MARGARET ANN Yacht Charter Monohull
Number of Crew
Winter AreaW. Med -Naples/Sicily, W. Med -Riviera/Cors/Sard., W. Med - Spain/Balearics
Summer AreaW. Med -Naples/Sicily, Greece, W. Med -Riviera/Cors/Sard., Turkey, W. Med - Spain/Balearics, Croatia
The starboard and port guest cabins can each sleep three guests in either a twin or double configuration with an additional (adult-size) pullman bed. The master cabin has two double beds, an en-suite bathroom and an en-suite shower. Guest cabins each have en-suite showers and a 19 inch flat screen TV equipped with a DVD player and satellite decoders/recorders. There are also two cabins for the crew in the forward section of the yacht.Read more
Bram Van Der Biest – Captain
Jan 2016 – now: Skipper on MARGARET ANN
Dec 2015: Bosun, SY Rainbow JH2
Nov 2014 - June 2015: Boat captain, SY Tonnerre Ker 51
Oct 2012 - 2014: Boat captain, SY Tonnerre ker 46
2012: Boat captain, SY Dralion, Ker 53
2011: Caribbean Season: Boat captain, SY Tonnerre, Ker 46
2010 & 2011: Boat captain, SY Pleomax, Volvo 60
2008 & 2009: Boat captain, SY Seawolf, GP42
Bachelor Law school (University Gent) Master Nautical science (University Antwerp) RYA Yacht Master offshore 200T endorsed
Over 150.000 miles
10 times National Champion
3rd World championship, Swan 45
4 times Fastnet race
Rorc boat of the year 2010
8 weeks training with Dutch Olympic match racing team Transatlantic monohull record Cabo Verde - Barbados
Languages: Dutch - Native English - Fluent French – Working
Personal: 36 years / 1.81m / 74 kilo
Hobby ’s: mtb, running, kite,...
Clean driving license A, B, BE, no tattoo’s, non smoker
Adam Cosgrove – Chef
Adam is uniquely qualified in that he not only has extensive prior experience as a Charter Captain, he is also an accomplished Chef (see his Sample Menus) and a highly qualified Engineer (see qualifications).
• B.Tech Degree in Mechanical Engineering
• Professional Chef Diploma
• Yachtmaster Offshore Commercially Endorsed
• VHFSSRC • GMDSS Long Range Radio • STCW-95 / ENG1
S/Y MARGARET ANN, 2015:
Role: Chef - Captain • Area: Malta - Sicily • Rave Reviews from Repeat Clients!
S/Y OYSTER REACH, 2012/13: Role: Captain • Area: Atlantic - Med
S/Y BARE NECESSITIES, 2009+:
Mate • Captain on Rotation • Chef • ITV programme Britain from the Sea
English (native), French (fluent)
Favorite Cruising Area
The Greek Islands
Be ready to do anyone else’s job ‘just in case’
Marianne Voudouroglou – Chief engineer
Seven years professional experience as a 1st Mate and Skipper/Engineer on a variety of monohull and catamaran sailing yachts around the world. A qualified Yachtmaster Offshore, commercially endorsed, STCW certified and with over 10000nm experience.
Good technical background with an MCA AEC certificate, Master’s in Engineering from Oxford University, and yacht maintenance experience.
MCA Yachtmaster Offshore (Sail)
RYA Yachtmaster Ocean Theory
MCA Approved Engine Course STCW 95 Basic Training STCW PSA
ENG 1 medical
RYA Powerboat Level 2
RYA/MCA Sea Survival
DSC VHF Short Range Certificate
Food Hygiene Level 2
- MARGARET ANN: Chief Engineer
- Our Rose, Langkawi, Malaysia & Phuket, Thailand: Instructor
- Ocean Youth Trust Scotland, Clyde, Scotland: 3rd Mate
2018 & 2019 seasons:
- Skipper on a variety of catamarans and monohulls between 40ft and 50ft taking guests on weeklong cruises around the north Ionian. Looking after the welfare of guests as well as ensuring they have a memorable holiday. Responsible for all aspects of chartering including provisioning, passage planning, safety and technical briefings, night passages and technical maintenance during charter.
- Acted as a technician helping to maintain a fleet of 29 yachts including winterization and refit in preparation for a new season as well as being responsible for the rigging and sails maintenance of all the yachts.
- SV Baccara, Spetses, Greece: Race crew 2016 to 2019
- Race crew for the annual Spetses Classic Yacht Regatta on a 72ft S&S yawl.
- Oxford University Yacht Club, South Coast of England: Jib and Spinnaker trimmer, Pit, Skipper, Team Captain
2016 to 2020
Various voyages leading a watch in preforming all deck operations including sail handling, mooring and anchoring. Also responsible for adherence to safety procedures as well as navigation, passage planning and watchkeeping. Coaching and teaching young adults within the program in all aspects of life on board on a 72ft ocean racing yacht and a 70ft sailing training yacht.
Part of the team performing winter maintenance and refit on a Challenge 72, ocean racing yacht including derigging the yacht and performing electrical, plumbing and mechanical work.
The Moorings/ Sunsail yacht charter, Corfu, Greece: Skipper
Jodie Lee Pope – Stewardess
I come from a very physical based working background having previously worked in construction. Daily tasks involved brick laying, paving, using hand and power tools, lorry and digger driving in and around the working yard, as well as performing managerial roles on site. Additionally, I studied creative media at college and can video and photo edit.
As of late I have 5 years’ experience as a Property Professional. In these roles, I have developed excellent leadership, customer service and communication skills. I am confident working under pressure within a team as well as using my own initiative. I am eager to learn and expand on my knowledge and skill set.
I am a hardworking, ambitious and highly motivated individual with the ability to think laterally. I am a very positive character with an easy-going personality and a “can do” attitude.
STCW Basic Safety Training (Expires July 2025)
Proficiency in designated security duties (PDSD)
ENG1 (Expiry 10/07/2022)
RYA Powerboat Level 2
RYA Personal Watercraft Certificate of Proficiency PWC RYA VHF Radio
RYA Diesel Engine Course
Driving License – Full UK
Hobbies and Interests
Music is a passion of mine. I have played guitar, drums and enjoyed singing from a young age and I hope to continue to develop my skills going forward and perhaps learn some new instruments.
When I am not working, I like to keep as active as possible. I thoroughly enjoy participating in various activities such as snowboarding, yoga, dance, running and hiking in both my local area and further districts in the north of the UK where I was able to complete the 5 peaks challenge and help raise key funds and raise awareness for Bookmark charity.
I love to travel whenever possible, and While travelling across Europe and North America I have been able to develop my skills in photography and film production, as well as basic spanish. I also enjoy snorkeling and taking part in boat excursions including fishing trips both abroad and around the UK as well as regular riverboating along the River Thames on my family's cruiser.
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.
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