MARAE welcomes a maximum of 6 guests in three en suite staterooms.
The Master suite comprises a full-width bedroom with a centerline queen bed and direct access to the private aft cockpit which has a collapsible spray hood. It has an office and en suite bathroom with a roomy stall shower with built-in seat.
The VIP stateroom has a double bed and en suite bathroom with a stall shower and built-in seat. The Guest stateroom has 2 single beds, a pullman berth and en suite bathroom with a stall shower.
MARAE is fully air conditioned through out.
Crew has a separate companionway, heads and shower.
2 inflatable paddle boards
Marae Crew Profile
Your Crew on board S/Y MARAE
Offering a service that goes above and beyond the level of quality typical of a luxury superyacht charter, Marae’s crew are what make a special charter something extraordinary. Whether it’s waiting with cool towels after a warm walk or anticipating your cocktail almost before you’d thought of it, the crew of Marae pay attention to the very smallest details – so you don’t have to.
Maiwenn Beadle brings decades of experience running commercial and private vessels to MARAE. Her most recent role was as captain and chief mate for weeklong adventure cruises through Alaska aboard 200-foot explorer craft.
Her background encompasses 25 years as a captain with more than 250,000 miles in her wake. She is an extremely competent mariner in all aspects of seamanship training, from navigation to safety and management procedures. At ease interacting with crew and guests alike, she is eager to take skills learned through experience aboard commercial vessels back into the private yachting sector. Maiwenn holds a USCG 1600 Ton Master’s License.
With 25 years in the marine industry, Captain Carl harbors a versatile and competent set of skills. His years at sea have encompassed running busy charter yachts to being an ice pilot in the cold artic.
Carl can adapt to any environment, providing service to only the highest of standards. His strong vessel, engineering and crew management skills ensure guests a safe yet exciting charter experience, leaving them with memories to last a lifetime!
Carl has previously served as MARAE’s captain; in 2002, he was named Charter Captain of the Year and in 2005 his was the most chartered yacht in the Caribbean fleet. Carl holds a USCG 1600 Ton Master’s License.
Steven Strenkert CHEF
Steven is a trained chef from the prestigious Culinary Institute of America. He has 10 years of experience in 5-star restaurants in New York, California and 15 years as a personal/private chef on estates, motor and sailing yachts on charter and passage in the Caribbean, Mediterranean and the Panama Canal. His approach and love of serving people delicious food is demonstrated through his philosophy of servant leadership.
Susie Weaver FIRST MATE/ENGINEER
Susie grew up in Santa Barbara, CA, with a father who was a yacht captain/engineer for 40 years and a mother who was a yacht chef. She spent the majority of her childhood holidays sailing aboard her father’s ketch, stopping in the Caribbean and South Pacific, where they visited French Polynesia, The Cook Islands, Tonga, Fiji, Vanuatu, and the Solomon Islands. At a young age, she experienced what the world has to offer.
After spending over a year in the yachting industry as a mate/engineer, she enrolled at the International Yacht Restoration School in Newport, RI studying marine systems. She also holds a USCG 100GT masters license and is a PADI open water certified scuba diver.
Susie is onboard to keep Marae in ship shape and ensure smooth sailing. Susie is also the person in charge of Marae’s many toys. Whether you wish to race around in the Lasers, kayak, paddleboard, or use one of the towable tubes, wakeboards, or water skis, she will make sure everything is prepared for a fun, safe time.
Despite having grown up in landlocked West Texas , Stacy’s heart has always belonged to the ocean. As a child she would visit her grandparents in Florida, and that is where she fell in love with the sea as well as watching the ships go by on the St. Johns River. Her varied life and professional experiences have spanned three continents and multiple industries, however by luck she found the yachting industry which combines her passion for travel and being on the water. She has done yachting seasons in the Mediterranean, Bahamas and East Coast USA. In her spare time she enjoys hiking, photography and discovering new places. As the stewardess on Marae, her favorite task is creating unforgettable memories for our
guests. Stacy’s attention to detail and Southern hospitality will ensure that you feel at home during your time aboard and leave with a smile.
Jess Strunk ROTATIONAL STEWARDESS
Jess grew up in Knoxville, TN where she developed her love of the outdoors through exploring the Great Smoky Mountains and spending her summers enjoying the neighboring lakes. She enjoys diving, cooking, nutrition, gardening, and teaching yoga in her free time.
After 10 years in the service and hospitality industry, Jess caught the travel bug and searched for a lifestyle where she could travel and work at the same time. In 2013 she set off on her yachting career, where her passions for meeting new people and adventure comes alive.
Her beautiful table-scapes, lavish cocktails, and first class service make our guests feel right at home. Her witty humor and energy filled personality makes her a perfect part of the Marae Crew. She can’t wait to welcome you aboard!
|Start Date||End Date||Details (Holds can be challenged)|
|Nov 26, 2018||May 31, 2019||Unavailable: 1 to 1|
Marae Rates / week
Yacht terms: Plus Expenses
Marae Rates / week
Yacht terms: Plus Expenses
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 30-35% 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.
Get more information about Plus Expenses or send us an inquiry to get specific pricing for Marae.
Marae Guest Reviews
With tears in our eyes and hugs all around we sadly had to take leave of Marae and her crew today. What an amazing holiday we have had! Frank, as I am sure you know, is a truly professional charter skipper who knows exactly how to run a charter for the maximum enjoyment of your charter guests. Penny surpassed our wildest dreams in terms of her culinary skills; creating special dishes to meet our tastes and preferences. Indeed in her presentation for dinner on Chinese New Year´s Eve she showed just how far she had researched Chinese traditions but also amazed us with hand made dumplings that surpassed the best to be found in China! If you ever have need of a relief Chef again you should ask for Penny, if she is available.
Jeremy has a maturity and professionalism way beyond his age. He not only so ably supports Frank but also is able to teach guests in all the water sports and toys to be found on board. He is a huge asset aboard Marae.
Your hostess, Lizzie, has just the right attitude and sense of humour to be able to keep your guests happy. My wife and guests loved her!
Altogether your crew make Marae excel as the Super Yacht that she is and I would not hesitate to heartily recommend Marae as the first choice they should make when contemplating a charter of this class.
Thank you for sharing your dream with me. I consider it a privilege to have been allowed to enjoy your beautiful yacht.
Very best regards,
Chesapeake Bay Cruise - Friends reunion
I just wanted to take a minute to state my appreciation for you and your crew. You all made what was a great reunion of friends, a great trip of fun and learning. What a wonderful group of people commanding an unbelievable vessel!
I thoroughly enjoyed learning more about sailing and all of the systems and challenges from you and Dylan. Sues cooking and wonderful smile (no I am not flirting with your wife) was so exceptional and engaging. Randy mentioned he cannot get is wife to announce dinner like Sue did. Unrealistic expectations on Randys part? Dylans depth of understanding of the many systems required to keep all things smooth and efficient is unbelievable! I hope to get to learn more from him in future trips (if I am so lucky). Kendalls service was great and it was fun to see her loosen up and get more comfortable and show more of her personality as the weekend went on. I think all four of us saw a bit of our daughters in Kendall. Please pass my appreciation on to all!
Lastly, Frank the amount of knowledge you have at your command related to the ship (systems, tactics, management, etc.) and the world in general is fantastic! I thoroughly enjoyed our conversations on all manner of subjects. Thank you again for making a great reunion even better!
With admiration and appreciation,
Chesapeake Bay, October 2014
Guest comments - Fall 2013
Dear Frank, Sue, Renee and Dylan,
Thank you for the most magical birthday ever! A gorgeous boat, gourmet food, beautiful scenery, and most of all, a crew that was fun and anticipated our every need.
We will be back - -
Kathryn, Tom & Phillip
October 26, 2013
Thanks so much for all the ( ) times. The food and entertainment were great. Everything was wonderful!
Safe sailing & many thanks,
Bob, Donna & Dave
Thanks for all the memories. Hope to see you again!
Sept 19, 2013
What an incredible week!
Thanks to you now I see yachts are the only way to see Rhode Island!
I am so grateful you were here to make my family reunion fantastic!
Take care and hopefully we will see you soon!
Fantastic time, great boat and crew.
Thanks to all!
August 18, 2013
Oh my, Marae! What a wonderful time! From the bottom of our hearts we thank you for inviting us to join you on your fabulous yacht for a week of Bahamian paradise. Blue waters, white sands, sunny skies, delicious meals and laughter with friends all blended together to make a perfect cocktail of memorable fun. Oh, and might I add swimming pigs, sharks, lobsters and iguanas. And paddle boards, lasers, tubes and dinghy adventures make the list as well.
Your kindness and warm hospitality, along with Marae´s stately beauty made for a week we will long cherish. To Captain Richard and the crew we extend deepest thanks for the first-rate treatment we received. Amanda´s meals were legendary, Dylan´s limericks delightful, and Leeann´s attention to detail perfection. Reentry to real life on land will be difficult after such pampering.
We know a fine yacht called Marae
Whose soaring mast touches the sky
Her sails catch the breeze
As she cuts through the seas
And her beauty will just make you sigh
With deep appreciation,
Joe and Tracy