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The prestigious 145' Cheoy Lee motor yacht boasts a distinguished blend of elegance and capability, featuring a 29' beam and a draft of 6'10". Built in 1996 and meticulously refitted in 2016, this yacht offers an opulent cruising experience with accommodation for up to 12 guests in 6 luxurious staterooms. The vessel is powered by new Caterpillar C32 ACERT engines, ensuring robust performance and reliability. Cruising areas include the vibrant Bahamas during summer and the picturesque Caribbean Virgin Islands during winter, among other captivating destinations.


The ISLAND HEIRESS welcomes guests with 6 sumptuous staterooms designed to provide supreme comfort and privacy. The full beam master suite on the main deck features a KING bed and dual en suites. Below deck, there are 3 Queen and 2 Twin cabins, all fully en suite and equipped with state-of-the-art audiovisual systems. These staterooms are accessed via a wide central hallway, ensuring ease of movement throughout the yacht.


The yacht is equipped with a bountiful selection of water toys and sports equipment, ideal for adventure-seekers or those looking to relax on the water:

  • 34' Center Console Towed Tender
  • 20' RIB
  • 4 Wave runners
  • 4 Paddle Boards
  • 4 Kayaks
  • Scuba (rendezvous diving) and snorkel gear
  • Giant water slide
  • Climbing Wall
  • Fishing gear
  • Airhead Bigshot - 2 person open top tube
  • Airhead Force Three - 3 person deck tube
  • Banana - 5 person
  • Wakeboard


Designed for luxury and comfort, ISLAND HEIRESS is equipped with impressive amenities, making any journey a remarkable one:

  • Full AC throughout the yacht to ensure guest comfort in all climates
  • Onboard WIFI for continuous connectivity
  • New 6 person Jacuzzi for relaxation
  • Entertainment systems including salon stereo, TV systems with satellite connection, and a multimedia system for a comprehensive entertainment experience


The ISLAND HEIRESS is manned by a professional and dynamic crew of 7, led by Captain John Gaffley, a seasoned mariner with vast experience in various mega yachts. The crew is well-versed in ensuring that guests aboard the ISLAND HEIRESS have a delightful and luxurious yachting experience.

Name Position Background
John Gaffley Captain Considerable experience across mega yachts, passionate about water sports, and certified private pilot.
Shashake Nabbie First Mate Background in ferry and tanker navigation over the Caribbean seas, aiming to achieve a captain's license.
Erik Eisenbarth Deckhand From the Great Plains of Kansas with passions including scuba diving and skydiving.
Martin De Jager Deckhand South African native who found his calling in yachting later in life, engages in numerous sporty activities.
Gabriella Halcovich Deckhand California native with a fondness for volleyball, fishing, and snorkeling.
Luis Lopez Chief Engineer Veteran in maritime industries around the world before joining the luxury yachting sector.
LoQuisha Beasley Chef Michigan native diving into yachting with a desire to deliver exceptional culinary experiences.
Elisa Correa Chief Stewardess La Paz born with extensive experience in Tourism and water-based activities like paddleboarding.
Ashlyn Roberts Stewardess University of Texas graduate, found her passion for yachting through family connections and enjoys travel photography.
Natasha Johnson Stewardess Background in music and live events management with interest in sports.

What is the cabin arrangement of ISLAND HEIRESS?

  • 1 Master cabin
  • 3 VIP cabins
  • 2 Twin cabins
  • 4 Pullman cabins


Aft Deck
Aft Deck
  • Weekly price:
    $125,000 - $135,000

    Low Season | High Season

  • Length: 145'
  • # of Guests: 12
  • # of Cabins: 6
  • # of Crew: 7
  • Builder: Cheoy Lee
  • Consumption: 200 US Gall/Hr
  • Cruising Speed: 12k
  • Max. Speed: 18k
  • Built Year: 1996
  • Refit: 2016
Master Stateroom
Master Stateroom

ISLAND HEIRESS Yacht Charter Price

# of charter days Base Price APA (deposit for provisioning, fuel, docking fees, etc) Total Note
14 day charter 250,000$ to 270,000$ 50,000$ to 81,000$ 300,000$ to 351,000$ Discounts outside the main season are common.
7 day charter 125,000$ to 135,000$ 25,000$ to 40,500$ 150,000$ to 175,500$ Standard charter rate, base for all calculations.
3 day charter 62,500$ to 67,500$ 12,500$ to 20,250$ 75,000$ to 87,750$ The usual formula is the 7 day charter rate divided by 6, times the number of days (3).
Boat policy might differ.
125,000$ / 6 * 3 days = 62,500$

All prices are generated by a calculator and serve as a guide for new charterers. Any additional information of the Price Details section has priority over above. Availability is always subject to confirmation. Gratuity not included for it's discretionary character, usually 5%-25% of the Base Price.

Price Details

Price from: $125,000

High season rate: $135,000

In order to comply with International anti- sanction regulations, it is agreed by the Parties that the Parties may exchange personal information on the Charterer, such as an ID document, in order to comply with the legislation. Such information shall be collected by the Broker and may be shared with a third party upon request.

New 10% VAT is applicable to all Bahamas charters however the procedures for paying are not yet in place. We are awaiting news of this but have been provided July 1 forward as enforcement via local agent support.
In order to comply with International anti- sanction regulations, it is agreed by the Parties that the Parties may exchange personal information on the Charterer, such as an ID document, in order to comply with the legislation. Such information shall be collected by the Broker and may be shared with a third party upon request.

New 10% VAT is applicable to all Bahamas charters however the procedures for paying are not yet in place. We are awaiting news of this but have been provided July 1 forward as enforcement via local agent support.

Price Terms

Plus Expenses

ISLAND HEIRESS Yacht Charter Locations

Summer Season

Winter Season


Salon Stereo: Yes
Salon Tv: Yes
Sat Tv: Yes
Multimedia System: Yes
Nude: Inq
Crew Pets: No
Special Diets: Inq
Kosher: Inq
Gay Charters: Inq
YachtNudeCharters: Inq
Crew Smokes: Inq


Guests: 12
Maxspeed: 18k
Draft: 6'10
Cruising Speed: 12k
Helipad: No
Ac: Full
Ac Night:
Built: 1996
Cabins: 6
King: 1
Queen: 3
Twin: 2
Pullman: 4
Showers: 7
Electric Heads:


BBQ: 0
AC: Full
Internet: Onboard WIFI
Cruising Speed: 12k
Max Speed: 18k



More Specifications

Flag: Marshall Island
Homeport: Ft, Lauderdale, FL
Resort Course:
Yacht Permit: 0
Yacht License: 0
Yacht Mca: 0
Yacht Insurance:

Diving Yacht offers Rendezvous Diving only

Communication: 6 Apple TV's
8 Samsung LED TV's
DVD and CD Library
DSS satellite TV - Europe/USA/Bahamas/Caribbean
Surround sound throughout
Air Compressor: Not Onboard
Scuba On Board: Yacht offers Rendezvous Diving only


Fishing Gear:
Fishing Gear Type:
Deep Sea Fishing:

Green Initiatives

Green Initiative:
Reusable Bottles:
Other Green Efforts:

Water Sports

Dinghy Size:
Kayaks 1 Pax:
Kayaks 2 Pax:
Dinghy Hp:
Floating Mats:
Dinghy Pax:
Swim Platform:
Water Skis Adult:
Boarding Ladder:
Water Skis Kids:
Sailing Dinghy:
Jet Skis:
Beach Games:
Wave Runners: 4
Snorkel Gear:
Underwater Camera:
Underwater Video:
Wake Board:
Sea Scooter: No

Other Entertainment

New 6 person Jacuzzi.


Crew Information

Captain: John Gaffley

John Gaffley

Captain Gaffley has been working in the yachting industry since
2005. With over 16 years experience, he has worked on yachts from
100' to 200'+. Captain Gaffley is a native South African. He enjoys
traveling the world, not just by boat but also by motorcycle. He
recently drove across the United States on his motorcycle. He has
worked as an air traffic controller and also has a private pilots
license. In his off time, he enjoys spending time with family and
friends. His first love is of course, yachting!
John was born and raised in Cape Town, South Africa where he spent eight years as an air traffic
controller until a visit to Ft Lauderdale introduced him to the world of yachting. He has worked
extensively on various mega yachts throughout the Bahamas, Exuma Islands, Caribbean and
South Florida. His favorite cruising area is the Exuma’s due to its tranquil and untouched nature.
In addition to water sports, rugby and tennis he has a love for aviation and holds his FAA Private
Pilots License.

Shashake Nabbie
First Mate

Shashake was born and raised in Nassau, Bahamas. Before yachting he
worked on domestic interisland ferry ships and tankers where he
traveled all over the Caribbean seas
He joined yachting for a change in scenery and new experiences. His
goal is to obtain his captain’s license.
In his free time Shashake enjoys listening to audiobooks and spending
time with friends and family.

Erik Eisenbarth

Erik comes from the great plains of Kansas. He grew up ranching with
his family and always dreamed of finding his way to the ocean. His
favorite activities include scuba diving and jumping out of perfectly
good airplanes.

Martin De Jager

Martin grew up on a farmland in South Africa. He discovered his love
for sailing and yachting later in life but is very passionate about it. His
favourite activities include any fun sports activities.

Gabriella Halcovich

Gabriella is from Palm Springs, CA where she grew up playing
volleyball. She discovered a passion for the ocean while traveling in
the Bahamas. While her university was online, she took up working
on the water. Her favorite pastimes include snorkeling, fishing, and
of course, beach volleyball.

Luis Lopez
Chief Engineer

Luis is from a town Veracruz, Mexico, where he grew up knowing
about ships and the maritime industry. He has traveled around the
world onboard commercial vessels before transitioning over to the
luxury yachting industry.
In his free time he enjoy running, traveling, dancing and meet
wonderful people.

LoQuisha Beasley

Chef LoQuisha is from Michigan. She came to Florida in March on
vacation and decided to pursue her dreams as a private chef. She fell
in love with the Yachting industry which fulfills her desire to travel as
well as her passion for cooking. In her free time she enjoys trips to the
beach, kayaking, and spending time with Family.

Elisa Correa
Chief Stewardess

Elisa grew up in the coastal city of La Paz, Mexico where she found a
passion for the sea from a young age in kayaking competitions. She
has a bachelor’s degree in Tourism and in her spare time she
volunteers at the SF Wildlife Center. She enjoys paddle boarding,
diving, fishing and hiking. She has been in the yachting industry for 5

Ashlyn Roberts

Ashlyn is from Houston, Texas. She graduated from the University of
Texas. She found out about yachting from her dad who used to sail
when he was younger. She loves travel photography, cooking, and free

Natasha Johnson

Natasha, although born in the USA, grew up in the UK. After going to
university to study music and live events management, when Covid hit,
it put a stop to the future of large events and she decided to pursue
yachting. She loves all things sporty and has competed competitively
in cheerleading, trampolining, and netball.


    Price Terms: Plus Expenses

    Price from $125,000/week

    High season $135,000/week

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