Size / Year Built / Builder
108.0 Ft / 2018 / Ferretti
The sleek superyacht GIOIA from Custom Line is one of the latest exciting edition for guests to enjoy. Launched in 2018, she is a Custom Line Ferretti’s impressive new Navetta series which is one of the most successful models. Her fantastic leisure facilities and unparalleled levels of comfort await you. She is designed by Zucon International Design and boasts exquisite interior design by Ferretti. Offering 5 lavish cabins this motor yacht can accommodate up to 10 guests. This tri deck yacht has comparable room to a 130' yacht! She features an on deck full beam master stateroom with full custom his and hers master head in Bianco Gioia polished marble. Four additional staterooms are below. Her outside area features a custom designed Sundeck with: Jacuzzi, Custom Bar, drop down and 180 degree rotating TV. A Transformer stern garage with “ Beach Club, “ and float in storage for a Williams 454 Diesel Jet tender. Among her many “toys” she tows a 35’ Intrepid, a wave runner and 2 sea bobs to ensure hours of water time adventure! Key Features Beach club with drop down swim platform. Large sun pads and jacuzzi on sun deck Spacious alfresco dining set up Fin stabilizers underway and Zero speed stabilizers + Giro sea-keeper at anchor
Offering 5 lavish cabins this motor yacht can accommodate up to 10 guests. She features an on deck full beam master stateroom with full custom his and hers master head in Bianco Gioia polished marble. Four additional staterooms, 3 queen and 1 twin, are below.
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.
Meet KYLE HOLMES: Yacht GIOIA’s Captain. Originally from Sacramento, California, he grew up sailing the Pacific Ocean, wakeboarding, and commercial fishing. In his formative years, he often went to his family’s house in Mexico where he worked at his family’s fishing company. Simply put, Kyle’s life has always revolved around the water.
When it came time to choose a profession of his own, Kyle knew that no matter what he could not imagine his life away from aquatic endeavors, which led him to pursue a career as a captain after completing four years at the California Maritime Academy. Immediately after graduating, Kyle received his first job on a yacht. For the next twelve years, he has been employed in the industry, with the last seven of those years working as a captain.
He is confident and passionate about his work and continuously strives to make each guest’s experience aboard his vessel memorable in every way conceivable. His extensive knowledge of all things nautical as well as his familiarity with the Islands of the Bahamas make Captain Kyle an invaluable member of the team. When he is not at the helm of Yacht GIOIA, you can find him out racing motocross or cuddled up at home with his beloved French bulldog, Maverick.
Meet ALEX FORSTER: Yacht GIOIA’s Mate. He comes from Knysna, South Africa, where he grew up on a 32-foot sailing boat which he one day plans to sail all the way to the Pacific Ocean. In his spare time, Alex enjoys a variety of hobbies, including fishing, swimming, surfing, sailing, and watersports in general.
In 2010, he sailed a 38-foot sailing boat from Cape Town, South Africa to Greece with his father. His innate love for the ocean made for a natural transition into the yachting industry, where he has worked on numerous motor and sail yachts for the past 10 years. Full of energy and enthusiasm, Alex is a fun-loving person with a passion for life out on the open water.
Meet MARIANNE VALENZUELA: Yacht GIOIA’s Chief Stewardess. Her passion for traveling led her to pursue a career in the yachting hospitality and service industry. She began her journey in Valenzuela City, Philippines – where she was born and raised. As a young adult, Marianne decided to study Hotel and Restaurant Management at the University of San Jose - Recoletos in Cebu City. At the age of 26, she landed a job at a resort in Thailand. She quickly scaled the ranks – going from being the Office Manager to the Resort Manager who was responsible for managing all three of their properties.
That is, until she discovered the joy of working out on the open water which made her realize that yachting is where she was meant to be. Throughout her nine years in the yachting profession, she has served on various vessels ranging from 33m to 143m. Of all the exotic locations she has had the pleasure of visiting, French Polynesia and Australia have been her favorites so far. Her passion for creating a warm and friendly environment is deeply rooted in who she is – both on and off the job.
In addition to traveling, Marianne also enjoys singing, playing the guitar, piano, and ukulele! More than anything, she loves cooking – especially baking. There’s almost nothing she would rather be doing than brewing a bold, bright coffee or mixing healthy, made-to-order juice drinks. Marianne hopes that one day she will be able to have her own café. Her exquisite taste is only matched by her ability to divine the desires of those in her care and deliver an exceptional experience for every guest aboard the yacht at all times
Meet RICKY VELEZ: Yacht GIOIA’s Chef. He is a third-generation, Mexican-American, culinary master whose cuisine is comparable to artwork in that it delights all of the senses, from the plating to the taste to the texture. He has been cooking professionally for over ten years and has held positions in five-star restaurants, resorts, country clubs, French bakeries, and most recently, superyachts. Ricky’s extensive background has made him quite the virtuoso in the kitchen (or the galley, in this case).
He has been known to say that his experience working in the yachting industry has helped bolster his skills and has allowed him to deliver top-notch foods in many different styles of international cuisine. Simply put, he is a genuine treasure to have at your beck and call.
With Ricky, you truly get the best of both worlds; his passionate execution of the classics and traditional dishes is rooted in training from the best in the industry. At the same time, he is also part of the new, younger generation of chefs who thrive when able to play with the boundaries of gastronomy and the latest trends – such as fusions and molecular gastronomy. There’s no two ways about one thing though – being nourished (body and soul) by Chef Ricky is a real treat!
Meet MCKENNA DUGGAN: Yacht GIOIA’s Second Stewardess. Having been to 25 countries on four different continents, she is the poster-child for a well-learned, globetrotting traveler. She may have grown up on a ranch in Texas and lived there until she was about 10 years old, but since then she has called a variety of locales and countries home. This includes living on a 45-meter Privilège Catamaran in Spain and Morocco for several years, living in Costa Rica for three months, living in the United Kingdom for six months, living in Washington state for two years, and even attending high school in Spain.
McKenna spent the majority of her childhood traveling internationally and sailing the Mediterranean with her family, and it would seem as though she was destined to work in the yachting industry considering she comes from a dynasty of women in the profession. In fact, her two older sisters are also employed as stewardesses and her mother is first mate/chief of staff – one could say yachting is quite literally in her blood.
Yet travel is far from her only interest. When she’s not busy providing exquisite service to guests aboard GIOIA, McKenna can be found studying Economics and Business at one of the premier universities in the world, the University of Edinburgh in Scotland; or, you’ll find her brushing up on her second and third languages – Spanish and Mandarin. That’s not to say that she doesn’t like to have a good time. She loves music (with a particular fondness for Reggaetón, Bachata, and Motown) as well as baking. Fascinating, entertaining, and brimming with a wealth of knowledge – getting to know McKenna is an adventure in and of itself!
Meet JOSH KNOX: Yacht GIOIA’s Deckhand. He was born and raised in sunny Orlando, Florida, where his father was employed as a Marine Patrol Officer. Josh took any chance he could get to go to work with his dad on the lake. From a very young age, he spent all of his free time out on the water – whether it was boating, surfing, or fishing.
His fondness for the ocean led him to pursue his current vocation. Prior to becoming involved in the yachting industry, Josh worked in the hospitality industry at various resorts in Orlando. His well-rounded set of skills and extensive knowledge of the region make him precisely the sort of deckhand you want around!
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.