XIMERA is a perfect home for your yachting holiday, whether you want to speed over the sea, or to hop island to island at a more leisurely pace. The comfortable saloon with open plan galley features a U-Shaped sofa, 40in lifting TV, Bluetooth fusion sound system below as well as in the cockpit. The yacht is air conditioned throughout.
Accommodations are for six guests in three cabins. The master cabin with en-suite toilet is positioned in the bow. Three large, overhead hatches allow daylight to flood the cabin and moonlight to dazzle at night. The walk around berth features plush soft goods, individual reading lamps and convenient shelving on both sides. Two aft cabins are intelligently designed for comfort and furnished with fine linens and toiletries.
Exterior social areas feature protective shade beneath removable bimini and double cockpit tables that can convert to a huge sunbathing area. The large bathing platform insures easy access for swimming and diving. XIMERA has the Williams T285 jet tender nestled in the large jet tender garage with launching system. This high-powered tender is great for water skiing and wake boarding.
With a 1900-square foot gennaker plus a 23′ carbon fiber pole, and state-of-the-art ocean going equipment including: water maker, solar power, sat comms and more, guests can enjoy spending time in seclusion, anchoring in more remote areas, or opt to tie up at the dock and turn heads in any port of call. Charter XIMERA and prepare for a high-tech, high performance, deluxe sailing holiday!
6'.7 x 5'.2 bed
Guest Cabin (Port aft): shared bathroom + 1 electric fan
6'.7 x 5'.2 bed
Twin cabin (Port Mid) :shared bathroom + 2 electric fans
6'.2 x 2'.6 bed
6'.2 x 2'.0 bed
Captain Augustine (Gus) Clement is originally from Grenada’s little sister island of Petite Martinique. He says he grew up as a “sea boy”. In part, because on a tiny island you’re always just steps from the sea. More so, because he can’t remember a time when he wasn’t on boats. To date he has sailed over 100k nautical miles, on both charter and private yachts, in the Caribbean, Atlantic, Mediterranean, South Pacific, Canada and the Americas.
Having grown up in the islands of Grenada, Gus is an especially remarkable host. He says the Grenadines is his favorite charter destination because, “it’s unique, it’s my home, and I can show it off”. Guests will experience magnificent sailing, because Gus knows the winds, seas and tides with the intimacy of old friends. As an avid sport fisherman, he knows where the fish are. Tell him if you prefer complete solitude, or a bit of mayhem on your beach; shallow reefs for snorkeling, shady banks for a barbecue, or a fierce game of beach volleyball. He’ll make it happen. Your charter itinerary on XIMERA will be exactly what you want.
Captain Gus is qualified as Yachtmaster Ocean 200tons # 1894 issued 20 January, 1997, Commercial Endorsement to 2018, MCA Seafarer Medical Certificate ENG 1 and Marine Safety Training STCW95 #005380 from the Royal Yachting Association Department of Transport United Kingdom.
CHEF /STEWARDESS ELLIE MAE BYAS
Ellie Mae Byas has an infectious smile, a subtle sense of humor, and a lengthy list of impressive accomplishments. She was born and educated in Amsterdam, Netherlands, but is truly a citizen of the world. She is certified as a P.A.D.I Open Water Scuba instructor. She has taught scuba at Club Meds, Robinson Clubs, in the Maldives, managed a dive center in Rovinj, Croatia, and owned a dive center in Mallorca. She has R.Y.A Certification Yachtmaster Offshore and has circumnavigated the globe in her own yacht, BON BINI. What motivates her? Ellie says, “I am easygoing but a hard worker. I enjoy life to the fullest. I can do almost anything when I put my mind to it, but always in a safe and serene way.”
Ellie has been a charter yacht chef for more than a decade. Having lived all over the world she has developed a sophisticated repertoire. Her favorite dishes are from the Thai kitchen, and her pièce de résistance is Thai curry. She also specializes in Asian fusion, Mexican and Italian recipes. Her golden rule is to use local ingredients and fresh seafood. Of course, her menu is based on guest preferences. So, whether the mood dictates a gourmet menu paired with a fine wine, or sandwiches with a hot cup of Grenada chocolate, guests are never disappointed. Even those on special diets.
Ellie’s hobbies are spearfishing, snorkelling, scuba-diving and sailing. She owns a sailboat and says she likes to camp on uninhabited islands with friends and their dogs, and loves to go spearfishing for dinner. She also has a small cottage industry smoking fish. Guests who share these interests will find her guidance richly rewarding. And she can explain things to almost everyone in a way they can understand it, because she is fluent in English, Dutch, German, French and conversational Spanish.