Yacht Of The Week: REBECA

REBECA Benetti Oasis 40 Exterior Profile

Sporty, yet stylish. A charter vacation onboard motor yacht REBECA exists to facilitate both adventurous on the water exploration and barefoot bliss in the Bahamas this winter.

Designed with youthful families in mind, RWD designers delivered what is the first innovative Benetti Oasis 40 and World Superyacht Awards 2021 winner for ‘best 40m and above’ to host up to 11 guests.

Exterior

Built in 2020, REBECA celebrates modern Italian design and the next generation of superyachting. Three generous deck spaces allow guest to experience unprecedented freedom when onboard, whilst both a seamless cruising experience and overnight anchorage is ensured with zero speed stabilisers to reduce any rolling motions.

Her spacious sun deck features a jacuzzi, large sun-pads for peaceful moments and sundowners, not to mention multiple different areas for alfresco dining. Her foredeck features a beautiful seating area, designed for the ultimate privacy when in port.

Interior

Sumptuous interior spaces styled by Bonetti/Kozerski invite friends and family onboard for the perfect Bahamian charter itinerary. Pale colours and warm furnishings create a strong sense of unity between the inside and out.

Enjoy the morning at the sky lounge breakfast bar on the upper deck as you plan the day’s adventure with the Captain, and after a day of cruising from one Bahamian island oasis to the next, reside in the utmost luxury in either a full beam main deck master suite or in three sumptuous double cabins and one twin cabin on the lower deck.

Tender & Toys

A generous beach club featuring a glass infinity pool and a hydraulic swim platform for safe water access is undoubtedly REBECA’s most appealing aspect. Her unique fold-down wings which push the boundaries of potential space for a 40m motor yacht, setting her apart from other top yachts in the Bahamas. This makes her hugely appealing for families and groups with different needs for space and activities.

REBECA is host to an impressive array of water toys, fit for a fun family. The tender is great for those wishing to explore ashore, enjoy a private beach BBQ, or for the youngsters to burn some energy on the wakeboard and inflatable towable toys.

Guests seeking some high-octane fun from the yacht will while away the afternoons on two e-Foils and two Seabobs, exploring below the surface or venturing into the mangroves. For a more sedate ocean experience make use of the snorkelling gear, two Paddleboards and two Kayaks.

Make an Enquiry

REBECA is available to charter in the Bahamas this winter. Enquire with our expert Charter Brokers to hear more about her charter opportunities.

7 Day Tahiti Crewed Catamaran Charter – Day 3: Raiatea Hike & Taputapuatea Archeological Visit

Waking up in the beautiful anchorage, Clara had prepared a beautiful pancake breakfast.

After breakfast, our group went for a hike on Raiatea and visited Taputapuatea marae, aUNESCO World Heritage Site that was once considered the central temple of Eastern Polynesia. You can do a self-guided tour of the temple’s remains.

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We then took a hike up the hill to get a view of the island and atoll from a different perspective. It was humid but worth the 40-minute hike!

Jerome then sailed us to the south of the island and anchored in a pretty bay for lunch, this time marinated chicken and pineapple skewers.

We sailed just a short distance north for our evening’s anchorage. Again, we kayaked and snorkeled and enjoyed the beautiful clear waters of Raiatea.

Clara served us an amazing swordfish dinner after we watched yet another perfect sunset.

See more in our Tahiti Yacht Charter Guide.

Tomorrow – Taha’a and a visit to at pearl farm

7 Day Tahiti Crewed Catamaran Charter – Day 2: Huahine to Raiatea

Waking up early (due to the time change) we were greeted with clear skies and a beautiful breakfast of fresh fruit, cheese, scrambled eggs and French pastries (croissants and pain au chocolats). Then we set off to Fare, the main town of Huahine, for a few items we’d forgotten to bring along.

Fare is a very small port town, but does have a grocery store, internet access and a few food trucks. We pulled directly up to the dock, went ashore, and were quickly back on the boat.

Fare is known for its view of a pregnant lady on her back – use your imagination!

We then anchored in a quiet spot just south of Fare for a beautiful fresh fish lunch prepared flawlessly by Clara.

After lunch cruised over to Raiatea, which took about 3 hours – 22 natuical miles. We anchored in a stunningly beautiful bay near Motu Iriru, on the east side of Raiatea, and got out all the water toys. The water in this bay was amazingly clear and the views of the island were spectacular. We saw lots of manta rays serenly swimming around the boat and launched the drone we brought for some great arial photos. Everyone truly enjoyed themselves on the kayaks and paddleboards!

We stayed in the bay for the night and celebrated our second sunset aboard DIVA on the flydeck. 

See more in our Tahiti Yacht Charter Guide

Tomorrow – Hiking an archeological site on Raiatea and cruising to the north of the island.

7 Day Tahiti Crewed Catamaran Charter – Arrival & Boarding

Getting to Tahiti is not as far as you might think. While, yes, it is in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, it is a smooth, 7-hour flight from Los Angeles. Closer than flying to Europe! Our Air Tahiti Nui Flight left LAX at 5:15 and arrived at around 11 PM at the main Airport on Tahiti Island.

After going through customs (everyone had to take a COVID Antigen test in the Airport), where a band was playing welcoming Tahitian Music, we simply walked across the street to the Tahiti Airport Motel and slept for a few hours before returning to the airport for our short, beautiful flight to Huahine, where our charter was to begin.

No need to arrive for flights 2 hours in advance in Tahiti, an hour or so will do! Our flight to Huahine took about an hour.

Approaching Huahine

We arrived at Huahine at around 8 in the morning – too early to board the charter. So Boatbookings arranged that we would taxi to the south island (Huahine-Iti), and swim and have lunch at the pretty Hotel Le Mahana. Our Boat, DIVA, arrived promptly at 1 pm, and we were whisked by tender to our boat, and of course, given leis as soon as we boarded the boat!

Tahitian Welcome

We had our obligatory Captain’s Safety Briefing and off we went to our first anchorage, close to the town of Fare, but pristine with amazingly clear water.

Our first sundowner drinks

Drinks on the flydeck, then dinner – fresh meka (from the swordfish family) with a French sauce – amazing!

Learn more about Tahiti Yacht Charters.

Tomorrow – sail to Raiatea

7 Day Tahiti Crewed Catamaran Charter – Introduction & Overview

Our family of 5 recently enjoyed a 7-day Tahiti Yacht Charter on a 56-foot Lagoon 560 crewed catamaran. The entire trip was idyllic! In this series of blog posts, we will take you through the arrival, departure, itinerary, cuisine, crew, and lots of other observations to give you a clear picture of what it’s like to charter in Tahiti and the brilliance of being on a crewed catamaran.

The Yacht

We chartered a Lagoon 560 crewed catamaran through Boatbookings. Lagoons are fantastic catamarans – they offer great open spaces both inside and out, and the cabins are roomy and comfortable. The 560 has a very large flydeck with seating for 8, where we spent a lot of time, especially at sunset, because you get a 360-degree view of the incredibly beautiful surroundings. We ate most of our meals on the spacious and comfortable aft deck, because it is never windy and offers easy access to the galley.

The crew had their own quarters so that each of our children could have their own cabin and bathroom, what a luxury! See the layout below.

Charter Yacht DIVA - Lagoon 560(2017)- 4 Cabins - French Polynesia - Tahiti - Bora Bora - Raiatea - Huahine

The main salon is large, well lit and comfortable, although we honestly never spent one minute in it – there was too much to do outside!

The boat had 2 paddleboards, 2 kayaks, and plenty of snorkeling gear. We used them every day!

The Crew

We had a fantastic crew who took care of all of our needs, set the daily itinerary, and produced world-class cuisine (a mixture of french and Tahitian cooking) three meals a day.

Jerome was our captain – he is French and has lived in the Tahitian Islands for 20 years. He knows where the best snorkeling spots are and always moored the boat in quiet, beautiful anchorages so that we had amazing views and sunsets!

Clara served three fantastic meals a day, plus sundowner drinks and hors d’oeurvres so we could fully enjoy the sunsets. She cooked meals to meet our dietary specifications – Tahitian food is, of course, centered around amazing fresh fish, but one of our party didn’t eat fish so she always had a great substitute.

See more in our Tahiti Yacht Charter Guide.

Tomorrow: Travel to and arrival in Tahiti