Offering a crewed luxury yacht charter aboard ‘Scott Free’, Nicholas and Kim Scott summon guests to a luxurious and elegant vacation on the high seas. The 120-foot luxury mega yacht is piloted by two Bahamians – Captain Perry L. Thomas and First Mate Anwar Moss, who are from Marsh Harbour and Green Turtle Cay, respectively.
The Scott Free crew also includes: Arisna Meyer and Chantell Maasz, as stewardesses, and Chef Demeko Saunders of Trio Culinary.
“We have local knowledge, and we’ll treat them extra nice,” Capt. Thomas boasted.
Mr. Scott proudly stated that his team of Abaconians, “has reached the pinnacle of yachting.” From its home port in Erie, Pennsylvania, ‘Scott Free’ has sailed from the Great Lakes along the East Coast to St. Lawrence, Nova Scotia. The Scotts’ travels include a memorable stop aboard ‘Scott Free’ in the Mediterranean where they spent four months.
“That was real heaven, going from country to country and experiencing the culture changes,” Mr. Scott reminisced. “I’ve been boating for 50 years.”
Scott Free stands out for him, though, because it is the largest yacht he has owned in his lifetime, and perhaps the most luxurious with a lower stateroom deck, main deck and entertainment deck. Valued at just under $10 million and an additional $1 million to maintain, ‘Scott Free’ was built in 2000, and refitted in 2009 with west coast engineering and design.
The super yacht is outfitted with several unique features, namely a large aft swim deck and an entertainment deck that has a built-in moveable roof, a 60-inch retractable television with Blu-ray DVD player and sound system, barbecue grill, and a built-in buffet and fire pit.
Costing an additional $1 million to install, the swim deck was designed with underwater lights, and has a built-in hydraulic platform with stairs that unfold and extend into the water giving convenient access for swimming, snorkeling, diving or docking watercraft. The luxury yacht also has a sun pad on its bow, inflatable kayaks, and a 27-foot Boston Whaler with twin 225 HP outboards for exploration.
That’s just the exterior.
‘Scott Free’ has four places for dining that can seat up to eight people in its exterior and interior. Three guest staterooms and a full beam master stateroom brings added comfort with flat-screen televisions, DVD and CD players, an iPod docking station and private en-suite bathrooms. The main difference is that the master bathroom has a whirlpool tub, shower, dual sinks and his and her heads. Eye-catching artwork from Israel and photography are in abundance throughout the yacht, and a vibrant photo gallery links the master bedroom to one of the guest staterooms.
In the main salon, “Jimmy” the marionette butler lounged near a duplicate of the Flagship ‘Niagara’, and directly across from a seating area with baby grand electronic piano. Here is where guests can formally dine beneath the glistening Murano glass chandelier from Italy, or around the bend at the Country kitchen that accommodates eight to 10 guests.
Upstairs in the Pilot House, Capt. Thomas pointed out that there was two of every device (radars, depth finders, VHF radio) with the exception of four GPS navigation systems. ‘Scott Free’ has its own compressor, and has two water makers that produce 1,000 gallons of fresh water a day.
“The boat is here for the disposal of the owners, but it is also for charter guests,” Mr. Scott said. “It is available for day charters or a trip to Eleuthera or Nassau.
“It’s not inexpensive, but neither is the program; it’s the ultimate luxury motor yacht.”
Mr. Scott said that because of the expense of maintaining the luxury yacht, they seek to defray costs through charters. Although Mr. Scott had visited Abaco before, meeting Capt. Perry Thomas and hearing about the economic situation on the island peaked his interest. The Scotts and their crew have been on Abaco now for four months, and will be in The Bahamas until Aug.17.
For more information on charters aboard Scott Free, contact Jeff Shaffer at (954)551-1329 or 1(954)524-7978 or call Capt. Perry Thomas at1(242)577-0553.