Size / Year Built / Builder
78.0 Ft / 2017 / Custom
GREY WOLF is a purpose-built, compact Explorer Yacht that boasts transoceanic range, large interior volume and an environmentally-friendly footprint. She was built in New Zealand by Circa Marine and delivered in 2017. Aluminum hull and superstructure are designed to MCA Category 0, the highest worldwide safety rating available, so there are no limits to your adventure. The main deck layout positions the salon forward, dining midship and galley aft, completely surrounded by oversize windows for panoramic views. Let the sun shine in, or touch a button and shades descend for complete privacy. Roomy accommodation for up to six guests includes an owner's cabin in the bow, and two double cabins amidships. GREY WOLF treads lightly, with comprehensive solar systems and fuel-efficient, Lugger diesel engines. She intelligently incorporates state-of-the-art technology without sacrifice to luxury at sea and comfortable cruising. Join GREY WOLF as she sails the seven seas. Explore the planet’s wild and remote places. Thought your dream voyage couldn’t come true? Think again. Enjoy this short promotional video : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YirN89kTDtE
Grey Wolf's interior layout sleeps up to 6 guests in 3 staterooms, including a primary suite and two double cabins. Each room has its own ensuite bathroom. For larger groups, the primary king bed can be split into two twins and the port guest has an optional pipe berth.
Primary king size bed or two twins:
1 x 1.8m x 2.03m OR
2 x 0.9m x 2.03m
Guest Port and Guest Starboard Cabins:
Double bed size 1 x 1.43m x 2.03m
Salon headroom: 2.05m
Cabin headroom: 2.03m
Captain Simon Lucas is happy to take excellent underwater photographs and videos of charter guests with his own equipment.
Port Hatches - Accommodations have vent fans and A/C
AB Marine 16
4.9 m | 16 ft
70 Hp | 35 knots
Alloy Hull | Inflatable
AIS | GPS | Chart Plotter | Depth Sounder | VHF
Anchor | Chain | Rope
AB Marine 9.5
2.9 m | 9.6 ft
15 Hp | 15 knots
Alloy Hull | Inflatable
Retractable landing wheels
Anchor | Chain | Rope
Dive Compressor | 4x Alloy Tanks
2x Kayaks with Seats
Snorkeling | Spearfishing Gear
Underwater Dive Scooter SUE 71079 XJ VR
The entire operating system has several built-in redundancies so in any event the boat can safely navigate. For example, there are three separate steering backups.
SIMRAD: Argus Commercial Radar, VHF, Auto Pilot, Steering, ECDIS, Depth Sounder, MARETRON: Complete systems monitoring, SAILOR: 6000 Series VHF/MF/HF, ZF: Throttle Controls, ECHOMAX: Active Radar Reflector, FURUNO: Forward Facing Radar, FLIR: Infrared Camera
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 Simon Lucas
Simon was a born seafarer, literally. He says, “I’ve been on a boat since the womb. Dad retrofitted the yacht to have baby seats, so he and mum could take the kids cruising. So, I have always been at home on the sea.” He grew up in the small, seaside town of Whangaparaoa, near Auckland, New Zealand. His dad is a marine engineer, so much of his time was spent playing and working on boats. The rest of the time he was fishing, diving, hiking, and hunting. He also become an avid and talented photographer and videographer.
Simon completed his university studies in 2010 and set off to discover the world. He explored much of the planet; Europe, North and South America, Africa, Caribbean, South Pacific and Antarctica. He directed a documentary film of a two-month canoe trip from Canada to Alaska. He worked the gold mines of Northern Canada. He logged 18,000 miles in just eight months on a sailing yacht delivery. Then he met Peter on GREY WOLF.
GREY WOLF is a very special yacht, and Simon, as Captain, is a perfect fit. He is a highly experienced seaman in all ocean conditions. He loves meeting new people and sharing stories. He is a natural teacher and encourages his guests to venture just beyond their comfort zone. He says, “It’s an incredible world we live in. I am privileged to have the opportunity to guide people to remote destinations and to share the experience with them. The beauty of GREY WOLF is that we can do it all and bring some homey comforts along for the ride.” Charter Grey Wolf and let Simon launch your adventure.
Simon is licensed as MCA Master 200gt Unlimited, Yachtmaster Ocean, STCW Proficiency in Medical Care, MCA Approved Engine Course 1 & 2, Dive Master, 5 Basic STCW Certificates, Firearms Licence holder, BSc Zoology, PGDipSc Wildlife Management.
Ice Pilot/Captain Peter Watson
Peter’s passion for adventures at sea is not surprising. It’s in his blood. He grew up in Bristol, UK, a city with a strong maritime heritage. As a child he did a lot of exploring, sailing aboard his Dingy, and hiking or horseback riding in the Welsh mountains. By the time he entered college to study marine electronic engineering, he was already focused on a maritime career. Today, Peter is a highly accomplished seaman, with numerous certifications and licenses acquired during his 30 years in the marine industry.
GREY WOLF will be available for charter in the Antarctic and later to breathtaking destinations within the Arctic Circle. Peter’s knowledge, experience and contacts in the Polar regions makes this journey possible. He is a qualified ice pilot. His lengthy list of achievements includes Polar Basic and Polar Advanced qualifications at the internationally renowned maritime college, Aboa Marine, in Turku, Finland. The school has been training mariners since 1813. It is one of the very few colleges to train in accordance with the Polar Code and IMO model courses.
Peter has traversed the world’s oceans. His exotic adventures make for lively evening conversation aboard GREY WOLF. High latitude sailing, especially trips to Greenland, and Svalbard, is a passion. Among his most amazing recent voyages, The Long Voyage Home of FPB 64 GREY WOLF was an epic journey from Auckland to Guernsey via the Panama Canal. The trip took three months and covered more than 13,000 nautical miles. GREY WOLF is a safe, comfortable and luxurious explorer yacht. But it’s Peter that makes every charter expedition the experience of a lifetime.
Chef Eve Ryan
Eve Ryan, nick-named Evie, is described fondly by friends as trustworthy, kind-hearted and brilliant. She has traveled worldwide, volunteered in Malawi, learned to sign and clocked some 10,000 miles at sea. She was born and raised in the beautiful countryside of South Staffordshire, Midlands, Britain. It was an idyllic setting for her favorite hobbies; horse riding and photography.
After graduating from UKSA Superyacht Academy, Evie worked as a stewardess on private yachts in the Mediterranean. In May 2016, she completed her first transoceanic passage, 9,500 nautical miles from Seattle, WA to Imperia, Italy. She logged the equivalent of three back-to-back Atlantic crossings. Evie’s passion for adventure has led her through the Panama Canal, trekking in the Costa Rican rainforest, hiking Alaskan glaciers, salmon fishing in British Columbia and shooting aerial photos of humpback whales, orcas and grizzlies.
Evie is an innovative chef with a flair for preparing healthy living food, especially vegetarian, vegan, gluten free and paleo-style dishes. She especially likes to create dishes based on recipes collected during her travels. To expand her menu, she also completed classes at the Ashburton School of Cookery. Guests will be delighted by Evie’s high level of service, thoughtful attention to detail and delicious fine dining, served up with a warm smile.
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.