Size / Year Built / Builder
82.0 Ft / 2001 / JFA Chantier Naval
- 2 sup-boards
- 2 dive sets (for competent and qualified divers only)
- a drone for aerial footage of the charter
- 2 kitesurfing sets (custom boards in ikigai house-style) - the boards can be used for wakeboarding
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 Austrian – 42
Sail and work experience
Having grown up in a sailing family, Andreas has been sailing and maintaining boats since childhood. Since deciding to make his passion his profession then he has spent 15 years licensed in the yachting industry. Andreas has experience as a captain/skipper throughout Europe and across the world. He has been involved in refits so has an understanding of the engineering and maintenance needs of IKIGAI. He speaks German, English and Spanish and has conversational Dutch. More recently he has joined up with his wife Laurien to form a seamless Captain/Hostess team and provide an unforgettable sailing experience.
As Captain the overall running of the vessel is Andreas’ responsibility; this includes the navigation, safety and experience of all onboard. He ensures that IKIGAI runs smoothly and efficiently whilst adhering to all the appropriate regulations.
Licenses & Certificates
• RYA/MCA Yacht Master Offshore Commercial Endorsement, RYA/MCA Short Range Certificate
• STCW95 Personal Safety & Social Responsibility Course, STCW95 Personal Survival Techniques Course, STCW95 Fire Prevention and Fighting Course, STCW95 Elementary First Aid Course
• Yachtmaster Licence (sail & power) for navigation areas 1&2 issued by Austrian Yachting Association (ÖSV)
• Padi Open Water Certificate
University of Vienna, Geography and Journalism
Chef / Hostess Dutch – 45
Sail and work experience
Laurien began work training and maintaining racehorses in England, she is a skilled rider however an injury meant that she has moved into the world of sailing. Beginning in France she soon graduated to transatlantic deliveries and charters as a Chef/Hostess before undertaking a three year
circumnavigation aboard S/Y Pegasus Blue. Since then she has picked up a wealth of charter experience in the Caribbean and elsewhere before teaming up with husband Andreas for eight years on charters around the world. Now they find themselves on IKIGAI. Laurien is fluent in English and Dutch and has conversational French.
As the Chef/Hostess Laurien is responsible for the crew and guest meals throughout the charter, ensuring that the food is enjoyable, the interior of the yacht is clean and serviceable and that all dietary requirements are met. She is a creative cook, varying her meals to provide variety and
according to the location of IKIGAI in order to have as much relevance as possible to the country being visited.
Licenses & Certificates
• Yachtmaster Offshore Sail
• STCW 95 (Mallorca), STCW Refresher certificate
• Food and Hygiene Certificate
Prinsengracht Nursing Apprenticeship, Amsterdam
University of Sussex, England
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.