SPECIFICATIONS and EQUIPMENT
Length: 52.75m / 173ft
Flag: George Town, Cayman Islands (MCA and Commercial)
Treadmill (Landice L9 Pro Sports Trainer)
Elliptical (LifeFitness 9100)
Exercise Bike (Club Series by Life Fitness)
Limited free weights
Steam shower room
Jacuzzi with large sunning areas and teak chaise lounges.
The Master and VIP ensuite staterooms are located forward on the main deck.
1. The master stateroom is full beam with a king size bed and includes his and hers marble sinks, whirlpool bathtub and a separate shower room.
2. The VIP stateroom has a king size bed, luxuriously appointed ensuite with a bathtub and a separate shower room.
Four staterooms are located below on the lower deck
1. The FULL Beam VIP stateroom on the lower deck features a king size bed, ensuite with a bathtub and separate shower room.
2. Two twin bedded ensuite staterooms with showers.
3. A queen size bed, ensuite stateroom with bathtub a and separate shower.
Note: The Upper Salon features a gaming and card table, a full bar area, video arcade games, an air hockey table and a karaoke machine.
1. All staterooms and common areas of the yacht are equipped with Satellite TV and DVD players.
2. Music surround sound systems are located in the master suite, main salon and through the boat deck.
3. Handicap accessible between the main deck and boat deck.
4. Rebuilt in 2003 and extensively refit from 2008-2009: Complete paint, new carpets, new exterior soft goods, new linens throughout, new galley equipment, new bridge electronics, new main engines, new auxiliary generators, upgraded AV systems throughout, zero-speed stabilizers, air conditioning system cleaned and refurbished, marble polishing and re-grouting and many more upgrades and improvements.
19ft Novurania RIB LP Equator w/220hp diesel jet engine
18ft Novurania RIB DL w/115hp 4-stroke OB engine
(2) Yamaha waverunners, 3-seaters
Laser sailing dinghy
Inflatable towable Banana tube
Inflatable towable donuts
(12) Sets of diving gear in excellent condition
(12) Oxygen tanks
DIVING NOTE: Charter guests have the option to use the yacht's diving equipment, however, Rendezvous diving will still be required.
DECK & SYSTEMS
PASSION Crew Profile
M/Y PASSION CREW PROFILE
CAPTAIN: COLIN RICHARDSON, 41, BRITISH/SOUTH AFRICAN
Colin was born in the UK and grew up in Cape Town. He is an accomplished yachtsman who competed on the pro-sailing circuit for 8 years until 1996. He then spent the next 7 years running various sailing boats for a family in Hong Kong. After Asia, Colin?s next command was a Perini-Navi and he joined Passion as captain in 2005. He is a PADI rescue diver and holds his MCA 3000 ton captains license. His interests include all water sports, rugby, golf, viticulture and current affairs. He is also a RYA jet ski instructor and as a result, Passion can issue jet ski licenses for the duration of a charter. A combination of qualifications and experience from these backgrounds ensures a well developed sense of safety and security while at the same time guaranteeing a fun filled vacation. A strong emphasis on planning, organisation and training ensures impeccable vessel preparation and presentation and that a professional and motivated crew is on hand to pamper you.
1ST OFFICER: GRANT HEUNIS, 37, SOUTH AFRICAN
Grant started as a temporary day worker on Passion 5 years ago and has really
risen up the ranks. He grew up in East London, South Africa and is a certified PADI rescue diver and a keen sportsman. He competed at a provincial level in water polo and surfing in South Africa. Before joining Passion, Grant was on M.Y. Amore azure II. Grant is the navigating officer and is also an RYA RIB level II and Jetski Instructor. He holds his MCA Chief Mate 3000 ton license. Interests include Rugby, surfing and collecting watches.
2ND OFFICER: BEN DICKERSON, 28, AMERICAN
Ben was born and raised in New Jersey and was introduced to boating by his father at a young age. He enjoyed spending as much time as he could on the water. He is an active outdoorsman who enjoys wake boarding, snowboarding, camping, rock climbing and white water rafting. Ben has been in the industry for 5 years and his past vessels include M.Y. Highlander and M.Y. October rose. He holds his MCA Chief Mate 3000 ton licence and is an advanced PADI Diver. He is the Safety Officer on board.
DECKHAND: MATTHEW FRIZELLE, 30, SOUTH AFRICAN
Matthew was born in Durban. He is a qualified commercial diver, holding his class 2 certificate as well as being a PADI rescue diver. Prior to working on Passion, he lived and worked in London for 2 years. Matthew has extensive experience in water sports such as jet skiing, river and sea kayaking, wake boarding and kite boarding. The above, and his love for the ocean adventure and travel, is what have drawn him to pursue a career in yachting and he joined us in 2008. His other interests include rugby, popular music and fishing. He is also holds his RYA Yachtmaster Offshore 200 Ton Captain?s licence as well as being a RIB level II and Jetski Instructor. Matt is the Security Officer
DECKHAND: WESLEY BARTHO, 28, SOUTH AFRICA
Wes was born and raised in Durban. He is a keen sportsman and was in the 1st cricket team for the school for 4 years. He grew up with a passion for deep sea fishing from an early age. Before heading overseas, he worked as a Sales Manager for Honda for 4 years. He then travelled to London where he was based for 2 years as a marketing manager for Fitness First, a popular gym and spa chain. Wesley has been on Passion for nearly 2 years now and comes to us from M.Y. Kingdom, a large privately owned Saudi Royal yacht. Interests includes all watersports and snowboarding. Wes holds a RYA RIB level II and Jetski Instructor licence and has recently completed his RYA Ocean Yachtmaster 200 ton captains license. Wes is the Medical Officer onboard.
CHIEF ENGINEER: DAVE SHEREDA, 43, AMERICAN
Passion has two rotating Chief Engineers who do a great job of ensuring that all the domestic and operational systems on board are in top class working order. Dave has been on board since 2002, a few months into the original refit. Dave started his life at sea sailing the world on the family?s cruising yacht and progressed onto bigger private yachts. He started his technical career by completing an Aircraft Fitter?s Apprenticeship for Denmark?s SAS Airline. David is a MCA qualified Y-2 Chief Engineer and also holds the RYA Ocean Yachtmaster 200 ton license.
CHIEF ENGINEER: STEVE LONG, 48, BRITISH
Stephen joined Passion after being Chief Engineer on a number of private yachts, which has given him a broad range of experience on a wide variety of vessels. Steve trained as an engineering technician with the Lotus Formula One team and has also worked for team Schuppan, a Porsche racing team. He has been at sea since 1995 and joined us 4 years ago from M.Y. Galaxy. For anyone interested Steve would be happy to arrange a tour of the Engine Room. Stephen is a MCA qualified Y-2 Chief Engineer.
2ND ENGINEER: STUART RAWLINS, 26, SOUTH AFRICAN
Stuart was born in Dundee, South Africa. He has been in the yachting industry for 3 years and has worked on a variety of different vessels as an engineer. He enjoys electronics and computers and has a diploma in electrical engineering. He loves all forms of outdoors sports ranging from surfing and wake boarding to motocross and hockey. Before Passion he was the Chief Engineer on a 142ft M.Y. He is a MCA qualified Y-4 Engineer.
HEAD CHEF: THOMAS FRANCQUE, 35, AMERICAN
Thomas was born in Northern California. He started cooking in the Willamette Valley in Oregon when he was 18 years old. After achieving his culinary degree, he went to London and then Dublin, where he worked at a prestigious one Michelin star restaurant. He has worked in fine dining establishments in America as Sous chef and Chef de cuisine. He also qualified at the Culinary Institute of America as a certified ?Chef de Cuisine?, specialising in Asian, Indian, Caribbean and Latin America food. His time in San Diego introduced him to the world of yachting. Thomas has now been Head Chef on Passion for over a year. And most recently won the Concours de Chefs competition at the 2009 MYBA show in St Maarten.
2ND CHEF: JACOB RICKWOOD, 26, BRITISH
Jake is a passionate young chef who started his career, working at the 3-Michelin starred restaurant, ?Oak Room? in Picadilly Circus, London. He has since gone on to work in some of London and Sydney?s finest restaurants, progressing to Executive Sous Chef at ?Orrery? in London. Jake joined Passion in May as his first position in the yachting industry. He also enjoys watching and playing football.
CHIEF STEWARDESS: KIM WOODEY, 30, SOUTH AFRICAN
Kim was born and raised in Cape Town, South Africa. She did a degree in languages and went on to become an English teacher. She taught in Cape Town before moving to London. Friends introduced her to yachting 4 years ago. She spent the last 3 years taking care of a discerning Russian family onboard M.Y. 777, before joining Passion in 2009. She has travelled extensively and hopes to write professionally one day. Her interests include reading, writing, photography, diving and travel.
2ND STEWARDESS: AMY VAN LOO, 24, AUSTRALIAN
Amy grew up in the Mid-North Coast of Australia. She began studying International Business in Brisbane, before deciding to follow her desire to travel the world. Amy joined the yachting world in 2007 and has since worked on several yachts, progressing to Chief Stewardess on M.Y. Sun Chaser. She is highly interested in viniculture and hopes to complete further studies in the wine field. Amy also loves surfing and yoga.
STEWARDESS/MASSEUSE: CLAIRE LANDER, 29, SOUTH AFRICAN
Claire was born and raised in Durban, South Africa. After completing her beauty therapy and massage diploma, Claire began travelling and spent some time in the United States and London before settling in Australia where she furthered her massage skills. Her friends and family who we?re already in the yachting industry, encouraged her to start join yachting. Claire joined Passion in 2009 from MY Nice-n-Easy.
STEWARDESS: JESSICA RUTTY, 19, BRITISH
Jess excelled in all subjects, achieving 9 A grades at 16 years old and 4 high grade A? levels at eighteen years old, in Politics, English, Physics and French. She also found time to captain the Hockey team at college. She played as a midfielder for her county for 4 years. Jessica found yachting after helping with a yacht delivery for a family friend to St Tropez. She has been an integral part of our interior team for 18 months now. Her interests include reading, music, travelling and wakeboarding. Jess is a PADI Open Water Diver.
STEWARDESS: LAUREN VERVLIET, 29, SOUTH AFRICAN
Lauren grew up and finished high school in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. She began working at a young age in retail, before moving into the corporate world where she gained extensive experience in London and more recently, Dubai. Lauren joined Passion in May as a Junior Stewardess and this is her first job in yachting. She is a keen runner and likes to keep fit and healthy in general.
|LENGTH||173ft (52.7m)||BEAM||30ft (9.1m)||DRAFT||10ft 5in (3.2m)|
|YEAR BUILT||1986||BUILDER||Swedeship||DESIGNER||Diana Yacht Design|
|GUESTS||12||CREW||Captain Colin Richardson & Chef Thomas Francque + 12||REFIT||2009|
|SPEED||12kts / 16kts||STABILISERS||At Anchor (0 Speed)||FLAG||Cayman Islands|
|ENGINES||Twin Caterpillar 3512|
PASSION can accommodate 12 guests in 6 cabins. The Master cabin has a king size bed, bath/tub, shower and toilet. 2 Guest cabins have a twin bed, shower and toilet. A VIP cabin has a king size bed, bath/tub, shower and toilet. A VIP Lower Deck cabin has a king size bed, bath/tub, shower and toilet. A Queen cabin has a queen size bed, bath/tub, shower and toilet. PASSION is fully air conditioned through out. Crew has a separate companionway, heads and shower.
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