The name Marae has origins from the native Maori tribe in New Zealand meaning a special meeting place for family and friends. With Marae’s New Zealand construction by Alloy Yachts, the name is a natural fit.
This elegant yacht must be seen to fully appreciate her but in the interim the following description must suffice.
On deck Marae has a private aft cockpit with collapsible spray hood and direct access to the master stateroom. This cockpit area is equipped with large cushions for lounging. A fold out stern section provides comfortable steps and a sturdy swim platform.
Moving forward are the port and starboard steering stations, followed by a covered center cockpit with U-shaped sofas to port and starboard and hi-lo table for dinner or cocktails. These areas can be converted to lounging pads. Side windows slide open and a removable aft Isenglass curtain protects against the elements. A protected helm station is located to starboard.
Captive winches keep the teak decks free of clutter.
The interior woodwork on MARAE consists of stained walnut and is complemented by luxurious fabrics and crisp white linens, down duvets and down pillows in the staterooms.
The upper saloon has a full wet bar with stools and a leather U-shaped sofa with coffee table that converts into a comfortable lounging area with panoramic views.
Main saloon with comfortable sofas, coffee table and dining table seating six is located below, galley and crew areas are forward of the saloon and guest accommodations aft of the saloon.
The master stateroom is full width aft with private access to the aft deck. Centerline queen size bed, office and en suite bath room. Roomy stall shower with built in seat. Private staircase from the master stateroom to the aft cockpit.
Double guest cabin with en suite bath room, stall shower and built in shower seat.
Twin guest cabin with Pullman berth and en suite bath room and stall shower.
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The Master suite comprises a full-width bedroom with a centerline queen bed and direct access to the private aft cockpit which has a collapsible spray hood. It has an office and en suite bathroom with a roomy stall shower with built-in seat.
The VIP stateroom has a double bed and en suite bathroom with a stall shower and built-in seat. The Guest stateroom has 2 single beds, a pullman berth and en suite bathroom with a stall shower.
MARAE is fully air conditioned through out.
Crew has a separate companionway, heads and shower.
Offering a service that goes above and beyond the level of quality typical of a luxury superyacht charter, Marae’s crew are what make a special charter something extraordinary. Whether it’s waiting with cool towels after a warm walk or anticipating your cocktail almost before you’d thought of it, the crew of Marae pay attention to the very smallest details – so you don’t have to.
Gianni Brill CAPTAIN
Gianni is a native of Bucharest, Romania, born to Italian and Dutch parents. After a few years of globetrotting, at 21, he called California his new home. A number of businesses later lead to the start of Eurosail Charters and Sailing School. The last 5 of the 17 years of running a successful international charter operation, Gianni added Sea Legs sailing for the disabled to his accomplishments. In 1997 the wanderlust took over again and Gianni entered the private yachting industry and never looked back. With a vast knowledge of cruising destinations and attention to detail, it has been a very successful career. Gianni is licensed by the USCG as well as the MCA and possesses a 1600/3000 tons master license, among others and has logged well over 300,000 ocean miles. He enjoys sharing his very active lifestyle and his love for the sea with owners and charter guests.
Steven Strenkert CHEF
Steven is a trained chef from the prestigious Culinary Institute of America. He has 10 years of experience in 5-star restaurants in New York, California and 15 years as a personal/private chef on estates, motor and sailing yachts on charter and passage in the Caribbean, Mediterranean and the Panama Canal. His approach and love of serving people delicious food is demonstrated through his philosophy of servant leadership.
Brianna Alongi STEWARDESS
Bri comes from Abita Springs, Louisiana. She picked up a love of fine dining and mixing cocktails from growing up near the city of New Orleans. Bri has been in the yachting industry for two years, cruising areas from the Bahamas to New England before joining the crew of S/Y Marae. For fun she enjoys cooking, exploring new cocktail combinations and snorkeling. Bri's attention to detail and passion for her job will ensure your every need is met and your trip is one to remember.
Susie Weaver FIRST MATE/ENGINEER
Susie grew up in Santa Barbara, CA, with a father who was a yacht captain/engineer for 40 years and a mother who was a yacht chef. She spent the majority of her childhood holidays sailing aboard her father’s ketch, stopping in the Caribbean and South Pacific, where they visited French Polynesia, The Cook Islands, Tonga, Fiji, Vanuatu, and the Solomon Islands. At a young age, she experienced what the world has to offer.
After spending over a year in the yachting industry as a mate/engineer, she enrolled at the International Yacht Restoration School in Newport, RI studying marine systems. She also holds a USCG 100GT masters license and is a PADI open water certified scuba diver.
Susie is onboard to keep Marae in ship shape and ensure smooth sailing. Susie is also the person in charge of Marae’s many toys. Whether you wish to race around in the Lasers, kayak, paddleboard, or use one of the towable tubes, wakeboards, or water skis, she will make sure everything is prepared for a fun, safe time.