Size / Year Built / Builder
85.0 Ft / 2014 / JFA Chantier Naval
4 guest cabins total. Master cabin on main deck with panoramic views and access to private owner's terrace. The master cabin has king bed, sitting area with sofa, chairs and coffee table and desk with work station. Down a few steps to the left is the master bathroom with 5 head steam shower, private WC and duel sinks and spacious closets. From the living room on the left down a few steps to two queen bed cabins. Each cabin has good closets and private bath with 5 jet shower. One of the guest cabins can be converted to a study. From the living room down a few steps to the right to the fourth queen cabin with private bath with 5 jet shower. The crew quarters and galley are separated from the guest areas. Galley and two crew cabins to the right and one crew cabin on the left.
Very big living room with 12 person dining area, bar, couches and chairs. Shaded aft deck with 10 person dining and lounging. Stairs up to huge fly bridge sun and shade deck with lounging and dining for 10 and control station.
Captain Drew Meyers: American
Drew has worked in the yachting industry for the last 12 years and is excited to welcome you to WindQuest! He has been captain of WindQuest for 5 years. His contagious enthusiasm and intimate knowledge of the Caribbean islands help create a one-of-a-kind charter experience. Growing up in New England Drew was always around the water, however it was not until college that he discovered the world of yachting. He took a year off University and sailed with three friends from Cape Cod to St Maarten. It was during this adventure Drew discovered his passion for the ocean and decided to turn it into a career. After finishing his degree in Business Finance, Drew returned to the water and has remained on yachts ever since and was the captain of the very successful charter cat Matau. Drew holds a Master of Yachts 200 Ton license and is working toward his 500 Ton license. He is constantly trying to challenge himself and recently completed a 1500 NM trip using celestial navigation! Drew is an avid underwater explorer and is PADI rescue diver certified. Drew’s skills are not limited to water and wind, just ask him for his famous chocolate fudge sauce and find out!
Chef Max Herlache ; American
Max is a classically trained chef with four-year culinary arts degree from Kendall College in Chicago, Illinois. He began his culinary career in 2010 after choosing not to further pursue the physics degree he was working towards at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale. After returning to the Chicago-land area, he climbed the ranks at a brand new fast-casual restaurant chain and helped them grow from one location into five separate locations. After two years of explosive expansion, Max decided to focus more on education and the potential for new experiences by transplanting to the heart of downtown Chicago. He spent the next two years soaking up all the knowledge he could through classes and also staging (unpaid temporary work) in numerous restaurants, hotels, and catering operations throughout Chicago. Upon completing his degree in culinary arts, Max set his eyes on yachting as his next career path. He packed his bags and flew to Fort Lauderdale to get his certifications and training required for this new industry. Throughout his first year in yachting, Max has been the chef on yachts up to 60m (197ft) and has cruised across the Caribbean, Bahamas, and the Mediterranean. Now on Windquest, Max is ready to tantalize guests with interesting and innovative preparations on new and classics dishes. Max is a protege of the famed Chef David Bouley and Max will be a guest chef at Bouley Restaurant in New York this fall.
Mate Ryan Beutler: American
Ryan joined the Crew of WindQuest in May, 2016. He grew up in Connecticut, learning to sail at a young age and spending many days doing so on the Long Island Sound. In fact his dad insisted on having him at least sit on the families 22-foot sailboat the day out of the hospital. With a strong desire to spend time on the water he spent the summer months while at university working as the crew aboard a 50 foot Alden sailboat with day charters and trips to Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket. After completing his degree in Marine Affairs from the University of Rhode Island, Ryan joined the crew of WindQuest. Since then he has sailed extensively with the crew, from British Columbia to the Caribbean. He is Open Water Dive Certified and currently working towards his Master of Yachts 200 Ton License. With a strong love for the outdoors, the ocean, and sailing mixed with youthful personality and energy, Ryan hopes to help provide a delightful charter experience.
Steward Sean De Klerk: South African
Passionate about service and a life at sea, Sean De Klerk fills the position of steward on board WindQuest. Growing up in Durban, a charming seaside town on the east coast of South Africa, renowned for its sailing culture and also boasting the largest harbour in Africa, his extensive background in fine dining and hospitality, coupled with the maritime ethos of his home town, it was no surprise that Sean was to end up pursuing a career in the luxury yacht industry. His fine dining and hospitality background has equipped him with an extensive knowledge of food, wine and cocktail service as well as a superb attention to detail concerning all things related to housekeeping and guest relations. His warm and charming nature contributes in a unique way to the personable and tailored experience that all guests have on board WindQuest.
Inclusions and exclusion are not standardized across the different yachts, with each offering slightly different terms. Please contact us for a proposal that details the yacht’s availability, individual pricing based on the number of guests in your party and particular dates, as well as the list of the inclusions and exclusions for that particular yacht.
This yacht offers an “All Inclusive” Rate:
Typically this includes all your breakfasts, lunches, dinners and snacks. Standard Ship's Bar which includes your alcoholic and non alcoholic beverages. Fuel for the yacht and its tender, and the necessary water for the onboard facilities. Use of the Yacht’s onboard equipment and the Captain, Chef and Crew’s services.
Excluded are airport transfers costs, onshore excursions and tours, as well as any food or beverages purchased ashore. Although optional, crew gratuity is customary at 15% - 20% of the charter rate for the Caribbean and 10% - 15% for the Mediterranean.
Inclusions and exclusion are not standardized across the different yachts, with each offering slightly different terms. Please contact us for a proposal that details the yacht’s availability and individual pricing based on the number of guests in your party, as well as the list of the inclusions and exclusions for that particular yacht.
This Yacht offers a “Plus Expenses” Rate:
Included are the Yacht and its onboard equipment as well as the Captain, Chef and Crew’s services.
Excluded are food and beverages, fuel for the yacht and its tender, any dockage, airport transfers costs, onshore excursions and tours, as well as any cruising permits, licenses and other charter related expenses. Crew gratuity, although optional is customary at 15% - 20% of the charter rate for the Caribbean and 10% - 15% for the Mediterranean.
Advanced Provisioning Allowance:
For "Plus Expenses" charters, yachts request an Advance Provisioning Allowance (APA), which is generally estimated at 20% - 25% of the base charter fee for sailing yachts (catamarans and monohulls) and at 30%-35% for motor yachts. The APA essentially creates a bank account for the Captain to purchase provisions, fuel, dockage, food, beverages, bar, and other consumables on the charterer's behalf. The Captain will keep all receipts and manage a running balance of the account, so that expenditures can be checked at any time. Any amount not used will be refunded at the end of the charter. If during the charter the costs have exceeded the collected APA, then additional funds will be required for the outstanding bills. All purchases are transparent and nothing is marked up. The APA is used purely for the charterer's provisions and charter-related expenses.