Cruising Area of Equinox

Pref. Pick-upBay Street Marina Nassau
Summer PortNassau, Bahamas
Summer OperationsBahamas
Winter PortNassau, Bahamas
Winter OperationsBahamas

Equinox Specification

Length81 Feet
Beam21 Feet
Draft5 Feet
Built2004
A/CFull
A/C NightYes
HairdryerYes
Children AllowedYes
Water MakerYES
Ice MakerYes
Max Speed24
Cruising Speed18
Fuel Consumption100 US Gall/Hr
Range500
EnginesCaterpillar 1400 HP
Communications
Onboard Email
Satellite phone
Sirens Wireless hotspot receiver

Accommodations

Guests6
Cabins3
Crew4
King1
Queen1
Twin1
TP in Heads-
Accommodation Details
Charter yacht EQUINOX has stylish accommodation for up to 6 guests in 3 spacious cabins. The master suite offers a walk around king size bed, two cedar lined walk in closets, entertainment system with flat screen TV, Direct TV and en-suite marble tiled facilities with shower. The VIP cabin has a queen size bed, cedar lined closet, TV, stereo entertainment and en-suite facilities with shower. The twin guests cabin features 2 single beds (convertible into one large bed), TV, stereo entertainment and en-suite facilities with shower.

Water Sports

Dinghy (Feet)28´ Novurania
Adult WaterskisYes
Kids WaterskisYes
Jetskis2
KneeboardYes
Snorkel GearYes
TubeYes
Wake BoardYes
Beach GamesYes
Fishing GearYes
Other Toys
28´ Tender Novurania launch series with twin 140hp Suzuki´s
2 Jet Skis
2 Paddle Boards
Wakeboard - Junior and full size
Kneeboard
Connelly Slalom Water Skis- For Toddler, Junior, and Adults
Subwing
Snorkel Gear
Fishing Equipment - 4 Trolling Rods, 2 Starfish, 2 Penn, 4 Shimano Reels, 2 TLD 20, 2 TLD 25, 2 Spinning Rods
Beach club furniture, beach toys
Beach club canopy
Portable BBQ
New Cressi SCUBA diving equipment and Bauer Diving Compressor
8 Pax Inflatable Pool
Pool Noodles
4 Yoga Mats, 4, 6, 8 & 10lb Weights, Resistance Bands
Board Games

Scuba Diving Scuba Diving Symbol

ScubaYacht offers Rendezvous Diving only
Air CompressorNot Onboard

Entertainment

Sat TvDirectv
Salon Tv/DvdYes
Salon StereoYes
Board GamesYes
Other Entertainment
Flat Screen Tv´s in all Staterooms, Aft deck, Upper deck, Salon, and Bridge. Stabilized Satellite dish, 4 receivers with Direct TV Platinum Programming including all Sport channels.

Direct TV is available in the Salon, Aft Deck, Bridge and Master Cabin.

New SMART TVs in Master and Twin guest cabins with access to large network based film collection.

Updated surround sound in the Salon, aft deck and upper deck, play any music any where (Bluetooth, headphone jack, youtube, spotify)

Cuisine

Special DietsInq
KosherInq
BBQYes

Equinox Crew Profile

Crew Number4
Captain
CaptainFC Lubbe
NationalitySouth African
Born1980
SpeaksEnglish


Rotational Captain - FC Lubbe
Education/Certifications: Yacht Master License, Business Management Degree
Languages Spoken: English

FC, born in 1980, is from Empangeni a town in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa approximately 157 kilometres north of Durban, in hilly countryside, overlooking a flat coastal plain and the major harbour town of Richards Bay 16 kilometres away.

Having parents that are avid deep-sea anglers, the ocean has never been a stranger to him. He received his provincial fishing colours at the age of 13. He gained his Skippers license at age 18 and skippered this fathers ski-boats over weekends for fishing tournaments and family days. He studied Business Management at Richtec College in Richard´s Bay. Since then he has built a stable international maritime career.

He started his maritime career on board an MSC Cruise Ship in the Mediterranean at 19. Staying in touch with his fishing passion, he took up a Fishing guide position for five years in Dubai where he often traveled to Muscat, Oman and The Maldives. During his time in Dubai, he discovered the yachting industry. FC did his Yacht Master License and started a seven-year-long career in 2010 with the Impulsive Group yachts onboard Impulsive Too an 82-ft Sunseeker and Impulsive a 126-ft Norship. The yachts traveled to the Mediterranean, Caribbean and The Bahamas. FC discovered The Bahamas five years ago on board Impulsive Too, where he immediately fell in love with the Bahamian archipelago, culture and friendly nature of the Bahamian people.

In his spare time, he enjoys fishing, reading up on history, playing a round of golf, and can also be found working on his jeep. FC´s experience and ability will make your time on board Equinox both safe and enjoyable.



Rotational Captain - Anders Bungaard

Nationality: American
Education: USCG Master Mariner, 200/500 ton, all Oceans; Power/Sail: Expert; Private Pilot, Single Engine, Floatplane: Intermediate
Languages Spoken: English

Captain Anders, also known as Captain Andy is an expert in yachting through the Bahamas and Exumas, bringing more than three decades of experience to EQUINOX. His father was in the Danish Merchant Marine, and inspired Captain Andy as a young child. They purchased a sailboat together in 1983, and Captain Andy never looked back. He launched his career in Coconut Grove, Florida, and first sailed to the Bahamas two years later. Throughout his career, he has worked on
sailboats, charters, and regattas, sailing between New York and the Bahamas/Caribbean, San Francisco and Hawaii, and along the coast of Mexico and the Panama Canal. A career highlight is launching the 110´ ALPHA CENTAURI with his father, which is the first yacht that Captain Andy served as captain. Captain Andy can´t wait to welcome guests aboard EQUINOX for an unforgettable charter experience.



Stew - Rosanna Caley

Nationality: British/Bahamian
Certifications: PSTCW, PADI - Open Water, Food Handlers Certificate
Languages Spoken: English

Rosanna has been in the yachting industry for many years now, mostly working the busy seasons in the Bahamas. She has experience on board a variety of motor yachts including M/Y BELLA CONTESSA, M/Y EXIT STRATEGY, and more. Rosanna is extremely knowledgeable about everything regarding the interior of the vessel, from interior detailing to themed events. She is even culinary trained with years of experience as a chef. Being a resident of the Bahamas herself, Rosanna enjoys sharing her knowledge of the island with the guests while providing first class service. She can be described as a positive, upbeat individual who loves making people happy. In her spare time, you can find Rosanna sailing, diving, cooking, or golfing


Mate - Shawn Archer

Nationality: Canadian
Education/Certifications: YM 200 Offshore, STCW - 95/ Marine Advanced First Aid & CPR, Intermediate Cruising License and Pleasure Craft Operator
Languages Spoken: English, French, some Spanish

Shawn hails from Quebec, Canada, with over 100,000 nautical miles on both motor and sailing vessels. He has worked onboard commercial, charter, and private boats for close to 20 years, including 14 winters based in Nassau with heavy charter and deliveries throughout the Exumas and Eleuthera. He now returns on board EQUINOX after previously working on the vessel in 2017. Over the years he has gained extensive knowledge on marine life and navigation. With local insight into reefs, sand banks, diving and fishing spots off the beaten track, guests are to experience an unforgettable adventure with Shawn. Along with good standing among the people of The Bahamas, he considers the island to be his second home.



Chef - Francina Smith

Education/Certifications: Bahamas Baptist Community College, College of the Bahamas
Languages Spoken: English

Francina is a Bahamian native with over 15 years of culinary experience. She pays extreme attention to detail and thoughtfully curates each menu with guest preferences in mind. Francina´s land-based experience includes Assistant Restaurant Manager and Sous Chef at Baha Mar Golf Course Royal Blue Tavern in Nassau. She also has years of experience as a private chef where she organized and catered private dinners and parties on both estates and on yachts. Extensively trained on how to follow food handling guidelines, Francina offers guests the peace of mind that their food is prepared to the highest of standards. She is able to cook a
variety of cuisines and can cater to most dietary restrictions. Francina anxiously awaits her opportunity to enhance every guest´s vacation experience on board EQUINOX with each meal she prepares.

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Equinox Reservations & Port Locations

Start DateEnd DateDetails (Holds can be challenged)
Jul 14, 2022Jul 14, 2023Unavailable: Fort Lauderdale, Florida* to Fort Lauderdale, Florida*

Equinox Rates / week

The prices shown are for the entire yacht for a week-long (7 nights) charter.
Low price: $35,000

High price: $40,000

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. Inquire for more information.

Send us an inquiry to get specific pricing for Equinox.

Equinox Guest Reviews

***May 28 – 31, 2021***

Guest One: Fi, Flow, FC and Paul, Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!!! For making our renewal as special and as memorable for my husband and I. We count this trip as a giant blessing and to have y’all as the crew for our special day made it even more amazing. The ceremony, the setting, the dinner, the table setting was beyond what we could have done for ourselves. We will remember this forever.

Guest Two: Equinox Crew, easily THE BEST vacation! Thank you for feeding us, teaching us to dive, taking us to beautiful beaches and making our time aboard the boat so incredible. We hope to be able to see you soon!

Guest Three: There are really no words for how wonderful this trip has been. The boat, crew and great friend were all something we will never forget. Trip of a lifetime!!! We already have our trip for next year planned. Thank you Fi, FC, Flo and Paul for such a wonderful time and beautiful food.

Guest Four: We are so thankful and so blessed to spend the most amazing four days on Equinox. It is not the boat, although gorgeous, it is the crew that makes our trip a memory for a lifetime. Thank you to FC, Fi, Paul and Flo for treating us like family. We appreciate you and everything you do. Thank you again!

***May 2-12, 2021***

Guest 1
As we sit enjoying our last beautiful breakfast of the trip…wondering how we will ever re-introduce ourselves to daily life! Pretty sure Ed is going to sit in the dining room wondering how to get one of Flow’s incredible meals, or one of Fi’s epic rum concoctions, or having our days expertly curated to the most amazing beaches and snorkel spots. Ohhh Equinox crew, you have spoiled us for life! We couldn’t be more grateful for making our baby-moon a trip of a lifetime, and your baby name suggestions are definitely in the running! The words thank you don’t even seem adequate, but from the bottom of our hearts, thank you! If you are ever craving desert heat in Arizona our doors are open! Hopefully we can get G-ma baby-sitting ASAP and run this trip back soon!

Guest 2
To the best crew and team ever!
Thank you for hosting the most incredible week for our squad! It has truly been a trip for the books, and one that we will fondly look back on and tell stories about for the rest of our lives. It has been the perfect vacation thanks to each of you. No detail was overlooked - from our Cinco de Mayo and baby shower party to our Michelin rated meals, to all of the fun excursions (scuba, snorkelling, swimming pigs, the list goes on). I mean Ed and Joe even contributed to dinner one night! Every minute on board (and off) has truly felt like a vacation and we are already plotting how to run this trip back with your exact crew! You each have made this past week so fun and memorable and we are so grateful to have met you beautiful humans. If any of you are ever in the San Fransisco Bay Area, please don´t hesitate to reach out! This is not as much a thank you and a goodbye it is a thank you and see you again sooner than later!

***March 21-28, 2021***

Dearest F.C., Flo, Fi and Paul,
There are no words to say how wonderful this week has been for all of us.
F.C. Wonderful Captain. Took us around the most beautiful places of the world, giving happiness and serenity to everybody.
Flo spoiled us with incredible food, always, and we are not a very easy family! We are going to take her home with us!!
Fi, no words to say how nice and special you always are. We will think of you every time we will decorate our table with beautiful sand dollars!!
And fun Paul,Thank you so much for taking us anywhere, incredible places, and teaching us so many interesting things!
We will miss you all and always remember this wonderful holiday!!.. and next time we will catch an enormous fish!!!

***March 6-13, 2021***

To the fabulous crew of Equinox... THANK YOU SO MUCH for our fantastic week! This has been one of the best weeks ever! Can´t wait to do it again!

***February 22 - March 1, 2021****

Guest 1: To the Equinox crew – F.C., Fiona, Flo, Paul, Honestly, beyond compare! Hope we can all cruise the Bahamas soon again!

Guest 2: To the best crew Ever! Nothing could have been done better. We are booking again. None of you can leave!!

***February 11-18,2021****

FC, Fi, Flo and Fun Paul (we had to give you an “F” name) – the Fab 4!

From the moment we stepped on Equinox, you made us feel comfortable, relaxed and well taken care of. Everything was so thoughtfully planned and prepared making this an unforgettable family vacation.

Fi – Your electric smile and energy are contagious! Your behind the scenes work did not go unnoticed and make it seem like a magical fairy had been through, fluffing, fixing and making things beautiful for us. We looked forward to seeing what gorgeous and creative table scapes or theme you would come up with next!

Flo – I think it says it all that we decided, we want to put you in our suitcase and bring you home with us! Your magnificent meals were not only delicious, but gorgeously prepared and presented. You are truly an expert Chef, we were constantly thrilled by your creations!

FC – Your calm demeanor and excellent navigating skills made us feel completely at ease. We are so grateful for your knowledge of the islands and most importantly for all of the calm water anchorages! And of course, we will never forget your dive into the deep brown hole!

Fun Paul – You truly are an incredible human! Thank you for sharing your endless knowledge about the sea and it’s creatures and years of traveling and diving experiences – it always made for great conversation and learning of our own. For our first time divers, you made us feel comfortable and safe making for many awesome dive and snorkel adventures.

Thank you, from the bottom of our hearts, for being part of our family vacation and for making it a very special one.

July 10, 2020

Dearest Crew of Equinox

WOW! It’s difficult to put words together to describe how wonderful of a time we all had with you this week. Thank you so much for making all of our birthdays so special!

Fi, where do we start? Your beautiful smile and cheery personality was a delight to be around. From the table decorations to the party decorations everything was perfect. Taking Jenny shell hunting may have been her highlight of the trip.

Paul, like your personality, unnecessary words don’t need to be said. You are an incredible guide and your knowledge of the water are superb. Thank you for capturing all the wonderful memories for us. You did a fantastic job making sure we were always taken care of.

Flo, It was awesome seeing you again and once again you totally outdid yourself. Every meal was better than the last. Best food we have ever had, you are a true artist and an absolute gem! We cannot wait to see you again, soon!!

And FC, WOW You are an incredible captain! You made us feel like we owned motor yacht Equinox from the wonderful conversation to your great piloting skills we can’t wait to be on board again soon.

Thank you for helping us forget about COVID.

June 23, 2020

Today was so much fun! The weather was perfect and everyone was so nice! We are sad to leave but so glad we were able to spend the entire day on the water and out on the jet skiis!! We had a blast and cannot wait to return to get Scuba certified. We loved the crew! We saw so many fish and we were glad to feed them for the first time in 3 months! Cannot wait to return. Thank you for all of your hard work. Thank you!

March 15, 2020

Dear FC, Fiona, Paul and Flo,

It is sad to be writing in this because it means we have to leave. It was such a great pleasure to be on board with you this past week! You made us feel welcomed and at home the whole time :) Thanks for the amazing adventures – diving, swimming with turtles, jet ski and snorkeling for shells. What a week! We will stay in touch and hope to be again soon!

March 6, 2020

We had a great time. The boat was quite nice, but our experience has always been that the crew makes the trip. These guys were awesome . . . Fi and Paul spent a lot of time chatting with the girls, FC was always around and made everyone comfortable (which is great for a Captain), and Flo made a birthday cake on the boat . . . which was completely consumed. We would highly recommend them to anyone.

December 2019

Fantastic boat and crew. We were very pleased, thank you again for finding this boat for us.

March 2, 2019

My family had an amazing day out on the water. I can not say enough positive things about the crew. All went out of their way to make us feel comfortable and happy! This was my first charter but certainly won’t be the last.

Equinox Sample Menu

We currently don't have a sample menu for Equinox. Please inquire for more information.