On the port side aft of the arch is one big built-in sofa stretching to the aft rail, a small card table with free-standing chairs and two lounge chairs. Plenty of shade is created by the radar arch which has been extended aft to provide more shade by four square umbrellas located two forward and two aft (with mountings for two more) and by an additional shade cover of the same material of the umbrellas to be mounted to the radar arch overhead.
On the aft-deck below, Mary-Jean II features a port and starboard sofas aft plus a buffet stand and grill, with a long round-ended teak varnished dining table in the centre. This is the place to have a breakfast with a good book, or good company.
For getting out and around once at anchor, Mary-Jean II has two Novurania Chase 23 tenders, plus a seven-metre Castoldi rescue tender, both launched via side-doors at the rear of the yacht, with one of the tenders built to a higher standard, either for the owner or for a charter party. Mary-Jean II also comes with the usual assortment of toys and watersports equipment. For those wanting to buff up while they’re away, a gymnasium is located in the lower aft deck.
One of the most important features of a superyacht, especially one bound for the charter market, is crew quarters – happy crew equals excellent, consistent service, and Mary-Jean II does not fail in this regard. Generous spaces, as specified by the owner, are offered on board to crew who can enjoy of ample crew quarters in the forward lower deck. These have been finished to guest accommodation standards. Together with the crew mess, the laundry and a small galley for the crew’s private use here we find six crew cabins each berth being equipped with personal audio/video devices and Wi-Fi access.
The Captain’s cabin is located aft of the wheelhouse in the upper deck while going down to the bilge deck together with a guest gym, cold and freezers rooms and the engine room we find the chief engineer cabin. In the bilge deck is the heart of the ship, the engine room, a fully-height area split into levels with double workbenches and instruments catching the attention for the way support brackets and frame welds have been polished, with sharp edges rounded-off and panel and equipment aligned which is normally unseen.
Mary-Jean II has been built to Lloyd’s classification and is powered by two 2366-horsepower Caterpillar engines allowing for a top speed of just over 17 knots. At 12 knots, she has a range of 5600 nautical miles, with a fuel consumption rate of just 265 litres/hour, making long transits both more practical and economical. But while Mary-Jean II may offer economy on fuel, everything else in this new launch from ISA is total decadence.
Mary-Jean II is available for charter at 310,000 from YPI Group: www.ypigroup.com
Technical Specifications – Mary Jean II
- LOA – 61.7m
- LWL – 55m
- Beam – 12m
- Draught – 3.2m
- Displacement – 1009t
- Engines – 2 x Caterpillar 3512HD
- Speed (max) – 17 knots
- Range at 11 kts – 5460nm
- Fuel capacity – 112 tonnes
- Stabilisers – 4 x Fin Quantum QC1500 zero speed
- Generators – 3 x CAT C9 190kW
- Freshwater capacity – 25 tonnes
- Owners and guest – 12
- Crew – 14
- Hull – high tensile steel alloy
- Superstructure – Aluminium alloy
- Classification – Lloyd’s Register of Shipping, 100A1 SSC Yacht (p), Mono G6 Maltese Cross, LMC, UMS
- Exterior styling and Naval Architect – ISA
- Interior design – Mark Berryman