Size / Year Built / Builder
114.0 Ft / 2005 / Couach
Eclipse is a Couach 115-foot motor yacht. With 120 years of experience in shipbuilding, the iconic French brand is a leader of design, style and innovation. The hull design, conceived after extensive research and testing, insures comfort and safety regardless of weather conditions. The build was designed for charter and equipped with all required safety features. Interiors, designed by Frank Reynaud, feature fair trade polished teak and leather for a high level of elegance that is also family-friendly. The yacht is fully air-conditioned and features wifi throughout and independent satellite channels on each television so everyone is free to choose a preferred program. The main deck layout features a traditional dining room, a spacious living room, and a spacious salon with a unique, rotunda bay window on the afterdeck. Also on the main deck, an independent office fully equipped with all communication tools is available for those who must keep in touch. The wheelhouse, day head and professional kitchen are also on this level. There are five guest cabins positioned on the lower deck. One primary and two VIP staterooms and two guestrooms. Each has a private bathroom with separate toilet. All staterooms are equipped with queen beds. Large storage spaces can even accommodate bulky luggage. The most popular area on Eclipse is the spacious fly bridge. Open architecture allows for different areas defined by furnishings. The spacious dining arrangement includes u-shaped seating for eight, positioned around dual tables and facing the bar and grill. Further back and perfectly downwind during navigation, is the large Jacuzzi and sun top. Propelled by two MTU V 16 motors of 2400 CV each, Eclipse is able to reach a maximum speed of 33 knots, perfect for island hopping! Based in St. Martin, charter ECLIPSE and you can cruise to the best of St. Barths and Anguilla as well!
All the cabins are equipped with queen beds.
Salon headroom: 6'8"
Cabin headroom 6'7"
All cabin beds are 6.5 x 5
Eclipse has one of the best internet systems available for streaming
1 Tow Banana (hot dog/sausage)
The tube and sausage are towed behind the jetski/tender,
1 small inflatable dinghy
The fast speeds of Eclipse (cruising at 23 knots - top speed 33 knots) means no stabilizers are required, and the Captain will anchor in calm bays at night for the guest's comfort.
NOTE -If you need extra water toys to be aboard please ask and we shall try to accommodate!
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 JACO PIETERSE:
Captain Jacobus Pieterse spent his childhood growing up grew up along the ocean and in the city in his native South Africa. He originally hails from Empangeni, which is a city in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, approximately 157 kilometers north of Durban, set in a hill countryside, overlooking a flat coastal plain and the major harbour town of Richards Bay which is 16 kilometers away,
A very friendly, easy going and accessible person, everyone just calls him JACO (pronounced Yako). Besides swimming, Jaco excelled at rugby and boxing as a youth. His love of the water moved him on to a yachting career, he now has 30 years of experience on the water, from chartering, diving, and delivering yachts, both power and sail.
Jaco is an easy to talk to person, who has a sense of adventure and relishes exploring new places. He spent a lot of time cruising the Indian Ocean, which he loves for its vast unspoiled areas. He arrived to Sint Maarten about 6 years ago and has been cruising the local waters there ever since. The area has become a home of sorts, and Jaco has designed interesting venues for all types of guests, depending on what they want to do, be it intensive watersports, horse back riding, touring, or just quiet pristine places to relax. He feels the service on board should tailor to the guest’s preferences. From a friendly casual atmosphere to a refined discreet silver service, Jaco will deliver what fits!
His motto is “Be honest and real to yourself and others”. His straightforward enthusiasm and attention to details ensures an excellent charter on board Yacht Eclipse!
CHEF DYLAN REARDON SMITH
Dylan Reardon Smith is from the Welsh city of Cardiff, in the United Kingdom, so he has always been close to the ocean. He loves the sea but his true passion is creating wonderful food and dining experiences! He was classically trained in Paris at the 3-star Michelin Restaurant Jules Verne, located in the Eiffel Tower.
Now on his 14th year as a yacht chef, he still claims his favorite activity is cooking for people. He may jump in for an occasional swim or snorkel or lend a hand on deck as needed, but mostly he will be found in the galley. Always creating and experimenting, he loves doing a fusion based cuisine. Dylan describes his style as classic, simple, clean and elegant. Guests rave about his diverse menus and the wonderful tastes he presents. His friends know all about his love of cuisine but also describe him as friendly and happy-go-lucky!
Dylan’s motto is “Treat everybody as you want to be treated”. So prepare to be treated very well when dining aboard Eclipse!
CHIEF MATE - MARCO DE VILLIERS
Marco de Villiers is from Welkom, South Africa. He and his 2 brothers spent time on the farm and in the city growing up. As a child Marco pursued soccer and motor cross, and enjoyed a lot of fishing.
In 2018 Marco decided it was time to see more of the world, and he followed his curiosity and love of the ocean to begin sailing. He decided he really liked yachts and watersports and has been working aboard various vessels ever since. His travels introduced him to one of his favorite locations, The Bahamas. There he was able to hone his yacht and water based skills and learn more of the beautiful underwater world.
Besides his love of the ocean, Marco is a musician and DJ, Besides being there to assist in watersports and adventure, he will see that the music and fun is just right for guests aboard. He is a friendly, hardworking, and helpful part of the Eclipse crew!
His motto is the “Life is amazing and is what it should be!”
CHIEF STEWARDESS - MERUGIA VELDKAMP
Marugia is from The Netherlands. An adventurous soul, she spent time in Australia acquiring skills that have been a great aid to her job on board Eclipse. She has been waitress, hostess, barista, and bartender and also worked as a housekeeper and a social counselor.
Some of her favorite activities are water sports, singing and Salsa dancing! But, do not let that sweet demeanor fool you, as this athletic young lady is also a black belt in Tae Kwon Do!
Marugia started working on Eclipse as the second stewardess, but her job performance and dedication now have her in the position of Chief Stewardess. She always looks forward to hosting and serving the guests aboard!
2ND STEWARDESS - STEPHANIE
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.