Cruising Area of Ocean View
Ocean View Description
S/Y OCEAN VIEW
Three double cabins, comprising a master suite and 2 double guest cabins, all with en-suites
Tender: Highfield 460, 60 HP
10 x Kite surfing sets
Water skis (for kids)
Wakeboard (for adults)
Diving compressor and diving equipment for 2 people
Yoga (Onboard instructor)
Ocean View Crew Profile
Captain: Maciej Boron
Maciej has been sailing as a skipper on monohulls and catamarans all over the world, with more than 70,000 Nm under his belt he has crossed the Atlantic Ocean several times and led many deliveries, charters and private cruises.
He holds (among many others) the RYA Yachtmaster Ocean Certificate Commercially Endorsed and has a great knowledge of sea safety, first aid and nautical engineering. As a lifelong sailing teacher, he shows excellent interpersonal skills and does his best to nurture a safe, positive and calm atmosphere on board. He is a skillful motorboat operator and will make your tender excursions easy and pleasant. He will also accompany you with all the water sports. He is a life-long learner, always eager to sail, dive or tell enthralling stories from across the seas!
Chef: Krystyna Roszak
Krystyna has been passionate about food for as long as she can remember. Traveling all around the world, cooking with the best chefs or local tribesmen; her curiosity, awareness, and courage made her a creative and skillful chef. Her food is well balanced, free of artificial ingredients, fresh and colorful. She can cater to guests with any dietary requirements and will also advise for wine or whip up a creative cocktail.
She gladly shares her knowledge of natural therapies and nutrition and takes care of the wellbeing of our guests. As a certified yoga teacher, Krystyna will happily lead daily classes on board for both beginners and advanced practitioners. With her can-do attitude, she will respond to all of our guests´ needs and will take great care of everyone on board.
A short interview with chef and yoga instructor Krystyna aboard Ocean View:
Q: You have such a passion for the culinary arts, what influenced you to make this your life’s journey?
A: One day I just asked myself what I really, really like doing. And I started doing it! I believe that you can be good at things just by practising, but you´ll never be great if you don´t do it following your heart. I do follow mine. I live, my life is my work, my work is my passion, my guests are my life. A perfect unity :-)
Q: What do you consider to be your signature dish/es and cuisine style/es?
A: Oh, there are so many styles I love. I match fine cuisine with healthy cooking. I cook with love, respect and smile to both the food and those who eat it. I do magic with vegetables, even the kids start enjoying them:-) Sometimes we fish with full respect to the killed animal and then I serve my absolutely delicious ceviche. I love Middle Eastern food, Arabic influences, Thai and Japanese. And I adore making cheesecakes. No limits for creativity here.
Q: Yoga plays a large part of your daily routine, and you enjoy sharing your expert instructor knowledge with others if guests wish to join you (free of charge aboard Ocean View), what should they be looking forward to?
A: I adapt the classes to my guests, so any level is welcome. We can do private sessions or group classes, all up to their preferences. The total beginners, children or elderly, people with any health issues - everyone can do yoga! It´s a mixture of gentle or a bit intense stretching, muscle strengthening and relaxation, with a strong accent on harmony and understanding own body, and unity with nature around. I recommend energizing early morning sunrise sessions or gentle moon yoga right before going to bed. The boat gives us a great opportunity to practise mindfully, with the cleanest air to breath that one can imagine.
Q: Life aboard a luxury catamaran such as Ocean View must really be a joy, in your opinion, what would you say are the yachts best features?
A: Space, comfort, closeness to nature, sun! fresh and delicious food, easiness of lifestyle, lack of internet ;), a broad spectrum of activities. The same boat can be a temple of peace and lively party space, depending on the mood of guests.
Q: Finally, do you have some first-hand tips for future charter guests, in terms of what to bring, and what they absolutely won’t need to pack?
A: Don´t bring much. What you need is a good book, few swimwears for water activities, light and comfortable clothes, a jumper or shawl, a pair of sandals and sneakers for the shore (we walk barefoot onboard), polarized sunglasses, a hat. Bring your favourite music on the drive if you like. Don´t forget your personal medicine. Pack your things into a soft bag so it can be easily stored.
Do not bring any water equipment nor yoga mat as the boat has everything on board. We provide sunscreens, mosquito repellent, soap, shampoo, hair conditioner. Hi-heals and super elegant clothes may be useful if going out in the Mediterranean, but not in Polynesia! Here the dress code is pareo and bare feet :-)
Ocean View Calendar
Ocean View does currently not provide a calendar or bookings list. Please inquire for more information.
Ocean View Rates / weekThe prices shown are for the entire yacht for a week-long (7 nights) charter.
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.
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Ocean View Guest Reviews
July 9 - 16, 2019
From the moment we stepped onboard OCEAN VIEW, it was clear we were in capable hands. Walking up the aft steps, it was immediately obvious that the yacht was immaculately maintained. The crew, all beautifully presented, greeted us with warm smiles, a glass of champagne for the ladies, cold beers for the gents and fresh coconuts for the kids….along with a platter of beautifully presented hor d´oeuvres.
We soon realized that this was just a glimpse of the week to come. Krystyna the chef, rivals the best of any we’ve come across in over 15 years in the yachting industry. We were immediately sold on Kystyna´s philosophy on food - fresh, nutritious and tasty meals. Krystyna delivered day after day – always with something new, creative and bursting with flavour. Krystyna made everything from scratch including fresh baking, homemade sauces, soft taco breads for Mexican, pitas for kebabs and homemade pasta. Her meals were complimented with spices, pickled vegetables, delectable salsas and plenty of fresh herbs. For a group who aren’t real ‘sweet-tooths’, Krystyna also did an excellent job of tempting us night after night with everything from Tarte Tartan to Crème Brulee and home-made ice-cream. The kids were taken care of, day and night with almost any request from fresh smoothies to freshly baked muffins but most impressive was on the last day, when my 5 year old announced she’d like hummus with lunch, just as we were sitting down to eat. “Give me 5 minutes”, said Krystyna as she disappeared back into the galley and low and behold, freshly made hommus appeared.
Whilst Krystyna took care of our every culinary whim, Captain Maciej (known as Matt) and the deckhand Marek took care of the rest. Matt did an excellent job of communicating daily to discuss itinerary options, weather forecasts and suggestions. He was knowledgeable about the area and as a Captain, very competent. But what won our hearts, was the attention and patience Matt had with the kids (aged 4 and 5). He was happy to involve and include them and really get down on their level. By the end of the week, he and our 4 year old son had created an entire army of ‘lego alien robots’. Some of the dress-up creations they came up with out of paper, pens and sticky-tape were also hilarious and mighty impressive!
When we booked this charter, we had some reservations as this was the first ‘real’ sailing adventure the children had been on and we weren’t sure how they’d go being onboard all day. They were still not competent swimmers nor ‘still’ sleepers and those beds are quite high! Matt pre-empted our concerns by building a wooden barrier that fit around the bottom and sides of the bunk to keep them safe. When we swam out the back, he’d always throw out the life buoy attached to the boat for extra support and either he or Marek, were always watching us…just in case the kids got into trouble. I could go on and on but will simply summarize by saying Maciej and Krystyna are a dynamic couple who really excel in what they’re doing. The food and service on OCEAN VIEW rival any good superyacht, but in a far more intimate environment.
Then there is Marek. What a charming, happy, easy person to be around. Working diligently from early morning to late in the evening, Marek seemed tireless! He views yachting as a great way for him to pursue his passions for travel writing and photography and as you can see from the aerial photos, he put his new drone to good use. Marek was truly grateful to be there - it was evident in his attitude and ready smile. He did an incredible job of keeping the boat spotless and supporting Maciej and Krystyna in providing what can only be described as, an amazing family holiday.
French Polynesia, it goes without saying, is a truly magnificent destination and the perfect location for a family charter. The people are friendly, the lagoons are protected and safe for swimming, there are lovely beaches, great snorkeling and short distances between islands. The landscape is simply magnificent, and we enjoyed reveling in the tranquility and beauty, day after day. With a crew this good, we rarely felt the need to leave the boat for long and thoroughly look forward to re-joining the crew again on a future leg of their worldwide adventure.