This 49 meter Trinity is designed with an inspiration of old Hollywood ? glamour and elegance. Built in 2009, she sleeps 12 in 5 staterooms. The on-deck master is split level which allows for 280 degrees of visibility ? a unique feature for this already spacious stateroom. The four staterooms below are suitable for all types of charter groups. Three have king beds (one with a pullman) and the forth stateroom has a twin bed that can convert to a queen and also has one pullman. The other areas of the interior continue the contemporary and comfortable theme of the yacht. The color schemes of grey and cream with pops of color including purples and touches of pink make for a stunning interior. There are gorgeous glass light fixtures in the salon and formal dining area along with black and white and color stills of fifties and sixties film stars throughout the yacht that add the finishing touches to this Patrick Knowles designed yacht.
2010 Winner: The World Superyacht Awards ? Best semi displacement m/y ? 40m+ ?Judges Special Commendation?
DECK & SYSTEMS
BLIND DATE Crew Profile
Alistair West, Captain (British)
Having grown up in a seaside town in northern England, I have a strong relationship with the sea. As a member of the Sea Scouts and the Royal Yorkshire Yacht Club I thoroughly enjoyed spending time on the water. After university, I decided to continue my affinity with the sea. I obtained my RYA Yacht Masters and started working in the sailing yacht charter and delivery business in the Mediterranean and Caribbean. Since thoroughly enjoying a switch to motor yachts, I pursued a career on large luxury yachts. After extensive experience on private and charter yachts, I know what it takes to provide a wonderful vacation. I have served on Blind Date since new and my knowledge of the yacht and its capabilities is second to none. I?m thoroughly enjoying the role of Captain and all the challenges that it brings.
Kylie Hall, First Mate (Australian)
I grew up on the Northern Beaches of Sydney and lived, what I believe to be a very privileged life, - surfing with dolphins, swimming, camping, kayaking and diving. My passion for experiencing different cultures lead to years of travelling within Australia and abroad, covering much of India, Thailand, China, Turkey, South Africa, Morocco, Europe, Mexico and Central and South America. With hard work and dedication, I no longer rely on Rock, Paper, Scissors for major decisions in my life, which is inevitably how I got into the yachting industry. I encourage you to join us and live in harmony, love like there is no tomorrow and laugh like no one is listening during your stay onboard :)
Adam O?Sullivan, Chief Engineer (Australian)
I grew up in Safety Bay, Western Australia, where I have always enjoyed water sports, surfing and wake-boarding. I was also always very passionate about motorbikes. I embarked on my engineering journey by doing a mechanical apprenticeship. While I was mining for Caterpillar throughout Northwestern Australia, I had the opportunity to jump on board a yacht and have never looked back since. Being able to combine my love for the water and all things technical ensures that I wake up with a smile on my face every day. I feel incredibly lucky to be a part of the great team on Blind Date and look forward to having lots of adventures.
Patrick De Pinho, Chef (South African)
I grew up in South Africa where my family moved around a few air force bases. I guess that is where the travelling bug first bit me. I have always had a passion for cooking and after school I trained as a Chef and Food and Beverage Manager in Pretoria. In 2005 I moved to London where I managed restaurants before moving on to sales training in the energy market. It didn?t take me long to realise that the travel bug likes water and in 2008 I made the move from sales to sails. I have since had the opportunity to experience the cultures of the Med and Caribbean and the travel bug now spends his time visiting new food markets, taking photos of sunsets and experimenting with his creative streak, while I work on my passion for food photography and trying new and adventurous food creations. My future plans involve conquering the world with my friend Wilson?
Come and join us, We?ll have a ball!
Ella Millington, Chief Stewardess (Irish)
Growing up in the west of Ireland I was lucky enough to never be far from water, be it rain, rivers, lakes or the ocean. I worked for many years in hospitality while growing up, which also gave me the opportunity to travel, but I got my first real taste of the sea when I completed a long delivery to the Caribbean on board a small sail boat. After finishing my business degree I decided to combine my love of travel and experience in hospitality and pursue a career in yachting industry. Over the years I have worked as both a chef and a stewardess and continue to enjoy everything yachting has to offer.
Matthew Edwards, 2nd Engineer/Deckhand (New Zealand)
Having grown up in a little beachside village in New Zealand, I have always had a passion for the ocean and water sports. After finishing school I completed an apprecienteship in Electronic Servicing including computer repair. I worked in the industry for 5 years, before attending the University of Otago. I completed a bachelor of Physical Education and Diploma of teaching before teaching for 4 years in both New Zealand and England. After travelling throughout Europe I joined the yachting industry and for the last 5 years have been working on various boats as a deckhand and training as an Engineer. I have enjoyed travelling as much as possible in my time off. I have a wide variety of intrests, including kiteboarding, surfing, wakeboarding and paragliding. I look forward to assisting in making your trip as enjoyable and fun as possible.
Steve Moloney, Bosun (Australian)
Born and bred on the sunny shores of Port Phillp Bay, Melbourne, I practically lived in the water growing up ? waterskiing, surfing, swimming and especially beach cricket! I am incessantly passionate about diving and underwater photography. After travelling around the world for a solid 2 years, I was lucky enough to find my way into the great life of yachting through a recommendation of a friend, who I thank to this day. I could not think of a better lifestyle than working and living on the ocean. Having enjoyed the industry for the past 4 years, I still get a real buzz out of providing professional fun in a relaxed environment and creating a truly memorable experience, be it through music, photography, watersports or humour.
Hamish Ormsby, Deckhand (New Zealand)
I grew up in Hawkes Bay, New Zealand. It?s a great costal area with some wonderful beaches but it is also very mountainous. Hawkes Bay is known as Wine country, which does have its perks ! I have a great group of friends, with many of them in the yachting industry, which is how I found my way here. I have done the Caribbean season, focusing on the Bahamas, which was a great experience.
Before yachting, I did a degree in Tourism which was influenced from travelling at an early age. My interests are sports, music and travel. Two exciting things I have done include; abseiling 126m down Table Mountain and doing aerobatics with a friend.
Anna Shilina, 2nd Stewardess (South African)
I have been blessed to have had a unique combination of places I call home, from Kiev in the Ukraine, to Cape Town, South Africa. Once my family immigrated to the beautiful shores of Cape Town, I fell in love with the ocean and it was impossible for me to be too far away from it. So after finishing my BSc Honours Degree in Property Studies at the University of Cape Town, it was a natural progression for me to implement my hospitality experience on board a yacht. In my spare time I enjoy keeping fit and active by playing tennis, horse riding and gymming, amongst others. I also enjoy catching up with friends and family, as well as reading and delving into philosophical discussions.
My favourite quote is ?Follow your bliss, and doors will open to you where before there were only walls.? I love loving what I do and doing what I love.
Stephanie Weel, 3rd Stewardess (Dutch)
The land of cheese and clogs. The Netherlands, that's the country I come from. I grew up in a little town up North, Alkmaar, and discovered the stretched dunes and rough sea on my bicycle. Not knowing that I'll be discovering the calm and blue seas on a yacht later on!
I graduated in European Studies, specialized in Business Management and feel lucky to be able to speak 5 languages. After working in the airline industry in Marketing Communications, I decided to move on to the yachting industry. I worked for a year at a Yacht Management company in Monaco. Whilst looking at the port and the yachts from behind the office window, I was intrigued by those amazing yachts and their operations.
After carrying out an Atlantic Crossing earlier on Blind Date, I got into it more and more.. And finally I decided to follow the path of the Dutch sea going heritage with lots of fun.
In my spare time I like to be active and enjoy windsurfing, snowboarding and street dancing.
I wish you a great time onboard Blind Date; live the good life here, enjoy it with a big smile and a laugh and especially love it all!
BLIND DATE Specifications
BLIND DATE Testimonials
BLIND DATE Specifications
|LENGTH||161ft (49.1m)||BEAM||28ft (8.5m)||DRAFT||7ft 3in (2.2m)|
|YEAR BUILT||2009||BUILDER||Trinity||DESIGNER||Patrick Knowles|
|GUESTS||12||CREW||Captain Alistair West & Chef Patrick DePinho + 8||REFIT|
|SPEED||14kts / 18kts||STABILISERS||At Anchor (0 Speed)||FLAG||Cayman Islands|
|ENGINES||2x Catepillar 3512B - 2250 hp|
BLIND DATE Accommodations
World Superyacht Awards - Best semi displacement m/y - 40m+
Stunning, contemporary interior by Patrick Knowles
GUEST ACCOMMODATIONS All Staterooms are en suite. Each stateroom is equipped with HD plasma TV & Kaleidescape Video & Audio with Creston controls.
King. Master. Split-level suite that features a raised seating lounge with 280 degrees of visibility. 32" TV. His/hers bathrooms. His with shower / hers with Jacuzzi. 46" TV and refrigerator on lower level. Both areas have Creston Wifi touch panels.
2x KING Staterooms / Amidships port/starboard
KING & TWIN Staterooms / Forward port/starboard
KING + Pullman
TWIN +Pullman (Twin also converts to a Queen)
WALKTHROUGH - *PRELIMINARY SPECS*
As you enter, full bar to port and two arm chairs to starboard.
Seating area with 1 sofa and 4 arm chairs with a central cocktail table.
50"HD TV with Creston WIFI touch panel and Kaleidescape system
Formal dining for 10
L-shaped bar area to starboard with 3 stools. Card/game table with 4 chairs. L-shaped sofa to port with 2 arms chairs with ottomans. Additional ottomans for seating or cocktails/snacks.
Powder room forward.
UPPER AFT DECK
Rectangular table that seats 12 comfortably.
2x built-in banquettes on stern port/starboard, each with high/low table and 2 arms chairs
46" HD TV with Kaleidescape system.
Built-in seating area with occasional table. 2x large sunpads
Forward: Observation seating with large sunpads port and starboard
Center: 7 person Jacuzzi partially covered. 2 built-in banquettes forward of Jacuzzi. Full bar with 4 stools aft of Jacuzzi.
Aft: Lounge area with flexible seating. 2 L-shaped banquettes to port and starboard and each have movable a cocktail table that can be broken in to 3 smaller tables.
Large circular dining table that seats 10.
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