BLACK SWAN Yacht Charter Monohull
Number of Crew
5 double cabins inc.
1 master cabin with double bed
2 double bedded cabins with pullman
1 twin cabin
CREW PROFILE SY BLACK SWAN
Captain Serge Guilhaumou
Virtually 'born on a yacht in France, Serges life has been influenced by the colour of the seas and skies, sailing, cruising, racing, exploring the seas from 63 North to 60 South, around the world, more than 410.000 miles !
Most of that time, Serge was charter captain on board sailing yachts such as SY DAPSANG, SQUALL, BUZZY BE, starting on SY SWANY and the famous, LA CONCORDE etc, Serge got involved in racing during the Whitbread on DEFENDER, classic regattas (Panarai, Millenium cup in Auckland, Americas cup Jubilee in Cowes, Voiles de St Tropez, Cannes Royales regattas etc )
Another period of his life was special, he took the 3 masted schooner SHENANDOAH around the world, Asia, Africa, Red Sea, Patagonia, Mexico for 14 happy years, Serge has dozens of rare and fascinating stories to tell to guests.
All of the people that have met him, from simple sailors to VIP's around the world, will remember and testify to his competent, pleasant and humble personality. Serge has a cosmopolite profile, a citizen of the world, he speaks fluent French, English and basic Italian.
He is an experienced and highly qualified captain who does not drink alcohol or smoke and has no tattoos.
2/Chief Engineer/Mate : being appointed.
3/Bosun Yann Berthemet
A French national and born in Setes, Yann is a young and very hard working person, with a passion for classic sailing yachts. He has sailed extensively, run his own shipyard and is a highly qualified shipwright.
4/Chef : a experienced french chef is being appointed.
5/ Main stewardess
6/ Deck hand/steward
are being appointed
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.
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.