Bahamas, USA - New England, USA - Florida East Coast, USA - North East
Bahamas, USA - Florida East Coast, USA - South East
Main Deck Aft
Upon arriving onto ASPEN ALTERNATIVE’s main deck, you are greeted by her expansive aft deck featuring a raised seating area with 270-degree views. On the port side are curved stairs leading up to the aft deck of the sky lounge. Aft of the main deck, down a set of stairs both port and starboard is the large swim platform with access to the tender garage.
Moving forward from the aft deck through ASPEN ALTERNATIVE’s large, light and bright main salon with expansive windows and unobstructed views. The inviting main salon is comprised of couches and an assortment of loose furniture to comfortably accommodate a large party. Forward is the formal dining room which comfortably seating 10.
The Owner’s suit is a full beam stateroom which is impeccably finished with high gloss panels accentuated by light colored fabrics. The Master suite features a study, seating area, vanity/makeup area and a massive his/hers walk-in closets with separate dressing area. The Master bath has double sinks, a large soaking tub and separate shower with backlit onyx.
Down the spiral staircase from the main deck foyer there are four spacious guest staterooms all with ensuites. Aft there are two mirrored King size guest suites. Forward to port there is spacious double Twin suite and to starboard there is another King suite. All guest suites are finished to the same high standard as the Owner’s suite with state-of-the-art entertainment system.
Forward in the sky lounge is a U-shaped wet bar area and three bar chairs. Between the foyer and bar, forward is the entertainment center. The sky lounge is comfortably furnished with two separate seating areas for guest experience.
The Sky Deck Aft
The sky lounge aft deck has a built-in wet bar and buffet, to port and starboard are varnished teak cocktail tables with loose furniture surrounding them. The focus of the Sky Deck is a beautiful varnished teak table that seats 10 guests. On the port side are stairs leading up to the sun deck.
Built for entertaining; the sundeck Jacuzzi seats eight, wet bar is to port and an additional dining area is centerline; the perfect place to enjoy the fresh catch prepared on the sundeck grill. Forward is an al fresco seating area with built in sun lounge with loose furniture surrounding them.
One week minimum requested.
Delivery fees may apply.
Taxes where applicable
Contracts: MYBA OR AYCA (US)
Captain: David Gies
David brings his 15+ years of yachting experience to the helm of M/Y Aspen Alternative. His time on yachts has logged him enough miles to circumnavigate the world 8 times over. David has cruised extensively onboard charter yachts in New England, the Caribbean, Mediterranean, Bahamas and Alaska.
Originally from Spokane, Washington, he now calls the opposite corner of the US home in Lighthouse Point, Florida which he shares with his wife and son.
David's casual personality and easy-going attitude sets the tone for a happy, team-oriented crew onboard M/Y Aspen Alternative. With a strong belief in the importance of details, safety and fun, it is sure to provide our guests the best charter experience!
First Officer: Cameron Marshall
Nationality: South African
Cameron grew up as the son of a wildlife cameraman from South Africa and a talented interior designer mother from New Zealand. His love for the outdoors and nature was instilled in him from a young age, following his father all over Africa from Kenya to Zambia.
Cameron's true passion however has always been the ocean; from surfing to diving to kiteboarding, and spending every possible moment in the ocean. He has over 12 years of game fishing experience and would love to help you catch your dream fish!
With a passion for life at sea, the yachting industry was on obvious choice for him. His journey has taken him from a National Geographic owned research vessel to the Super yachts and he has just completed his Chief Mate 3000 ticket.
He now calls the mountains his home away from water and resides in Whistler, British Columbia where he can be found snowboarding, hiking and biking.
Chief Engineer: Antisa Garma
Antisa was born in historic and picturesque Croatia where he was raised in the least-inhabited island in the world named Krapanj. With a mechanical he attended Technical College in Sibenik and graduated from the department of Marine Engineering as a Technician.
Antisa has spent five years working in the container ship industry before moving to the offshore industry in 1998. His engineering career has taken him all over the globe and exposed him to many different cultures and people.
In 2016, he decided to make the transition to yachts and has not looked back. Managing engines, all electrical items onboard, generators and all supporting mechanics keeps his days busy. In his free time he likes fishing, traveling and has a great passion for classic cars and loves to cook and socialize and hang out with friends.
Chief Stewardess: Tiffany Faulkner
Tiffany hails from the beautiful mountains of Whistler, Canada. Days spent snowboarding, hiking, biking and travelling developed her love of the great outdoors.
Tiffany's vast hospitality experience extends 6 years prior to yachting, but the wanderlust of travel and desire for adventure led her to take the next step and pursue only the finest side of hospitality. With an unrelenting eye for detail and overflowing creativity, the transition to yachting was seamless.
After 9 years in the yachting industry, numerous successful charters and 12 Atlantic crossings under her belt, the allure of new experiences and friendships led her to M/Y Aspen Alternative.
Tiffany loves nothing more than a fine red wine, a good laugh, great company and an exciting new adventure wherever she can find it!
Chef: Wendy Barrett
For as long as she can remember, Chef Wendy has been in love with the kitchen and had the desire to make beautiful and delicious meals for friends and family but then again, growing up with 5 restauranteurs and 2 caterers in her family, her passion just comes naturally. At the tender age of 18, she started her own catering company which helped put her through her university courses, taught her incredible management skills and helped to hone her culinary talents.
In 2003 her deep love and respect for the ocean, a desire to travel to the farthest reaches of the earth and her true talent and intense passion for culinary arts drew her into the yachting industry. With a career spanning nearly 20 years, chef Wendy has seen most of the world from her galley and she truly loves creating exciting and well nourishing dishes utilizing elements from different international cuisines.
Her passion shines through her meticulous planning and execution of flavor combinations, textures and presentation. It is her immense love for her craft, her ability to stay at the forefront of diet trends and her wealth of experience and knowledge of nutritional benefits of food sources that makes the dining experience she produces a truly wonderful treat for all.
2nd Stewardess: Tiana Okolichany
Tiana was born and raised in the beautiful coastal town of Jupiter, Florida. Known for its beautiful beaches and amazing surf, Tiana grew up on the ocean, spending her weekends on her family boat wake surfing and fishing. Salt water and sunsets come natural to Tiana and she feels most alive and at home on the water.
After graduating from Florida State University with a Bachelors degree in Communications, she joined yachting to pursue her dreams of traveling the world and working in hospitality, an industry she has always loved and excelled in. With ber bubbly personality and sense of adventure, it was a great fit and Tiana's yachting journey has now expanded over 4 years. During her career, she has seen and explored some of the most oeautiful places from the Eastern Mediterranean all the way to the Southern Caribbean.
Tiana continues to chase the sun and travel the globe and is very appreciative of all of the nationalities and people she has met along the way. In her free time, you will find Tiana practicing her yoga on the sundeck as the sun rises. She will be more than happy to lielp you with your poses and to balance your inner chi.
3rd Stewardess: Rhia Garica
Rhia originates from the town of Camirnes Sur in the beautiful island country the Philippines. She studied Hotel and Restaurant Management at the University of Northeastern Philippines.
With a desire to be in the hospitality industry, Rhia started her professional career in guest services at the prestigious 5-star Peninsula Manila Hotel. She developed her skills in all areas of guest relations including housekeeping, laundry and silver service. With her high-level of standards and skills, she is a behind-the-scenes powerhouse.
Rhia's yachting experience spans over an impressive 12 year career.
She has worked on many distinguished mega-yachts such as M/Y Space, M/Y Imagine and M/Y Here Comes the Sun where she quickly earned her way up the ranks to Head of Housekeeping.
It is an absolute pleasure to have Rhia onboard M/Y Aspen and the crew
thoroughly enjoy her happy, positive disposition and quiet sense of humor.
When she's not being a super-stew Rhia enjoys shopping, going to the movies and playing competitive badminton
Bosun: Calvin Mckie
Nationality: South African
Surfing, fishing, wakeboarding, diving and repeat is Calvin's algorithm for a happy life and growing up in beautiful Durban, South Africa, he was exposed to some of the most beautiful beaches in Africa. From a young age, it instilled a strong desire for a career that could incorporate his love of the ocean and his aspirations to travel.
With the hope of one day becoming a yacht Captain, Calvin travelled to the South of France in 2018 to begin his yachting career. His 5 years at sea has seen him climb the ranks to Bosun on vessels from 130ft to 250ft. and has taken him all over Europe, Central America and the Caribbean.
When he is not studying to complete his Officer of the Watch license, Calvin keeps busy working out, working on design plans for his first home in South Africa and obviously, water sports.
Deckhand: Ruby Lumayag
Rudy hails from one of the 7,107 beautiful islands of the Philippines named Cebu. He speaks English and Tagalog fluently and is also conversational in Spanish.
Excited to travel and see the world, Rudy started his career as a deckhand on M/Y White Rabbit and then onto M/Y Vanish that took him all over Europe and the Caribbean. Rudy joined Aspen Alternative in January of 2022 and this year also marks his impressive 8th year in the yachting industry.
Hardworking and always self-driven in everything that he does, Rudy is a great benefit to the team and brings in a wealth of knowledge and skill and is always in a great mood and smiling. His family is a source of inspiration and strength and he has recently welcomed a new baby boy named Rafiel.
Start date: May 23, 2023, End date: Jul 09, 2023 - Unavailable: Florida Coastline, FL* to Newport, RI*
Start date: Jul 16, 2023, End date: Jul 29, 2023 - Unavailable: New England* to New England*
Start date: Jul 30, 2023, End date: Aug 06, 2023 - Hold: Newport, RI* to Newport, RI*
Start date: Sep 18, 2023, End date: Sep 25, 2023 - Hold: Nassau, Bahamas* to Nassau, Bahamas*
Start date: Dec 25, 2023, End date: Jan 04, 2024 - Booked: Palm Beach, FL to Palm Beach, FL