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Motor Yacht Ariadne: A Unique Luxury Experience

What is in a name? Motor Yacht Ariadne is a motor yacht, unlike most others....

What is in a name?

Motor Yacht Ariadne is a motor yacht, unlike most others. Much like the Greek goddess she is named after, Ariadne is reminiscent of the glory and a time nearly forgotten. The 124-foot (37.8 meters) was built in 1978 and refitted in 2018. She is a veritable definition of luxury.

According to Chief Stew, Amanda Weyers, the owner, wanted to create an experience reminiscent of the old luxury cruise liners that he used to travel on when he was a child. In fact, Ariadne was the first cruise liner he traveled on.

Motor Yacht Ariadne
Ariadne at the Newport Charter Show in Newport, Rhode Island.

A timeless experience.

“It’s not your standard yacht,” Amanda said. “It’s more like an elegant home,” she continued.  The interior is Art Deco, with a modern flare. According to Amanda, the owner wanted to capture a “timeless elegance” with her interior design.

Motor Yacht ARIADNE

It seems every aspect of the experience has been thought out by the owner, down to entrusting the crew to use his Grandma’s linens for dinner service, and even the hand towels have her initials on them. “He enjoys the finer touches,” Amanda said.

Old meets new. | Motor Yacht Ariadne

There are even original menus from old cruise liners in the dining room, from which the chef and crew are planning on recreating a few dishes for guests. There is even a dinner bell to summon guests and gold, Art Deco cocktail cart for aperitif drinks. Guests are encouraged to dress up for dinner and fully partake in the luxury experience of times past. “It should be a memorable experience,” said Amanda.

The cozy living room with its impeccably varnished paneling. And a glass relief of the Greek goddess Ariadne perfectly illuminated with backlighting.

The rooms are just as luxurious, with cloth wallpaper and perfectly varnished woodwork. The bathrooms are impeccably grandiose, but not in a bad way at all. Each bathroom has a color-coded (they match the wallpaper) BVLGARI shampoo, soap, and conditioner set. Now that’s luxurious!


The aft deck is a great spot to enjoy meals when it is out. The second-story deck offers the perfect space for sunbathing and a good-sized Jacuzzi for anyone looking to relax after some water sports.

There is also an additional bar up here as well as a barbecue and dining area.

Kaitlyn is the second stew, sometimes chef and deckhand. She basically can do it all. She is extremely warm and in a very genuine way.  Both Amanda and Kaitlyn are extremely knowledgeable about the boat and its history. Their can-do attitude is contagious, and they are a pleasure to be around.

Ariadne includes all the typical watersport toys, including kayaks, SUPs, and snorkeling equipment. Diving excursions can also be arranged.

Ariadne is available for charter in the Northeast for the summer of 2019. Then she will return to Florida for the winter season, where she will be available for charters in the Bahamas and surrounding areas.

Contact our CKIM Team for more information.

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