70ft (21.3m) Hylas - Sleeps 6 guests.

From: $ 19,500 To: $ 25,715 Per Week. Operating in: East Coast of North America, Caribbean,

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DESTINY Main Photo

Destiny accommodates 6 guests in three cabins.

The aft master cabin has a centerline king berth with a built in bureau and vanity. A flat screen TV is mounted on the forward bulkhead. The master bath features an electric head, Corian counters and a large stall shower.

The forward guest cabin has a double berth, a settee and tables. This cabin has an en suite toilet and washbasin plus access to a shower stall shared with the port side cabin.

The port side guest cabin has a queen berth 64" wide. This cabin has its own head with an electric toilet and washbasin across the companionway on the starboard side and access to the shower stall shared with the forward guest cabin.

All three guest cabins have 7 foot headroom, and stereos. One guest cabin has a TV. The main salon has 8 foot headroom and a TV. Crew quarters with en suite facilities are located aft of the main salon.

DESTINY is maintained to the highest standards.  Recent upgrades include a new boom and mainsail fitted in the Fall of 2012,


  • Blu-Ray library
  • Satellite television
  • Wakeboard
  • Blu-Ray player
  • Fishing equipment
  • 1 kayaks
  • Dinghy: AB / 13ft 0in (3.9m) / 30HP
  • Paddleboard
  • TV saloon
  • Surf board


  • Air-conditioned: Fully
  • Barbeque
  • Deck shower
  • WiFi and Internet


  • Diving by arrangement / rendezvous

DESTINY Crew Profile

Captain Michael Skeet, British, 
Chef/Hostess Pippa Gardner, British, 27
Mike was born in London.  His family moved to Norfolk where he started sailing on the Norfolk Broads at the age of 12 and joined the school dinghy racing team.  Mike studied pharmacy at the University of Sussex and went on to work in telecommunications - long enough to learn that 9 to 5 was not for him. 
Since completing RYA training in 2009, Mike has captained sailing yachts up to 60 feet in length in the UK, Med and the Caribbean, crossing the Atlantic twice.   He was co-skipper in the 2013 ARC and skippered various races in the 2014 Caribbean season with Pippa as Mate and Cook. Professional yachting keeps Mike’s passion for traveling alive.  He has lived in Africa, Australia, Thailand and Mexico. 
Pippa grew up in a small village in North East England.  She has competed in equestrian events from early childhood, trained event horses and competed at the national level for years.  Pippa studied French History and Economics at Queen Elizabeth College and worked as a market consultant before deciding to work on yachts.
Her passion for fine food began in childhood, sparked by her family’s love of fresh, local food.  Working in restaurant kitchens from the age of 16, she has developed a discerning palate.  Pippa developed her flair for creating simple, fresh dishes - especially fish and seafood as well as traditional French and Italian cuisine - cooking on yachts in the Mediterranean.  She is always happy to prepare interesting vegetarian options as well as kids’ meals.
Mike and Pippa love music.  He helped set up a record label she has played guitar since she was a child.  They both enjoy teaching children to sail and love to see kids go home with new knowledge and interest in marine life and pirate lore! 

DESTINY Specifications

DESTINY Testimonials

Jan 23 – Feb 3, 2014, BVI

5 guests


Dear Megan & Gunnar,


A short note to thank you for looking after us during our 11 days sailing on DESTINY.  We really had a good tour of the BVIs, experiencing beautiful beaches on a number of islands . . . (and an) opportunity for some fine sailing.


We are very grateful for your hospitality and a particular note towards Megan’s exquisite cooking which we all enjoyed. 


I would remind you that should you be in London, or passing close to Malta, do contact me to explore the possibility of visiting us.


Wish you all the best for the future.

July 2013

Northeast Harbor, Maine

Everything was perfect!  Captain and chef could not have been better.  We liked them both and enjoyed their company.  Delicious food!!

31 July to 7 August, 2013

Camden, Maine – Camden, Maine

One couple

The Hylas 70 is a fine charter yacht.  While I prefer a more classic yacht she is good looking. 

The cockpit is especially large and can be fully enclosed, including the helm area.   Great access for boarding the tender.   Accommodations are very adequate. 


July 2013

Northeast Harbor, Maine

Everything was perfect!  Captain and chef could not have been better.  We liked them both, and enjoyed their company.  Delicious food!!


March 2013, one week in the British Virgins


The trip was absolutely perfect in every way.  The boat was beyond amazing and surpassed only by the crew, Gunnar and Megan were the best you could hope for. I would recommend the Destiny and the crew to anyone . . . . our next trip . . . can’t be too soon. 




January 2013, one week Bequia to Grenada


We got home last night and had a wonderful time.  The boat itself was great! 

Gunnar and Megan did a great job.  Megan is a great cook and has a lovely manner about her.  Gunnar was a CAPTAIN!  Very nice and eager to please.  We all felt very safe with him.  They were both also a lot of fun. 

We covered 8 islands in eight days, so we were active. We did have Christmas winds but we got used to it.   All said we had awesome time on Destiny and we would definitely book them again.




DESTINY Specifications

LENGTH 70ft (21.3m) BEAM 18ft (5.5m) DRAFT 7ft 0in (2.1m)
GUESTS 6 CREW Captain Michael Skeet + 1 REFIT 2015
SPEED 8kts / 8kts STABILISERS None FLAG Virgin Islands (British)

DESTINY Accommodations

DESTINY accommodates 6 guests in 3 cabins.

The aft master cabin has a king size bed, a settee and desk. Full ensuite bath with shower. 

The forward guest cabin has a queen berth,a settee and tables. This cabin has an en suite toilet and washbasin plus access to a shower stall shared with the port side cabin.

The port side guest cabin has a double berth. Across the companionway, on the starboard side, this cabin has its own head with an electric toilet and washbasin plus access to the shower stall shared with the forward guest cabin.

DESTINY is fully air conditioned through out. Crew has a separate head and shower.




Master King Aft Stateroom

Guest Port Double Stateroom

Guest Bath

Spinnaker View




NAv Station



VIP Forward Queen Stateroom

Master Stateroom Settee

Master Stateroom Settee

Transom View



Spinnaker View

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