Size / Year Built / Builder
116.3 Ft / 2003 / Holland Jachtbouw
Welcome Aboard S/Y Whisper: Winner of ShowBoats Awards' 2004, "Best Sailing Yacht Under 40 meters." It's what luxury sailing yachts and luxury yacht charters were meant to be. Launched in May 2003 at Holland Jachtbouw yard in Amsterdam, Whisper is available for the most discerning of clients who seek luxury yacht charters and corporate yacht charters in the Caribbean, Bahamas and New England.
Full Beam Master with queen bed, desk and settee, 1 Guest Double, 1 Guest Twin. All with Ensuite heads and showers with ample storage.
Each stateroom is equipped with bathrobes and slippers, the bathrooms offer hairdryers and a complete range of L'Occitaine products.
Exercise equipment: yoga mats, weights and bands
Full satellite internet service with 256k up and down, broadband, with compression about 450k.
Our team endeavors to provide up to date and accurate information regarding each yacht in our listing, however some yachts reserve the right to make last minute changes to their availability and rates. With this in mind, please note that premium rates may be attached to certain destinations and dates, such as Christmas and New Years in the Caribbean or July and August in the Mediterranean. Kindly contact us for a proposal that details the yacht’s final rate and availability.
Captain: Simon Davison:
Simon has been sailing professionally since 1988. Prior to this he trained as a boat builder in South Hampton. Super yachting has taken him all over the world, from Alaska to Cape Town, & the Pacific. He particularly enjoyed the Classic yacht racing, still embracing the old traditions of the sea onboard today’s modern yachts. He’s a friendly, outgoing person who enjoys cycling and a fit active lifestyle.
Chef: Louise Martin
Chef Louise has been cooking within the Superyacht industry for around twenty years, on a variety of motor and sailing yachts cruising around the world. The majority of the boats have been Mediterranean based, so his cooking style reflects this, with strong accents on fresh, healthy ingredients, sourced locally where possible, intermingled with homemade delicious desserts, pastries and breads. Whilst between boats, Louis did a three-month stage at a Michelin starred restaurant in Winchester, UK, called the Back Rat. The style of food was fresh locally sourced ingredients for British cuisine, with a modern twist. With a friendly easy-going nature, Louise is passionate about good food, cooking what people love to eat and introducing them to new cuisines and flavors that reflect where the boat is cruising. Louise was born in the South of England, where she grew up not far from London. With regular visits to Europe for holidays from a young age, her love for food was definitely inspired from all the lovely markets and restaurants she ate in and visited. In her spare time, she loves to explore new places, keep fit, and read. Louise also loves live music and theatre.
Chief Stewardess: Katherine “Kayt” Wright
Kayt grew up between Shanghai and the west coast of Scotland. Sailing was a mainstay of early childhood! She has been in the industry for six years on boats as far-flung as Indonesia and Hong Kong. Before joining superyachts Kayt was a personal stylist. Tablescapes and cocktails are her creative outlet onboard; she aims to wow. Passionate about guest care and service Kayt will make charters memorable. In her free time Kayt enjoys yoga, hiking and visiting galleries.
First Mate: Alexandra “Alex” Booth
Growing up in and around the South Coast of the UK, Alex has sailed for over 20 years, her passion for sailing has led to skippering and racing around the world, including iconic races such as the Caribbean 600 and the Sydney to Hobart. Alex has a passion for exploring off the beaten track and has sailed up to the Arctic, Mediterranean and also Europe, Alex enjoys being on boats of all shapes, sizes and types and loves all forms of water sport’s especially diving. Alex has a love of meeting new people and learning new skills, alongside boats Alex has a degree in Disaster Management and enjoys reading.
Engineer: William Baldwin
Born and raised in Connecticut, Will started sailing at age 8. Later racing at the national level before running the performance racer/cruiser Andrews 72 since 2006. Over the past 25 years he has cruised, raced and delivered various sailing and motor vessels ranging from 12m – 52m. He has sailed as far as the Eastern and Western Mediterranean and all through the Caribbean islands, as well as the French and Italian Riviera’s covering more than 75,000 miles. Prior to the yachting industry, he built one of the film and television industry’s largest post-production facilities. His life style choice as a captain/engineer has allowed him to develop his love for sailing, exploring, entertaining and meeting new people from all over the world. Will greatly looks forward to doing his part as the engineer and providing guests the best possible experience aboard Whisper.
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.