The irresistible appeal of classic luxury and supreme sailing performance beckons you to this newly christened collaboration of designer Sparkman & Stephens and Derecktor Shipyards.
Embrace yourself in distinct shipboard luxury and submerge land-borne worries in restful relaxation.
Experience the freedom to go where you want, when you want.
Lazily explore tropical islands or set off on an exhilarating passage to windward with the strength and grace of Gitana beneath your feet.
The integration of her 128' carbon spar, optimal wetted surface, abundant waterline, lightweight aluminum construction, and full complement of race-cut sails, give Gitana the muscle to easily reach 13 knots even in the most moderate winds
DECK & SYSTEMS
GITANA Crew Profile
GITANA CREW PROFILES
Andy Lytle was born in the UK and grew up in the West Country, by the water. His family are sailing fanatics and he was messing about in boats before he could walk. After completing a degree in Genetics at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne Andy’s inate passion for the sea overruled and he chose to pursue a career in the yachting industry. His first position was on the 55m Schooner Adela and he has diligently worked his way up the industry, working on well known charter yachts such as Catalyst of Fal, Mirabella V and Drumbeat. After 11 years, thousands of sea miles and a wealth of experience, he is now the Captain of Gitana and is ready to continue the high standards and reputation of the yacht.
Bruce Jacobs hails from London. After obtaining his RYA Yachtmaster Ocean Instructor qualification and MCA Master 200 license, he has spent the last 4 years as the captain of 50’-70’ yachts for races and deliveries in various locations around the world. He moved to Newport, Rhode Island, in August 2011 to study marine engineering at the International Yacht Restoration School, and joined the crew of Gitana in May 2012.
Dylan Germishuys was hit by the travel bug early on in life. At 19, he left South Africa to travel and work in the UK for several years. He began his yachting career by delivering a boat across the Atlantic from Cape Town, S.A., to Tortola, B.V.I. Dylan has now been working on yachts for 8 years, including some well-known classics. He has a deep love of sailing and the ocean. When not sailing, Dylan can be found rigging up a rod for his other passion: fishing!
Nicky Lusso, from Durban, South Africa, graduated from the Christina Maitin Professional School of Food and Wine. She was then employed as Head Chef for a private game lodge in South Africa. After this, she worked in London for 3 years in various restaurants and event catering companies, and also at villas in the South of France. Nicky’s love of travel and discovering new foods led her to the yachting industry, where she was been working for the past 6 years. She has spent seasons in the Med, Caribbean, California, and the Arctic, broadening her repertoire with each new region visited and explored.
Holly Gauthier grew up in Jamestown, Rhode Island, and began racing Lasers and other dinghies in Newport as a child. After graduating from Stetson University in Florida, she taught high school English for 2 years before returning to her love of sailing to work on superyachts. For the past 4 years, she has served as crew in various parts of the world, including the Caribbean, Bahamas, Panama, Cuba, Scandinavia, UK, across the Atlantic Ocean, and up and down the East Coast of the US. Holly enjoys creating the ultimate luxury yacht experience for her guests through her attention to detail and thoughtful service.
2012 Christmas/NewYear's, St. Lucia to Grenada
Charterer's note to the broker:
We had a great charter with (not a single problem). The Chef was excellent so bang went the healthy option!
The Crew were very good and the yacht met all our needs.
I would recommend the yacht to anyone.
March 2013 Three couples, St. Thomas – St. Thomas
“Our charter on GITANA was fantastic. The yacht was absolutely spotless and just incredible, the crew made us feel so special … outstanding holiday… we can recommend GITANA to anyone looking for a wonderful yacht to charter.”
|LENGTH||112ft (34.1m)||BEAM||25ft (7.6m)||DRAFT||13ft 0in (4.0m)|
|YEAR BUILT||2000||BUILDER||S&S Derecktor||DESIGNER||S&S|
|GUESTS||6||CREW||Captain Andy Lytle & Chef Nicky Lusso + 2||REFIT||2001|
|SPEED||8kts / 12kts||STABILISERS||None||FLAG||Marshall Islands|
|ENGINES||Aux - Cat|
GITANA (x-Zingaro) can accommodate 6 guests in 3 cabins.
The spacious master suite cabin has a queen size bed, settee, & vanity, ensuite head with shower.
The Starboard guest cabin has twin lower single beds which can convert to a queen bed, ensuite head & shower.
The Port guest cabin has fixed twin lower single beds, with ensuite head & shower. GITANA will -- with prior approval of the captain -- accommodate a 7th guest (for example, a child or nanny) in the exercise room which has Pullman berths and ensuite head. The guest using the exercise room would share a shower with one of the other guest cabins. GITANA fully air conditioned through out. Crew has a separate companionway, and separate crew heads and showers.
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