One special thing Joanne Farrell, Chief Stewardess aboard charter yacht AT LAST, desired to do on her birthday, was to visit an orphanage. The orphanage she found is located in Nassau, Bahamas, and together with the rest of the At Last superyacht’s crew as well as their local provisioners, continues to visit and contribute to the home on regular basis.
The organisation assisting these children is called Ambassador Chorale International Association, run by Reverend Michael Bullard. Rev. Bullard provides a service to the community by taking in orphaned children, as well as providing a care centre for children to come to on a temporary basis. Some children are dropped off at the care centre by their parents when they are unable to take care of the child, and may be collected again at a later stage.
The care centre is not state subsidised and, therefore relies solely on support from the community. Motor yacht AT LAST is based in Nassau and her crew visit the home whenever they can to play with the children, take toys to them, as well as other donations and most importantly, spend valuable time with them as big sisters and brothers.
There are always anywhere between 18 and 30 children present at a time. The majority of the children reside at the orphanage, but some faces will change from time to time. The ages range anywhere from 2 years old right up to 18 years of age.
Through discussions with Reverend Bullard, they identify what physical needs the home has, such as beds, linens, bathing products, generators, wheelbarrows to remove rubble, etc. The crew raise funds any way they can: collecting donations from friends, pooling a percentage of charter gratuities, etc. in order to purchase the items needed. They prefer to show our support in this fashion, as opposed to handing over the cash. This way, they can rest assured that the money will always be used to the benefit of the children, irrespective of who their caretakers are. The most recent acquisition was a generator.
More about CHARTER YACHT ‘AT LAST’
At Last superyacht is a 44,20m (145′) vessel, built by the prestigious luxury yacht builder Heesen Yachts, available for yacht charter in the Bahamas and Florida Keys, where she is based. She is an excellent family boat accommodating up to 10 guests in 5 luxuriously appointed cabins. In addition to her spacious interior and exterior, AT LAST has an incredible array of toys to keep her guests entertained and relaxed.
At Last boasts spacious octagonal main saloon that is both warm and inviting. The salon is divided from the dining area by a beautiful spiral staircase and spreads over an area from the accommodation on the lower floor to the bridge deck and sky lounge.
The skylounge has a full wet bar with stools, comfortable seating and sliding doors with access to the aft deck dining and seating area. Guests will find this area an excellent space for relaxation or entertainment. To unwind in a different style, there is a spacious sun-deck with a Spa Pool on the top level, surrounded by ample lounging space, barbecue, bar, lounging and another table and chairs for 8 people. The aft deck table, on the other hand, can seat up to 12 guests and there is also a Portuguese bridge forward of the pilothouse that seats 6. In other words, motor yacht AT LAST has plenty of space to relax and offers the perfect setting for pleasurable al-fresco dining at sunset.
Superyacht AT LAST has an elegant full-beam owner’s suite with spectacular panoramic views or, willingly, complete privacy thanks to the custom fitted blinds. The suite is located on the main deck forward with a central king-sized bed and a full entertainment system. In addition, there is a comfortable sofa to port, a desk to starboard and two walk-in wardrobes. The master bath boasts two sinks, a large Spa Pool and a massive shower with rain shower overhead and three wall fitted shower heads.
Charger guests are accommodated in four guest staterooms, which can be found on the lower deck. There is one King, two Queen and one Twin with additional Pullman birth cabin. The double cabins have en-suite bathrooms with showers and the twin cabin has a spa pool tub with a shower. For guests’ convenience there are refrigerator drawers in the semi-circular lobby on the lower deck.
With more than 700 islands and countless cays to discover, Bahamas are a breath-taking yacht charter destination preferred by many charter guests. Charterers will find both excitement and serenity, together with lovely beaches, beautiful warm shallow waters as well as inviting local people, known for their friendliness and hospitality. The islands of Bahamas provide favourable sailing conditions and thanks the the shallow waters in many areas, charterers can watch the marine life just below the surface of the turquoise waters.
Florida Keys are often regarded as America’s Caribbean Islands, described as the ‘string of pearls’ thanks to its more than 800 islands stretching off into the sea. Florida Keys is a fabulous vibrant yacht charter destination, that is best discovered aboard a luxury charter yacht that can take you away from the excitement and energy on shore into the quieter areas when desired. Keys are sheltered by the only living coral reef in the United States and are an excellent destination for diving and snorkelling enthusiasts as well as those in love with kayaking and eco-tourism, dolphin watching or fishing.
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