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SWEET ESCAPE can accommodate 10-12 guests in 5-6 staterooms (3 King, 2 Convertible Twin/King, 1 single plus 1 bunk), with 5 ensuite bathrooms.

MASTER STATEROOM: Lower Deck, amidships. Full beam Stateroom with walk-around Sleep Number� King bed,mini-refrigerator, desk, and settee. Separate His-and Hers en-suite amenities featuring: Jacuzzi tub with overhead shower, sink, head, walk-in closet, and vanity dresser for Her; Steam shower with bench seat, head, sink, and walk-in closet for Him. Entertainment system featuring Bose surround sound, 60�HDTV with individual satellite receiver, and iPod docking station. Port holes in the master stateroom as well as his-and-her en-suite create abundant natural light if desired. Complete blackout option also available.

ON-DECK VIP KING STATEROOM: On-Deck, forward: Sleep Number� King bed with exquisite views; en-suite with stall shower. Entertainment system featuring Bose surround sound, 55�HDTV with individual satellite receiver, and iPod docking station.

LOWER DECK VIP KING STATEROOM: Situated mid-ships to aft. Full beam Stateroom with walk-around Sleep Number�King bed. En-suite features over sized shower with bench seat, head, and sink. Entertainment system featuring Bose surround sound, 50� HDTV with individual satellite receiver, and iPod docking station.

CONVERTIBLE TWIN/KING STATEROOM TO STARBOARD: Lower deck amidships: Two twin-sized beds (extra-long) convertible to 1 King bed; en-suite with shower. Entertainment system with Bose surround sound, 36�HDTV and iPod docking station.

CONVERTIBLE TWIN/KING STATEROOM TO PORT: Lower deck amidships: Two twin-sized beds (extra-long) convertible to 1 King bed; en-suite with shower. Entertainment system with Bose surround sound, 36�HDTV and iPod docking station. This stateroom shares the en-suite bathroom with the 6th guest stateroom.

6th Guest Stateroom: One Single bed with adjacent bunk bed to accommodate children or staff. Hanging locker and drawers, 36� HDTV with individual satellite receiver. This stateroom shares the en-suite bathroom with the Port side King/Twin Convertible Guest Stateroom.

All staterooms include individual satellite receivers, individual climate control, robes, hairdryers, and luxury bath products.

Outdoor and Dining:

AFT DECK: Covered, al fresco dining for 12. Full wet bar with fridge and sink, 50� HDTV with individual satellite receiver, and iPod docking station. Access to the swim platform on the starboard side. Passarelle for Med-style boarding. The aft deck has the ability to be enclosed with Eisenglass as well as heating/air-conditioning. Underwater lights. Walk-around decks to bow.

SALON: Large Salon with ample seating areas, game table for 4. Entertainment system with Bose surround sound, 75� HDTV and iPod docking station.

FORMAL DINING: Adjacent to the Main Salon, with a magnificent rectangular dining table comfortably seating 10.

PORTUGUESE BRIDGE hosting a magnificent semi-circular shaped seating area. A private space to enjoy the spectacular sunsets!

SKYLOUNGE on BRIDGE DECK: The skylounge has a superb full bar with bar stool seating for 5. Comfortable lounge area with Bose sound, 60� HDTV and iPod docking station.

BRIDGE DECK AFT: Full sun, but with the ability to create shade with optional sun shade sail triangles. Al fresco dining for 10, chaise lounges, access to sun deck or walk-around to Portuguese Bridge.

SUN DECK: Full sun, but with the ability to create shade with optional sun shade sail triangles Port and Starboard settee seating. 6-8 person Jacuzzi, and sun pads.

After full refit, new Interior and Exterior Photography is scheduled for March 2017. All new Marketing tools to follow soonest.

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Paul Garfield

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Yacht offers Rendezvous Diving only

Other Toys

39’ Nortech towed tender Trip 300hp Mercury Verado's
19’ Yamaha AR190 Jetboat
19’ inflatable tender, AB inflatable with 150hp Yamaha outboard
3 Jet Skis (one designated for flyboarding)
1 x Jet surf
1 x 6 man 19’ Banana
2 x flat doughnuts
4 Seabobs (underwater scooters) F5 models
Brand new Giant Water Slide
2 Stand Up Paddleboards
2 Inflatable Kayaks
Knee board
SCUBA for Certified Divers Only
Extensive Fishing gear
Snorkel gear
Water golf with tee-off pad and bio degradable golf balls
Game Console, Board Games, Books, Movie Server, VSAT internet
Sundeck Jacuzzi and BBQ
Beach set up ( chairs tables and toys, games)
4x4 M Inflatable aft platform for easy toy parking and near the toy action sun bathing.
Submersible aft platform for very easy boarding from the sea, also great for toddler paddling.
Several table decoration themes
Service pager system


VSAT internet
HD 4K Technology TV�s , internet KVH plus cellular and Wifi boosters installed, control-4-home entertainment system, hard drive movie server,

Crew Profile

Paul Garfield - Captain
Education: Master 3000GT; Divemaster
Languages Spoken: Fluent in English; some Spanish, French and Italian.

Captain Paul Garfield hails from the United Kingdom, and has been boating for nearly all of his life. At the age of 5, he started sailing and racing Optimists, and by 20 years of age, he had his first job on a luxury yacht. With over 20 years in the yachting industry -- eight of which as a Captain -- his experience includes working with vessels up to 135’ and 14 Atlantic crossings to date. He believes in offering charter guests a unique experience coupled with exemplary service, and inspires his crew to strive toward those goals. Captain Paul’s favorite place to visit is India, and when he’s not working at sea, you’ll find him sailing, hiking, running, playing tennis, enjoying a game of chess, or strumming on his guitar.

Andrew Park-Ross - First Mate
Nationality: South African
Languages Spoken: English

Andrew grew up in Durban, South Africa then at 16 aged moved to Cape Town. It was not long after the move that he fell in love with life on the high seas. He grew up in the surfing town of Umhlanga Rocks in Durban. Surfing & playing sport was life until the end of high school. Andrew spent his life in yachting since leaving school, and has had amazing experiences around the world with it. With six years in the industry he has, he has surfed the famous waves of Tahiti, Jeffreys Bay & Costa Rica; crossed the Pacific, the Atlantic (twice) & done an around-the-world passage. An enthusiast of diving he has reached most of the reserves in the Pacific and Polynesian Islands. Andrew enjoys a life of surf, fitness & outdoor experiences to this day. He is looking forward to exploring the Bahamas surf community and further afield through out the Caribbean in-between his agenda of obtaining his Master 3000 Captains ticket.

Thomas Rider - Chef
Nationality: American
Languages Spoken: English

Education: Culinary Institute of America, Le Cordon Bleu

Chef Thomas Rider Graduated from the Culinary Institute of America in 2008 and has been working in the restaurant and hotel industry ever since. Thomas grew up and worked in Washington DC amongst some of the best restaurants and chefs on the east coast of the United States. Following in the footsteps of his step father who is an award-winning chef in the district, Thomas’s passion for food started at a very early age. At the age of 16 Thomas pursued his passion by enrolling at The Culinary Institute of America to obtain the best culinary education America had to offer. After graduating Thomas worked amongst some of the most talented chefs on the east coast from Washington DC, North Carolina, South Florida and the US Virgin Islands. Thomas’s experience spans the gamut from working every position in the food service industry from line cook to executive chef to general manager, Thomas has made it apparent that he has a true passion to provide an extraordinary guests experience. In 2017 Thomas made the decision to take his passion on the high seas and pursue his career as a chef on super yachts. Thomas completed 2 seasons with 26 weeks of charter in 2018 striving each and every time to provide extortionary food and to accommodate any and all requests to ensure the guests have the experience of a lifetime. Thomas always strives to provide the freshest food by sourcing from local fisherman, local farms and farmers markets and working with the best purveyors to provide the world’s best ingredients. Thomas’s true passion for Mediterranean inspired food is very apparent in the dishes he prepares while also loving to prepare cuisines from all over the world. In Thomas’s free time he loves to spend time with his family, traveling to new places, finding new local farms and farmers markets, cooking for friends and family, fishing in some of the bests fishing spots in the world, and participating in water-sports activities.

Kyle Thomson - Rotational Engineer
Nationality: Australian
Education: Nautical Engineering, Y4
Languages Spoken: English

Before entering the superyacht yacht industry onboard the prestigious vessels Helios and ICE 5, Kyle worked on commercial vessels including P&O Automotive and General Stevedoring (POAGS) as a Stevedore aboard PCC ships in 2010- 11, also working for Ausport Marine berthing cargo ships and continuing with POAGS (Now QUBE) into bulk handling 2011-12. An able engineer with 20,000+ miles (Ocean & Coastal) aboard private vessels, Volunteer Marine Rescue, vessel deliveries and Superyachts. He has a life-long interest in sailing with extensive experience aboard family yachts.

A passion for all forms of adventure, AFL, NRL and Water sports. Kyle has previously been the captain of the Ft Lauderdale Fighting Squids, (an Australian Football League team), in the National games in San Diego and was honoured with the ‘Squidlow’ which is the Clubs ‘Best and Fairest’ Award. This year Kyle was asked to captain the Indianapolis, Houston, Fort Lauderdale combined team and was honoured with the MVP for the first inaugural Mateship cup for past and present servicemen at Nationals in Wisconsin.

Sern Lagerwell - Rotational Engineer
Nationality: English and Afrikaans
Education: Nautical Engineering, Y4
Languages Spoken: English

Sern hails from Durban, South Africa, where waterskiing, wakeboarding and fishing were some of his favourite pastimes. Sern has a passion for music and entertainment, having worked as a musician, events coordinator and cocktail flaring bartender for a mobile bar. In 2011, at age 29, Sern joined the yachting industry where he has established himself as a very capable seaman and engineer.

Tonia Bradford - Cheif Stewardess
Nationality: South African
Languages Spoken: English and Afrikaans

With a background in restaurant and hospitality careers, Tonia had her first taste of the yachting industry in May 2016. Since then she has never looked back. Through her freelancing with yachting she has travelled extensively including the Mediterranean, The Bahamas and the Caribbean; she says she enjoys and thrives on the atmosphere that a busy and professionally run yacht brings to her job satisfaction! Tonia had been onboard Yacht Sweet Escape several months before committing to the position of Chief Stewardess. Tonia brings vitality and zest to her role, with a great artistic flair. In her down time she cooks, and likes to have a go at any water sport. In port she finds gardening therapeutic and relaxing, a nice change of pace to the yachting life. Her favorite place to visit is Thailand.

Jade Williams - Stewardess
Nationality: South African
Language Spoken: English and Afrikaans

Having been educated in Fish Hoek High School and AAA School of Advertising, Jade has moved around in her life. She spent three years of her early life growing up in Hamburg. Thereafter she moved to Swakopmund. When she moved back to Cape Town, her favorite place to be, and it was here her life really began to flourish as she was able to study something she is passionate about: graphic design. In between the studies she was fortunate enough to travel to Hong Kong, Shanghai, Copenhagen, Thailand to name a few. For the past two years she was working at a fashion PR agency. After having met Andrew, the Firstmate, she started her training for the yachting industry. She is looking forward to exploring The Bahamas and excited to see where her new career in yachting will take her. Jade’s objective in life is to travel to new places she has not yet experienced and to be an instrumental member of the Sweet Escape team. Her hobbies include many outdoor activities, she enjoys hiking, swimming, cycling, boating. She also enjoys fashion and reading.

Nationality: South African
Languages Spoken: English and Afrikaans

Michael grew up in George, South Africa. He has a family linage in yachting and has quickly made himself an excellent team member with a wealth of knowledge beyond his years. He has fond memories of his camping trips with boats along the Transkei Wildcoast and the Garden Route while growing up in South Africa. After high school Michael started studying for his Master of Yachts 200ton, AEC. His experience on his previous yacht afforded him the opportunity to explore a vast amount of the Bahamas. His next life objective is to make a Motorcycle trip through Africa and to work towards a Captains position in the future. His hobbies include Motorcycle Touring and Seeing New Places. Michael also enjoys snorkeling and his favourite place to visit is the Abaco Islands.

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