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KEMOSABE ~ "trusty scout" or "faithful friend"

Delivered in 2008 and refit in 2015, KEMOSABE with her Robin Rose interior has raised panel mahogany with burl inlays throughout, accommodating 10 guests in five cabins consisting of a full beam master suite on the main deck, two mirror image VIP suites below amidships to port and starboard, and two twins, all with HD television screens, WiFi internet access and en suite bathroom facilities.

The large saloon is furnished with luxurious settees, custom upholstered chairs, a cocktail table and an entertainment centre including a 55 inch HD television screen and a Kaleidescape server providing on demand audio and video throughout. Forward is a formal dining area with seating for 10 guests around a mahogany table.

The aft deck comes fully equipped for al fresco entertaining and dining, offering a custom teak bar and a built in upholstered settee seating 10 guests. The sky lounge is the perfect place for relaxation, boasting sofas, a cocktail table, bar, fridge and ice maker plus an entertainment centre including a 55 inch Samsung HD television.More outdoor space is awaiting on the flybridge, offering a large bar, fridge, ice maker, barbecue, sun pads, ample seating and a custom hard top.

KEMOSABE was fitted with Naiad at rest stabilisers in 2015.

  • Vessel Info
    Year Built:
    Year Refittted:
    Marshall Islands
    William Garden
    Captain Ulf Schabacker, Chef & 5 crew
  • Dimensions, Speed, & Specifications
    129 ft (39.6 m)
    Max Speed:
    28 kts (52 kph)
    Cruise Speed:
    12 kts (22 kph)
    2x MTU -74.034195 at 5470hp
    25 ft (7.9 m)
    Min. Draft:
    6 ft 3 in (1.9 m)
    Max. Draft:
    6 ft 3 in (1.9 m)
    At anchor (0 speed)
  • Accommodations

    Sleeps 10 in 5 Cabins

  • Ammenities
    Bluray library, Outdoor audio system, TV outdoor, TV saloon, Wi-Fi, 34ft / 10.40m 0hp Contender, 18ft / 5.50m 0hp RIB, Assorted water toys, Beach games, Inflatable floating island, Kayaks multiple, Paddleboard, Paddleboards multiple, Tube - towable, Wakeboard, Water skis - adult, Water skis - child, Water slide, Wave runner (sitdown), Wave runners multiple (sitdown), BBQ, Beach umbrella, Book library, Fishing gear - heavy, Fishing gear - light, Ice maker, Jacuzzi on deck, Kosher, Special diets, Sun cushions, Sun loungers, Swim platform
  • Diving
    Not Insured, Seabob, Seabobs multiple, Snorkelling gear, Wetsuits
  • Crew Profile
    Captain: Ulf Schabacker

    Ulf was born and raised in East Germany, before he moved to Munich where he studied Hotel/Catering Management and continued with Sport and Tourism Management. His love for the water started in his early years when he spent all summers at the German beaches, where he also got his first introduction in to sailing. After spending several years working in hotel and restaurant management in the German based 5 star Hotels Maritim, Arabella Munich and the well-known Relais Chateaux “Hambleton Hall” in Rutland Waters, England, his urge of exploring the seas led him to a maritime academy in England. He started delivering sail boats from anywhere in Europe until he got hired as a mate on his first Motor Yacht. Within one year he was offered his first position as captain. Over the course of his 15 years experience in the industry, Ulf has overseen 5 new build projects, several extensive refits and captained private and charter yachts in the most popular and also less known areas of the oceans.

    As the master, Ulf’s primary focus is to ensure the safety of the guests, crew and the vessel. His duties range from navigation to accounting, planning and managing charters to the overall management of the yacht and the crew. He encourages all departments to work as a team to ensure that each charter will be a rewarding experience. He is operating “KEMOSABE” with the right balance between a formal and a casual ambiance which is desired by all guests.

    Chef: Wayne Gallo

    Wayne Gallo ~ Chef

    Wayne grew up in Durban, South Africa, where he first began his culinary journey in the restaurant industry,working his way up and eventually running restaurants

    around the globe. Wayne has British and Italian ancestral roots which drew him to move to the UK in the early 90’s. Having spent a lot of time traveling the world, food has

    always been a priority and a passion for him. Yachting was the perfect way to combine his two love’s, traveling and food. Wayne joined the high seas in 2009 and hasn't

    looked back since. Creativity is a specialty of Wayne’s and he is happy to conjure up anything your palate desires and cater to specific dietary requirements. With his mixed culture background you will find a fusion cuisine combining local ingredients with exotic flavors. From hors de' oeuvres to a formal dinner to a midnight snack, his culinary delights will tantalize even the most discerning taste buds. In his free time he enjoys water sports, finding new surf hot spots and diving.

    Chief Stew: Tash Downing

    Tash Downing ~ Chief Stewardess

    Tash was born and raised in New Zealand, originally from Wellington but grew up in Auckland. Tash has always been very active and loves her sports whether it be wake

    boarding on the ocean or hiking through the mountains. Through all of her sporting career she decided to study massage therapy. After 2 years of study she gained her

    Diploma in Health Science and Sports Massage. Post study, Tash was nannying, waitressing and working in a physiotherapy clinic, she decided she needed a change

    and travel was the answer. What better way to travel then to join the big, beautiful super yacht industry. She now has over 5 years experience working onboard large super

    yachts and continues to thrive at her job by living out her dream of traveling, being on the ocean and putting her many years of experience in the hospitality industry to good use. It is my duty and my pleasure to ensure that you have the utmost enjoyable experience on board Motor Yacht Kemosabe.

    2nd Stewardess: Lauren Botha

    Lauren Botha ~ 2nd Stewardess

    With British and Zimbabwean family ties, Lauren has always felt that her heart is in more than one place and since leaving home at the tender age of 18 she has been on

    the move ever since. She has worked in 5 star hotels in London, luxury Safari lodges in Africa and has worked on super yachts from Asia to the Mediterranean for over 4

    years now. In her spare time she travels, cooks and loves to listen to live music of all genres.

    1st Mate: Kyle

    Kyle ~ Chief Mate

    Kyle was born and raised in South Africa and has a passion for motorsports, fishing and rugby. His love of the outdoors and the ocean has driven him to pursue a career in the maritime industry, starting out as a deckhand five years ago, gaining vast knowledge and experience and working his way up through the ranks to be where he his today. He has worked on board private and charter yachts for over five years, prior to going yachting Kyle was running five star private lodges in Mozambique. He is currently working towards his OOW unlimited and wants to progress further to his Master 3000.

    Engineer: Rolfe Peinke

    Rolfe Peinke ~ Engineer

    Hi my name is Rolf! I hail from the sunny shores of Durban, South Africa. I’ve been working on engines since I was just a wee pup, being handed this skill from my father and my father’s father. I entered the maritime industry over 10 years ago and to this day I wake up with a smile on my face being able to combine my passion for travel, engines and watersports. When I’m not twisting spanners you will find me on the race track in full leathers smashing lap records on Superbikes.

    Deckhand: Tyron Pretorious

    Tyron Pretorius ~ Deckhand

    I was born in the city of Nelspruit, South Africa and moved to a small farm town. It is in this place that my passion for the outdoors sparked. I was always out playing sports, camping and cycling. Before I discovered my passion for sailing the seas, I spent 3 years as a junior craftsman. I am glad I realized sooner rather than later as I can now focus on making your stay as adventurous and as fun as possible.

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