Size / Year Built / Builder
98.0 Ft / 2017 / Nordhavn
VivieRae II nominated for The World Superyacht Awards 2018 'Voyager’s Award' VivieRae II has mega-yacht styling, luxury and the capability to travel the world, all within a manageable 30 meters. She boast a luxurious interior, and functional yet relaxing exterior spaces, that mimics those of mega-yachts for the highest level of comfort imaginable, no matter how remote the itinerary. VivieRae II has a big skylounge aft of the pilothouse outfitted with pull-out sofa, desk, and 65” television enabling multi-purpose uses for lounging, working or a bonus sleeping quarters. Electric sliding doors open up to the skylounge deck featuring a bar, bar stools, drinks fridge, BBQ, and of course, a spectacular view – everything you need for entertaining. For the active guest, she has a custom 39' tender rigged for diving and fishing. She also has 7 complete sets of dive gear along with a hyperbolic chamber. (Diving by prior- arrangement only) VivieRae II has been fitted with a large hardtop Bimini, offering shade to guests relaxing on the superyacht sundeck. Other key features include a shaded aft cockpit and a smart grey hull finish. VivieRae II brings a source of pure enjoyment, a place to get away from the rigors of everyday life, a haven in which to spend time with the people you love most. Note: Not for sale or charter in US waters
Sky Lounge convert to 5th cabin, double with full bath. Both twin cabins can convert to Kings. Master on deck
M/Y VivieRae has a complete medical kit on the boat, in the event of an emergency, the CAPTAIN will assist. He is trained to administer First Aid and has access to additional professional medical advice 24/7.
Extensive diving equipment including:
Hyperbaric dive chamber, dive compressor, BCDs, all sizes fins and masks , 7 complete sets of dive gear
39' custom winter tender 3X 400 HP equipped for diving and fishing.Also 16' and 18' RIB
Three stand up inflatable paddle boards, two inflatable kayaks, one ZUP Multi-use water sports board, multi-person towable raft, water skis.
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.
Gareth Schwegman Captain(rotational)
Captain Gareth Schwegman was born in South Africa and grew up around the yachting industry. His love of the ocean and seamanship skills was honed in his native South Africa on family sailing excursions off the coast of Durban and Mozambique. His father’s sailing school, which specializes in mega yacht crew training, also played a role in Gareth’s decision to join the yachting industry and obtain his captain’s license. Gareth began his yachting career as a deckhand in 2001 and in 2005 became a captain on the Belle de Jour. Prior to VivieRae II Gareth was the captain on VivieRae another Nordhavn owned by Bob and Sandy Giles. Gareth has been the captain for Bob and Sandy Giles since October of 2012. He was instrumental in the build process of VivieRae II and is responsible for many design ideas that were incorporated during the build process to make sure that VivieRae II was completed to the highest standards.
Gareth is married to Carolyn and they have two boys Josh and Ethan. Carolyn was the chef on the former VivieRae until they had their second child. “Caro” as she is referred to and the boys are welcome visitors to the boat and Mike and Teri have almost become there aunt and uncle.
Gareth holds his MCA Yachtmaster Offshore 200 ton license, MCA Yachtmaster Ocean, MCA Navigation and Radar, MCA General Ships Knowledge, MCA Advanced Sea Survival, and Marshall Islands Endorsements for Offshore and GMDSS certificates.
Gareth has extensive cruising experience in the Caribbean, Central America, and the West Coast of California to Alaska and the entire east coast to New England. Gareth is happy to answer any questions you may have and looks forward to leading guests of M/Y VivieRae II to new discoveries.
Arnold Heins Captain – (Rotational)
Arnold comes to Vivierae II with ten years of experience under his belt. His career took off back in 2008 when he started as deckhand on a 76’ sailing catamaran. It was a life as a dive instructor and a love for the ocean that lead him to pursue a career in yachting. In 2011 he became Captain on a 58’ charter sailing catamaran. Arnold transitioned from sailing yachts to motor yachts in 2013 when he started to run a 100’ Hargrave in South Florida and the Bahamas.
Before captaining Vivierae II, Arnold was the captain on board the sister ship, a 96’ Nordhavn, Lacey Kay. Arnold ran Lacey Kay alongside his wife and two other crewmembers for almost three years. He cruised with the owners from Alaska to Panama on the west coast, and from Columbia to Maine on the east coast.
He has extensive cruising experience of the Caribbean, Bahamas, New England, Central America and the west coast of America, including Alaska.
Arnold's love for diving, water sports, and spotting the ideal anchorage makes him a great asset to Vivierae II. His passion for people, entertaining and being on the water is evident to his guest and makes for the perfect charter experience. He is from South Africa and speaks English and Afrikaans.
Briar Meades Chef
Briar is from New Zealand, she grew up with her father, a Chef, so naturally a passion for food was quickly instilled into her at a young age. Under his guidance she developed many skills and then Briar furthered her knowledge and skills from her eldest sister who also became a Chef.
After high school Briar moved to Western Australia and spent the next two years living and traveling around Australia. She then settled back home in New Zealand and began her culinary training at The New Zealand School of Food and Wine. Briar worked as a Corporate Catering Chef at a law firm for 2 years before moving to a new venture at Misters Cafe. There she developed a holistic approach to cooking as it was a gluten free, refined sugar and dairy free establishment. Most recently Briar was the sole Chef onboard M/Y Andrea VI for two years, cruising the East Coast of America and the Bahamas.
Briar has attained her level three certificate in Culinary Arts, level three Certificate in food safety and hygiene, STCW 95, and has her open water SCUBA certification.
Briar looks forward to catering to all your culinary needs.
Matt Cowie Mate
Matt grew up in both Australia and New Zealand, he is an avid surfer who leads a healthy lifestyle and loves life on the water. Growing up near the beach helped shape Matt into the ocean lover he is today, he loves to surf, fish and dive in the world’s most beautiful destinations.
This is Matts sixth year in the yachting industry and so far the job has taken him to some of the most beautiful places on the planet with extensive cruising of the Mediterranean, the Middle East, The Maldives and most recently the Bahamas and the east coast of the United States.
Matt has several certifications including RYA Yachtmaster, Offshore RYA, Powerboat level II, Approved Engine Course, Open water SCUBA diver, Diploma in Fitness (AUT University New Zealand) just to name a few.
Stewardess- J-Dean van der Westhuizen
J-Dean grew up in Potchefstroom- a small town in South Africa. After completing her honors degree at University she moved to Johannesburg to follow a career as New Business Executive. Her heart was yearning to travel the world, meet new people and learn about other cultures. J-Dean resigned from her big city job to pursue a career as stewardess with Emirates airlines where she worked for 3 years. Meeting her now fiancé in Dubai they decided to join the yachting industry together. J-Dean enjoys hiking, kayaking, SUP, fishing, scuba diving and team sports in her time off. She looks forward creating a memorable experience on board!
Deckhand- Jevan Wyngaard
Jean grew up in small fishing town in South Africa. After completing School he did a 6 month apprenticeship in building Boats. Once he complete his apprenticeship he got offered a contract to go play rugby in England. Having a injury change his vision into hospitality where he went to Dubai to work for Well-known Hotels Like Marriott International & IHG hotel groups in the food & beverage department.
Jean met his Fiancé (J-Dean) in Dubai and they decided to go travel the world by working in the yachting industry. Jean enjoys fishing, sports, Kayaking and scuba diving on his off time.
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.