Size / Year Built / Builder
79.0 Ft / 2004 / Oyster Marine
Bare Necessities is a stunning 82’ custom built Oyster, designed to deliver a luxurious sailing experience. From first glance you will notice the stunning hull colour of metallic blue with metallic silver boot top and cover lines. Her size and uncluttered teak deck is perfect for entertaining. The large cockpit with two tables can comfortably seat guests for eating ‘al fresco’. Bare Necessities has a custom built archway above centre cockpit with integrated lights and custom carbon framed windscreen to protect the main companionway providing excellent shelter as well as sun protection. Her powerful cutter rig with carbon Smart boom, top quality laminate sails with main being fully battened, hydraulic furlers all go to provide exceptional performance with minimum effort. Below deck, her maple interior makes her very light and makes for a very open feel. The upper saloon offers excellent views with large deck saloon windows and has a 42” screen neatly flushed in. The lower saloon has a large L-shaped settee with another folding table. This is a wonderful area to read, play games or watch movies on the 32in screen. Bare Necessities provides spacious accommodation for six guests in three cabins, while separate accommodation for crew is provided forward. The master cabin has a spacious centre line queen berth. In addition, there are two identical guest cabins also aft with twin berths. All cabins throughout the yacht have a private en-suite head and shower. Bare Necessities is an ideal family charter yacht.
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.
Dean has been working on the water all of his adult life. After completing a six year apprenticeship and becoming a Waterman and Lighterman of the River Thames, he spent a number of years working on the River and at sea as a Captain and Chief Officer. Dean is well qualified and holds a commercially endorsed RYA Ocean master as well as a host of other yachting certificates. He has all of the sailing, navigation and maintenance skills required to ensure that guests on board Bare Necessities will be safe and will enjoy their cruise.
Dean is happy to give up the helm and allow those on board to do the sailing or he is equally happy to undertake the navigating and sailing allowing his guests to relax and enjoy all that this immaculately kept yacht has to offer.
Becky and Dean have been a team for the last 6 years sailing throughout the Mediterranean, Caribbean and America. Becky is well versed in all areas of hospitality and safety. On board she acts as a third crew member, assisting the Captain with sailing and docking but is primarily responsible for the safety and comfort of the guests. She is fully qualified in all aspects of food hygiene and galley operations.
Becky received her cookery training at Ashburton Cookery School, one of the UK’s top chef schools. Her breakfasts, lunches and evening meals are always a treat. Becky will assure you that your time onboard will be relaxing, enjoyable and entertaining.
Louis has also completed a six-year apprentice and became a Freeman on the River Thames working in the commercial marine industry. His previous role before joining Oyster was crew on high-speed craft, this required particular attention to the safe operations of his vessel, crew, and passengers. These attributes will help ensure charter guests have a fulfilled and enjoyable time in a safe and comfortable environment. Louis has assisted with yacht deliveries with his brother Dean throughout the Mediterranean, Caribbean and New England and has a passion for sailing.
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.