No Bad Ideas Description


Cruising Area of No Bad Ideas

Pref. Pick-upAtlantis Marina
Summer PortNassau, Bahamas
Summer OperationsBahamas
Winter PortNassau, Bahamas
Winter OperationsBahamas


TP in HeadsYes
Accommodation Details
Master Stateroom - has center line California King bed, office on port side, Bench seat starboard side, separated toilets, with his/hers sinks. Waterfall shower, full hanging Closet and multiple storage drawers.

Starboard VIP - has King bed, full hanging closet and drawers, shower, single basin and large counter space

Port VIP - has King bed, full hanging closet and drawers, shower, single basin and large counter space

Starboard Twin - convertible into a King bed, full hanging close, drawers, shower, single basin and larger counter space.

Port Twin - also convertible into a King bed, full hanging close, drawers, shower, single basin and larger counter space.

Dyson Hair dryers in all cabins


Previous NameArm´s Reach
Length130 Feet
Beam26.5 Feet
Draft6.5 Feet
Children AllowedYes
Internet AccessOnboard WIFI
Max Speed20
Cruising Speed12
Engines2x MTU 12V4000 & 2x Northern Lights 65KW Generators

Water Sports

Dinghy (Feet)32´ Intrepid
Dinghy Pax12
Adult WaterskisYes
Kids WaterskisYes
Sea BobsYes
Snorkel GearYes
Wake BoardYes
Floating MatsYes
Standup Paddle2
Beach GamesYes
Fishing GearYes
Gear TypeDeep Sea Fishing Rods
Deep Sea FishingYes
Other Toys
Tenders & Toys:

32´ Intrepid (327 Center Console)
14´ AB Inflatable Jet Tender (430XP)
2x Seadoo Wake Pro 230 Jet Skis
3x Seabobs F5
1 E-Foil
Inflatable Slide
2x Inflatable Fun Air Paddleboards 11ft
1x Kneeboard
1x Wake Board
1x Wake Surf
4x Inflatable Loungers
1x Inflatable 3-Person Towable Tube
Water Skis
Full Beach Set up
Full Snorkel Sets
Golf Driving Mat, Clubs & Eco Balls
Deep Sea Fishing Rods
Poker Set & Variety of Board Games
Theme Nights - Pirate, Tropical, Birthday, etc.

Scuba Diving Scuba Diving Symbol

ScubaYacht offers Rendezvous Diving only
Air CompressorNot Onboard


Salon Tv/DvdYes
Salon StereoYes
iPod/Device HookupsYes
Board GamesYes
Other Entertainment
Gym equipment:
Peloton Bike and Yoga Set

-14 Mini Apple iPads
-Smart TV´s
-4 Bars with wine fridge - 1 on each deck
-Sonos Music, Plex Movie Server, DISH Satellite


Special DietsInq

No Bad Ideas Crew Profile

Crew Number8
CaptainJonathan Barrett
NationalitySouth African
SpeaksEnglish, Afrikaans, Conversational Spanish
LicenseMarshall Islands 350GT Masters License / OOW 500GT; STCW 10
Chief Stewardess
Chief StewardessXanthea Danielle Van Wyk
NationalitySouth African
LicenseSTCW 10 - PSSR, PST, Fire Fighting, First Aid; STCW 10 -

Name: Jonathan Barrett

Position: 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, currently 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.

Name: Xanthea Danielle Van Wyk

Position: 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, currently 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.

Name: Warren Carney

Position: Chef
Nationality: South African
Education/Certifications: Le Cordon Bleu Grande Diploma
Languages: English, Afrikaans

Chef Warren was born and raised in Cape Town, South Africa where he spent a lot of time on their farm in his mother´s grandmother´s kitchen. He began his career as a chef in 2002 and hasn’t looked back. Chef Warren has owned his own restaurant, been a consultant to many others, has done a lot of private and villa dining, and spent 2 years in Bali as Head chef of Ku De Ta. He decided he wanted to pursue his yachting career about 7 years ago after spending 2 years on and off M/Y Lady Christine. Chef Warren is classically French trained but has experience with many other cuisines and can cater to all different palates. He can accommodate any dietary requests and will always make sure everyone is accounted for. His plating style varies to suit the occasion, but he generally likes to do more relaxed family-style lunches that keep guests and crew energized throughout the busy day. For dinners, he likes to work with the stews to incorporate themed courses. Chef Warren loves the gym, yoga, photography, Jiu-Jitsu, golfing, and surfing but his greatest passion is food and the opportunity to create amazing dishes for guests to enjoy. Chef wants all guests to feel at home but also spoiled without having to ask for too much.

Name: Cameron Green

Position: Mate
Nationality: South African
Education/Certifications: Bachelor of Arts in Graphic/ Web Design, Master of Yachts 200GT
Languages Spoken: English

Cameron grew up in Cape Town, South Africa with a very athletic family as both of his parents were sponsored water-skiers. Capitalizing on his athletic genes, during high school Cameron started to take stand-up paddleboarding to the next level and began competing on the local circuit. Ever since he was little, Cameron was always on the water as his family had a boat. This led him to get introduced to yachting at a young age. Cameron loves to combine his photography and videography skills with his water sports background so guests can always count on Cameron to capture some great footage. He is known for being patient and is always willing to teach anyone that is willing to learn. In Cameron’s spare time you can find him being a videographer, stand-up paddleboarding, sailing, golfing, hydro-foiling, wakeboarding, surfing, snorkeling, or hiking. He hopes all guests leave NO BAD IDEAS with a record of nothing but great memories.

Name: Andria Weppenaar

Position: Second 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 counseling. 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.

Name: Maxine Parnell

Position: Third Stewardess
Nationality: South African
Education/Certifications: STCW 10 - PSSR, PST, Fire Fighting, First Aid; STCW 10 - Maritime Security Awareness; ENG 1 Medical Certificate
Languages Spoken: English

Maxine was born and raised in South Africa and is a passionate individual with a love for the outdoors, the ocean, and creative pursuits. After completing her matriculation in 2021, Maxine wasted no time in pursuing her passion for the yacht industry and joined the industry in 2022. With dedication and hard work, she acquired valuable skills and knowledge and has been paving her way towards a fulfilling career in the yachting industry.

She enjoys diving, fishing, and indulging in various water activities are some of her favorite pastimes.

Name: Niel Rossouw

Position: Rotational Engineer
Nationality: South African
Education/Certifications: Diploma in Mechanical Engineering; SV 2nd Engineer 3000GT; working toward 3000GT Chief Engineer license
Languages Spoken: English, Afrikaans

Niel Rossouw was born to a winemaking family in Paarl, Western Cape, South Africa, and raised on a farm in the Breede River Valley. As a child, he spent his time mountain biking, hiking, working in the wine cellar, and playing rugby at school. Farm life and working with the wine machinery sparked his passion for engineering and following high school, he moved to Cape Town to study toward his diploma in Mechanical Engineering. At the same time, he became the lead guitarist in an oldies cover band, playing weddings, pubs, festivals, and more. After working as an engineer across the continent of Africa for six years, he realized the joy he found in travel and decided a career in yachting would allow him to work while seeing more of the world. His first marine engineering assignment had him crossing the Atlantic on a sailing catamaran from Cape Town to Grenada alongside three other crew members. As much as he loves the sea, he is equally passionate about renovating and general woodwork. His goal is to complete his
Chief Engineer 3000GT license and start working on a rotational basis so he can have time on land to start doing home renovations. Playing acoustic and electric guitar is still his biggest hobby, but Niel also loves snorkeling, reading, and working on his home aquariums.

Name: Divan Neville Andre Venter

Position: Rotational Engineer
Nationality: South African
Languages Spoken: English/Afrikaans

Divan grew up in Pretoria, South Africa but moved to Umhlanga, Durban when he was in high school. During his childhood he did competitive endurance riding after school and later went on to obtain his private pilot’s license. After a friend made the suggestion, Divan decided to step into the yachting scene in 2017. At the time he wasn’t sure what he was getting into but now he couldn’t see himself anywhere else. First starting off as a Deckhand, Divan has learned the ins and outs of vessels and is now in the process of obtaining his SV license. Friends would describe Divan as energetic, enthusiastic, and eager. He is currently trying to learn how to play the saxophone but also enjoys running and cycling in his spare time.

Name: Matt Burns

Position: Deckhand
Nationality: South African
Education/Certifications: STCW 10 - PSSR, PST, Fire Fighting, First Aid; STCW 10 - Maritime Security Awareness; ENG 1 Medical Certificate
Languages Spoken: English

Matt grew up on a farm in the Kwa-Zulu Natal Midlands in South Africa where he learnt a variety of skills and crafts that have shaped
him into a capable and independent young man. He later moved with his family to the coast, where most of his time was spent around
boats and the ocean. Matt has a passion for fishing and for the sea which led him to join the yachting industry in 2022.

Matt is a friendly, outgoing young man with a good sense of humor, and you are guaranteed to have a wonderful vacation in his care.

No Bad Ideas Calendar

AvailableBookedHold (can be challenged)Unavailable
Oct 202312345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031
Nov 2023123456789101112131415161718192021222324252627282930
Dec 202312345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031
Jan 202412345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031
Feb 20241234567891011121314151617181920212223242526272829
Mar 202412345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031
Apr 2024123456789101112131415161718192021222324252627282930
May 202412345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031
Jun 2024123456789101112131415161718192021222324252627282930
Jul 202412345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031
Aug 202412345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031
Sep 2024123456789101112131415161718192021222324252627282930
Oct 202412345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031

No Bad Ideas Reservations & Port Locations

Start DateEnd DateDetails (Holds can be challenged)
Sep 04, 2023Oct 31, 2023Unavailable: Fort Lauderdale, Florida* to Fort Lauderdale, Florida*
Nov 03, 2023Nov 12, 2023Booked: 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: $120,000

High price: $130,000

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.


Yacht DOES NOT offer day charters. Owner prefers 7 nights, but minimum 5 nights for all bookings.

72-96 hours preferred between charters or owner´s use (not including drop off/pick up days)

TERM CHARTERS: Weekly Rate plus 35% APA plus 4% Bahamas Taxes plus 10% Bahamas VAT

High rate weeks are Christmas and NYE, all other weeks are low rate.

No Bad Ideas Guest Reviews

Previous Yacht NameArm´s Reach
***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!

No Bad Ideas Sample Menu

We currently don't have a sample menu for No Bad Ideas. Please inquire for more information.