|Builder/Year:||Lürssen - 2013/2014|
|Designer exterior:||Espen Oeino Design|
|Designer interior:||Rodriguez Interiors|
|Interior Architect:||Dölker + Voges|
|Length:||85,10 m / 279'2''|
|Length in waterline:||73,50 m / 242'1''|
|Beam:||13,80 m / 45'3''|
|Draught (loaded):||3,90 m / 12'3''|
|Construction material:||Steel hull / Aluminium superstructure|
|Displacement:||2,899 Gross Tons|
|Cruising Speed:||15 Knots|
|Maximum Speed:||17.5 Knots|
|Range at 12 knots:||6.000 NM|
|Engines:||2 Main x CAT 3516 @ 2.000 KW|
|Generators:||3 x CAT C18 DITA|
|- 1 x 570 Kva at 1500 rpm|
|- 2 x 455 Kva at 1500 rpm|
|Emergency Genset:||1 x MAN 240 Kva|
|Gearbox:||2 x Reintjes WAF 863L|
|Propellers:||2 x Piening propellers, 5 blade high skew FPP|
|Bow thruster:||Brunvoll, 240 KW|
|Water jet propulsion unit:||Schottel, 240 KW|
|Fuel capacity:||222,000 Litres|
|Fresh water capacity:||50,000 Litres per day|
|Fresh water makers:||2 x HEM Duplex-2 freshwater makers|
|(50,000 Litres making capacity)|
|Sewage system:||DVZ JZR-100 "Biomaster"|
|Stabilizers:||Quantum QC 2400 XT Fins, Stabilisation at Anchor|
|Air conditioning:||Heinen + Hopmann VAV System|
|Class:||LRS. 100A1, SSC Yacht (P) MONO LMC, vG6 UMS|
|Berths:||1 x Master, 1 x VIP (can convert to x2)|
|6 x Guest Cabins and 15 Crew Cabins|
"Nick hails from the famous English seaside town of Scarborough where he grew up next to the water."
His love for the sea has been with him since childhood so it was inevitable he would venture into a maritime career as time progressed. Now with over 20 year’s sea time starting out as a young deckhand, Nick has worked on some of the most prestigious yachts in the world. With an extensive Maritime background Nick is always keen to hear and learn of new developments in the yachting sector. Nick also enjoys to fly and has a private pilot’s licence with various ratings including one for a seaplane.
"Ben began his seagoing career in 1993 as a cadet on offshore oil and survey vessels."
Over the next few years he worked on various types of vessels including tankers, cruise ships, cable laying and technical diving vessels, ultimately attaining a commercial Master's license. He moved over to yachts in 2003 and has worked on various high-profile yachts including Octopus, Tatoosh and Ecstasea, where he took his first command in 2008. Ben loves scuba diving, cycling and reading, and is currently restoring a Victorian house. He also has a passion for classic cars and is in the process of restoring a rare 1970's Maserati.
"Mike grew up on the most southwesterly tip of the Canadian mainland surrounded by the many Islands that dot its coast.”
The name of his home town is called Tsawwassen, which is the local Salish Indian word for “Land of the Sun God”. The sunny, sandy beaches of the small little town would be the launch point for his yachting career that started in 2006. Working on both private and charter yachts, he achieved his yacht officer’s qualification a few years into the industry. His passion and commitment to his trade lead him to achieve his degree in Nautical Science and has progressed to achieve his Unlimited Officer of the watch and looks forward to carrying on to Master Mariner. Mike loves discovering new coasts and anything in the water.
"Gavin was born in Wales, but was raised in Botswana and South Africa, which makes him a very controversial rugby supporter."
He studied Hospitality and Catering at University before joining the yachting industry in 2007. Over the last 11 years he has loved his time onboard yachts, travelling the ocean and has been dedicated to studying and progressing through the ranks. He loves water sports, snowboarding and is a fantastic cocktail flarer, having managed one of Cape Town’s most popular cocktail bars for many years.
"Anton hails from the northeast of England, a Geordie born and bred! He found his love for cooking at a young age while watching his mother and grandmother cooking at home. This inspired him to become a chef and after 10 years of working in some of the most luxurious restaurants, hotels and ski chalets in Europe, Anton was introduced to the surreal world of luxury yachting. He was quickly enchanted by the endless opportunities to explore other cultures and their cuisines, thus expanding his “repertoire”. "
Anton’s yachting career has seen him travel the globe, many times placing him in dream provisioning conditions and other times in remote areas the likes of Antarctica under the most challenging of conditions. Either way, Anton’s seamless delivery ensures his guests never notice the difference. He has had the pleasure of serving some of the most recognizable people on the planet, as well as, some of the most demanding palettes, many of whom are accustomed to Michelin Star rated chefs serving them daily. His reviews speak for themselves. For over 11 years primarily as an Executive Chef on board highly active 65 to 90 meter charter yachts, Anton has delighted and amazed his guests with his ability to please “all guests…all of the time” by catering to their every requirement and desire. The very nature of this highly personalized service may demand that he and his staff be prepared to serve vegans, guests with food allergies, and “carnivores” at the same sitting and he and his managed staff pull it off impeccably.
Michiel Van Wissen
"Michiel was born in the Netherlands and has always been fascinated by cooking and food."
At a young age he enrolled at the Amsterdam College for Hotel and Gastronomy. Michiel received his Culinary Arts Degree after 4 years of study, including one year in Paris, France, where he cooked for some famous artists such as James Brown and the Rolling Stones. A few years later he opened his own restaurant together with his wife Linda. After 6 successful years they decided to move to Australia where he worked as Chef de Cuisine before starting his own catering business. 2 years ago Michiel joined his first yacht and he really enjoys the combination of cooking, traveling and meeting new people. Feel free to come and see him in the galley!
"Joby comes from the most Southerly tip of England – the small fishing village called The Lizard in Cornwall."
Surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, he spent most of his time either surfing, or following his Father’s Fisherman traits, working on a fishing vessel for two years. His passion for food came from his Mother who was a great cook. When Joby left school, he worked in a Gastro Pub, nestled in the cliffs of Halzephron, where he completed a two year apprenticeship scheme. He then travelled to Australia to work in a restaurant for six months then gained further experience working in hotels, restaurants and bistros back in the UK. His love for the sea and cooking, naturally drew Joby into the yachting industry.
"Coming to Solandge with over 30 years of experience, Roger was an integral part of the build team."
His knowledge and experience contributed to a smooth running of the build project. Roger was born in the small fishing village of Falmouth, Cornwall UK. His love for the ocean well suited his enrollment in the merchant navy where he spent 5 years learning the engineering trade. Roger has achieved a lot in his maritime career from managing shipyards to acting as Chief Engineer on multiple mega yachts. When Roger is not on-board Solandge, you will find him in the South of France tinkering in his yard or enjoying a nice glass of rosé. His other main hobby since 1978 is a co-pilot in rally cars, reaching podium finishes in multiple classes and competing in the Australian rally 5 times!
"Travis joins us from Perth, Western Australia. He has been a major part of the team, being involved in the build of Solandge."
With Solandge his 2nd build project, he comes with a wealth of experience and knowledge. Travis is a family man, married for 10 years with 2 children. Travis has had a love for the water for as long as he can remember. He has been very involved in competitive yachting from a young age, having competed in the Sydney to Hobart yacht race as a Main Mast Man as well as other class racing. Travis’s passion for sports was evident as he excelled in water polo at national level representing Australia for a number of years. His towering stature shouldn’t be misjudged, he has a friendly, very light and joking demeanor and is very approachable for any guest with any request.
"‘Fitz’ joined Solandge as one of our rotating second engineers. He began his career in The British Royal Navy where he worked on Naval Destroyers."
He followed this by spending 7 years working as a chief engineer on various 50m yachts. Holding his Y2 Certificate, he is well experienced and equipped to work as part of an engineering team where he ensures guests receive a trouble free trip. In his personal life Fitz is married with three children, two of which are identical twins. He spends his time away from the yacht with his family in England. A friendly and amiable person, Fitz is popular with crew and guests alike.
"Bryan hails from the Morecambe Bay area in the North West of England."
He has been interested in engineering and how things work since an early age, and studied engineering at Sheffield Hallam University, before taking a position as a consultant marine engineer in the historical city of Bath, UK. Following a holiday to Florida in 2003, where he was introduced to the Yacht Industry, Bryan decided that there was much more to life than sitting behind a desk in an office, and so packed his bags and went to sea! Bryan has travelled extensively but currently resides in his home town. He devotes most of his time to his wife and three young children, and spends much of his vacation time in Spain where his wife is from.
"Dean grew up in the small coastal town of Port Elizabeth, South Africa."
Raised on the water, Dean has always been involved in water sports such as wake boarding and skiing, eventually taking it to a national level. Dean has always enjoyed fixing and building various things, leading to his interest in engineering. When starting in the yachting industry Dean jumped at the opportunity to pursue a career as an Engineer and continues to develop his knowledge and skills every day.
"Growing up in London, you would think that David would be afraid of the water, but quite the contrary."
He is more at home on and in the water. David discovered his sailing at an early age where he went on to sail in and win his class in regattas including The Kings Cup in Thailand and The Cowes Week Regatta in the UK. He also spent six years in Portsmouth learning and teaching scuba diving before moving to the warmer waters of Antigua where he ran the Seawolf Dive School. David is an IT wizard and is always excited when he can start a new project. In the past he has worked for a large pharmaceutical company making Prozac and ran an ATM network for a bank. David joined Solandge with a wealth of yachting experience after being with his last yacht for two and half years.
"Born and raised in the southwest UK, Gary spent much of his childhood dinghy and small yacht sailing along the south coast."
He went on to complete a BSc Hons degree in Information Systems and started working for Ladbrokes Racing in London. He later spent 10 years as a Senior IT Manager at Price Waterhouse Coopers running a software engineering team before giving up the rat race to start his career in yachting. He completed the Yachtmaster Ocean at UKSA and subsequently started delivering yachts for Sunsail and Hallberg Rassy. Moving up to bigger boats he then decided to combine his IT background and sailing to be an ETO. He has worked on a number of high profile vessels ranging from 65 to 115 metres.
"Helen started her yachting career after leaving a senior Marketing position within the UK corporate IT world as stewardess on board a 38m sailing yacht, where she utilized her hospitality experience and sailing skills."
After joining a 78m privately owned world travelling converted tug boat as crew cook, an opportunity arose to step into a Purser role; a role which she has worked in on various prestigious yachts for the past 14 years. When not on board, she enjoys spending time at her French Alpine home hiking, mountain biking, practicing yoga and paddle board yoga at the foot of the mountains. During winter time she enjoys skiing and snow-shoeing. Helen is here to attend to any Concierge type requests that you may have whilst on board Solandge; she will attend to these in her calm, balanced, friendly and professional manner.
"Shannon was born in Saskatoon, Canada and has travelled the world during her yachting career—Galapagos, French Polynesia, Fiji, New Zealand, East and West Mediterranean, Caribbean, Venezuela, San Blas, Central America, and West Coast North America."
n 2013, Shannon took a 2-year sabbatical from yachting to recharge and after some valuable family time at home, she traveled solo throughout SE Asia and Australia. Organized, proactive, extremely helpful and efficient - Shannon’s extensive charter experience is immediately apparent to all who meet this warm-hearted, naturally charming hostess. She is extremely capable and detail oriented. Shannon is true to her word, authentic in her caring and a dependable leader.
"Emma was born in a small rural town in the Northern province of South Africa. She now lives in the beautiful mother city, Cape Town."
Her hospitality career started 17 years ago in Cape Town's most prestigious hotels, where she discovered her passion for entertaining guests. The ocean called her away to work on a small luxury cruiseliner for 4 years before she entered the wonderful world of yachting in 2014. Emma leads the Interior Team with a calm, professional and friendly demeanor. Her natural gift of intuitively anticipating guest needs, ensures an overall extraordinary experience. Emma enjoys spending time outdoors in her free time, practising her newly found hobby of photography.
"Paige was born on the East Coast of Australia, growing up in Queensland ‘The Sunshine State’."
Surrounded by animals during her early years, Paige developed a strong passion for horse riding and horse rescue. Keeping active, Paige also spent majority of her time horse riding, playing football and volleyball among other sports. Paige spent five years as a wedding coordinator prior to joining the yachting industry. She joins Solandge with a passion for service and to further pursue her yachting career. Currently Second Stewardess, Paige is dedicated to providing exception service to all guests and meeting the high levels expected within the interior. If any information is required, please do not hesitate to approach her at any moment!
Helena du Brandt
Lead Service Stewardess
"Helena grew up in the small town of Port Elizabeth, South Africa."
Growing up in a coastal town gave her to opportunity to spend time on the water, mostly skiing or competitive swimming. After finishing high school she went on to study a BSC Environmental Science which she is currently in the process of completing through distance education. Helena’s people-orientated personality got her involved in the service industry and from there she decided to pursue a career in yachting.
"Kirstyn was born and raised in Durban South Africa."
Growing up along the coastline she has always had a passion for the ocean and is a keen surfer. After obtaining her degree in Law, specialising in environmental law, she decided to follow her passion for the ocean and joined the yachting industry. In her down time she enjoys keeping fit and active with multiple outdoor activities and pursuits.
Lead Housekeeping Stewardess
"Lizanne was born and raised in the small coastal town of Port Elizabeth, South Africa."
Upon completing her Hotel Management diploma at Varsity College, Lizanne set out to join the exciting maritime industry, starting in cruise liners before entering the world of yachting. Enjoying her experience so far, she joins Solandge with an exceptional eye for detail and a gentle nature which puts her guest at ease. Lizanne has a passion for travelling and learning about different cultures. Liz as she is affectionately named, is our on board busy-body and enjoys spending her free time outdoors.
"Nadia was brought up in Mtunzini, a small coastal town on the east coast of South Africa."
Nadia has a keen interest in fashion, earning a degree in Fashion Design in 2014. Her path introduced her to other yacht crew. Their adventurous tales inspired her to change her scope to hospitality and join the exciting world of Yachting. In her free time, Nadia enjoys seeing new places and meeting new people. Nadia is a true people's person and loves to pamper guests, making sure her home away from home is always kept to the most fastidious standards.
"Hedda was bought up in a picturesque town in Sweden."
Being raised by the water, she grew up sailing with her father and grandfather which is how she developed her love for the ocean. Hedda studied Psychology and Behaviour for three years. After Hedda completed her studies, she travelled to various corners of the world, experiencing many different cultures. Her passion for the ocean and working abroad brought her to the yachting industry. Hedda’s kind, positive nature and her eye for detail will assure your stay is delightful. In her spare time, she enjoys practicing Yoga, Scuba diving, Exercise and Skiing.
"Diana was born and raised in Port Elizabeth, a coastal town in South Africa."
She has always had a connection with people, influencing her to study Somatology. Early in her career, Diana joined cruise liners as a Beauty Therapist and fell in love with working on the water. Her 14 years’ experience in the Spa industry created an eye for detail and an attentive nature towards her guests. After several years working aboard Luxury Cruise Liners, Diana transitioned to the Superyacht Industry. She joins Solandge with an enthusiastic nature and a holistic approach to health and beauty. Diana’s Spa skills enhances the Solandge experience, ensuring ultimate relaxation and pampering.
"Tyana was born and raised in New Zealand, in the vibrant city of Auckland."
With both parents in the Navy, Tyana quickly developed a keen interest in the sea and travelling abroad. Prior to yachting, Yana studied Public Relations at University and went on to work in the Events Industry for 3 years. She loves all things health and fitness related, and has a true passion for CrossFit training. In addition to her love of fitness, she highly enjoys exploring different food and cultures as she travels. Tyana brings an energetic and positive attitude to the team.
"Annette grew up in the vibrant Australian city of Adelaide. She now calls The Corn Islands home which is off the coast of Nicaragua."
Being at sea for the past 13 years, Annette spent the first half of these years working on cruise ships, where she found her passion and skillset, the laundry. Commonly known as the yachts own ‘Martha Stewart’, her cooking and sewing skills come in handy. Her friendly, relaxed and professional attitude means your laundry will always be in capable hands.
"Hugo grew up on the south coast of England in Southampton and the Isle of Wight."
From a young age his parents owned a sailing school in Hamble, England, which enabled him to start teaching water sports in 2011 on the Isle of Wight. This valuable experience enhanced his passion for the ocean. He started a yachting cadetship in 2012 which put his foot in the door of the super yacht industry. Hugo enjoys being out on the water, either improving his personal wakeboarding and windsurfing skills or passing his knowledge onto others. Hugo also enjoys travelling, exploring new places and cultures – preferably with his skateboard at hand!
Chris Van Wyk
"Chris hails from Cape Town, SA, where, around the southern tip of Africa, he learned to sail."
It was some time before that though, that his love for travel, combined with his extensive background in hospitality, first led him to working at sea. He spent a number of years working aboard small luxury cruise ships, calling on ports in more than 40 countries around the globe. It was during this time that he developed a keen interest in the deck & navigation side of the operation and decided to take on a new challenge by making the move to the deck department aboard yachts. After completing a double South Atlantic Ocean crossing form Cape Town to Brazil and back again, as part of his training, he completed his Yachtmaster Ocean qualification, and has for the past four years, worked on a number of sailing and motor yachts. Chris enjoys sailing and is an avid scuba diver, with rescue diver certification. He also has a passion for motorcycles. With his naturally hospitable nature, Chris will ensure you always feel looked after aboard Solandge.
"Having been brought up on the south coast of the UK, Rory has spent most of his childhood in and around the water."
Driving tenders in the Solent made Rory want to pursue a career in the Maritime Industry. Having joined the industry two years ago Rory has since worked on a large classic motor yacht then leaving to recently complete his Yacht master Ocean. In his spare time he enjoys playing rugby and tennis along with going on runs and swimming. Rory is very happy to work on any part of the boat and makes sure the job is done to an exceptionally high standard. Being a very sociable person he loves to spend time with friends and family.
"Born and raised in South Africa, in the sunny city of Durban, Tyler developed his love for surfing and the ocean at a very young age."
As a personal trainer, Tyler enjoys keeping fit and active with his favorite sports being surfing, swimming, rugby and waterpolo. Even with such an active lifestyle, Tyler kept finding himself being drawn back to exploring the ocean which made yachting his perfect career. Tyler is well mannered, friendly and when you can't find Tyler in the gym, he'll be on deck ready to attend to your every need. Tyler will ensure that your trip on Solandge is more memorable than you could have expected.
"Carlos was born in Madrid in 1993 but currently resides in Portugal (Vilamoura)."
He completed his studies of science and technology in Portugal. Carlos has always had a passion for the sea because his grandfather was a Colonel of the Spanish Navy. He loves sports and new adventures, having participated in several sports, including basketball. Carlos worked in restaurants and also worked as a lifeguard in Portugal. Two years ago he entered on the mega yachts industry, working on a sailboat as a Deckhand shortly switching to Motor yachts. Carlos also has his Dive Master. Carlos speaks Spanish, Portuguese and English (and a little French), in his free time he loves to be with his friends and family, travel, play sports and surf.
"Harry; as he is affectionately named, joins Solandge from the picturesque and beautiful county of Yorkshire in the north of England".
His love for water stems from vacations abroad with his family where he spent most of his time partaking in water sports. Aside from his passion for the water, Harry also has a keen interest in science and medicine. He recently completed a degree in Medical Science at the University of Leeds. Harry fills the role of Medical Officer on board. He brings with him a strong work ethic and friendly personality and will be waiting to assist you on the swim platform with anything you require.
George David Steytler
"George, affectionately known as ‘David,’ was born in Kimberly, South Africa."
David grew up on a farm on the Orange River, often partaking in water sports and activities with family and friends. Having already developed a passion for watersports further encouraged David to become a qualified PADI Dive Master as well as a PWC Instructor. After school, David went on to complete his Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Dynamics, majoring in Physiology and Sociology. David joins Solandge to further pursuit his career in yachting. David ensures your trip on Solandge will be met in every area of the vessel.
"Robin joins us from the heart of Sweden. Born and raised in a lake-side town, Robin naturally created his great passion for the water."
Robin studied Carpentry at College, and before joining yachts he worked as a Carpenter building specialist timber houses. Robin enjoys travelling, having visited Australia, the Philippines, New Zealand, Aruba, Thailand, America, and Costa Rica among other destinations, all countries where he indulged in his love of diving. Robin holds a Rescue Diver certificate, and has logged many hours under the water. Apart from diving, Robin enjoys Skiing, Mountain biking and keeping fit. Robin anticipates you will enjoy Solandge as much as he does, and will be happy to look after you during your stay aboard.
For charter enquiries, please contact your preferred charter broker.