Cruising Area of Giovannino

Pref. Pick-upNassau
Other Pick-upGeorge Town, Great Exuma
Summer PortExumas - Bahamas
Summer OperationsBahamas
Winter PortExumas - Bahamas
Winter OperationsBahamas

Giovannino Description

This is GIOVANNINO, a Portsmouth Marine Power Cat 52 now available for charter. This unique yacht was designed by Ted Hood as his own personal yacht, incorporating his lifetime experience of ocean cruising and combines comfort with performance. The traditional interior has varnished teak & holly floors and beautiful cherry woodwork throughout. There are 3 large luxurious en-suite staterooms, Master and VIP King cabins plus a settee loveseat with a cocktail table. Steps down from the salon is the galley with a day head that leads out to the teak floored aft deck which has a large U-shaped dining area with a split table for easy access. Up above just outside the salon is a spacious upper deck with yet another dining area as well as a corner couch and cocktail table perfect for watching the sunset with cocktails.


Length52 Feet
Beam23 Feet
Draft5.6 Feet
A/C NightYes
Sun AwningYes
Bimini TopYes
Num Hatch14 hatches
Guest SmokeTransom Only
Children AllowedYes
Min Child AgeNone
Water Maker1.2 g/h
Water Capacity700 Gal
Internet AccessNone-Hot Spots
Generator11.5 KW
Max Speed10
Cruising Speed9-10 kts.
Fuel Consumption6 US Gall/Hr
Range2400 gallons
Turnaround4 days
Engines2 X Cummins 210 HP consumption is 6 gph / 2 X 11.5 Generators consumption 2.8 gph
Mobile Hot Spot


Wash Basins4
Electric Heads4
Accommodation Details
3 cabins available with flexible layout - Master king, VIP king and Twin cabin. OR Master king and 2 x twin cabins available for guest use. The main deck also has a day head.


Salon StereoYes
iPod/Device HookupsYes
Board GamesYes
Other Entertainment
Top Deck has Bimini
Main Deck has covered outdoor space for shade
Bow has bean bags for sunning


Special DietsInq

Water Sports

Dinghy (Feet)14ft Dinghy
Dinghy Hp50 HP
Dinghy Pax8
Snorkel GearYes
Wake Board1
2-Man Kayak1
Floating MatsYes
Standup Paddle2
Swim PlatformsStern
Boarding LadderStern x 2
Fishing GearYes
Gear TypeSpinning & Trolling
Fishing Rods6

Scuba Diving Scuba Diving Symbol

ScubaYacht offers Rendezvous Diving only
Air CompressorNot Onboard

Giovannino Crew Profile

Crew Number2
Crew SmokeNo
CaptainDouglas Meyer
LicenseUSCG 100 Ton
CrewSuzanne Vigue

Captain Douglas Meyer

Captain -- Douglas Meyer
Doug grew up in NJ and moved to Jackson, WY after school. He worked for the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort as an assistant mountaineering supervisor for the Ski Patrol. In the summer he ran his own business, guiding fly fishing trips throughout rivers in the west as well as Russia. After living in Jackson for a while, Doug became passionate towards the need for Search and Rescue in the community and became the Teton County Search and Rescue Coordinator. He has extensive medical training and experience and put his heart and soul into helping the community. During his time off he would go sailing and fishing in the Bahamas. He was part owner of several sailboats that he used to cross the Gulf Stream for his excursions. Doug met Sue in Jackson through their mutual interest in sailing. Together they dreamed of ocean breezes and soon decided to leave the frost behind. They managed a fly fishing lodge in S. Andros, Bahamas for a couple years, commuting back and forth from the States on their trimaran. Seeking to explore more of the Caribbean they started chartering sailboats. They chartered in St. Martin, St Barts and Anguilla and also in the Grenadines. But the Bahamas is their passion, so they found the beautiful classic yacht Giovannino and brought her to the Bahamas to share their passion of beautiful beaches, pristine diving, snorkeling, fishing and the sparkling turquoise waters.

First mate/cook --Suzanne Vigue

Sue also grew up in NJ and had a career in the IT industry. She was working in New York when 9/11 happened. Soon after that she sold her house, packed up her car with a tent, sleeping bag and a mountain bike and took some time off of work to experience life driving across the country. She spent some time in Jackson Hole and knew one day she would return, buying a cowboy hat as evidence of her desire. Eighteen months later she moved to Jackson. She worked as the IT Specialist for a travel agency that arranged travel for rock bands and film production companies. One of her coolest experiences was ‘bumping into’ one of their clients, Steven Tyler of Aerosmith in Bangkok, Thailand while vacationing with Doug. Sue always dabbled with sailing early on having friends in Cape Cod, MA and Newport, RI. She also went on several sailing trips in the British Virgin Islands and St. Martin. After she met Doug they bought a sailboat to commute to their job managing a fly fishing lodge in S. Andros, Bahamas from the States spending a month or so at a time cruising in the Bahamas, especially the Exumas. Besides cruising in the Bahamas Sue’s passion is cooking, especially entertaining. She loves preparing gastronomic creations for her guests as well as tending to their every need.

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Giovannino Reservations & Port Locations

Start DateEnd DateDetails (Holds can be challenged)
Jun 25, 2020Jul 31, 2020Unavailable: Nassau, Bahamas* to Savanah, GA*

Giovannino Rates / week

The prices shown are for the entire yacht for a week-long (7 nights) charter.
Low price: $17,000

High price: $18,000

Season2 Pax3 Pax4 Pax5 Pax6 Pax
2020 Summer$17,000$17,250$17,500$17,750$18,000
2020/21 Winter$17,000$17,250$17,500$17,750$18,000
2021 Summer$17,000$17,250$17,500$17,750$18,000

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 Giovannino.

Giovannino Guest Reviews

February 2020

After having sailed all over the world for the last 40 years I chartered Giovannino for 10 days to cruise the Exumas where I could have never sailed with my boat which draws 10+ feet. I must say that i thought the transition to a power cat would have been traumatic for a sailor like myself. Well I was totally wrong !! I was able to visit the most incredible cays, see the most incredible colors- the palette of blues and turquoises was beyond imagination- fish every day with different techniques shown to me by Doug -the skipper- and savour the bountiful catch prepared by Sue. Every day was different from the previous and every moment memorable.

Doug and Sue are a perfect crew, believe me in 40 years of yachting I’ve seen the whole spectrum, they are professional and easy going. Doug introduced me to different fishing techniques and many “medicinal”cocktails, Sue delighted my palate with very good home style food prepared with flair, fresh bread baked every morning ........
Bottom line, memorable cruise, fantastic colors, great fishing, powerful human experience talking story with Sue and Doug!

Le Exuma, a discovery!

We spent a wonderful week in these islands, white beaches everywhere and turquoise water. But the real discovery was the couple, the Captain and his wife, who ´pampered´ us with refined cuisine, fish every day, tropical fruits, aperitifs on the beach and much more. The boat, of a Californian shipowner, had everything you can imagine in a luxury yacht, wooden cabins and bathrooms with comparable spaces at home, air conditioning, outdoor spaces for sunbathing and much more. The captain took us fishing often, both trolling and the incredible fishing with lines on a seabed of 300 meters a few meters from the coast, my boys crazy and guaranteed snappers!
We hope to return soon
A. Lazzari

Christmas Week 2019

Hi Sue and Doug,

Before too much time passes, I wanted to let you know how much we all appreciated our time aboard Giovannino. You were amazing hosts and the boat was incredibly comfortable and well run. Sue, you killed yourself meeting all of our dietary restrictions and everyone appreciated it. All the meals were fantastic! Enjoy your winter in paradise and Happy New Year!

Thanks again for everything!

Warmest regards,
Tom and Christine

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