Oyster 125 ‘TWILIGHT’ is a high performance Superyacht, designed with both speed and comfort in mind. It was built in the Turkish shipyard RMK Marine in 2013, designed by Dubois Naval Architects. Her interior is by Rhoades Young. The yacht was significantly refitted in 2017 and has been maintained to the highest standards since.
Oyster 125 enjoys an all-round panoramic view from her upper deck. Her Flybridge is unique to this particular Oyster. The large deck area has a twin-helm position, from where there is an good view of the bow; There is a leisure cockpit, seating for ten and an aft-deck sitting area, ideal for alfresco dining and sunbathing. The whole cockpit area is protected by a fixed bimini.
Inside, the split-level salon has uninterrupted views from the upper part, perfect for a more formal dinner. In the lower level, there is a cosy lounge and a separate dining area.
Twilight offers four luxurious en-suite cabins for up to eight guests:
- Full width Master stateroom with a king size bed, sofa, large viewing ports, two full length closets and a writing desk. The en-suite bathroom has a large shower and bathroom equipped with twin sinks.
- Two double cabins with queen size beds which may also be divided on request to make singles. They are equipped with sofas, plenty of closet space and private en-suite bathrooms.
- The fourth guest cabin offers two full singles and an en-suite bathroom and shower.
All the cabins have large screen televisions, DVD players and stereos with ipod docks. The upper salon has a large 3D television with theatre sound system and ipod dock. The lower salon has large screen TV with ipod dock. The Flybridge is equipped with stereo and ipod dock as is the lower cockpit.
Twilight is built to Lloyds 100A and fully MCA compliant for commercial operation in all oceans combined with a very experienced and highly qualified crew.
WEEKLY SUMMER CHARTER RATE 2023: W.Med- Naples/Sicily
High Season: €110,000 + APA
Low Season: €100,000 + APA
Crew Gratuity – Although discretionary, a crew gratuity of 10-15% of the charter fee is customary.
APA (Advance Provisioning Allowance) is an estimated amount that covers all the 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.
MYBA terms will apply.
Payment conditions: 50% within 7 days of signing the MYBA charter agreement, remaining 50% at least 5 weeks before the beginning of the charter.
Captain – Kathy Pennington
Kathy was brought up in South Africa and learned to sail at a very early age. She is proud to be one of the few female super-yacht captains. Kathy’s father has been a huge influence in her life. He has always had a passion for sailing and this has been passed on to her. Her father had sailing yachts when they lived in Cape Town and then smaller ones on the Vaal dam in Johannesburg, so Kathy has always been around yachts while growing up
After completing her qualifications, she spent several years restoring boats and doing yacht deliveries in her spare time. This was while she was a full time scuba diving instructor. She soon realised that sailing was her first love and sought to make it a profession. For the last nine years, she has been running a 36-meter classic ketch Tiziana, which is fully chartered and is now looking forward to newer and more exciting times on board S/Y Twilight. Kathy and her enthusiastic team are very hands-on and together they will make your experience on Twilight an unforgettable one.
Chef - Jean Matthee
Having worked in some of the finest locations from the UK to Cape Town, this fun loving South African Chef is bound to impress both with his food and hospitality. Chef Jéan cooks contemporary Med cuisine with influences from his travels all over the world as well as some touches of local South African flavor.
Having been a sole yacht chef for over 4 years on the m/y Tanvas, he still fuels his avid love for travel and dedicates himself to exploring a new world and fulfilling every opportunity opened to him in the Yachting Industry. With the main focus on improving his skills and chef repertoire, one can never know too much and has to always be open to learn.
When he is not busy in the galley you’ll most likely find him with a fishing rod in hand or behind the lens of his camera. If you are lucky and hook into some big Tuna or Mahi Mahi, he will give you a crash course of landing, cleaning and cooking that beautiful fresh fish on the spot.
Chef Jéan looks forward to guiding you through the best possible food experience while onboard Twilight.
Mate- Raul Garcia Romo
Raul was born and grew up in a fishing town in Mallorca. From a young age he learned to love the sea and decided to make it his life passion. Raul has a friendly and happy personality looking at life with a smile. During his free time Raul enjoys diving, biking, and traveling to exotic places with my wife to enjoy nature.
Chief Stewardess – Chris Snyder
After growing up in New York City, Chris studied film and television in Savannah, Georgia where she produced award-winning documentaries and short films that took her to the Boston Film Festival and to Sundance. In Savannah she followed her other passion, horseback riding, where she trained at prestigious stables for international show jumping. While it is not always so easy, Chris manages to find time for horseback riding in most ports.
Her love of adventure found her pursuing the yachting industry. In a relatively short time period, Chris has clocked up over 30,000 nm including 7 Atlantic crossings. The service side of the yachting industry comes naturally to Chris who is a self-proclaimed extrovert. She supported herself through University by working in fine dining establishments in Savannah and New York City. Ask Chris to make her special Manhattan or Cosmopolitan Cocktail and you won’t be disappointed.
During her time off, Chris travelled to Thailand to train as a certified Ashtanga yoga instructor. Yoga keeps her grounded while sailing the world. Chris looks forward to greeting you and helping you relax while on board Twilight.
Second Stewardess - Alexandria Dekker
Alexandria was brought up on the gulf coast of south Florida. Surrounded by the waters of Sanibel Island, is where she quickly adapted a passion for the outdoors. Eighteen years later, she ventured over to the east coast of Florida in search of something more. There she studied at Broward College, before realising the yachting industry was in her mind's sight. Some of her passions include permaculture, fishing, beekeeping, and sustainable design. She hopes that one day, her hospitality experience gained in the yachting industry will allow her to build a luxurious villa for others to enjoy.
Engineer – Wayne Jacobsz
Wayne was born and raised in Pretoria, South Africa. He grew up loving anything water related and was an avid water skier from a very young age. He studied at the University of Pretoria where he received his BiS degree in Multimedia followed by a year and half in the related industry but there was always something missing in his life. He wanted to follow his dreams of seeing and exploring the world. He sold all his possessions and spent his savings to get started in yachting. After a couple of months he made his way to the Caribbean on a small 46 yacht that left Cape Town in 2009.
It was from there where he got his first job on a luxury sailing yacht and has never looked back. Wayne likes scuba diving, wakeboarding, snorkelling, hiking and a new passion discovered in California, snowboarding. He loves tinkering and is always on top of new gadgets that come out in the market.