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108 ft / 32.9 m Alloy Yachts - Sleeps 6 guests

From: $59,000 To: $118,000

Chartering in the Caribbean, East Coast of North America and Other Cruising Areas


Operating in the Caribbean, East Coast of North America and Other Cruising Areas

MARAE, 'pronounced ‘Mar-eye’,   108' Pilothouse Sloop, "Best Sailing Yacht", International Super Yacht Design Award, 2004

The name Marae has origins from the native Maori tribe in New Zealand meaning a special meeting place for family and friends. With Marae's New Zealand construction by Alloy Yachts, the name is a natural fit.

MARAE Built by the world-renowned New Zealand super yacht builder Alloy Yachts in 2004, the award-winning Marae has proven herself to be one of the finest luxury sailing yachts afloat today. Her Ted Fontaine design captures the essence of a classic sailing yacht with timeless lines while incorporating the spaciousness and the engineering of a much larger yacht, delivering the whole with superb guest areas and sailing performance that enraptures and excites in equal measure.

Refitted in 2009 and in 2014, she features new paintwork,the latest in entertainment systems, new guest amenities and toys, and new systems to ensure a faultless and unsurpassed luxury yacht charter. From her elegant interior to her inviting deck spaces, and from her vast array of water toys to the unparalleled service from her experienced crew, she provides the ultimate getaway to share with family and friends. Better than the best luxury hotel. Finer than the finest full service villa. Your private paradise awaits.

Lounging aft deck

Serving in covered cockpit

Table Setting al fresco

View from aft deck


Salon Lounge


Salon Dining

Master walk around Suite

Master walk around Suite

Office Suite area in Master

VIP Suite

Layout & Sail plan

Deck House

Deck House








108 ft / 32.9 m

Year Built


Sleeping Guests


Cruising Speeds

10 kts / 18.5 km/h


2x 300hp Lugger Diesel engines


26 ft 11 in / 7.9 m


Alloy Yachts


Captain: John Spengos + 3



VAT Registered



8 ft 10 in / 2.4 m


Fontaine Design Group




United States

US Duty Paid



  • Deck shower
  • Fishing gear - light
  • Special diets
  • Cell phone
  • DVD library
  • DVD player saloon
  • Indoor audio system
  • iPod dock
  • Satellite phone
  • Satellite TV
  • TV saloon
  • Wi-Fi
  • Kayak
  • Paddleboards multiple
  • Tube - towable
  • Wakeboard
  • Water skis - adult
  • Diving by arrangement
  • Snorkelling gear

Crew Profile

Captain: John Spengos

John, a Philadelphia native, spent his weekends and summers as a youth at the beach in Ocean City Maryland where his family had a summer home. As the home was located directly on the back bays of the barrier Island known as Fenwick Island, most of his youth was spent on the water surfing, water skiing, and sailing during the early and mid 80’s! After a short time at University of Maryland he decided to pursue a life as a professional sailor on the world wide grand prix racing circuit. This took him to New England, South Florida, Europe, Japan, and the Caribbean throughout the late 80’s and 90’s.

As the cruising boats began to grow in size in the late 1990’s John decided to make a switch to larger boats, and eventually cruising. Having mastered the cruising grounds of New England, Western Mediterranean, and the Caribbean on such vessels as SARIYAH, GENIE OF THE LAMP, ANNALU, and WINDCREST, he embarked on his greatest challenge; running the 220’ mega sailing ketch HETAIROS. After overseeing the boat for 27,000nm of cruising in 14 months and multiple oceans including the Atlantic and Pacific, he fulfilled a lifelong dream of running one of the largest and most powerful sail boats ever built.

Holding a USCG master’s license of 3000GRT all oceans, John’s passion for sailing and creating memorable experiences for Guests in a safe manner is a priority. With his deep knowledge of the New England and Caribbean cruising grounds he will provide the most comfortable sailing, whilst having lifelong adventures ashore, above or below the ocean, and onboard with friends!

Chef: Penny Bell

Penny brings her formal culinary training from colleges in the United Kingdom and America, as well as over 20 years of yacht chef experience to MARAE. Penny has worked as the chef aboard a number of large yachts including SY TIMONEER and SY MIRABELLA

Penny has a very flexible style, allowing her to customize a menu for your charter that fulfills all your epicurean desires. She prides herself on creating imaginative dishes from fresh local ingredients with great presentation. With many years of provisioning experience in most of the major charter ports, Penny knows where to procure the best meats and fish and the freshest vegetables. She Looks forward to welcoming you aboard.

First Mate Engineer: Jeremy King

Jeremy is the First Mate / Engineer aboard Marae. His job is to keep the boat in ship shape and ensure smooth sailing for everyone on board.

Jeremy is also the person in charge of Marae’s many toys. Whether you wish to race around in the Lasers, kayak, paddleboard, or use one of the towable tubes, wakeboards, or water skis, Jeremy will make sure everything is prepared for a fun, safe time.

Growing up sailing on the Hudson River in New York, Jeremy has cultivated a life-long passion for the sea. Before joining Marae, Jeremy was captain of a 72’ wooden schooner offering tours of the Narragansett Bay. With more than 5 years in the yachting industry Jeremy holds his 200 Ton USCG captain’s license and is a PADI Advanced Diver. Like Marae, Jeremy now calls Newport, RI his homeport but feels equally at home in the blue waters of the Caribbean.

Stewardess: Lizzy Doyle

Lizzie grew up in Rochester, NY where she loved boating on the Finger Lakes and Lake Ontario any chance she could. Water skiing, sailing, wind surfing, and paddle boarding are just a few of the activities she enjoyed filling her summers with.

About a year and a half ago Lizzie discovered the yachting world and realized it could take what she loved doing most and turn it into a career. Before yachting Lizzie was working for the Greenport Oyster Co. on Long Island as the farm manager where she learned to raise and harvest oysters. She also has more than 10 years in the Culinary and Hospitality Industries as well as a degree from Johnson & Wales University in Culinary Nutrition.

Her beautiful table-scapes, lavish cocktails, and first class service make our guests feel right at home. Her bubbly and energy filled personality makes her a perfect part of the Marae Crew. She can’t wait to welcome you aboard!


MARAE welcomes a maximum of 6 guests in three en suite staterooms. The Master suite comprises a full-width bedroom with a centerline queen bed, an office and en suite bathroom with a roomy stall shower with built-in seat. There is direct access to the private aft cockpit which has a collapsible spray hood. 

The VIP stateroom has a double bed and en suite bathroom with a stall shower and built-in seat.  The Guest stateroom has 2 single beds, a pullman berth and en suite bathroom with a stall shower.  MARAE is fully air conditioned through out. Crew has separate companionway, heads and shower. 


 I just wanted to take a minute to state my appreciation for you and your crew.  You all made what was a great reunion of friends, a great trip of fun and learning.  What a wonderful group of people commanding an unbelievable vessel! 
I thoroughly enjoyed learning more about sailing and all of the systems and challenges from you and Dylan.  Sue’s cooking and wonderful smile (no I am not flirting with your wife) was so exceptional and engaging.  Randy mentioned he cannot get is wife to announce dinner like Sue did.  Unrealistic expectations on Randy’s part?  Dylan’s depth of understanding of the many systems required to keep all things smooth and efficient is unbelievable!  I hope to get to learn more from him in future trips (if I am so lucky).  Kendall’s service was great and it was fun to see her loosen up and get more comfortable and show more of her personality as the weekend went on.  I think all four of us saw a bit of our daughters in Kendall.  Please pass my appreciation on to all! 
Lastly, Frank the amount of knowledge you have at your command related to the ship (systems, tactics, management, etc.) and the world in general is fantastic!  I thoroughly enjoyed our conversations on all manner of subjects.  Thank you again for making a great reunion even better!
 Safe travels.
 With admiration and appreciation,
Chesapeake Bay, October 2014

Oh my, Marae! What a wonderful time!  From the bottom of our hearts we thank you for inviting us to join you on your fabulous yacht for a week of Bahamian paradise.  Blue waters, white sands, sunny skies, delicious meals and laughter with friends all blended together to make a perfect cocktail of memorable fun. Oh, and might I add swimming pigs, sharks, lobsters and iguanas. And paddle boards, lasers, tubes and dinghy adventures make the list as well.  
Your kindness and warm hospitality, along with Marae's stately beauty made for a week we will long cherish.  To the crew we extend deepest thanks for the first-rate treatment we received.  The meals were legendary, the mate's limericks delightful, and  attention to detail - perfection.  Re-entry to real life on land will be difficult after such pampering. 
We know a fine yacht called Marae
Whose soaring mast touches the sky
Her sails catch the breeze
As she cuts through the seas
And her beauty will just make you sigh
With deep appreciation,
Joe and Tracy
March, 2013

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