The 33m luxury sailing yacht MARAE (ex PARAISO) was built by the renowned builders Alloy Yachts in 2004 (later refitted in 2009 and 2014) and was designed by the distinguished architect Ted Fontaine.
MARAE has a traditional interior, decorated mainly in cream and navy blue, with fine walnut panelling throughout, creating an air of traditional elegance and charm. The main saloon has an attractive and cosy lounge area with comfortable sofas and chairs, and a separate dining area. The upper saloon has a bar area and a further dining table with comfortable leather bench seating, which converts to a reclining seating area for guests to enjoy films on the state of the art entertainment system, an innovative twist in the modern design behind the yacht’s more traditional layout.
The deck arrangement has a private aft cockpit with a companionway leading to the owner’s cabin. Forward are two helm stations situated port and starboard with large control panels. The pilot house is entered through drop curtains with clear glass panels. There is a large settee to port and an inside helm to starboard. There is a companionway to the main saloon which is split level with a bar immediately to port and sitting area to starboard. Down several steps there is a dining table to starboard with a guest head forward and a large sitting area with settees, chairs, tables and an entertainment system. The galley and crew mess are forward. There is a laundry area and two private cabins with heads and a shared shower. Moving aft of the main companionway and down a stairwell are two guest cabins to each side with private baths and showers. The owner’s cabin is aft with walk-in closet, private bath and shower, double berth and a desk.