17ft Valiant 500 Sport with 115hp outboard3 mono ski, kids, adults and training skis10 SUPsSnorkeling equipment2 wakeboards1 Tiwal sailing dinghy2 kiteboards6 kitesFishing equipment1 DonutRendezvous diving* Crew member is a certified kiteboard instructor
Black Swan can accommodate 8 guests in 4 cabins. The Master cabin has a double size bed, shower and toilet. Guest cabins each have a double bed, shower and toilet.
Black Swan is fully air conditioned throughout. Crew has separate heads and shower.
Her salon and four staterooms are now dressed in decadent leather and fine wall coverings. There are new, fine Turkish carpets throughout the interior, as well as two new, custom-made leather sofas in the salon. In the outdoor cockpit, two large banquettes have been built into the structure of the yacht. There’s also a new dining table for 12 that has been custom made to match the rest of the cockpit’s woodwork, in black-stained teak and zebra wood. On the top deck, BLACK SWAN now has new upholstery to suit the yacht’s new style. There’s also a new range of fitness equipment on that deck.
|Number of Crew: 5
CAPTAIN Laurence Warner
Laurence has been a captain for over 15 years with experience on both private and charter sail and motor yachts. He has a Master 200T Unlimited license, and he has sailed more than 250,000 nautical miles. After living on the ocean for over 20 years, Laurence has extensive knowledge of the best anchorages, ports and cruising grounds of many areas including the Mediterranean, Caribbean, Atlantic Ocean (7 crossings), Indian Ocean, Pacific Ocean, Panama Canal, Suez Canal, English Channel, and Ireland.
Captain Laurence's priorities for every guest onboard BLACK SWAN is safety, fun, and relaxation, ultimately providing them a most memorable charter experience.
Previous vessels include:
M/Y SEA BIRD
SY CATALYST OF FAL
S/Y GRAND BLEU
CHEF: Gregory Morgan
Gregs passion for cooking comes through in every dish he prepares, from classic French to modern Asian fusion cuisine.
He discovered his affinity for the kitchen whilst growing up on his grandparents farm on the mid north coast of New South Wales, Australias rich farming and agriculture lands. After completing his training in culinary arts at Sydneys top catering college, he worked in some of Sydneys most highly regarded restaurants and has been a personal chef for some of Australias most prominent families.
Greg's specialty is fresh seafood, and he insists on using only the freshest he can catch or buy, often directly from the fisherman. Having worked on yachts for more than a decade, Greg enjoys thoughtfully crafting menus to suit each guests preferences, and happily accommodate all special diets.
STEWARDESS: Louise Darwin
From the moment Louise welcomes her guests on board BLACK SWAN, she is committed to seeing that every aspect of their cruise is of very highest caliber. She has worked on large sailing yachts throughout the Caribbean and the Mediterranean, and she holds qualifications and a heap of experience in personal training, childcare, life-saving, and managing restaurants in Sydneys northern beaches. When she has time on her hands, Louise enjoys all sports, hiking, camping, and relaxing.
2nd STEWARDESS: Lucy Milojevic
Lucy has previously worked in the hospitality industry as a bartender, in retail, and as a nanny for several years in her native Australia. She has superb customer service skills, is quick-thinking and comfortable in high-pressure situations. Lucy's energy and bubbly personality make her a great asset to the BLACK SWAN team. In her free time, Lucy enjoys swimming, travel, and paddle boarding.
ENGINEER: Ross McGill
An avid sailor for over 20 years Ross grew up in Durban, South Africa. He has a love of all water sports including surfing, kite surfing, and fishing and is a qualified kite surf instructor. Ross started his career in engineering by owning and operating a successful plumbing company in South Africa for almost 10 years. He has since pursued his passion to work on yachts and has experience on both power and sail. His engaging personality and willingness to assist the guests in any of their needs makes Ross an excellent crew member for BLACK SWAN.