Size / Year Built / Builder
98.0 Ft / 1991 / Benetti
Originally built in 1953, DP Monitor was the first tugboat in Italy to be transformed into a luxury yacht in 1991. Moreover, she has been totally refitted in 2011-2012 by the new owner and meticulously maintained. Last 2020 refit includes new moquette in the interior areas and new teak in the exterior spaces. The charm of DP Monitor has no equal: she captures timeless Benetti styling, while offering all the amenities and comfort of a modern yacht. DP Monitor feels incredibly spacious as it is wider than most other 30 mt. yachts are and boasts chic furnishings and decor throughout. With her three decks, she can comfortably accommodate up to 10 guests: the upper deck boasts a huge full beam solarium and house the Captain's cabin and the cockpit. A little additional deck over the Captain's stateroom offers a more private escape for those who wish to relax and sunbath in complete privacy. On the main deck, a large and stylish salon completely designed in a Victorian style but with a modern twist. It features a sophisticated velvety sofa, two comfortable armchairs and a rich wood tea-table with four seats. The dining area is alfresco, on the aft deck, that also include a large sun padded settee. The foredeck houses a fully equipped kitchen, an utility/laundry room and a separate crew quarter. On the lower deck there are five tastefully appointed cabins, all with ensuite bathroom and shower: two double suites, two twins and a pullman berth cabin; like most of the Benetti classics, they are all lined with warm wood walls, complemented by a soft and clear moquette. DP Monitor features all the elegance and charm of a period yacht and, due to her original function as a tug, she is resistant, tough and stable; her consistent fuel and water capacity makes her ideal for long navigation. Her timeless glamorous appeal, her reliability and her over 100 square meters of exterior deck space, make her ideal to cruise the beautiful Mediterranean coastlines in complete comfort and style. Stand out from the crowd with this statement gentlemen's yacht.
Cabins: N. 5 cabins for total 10 guests
Owner Cabin with double closet and big bathroom (bed size 195 x 173 cm).
Guest Cabins: They are all on the lower deck. 1 VIP double cabin (bed size 183 x 156 cm) + 2 twin (bed size 180 x 80 cm) and 1 guest cabin with pullman berth. All have wide wardrobe and complete bathroom.
PIRELLI PZERO 470 (2010) with YAHAMA 40 HP
1 kayak (2 seats)
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 - Antonio Scotto di Marco, Italian, 59 y.o.
Captain Antonio started his career in 1978 working as first officer and as engineer on Cargo vessels and tug boats, cruising throughout the Mediterranean, the North Sea and West Africa. In the ‘90s he decided to work in the yachting industry and before joining DP Monitor, six years ago, he has successfully been at the helm of several yachts, among these: Cristoforus VI Bulgari 32mt, Pershing Laura 33mt, Baia 50mt. Thanks to his skills in cruising and to his flexibility, he's able to find a solution for any guest’s wish. Antonio is also an excellent chef specialized in Mediterranean cuisine, able to satisfy the most demanding palates. With his calm approach and easy smile he will make your time on board a time to remember.
Engineer - Salvatore Russolillo, Italian, 59 y.o.
Salvatore started his working career very young as an officer on large cargos and passengers vessels. After cruising several years and after having learnt all the mechanical secrets and achieving very deep knowledge also in the technical naval field, Salvatore decided it was time to join the pleasure yachting industry. He started as an engineer on a 24mt Canados and before joining DP Monitor he was on board several prestigious yachts such as CRN 34mt, Benetti 30mt, Baglietto 42mt. He is very motivated and happy to continue his yachting career, providing smooth charters to his guests. Salvatore is in charge of water sports.
Deckhand/Sous-chef - Angelo Espana, Italian, 29 y.o.
Angelo started his maritime career 9 years ago. He is onboard DP Monitor as a deckhand and sous-chef since 2011, his deep knowledge of the yacht and desire to please make him a fantastic charter deckhand who looks after his guests to the best of his abilities. Angelo manages all the daily maintenance of the outside of the yacht and is responsible for driving the tender and transporting the guests to and from shore. Angelo enjoys a high standard of customer service and personal interaction and his tasks include also the preparation of appetizers and cocktails. Angelo is a native Italian speaker and speaks good English.
Stewardess: Alessia D’Amico, 24 y.o., Italian
With an outgoing personality and a true passion for sea life since ever, Alessia has always been attracted by a career in the Shipping Industry.
So after having achieved the Nautical Institute Degree, she started working aboard luxury yachts at first as stewardess and then as chief stewardess dealing with cleaning duties, guests’ welcoming and support service and as sous-chef.
Following her career, she gained experience, developing hospitality skills and a can do attitude, boasting an high level of attention to detail and organisation, essential attributes for her role.
Used to work in team, Alessia holds good organizational skills and excellent knowledge in the computer industry.
Italian mother tongue, she speaks a good level of English.
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.