Life onboard Independence 2 flows between casual outdoor living and the elegance of her interior. Delight in al fresco dining on the aft deck, or enjoy a BBQ on the flybridge after relaxing in her Jacuzzi. Quiet sophistication is evident in her gracious salon. The dining table easily converts from formal dining to cocktail level for effortless entertaining. Indulge yourself and your guest with total comfort. Located below decks, the master suite is forward, and offers luxurious privacy, including a built-in vanity desk and his and her facilities. Six additional guests are accommodated on the lower deck in a VIP and two twin staterooms.
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INDEPENDENCE 2 Crew Profile
Captain Matt Braisted, American
CAPTAIN MATTHEW BRAISTED holds a 200 ton USCG License and is STCW compliant. Matt is a native Floridian, born in Tallahassee to a seafaring family. His grandfather was a submarine hunter in the US Coast Guard. His father is a retired captain in the US Navy. Matt had his first boat before he had a bicycle. Matt graduated from Florida State University in 1994, with a degree in political science. He began his professional career on yachts aboard Big Eagle. He has served as captain aboard such yachts as Dramaless, Destiny, Attitude Adjustment, & Party Girl. Now as captain aboard Independence 2 he applies his talents to ensuring your trip is a memorable one. In addition to boating as a hobby, Matt also enjoys mountain biking, fishing and motorcycle riding.
First Mate Kristin Braisted, American
Kristin Brock was born in raised in the rugged mountains of Montana and, after graduating from Montana State University with a degree in Business, moved to South Florida to pursue new opportunities and also to live near the ocean. Over the past several years, Kristin has worked on yachts in the Bahamas, Eastern Caribbean, and New England, in a range of positions such as cook/stew, deckhand and now first mate on the Independence 2. She also held a position at Lazarra International Yachts, assisting her current captain and now husband, Matt, with running the “campaign yachts” to various boat shows and delivering the sold yachts to their respective owners. Kristin holds her 100 Ton Masters License, as well. Besides yachting, she is an avid scuba diver and also loves wake boarding and sport fishing. Her talent and knowledge of the sea coupled with her unreserved enthusiasm help to make the guests feel at ease on the Independence 2.
Stewardess: Tracy Wunch, American
Tracy is originally from Ft. Lauderdale, FL and has done numerous wonderful charters aboard Independence 2. She is friendly, sweet, and brings a happy, positive teamwork attitude to Independence 2. She has been a freelance stewardess for many years on board yachts such as Lady Linda, Knot Tide, Murphy's Law, Andiamo, just to name a few. Independence 2 is such a great yacht and a wonderful crew with Matt and Kristen that she has decided to stay aboard full time and looks forward to having charters guests on board!
Matt, Kristin and Tracy are joined by a five star freelance chef for charters.
INDEPENDENCE 2 Specifications
INDEPENDENCE 2 Testimonials
Independence 2 charter ? August 9-30, 2010 New England
We had an excellent charter on the Independence 2. Captain Matt with Kristin?s assistance ran the yacht expertly so there were simply no problems operationally. Their handling of the wave runner, sailboat and the tender to accommodate our family and guests was handled extremely well. Tracy, our Stewardess, was very diligent and took very good care of us and our guests. Jeff, the Chef, was also excellent and his meals were first rate and enjoyed by all. All four crew members worked together superbly throughout the cruise without a hint of discord or complaint which was very impressive.
Your service to us including arranging the visits to the candidate yachts prior to our selection was very beneficial and helped make our overall experience a pleasurable one. Thanks again for your help.
INDEPENDENCE 2 Specifications
|LENGTH||105ft (32.0m)||BEAM||23ft (7.0m)||DRAFT||6ft 0in (1.8m)|
|YEAR BUILT||1993||BUILDER||Broward Marine||DESIGNER||Robin Rose|
|GUESTS||9||CREW||Captain Matt Braisted + 3||REFIT||2002|
|SPEED||15kts / 20kts||STABILISERS||None||FLAG|
|ENGINES||2 x Detroit Deisel 16V92TA|
INDEPENDENCE 2 Accommodations
INDEPENDENCE 2 can accommodate 9 guests in 4 cabins. The Master cabin has a king size bed, a pullman, bath/tub, shower and toilet. 2 Guest cabins have a twin bed, shower and toilet. A Guest cabin has a queen size bed, shower and toilet. INDEPENDENCE 2 is fully air conditioned through out. Crew has a separate companionway, heads and shower.
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