Top Five epitomizes luxury and attention to detail throughout. Her aft deck provides shaded comfort for relaxing, an informal meal or simply enjoying the surroundings.
As you enter the main salon, you immediately note her large windows that provide unobstructed views and a bright open feeling ideal for entertaining guests, enjoying an intimate conversation, or watching TV or a movie. The main salon flows with ease into a spacious well appointed dining salon with ample seating for 12, perfect for those wishing to dine in style.
Forward on the main deck, is the master suite, accessed from the main deck foyer, you pass through your private study and into the full-beam stateroom with his and her baths. Her spacious bath features a marble Jacuzzi tub and separate shower. There is a king-sized bed, large walk-in his and hers wardrobes and entertainment center.
On the lower deck, there are five luxurious staterooms. The full beam VIP stateroom features a large bath complete with tub. There are two equal queen-size staterooms; two double staterooms forward are each fitted with a full size and a twin berth as well as a Pullman, making them ideal family cabins. All staterooms have en-suite baths and entertainment centers.
Whether you arrive at the bridge deck via the exquisite curved staircase, or use her 4-deck elevator located off the foyer, the feeling of understated elegance and comfort is the same, complete with large screen entertainment center, a cozy sunken bar and ample seating. Al fresco dining is at its best on the aft bridge deck. This spacious private area accommodates 12 guests.
The sun deck is designed as an entertainers dream, including a spa pool surrounded by sun beds and teak chairs. The shaded settee curves around a cocktail table and the cocktail bar has seating for five. The expansive open space of the sun deck is perfect for an afternoon or evening party.
DECK & SYSTEMS
TOP FIVE Crew Profile
|CAPTAIN: JOHANNES BUYS|
South African, Johannes Buys has been in the industry since 1996. His knowledge of electricity, mechanics, navigation, as well as a clear understanding of good seamanship, keeps “TOP FIVE” safe and sound. The safety of everybody aboard is paramount to Johannes who has been a charter and private captain since 2001. He holds a Master Y4 3000 GT MCA Captains license and a Y3 Chief engineers license. Johannes is a licensed Dive master (PADI) and loves water sports including wakeboarding. He has developed extensive cruising knowledge of the Caribbean, Mediterranean, Bahamas and the United States’ Coastal waters. He enjoys the challenges of taking “TOP FIVE” and her guests to imaginative and exotic locations. Johannes’ enthusiasm and attention to the needs of his guests will ensure that their stay aboard “TOP FIVE” will be unforgettable!
|FIRST MATE: HENTIE LOMBARD|
Hentie Lombard was born in a little town in South Africa called White River but spent his childhood growing up in the world famous Kruger National Park. Hentie holds a 200-ton Yacht Master Offshore license, Advanced Fire Fighting, Advanced Sea Survival and GMDSS license. He loves every aspect of yachting and enjoys taking guest out on tender rides and water sports including diving and wakeboarding. As a dedicated member of the crew, Hentie strives to make sure that everyone’s stay onboard “TOP FIVE” will be a safe and memorable one. He is an avid photographer and the computer brain on board.
|CHIEF ENGINGEER: STEPHANUS DU PLESSIS|
Born in the small-town, farming community of Heilbronn, South Africa, Steph grew up working closely with the land. An avid animal lover, he had always imagined himself becoming a vet. However, as time passed, he began to work with various pieces of machinery on the farm and found that it was the engines that truly intrigued him. Before long, he was consumed by the engineering world and his passion and drive to pursue it as a full-time career outgrew his life on the farm. He travelled across the world to the United States where he obtained his Y3 chief engineers license allowing him to travel the world aboard various super yachts. Steph is a genuine and personable young man with a calm and collected nature that allows him to succeed in the most efficient manner in high pressure situations. He is a popular member of the team and is most likely to be found in various compartments of the yacht, ensuring that every single thing is in perfect functioning order. Steph offers engine room tours and ensures that we are all kept safe at sea.
|CHEF: BRADLEY DAVID |
At a young age Bradley found his passion for the culinary arts, starting in the restaurant industry at the age of 15. Bradley moved to Ottawa, Canada when he was 19 and continued to fine-tune his culinary skills. After spending 12 years in the restaurant industry Bradley enrolled in the "Culinary Skills Chef Training" program at Algonquin College. Chef Bradley then moved to Florida to pursue his new career as a yacht chef. Since September 2008 Bradley has been a successful charter Chef on board yachts in the Bahamas, Caribbean, Mediterranean, New England Coast and Florida. Bradley enjoys cooking all types of cuisine and has a great ability to make all his guests feel welcome in his galley with his passion for food and his enthusiastic personality. Please feel free to voice any special request you might have for him, as he will be happy to prepare anything for you.
|BOSON: JONATHAN PULASKI|
American, born and raised in Pensacola, Florida, Jonathan grew up on the Intercostal Waterway. He graduated from the university of West Florida with a Bachelors Degree in Graphics Design and a minor in Communications. Jon’s keen eye for detail and his sparkling personality not only keeps the boat shining brightly, but he also helps to keep guests well entertained. Prior to joining M/Y Top Five and beginning his career in yachting, Jon was a lifeguard for 5 years and worked in the catering business for 2 years. For recreation Jon is a water sports enthusiast. He enjoys wakeboarding, surfing and diving. Jon has obtained his SCUBA Rescue Diver and Advanced Diver certification. Jon’s bright smile will help make your stay on M/Y Top Five memorable.
|DECK HAND: DEAN ELLIMAN|
Dean grew up in the beautiful beachfront city of Durban, nestled in the heart of South Africa. A keen athlete and a passion for the outdoors saw him participating in numerous water sports and cycling events, one measuring up to 222 miles. At the age of 23, Dean was scouted by Italian Vogue and spent the next four years travelling the most exquisite locations across Europe.Grateful for the experiences that his modeling career had brought him, his heart belonged to the sea and he left to pursue his dream of Yachting. Dean is a loving father and a charming, well-traveled young man who strives to consistently achieve the highest standards. He is always happy to take you out on the water and has a wealth of knowledge regarding European culture..
|CHIEF STEWARDESS: DEBBI PRETORIUS|
The travel bug bit Debbi at a young age, being the daughter of a foreign diplomat meant moving around until she eventually settled in a small farm town called George, in South Africa. Once she finished university, where she received her degree in Economics and Politics, she decided to continue her travels. After her first yachting job in the Med she’s never looked back. She still has a great passion for everything the job entails! She looks forward to the rest of her career on yachts, where it will take her, and who it will let her meet along the way. In her off time she likes to be active, hiking, scuba diving and baking up a storm in the kitchen or spending time with any pet animals she can get her hands on. If you need anything during your stay onboard Top Five, please don’t hesitate to ask Debbi!
|SECOND STEWARDESS: NORA EDGINGTON|
Nora was born and raised in Cooperstown, NY. Growing up with 8 brothers and sisters, her parents made sure to keep all of them very active. One of those activities included sailing and many years of competitive swimming. While attending Palm Beach Atlantic University, Nora became more familiar with the yachting industry and after receiving her degree in International Business, she pursued a career in yachting. Nora is a great asset to the crew and will make all the guests stay on board memorable.
|THIRD STEWARDESS: NIKOLA COWIE|
Nikola was born in the Kingdom of Swaziland, a wild and majestic country located in Southern Africa. Her love and fascination of people and diverse cultures prompted her to study a Bachelor of Arts Degree, majoring in Psychology. Amidst the beautiful vineyards of Stellenbosch University, Nikola developed a passion for food, wine and the hospitality industry. With an avid streak for adventure and an overwhelming sense of wanderlust, Nikola set sail for the seas and found her course in yachting. Here, she thrives in the fast paced lifestyle, travelling to new and exotic locations and finding joy and excitement in all the people that she meets. You can count on her for a warm welcome, a big smile and a lending ear.
TOP FIVE Specifications
TOP FIVE Testimonials
TOP FIVE Specifications
|LENGTH||157ft (47.9m)||BEAM||29ft (8.8m)||DRAFT||8ft 0in (2.4m)|
|YEAR BUILT||2005||BUILDER||Christensen||DESIGNER||Carol Williamson & Associates|
|GUESTS||12||CREW||Captain Johannes Buys + 9||REFIT||2009|
|SPEED||12kts / 16kts||STABILISERS||At Anchor (0 Speed)||FLAG||Cayman Islands|
|ENGINES||2x MTU/DDC 12V4000 at 1800hp each|
TOP FIVE Accommodations
TOP FIVE accommodates 12 guests in 6 cabins.
The Master cabin has a king-sized bed, walk-in closets, his and her bathrooms with tub and shower. The VIP cabin has a king-sized bed, huge bathroom with tub and shower, ample closet and storage. Two guest cabins each have king-sized beds, both with showers, ample closets and storage. Two additional guest cabins each have double beds, a single bed and a pullman,1 cabin with bath/tub and the other with shower. Both cabins have ample closet space and storage.
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