Cruising Area of Excess

Pref. Pick-upYHG, STT
Other Pick-upAYH/RH
Summer PortUSVI
Summer OperationsCaribbean Virgin Islands
Winter PortUSVI
Winter OperationsCaribbean Virgin Islands

Excess Specification

Length70 Feet
Beam34 Feet
Draft6 Feet
Built2011
Refit2018
A/CFull
A/C NightYes
A/C SurchargeNone
Sun AwningYes
DeckshowerYes
Bimini TopYes
Gym/ExerciseYes
Sailing InstructionsASA
HairdryerYes
Num Hatch20
Guest SmokeNO SMOKING
Children AllowedYes
Min Child Age5 years old & water safe
InverterFour 3,000W inverters
Voltages110V and 220V
Water Maker2 @ 60GP
Water Capacity412
Ice MakerYes
Internet AccessOnboard WIFI
GeneratorTwo 19Kw Cummings
Max Speed12
Cruising Speed7
Fuel Consumption8 US Gall/Hr
Range4000
Turnaround48 HR
Engines2 x Yanmar 240hp 2 x 19kw Onan

Accommodations

Guests9
Cabins4
Crew2
Queen3
Twin1
Pullman1
Showers4
Wash Basins4
Heads4
TP in Heads-
Electric Heads4
Accommodation Details
EXCESS is one of the very few builds from Sunreef Luxury Yachts in the region. She is the seventh of the eleven Sunreef 70´ sails ever built and just went through a refit in 2018. EXCESS is an up galley, owners edition. She has 1 larger master suite with pullman plus 2 spacious queen cabins, and 1 bunk room all with private ensuite heads with stalls showers and electric toilets fresh water flush. All cabins have individual A/C controls. Crew stays in the port aft room and it is not available to guests.

The yacht is strikingly and uniquely styled and certainly has a presence no matter what bay it´s anchored in. With her 70 ft. length and 34 ft. beam EXCESS boasts tremendous exterior and interior space which includes a full dining area for alfresco dining in the cockpit, flybridge with 360 degree view and dining area plus sun pads, and an elegant salon with formal dining option. The salon seating area has a 65 inch flat screen TV along with updated top of the line surround sound in all common areas. The fore deck has bean bag seating, cocktail teak table, and large trampolines with pillows for relaxing in the sun. The fly bridge has a large teak dining table with wrap around seating as well as surrounding seating for sun lounging.

Water Sports

Dinghy (Feet)20´ Zodiac Center Console
Dinghy Hp150
Dinghy Pax8
Adult WaterskisYes
Kids WaterskisYes
KneeboardYes
Snorkel GearYes
TubeYes
Wake BoardYes
2-Man Kayak2
Standup Paddle3
Swim PlatformsScoop Steps
Boarding LadderYes
Beach GamesYes
Fishing PermitNO FISHING
Under Water CamYes
Under Water VideoYes
Other Toys
Sub-wing
floating chairs

Scuba Diving Scuba Diving Symbol

ScubaYacht offers Rendezvous Diving only
Full CourseNot Available
Air CompressorNot Onboard

Entertainment

Salon Tv/DvdYes
Salon StereoYes
iPod/Device HookupsYes
DVDsHDD with 5
CDsYes
Board GamesYes
BooksYes
CamcorderYes
Other Entertainment
ASA instruction through 202 inquire for fee
Apple TV in master and salon

Cuisine

Din-inYes
Special DietsInq
BBQYes

Green Initiatives

Make Purified Drinking WaterYes
Re-Usable Water BottlesYes
Other Green Initiatives
Organic & Locally sourced produce when available, solar panels to decrease the reliance on generators. Green cleaning products.

Excess Crew Profile

Crew Number2
Crew SmokeNo
Crew PetsYes
Crew Pet TypeCrew has 1 dog onboard
Captain
CaptainIan Whitney
NationalityUSA
SpeaksEnglish
LicenseUSCG 200 GRT
Chef
ChefMichelle Hannemann
NationalityUSA
Born1988
LicenseSTCW


Crew Profile:

C A P T A I N - Ian Whitney

Charter yacht Captain from November 2006 to December 2011 for The Moorings, Inc. based in Tortola, BVI. Employed as full-time Captain aboard the 62´ sailing catamaran “Sea Leopard” based in Road Town, Tortola, BVI. Nearly a lifetime of sailing experience- From small racing sailboats to 65´ catamarans. Captain Whitney sails competitively on Moore 24 racing boats in northern California. Over 35,000NM ocean and near coastal waters including passages from Virginia to Florida, through the Caribbean to South America, Mexico, Croatia, Dalmatian coast of Europe, West coast of the US, and over 25 years sailing upon the waters of Lake Tahoe and San Francisco Bay in California. He is also very familiar with Captaining large power and sailing yachts, having run vessels up to 120´. USCG Master 200T (third issuance), assistance towing, and aux. sailing. TWIC Card STCW-95 Certificate PADI dive license.

C H E F - Michelle Hannemann (Foglesong)

Michelle is known for her kind nature and positive outlook, “in optimism there is magic” she often says.
Born on the Central East Coast of Florida, Michelle grew up with saltwater coursing through her veins. She spent the weekends cruising the waters of the intercoastal with her family who taught her all about boating, sea life and fishing. Although boating was the highlight of every week, she never imagined it one day becoming a part of her career.

Cooking also became a passion for Michelle at a young age. She spent every Christmas break in Pennsylvania with her Italian grandmother and great grandmother. This time spent was invaluable as she learned all about the foundation of her families´ secret recipes. “Even now when I visit we still spend 80% of the time in the kitchen (the other 20% eating)”, Michelle says. She continues, “It´s so great that I can now give my grandmother a rest; cooking for her and proving that I was paying close attention all these years.”
Michelle loves to cook with fresh herbs, vegetables and lean proteins. Her favorite challenge is turning something some consider boring into something magnificent! She loves experimenting with combinations of French and Asian flavors that send the taste buds spinning. Guests aboard Excess are in for a tasty experience that will be remembered long after their charter.

When not in the galley you can find Michelle leading snorkel excursions, planning memorable events for any occasion or shaking up delicious cocktails. Basically, anything to make chartering on Excess the vacation of a lifetime.

Crew´s Dog - Marley

Marley is a 12yr old, very relaxed puggle. She has been chartering since November 2020 and guests love her!

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Excess Reservations & Port Locations

Start DateEnd DateDetails (Holds can be challenged)
Jun 04, 2022Jun 11, 2022Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Jul 02, 2022Jul 11, 2022Booked: Owner Use - St. Thomas to Owner Use - St. Thomas
Jul 15, 2022Oct 31, 2022Unavailable: Unavailable to Unavailable
Dec 04, 2022Dec 09, 2022Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*
Dec 27, 2022Jan 03, 2023Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand

Excess Rates / week

The prices shown are for the entire yacht for a week-long (7 nights) charter. Inquire for lowest rate.
Low price: $37,700

High price: $44,500


Season2 Pax3 Pax4 Pax5 Pax6 Pax7 Pax8 Pax9 Pax
2022 Summer$38,000$39,000$40,000$41,000$42,000$43,000$44,000$44,500
2022/23 Winter$38,000$39,000$40,000$41,000$42,000$43,000$44,000$44,500
2023 Summer$38,000$39,000$40,000$41,000$42,000$43,000$44,000$44,500
2023/24 Winter$38,000$39,000$40,000$41,000$42,000$43,000$44,000$44,500

Yacht terms: All Inclusive

An all-inclusive charter covers all provisioning and running expenses. This includes a captain and crew that is fully trained and committed to your safety and enjoyment of your trip. A chef will provide the kind of exceptional, personalized meal preparation that you would expect of a five-star restaurant. The listed rate may not include all local taxes, cruising permits, premium beverages and scuba activities. Inquire for more information.

Send us an inquiry to get specific pricing for Excess.

Excess Guest Reviews

March 2022

Michelle & Ian,

You two were absolutely the best. We came in with high expectations, and this exceeded all of them. The food was beautiful and delicious, especially all the vegan creations that could be served in a Michelin star restaurant. Nothing will beat waking up in the most beautiful bays. You both were so kind and flexible – giving us space to have a memorable father – daughter trip while also laughing at the dad jokes and entertaining our stunts. Thank you so much and hopefully see you back soon! Clare, Dana, and Kev.

March 2022

It´s with love and gratitude that we thank you for your attention to detail – your attention to our needs and wants! Sincerely – thoughtful and fun! I could not imagine this trip with any other crew! With peace and love!

March 2022

Thank you for the most amazing vacation! The locations, food, and company were the best! Look forward to sharing our memories with friends and family. Spreading the good IBM word wide and far! Xoxo

March 2022

Thank you so much for the most amazing vacation! We truly loved every moment. The food, beautiful water and beaches and especially the crew are simply the best. We will never forget this wonderful time. See you in Philly, Tahoe soon!

March 2022

Michelle & Ian,

OMG! You both made what we knew would be an incredible trip OVER THE TOP. The food was insane. EVERY MEAL. The captaining was at the same time so professional and FUN! Now the problem is we can only go on a catamaran trip if you both are on it! Please stay in touch! We loved having Marley on board and will miss sneaking her sausages.

February 2022

IBM,

Thank you so much for a wonderful, relaxing, and much needed vacay! The food was amazing, only to be out done by the scenery. We will always remember this special week.

February 2022

Michelle & Ian,

The two of you could not have done a better job. Just the best! Thanks so very much!

January 2022

Michelle & Ian,

What a wonderful, relaxing trip with such beautiful scenery. The food and itinerary were excellent and fun. And Marley was great fun to. Thank you for an amazing trip. With Love, Steve, Katia, & Peter.

January 2022

Michelle & Ian,

This has been a vacation of a lifetime! The food is incredible, the accommodations very comfy of course. Michelle and Ian, you are now part of our family and part of wonderful memories. Thank you for all you have done to make this so wonderful! Fondly, Chris & Tom. PS. Thank you to Marley too!

January 2022

Michelle & Ian,

Thank you for a wonderful week. Your teamwork, collaboration, kindness, competence and calm made the week a delight and memorable experience. May you have a joyful season ahead! With Gratitude, Stephanie.

January 2020

Ben & Michelle,
Thank you for a fantastic week filled with amazing food, great adventures, beautiful scenery, great hikes, scuba and snorkel trips and endless fun! We really enjoyed our time with you aboard Excess.
-Mark & Kathleen
Des Moines, IA

We had an absolutely amazing time. We loved everything from snorkeling, diving and sailing. The service and the food were terrific. The service and the food were terrific. Thank you for taking such good care of us. We were delighted that you guys were our Captain/First Mate/Chef.
-Glen & Sharon
National City, MI

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you for such an amazing trip! We couldn´t have asked for such a better Captain & Chef. We enjoyed every minute. Can´t wait to sail with you again!
-Chris & Sham
Las Vegas

Ben & Michelle,
Thanks for another trip of a lifetime!!! We had the most amazing time aboard Excess! I´m ready to do it again! You took amazing care of us! Food, drink and sun in the fun!
David & Janice
Brentwood, TN

New Years 2019/2020

Dear Ben & Michelle,
Where do we begin...can we just start his amazing trip on Excess with the two of you all over again? Starting 2020 with you made for the best New Years day ever. Beyond! In every way. Dolphins (4) leaving our way to paradise to way too many passion fruit orchids...but who is counting? Scuba diving with sharks, over indulging in Michelle´s amazing meals and the best hospitality with you two. You saved us on a daily basis with the perfect remedies to insure our trip was beyond our highest expectations. We loved every minute and hate to leave. Ben as captain, was the best we have ever had on a cat in the BVI. (This was our third time...so we know a stand-out!) Thank you for every minute. We can´t wait until next time! You 2 have huge hearts and made Excess feel like home. Thank you

Marty, Megan, Lily & Isabel
Greenwich, CT

Christmas 2019

Dear Ben & Michelle, we had the best week on the Excess!! You guys are an incredible team. Michelle, you are the best cook ever. We will fondly remember all the incredible dishes you served us. Ben, thanks for being an awesome Captain and keeping our family safe on the seas. We will never forget your wishes and you for the New Year!
-Sabrina

Thank you for an awesome week on Excess! You guys are an incredible team! I won´t forget the delicious meals and fun water sports. What a time! Thanks for everything
-Sasha

Thanks for an awesome, relaxing, and DELICIOUS week! We will always remember these experiences, endless peach mojitos, and Sarabeth´s pina coladas! Sorry for the constant bombarding of questions; you guys are great!
-Gabby & Melissa

Thanks so much for making this trip so wonderful/fun. I had such great food. You really are professionals. Many fun times in the water and great sailing experience, I value your dedication you guys have for Excess! I´ll never forget! Hope to see you soon! I will miss your pina coladas!
-Sarabeth

November 2019

Dear Ben & Michelle,
From meeting you guys at BEYC ti the best libation ever with great friends was the week of a lifetime. Everything was better than we expected! See you in California!
Bob & FS

November 2019

You guys and this incredible yacht checked an item off my bucket list that I didn´t even know was on it!! The most amazing and memorable boat trip of a lifetime. Thank you will never seem to be enough. One day again soon..
Christina & Elen

November 2019

Dear Ben & Michelle,
Thank you so much for hosting and cooking and dealing with our crazy audibles. It was an incredible vacation. Once in a lifetime. Please come to SF soon. Thank you again for an amazing & unforgettable trip. We will miss you and EXCESS!

Bob AKA Google Bob

November 2019

Ben & Michelle,
´Thank you´ hardly seems sufficient, but I suppose it is a good start. This trip started as just a big dream that I wasn´t sure we´d be able to pull people together for. The fact that my friends and family indulged me for my bucket list 40th birthday celebration is not something I take for granted.
Everything about this trip was amazing. I truly do not think it could have been any better. The boat itself is obviously beyond beautiful...but to be honest it´s the two of you that make Excess so special.
We will never forget the kindness and personal care you showed each one of us. You two were made for this and we not only hope to do it again some day, but to do it again with you both.
Thank you for your hard work, your special hearths, your amazing talents...and the best trip we could´ve ever asked for!

Love your biggest fans & friends for life,
Lauri & Chad
Brandon & Nikki
Mike & Kelly
Troy & Kris

June 2019

Dear Ben & Michelle,
We really cannot thank you enough for rescuing our vacation! What a great vacation it was! You both helped to make this week all we had hoped it would be! Thank you for your patience, accommodation of even the slightest request, and mostly for the sweet friendship! Lucy and Andee will always remember this time, as will Shawn and I. We wish you both much success and happiness in the coming years and hope to sail with you both again soon! Best anniversary ever!

Love,
Stephanie, Andee, Shawn & Lucy

Captains of the Year

Ben & Michelle-

Words can´t even begin to describe our experience on Excess. The boat is absolutely gorgeous! From the moment we boarded we were welcomed warmly, and it continued throughout the entire trip. Your hospitality was beyond amazing, Michelle - the food was seriously delicious, and you were wonderful dealing with a variety of tastes! As Sarah said ´the best cheesecake in the world!´ Thank you both for being warm, kind & patient. You are truly amazing at what you do and we honestly could not have asked for two better people to make our vacation beyond memorable. We can´t wait to come back!!

Emily, Michael, Sophie & Sara

June 2019

Ben & Michelle-

Where to begin... the week has been so very special and fun for our family!! Your hospitality and kindness from day one helped our family settle in and relax immediately! This has been the most relaxing and peaceful vacation ever just watching all the sunsets and cruising along from island to island@ The snorkeling spots were amazing with the most beautiful and colorful fish and sea turtles. Thank your for creating such an incredible diving experience and the really cool lobster eating!

The week of allowing bananas on the boat will never be forgotten by us or you I´m sure!!

Thank you for the many firsts and great memories that surely our family will remember for a lifetime.

Please get in touch if you are ever this way. We would love to treat you both to some mid-west hospitality!

Hopefully we will meet again, but until then...safe travels!

All the best,
Tom, Toni, Tyler, Taylor, Trevor & Tanner.

June 2019

Ben & Michelle,
Thank you for all the incredible adventures, experiences, fun, laughter & memories created on this amazing week. You both have made our vacation extra sweet an special. You´ve become friends! We look forward to our next journey with you next summer and you are always welcome to come visit us in Big Sky.

All our love,
Tracie, Chris, Kylie & Jaiden

May 2019

Ben & Michelle,
What a week! Thank you for being so incredibly hospitable and helping to make this a trip of a lifetime. We will never forget the experiences we shared with you and the memories created on AND off Excess. There were a lot of firsts! Ben, thanks for going night diving for Meg´s cellphone, and for teaching us all how to scuba dive! Can´t believe we saw a frog fish, or that you and Tyler saw that octopus! We were beyond impressed with Michelle´s cooking, it was absoutly delicious! We snorkeled through caves, swam off cliffs, saw extraordinary sunsets, and we will never forget any of it. You both have not only been amazing hosts and guides, but you have also become friends and we look forward to staying in touch. We will miss you!
Love,
Katie, Tyler, Meg, Ricki + John

5 stars!

We chartered Excess for a week. All seven of us agreed it was the best vacation that we have had. Our group was adventurous and the crew on Excess showed us things that we would not have normally seen. We snorkeled a 150 year old ship wreck, jumped off rocks, hiked on the islands and much more. We hit 11 islands in the week and never felt rushed. The food and drinks were outstanding as well. I am typically a picky eater but all of the meals prepared were amazing. Anything we needed Ben and Michelle were there before asking. I highly recommend chartering with this crew!

Grateful and Appreciative

Our weeklong cruise to celebrate Amy´s 60th birthday came with many unexpected gifts: family, camaraderie coral reefs with exotic fish, sting rays, sea turtles and dolphins, hiking and snorkeling to curious ruins, excursions to local-establishments and a variety of water activities to happily keep us in the Caribbean for hours.
But it is your hospitality, your exceptional meals, your attentiveness, you companionability and your willingness to indulge us in all of our requests that made this trip memorable for a lifetime. We are grateful and appreciative.
Until we meet again, travel well our friends of the sea!

Our Time on Excess Was Truly Special

Our time on excess was truly special. You both took such good care of our family and for that we thank you very much. The meals were delicious! The tours of the BVI´s spectacular!....each bay became our new favorite. Ben having you in the water snorkeling with us made it all the more fun - thank you for sharing your BVI world with us.

You Two Were Certainly The Highlight!

We have traveled the world and discovered our favorite place - under the sea! thank you for taking us to special reefs and sharing your knowledge of fish and flora. Ben, we loved watching you free dive and point to the unusual. We appreciate your patience, especially when rescuing Owen off the coral reef. Michelle, we loved your warm welcome and excellent meals. Your wonderful food was the start and end to each special day. When we look back on this trip, you two are certainly the highlight!

Thank you!

Thank you for hosting us in your lovely home and showing us around the neighborhood. Your gracious hospitality made me feel comfortable and welcome. I don´t think I could have asked for anything more during this trip, except for maybe a whale sighting! May all your seas be calm and your journeys safe.

Singularly Wonderful!

We had the most amazing time on Excess! Ben & Michelle made it a singularly wonderful experience! The open sea and wonderful coves made it an extraordinary journey. Ben led us on some wonderful snorkeling excursions, including the most amazing dive off of St. James island. We saw loggerhead turtles, sting rays, triggerfish, cow fish and a black tip reef shark.

Michelles meals were so enjoyable. She killed it with the chicken curry, tuna poke bowl and soba noodles.

My family and I are so thankful for the generous hospitality and graciousness!

March 2019 - New York, New York

The fun never stopped

From the moment our trip began on Excess we have laughed, smiled, screamed (in a good way) and enjoyed every moment of our week. We all have collective favorite memories as well as individual moments and experiences that will stay with us for many years to come. Ben and Michelle are excellent hosts and awesome people! Their friendship will remain long after the delicious food, stories and spectacular views begin to fade.

April 2018 - Louisville, Kentucky

So many adventures!

We chartered Excess for a week. All seven of us agreed it was the best vacation that we have had. Our group was adventurous and the crew on Excess showed us things that we would not have normally seen. We snorkeled a 150 year old ship wreck, jumped off rocks, hiked on the islands and much more. We hit 11 islands in the week and never felt rushed. The food and drinks were outstanding as well. I am typically a picky eater but all of the meals prepared were amazing. Anything we needed Ben and Michelle were there before asking. I highly recommend chartering with this crew!