Size / Year Built / Builder
130.0 Ft / 1993 / Christensen
SWEET ESCAPE can accommodate 10-12 guests in 5-6 staterooms (3 King, 2 Convertible Twin/King, 1 single plus 1 bunk), with 5 ensuite bathrooms.
MASTER STATEROOM: Lower Deck, amidships. Full beam Stateroom with walk-around Sleep Numberï¿½ King bed,mini-refrigerator, desk, and settee. Separate His-and Hers en-suite amenities featuring: Jacuzzi tub with overhead shower, sink, head, walk-in closet, and vanity dresser for Her; Steam shower with bench seat, head, sink, and walk-in closet for Him. Entertainment system featuring Bose surround sound, 60ï¿½HDTV with individual satellite receiver, and iPod docking station. Port holes in the master stateroom as well as his-and-her en-suite create abundant natural light if desired. Complete blackout option also available.
ON-DECK VIP KING STATEROOM: On-Deck, forward: Sleep Numberï¿½ King bed with exquisite views; en-suite with stall shower. Entertainment system featuring Bose surround sound, 55ï¿½HDTV with individual satellite receiver, and iPod docking station.
LOWER DECK VIP KING STATEROOM: Situated mid-ships to aft. Full beam Stateroom with walk-around Sleep Numberï¿½King bed. En-suite features over sized shower with bench seat, head, and sink. Entertainment system featuring Bose surround sound, 50ï¿½ HDTV with individual satellite receiver, and iPod docking station.
CONVERTIBLE TWIN/KING STATEROOM TO STARBOARD: Lower deck amidships: Two twin-sized beds (extra-long) convertible to 1 King bed; en-suite with shower. Entertainment system with Bose surround sound, 36ï¿½HDTV and iPod docking station.
CONVERTIBLE TWIN/KING STATEROOM TO PORT: Lower deck amidships: Two twin-sized beds (extra-long) convertible to 1 King bed; en-suite with shower. Entertainment system with Bose surround sound, 36ï¿½HDTV and iPod docking station. This stateroom shares the en-suite bathroom with the 6th guest stateroom.
6th Guest Stateroom: One Single bed with adjacent bunk bed to accommodate children or staff. Hanging locker and drawers, 36ï¿½ HDTV with individual satellite receiver. This stateroom shares the en-suite bathroom with the Port side King/Twin Convertible Guest Stateroom.
All staterooms include individual satellite receivers, individual climate control, robes, hairdryers, and luxury bath products.
Outdoor and Dining:
AFT DECK: Covered, al fresco dining for 12. Full wet bar with fridge and sink, 50ï¿½ HDTV with individual satellite receiver, and iPod docking station. Access to the swim platform on the starboard side. Passarelle for Med-style boarding. The aft deck has the ability to be enclosed with Eisenglass as well as heating/air-conditioning. Underwater lights. Walk-around decks to bow.
SALON: Large Salon with ample seating areas, game table for 4. Entertainment system with Bose surround sound, 75ï¿½ HDTV and iPod docking station.
FORMAL DINING: Adjacent to the Main Salon, with a magnificent rectangular dining table comfortably seating 10.
PORTUGUESE BRIDGE hosting a magnificent semi-circular shaped seating area. A private space to enjoy the spectacular sunsets!
SKYLOUNGE on BRIDGE DECK: The skylounge has a superb full bar with bar stool seating for 5. Comfortable lounge area with Bose sound, 60ï¿½ HDTV and iPod docking station.
BRIDGE DECK AFT: Full sun, but with the ability to create shade with optional sun shade sail triangles. Al fresco dining for 10, chaise lounges, access to sun deck or walk-around to Portuguese Bridge.
SUN DECK: Full sun, but with the ability to create shade with optional sun shade sail triangles Port and Starboard settee seating. 6-8 person Jacuzzi, and sun pads.
After full refit, new Interior and Exterior Photography is scheduled for March 2017. All new Marketing tools to follow soonest.
19’ inflatable tender, AB inflatable with 150hp Yamaha outboard
3 Jet Skis (one designated for flyboarding)
1 x 6 man 19’ Banana
2 x flat doughnuts
4 Seabobs (underwater scooters) F5 models
Giant Water Slide
2 Stand Up Paddleboards
2 Inflatable Kayaks
Drone, go pro and for underwater photography enthusiasts we just got a Nauticam housing for our canon mark IV. ($10,000 package)
SCUBA for Certified Divers Only
All New Scuba Gear
8 BCDs / 4 brand new and all jacket style, we do offer back inflate for more advanced divers
Dozens of booties, fins and masks
Extensive Fishing gear
Snorkel gear (New)
Water golf with tee-off pad and bio degradable golf balls
Game Console, Board Games, Books, Movie Server,
Sundeck Jacuzzi and BBQ
Beach set up ( chairs tables and toys, games)
Inflatable aft platform for easy toy parking and near the toy action sun bathing.
Submersible aft platform for very easy boarding from the sea, also great for toddler paddling.
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 – STEVEN FRENCH
Certificates/Education: Marketing Degree, Master 500, Chief Mate 3000
Steven aka “Frenchie” grew up in Johannesburg, South Africa. He spent most of his late teenage years playing professional rugby for the Natal Sharks in Durban and enjoying water sports with family and friends. Steven has a deep passion for hospitality and turned his focus to the yachting industry in 2007 where he started his career as a junior deckhand on large Superyacht, 235’ KOGO in the Mediterranean. Steven spent eight years on this vessel and traveled the world while systemically working his way up to Chief Officer. Steven has also worked onboard 269’ ALPHA NERO, 153’ DAYBREAK, 126’ T-ZERO, and more. Steven is now focused on running his own program as Captain. He has a wealth of Maritime experience in building a strong foundation and guiding daily activities of the vessel to ensure the ultimate enjoyment and safety onboard. Steven has a relaxed but firm attitude and is confident with guests so they have the best experience while upholding the vision and goals set forth by the owner and charter guests, forging transparent and honest relationships with the crew, owners, clients, and management. Steven has a passion for fitness and healthy lifestyles.
CHIEF STEWARDESS – FRANCESCA BUCKLEY
Certificates: Diploma in English Writing & English literature, Wset Level 2 Award in Wines, Ashtanga Yoga Teacher Training 200hour and Advanced Vinyasa 500hr Yoga teacher Training
Languages: English, Spanish
Francesca grew up by the ocean on the south east of England in a small fishing town. Francesca first stepped into the yachting scene eight years ago after working in hospitality since the age of 13. Between her love for the service industry and being by the water, yachting seemed like the perfect fit. Francesca’s strong passion for her job means she aIways carries a smile on her face completing service with such detail and care. Francesca has also worked on 220’ VERTIGO, 214’ DOUBLE DOWN, 170’ LIGHTNING, 124’ MONACO, and more. Additionally, she worked onboard a world traveling charter yacht where she did two years around the world cruising destinations such as Europe, Asia, America, South Pacific, South America, Central America, Caribbean, Africa, Bahamas, Seychelles and many more. Her favorite charter destination has always been the Bahamas due to its diversity and ability to meet every guest’s needs.
Francesca enjoys yoga, hiking, running and anything to do with the ocean. She can’t wait to give guests an unforgettable experience onboard 130’ SWEET ESCAPE.
SECOND STEWARDESS – BRITTANY WILLIAMSON
Languages: English, Conversational American Sign Language
Brittany was born in Fort Brag, North Carolina but grew up in Southern Ohio with her two younger sisters. Her passion for the ocean started from taking frequent trips to Sanibel Island, FL while growing up. Brittany started boating four years ago due to the curiosity that arose after talking to a friend in the industry. Prior to entering yachting, she worked as a scribe in the Emergency Department in different hospitals throughout Ohio and Florida. For many years, Brittany also worked as a server and bartender and has also done administrative assistant work. Brittany carries with her an uncanny ability to see the bigger picture and execute calmly and professionally. She assures a smooth and enjoyable trip every time she’s aboard a vessel. Aside from 130’ SWEET ESCAPE, Brittany has also worked onboard 105’ OUTTA TOUCH, 82’ WINKY ONE, 72’ ALMOST DONE and others.
In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, exploring the outdoors, fishing, snorkeling and spending time at the beach. Brittany would like the charter guests to get out of their experience everything they had hoped, expected, and envisioned. As she likes to say, “It is not my intention to satisfy or please my guests, it is my intention to amaze them.”
THIRD STEW / Dive Master: HAILEY ALBURY
Hailey was born and raised in the Bahamas and has a passion for the sea. She is a qualified marine engineer as well as a highly experienced PADI Dive Instructor. Her passion for diving and all things underwater is coupled with a love of fishing and traveling. Having lived in and worked in the yachting industry all her life she is an adept yachtie with a can-do attitude. With Hailey active both on-deck and in the interior, her charming smile quickly becomes a welcome familiarity with our guests. Her long-term goal is to become a yacht captain.
CHEF- WARREN CARNEY
FIRST MATE - LEE COUVE
Education/Certificates: 3 Year International Marketing Management, Yacht Master 200 ton
Languages: English, Zulu
Lee grew up on a farm near the coast in Durban, South Africa. He used to bass fish and hunt on the windy days, and on better days spent his time surfing and fishing on the warm Indian Ocean. Before joining the yachting industry in 2013, he studied full time and worked a few small side jobs doing promotions and barmen. Onboard Lee ensures the safety of guests and crew, maintenance of decks and safety gear, watersports, and navigation. He has sailed the whole east coast of the States from Canada to Belize as well as the Mediterranean. Lee has mainly worked on busy charter/private motor yachts including 190’ SEAWOLF, 164’ OCEAN CLUB, 149’ AMORAZUR 2 130’ PLAN A, and others.
In his spare time Lee enjoys surfing, fishing, working out, and working on modules to get his Marshall Island 350 license. Lee can’t wait to welcome you aboard 130’ SWEET ESCAPE for a life changing experience.
ENGINEER – KYLE
Education/Certificates: Skippers Ticket, Divemaster, AEC1&2, Class B Captains License
Languages: English, Zulu, Xhosa, Afrikaans
Kyle grew up in a small town called Margate on the east coast of South Africa. He lived on a farm with a beach that was just three short minutes away. He has a twin sister and four other siblings. Growing up so close to the beach he learned to surf and dive at a young age, which is where his love for the ocean began. At 18, Kyle acquired his Skippers ticket. From there he worked on Disney's private island in the Bahamas. He first worked as a life guard and soon after as a boat captain for a little over three years. After this, he moved into yachting where his interest in the engineering department blossomed. Kyle has an unmatched work ethic which compliments the fantastic crew onboard that is committed to doing whatever it takes to make memories and dreams come true. He is able to teach snorkeling, jet skiing, and many other water activities to guests who are trying for the first time. Aside from 130’ SWEET ESCAPE, Kyle has also worked onboard 262’ EXCELLENCE, 208’ MOCA, 182’ AXIS, 144’ MIM, and more.
In his spare time Kyle enjoys watersports such as shark diving, surfing, and spear fishing. He is ready to provide an experience of a lifetime that keeps guests coming right back for more.
DECKHAND – GUSTAV VON MANSBERG
Education: Tender Opps, Deckhand Course, PWC, Radar, Radio and Powerboat level 2
Languages: English, Afrikaans
Gustav aka “Goose,” grew up in a town called Vanderbjilpark in Gauteng, South Africa with his three siblings. Prior to joining the yachting industry, he was doing draughtsman work for his uncles' company starting at the early age of 16. He has since been in yachting for just over two years after taking his cousins advice that it wasn’t worth studying something that he would never enjoy. Gustav is responsible for making sure all charter guests are safe while enjoying every moment outside. If there is a water toy requested, Gustav will have it in working order. He has also worked on 164’ CHASING DAYLIGHT and 108’ BAD ROMANCE and hopes to become an Officer on a motor yacht one day.
When you can’t find Gustav on the exterior of the boat, you can find him working out, skating, longboarding, exploring new places, doing videography and photography or watersports. Gustav wants guests to fully enjoy the whole experience of the exterior, providing an adventure like no other.
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.