Size / Year Built / Builder
58.0 Ft / 2018 / FOUNTAINE PAJOT
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 - Sylvain Lesniak– FRENCH – 32
PREVIOUS YACHTS :
Captain on Lagoon 450 and 42
Crew on Moon Beam 4
Captain of S/Y ATAO 25 m
First mate on S/Y ATAO 25 m
Captain of S/Y MANUA, Privilege 465
Crew on S/Y TRUE BLUE 51 feet
Crew on M/Y PRINTEMPS 34 m
Deckhand on S/Y MILENA 27m
Deckhand on M/Y TATIANA 45m
Captain on Bavaria 32
Racing experience : Participated in Régates Royales and Voiles de St Tropez on S/Y SAVANNAH 29 m and in Les Voiles d’Antibes on S/Y ELEONORA 50 m
EDUCATION, LICENCES AND CERTIFICATES:
ENG 1 – BST / STCW 2010
Yacht Master Ocean – GMDSS / CGO
First Rescue Formation - MEDICAL 3
Federal Sailing Instructor
Certificate of Professional Studies in mechanical engineering and computer integrated manufacturing
JOB DESCRIPTION :
Sylvain is responsible for navigation, safety, the overall running and financial management of the vessel, crew and guests. He ensures the safe and efficient operation of the yacht at all times, including compliance with all safety procedures and regulations. He takes care of adhering to flag regulations, port state and local laws and regulations, and manages the crew to ensure adherence to, and a full understanding of, the vessel’s policies. He provides daily leadership for the crew and encourages teamwork, individual growth and personal attention by delegating duties and supervising all crew tasks.
French and English
Fishing, scuba diving, free diving
Deckhand / Hostess FRENCH
Sail and work experience
Emilie began her career in the hotel industry, beginning when she was just 15 and spending 17 years working in hotels in France and Switzerland she is certainly no stranger to hospitality. With her sailing career she was thrown in at the deep end, escorting S/Y Latitude Ocean from France to Brazil. She was soon a captain in training and then skipper on her first boat for charter in 2017. More than 8,000 miles later she finds herself aboard ARAOK. She has experience working with all types of people, young or old, beginner or expert.
As Responsible for organization, management and cleanliness of all interiors. She maintains an accurate inventory of all service items and supplies. She ensures cleaning and preparation of the vessel to the highest standards prior to any and
all guest trips. In charge of vessel provisioning for both guests and crew, and all aspects of daily life. She offers particular attention to detail and a polite and entertaining spirit. Thanks to her sailing capability, she can assist on deck during navigation. She is responsible for the management of the deck as well as any watersports activities.
Education , Licenses & Certificates
• C2000 Sailing (2016)
• BPJEPS Nautical Activities (2015)
• CQP - AMV Sailing (2013)
• BEP - CAP Hotel and Catering (1998)
• Sports Studies - Triathlon
Chef / Host FRENCH
Sail and work experience
Benjamin started at the L’Epuisette restaurant in Marseille, then just an apprentice chef, however he was soon moving his way through a number of
restaurants and up the ranks as he went. He was a chef at the Highland Arms restaurant in Tasmania before taking to the seas in 2014. He then completed four transatlantic crossings aboard S/Y ATAO. Following a brief stint as head chef at a Swiss hotel he is now working on ARAOK. Along the way Benjamin picked up over three years of bartending experience at bars in Europe and the French Caribbean. He is a passionate gastronomist,
botanist and sportsman. He is fluent in English and French.
As the Chef/Host Benjamin 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. He is a creative cook, varying his meals to provide variety and according to the location of ARAOK in order to have as much relevance as possible to the country being visited.
Education , Licenses & Certificates
• STCW 95 – Marseille (2016)
• BEP specific to catering and hospitality, done in tandem with work at Bonneveine, Marseille
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.