MARCATO Yacht Charter Motor Boat
Motor Boat Specifications
Number of Crew
Winter AreaCaribbean Virgin Islands, Bahamas, Caribbean Leewards, Caribbean Windwards
Newly refinished in 2016, MARCATO is a custom-built expedition yacht with the unique ability to offer long-range cruising with comfortable accommodations for twelve guests, in five staterooms.
Upon boarding MARCATO, you’ll find the aft outdoor dining deck with shaded seating for twelve. The Salon is just steps away through a glass slider door.
Main salon: The first of two lounges, the Salon includes soft, comfortable seating, finished in peaceful tones. Full service bar, game table, nearby day head, and media center. Circle staircases lead to lower guest staterooms and upper decks.
Dining Room: Offset from the Salon, and finished in rich wood accents, the Dining Room can seat up to 12.
4 beautifully appointed guest staterooms,
Lower deck aft - 2 cabins with a queen sized bed.
Lower deck fwd - 2 cabins with queen sized bed + fixed single bed (triple cabins),
Each cabin features ensuite shower rooms, functional desk individual climate control, and large wardrobe.
Workout Room: Conveniently located near Guest Staterooms, the Workout Room features rowing machine, free weights and can be transferred into a massage/beauty room..
Master Suite: Located fwd on its own private deck, the Master Suite with deep mahogany wood tones, King bed, ceiling beams, wardrobe. Adjoining Master ensuite, large shower, twin sinks.
Sky Lounge: can be reached by the circular staircase from the Salon and features comfortable couches, service bar and day head. Glass slider opes to the Sky Deck.
Sky Deck: A beautifully appointed deck with generous and luxurious couches and chairs.
Sun Deck: large sun pad seating, shaded full-service bar with seating, large spa pool.
Elemis Revitalise Me Toiletries
Hairdryers in each cabin
Safe in each cabin
Internet via satellite available throughout the yacht over a dedicated guest wifi network
Two Voice over IP phone lines as well as a traditional sat phone.
Audio Visual Equipment and Deck Facilities:
2017 - Elan system throughout with easy use control interfaces including hand held controller, ipads and wall devices.
2016 - LED TV’s in all common areas (main saloon, sky lounge and outdoor TV on the sky deck)
Movie server available to all guest rooms and common areas with a thousand + movie library
AV systems supports access from guest mobile devices via Apple Airplay and Bluetooth so guests can enjoy their private movie and music collections
DirecTv receivers available in all guest and common areas TV’s providing service for both North America and Latin America
Sonos music server available in all guest and common areas
Adam Paul Chief Officer
Reilly Strand Deck Hand
Anthony Lamb Engineer
Craig Kovalsky Chef
Kate-Lynne Shaw Chief Stew
Rikki Michan 2nd Stewardess
CAPTAIN | JASON HALVORSEN | American | Joined Spring 2016
Captain Jason’s passion for travel began at a very young age. Before he started kindergarten Jason had visited over 30 of the US
states with his parents. The family settled in Fort Lauderdale when he turned 5 which is where another passion began, one for
the ocean within the maritime community. Through Jason’s high school education he attended Marine Tech School studies and
managed to complete a Marine Mechanics Degree whilst juggling his regular studies. Jason was working on yachts by 16, and
earned his first Captains license at 19. Jason started his career on commercial charter and sight seeing boats, and by 21 was the 1st
Mate/ 2nd Captain of a 500 passenger commercial boat in New York City. During his young and busy career Jason owned a yacht
management company, has been captain on private and charter yachts, commercially towed, and has also been a salvage master
(where he narrowly avoided the local alligators while spending 45 days as master salvage diver in Louisiana after Hurricane Katrina!).
In his time off the water, Jason enjoys traveling with his wife and young daughter, and continues traveling throughout the US and
Europe as often as his busy schedule allows. At home in the US, Jason enjoys customizing and restoring old cars and motor cycles
(he has built 2 custom Harleys and restored a 1976 Ford F100) but his biggest passion of all is food: cooking it, eating it and traveling
to restaurants to eat and learn new techniques. After a resent Shark Tagging Expedition onboard M/Y Marcato, Jason has taken on
a roll as Maritime Advisor for a Non-profit Marine Scientific Organization.
Jason’s diverse experiences and interests inside and out of the yachting industry makes him a friendly, versatile, and dynamic
member of the crew aboard M/Y Marcato. Captain Jason aspires to give all guests on board an exceptional experience, so please
feel free to let him know any other way we can make your vacation with us truly unforgettable or just to have a good old chat..
another of Captain Jason’s hobbies and one he’s rather good at!
CHIEF OFFICER | ADAM PAUL | Australian | Joined Spring 2012
Adam is originally from Australia and since he joined the yachting industry in 1999 he has logged up some considerable sea miles,
working himself up the career ladder from deckhand to Chief Officer and gaining valuable experience on yachts such as MY Just
Enough (140’ Broward) and MY Relentless (110’ Kingship). Adam has the qualifications of 200 ton Yachtmaster Offshore he is also a
Naui Open Water Diver. Sportive and dynamic Adam loves fitness, diving, wakeboarding and of course travel!
DECK HAND | REILLY STRAND | American | Joined Spring 2017
Reilly was introduced to the yachting industry in the Summer of 2015 and is proud of the experience he has gained so far working
on-board yachts such as MY Party Girl (146’ Christensen) and MY Grand Marina (144’ Benetti). A keen team player, Reilly loves sport
and in particular diving, also swimming and paddle boarding, hiking and cycling. Joining the MY Marcato in 2017 he is thriving on
all that the yacht has to offer.
ENGINEER | ANTHONY LAMB | New Zealander | Joined Fall 2018
Originally from Auckland, the present home of the America’s Cup, Anthony is not only an experienced Chief Engineer, but he is also
a well-rounded crew member, having both a sailing and motor yacht back ground. Since 1999, Anthony has gained many years of
experience at sea and has worked on various private and charter vessels. Away from the ocean, Anthony interests include aviation
CHEF | CRAIG KOVALSKY | American | Joined Summer 2018
Craig was born and raised in New York where he attended the French Culinary Institute and worked in Restaurants for 10 years.
A love for Sailing and passion for Cooking bought Craig to the industry. As he says “If you find a job you are passionate about,
you’ll never work a day in your life.” An accomplished culinary trained Professional with over 10 years experience working in highend
Restaurants and specializing in farm-to-table Cuisine. Craig is a firm believer in ‘clean eating’ and loves to incorporate local
ingredients and flavors into all his creations. He loves to work with guests who challenge his creativity and allow him to show the full
spectrum of his abilities. In the time Craig has spent in yachting he has gone as far south as St. Lucia travelling all over Caribbean
including a stop in Cuba before heading North up to Greenland to find Icebergs and Humpback Whales before heading to the
Mediterranean sea. In Craig’s spare time, he likes to keep busy by Wake-Boarding, Cycling, and working on Automotive. Craig is a
well-travelled Sailor with a love for the sea and a thirst for more.
CHIEF STEW | KATE-LYNNE SHAW | South African | Joined Summer 2018
Kate-lynne grew up in a small town called Pietermaritzburg, South Africa. After finishing High School - she completed a degree in
Financial Management and worked as a Para-planner for 3 years before growing tired of the daily Office grind and pursued her
passion for traveling which lead her to the Yachting Industry. The last 4 years has allowed her to explore Bahamas, Caribbean,
Central America and the North Coast of the States extensively. She worked on M/Y Carpe Diem II, M/Y Kiss The Sky, M/Y Amarula
Sun, M/Y Lady J. Kate-lynne is exceptionally proud to be a part of M/Y Marcato and she thoroughly hopes that you have nothing
but endless happy memories onboard.
2nd STEWARDESS | RIKKI MICHAN | American | Joined Spring 2018
Rikki was born and raised in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Yachting seemed to naturally fall into place after Rikki struggled to fit the
confines of a ‘typical’ career path. A strong background in Hospitality, Sales and Administration combined with her restless desire to
see the unknown led her to exactly where she was meant to be – Yachting! In her free time, Rikki enjoys Rock Climbing, Backcountry
Camping, Hiking, Yoga, Paddle boarding and Photography. Rikki looks forward to contributing to the guests memorable
experiences, with tailored service specific to their wants and needs. She wishes your stay on Marcato to be a happy one!
2006 23' Nautica Inflatable tender (complete refit 2016)
(2) 2016 Yamaha 3 seater waverunners
(2) 2016 Honda Ruckus Mopeds
(2) Sea Kayaks
(2) 11'6" paddle board
Large inflatable dock/lounging pads
As well as various snorkel gear and fishing equipment
Yoga mat and blocks
Massage table (so the room can be converted into a massage room)
Yoga mat and blocks
Massage table (so the room can be converted into a massage room)
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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