MARAE - Sailing Yachts


Luxury Sailing Yacht MARAE charter brief:
MARAE (32.9m / 108’), formerly Paraiso, is a custom-built luxury sailing sloop, launched by the New Zealand based Shipyard Alloy Yachts back in 2004. Most recently refitted in 2009 and 2014, she is primarily an elegant sailing yacht with friendly and experienced crew, which offers both luxury accommodation as well as stylish family sailing holidays and adventurous holiday experience. Designed by Ted Fontaine Design Group she combines traditional, classic design with modern facilities, clean lines and open deck spaces with two cockpit areas.   MARAE features all the latest sailing gear, communications and entertainment systems on board and is always kept in excellent, yacht charter ready condition. MARAE's super yacht crew of up to four are usually offering luxury crewed charter itineraries around the New England and Maine regions of USA throughout the summer and the East CARIBBEAN during the season in the winter months.

Tip:   Super yacht MARAE has a flexible draught which can go down from her usual 7.5m draft, she can raise it to only 2.15m.  This raising centre board enables the yacht to access shallower anchorages which many other yachts in this range may have to avoid.


About Luxury Sailing Yacht MARAE:
MARAE is a luxury sailing yacht offered for yacht charters in the Mediterranean during summer months and the East Caribbean in the winter yacht charter season. This very elegant super sail yacht must be seen to fully appreciate her, and in terms of yacht charter she is a great value. Having won the ‘’Best Sailing Yacht’’ award at the International Superyacht Design Award in 2004 as the best 108’ Pilothouse Sloop, this MCA and Lloyds registered boat is a genuinely unique yacht charter proposition in the Atlantic and the Caribbean. The name Marae, pronounced as ‘Mar-eye’, has origins in the native New Zealand Maori tribe and it means a special meeting place for family and friends.  As Alloy Yachts are New Zealand based shipyard, the name is a genuinely natural fit.
One of the best features of the yacht is a private aft cockpit on deck, which has a collapsible sprayhood, providing direct access to the master suite down below. The cockpit area is equipped with large cushions for lounging and it can also comfortably seat all guests for lovely al-fresco meals and panoramic views of the surrounding coastline during any of your super yacht charter cruises and whatever yacht charter itinerary is chosen. At the stern, a fold-out section provides comfortable steps and a useful swim platform for easy access to the water. Moving forward from the stern are the port and starboard steering stations, followed by one of MARAE's best features - a deck salon with a U-shaped sofa to port, an L-shaped one to starboard and hi-lo table for meals and cocktails. Side windows slide open and a removable aft Isenglass curtain protects against the elements. Very useful captive winches keep MARAE's sweeping teak decks free of clutter, while the protected helm station is located to starboard.
In the interior of MARAE, stained walnut woodwork used throughout is complemented by luxurious fabrics and crisp white bed 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 surrounding a coffee table that converts into a comfortable lounging area. The views from here also great, thus the area is the best alternative to the outside areas on deck. The main saloon has richly upholstered sofas with deep cushions, a coffee table and dining table with seating for six.

About super yacht crew on board of SY MARAE:
Captain Frank Ficken is a US captain and has extensive sailing experience in the Caribbean as well as the Mediterranean. He is very easy going and particularly happy to allow clients to help sail MARAE whenever this is possible or when the clients are keen to switch from enjoying their luxury yacht charter experience for an adventurous sailing. His wife Sue is chef on board and as Frank, she also worked on board large yachts before joining Marael. She is very flexible in her cooking style and likes to create unique, imaginative meals to suit different clients on board. Her desserts are a treat and her provisioning experience in all major yacht charter ports, second to none.   Dyland and Renee complet the crew of four on board of this yacht, and both are experienced first mate sailors/engineer (Dyland) and Stewardess (Renee) who are on board of luxury yachts for a number of years now.

Luxury Sailing Yacht MARAE can accommodate up to 6+1 guests in 3 luxuriously appointed cabins. The guests will have a total of 2 double cabin and 1 twin cabins. The master stateroom is located aft and across full width of the yacht, with private access to the aft deck. The suite features centreline queen-size bed, office and en suite bath room. Roomy stall shower with built in seat and private staircase from the master stateroom lead to the aft cockpit. On top, the guests can enjoy a double guest cabin with en suite bath room, stall shower and built in shower seat and a twin guest cabin with Pullman berth and en suite bath room and stall shower. All cabins are en-suite and with their own individual air con and Stereo entertainment systems.

Sailing Yacht MARAE charter prices:
MARAE super yacht charter prices start at 49,000 US$'s per week per day in low season, while high season prices are as high as 54.000 US$'s per week plus APA expenses. In some locations VAT can be charged on top and prices can be higher on special days such as NEW YEAR or during special events such as Antigua Sailing week.  
Special offers, negotiated deals and last minute discounts are available on request.

Luxury classic charter yacht MARAE is fully air conditioned throughout.
This is a non-smoking vessel.
MARAE´s experienced super yacht charter crew of up to 4 including the captain, have a separate head and shower and companionway.
Guests may not be allowed to bring pets on-board.

Super Yacht TENDER:
Private charter yacht MARAE has a 5m Williams Jet Tender with 110hp outboard

Super Yacht itineraries:
Luxury sailing yacht MARAE is usually offering yacht charters around the Eastern Caribbean during the winter season. Her favourite sailing grounds are between British Virgin Islands and Grenadines. During the summer, the yacht may also be available in the New England and Maine with luxury yacht charter itineraries covering such locations as Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket. Please enquire !

Apart from the sailing yacht MARAE, an Alloy 108' yacht charter boat, can offer a great selection of other superyachts available for luxury crewed yacht charter. These include sailing yachts, motor yachts, crewed charter yachts, catamarans or mega and giga yachts. For more information, please fill out the following YACHT CHARTER REQUEST FORM or contact our experienced and friendly Super Yacht Charter Team.

For more information, please contact us on +44 (0) 121 285 8010

Technical data

Type: Sailing Yachts
Shipyard: Alloy Yachts
Year built: 2004
Last refit: 2014
Length: 32.9 meter
Beam: 7.9
Draft: 2.15
Cabins: 3
Guests sleeping: 7
Guests cruising: 7
Crew: 4
Cruising speed: 10
Max. speed: 14
Weekly Price from: 49,900.00 USD
Location: Caribbean


Luxury sailing yacht MARAE (32.9m / 108’) was launched by Alloy Yachts of New Zealand back in 2004.  Lastly refitted in 2009 and with an update to electrical & navigational equipment and refurbishment of master cabin and outside paint job in 2014, she is always kept in excellent condition, MARAE supersail yacht accommodates up to 6+1 yacht charter guests sleeping in 1 Master, 1 double and 1 twin cabin which features an additional Pullman. All cabins are en-suite and feature their own audio and visual entertainment systems. There are always at least 3 super yacht crew members on board including the captain.

This charter yacht mainly cruises at speeds of around 9kn while consuming around 60l/h of fuel if under engine power, and is normally offered for luxury crewed yacht charters within the East Caribbean during the summer season and the New England and Maine in the summer months. Her super yacht crew of up to 4 including the captain are happy to offer ONE WAY or TANDEM charters between other destinations too, including Bahamas, Florida, Chesapeake bay, New England or Tobagos. Thanks to her twin Lugger diesel super yacht engine totalling 300hp each, and an impressive sail area, during the right sea and wind conditions, she can reach maximum speeds of around 14kn. Her best features are very good sailing performance, Alloy prestige and fabulous itineraries across the Mediterranean and the East Caribbean during regular sailing holiday seasons.


Private charter yacht MARAE can accommodate up to 6+1 guests in 3 cabins.

Cabin Configuration:
- Master cabin with queen size bed
- 1 x Double cabin
- 1 x Twin cabins with Pullman

There is also individual controlled air conditioning, iPhone dock and en-suite bathroom,
MARAE is fully air conditioned throughout.
Her super yacht crew of up to 4, including the captain Franck Ficken, have separate crew quarters with heads and showers and their own companion way.

Water sports

Luxury Sailing yacht MARAE has a great selection of water sport toys on board.

These include:
- 1 x 16.5’ / 5m Williams tender with 110hp outboard
- 1 x 12’ / 4m Avon inflatable tender with 18hp outboard
- 2 x Laser dinghies
- 2 x inflatable SUP paddle boards
- 1 inflatable 2 person kayak
- Exercise bike
- 2 x Mountain bikes
- Donut tube and Towable toys
- Water skis
- Wakeboard
- Inflatable raft, toys and water animals, Halyard flying, Spinnaker pole swinging all on request
- Snorkelling equipment
- Fishing equipment
- Rendez-vous diving only
- Underwater camera – still or video on request
- Swimming platform aft
- Waverunner, Jet Ski’s, FlyJetBoard, Sea Bobs and other toys available on request.
- Windsurf, Kayaks, SUP paddle boards, Mountain Bikes etc, available on request
- Floating pools, Superyacht Water slides, Waterparks could be arranged on request
- Cabanas, Trampolines, nets, balance beams, swings and slides or sea-rockers can be arranged on request
- Submarine and Sub Aqua Toys, SeaBobs and other similar toys can be arranged on request
- A massage therapist can be invited on board throughout the charter as well


Luxury sailing yacht MARAE has a good selection of entertainment facilities on board:

This includes:
- SAT LCD TV in saloon & master suite (restricted areas)
- State of the art audio/visual systems
- CAMERA on mast with images transferred to TV’s in all cabins
- Extensive DVD / CD library
- iPod / iPhone docking stations
- Board games and cards
- Games console
- Deck shower
- Water maker / Icemaker

- Radar
- Marine VHF & Cell Phone
- Navtex – Weather Fax RECEIVER
- GSM Mini M / Phone-Fax-E-mail
- Sat Phone
- Wi-Fi and Internet

Charter Flights:
On request, we can arrange private charter flights for all yacht charter guests on board of this yacht.

Luxury Airport transfers:
Luxury helicopter or limousine and de-luxe air-conditioned van transfers from the airport, directly to the nearest bay or port for all our yacht charter guests is available when required.


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