Cruising Area of Excess
Excess accommodates up to 9 guests in 5 spacious well-appointed cabins with 5 ensuite bathrooms. Ideal for families and couples it has its galley up creating a unique and welcoming living space. Lounging, relaxing and dining area have all been designed with focus on comfort and showcasing the tranquil surroundings.
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 having one larger master suite with pullman, 3 spacious queen cabins, all with private ensuite. All cabins have individual AC controls, fully electric fresh water heads, and walk in showers. Crew stays in the twin bunk room but can more into a queen room to suit guests needs.
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 in the cockpit, flybridge, and salon. 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 foredeck has beanbag seating, teak table, and large trampolines with pillows for relaxing in the sun. The flybridge has a large teak dining table with wrap around seating as well as surrounding seating for sun lounging.The yacht has an extensive array of water toys such as sea scooters, diving board, stand up paddleboards, scuba diving, kayaks, wakeboards, knee boards, free diving, various floats, and more.
Diving offered onboard
$50 per person per dive
$299 per person for Open Water 1 qualifying dives (all academic work and pool sessions to be completed before the charter)
$125 per person for Discover Scuba
Excess Crew Profile
Captain Ben was always fascinated by the sea, he started scuba diving and sailing regularly while studying marine biology at UVA. He later moved to Florida to be closer to the water and earn his master’s degree from the University of Miami. During Ben´s time in Florida he taught scuba diving and ran boats upgrading his USCG Master captains credential to 100GT. Ben is also an American Sailing Association sailing instructor and enjoys sharing the intricacies of sailing this amazing vessel with interested guest. He is very serious about the safety of his guests and yacht but this certainly does not impede his ability to have fun onboard.
During his time in Florida is where he met Michelle and the two have been inseparable since day one. After getting engaged they decided a life on the water in the Caribbean would suit them perfectly and began to work towards the big move. The two initially took jobs on the water cruising and diving. Daily snorkel and scuba trips were rewarding but they knew they wanted to get to sail more while sharing their culinary creations with people and EXCESS was the perfect fit.
Onboard Excess Ben enjoys sharing a wide variety of water activities with his guests including diving board, underwater scooters, wakeboarding, tubing, and many more. He is a highly credentialed PADI scuba and freediving instructor who is also classically trained in marine biology and enthusiastic about sharing his knowledge of the organisms and ecosystems we observe underwater with guests. Ben is a veteran with a background in fitness training who will gladly take you on a rewarding hike to some of the best views atop the islands or can put together and accompany you in a morning workout onboard, upon request. Ben also loves crafting your favorite cocktail and getting you comfortable in one of the vessels large exterior spaces or taking that perfect vacation photo for your group with his drone.
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 inter-coastal 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 dives/snorkels, planning memorable events for any occasion or shaking up delicious cocktails. Basically, anything to make chartering on Excess the vacation of a lifetime.
Ben Started working in the Caribbean in 2013 and together with Michelle they have been chartering in the Caribbean Islands as a team since early 2016. They take pride in everything they do and enjoy applying their combined 20 years’ experience in hospitality with their local knowledge to create the perfect experience for your group.
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Excess Reservations & Port Locations
|Start Date||End Date||Details (Holds can be challenged)|
|Jun 03, 2019||Jun 08, 2019||Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand|
|Aug 06, 2019||Aug 13, 2019||Hold: Grenada, St Georges to Grenada, St Georges|
|Nov 17, 2019||Nov 22, 2019||Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand|
|Nov 24, 2019||Dec 01, 2019||Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand|
|Dec 28, 2019||Jan 04, 2020||Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand|
|Feb 15, 2020||Feb 20, 2020||Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand|
|Apr 04, 2020||Apr 11, 2020||Hold: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand|
|Jun 13, 2020||Jun 20, 2020||Hold: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand|
Excess Rates / weekThe prices shown are for the entire yacht for a week-long (7 nights) charter.
Low price: $32,000
High price: $34,500
|Season||2-6 Pax||7-8 Pax||9 Pax|
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, premium beverages or scuba activities. Inquire for more information.
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Excess Guest Reviews
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 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.
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