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MARAE

108 ft / 32.9 m Alloy Yachts - Sleeps 6 guests

From: $59,000 To: $65,000

Chartering in the Caribbean and the East Coast of North America

About MARAE

Operating in the Caribbean and the East Coast of North America

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

Salon Lounge

Salon

Salon Dining

Master walk around Suite

Master walk around Suite

Office Suite area in Master

VIP Suite

Layout & Sail plan

Deck House

Deck House

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Specification

Length

108 ft / 32.9 m

Year Built

2004

Sleeping Guests

6

Cruising Speeds

10 kts / 18.5 km/h

Engines

2x 300hp Lugger Diesel engines

Beam

26 ft 11 in / 7.9 m

Builder

Alloy Yachts

Crew

Captain: Frank Ficken + 3

Stabilisers

None

VAT Registered

No

Draft

8 ft 10 in / 2.4 m

Designer

Fontaine Design Group

Refit

2014

Flag

United States

US Duty Paid

No

Amenities

  • 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: Frank Ficken (54)

Frank grew up in Vermont, boating on Lake Champlain most weekends with his family (when the ice was out!). He began sailing out of Newport, RI in the 1980’s and began his professional yachting career 14 years ago. Frank brings many years of experience running large sailing yachts to MARAE including SY GEORGIA and the classic schooner TREE OF LIFE.

Frank is very easy going and loves teaching guests about sailing MARAE. If you feel like dragging yourself away from comfort of the cockpit settees, you might get a chance to help sail her! Frank is a qualified Rescue Diver and also serves as the Race Committee for any guests who feel like racing the twin Laser sailboats that Marae carries. When he’s not sailing, he enjoys water sports, reading and photography.

Frank has a great team working with him to ensure that guests always receive unparalleled service, whether you are relaxing in an anchorage or playing with MARAE’s armada of water toys.

Chef: Sue Ficken

Sue brings her formal culinary training as well as over 6 years of yacht chef experience to MARAE. Since training at the International Culinary School in Ft Lauderdale, Sue has worked as the chef aboard a number of large yachts including SY ISLANDIA and SY GEORGIA.

Sue 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, Sue knows where to procure the best meats and fish and the freshest vegetables. She is also renowned for her desserts!

When not thinking up ways to delight guest’s palates, Sue enjoys snorkeling, reading and hiking.

Layout

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. 

Testimonials

Frank,
 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,
Drew
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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