Matelot has had a busy Caribbean season with SIX weeks of REPEAT charters so far this winter. Captain Angus Fuller would like to remind you that Matelot still has an opening for the last two weeks in April at the reduced winter Caribbean price of $25,000/wk for up to 6 guests, Caribbean Terms (all inclusive, except bar/beverages, cruising fees...).
Between charters, Angus has had the decks freshly sanded and they are looking like new, plus the main generator just received a complete overhaul earlier this month.
Launched in 2005, Matelot is hull #2 of the Southern Wind Shipyard Farr 80’ Nauta deck saloon sloop.
Matelot is an 80-foot, Farr-designed sloop which accommodates up to six guests in three cabins. The full-width, master cabin forward has a walk-around King bed, settee, vanity/desk, plus ensuite head with a separate shower stall. The other two guest cabins are identical to each other with twin lower berths (not bunks), and both cabins have ensuite heads with separate showers. The crew quarters are aft of the galley and have their own, separate entry.
Matelot has separate guest and sailing cockpits. This offers guests who wish to be away from the sailing action, a spacious and comfortable area to relax.
Matelot is UK flagged, maintained to MCA category 2, and is consistently in top condition. Capt. Angus reports that the yacht has more back up and redundancy in systems than most yachts in her size and class. For instance, Matelot has two generators offering guests the option of running air conditioning 24/7. She also has two watermaker units with a capacity of up to 420 liters of fresh water per hour, two full refrigeration systems, and two air conditioning chiller units. In addition to her rigid routine maintenance schedule, Matelot recently received new luxury bed linens, and a new suite of carbon fiber sails is currently being built.
While offering guests luxury and comfort, Matelot is a true performance sailer having placed first in the 2007 ARC transatlantic race, and second in the 2008 ARC race; out of a fleet of 225 yachts both times. Good show, guys!
Captain Angus Fuller has been cruising in the Caribbean since 1996 and skippering yachts in the Caribbean since 2001.
Capt. Angus and Chef Jessie were married in October of last year. They have worked together for the owner of MATELOT for four years, having run his previous yacht MATELOT (an Oyster 66.) Angus and Jessie have extensive knowledge of the Western and Eastern Mediterranean cruising areas, as well as the Adriatic / Croatia.
MATELOT is available for Summer 2009 charters in Croatia / East Med at € 2,000 less than the summer 2008 rates.
RATES, in euros: plus all expenses
- June & September 2009: € 20,000 plus all expenses
- July & August 2009: € 22,000, plus expenses
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All the best!