MARAE, ‘pronounced ‘Mar-eye’ 108’ Pilothouse Sloop, “Best Sailing Yacht”, International Superyacht Design Award, 2004
The name Marae has origins from the native Maori tribe in New Zealand meaning a special meeting place for family and friends. With Marae’s New Zealand construction by Alloy Yachts, the name is a natural fit.
This elegant yacht must be seen to fully appreciate her, but in the interim the following description and photos must suffice.
On deck Marae has a private aft cockpit with collapsible spray hood and direct access to the master stateroom. This cockpit area is equipped with large cushions for lounging. At the stern, a fold-out section provides comfortable steps and a sturdy swim platform for easy access to the water.
Moving forward from the stern are the port and starboard steering stations, followed by one of MARAE’s best features – a deck salon with a U-shaped sofa to port, an L-shaped one to starboard and hi-lo table for meals and cocktails. Side windows slide open and a removable aft Isenglass curtain protects against the elements. A protected helm station is located to starboard.
Captive winches keep MARAE’s sweeping teak decks free of clutter.
The interior woodwork on MARAE consists of stained walnut complemented by luxurious fabrics and crisp white linens, down duvets and down pillows in the staterooms.
The upper saloon has a full wet bar with stools and a leather U-shaped sofa surrounding a coffee table that converts into a comfortable lounging area with panoramic views.
Going below, the main saloon has richly upholstered sofas with deep cushions, a coffee table and dining table with seating for six. Guest accommodations for six are aft of the saloon in the master suite and two guest staterooms. The master stateroom is full width aft with private access to the aft deck. Centerline queen size bed, office and en suite bath room. Roomy stall shower with built in seat. Private staircase from the master stateroom to the aft cockpit.
Double guest cabin with en suite bath room, stall shower and built in shower seat. – Twin guest cabin with Pullman berth and en – suite bath room and stall shower. – The galley and crew areas are forward of the salon, – Non smoking yacht.