No Bad Ideas Description

Profile

Cruising Area of No Bad Ideas

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

Specification

Length130 Feet
Beam26.5 Feet
Draft6.5 Feet
Built2005
Refit2021
A/CFull
JacuzziYes
Gym/ExerciseYes
HairdryerYes
Children AllowedYes
Voltages110
Internet AccessOnboard WIFI
Max Speed20
Cruising Speed12
Range2000
Engines2x MTU 12V4000 & 2x Northern Lights 65KW Generators
Communications
The Vessel has LTE Cellular Internet at $400.00 per 100 GB available to guests only - all crew use Google-Fi Sims for personal use. If the Marina has wifi available then this will be available depending on costs - usually free. Additionally have VOIP Phone Line Charged at $0.49 per minute

Accommodations

Guests10
Cabins5
Crew8
King3
Twin2
Showers5
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

Water Sports

Dinghy (Feet)32´ Intrepid
Dinghy Pax12
Adult WaterskisYes
Kids WaterskisYes
Jetskis2
Kneeboard1
Sea BobsYes
Snorkel GearYes
TubeYes
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)
2 Seadoo Wake Pro 230 Jet Skis
2 Seabobs F5
1 E-Foil
Inflatable Slide
2 Stand-Up Paddleboards
1x Kneeboard
1x Wake Board
1x Wake Surf
25 ft Inflatable Floating Mat
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

Entertainment

Salon Tv/DvdYes
Salon StereoYes
iPod/Device HookupsYes
DVDsYes
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

Cuisine

Special DietsInq
KosherInq

No Bad Ideas Crew Profile

Crew Number8
Captain
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
Description:
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
Description:
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: Peter James Hardwick

Position: Mate
Nationality: South African
Description:
Education/Certifications: MCA STCW 10´, PADI Open Water Diver, Efficient Deckhand Certificate, ENG1 Medical Certificate, MCA Yachtmaster Commercial 200T
Languages Spoken: English

Peter Hardwick 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 hard-working 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

Name: Boudine Nagel

Position: Second Stewardess
Nationality: South African
Description:
Education/Certifications: STCW, ENG 1, Level II Food Safety in Catering, Powerboat Level II
Languages Spoken: Afrikaans and English

Boudine Nagel was born and raised in Johannesburg, South Africa, and has always been drawn to the outdoors, travel, and the sea. Growing up she spent her time playing soccer, swimming, snorkeling, drawing and learning about new people and places. After visiting her sister in the Bahamas, Boudine decided to join the industry, beginning as a Third Stew in 2016. She brings her passion for the industry and outgoing nature to her role as Second Stewardess aboard M/Y NO BAD IDEAS, ensuring a memorable experience for charter guests. A team player who also works well independently, she is always seeking opportunities to acquire new skills and further her yachting career. When not working at sea, Bou enjoys spending time with family and friends, surfing, paddle boarding, snorkeling, and traveling to new places.

Name: Kimberley Glynn

Nationality: South African
Education/Certifications: Events Management Diploma in Stellenbosch, ENG1, Health and Safety, PST, PSSR, PDSD, Fire
Prevention and Fighting, Elementary First Aid
Languages Spoken: English, Afrikaans

Kimberley hails from arguably the most beautiful part of South Africa, the Garden Route. She grew up as an only child but surrounded by furry brothers and sisters was the best childhood she could´ve ever asked for. Kimberley began her yachting career in March 2018. After being in the hospitality industry for many years, she wanted to take her experience overseas. Kimberley loves guest interaction as well as being able to be creative in her everyday job, making amazing memories for both the guests and herself. Guests can always count on Kimberley for a good laugh, as she is a very outgoing, bubbly person with a big heart. Kimberley is a great team player who is not only practical but easy-going, approachable, and patient. In her free time, you will most likely find Kimberley outdoors running, hiking, practicing yoga, or indulging in a good book. She loves learning about new cuisines and never misses a chance to try local cuisine or go to a local market.

Name: Warren Carney

Position: Chef
Nationality: South African
Description:
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: Niel Rossouw

Position: Rotational Engineer
Nationality: South African
Description:
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: Cameron Green

Position: Bosun
Nationality: South African
Description:
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.


No Bad Ideas Calendar

AvailableBookedHold (can be challenged)Unavailable
Sep 2022123456789101112131415161718192021222324252627282930
Oct 202212345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031
Nov 2022123456789101112131415161718192021222324252627282930
Dec 202212345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031
Jan 202312345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031
Feb 202312345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728
Mar 202312345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031
Apr 2023123456789101112131415161718192021222324252627282930
May 202312345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031
Jun 2023123456789101112131415161718192021222324252627282930
Jul 202312345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031
Aug 202312345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031
Sep 2023123456789101112131415161718192021222324252627282930

No Bad Ideas Reservations & Port Locations

Start DateEnd DateDetails (Holds can be challenged)
Sep 22, 2022Sep 29, 2022Unavailable: Nassau, Bahamas* to Nassau, Bahamas*
Sep 30, 2022Nov 16, 2022Unavailable: Fort Lauderdale, Florida* to Fort Lauderdale, Florida*
Nov 20, 2022Nov 27, 2022Booked: Nassau, Bahamas* to Nassau, Bahamas*
Dec 14, 2022Dec 21, 2022Booked: Nassau, Bahamas* to Nassau, Bahamas*
Dec 22, 2022Dec 28, 2022Unavailable: Nassau, Bahamas* to Nassau, Bahamas*
Dec 29, 2022Jan 05, 2023Booked: Nassau, Bahamas* to Nassau, Bahamas*
Jan 22, 2023Jan 29, 2023Booked: Norman´s Cay, Bahamas to Norman´s Cay, Bahamas
Mar 10, 2023Mar 18, 2023Unavailable: Nassau, Bahamas* to Nassau, Bahamas*
Apr 09, 2023Apr 16, 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. Inquire for more information.

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

No Bad Ideas Guest Reviews

***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.