Ree, is a luxury sailing yacht that offers the comfort and facilities comparable to a motor yacht in excess of 40 meters. Built in 1996 by Valdettaro Shipyard, Italy and designed specifically for luxury charters, she is equipped with all the very latest technology, from state-of-the-art sail handling to worldwide communications.
She is the perfect combination of power under sail and luxury, able to sail at 10-12 knots with ease. The superb charter yacht Ree offers the ultimate experience for the most discerning sailors.
Who should charter 'Ree'
Why charter Ree?Considering she is a non-flybridge yacht, Ree has an extremely spacious deck area. The aft deck/doghouse is where guests spend most of their time. The crew enjoy sailing – so much so that they have been known to exclusively sail her (no engines or motor-sailing) for an entire month. The crew are proud of her environmental credentials, from using eco-friendly cleaning products using their own bicycle fleet, complete with trailers, to reduce the use of cars while travelling around ports. Ree has a unique crew who like to adapt to wishes of their guests – whether it’s a quiet family or 10 young men determined to have fun.
A welcome note from the captain“This is a proven design, and Ree has been very well maintained and modernised, both cosmetically and technically. She sails really well and easily makes 12 knots under sail. Ree has a great shape, long and well weighted so she’s not too deep – she draws just 2.9m making it possible to visit some interesting, shallows places in the Bahamas. We have a down to earth crew and offer intimate friendly charters.”
- Full beam
- King sized bed
- Large bath
- Walk in shower
- Twin vanity units
- Identical guest cabins are all double/twin convertibles
Interior living spacesThe main saloon is carpeted and comfortable with a large TV viewing area to starboard.
On deck livingThe large enclosed cockpit (doghouse) allows for dining for 12, with a separate lounge area. This flows out to the aft deck, which has movable steamer loungers and can be shaded by awnings as required. There are many different areas to enjoy the sun and breeze including a sunbathing spot forward of the doghouse. There is also a hammock with awning for the ultimate relaxation session, and a beanbag pit for sunbathing.
EntertainingThe most popular dining option is in the large enclosed cockpit with large picture windows, which offers protection from sun or wind. On occasions guests request to dine in the main saloon. There is also plenty of deck space for drinks parties.
AwardsTop four in Save the Blue Award
What's on board
Name: Laurance Ottley
Position: Captain Nationality: British
After a career in the decorating trade Laurance Ottley took up sailing professionally in 1996. For the next six years he was employed first as mate, then as captain, aboard the 30m traditional wooden sailing ship Irene in the Caribbean charter trade. From 2004 to 2006 Ottley took command of a variety of charter yachts before joining the crew of Ree as captain.
Name: Nuria Gutierrez
Position: Chef Nationality: Spanish
Nuria Gutierrez is young, ambitious and adds a little Spanish zest to the boat. She attended Hofmann's school of cooking before starting her career working at the home of the Dukes of Godo. Before joining Ree, she worked at Ferran Adria's ‘Nube’ restaurant, and was then chef for the Qatar Royal family on M/Y Helaitan.
Name: Jesse Simons
Position: First Mate Nationality: New Zealand
Simons has a BA in Fine Arts but also has a passion for the sea. He worked on the classic sailing yacht Stormvogel before gaining his Yachtmaster ticket, and then worked aboard the 37m sailing yacht La Cattiva for a year and a half, progressing from Deckhand to First Mate.
Name: Peter Whipp
Position: Chief Engineer Nationality: English
Peter Whipp started his career as an aircraft engineer for British Aerospace on Military fast jets. He then developed a passion for sailing, passed his Yachtmaster exam and became a sailing instructor for Flying Fish Sail Academy in Sydney. He is also a keen racing sailor.
Name: Lisa-Marie Borcherding
Position: Deck/Stewardess Nationality: German
Lisa-Marie Borcherding worked as a stewardess, cook and tour-guide on ecotourism sailing charters in the Whitsunday Islands before she joined Ree, where she is happy to combine deck skills with her interior skills as stewardess.
Sample dinner menu
- Scallops wrapped in prosciutto with butternut puree, asparagus spears
- Fillet of red snapper on lemon risotto with basil pesto and oven dried tomatoes
- Chocolate fondant with caramel mousse and candied pecans