1981 Nautor's Swan  80ft / 24.4m


Private yacht


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MELINKA private yacht

The luxury sailing yacht MELINKA is a private yacht and is not available to charter.

MELINKA was built by Nautor's Swan and delivered to her owner in 1981.

MELINKA can accommodate 6 guests in 3 cabins consisting of a primary suite with a twin bed and en-suite bathroom facilities located aft and 2 cabins with a twin bed and en-suite bathroom facilities.

Amenities on board include Air Conditioning, Outdoor shower, Light fishing gear, Indoor audio system, Local TV and Special diets.

An extensive list of further amenities and water toys can be seen under the features and amenities section.

You can view alternative similar sailing yachts for charter, or alternatively contact your Yacht Charter Broker for information about renting an alternative luxury charter yacht.



  • Air Conditioning
  • Outdoor shower
  • Light fishing gear
  • Indoor audio system
  • Local TV
  • Special diets


  • Kayaks
  • Kneeboard
  • Water skis - adult


  • Diving by arrangement
  • Snorkelling Gear


  • 15ft/4.5m Novurania 60hp



Forrest Shropshire

Forrest Shropshire

Originally from Georgia, Forrest holds a 1600-ton U.S. Coast Guard Open Ocean License, the equivalent of the UK’s 3000- on Master’s License. He has been cruising the waters of the Caribbean and the U.S. East Coast for more than thirty years,and takes great pleasure in showing guests his favorite destinations. An excellent teacher, he will be happy to offer you the helm, explain how celestial navigation works, or show you how to take a sextant reading.

Widely experienced in yachting, Forrest previously managed a small marina and boatyard. He is a PADI open water diver as well as a skilled windsurfer, kayaker, and former water skiing instructor. His dedication to fishing means you are almost guaranteed some fresh mahi mahi or tuna during your cruise.

Cathleen Trafton

Cathleen Trafton grew up in New England and spent all of her summers on the coast of Maine. Once she had graduated from university, she moved all around the United States. She went as far south as Florida, as far north as Alaska, and finally settled in Santa Barbara, California, where she raised her family. From there she went abroad to live between Antigua and France, where she honed her skills in applying unique cultural elements to the classically-trained cooking techniques she first acquired at Cordon Bleu. Since those first days in cooking school in Paris, she knew that she would always enjoy working in unique culinary situations - from commercial kitchens, to remote mountain huts, to the galley on Melinka. Cathleen has continued to bring the farm-to-table concept with her, keeping healthy eating in mind while never sacrificing quality ingredients or proper technique.
Cathleen has been working on sailing vessels for the past 20 years and still can not get enough of the fresh air and sea. Her food is an expression of art and she looks forward to seeing you on board to taste the culinary delights that so many have enjoyed over the years while at sail.

Caroline Fraser

Caroline learned to sail where she grew up -- Little Compton, Rhode Island. Her family has a strong marine background, with both her father and brother working in the industry.
Caroline is experienced in boat handling, whether for a 50- or a 150-footer. She is also a trained stewardess. She has a degree in sports business from Saint
Leo University, Florida, She was a member of the women's lacrosse team there for
four years.


Frequently Asked Questions

How much to charter MELINKA?

MELINKA has a weekly charter price starting at $21,500 and an estimated daily charter price of $3,580.

MELINKA can accommodate 6 sleeping guests on board in 3 cabins, with the ability to cruise with up to 15 guests and entertain groups up to 15 guests while at anchor or moored at a marina.

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Yacht nameMELINKA
Speed (cruising)14kph / 7.6kn
Speed (max)18kph / 9.7kn
Fuel consumption (cruising)18lph / 4.8gph
Fuel consumption (max)37lph / 9.8gph
Range (cruising)2500km / 1349.9nm
Range (max)1666km / 899.6nm
EngineMercedes Benz 200 HP
FlagBritish Virgin Islands
BuilderNautor's Swan
DesignerS & S