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Plan B began her life as a work horse, and carries that work horse nature into today. Although she�s transformed into an elegant lady, she was originally a research vessel for the Australian Navy. Charged with mapping the great barrier reef and the waters of Australia�s coast, Plan B's hull was originally launched in 1973 as HMAS Flinders. Named for the famous explorer Matthew Flinders, this boat has always had exploration in her soul. As a survey ship, one of the beauties of that heritage was the hull had to be very quiet, and you won�t find a quieter hull. In the past six years since the completion of its refit, Plan B has circumnavigated the globe three times and taken its guests to some of the most unreachable corners of the ocean in comfort and safety.

The interior transformation has brought Plan B from a rugged ship to a modernized, urban decor inspired world cruising yacht with an exterior featuring the most beautiful polynesian and cultural accent pieces throughout. The Master suite is located on Deck 3, one deck above the Main deck forward, with a forward facing super-King size bed. A full desk and sofa are complemented on each side of the bed and private his/ her bathrooms with an adjoining shower are ensuite. On Deck 2, the Main deck, are four staterooms with perfect versatility in arrangement for families with children or couples. Each can be situated as Queen size beds or convert the two aft staterooms to Twin staterooms. The forward most staterooms also include bunk style pullmans (2 in each). All are ensuite with bathrooms; two include tub and stall showers while the other two have showers only. Deck 1, below deck, is for crew.

The Main exterior deck aft is primarily a working deck. Guests are received best to port or starboard entrances. Upon entering this level, there is an intimate, yet ample sized U-shaped dining area to port and full lounge with wide screen TV to starboard. Above to Deck 3, is the Great Room, aft of the Master and divided by the central spiral staircase, featuring port and starboard sofa seating and a game table further aft to port. No matter where you are in the world, the wall clocks will help you gauge your time zone with select regions chosen for keeping in touch.

Re-designed for true enjoyment of the outdoors, the exterior guest areas overflow onto each other and truly capture the special nature of being aboard a yacht while cruising or at anchor. On Deck 3, aft of the Great Room is the largest deck area for dining, social gathering, evening 'cinema at sea', cocktails at the portside bar or just relaxing on the full beam sunbed farthest aft. Up a level to Deck 4 (Bridgedeck), overlooking the main aft deck is another jewel of an indoor/outdoor space. Perfect for when the weather turns ugly, yet you still want the feeling of being outside. Protected on three sides by sliding glass doors, this area is at once a comfortable living space, working space, dining space, and recreation space. This deck includes; a large sitting area with a comfortable couch and chairs, an extendable dining table from 4 to 14, and an aft banquette that morphs from perfect spot for sunset cocktails into a cozy dinner for 8 and then again to the best seat in the house for the outdoor movie theater. Next up is the Jacuzzi Deck on Deck 5, forward of the gym. A stainless steel version is centered between two sun beds with the most amazing panoramic view forward. Feel like sleeping under the stars?, Just ask and the crew will convert one of the sun lounges into a king size bed complete with 1000 thread count sheets and non allergic down pillows. Who could ask for more?!

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Ian Garaty

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Yacht offers Rendezvous Diving only

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All new AV in 2016:
All decks and guest areas covered by SAVANT HD Video & Audio Media Server
Master Cabin, Guest Cabins and Salons installed with Samsung UHD LED smart TVs, incorporating SAVANT controllers, Ipad control and Apple TV
Outdoor theatre with DLP HD Projector and 150' screen
HK Audio sound system throughout exterior of the vessel and B&W speakers within the interior.
Gym includes Samsung LED smart TV, operating with Apple TV

Other Toys

18' AL landing craft with Diesel jet-drive 220 hp
30' Waitt Cabin tender Dive Boat with 2x220HP legs
30' Waitt T-Top tender Centre Console with 2x 220HP legs
14' Rescue Boat 25 HP Yamaha outboard
2 x Seadoo 260 HP GTX iS LTD luxury edition
Inflatable Slide
6 x Custom Carbon Fiber Paddleboards, 3 with viewing windows
2 x 2 man Kayaks
Towable toys, Skis, Wakeboard
Fishing Gear
Scuba Gear (rendezvous only)
Snorkeling Gear
Sea Scooters
5 x Mountain Bikes
Beach set up with decorative tent

Gym Equipment:
Treadmill, bike, TRX, Pilates Gym, Free weights, weighted bars, medicine balls, ankle weights, weighted vest, bands, Pilates circles, yoga mats, skipping ropes, fit balls.


Nera F33 Satcom. Voice, fax & 9.6 kbps data
Furuno FELCOM 15 Sat C
2x Seatel 6009 VSAT systems

Radio Telephone
Furuno FS 1570 MF/HF Radio Telephone
Furuno FM 8500 DSC VHF Radio telephone
Icom IC-A110 Air band VHF
2x Uniden Oceanus VHF

Internal Phones
Panasonic TD-500 48 extension digital PABX with full call accounting
Paging System
Phone and data connection to all guest areas

Navigation Equipment

Radar: Furuno SN30AF S-Band
Furuno XN20A x-Band
Gyro Compass: 1 x Sperry Navigat X MK1
Automatic Pilot: Robertson
Sounder: Furuno FE-700 Digital Recording Echo Sounder
Sonar: Furuno CH-250 Searchlight Sonar 360
GPS: 2 x Furuno GP-32 WAAS
NAVTEX: Furuno NX-500
Automatic Identification System: Furuno FA-100 Interfaced to Radar
Windspeed/Boatspeed: Furuno FI-30 Series
Electronic Charting: Transas Navi-Sailor 3000 & MAXSEA

Crew Profile

Captain – Ian Garaty (UK/Spain)
Originally qualified as a Naval Architect, and working in Yacht design, his love of sailing soon meant he was running successful charter yachts both Caribbean and Mediterranean. Having completed two successful builds on sailing yachts in Northern Europe he then turned to running motor yachts. Having successfully chartered for many years he knows the secrets to spoiling guests and ensuring their trips are memorable.
His love of travel and exploration has lead him to PLAN B and its exciting itinerary. Off the boat, he loves spending time surfing and off-roading with his two teenage sons.

Captain (rotational) – Coming soon

Chief Engineer - Nick Beach (UK)
Nick comes from a small town, Barrow-in-Furness in Northern England. He now resides in Manchester when on leave from MY Plan B. He has been a qualified marine engineer for 14 years, currently holding a class 1 unlimited engineering ticket. Within his career he has worked on container ships, cruise ships and for the past 7 years in the yachting industry. Nick has been fortunate enough to travel worldwide, however is yet to visit South America. In Nick’s spare time, he likes to get outdoors and enjoys rugby, cycling and golf.

Second Engineer - Tim Johnson (South African)
Tim was born in Cape Town, South Africa; which is where he lived for 17 years before moving to Sheffield in Northern England. It is here that Tim graduated with a mechanical engineering degree.
After spending 3 years in the merchant Navy on board cruise ships, working for Princess Cruises; Tim then made the transition into yachting 2 years ago. With a love for being on the water, Tim is a keen surfer and wake boarder. He is also our on-board musician, with a talent for playing the guitar.

2nd Engineer - Timothy Sedgewick-Hall (UK)
Timothy is an English marine engineer who first started his career 17 years ago, in the merchant navy. Within this time, he has worked on board container ships and started on super yachts in 2007, circumnavigated the globe many times and enjoys all aspects of being at sea. When on dry land, Tim enjoys spending time at home in Chesire, playing golf, football and walking. His long-term goal is to obtain the next qualifications to climb the ranks to become a Chief Engineer.

Chief Stewardess- Hannah Davey (NZL)
Previous Yachts: M.Y Atlantic Goose, M.Y. Como, S.Y Erica XII
Hannah grew up on the shores of the North Island, NZ. From local ferries to Dolphin and Whale Excursions Hannah's love of the ocean led her to join a world cruising sailboat covering over 33k miles before she was 24 years old. Since then she has amassed a wealth of experience on some of the finest yachts in and around the Mediterranean. Her background in studying animal behavior led her to open her own company specializing in dog grooming but the draw of the Ocean was too strong and swept her back to sea! In her leisure time Hannah loves kite surfing, diving and hiking.

2nd Stewardess - Caris Sides (Australia)
Previous Yachts: M/Y Maraya, M/Y Sea Wolf, M/Y Lady Britt
Caris is from Perth, Australia, which also has the reputation for being the most isolated city in the world. Once completing her hairdressing apprenticeship, Caris left Oz to travel. She moved to London and explored Europe extensively getting the urge to see more, when she was introduced to yachting. She has been in the industry for 4 years and loves the opportunities Plan B gives to see remote and exciting locations. In her spare time, Caris still loves to be around the ocean, diving and surfing as well as meeting new people and making new friends all over the world.

Head Chef – Emm Millar (NZL)
Born in Oz and raised in NZ, Emm returned to Australia and trained in some of the best restaurants in Melbourne i.e. Jaques Reymonds, The Stoke House and Walters Wine Bar. A friend introduced Emm to the yachting world while traveling Europe and she hasn't looked back since. She has been Head Chef on Superyachts for the past 13 years, is passionate about food and loves to make people happy. Her expertise includes modern Mediterranean, Asian, French, Indian and Japanese. Emm also has a sound understanding of particular diets and dietary needs such as Paleo, Macrobiotic, Celiac, Gluten free, and Sugar Free. In time off, Emm enjoys yoga, hiking and is studying to become a Nutritional Health Coach online.

Sous Chef – Jodi Klein (Australia)
Jodi has been in the food industry for over 10 years. She has been lucky enough to drive, be part of and work in some exciting ventures around the world.
Australian born, Jodi grew up on the east coast of the North Island in New Zealand. This was an avalanche of inspiration growing up, with a backyard full of fruit trees, neighbors with bee hives and the Pacific Ocean on one's doorstep. She has spent the later part of her culinary career in London’s boutique restaurants. Her move to yachting is the next step of her life’s journey.

Stewardess/Masseuse – Amy Charnley (South Africa)
Amy is a 23 year old South African, born and bred in Cape Town. In 2016, she qualified as a registered Kinderkineticst and Fitness Instructor from Stellenbosch University. She has a keen interest is Sports Massage and has recently furthered her skills by practicing Swedish Massage in her previous position. She started her career in yachting one year ago as she loves interacting with people and would like to see more of the world. In her spare time, Amy enjoys any outdoor activities, usually one involving the ocean.

Stewardess - Kendall Ciraldo (Australia)
Kendall is our newest addition to the interior. Originally from Australia, she has lived and worked in Canada, London and France. Her relaxed, friendly attitude and sense of humour will undoubtedly make you feel at home instantly and ensure you have a fun time. Kendall is, not unlike the rest of us, a lover of nature and all things adventure. She will happily give anything a go, but particularly loves surfing and snowboarding and has a weakness for small animals, particularly puppies

1st Officer – Rob Ward (UK)
Rob, originally from Manchester in the north of England, started his yachting career on sailing yachts in 2008 and hasn't looked back since. During the winter, he likes to spend his time on his yacht in Antigua and diving and racing in regattas throughout the Caribbean. Rob is keen to all things watersports. He is a PADI Dive Master, a sailing dinghy instructor and jet-ski instructor. He loves to travel and his passport has more stamps in it than most flight attendants.

Deckhand/Dive Instructor – Benjamin Todd (NZL)
Benjamin was born and raised in the land of the long white cloud, also known as New Zealand. He was brought up from a young age on early morning starts, going out fishing, spearfishing and diving with his family. He started working on yachts straight out of high school and has become a qualified dive instructor and an experienced free diver during his time on them. Benjamin has an enthusiastic attitude to any activity he is involved in and doesn't mind doing a bit of work to make the experience that much better! Benjamin enjoys photography, all water sports and a good chess game in his spare time.

Deckhand/ Media – Paul Robson (Australia)
Paul was born in Mareeba, North Queensland, Australia. However, he currently resides in Cairns where he moved 8 years ago. Since finishing school, Paul went straight into working on boats. He started as a qualified Dive Master working on a dive boat based on the Great Barrier Reef, Australia for 3 years. After he realized his love of diving should be kept as a leisurely activity, rather than work, Paul moved onto a tourism boat there for a further 5 years. With a love of meeting new people and guest service, he decided to join yachting as part of the PLAN B crew. Aside from his passion for the sea, he is an equally passionate and talented photographer.

Deckhand – Edward Donald (Australia)
Edward started his journey through life on a small island off the coast of southern Tasmania. His love for the ocean developed from an early age and activities involving the sea became second nature to him. His parents owned a small sailboat so his passion for cruising was embedded into his brain at an age where he could barely walk. Edward has a positive, happy go lucky attitude towards life and he likes a challenge. In his spare time, Edward enjoys surfing, diving and playing guitar.

Deckhand – Patrick Richardson (Australia)
Patrick, known as Patty on board for the past 2 and half years is from a small coastal fishing town called Boat Harbour on the mid-east coast of Australia. Patty’s family are all professional fishermen, mainly targeting lobsters, which he has had a lot of involvement in. Being raised so close to the beach; he is also an avid surfer and cannot get enough of the water. Patty is a qualified electrician by trade but felt that to enable himself to fulfill his love for the water and exploring new places, working on board yachts would suit him a lot better.

Deckhand – Calum Taylor (UK)
Calum hails from Suffolk, England. He has been lucky enough to turn his foremost passions, diving and sailing into a career for the past 5 years. It all started on tall ship races after which he moved to smaller sailing yacht charters, filling any gaps and off seasons with diving South East Asia, Mexico and Central America. When he’s not at work, you'll find him in, on or around the water sailing and diving or learning to surf. He also enjoys live music and when out is often the first one on the dancefloor.

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