Onyx II Description

ONYX is a 30m sleek semi-raised Swan 100 S, designed by German Frers. Beautifully appointed and in immaculate condition, ONYX is available for charters in the Western Mediterranean in Summer 2023. Launched in 2005, the yacht completed an extensive refit in Mallorca in 2021. Works included repainting the hull grey, new teak decks, a reconfigured cockpit dining/lounging, installing a bar in the saloon and all new interior and exterior upholstery and soft furnishings. ONYX also comes equipped with a 16.10m Windy SR52 Blackbird Chase tender which opens up endless possibilities for guests who would like to be independent of the main yacht. They can visit restaurants and sites further afield, have day trips easily moving between yacht, beaches and islands, and also travel to and from shore in comfort even in choppy conditions. KEY FEATURES Cruising thoroughbred by Nautor´s Swan: quality, aesthetics, performance and seaworthiness Sleeps up to six guests in three spacious cabins 16.10m Windy S52 Blackbird Chase Tender Aft swimming platform for easy access to water sports Reconfigured cockpit to include one large table, which converts to a lounging area Cockpit bimini that can remain in place while sailing (not shown in photos) New teak decks laid in 2021 All new upholstery and soft furnishings 2021 Young and enthusiastic crew of 5

Cruising Area of Onyx II

Summer PortPalma, Mallorca


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Length30.21 Metres
Beam7.1 Metres
Draft4.0 Metres
A/C NightYes
Children AllowedYes
Ice MakerYes
Internet AccessOnboard WIFI
GeneratorNorthern lights 26KW X 2, new
Max Speed10
Cruising Speed9
Fuel Consumption32 Litres/Hr
Range700 nm
EnginesEngines: Perkins Sabre M265Ti 6-cylinder diesel (265 hp 2500 rpm) Gen: Northern lights 26KW X 2,new 2021

Water Sports

Dinghy (Metres)WINDY SR52 Blackbird Tender
Dinghy HpZodiac Milpro MK 3 30hp
Sea BobsYes
Wake BoardYes
Standup Paddle3
Beach GamesYes

Scuba Diving Scuba Diving Symbol

ScubaYacht offers Rendezvous Diving only
Air CompressorNot Onboard


Salon StereoYes


Special DietsInq

Onyx II Crew Profile

Crew Number4
CaptainSam Forbes
SpeaksEnglish Engineer Stephen speaks Spanish

Sam Forbes, Captain

Sailing runs in the blood in Sam’s family. His father was an award-winning skipper in round the world races and the Sydney Hobart Yacht Race. Growing up in England it’s his dad who taught him to sail at a young age and introduced him to the world of yachting. He started out with superyacht racing onboard 60m Perini Navi SEAHAWK, and 44.7m Vitters NINGALOO. From there he stepped into roles on spectacular J Class Yachts 39m Endeavour and 43.4m Lionheart where he worked on cruising programs, refits, deliveries, and racing preparations. Sam took on some freelance positions with smaller carbon yachts and worked as first mate onboard 34m Baltic NILAYA before he took the opportunity to be captain of ONYX.

The Pacific Ocean is his favourite destination, but he loves any location that’s secluded with blue water. On ONYX he enjoys the sleek design and ‘old school’ style of sailing that incorporates modern technology but still takes a hands-on approach with minimal use of hydraulic furlers.

Emma Carmichael, Stewardess

Emma hails from Falmouth Cornwall in the UK. She studied law at university for 4 years before changing her path to yachting, allowing her to earn an income while exploring different parts of the world. Over the past several years she’s created exceptional experiences for her guests aboard successful motor and sailing yachts, both charter and private, including 65m MY SHEMARA, 47m SY AQUARIUS, and 34m SY NILYAYA. Now Emma is keeping guests happy on ONYX, where she brings her experience and high standard of service to everything she does. West Coast Mallorca and Croatia are two of her favourite corners of the world, and she enjoys hiking and swimming.

Stephen Bannon, Engineer

Born in Melbourne Australia, Stephen completed an electrical apprenticeship and then moved to Europe to travel. He spent a decade working as an electrician in the UK before moving to Barcelona where he became a superyacht engineer. Since then he’s cruised the world and kept systems up and running on a long list of sailing yachts including 3 in the J Class fleet: Rainbow, Endeavour, and Hanuman. Stephen’s ultimate destination is Nuku Hiva in the Marquesas Islands, and in his spare time he enjoys swimming and keeping fit.

Jess Ellis, Chef

Jess grew up in Knysna, South Africa, and it’s her mother’s love of sailing the first drew her to the yachting industry. She started out as a stewardess on sailing yachts but always had her sights set on the galley. Her love of food and nutrition pushed her to make the leap to a cooking role in 2020, and she joined ONYX as chef in 2022. Her focus is on providing healthy and beautifully presented meals, with an emphasis on fresh locally sourced ingredients. Jess’s food is prepared with love, always combining enticing colours and textures with delicious tastes. She especially enjoys building luxurious salads and putting decadent lunch platters together for guests to enjoy. Jess also loves sailing, is a PADI Divemaster, and a keen hiker.

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Onyx II Reservations & Port Locations

Start DateEnd DateDetails (Holds can be challenged)
Jun 20, 2024Jun 23, 2024Booked: Greece to Greece
Jun 26, 2024Jul 04, 2024Booked: Greece to Greece
Jul 08, 2024Jul 13, 2024Booked: Greece to Greece
Jul 22, 2024Jul 27, 2024Booked: Greece to Greece
Aug 04, 2024Aug 10, 2024Booked: Corfu, Greece to Corfu, Greece
Aug 26, 2024Aug 31, 2024Booked: Sicily, Italy* to Sicily, Italy*

Onyx II Rates / week

The prices shown are for the entire yacht for a week-long (7 nights) charter.
Price: €85,000

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.


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