I recently spent a few nights on board the motor yacht Encore in Fiji. This is my second stay on board Encore. I also spent time on her at christmas. Thanks to the generosity of my grandson Seb and his wife Lucia.
So how did I get to do this the first time. Well I received a phone call on xmas eve asking what I was doing Christmas day. I had plans for lunch with two of my grandaughters, Ishta and Cedie and Ishta’s husband Evan. Well it turned out that Seb and Lucia had arranged to fly me to the Gold Coast to stay on the yacht with them. So I headed off after a tasty lunch of smoked meats and Christmas cheer, to catch my flight.
The second time I got to stay on Encore was recently when I flew to Fiji for Seb and Lucia’s wedding.
We took a trip out to Vanua Lailai and the waters around the island are crystal clear. We got to use the jet ski, paddle boards and snorkel with the sharks. Just so much fun. The yacht is comfortable with plenty of room to entertain and also to relax after a day of water activities.
Encore is a fully operational Motor Yacht designed for long range cruising. There are four guest cabins, that sleep 8 people and each cabin has it’s own ensuite. Included is a comfortable and luxurious master suit, 1 double cabin and 1 tiwn cabin. The crew cabins are on the lower deck and sleeps 4.
The yacht really has everything you need for a fantastic holiday. There is a formal dining area and an open plan kitchen, which is fully stocked with food and drinks. All the pots and pans, cutlery and dining settings are provided. And there is a large eating area attached to the kitchen. Not that you need to do any cooking while you are on board as there is a chef included with the charter.
You can relax in the bar area and watch tv, when you need a break from all the fun you are having with the large range of toys and equipment. Some of the toys that you get to play with are a 14ft inflatable tender, a jet ski, wakeboard and stand up paddle boards. Everything is provided in the way of fishing equipment if you want to try your luck from the stern of the yacht. And while you are in Fiji, where Encore is currently berthed, you will want to make full use of the snorkelling equipment, diving compressor and dive gear.
Take advantage of the heated spa on the flybridge at the end of the day while the friendly and efficient staff serve you drinks and snacks. or stretch out and just relax. The fittings and furnishings create a comfortable atmosphere where you cans socialise and entertain with your family and friends.
So I guess the guys would like some statistics – well here they are
- Overall length – 97′ (29.57 m)
- Waterline length – 86′ 3″ (26.30 m)
- Beam 22′ 6″ (6.55 m)
- Draft 6′ 4″ (1.93 m)
- Height 33′ 3″ (10.13 m)
- Displacement 106 tonnes
- Fuel 4.000 US gallons (15,100 litres)
- Fresh water 450 US gallons (1,700 litres)
- Engine Twin Cat C32 1652 HP
- Generators Twin OmN 27 Kva Single Phase
- Bow Thruster ABT 38 HP Hydraulic
- Stern Thruster ABT 38 HP Hydraulic
- Stabilizers ABT TRAC 370. 15 Square ft fins with zero speed stabilization at rest
- Cruise Speed 10-12 knots
- Max Speed 22 knots.
Make a Booking
So if you find yourself heading to Fiji, do yourself a favour and charter the Motor Yacht Encore for a few days. You can play with the toys, swim with the fish or just relax on board or on one of the beautiful Fijian islands. Here is there facebook page where you can send them a message and make a booking. You will be well catered for and the staff will give you the star treatment.