Size / Year Built / Builder
80.0 Ft / 2015 / .
A rare find of luxury yacht combined with sporty/ adventurous qualities which stands out head and shoulders above other monohull and cat hull yachts of this size. From bow to stern, guests cannot truly imagine the comfort, quality and spaciousness of SAMARA until stepping aboard. Named after the "winged seed of the Sycamore tree", this yacht was built to glide effortlessly, efficiently and steadily over long distances, in shallow waters thanks to a minimum draft. Packed with innovative features such as solar power technology and cork decks while also catering to the most adventurous or laid back cruisers, every type of guest will appreciate what this yacht has to offer. The volume is remarkable with 4000 square feet aboard – beyond that of larger monohulls and attributed to her 31’ beam versus the typical 20’.
Stepping aboard the AFT DECK, there is an extra large al fresco dining area, well sheltered (plus eisinglass enclosure optional) alongside a full barbeque grill to starboard. Enjoy a cocktail or coffee at the full bar to starboard side or just appreciate the view. Entering the MAIN SALON brings everything to life with open plan galley and bar stools to starboard and the welcoming lounge area to port. Concealed overhead is the 55" TV transforming this area for movie night or morning news while at the galley bar. There is easy access to a dayhead on this level just forward of the lounge as well. Make your way amidship forward into a cozy sunken, second lounge situated a few steps down from the main salon. A romantic fire place feature here on a blustery evening makes this lounge very inviting.
A true sanctuary on the main deck is the forward facing MASTER suite with open plan from port to starboard bringing in the gorgeous views and natural light of outdoors, inside as well. To port is the ensuite Master bathroom with double sinks featuring designer waterfall taps, private toilet and stall shower. To starboard is a walk-in wardrobe with drawers and hanging closet. Storage is ample throughout. A private glass door leads forward onto the Jacuzzi deck serving as a full Owner's deck and offers privacy with the subtle wrap around of suprastructure design on both sides. Large petal-shaped loungers invited guests to relax in the sun or curl up and read a book in privacy.
Forward below deck in the port and starboard hulls guests will find the comfort of two Queen staterooms, each en suite with spacious showers, toilet and ample storage in two closets and cabinetry. Aft in the starboard hull 2-3 more guests can find accommodation in a double bed with pullman bunk, also with en suite facilities.
Moving up to the SUN DECK during the day is akin to stepping into a private garden in an exclusive villa. Two custom cabanas easily offer comfort to 3 adults each with shade as desired overhead and around. If more sun is preferred, two chaise and two comfortable bean bags can be positioned where guests wish. A ‘jumpseat’ sunpad situated in front of the helm on this level also provides the best view from above. The grassy texture covering this deck is soothing and non-slip underfoot while also giving an ‘island’ feel. As the moon rises, this deck transforms to a whole new experience of its own. Whether experiencing movie night with the oversized cinema in position or an elegant dinner under the stars, this is the most favoured space aboard by most.
Not to forget the area where the most action occurs, the SWIM PLATFORM. A hydraulic center stage secures the waverunners when under way and once lowered, this level is the easy access deck for choice of SCUBA DIVING, water toys, boarding the tender and swim entry. Transform this area with chairs and inflatable cushions for the perfect BEACH CLUB. Each hull also offers a set of steps and a swim ladder for water access.
2 x Wave Runners (New 2019)
2 x E-foil
6 x SCUBA gear
10 x SCUBA tanks
2 x Inflatable Paddle Boards
2 x Kayak
2 x Sea Scooters
“Big Mable” -Towable (inflatable) 2-3 seater
Floating Island (critter free net bottom)
Deep Sea Fishing Gear
• **SCUBA DIVING offered to certified divers if requested in advance
• *Helipad only for private use
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.
Sean Staine – Captain
Sean grew up in the town of Hermanus, South Africa. Hermanus is a coastal town popular for its Southern Wright Whale watching.
Growing up along the rugged coast cultured Sean an affinity for all water sports, especially kite-surfing, fishing and SCUBA; more specifically wreck diving. Sean spent many weekends fishing at a provincial level. With his hard training Sean was then recruited to be a part of a sponsored professional fishing team of South Africa. Each member of a fishing team brings their special skill sets. His specialization was shark (catch and release) and also edibles.
For 3.5 years Sean worked as a rescue swimmer and a training coxswain for the South African Coast Guard. Being a rescue swimmer Sean used to jump out of helicopters to swim to peoples’ aid. He was involved in over 50 rescues.
Sean started his Yachting career 8 years ago sailing on a 44ft catamaran from South Africa to Fort Lauderdale taking 2 months.
After 8 years in the industry Sean has a vast knowledge and a great passion to share with his guests and can’t wait to welcome you aboard Samara.
Sarah Bambrick – Stewardess
Sarah grew up in a small country town in South Australia. Growing up Sarah always had a love for sport and the outdoors.
Sarah started her hospitality career in Australia and South East Asia for an international resort company for 6 years. The resort has a strong training motto allowing selected staff to train across all departments. Sarah was selected for one of these training positions and gained valuable experience in the hospitality industry
Sarah also has a love for aerial acrobatics and performing. Whilst working for the resort she was also offered a position to train with the circus team. Sarah would teach guests flying trapeze lessons as well as performing in nightly Flying Trapeze and aerial circus shows.
Wanting to see more of the world Sarah discovered yachting. She has been working on several yachts cruising throughout the Mediterranean, Bahamas, Caribbean and New York.
Through her many years of hospitality experience Sarah is here to make your vacation a memorable one.
Deckhand- Christian Frederic
Christian was born in the small town of Knysna, Western Cape, South Africa, located on the beautiful Garden Route of the South African coast line.
Christian grew up in Port Elizabeth, South Africa where he pursued his passion for sports, namely Athletics & Rugby where he would go on to represent his province on various occasions. Christian was a successful junior-professional rugby player and was the first 18-year-old in the Eastern Cape to be selected for the U/21 Eastern Cape Currie Cup team.
Aside from the sporting field, he has a passion for the outdoors, animals and fitness. At 19 years Christian started working as a Certified Sports Massage Therapist, whilst he was busy studying his Bachelor’s of Human Movement Science degree.
As he had grown up near the water, he had discovered his love for the underwater world whilst completing his Master SCUBA diving certificate. Christian decided to ditch his current ventures and shift his focus towards the yachting industry in which he had found his dream job.
After completing a successful Mediterranean season, Christian is motivated to chase his dreams of becoming a Captain. Christian’s enthusiastic, positive and bubbly presence can’t wait to welcome you aboard Motor Yacht Samara.
Nadine Imfeld - CHEF (Freelance)
Nadine has been a favorite freelance chef aboard Samara in Summer 2020 with hopes to regularly return for charters. Her profile is coming soon but in the meantime her creations can be found on her Instagram account @littlechefnadine.
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.