Dardanella is a Vitters 37m motor yacht designed for luxury adventures in some of the most remote places in the world. Based in the South Pacific, Dardanella is set to charter Papua New Guinea, Micronesia, French Polynesia, the Solomon Islands, Marshall Islands and surrounds.
A yacht charter on board Dardanella is truly like no other! The crew of 8 are all highly experienced with many years running expeditions throughout the Pacific. They love to charter the remote and largely unchartered areas with guests and seek out remote diving spots, whales to swim with and the perfect surfing reefs.
This large, spacious motor yacht accomodates up to 12 guests in 5 beautifully appointed guest suites- all which are ensuite.
Dardanella holds sustainability and research in high regard and has worked with some of the biggest names in this field.
WEEKLY CHARTER RATE SUMMER 2023: $115,000 + VAT + APA
Available again in New Zealand from December 2022 to March 2023 before she departs for South America. In early 2023 she will be available for charters in French Polynesia or Fiji on her way to South America.
APA (Advance Provisioning Allowance) is an estimate (30% of the charter rate) paid with the balance for covering running costs during the charter (food, drinks, fuel, mooring fees, and anything else that guests might need while on charter). Final accounts will be produced by the Captain at the end of the charter and any unused funds will be refunded in full to the Charterer directly. If the funds are not sufficient, the Captain will advise the Charterer accordingly and bills will be settled upon disembarkation.
Crew Gratuity – Although discretionary, a crew gratuity of 10% of the charter fee is customary.
MYBA terms will apply.
Payment conditions: 50% within 7 days of signing the charter agreement, remaining 50% + APA at least 5 weeks before the beginning of the charter.
CAPTAIN: Piot Rachalewski
Born in Poland and raised in Cape Town, South Africa. Piot grew up around the ocean and started sailing competitively at a young age. He has been committed professionally to yachting for the past 15 years. Over this period he has worked on a wide variety of yachts, ranging from small composite race boats to large superyachts and wooden classics. Yachting has taken Piot around the world a few times, through the Atlantic, Mediterranean, Caribbean, Pacific, North Sea, Indonesia and SE Asia. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Marine Zoology and Ecology and holds a commercial endorsed MCA 3000gt Captains license. He enjoys an adventurous, healthy and active lifestyle, and has a strong interest in water activities such as surfing, freediving and scuba diving. Piot has a positive demeanour, professional attitude and a passion for the ocean, adventure, and exploration. These attributes promote a safe and motivational atmosphere for guests.
CHEIF STEWARDESS: Anouk Linschoten
Anouk is from the Netherlands and started sailing when she was ten years old. She spent most of her time around the water and has worked since a young age in hospitality. After her study in hospitality management, she found a way to combine her two biggest passions and joined the yachting industry in 2014. Anouk is very happy, positive and friendly, and she loves to take care of her guest and crew.
Matteo is a cheerful, happy and caring Italian chef who grew up in the city of Naples. Matteo has been cooking with his family from a young age and naturally, a passion for food was born. Since 2011 Matteo has been travelling extensively, working in restaurants and on super yachts. Today he is familiar with cuisines worldwide including; European, Central- and South American, the Caribbean and the South-Pacific. Matteo speaks Italian, Spanish, French.
WELLBEING FACILITATOR: Ayumi Gallagher
Lived in the Himalayas, lived in a Zen temple in Japan, teaches yoga AND Pilates, a workshop facilitator and masseuse. All-round wellbeing Wonderwoman!
Having spent much of her life dedicated to adventure, discovery and growth, Ayumi has found herself living in the mountains of the
The Himalayas and the Zen Temples of Kyoto. Along every journey, she has slowly gathered together a basket of skills. These journeys and training have enabled her to offer a broad range of experiences to integrate and expand wellbeing knowledge and practices. Whether it’s a simple daily program of yoga and massage or an entirely led wellbeing retreat, she can enhance and work alongside any itinerary. Through yoga, Pilates, massage and handcrafted workshops, Ayumi thrives on making positive, personally tailored practices to optimise progress for people of any level, capability & interest. Her current part-time position teaching aboard MY Dardanella has allowed her to work closely with both crew and client to create a harmonious wellbeing experience. Understanding the ever-changing and challenging conditions that come hand in hand with being on the ocean, Ayumi is approachable, adaptable and ready for any adventure. Ayumi is not on board DARDANELLA full time but is available upon