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SKIMMER

74 ft / 22.6 m Open Ocean - Sleeps 10 guests

From: $45,000 To: $60,950

Chartering in the Caribbean

About SKIMMER

Operating in the Caribbean

SKIMMER emerged in 2016 from the cutting-edgeSouth African shipyard, Two Oceans Marine, engineered for transoceanic performance and top speed without sacrifice to luxurious accommodations and sumptuous living spaces.

SKIMMER is a custom design, based on the  740 Open Ocean Performance Cruising Catamaran, the hull has been expanded to 76.88' to provide even greater space and luxury. The low profile flybridge design with racing stripe band of windows bisecting each hull is sleek and dynamic. The build has a tall rig, a large sail area, and a deep keel and rudder for unparalleled performance. SKIMMER is a masterfully designed, open-plan home that boasts 360-degree water views.

Step aboard SKIMMER’s beamy aft deck cockpit where there’s plenty of space for your entire charter party to lounge comfortably. Banquette seating with adjustable tables in protective shade make this a popular place to dine or relax. A double-wide door opens the interior galley and saloon to the outdoors, expanding the social space for near seamless open circulation and excellent fresh air flow.

The main saloon has a contemporary décor of rich woods with upholstery in gentle hues that create a pleasingly organic ambiance.L-shaped sofa seating with additional modular chairs keep the charter party comfortably at the large dining table. White paneling is crisp and bright, and a generous surround of windows infuses the area with daylight. Opposite the dining area is the galley bar with four built-in stools. The professional galley is a chef’s delight, with five-burner stove, dual sinks, expansive counter space, and loads of storage and refrigeration.

The most popular spot aboard SKIMMER is the magnificent flybridge. Awnings over the flybridge and also the trampolines keep guests protected and deliciously cool. Everyone loves riding outdoors while under sail, it’s a fabulous feeling. There is plenty of space for a crowd and the views are spectacular.

SKIMMER is best suited for eight guests, but can accommodate 10 guests in five cabins. Four cabins are ensuite, the fifth has a dedicated bathroom positioned outside of the cabin. All bathrooms include very large dry showers, an overhead shower, plus a flexible hand shower, and a seat in the shower cubicle. Each cabin features fine linens and soft goods, dual reading lights, thoughtful amenities and sufficient storage for extended voyages.

SKIMMER has many notable features that make her an ideal option for first time sailors and families with children. At the bow, two bench seats head up the two spacious trampolines each with a raised side, which supports anyone seated either on deck or at the trampoline. This intelligent design provides bow seating common to motor yachts but unusual in a sailing catamaran. The best of both worlds. Raised gunwales augment safety on deck. Experience the thrill of true sailing in safety and comfort, while voyaging through some of the most spectacularly beauty scenery on planet earth.

Main Salon, Bar & Galley

Formal Dining Area

Master Cabin

Master Bath with Shower

Guest Cabin

Guest Bath

Aft Deck leading into Salon

Wide Open Aft Entrance

Nav Table and Bar

Nav Table

Spacious Galley

Fore Deck and trampolines

Port Rear Quarter

Starboard side at Chapman's Peak

Spinnaker Sailing at it's Best!

Sail Away!

Specification

Length

74 ft / 22.6 m

Year Built

2016

Sleeping Guests

10

Cruising Speeds

10 kts / 18.5 km/h

Engines

2 x 250 hp

Beam

35 ft 9 in / 10.6 m

Builder

Open Ocean

Crew

Captain: New Captain coming soon! + 1

Stabilisers

None

VAT Registered

No

Draft

6 ft 10 in / 1.8 m

Designer

Du Toit Yacht Design

Refit

Flag

South Africa

US Duty Paid

No

Amenities

General

  • BBQ
  • Coffee machine
  • Deck shower
  • Fishing gear - light
  • Special diets
  • Sun cushions
  • Swim platform
  • Water maker

Electrical

  • CD library
  • DVD library
  • Games console
  • Indoor audio system
  • iPod dock
  • TV saloon
  • Wi-Fi

Toys

  • Floating Mats
  • Kayaks multiple
  • Kneeboard
  • Paddleboard
  • Tube - towable
  • Wakeboard

Tenders

  • RIB tender 15ft / 4.60m - 70hp engine

Diving

  • 1 Compressors
  • Crew certified
  • Diving lights
  • Snorkelling gear
  • Underwater still camera
  • Underwater video

Crew Profile

Captain: New Captain coming soon!

Stay tuned for our new Captain profile, which will be coming soon. In the meant time, be assured we will find the perfect fit for SKIMMER and her guests

First Mate: David Shilton

David Shilton, affectionately called “Naval” by his friends, grew up in the coastal town of Knysna, South Africa, in the district aptly named Eden. With spectacularly beautiful and consistently perfect weather, conditions are ideal for year around boating and watersports activities. Naval started sailing as a schoolboy, competitive dinghy sailing, canoeing, and excelling at rugby. The year the school Principal wrote a report that stated “David is the backbone of the rugby team” was one of his proudest moments.

However, Naval’s acknowledgement as a team anchor was just one of many accolades. In 2007, 2008 and 2009, he won various men’s single-handed sailing championships. This perfect candidate for the Navy joined up after finishing school, studied seamanship and trained as a diver. He represented the Navy in two world championships and sailed the Cape to Rio Race 2011 as the Watch Captain for the navy yacht.

Naval went on to work as a commercial diver, a skipper, a guide, and a captain on passenger and charter yachts. He completed numerous ocean crossings and has extensive experience in worldwide racing. When he is not at the helm in a professional capacity he is usually found out in his own boat, fishing, skiing, diving, tubing, or just cruising around. He is elated to be part of the crew aboard SKIMMER and sums up, “I have always loved boats. Sailing as a sport has always been my passion. Yachting as a career just came naturally.”

Layout

2 King Aft Cabins, bed size 6 x 6.5

1 King Fwd Cabin, bed size 6 x 6.5

1 Queen Fwd Cabin, bed size 6 x 5

All Cabins with ensuite heads

1 Queen Cabin Midships Starboard (no ensuite head) which

is normally the crew cabin, but they can move to the forepeaks for

some 10 pax charters.  Please inquire fir 9/10 pax.

Luxury charter yacht layout diagram for SKIMMER

Testimonials

11-19 April, 2017 ~ BVI - Unforgettable

This trip absolutely surpassed all of my expectations! I told Joe that my new favorite way to travel is by catamaran! I think one of my favorite aspects of the whole trip was the time spent getting to each new port, being tossed around on the trampoline with my kids as we hit each swell, and laughing and screaming until our bellies hurt! It was such a blessing for me as a mom to watch my whole family enjoy God's incredible creation together and make memories that we will surely talk about for years to come! When it was time to end the trip and disembark, I felt a palpable sadness and it was because in that short but beautiful time, I became so fond of Peter, Colleen and David. Their hospitality and joie de vivre made this trip unforgettable. Honestly, I do not think that I could express with words the gratitude I feel for their gift to us. My children collectively,were only able to be cheered up once I promised them that we would come back soon to see Peter, Colleen and David and have another adventure on the cat!Thank you Patty, for all that you did to make this trip happen in the impeccable manner that it did!! I can’t wait to plan our next trip!

11-19 April, 2017 ~ BVI - Crew Comments

Here is our guests on Easter Sunday and the Dad teaching us Italian Frittata for breakfast.

11-19 April, 2017 ~ BVI - Guest Comments:

The trip was amazing- sorry to have to come home!

The crew was fantastic. It was a general concern to be stuck on a boat with people we didn't know, but Peter, Colleen and David were all amazing! They were fun to hang outwith but totally unobtrusive. The food was top notch, especially considering it must be tough to get 10 days worth of provisions. Colleen was an amazing chef.Her home made breads were such a nice surprise. 

On a side note, the boat way surpassed our expectations from the brochure. The boat is simple, classic but beautiful. Thanks for setting this up, we couldn't be happier!

Joe

Easter 2017 in the BVIs

Easter Bunnies for the children for breakfast.  And our guests dressed up for Michael Bean’s pirate show!!