Size / Year Built / Builder
97.0 Ft / 1995 / Azimut
1 x Master cabin
1 x VIP cabin
2 x twin cabins
Up to date AV systems throughout the yacht. The main salon features a 40 inch flat screen Samsung smart TV, Apple TV, (and Netflix) a new interior/exterior sound system ( Aft deck, fly bridge and the main salon) and a Pepwave router system for WIFI.
The twin cabins have 20" tvs that can attach DVD players.
A underwater sea scooter(not a seabob) but Sea bobs can be rented .
Jet skies can be rented depending on restrictions of the specific area.
2X Sailor VHF
8X Handheld VHF-Icom
1 Navtex Furuno
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: Brett Droste - South African
Languages: English, Afrikaans
Captain Brett hails from South Africa, where growing up on his family’s farm evoked a true appreciation for the outdoors. Having worked his way up the ladder over a period of 12 years, by the time Brett joined MOONRAKER II he already had a vast knowledge of the yachting industry, and had extensive cruising experience not only in the Med, but also in Greece & Croatia as well as the US East Coast and the Bahamas.
Brett has a vibrant, energetic and determined nature and has worked hard to attain industry qualifications to include the Master 200 ton Offshore Limited OOW 500 ton license, G.M.D.S.S General Operator’s Certificate, Advanced Sea Survival, GSK (General ships knowledge), ISM safety officer, AEC approved engine course, Caterpillar 3500B/C diesel engine service training course, Jet Ski license, MCA yacht rating, Power boat level 2, VHF License, STCW95 and a PADI open water diving certificate, not to mention a certification in Sports Science specializing in sports coaching and administration and exercise physiology!
Brett likes to maintain a healthy lifestyle, so his spare time is generally dedicated to a great number of sports, both on land and sea.
Summer 2020 will be Brett’s 4th year on board M/Y Moonraker II and he looks forward to leading his longstanding crew, to provide charter guests with an amazing experience and lasting memories.
Previous Yachts: M/Y TRUSTFUND (45m), M/Y LARISA (45m) M/Y FAMILY DAY (65m) M/Y MAO (40m).
CHEF: Marthinus Van Der Merwe - South African
Joined Spring 2017
Marthinus found his love for cooking at the age of 13 years old, so upon completion of his apprenticeship, he set out to gain experience in the kitchens of five-star luxury establishments all over South Africa.
He joined the yachting industry in 2017 and immediately discovered that his versatile style, his knowledge of international cuisine and his capacity to adapt dishes to suit a vast array of dietary requirements thrilled his discerning charter guests.
His personality focuses on professionalism which allows him to work independently, while being a vital team player. Marthinus is open minded and caring and welcomes the opportunity to discuss menu plans while entertaining his guests with local and diverse cuisine.
When he isn’t tied to the galley – Marthinus enjoys activities to include, scuba diving, kits surfing and fishing.
Chief Stewardess - TBC
Position to be filled Spring 2020
1ST MATE: Joshua Harrison - New Zealander
Joined Spring 2020
Josh hails from New Zealand and like most “Kiwis” grew up with a passion for the water and the great outdoors in his blood.
Joining S/Y Montigne in 2009, his first taste of the yachting industry suited him well, and Josh knew that this would be his lasting career path. He moved gradually up the ladder, taking the necessary yachting examinations as he went along and at the same time gaining valuable navigation experience. Extensive cruising in the Mediterranean and the crossing of both the Atlantic and Indian oceans helped Josh understand that his positive attitude and being a strong team member was a real bonus.
Josh keeps his spare time busy too and never misses an opportunity to go scuba or free diving, wakeboarding or hiking!
Previous Yachts: M/Y Georgia (37m), S/Y Twizzle (60m), S/Y Blue Papillon (43m)
CHIEF ENGINEER: Willie Viljoen - South African
Joined Spring 2020
Passionate about electronic systems, programming and engines, Willie is constantly hungry for knowledge of the latest technologies and trends in the world of engineering! He confesses to excel with practical work and cope well under pressure and with his advanced computer network skills, his ability with audio/visual equipment, not to mention his experience in hospitality, Willie is a very “useful” asset to the crew of Moonraker II.
Since joining the yachting industry in 2012, Willie has accrued valuable experience on board different yachts, while cruising the Mediterranean, Greece, Egypt and Israel. In general, Willie’s engineer duties, keep him very busy, but when he is faced with free time – he loves to keep up with his hobbies of diving, underwater photography, hiking and canyoning… given a rainy day he puts his mind to computer programming, and electronic circuit design!
Previous Yachts: S/Y Better place (50m) S/Y Papillion (43M) M/Y taTii (41m)
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.