CEDAR ISLAND Yacht Charter Motor Boat
Size / Year Built / Builder
106.0 Ft / 2003 / Lazzara
Cedar Island comfortably sleeps eight in an exceptional four stateroom layout that features an exquisite master suite and three VIP suites. The master has an ADJOINING study which may be used as an additional cabin. Crew quarters are located in aft and accommodate four.
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 Brent Holleman:
Brent's love for the sea started at a very early age as a young sailor racing sailboats at the neighborhood yacht club in Miami, Florida.
His grandfather was a Miami restauranteur and avid fisherman in the Florida Keys and and passed his skills on to Brent. As the years passed and Brent was growing up he always enjoyed working and hanging around shipyards and marinas cleaning boats and learning about the trade. His grandmother was a yacht broker and her fleet always needed maintenance, washing down, polishing, varnishing and fueling. Eventually he started docking, fueling and moving boats around the marina.
His father was also a restauranteur as well as a captain and taught him the skills to run a boat. From there he was to sail around the world on a 45 foot ketch. It was here that Brent began mastering the fundamental of seamanship and navigation. He was to realize the special demands of the sea, cruising, outfitting and maintaining yachts
After a year of great experiences and lessons exploring charted and uncharted waters of the Bahamas, Virgin Islands, Leeward and Windward Islands of the Caribbean in and out of ports and anchorages, the trip abruptly came to an end. He was to come home and go to college and help out the family business, where he became a noted and very successful gourmet chef and restaurateur who's training took him all over North America and Europe. His life as a captain at sea would have to take a second place for a time.
He kept his skills honed thru the next years by owning and bareboat chartering power and sailing vessels in the 40-50 foot range. Then in late 2001 Brent was to put his interest for the sea back in first place, he retired from the restaurant business and has reestablished himself as a captain in the yachting industry. He tested and received the official 200 ton MCA/RYA Yachtmaster license for all oceans with a power driven craft endorsement and USCG 200 ton Master Merchant Marine Officer with sailing and assisted towing endorsements and STCW 95. He is a Certified Diver and has logged many thousands of nautical miles over the East Coast Of the United States, Bahamas, Caribbean, Atlantic and Pacific oceans.
Today Brent is the captain on Cedar Island and maintaining her to the highest standards, while cruising the oceans finding great friends, quaint ports
Mate Andrew Ventres,
Andrew Ventres grew up in the Connecticut River Valley, spending a lot of time sailing around Long Island Sound. He started working on boats in high school, working up from sanding bottom paint to refitting small boats. Eventually he got into racing and delivering sailboats from Connecticut to Key West.
He is classically educated as a Manufacturing Engineer but would spend most summer days in the office dreaming about going back to sailing up and down the east coast. Bringing a strong mechanical background and love for all water sports back to the yachting industry, Andrew is excited to provide a fun and safe experience for all guests aboard Cedar Island.
Mariana Schilling Jefimove - Chief Stew
Born and raised in Estonia, Mariana’s love of the water and travel combined with her guest/client relationships and extensive experience in the service industry landed her into yachting. Been living in England, Asia and USA she has acquired wide international approach to customer service and relations.
She enjoys all the organizational aspects of job and prides herself on providing guests with an excellent level of service. She is expert at adapting to anybody own personal style to make everybody’s stay onboard memorable.
Chef: – a competent Crew Member will be selected and hired by the Captain as appropriate for the Charter Party
Disclaimer: The crew (stewardess and chef) is subject to change depending on schedule and availability.
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.