S/Y REE, formerly Parsifal II, is a luxury sailing yacht that offers the comfort and facilities comparable to a motor yacht in excess of 40 meters. Built in 1996 by Valdettaro Shipyard, Italy and designed specifically for luxury charters, she is equipped with all the very latest technology, from state-of-the-art sail handling to worldwide communications. REE is the perfect combination of power under sail and luxury, able to sail at 10-12 knots with ease. A superb sailing yacht that offers the ultimate experience for the most discerning sailors.
REE features copious amounts of deck space and the very large covered cockpit seats 12 for al fresco dining in addition to lovely seating areas. REE offers a myriad of water sports options from skiing, wakeboarding and other towable toys behind the 20' ft Zodiac tender with 70 hp. Or, enjoy sailing on REE’s Lasers, windsurf, snorkel, fish or rendezvous diving. Great layout for both couples and families.
The 2011 Refit amounts to approximately $2.5 million!!! Completely New Interior including soft furnishings. New exterior paint, new sails ...too many things to mention here. --
DECK & SYSTEMS
REE Crew Profile
Captain Laurance Ottley started sailing in his early teens, some would say a bit late for a Brit, progressing from dinghys to offshore cruising and racing in both modern and traditional vessels. After a career in the decorating trade he took up sailing professionally in 1996. For the next 6 years he was employed first as mate, then as captain, aboard the 30 meter traditional wooden sailing ship IRENE in the Caribbean charter trade.
From 2004 to 2006 Laurance was full-time captain aboard another period wooden sailing ship, Thames Sailing Barge Kitty, doing corporate charters with up to 46 passengers before moving into the superyacht sector. In 2008 he took command of the Hoek-designed 30 meter ketch APHRODITE cruising extensively in the Med and Caribbean with the owner and guests over a period of three years. 2012 presented the opportunity for Captain Ottley to return to IRENE on a voyage around the Atlantic with sail trainees and cargo as part of a sustainable transport initiative.
On land Laurance loves to be 'let loose in the galley' practicing skills he has learned from working with great charter chefs over the years. Cycling is another passion. He rides road, cyclocross and mountain bikes and tours on two wheels. Last year he completed a 1,500km six week ride through Europe including the Swiss Alps and Pyrenees mountain ranges.
Captain Ottley takes pride in his excellent crew management skills and maintaining the vessels he commands to the highest possible standards to ensure owners and guests experience the fullest enjoyment wherever they cruise.
Ree's Chef, Shantala Tengblad, is quite special. She is a Swedish-Irish Kiwi, raised on the small Island of Waiheke, New Zealand who has spent years exploring the world and perfecting her craft. Influences on Shantala’s cuisine are as diverse as they could possibly be, making her style truly international.
It does sound like a bit of a pun to say that in the course of her travels she has cherry-picked the best of the best to create style, flavour and presentation that will make you believe there must be a whole team of chefs in Ree's galley.
Shantala trained alongside some of the top chefs on the most prestigious yachts in the industry and brings that glamour and polish to Ree's table. You will not be disappointed.
Chief Stewardess Monika Dimitrova is a 29 year old from Varna, Bulgaria. Growing up as the daughter of a seaman in this vibrant seaside city, Monika always yearned to discover the world and its seas. Once she finished her degree in Management and Economics, she joined the yachting world 8 years ago and has never looked back.
Monika has chief stewardess experience on various luxury and expedition yachts, managing the interiors efficiently and with a great eye for detail. Over the years she has visited Asia, Latin America, the Mediterranean, the Caribbean - and even went polar bear spotting in the Arctic! Her personal highlight was the moment she crossed the Equator with M/Y Octopus in January 2013.
Delving into the lighter, more creative side of life, Monika graduated from choreography school and is a great dancer. She loves to stay in shape by going for a run in the early evening to go sightseeing in her latest location.
Monika looks forward to welcoming you aboard REE and ensuring that your holiday is all you dreamt it would be.
Second Stewardess Gaelle Andries is a 26 year old Belgian who really knows her chocolates. She worked in high quality hotels and restaurants in London, Barcelona and Tenerife progressing through different departments including waitressing and reception desk, finishing as the senior butler of a luxury boutique hotel. Seven years of experience gives Gaelle a very rounded and in-depth knowledge of the hospitality industry.
In May 2012 Gaelle joined her first yacht, the classic S/Y ZACA A TE MOANA, and travelled the Caribbean islands of St Lucia, Antigua and Guadeloupe. She loves visiting new countries and collects flags from places she has visited along the way.
In her free time Gaelle enjoys reading cooking books and practising her cocktail skills. She makes a mean strawberry caipiroska!
We had a great time on REE. The crew were a pleasure to be with, the food excellent (Nadine is a superb cook), Tom the first mate an absolute rock, Rebecca and Kate incredibly efficient, Callum, the engineer, keeps the whole complex machinery working and Matt runs a tight ship. All of them could not have been nicer, they were great. And of course in all aspects REE is a very comfortable yacht - comfortable to be on and to sail.
Thanks for setting us up with a great cruise. Until the next one …
March 23 to March 30, 2013
6 guests, St. Martin – St. Martin
Report from the broker --
The client's Personal Assistant . . . said that it was a huge success. Everyone had a great time. One of the guests who always has something (critical) to say . . . said that the food and service was better than any 5 star restaurant or resort that they have been to.
The crew took excellent care of them; very concerned and caring.
So, I would like to thank you for taking such good care of my clients, and if you ever need a referral, please give my name and number.
You hit it out of the ballpark!!!
February 23 to March 2, 2013
10 guests, Antigua –Antigua
Feedback from the broker --
It was a fantastic charter and Mr G was very impressed with Captain Matt… he said that Matt is ‘a real yes guy’, meaning that nothing was too much trouble and Matt was keen to do anything to make the guests happy. He also adored Nadine’s food.
Two weeks - Christmas 2012/New Year 2013
The charter was fantastic!
The boat was beautiful and immaculate.
All party commented that the brochure doesn't do her justice; maybe something that needs looking at!
All crew worked extremely hard to ensure we had a great time and were very sociable.
Looking forward already to the next one.
- Charter Guests, April 2012
"Captain and Crew, Absolutely fabulous sailing every day! Fantastic food, tremendous hospitality, and great fun with all the toys. This was the third year in a row sailing in the Caribbean and the best, with wonderful weather, winds and warmth. We will take back many magic moments. Many thanks!"
- Charter Guests, January 2012
"We've been lucky enough to go on a few great sailing trips, but never as good as this one! Just brilliant, thanks so much"
- Charter Guests, January 2012
|LENGTH||112ft (34.1m)||BEAM||25ft (7.6m)||DRAFT||10ft 0in (3.0m)|
|YEAR BUILT||1996||BUILDER||VALDETTARO||DESIGNER||LAURENT GILES|
|GUESTS||10||CREW||Captain Laurance Ottley & Chef Shantala Tengblad + 4||REFIT||2011|
|SPEED||9kts / 12kts||STABILISERS||None||FLAG||Bahamas|
S/Y REE offers accommodation for up to 10 guests in 5 air conditioned cabins with multi standard TVs, stereos, CDs, DVDs.
The full-width owners stateroom aft has a King-size walk-around bed and settees to both port and starboard. There is also a small sofa pull-out bed suitable for children. The very large ensuite bath has twin sinks and a walk-in shower. The master cabin has a large flat screen TV with surround sound system.
The four additional staterooms offer great flexibility as they can be configured with either a king-sized bed or twin beds. Each stateroom has ensuite facilities and personal entertainment systems.
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