Although THALIMA is a true bluewater cruiser, she has also been designed for high sailing performance, to combine relaxing cruising and exciting sailing. The forward cockpit allows plenty of space for guests to relax while the crew is manoeuvring. The retractable anchor means the foredeck and bow are clear of obstruction.
THALIMA has a modern, spacious and bright interior. It has been achieved with a choice of premium materials, colors, shapes, and light source. The décor is simple yet with an elegant contemporary edge and a welcoming atmosphere. The yacht has air conditioning throughout, and Wi-Fi connection on board.
Anchorage takes on a new dimension and will please guests with the spacious cockpit, well protected by a bimini. Guests can rest or enjoy the large choice of water toys.
The 5 crew members welcome passengers to a great layout which includes a spacious master suite with full beam bathroom (including a bath) with led therapy.
THALIMA is geared towards performance cruising and racing, and offers the ultimate experience for unforgettable holidays with family or friends.
Photos of interior and sailing: Courtesy of Southern Wind Shipyard.
Photos of cockpit and sailing with guests: from the photograph Nicolas Claris.
- A Master cabin: with a king-size bed and a full beam bathroom (with bath, bidet) with led light therapy.
- A VIP cabin: with a king-size bed and a spacious bathroom with carbon-fibre sinks and also with led light therapy.
- 2 Twin bed cabins, both with en-suite bathroom.
- 2 pullman berts, one in each twin bed cabin.
In the main interior THALIMA has a dining area, large saloon and a warm TV lounge with U-shaped sofa, flat screen TV and built-in audio system.
Tube and shower in the master cabin
Bottles Wine cooler
Icemaker & watermaker
Large screen TV in the lounge, in the master and in the VIP cabin. Movies library available to all of them.
Bluetooth system controlled by iPad and guests's cell phone or iPod.
Games: backgammon + table games.
Adult and children Carving waterski
Waterskies, wakeboard and monoskies personal training for beginners
2 paddles boards
1 kayak - 1 man
Towing ring (donut)
Deck shower and swim platform, bimini and dodger and sun bathing cushions.
SAILS: full cabon sails - North Sail brand.
Captain: Robin De Jong, 50 years old
Nationality: New Zealander
Diploma: Master of Yacht 3,000 tons unlimited license – RYA master ocean – EAC Engineering
Robin, 50 years old, is a very keen and professional New Zealander who likes many of his countrymen is passionate about sailing. He was captain onboard SPIP (CNB 77’) and onboard SPIIP (CNB 86’), same owner, for 10 years before having a daughter with his wife, also hostess/cook onboard. During his 35 years sailing experience, Robin has logged over 180 000 miles trans-pacific, Indian, Atlantic, Red Sea, Med and Caribbean and has obtained many commercial qualifications including MCA Master 3000 Ton (STCW95), Engineering, and ship captains medical.
He has captained charter, private and commercial yachts for the last 20 years. In addition he has a masters degree in Marine Science and will be happy to share his wide knowledge of the marine environment whilst you are on board. His unparalleled, word wide experience will impress even the most well traveled clientele.
Captain : Eddy Guzman, 46 years old
Languages: English, French and Spanish
Diploma : Master of Yacht 200 tons unlimited license
Eddy started travelling at a young age with his parents and his love for sailing began when he started taking up the sport through his school. He had his first racing experience, aged ten, on an Optimist sailboat, and continued racing on many kinds of boats - such as a 470 Tornado and single-handed offshore boats.
After some years as a sailing instructor, he came ashore and took a job leading a team in the medical assistance field.
Despite having a successful life in Barcelona, the call of the sea drew him back to his first love – sailing!
He has worked on a variety of high profile boats from prestigious yachts such as S/Y AMAALTA, 86’ maxi racing boat in the 1990s, through S/Y CAP II, CNB 76’ for more than 4 years, to MAITA’Ï, a 74’ catamaran.
During this busy time, he skippered MINISKIRT, a 105’ Ron Holland for over 6 months in the Caribbean and Mediterranean.
He has also carried out many deliveries, logging 15 Atlantic crossings to gain experience.
He knows the Eastern and Western Mediterranean, Croatia and the Balearics well, and has also cruised the entire Caribbean, encompassing a career of 20 years of yachting and more than 13 years in the charter industry. He developed excellent skills, with a keen eye for detail to ensure every cruise is unique and custom-made for each guest. Guests’ comments praise his charter skills to a very high level.
Onboard S/Y LEO, CNB 76 for the last 4 years, Eddy holds a Yacht Masters 200 tons unlimited license, and is fluent in English, French, and Spanish.
During those 4 exciting and adventurous years of intensive charters and owner cruises, he built a good relationship with the owner who has now acquired S/Y THALIMA.
Eddy likes his busy life and embraces hard work with vitality and enthusiasm. Still, the best thing about Captain Eddy Guzman is his winning smile and “can do” personality, coupled with his hands-on capability with sailing and mechanics to ensure an excellent time on board S/Y THALIMA.
First mate : Alexandre Le Graham , 35 years old
Language: French & English
Diploma: STCW 95’, Captain 200.
Originally from Brittany, Alexandre has been passionate about the sea since he was young. He quickly became a windsurfing and dinghy instructor and then took over the management of a nautical base in Corsica.
He is a very good racing sailor on sports boats, and prepared the ORMA trimaran for the famous Jacque Vabre race in 2003; following this he took part in the construction of racing boats.
When he isn't working, Alexandre will be found on a windsurfing board or kitesurfing.
He is an attentive man who shares his enthusiasm and good humour on board. Willing and spontaneous, he likes above all to please the guests and initiate them in water activities, aboard THALIMA.
Very precise in his role as mate, he assists Eddy in the manoeuvres and assists the other crew members in order to offer an unparalleled service, aboard THALIMA.
Chef: Philippe Briy, 52 years old
Languages: English, French.
Diploma/Qualifications: STCW ’10 INSEIT, Chef Diploma of professional studies, Seafarers medical visit.
After two years of study in cooking school in Grenoble, his diploma in hand, Philippe left to work in Bandol, Provence, to discover and learn the Provençal and Mediterranean cuisine, which he particularly enjoys. These tastes of southern France led him to Corsica, to Santa Giulia, where he headed the kitchen of the "Moby Dick" then the former “Club Med”.
Returning to the Var, he spent four years at the "Dolce Frégate" hotel, a four star golf resort, as a specialist chef. After many other experiences as a chef, restaurant owner and consultant (following a master's in management), his taste for travel and the sea led him to spend three years on a motor yacht in the Mediterranean. He then settled in the Pacific in Vanuatu where he ran his restaurant "le Jardin d'Efaté" in Port Vila.
However, when the opportunity to cook on board a magnificent sailboat such as the THALIMA arose, he did not hesitate to join the boat for the summer. It has given him much pleasure to share his taste for a cuisine of the south with his clients, while always being attentive to their needs, to satisfy any food constraints or other culinary requirement.
Hostess : Helene Josse, 29 years old
Languages: French, fluent English
Diploma: STCW95/ ENG1
Originally from Paris, Helene has always had a passion for travel and discovering different cultures.
She studied textile design and worked for the fashion industry for four years in Paris and London. It was when her sister got involved in the yatching industry three years ago that she discovered the world of boats. She is very involved in yoga and fitness training and healthy life style.
During her studies she worked as a waitress in renowned Parisian brasseries, where she quickly acquired the skills to respond to high levels of demand.
She is cheerful and willing and has accumulated rich experiences over the past year in sailing and motor yachts.
Helene is enthusiastic and thorough, always smiling while offering impeccable service. She is keen to do well and responds cheerfully to customer requests in the smallest details.
Stew Deckhand: Ruby Twyford, 21 years old
Nationality: New Zealander
Diploma: STCW 95
Ruby, 21, is originally from the Bay of Plenty region in New Zealand. Growing up with the ocean at her doorstep she enjoys swimming, diving and fishing. Ruby loves children and has just finished 2 years of teaching and nannying work in London working with children of all ages. She has a strong service and staffing background, a great sense of humor and a positive can - do attitude. Ruby's love of travel and the ocean led her to the yachting industry at the age of 20. In her spare time she enjoys traveling, hiking, reading and photography.