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Plan B began her life as a work horse, and carries that work horse nature into today. Although she�s transformed into an elegant lady, she was originally a research vessel for the Australian Navy. Charged with mapping the great barrier reef and the waters of Australia�s coast, Plan B's hull was originally launched in 1973 as HMAS Flinders. Named for the famous explorer Matthew Flinders, this boat has always had exploration in her soul. As a survey ship, one of the beauties of that heritage was the hull had to be very quiet, and you won�t find a quieter hull. In the past six years since the completion of its refit, Plan B has circumnavigated the globe three times and taken its guests to some of the most unreachable corners of the ocean in comfort and safety.

The interior transformation has brought Plan B from a rugged ship to a modernized, urban decor inspired world cruising yacht with an exterior featuring the most beautiful polynesian and cultural accent pieces throughout. The Master suite is located on Deck 3, one deck above the Main deck forward, with a forward facing super-King size bed. A full desk and sofa are complemented on each side of the bed and private his/ her bathrooms with an adjoining shower are ensuite. On Deck 2, the Main deck, are four staterooms with perfect versatility in arrangement for families with children or couples. Each can be situated as Queen size beds or convert the two aft staterooms to Twin staterooms. The forward most staterooms also include bunk style pullmans (2 in each). All are ensuite with bathrooms; two include tub and stall showers while the other two have showers only. Deck 1, below deck, is for crew.

The Main exterior deck aft is primarily a working deck. Guests are received best to port or starboard entrances. Upon entering this level, there is an intimate, yet ample sized U-shaped dining area to port and full lounge with wide screen TV to starboard. Above to Deck 3, is the Great Room, aft of the Master and divided by the central spiral staircase, featuring port and starboard sofa seating and a game table further aft to port. No matter where you are in the world, the wall clocks will help you gauge your time zone with select regions chosen for keeping in touch.

Re-designed for true enjoyment of the outdoors, the exterior guest areas overflow onto each other and truly capture the special nature of being aboard a yacht while cruising or at anchor. On Deck 3, aft of the Great Room is the largest deck area for dining, social gathering, evening 'cinema at sea', cocktails at the portside bar or just relaxing on the full beam sunbed farthest aft. Up a level to Deck 4 (Bridgedeck), overlooking the main aft deck is another jewel of an indoor/outdoor space. Perfect for when the weather turns ugly, yet you still want the feeling of being outside. Protected on three sides by sliding glass doors, this area is at once a comfortable living space, working space, dining space, and recreation space. This deck includes; a large sitting area with a comfortable couch and chairs, an extendable dining table from 4 to 14, and an aft banquette that morphs from perfect spot for sunset cocktails into a cozy dinner for 8 and then again to the best seat in the house for the outdoor movie theater. Next up is the Jacuzzi Deck on Deck 5, forward of the gym. A stainless steel version is centered between two sun beds with the most amazing panoramic view forward. Feel like sleeping under the stars?, Just ask and the crew will convert one of the sun lounges into a king size bed complete with 1000 thread count sheets and non allergic down pillows. Who could ask for more?!

Other Entertainment

All new AV in 2016:
All decks and guest areas covered by SAVANT HD Video & Audio Media Server
Master Cabin, Guest Cabins and Salons installed with Samsung UHD LED smart TVs, incorporating SAVANT controllers, Ipad control and Apple TV
Outdoor theatre with DLP HD Projector and 150 screen
HK Audio sound system throughout exterior of the vessel and B&W speakers within the interior.
Gym includes Samsung LED smart TV, operating with Apple TV

Other Toys

18 AL landing craft with Diesel jet-drive 220 hp
30 Waitt Cabin tender Dive Boat with 2x220HP legs
30 Waitt T-Top tender Centre Console with 2x 220HP legs
14' Rescue Boat 25 HP Yamaha outboard
2 x Seadoo 260 HP GTX iS LTD luxury edition
Inflatable Slide
6 x Custom Carbon Fiber Paddleboards, 3 with viewing windows
2 x 2 man Kayaks
Towable toys, Skis, Wakeboard
Fishing Gear
Scuba Gear (rendezvous only)
Snorkeling Gear
Sea Scooters
5 x Mountain Bikes
Beach set up with decorative tent

Gym Equipment:
Treadmill, bike, TRX, Pilates Gym, Free weights, weighted bars, medicine balls, ankle weights, weighted vest, bands, Pilates circles, yoga mats, skipping ropes, fit balls.


Nera F33 Satcom. Voice, fax & 9.6 kbps data
Furuno FELCOM 15 Sat C
2x Seatel 6009 VSAT systems

Radio Telephone
Furuno FS 1570 MF/HF Radio Telephone
Furuno FM 8500 DSC VHF Radio telephone
Icom IC-A110 Air band VHF
2x Uniden Oceanus VHF

Internal Phones
Panasonic TD-500 48 extension digital PABX with full call accounting
Paging System
Phone and data connection to all guest areas

Navigation Equipment

Radar: Furuno SN30AF S-Band
Furuno XN20A x-Band
Gyro Compass: 1 x Sperry Navigat X MK1
Automatic Pilot: Robertson
Sounder: Furuno FE-700 Digital Recording Echo Sounder
Sonar: Furuno CH-250 Searchlight Sonar 360
GPS: 2 x Furuno GP-32 WAAS
NAVTEX: Furuno NX-500
Automatic Identification System: Furuno FA-100 Interfaced to Radar
Windspeed/Boatspeed: Furuno FI-30 Series
Electronic Charting: Transas Navi-Sailor 3000 & MAXSEA

Crew Profile

Captain - Ian Garaty - Spain
Originally qualified as a Naval Architect, and working in Yacht design, his love of sailing soon meant he was running successful charter yachts both Caribbean and Mediterranean. Having completed two successful builds on sailing yachts in Northern Europe he then turned to running motor yachts. Having successfully chartered for many years he knows the secrets to spoiling guests and ensuring their trips are memorable. His love of travel and exploration has lead him to PLAN B and its exciting itinerary. Off the boat, he loves spending time surfing and off-roading with his two teenage sons.

Some of his previous commands include 43m MY DIANE, 43m MY ELEMENT, 45m MY ATLANTIC GOOSE and 60m MY VICKY.

Captain - Graham Chilcott – Australia
Growing up on Australia’s Gold Coast, Graham has always been involved with water-sports and the sea. He has spent the last 17 years in the yachting industry, 11 of which as a Captain, cruising the Mediterranean, Caribbean, Indonesia, North and South Pacific on motor yachts ranging from 35m to 68m. Graham’s drive, desire and passion for the yachting industry has increased with the knowledge and experience that he has gained over his career; enthusiastic and committed with a sense of adventure, he possesses strong leadership skills, always ensuring his team exceed expectations and his guests have a truly memorable charter experience.

Chief Engineer - Mike Wood - United Kingdom
Mike is originally from the Newcastle in the north of England. He now resides on the South Coast in Bournemouth instead, with his wife and two young boys. Mike is qualified as a class 1 unlimited engineer and has spent 20 years on various types of vessels including steam ships, cruise ships, passenger ferry’s and with the past 8 years on board yachts. Six of these years have been spent as Chief Engineer on board MY Plan B. With his extensive experience, he has also cruised worldwide including the North and South Pole, circumnavigated several times in both directions. Outside of work on MY Plan B, Mike’s other passions include motorcycles and biking.

Chief Engineer - Nick Beach - United Kingdom
Nick comes from a small town, Barrow-in-Furness in Northern England. He now resides in Manchester when on leave from MY Plan B. He has been a qualified marine engineer for 14 years, currently holding a class 1 unlimited engineering ticket. Within his career he has worked on container ships, cruise ships and for the past 7 years in the yachting industry. Nick has been fortunate enough to travel worldwide, however is yet to visit South America. In Nick’s spare time, he likes to get outdoors and enjoys rugby, cycling and golf.

Second Engineer - Tim Johnson
Tim was born in Cape Town, South Africa; which is where he lived for 17 years before moving to Sheffield in Northern England. It is here that Tim graduated with a mechanical engineering degree. After spending 3 years in the merchant Navy onboard cruise ships, working for Princess Cruises; Tim then made the transition into yachting 2 years ago. With a love for being on the water, Tim is a keen surfer and wake boarder. He is also our onboard musician, with a talent for playing the guitar.

Second Engineer - Timothy Sedgewick-Hall - United Kingdom
Timothy is an English marine engineer who first started his career 17 years ago in the merchant navy. Within this time, he has worked onboard container ships and started on super yachts in 2007, circumnavigated the globe many times and enjoys all aspects of being at sea. When on dry land, Tim enjoys spending time at home in Chesire, playing golf, football and walking. His long-term goal is to obtain the next qualifications to climb the ranks to become a Chief Engineer.

1st Officer - Craig Taylor - United Kingdom
After 10 years working outside the UK ranging from outdoor instructor in America and Australia, Diving instructor in the Caribbean and Australia, sailing instructor in the British virgin island and the last 5 years working in the yachting industry, on yachts ranging from 50-meter motor yachts to 92 meters sailing yachts. Craig has always incorporated his diving background with cruising areas including the Caribbean, Mediterranean, Scotland and Indonesia, Philippines and Burma. In his spare time Craig likes to be out Rock climbing, surfing, hiking, fitness training, biking, snowboarding, and diving. Craig is ecstatic to be part of the Plan B team where he can get off the beaten track and really explore unusual places.

1st Officer - Rob Ward - England
Rob started his yachting career on sailing yachts in 2008 and hasn't looked back since. Originally from Manchester, in the north of England. During the winter, he likes to spend his time on his yacht in Antigua, diving and racing in regattas throughout the Caribbean. Keen to all things watersports, he is a PADI Dive master, a sailing dinghy instructor and jet ski instructor. He loves to travel and his passport has more stamps in it than most flight attendants.

Bosun – Francesca Truter – Australia
Francesca comes from Sydney, Australia but has spent much of her life living and working on coral reefs around the world. Her studies in marine biology led to a career in the diving industry and several years on small islands, diving liveaboards and onboard Superyachts. She joined her first yacht in the Mediterranean but much of her time on luxury yachts over the past ten years has been spent in the Pacific and remote cruising areas. During this time, she has traveled more than 70,000 nm, from St Petersburg to Cape Verde, Papua to Chuuk Lagoon, and many places in between. She is very happy to join the Plan B team, and brings with her a passion for the Ocean adventures and for the places less traveled. In her free time she is most likely to be found, camera in hand, photographing tiny critters underwater, or on a bushwalk somewhere wild.

Deckhand – Patrick Richardson
Patrick, known as Patty onboard for the past 2 and half years is from a small coastal fishing town called Boat Harbour on the mid east coast of Australia. Patty’s family are all professional fishermen, mainly targeting lobsters, which he has had a lot of involvement in. Being raised so close to the beach; he is also an avid surfer and cannot get enough of the water. Patty is a qualified electrician by trade but felt that to enable himself to fulfill his love for the water and exploring new places, working onboard yachts would suit him a lot better.

Deckhand – Paul Robson
Paul was born in Mareeba, North Queensland, Australia. However, he currently resides in Cairns in a home that he moved to 8 years ago. Since finishing school, Paul went straight into working onboard boats, starting as a qualified Dive Master onboard a dive boat on the Great Barrier Reef for 3 years. He realised his love of diving should be kept as a leisurely activity, rather than work. Therefore moved onto a tourism boat here for a further 5 years. With a love of meeting new people and guest service, he decided to join yachting as part of the MY Plan B crew, over a year ago. Alongside diving and water sports, Paul loves to explore nature and is a great photographer!

Deckhand – Edward Donald - Australia
Edward started his journey through life on a small island off the coast of southern Tasmania. His love for the ocean developed from an early age and activities involving the sea became second nature to him. His parents owned a small sailboat so his passion for cruising was imbedded into his brain at an age where he could barely walk. Edward has a positive, happy go lucky attitude towards life and he likes a challenge. In his spare time, Edward enjoys surfing, diving and playing guitar.

Deckhand / Dive - Ricardo Goncalves - Portugal
Ricardo Goncalves – Portugal Raised in sunny Algarve, Ricardo has seawater running through his veins, genetic heritage from generations of past sailors. He started his professional sea explorations 7 years ago when he bought a one-way ticket to Thailand where he would spend the next couple of years, becoming a scuba diving instructor and working extensively in the industry. Egypt would follow further developing his diving expertise for another year whilst teaching courses and leading dives in the Red Sea. Needing a new challenge, he then fled to France where he started working as a bosun and then as a diving instructor further developing his seamanship skills until the present date. On is free time Ricardo likes to free dive, spearfish and rock climb and make go pro movies of just about everything.

Chief Stewardess - Hannah Davey - New Zealand
Hannah grew up on the shores of the North Island, New Zealand. From local ferries to Dolphin and Whale Adventure Cruises Hannah's love of the ocean led her to join a World Cruising Sailboat covering over 33,000 miles before she was 24 years old. Since then she has amassed a wealth of experience on some of the finest yachts in and around the Mediterranean. Her background in studying animal behaviour led her to open her own company specialising in dog grooming but the draw of the Ocean was too strong and swept her back to sea! In her leisure time Hannah loves kitesurfing, diving and hiking. We are pleased to share Hannah's vast experience, fun loving nature and willingness to go the extra mile on board Plan B.

Previous Yachts: M.Y Atlantic Goose, M.Y. Como, S.YErica XII

Stewardess – Caris Sides - Australia
Caris is from Perth on the west coast of Australia, which also has the reputation for being the most isolated city in the world. Once completing her hairdressing apprenticeship Caris left Australia and soon picked up the travel bug. She moved to London, which she used as a base to travel Europe extensively and soon was ready to see more, which brought her to the yachting industry. She has been in the industry for 4 years and loves the opportunities Plan B gives to travel and see remote and exciting locations. In her spare time Caris still loves to be around the ocean, diving and surfing. As well as meeting new people, and making new friends all over the world.

Previous Yachts: M/Y Sea Wolf, M/Y Lady Britt

Stewardess – Morgan Sambell - United States
Morgan has come to PLAN B with four years of yachting experience under her belt. Growing up in Fort Lauderdale, Morgan has always been very familiar with the super yacht scene. After completing a degree in integrated health science, her curiosity gave in and she took to the seas. Morgan’s personality and passion for adventure agreed with the yacht industry as she now gets to celebrate in all of the travel and unique opportunities yachting has to offer. In Morgan’s free time, you will find her most likely at the beach enjoying the sun, surf and sand.

Stewardess / Masseuse – Lisa Lesley - Australia
Lisa studied massage in 2006 at the massage school of Queensland Australia, developing Reflexology, Swedish, Deep Tissue, Sports and Relaxation techniques. She has since then added Kahuna Hawaiian, Rieki 1&2 Japanese energy healing, Balinese, and Hot Stone upgrading her skills every year across the globe. She has a passion for the power of massage to release stress and built up tension, to help find a deep state of relaxation. Lisa has worked in spas in Brazil, Ireland, Australia and at music events across Australia. She has also had the opportunity to volunteer teaching children yoga and English in Brazil and India. She grew up on the beautiful east coast of Australia surfing, snorkeling, fishing and living in and around the sea. The love of the ocean and exploring the world above and below it is what drew her to yachting in 2010 and her enthusiasm and joy for this industry shines thru in everything she does.

Stewardess - Esther Moller - Brazil
Esther, originally from Brazil, moved to Barcelona when she was fourteen. There she studied Business and Administration and worked in numerous bars and restaurants including managing a cocktail bar by the beach. This sparked her interest in the hospitality industry and found her joining the yachting industry in 2013. She is currently studying Business and Administration in her spare time and is also hoping to become a Pilates and yoga instructor in the future. Esther enjoys being by the ocean and has a passion for all sports especially football, volleyball and anything water related. She also loves to find a time to relax with a good book.

Head Chef - Emm Millar - New Zeland
Born in Australia and raised in New Zealand, Emm returned to Australia to follow her love of cooking and trained in some of the best restaurants in Melbourne including Jaques Reymonds, The Stoke House and Walters Wine Bar. A friend of a friend introduced Emm to the yachting world while traveling Europe and after returning to Australia to pack things up Emm hasn't looked back. She has been cooking as a Head Chef on Super yachts for the past thirteen years, working for HNW families on their yachts and in their homes. Emm is passionate about food and loves to make people happy. Her expertise includes modern Mediterranean, Asian, French, Indian and Japanese. Emm also has a sound understanding of particular diets and dietary needs such as Paleo, Macrobiotic, Celiac, Gluten free, Sugar Free and is happy to discuss any dietary needs with you. On her time off Emm enjoys yoga, hiking and is studying to become a Nutritional Health Coach online.

Errol is an interesting mix of English and the Caribbean’s Dominica. He started his Chef career in London, after which he has been lucky enough to have the opportunity to work in 2 and 3 Michelin star restaurants for the likes of Tom Akins and Gordon Ramsey. Errol has travelled extensively throughout Asia and Europe and enjoys any sport that involves a ball or the water. After spending the last two years in Bali and a six-month stint in Spain Errol is looking forward to his future adventures aboard Plan B.

Previous yachts: M/Y Sunrise, M/Y Space