Yacht for Charter

165ft / 50.3M | Builder: Feadship | Year: 2000
Yacht Charter PICNIC

Yacht Charter PICNIC By Feadship

PICNIC has had an all-encompassing refit that has just been completed in March 2017. The modifications included a completely new interior design refit by Adam Voorhees, who came onto the yachting scene as winner of the Young Designer of the Year award. Adam’s fresh look at PICNIC, along with her experienced owner made for the perfect collaboration. Adam transformed PICNIC's ambience into a calm, casual and inviting atmosphere. The composition throughout is kept minimal and allows for breathing room, constantly revealing design through details.
PICNIC's entirely new interior now includes a six-stateroom layout. A beautiful and spacious Master cabin complete with office lives on the forward region of the main deck with a VIP Queen cabin accessible on the starboard side of the main deck as well. 4 lower king sized guest cabins are in the lower guest area. 2 of which convert to single beds and 2 of which have additional Pullman bunks. The extensive upgrades in addition to the completely new interior included all new lighting, AV, furnishings, floorings, exterior paint and much more. 
Entering PICNIC from the formal entrance, on the starboard side, one will land at the formal foyer. Within the foyer, one will find a stunning spiral stairway that leads up to the bridge deck or down to the lower guest accommodations. The entire facade of the spiral stairs has an impressive metal finish manufactured by Neal Feay and inspired by the Japanese practice, omikuji (Japanese fortune-telling paper strips that can be found at shrines and temples), creating multiple layers of reflection, transparency and gradient coloring. From the foyer area one can go aft to the formal dining and main salon or forward to the on-deck master and VIP cabins. 
Moving aft to the main salon dining area one would find an open, light and airy area with a custom dining table for twelve and a 275 bottle glass front display wine cooler. The flooring is chevron pattern rift sawn oak, softened by sumptuous area rugs. Further aft in the main salon one will find a modified L-shaped sofa, coffee table and two custom swivel chairs with end table between, along with an additional low credenza and accent chairs. One can walk out to the aft deck from the aft salon doors. These doors are also used often as the preferred way into the vessel. 
Going up the stairs from the formal main deck foyer one will find the upper bridge deck foyer. One can go forward to the pilothouse passing a well-appointed day head on the way. The pilothouse is roomy with settee, large navigation console with state of the art electronics with many upgrades. Captain’s office and Captain’s cabin is found in this area. 
Going aft one will find the mature yet playful setting of the skylounge, which embraces a circular layout. There is a semi-circular sofa, designed by Vladimir Kagan, a Finn Juhl coffee table and chairs as well as a stand-alone table with four Hans Wegner chairs, perfect for coffee, tea, board games or a private meeting. Aft through the skylounge deck doors is a spacious area with a large outside dining table, built in settees on either side with additional loose chairs and two large side serving areas. One can go to the sundeck from an external stairway found on the starboard side deck. 
Up the stairs to the sundeck one reaches a large area with built-in settee, loose furniture and table aft. To port is a circular settee with table. Further forward to port is a complete wet bar with four bar stools and in the middle of the sundeck forward is a large Jacuzzi with ample sun pad area. One can make their way down the stairs one deck to the bridge. 
Forward on the bridge deck on the starboard side is a gym area with all the amenities. On the opposite side, one will find a tender area. Forward from this area either side leads to a beautiful bow sitting area just forward of the pilothouse. 
The main aft deck is host to a wet bar with four bar stools and settee with table and chairs, perfect for sitting, dining or watching the watersports below you. Descend the aft wide spiral staircase to reach the swim platform complete with shower for easy access to enjoy all the water toys. Just off the swim platform one will find the perfect water sport staging area in the beach club arrangement offered in the lazarette.
PICNIC’s size and volume is found in her tri-deck configuration, six-stateroom, 690 GRT build. She offers a superb design in which to utilize all the spaces aboard. Her stunning blue hull gives her a sophistication not easily found on the water today.
Length 165ft (50.3m)
Beam 31ft 2in (9.5m)
Draft 7ft 10in (2.39m)
Year Built 2000
Builder Feadship
Designer Adam Voorhees
Staterooms 6
Sleeps 12
Refit 2017
Cruising Speed 14kts (26kph)
Stabilisers At anchor (0 speed)
Flag Cayman Islands
Engines 2x Caterpillar 1500hp
Locations Caribbean, East Mediterranean, West Mediterranean
From: $245,000 plus expenses

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    A beautiful and spacious Master cabin complete with office lives on the forward region of the main deck with a VIP Queen cabin accessible on the starboard side of the main deck as well. 4 lower king sized guest cabins are in the lower guest area. 2 of which convert to single beds and 2 of which have additional Pullman bunks.
    Captain: Jorgen Gormsen

    Jorgen Gormsen (GORM) is of Danish nationality, married for 21 years and has been in yachting for 30 years. Gorm lived in Greenland for 8 years where in this time he was involved with engineering work, coaching Team Handball and treasurer of the Greenland handball federation. He worked as a yacht engineer before he changed it up and took up the challenge to become Captain. Gorm’s 22 years’ experience as a captain has been on charter yachts sized from 35 meters(115 ft) to 56 meters(185 ft). He has navigated the US East & West coast, Mediterranean, Seychelles, Caribbean, Svalbard, Galapagos, Tahiti and New Zealand. He is easy going, fun loving and will try his utmost to ensure that your stay on PICNIC will be one of the best vacations you’ve had. Gorm is a keen diver and loves spending time on the golf courses.

    First Officer: Shaun FrithFirst Officer: Shaun Frith

    Shaun was born and raised in the city of Johannesburg, South Africa. Having studied IT and feeling cramped up in an office, he took the leap to try sailing in Cape Town and down the East coast of South Africa. After his 1st taste of this in 2009, he never looked back and completed his Masters license in 2019. Shaun is an RYA recognized jet ski instructor, PADI Rescue diver and is responsible for all Picnic water activities. He also has a great knowledge of the typical Mediterranean hotspots and Caribbean beaches.

    Chief Engineer: Theo SmitChief Engineer: Theo Smit

    Theo was born and raised surrounded by the breathtaking natural scenery that is Cape Town, South Africa. His strong love for the outdoors landed him a position as an adventure tour guide throughout the whole of Africa, showing tourists everything from the Namib Desert to Zambia’s Victoria Falls. In 2009 Theo embarked on a new adventure on the sea and his engineering and travel skills married happily with his transition to the world of yachting. Theo has been trained by a number of the best engineers the industry has to offer and recently achieved his Chief Engineer (Y3) License. When he isn’t working (which is rare!) you can find him exploring the outdoors, hiking, watching sports and spending time with his family in South Africa.

    Second Engineer: Micah StamSecond Engineer: Micah Stam

    Micah was born and raised on a farm in Canada and has mostly Dutch and German descent. He worked as a yard laborer, truss builder, and mechanic during high school. He then studied Marine Engineering Technology for three years and obtained certification and an advanced College diploma. He worked for five years as a licensed engineer onboard freighters on the Great Lakes. During this time he also worked on a tall ship cruising the Caribbean. In 2019 he started working on Yachts, and has been working around the world. He enjoys running in different places around the world and playing hockey when he is home in Canada.

    Chef (Rotational): Gjorgi MitevChef (Rotational): Gjorgi Mitev

    Chef Gjorgi was born and raised in Macedonia where his passion for all thing’s food began. He studied Food Science and Technology and apprenticed in some of Macedonia’s finest hotels after which he opened his own restaurant at the young age of 20 years old. Gjorgi then moved to St. Maarten where he met his wife and had a baby. During this time in St. Maarten, after being exposed to the industry in this yachting town and having a Brother who was already working on yachts, Chef Gjorgi began his career as a yacht chef. During his 9-year yachting career, he has continuously explored various cuisines while working alongside some amazing chefs in the Caribbean and Mediterranean. Chef Gjorgi has served elite clientele both on land and on luxury sailing and motor yachts. He looks forward to stimulating guest’s palate with cuisine from all over the world and wowing lunch and dinner tables alike. To see more of his work, look up Gjorgi on Instagram, @chef_gjorgi.

    Chef (Rotational): Daniel HarveyChef (Rotational): Daniel Harvey

    Daniel began his career in his home town of Auckland, after attending culinary school. He has worked in some of New Zealand’s most iconic restaurants. He later moved to London where he took the position of Senior Sous Chef at one of Gordon Ramsay’s restaurants, and it was there where he met his wife. While looking for a new challenge and source of inspiration, he found it in the yachting industry. He is passionate about sourcing fresh products and combining them to create top quality dishes; and is constantly on the lookout for new ideas that can be incorporate into his menus. Dan loves to travel and experience new cultures and cuisines. He recently welcomed a daughter so when he is not working, he enjoys spending time with family, between Italy, where he currently resides, and New Zealand.

    Bosun: Ryan LombardBosun: Ryan Lombard

    Ryan was born and raised in Johannesburg, South Africa. Due to his mixed heritage and up bringing in a culturally diverse society he developed a keen interest in other cultures. Both his grandfathers served in their respective navies and his parents met each other while sailing in Saint Thomas. He’s therefore always been inclined towards the romantic notions of adventure and faraway places. When Ryan turned 18 he joined his first yacht and has recently been sailing on expedition and research vessels in the South Pacific. He joins the Picnic program excited to be chartering in the Mediterranean and Caribbean

    Charlize Frith: Chief StewardessCharlize Frith: Chief Stewardess

    Charlize was born in South Africa and raised in the country side on a wine farm near Cape Town. She completed her studies as a Somatologist where she gained thorough knowledge of customer service and management, which prepared her well for her ventures in yachting. Charlize joined the yachting industry in 2013 and has cruised extensively throughout the Mediterranean and a few season’s spent in Caribbean waters in this time. With a great love for what she does, Charlize is committed to go the extra mile to ensure guest have a wonderful time on board, leaving M/Y Picnic with the best of memories. Her hobbies includes hiking, Pilatus and getting stuck reading a good book.

    Second Stewardess: Gaylaine QuachSecond Stewardess: Gaylaine Quach

    Gaylaine, was born and raised in the metropolitan city of Toronto, Canada. At an early age, she discovered her love for travel, as her large family would take road trips every summer; her highlight being Highway 101, touring down the West Coast of the USA. Having a love for the outdoors, Gaylaine enjoys skiing, kayaking and hiking. She is bilingual, speaking English and Cantonese. She worked as a lifeguard throughout high school and studied, Psychology and Anthropology in University. Longing for a change of scenery, Gaylaine moved to Antigua in 2013, where she attended medical school. Enticed by the surrounding waters and variety of yachts anchored in English Harbor, she decided to transition into the yachting industry.

    Third Stewardess: Lidia AckermanThird Stewardess: Lidia Ackerman

    Lidia crew up in the beautiful city of Cape Town, South-Africa. She is part of a big family and is one of a twin, who is interestingly also part of the yachting industry. Her passion for water and diving fueled her change in career from once owning her own handmade jewelry company she transferred her customer service skills over to the yachting industry. In her spare time she enjoys being active and likes outdoor activities like, hiking, swimming, diving and snorkeling. Lidia loves to exercise and dance with salsa and cha-cha being her favorite types. Lidia is hardworking and always ensures guests onboard have a memorable trip.

    Fourth Stewardess: Alejandra CoxFourth Stewardess: Alejandra Cox

    Alejandra is a Galapagos islander, with a childhood surrounded by giant tortoises and adventurous sailing boats in her hometown harbor. Her passion for adventure and sailing started when joining her naturalist guide father onboard tourism expeditions around the Galapagos, here she developed a love for nature and wildlife as well as the protection of it. Alejandra studied advertising and graduated with a thesis in visual arts. She worked in the digital department for several agencies in mainland Ecuador. In addition, she has also taken several photography courses, which she likes to combine with her travels. Alejandra is an inspiration for young girls in Galapagos, encouraging them to travel and achieve their dreams.

    Deckhand: Radek LeonczakDeckhand: Radek Leonczak

    Rad was born and raised in Poland. He developed his passion for water sports as a child, sailing, fishing and spearfishing on the great lakes, north east of Poland. Travelling was always a big part of his life and after finishing his education he started working remotely in a variety of positions. He then obtained his Yacht Master qualification which allowed him to do yacht deliveries around Europe and beyond. With this background he confidently assists guests with water activities, maintaining a safe approach to having fun.

    Deckhand: Michael RademeyerDeckhand: Michael Rademeyer

    Michael was born and raised in the small town of Bulawayo in Zimbabwe. He has always had a passion for travel, tourism and hospitality which lead him into this industry. He’s other interests from a young age was always to do with anything with a motor (cars, bikes, boats and karting) Motorsport became a big passion of his and still is a big part of his life. He managed a Lodge for a year previous to changing the scenery for yachting and the ocean. With the skills gained from managing a lodge and active interest in outdoor activities, it was a smooth transition into where Michael is today.

    iPod dock, Media movie server, MP3 music server, Satellite TV, TV all cabins, Wi-Fi, 21ft/6.4m Castoldi jet, 11'3" Wajer 38, Banana boat - towable, Beach games, Floating mats, Inflatable floating island, Jet ski (standup), Kayaks multiple, Mono ski, Paddleboards multiple, Tube - towable, Wakeboard, Water skis - adult, Water skis - child, Water slide, Water trampoline, Wave runners multiple (sitdown), BBQ, Beach umbrella, Coffee machine, Deck shower, Exercise equipment, Fishing gear - light, Gym, Ice maker, Jacuzzi in master cabin, Jacuzzi on deck, Scooters, Sun cushions, Sun loungers
    Not Insured, Brownies third lung, Diving by arrangement, Seabobs multiple, Snorkelling gear, Underwater lighting

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