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157ft / 47.9M | Builder: Christensen | Year: 2005
Yacht Charter TOP FIVE

Yacht Charter TOP FIVE By Christensen

Top Five epitomizes luxury and attention to detail throughout. Her aft deck provides shaded comfort for relaxing, an informal meal or simply enjoying the surroundings.
As you enter the main salon, you immediately note her large windows that provide unobstructed views and a bright open feeling ideal for entertaining guests, enjoying an intimate conversation, or watching TV or a movie. The main salon flows with ease into a spacious well appointed dining salon with ample seating for 12, perfect for those wishing to dine in style.
Forward on the main deck, is the master suite, accessed from the main deck foyer, you pass through your private study and into the full-beam stateroom with his and her baths. Her spacious bath features a marble Jacuzzi tub and separate shower. There is a king-sized bed, large walk-in his and hers wardrobes and entertainment center.
On the lower deck, there are five luxurious staterooms. The full beam VIP stateroom features a large bath complete with tub. There are two equal queen-size staterooms; two double staterooms forward are each fitted with a full size and a twin berth as well as a Pullman, making them ideal family cabins. All staterooms have en-suite baths and entertainment centers.
Whether you arrive at the bridge deck via the exquisite curved staircase, or use her 4-deck elevator located off the foyer, the feeling of understated elegance and comfort is the same, complete with large screen entertainment center, a cozy sunken bar and ample seating. Al fresco dining is at its best on the aft bridge deck. This spacious private area accommodates 12 guests.
The sun deck is designed as an entertainers dream, including a spa pool surrounded by sun beds and teak chairs. The shaded settee curves around a cocktail table and the cocktail bar has seating for five. The expansive open space of the sun deck is perfect for an afternoon or evening party.
Length 157ft (47.9m)
Beam 29ft 10in (9.1m)
Draft 7ft 10in (2.4m)
Year Built 2005
Builder Christensen
Designer Christensen
Staterooms 6
Sleeps 12
Refit Not known
Cruising Speed 12kts (22kph)
Stabilisers At anchor (0 speed)
Flag Cayman Islands
Engines 2x MTU/DDC 12V4000 1800hp each
Locations Caribbean, East Coast United States
From: $180,000 plus expenses

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    TOP FIVE accommodates 12 guests in 6 cabins.
    The Master cabin has a king-sized bed, walk-in closets, his and her bathrooms with tub and shower. The VIP cabin has a king-sized bed, huge bathroom with tub and shower, ample closet and storage. Two guest cabins each have king-sized beds, both with showers, ample closets and storage. Two additional guest cabins each have double beds, a single bed and a pullman,1 cabin with bath/tub and the other with shower. Both cabins have ample closet space and storage.
    Captain: Johannes BuysCaptain: Johannes Buys

    Joe Is the longest serving crew member with over 10 years on board Top Five. He was brought up on a farm in the Free State where he was drawn to the alternative lifestyle of the yachting industry and thus started his yachting career in 1996. Joe first became an engineer on yachts and then ranked up to Captain in 2002. Being a natural at navigation, mechanics and good seamanship, Joe flourished in his career with his hard work and dedication to the industry, with a Y3 chief engineer license and a Dive Master (PADI) qualification under his belt as well as being one of the youngest Captains in his time. After 17 years of Captaincy with a Master Y4 3000 GT MCA Captain’s license, Joe has travelled through the Caribbean, Mediterranean, Bahamas and United States Coastal waters extensively.

    Joe’s enthusiasm and attention to detail to meet the needs of his guests will ensure that their stay on-board motor yacht Top Five is not only safe but unforgettable and enjoyable. Joe now lives in Canada and is a proud father of three beautiful girls.

    1st Mate: Fanta Schrage1st Mate: Fanta Schrage

    Fanta joined Top Five in 2016, coming from a strong farming background. Born and raised in Hartswater, Fanta has extensive knowledge working on cattle farms and game reserves in South Africa. He has also worked on various farms in the United States for two seasons over a two-year period. Whilst in the States, Fanta had heard about the thriving yachting industry and saw this as another great opportunity. Now, nearly 15 years later in the industry, Fanta has travelled the world and has a great deal of qualifications under his belt. His innate love for farming has never left him, which led him to invest in his own pecan farm back in South Africa.

    During his time in the States, he fell in love with an incredible American woman, Anna, whom he married in early 2016 in the picturesque Cape Winelands of South Africa, and they are now have 2 boys.

    Chief Engineer: Stephanus Du PlessisChief Engineer: Stephanus Du Plessis

    Born in the small-town farming community of Heilbron, South Africa, Steph grew up working closely with the land. An avid animal lover, he had always imagined himself to become a vet. However, as time passed, he began to work with various machinery on the farm and found that it was the engines that truly intrigued him. Before long, he was consumed by the engineering world and his passion and drive to pursue it as a full-time career outgrew farm life. He travelled across the world to the United States where he obtained his Y3 chief engineer’s license allowing him to travel while pursuing his passion. Steph has a calm and collected nature, which allows him to thrive in high-pressure situations.

    During your time aboard, you’ll most likely find him in the engine room, ensuring everything is in perfect working order. Stef offers a wealth of knowledge as well as engine room tours, don’t hesitate to request one! When not at sea, Stef lives in sunny West Palm with his wife and two dogs.

    Bosun: Albert van ZylBosun: Albert van Zyl

    Albert, also known as Albie, was born in Pretoria, South Africa and spent his childhood growing up in the heart of the bush, the wild countryside. Following the completion of his degree in Industrial Sociology, Albie immigrated to the States 3 years ago and has fallen in love with his new country. Albie has been on Top Five since beginning 2018. Albie dreams of becoming a captain in the future. He currently holds an Approved Engine Course and 200 ton Captains license.

    A love for travelling, the ocean and interacting with guests has led Albie to his dream job! In his free time, he loves experiencing new cigars and collecting his favorites as well as a keen interest in watches. On the weekends, he enjoys watching and playing soccer.

    Chef: Reneé DryerChef: Reneé Dryer

    Here she feels that she will be challenged but also be able to impart and utilize her years of experience.Not only does she love exploring different parts of the world but also experiencing the different cuisines they have to offer. Outside of yachting Reneé is a certified diver and enjoys being outside, she is also a yoga enthusiast. Living in Bali and spending time in South-East Asia allowed her to experience the unique cultures, ingredients and flavors, her time there offered her the opportunity to be more creative in her cooking. She enjoys preparing healthy foods with a creative twist – her style of cooking is Mediterranean-Fusion and therefor enjoys using fresh seasonal produce.

    With Reneé’s tremendous talent, she will ensure all your dining requirements are met onboard TOP FIVE.

    Chief Stewardess: Rochelle IrleChief Stewardess: Rochelle Irle

    Rochelle was born and raised in the West rand of Johannesburg, South Africa. Not long after leaving School she moved to the UK where she started her career in the hospitality industry, working in top restaurants and Hotels in Central London. After spending almost 7 years in the UK, Rochelle decided it was time to head to warmer climates and start her yachting career in the South of France.

    Rochelle has been on numerous yachts ranging from 55m up to 80m, cruising the Mediterranean, Caribbean, US East Coast and Mexico.

    In her 10 years in hospitality, she has learned a great deal how to make guests happy and ensure them a wonderful time on board.

    Rochelle loves traveling, being active and most of all being near the ocean.

    2nd Stewardess: Jean-Marie Van Wijk2nd Stewardess: Jean-Marie Van Wijk

    Jean-Marie is from Pretoria, South Africa. She studied teaching after school whilst actively teaching at one of South Africa’s prestige private schools. After obtaining her degree she decided to take a gap year that took her all the way to New York.

    She soon decided that being stationary in one place is not ideal and pursued a different avenue that allowed for more traveling and freedom, this avenue ended up being the super yacht industry. She started her career on a 70m yacht but quickly decided that she could learn and be more diverse onboard TOP FIVE.

    Jean-Marie is nearing two years in the industry and is very happy with her decision to join. She enjoys the traveling and meeting new people that the yachting industry offers. Jean-Marie enjoys being active and being outdoors.

    3rd Stewardess: Katie Argo3rd Stewardess: Katie Argo

    Katie was born in Durban, South Africa and spent most of her childhood holidays on safari or at the beach (no doubt where her

    love of travel started). After finishing school, Katie lived in Cape Town where she worked as social worker while completing her degree in teaching (Bachelor of Education). Kate owns a florist called Bloomfield Bespoke Flowers in South Africa and has a great passion for flower arranging and events. Her hobbies include event coordination, yoga, and interior decorating. She recently started her yachting career before joining Top Five and is thrilled to be working with this incredible team. She looks forward to helping make your time on board a fantastic, and memorable one, with a side of fresh flowers.

    Deckhand: Louis De JongDeckhand: Louis De Jong

    Louis was born in Pretoria South Africa, he is a very outgoing and active person. Apart from being outgoing Louis cultivates a happy and hardworking environment around him. He played professional rugby in South Africa for his province. Louis decided to give rugby a rest and to join the yachting world, he was quickly convinced that this is where he wanted to be and a mere five years later he hasn’t looked back ever since.

    With his experience thus far Louis will be able to assist with any of the outdoor activities or fitness needs you may wish to have. Louis has been cruising the coastline of the United States for the past three years and previous cruising includes the Mediterranean sea as well as the United Arab Emirates.

    Apart from anything outdoors Louis enjoys cooking as much as he can and always lends a hand to the chef.

    He is very fitness oriented and a avid golfer.

    Wi-Fi, 15ft/4.6m Nautica 60hp, Assorted water toys, Tube - towable, Wakeboard, Water skis - adult, Wave runners multiple, Windsurfer - Adult, Elevator, Exercise equipment, Fishing gear - light, Jacuzzi on deck
    Not Insured, Snorkelling gear, Underwater scooter multiple, 1 Compressor, 4 Tanks, 4 BCs, 4 Regulators

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