McMaster Yachts has some interesting news to share about the 127-foot Vitters sailing yacht Cinderella IV, which has just welcomed a new chef who adds an impressive resume to the crew’s roster.
Viktor Erikson, a native of Sweden, previously worked aboard yachts including the 167-foot Codecasa motoryacht Aldabra. Prior to joining the yachting industry about a decade ago, he trained under Michelin-starred chef Norbert Lang and became head chef at two restaurants in Stockholm. Erikson also was head chef aboard HMS Vidar during his time in the Swedish Royal Navy.
“Viktor is proud to have cooked for the Swedish royal family and at the Nobel dinner,” the management company stated in a press release. “ Capt. Richard Allingham and his experienced crew are looking forward to a busy charter season ahead. ”
I was most recently on board Cinderella IV in spring 2010, when she was displayed at the MYBA Charter Yacht Show in Genoa, Italy. She is a 2009 launch designed by the award-winning Bill Tripp to be comfortable while achieving speeds the low 20-knot range. There are two cockpits, one for crew and one for guests, which means the crew can do the work of sailing the yacht separately while guests relax in a space that is protected from wind and weather.
Interior design aboard Cinderella IV is by Donald Starkey, who used natural patterns and coordinating wood grains in mahogany, cherry, anger and more to create a classic, sumptuous look. There’s no “master” cabin, so to speak, but instead four guests cabins with similar-size beds for all eight guests.
Also noteworthy is that with the air conditioning turned off, Cinderella IV’s generator is not required to run its other essential features. Instead, they can be powered by a bank of lithium batteries. For charter clients, this means that when the yacht shuts down at night, and if air conditioning is not desired, there will be virtually zero noise coming from the engine room. With the guest cabin hatches open, the only sounds will be the lapping surf in protected bays.
The lowest weekly base rate is €75,000 to charter Cinderella IV in the Mediterranean this summer. She is licensed for itineraries in Spain’s Balearic Isles, and she has availability starting this month throughout the West Mediterranean.
Any reputable charter broker can tell you more or help you book a week on board.