where his interest in the engineering department blossomed. Kyle has an unmatched work ethic which compliments the fantastic crew onboard that is committed to doing whatever it takes to make memories and dreams come true. He is able to teach snorkeling, jet skiing, and many other water activities to guests who are trying for the first time. Aside from 130’ SWEET ESCAPE, Kyle has also worked onboard 262’ EXCELLENCE, 208’ MOCA, 182’ AXIS, 144’ MIM, and more.

In his spare time Kyle enjoys watersports such as shark diving, surfing, and spear fishing. He is ready to provide an experience of a lifetime that keeps guests coming right back for more.



DECKHAND – GUSTAV VON MANSBERG
Education: Tender Opps, Deckhand Course, PWC, Radar, Radio and Powerboat level 2
Languages: English, Afrikaans

Gustav aka “Goose,” grew up in a town called Vanderbjilpark in Gauteng, South Africa with his three siblings. Prior to joining the yachting industry, he was doing draughtsman work for his uncles' company starting at the early age of 16. He has since been in yachting for just over two years after taking his cousins advice that it wasn’t worth studying something that he would never enjoy. Gustav is responsible for making sure all charter guests are safe while enjoying every moment outside. If there is a water toy requested, Gustav will have it in working order. He has also worked on 164’ CHASING DAYLIGHT and 108’ BAD ROMANCE and hopes to become an Officer on a motor yacht one day.

When you can’t find Gustav on the exterior of the boat, you can find him working out, skating, longboarding, exploring new places, doing videography and photography or watersports. Gustav wants guests to fully enjoy the whole experience of the exterior, providing an adventure like no other.

Rates

Low Rate: $115,000
High Rate: $135,000
Terms: Plus Expenses
Turn Around: 48 hours
Preferred Pickup: Bay Street
Other Pickup: Bay Street


Price Details:

TERM CHARTERS: Weekly Rate plus 40% APA plus 4% Bahamas Taxes plus 10% Bahamas VAT
(Due to increase of fuel prices in the Bahamas)



DAY CHARTERS: 8 hour day

$18,000 plus 4% Tax, plus 10% VAT for 12 guests.
20% mandatory crew gratuity – needs to be collected at the time of contract (FOR DAY CHARTERS ONLY!)


*Rate includes:
- 8 hour cruise
-Continental Breakfast, Surf and Turf Lunch, Snacks, Open Bar and Beverages for up to 12 guests. (house wines, beer and standard liquor – no premium brands)
- Dockage at Ocean Club Marina is also included but transportation to Ocean Club Marina is charterer's expense.
- 19’ inflatable tender, AB inflatable with 150hp Yamaha outboard
- Gratuity is not included in the rate and is usually 20%


All rates are for the entire yacht and are subject to change without notice prior to actual reservation.
An additional premium maybe applied for Holiday Periods such as Christmas and New Year.

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Charter Yacht SWEET ESCAPE Guest Reviews

The M's

Dear all Crew, Thank you for a “Sweet Escape”, it has been an amazing voyage, all you guys have been absolutely welcoming and thank you all for your amazing experiences, hospitality and amazing food, service and amazing cookies! Thank you for a life experience we will never forget! Lots of Love to all the crew, — Love from the M’s xxx January, 2019

The M. Family

This trip was the dream-vacation of a lifetime, planned to celebrate W’s birthday and W & C’s 60th Wedding Anniversary. Our our entire immediate family of ten, nine were able to come with us and spend this dream-week onboard “Sweet Escape”. It was an astounding week of togetherness, family fun, fabulous meals, beautiful sights and loving attention from the outstanding crew. A finer group of people could not be found anywhere. They anticipated our every wish and need, minute-by-minute, hour-by-hour, day-by-day. Thank you. —The M. Family September, 2018

The L. Family

What an amazing trip! We worked and planned this adventure through Croatia for a year, and it surely paid off! The fabulous crew of Motoryacht Sweet Escape took absolute care of all our needs before we even knew what we needed ourselves. They could not have been more attentive! We will all miss them! The yacht was a gem, we never lacked for an activity! The food was fantastic each day. Our family thanks you all, each and every one, for the most wonderful trip of a lifetime. We hope to see you all again in the near future. XO. — The L. Family July, 2018

The M. Family

Dear Captain Paul What an incredible week we had on Sweet Escape, in large part because of you and your wonderful crew. Wow! I don’t know where to begin to thank you for an experience our family will talk about for years to come. As you know from our conversations our family is fortunate to have traveled a lot. We picked Croatia because none of us had been there. That was a good start because it is wonderful. Then we really hit the jackpot when our charter broker recommended Sweet Escape. What an experience! Our family wanted to stay on board, read, talk and do water activities—and did they ever do the water toy program! Your crew went beyond the call of duty to be patient with us learning how to ride all the toys. We loved it. The food was outstanding. All the meals were a delight and the service of the wait staff was over the top. My wife and daughter (who is an interior designer) took a picture of every table setting because they could have all been in a magazine. We loved the food so much and found the portions to be so perfect that we never felt as though we’d eaten too much nor did we all gain a lot of weight. Congratulations for that. Very well done. Now, about you, Capt. Paul. You were terrific. Thank you for running a safe, tight, well supervised boat. It is noticed and appreciated. Please receive my family’s most sincere thanks and gratitude for taking such good care of our family. Bottom line. This was an unparalleled experience that we will not soon forget. Thank you, thank you, thank you, —The M. Family July, 2018

S, R & Family

Dear Captain Paul & Crew, This last week has truly been a blessing and a lifelong memory for our family. While Sweet Escape is phenomenal and our natural surroundings incredibly picturesque, it has been your care and service to our family that has made this vacation! We cannot remember another holiday opportunity when we have all felt so cared for. From the moment we woke up in the mornings until our heads hit the pillows each night—one of you was always looking out for us. Thank you so much for truly caring not only for our comfort but also for our safety. We will never forget all of the wonderful meals, our squeaky clean cabins, the hours & hours & hours on the “toys”, our trips into quaint towns, champagne conversations, safe and professional travel and most of all, your company and friendship. Thank you again for caring for us. We will always cherish this week! Sincerely, —S, R & Family June, 2018

D & C Family

To the entire crew of Yacht Sweet Escape, Thank you so very very much for your unbelievable help, thoughtfulness and kindness over the past week. Our trip was phenomenal because you went out of your way to make every experience special. You did this with patience, dignity, elegance and respect. And most of all you made us feel at home and very welcome. We were not lying when we said to “look us up” if you are ever in our towns. We wish you all the best always, —D & C March, 2018

T, C & Family

Dear Crew, Thank you so much for such a wonderful week. You all have showed us such kindness. We truly appreciate all of the work you have put in to make this the best trip possible. It has been great to get to know you as you all have such wonderful and special personalities. We hope you have a fabulous rest of the season and year. Thank you for your patience, understanding, and kindness. We couldn’t have asked for better people to share this trip with. Sincerely, —T, C & Family March, 2018

Reviews

Dear Crew, Thank you so much for such a wonderful week. You all have showed us such kindness. We truly appreciate all of the work you have put in to make this the best trip possible. It has been great to get to know you as you all have such wonderful and special personalities. We hope you have a fabulous rest of the season and year. Thank you for your patience, understanding, and kindness. We couldn’t have asked for better people to share this trip with. Sincerely, —T, C & Family March, 2018