A rare find of luxury yacht combined with sporty/ adventurous qualities which stands out head and shoulders above other monohull and cat hull yachts of this size. From bow to stern, guests cannot truly imagine the comfort, quality and spaciousness of SAMARA until stepping aboard. Named after the "winged seed of the Sycamore tree", this yacht was built to glide effortlessly, efficiently and steadily over long distances, in shallow waters thanks to a minimum draft. Packed with innovative features such as solar power technology and cork decks while also catering to the most adventurous or laid back cruisers, every type of guest will appreciate what this yacht has to offer. The volume is remarkable with 4000 square feet aboard – beyond that of larger monohulls and attributed to her 31’ beam versus the typical 20’.
Stepping aboard the AFT DECK, there is an extra large al fresco dining area, well sheltered (plus eisinglass enclosure optional) alongside a full barbeque grill to starboard. Enjoy a cocktail or coffee at the full bar to starboard side or just appreciate the view. Entering the MAIN SALON brings everything to life with open plan galley and bar stools to starboard and the welcoming lounge area to port. Concealed overhead is the 55" TV transforming this area for movie night or morning news while at the galley bar. There is easy access to a dayhead on this level just forward of the lounge as well. Make your way amidship forward into a cozy sunken, second lounge situated a few steps down from the main salon. A romantic fire place feature here on a blustery evening makes this lounge very inviting.
A true sanctuary on the main deck is the forward facing MASTER suite with open plan from port to starboard bringing in the gorgeous views and natural light of outdoors, inside as well. To port is the ensuite Master bathroom with double sinks featuring designer waterfall taps, private toilet and stall shower. To starboard is a walk-in wardrobe with drawers and hanging closet. Storage is ample throughout. A private glass door leads forward onto the Jacuzzi deck serving as a full Owner's deck and offers privacy with the subtle wrap around of suprastructure design on both sides. Large petal-shaped loungers invited guests to relax in the sun or curl up and read a book in privacy.
Forward below deck in the port and starboard hulls guests will find the comfort of two Queen staterooms, each en suite with spacious showers, toilet and ample storage in two closets and cabinetry. Aft in the starboard hull 2-3 more guests can find accommodation in a double bed with pullman bunk, also with en suite facilities.
Moving up to the SUN DECK during the day is akin to stepping into a private garden in an exclusive villa. Two custom cabanas easily offer comfort to 3 adults each with shade as desired overhead and around. If more sun is preferred, two chaise and two comfortable bean bags can be positioned where guests wish. A ‘jumpseat’ sunpad situated in front of the helm on this level also provides the best view from above. The grassy texture covering this deck is soothing and non-slip underfoot while also giving an ‘island’ feel. As the moon rises, this deck transforms to a whole new experience of its own. Whether experiencing movie night with the oversized cinema in position or an elegant dinner under the stars, this is the most favoured space aboard by most.
Not to forget the area where the most action occurs, the SWIM PLATFORM. A hydraulic center stage secures the waverunners when under way and once lowered, this level is the easy access deck for choice of SCUBA DIVING, water toys, boarding the tender and swim entry. Transform this area with chairs and inflatable cushions for the perfect BEACH CLUB. Each hull also offers a set of steps and a swim ladder for water access.
Holiday Rate of $68,000/ wk + exp.
10 night minimum over holidays or end by Dec 27 to allow for New Years charter.
Delivery fee may apply, please inquire.
Bahamas Tax applicable / Not available for charter in U.S. waters
High Rate applies to Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years and other major events. Please confirm before presenting.
** EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2022 - 10% VAT will need to be quoted for all Bahamas charters in addition to the 4% Charter Tax **
Brokers, please see Commission Details in "Broker Notes".
CAPTAIN | Maoz (Chino) Chonowitz
NATIONALITY: Israeli / Lithuanian
BIO: Captain Chino has always had a passion for travel and the water. He grew up in a small village in Israel surrounded by rivers and nature. As a young adult, restless and ready to travel, Chino took off to Africa for a year and decided that he needed to pursue a career that had a combination of work and travel. While in Cape Town, South Africa, he was exposed to the yachting industry and the prospect of becoming a charter yacht captain. Chino returned home with a dream to sail in the Caribbean. He received his 100T Captain’s license and began working for a charter company running sailing charters in the Mediterranean.
Chino is an experienced Captain with great patience and is always keen to teach others how to sail. He is an avid fisherman with loads of knowledge in fish preparation, having worked in aquaculture for a year. He loves nothing more than to assist guests with fishing from the yacht, offering a sea-to-table experience with the catch of the day.
CHEF | Noa Neumann
NATIONALITY: Israeli / German
BIO: Noa grew up in the mountains of Jerusalem and as a child she always enjoyed water sports and swimming. She comes from a huge family with her favorite pastime being large gatherings at the dinner table for meals on the weekends. Since the age of 16, she has worked in restaurants and coffeeshops as a waitress, bartender, and manager. She loves the hospitality industry and it’s a huge part of her personality.
As a young adult she traveled to the US, Central America, and the Caribbean for 12 months. She then completed her degree in social work, met Captain Chino and made the wonderful decision to join him.
TOGETHER: After Noa and Chino met, they were offered an opportunity to work together in the Caribbean. Starting in St. Vincent and the Grenadines for a year before transiting to the Northern Caribbean for another 1.5 years. Together they have completed more than 50 charters running up to 12 guests. Both Chino and Noa are positive, friendly, and engaging individuals who work extremely well together, ensuring that you will have a 5-star experience with great food, excellent service and tons of fun. Both of them are PADI SCUBA divemaster’s, love games, sports and exercise, and are more than willing to lead guests in workout sessions (with or without equipment) while onboard. Chino and Noa can’t wait to have you onboard SAMARA and share this beautiful destination with you.
MATE | Wade Visser
NATIONALITY: South African
Wade grew up in a small coastal town on the east coast of South Africa called Shelly Beach. Shelly Beach is an avid fishing town which has some of the best reefs to dive with sharks. Wade has an extensive fishing knowledge due to growing up fishing on his father's boat and has won multiple competitions as a junior angler.
After graduating high school, Wade decided to expand his love for the ocean by qualifying as a Master Scuba Diver Trainer in Sodwana Bay. Sodwana Bay has some of the best reefs in South Africa. Wade has gained a vast knowledge of fish from diving and also starting his own business breeding fresh water fish to supply local pet shops during the pandemic.
Wade has a love for exploration which helped him discover the yachting industry and land his first full time position on M/Y Samara. With a big smile and bubbly personality Wade hopes to make your trip on Samara an unforgettable adventure that you'll remember for many years to come!
STEW| Tara Shay Jones
Tara Shay Jones lives on Tybee Island, Georgia. She grew up on the coastal outskirts of Savannah with Mom, Dad, and four sisters. This is Tara's fourth season in the charter business. Her love for adventure and flare of southern hospitality are a unique combination for providing guests with once in a lifetime experiences.