Charter deal of the week: the 33m sloop Marae at the America's Cup

Written by Gemma Fottles

In this series of articles, we take a look at the best charter deals currently on offer in some of the best cruising hotspots of the world. What, Why, Where and Who forms the basis of the articles. This week we look at the 33 metre Marae, uniquely offered for charter during the highly anticipated upcoming edition of the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup in Bermuda.

What is on offer?

Built by the New Zealand shipyard Alloy Yachts in 2004, the 32.97 metre sloop Marae was designed in her entirety by Ted Fontaine of the Fontaine Design Group. Undergoing two extensive refits in 2009 and 2014, she is presented in excellent condition.

On board she accommodates up to six guests in two double and one twin suite, with room for six additional guests during the day. A total of four crew are also accommodated for on board, including a chef.

Why do we think this is such a good deal?

Commenting on their passion for Marae as well as what exactly propels chartering the vessel to new heights, Marae’s owners highlight the experienced crew on board: “While we do of course have a beautiful yacht to charter, it is our world class crew that really brings the magic to life for our charter clients,” says Mark and Mary Shores. “Captain Frank Ficken, his wife Sue, our chef, Dylan Rowe Clark, our engineer and Maggie Fowler, our stew, are world class.

As one of the few yachts available to charter for the upcoming edition of the America’s Cup with a berth alongside the teams in the race village with unprecedented VIP access to briefings, award ceremonies etc., a charter experience on board Marae promises to be a unique and memorable undertaking.

When is she available?

Marae will be available for charter during the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup - both during the Cup Qualifiers and Challenger Playoffs held from 26th May to 12th June, as well as in the Match Finals from 17th to 18th June and 24th to 27th June.

During the Qualifiers and Playoffs, she will be available at a price of $89,000 per week. At the Match Finals, she will be available at a price of $118,000 per week.

Who to call?

For more information on chartering Marae during the America’s Cup, contact her brokers at Nicholson Yachts directly at the information below. Head to Marae’s website here to experience more of what this unique vessel has to offer.

Nicholson Yachts
1 Washington Street[no-lb]
Newport Shipyard
Newport, RI 02840

E: [email protected]
P: +1 401 849 0344



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