ANTARES Yacht Charter Motor Boat
Welcome to ANTARES, a shining star in the 130’ Westport luxury yacht series. Antares is unique as she has zero speed stabilizers to ensure guests are comfortable at anchor as well as underway. Infused with timeless design and expansive interior spaces, Antares offers the very best of the good life at sea. The aft deck dining and bar, along with spacious salon, formal dining room and expansive deck areas; ensure thoroughly enjoyable cruising throughout your adventure. Antares is owned by long time charter owners who are in the hospitality business and expect the highest standards on board. She has completed numerous successful charters and obtained an excellent and well-deserved reputation in the charter industry. Antares five-stateroom arrangement is perfect for 5 couples or for families and singles. She has on-deck king master stateroom and below there are 4 additional guest rooms. Two rooms have king beds and two rooms are able to convert from kings to twin beds. Imagine lounging in palm-fringed solitude at secluded pink sand beaches, or swimming with the playful pigs of the Exumas or snorkel in the famously breathtaking Thunderball Grotto. Antares also offers Scuba diving. Whatever suits your fancy, Antares and her two tenders can take you there. Antares boasts an amazing selection of water toys and an active, fun, charter crew complete with a five-star chef. From wake boarding and fishing, to enjoying a barbecue beach picnic with your toes in the sand, the day is yours to seize with Antares. Antares has a crew of 8 that includes a five-star chef and they have multiple repeat charters.
Size / Year Built / Builder
130.0 Ft / 2008 / Westport
Antares five-stateroom arrangement is perfect for 5 couples or for families and singles. She has on-deck king master stateroom and below there are 4 additional guest rooms. Two rooms have king beds and two rooms are able to convert from kings to twin beds.
New HD Sat TV systems through out the yacht.
2 wave runner Seado 230 GTX
RIB Tender 18 ft (5.50m) novurania deluxe series Yamaha 115 HP 4 stoke outboard
2 x Seabobs
4 x sun beds
1 bunny pad
2 x SUP
Assortment of themed floating water toys
2 x wake boards
1 x Slalom water ski
3rd lung air compressor
Full beach setup and beach toys and volley ball net
Peloton Exercise bicycle
Pull up bar, resistance bands
**SCUBA diving is offered from the yacht for up to 6 divers.
Internet - Dual SIM card Peplink - 4G service
Aigean WiFi Booster
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 – Chase Cunningham
Captain Chase Cunningham has been in yachting since leaving High School in Durban, South Africa. Chase was sitting at a University about to put pen to paper to sign-up to study Architecture, when he put the pen down and decided to follow is passion for boating and the ocean. This love for adventure has led him to do yachting for the last 11 years, obtaining his Master 3000 license by the age of 28. Within that time, he has crewed on numerous yachts, running those vessels to some of the highest safety standards in the industry, as you will experience from his well trained and well drilled crew. His experience from those diverse yachts has allowed him to create a program that gives guests the best possible experience onboard, whilst also being one of the safest and well-maintained vessels. His meticulous planning and excellent communication skills (and obsession for French Bulldogs) make him a great leader as well as an approachable person for guests to enhance their time onboard. He is hands on, knowledgeable, encouraging and always upbeat. He has extensive knowledge and experience in the Bahamas, Caribbean, US East and West Coast, Central America and South East Asia.
FIRST MATE – Stuart van Kuijeren
Stuart decided to pursue a career at sea whilst completing an honors degree in marketing management, making the logical step from business school to yachting in order to travel the world, having never left South Africa, where he is born and raised. He considers himself a semi-professional eater, having eaten a 40oz burger, after mistakenly ordering it and not knowing how the imperial measuring system works. He has 4 years of yachting experience working on busy charter vessels and privately owned yachts. Stu enjoys anything outdoors and always loves to workout. He loves spearfishing and considers himself a master at hunting starfish. He plans to continue his studies and work towards captaining a vessel.
ENGINEER -Raiarii (Rai) Chin Ah You
Raiarii Chin Ah You, AKA Ray, AKA Tahitian Fury, AKA the one and only… Elvis, is our man of many talents. His language range spans from English, French and Spanish, and proudly boasts degrees in Mathematics and Informatics from the University of French Polynesia. The Frenchman has over 8 years of yachting experience, and his love of engineering is second to his love of food. If you don’t find Ray in the engine room, you will have to search the galley where he may be inventing a new dish, spearfishing in the ocean (to supplement his high calorie intake) or diving the depths, where he is a certified rescue diver. Test this gifted engineer with any question about the boat you can think of and you’ll also find out about his incredible sense of humor, considered to be a very rare trait in the engineering world. His experiences have taken him through the Mediterranean, Caribbean, South Pacific as well as the United States, leaving behind a trail of smiles, friends and empty plates. Ray is also a talented photographer and videographer, so don’t be shy if you see him pointing the camera, he knows how to get your best side! Also feel free to enter into a breath hold competition with him at any point.
CHIEF STEWARDESS - Tarryn White
Chief Stewardess Tarryn White, from Cape Town, South Africa, holds the record for being the worlds tallest midget. Oozing energy and cheerfulness, she loves providing guests an unforgettable experience onboard which includes very high standard silver service, unique themed nights, exceptional parties that will be remembered for a lifetime, and everything in between. She prides herself on creating a fun filled environment in any setting, being formal or family orientated. Her signature drink is known on the streets as the “Bear Tranquilizer”, not for the faint hearted. With 8 years of yachting experience, she can cater to any occasion, always exceeding expectations. Her talent of making anyone laugh (not always with her witty jokes, sometimes with her infectious, uncaged laugh/cackle) makes her our secret weapon for creating an amazing bond with guests and crew that will guarantee guests never want to leave.
SECOND STEWARDESS - Briana Eckel
Second Stewardess Brianna Eckel is an American born and raised in Lake Michigan. She started ballet at the age of 2 and completed 15 years of it until she had to end her dance career due to her highly competitive nature, as her fellow competitors would wake up on the morning of a show with their laces tied together with a knot so well done she was earmarked for a career in yachting. Brianna says her favorite food is salad, although her history with ice cream and Taco Bell say otherwise. Within her 3 years of yachting she worked on various vessels, ranging from private to busy charter, gaining experience and knowledge from each, making her a vital player on the Antares team.
DECKHAND - Henro De Vos
Deckhand Henro De Vos, also from Cape Town, South Africa, is our Duracell Bunny that never stops. He started yachting 4 years ago, originally joining to support his dream of finding Atlantis. His amazing energy, unwavering positive attitude and excellent knowledge on deck is easily visible in his standard of work. “Ro” is also the vessels dive instructor, with a wealth of experience under the waves and his safety conscious mindset, he is always wanting to take guests on their best diving experience ever. Despite being the youngest member of the team, he can grow the best moustache onboard, something he boasts about daily. Ro is a gifted video editor and has an amazing eye for photography and videography, he will be there to capture the very best of the trip from onboard, underwater and from the skies.
CHEF - Edward Atkinson
Chef Edward Atkinson, hailing from South England, trained at the 5-star Bull Hotel in Gerard’s Cross Bucks in England, completing his NVQ 1/2/3 in professional catering. Chef Ed then moved to Guernsey in order to train under top chef Sean Digary at a 5-star, 3 Rosette Hotel. Chef Ed has 10 years’ experience in restaurants, bistros, hotels and professional catering around England, and has coupled that with 9 years’ experience out at sea on yachts. He is now a Mallorca resident, falling in love with the local seafood and fresh produce available at the Tapas restaurants. He plans on continuing his career in yachting to continue meeting new people and making new friends. Outside the galley you can find Ed on the golf course, ski slopes or mountain bike trails (that’s what he says, realistically you will find him at the local pub with a pint, doing his best impression of a stereotypical Englishman).
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.