MARAE, 108′ Pilothouse Sloop, “Best Sailing Yacht”, International Superyacht Design Award, 2004 (pronounced ‘Mar-eye’).
Meaning: in Polynesian societies a Marae is a communal meeting place. Marae’s owner liked the name and since the yacht was built in New Zealand translates it into “a special meeting place for family and friends.”
This elegant yacht which is going to a wonderful refit at Front Street Shipyard in Belfast Maine this spring and early summer must be seen to fully appreciate her but in the interim the following description must suffice.
On deck Marae has a private aft cockpit with collapsible spray hood and direct access to the master stateroom. This cockpit area is equipped with large cushions for lounging. A fold out stern section provides comfortable steps and a sturdy swim platform.
Moving forward are the port and starboard steering stations, followed by a covered center cockpit with U-shaped sofas to port and starboard and hi-lo table for dinner or cocktails. These areas can be converted to lounging pads. Side windows slide open and a removable aft Isenglass curtain protects against the elements. A protected helm station is located to starboard.
Captive winches keep the teak decks free of clutter.
The interior woodwork on MARAE consists of stained walnut and is complemented by luxurious fabrics and crisp white linens, down duvets and down pillows in the staterooms.
The upper saloon has a full wet bar with stools and a leather U-shaped sofa with coffee table that converts into a comfortable lounging area with panoramic views.
Main saloon with comfortable sofas, coffee table and dining table seating six is located below, galley and crew areas are forward of the saloon and guest accommodations aft of the saloon.
The master stateroom is full width aft with private access to the aft deck. Centerline queen size bed, office and en suite bath room. Roomy stall shower with built in seat. Private staircase from the master stateroom to the aft cockpit.
Double guest cabin with en suite bath room, stall shower and built in shower seat.
Twin guest cabin with Pullman berth and en suite bath room and stall shower.
Photos from Captain Frank from this season’s sailing in the Caribbean(left to right – Marae in St. Lucia, charter guests tubing in the BVI’s, dolphins swimming alongside, Chef Sue at the market in Guadeloupe, sunset in Virgin Gorda:
* Particulars are displayed in good faith and believed to be correct but are not guaranteed. Weekly rates fluctuate per season and may be higher during your charter dates. They will be confirmed by our Charter Specialist during your selection process.