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On Board: Charter Yacht Maverick

The 70-foot Sunreef sailing catamaran launched in 2013


Date toured: December 2013

Maverick is a 70-foot Sunreef sailing catamaran that launched in April 2013 and whose owner envisions cruising aboard and offering her for charter in many interesting destinations.

“The plan is to sail around the world,” Capt. Fergus Rae told me during Maverick’s debut winter season (2013-14) in the Caribbean. “We want to keep going west.”

As of this writing, the plan is for Maverick to finish the winter Caribbean season, cruise up the U.S. East Coast for private use only during summer 2014, and then to return to the Caribbean with more charter availability in winter 2014-15. After that, the yacht will go through the Panama Canal and head toward the South Pacific.

“The grand plan for the owner is to do different holidays [vacations] in different locations, so there should be lots of opportunities for interesting charters,” Rae said. He is excited about the charter element of Maverick’s schedule. He previously was aboard the 70-foot Sunreef sailing catamaran Seazen II and, before that, worked for Festiva Sailing Vacations in the British Virgin Islands.

Maverick, like most Sunreef 70s, is well-outfitted for charter. She has an oversized king bed in her starboard-side master cabin, which connects to a forepeak cabin with a V-berth that is suitable for a child, nurse or other supernumerary. (“It gets a lot of use as a walk-in wardrobe,” Rae says of that forepeak space.) Two additional king-bed cabins are aboard along with a twin-bed cabin that sports a bunk-style Pullman berth.

Also key for charter is that the owner has outfitted Maverick with a good number of water toys including a pair of paddleboards, another two inflatable paddleboards, three kayaks, two BIC sailing dinghies, a windsurfer, two Seabobs, a water trampoline with slide, and three sets of water skis including kids’ sizes and inflatable training skis for children as young as 3 or 4.

The lowest weekly base rate to charter Maverick is $35,000. Sunreef Yachts Charter is the management company, and any reputable charter broker can help you book a week on board.—Kim Kavin

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