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Yacht Charter BONAPARTE from $19,900 USD Weekly

69ft 11in (21.3m) Power • Sleeps 6 Guests • 3 Cabins • 3 Crew


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BONAPARTE, a 69-foot Burger motor yacht designed by Sparkman & Stephens and maintained to the highest standards, accommodates six guests in three cabins. Equipped with individual air conditioning controls, the cabins feature a master with king-size bunk and en suite head, a VIP with double bunk, shower and head, and a guest with double bunk that shares a head with the VIP. Crew has accommodations forward through a separate companionway. Other amenities include complete modern audiovisual entertainment system, jet skis, kayaks, paddle boards, water skis for adults and children, deck shower, fishing and snorkeling gear, underwater still and video cameras, and diving equipment. Special diets can be accommodated.

Annette and Francois, your experienced crew, are very personable and congenial hosts. Sophisticated, outgoing and discrete, they are always attuned to their guests' moods. They enjoy sharing their passion for yachting, creating memorable moments and pampering their guests from sun-up to sundown. They have found all the best anchorages and snorkeling spots in the Exumas and have become friends with many charming Bahamians who enjoy sharing all the islands have to offer with visitors.

M/V BONAPARTE has stabilizers and cruises at 9 knots with economical fuel consumption of 18 GPH.  AC throughout. 

7 nights $18,500 plus all expenses 30% APA

6 nights $17,000 plus all expenses 30% APA

5 nights $15,500 plus all expenses 30% APA

4 nights (minimum stay) $14,000 plus all expenses 30% APA


Length 69ft 11in (21.3m)
Beam 18ft 1in (5.5m)
Draft 4ft 11in (1.5m)
Sleeps 6 Guests
Cabins 3
Crew Captain Francois Gagnon, Chef and 1 crew
Year Built 1964 / Refit 2014
Cruising Speed 9kts
Max Speed 12kts
Stabilisers Stabilisers
Engines 2 X Detroit Diesel 8v71 350hp
Builder Burger
Designer Sparkman & Stevens
Flag Canada
VAT Registered No
US Duty Paid No


High  USD $22,900 | Low  USD $19,900


Bluray player saloon, CD library, Cell phone, DVD library, DVD player saloon, Indoor audio system, iPod dock, Local TV, Satellite phone, Wi-Fi, 14ft / 4.50m 70hp Caribe, Jet skis multiple (standup), Kayaks multiple, Paddleboards multiple, Tube - towable, Water skis - adult, Water skis - child, Wave runner (sitdown), BBQ, Deck shower, Fishing gear - light, Owner operator, Special diets, Swim platform


Sleeps 6 In 3 Cabins

BONAPARTE accommodates 6 guests in 3 cabins. The Master cabin has a king size bed, shower and head.  The VIP cabin has a double bed, shower and head. The Guest cabin has a double bed and shares the second bathroom with the VIP cabin.  All cabins have individual A/C controls.

The crew has en suite accomodations forward through a separate companionway.


Not Insured, Crew certified, Diving if certified, Snorkelling gear, Underwater still camera, Underwater video, 1 Compressor, 4 Tanks, 1 BC, 1 Regulator


Captain: Francois Gagnon

Francois Gagnon is passionate about sailing and motor boats. Raised on the shore of the St. Lawrence River near Montreal, Quebec, he has been boating since the age of 6, learning to handle boats in all kinds of weather. Francois has 40 years experience in sailing and motor boating and has developed a keen sense of what to expect on the water. A licensed captain, he displays a cool, calm and collected attitude which inspires confidence and excels in boat handling, navigation, maintenance and equipment repairs. He is a skillful planner and organizer of cruising expeditions.

After graduating from McGill University with a degree in Mechanical Engineering Francois founded a successful engineering firm specializing in industrial energy efficiency. Captain Gagnon is the father of two grown children with whom he has cruised extensively in the Bahamas aboard their sailboat PERLA and families are very welcome aboard BONAPARTE, indeed! He is also a PADI Certified Diver, master swimmer and keen spear fisherman. Fresh lobster for dinner, anyone?!

Chef: Annette

Annette St. Cyr was introduced to cruising when she met Francois 12 years ago. Shortly afterwards, she embarked on a year-long sailing trip along the US East Coast to the Bahamas during which time she developed excellent skills as mate, hostess and chef. Trained as an educator for children with special needs, she was tremendously successful in her field and appreciated by parents and children alike who followed her workshop sessions.

Annette enjoys catering to guest needs and is very attentive to details. She reads non-verbal communication very well which helps her – and Francois - respond to your needs and desires before you even know about them!! Annette has a sixth sense for hospitality, always paying attention to your well-being. She enjoys cooking fabulous meals, especially desserts, which she whips up in no time, to everyone’s delight. By all means, bring your children. They will be delighted by all the ways Annette entertains them and makes them feel comfortable on board BONAPARTE.


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  BONAPARTE charters in the Bahamas

We just returned from a week-long family vacation on Paradise Island and we all agree that
the highlight of our vacation was the day we spent with Francois and Annette on Bonaparte.
First of all, the boat is absolutely beautiful and very comfortable and spacious enough for
our large group.  Then, add to that these completely wonderful, gracious people who spoiled us
the entire time... Perfection!
We enjoyed mimosas and a light breakfast of fresh fruit and delicious croissants on our cruise
out to Rose Island. Once we were anchored, we were faced with a dilemma.... What to do?!!
Snorkel, jet ski, SUP or kayak? Decisions, decisions. Or, should we just relax on the lounge chairs
on the deck? Go explore the beautiful beach on the island? Fortunately Francois, along with some
help from crew mate Ashton, couldn't have been more accommodating to make sure
a good time was had by all!
Once we were done frolicking we were all ravenous for lunch.  What we were served was beyond
our expectations. Annette truly is an amazing chef! The tenderloin and lobster tails were absolutely
delicious, not to mention the gravy and side dishes. The potato salad was so ridiculously good
we couldn't stop eating it! And for our daughters,  Annette made every kids favorite... chicken tenders
and French fries of course! Then she asked what we would like for dessert and our youngest yelled,
"Chocolate cake"! Well guess what? Yes, Annette had even baked a chocolate cake. And of course
you can't have chocolate cake without ice cream too!  
They thought of every little detail and had anticipated our every need (well, our every want, because
I certainly didn't need chocolate cake!

A fabulous Family Adventure: It was the vacation of a lifetime for our family - a beautiful boat, perfect weather, daily adventures, and delicious food. Captain Francois quickly learned what activities our family enjoyed and had wonderful recommendations each day for how we should spend our time. This included kayaking through crystal clear waters, tubing, jet skiing, snorkeling, fishing,and just plain relaxing on what felt like our own private beaches in paradise.Annette took great care of us with her delicious meals and snacks, caring service and her beautiful photographs. She is an artist and a delight! We could not have enjoyed our time more. 

How do you start a tradition? You book the MV Bonaparte one time - you'll return year after year! I must admit to a certain amount of trepidation in booking a week's charter on a boat we had not seen close up with a crew we had never met in person. After all, Web sites always show only the best (and sometimes pretty outdated) side of things. MV Bonaparte is everything advertised and more! The boat is immaculate, the service is impeccable and the crew is a delight to get to know. Each location the Captain took us to was another slice of paradise. Each activity another great experience with quality equipment and first rate assistance. Each meal attested to Annette's exceptional artistry in the galley.Our 25th wedding anniversary turned out to be just the start of a new tradition! Thank you Francois and Annette and we'll see you next year!!! 

 We were so relaxed from our fabulous week barefoot and pampered on the Bonaparte! Annette and Francois were gracious hosts, exceeding all of our expectations. She said, ‘My job is to make dreams come true’. That they did! The Bonaparte is a gorgeous boat, with details that mark its distinct beauty…. the teak, comfortable accommodation and impeccably clean. Our hosts couldn’t do enough for us. We lacked nothing, as they anticipated our every need. Annette is a gourmet chef, always providing a unique culinary experience.Each delicious meal was carefully thought out and prepared to meet our every need. We woke up each morning to the smell of freshly brewed coffee that was prepared cup by cup. Breakfast was served at our leisure; eggs, bacon, sausage,fruit, freshly made muffins and these cute eggs, cheese and ham ‘muffins’.Lunches and Dinners were delicious and healthy. Our favorite was the steak and lobster and Tarte Tatin dessert. Francois took us to a different, majestic cayeach day. We would settle in to the front of the boat, with the warm breeze blowing , taking in the view of the water that looked like a paint chip card,with the different shades of turquoise. A trip to Staniel Cay was fun as we petted Nurse sharks , and ate at the local restaurant. The gorgeous yacht, your delicious meals, the beautiful cays, experiencing the turquoise Bahamian waters, the new found friendships...an amazing trip that puts this vacation on the top of the list! Au revoir! 

OUTSTANDING!! Our family was so fortunate to do a day charter aboard the Bonaparte. Everyone had a great time and it was the highlight of our vacation! Francois and Annette are wonderfulhosts along with the crew Ashton & Charli. They were so attentive and catered to our needs the entire day. We left from the Atlantis and went to Green Cay for the day. Francois even let the kids take a turn at steering theyacht. Once we got to Green Cay, they setup a beach camp for us and we had the island to ourselves to explore, snorkel, swim, jet ski, paddle board, etc. Forlunch, we went back to the yacht for Annette’s fabulous steak, lobster, and all the sides and desserts. Absolutely delicious! After lunch, we resumed our adventures on the island and Francois took some of the family to another cool snorkel spot. The day was perfect in every way!! To Francois and Annette…. Much thanks to you. Our family cannot stop talking about the fun we had on the Bonaparte. It was truly an amazing day and one we will always remember! 




BONAPARTE :: Swim platform & Toys

Swim platform & Toys

BONAPARTE :: Aft teak deck and dining

Aft teak deck and dining

BONAPARTE :: Comfort in the main salon

Comfort in the main salon

BONAPARTE :: Ensuite master head

Ensuite master head

BONAPARTE :: Blast away

Blast away

BONAPARTE :: New 15' tender with 70hp

New 15' tender with 70hp

BONAPARTE :: Another great day..

Another great day..

BONAPARTE :: Awesome awning!

Awesome awning!






AT Anchor

AT Anchor

Forward teak deck with awning

Forward teak deck with awning

Style, Charm, beauty

Style, Charm, beauty

Master cabin

Master cabin

Guest cabin

Guest cabin



Just have fun!!

Just have fun!!



From Annette's kitchen

From Annette's kitchen

Soup starts another fine meal

Soup starts another fine meal


Length: 69ft 11in (21.3m)
Max no of guests: 6
Crew: 2

Approximate Weekly Rate
USD $20,000

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Max no of guests: 6
Crew: 2

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