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Yacht Charter VIVIERAE II from $60,000 USD Weekly

98ft 1in (29.9m) Power • Sleeps 10 Guests • 5 Cabins • 5 Crew


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VivieRae II nominated for The World Superyacht Awards 2018 'Voyager’s Award'
This Compact explorer yacht is now available for charter!
VivieRae II has mega-yacht styling, luxury and the capability to travel the world, all within a manageable 30 meters. She boasts a luxurious interior, and functional yet relaxing exterior spaces, that mimics those of mega-yachts for the highest level of comfort imaginable, no matter how remote the itinerary.
VivieRae II has a big skylounge aft of the pilothouse outfitted with pull-out sofa which can double as the 5th cabin, desk, and 65” television enabling multi-purpose uses for lounging, working or a bonus sleeping quarters. Electric sliding doors open up to the skylounge deck featuring a bar, bar stools, drinks fridge, BBQ, and of course, a spectacular view – everything you need for entertaining.
For the active guest, she has a custom 39' tender rigged for diving and fishing. She also has 7 complete sets of dive gear along with a hyperbaric  chamber.  (Diving by prior- arrangement only) 
VivieRae II has been fitted with a large hardtop Bimini, offering shade to guests relaxing on the superyacht sundeck. Other key features include a shaded aft cockpit and a smart grey hull finish. 
VivieRae II brings a source of pure enjoyment, a place to get away from the rigors of everyday life, a haven in which to spend time with the people you  love most.
Please note, smoking is not allowed on board.


Length 98ft 1in (29.9m)
Beam 23ft 11in (7.3m)
Draft 8ft 2in (2.5m)
Sleeps 10 Guests
Cabins 5
Crew Captain Gareth Schwegman, Chef and 3 crew
Year Built 2017
Cruising Speed 10kts
Max Speed 12kts
Stabilisers None
Engines 2x Caterpillar (C18) 454hp diesel engines
Builder Nordhavn
Designer Nordhavn
Flag Cayman Islands
VAT Registered No
US Duty Paid No


High  USD $69,000 | Low  USD $60,000


Bluray player all cabins, Bluray player master cabin, Bluray player saloon, CD library, DVD library, DVD player saloon, Games console, MP3 music server, TV all cabins, 39ft / 11.90m 0hp Custom Tender, 16ft / 4.90m 0hp RIB, 18ft / 5.50m 0hp RIB, Beach games, Board games, Floating mats, Free weights, Inflatable floating island, Kayaks multiple, Paddleboards multiple, Swimming noodles, Book library, Deck shower, Exercise equipment, Fishing gear - light, Ice maker, Jacuzzi on deck, Sun cushions, Swim platform, Water maker


Sleeps 10 In 5 Cabins


Insured, Crew certified, Diving if certified, Snorkelling gear, 7 Compressors, 7 Tanks, 7 BCs, 7 Regulators,

Diving pre arrange- Hyperbaric Chamber, full dive equipment,  


Captain: Gareth Schwegman

Gareth Schwegman


Captain Gareth Schwegman was born in South Africa and grew up around the yachting industry. His love of the ocean and seamanship skills was honed in his native South Africa on family sailing excursions off the coast of Durban and Mozambique. His father’s sailing school, which specializes in mega yacht crew training, also played a role in Gareth’s decision to join the yachting industry and obtain his captain’s license. Gareth began his yachting career as a deckhand in 2001 and in 2005 became a captain on the Belle de Jour. Prior to VivieRae II Gareth was the captain on VivieRae another Nordhavn owned by Bob and Sandy Giles. Gareth has been the captain for Bob and Sandy Giles since October of 2012. He was instrumental in the build process of VivieRae II and is responsible for many design ideas that were incorporated during the build process to make sure that VivieRae II was completed to the highest standards.

Gareth is married to Carolyn and they have two boys Josh and Ethan. Carolyn was the chef on the former VivieRae until they had their second child. “Caro” as she is referred to and the boys are welcome visitors to the boat and Mike and Teri have almost become there aunt and uncle.

Gareth holds his MCA Yachtmaster Offshore 200 ton license, MCA Yachtmaster Ocean, MCA Navigation and Radar, MCA General Ships Knowledge, MCA Advanced Sea Survival, and Marshall Islands Endorsements for Offshore and GMDSS certificates.

Gareth has extensive cruising experience in the Caribbean, Central America, and the West Coast of California to Alaska and the entire east coast to New England. Gareth is happy to answer any questions you may have and looks forward to leading guests of M/Y VivieRae II to new discoveries.

Captain (rotational): Jay Mooneyham

Jay Mooneyham - Captain(rotational)

Jay comes to Vivie Rae from Jupiter, Florida. From a very young age, he developed a deep love and respect for the ocean and have spent most os his life on the water. Whether it is an early morning freedive to gather lunch, an exploration of a new coral reef or a trip out to a favorite fishing spot, if it happens on the ocean he is ready to go… Even if the expedition goes no further than a sandy shoreline. Jay began his yachting career sailing the Bahamas and Caribbean. Evan as a young deckhand who saw most of the islands from behind a buffing wheel, the energy and excitement of pulling into a new port was a bug he couldn’t get rid of. Now, after years as captain, that feeling has grown. It is a feeling that he see with each new charter. Jay holds his USCG 200 ton Master license, MCA MOY 200 ton Unlimited, ENG 1, STCW 95, TWIC and PADI rescue diver certificates.

Whether we drop anchor in an unknown bay or return to an old favorite, sharing the promise of fresh memories and new adventures with wonderful people never gets old. It has been Jays lifelong dream to share his passion for the ocean. Whether it is with the saltiest sailor of a guest, or the newest addition to the chartering family, he takes pride in working hard to ensure each experience is one that won’t be forgotten.

Stewardess: Lauren Maestas

Lauren Maestas- Stewardess

Lauren was raised in a small New Mexico town. She studied dental hygiene but only to realize traveling was in her veins. She moved to Spain to become an au pair where her love for children and foreign lands made it a perfect fit. In time Lauren worked at a large even company in Madrid. She was able to host lavish events all over Europe, and as many cities were near the sea, she discovered yachting. With a passion for travel, people and the sea, yachting is her dream career. When not busy pampering her guests, Lauren loves to spend time designing event set-ups, exploring fashion and creating new cocktails. Lauren is looking forward to treating you to a wonderful vacation.

Deckhand: Jean de Ridder

Raised in South Africa, Jean was a natural fisherman and hunter from a young age. Yachting came naturally to him as he spent most of his days on the water. At the age of 18 Jean moved to the United States to pursue his dream in yachting. In his spare time Jean enjoys deep sea fishing, wakeboarding, kite surfing, and flying his drone. He is also an accomplished archer having won many international competitions. He is PADI Dive Certification. Jean is keen to share his love for water sports and fishing with you!

Chef: Briar Meades

Briar is from New Zealand, she grew up with her father, a Chef, so naturally a passion for food was quickly instilled into her at a young age. Under his guidance she developed many skills and then Briar furthered her knowledge and skills from her eldest sister who also became a Chef.

After high school Briar moved to Western Australia and spent the next two years living and traveling around Australia. She then settled back home in New Zealand and began her culinary training at The New Zealand School of Food and Wine. Briar worked as a Corporate Catering Chef at a law firm for 2 years before moving to a new venture at Misters Cafe. There she developed a holistic approach to cooking as it was a gluten free, refined sugar and dairy free establishment. Most recently Briar was the sole Chef onboard M/Y Andrea VI for two years, cruising the East Coast of America and the Bahamas.

Briar has attained her level three certificate in Culinary Arts, level three Certificate in food safety and hygiene, STCW 95, and has her open water SCUBA certification.

Briar looks forward to catering to all your culinary needs.

Mate: Matt Cowie

Matt grew up in both Australia and New Zealand, he is an avid surfer who leads a healthy lifestyle and loves life on the water. Growing up near the beach helped shape Matt into the ocean lover he is today, he loves to surf, fish and dive in the world’s most beautiful destinations.

This is Matts sixth year in the yachting industry and so far the job has taken him to some of the most beautiful places on the planet with extensive cruising of the Mediterranean, the Middle East, The Maldives and most recently the Bahamas and the east coast of the United States.

Matt has several certifications including RYA Yachtmaster, Offshore RYA, Powerboat level II, Approved Engine Course, Open water SCUBA diver, Diploma in Fitness (AUT University New Zealand) just to name a few.

Matt is looking forward to ensuring you all have a fantastic trip aboard VivieRae II


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Dec 28 - Jan 4,  2019 charter

Terrific vacation. We have been on many charters and this was the best yet! Great Yacht. Top, top notch crew!

Courteous, attentive, knowledgeable are all adjectives that apply describing the Captain and crew. Jay was safety-conscious, made us aware of options on a daily basis, thoroughly investigated our alternatives, and planned based on our wishes. Ben and Jon took us on a number of adventures and were great hosts, from a beach picnic to water skiing, kayaking, snorkeling, ATV rides, and more. Very enjoyable hosts. And Lauren was thoroughly delightful.

A bunch of “foodies” were on this trip and Maxine exceeded all our culinary expectations.

Yacht was kept in immaculate condition the entire trip, and it’s a beautiful boat, top to bottom.

Captain Jay presented us with our alternatives for each day and we set the pace and activities we wanted. For the time of year we were on the yacht (late Dec. to early Jan.) the pacific side of Panama was amazing! San Jose Island in particular.

Would definitely charter this yacht again. Wonderful yacht. Absolutely outstanding crew.

Please let he owner know how very pleased we were with his outstanding crew (our best yet) and beautiful boat.




VIVIERAE II :: Stairs to Sky lounge

Stairs to Sky lounge

VIVIERAE II :: Fly Bridge

Fly Bridge



VIVIERAE II :: Sky lounge deck

Sky lounge deck

VIVIERAE II :: Sky Lounge set up as 5th Stateroom

Sky Lounge set up as 5th Stateroom

VIVIERAE II :: Sky lounge hallway to bath

Sky lounge hallway to bath


VIVIERAE II :: 39' Custom Tender

39' Custom Tender


VIVIERAE II :: Completed!





Fly Bridge

Fly Bridge

Aft Deck

Aft Deck

Sky lounge deck

Sky lounge deck

Sky Lounge

Sky Lounge

Sky Lounge set up as 5th Stateroom

Sky Lounge set up as 5th Stateroom

Wheel house

Wheel house

39' Custom Tender

39' Custom Tender


Length: 74ft 2in (22.6m)
Max no of guests: 8
Crew: 3

Approximate Weekly Rate
High  USD $70,000
Low  USD $60,000

Available in 2 areas
Length: 116ft 2in (35.4m)
Max no of guests: 11
Crew: 6

Approximate Weekly Rate
USD $60,000

Available in 2 areas
Length: 98ft 1in (29.9m)
Max no of guests: 8
Crew: 4

Approximate Weekly Rate
High  USD $65,000
Low  USD $55,000

Available in 2 areas


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