AIR has an exceptionally sleek and elegant exterior with modern lines, a unique matt black steel hull and an aluminium superstructure. She measures 81 meters (265.7 feet) in length and has a beam of 11.6m. She is the largest yacht ever to be built at the yard as well as being the largest Feadship available for charter.
AIR’s luxurious, highly sophisticated and minimalistic interior, created by Remi Tessier Design, is stunning and is enhanced by impressive artwork, large windows and open doorways. The main materials used include matt-finished sycamore, leather, matt-finished special paint, high gloss stainless steel, palladium leaf, back-lit white onyx, off-white and black limestone and a wealth of carved glass. AIR is extremely spacious and can accommodate 12 guests in 7 large staterooms including an impressive split level owner’s suite, two guest cabins on the upper deck, one on the main deck and three on the lower deck. The owners’ observation lounge boats a breath-taking view over the eight-metre long pool on the vast main deck forward area. The magnificent sun deck offers a well-equipped gym, lounging areas aft and forward with Jacuzzi, and a 102” pop-up television screen for outdoor movie viewing.
AIR is the first superyacht built under Annex 2 of LY2 to have a fully certified commercial helicopter pad. Other features of the yacht include an elevator to all decks, massage and steam rooms and a large foldable swimming platform with bar. She carries two 9.8-metre tenders in dedicated and fully enclosed bays.
DECK & SYSTEMS
AIR Crew Profile
No. Crew: 21
Captain's Name: Stephen Warren/Mark Finch
Captain: Stephen Warren
Nationality: British Age: 51
Qualifications: Master (Yachts) 11/2, GMDSS, DP, Ecdis Operator, ISM Lead Auditor, Personal Watercraft Instructor, Risk Management, SSO
Experience: 29 years in the industry
1 circumnavigation, 4 new builds
Captain on MY Jamaica Bay – 42m, Captain on MY Sea Sedan – 43m Captain on MY Sea Sedan – 55m, Owner’s Captain on MY AIR – 90m Captain on M.Y Secret Love – 36.5m, Captain on MY AIR – 81m present. Extensive mileage >100,000
Steve is married and the father of 2 boys. He has sailed over 100,000 Miles, Including 1 circum navigation and captained vessels of up to 90m during a 29 year career. He loves Rugby and English Ale
Languages : English, Basic French
First Officer/2nd Captain: Mark Finch
Nationality: British Age: 43
Qualifications: Master (Yachts) 11/2, GMDSS, DP, Ecdis Operator, ISM Lead Auditor, Personal Watercraft Instructor, Risk Management, PADI RESCUE DIVER, SSO
Experience: 23 years in industry.
2 circumnavigations, 3 new builds Mate on Jamaica Bay – 42m, Mate on MY Mi Giea, Mate on MY Sea Sedan – 43m Mate on MY Sea Sedan – 55m, Mate / Captain on MY Big Change – 34m Owners Rep on MY AIR – 90m, Captain on M.Y Secret Love – 36.5m Captain / 1st Officer on MY AIR – 81m present Extensive miieage >150,000
In a career spanning 23 years including 2 circumnavigations and over 150,000 miles, there is not much Finchy hasn’t seen or done, his main passion is sea fishing and spending his off time in the countryside of his native Worcester
Languages : English
Helicopter Pilot/ Helicopter Maintenance Engineer : John Bicker
Nationality :New Zealand Age: 53
John has flown helicopters in approximately 30 different countries over the last 30 years in a very broad range of operations. He has spent 8 of those years flying from yachts. His other interests are IT systems and powerboats.
Chief Engineer: Emma Lucas
Nationality: British Age: 38
Qualifications: Certificate of Competency: CoC III/2 (Class 2 Merchant Navy Unlimited)
Experience: Paxtrim Passenger Ship Training Implementation
Engineering Resource Management, Leadership Application Workshop Advanced Fire Fighting, 2 Day Helideck Fire Fighting, ISM Internal Auditor Sulzer Diesel ZA40S, Engine Manufacturers’ Course, MTU 4000 CM1/M, Engine Manufacturers’ Course, High Voltage Familiarization, 1-Day Maritime Security Training, Universal Refrigerant & Recovery Certification, HAZMAT, Serv Safe Basic Hygiene Certificate, Marine Engineers Welding Appreciation Course, Amos-D User, Amos-M&P User, Padi Advanced Diver
New Builds – My Octopus, MY Lady Anne PB, 2nd Engineer on MY Octopus Chief Engineer on Moonsan, Chief Engineer on Achilles, Chief Engineer on MY Secret Love
Having spent her working life at Sea Emma is a very experienced and knowledgeable lady. Born in Liverpool, UK, she is based in Staffordshire, UK
She likes cooking, sewing, and live music and describes herself as practical and low maintenance. Emmas has worked for the owner of AIR for 4 years, and has spent over 20 years at sea.
Languages : English
2nd Engineer: Nicholas Brook
Nationality: British Age: 38
Qualifications: Certificate of Competency in Marine Engineering (Motor & Steam) Second Engineer III/3 <3000kW, National Diploma and Higher National Diploma in Marine Engineering, Studied for at South Tyneside nautical college 1990 – 1994
Experience: 2nd Engineer on MY Leander G, Natural Environmental Research Council – Royal Research Ship Discovery, Engineer on P&O Cruises / Princess Cruises (Carnival UK) P&O Cruises Cadetship
Nic was born and raised in the beautiful area of Snowdonia, North Wales. He is a qualified Marine Engineer having completed a cadetship, and served sixteen years within the fleet of one of the major cruise ship operators. Prior to entering the superyacht industry, Nic worked onboard a Royal Research Ship operating in the North Atlantic as part of the Natural Environmental Research Council. He has been serving on yachts for over four years, and joined the Motor Yacht air new-build team in February 2011. Nic has a very keen interest for the outdoors and sport, actively participating in walking, camping, skiing, cycling, fell and road running.'
Languages: Welsh/ English
3rd Engineer:- Richard Fallowfield
Nationality: British Age: 26
Qualifications: Chief engineer Y4 - Marine Diesel Engineering, grade 1.
Chief engineer Y4 - Operational Procedures and Basic Hotel Services and Ship Construction, grade 3. Chief engineer Y4 - Auxiliary Equipment, grade 5, Advanced firefighting, Loughborough University - Bachelor of Engineering, Automotive Materials with the Diploma in Industrial Studies. (2:1). Final year dissertation: Microstructure Evolution in Al-Si Alloy for the Automotive Piston Application (76%).
Experience: 2nd Engineer S/Y Adix Modern Classic Three Mast Schooner 64m 298 gt Engineer M/Y Aviva 68 m 3000kW 2047gt working in UAE and Mediterranean.
Rick Fallowfield grew up in his family’s hotel in the English Lake District. His main interests are any type of water sports, snowboarding, table tennis and travel. He restored he first classic car when he was 18 and has also driven through some unusual countries driving from London the Mongolia. He studied engineering at Loughbourgh University and after traveling over 40 different countries around the world decided to joint the super yacht industry. He now works on M/Y Air as 3rd Engineer.
Second Officer; Ashley Hare
Qualifications: BA (Hons) Economics, MCA/RYA Yachtmaster Ocean Certificate of Competence (Commercially endorsed) MCA/RYA Coastal Skipper Power (Commercially endorsed) MCA Advanced Fire Fighting MCA Advanced Sea Survival MCA General Ship Knowledge MCA GMDSS GOC MCA STCW95 Basic Crew Training MCA Approved Engineering Certificate (AEC) MCA Proficiency in Medical First Aid Aboard Ship MCA Ship Security Officer MCA ENG1 Medical Certificate RYA Powerboat Level 2 RYA Small Craft Radar RYA Personal Watercraft Licence RYA Dingy Level1
Experience: 4 years in the industry, SY Eos 92m, Saint Nicholas 70m, White Rose of Drach 65m
Ashley has worked on a number of yachts and travelled extensively around the world. Before joining this yacht he was working as Bosun on M/Y Amevi (80m Oceanco) during a maintenance period in Tarragona, Spain. He has cruised around Asia and the Indian Ocean. Away from yachts he enjoys travelling to different destinations. Recently he trekked around Ecuador and Peru. He enjoys a wide range of water sports such as sailing, wake boarding and recently tried to learn kite boarding. Ashley studied Economics at Durham University before deciding to pursue a career in yachting.
Bosun: Ken Knight
Nationality: British Age: 32
Qualifications: MCA/RYA Yachtmaster Ocean Certificate of competence (commercially endorsed). BSc Business Administration
Experience: 3 years including MY Siren
Prior to yachting Ken worked in property, laterally as a commercial property negotiator in Bristol, UK specializing in the selling of public houses and restaurants in the South West and South Wales. After discovering the yachting industry Ken changed career paths, retrained by undertaking a yacht master and has never looked back! He is currently working towards his Officer Of The Watch qualification. Ken enjoys nearly all sports with a particular passion for cycling, running and latterly scuba diving that he is hoping to do more of in the near future.
Languages : English
Deckhand: Steven Blood
Nationality: British Age: 27
Qualifications: RYA Coastal Skipper (commercially endorsed) RYA Personal Water Craft Instructor, RYA Powerboat Level 2, PADI Rescue Diver, NVQ Level 3 Wood Occupation
Stephen started out as a carpenter and later moved into yachting. He started working on dive boats in Cairns Australia and moved into superyachts. Since joining yachting he has travelled to far places such as Greenland, Iceland and Northern parts of Canada. Stephen also enjoys fishing, scuba diving and wake boarding.
Experience: 4 years
Deckhand: Chris Morris
Nationality: British Age: 21
Qualifications: MCA/RYA Yachtmaster Commercial, MCA STCW95 Basic Crew Training MCA Approved Engineering Certificate, MCA Medical First Aid Aboard Ships RYA Small Craft Radar, RYA Diesel Engine Maintenance, RYA Powerboat Level 2 VHF Short Range Radio, Full, UK Driving License
Experience: New to the industry.
Chris was born in Wendover Buckinghamshire where he grew up and lived for 21 years. He is young, enthusiastic, hardworking and always up for a challenge. He enjoys Mountain Biking, Off-roading, Land Rovers and Boating.
Deckhand: William Backhouse
Nationality: British Age: 25
Qualifications: MCA/RYA Yacht master Ocean Certificate of Competence (Commercially endorsed), Yacht master Offshore ( SAIL), MCA/RYA Coastal Skipper Power (Commercially endorsed), MCA AEC, MCA (STCW95) Basic Crew Training, GMDSS General Operators Certificate, RYA Small Craft Radar, RYA Diesel Engine Maintenance, RYA Powerboat Level 2
Experience: Caribbean season on new 39m Feadship
Being born and raised in the Ribble Valley (North west) England led William into the yachting industry as a career. He completed an Ocean Graduate course and attained yacht master offshore and ocean qualifications. Wiliam is a strong team player with good communication and interpersonal skills, he enjoy numerous sports-such as biking, skiing, tennis, cricket and rugby. He is hard working and enthusiastic with a friendly sociable nature.
Deckhand: Graham Fisher
Nationality: British Age: 25
Qualifications: STCW'95 Basic Safety Training, Fire Fighting, Personal Safety & Social Responsibilitie, Personal Survival Techniques, Elementary First Aid, RYA Competent Crew RYA Dayskipper Theory, RYA Powerboat Level 2, RYA VHF Radio Licence, RYA First Aid RYA Radar, RYA Sea Survival, RYA Diesel Engine, Bachelor of Science (Hons) Sports and Exercise Science - Loughbrough University,
Experience: 1 year in the industry. M.Y. Lauren III, S.Y. Luna Azzurra
Born and raised in Surrey, England, Graham is a natural sportsman and comes from a sporting background. He studied Biomechanics and Strength & Conditioning for athletes. Graham prefers to be outdoors, loves to travel and is a passionate England Rugby supporter. He likes- Fitness, Rugby, Tennis, Golf, Swimming, Surfing and the occasional Guinness
Chef: Michel Lombardi
Nationality: Canadian/French Age: 53
Qualifications: Diploma and certification from Ecole Culinaire De Seivigne, Gap France 1976, C.A.P./ B.E.P 35 R.A.P Commando Paratrooper Military Service – France ( Special detachment ) STCW 95
Experience: Michel started working as a chef in the yachting industry over 30 years go and in between has owned and worked in Restaurants in Canada and in France. Since November 2000 he has worked on many large motor yachts such as M/Y Cloud 9, M/Y Lady Lola, M/Y Bad Girl, M/Y L.G.B., M/Y Allegra, M/Y Katana, M/Y Perfect Persuasion. He is experienced in producing French, Italian, Asian and Mexican cuisine.
Michel likes Reading, Skydiving, Sightseeing, Philosophy, Art History, andMotocross
Languages : French , Italian , English , Spanish, basic Russian
2nd Chef: Hannah Nicholls
Nationality: Australian Age: 28
Qualifications: Margaret River Senior High School & TEE
2005 Young Chef of the Year, 3 place.
Experience: 2009 – 2009 Chef –du- Partie – The Square, London, Senior Pastry Chef – Lord’s Cricket. London, 7 years in top Australian Restaurant
Having lived across the road from the ocean for 11 years, Hannah is passionate about the beach. She enjoys swimming, sunbathing, boating, fishing and she runs or walk s along the beach every day. Hannah loves music and attends as many live performances as possible. Aside from jogging, dancing is her preferred form of exercise! She also loves to travel. One of the main reasons she became a chef was to experience the richness of other people’s history and culture through food. She loves to work in such a vibrant and professional environment and wake up somewhere new every day to discover a new ingredient, dish or song. She hates to cook the same thing every day!
Chief Stewardess: Catriona Stewart
Nationality: British Age: 30
Qualifications: STCW 95, WSET Advanced Wine and Spirits, BA Geography
Experience: 7 years in yachting
Catriona is from the West Coast of Scotland. After completing a degree in Geography she decided to pursue a career at sea. Catriona comes from a strong hospitality background having worked in top restaurants and hotels in the UK. She has been in the yachting Industry for 7 years now and 4 of these as a Chief Stewardess. Catriona has sailed extensively around the World and has recently completed a trip around the Pacific. She is very interested in food and has a vast knowledge of wine. Catriona is more than happy to serve a cocktail, glass of wine or assist with anything to make your stay onboard Air a memorable one.
Languages : English/basic French
2nd Stewardess: Amanda Deane
Nationality: Australian Age : 25
Qualifications: Advanced Medical, Advanced Firefighting
Experience: 4 years
Amanda is from the Northern Beaches of Sydney and joined the superyacht industry 4 years ago. She has spent most of her childhood on the water. MY Air is her 4th boat she has worked on. Before yachting she worked for the banking industry in Australia. She enjoys all watersports and has a passion for sailing.
Stewardess: Brooke Leitz
Nationality: New Zealander Age: 22
Qualifications: STCW95 – Standards of Training, Certification & Watch keeping for Seafarers, Mahurangi technical Institute (2010)
New Zealand Qualification Authority Diploma in Beauty and Body Therapy Elite International School of Beauty Therapy (2007), Auckland Girls Grammar School (2001-2006), NCEA Level 1,2,3
Experience: 1 year’s industry experience, 2 years in marketing.
Brooke has worked in hospitality for 4 years and has a keen interest in learning about wine. She enjoys all water sports, music and travelling.
Stewardess: Emma Taylor
Nationality: British Age: 24
Experience: 1 year in the industry, worked on m/y hermitage,m/y private lives,m/y skat.
Was born and brought up in Birmingham, England, wasn't long after school that she discovered the love for travel an adventure, and has lived and worked in Spain and Greece and many other destinations along the way, this all contributed a new passion for food and wine which is an important part of her life- interests Water sports, reading wine, travel
Masseuse: Kayleigh Westgarth
Nationality: British Age: 20
Qualifications: STCW ’95, Steiner Academy, Elemis Spa Therapy - Facial Therapy (Cert. of Excellence), Elemis Spa Therapy - Phase one, Aromaspa and Aromastone Therapy (Cert. of Excellence), Royal Forest of Dean College , NVQ Level 3 Beauty Therapy, Including – Nail art, Self tanning, Swedish body massage, Aromatherapy (pre-blended), Indian head massage, Client sessions and Anatomy and Physiology, NVQ Level 2 Beauty Therapy Including – Waxing, Eye care treatments, Facials, Manicures, Pedicures, SATRA Advanced Ironing & Laundry Course
Experience: The Celtic Manor, Newport, Steiner, Cruise Ships-Independence of the Seas
Kayleigh’s home town is Chepstow, on the border of South Wales. She is a confident and outgoing person with a professional attitude and a passion for the beauty industry, she particularly enjoys massage based treatments.
Her career began onboard a luxury cruise liner, where for a while she was the youngest crew member on the largest cruise ship in the world. When she returned to the UK she worked at the Celtic Manor as a therapist during the 2010 Ryder Cup. Kayleigh loves traveling, she travelled to India and spent 3 months running a ski resort spa in Courchevel, France, getting to brush up on her skiing skills! She loves horse riding, reading, Chinese food, socialising and new experiences.
Masseuse: Ashleigh Ambrose
Nationality: British Age:22
Qualifications: City and Guilds Level 2 Qualification
Level 3 Diploma in Holistic Therapies, Body Massage – Distinction, Remedial Massage – Distinction, Indian Head Massage – Distinction, Aromatherapy – Merit, Reflexology – Merit, Certificate in Ear Piercing, Certificate in St. Tropez, Certificate in Hopi Ear Candle, Certificate in Bach flower remedies, Certificate in Customer care, Qualified in Dermalogica - face/body, Comfort Zone – body, Ila - face and body, Linda Meredith – face, Jessica – nails, Trained in Hot Stone, Poultice & Shirodosha massage, Lomi Lomi Hawaiian massage, SATRA Advanced Ironing & Laundry Course
Experience: Chewton Glen Hotel , Hampshire, Onboard Spa
Based in Poole, Dorset, Ashleigh is a girlie girl but also likes all outdoor activities. She likes to set goals and is then determined to achieve them. Ashleigh likes eating out and trying new foods, music, and shoes although she would live in flip-flops all year round if she could! Her interests are travelling and experiencing different cultures, Flying kites, baking birthday cakes for friends. She believes everyone should have a plan and follow it through
Laundry: Ashley Crowther
Nationality: Australian Age: 20
Qualifications: Diploma Hospitality and Tourism
Experience: 1 year
Ashley has been in the yachting for the past 8 months as a stewardess and nanny. She hopes to stay in yachting for the next 5 years in order to gain valuable experience and travel to many new places. Some of her favourite things to do are swimming, shopping, going to the beach and sports.
|LENGTH||265ft (81.0m)||BEAM||38ft (11.6m)||DRAFT||11ft 7in (3.5m)|
|YEAR BUILT||2011||BUILDER||Feadship||DESIGNER||Remi Tessier design|
|GUESTS||12||CREW||Captain Stephen Warren & Chef Michel Lombardi + 19||REFIT|
|SPEED||15kts / 17kts||STABILISERS||Stabilisers||FLAG||Cayman Islands|
|ENGINES||2 x MTU 16V 4000 M60|
AIR can accommodate 12 guests in 7 cabins. The Master cabin has a king size bed, bath/tub, shower and toilet. 5 Guest cabins have a queen size bed, shower and toilet. A Guest cabin has a twin bed, shower and toilet. AIR is fully air conditioned through out. Crew has a separate companionway, heads and shower.
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