Cruising Area of Aspen Alternative

Summer PortNewport, RI
Winter PortFort Lauderdale, Florida
Summer OperationsBahamas, New England, Florida, USA - North East
Winter OperationsBahamas, Florida, USA - South East

Accommodations

Guests10
Cabins5
Crew9
King4
Twin1
Showers5
Tubs1
Wash Basins7
Heads7
TP in HeadsYes
Electric Heads7
Accommodation Details
Main Deck Aft
Upon arriving onto ASPEN ALTERNATIVE’s main deck, you are greeted by her expansive aft deck featuring a raised seating area with 270-degree views. On the port side are curved stairs leading up to the aft deck of the sky lounge. Aft of the main deck, down a set of stairs both port and starboard is the large swim platform with access to the tender garage.

Main Deck
Moving forward from the aft deck through ASPEN ALTERNATIVE’s large, light and bright main salon with expansive windows and unobstructed views. The inviting main salon is comprised of couches and an assortment of loose furniture to comfortably accommodate a large party. Forward is the formal dining room which comfortably seating 10.

Owner´s Suite
The Owner’s suit is a full beam stateroom which is impeccably finished with high gloss panels accentuated by light colored fabrics. The Master suite features a study, seating area, vanity/makeup area and a massive his/hers walk-in closets with separate dressing area. The Master bath has double sinks, a large soaking tub and separate shower with backlit onyx.

Guest Accommodations
Down the spiral staircase from the main deck foyer there are four spacious guest staterooms all with ensuites. Aft there are two mirrored King size guest suites. Forward to port there is spacious double Twin suite and to starboard there is another King suite. All guest suites are finished to the same high standard as the Owner’s suite with state-of-the-art entertainment system.

Sky Lounge
Forward in the sky lounge is a U-shaped wet bar area and three bar chairs. Between the foyer and bar, forward is the entertainment center. The sky lounge is comfortably furnished with two separate seating areas for guest experience.

The Sky Deck Aft
The sky lounge aft deck has a built-in wet bar and buffet, to port and starboard are varnished teak cocktail tables with loose furniture surrounding them. The focus of the Sky Deck is a beautiful varnished teak table that seats 10 guests. On the port side are stairs leading up to the sun deck.

Sun Deck
Built for entertaining; the sundeck Jacuzzi seats eight, wet bar is to port and an additional dining area is centerline; the perfect place to enjoy the fresh catch prepared on the sundeck grill. Forward is an al fresco seating area with built in sun lounge with loose furniture surrounding them.

Aspen Alternative Specification

Previous NameImagine
Length164.0 Feet
Beam28.0 Feet
Draft7.8 Feet
Built2010
Refit2022
A/CFull
A/C NightYes
StabilizersAU
JacuzziYes
Sun AwningYes
DeckshowerYes
Gym/ExerciseYes
HairdryerYes
Ice MakerYes
Internet AccessOnboard WIFI
Max Speed20
Cruising Speed15
Fuel Consumption52 US Gall/Hr
Range3500
Engines2 x Caterpillar 2250hp 3512-B E-rated 12-cyl Stabilizers at anchor
Communications
Starlink , standby Vsat, cell, Updated Wi-Fi network

Water Sports

Dinghy (Feet)2023 Everglades 395CC Towed Tender w/ 3 Yamaha 425s
Dinghy Hp1,275 HP
Adult WaterskisYes
Wave Runners2
WindsurferYes
Snorkel GearYes
TubeYes
Wake BoardYes
2-Man Kayak2
Standup Paddle2
Kite BoardingYes
Swim PlatformsYes
Other Toys
Tender & Toys:
Brand new 2023 Everglades 395CC Towed Tender w/ 3 Yamaha 425s
Brand-new Highfield 360 center consul RIB with 30hp TOHATSU
2 x 2016 Seadoo GTR supercharged waverunners
2 x Seabobs
2 x ISUP Paddle Boards
3 x Towable inflatables
XPS Sector X 2 person tube
XPS Titan 61” 2 person tube
Snorkeling Gear
2 x 2-person Kayaks
Jacuzzi
Wakeboards, wake surf, waterskis, and kneeboard
Fishing Gear

Scuba Diving Scuba Diving Symbol

ScubaYacht offers Rendezvous Diving only
Air CompressorNot Onboard

Entertainment

Sat TvYes
Salon Tv/DvdYes
Salon StereoYes
Other Entertainment
Gym Equipment:
1 x Treadmill (new March 2023)
Power block dumbbell weight set
Incline Bench
1x Arc Trainer
1x Peloton Stationary Bike
All equipment on the sundeck

Cuisine

Special DietsInq
KosherInq
BBQYes

Aspen Alternative Crew Profile

Crew Number9
Captain
CaptainMike
NationalityFrank


Captain: Mike Frank
Nationality: Australian
Mike originates from the Australian ´bush´ where his family bred fine wool on the southwestern slopes and tablelands of NSW. He studied Economics at Sydney University, ran the air fares for a commercial Australian airline, and in his spare time flew Cessna’s with his private pilot’s license. He served as an Officer in the R.A.N. on patrol boats, minesweepers and destroyers throughout the Pacific and Asia area.
Yachting has been a lifelong passion for Mike, on both a professional and personal level. His dedication has led to a career of more than 30+ years as a Captain, Manager, Project Manager and Owner’s Representative working with both Private and Charter Motor Yachts up to 240 feet in length. Mike has been in charge of Shipyards, and Yacht Management companies throughout his career.
Mike takes pride in the excess of 400,000 nautical miles that he has sailed whilst in command and has enjoyed the challenge that these miles offered as they extended north of the Arctic Circle, to Europe, the Americas, Asia and into the Great Southern Ocean.
Mike’s love for boats has taken him ocean racing across the globe as sailing master, tactician, and navigator on a variety of sailboats ranging from half tonners to maxi boats, including the ´J´ Class ´Shamrock´, competing in many world-class regattas and brutal ocean races.
Mike is very active, with his interests which include his family, sailing, swimming, playing golf, fishing, following rugby and traveling.

Tristyn Bruwer
Chief Officer
Tristyn grew up loving to bodyboard and explore the beautiful beaches of the Garden Route of South Africa. He has always enjoyed the outdoors, water exploration and traveling, and that sense of adventure drew him into the world of yachts. He is at his happiest when he is in the water, trying new restaurants and interacting with people from all walks of life.
In the seven years of his yachting career he has studied and worked his way to be Chief Officer. He has explored some of the most amazing parts of the Mediterranean and the Caribbean onboard yachts, and has done one Atlantic crossing. He cannot wait to cross more oceans in the near future.
Tristyn´s love for sports and fitness keep him very active both on and off boats.

Antisa Garma
Chief Engineer
Antisa was born in historic and picturesque Croatia where he was raised in the least-inhabited island in the world named Krapanj. With a mechanical he attended Technical College in Sibenik and graduated from the department of Marine Engineering as a Technician.
Antisa has spent five years working in the container ship industry before moving to the offshore industry in 1998. His engineering career has taken him all over the globe and exposed him to many different cultures and people.
In 2016, he decided to make the transition to yachts and has not looked back. Managing engines, all electrical items onboard, generators and all supporting mechanics keeps his days busy. In his free time he likes fishing, traveling and has a great passion for classic cars and loves to cook and socialize and hang out with friends.

Khanya Lwana
Chief Stewardess
Meet Khanya, our dynamic team member hailing from the stunning coastal city of Dur6an, South Africa, affectionately known as Surf City. Despite the nickname, Khanya opts to keep her toes on land, steering clear of the ocean´s waves due to a deep-seated fear of sharks.
Equipped with a degree in Public Relations and Corporate Communications, Khanya embarked on her professional journey as a Private Events Coordinator on cruise ships. Braving the seas for 2 years, she gained valuable knowledge and experiences that would later sliape her career at sea.
Driven for the apQeal of new horizons, Khanya transitioned to the elite world of superyachts 10 years ago. Her expertise and passion for hospitality have made her an invaluable asset to our team and crew and guests love her vibrant spirit and contagious laugh.
Khanya is an avid explorer, relishing the chance to discover new places and connect with diverse cultures. Her love for good company is evident in the joy she finds in sharing a laugh.

Luis Piao
Chef
Luis was born in the beautiful city of Lisbon, Portugal also known as the city of the 7 hills. From a very early age, his passion for cooking came from watching his grandmotlier cook. r-ler de1icious meals always brought him so much JOY, and as a result he decided to be a chef. he started out by wanting to learn his native Portuguese chefs.
After 12 years working in several restaurants, hotels and for 4 different gastro magazines, he aecided to start working on boats, and for 3 years he worked on a yacht that explored the beautiful areas of the Arctic and Antarctica. In 2019 he joined DO&Co, as a Head Chef to the Formula 1 catering company.
Luis likes to travel and discover new places, cultures and most of all new cuisines, in the way to create a fusion of flavors for new dishes.
He loves sports, especially soccer.
T.o describe. Luis in a few words they would be, communicative, and always ready tor a good laugh and good Joke.

Daniel Nathanson
Bosun
Daniel was born in Durban, South Africa along with his 3 sisters ( the thorn amongst the roses). He has been a deckhand in training for almost 3 years with previous experience on M/Y Global, M/Y Samurai, M/Y Andromeda, and M/Y Ramble on Rose. During his time in the industry and ability to travel, he has grown a passion for videography and content creation. Dan feels that with his Business degree, he could use this potential for a future marketing company. He is a good team­player, loves to meet new people, and will do his best to ensure you have a memorable experience

Rudy Lumayag
Deckhand
Rudy hails from one of the 7,107 beautiful islands of the Philippines named Cebu. He speaks English and Tagalog fluently and is also conversational in Spanish.
Excited to travel and see the world, Rudy started his career as a deckhand on M/Y White Rabbit and then onto M/Y Vanish that took him all over Europe and the Caribbean. Rudy joined Aspen Alternative in January of 2022 and this year also marks his impressive 8th year in the yachting industry.
Hardworking and always self-driven in everything that he does, Rudy is a great benefit to the team and brings in a wealth of knowledge and skill and is always in a great mood and smiling. His family is a source of inspiration and strength and he has recently welcomed a new baby boy named Rafiel.

Bianca Hoar
2nd Stewardess
Bianca was born and raised in the vibrant city of Durban, situated on the picturesque East Coast of South Africa. Her innate love for beauty and a strong creative flair naturally led her to pursue studies in makeup and
special effects upon finishing school. An advocate of health and fitness, Bianca is not only a qualified yoga instructor but also an avid equestrian
enthusiast.
Passionate about the outdoors and an active lifestyle, Bianca spends most of her free time with friends, on the beach: or riding her horses. Her deep-seated love for the ocean, wildlife, and travel was nurtured during childhood holidays, which has seamlessly transitioned her into the exhilarating and dynamic world of yachting.
With a blend of artistic talent, dedication to fitness, and a zest for adventure, Bianca brings a unique and energetic presence to any crew, always eager to explore and embrace new challenges.

Rhia Garcia
3rd Stewardess
Rhia originates from the town of Camirnes Sur in the beautiful island country of the Philippines. She studied Hotel and Restaurant Management at the University of Northeastern Philippines.
With a desire to be in the hospitality industry, Riha started her professional career in guest services at the prestigious 5-star Peninsula Manila Hotel. She developed her skills in all areas of guest relations including housekeeping, laundry and silver service. With her high-level of standards and skills, she is a behind-the-scenes powerhouse.
Rhia´s yachting experience spans over an impressive 12 year career. She has worked on many distinguished mega-yachts such as M/Y Space, M/Y Imagine and M/Y Here Comes the Sun where she quickly earned her way up the ranks to Head of Housekeeping.
It is an absolute :Rleasure to have Rhia onboard M/Y Aspen and the crew thoroughly enjoy her happy, positive disposition and qwet sense of humor. When she is not being a super-stew, Riha enjoys shopping, going to the
movies and playing competitive badminton.

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Aspen Alternative Reservations & Port Locations

Start DateEnd DateDetails (Holds can be challenged)
Jun 01, 2024Aug 04, 2024Unavailable: New England* to New England*
Aug 14, 2024Aug 28, 2024Booked: Newport, RI* to Newport, RI*

Aspen Alternative Rates / week

The prices shown are for the entire yacht for a week-long (7 nights) charter.
Low price: $199,000

High price: $220,000

The high and low prices of this yacht depend on both the number of guests and the traveling season. Send us an inquiry for exact pricing.
Yacht terms: Plus Expenses
The price includes a professional crew operating your chartered yacht, but all running expenses such as fuel, tax, provisions and any other costs are extra. Calculate between 15-25% for a sailing yacht and 25-35% for a motor yacht on top of the given rate with an APA cash payment made to the ships agent or captain, who will keep an open tap and produce full accounts of all expenditures. Unused APA money will be refunded. Inquire for more information.

ADDITIONAL RATE DETAILS


Rate Details:

35% APA
One week minimum requested.
Delivery fees may apply.

Tax Status:
Taxes where applicable

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