- 111ft (34.1m)
- 24ft 11in (7.6m)
- 9ft 10in (3m)
- Cantiere Valdettaro
- LAURENT GILES
- Captain Laurance Ottley
- 9kts (17kph)
S/Y REE offers accommodation for up to 10 guests in 5 air conditioned cabins with multi standard TVs, stereos, CDs, DVDs.
The full-width owners stateroom aft has a King-size walk-around bed and settees to both port and starboard. There is also a small sofa pull-out bed suitable for children. The very large ensuite bath has twin sinks and a walk-in shower. The master cabin has a large flat screen TV with surround sound system.
The four additional staterooms offer great flexibility as they can be configured with either a king-sized bed or twin beds. Each stateroom has ensuite facilities and personal entertainment systems.
- Captain: Laurance Ottley
Captain Laurance Ottley started sailing in his early teens, some would say a bit late for a Brit, progressing from dinghies to offshore cruising and racing in both modern and traditional vessels. After a career in the decorating trade he took up sailing professionally in 1996. For the next 6 years he was employed first as mate, then as captain, aboard the 30 meter traditional wooden sailing ship IRENE in the Caribbean charter trade.
From 2004 to 2006 Laurance was full-time captain aboard another period wooden sailing ship, Thames Sailing Barge Kitty, doing corporate charters with up to 46 passengers before moving into the super yacht sector. In 2008 he took command of the Hoek-designed 30 meter ketch APHRODITE cruising extensively in the Med and Caribbean with the owner and guests over a period of three years. 2012 presented the opportunity for Captain Ottley to return to IRENE on a voyage around the Atlantic with sail trainees and cargo as part of a sustainable transport initiative.
On land Laurance loves to be 'let loose in the galley' practicing skills he has learned from working with great charter chefs over the years. Cycling is another passion. He rides road, cyclocross and mountain bikes and tours on two wheels. He once completed a 1,500km six week ride through Europe including the Swiss Alps and Pyrenees mountain ranges.
Having been on board SY REE since May 2013, Captain Ottley takes pride in his excellent crew management skills and maintaining the vessels he commands to the highest possible standards to ensure owners and guests experience the fullest enjoyment wherever they cruise.Chef: Akane Monavon
Akané’s cuisine is the meeting or the clash between the French terroir and Japanese artesian delicacy. Her French butcher father and Japanese mother influenced and shaped her taste buds in the heart of Burgundy. After studying art and architecture it is through her travels that Akané has discovered her culinary passion. Cooking became the perfect art to express her own creativity.
Akané has spent the last 10 years travelling the world gaining valuable, multi-national experience, enhancing her repertoire by meeting and learning from new chefs, experiencing new flavours, fragrancies, colours and textures. Akané has been a nomadic chef, constantly looking for new inspiration to develop her skill-set, with her knives always well packed in her backpack. She has been trained and nurtured by talented and starred chefs in Tokyo, London, New York, Paris and recently Lima. Her last stopover of 3 years in Iceland has led to a developed knowledge of Scandinavian new Nordic cuisine.
After a decade of devotion for cooking in restaurant, she has left kitchens and stoves to cook for luxurious adventure tourism company in Iceland. It is her first time on sea but she is ready to affirm her style and to share with us her knowledge and the treasures acquired from her travels.First mate: Ben Graham
A well traveled and streetwise South African Mate is the consummate outdoor guy, when not sailing extensively he will be found hanging from a cliff face for fun or searching for that perfect barrel on his board in the surf. To keep his mind and body in shape for all this he’s a practitioner and teacher of Iyengar yoga, learned while travelling in India, and a great believer in a healthy diet, preferably supplied through permaculture which he has learned through a year long volunteering program in Israel.Stew: Gabriella Russo
Born into a family restaurant business in her adopted city of Modena, (she’s Sicilian by birth) Gabriella has been serving bar and table, and learning first hand the secrets of the Italian kitchen from as early as she can remember. But her home town could not contain her irrepressible enthusiasm for living the fullest life possible and so, armed with her cooking and service skills and the work ethic of a family run business, she set sail to travel and work for extended periods in places as far away from home as Brazil and Australia. Adding another string to her bow in 2005, she qualified as a Kite Surf Instructor and thus began a teaching career in that sport. She is now inseparable from her board and kite and is to be found carving the waves whenever she has play time from her duties on Ree.Engineer: Lars Lindstrom
Lars hails from Texas but his family roots are Swedish. A lifelong sailor, he paid his way teaching sailing for seven years before gaining his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering. On graduating Lars tried to settle down working for a test engineering company for a number of years until the call of sea lead him to acquiring his own yacht and embarking on a year long voyage with a revolving cast of volunteer crew he organized to help offset the bills. After this, career at sea was a logical and desirable step and yacht engineering the obvious way in. Lars is our technology geek and currently his new toy is a drone he will be using to capture our adventures along the way.Deck/Stew: Melissa du Toit
27 year old South African Melissa is firmly an outdoor girl, a competitive horse rider from her youth she has more recently traded the turf for the surf by including scuba, Kitesurfing, and sailing amongst her passions. After graduating with a degree in History, politics and marketing nothing as mundane as settling down to an office job would do when the world was waiting to be explored. An easy learner, Mel has collected all the skills needed to find work along the way including high level service training, which combined with her naturally happy disposition and self-confidence makes her a real asset to the Ree team.
January 2018 - Caribbean
The crew of REE were just fantastic in every department! Our guests who had not experienced a sailing holiday before thoroughly enjoyed the trip. The rest who have sailed before thought this experience was exceptional! We are already thinking of our next holiday! Thanks again for all your efforts and our best regards to the exceptional crew of REE!
10 Guests, 11 DaysEaster Charter 2016 - CaribbeanThe Captain exceeded expectations in all respects. Laurance’s knowledge of the region, the boat and seamanship made for an extraordinary safe, smooth and fun trip. The service onboard will be remembered for its consistency, warmth and thoughtfulness.One week on this yacht with this crew is the ideal holiday.
10 Guests, 7 DaysNew Year's Charter 2015/16 - Caribbean
Laurance has a terrific knowledge of the area and options for anchorage. He exhibits a firm command of the crew and sailing, which put us at ease. He also took the time to teach our children some free diving techniques and was very patient with them. Anthon struck us a highly competent engineer as well. Gaelle is so very talented with table decorations that made our meals feel special and charming. She arranged great fun for the children on NY eve and a treasure hunt on our last day. Marina is a terrific bartender and always pleasant too.Best of our 7 BVI charters.9 Guests, 16 DaysChristmas Charter 2014/15 - CaribbeanI have never felt more confident in a captain. Laurance and his crew sail Ree like never before – really appreciate the use of wind rather than engine. It was lovely to find such good snorkel masks and other gear this year. Fussy children were brilliantly catered for by the chef.
5 Guests, 9 Days
July Charter 2014 - MediterranneanThe crew was warm, welcoming and spoiled us in every way. The food was beautifully presented, delicious, healthy and fun! Our food allergies were handled with ease. Cruising was wonderful, all that we had hoped for. It was a trip of a lifetime and we loved every minute.
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This was by far the most pleasant experience I’ve ever had. Growing up on boasts I thought I knew what to expect however this exceeded any and all of my expectations. Captain Laurance did a wonderful job in selecting a diverse and adventurous experience. While we loved Ree and the Spanish Isles, it wouldn’t have been nearly as special without her WORLD CLASS crew!
5 Guests, 14 Days
June Charter 2014 - MediterraneanCaptain,
I wanted to take the time to thank you and the crew for what an amazing two weeks. It was the best vacation that we have ever taken as a family (everyone agrees 100%).
The boat was amazing, the islands were amazing but the best thing about our vacation was the crew and the wonderful relationship that we developed with you all.
I have been in the hospitality business for 20+ years and I can say this, you guys are the best. Not only was everyone a consummate pro, you are all wonderful people.
My family is very fortunate to have met you all and we hope someday that our paths cross again!
We would love to keep in touch so if you could send us everyone's email, we would appreciate. Feel free to give mine out too.
Let us know if anyone is ever in our part of the world, we would love to host you at our house.
Take care,8 Guests, 7 DaysFebruary 2014 - CaribbeanLaurance was the most hands-on and engaging captain we have had on all 5 Caribbean cruises. We enjoyed the cruising area, especially snorkelling in Pigeon Island. We appreciated the variety of options for lunch and the lovely table arrangements.9 Guests, 12 DaysChristmas 2013/14 - Caribbean
It has been a truly memorable cruise and we can’t thank you enough for all the care and hard work you have put in.
Thank you Nuria for the wonderful food and your endless patience in providing so many different dishes to please everybody.
Thank you Monika for your tireless efforts running up and down those stairs with all the dishes, the attractive table settings and above all the superb cocktails.
Gaelle you are wonderful with the children, and have been so kind to the little ones on top of all your other duties; the immaculate laundry and beautifully serviced cabins.
Andrew & Callum you have worked so hard providing and helping with the watersports, shifting the deck furniture always with a smile and a pleasant word.
As captain Laurance you have done a wonderful job coordinating it all in such a friendly and helpful manner. Please accept a big thank you from all of us.
10 Guests, 7 Days
May Charter 2013 - MediterraneanHats off to Capt. Laurance Ottley & S/Y REE's New Crew! (The crew) were sensational. Amazing people who gave themselves to our trip in any way we asked. Food was insanely amazing - some of the best I have ever eaten. Five star, just amazing. Absolutely stunning every day. The presentation was immaculate.
May 15 - 23, 2013
- South of France
'The crew went far beyond their duties to ensure we were all relaxed. They were always happy and friendly.’ ‘Crew were sensational. Amazing people who gave themselves to our trip in any way we asked.’ ‘ Cannot speak highly enough of these amazing and wonderful people.’
Food review: ‘The food was beyond anything I could have imagined.’ ‘Food was insanely amazing – some of the best I have ever eaten.’ ‘Five star – fine gourmet – just amazing.’ ‘Absolutely stunning every day.’ ‘Words fail me. The presentation was immaculate.’
March 23 to March 30, 2013
6 guests, St. Martin – St. Martin
We had a great time on REE. The crew were a pleasure to be with, the food excellent, the first mate an absolute rock, the stewardesses incredibly efficient, the engineer keeps the whole complex machinery working and the captain runs a tight ship. All of them could not have been nicer, they were great. And of course in all aspects REE is a very comfortable yacht - comfortable to be on and to sail.Thanks for setting us up with a great cruise. Until the next one …Tony
Report from the broker --
February 23 to March 2, 2013
10 guests, Antigua –Antigua
The client's Personal Assistant . . . said that it was a huge success. Everyone had a great time. One of the guests who always has something (critical) to say . . . said that the food and service was better than any 5 star restaurant or resort that they have been to.
The crew took excellent care of them; very concerned and caring.
So, I would like to thank you for taking such good care of my clients, and if you ever need a referral, please give my name and number.
You hit it out of the ballpark!!!
Feedback from the broker --
Two weeks - Christmas 2012/New Year 2013
It was a fantastic charter and Mr G was very impressed with Captain Matt… he said that Matt is ‘a real yes guy’, meaning that nothing was too much trouble and Matt was keen to do anything to make the guests happy. He also adored Nadine’s food.
The charter was fantastic!
The boat was beautiful and immaculate.
All party commented that the brochure doesn't do her justice; maybe something that needs looking at!
All crew worked extremely hard to ensure we had a great time and were very sociable.
Looking forward already to the next one.
- Charter Guests, April 2012
"Captain and Crew, Absolutely fabulous sailing every day! Fantastic food, tremendous hospitality, and great fun with all the toys. This was the third year in a row sailing in the Caribbean and the best, with wonderful weather, winds and warmth. We will take back many magic moments. Many thanks!"
- Charter Guests, January 2012
"We've been lucky enough to go on a few great sailing trips, but never as good as this one! Just brilliant, thanks so much"
- Charter Guests, January 2012
- Bluray player saloon, Cell phone, DVD library, DVD player saloon, Fax, Games console, Indoor audio system, iPod dock, Local TV, Media movie server, Satellite phone, Wi-Fi, 18ft / 5.70m 70hp Zodiac, 13ft / 4.00m 0hp Laser, Board games, Kayaks multiple, Kneeboard, Paddleboards multiple, Tube - towable, Wakeboard, Water skis - adult, Water skis - child, Windsurfer - Adult, BBQ, Deck shower, Fishing gear - light, Hammocks, Special diets, Swim platform
- Not Insured, Diving by arrangement, Snorkelling gear
We have identified 3 similar yachts. Would you like to inquire on them as well?