Sailing Yacht 'Marae'

Conceived as a special place for family and friends


SY Marae

Conceived as a special place for family and friends

Luxury sailing yacht MARAE (pronounced Mar-eye) offers relaxation, exhilaration and pure indulgence at every turn

Yacht Description

Luxury sailing yacht MARAE (pronounced Mar-eye) offers relaxation, exhilaration and pure indulgence at every turn.
This 108 ft Pilothouse Sloop, is winner of “Best Sailing Yacht”, (International Superyacht Design Award, 2004,) and
accommodates up to six guests in three of the finest cabins.

Named after the Polynesian word for social or meeting place, Marae has been conceived as ‘a special place for family
and friends’. The result is a calm and welcoming environment that invites you to unwind and enjoy from the moment
you step on board.

Her pilothouse cockpit offers the perfect indoor/outdoor space, convertible between dining and lounging or just
relaxing and enjoying the views with a cocktail. The pilothouse can also be enclosed and air-conditioned if required.
The aft cockpit has direct access to the Master cabin and is perfect for a little privacy to read a book or perhaps some
stargazing at night.

Below decks, MARAE’s warm walnut finished woodwork and sumptuous furnishings give the ultimate in cozy indulgence, with a lower saloon split between a formal dining area and a casual social area with full wet bar, leather couches, and a coffee table that converts into a lounging area with panoramic views.


MARAE can accommodate a maximum of 6 guests in three en suite staterooms. The Master suite comprises a fullwidth cabin with a queen bed and direct access to the private aft cockpit which is perfect for a sneaky early morning kinny dip or late night cocktail under the stars. This cabin also has an office, plenty of storage space and an en suite bathroom with a roomy stall shower & built-in seat.

The VIP stateroom has a double bed with private bath, separate stall shower with built-in seat. The Guest stateroom features two single beds, a pull-man berth and also en suite bathroom with separate stall shower.

Luxurious fabrics of crisp white linens, down pillows and duvets ensure a most restful and comfortable night’s sleep.

Marae is air conditioned throughout.

Crew have a separate companionway, heads and shower.

Price Range

$54,000 to $65,000 per week plus expenses

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Sailing Yacht ‘Marae’ – Highlights


Extensive locker of toys & activities

Classic Sailing Yacht

108ft of elegance & superb guest areas

5 Star

Better than a luxury hotel

Award Winner

Best Sailing Yacht – International Super-yacht Design award

Food & Drink

One of the fabulous features of a crewed yacht charter is having your very own personal chef. Most will have formal culinary training or restaurant experience, and so you will find the food on board to be of an excellent standard – very often better than on shore! Whether you like home-style cooking or gourmet fare the chef will tailor the menu according to your tastes and preferences.

We provide forms for you to complete, detailing your favorite dishes, likes and dislikes, and any special requests. You then have the opportunity to discuss and review the menu prior to your trip. Some chefs will also provide a children’s menu and will happily cater to any special dietary requirements or allergies.

The all inclusive yachts come fully stocked with a ships bar & house wines, you can also request special brands or your favorite wines (some which may be at additional cost). We assist in ensuring that the crew are well prepared and every detail is taken care of so that all you have to do is sit back, relax and enjoy the ride.

Technical Specifications

Launch Year: 2004

Speed (Cruise): 10 knots
Builder: Alloy Yachts

Type: Sailing Monohull
Length: 32.91m / 108ft
Beam: 7.92m / 26ft
Draft: 2.4m / 8ft


  • Tenders + toys: 16′ Williams
  • 2 Lasers
  • 1 x 2 man Kayak
  • Towing Ring
  • Wakeboard
  • Adult waterskis
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How To Charter 'Marae'

Independent Yacht Charter are the experts in luxury yacht charters throughout the Caribbean. From the British Virgin Islands (BVI) to the Grenadines, we have first hand knowledge of every boat, every crew, and every anchorage. We have spent many years arranging luxury sailing vacations for families, friends, couples and corporate parties and we’re fully accredited members of the Charter Yacht Brokers Association which means you can book your charter with confidence.

Planning Your Itinerary

The Caribbean remains one of the most unspoiled, un-crowded and magical sailing destinations in the world. We have chartered yachts in these waters for many years and it is as uniquely pleasurable today as it was when we very first arrived.

We will provide advice and guidance on the cruising area most suited to your group,  some itineraries offer exciting blue water sailing whilst others with easy beach access and short sails are more suited to families with young children.

Once you have decided on the cruising area we will make recommendations on the best routes, must see things to do, anchorages off the beaten track or perhaps the best beach bar for sun-downers – what-ever your requirements a personal itinerary will be planned for your trip.

Once on board you will be able to discuss plans each day over breakfast – the wonderful thing about a private yacht charter is that YOU get to decide the pace of the trip and that in consultation with the Captain the itinerary is entirely flexible.

Where ‘Marae’ Sails

Available for charter throughout the Caribbean Island chain. From the British Virgin Islands to the Grenadines there are a wide range of locations to suit all groups & requirements.

The British Virgin Islands are suited to families with young children and those new to sailing;  St Barths & St Martin offer similar glitz and glamour to the French Riviera;  St Kitts, Nevis & Antigua are all about historical colonial charm (and some amazing beaches); Dominica, St Lucia & St Vincent are full of lush rainforest, water-falls & stunning scenery; and the Grenadines are a beautiful group of Islands with great variety and world class diving.

There are many exciting itineraries to choose from and you are more likely to secure your location of choice by planning well in advance.


Once we know your preferred cruising area we’ll send a selection of recommended yachts - you’ll see crew details, photos, menus and full specifications, we’ll then liaise with the yacht owners to confirm costs and availability.

Some yachts will have a home base for the season, and charge delivery or re-positioning fees for charters starting outside the home port.

During any of the school holiday weeks many yachts book up to a year in advance – so it is worthwhile enquiring early to get the best choice of yachts.

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“I just wanted to thank you for the greatest trip of a life time!!

This trip out did our greatest expectations! The crew was amazing, tailoring to our every wish. The food was above 5 star and it was incredible to us how this could be accomplished with such a small kitchen. Each day was better than the next and we have never been more relaxed in our lives. If anyone ever needs a reference please do not hesitate to have them call us. I hope one day we can take this trip again.

The Haltmans