Cruising Area of Denrae
DENRAE is a custom built Oceanfast 87´ with styling and interiors by the renowned Sam Sorgiovanni. It is truly a luxurious, pocket megayacht. Step aboard the lovely, covered aft deck into the main salon. The space occupies the full 24´ beam. It is light and airy with a surround of windows and feels very welcoming. The salon has plush, semi-circular sofa seating around a large round table, perfect for cocktails and conversation.
The TV cabinet serves to divide the salon from the formal dining area. The dining area has a uniquely ingenious conversion feature. The dining table accommodates up to ten guests when the leaves are added. It also can be folded into a storage bag and stowed, leaving two hi-lo pedestal tables that lower to coffee table height, effectively creating a very spacious lounge area.
From the main deck, stylish, floating stairs to starboard lead up to the pilothouse and skylounge. The pilothouse is also outfiitted with banquette seating behind the captain´s chair, with another built in sofa slightly further back. So, the entire charter party can gather at the helm to share the captain´s approaching view.
Accommodations for up to ten guests are in four elegant staterooms. The master is accessed by a dedicated staircase for optimal privacy. The space includes a cozy seating area, dual bathrooms and closets, and a vanity/desk area. Three guest staterooms are accessed by a forward staircase. One guest cabin has two V-berths plus two Pullmans, with ensuite bathroom and shower, which makes this a great cabin for four kids/teens, or four single adults. Aft are positioned a twin cabin and a full-beam VIP, both ensuite.
DENRAE has loads of toys and gear aboard and the crew, who´ve been chartering in the Bahamas for seven years, know all the best places to launch them. Charter Denrae and gear up for an amazing vacation.
Direct TV; satellite provides internet access as well.
Intercom system to all cabins.
15´ Nautica auxiliary hard bottom inflatable tender w/85hp engine
8´ x 8´ giant floating mat
Denrae Crew Profile
Captain Matthew Mannininen
Matthew is from Birmingham, Michigan, a midwestern town rich in history and steeped in family values, 20 miles outside of Detroit. His family enjoyed boating on Lake Loraine and he was already learning the ropes at the age of five. As a child he was involved in lots of sports; skiing, fishing, hunting, canoeing, rock climbing, American football, soccer, baseball, and basketball. He even held the State record for hurdles in the 8th grade. Having the energy to master all sorts of challenges is something Matthew naturally excels at.
As an adult, Matthew added to his already impressive list of talents with a variety of jobs, each of which required specialized skills. He was a whitewater raft guide for 6 years in Colorado, a waiter at The Grub Steak restaurant in Estes Park, Colorado, a professional bartender at multiple bars in Austin, Texas, a professional musician for 15 years in Colorado and Austin, owned a record label and recording studio called Stardust Drive in Austin, Texas and was involved in real estate development. All successful accomplishments, which he left behind to follow his dream and sail to the Caribbean.
Guests aboard DENRAE are in excellent hands. Captain Matthew has been chartering in the Exuma Cays for seven years and knows all the best spots. He is certified as an MCA Master of Yachts 200t/500t OOW, Bahamian Class A License, STCW 95, Security Awareness with Designated Duties, ENG1, PADI Open Water and VHF Radio Operator. He says his favorite place on earth to sail is the Bahamas, especially the Exumas, “because it has the clearest water in the world and every shade of blue. I fell in love with the Bahamas eight years ago and it’s my home. To this day I’m still mesmerized by its beauty, charmed by the friendliness of the locals and in awe of all the Exuma blue. Charter with Matthew and discover living by his motto: Another Best Day Ever!
Chef/Stew Jennica Ojander
Jennica grew up in the little town of Salem, south of Stockholm, Sweden. She was the youngest of three girls, highly intelligent and always a bit restless. She wanted to see the world, and she had a plan. She says, “I worked almost day and night at my job with Autistic children to save up enough money to go backpacking. I started in India by myself at the age of 20. I was only going for six months, but ended up staying for two years in the Himalayas, Rajasthan and Goa. Then I moved to Australia. I started working as a cowgirl on a ranch, since I had experience with horses, but ended up working in restaurants.”
In fact, Jennica had more than experience with horses. Back in Salem she had spent most of her time at the stables and was an accomplished show jumper. However, she discovered even more than she loved horses, she loved cooking for people. She started taking cooking classes all over the world and even had a job as a chef in India. Guests aboard DENRAE have a rare culinary opportunity to sample a truly international menu. Among her most popular dishes, “smorgastarta”, Jennica explains, “is a lunch that introduces guests to Swedish culture. It’s a big sandwich cake, decorated with beautiful colors and delicious meats and cheeses. People always want seconds.”
Jennica and Captain Matthew get enthusiastic reviews from their guests. They plan wonderful activities; fishing, snorkeling, sailing, kayaking, shore excursions and fabulous food. The last night of the charter they host a bonfire on the beach, with ribs on the fire and smores for deserts. Jennica says, “This is something that our guests always rave about, since they didn’t expect it. It allows families to really connect with each other. We eat good food, play some live music, and talk about the highlights of the trip.” Just “Another Best Day Ever”!
Mate and Jennica are joined by additional crew. For charters of up to 4 passengers one other crew member joins in, for charters of 5 to 10 passengers there will be 4 crew total. They like bringing an additional ´guest chef´ to add to the variety of food on board, so please inquire and they will match some of their preferred associate charter professionals to your requirements.
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Denrae Reservations & Port Locations
|Start Date||End Date||Details (Holds can be challenged)|
|Apr 19, 2019||Apr 20, 2019||Booked: George Town, Bahamas* to George Town, Bahamas*|
Denrae Rates / weekThe prices shown are for the entire yacht for a week-long (7 nights) charter.
Low price: $38,000
High price: $40,000
|Season||2-4 Pax||5-10 Pax|
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. Inquire for more information.
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