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Classic 70' BURGER motor yacht for charter in the Bahamas

Bedrooms 3
Space 139 m²
Property type yacht
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

Unique and Beautiful yacht for charter for 6 guest in 3 separate cabins.

Welcome aboard Motor Yacht ''Bonaparte''. An invitation to cruise the Bahamas in style and comfort aboard a 70 feet classic Sparkman & Stevens Burger based in Nassau Bahamas. This 1964 classic vessel is aluminium built and is in Bristol condition with 3 full time crew on board to cater to all your needs and wishes. Cruise the beautiful Exuma for a week and discover the real beauty of the Bahamas. The pricing in VRBO is all inclusive of running expenses, fuel, food, drinks and incidentals.

''A crewed yacht charter is one of life’s memorable pleasures. Few holidays can match the satisfying rewards of a private personal retreat in luxurious surroundings while cruising from one spectacular destination to the next''.

The Motor yacht Bonaparte is a ''Head Turner'' in every port of call or anchorage... Don't be surprised if you are constantly praise on the vessel classic line or awesome brightwork which just might transform your experience into a romantic one!!

This fantastic yacht is constantly updated and maintained with no expenses spared (new hull paint in January 2017). The interior was redecorated and enhanced with new amenities to make your yachting experience unforgettable. The Motor Vessel BONAPARTE is spacious and comfortable for family charters The yacht is ''captain maintained'' which means that it receive the constant attention and care it deserve.yet elegant and intimate for couples. Want to venture away with us? Please call and reserve your dream vacation aboard MV Bonaparte now.

Leave Nassau and cruise to Hignbourne Cay were you can already relax in the magnificent surrounding and crystal clear water. On board are all the amenities and water toys you might need to enjoy a ful week of exploration down the most conveted set of cruising ground on the planet.

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Property Manager
Francois Gagnon
Member since: 2014
Speaks english, french
Response time
Within a few days
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
10 May, 2017

About Francois Gagnon


Francois is passionate about sailing and boats. Raised on the shore of the St-Lawrence River near Montreal Quebec, Canada, he has been boating since the age of 6. Francois is licensed and experience skipper with a life time of experience in sailing and motor boating and has develop a keen sense of what to expect on the water. He displays a calm and collected attitude which inspire confidence. Francois excels in boat handling, navigation, maintenance and repair of equipements and is a skillfull organiser of cruising expedition. He is Mechanical Engineer who graduated from Mc Gill University and founded a successful engineering in industrial energy efficiency and is the father of two grown up children. So indeed we welcome families


Annette was introduce to cruising when she met Francois 12 years ago and shortly after embarked on a year long sailing trip along the US East Coast and to Bahamas in which time she develop a wonderful skills as mate, hostess and chef. Trained as an educator for children with special needs she was tremendously successful in her field and appreciated by parents and children alike espically if you followed her workshop session.

Annette enjoys catering to people needs and is very attentive to details. She undertands the non verbal language of people which help us respond to your needs and desire before you even know about them!!. Annette brings a unique sense of hospitatlity always paying attention to our guest well being. She enjoyed cooking fabulous meals and especially desserts which she execute briskly to everyone delights. Netherless to say that, would you decide to brings your children, they would be delighted by the way she has to entertained them and make them feels comfortable.

Francois Gagnon purchased this yacht in 2012

Why Francois Gagnon chose New Providence

Bonaparte is a classic 1964 Sparkman and Stevens design build by the Burger shipyard, both american icon. In short, a beautiful boat that we bought the day we saw it!!! a ''coup de coeur''. There is something absolutely magical to be on classic boat with graceful lines and varnished mahogany caprail and handrail..also the quality of construction of this vessel is from another era and still so well thought out…a perfect charter yacht!

Its all about true yachting atmosphere !

What makes this yacht unique

On a crewed yacht charter your are pamper by 3 seasoned crew (the captain the mate and a deck hand) which all make sure that your enjoy a yachting experience. From the discovery of spectacular island and beaches, snorkeling the ocean reefs, enjoying water sport like kayaking and stand up paddle board to zipping around in a jet eating out in out our romantic aft deck…they all make sure your time aboard Bonaparte will be memorable..

Guestbook comments from the manager

Francois and Annette

Thank you so much for all the trouble you went through to make our cruise amazing. I feel my guest had a really good time and I so appreciate your wonderful hospitality and i will never forget this experience!!

First Class all the way!! Day charter, Nassau, Bahamas
Jul 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday yacht rental in Nassau, Bahamas

Property Type:
  • yacht
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Included in Price
  • Lunch - Included in Price
  • Dinner - Included in Price
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 139 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure , master cabin ensuite
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure , serve both guest cabins
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed , master cabin
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double bed , guest cabin
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double bed , guest cabin
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • marina
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(21 traveller reviews)

Classic 70' BURGER motor yacht for charter in the Bahamas
average rating of 5.0 based on 22 reviews

Cruising aboard the Bonaparte...Our favorite trip

  • 5 of 5

This was our second trip aboard Bonaparte. While we did not think we could top our first trip, our second trip was even better. We traveled with our two boys (11 and 13), my wife, and her parents. It is safe to say that our time aboard is one of the top highlights of our year. The yacht, the accommodations, and countless water activities are fantastic. Your itinerary is filled with endless possibilities. You can choose your environment - anything from a remote anchorage to a bustling waterfront. The food is absolutely splendid with a different theme at each meal. Annette is not only a gracious host but a highly skilled chef. She will amaze you with her variety and made-from-scratch meals. Captain Francois is highly skilled in, not only operating the vessel, but in keeping everyone as busy as they would like and can find an activity that suits everyone. You can do anything from riding Sea Doos to spear fishing to lounging in the sun on the front deck. The Captain is extremely knowledge of the Bahamas and will take you to places that are explored by only a lucky few. What really makes this trip is the crew. Captain Francois and Annette are so personable and fun and they make you feel at home from the moment you arrive. You will be sad to leave Bonaparte. If you are looking for a wonderful experience aboard a classic yacht, this is for you.

  • Review Submitted: May 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Highly recommend the Bonaparte!

  • 5 of 5

The Bonaparte is classic and beautiful, well maintained, has every amenity you would need/want and is perfectly suited to families (there were 5 of us - 2 adults, 3 boys ages 11, 12, 13, the ship sleeps 6 guests). The master bedroom suite is spacious and all 3 bedrooms have plenty of storage space (drawers, closets), lots of natural light and air conditioning. The fore deck is perfect for relaxing and enjoying the sun, the salon is comfortable and the aft deck is conducive to relaxing, dining, games and enjoying the beautiful views.

The crew of the Bonaparte is outstanding! Captain Francois Gagnon, his wife Annette and Christine are professional, knowledgable and ensured that we were pampered the entire week. They catered to our every need from activities to dining. They became fond friends by the end of our trip.

Annette is an incredible chef and although our menu was pre-planned, she inquired daily about special likes and favorites foods; as a result she made profiteroles, creme brûlée, homemade chocolate cake as an example, all were delicious. Her food presentation is professional, quality always fresh and every meal was delicious!

Captain Francois is very familiar with the Exumas and took us on many outings so that we could explore and enjoy each Cay to its fullest. He offered many on board activities for the boys as well (jet skis, kayak, snorkeling, SUP, etc) Christine is professional, courteous and a pleasure!

Again, I highly recommend the Bonaparte and her crew; we all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and had a marvelous, relaxing week!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Columbus, Ohio

Excellent week in Bahamas on board of the Bonaparte!

  • 5 of 5

One of the best weeks in our lives! The Bonaparte is a beautiful and very comfortable classic vessel where my mother, my sister, and I spent a whole week. The experience was amazing, not only because of how beautiful Bahamas is, but also because Capitan Francois Gagnon knows the area extremely well, and took us to incredible places to snorkel--which is one of our favorite activities ever--also to great beaches, and practice jetsky and other activities. The Capitan is a very kind, and extremely polite man, who has a great sense of humor!

Annette, the chef on board of the Bonaparte, is an extraordinary cook and hostess, she was always paying attention to us, to what we might need, and checking that everything was okay. She is an amazing woman and incredible cook!!!

Christine was also part of this amazing crew, she is very efficient, caring, and always wears a smile on her face! Really nice woman with an incredible attitude.

They all made it possible for our holidays to be amazing and unforgettable! Thank you Bonaparte!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mexico City


  • 5 of 5

It was one of the best days of our vacations, me and my boyfriend been there to celebrate my birthday!!! EVERYTHING WAS PERFECT , the crew is really helpful, nice, with the best actitud and service. The food that they made was really delicious they made me a birthday cake and decorated the boat with ballons! We went to an amazing beach and we do paddle board, and jetsky, we have a really good time.

The BOnaparte boat is perfect classic, elegant and in excelent conditions!!! Is the best boat you can choose.

We are SO THANKFUL with capitan Francois, Annet his wife that cooks delicious and all the crew for make my birthday so special and happy!!!!


  • Review Submitted: Oct 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing Experience!!

  • 5 of 5

This was the best day of our vacation! We have two small kids(5&8) and they entitled the experience "The Best Day Ever"!! We also brought my mother who is 66 and she thought it was the "Best Day Ever" as well. The service and yacht was top notch! We were treated like family by the entire crew! From the first minute to the last, it was a wonderful, fun, educational, relaxing experience! We were greeted by a dolphin alongside the yacht on our way to a private island. Upon the arrival we had food and refreshments and many water sports as well as beach full of activities to choose from. The girls kayaked as well as jet skied. Captain took the girls on a "treasure hunt" so the adults could relax! The food was amazing and prepared by the MRs! What a feast!! Ashton was such a doll as well. He was a pleasure to hang out with and was a love to the kids :) Another perk is that we have a ton of pictures that captured the entire day taken by the crew!! It was truly an experience of a lifetime and we will be doing it again on our next trip to the Bahamas.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Class and toys.

  • 5 of 5

This is no new sleek Sunseeker. Bonaparte is vintage class, and that is the only way we would have it. There is only metal, wood and teak decks, NO plastic anywhere!It is luxury from a bygone era. The boat layout is perfect, with 3 large state rooms at the back separated completely from the galley and crew quarters, making you feel like you have your own boat. Everything is in perfect condition and everything works!!!

Captain Francois, Annette and Dan are your perfect crew. Courteous, understanding of privacy, yet there whenever you need them. We were very well fed by both Annette and Dan and we could tell they took pride in delivering gourmet meals exactly the way we liked them.

Most important for us, the toys. Bonaparte has everything you could want and it is all new and some of the best equipment. Wake-boarding, water-skiing, glass bottom kayaks, stand-up paddle boards, snorkeling, jet skis etc. You would not get this in a boat twice the size.

In conclusion, highly recommended. Excellent value for money, great boat, great toys and a hospitable crew.

Thank you Bonaparte!!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Phil thank you for taking the time to write this review for us. much appreciate it! I have a feeling that we may see you again on Bonaparte to enjoy water...looking forward to it.. capt Francois
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Nearest Airport
6 Miles
nassau ariport
Car: not necessary

The yacht is located in Nassau. Upon your arrival on BONAPARTE, the crew will be ready for a departure to the Exuma islands where there is a multitude of exceptional destinations, beautiful anchorages and all sort of activities that you can engaged in….


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday yacht in Nassau, Bahamas

Rental Basis:
per property
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My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 4.0%

A fully crewed yacht charter include the service of your Captain Francois and his First Mate Annette plus Ashton our deck hand. Since VRBO pricing structure is restrictive, All running expenses of the yacht is included in the weekly charter price (fuel, provisioning, incidental). Weekly charter price is really $18500 + 30% running expenses. Gratuity not included and 10% to 20% is customary.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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