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MARAE, 'pronounced ‘Mar-eye’,   108' Pilothouse Sloop, "Best Sailing Yacht", International Super Yacht Design Award, 2004

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.

MARAE Built by the world-renowned New Zealand super yacht builder Alloy Yachts in 2004, the award-winning Marae has proven herself to be one of the finest luxury sailing yachts afloat today. Her Ted Fontaine design captures the essence of a classic sailing yacht with timeless lines while incorporating the spaciousness and the engineering of a much larger yacht, delivering the whole with superb guest areas and sailing performance that enraptures and excites in equal measure.

Refitted in 2009 and in 2014, she features new paintwork,the latest in entertainment systems, new guest amenities and toys, and new systems to ensure a faultless and unsurpassed luxury yacht charter. From her elegant interior to her inviting deck spaces, and from her vast array of water toys to the unparalleled service from her experienced crew, she provides the ultimate getaway to share with family and friends. Better than the best luxury hotel. Finer than the finest full service villa. Your private paradise awaits.

  • Vessel Info
    Name:
    MARAE
    Type:
    Sail
    Year Built:
    2004
    Year Refittted:
    2014
    Flag:
    United States
    Designer:
    Fontaine Design Group
    Builder:
    Alloy Yachts
    Crew:
    Captain Andrew Kaiser, Chef & 2 crew
  • Dimensions, Speed, & Specifications
    LOA:
    107 ft (32.9 m)
    Max Speed:
    10 kts (18 kph)
    Cruise Speed:
    10 kts (18 kph)
    Engines:
    2x 300hp Lugger Diesel engines
    Beam:
    25 ft (7.9 m)
    Min. Draft:
    7 ft 10 in (2.4 m)
    Max. Draft:
    7 ft 10 in (2.4 m)
    Stabilisers:
    None
  • Accommodations

    Sleeps 6 in 3 Cabins

    MARAE welcomes a maximum of 6 guests in three en suite staterooms. The Master suite comprises a full-width bedroom with a centerline queen bed, an office and en suite bathroom with a roomy stall shower with built-in seat. There is direct access to the private aft cockpit which has a collapsible spray hood. 

    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 separate companionway, heads and shower. 

  • Ammenities
    Cell phone, DVD library, DVD player saloon, Indoor audio system, iPod dock, Satellite phone, Satellite TV, TV saloon, Wi-Fi, 16ft / 4.90m 110hp Williams, 0ft / 0.00m 0hp Laser, 0ft / 0.00m 0hp Laser, Kayak, Paddleboards multiple, Tube - towable, Wakeboard, Water skis - adult, Deck shower, Fishing gear - light, Special diets
  • Diving
    Not Insured, Diving by arrangement, Snorkelling gear
  • Crew Profile
    Captain: Andrew Kaiser (31)Captain: Andrew Kaiser

    Andrew is a native Texan who developed a passion for sailing as a young boy, purchasing his first boat at the age of 13. While studying at the University of Texas, he cultivated this passion by sailing his own boat and being active in several university sailing organizations. After university, Andrew chose to pursue sailing professionally and has worked as Captain, Mate and/or Engineer aboard several different sailing vessels. These vessels have included traditional square-rigged ships to modern super yachts along the New England coast, the Caribbean, the Great Lakes, the Mediterranean, and the North Sea. Prior to coming aboard Marae, Andrew served as the captain of an English yacht for three years. In this time he sailed to 22 countries, logging approximately 50,000 miles. He has earned and currently holds a US Coast Guard 200 GT near-coastal license, a Royal Yachting Association Yachtmaster Oceans of 200 GT, as well as a selection of auxiliary qualifications. Andrew enjoys an active lifestyle, and when he is not sailing, he enjoys scuba diving, motorcycle riding and hiking.

    Licenses/Certifications

    • RYA Yachtmaster Ocean 200 ton

    • (USCG) 100 ton Master with Auxiliary Sail and Towing (near coastal), 150 ton Mate (near coastal), able body special, able body sail, lifeboatman, and radar observer unlimited. All licenses hold STCW II/3 endorsements and are international credentials. (License is currently held in “Continuity” as I have been sailing on my English license)

    • STCW-95

    General

    • American

    • Non-Smoker

    • DOB: 20 February 1986

    • PADI Advanced Diver

    Sailing

    • 15 years sailing experience

    • 3 years experience as captain.

    • Strong engineering background

    Chef: Arwyn Kaiser (31)Chef: Arwyn Kaiser

    Arwyn proudly hails from Houston, Texas. Her love of sailing began as a teenager and continued at university while she earned a bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design and Mass Communication. After graduation, she took her first professional sailing position as mate/ cook aboard a 74 foot, square rigged vessel. She then served aboard a 124 foot sailing ketch as Chief Stewardess, sailing between New England, the Caribbean and the Mediterranean.

    Most recently, Arwyn has spent 3 years aboard an English yacht as the chef, where she has enjoyed exploring local ingredients and absorbing new culinary styles in the different countries she visited. Having the gift of hospitality, Arwyn is committed to perfecting her culinary talent. She has studied formally at the Ashburton School of Cookery in England, and has consistently impressed guests aboard. In her spare time, Arwyn enjoys diving, hiking and traveling.

    First Mate: Susie WeaverFirst Mate: Susie Weaver

    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. Susie spent the majority of her childhood holidays sailing around the Caribbean and South Pacific visiting French Polynesia, The Cook Islands, Tonga, Fiji, Vanuatu, and the Solomon Islands on her father’s ketch, experiencing at a young age 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 to further her knowledge in marine engineering. She also holds a USCG 100GT masters license and is PADI open water certified scuba diver.

    Susie is onboard to keep Marae in ship shape and ensure smooth sailing on board. 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.

    Stewardess: Jess StrunkStewardess: Jess Strunk

    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!

  • Menu
    Chef Arwyn Kaiser

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    Marae is hometo Chef Arwyn Kaiser, who works with pride to develop culinary delights forguests aboard

    Arwyn enjoysusing fresh and local ingredients to prepare anything from a creative playfulpalate, to a traditional favorite. She loves keeping with variety, so each mealwill be a pleasantly unique experience.

    Arwyn has always found cooking to be an artistic outlet, experimenting with local cuisine from the many countries she has traveled to. She has trained formally at the Ashburton School of Cookery in England and ever since, she has been expanding and perfecting her menu. Her favorites being Mexican and Thai, their foundation in the use offresh ingredients and the imaginative blending of complex flavors speak to the approach that Arwyn takes with every meal she prepares, no matter the origin of cuisine. She delights in creating menus that are tailored to each charter,making each trip aboard Marae an individual experience.



    Breakfasts include seasonal and regional fruits and assorted muffins, scones or breads from Sue’s extensive repertoire.  Morning beverages offered include:  Fresh juices, black, green & herbal teas and the Captain’s special-blend coffee.
     
    Late afternoon snacks offer various crudités, patés, and salsas along with international teas, punches & cocktails  -  custom creations or perfectly mixed traditionals.
     
    Breakfast
    Platter of fresh fruit and mild cheeses
    Lemon berry pancakes, maplewood bacon
     
    Artfully arranged tropical fruits
    Apple, sausage & cheddar baked egg casserole
    Morning glory muffins
    Fresh juices, black, green & herbal teas, Captain’s special-blend coffee
     
    Herbed-Cheddar Scrambled Eggs with
    Corned Beef Hash and Biscuits
    Breakfast juices, black, green & herbal teas, Captain’s special-blend coffee
     
    Mixed Berry Crepes with Boysenberry
    Drizzle and applewood smoked  Bacon
    Choice of fruit juices, black, green & herbal teas, Captain’s special-blend coffee
     
    Eggs Benedict with Crab Meat
    Yogurt, Granola, and Berries
    Fresh juices, black, green & herbal teas, Captain’s special-blend coffee
     
    Peach & Pecan French Toast
    Apricot-Mustard Drizzled Sausage
    Continental cheese & fruit selection
    Assorted juices, teas, coffee
     
    Lunch
    Grilled eggplant & pesto panini
    Smothered with melted mozzarella
     
    Grilled chicken, avocado, cranberry & tomato
    Aioli dressing on foccacia
      
    Southern ‘panzanella’
    Cornbread & three bean salad
    Home-made ranch dressing
     
    Smoked turkey, cheddar and avocado with honey mustard
    on sourdough bread
    Coleslaw with citrus dressing
    Fruit skewers, honey lemon drizzle
                    
    Dinner
    Roasted butternut squash soup
    Osso bucco with saffron risotto, zucchini ribbons
    German chocolate cake
     
    Lobster - coconut crab cakes
    Brie and sage scallops gratin, steamed broccoli rabe
    Cherries jubilee
     
    Salad of roasted fennel and fresh citrus wedges
    Peppercorn mustard-seared pork loin
    Potato & chive croquettes, honey glazed baby carrots
    Strawberry rhubarb crumble
     
    Ginger-lime grilled shrimp skewers
    Pistachio crusted tilapia, wilted Swiss chard with crispy Prosciutto
    Rice Pilaf
    Lemon sorbet, candied orange zest
    Toasted coconut shavings
     
    Roasted red pepper and basil soup
    Four-cheese orecchiette with pancetta and Leeks
    Raspberry sorbetto, hazelnut biscotti
     
    Spring greens, cucumber shallot dressing
    Stuffed filet mignon, caper/Cabernet sauce
    Red potato & rosemary mash
    Roasted asparagus
    Chocolate espresso mocha mousse cups
     
    Garlic rosemary rack of lamb
    Butternut squash puree with steamed spinach
    ‘Tipsy’ bourbon-soaked bread pudding




  • Testimonials

    With tears in our eyes and hugs all around we sadly had to take leave of Marae and her crew today. What an amazing holiday we have had! Frank, as I am sure you know, is a truly professional charter skipper who knows exactly how to run a charter for the maximum enjoyment of your charter guests. 

    Penny surpassed our wildest dreams in terms of her culinaryskills; creating special dishes to meet our tastes and preferences. Indeed inher presentation for dinner on Chinese New Year's Eve she showed just how farshe had researched Chinese traditions but also amazed us with hand madedumplings that surpassed the best to be found in China! If you ever have needof a relief Chef again you should ask for Penny, if she is available.

    Jeremy has a maturity and professionalism way beyond hisage. He not only so ably supports Frank but also is able to teach guests in allthe water sports and toys to be found on board. He is a huge asset aboardMarae.

    Your hostess, Lizzie, has just the right attitude and senseof humour to be able to keep your guests happy. My wife and guests lovedher! 

    Altogether your crew make Marae excel as the Super Yachtthat she is and I would not hesitate to heartily recommend Marae as the firstchoice they should make when contemplating a charter of this class.

    Thank you for sharing your dream with me. I consider it aprivilege to have been allowed to enjoy your beautiful yacht.

    -Charter Guest January 2017

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    Frank,
     I just wanted to take a minute to state my appreciation for you and your crew.  You all made what was a great reunion of friends, a great trip of fun and learning.  What a wonderful group of people commanding an unbelievable vessel! 
    I thoroughly enjoyed learning more about sailing and all of the systems and challenges from you and Dylan.  Sue’s cooking and wonderful smile (no I am not flirting with your wife) was so exceptional and engaging.  Randy mentioned he cannot get is wife to announce dinner like Sue did.  Unrealistic expectations on Randy’s part?  Dylan’s depth of understanding of the many systems required to keep all things smooth and efficient is unbelievable!  I hope to get to learn more from him in future trips (if I am so lucky).  Kendall’s service was great and it was fun to see her loosen up and get more comfortable and show more of her personality as the weekend went on.  I think all four of us saw a bit of our daughters in Kendall.  Please pass my appreciation on to all! 
    Lastly, Frank the amount of knowledge you have at your command related to the ship (systems, tactics, management, etc.) and the world in general is fantastic!  I thoroughly enjoyed our conversations on all manner of subjects.  Thank you again for making a great reunion even better!
     Safe travels.
     With admiration and appreciation,
    Drew
    Chesapeake Bay, October 2014


    Oh my, Marae! What a wonderful time!  From the bottom of our hearts we thank you for inviting us to join you on your fabulous yacht for a week of Bahamian paradise.  Blue waters, white sands, sunny skies, delicious meals and laughter with friends all blended together to make a perfect cocktail of memorable fun. Oh, and might I add swimming pigs, sharks, lobsters and iguanas. And paddle boards, lasers, tubes and dinghy adventures make the list as well.  
     
    Your kindness and warm hospitality, along with Marae's stately beauty made for a week we will long cherish.  To the crew we extend deepest thanks for the first-rate treatment we received.  The meals were legendary, the mate's limericks delightful, and  attention to detail - perfection.  Re-entry to real life on land will be difficult after such pampering. 
     
    We know a fine yacht called Marae
    Whose soaring mast touches the sky
    Her sails catch the breeze
    As she cuts through the seas
    And her beauty will just make you sigh
     
    With deep appreciation,
     
    Joe and Tracy
    March, 2013
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