At Last is virtually a new yacht after completing her 2 year refit. Her KaMeWa water jets and shallow draft make her ideally suited for the Bahamas and Florida Keys. She is the perfect family boat with an incredible array of toys.
Full beam Owner's Suite is located on the main deck forward with centerline king size bed and offers a panoramic view or complete privacy with custom, fitted electric blinds. Comfortable seating, desk, two walk in closets and full entertainment system complete the area. The master bath features 2 sinks, a large Jacuzzi and huge shower with rain shower overhead and 3 wall fitted shower heads.
On the lower deck are 4 guest staterooms: 1 King, 2 Queens and 1 Twin with additional Pullman berth, the doubles have ensuite bathrooms with showers and the twin has a Jacuzzi tub with shower.
Semi circular lobby on the lower deck offers refrigerator drawers for the guest’s convenience. It is also the lower end of a central winding staircase connecting all 3 decks. On the main deck it divides the octagonal shaped main salon from the dining area and continues on to the bridge deck and sky lounge. Here is a full wet bar with stools, comfortable seating and sliding doors with access to the aft deck dining and seating area.
Up one further level is the spacious sun deck with Jacuzzi, ample lounging space with 4 teak loungers, BBQ, wet bar with bar stools, 4 sturdy market umbrellas and yet another table and chairs to seat up to 10.
New interior by Claudette Bonville.
Client videos: http://preview.tinyurl.com/a4up6df or http://tinyurl.com/ccyah5e
DECK & SYSTEMS
Diving from the yacht for certified divers who sign a dive waiver, otherwise rendez-vous diving only.
AT LAST Crew Profile
All crew members are background checked through private investigation prior to being hired.
Captain Herbert C. Magney
Herb is well known to the charter industry as a professional advocate for customer service. He brings together over 30 years in different service industries, including various restaurants across the US, years of resort management, engineering services and, last but not least, yachting. Safety and security are hall marks of his extensive training as a true service provider. He holds a 3000-Ton Master, Oceans license and has kept up with the in depth training pursuant to higher levels of service. Areas of experience include U.S. West and East coasts, Mexico, Gulf of Mexico, Central America, Caribbean Sea, Western Mediterranean, Italy, Croatia, Montenegro and Western Greek islands. The team he has assembled to provide customer driven service is as multi-talented as he is. The love of water and the adventures in travel and appreciation for the beauty of the Bahamas are the key elements to add to a combined 130 years of being in service to others which Herb plans to lead to a result of some very happy charter clients.
First Officer- Johnny Chew
Having grown up in Seattle,Washington, Johnny has spent a good many years of his youth both in and around the water. After high school he decided to explore the desserts of the southwest, and decided on a collegiate experience like no other; Arizona State University was a place for personal growth and the unavoidable student debt. So after 3.5 years in Tempe, Johnny decided to test his might on the Bering Sea as a commercial fisherman (Recently made ominous by the hit television show).
The efforts of such endeavors allowed Johnny to alleviate his financial burdens quickly, while also allowing for up to six months a year in the off season to explore the world. It was during these times of security and wanderlust that Johnny was able to explore this beautiful world by taking the road less traveled.
It wasn’t until years later that Boating happened to show up on his radar again. And when the opportunity of yachting presented itself, he jumped on it. That was six years ago, and in that time, Johnny has served under the likes of admirals of the British navy, to the talented skippers that run the sports fisher fleet of the Baja California peninsula. He enjoys travel, diving, music and food and is easily persuaded into new things. Johnny is a certified dive master
Engineer: Nic Kotze
The Fabulous Nic Kotze was born in Cape Town, South Africa. From a young age Nic found a natural love for the ocean and spent his early years partaking in various water sports activities
After serving in the South African navy, his love for the ocean took him travelling and working as a deck hand and dive master on board a sail boat operating in the Red Sea. Nic did his first Atlantic crossing from the Canary Islands to the Caribbean where his career in the yachting industry started in 1995. Since then Nic has logged over 95 000 nautical miles and is well experienced in both engineering and deck departments. When Nic is not fulfilling his passion for engineering you might find him indulging in one of his other loves like swimming, reading, cycling, tennis or music. Happy to be of service wherever he is needed Nic loves interacting with guests and sharing his wealth of engineering knowledge.
Chef: Julie Dodson
Julie is a fourth generation Floridian. Born and raised in Tallahassee.
After graduating from Florida State University with a Hotel Restaurant Degree she managed several restaurants around Florida. In 1996 she decided to move over to the chef's side of the business and attended and graduated from Johnson and Wales Culinary University in Charleston, South Carolina. After completing an internship at the Breakers Hotel in Palm Beach she embarked on her career as a chef on luxury private yachts she has never looked back and has enjoyed a life of cooking and traveling the world.
Chief Stewardess/Purser: Ginger Clark
Ginger grew up loving life on the muddy lake water, outside of Charlotte, North Carolina. She made her way to the Carolina Coast studying Theater and Film Production at East Carolina University. In 2005, needing a break from the theater, Ginger jumped on a ship submersing herself into the yachting lifestyle. After seven years, two transatlantic crossings, and a couple of continents under her belt, she shows no signs of stopping or losing her Southern Charm. Ginger is PADI open water certified, qualified in Silver Service, and holds a Medical Person in Charge certification. As Chief Stewardess aboard At Last, Ginger is happy to make your holiday an unforgettable one.
2nd Stewardess: Kelly Von Holdt
Kelly was born and raised in the big city of Johannesburg, South Africa. As a child she especially loved family vacations that took her to the coast where she felt a strong connection to the ocean. During High school years Kelly loved taking care of children on her spare time working as an au pair and was involved in working with animal welfare.
After school Kelly spent 6 years studying for a law degree and having successfully completed it she pursued a law career in South Africa. Her desire to be of service to others has now led her to a new career in yachting and the fulfillment of her life-long dream to travel the world. Kelly’s exuberant energy and enthusiastic approach to life is clearly evident in her day to day interactions with guest and crew alike. During her spare time Kelly has an avid love for adventure and you can find her enjoying the outdoors, water sports, reading or sharing her bubbly personality with the world.
3rd Stewardess: Maria Tracz
Maria grew up on her family’s farm in Skierniewice, Poland. After earning degrees in food technology, management, and marketing, Maria enrolled in a program called Resort America. Resort America allowed Maria to travel and work in the U.S. for up to four months, as well as study the English language. She earned a living delivering high quality service for homes and small yachts of wealthy clientele. Maria returned to her native Poland for four years using her degree working in a food laboratory. Longing for her life of adventure once more, Maria found her way back to the sea. She is now a happy citizen of the world. Maria is a true professional dedicated to making guests feel like family.
Deckhand: Shane Mace, grew up on the Western Coast of Florida and enjoyed a lifestyle of boating, jet sking, fishing, diving, and windsurfing. A big believer in doing what you love, Shane officially entered the world of yachting in 2007 in his first experience as a deckhand aboard a busy charter yacht. He has most recently gained his Yacht master Oceans certificate and is determined and dedicated to achieve the status of Master Mariner. Shane brings an enthusiastic energy to M/Y At Last and his greatest joy is to share his life’s experiences with others!
AT LAST Specifications
AT LAST Testimonials
Broker's reference April 2012 charter
Hi Captain Herb –
A deep and heartfelt THANK YOU to you and your stellar team for Greg and Lynne O’Brien’s amazing charter on AT LAST last week! You and your team went above and beyond to make this the most special trip the O’Brien’s have every experienced. Lynne went from the most difficult month of her life, to the best week of her life. When I receive feedback like this, it speaks volumes for the charter program you run and the team you have on board, as no desire from the guests was left unfulfilled.
These are the kinds of amazing experiences we want our guests to experience – when tears are shed at the end of the trip because they are so filled with fun, laughs, love and fantastic memories. It takes a fine balance of teamwork on board to make this happen, and it appears you have the magic recipe for success.
On behalf of the team at Worth Avenue Yachts, we would like to thank you and your team again for all of your efforts with putting together such a successful charter, and we look forward to having not only the O’Briens back on board again, but many more clients to experience the Bahamas with you Captain Herb.
April 12 - 19, 2012
We are home and going through piles of mail and email etc!! Hard to be back but happy to see the family.
We cannot even begin to thank you...I'm not nearly good enough with words to express what the week meant to us. Quite simply it was the best vacation of our lives. We loved being with our dear friends, on that great boat and with all of you. You treated us so amazingly well. I honestly cannot think of anything that could have been better or different.
We miss you all so much. It's hard to end the trip but we'll see you again!! More later
December 19 - 29, 2011
At Last crew,
So i wake up today in Chicago.....sky: grey. ground: brown. weather: chilly and rainy.....not even snow to enjoy! I have to make my own bed and make my own breakfast + 4 others ( well, truth be told, I didn't make my bed or any
one else's breakfast - "to hell with that, I've got re-entry issues!") where are the blue sky and blue waters, and why did we leave you?
Herb, we love being on At Last. Yes, it's a beautiful yacht, but it's you and the crew that bring us back. You set the tone that makes it work so well. We know we can ask you for anything, and you will deliver with a smile on your face. We trust you to dock with the best of them, outrun the weather, teach our kids on jet skis (the end result of which made the vaca that much more fun for them), toss in an unexpected and fabulous firework display or 2, and give us memories of a lifetime. We enjoy your smile and laughter in between....speaking of which, (and I apologize in advance to the rest of the crew) you can get slingshot monkeys on amazon.com. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
At first, the kids were so disappointed that there were 3 new stews (they love their "girls"), but that pretty much disappeared the first day they met Jo, Rachel and Kelly - you all bring something different to the table, and I don't just mean that literally. Your smiles are infectious and you all ooze with kindness and care. We know and appreciate how hard you work behind the scenes and how friendly and eager to please you are when you're on deck with us. You all did such a great job taking care of 4 constantly drinking adults while keeping 5 teenagers entertained with your creative projects and ideas. We can't thank you enough.
Dave, sorry about my ding-a-ling camera battery incident. So technically I didn't really need your help, and yet at the time, I did and got 4 extra days of pictures because of it. You are always there to help us in any capacity. I love the way that when you walk in a room you ask, "what can I help you with?" and if you don't say it, you exude it! And always with a smile and genuine desire to help. You're the best. (oh, and sorry that we didn't really mention that the lazy river wasn't JUST a lazy river, but we were so glad you joined us).
Jason (hoppy) , you're just great, and we all loved getting to know you. The guys enjoyed and appreciated your knowledge and skill in fishing. You're so easy going and friendly...you're just fun to be around. Thank you for all your hard work with a smile, For toting the 4 drinking adults around, for entertaining us as you squealed like a girl as you went down the slide, for your great addition with guitar music....it's all good!
Johnny and Gary....you 2 have put up with us for 3 trips of constant contact. You handle all the shenanigans from the girls (and I don't just mean Andie, Sophie and Chloe!). You work endlessly for our benefit, be it in the kitchen, with all our special meal requests, (hey, I don't think Tommy had a hot dot in 10 days!) up on deck, or dragging tubes for endless hours. We've all gotten to know and enjoy you both so much. So a special note of thanks and hugs to you 2. We adore you and truly hope our paths cross again!
And i must make an extra note to those of you who were on late night Kara patrol: Rachel, Hoppy and Gary. At home, I'm in bed by 9pm. On At Last, I don't want my yummy vacation day to end, so thank you for staying up late with me or for me!
We've never been away at Christmas before, and I was a little hesitant to do so. Now that Jim and I aren't staying up late on Christmas Eve to put toys together, leave reindeer tracks in the snow, and eat some of the milk and cookies left out for Santa, I realize how our kids are growing up. I miss those days more than I can say, but now I look forward to new memories and new ways to celebrate Christmas. Spending Christmas Eve with all of you was a step in the right direction. I loved Christmas Eve this year. I know none of you could be with your families, but I thank you so much for sharing ours.
You are all so good at what you do, and it all comes together to make our time on At Last that much more special. It was a wonderful vacation for us because of all of you - I can't thank you enough.
xoxo - Kara
I didn't take as many pictures as usual, but I will post the ones I took on facebook - friend me!
Trip home was uneventful. Trying to get back to reality. This vacation was hands down the best we've experienced... no doubt because we had such a wonderful crew. We haven't had time to sit down and start piecing our memories together quite yet, but will definitely let you know if we have questions about particular locations, etc. Be sure to let us know if you're ever in our neck of the woods! Best - Chad, Stacie, Olivia and Bella
dear herb and crew,
i want to thank you all for making our vacation so amazing. each and every one of us so enjoyed each and every one of you. as we're venturing into our new yachting vacations, we realize that it's not really about the vessel itself, it's the crew that makes our time so special. you all do an amazing job of combining professionalism, comfort, friendliness and fun. we know your jobs are not easy, and we appreciate how hard you all work. thank you for doing it all with smiles!
hope to see you over christmas!
AT LAST Specifications
|LENGTH||145ft (44.2m)||BEAM||27ft (8.2m)||DRAFT||5ft 6in (1.7m)|
|YEAR BUILT||1990||BUILDER||Heesen||DESIGNER||Gerhard Gilgenast|
|GUESTS||11||CREW||Captain Herbert Magney & Chef Julie Dodson + 6||REFIT||2009|
|SPEED||16kts / 19kts||STABILISERS||Stabilisers||FLAG||Marshall Islands|
|ENGINES||2x MTU 12V4000, 2735hp each @ 2100rpm|
AT LAST Accommodations
AT LAST can accommodate 11 guests in 5 cabins.
The Master cabin has a king size bed, bath/tub, shower and toilet.
2 Guest cabins have a queen size bed, shower and toilet.
A Guest cabin has a king size bed, shower and toilet.
A Guest cabin has a twin bed, a pullman, bath/tub, shower and toilet.
AT LAST is fully air conditioned through out.
Crew has a separate companionway, heads and shower.
Note: At Last can accommodate up to 12 guests in certain situations
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