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.
Maiwenn Beadle brings decades of experience running commercial and private vessels to MARAE. Her most recent role was as captain and chief mate for weeklong adventure cruises through Alaska aboard 200-foot explorer craft.
Her background encompasses 25 years as a captain with more than 250,000 miles in her wake. She is an extremely competent mariner in all aspects of seamanship training, from navigation to safety and management procedures. At ease interacting with crew and guests alike, she is eager to take skills learned through experience aboard commercial vessels back into the private yachting sector. Maiwenn holds a USCG 1600 Ton Master’s License.
With 25 years in the marine industry, Captain Carl harbors a versatile and competent set of skills. His years at sea have encompassed running busy charter yachts to being an ice pilot in the cold artic.
Carl can adapt to any environment, providing service to only the highest of standards. His strong vessel, engineering and crew management skills ensure guests a safe yet exciting charter experience, leaving them with memories to last a lifetime!
Carl has previously served as MARAE’s captain; in 2002, he was named Charter Captain of the Year and in 2005 his was the most chartered yacht in the Caribbean fleet. Carl holds a USCG 1600 Ton Master’s License.
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.
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.
Despite having grown up in landlocked West Texas , Stacy’s heart has always belonged to the ocean. As a child she would visit her grandparents in Florida, and that is where she fell in love with the sea as well as watching the ships go by on the St. Johns River. Her varied life and professional experiences have spanned three continents and multiple industries, however by luck she found the yachting industry which combines her passion for travel and being on the water. She has done yachting seasons in the Mediterranean, Bahamas and East Coast USA. In her spare time she enjoys hiking, photography and discovering new places. As the stewardess on Marae, her favorite task is creating unforgettable memories for our
guests. Stacy’s attention to detail and Southern hospitality will ensure that you feel at home during your time aboard and leave with a smile.
Jess Strunk ROTATIONAL STEWARDESS
Jess grew up in Knoxville, TN where she developed her love of the outdoors through exploring the Great Smoky Mountains and spending her summers enjoying the neighboring lakes. She enjoys diving, cooking, nutrition, gardening, and teaching yoga in her free time.
After 10 years in the service and hospitality industry, Jess caught the travel bug and searched for a lifestyle where she could travel and work at the same time. In 2013 she set off on her yachting career, where her passions for meeting new people and adventure comes alive.
Her beautiful table-scapes, lavish cocktails, and first class service make our guests feel right at home. Her witty humor and energy filled personality makes her a perfect part of the Marae Crew. She can’t wait to welcome you aboard!