- Guests 10
- Cabins 5
- Model Power
- Year Built 2014
Summer Area: Bahamas
Winter Area: Caribbean Virgin Islands, Bahamas, Caribbean Leewards, Caribbean Windwards
Location Details: Available in the Caribbean Winter 2021/2022
Available in the Bahamas/New England Summer 2022
Captain (Rotation): Jason Bacon | Great Britain
Previous Yachts: M/Y SMERALDA (253ft) Dubai and Worldwide itinerary, M/Y ONE OFF (201ft), M/Y One More Toy (157ft)
Jason started his life on the water at the age of 5 racing small sailing dinghies. After racing for a number of years he taught these skills at the Olympic sailing school in Wales. At the school, he passed his Master of Yachts unlimited and with such credentials was able to join the Americas Cup Yacht, Stars & Stripes. With a passion for travel working on super yachts seemed a natural progression. Since then he has worked on multiple yachts and has 17 years of experience in the industry.
As a captain, Jason oversees every aspect of the yacht’s operations ensuring safety at all times and a comfortable cruising experience. He is adept at crew relations, continually maintaining a strong team environment to create the most memorable and service-oriented experience for the guests.
Hobbies include: Free diving, wake boarding, sailing and kayaking
Jason would like to take this opportunity to welcome you aboard M/Y Far Niente and introduce you to the rest of the crew:
Captain (Rotation): Peter Martin | South Africa
Previous Yachts: Arioso (130’), Lady J (142’), Unforgettable (100’), Mystic (150’)
Born and raised in Johannesburg, South Africa, Peter spent his vacations on the Cape, where he found his love for the ocean. After finishing high school, Peter decided to try his hand in the service industry and began working in fine-dining restaurants as a waiter, where he quickly climbed the corporate ladder and landed himself in management positions. After spending his early hospitality years overseeing the operations of various restaurants and nightclubs, he decided to venture into restaurant ownership with his childhood friend, and they found themselves opening a Portuguese restaurant called ‘Cescos’. After four years of growing and nurturing his business, Pete decided to explore his ever-growing interest in the yachting industry. He packed his bags and moved to South Florida, the yachting hub of the world. After 3 years working his way up in the industry, Peter proceeded to Captain several successful charter boats, such as ‘Arioso’, ‘Unforgettable’, ‘Lady J’ and ‘Mystic’. He currently holds his MCA Master 3000 and has been running motor yachts for the last 14 years, traveling extensively along the East Coast of the US, Bahamas, Caribbean and Mediterranean. He is extremely competent, enthusiastic, and loves utilizing his hospitality background and hidden talents on charter. When Pete is not onboard, he can be found scratching beats on his DJ decks, cycling through South Florida on his mountain bike or facetiming his pet Frenchie, Dave. Pete has a vast knowledge of yachting and chartering and is more than eager to create a safe and memorable vacation for all onboard M/Y FAR NIENTE.
Hobbies: Surfing, fishing and SCUBA diving
First Mate: Lindsay Semino | USA
Previous Yachts: M/V Aqua Cat, M/Y Vista Blue.
Lindsey was born and raised in Arizona. She previously worked as a trainer Jockey for a horse track but her love for the water convinced her to make a change into the maritime industry. She has been in the maritime industry ever since, 13 years now and counting. She gained extensive experience as a dockhand at a marina and from working at a boat & jet ski rental company. From there she decided to take her career further and worked onboard a dive boat while obtaining her Captain’s license. With her passion of the ocean and determination to ensure every guest has a blast onboard, you are guaranteed to have a trip to remember onboard M/Y Far Niente!
Hobbies: Diving, kite surfing, wakeboarding, horseback riding, and traveling
Chef (Rotation): Paul Citatello | South Africa
Previous Yachts: M/Y Eclipse (538ft) Worldwide Itinerary, M/Y Luna (377ft), M/Y Ebony Shine (249ft) M/Y Yalla (252ft)
Paul is originally from the cosmopolitan city of Cape Town, South Africa. Being from Cape Town gave him tremendous love and respect for the ocean. He worked in top Restaurants and Hotels in South Africa, Australia and London for 10 years, then joined the Yachting industry in order to fulfil his wanderlust and passion for travel. Paul loves exploring local markets, sourcing the freshest local ingredients to showcase his culinary knowledge. He has 16 year’s experience in the industry and is looking forward to welcoming you onboard Far Niente.
Hobbies: Surfing, Golf, Tennis & Hiking.
Chief Stewardess: Leah Anonsen | United States
Previous Yachts: Just Enough (43m), Robbie Bobby (34m), M3 (45m), Take 5 (40m)
Leah comes from a quaint town in Annapolis, Maryland near the water. She was actively involved in extracurriculars and highly competitive in field hockey, which she played well into college. She received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Public Relations and Advertising from Towson University. Shortly thereafter, she pursued her love for photography and videography. However, she was craving something different and decided to uproot her life and move to Sydney, Australia and become an au pair. She fell in love with traveling and didn’t want to return home after living abroad and there she discovered yachting. She has a bubbly, friendly personality that makes everyone feel welcome when around her, which makes her perfect for her role as a Chief Stewardess. She has a love for the water but also loves traveling the globe shredding the slopes on her snowboard in her spare time.
Hobbies: Snowboarding, field hockey, hiking, working out, traveling, photography & videography.
2nd Stewardess: Olivia Kirkman | United States
Previous Yachts: Audaces (45m)
Olivia grew up right by coastal North Carolina and fell in love with the ocean at an early age. She studied Political Science and Biology at UNC Wilmington and has an interest in anything Science-related. Olivia was formally an SDR at a Horticulture company before getting into yachting. She was drawn to the yachting industry by all her time spent on boats in Wrightsville Beach. Olivia also worked in hospitality for 10+ years and helped start a surf company back home where she instructed both camps and private lessons. Now she can happily continue to live on the water and serve others so that they have an incredible experience aboard.
Hobbies: Surfing, hiking, biking, design & photography
Deck Stew: Ilona Fricova | United States
Previous Yachts: S/Y Sagittarius and S/Y 01
Ilona was born and raised in a tiny village in the Czech Republic. Growing up she had an affinity for the water kayaking the local rivers and even building her own canoe at a young age, with the help of her parents. With her love for the water, she sailed her way into the Maritime Industry leaving her country, ending up on the French Island of Martinique. After cruising both the Windward and Leeward Islands and obtaining her RYA Yacht Master, she joined Far Niente where she has spent the past 6 months working aboard as deck/stewardess and certified rescue diver.
Hobbies: Diving, wakeboarding, kayaking, hiking and traveling
Chief Engineer: Jordan Jones | United States
Previous Yachts: Fountainhead (288’), El Rey (115’), Moon Goddess (115’)
Jordan was born in Tampico, Mexico but now is settled in Cabo San Lucas where he calls home, and he loves to spend time traveling around the Baja California peninsula.
He spent four years in a Merchant Marine School, after he graduated in 2015 he started his internship onboard commercial boats for one year while traveling around the Pacific side of Mexico and South America. After that he got his engineering ticket and moved into the yachting industry in 2017.
Hobbies: working out, chess and reading.
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Master Stateroom: Main Deck, forward: Centerline king bed facing aft with two nightstands, dresser, vanity with mirror, safe, and his-and her-walk-in closets. The ensuite features a private head and bidet locker, a spacious shower, and twin sinks. Entertainment center with 42” Blu-ray TV, DVD/CD, iPod dock, and surround sound. There is a study adjacent to the Master Stateroom.
VIP Stateroom (1): Midships, lower deck to port: Centerline king bed with two night stands, dresser, safe, and closet. The en-suite features a head and bidet, twin sinks and a shower. The entertainment center has a 32” Blu-ray TV, DVD/CD, iPod dock, and surround sound.
VIP Stateroom (2): Midships, lower deck to starboard: Centerline king bed with two night stands, dresser, safe, and closet. The en-suite features a head and bidet, twin sinks and a shower. The entertainment center has a 32” Blu-ray TV, DVD/CD, iPod dock, and surround sound.
Twin Guest Stateroom (1): Midships, lower deck to port: Two single beds with night stand, dresser, and closet. The ensuite features a head, sink and a shower. The entertainment center has a 26” Blu-ray TV, DVD/CD, iPod dock, and surround sound.
Twin Guest Stateroom (2): Midships, lower deck to starboard: two single beds with night stand, dresser, and closet. The ensuite features a head, sink and a shower. The entertainment center has a 26” Blu-ray TV, DVD/CD, iPod dock, and surround sound.
One of the twin guest staterooms can convert to a 4th King if so desired.
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