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BONAPARTE

70 ft / 21.3 m Burger - Sleeps 6 guests

From: $18,500 To: $21,275

Chartering in the Bahamas

About BONAPARTE

Operating in the Bahamas

New to the charter market, M/V Bonaparte is just out of an extensive 14 month refit by her passionate new owners who have brought her back to her former, glistening glory!

If you are looking for a comfortable, updated classic, a real '' head turner'' in the spectacular cruising grounds of the Bahamas, this is your yacht!  M/V Bonaparte is a gentleman's yacht with style, beauty and unparalleled atmosphere, delivering a true yachting experience to her guests.

People everywhere enjoy the sight of a classic yacht:  the woodwork, the impeccably varnished mahogany cap rail, the timeless beauty of Sparkman and Stevens design. In addition to tastefully decorated accommodations, guests particularly enjoy relaxing on the expansive forward teak deck.  Protected by a gleaming white sun awning, guests stretch out on the cushioned bow seats to read, relax and daydream in the balmy breezes.  A teak table and captain's chairs are easily set up for comfortable dining for 8 on the foredeck.  The weather-protected aft deck is the ideal romantic setting for al fresco dining with newly upholstered seating for up to 10 people.

M/V BONAPARTE provides well-appointed accommodations for 6 guests in 3 aft cabins:  The en suite master has a King bed, the VIP has a Queen and the guest cabin has a double bed.  The VIP and Guest cabin share the second head and shower.  All cabins have individual A/C controls.  Granite counters and vessel sinks add a contemporary touch of luxury.

Annette and Francois, your experienced crew, are very personable and congenial hosts. Sophisticated, outgoing and discrete, they are always attuned to their guests' moods. They enjoy sharing their passion for yachting, creating memorable moments and pampering their guests from sun-up to sundown. They have found all the best anchorages and snorkeling spots in the Exumas and have become friends with many charming Bahamians who enjoy sharing all the islands have to offer with visitors.

Annette and Francois excel in creating a magical atmosphere on board, helping their guests to 'decompress' from their demanding lifestyles and reconnect with their inner child.  'Playtime in paradise' starts early in the day and continues well into the evening onboard M/V Bonaparte.  Enjoy the Bahama's crystal clear waters to the fullest with all the water toys - snorkel gear for everyone, 2 tandem kayaks, 2 SUP's for exploring and a dive compressor for Certified divers.

M/V BONAPARTE has stabilizers and cruises at 9 knots with economical fuel consumption of 18 GPH.  AC throughout. 



7 nights $18,500 plus all expenses 30% APA

6 nights $17,000 plus all expenses 30% APA

5 nights $15,500 plus all expenses 30% APA

4 nights (minimum stay) $14,000 plus all expenses 30% APA

In NASSAU, BAHAMAS

AT Anchor

Swim platform & Toys

Forward teak deck with awning

Aft teak deck and dining

Style, Charm, beauty

Comfort in the main salon

Master cabin

Ensuite master head

Guest cabin

Blast away

Stylish!

New 15' tender with 70hp

Just have fun!!

From Annette's kitchen

Contemplation

Awesome awning!

Another great day..

Soup starts another fine meal

Shroud Key

Specification

Length

70 ft / 21.3 m

Year Built

1964

Sleeping Guests

6

Cruising Speeds

9 kts / 16.6 km/h

Engines

2 X Detroit Diesel 8v71 350hp

Beam

18 ft 0 in / 5.5 m

Builder

Burger

Crew

Captain: Francois Gagnon + 2

Stabilisers

Stabilisers

VAT Registered

No

Draft

5 ft 11 in / 1.5 m

Designer

Sparkman & Stevens

Refit

2014

Flag

Canada

US Duty Paid

No

Amenities

  • BBQ
  • Deck shower
  • Fishing gear - light
  • Owner operator
  • Special diets
  • Swim platform
  • Bluray player saloon
  • CD library
  • Cell phone
  • DVD library
  • DVD player saloon
  • Indoor audio system
  • iPod dock
  • Local TV
  • Satellite phone
  • Wi-Fi
  • Jet skis multiple (standup)
  • Kayaks multiple
  • Paddleboards multiple
  • Tube - towable
  • Water skis - adult
  • Water skis - child
  • Wave runner (sitdown)
  • 4 Scuba tanks
  • 1 Bouyancy compensators
  • 1 Regulators
  • 1 Compressors
  • Crew certified
  • Diving if certified
  • Snorkelling gear
  • Underwater still camera
  • Underwater video

Crew Profile

M/Y BONAPARTE, 70’ Burger
 
THE CAPTAIN
 
Francois Gagnon is passionate about sailing and motor boats. Raised on the shore of the St. Lawrence River near Montreal, Quebec, he has been boating since the age of 6, learning to handle boats in all kinds of weather.  Francois has 40 years experience in sailing and motor boating and has developed a keen sense of what to expect on the water.  A licensed captain, he displays a cool, calm and collected attitude which inspires confidence and  excels in boat handling, navigation, maintenance and equipment repairs.  He is a skillful planner and organizer of cruising expeditions. 
 
After graduating from McGill University with a degree in Mechanical Engineering Francois founded a successful engineering firm specializing in industrial energy efficiency.  Captain Gagnon is the father of two grown children with whom he has cruised extensively in the Bahamas aboard their sailboat PERLA and families are very welcome aboard BONAPARTE, indeed!  He is also aa PADI Certified Diver, master swimmer and keen spearfisherman.  Fresh lobster for dinner, anyone?! 
 
THE MATE and CHEF
 
Annette St. Cyr was introduced to cruising when she met Francois 12 years ago.  Shortly afterwards, she embarked on a year-long sailing trip along the US East Coast to the Bahamas during which time she developed excellent skills as mate, hostess and chef. Trained as an educator for children with special needs, she was tremendously successful in her field and appreciated by parents and children alike who followed her workshop sessions. 
 
Annette enjoys catering to guest needs and is very attentive to details. She reads non-verbal communication very well which helps her – and Francois -  respond to your needs and desires before you even know about them!!  Annette has a sixth sense for hospitality, always paying attention to your well-being. She enjoys cooking fabulous meals, especially desserts, which she whips up in no time, to everyone’s delight.   By all means, bring your children.  They will be delighted by all the ways Annette entertains them and makes them feel comfortable onboard BONAPARTE.
 
Francois and Annette are passionate about yachting. They want to share their passion with you by creating an atmosphere conducive to enchantment, peace, pleasure and contentment.  “We are a Captain and Mate couple who enjoy creating a wonderful vacation experience on BONAPARTE just for you.  If you want to learn about boating, we will teach you everything we know. If you just want to lounge and relax, we will make sure you get what you want. The yacht is yours for the period of your stay and we want to make everything as perfect as we can.” 
 
Whatever destination you choose, your stay aboard M/V Bonaparte will be memorable.  Francois is an experienced skipper who likes adventure and fun. But he also runs a tight ship to ensure safety at all times!   Annette is a gourmet cook whose menu is designed around classic dishes created from fresh ingredients and tailored to your taste.  Let us know your preferences in advance and we will prepare your favourite meal. Bold flavours abound. From delicious appetizers to the freshest salads, inspired entrees to decadent desserts - our cuisine will delight you, your family and guests.
 
Francois and Annette speak French and fluent English. 

On charter Bonaparte adds a Bahamian First Mate.
 
Come cruise with us.  We want to meet you soon and show you the beautiful Bahamas!

Layout

BONAPARTE accommodates 6 guests in 3 cabins. The Master cabin has a king size bed, shower and head.  The VIP cabin has a double bed, shower and head. The Guest cabin has a double bed and shares the second bathroom with the VIP cabin.  All cabins have individual A/C controls.

The crew has en suite accomodations forward through a separate companionway.

Testimonials

  BONAPARTE charters in the Bahamas

We just returned from a week-long family vacation on Paradise Island and we all agree that
the highlight of our vacation was the day we spent with Francois and Annette on Bonaparte.
First of all, the boat is absolutely beautiful and very comfortable and spacious enough for
our large group.  Then, add to that these completely wonderful, gracious people who spoiled us
the entire time... Perfection!
 
We enjoyed mimosas and a light breakfast of fresh fruit and delicious croissants on our cruise
out to Rose Island. Once we were anchored, we were faced with a dilemma.... What to do?!!
Snorkel, jet ski, SUP or kayak? Decisions, decisions. Or, should we just relax on the lounge chairs
on the deck? Go explore the beautiful beach on the island? Fortunately Francois, along with some
help from crewmate Ashton, couldn't have been more accommodating to make sure
a good time was had by all!
 
Once we were done frolicking we were all ravenous for lunch.  What we were served was beyond
our expectations. Annette truly is an amazing chef! The tenderloin and lobster tails were absolutely
delicious, not to mention the gravy and side dishes. The potato salad was so ridiculously good
we couldn't stop eating it! And for our daughters,  Annette made every kids favorite... chicken tenders
and French fries of course! Then she asked what we would like for dessert and our youngest yelled,
"Chocolate cake"! Well guess what? Yes, Annette had even baked a chocolate cake. And of course
you can't have chocolate cake without ice cream too!  
 
They thought of every little detail and had anticipated our every need (well, our every want, because
I certainly didn't need chocolate cake!



A fabulous Family Adventure: It was the vacation of a lifetime for our family - a beautiful boat, perfect weather, daily adventures, and delicious food. CaptainFrancois quickly learned what activities our family enjoyed and had wonderfulrecommendations each day for how we should spend our time. This includedkayaking through crystal clear waters, tubing, jet skiing, snorkeling, fishing,and just plain relaxing on what felt like our own private beaches in paradise.Annette took great care of us with her delicious meals and snacks, caringservice and her beautiful photographs. She is an artist and a delight! We could not have enjoyed our time more. 


How do you start a tradition? You book the MV Bonaparte one time - you'll return yearafter year! I must admit to a certain amount of trepidation in booking a week's charter on a boat we had not seen close up with a crew we had never met in person. After all, Web sites always show only the best (and sometimes pretty outdated) side of things. MV Bonaparte is everything advertised and more! Theboat is immaculate, the service is impeccable and the crew is a delight to getto know. Each location the Captain took us to was another slice of paradise. Eachactivity another great experience with quality equipment and first rateassistance. Each meal attested to Annette's exceptional artistry in the galley.Our 25th wedding anniversary turned out to be just the start of a newtradition! Thank you Francois and Annette and we'll see you next year!!! 


 We were so relaxed from our fabulous week barefoot and pampered on the Bonaparte! Annette and Francois were gracious hosts, exceeding all of our expectations. She said, ‘My job is to make dreams come true’. Thatthey did! The Bonaparte is a gorgeous boat, with details that mark its distinctbeauty…. the teak, comfortable accommodation and impeccably clean. Our hostscouldn’t do enough for us. We lacked nothing, as they anticipated our everyneed. Annette is a gourmet chef, always providing a unique culinary experience.Each delicious meal was carefully thought out and prepared to meet our every need. We woke up each morning to the smell of freshly brewed coffee that wasprepared cup by cup. Breakfast was served at our leisure; eggs, bacon, sausage,fruit, freshly made muffins and these cute eggs, cheese and ham ‘muffins’.Lunches and Dinners were delicious and healthy. Our favorite was the steak andlobster and Tarte Tatin dessert. Francois took us to a different, majestic cayeach day. We would settle in to the front of the boat, with the warm breeze blowing , taking in the view of the water that looked like a paint chip card,with the different shades of turquoise. A trip to Staniel Cay was fun as we petted Nurse sharks , and ate at the local restaurant. The gorgeous yacht, your delicious meals, the beautiful cays, experiencing the turquoise Bahamian waters, the new found friendships...an amazing trip that puts this vacation on the top of the list! Au revoir! 


OUTSTANDING!! Our family was so fortunate to do a day charter aboard the Bonaparte. Everyone had a great time and it was the highlight of our vacation! Francois and Annette are wonderfulhosts along with the crew Ashton & Charli. They were so attentive and catered to our needs the entire day. We left from the Atlantis and went to Green Cay for the day. Francois even let the kids take a turn at steering theyacht. Once we got to Green Cay, they setup a beach camp for us and we had the island to ourselves to explore, snorkel, swim, jet ski, paddle board, etc. Forlunch, we went back to the yacht for Annette’s fabulous steak, lobster, and all the sides and desserts. Absolutely delicious! After lunch, we resumed our adventures on the island and Francois took some of the family to another cool snorkel spot. The day was perfect in every way!! To Francois and Annette…. Much thanks to you. Our family cannot stop talking about the fun we had on the Bonaparte. It was truly an amazing day and one we will always remember! 

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