Curated for Gerry Yacht Charter & Boat Rentals

CURATED FOR GERRY

Hi Gerry,

Below is my interpretation of what aspects of a yacht are important to you based on our conversations and based on how you and your friends made use of the time on board the charter. Please let me know where I am off the mark or add anything that I may have missed. Rather than send you a ton of emails with information overload I thought it best to try getting it all on one mobile friendly, data-layered single page. I have limited this to five simply because we’re just getting started. We could look at hundreds of options and still have more yet to choose from. I think this is a good start though.

You stated that is important for there to be areas where your friends can socialize in three parts of the boat. The bow, the fly bridge, the aft deck, and the main salon area within yachts are the most popular places to gather.

Most of vessels in this size range of 60-70′ have crew quarters close to the owner’s “space” and/or have limited space for crew.

Most vessels will have space for several types of water sports like kayaks, fishing poles, paddle boards, jet skis. Regarding jet skis, most layouts in this size range force owners to choose between a dingy and a jet ski. It is worth noting that a dingy can be towed behind the boat if there isn’t enough room on the yacht itself.

Most vessels have a davit to raise and lower jet skis and/or a dingy. Others have a swim platform in the rear of the vessel with a davit and others have a swim platform that lowers into the water electronically like the Absolute. Swim platforms that lower are easier to operate with less crew and safer because with a davit a crew needs to be competent enough to lower it from the fly bridge without striking the vessel.

Most small vessels, 90′ or smaller, will not have a jacuzzi. I have included an 82′ Hargrave as an option that has a nice profile with a jacuzzi on the upper deck because you and your friends enjoyed the jacuzzi.

Rarely will a 60-80′ vessel have more than three staterooms and to my knowledge only the 68′ Absolute has four staterooms with crew quarters for two.

This is subjective. The Absolute could be considered flashy. The other options fall into the not too flashy category. Sunseeker, Pershing (definitely flashy), Azimut (possibly), and Ferretti (possibly) yachts could be considered flashy.

Chef and self prepared meals as well as room for server/bartender. Its nice to have space for a chef to cook and at times room for a helper or bartender.

Some yachts max out at low speeds, 8-10 knots. Higher speeds of course increase fuel cost but 14-17 is optimal for most yachts in terms of fuel burn.

  • Catalina Island (Avalon) 40 miles away from Marina del Rey
    • At 10-12 knots its 3.5 hours away.
    • At 15 knots 2.5 hours away.
    • At 18-20 knots 2 hours away.
  • Malibu 13 miles away from Marina del Rey
    • At 10-12 knots its 1.5 hours away.
    • At 15 knots 1 hours away.
    • At 18-20 knots less than an hour away.

The general rule of thumb is 10% of the vessel value to allocate towards cost of ownership as well as maintenance and repairs. Many factors dictate this cost though. The larger the yacht the higher crew cost. The older the yacht the higher repair and maintenance cost. The longer the yacht, the higher the slip fees. The more expensive the yacht, the higher the insurance premiums, etc. If you keep up with scheduled manufacturer advised maintenance in my experience its less than 10%.

PROS
  • Original purchase price 2.2 million
  • Low engine hours **120 Hours**
  • Still under warranty
  • Three joystick strategically placed controllers
  • Swim step able to lower jet ski or dingy into the water
  • 3 staterooms
  • 4th stateroom for crew
    • Accessible from the back of the boat away from your space
    • Two beds with own shower and head

Specifications

Builder:Absolute
Location:Destin, Florida
Price:$1,500,000
Model:60 Fly
Length:60′ 4″
Beam:16′ 7″
Max Draft:4′ 10″
Year Built:2017
Staterooms:Three
Heads:Three
Crew Quarters:One
Crew Berths:Two
Crew Heads:One
Cruising Speed:12.5 kts
Max Speed:32.5
Engine Model:Volvo D11
Fuel:634 gallons
Water Capacity:158 gallons

PROS
  • Transferable LLC
  • Original Owner
  • Galley Belowdeck
  • Jet ski on swim platform
  • Laundry facilities
  • 3 staterooms
  • 4th stateroom for crew
  • Local – Marina del Rey
  • Stabilizers

Specifications

Builder:Sunseeker
Location:Marina del Rey, California
Price:$1,149,999
Model:Manhattan 60
Length:60 ft
Beam:16 ft 5 in
Max Draft:4 ft 11 in
Year Built:2010
Staterooms:Three
Heads:Three
Crew Quarters:One
Crew Berths:Two
Crew Heads:One
Cruising Speed:25 mph
Max Speed:29 mph
Engine Model:MAN
Fuel:766 Gallons
Water Capacity:185 Gallons

PROS
  • Original Owner
  • King size bed in Master Stateroom
  • Dinghy (or room for Jet Ski)
  • Laundry Facilities
  • 4 staterooms
  • 5th stateroom for crew
  • Large Spacious Galley
  • Open Upper Deck Fly Bridge
  • More Social Areas
  • Bow & Stern Thrusters

Specifications

Builder:Viking Princess
Location:San Diego, California
Price:$1,295,000
Model:Sport Cruiser
Length:70′
Beam:20 ft 9 in
Max Draft:5 ft 2 in
Year Built:2006
Staterooms:Four
Heads:Three
Crew Quarters:One
Crew Berths:Two
Crew Heads:One
Cruising Speed:21 knots
Max Speed:30 knots
Engine Model:MAN
Fuel:1320 Gallons
Water Capacity:375 Gallons

PROS
  • King size bed in Master Stateroom
  • Fresh water maker (Sea Recovery 600 GPD)
  • Room for Jet Ski & Dinghy (not included in listed price)
  • Local – Marina del Rey
  • 4th Stateroom Available for Crew
  • Laundry Facilities

Specifications

Builder:Johnson
Location:Marina del Rey, California
Price:$849,000
Model:Johnson 70
Length:70′
Beam19 ft 0 in
Max Draft:5 ft 2 in
Year Built:2005
Staterooms:Four
Heads:Four
Crew Quarters:Unknown
Crew Berths:Unknown
Crew Heads:Unknown
Cruising Speed:25 knots
Max Speed:28 knots
Engine Model:MAN
Fuel:1275 Gallons
Water Capacity:350 Gallons

PROS
  • Jacuzzi
  • Large fresh water capacity (600 gallons)

Specifications

Builder:HARGRAVE
Location:Dania Beach, Florida
Price:$1,395,000
Model:Capri
Length:82′ 0″
Beam:20′ 0″ / 6.10 m
Max Draft:5′ 2″ / 1.57 m
Year Built:2001
Staterooms:Three
Heads:Three
Crew Quarters:Two
Crew Berths:Three
Crew Heads:Unknown
Cruising Speed:18 knots
Max Speed:22 knots
Engine Model:3412
Fuel:3000 gal Diesel
Water Capacity:600 gallons

April 25-28, 2019 | Newport Beach

June 6-9, 2019 | San Diego

September 10-15, 2019 | Cannes

September 25-28, 2019 | Monaco (I’m already going to this one)

Oct. 30-Nov 3, 2019 | Fort Lauderdale