Size / Year Built / Builder
81.0 Ft / 2004 / Cheoy Lee
Charter yacht EQUINOX has stylish accommodation for up to 6 guests in 3 spacious cabins. The master suite offers a walk around king size bed, two cedar lined walk in closets, entertainment system with flat screen TV, Direct TV and en-suite marble tiled facilities with shower. The VIP cabin has a queen size bed, cedar lined closet, TV, stereo entertainment and en-suite facilities with shower. The twin guests cabin features 2 single beds (convertible into one large bed), TV, stereo entertainment and en-suite facilities with shower.
Direct TV is available in the Salon, Aft Deck, Bridge and Master Cabin.
New SMART TVs in Master and Twin guest cabins with access to large network based film collection.
Updated surround sound in the Salon, aft deck and upper deck, play any music any where (Bluetooth, headphone jack, youtube, spotify)
2 Jet Skis
2 Paddle Boards
Wakeboard - Junior and full size
Connelly Slalom Water Skis- For Toddler, Junior, and Adults
Fishing Equipment - 4 Trolling Rods, 2 Starfish, 2 Penn, 4 Shimano Reels, 2 TLD 20, 2 TLD 25, 2 Spinning Rods
Beach club furniture, beach toys
Beach club canopy
New Cressi SCUBA diving equipment and Bauer Diving Compressor - Certified & Introductory diving now offered!
8 Pax Inflatable Pool
4 Yoga Mats, 4, 6, 8 & 10lb Weights, Resistance Bands
Sirens Wireless hotspot receiver
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 - FC Lubbe
Education: Yacht Master License, Business Management Degree
Languages Spoken: English
FC, born in 1980, is from Empangeni a town in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa approximately 157 kilometres north of Durban, in hilly countryside, overlooking a flat coastal plain and the major harbour town of Richards Bay 16 kilometres away.
Having parents that are avid deep-sea anglers, the ocean has never been a stranger to him. He received his provincial fishing colours at the age of 13. He gained his Skippers license at age 18 and skippered this fathers ski-boats over weekends for fishing tournaments and family days. He studied Business Management at Richtec College in Richard’s Bay. Since then he has built a stable international maritime career.
He started his maritime career on board an MSC Cruise Ship in the Mediterranean at 19. Staying in touch with his fishing passion, he took up a Fishing guide position for five years in Dubai where he often traveled to Muscat, Oman and The Maldives. During his time in Dubai, he discovered the yachting industry. FC did his Yacht Master License and started a seven-year-long career in 2010 with the Impulsive Group yachts onboard Impulsive Too an 82-ft Sunseeker and Impulsive a 126-ft Norship. The yachts traveled to the Mediterranean, Caribbean and The Bahamas. FC discovered The Bahamas five years ago on board Impulsive Too, where he immediately fell in love with the Bahamian archipelago, culture and friendly nature of the Bahamian people.
In his spare time, he enjoys fishing, reading up on history, playing a round of golf, and can also be found working on his jeep.
FC’s experience and ability will make your time on board Equinox both safe and enjoyable.
Stew - Fiona Last
Certifications: PADI Divemaster Certificate.
Languages Spoken: English
Fiona hails from Oxford, UK and grew up in a small country village next door to a farm. She has a degree in television production, but has worked in the hospitality industry since she was 14. Following a few years in event management in London, she moved to Australia and fell in love with the sea. She spent two years working on a dive boat in the Great Barrier Reef before moving to the yacht industry, and started her career on superyachts in the Mediterranean and the Bahamas. Her passion for diving started when she was still at home in the UK, and started her PADI training in Northern England’s Coldwater lakes. She also loves reading, snorkeling and wakeboarding. Now, this friendly, bubbly Stew has joined the crew of EQUINOX.
Mate - Paul Nelson
Education/Certifications: BSc Marine Sciences; 200T Captain’s License, GMDSS, Marine Engineering Certification, PADI Dive Instructor.
Languages Spoken: English, conversational Spanish
Born and raised in Plymouth, England, Paul Nelson grew up in the city but loved to hike the great outdoors. Prior to embarking on a yachting career in 2012, Paul spent more than a decade as a dive instructor on both small and large vessels. He also spent six months sailing liveaboards, delivered a yacht across the Pacific, and worked as a white boat captain for a luxury island resort in the Bahamas. When not at sea, Paul enjoys hiking, rock climbing and solo travel. His favorite place to be in the world is under water, where you’ll find him cave diving or teaching others how to scuba dive. He is happy to bring his skills and enthusiasm to his role aboard EQUINOX.
Chef - Florinda Baptiste
Education/Certifications: Bachelors of Science in Culinary Arts Management & Food Science, Johnson & Wales University, Providence, Rhode Island
Languages Spoken: English
Chef Florinda Baptiste was born in the city of New Providence, Bahamas, and lived a few blocks from the beaches and docks. As a child, she loved reading and arts & crafts.
Flo graduated from Johnson & Wales University and embarked on a culinary career that included posts as Executive Sous Chef at Luciano’s of Chicago and the British Colonial Hilton in Nassau, Bahamas. Her introduction to the world of yachting was in 2009 when a captain was seeking a chef for a two-week assignment. The trip was a success and sparked a new career path. Since then, she has worked on M/Y Adventurer out of Port Aransas, Texas and M/Y Temptation out of Charlotte, North Carolina. Although the Bahamas remains her favorite place in the world, she adores traveling to new destinations and sampling cuisine from other cultures. Food is not just her job, it is her true passion. On EQUINOX, Chef Flo’s skills and love of food is an essential part of the charter experience, creating a joyous and memorable vacation for guests.
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.