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Award-Winning Motoryacht 'Solandge' Prepares for Her 2014-2015 Caribbean Charter Season

'Solandge', managed by Master Yachts, will be available for charter in the Caribbean this season.…

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Delivered in October 2013 by Lürssen with a length of 85m, Solandge has quickly become one of the worlds most iconic and elegant super yachts on the global charter market. She led this year’s Monaco Yacht Show, winning the 2014 “La Belle Classe Superyachts” Award from the Yacht Club de Monaco and ‘Best Exterior’ in the first-ever Monaco Yacht Show Awards.

Solandge will begin her Atlantic crossing in late November and will spend the 2014-2015 Winter charter season in the Caribbean.

Solandge was lovingly crafted as a family yacht for pleasure on extended voyages throughout the Caribbean and Mediterranean. Her generosity is felt throughout and led by Captain Brett Fillis and his team of 30 exceptionally warm, discreet and attentive crew. Designed with outdoor living at her core, she features five extraordinary decks offering an experience similar to that of visiting a friend’s personal home.

The Solandge Experience

On the Top Deck, friends and family can dance the night away under the stars at the Nikki-Beach-style bar, complete with state-of-the-art DJ booth, Karaoke system and floating Perspex dance floor. For long, lazy sun-drenched days, the dance floor converts back to a Jacuzzi situated in the centre of the sun deck and flows seamlessly through the bar and aft to a U-shaped tented day bed. 

The Bridge Deck is a haven of health, wellness and fun.  The high tech gymnasium opens outdoors efficiently to the 6m jet-flow lap pool allowing guests to move easily between workouts or simply enjoy each other’s company whether they choose to swim, run or do yoga. Beyond the gym moving towards the bow, Solandge offers a full service spa complete with massage room, hydrotherapy tub, sauna, Hammam and beauty salon.

The Owner’s Deck showcases Solandge at her best. This is the ultimate entertaining space for hosts that want to spend magical time with their families and friends. The elegant interior salon flows effortlessly out onto the largest outdoor dining and lounge area on board. The perfect spot for elegant, yet relaxed lunches, casual dinners or late afternoon sundowners. Two additional private fixed balconies on this deck provide further outdoor living space. Going forward, the Master Stateroom features 180-degree uninterrupted views off the bow onto a private outdoor lounge and mosaic-clad infinity spa pool. Exquisitely designed ‘His and Hers’ en-suites have been designed using the world’s most striking marble and stone and ‘Hers’ features a second hydrotherapy tub. An additional private office is located off the corridor leading aft.

The Main Deck is the heartbeat of Solandge where the five staterooms are situated, including VIP suite. Contemporary and warmly decorated, each stateroom features a different colour scheme and the VIP suite includes an attached sitting room that can be separated into a separate sleeping room for families with small children. All staterooms have exceedingly large windows to ensure guests can soak up the views in the early morning hours. A fifth cabin can be utilised as an office, media centre or sleeping quarters for nanny or security personnel.  The main Salon, bar and dining areas are presented as a multi-functional formal entertaining space complete with Bechstein piano. The adjacent lounge is an intimate option for after-dinner gatherings, with fireplace, television and a games console and Karaoke for the kids. Moving aft outdoors, the main deck bar is a picture-perfect spot for relaxing under the stars on a warm evening.

Descending down the grand teak staircase to the Lower Deck guests will find a nautical playground of toys, tenders and an additional sauna and shower. The staircase extends directly into the sea, ensuring a graceful and comfortable entry and exit. Solandge has a fully certified PADI dive shop including a Brownie’s explorer for more adventurous guests. 

The Tank Deck takes full advantage of space and stillness and this is where the state-of-the-art cinema is situated. The cinema can be presented in traditional movie-theatre seating or converted into a casual dining layout for the kids to enjoy the ultimate movie and pizza night. Also located on this deck is the Solandge wine cellar, which holds 500 bottles, curated especially for each guest prior to their charter. 

The Solandge experience is vast and versatile. Every inch of her design has been developed with entertaining and enjoyment at its core. She is a vessel built specifically for friends and family to spend quality time together. Captain Brett has noted: “Our guests could spend a month on board and never have the same experience twice.”  

Caribbean Itinerary

The Caribbean is an ideal cruising destination for the world’s most sophisticated charter clients.  With more than 2,500 miles of cruising from east to west, the region offers more than 7,000 islands, reefs, inlets and bays and a diverse array of authentic and glamorous experiences. This year, Solandge begins her second Caribbean Winter season. Captain Brett and his team work closely with each charter client to develop a cruising itinerary to meet the needs of all 12 guests on board. Whether they choose to anchor at a single destination such as Barbados or St Barths or island-hop every day, the Caribbean offers an experience for everyone. Captain Brett has provided his top recommendations for the Winter charter season:

St. Lucia

A mountainous terrain covered in a blanket of thick rainforest, St Lucia is one of the most visually captivating islands in the Caribbean. Solandge will take guests to cruise through aquamarine waters from Marigot Bay to the dominating twin peaks of the Pitons and the sweeping valley below full of luscious vertiginous hillside. The beach here is a natural secluded cove in an official marine park where the snorkelling is superb.


The Pitons
Part of the UNESCO World Heritage site in Southwestern St. Lucia, the Pitons are renowned for hiking and climbing, rising 750 metres above sea level. For the more adventurous, Captain Brett suggests a visit ‘the world’s only drive-in volcano’, a complex that includes a geothermal field with natural sulphurous hot springs.

Bequia

Often referred to as the Caribbean’s most perfect island, Bequia is one of the last true vestiges for the sea-faring elite. Princess Margaret Beach is a glorious, 460-metre stretch of golden sand fringed by cedar and almond trees, and, remarkably, undeveloped except for a single beach bar.

Mustique



Renowned for its international jet set visitors, Mustique remains timeless with an authentic private-island vibe. A staggering nine beaches feature on this tiny 1,400-acre paradise. Our favourite is Gelliceaux, tucked away in a sheltered bay where the sand shelves steeply and the swimming is idyllic. For our family guests, the island’s intimacy and security allow teenagers to roam safely on their own.

Tobago

Situated on the continental shelf of South America, the biodiversity of Tobago is unlike that of most other Caribbean Islands. Home to an astounding number of tropical ecosystems and more than 3,000 species, the island features an exquisite array of uninhabited cays, lagoons full of green turtles, fine coral reefs, colourful fishes, crystal clear waters and beaches of powdery white sand. It’s a snorkelling paradise.

Grenada

Known as Spice Island, Grenada is one of the most diverse islands in the Caribbean. Nothing is over commercialised and St George’s has one of the most beautiful harbours in the region. The Grand Etang Lake is a natural-water filled crater of one of Grenada’s extinct volcano’s located 550 metres feet above sea level.  Surrounded by rain forest and waterfalls, this is an ideal spot for swimming and exploring. 

St. Barths


Strikingly similar to the Cote d’Azur, St. Barths is French elegance at its finest. It’s a playground for guests that want to enjoy nightlife, shopping and chic beach clubs. New Year’s Eve is a great celebration and a perfect night to be moored off Gustavia Harbour on board Solandge. It’s an impeccable location - just close enough to enjoy the fireworks but far enough to ensure ultimate privacy for guests.

The Bahamas

The 700 islands of the Bahamas offer the best of British Colonial-infused elegance. Stunning beaches, nightlife, shopping, diving, snorkelling and fishing are plentiful across these islands. Our favourites are Exuma, Fowl Cay, Staniel Cay, Great Guana Cay and Shroud Cay.

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