MELINKA yacht charter
MELINKA currently registered in the British Virgin Islands is actively available for charter.
The luxury sailing yacht MELINKA was built by Nautor's Swan and delivered to her owner in 1981.
The exterior of MELINKA is designed by S & S.
The 80ft / 24.4m MELINKA has been constructed with a grp hull and is powered by Mercedes Benz 200 HP with a cruising speed of 8 knots and a top speed of 10 knots.
Charter guest accommodation
MELINKA has been designed to comfortably accommodate up to 6 charter guests in 3 suites.
The guest cabins comprise 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.
Your luxury charter crew
Your luxury charter on board sailing yacht MELINKA will be managed by the crew of 3 including the captain.
The crew will ensure you have a relaxed and enjoyable charter experience with all of your needs catered for while on board.
The 3 crew have their own separate crew quarters located forward allowing guests to enjoy increased levels of privacy.
Amenities & Entertainment
Amenities on board for the charter guests include Deck shower, Light fishing gear and Special diets.
An extensive list of further amenities and water toys can be seen under the features and amenities section.
Yacht charter destinations
MELINKA is Currently cruising in East Coast United States.
Sample itineraries for the cruising destinations can be supplied by your professional charter broker allowing you to plan your luxury yacht charter vacation in detail.
- East Coast United States
- New England
- Deck shower
- Fishing gear - light
- Special diets
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 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 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
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|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|
|Engine||Mercedes Benz 200 HP|
|Flag||British Virgin Islands|
|Designer||S & S|