|Builder/Year:||Lürssen - 2013/2014|
|Designer exterior:||Espen Oeino Design|
|Designer interior:||Rodriguez Interiors|
|Interior Architect:||Dölker + Voges|
|Length:||85,10 m / 279'2''|
|Length in waterline:||73,50 m / 242'1''|
|Beam:||13,80 m / 45'3''|
|Draught (loaded):||3,90 m / 12'3''|
|Construction material:||Steel hull / Aluminium superstructure|
|Displacement:||2,899 Gross Tons|
|Cruising Speed:||15 Knots|
|Maximum Speed:||17.5 Knots|
|Range at 12 knots:||6.000 NM|
|Engines:||2 Main x CAT 3516 @ 2.000 KW|
|Generators:||3 x CAT C18 DITA|
|- 1 x 570 Kva at 1500 rpm|
|- 2 x 455 Kva at 1500 rpm|
|Emergency Genset:||1 x MAN 240 Kva|
|Gearbox:||2 x Reintjes WAF 863L|
|Propellers:||2 x Piening propellers, 5 blade high skew FPP|
|Bow thruster:||Brunvoll, 240 KW|
|Water jet propulsion unit:||Schottel, 240 KW|
|Fuel capacity:||222,000 Litres|
|Fresh water capacity:||50,000 Litres per day|
|Fresh water makers:||2 x HEM Duplex-2 freshwater makers|
|(50,000 Litres making capacity)|
|Sewage system:||DVZ JZR-100 "Biomaster"|
|Stabilizers:||Quantum QC 2400 XT Fins, Stabilisation at Anchor|
|Air conditioning:||Heinen + Hopmann VAV System|
|Class:||LRS. 100A1, SSC Yacht (P) MONO LMC, vG6 UMS|
|Berths:||1 x Master, 1 x VIP (can convert to x2)|
|6 x Guest Cabins and 15 Crew Cabins|
"Paul Messenger began his sea-faring vocation in the British Merchant Navy and made the change to super yachts in the late 1990’s, sailing some of the world’s largest and most prestigious yachts."
During his early career years, Messenger served in officer roles with both Windstar and Cunard cruise lines. Following his commercial assignments, he began working on to private vessels and has captained yachts including the MY Princess Mariana, MY Eminence, MY Le Grand Blue, MY Rising Sun, and MY Reverie. Prior to joining Solandge, Messenger was a rotation Captain with MY C2. Paul has lived his life on the sea and has spent more than 10 years commanding both private and charter motor yachts. He’s a true leader and an exceptional maritime professional. We’re thrilled to have him join the Solandge team.
"Nick hails from the famous English seaside town of Scarborough where he grew up next to the water."
Nick's love for the sea has been with him since childhood so it was inevitable he would venture into a maritime career as time progressed. Now with over 20 year’s sea time starting out as a young deckhand, Nick has worked on some of the most prestigious yachts in the world. With an extensive Maritime background Nick is always keen to hear and learn of new developments in the yachting sector. Nick also enjoys to fly and has a private pilot’s license with various ratings including one for a seaplane.
"Brendon has spent the past 18 years at sea working his way to all corners of the globe. He studied to be a cadet at Nautical College before moving on to working as a cadet and then officer on board supertankers as large as 300 metres."
Brendon then moved onto cruise ships where he worked as an officer for eight years. Looking for a change in direction he decided to try the private yachting industry where he has spent the last six years working as a chief officer on board yachts ranging from 40m to 96m. Originally from Liverpool, he spends his time in both the UK and Canada where he enjoys keeping fit, following his favourite football team and working on his golf swing. Brendon holds a Commercial Chief Mate 3000 ton Certificate and, having such a wealth of knowledge from all aspects of the marine industry, he takes great pride in maintaining the appearance and high standard of the yacht.
"Mark grew up on a dairy farm in Kokstad in sunny South Africa. After finishing high school, he moved to the winelands of Stellenbosch near Cape Town where he completed a degree in Finance."
Spending such time in the wine lands it was only natural that he would develop a passion for food, wine and the arts. Being such an open minded and free person he found that the yachting industry would combine his passion for the outdoors and travel. He spent the next six years working on various busy charter yachts climbing the ranks and gaining his Chief Mate 3000 ton certificate. He joins Solandge as 2nd Officer. Mark is referred to by his peers as the big friendly giant, he is always willing to offer a helping hand to any crew or guest requiring assistance.
"Anton hails from the northeast of England, a Geordie born and bred! He found his love for cooking at a young age while watching his mother and grandmother cooking at home. This inspired him to become a chef and after 10 years of working in some of the most luxurious restaurants, hotels and ski chalets in Europe, Anton was introduced to the surreal world of luxury yachting. He was quickly enchanted by the endless opportunities to explore other cultures and their cuisines, thus expanding his “repertoire”. "
Anton’s yachting career has seen him travel the globe, many times placing him in dream provisioning conditions and other times in remote areas the likes of Antarctica under the most challenging of conditions. Either way, Anton’s seamless delivery ensures his guests never notice the difference. He has had the pleasure of serving some of the most recognizable people on the planet, as well as, some of the most demanding palettes, many of whom are accustomed to Michelin Star rated chefs serving them daily. His reviews speak for themselves. For over 11 years primarily as an Executive Chef on board highly active 65 to 90 meter charter yachts, Anton has delighted and amazed his guests with his ability to please “all guests…all of the time” by catering to their every requirement and desire. The very nature of this highly personalized service may demand that he and his staff be prepared to serve vegans, guests with food allergies, and “carnivores” at the same sitting and he and his managed staff pull it off impeccably.
"Coming to Solandge with over 30 years of experience, Roger was an integral part of the build team and his knowledge and experience helped for a smooth running build project."
Roger was born in the small fishing village of Falmouth, Cornwall UK. His love for the ocean well suited his enrollment in the merchant navy where he spent 5 years learning the engineering trade. Roger has achieved a lot in his maritime career from managing shipyards to acting chief engineer on multiple mega yachts. When Roger is not on-board Solandge, you will find him in the South of France tinkering in his yard or enjoying a nice glass of rose. His other main hobby since 1978 is a co-pilot in rally cars, reaching podium finishes in multiple classes and competing in the Australian rally 5 times!
"Travis joins us from Perth, Western Australia. He has been a major part of the team, being involved in the build right from the beginning."
With Solandge being his second build project, Travis comes with a wealth of experience and knowledge. He has had a love for the water for as long as he can remember and has been involved in competitive yachting from a young age, having competed in the Sydney to Hobart yacht race as a Main Mast Man as well as other class racing. Travis's passion for sports was evident as he excelled in water polo at a national level representing Australia for a number of years. His towering stature shouldn't be misjudged, this friendly giant has a very light and joking demeanour and is very approachable for any guest with any request.
"'Fitz' joined Solandge recently as one of our rotating second engineers. He began his career in The British Royal Navy where he worked on Naval Destroyers."
He followed this by spending seven years working as a chief engineer on various 50m yachts. Holding his Y2 Certificate, he is well experienced and equipped to work as part of an engineering team where he ensures guests receive a trouble free trip. In his personal life Fitz is married with three children including identical twins. He spends his time away from the yacht with his family in England. A friendly and amiable person, Fitz is popular with crew and guests alike.
"Richard joined yachting in 2007 and has worked on board both charter and private yachts that have travelled extensively around the world."
Richard grew up in New Zealand where he completed an apprenticeship in boat building involving builds of luxury yachts and Volvo Ocean racing yachts. In his spare time he likes to be outdoors and can be found cycling or fishing and enjoying new destinations.
Electrical Technical Engineer-II
"Simon comes to us on board Solandge from the beautiful county of Yorkshire in the United Kingdom. He brings with him extensive IT/Audio Visual experience from the marine sector."
Having spent his early career in the United Kingdom traveling from north to south working on IT/Audio Visual projects, he decided the challenge of the yachting industry was his destiny. Simon has now spent nine years in yachting, six of these building some of the most prestigious yachts in the world, three as a marine Electronics Engineer with experience gained in many different fields of expertise. His goal is to ensure the smooth running of the communications and entertainment systems as well as all other electronic systems on board. In his spare time Simon loves to play golf and has a competitive handicap of 14.
Electrical Technical Engineer-I
"Growing up in London, you would think that David would be afraid of the water, but quite the contrary. He is more at home on and in the water."
David discovered his sailing at an early age where he went on to sail in and win his class in regattas including The Kings Cup in Thailand and The Cowes Week Regatta in the UK. He also spent six years in Portsmouth learning and teaching scuba diving before moving to the warmer waters of Antigua where he ran the Seawolf Dive School. David is an IT wizard and is always excited when he can start a new project. In the past he has worked for a large pharmaceutical company making Prozac and ran an ATM network for a bank. David joins Solandge with a wealth of yachting experience after being with his last yacht for two and half years.
"Born and raised in Saskatchewan, Bradie has spent the past twelve years travelling the world."
Before starting her adventures at sea, she worked for Tokyo Disneyland as a performer in their stage shows. Bradie brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to Solandge. She has worked as a chief stewardess/purser on board various private and charter yachts ranging from 40m to 134m. She enjoys spending her free time traveling, researching health and fitness, shopping and practicing yoga. Bradie enjoys putting her creativity and skills together to ensure everyone has the best experience possible on-board Solandge.
"Jessica grew up by the pristine beaches of East Coast Queensland, Australia, where she spent much of her childhood by the sand and the sea."
Prior to yachting she worked for her family's home construction business arranging design and colour selections for clients. Jessica has a passion for tap, ballet, jazz and funk dance and had been performing since she was five years old. She has a love for the outdoors, photography, yoga, new challenges and experiencing new cultures. A passion for travelling brought her to the yachting industry five years ago, working on both charter and private yachts. Jessica will charm you with her pleasing manner and gracious efficiency, and will ensure all guests have an incredible stay on board Solandge.
"Kirstin is passionate about hospitality and she enjoys fine wines, traveling and photography."
Kirstin was born in Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa. After school she moved to the wine lands in the Cape to study Humanities at the University of Stellenbosch. She then traveled to the USA where she worked at a Ski-Resort in Idaho and since then Kirstin achieved a post-grad in Marketing and Advertising. Her love for traveling and people took her to Europe where she entered into the yachting industry 7 years ago, where she has worked on both Private and Charter boats ever since. Kirstin brings to our team a calm and nurturing manner that makes any guest feel instantly at home and relaxed in her presence.
"Dani was born and raised on the sunny Gold Coast of Australia. She worked in the airline industry for several years but still wanted to explore more of the world."
She traveled through Thailand, across Europe and completed a ski-season working in ticket sales at Big White in Canada with her husband Reece, before discovering the calm seas, blue skies and new challenges of yachting. Dani has a warm smile and a very keen eye for detail, who, together with her team, will keep the interior of Solandge tip top. She is always at your service.
"Monique grew up competing in surf lifesaving competitions and has a strong passion for the ocean. This is one of the key factors that made her decide on a career in the Yachting industry and she is proud to call Solandge her very first yacht."
Monique comes from the Tropical North East of Australia in Port Douglas but has been living on the Sunshine coast for the past seven years. Monique has traveled extensively through Europe, where she fell in love with Portugal and made it her home for three summers working in bars, cafés and restaurants. Monique is an easygoing, friendly person who loves meeting new people and gaining new experiences. She will make you feel at home whilst on board and is ready to make your experience on Solandge an exceptional one.
"From an early age, Lel has been a keen swimmer, training in the early hours of the morning. In her spare time, Lel enjoys morning swims in the sea."
Lel was born on the south coast of England in a small town called Exeter which is close to the seaside. Lel went to University in Oxford, where she completed a degree in Publishing. After graduating she ventured to the city, making London her home for the next two and a half years, working in Partnership Marketing. In 2014 Lel was struck by cupid when she met and fell for a charming deckhand. Adament not to let go of her catch, Lel decided to leave London and join Ian on board Solandge. From an early age, Lel has been a keen swimmer, training in the early hours of the morning. In her spare time, Lel enjoys morning swims in the sea, making her a cheerful morning person who will be up and about ready to assist you from the moment you wake up on board Solandge.
"Tamara grew up in Switzerland and when she was 12 years old she spent a year living on a yacht, cruising the Cape Verde Islands and the Caribbean. Since then, it has been Tamara’s dream to work on water."
After finishing school in Switzerland, Tamara moved to England for three years in order to gain valuable work experience and to complete the relevant certificates that she needed to join the Yachting Industry. She is a bubbly, easy going person who loves meeting new people and getting to know different cultures and countries. Her gentle and friendly nature makes everybody around her at ease. She is ready to make you feel right at home whilst on board Solandge.
"Annette grew up in the vibrant Australian city of Adelaide. She now calls The Corn Islands home which is off the coast of Nicaragua."
Being at sea for the past 9 years, Annette spent the first half of these years working on cruise ships, where she found her passion and skillset, the laundry. Commonly known as the yachts own ‘Martha Stewart’, her cooking and sewing skills come in handy. Her friendly, relaxed and professional attitude means your laundry will always be in capable hands.
"Daniel hails from the sunny East Coast of Queensland, Australia. He has grown up by the beach and had lived on a surfboard since he could walk."
Daniel has been in the yachting industry since December 2008 and last year completed his Yacht Master Certificate whilst working on both charter and private yachts. He has a vibrant energy with a friendly relaxed nature and will be eager to combine safety and fun into your experience on board Solandge. Daniel has a professional trade in carpentry and prior to yachting he has spent many years working in house construction and boats. Daniel has a passion for photography and has captured some remarkable photographs throughout his travels. He enjoys all types of sports including surfing, skating, wakeboarding and diving.
"Reece started his love and passion for boats whilst still at school, Down Under on the sandy beaches of the Gold Coast, Australia."
He completed an apprenticeship as a qualified boat builder, learning all aspects of the boat building trade, which has rewarded him with his Lead Deckhand position. Reece has worked all over Australia and New Zealand constructing yachts from 56ft Riviera's to a 200ft super yacht. Reece enjoys all extreme, exciting outdoor activities such as surfing, wakeboarding and snowboarding, as well as travelling and meeting new people - the right fit for Solandge!
"Ian joins MY Solandge from the sunny, surfing community of Muizenberg, Cape Town in South Africa."
Ian's love for the water started at an early age where he spent most of his spare time playing water polo and swimming, reaching the proud achievement of representing South Africa in both of these sports. He spent his summers water-skiing, wakeboarding and working as a volunteer lifeguard. Ian's sporting passion stemmed into his studies where he completed a degree in Sports Science at Stellenbosch University. He brings with him an extremely strong work ethic, fun personality and robust physical perfection. Ian will be on the swim platform waiting to assist in any water activities you wish to indulge in.
"John was born and raised on the south coast of England in the small town of Sidmouth."
He has spent his life living by the sea. This gave him the instinctive and expected passion for the water and everything to do with it. He gained entry to Bournemouth University to study Law, however his love for the ocean was stronger and he began a career in the yachting industry. He has recently joined Solandge and has already proved himself as a very valuable member of the deck team. John is active in sports, his favourites are soccer, tennis, kayaking and hockey, with his main passion being rugby. Being one of the few Englishmen on board, this bring some interesting banter to the crew mess at game time. Johnny is an extremely polite and well-mannered young man who is well liked by his peers and guests alike.
"Stuart grew up in South Africa’s beautiful city of Cape Town, where he gained a love for the ocean from an early age. "
He spent his school days excelling in swimming, rugby and water polo, representing provincial teams in both water polo and rugby. He continued to play rugby professionally for 2 years. He also excelled in competitive sailing, where he competed in a number of regattas’. The pinnacle of this was competing in the Cape2Rio yacht race, a race that took him from Cape town to Rio de Janiero in a 48ft racing yacht. It was during this race that he decided to make a career out of yachting. Being new to the industry Stuart has a keen and positive nature; he is always looking to learn new things and help out wherever needed. In his spare time you will find him dancing up a storm on deck or working on his physical perfection in the nearest gym.
"Ben ‘The Thunder from Down Under’ Kirk joins the team on Solandge from the Gold Coast of Australia. "
His passion for boating began as a teenager, where he gained a school based apprenticeship with Riviera Marine Group. He successfully completed his Certificate III in Marine Craft Construction. Ben also has extensive hydraulic engineering experience. Ben delivers an enthusiastic, energetic nature to Solandge. He enjoys keeping fit, surfing, wakeboarding and interacting with new people. With his marine based background and his willingness to help means that he fits in well in the deck team. He will ensure your experience on board exceeds expectations.
"Jay hails from central England, where working at sea is not a very clear choice of a career. However this did not stop Jay, who's strong work ethic and desire to travel made the yachting industry extremely appealing to him."
Jay previously worked as a personal trainer and coached sports to school children. In his spare time Jay enjoys music, as well as football, skiing, attempting to keep fit and extreme sports, such as sky diving. He is hoping to continue to do more jumps in the future. Jay has a relaxed, calm nature. He loves to meet new people and is looking forward to welcoming you onto Solandge.
For charter enquiries, please contact your preferred charter broker.