- 62.5m | Codecasa | 2003 (2019)
Measuring 62.5 metres (205'1"), Apogee has a beam of 11.2 metres (36' 9"), a draft of 3.8 metres (12' 6") and a generous volume of 1,126 GT. With a guest-to-crew ratio of 12 to 17, it's not hard to imagine why she has become such a successful charter yacht and why her guests keep returning to captain John Fleckenstein and his team year after year. A dedicated team of six interior staff, as well as a world-travelled chef, tend to your every need, all while making sure the entire family are having the time of their lives. Outside, the skilled deck team assures the safety of everyone on board, from taking the kids out on the water toys to providing vacation photography so that you can take your memorable moments home with you.
Accommodating up to 12 guests, the voluminous Apogee hosts six luxurious staterooms finished in classic American-style decor that matches the rest of the spacious communal areas on board. Created at the hand of Della Rolle Design, the grandiose style of her living areas is the perfect 'welcome home' after a fun day on the water or an afternoon at a Caribbean beach bar. Each stateroom offers incredible flexibility for guests and can be arranged to accommodate groups of all sizes and ages.
For ultimate accessibility, an elevator connects all four guest decks for a stair-free commute from your cabin to the sundeck sun loungers at Apogee's top level. This expansive space can be transformed to host large groups for entertaining, and the fact that none of Apogee’s tenders are stowed on deck means she is guest-ready at all times, even with all the gear on board in port. The bridge deck aft is another entertainment favourite and many special moments have been shared here. "We have hosted poker nights and choreography dancing with kids for their parents here," remembers Captain John. "It's a really fun area that we use for a lot of different purposes."
A Day On Board Apogee
Start your day with breakfast on the main deck aft in a comfy family-style setting with fixed sofas. Enjoy a healthy selection of the nearest island's freshest produce as the zero-speed stabilisers keep Apogee and your mimosa perfectly balanced while at anchor. "It's lovely to wake up and start your day with a vibrant personality in the morning," comments Captain John on the shining breakfast stewardess that will help you get your day off to the right start.
The sundeck is not only for indulgent cocktails as the sun goes down. Get your workout in pre-breakfast by making use of the massive air-conditioned gym before taking a morning dip in the jacuzzi that overlooks the foredeck. A private seating area on the Portuguese deck can be set up for intimate dining experiences or simply catching up on your latest novel while basking in the morning sun. There’s a limo tender standing by at all times to take guests ashore to explore on land, while trained stewardesses take care of the young ones on board.
Any time of day, watersports fun becomes part of your daily life on board Apogee. Equipped with four Waverunners and Bladefish, underwater scooters as well as all the usual charter favourites, the experienced crew are ready to host memorable days exploring the water. In fact, says Captain John, the crew's services even extend as far as tailor-made holiday photo and videos. "Willy has been with us for 15 years and he makes a great contribution to the charter experience. If guests would like, he creates a compilation of still photos, underwater photography, drone footage, GoPro shots from the wave runners and the vessel underway. We'll take a crew member on excursions to capture that experience, and in the end, guests have this fantastic video of their entire holiday. It's really something special."
Personalised Charter Experiences
For guests that feel like stepping off the yacht but still want to stay connected to the ocean, Captain John recommends beach days - a fun activity Apogee has perfected with her experienced crew. Get whisked away to your private beach with an extravagant setup that will have you settling into relax mode in moments. Let the kids explore the underwater life as they head out on a snorkel adventure with the crew and enjoy the best of the yacht life. "It's a beach experience but with all the comforts and none of the stresses that come with family beach excursions. Everything is delivered directly from the yacht - you can't beat it! You simply have to go to the beach - it's just magic."
From Anguilla's Meads Bay in the winter to the crystal-clear waters of Ibiza in the summer, the crew knows all the best spots for a relaxing holiday at sea without the crowds no matter what time of year.
Five Star Charter Yacht
In regards to her performance, Apogee is powered by twin CAT 2,260 hp engines providing her with a top speed of 16 knots, a cruising speed of 11.5 knots, and a range of 6,000 nm. She cruises in the Caribbean and Americas throughout winter and throughout the west and east Mediterranean in the summer season. Following a major refit in 2013 that saw her upgraded with next-generation features and a further extensive refit (with over $5 million invested) in 2018-19 , she is a perfect example of a yacht that blends traditional style with modern amenities for guests that expect a setting that complements the five star service on board.
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