Interlude Description

Interlude is a new (December 2021) Bali 4.8 that has been fitted out as a luxury sailing yacht with a full-time, live-aboard captain and chef/first mate, by a wealthy owner for the use of his family and personal guests. It has been equipped to provide a unique “Interlude Respite” for very busy and discerning people. It is not a typical charter company, hard-driven sailboat.

The owner intends to offer the “Interlude” experience and first-class crew and amenities to discerning charter guests during November to June time frames that Interlude is not serving the needs of the Owner´s family and personal guests. The Owner takes great pride and has gone to particular expense in seeking to offering charter guests a first-class vacation- “Interlude”- from the moment they come aboard to the moment that they disembark.

During Winter/Spring 2022 Season, guest feedback has been remarkable and helpful in formulating Interlude charters for a special and unique guest experience.

Cruising Area of Interlude

Pref. Pick-upNassau, Bahamas
Other Pick-upInquire
Summer PortBahamas
Summer OperationsBahamas
Winter PortBahamas
Winter OperationsBahamas

Specification

Length49 Feet
Beam26 Feet
Draft4.43 Feet
Built2021
A/CFull
A/C NightYes
A/C SurchargeNone
Sun AwningYes
HammockYes
DeckshowerYes
Bimini TopYes
HairdryerYes
Num HatchLots
Children AllowedYes
Min Child AgeWater Safe
InverterYes
Voltages120V
Water MakerYes
Water Capacity264 Gal
Ice MakerYes
Internet AccessOnboard WIFI
GeneratorYes
Cruising Speed8 Knots
Turnaround72, Inquire for less
Engines2x57HP Yanmar 13Kw Onan Generator

Accommodations

Guests8
Cabins4
Crew2
Queen4
Showers4
Wash Basins4
Heads4
TP in HeadsYes
Electric Heads4
Accommodation Details
4 queen berth guest cabins each with a private en-suite electric head, stall shower and sink/vanity. Starboard side heads have dry stall showers, port side heads have wet showers.
All cabins have individually contract air-conditioning for each cabins comfort.
Top desk fly-bridge with lounging and seating with a 360 degree view.
Forward cockpit and lounge and dining area.
Aft cockpit with seating and dining accommodations.
Main deck has a bright and airy main salon (fully air-conditioned) as the galley direct access to the forward cockpit lounge area.

BERTH SIZES:
All queen berths are 5´w X 6´6´L
Bunks: Top bunk 32´W x 75´L; bottom bunk 36´W x 75´L

Water Sports

Dinghy (Feet)12 Ft
Dinghy Hp40 HP
Dinghy Pax6
Sea ScootersYes
Snorkel GearYes
TubeYes
Wake BoardYes
Floating MatsYes
Standup Paddle2
Swim PlatformsScoop steps
Boarding LadderS/S ladder of scoop steps
Beach GamesYes
Fishing GearYes
Under Water CamYes
Under Water VideoYes
Other Toys
10 ft. floating dock
Underwater lights
Subwing
Floats / Noodles

Scuba Diving Scuba Diving Symbol

ScubaYacht offers Rendezvous Diving only
Air CompressorNot Onboard

Entertainment

Salon Tv/DvdYes
Salon StereoYes
iPod/Device HookupsYes
DVDsYes
Board GamesYes
BooksYes
CamcorderYes

Cuisine

Special DietsYes
KosherInq
BBQYes

Green Initiatives

Make Purified Drinking WaterYes
Re-Usable Water BottlesYes
Other Green Initiatives
Reef safe/eco-friendly sunscreens, toiletries and cleaning products.

Interlude Crew Profile

Crew Number2
Crew SmokeNo
Captain
CaptainAndrew Le Roux
NationalitySo. African
SpeaksEnglish
Chef/First Mate
Chef/First MateRenata Himiona
NationalityNew Zealand


CAPTAIN
Andrew Le Roux

Originally from Johannesburg, South Africa, Andrew is the adventurous type and has been sailing since 2012, when he first sailed across the Indian Ocean. That first trip was all it took and he was hooked, deciding that he would one day become a captain himself.

He completed his Yacht Masters in the cold and stormy waters of Cape Town while at the same time studying for his post-graduate degree in business. After his schooling he furthered his experience as a first mate for a year in Malaysia and Indonesia. Not long afterwards he captained his first yacht in Thailand, and then went on to chartering an array of sailing yachts in Croatia.

He is a water sports enthusiast, an experienced diver, spear-fisher and surfer. Besides being active, Andrew is a jack of all trades and you will find his down to earth nature inviting - join him for a “captain´s cocktail” under a beautiful Bahamian sunset while Anthon cooks up some local delicacies.


CHEF
Renata Himiona

Born and raised in coastal northern New Zealand, Renata has always been close to nature and the water. Seeing her mother´s passion for food and garden-to-table cooking from a young age, she experienced the joy that surrounds a beautifully prepared family meal.


Moving to Europe in her mid-twenties and taking a corporate job, Renata spent time living in London and Amsterdam, all the while finding it hard to abandon her sense of adventure for travel and cooking. It was in Europe that she fell in love with sailing, and decided to take the leap to combine her passions of cooking and being on the water.

Her favourite dishes include a mix of Middle Eastern, Italian, Mediterranean, and French cuisines, however she enjoys trying new things and is constantly experimenting with new flavours, spices and cooking styles. She loves to explore local food markets and find new and exciting ingredients, and looks forward to sharing these discoveries with you in The Bahamas.

Interlude Calendar

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Interlude Reservations & Port Locations

Start DateEnd DateDetails (Holds can be challenged)
May 14, 2022May 22, 2022Booked: Marsh Harbour, Bahamas* to Bahamas - Port TBD
May 25, 2022May 30, 2022Booked: Nassau, Bahamas* to Nassau, Bahamas*
Jun 10, 2022Jun 16, 2022Transit: Nassau, Bahamas* to George Town, Bahamas*
Jun 17, 2022Jun 23, 2022Booked: Bahamas - George Town to Bahamas - George Town
Jun 25, 2022Jul 02, 2022Booked: Bahamas - George Town to Bahamas - George Town
Jul 03, 2022Nov 11, 2022Unavailable: Bahama Islands* to Bahama Islands*
Nov 12, 2022Nov 19, 2022Booked: Nassau, Bahamas* to Nassau, Bahamas*
Nov 20, 2022Nov 27, 2022Booked: Nassau, Bahamas* to Nassau, Bahamas*
Jan 07, 2023Jan 14, 2023Booked: Nassau, Bahamas* to Nassau, Bahamas*
Jan 16, 2023Jan 25, 2023Unavailable: Nassau, Bahamas* to Nassau, Bahamas*
Feb 13, 2023Feb 26, 2023Unavailable: Nassau, Bahamas* to Nassau, Bahamas*
Mar 11, 2023Mar 21, 2023Unavailable: Nassau, Bahamas* to Nassau, Bahamas*
Mar 25, 2023Apr 01, 2023Hold: Nassau, Bahamas* to Nassau, Bahamas*
May 09, 2023May 24, 2023Unavailable: Nassau, Bahamas* to Nassau, Bahamas*
Jun 25, 2023Nov 03, 2023Unavailable: Nassau, Bahamas* to Nassau, Bahamas*

Interlude Rates / week

The prices shown are for the entire yacht for a week-long (7 nights) charter.
Low price: $26,000

High price: $28,000


Season2 Pax3 Pax4 Pax5 Pax6 Pax7 Pax8 Pax
2022 Summer$26,000$26,200$26,500$26,800$27,200$27,600$28,000
2022/23 Winter$26,000$26,200$26,500$26,800$27,200$27,600$28,000
2023 Summer$26,000$26,200$26,500$26,800$27,200$27,600$28,000

Yacht terms: All Inclusive*
*Cruising Permits, Fees, and Taxes to be paid by the Charterer upon entry to Cruising Grounds or Ports for all locations. Please inquire about rates and customary fees.

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 Interlude.

Interlude Guest Reviews

April 2022 - broker provided survey

Skipper: 5/5
Comments We thoroughly enjoyed our time on Interlude, Andrew was fantastic.

Rest of the crew: 5/5
Comments Renata, prepared amazing meals for our entire family!

How would you qualify the yacht (comfort, features, general maintenance, etc) 5/5
Comments Very nice new boat!!!

How would you qualify the itinerary 5/5

How would you qualify the sports and leisure activities/equipment on board 5/5

How would you qualify the food and drinks 5/5

How would you qualify the entire experience of your trip 5/5

March 2022 - broker provided survey

Charter rating: 5/5
Yacht: INTERLUDE
Destination: Bahamas

How did you enjoy your cruising vacation?
It was spectacular!!! It was a dream vacation.

How is the yacht?
The yacht exceeded all of our expectations!! The boat was brand new and the
space was beautifully decorated! We had plenty of space for our party of nine!
The crew was incredible… our favorite trip yet!

Were your meals excellent and fresh?
The meals on our trip were absolutely amazing!!! I felt like we were at a 5 star
restaurant.. The table was set beautifully and Renata´s presentation of the meals
were gorgeous... my family hasn´t stopped talking about to food and how they
want to go back! Renata was so friendly and we loved getting to know her! She
payed attention to every detail and the taste was incredible!

How would you describe your Captain and crew?
Andrew and Renata were the best! Andrew was so knowledgeable about the
boat and the places we went. He took the kids on many adventure... tubing, knee
boarding, snorkeling and on boat rides!!! He was so friendly and we really
enjoyed getting to know him... we highly recommend Andrew and would love to
sail with him again!
Renata was an incredible chef! Her food was absolutely delicious and she went
above and beyond to make our trip special! She was so friendly and our family
loved her ... we can´t wait to back and have Renata and Andrew as our crew!

Was it easy to get to your yachts destination?
Yes

How do you feel now after your vacation?
I want to go back!

How did you find the pace and the itinerary of your vacation?
It was perfect! Just the right amount activities and sailing time!

February 2022

We have just enjoyed the most incredible week with Captain Andrew and the lovely Chef Renata. We have been blown away with the 5 start service and will remember this trip forever. Renata´s food is just incredible, I will miss it the most! We have been so well looked after and completely spoiled. Thank you so much to Andrew and Renata
-Rosie & Rob

I loved the inflatable, it was really fast and bumpy!
Love, Evie (kid review)

January 2022

...Where to begin? I suppose we´d first like to thank Captain Andrew and Chef Renata. You two delivered an experience we will carry with us the rest of our lives. Not only did we enjoy first class treatment, but we also enjoyed your company, and we have made a special friendship with you both. I think we will see each other again. This was such a special trip, it´s difficult to properly put it into words. The music, the water, the views, the breeze!!

We relaxed fully
We laughed heartily
We filled our cup up
And you both made our trip truly, a once in a lifetime (well, maybe twice or three times?) experience. Until next time, Interlude, safe travels, and much love and respect!!

January 2022 - Broker provided survey

Skipper: 5/5
Comments Andrew was fantastic! He was personable, Welcoming, patient, and overall amazing. He really Helped to make our trip special!
Rest of the crew: 5/5
Comments Our 2nd crew member was Anton, and he was equally fantastic. He was a great chef, personable and friendly, and we really enjoyed his company.
How would you qualify the yacht (comfort, features, general maintenance, etc) 5/5
Comments The boat was brand new. Super clean.
How would you qualify the itinerary 5/5
How would you qualify the sports and leisure activities/equipment on board 5/5
Comments My kids and I had fun. Really enjoyed snorkeling, tubing, knee boarding.
How would you qualify the food and drinks 5/5
Comments The food was much better than I expected. The crew purchased a lot of snacks, and I feel bad we didn’t eat them all.

February 2022

To the owners of this fine vessel and to ALL guests who will sail her in the future. Being a naval officer, I can appreciate the leadership, professionalism, and capabilities of both Captain Andrew and our Chef, Anthon. Both these gentlemen displayed the highest degree of proficiency in ship handling in addition to spending time with each of us making us all feel right at home. Our chef has spoiled us with the best meals we have ever had. In summary, these two gentlemen are an asset to this ship.
-Paul

January 2022

First we thank God for blessing us with a son and his wife that loved us enough to host us on our vacation of a life time. Our memories will last for us a lifetime as we celebrated our 50th anniversary on this adventure. There was a perfect Captain Andrew, a perfect Chef Anthon, perfect sunsets and each day our hearts were filled to the brim with joy. The Interlude was our pause in our lives to share your dream and make our dreams come true.
Thank you!
Sara and Paul
The Woodlands, TX