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ABIDE Yacht Description

Embark on a journey where luxury meets the pristine beauty of the natural world aboard Abide, a 138-foot sailing yacht. Designed for those who cherish elegance and the allure of untouched landscapes, this yacht promises an unparalleled retreat into nature’s embrace.

Awaken each morning to the gentle lull of the ocean, surrounded by thoughtfully designed interiors. Accommodating up to eight guests, our yacht offers spacious cabins as well as two salon areas, and three dining areas.
A dedicated crew of five anticipates your every need, ensuring a flawless experience. Indulge in meals prepared by our private chef, showcasing the finest local ingredients sourced worldwide. Whether a gourmet feast under the stars or a casual lunch on a secluded beach, your culinary desires are expertly fulfilled.

Explore captivating destinations, chosen for pristine beauty and tranquility. Dive into azure waters, anchor in secluded bays, or unwind on pristine shores. Each journey aboard our Jongert yacht is a blend of luxury and nature.
Tailor your voyage, from the turquoise waters of the Caribbean to the rugged Mediterranean coastlines to remote wooded bays of Maine. Each destination offers unique charm and unforgettable moments amidst unspoiled landscapes.

Escape the ordinary aboard Abide sailing yacht, where luxury meets nature in perfect harmony. Immerse yourself in a world of tranquility and indulgence, leaving with cherished memories that endure beyond the horizon.

Embark on your luxury escape today.

Presented by DMA Yachting, the breathtaking charter yacht ABIDE is a 138 ft sailboat. The main attractions of ABIDE are her generous space and fantastic layout. ABIDE spends the summer and winter season in St. Maarten/St. Martin. She was completed by the famous yacht builder Jongert in 2002. A succesful refit was finalized in 2024. The well-planned yacht layout features 4 cozy cabins and easily accommodates a maximum of 8 guests.

ABIDE is classified primarily as a sailboat.

and a generator.


ABIDE offers four beautifully appointed guest cabins. The primary cabin, which takes the full width of the boat at the stern, has a queen bed, daybed for lounging, full-sized desk and smart TV. The VIP guest cabin has a queen bed and desk. The forward guest cabin has a double bed and a twin bed, while the aft guest cabin has two twin beds. Each cabin is thoughtfully furnished with luxury bedding, ample cabinet and closet storage, and beautiful, modern en-suite heads. Each cabin also has its own temperature control.

What is the cabin arrangement of ABIDE?

  • 2 VIP cabins
  • 1 Single cabin
  • 1 Double cabin


Center Cockpit
Center Cockpit
  • Weekly price:
    $90,000 - $95,000

    Low Season | High Season

  • Length: 138'
  • # of Guests: 8
  • # of Cabins: 4
  • # of Crew: 5
  • Builder: Jongert
  • Consumption: 10GPH US Gall/Hr
  • Cruising Speed: 8-10 KTS
  • Built Year: 2002
  • Refit: 2024
Owners stateroom
Owners stateroom

ABIDE Charter Price Details

Season Name 2 guests 3 guests 4 guests 5 guests 6 guests 7 guests 8 guests 9 guests 10 guests 11 guests 12 guests
Summer 2024 $90,000 $90,000 $90,000 $90,000 $90,000 $95,000 $95,000 $0 $0 $0 $0
Winter 2024 to 2025 $90,000 $90,000 $90,000 $90,000 $90,000 $95,000 $95,000 $0 $0 $0 $0

ABIDE Yacht Charter Price

# of charter days Base Price APA (deposit for provisioning, fuel, docking fees, etc) Total Note
14 day charter 180,000$ to 190,000$ 36,000$ to 57,000$ 216,000$ to 247,000$ Discounts outside the main season are common.
7 day charter 90,000$ to 95,000$ 18,000$ to 28,500$ 108,000$ to 123,500$ Standard charter rate, base for all calculations.
3 day charter 45,000$ to 47,500$ 9,000$ to 14,250$ 54,000$ to 61,750$ The usual formula is the 7 day charter rate divided by 6, times the number of days (3).
Boat policy might differ.
90,000$ / 6 * 3 days = 45,000$

All prices are generated by a calculator and serve as a guide for new charterers. Any additional information of the Price Details section has priority over above. Availability is always subject to confirmation. Gratuity not included for it's discretionary character, usually 5%-25% of the Base Price.

Price Details

Price from: $90,000

High season rate: $95,000

Holiday Rates
2024 CHRISTMAS: 1 - 8 Guests $120,000 Must end no later than Dec 26th.
2024/25: NEW YEARS: 1 - 8 Guests $140,000 Must begin no sooner than Dec 28th
48 hour turn

Holiday Rates
2024 CHRISTMAS: 1 - 8 Guests $120,000 Must end no later than Dec 26th.
2024/25: NEW YEARS: 1 - 8 Guests $140,000 Must begin no sooner than Dec 28th
48 hour turn

Price Terms



Salon Stereo: Yes
Salon Tv: Yes
Multimedia System: Yes
Nude: No
Books: Yes
Crew Pets: No
Guest Pets: No
Number Dine In: Sal
Water Maker: Yes
Water Capacity: 5000L
Ice Maker: Yes
Number Of Dvds: Streaming
Number Of Cds: Music Stre
Board Games: Yes
Sun Awning: Yes
Bimini: Yes
Special Diets: Inq
Kosher: No
Bbq: Yes
Gay Charters: Yes
YachtNudeCharters: No
Hairdryers: Yes
Smoking: Aft Transom
Crew Smokes: No
Children Ok: Yes
Minimum Child Age: 6 Years of age
Generator: 38KW
Inverter: 7500W
Voltages: 110/220
Hammock: Yes


Tube: 1
Guests: 8
Draft: 13
Cruising Speed: 8-10 KTS
Helipad: No
Ac: Full
Ac Night:
Built: 2002
Turnaround: 48 hrs
Cabins: 4
Queen: 2
Double: 1
Single: 1
Electric Heads:
Jacuzzi: No


BBQ: Yes
AC: Full
Generator: 38KW
Internet: Onboard WIFI
Cruising Speed: 8-10 KTS


Layout of ABIDE

More Specifications

Flag: Jamaica
Homeport: Inquire for location and availability
Resort Course: $200 per person
Yacht Permit: 1
Yacht License: 1
Yacht Mca: 1
Yacht Insurance:

Diving Yacht offers Rendezvous Diving only

Tanks: 10
Number Of Dives: 3
Dive Info: Diving is for Certified Divers only
Communication: Starlink
Full Course: Not Offered
Air Compressor: Onboard
Weight Sets: 10
Number Of Divers: 4
Registrations Number: 10
Dive Lights: 5
Dive Costs: 3 Dives included for Certified Divers
Scuba On Board: Yacht offers Rendezvous Diving only


Fishing Gear:
Fishing Gear Type: Trolling/Casting
Rods: 4
Deep Sea Fishing:

Green Initiatives

Green Initiative:
Reusable Bottles:
Other Green Efforts:

Water Sports

Dinghy Size: 14/18ft
Kayaks 1 Pax:
Kayaks 2 Pax:
Dinghy Hp: 60/115 HP
Floating Mats: 5
Dinghy Pax:
Swim Platform: Aft
Water Skis Adult: 1
Boarding Ladder: Aft
Water Skis Kids: 1
Sailing Dinghy:
Jet Skis:
Beach Games:
Wave Runners:
Snorkel Gear:
Underwater Camera:
Underwater Video:
Wake Board: 1
Paddleboard: 2
Seabob: No
Sea Scooter: No

Crew Information

Crew of ABIDE|Captain Captain

Crew of ABIDE|Chef Chef

Crew of ABIDE|First Mate First Mate

Crew of ABIDE|Engineer Engineer

Crew of ABIDE|Stewardess Stewardess

Captain: Roland Schaeffer

Your Captain and Chef Roland and Vanessa, both vibrant, energetic and charming hosts, with an unfailing sense of humor hail from Cape Town South Africa, where they met through mutual friends while still in their 20’s.

Married in 2010, they are both well travelled and have sailed/chartered together since about 2012/13.
Roland, boating since a very young age, he began challenging the sea with Sea Scouts and dinghy’s, hanging around the Royal Cape Yacht Club and offering his services as a boat cleaner, literally starting from the bottom up, then being invited onboard on race days as rail bait!
Still a keen boater, he went on to working as a industrial technician, before entering the corporate world while still pursuing his passion for sailboats.
Much later, (being self employed afforded him the opportunity to get away) , Roland assisted doing long distance yacht deliveries, then after a period, offered his services as delivery Captain accumulating to date in excess of 100 000Nm.
It was during one of these yacht deliveries to the Caribbean, Roland was exposed to the yacht term charter industry, and worked from time to time as a charter yacht Captain, between doing delivery work and other endeavors.

Shortly after getting married, Roland and Vanessa put their respective skill sets together, moved from South Africa to Antigua to work together for the first time managing a live aboard term charter sail boat.
Between 2012-present, Roland and Vanessa have successfully run charters between the VI’s and Grenada, therefore they know the windward and leeward islands intimately, all on sailboats of different shapes and sizes.
It was on one of these charters, that they met the (now) owners of SY ABIDE. For the ABIDE story, please listen to Cheryl Drury Podcast ‘Adventure on Deck’ also IG sail_abide.

Roland and Vanessa are both avid scuba diver/free diver, Roland also happens to be a PADI Instructor, Vanessa is a PADI Divemaster.

In her 20’s, Vanessa embarked on a live aboard dive vacation in the Red Sea. The experience inspired her to abandon her life in the hospitality/culinary industry, and set a course for new horizons. Vanessa was for many years in the restaurant industry, from South Africa, to Europe, to South and Central America to finally owning her own eatery in the prestigious London-Marylebone area. Vanessa’s Mom was her first inspiration, teaching Vanessa to create dishes that please, and accommodating various dietary requirements.
When not in the galley, Vanessa is in the water, or hiking on land and loves white water rafting.

First Mate Thomas Beesley was brought up in a town call Durban South Africa where he fell in love with the ocean surfing and free diving. He then joined the sailing industry in 2018 that helped him get experience and sail 80 000 nm. Tom is not a typical yachtie he is a sailor with tons of traditions he loves to bring up on charter. Tom has a great reputation with previous guests. Always striving to make sure they have a great time. Tom takes time teaching guests new and exciting sports and takes time to explain what the crew are doing while sailing. Interesting fact - Tom loves ice cream but ice cream doesn’t love Tom!



  • Leek & Feta omelette with a sprinkle of sumac

  • Toast with crab & coriander – chilli mayo

  • Lobster hash: local caught Lobster , russet potatoes , topped with poached eggs and garlic infused ghee

  • Spiced avocado with black beans , sour cream & cheese , on homemade toasted sourdough rubbed with garlic

  • Baked Challah French toast topped with fresh berries and a drizzle of maple syrup


  • Salmon Poke Bowl: Wild Alaskan Salmon ,sushi rice , roasted beets, watermelon radishes , wakame seaweed and toasted sesame seeds

  • Spicy Thai steak salad: top sirloin, Thai dressing with a side of steamed basmati rice

  • Ginger – Beet salad bowls : quinoa, ginger harissa vinaigrette and home made cape seed loaf

  • Seared mushrooms , Radicchio & Fregola with whipped Ricotta

  • Sesame crusted seared Ahi salad with kale, Napa cabbage , roasted cashews and avocado

Hors d’ oeuvres

  • Black bean – chipotle dip

  • Tandoori lamb meatballs with minted yogurt

  • Lima Bean mash with Muhammara

  • Pizza Bianca with potato, anchovy and sage

  • Selection of samosa’s with homemade relish’s and chutneys


  • Ocean Trout tartare with tomato tea

  • Chilled cucumber, cauliflower and ginger soup with toasted almonds an mint

  • Peaches with Burrata: sliced ripe peaches , torn burrata dressed with a basil & lemon vinaigrette

  • Char-grilled prawns with creamy cucumber and dill salad.

  • Oven- Charred Tomato stuffed with peppers


  • White Miso glazed cod with three bean, three lime salad

  • Filet with parsnip cream, wild mushrooms and steamed broccolini

  • Black pepper tofu with steamed rice

  • 48 hour Sous vide beef short rises with chive flecked polenta and caramelized kimchi

  • Shrimp stew with toasted fennel, lemon & chives


  • Strawberry , Pomegranate and Rose petal mess

  • Chocolate pots with lemon shortbread

  • Passionfruit tiramisu

  • Pears baked with lemon, bay & Marsala

  • Classic crème brûlée with rosemary biscuits




    Price Terms: Inclusive

    Price from $90,000/week

    High season $95,000/week

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