Westport Yachts - Designed, Engineered and Hand-Built in The United States Westport Built in the U.S.A.
Yacht Charter Search

Yacht Name:  

Yacht Type:  

Charter Destination:  

Number of Guests:  

Month:   Year: 

My budget USD $

Yacht Charter MELINKA from $21,500 USD Weekly

80ft 1in (24.4m) Sail • Sleeps 6 Guests • 3 Cabins • 3 Crew

MELINKA Main Shot

Specs Features Diving Crew Profile Menu Layout Photos Testimonials Similar Yachts Inquire NEW Charter Search »

YACHT INTRODUCTION

Designed by Sparkman and Stephens this distinguished ketch was built by Nautor Swan in 1981. She was rebuilt and extended from 76 feet to 80 feet in 1995 with an extensive refit in 2003.
Melinka offers lively sailing and serene on-board comforts for six guests.
The three guest cabins located aft of the saloon have generous twin berths plus ensuite heads with separate showers.
A comfortable dining and sitting area amidships ensures the enjoyment of savoury exotic meals and relaxing moments after a day of swimming and exploring the beautiful destinations Melinka sails to. Casual outside dining for four.

SPECIFICATIONS

Length 80ft 1in (24.4m)
Beam 19ft 0in (5.8m)
Draft 8ft 10in (2.7m)
Sleeps 6 Guests
Cabins 3
Crew Captain Forrest Shropshire, Chef and 1 crew
Year Built 1981
Cruising Speed 7.6kts
Max Speed 9.7kts
Stabilisers None
Engines Mercedes Benz 200 HP
Builder Nautor's Swan
Designer S & S
Flag Virgin Islands (British)
VAT Registered No
US Duty Paid No

APPROXIMATE WEEKLY RATE

High  USD $24,750 | Low  USD $21,500

FEATURES & AMENITIES

CD library, DVD library, DVD player saloon, Indoor audio system, Local TV, 14ft / 4.50m 60hp Novurania, Kayaks multiple, Kneeboard, Water skis - adult, Deck shower, Fishing gear - light, Special diets

ACCOMMODATIONS

Sleeps 6 In 3 Cabins

MELINKA accommodates 6 guests in 3 en suite cabins.
The master cabin has 2 single beds 80" long -- one port, one starboard, plus en suite shower and head.

Port and starboard midship guest cabins have upper / lower single beds 77" long and ensuite heads and showers.

MELINKA is fully air conditioned through out.

Crew quarters are forward with separate companionway. Crew have own head and shower.

DIVING EQUIPMENT

Not Insured, Diving by arrangement, Snorkelling gear

YACHT CREW

Captain: Forrest ShropshireCaptain: Forrest Shropshire

Originally from Georgia, Forrest holds a 1600-ton U.S. Coast Guard Open Ocean License, the equivalent of the UK’s 3000- on Master’s License. He has been cruising the waters of the Caribbean and the U.S. East Coast for more than thirty years,and takes great pleasure in showing guests his favorite destinations. An excellent teacher, he will be happy to offer you the helm, explain how celestial navigation works, or show you how to take a sextant reading.

Widely experienced in yachting, Forrest previously managed a small marina and boatyard. He is a PADI open water diver as well as a skilled windsurfer, kayaker, and former water skiing instructor. His dedication to fishing means you are almost guaranteed some fresh mahi mahi or tuna during your cruise.

First Mate: Bowen Teuscher (31)First Mate: Bowen Teuscher

Bowen has a love for classic wooden boats and has completed several extensive refits over the years. He graduated from Middlebury Institute of International Studies in 2012 with a masters in International Policy and a minor in Russian language. He is very outgoing and enjoys traveling to international countries.

YACHT MENU

Melinka Menu
Chef Terry Kapusta


BREAKFAST
Daily menu served with seasonal fresh fruit, assorted mini muffins and scones, local bacon and sausage, toast, coffee, tea, and juice

Grand Marnier French Toast with Caramelized Bananas and Toasted Walnuts With Pure Maple Syrup

Buckwheat Pancakes with Lemon Curd And Fresh Berries with Pure Cinnamon Maple Syrup

Spinach and Wild Mushroom Egg Scramble with Gruyere Served with Hashed Brown Potatoes

Garden Vegetable and Fresh Herb Strata

Frittata with Roasted Sweet Bell Pepper, Potatoes, and Sweet Onion

Grilled Baguette Stuffed with Fried Egg and Roasted Red Pepper Served with Fried New
Potatoes

Smoked Salmon Brie Omelet Garnished with Russian Osetra Caviar

COCKTAIL HOUR
Assorted Artisan Cheeses Served With Fruit, Honey, Savory Marmalade
Antipasto With Olives, Italian Meats, And Pickled Vegetables
Basil And Mascarpone Torta With Toasted Garlic Rounds
Vegetable Tarts

HORS DEVOURS
Curried Lentil Crostini
Spinach And Roasted Red Pepper Bruschetta
Smoked Salmon With Mini Potato Pancakes
Crab Cakes With Cayenne Lemon Remoulade
Gourges With Asparagus Mousse
Jumbo Shrimp With Spicy Cocktail Sauce
Mini Biscuits Stuffed With Pulled Pork
Tallegio Bundles With Sweet Garlic And Onion Jam
Vegetable Nori Rolls With Asian Dipping Sauce
Mini Roasted Leg Of Lamb Baguettes With Berry Horseradish Mayo

SALADS
Butter Lettuce with Berries, Red Onion, Julienne Yellow Bell Pepper and White Balsamic Vinaigrette

Kale with Shredded Carrots, Radish, Currants and Pistachios with Dijon Vinaigrette
Romaine with Red Onion and Avocado and Grapefruit Dressing

LUNCH
Shrimp and Penne Pasta Salad with Capers, Sweet Peas, and Fresh Basil

Eggplant Stuffed with Rainbow Mustard Greens Baked with White Wine and Anchovy Sauce

Calamari and White Bean Salad with Olive Tapanade Served with Crusty Grain Croutons
Watercress Chicken Salad on Croissant

Toasted Creamy Goat Cheese Sandwich with English Cucumbers, Sautéed Escarole and Hot Cherry Peppers

Braised Leg Of Lamb with Curried Zucchini on Artisan Bread with Fig and Onion Mayo

Fresh Tuna and Artichoke Hearts with Lemon and Capers, Extra Virgin Olive Oil on Sourdough

MAIN
Beef Tenderloin Stuffed with Lobster Served with Hollandaise Sauce

Marinated Duck Breast with Zinfandel Reduction

Romano and Herb Crusted Rack of Lamb

Coconut Curry White Fish with Fresh Cilantro and Sautéed Leeks

Salmon Fillet with Dijon Maple Glaze

Panko Coated Wild Caught Cod Fillet with Oven Baked Chips Served with Malted Vinegar

Sautéed Soft Shell Crab with Heirloom Tomato Cruda

VEGETABLES
Roasted Asparagus Bundles
Sauté Of Sweet Green Beans and Fresh Nutmeg
Roasted Summer Vegetables with Caramelized Onion and Herbed Butter
Cayenne Roasted Red Potatoes
Vegetable Cous Cous
Sweet Potato Mash with Scallions and Touch of White Balsamic
Vinegar
Creamed Spinach with Pernod
Brown Rice with Leeks, Roasted Pineapple, Sweet Bell Pepper and Toasted Pine Nuts

DESSERT
Assorted Cookies, Biscotti, and Shortbread
Fresh Strawberries with Balsamic Reduction and Black Pepper Served with Vanilla Gelato
Warm Fragipange Crepes with Chocolate Sauce
Lemon Tarts with Raspberry Peach Sauce
Fresh Fruit Tarts with Rum Spiced Whipped Cream
Ricotta Cheese Cake with Fresh Berries
Chocolate Fudge Brownies, Raspberry Oat Bars, Lemon Squares and other Assorted Bar Cookies
Chocolate Espresso Cake with a Coffee Glaze












 

YACHT LAYOUT

Layout plan

YACHT TESTIMONIALS

Richard from Cruising Club of America. 

I just had the privilege of completing a two week charter aboard Melinka in the Windward and Leeward Islands of the Caribbean with my daughter and Brian McNally's daughter. In my years of sailing on charter boats both in the U.S. and abroad the experience aboard Melinka stands out as pure 
pleasure.

Captain Forrest Shropshire, his first hand Jace and Joanna Walls, cook and second mate kept Melinka superbly and responded to requests with skill and courtesy. I have never had a more satisfying experience in 50 years of chartering crewed yachts here and abroad. 

My friend of many years, Brian McNally, who chartered Melinka left the cruise early. The cockpit layout of Melinka was not compatible with his physical disabilities.

Sincerely Yours,

RHH

Feed back from Sarah:

My charter trip aboard Melinka over Christmas 2015 was a dream come true for my 87 year old Dad and me. Melinka sails like a dream, and her crew is skillful and attentive. If you like to sail and love classic yachts, you will be delighted by sailing aboard Melinka.

I found Forrest to be a skillful and capable Captain who runs a first class operation with a skillful and jolly crew.

Joanna's cooking was gourmet and healthy, much of it prepared in the galley, going to windward at 7-10 knots. We were steadily surprised and delighted by the delicious food and attentive crew.


The sailing adventure was fantastic!!  We can't wait for our next adventure!!

You did a GREAT job.

  - Caribbean Charter guests, 

YACHT PHOTOS

MELINKA ::

MELINKA ::

MELINKA ::

MELINKA ::

MELINKA ::

THREE (3) YACHTS SIMILAR TO MELINKA

OCEAN PHOENIX
Name: OCEAN PHOENIX
Length: 77ft 1in (23.5m)
Max no of guests: 7
Crew: 3

Approximate Weekly Rate
High  USD $29,900
Low  USD $20,500

 
Available in 2 areas
SOMETHING WONDERFUL
Name: SOMETHING WONDERFUL
Length: 58ft 1in (17.7m)
Max no of guests: 8
Crew: 2

Approximate Weekly Rate
High  USD $35,750
Low  USD $20,250

 
Available in 1 area
PELICAN
Name: PELICAN
Length: 58ft 1in (17.7m)
Max no of guests: 10
Crew: 2

Approximate Weekly Rate
High  USD $25,500
Low  USD $18,500

 
Available in 1 area

CONTACT / INQUIRE ABOUT THIS YACHT CHARTER

For more information on YACHT MELINKA, please send us your contact information

* required field.

*Full Name:

*Email Address:

Phone Number:  

Number of Guests:   Traveling in  

Charter Destinations: (select all that apply)
Any Arabian Gulf Australasia Bahamas Caribbean Central America East Mediterranean
Indian Ocean North America Northern Europe Other Areas South East Asia West Mediterranean


Comments / Feedback / Questions:

 

Dimensions, weight, performance and capacities where shown are approximate. Speeds, weight and other performance estimates, if shown or discussed, are estimates only and are not guaranteed. Photos may show optional equipment. Optional equipment may be shown. Specifications and equipment are subject to change without notification. Please consult your Westport sales representative for complete details.

© 2018 Copyright - All Rights Reserved. Westport Yachts, Westport Yacht Sales and Westport Shipyard are registered trademarks.

Top