What is SeaDream Yacht Club
SeaDream Yacht Club is the innovative
new yachting venture by Norwegian
entrepreneur Atle Brynestad who
founded the highly acclaimed Seabourn
Cruise Line and Larry Pimentel,
who was President of Seabourn under
Brynestad and later President and
CEO of the merged companies Cunard-Seabourn.
Pimentel is Chairman and Chief Executive
Officer of SeaDream Yacht Club and
a co-owner. Brynestad and Pimentel
have brought into SeaDream a small
group of colleagues with vast industry
experience. The company now operates
the two ultra-luxury mega yachts,
SeaDream I and SeaDream II. They
were originally introduced as the
Sea Goddess twins and were the prototypes
of the luxury, intimate yachting
Why is SeaDream called a Yacht
Yachting features an open and
unstructured ambience and provides
guests the ability to fulfill
their own dreams at their own
pace. No clocks, no crowds, no
lines, no stress, no business
deadlines. The key word for the
mega yacht SeaDream yachting experience
is "unstructured." It's
all about personal choice. Think
of it as a free-form holiday.
Mega charter yacht SeaDream is
a yacht company, not a cruise
3. What are some of the
highlights of the SeaDream yachting
Flexible Schedules and Travel
Itineraries - Although the
SeaDream yachts depart their first
port and arrive at their last
port as scheduled, arrivals and
departures at intermediate ports
are not necessarily cast in stone.
Captains have the authority to
adjust the travel itinerary for
local opportunities such as making
an unscheduled call at a small
port to visit a local fish market
or to remain longer in a secluded
bay so guests can enjoy a few
more hours of water sports.
in Key Ports - Cruise
ships usually arrive at ports of call in the early
morning and depart in the evening the same day. You
private Charter yacht SeaDream overnights at such
ports as Monte Carlo and St. Tropez in the Mediterranean
because the action in those ports dont get started
until late in the evening.
Raiding the Pantry
- SeaDream guests dine in an indoor Dining Salon,
in an outdoor Topside Restaurant or from Room Service.
They can also raid the pantry 24-hours a day for cookies
and milk or make themselves their own customized sandwich---just
as they can at home.
Officers and Staff
Lead Guests on personal off-ship Experiences -
Officers and staff frequently lead guests to favorite
sites since they know these sailing regions intimately.
No Tux for Guys,
No Gala Gowns for Gals - the SeaDream yachting
experience is a casual affair. There is no formal
4. What Kind of Guest Accommodations are found
on SeaDream Yachts?
SeaDream I and SeaDream II are large
yachts with only 55 guest accommodations. Fifty-four
of these are Yacht Club Staterooms of 195 square feet.
Sixteen of these are convertible to Commodore Club
Staterooms of 390 square feet. There is also an Owner's
Suite of 450 square feet. Therefore, the yachts will
accommodate from 47 to 55 couples based on how the
staterooms are configured.
5. What services and amenities will be found
aboard these yachts?
Each stateroom has a complimentary
bar, stocked with the traveler's preferences. There
are multiple jet massage showers, lighted, magnifying
mirrors, an Entertainment Center with a flat screen
TV, CD and DVD systems with an extensive collection
of movies. All accommodations are Internet-ready.
As to outdoor amenities,
there are private alcoves for sunning on double Balinese
sun beds, a private massage tent on deck, a large
screen golf simulator featuring 52 signature courses
from around the world, movies under the stars, captain's
chairs with mounted binoculars, a water sports Marina
at the stern where guests can enjoy kayaking, water
skiing, tubing, boarding wave running, snorkeling
and sunfish sailing. Tai Chi, yoga and aerobics are
Among indoor amenities
are: an Asian-style spa with a Thalasso therapy tub
into which warm sea water is pumped, a health club
with elliptical treadmills mounted with flat screen
TVs, free weights and recumbent bikes. A personal
trainer is available. There is also a Main Lounge
and bar with a 61-inch, flat screen viewer, piano
bar and casino and a library with books, CDs, DVDs
and computers connected to the internet.
There is also a complimentary
open bar policy throughout each yacht. While we hesitate
to use that overworked and undervalued phrase "gourmet
dining," we can with assurance declare that the
open seating dining aboard our yachts is both elegant
and casual and has been highly rated in authoritative
guides and other publications. There is a main Dining
Salon, Outdoor Cafe, the Club Salon, Casino, Main
Salon Bar, Satellite Bar, also a swimming pool, beauty
salon and boutique. Service is of the highest order
with approximately one staff member for each guest.
Tipping is not necessary.
6. How about Some Vital Statistics?
SeaDream II was redesigned and refitted January 2002.
Country of Registry is the Bahamas. Gross Tonnage
of the yachts is 4260. Length is 344 feet. Beam is
47 feet. Speed is 17 knots. Guest capacity is 110.
Officers, staff and crew numbers 89. Officers are
Scandinavian. Staff and crew are international. Both
yachts are stabilized and fully air conditioned with
individual stateroom thermostats, and comply with
SOLAS 2005 First Safety Standards.
7. Where do these yachts presently sail?
SeaDream I and SeaDream II sail to small, seldom-visited
ports along the Mediterranean coast and to little
known Caribbean islands, but our captains have the
option of taking guests to alternate ports-of-call
for a beach barbecue, a unique shoreside experience
or to another island to pick up some local seafood.
8. What kinds of guests do these yachts attract?
Guests aboard our yachts are affluent
and discerning individuals who love to travel and
who have highly personal and casual lifestyles. The
unstructured nature of life aboard SeaDream I and
SeaDream II has strong appeal for them. The yachts
are also ideal for small business meetings and business
travel incentives, corporate incentrive groups and
are available for full charter.
9. What is the smoking policy on SeaDream?
SeaDream permits smoking on the outside decks 3, 4
and 6. Smoking is not allowed in the staterooms or
in any enclosed public rooms on SeaDream I or II.