Cruising Area of No Bad Ideas

Pref. Pick-upNassau, Bahamas
Summer PortNassau, Bahamas
Winter PortNassau, Bahamas
Summer OperationsBahamas
Winter OperationsBahamas


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Accommodation Details
6 Staterooms:

1- Master Stateroom - On Deck, Full Beam Stateroom, King Bed on Centerline, Office Area, Walk-In Closets - Drawers, Bathtub, His & Her Sinks, His & Her Toilets, Shower
2 - VIP Stateroom - On Deck, Walkaround King Bed, Walk-in closet, Drawers, Single Toilet, Single Sink, Shower (King Bed converts into a Massage table)
3 - Port VIP Stateroom - Lower Guest Area, Walkaround King Bed, Hanging Closet, Drawers, Single Toilet, His & Hers Sinks, Single Toilet, Shower
4- Starboard VIP Stateroom - Lower Guest Area, Walkaround King Bed, Hanging Closet, Drawers, Single Toilet, His & Hers Sinks, Single Toilet, Shower
5 - Port Twin Stateroom - Lower Guest Area, Twin Bed / King Bed Conversion, Hanging Closet, Drawers, Single Toilet, Single Sink, Shower
6 - Starboard Twin Stateroom - Lower Guest Area, Twin Bed / King Bed Conversion, Hanging Closet, Drawers, Single Toilet, Single Sink, Shower

No Bad Ideas Specification

Previous NameLanida
Length160 Feet
Beam29 Feet
Draft8 Feet
Max Speed21
Cruising Speed12.5
Fuel Consumption60 US Gall/Hr US Gall/Hr
Engines2x CAT 3512-B 2,250HP Main Engines - 2x Ramco 150KW Generators

Water Sports

Dinghy (Feet)32´ Intrepid
Wave Runners4
Sea BobsYes
Snorkel GearYes
Standup Paddle2
Beach GamesYes
Fishing GearYes
Other Toys
Tenders and Toys List:

32´ Intrepid (327 Center Console) (seats 12 Guests & 2-3 Crew)
17´ Walker Bay (525 Inflatable Tender) (seats 10 Guests & 1 Crew)
4x Seadoo GTI 130 SE Jet Skis
4x Seabob F5
1x Lift eFoil V3
1x Lift eFoil V4
2x Inflatable Stand Up Paddle Boards
1x Inflatable FunAir Slide - Sundeck
1x Inflatable FunAir - Rockwall
Beach Setup, Umbrellas, 12x Chairs, Tables
Beach Toys
Snorkel Gear, Masks, Various Fins
Fishing Equipment
Floating Noodles/Mats

Scuba Diving Scuba Diving Symbol

ScubaYacht offers Rendezvous Diving only
Air CompressorNot Onboard


Salon Tv/DvdYes


Special DietsInq

No Bad Ideas Crew Profile

Crew Number10
CaptainJonathan Barrett
NationalitySouth African
SpeaksEnglish, Afrikaans

Jonathan Barrett | Captain
Nationality: South African
Education/Certifications: Marshall Islands 350GT Masters License / OOW 500GT; STCW 10 - PSSR, PST, Fire Fighting, First Aid; STCW 10 - Maritime Security Awareness; ENG 1 Medical Certificate; SDI/TDI Open Water Dive Certificate; USCG Bridge Resource Management (BRM); Diploma in Hotel Management
Languages Spoken: English, Afrikaans, Learning Spanish

Jonathan Barrett was born in South Africa and grew up in Durban where he spent most of his youth living aboard his parents’ sport fisher in Durban Harbor. This is where he learned how to sail, surf, skateboard, and wakeboard at a young age, and where his passion for the ocean started. Passionate about yachting since childhood, he began his professional career in the industry in 2013 as a mate and is now Captain of M/Y NO BAD IDEAS alongside his wife, Xanthea van Wyk, the Chief Stewardess. He is also working toward his 500GT Masters License at this time. Captain Jon’s pastimes include golf, playing guitar, discovering new restaurants, and surfing, especially exploring new places with secret surfing spots. Of all the destinations he’s traveled to, the
natural beauty of Panama has captured his heart, and he plans to open a surfing camp there when he retires from yachting.

Xanthea Van Wyk | Chief Stewardess
Nationality: South African
Education/Certifications: STCW 10 - PSSR, PST, Fire Fighting, First Aid; STCW 10 - Maritime Security Awareness; ENG 1 Medical Certificate; MCA Proficiency in Medical First Aid (PMFA); RYA Powerboat Level II; Food Safety & Hygiene Training; PYT Hostess/Stewardess Course - Silver & Table Service, Flower Arrangements, Bar and Laundry; Diploma in Business Management and Entrepreneurship
Languages Spoken: English, Afrikaans, Learning Spanish
Xanthea van Wyk was born in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, and grew up in a small city on the North Coast Kwa-Zulu Natal. Her passion for the hospitality and tourism industry began in her youth while traveling all over Southern Africa and visiting game parks with her family. After graduating from college and meeting her husband, Captain Jonathan Barrett, she gained several years of land-based hospitality experience while managing game lodges in Namibia before transitioning into the yachting industry. In her leisure time, Xan enjoys reading, snorkeling, running, and paddle boarding.
She is passionate about wildlife and loves traveling around the world to observe species in their natural habitats. Following her retirement from yachting, she plans to create a unique collection of glamping-style lodgings in Panama

Sern Lagerwall | Engineer
Nationality: South African
Education/Certifications: STCW95, ENG1, MROCP, Proficiency in Medical First Aid, Advanced Firefighting, PSCRB, Yachtmaster Offshore, MCA AEC, MCA AEC2, MCA SV
Nationality: South African
Languages Spoken: English, Afrikaans

Sern is a seasoned marine engineer hailing from South Africa, whose passion for safety and innovation goes above and beyond. Sern entered the world of yachting after receiving a call about an opening from one of his brothers already in the industry. Without hesitation, he seized the opportunity to join as a Deck/Engineer, launching a career that would span over a decade. With close to 12 years of experience under his belt, Sern has become anonymous with safety-first practices on board. His commitment to ensuring the well-being of crew and passengers alike is unmatched. When Sern eventually transitions back to land, he plans on applying his knowledge of water purification, waste management, and renewable energy towards the establishment of his own company. Sern´s friends and crew members know him as the epitome of fun and wit, with a dash of eccentricity. Whether he´s teeing off on the golf course, mastering watersports, or immersing himself in the art of cooking, Sern approaches life with boundless energy and
enthusiasm. Amidst all Sern’s aspirations and hobbies, his ultimate goal remains steadfast: to continuously provide and maintain a safe vessel, ensuring smooth sailing for all who step on board NO BAD IDEAS.

Boudine Nagel | Purser
Nationality: South African
Education/Certifications: Elementary First Aid, Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting, Personal Survival Techniques, Personal safety and Social Responsibility (STCW)
Languages Spoken: English, Afrikaans

Bou hails from the vibrant city of Johannesburg, South Africa, where her love for the great outdoors, exploration, and the ocean blossomed from an early age. Following a transformative visit to her sister, a distinguished yacht charter broker in the Bahamas, Bou felt the irresistible pull of the yachting world. In 2016 she decided to join the industry, beginning her career as a Third Stew. Infusing every aspect of her work with boundless enthusiasm and a warm, welcoming demeanor, Bou ensures that each charter guest aboard experiences nothing short of unforgettable moments. As a versatile team player who also excels independently, she relentlessly pursues opportunities for growth, eager to enhance her skills and elevate her yachting career to new heights. Friends and fellow crew members would describe Bou as trustworthy, quick-witted, and analytical. She has a strong eye for detail and approaches every task with grace and precision. When not working at sea, Bou loves working out, playing soccer, drawing, or reading a good book and soaking up the sun. With a genuine commitment to crafting unparalleled experiences, Bou is dedicated to ensuring that your time aboard NO BAD IDEAS transcends expectations, leaving an indelible mark on your memory for years to come.

Pete Hardwick | Mate
Nationality: South African
Education/Certifications: Certificate, ENG1 Medical Certificate, MCA Yachtmaster Commercial 200T
Languages Spoken: English, Afrikaans

Peter was born and raised in Durban, South Africa, where his love of the outdoors and obsession with the ocean began. The oldest of three boys, he spent his days surfing, free diving, fishing, and swimming. He learned to sail as a hobby and started his yachting career as a deckhand before becoming a bosun in 2015, working on private and charter vessels in the Caribbean, the Bahamas, the Mediterranean, South and Central America, Alaska, and both coasts of the United States. While he is continuing to build his skillset in the industry with plans to become a Captain, he excels at managing and training deck crews, overseeing all exterior duties, and ensuring all safety protocols are in place. His friendly and hardworking spirit is a welcome addition to the crew of M/Y NO BAD IDEAS. When not working on the water, you’ll find Peter diving, spearfishing, surfing, or skiing.

Andria Weppenaar | Stewardess
Nationality: South African
Education/Certifications: ENG1, Food Health and Safety II, PST, PSSR, PDSD, Fire Prevention and Fighting, Elementary First Aid, RYA Diesel Engine, RYA Powerboat II, RYA Tender Operator, RYA Radar, RYA VHF Radio, MCA Day Skipper
Languages Spoken: English, Afrikaans

Andria was born and raised in Cape Town, South Africa. In 2021 she started sailing weekly at the Royal Yacht Club in Cape Town and loved the experience so much she started to pursue a career in yachting, and aims to gain experience while working towards becoming a Chief Stewardess.
Prior to yachting, she earned her BA Degree in Psychology and plans to utilize it by providing counselling. Andria considers herself an amateur photographer and has a collection of antique film cameras which are her pride and joy. Outside of yachting she plans on investing in Real Estate that she can Rent or Airbnb. She enjoys Running, CrossFit training, Hiking, Camping and Off-Roading. Andria is a wonderful asset to the team and will happily help make your stay on board one to remember. Andria will make sure your time onboard is enjoyable and she is happy to give assistance with a big smile.

Zach Ruffels | Deckhand
Nationality: South African
Education/Certifications: STCW 95, RYA Powerboat 2, ENG 1
Languages Spoken: English, Afrikaans

Zac is an ambitious deckhand whose love for the sea was cultivated amidst the coastal beauty of Cape Town, South Africa. With a father who served in the navy, Zac was always inspired to work on boats which led to his gravitation towards a career in yachting. As a dedicated deckhand, Zac takes great pride in ensuring the yacht remains in pristine condition at all times. From meticulously maintaining the exterior to anticipating the needs of guests, he goes above and beyond to ensure that every aspect of their stay is unforgettable. Zac´s warm and friendly personality makes him a favorite among
guests and crew alike. His patience and energetic demeanor make him a pleasure to be around, while his genuine happiness radiates throughout the vessel. When he´s not hard at work on deck, Zac can be found indulging in his favorite hobbies. Whether he´s hitting the gym for a rigorous workout, taking a refreshing swim, or exploring the great outdoors through hiking, Zac always finds a way to keep busy. And when he´s not pursuing his own adventures, you´ll often find him building cars with his old man. With unwavering determination and a keen eye for detail, Zac is dedicated to honing his skills and mastering every aspect yachting has to offer.

Jack Severs | Deckhand
Nationality: South African
Education/Certifications: STCW 10 - PSSR, PST, Fire Fighting,
First Aid; STCW 10 - Maritime Security Awareness; ENG 1
Medical Certificate, Powerboat Level 2, PWC Instructor, Yacht Rating
Languages Spoken: English & Afrikaans

Jake hails from a small town along the dolphin coast called Ballito just outside of Durban, South Africa making him no stranger to the ocean. He grew up with a younger brother and they were both sporty. Jack participated in a lot of sporting clubs, rugby, cricket, running, soccer, and swimming and captained his teams in rugby, cricket, and soccer, represented his district in both rugby and cricket. Jack started in the yachting industry just over 2½ years ago, He always wanted to travel, so to have the option to travel while doing something that you love just made sense for him. He previously worked a year on a 1929 classic where he learned how to varnish, paint, fairing, caulking, sika work splicing and whipping. Jack´s goal in yachting is to become a captain and make this a career, build up a property portfolio and retire. He enjoys being active, playing rugby, soccer or cricket. In his
spare time you’ll find him either in the gym, on the sports field or having down time with friends.

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No Bad Ideas Reservations & Port Locations

Start DateEnd DateDetails (Holds can be challenged)
Jun 29, 2024Jul 06, 2024Booked: Nassau, Bahamas* to Nassau, Bahamas*

No Bad Ideas Rates / week

The prices shown are for the entire yacht for a week-long (7 nights) charter.
Low price: $225,000

High price: $250,000

The high and low prices of this yacht depend on both the number of guests and the traveling season. Send us an inquiry for exact pricing.
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. Unused APA money will be refunded. Inquire for more information.

Send us an inquiry to get specific pricing for No Bad Ideas.

No Bad Ideas Guest Reviews

Previous Yacht NameLanida
***August 19-26, 2023***

We arrived back home from our trip yesterday afternoon. It was literally the best trip we have ever taken and we travel a lot! Thank you for all of your help with everything!! The boat, the toys, the food, and the location were unbelievable, but the crew is what we will remember the most! The captain and every single member of the crew were over the top amazing!! They did an impeccable job from start to finish and they really went way above and beyond anyone’s expectations for the trip!! It was the best 40th birthday celebration we could have ever hoped for and we left with wonderful memories that will last us a lifetime!!

***June 26-July 1, 2023***

Best crew in the world!

Were accommodating to our families. We created beautiful memories that will be treasured always.
Wonderful food, adventures, and time with each other.

Thank you, thank you!

***February 18-24, 2023***

Guest One:
Thank you for making our vacation so unforgettable. Your staff went above and beyond. We are all so grateful. Until we see you again, have a wonderful transition to your new yacht!

Guest Two:
I think a big part of why it is so hard to say goodbye is we had the pleasure of being with authentic people. In a world/society filled with all sorts of negativity, it meant so much to hang with you guys and gals. You’ve all truly inspired me.

Guest Three:
Thank you all for making this a trip of a lifetime for us. You’re all the sweetest group and it’s your enthusiasm and caring ways and patience that made this experience extra special. Love you all!

Guest Four:
This has been the best vacation in my life. I hope this is a see you later, not a goodbye. You guys are the best crew, I hope I see you guys soon.

Guest Five:
I don’t want to leave because this has been the best vacation I have ever been on. The entire crew and captain have been the nicest people I’ve ever met and they made it most fun. You guys are amazing and I’m going to miss you!

***January 22-29, 2023***

Guest 1:
Cheers to an amazing week, Everything was perfect. Zen, Jon, Beau, Pete, Sammy, Cam, and Divan - The BEST crew ever. Chef Warren is so talented. I’ve never eaten/dined so well. Feeling lucky to have had the opportunity to be with everyone here. Hope to see you again!

Guest 2:
Wow! An amazing week with the dearest of friends and your wonderful crew. Will cherish these memories for our lifetime.

Guest 3:
Words cannot describe what a wonderful trip! The crew, the excursions, the food, the cocktails…the fun.

Great 4:
Thank you for a fantastic week. We have never felt so pampered and totally taken care of. We love the whole crew and loved being with our “medium” friends for the week!

***December 29, 2022 - January 5, 2023***

Guest 1:
Just wonderful in every way! Decorations, food and drink, sites, and service by an amazing crew. We’re grateful for you!

Guest 2:
You guys nailed it! Thank you for making our trip so special.

Guest 3:
So much fun! Thank you all for everything!!

Guest 4:
Thank yall for being the best around! We had the most amazing time!

***December 1-9, 2022***

Guest 1:
Loved, loved every minute! Friends, new friends family, the boat and crew, perfection.

Guest 2:
Amazing trip, amazing crew! You all will be in our hearts forever!

Guest 3:
A trip of a lifetime. The Bahamas will envelop memories of the loving and fun care you each gave.

Guest 4:
Thank you for making the trip a memory that will last forever. What love and blessings you all are!

*** July 26 - August 2, 2022***

A mere thank you seems inadequate to convey the depths of our gratitude for how well you have taken care of this family this week. As a crew you are all professional and elite. Beyond that though, you are caring and gracious folks and we feel blessed to have gotten to know you a little bit this week.

Thanks so much for going way above and beyond and for making this week and this trip one none of us will ever forget.

***June 10-15, 2022***

Truly the best crew we have ever seen! Your joy is infectious! You all are stellar in your craft and we have enjoyed every moment with you and can’t wait to see you all again.

***May 28-June 4, 2022***

Guest One:
The crew made this trip extra special. We enjoyed our time with the **** family very much!

Guest Two:
Time is so precious and NO NAD IDEAS makes every second of time amazingly wonderful!

BCE – Best Crew Ever!!

Guest Three:
This week exceeded even our wildest dreams! The entire crew made us feel so spoiled, happy, and grateful.

Guest Four:
Spectacular views, activities, food, and crew. Thank you for the trip of a lifetime!

Guest Five:
What an amazing week! No Bad Ideas captain and crew were awesome. Until we meet again. 5-star adventure!

Guest 6:
The best crew ever! No Bad Ideas is always a good idea. Thanks for everything.

Guest 7:
Epic trip – amazing experience all the way around. We will come back!

***April 16-23, 2022***

Well we are on our way home from what was the most memorable and fun week ever! I cannot begin to thank you for steering us in the direction of NO BAD IDEAS! Truly they live up to their name.There are NO BAD IDEAS on that boat and NO was never an answer. I’m not quite sure where to begin, the boat was gorgeous, meticulous and the interiors are beautiful! The food by Chef Warren was AMAZING, he is truly a magician. We all want a Chef Warren at home! The activities that the crew planned for us were so much fun and something for everyone. They were up for new ideas and always did everything with a smile.

What I want to express to you the most, is just how fabulous this crew really is! We felt like family when we left. In fact my mother in law began to cry and the girls were crying as well. This crew is absolutely STELLAR! Each and everyone one of them are fantastic individuals, hard working, always smiling and FUN! We had so much darn fun with them. We have been on charters before and we have never seen a crew like this. They are so close, work so well together and you can really see just how much they love their jobs. They have something really special there!

You will definitely be hearing from us again, as we told them we WILL BE BACK! I´m wondering if it would be possible for you to share our experience with the boat owner, he is coming on board this coming week. I know he knows what he has in this crew, but it is always nice to hear from someone else.

***December 29 - January 5, 2022***

Guest Feedback:

Thank you as always for arranging such an amazing trip for us. We absolutely loved the boat and the crew were some of the best crew that we have had on our charters over the years. We definitely plan to charter NO BAD IDEAS again. We appreciate all that you do for us.

Broker Testimonial:

Dear Owners of NO BAD IDEAS

I have just personally finished a great trip onboard NO BAD IDEAS where I had one of my favorite clients onboard. Where we were only onboard for a few days, I wanted to share with you that everything was executed seamlessly. Your professional crew are amazing and the thing that impressed me most was that your key crew members shared with me that they want to retire with you as the owner. Besides the crew, the refit that you completed has to be my #1 refit in the 40 mtr size range. Very smart choices from the relocation of the hot tub, to installing the big table forward on the sundeck. Very smart!!!

Needless to say, we will be chartering NO BAD IDEAS later this year.

One of the most difficult parts of my job is keeping up with crew changes. Many crew members are continuously seeking the next bigger boat or bigger pay check, so I commended them on wanting to stay loyal. Great job on your part for selecting a great team. Thank you for being such a good owner! I look forward to sending more business your way.

***December 2021***

Dear No Bad Ideas Crew,

To say we had a great time would be an understatement. Thank you beyond for your hard work and kindness. We will truly miss you all. Until we meet again...xo!

***July 2021***

We wanted to thank you for the most special week onboard NO BAD IDEAS. We were blessed with good weather and exemplary service by the entire crew. The boat is a showstopper.

Your leadership and professionalism certainly reverberates in all departments of the vessel. The team seemed to work very well together, creating a great guest atmosphere.

Pete, Thor, and Neil were superb, balancing safety and sporting fun in all activities. Kat was also great in the water. The interior staff, led by Chief Stewardess Xan, were expeditious in their service and painstaking attention to detail. Her daily meetings with us about service and menu planning were great to allow for a personal but flexible experience. Bo and Kat were so attentive and personable. My kids are still raving about the meals...especially the sushi! Kuddos to Chef Olga, who is not only talented but welcoming in her kitchen.

***May 25 - June 2, 2021***

Dear Jon, Xan, Pete, Bo, Lucie, Niel, Kat and Thor the crew,

It is impossible to capture the beautiful colors of the Exumas and the water, and also impossible to describe in words our thanks for such an incredible week with you. We had an amazing time – every single day! Your attention to detail in every way, and your strong work ethic made our time on the boat so enjoyable. Chef Lucie, your bright smile and amazing food were some of the highlights of our day!

My husband and I so enjoyed being together and made some of the best memories of our lives – and all of you were a part of it. We have made some forever friends! Thank you!

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