Total cabins: 6
Main deck Master Suite:
Magnificent full beam Master Suite with the owner's grand lobby adjacent to the Owners office complete with en-suite day head with steam shower, computer, printer,106.7cm/42 flat screen TV, individual satellite receiver.
Moving forward, the entrance to the spacious stateroom has a set of vaulted doors ensuring ultimate privacy. The walk-around king bed faces forward and ample lounging area t with chaise and to port. Forward access to His and Her luxurious en-suite with Jacuzzi tub and separate steam shower, private head and twin sinks. Walk-in closet to starboard for Him and walk-in closet with vanity to port for Her.
The entire Master Suite features 12 very large oval windows offering stunning views and plenty of natural light. There is a 152.4cm/60 flat screen TV, with surround sound & Kaleidescape.
A spectacular sculpted spiral stairwell with railings on either side leads down to the guest foyer.
ELYSIANs unique stateroom layout can either be 4 x separate staterooms or 2 x full beam suites.
Guest stateroom #1:
Located starboard aft with Queen bed, vanity/desk, en-suite bathroom features Jacuzzi tub and overhead rain shower, twin sinks, head and bidet and privacy glass and 127cm/50 flat screen TV.
Guest stateroom #2
Located port aft Twin stateroom two L-shaped standard twin beds, convertible to queen bed. Loveseat, en-suite bathroom features a rain shower, head and bidet. Includes a 127cm/50 flat screen TV
**This twin stateroom can also be converted into an en-suite full width lounge for guest stateroom #1
Guest stateroom #3
Located starboard forward
Queen bed, vanity/desk with en-suite bathroom features Jacuzzi tub and overhead rain shower, head and bidet and privacy glass. Includes a 127cm/50 flat screen
Guest stateroom #4
Located port forward
Twin stateroom two L-shaped standard twin beds, convertible to Queen bed. Loveseat, and en-suite bathroom features a rain shower with twin sinks, head and bidet
**This twin stateroom can also be converted into an en-suite full width lounge for guest stateroom #2.
Guest stateroom #5 has two pullman beds that can also be used as a multi-purpose room for a masseuse or childrens playroom.
Water sports and other sports equipment
36 ft. Yellowfin center console with 3x 300 hp Yamaha outboard engines
24 ft. Yachtwerft Meyer custom wooden tender with dueling 190hp Volvo Penta inboard/outboard engines
24 ft. Yachtwerft Meyer custom sport tender with a 260hp Volvo Penta inboard/outboard engine
21 ft. Polaris rigid inflatable dinghy with 150hp Yamaha outboard
2x 2 person Seadoo RXP fuel injected wave runners
1x Hobie Cat 16' catamaran
4 x Sea scooters for snorkeling
2x Single person kayaks
2x Stand up paddleboards (rigid)
2x Stand up paddleboards (inflatable)
2 Pair of water skis
1x Crane swing
Array of towables and inflatables
Light & medium tackle rods
Heavy tackle rods
Hawaiian slings See more details
Captain: Grant Heunis - Nationality: South African
GRANT HEUNIS - CAPTAIN
Grant grew up in East London, South Africa and joins the Elysian family from a well-known and successful charter yacht - M/Y Passion. Having spent 12 years onboard his previous yacht, he is excited to join the team and venture into new waters bringing with him a world of experience from running such a busy charter yacht.
Grant began his career as a deckhand giving him an invaluable understanding of each position onboard. He has held his MCA Master 3000 Ton License since 2012 when he took over as full-time Captain. Having acted as a relief Captain for some time already, this was an easy transition for Grant and he has since exceeded all expectations in the role.
Grant has extensive cruising experience in the Caribbean, Bahamas, East Coast of the USA, Mediterranean, Adriatic and Aegean waters. Adding to his skill set he is a PADI rescue diver and an RYA Jet Ski Instructor. A keen sportsman, having competed at the provincial level in water polo and surfing in South Africa, he enjoys the outdoors, keeping fit and hiking.
A combination of qualifications and experience from these various backgrounds ensures a well-developed sense of safety and security while at the same time guaranteeing a fun-filled vacation onboard.
Grant’s strong emphasis on planning, organization, and training ensures an impeccable vessel, and that a professional and motivated crew is on hand to pamper you all through your time onboard with us.
DUDLEY SALT- CHIEF OFFICER
Dudley grew up with his twin brother on a hunting farm in Namibia and takes any opportunity to return home and spend time with his family.
Dudley has recently gained his MCA Master Yachts Unlimited 3000 Ton License and has 10 years of experience in the private yachting industry; 5 of which have been as a Chief Officer on some of the most elite yachts on the water including M/Y Satori, which won Best Interior and Exterior in the 50m category at the 2012 World Super Yacht Awards. With so much experience, Mr. Dudley Salt is indeed a well-seasoned officer.
Some of Dudley's most memorable experiences include cruising through the Corinth Canal, a 4-mile long canal that is less than 70 ft wide. He was privileged to have the unique experience of wakeboarding behind the yacht from time to time. Some of his other hobbies include golfing with friends, fishing, and hunting.
IAN MACALISTER- SECOND OFFICER
Ian grew up in the surfing suburb of Muizenberg, Cape Town and has always had his sights set on a life on the ocean.
A self-confessed fitness fanatic he has represented both South Africa and the United Kingdom in Water Polo. He is an experienced lifeguard having spent 4 years manning the beaches in his hometown and we are more than happy to put those skills to good use onboard Elysian.
Ian has worked hard to recently gain his Officer of the Watch and is diligently working towards his Chief Mate ticket. Should you wish to make use of the many water activities we have to offer Ian can be found out on deck at any time.
NICHOLAS CHAPLIN - BOSUN
Nic's yachting career started as a hobby, sailing around South Africa on a 40ft sailboat for a year. It wasn't until his friends told him about getting into the industry full time that he started looking for a permanent position as a deckhand. Prior to all this, Nic studied at the University of Stellenbosch where he gained his degree in Finance and Honors in Strategic Management.
Nic has traveled extensively throughout Africa, Europe, and America where he has visited over 20 states. He has sailed all around the Caribbean and won 3rd place in the St. Barths Bucket sailing competition. Nic loves being outdoors keeping active with fishing, hunting, diving, cycling and of course sailing.
Link and his partner have plans to circumnavigate the world in a sailing yacht - having grown up in a family of experienced sailors and fisherman. He enjoys all aspects of living and working on the water and has personally owned two boats himself.
GEMMA AYRES - HEAD CHEF
Gemma is from the Northern beaches of Sydney, Australia and has been working in the yachting industry for 5 years. She is a culinary trained chef and particularly passionate about health and nutrition; recently completing a course at Plant Lab Culinary, using plant and superfoods for ultimate nutrition.
A recent career highlight for Gemma was working at Rendezvous, a 2 star Michelin Restaurant on the island of Capri. She enjoys cooking all cuisines particularly Mediterranean and Asian flavors. Gemma loves to travel and is always exploring local food markets, bringing back ingredients and seasonal produce to experiment with in the galley.
Aside from her love of cooking, Gemma loves cross-fit, scuba diving and hiking. She holds her Advanced Open Water and Nitrox Diver Certificates and Bachelor of Arts in Media and Communications.
SUZANNE BEZUIDENHOUDT - SOUS CHEF
Suzanne was born and raised in South Africa as the eldest of three children. Her caring and nurturing nature comes from her love for her family, second only to her love for her chosen career;
“I love my job and everything along with it - the adrenaline rush of service, the perfection on every plate, the quiet solitude of the kitchen in early morning preparations. Food is life and I get to live it every day.”
Suzie discovered the world of yachting in 2015 through a friend and was hired before even setting foot in the yachting capital of Antibes. Once you have tasted her food you will understand why she was snapped up without so much as a job interview. She has worked alongside Head Chef Gemma Ayres on a previous yacht and they are both excited to be back together cooking up a storm in the Galley of Elysian.
Growing up in the beautiful South Island of New Zealand, Jen has been brought up to make the most of any opportunity to explore the great outdoors. Her love for travel led to a career as a flight attendant in her early twenties. It is through this that she discovered the yachting industry 5 years ago. Prior to Elysian Jen played an integral role in the launch of Delta’s largest 50m Super Yacht, M/Y Arianna and she takes great pride in providing exceptional guest service at all times.
Always up for a new challenge Jen is a qualified Bikram Yoga Teacher, holds her Medical Person in Charge and Medical Care at Sea Certificates as well as her Open Underwater Dive Certificate.
As your Chief Stewardess, onboard M/Y Elysian Jen is dedicated to making your stay as relaxing and as enjoyable as possible. Please do not hesitate to ask if there is anything that she can assist you with.
AMY MCDONNELL- 2ND STEWARDESS
Growing up in Australia’s sunniest city - Perth, Amy has always made the most of its outdoor lifestyle. Surrounded by world-class beaches and home to an abundant array of marine life it is no surprise that Amy feels right at home on the ocean. Leaving a career in the Finance Sector behind to travel America, Amy discovered the yachting industry by accident during a visit to Fort Lauderdale.
Since joining the industry she has been lucky enough to cruise the Mediterranean, Caribbean and East Coast of America, taking every opportunity to explore the different cultures along the way. Documenting her travels through her love of photography Amy is always ready to discover new places for guests and crew alike.
With her infectious smile Amy, is a fun and energetic member of the crew that is dedicated to providing exceptional guest service and is rumored to make the best Bloody Mary in town. Should there be anything at all that Amy can assist you with, please don’t hesitate to ask.
MONIQUE FIFIELD - 3RD STEWARDESS
Monique is from the tropical North East of Australia in Port Douglas but has been living on the sunshine coast for the past 10 years.
Since joining the industry two years ago Monique has traveled extensively throughout Europe where she fell in love with Portugal and made it her home for the past 3 summers. Having completed three Atlantic crossings in her short time in yachting Monique loves the excitement and challenges that the job has to offer.
With her bubbly personality and enthusiasm, she is a wonderful addition to our team!
LEL MUNRO - HEAD OF HOUSEKEEPING
Lel was born on the South Coast of England in a small seaside town called Exeter. Lel went to University in Oxford where she completed a degree in Publishing. After graduating she ventured into the city, making London her home for the next two and a half years working in Partnership Marketing.
In 2014 Lel was introduced to the yachting industry and has joined the Elysian Family after 18 months spent on an 80m yacht called Solandge. Excited to be a part of the team we feel very lucky to have her lovely smile gracing our hallways as she ensures you never have to lift a finger in your guest cabin. A cheerful morning person Lel will be ready to assist you from the moment you wake up onboard M/Y Elysian.
KAHLA MANTHORPE - JUNIOR STEWARDESS
Brand new to the yachting industry Kahla is from Australia and grew up on boats with her family - her father is a Captain so life was literally on the water!
After leaving the school she worked a few hospitality oriented jobs before setting her mind to go and work in the mines of Australia. In 2012, she got the call-up and was offered a position as a dump truck driver! Yes - that is right this time 163cm frame has been driving these massive vehicles of which she doesn’t even reach the hubcap. This has been her life for the last 4.5 years - now she’s traded the dessert for the water Kahla is excited to start her new adventure as part of the Elysian crew.
LINCOLN BELL - CHIEF ENGINEER
Lincoln is from the sunny land of Australia however now refers to Fort Lauderdale his home base.
Link has been in the yachting industry since 2009 after originally completing his Marine Mechanics Apprenticeship with All Marine Services in Brisbane. He holds his Y1 Chief Engineer License and has enjoyed taking on a mix of permanent positions as well as relief Chief and Refit Management for many well-known yachts in the industry. An experienced and hands-on engineer we are pleased to welcome him to the team.
IAN FAY-HILTNER - 2ND ENGINEER
Ian was born and raised in Southeast Alaska where he grew up in a floating house in the bay at the bottom of the ski area road. Both parents were wilderness guides which naturally lead to him assistant guiding from the young tender age of six. He spent most of his childhood on the water or in the mountains; camping, fishing, skiing or snowboarding and claims he had a monster truck tyre as a crib and yellow Labrador as a babysitter. All of which is entirely believable once you meet him and it would appear not much has changed - it’s just done on a larger scale; he still has lab’s but now he drives the monster trucks.
Ian discovered the yachting industry by chance - meeting the right person at the right time. He now holds his USCG Engineering 6000hp License has a degree in Power Technology.
With his love for the water and great outdoors Ian is a PADI Scuba Instructor and a Wilderness First Responder.
DANIEL MURRAY - DECKHAND
Daniel has been in the yachting industry for a little over a year having learned the ropes onboard Lady Leila before joining Elysian.
Growing up with the spectacular ocean views that South Africa has to offer Dan had never known that a career on the high seas was even possible. As a child, he spent many holiday’s traveling with his family to places such as Thailand, Mauritius and much of Europe, opportunities he is extremely grateful for and which added to his desire to travel as an adult. While his two older brothers have settled into a life in South Africa Dan is carving his own path in the yachting industry and is excited continue his adventure with the Elysian Family.
CAMERON MACASKILL - DECKHAND
New to the industry Cameron’s yachting career is just beginning. Having left South Africa to travel after completing a cricket scholarship at university level Cameron has been waiting for the right job to come his way, first gaining experience onboard a 62m Feadship cruising through the Baltic Sea.
Cameron is from a small town in Zulu-Land, South Africa. The youngest of 3 brothers, he is a keen diver and a self-confessed sports fanatic. We are all excited to welcome him into the Elysian family and have no doubt he will quickly earn his stripes amongst the deck team.
ALEX EATON – DECKHAND/3RD ENGINEER
Born and raised in Western Australia Alex has always had a great passion for the outdoors. Perth is a vibrant and energetic city that offers a truly unique experience with both expansive parklands and stunning beaches literally at your doorstep.
After leaving school Alex undertook an apprenticeship at a local Butcher and quickly progressed to Store Manager. After 11 years in the industry, and with the glistening view of the ocean in front of him, it was time to hang up the carving knife and travel the world.
Starting out in America, Alex was introduced to the yachting industry and soon discovered his passion for engineering. He has since taken every opportunity to gain hands-on experience and obtain his certificates in both Engineering and First Aid.
A friendly and approachable member of the crew please don’t hesitate to ask if there is anything Alex can help you with.
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