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Dara Liberatore

Member since: 2012
Call Manager
Speaks: english

Charleston Yacht - 2012 Beneteau Swift Trawler 34

14 Reviews
Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type yacht
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Overview

Charleston Yacht Rental Photos and Description

2 Bedroom, One bath Yacht / Boat with living room / kitchen and flybridge

La Nina is a 2012 Beneteau 34' Swift Trawler of attractive proportions, with a very sea-worthy hull, and plenty of living space. The Swift Trawler 34 is designed for the ocean and life at anchor. It is another way of experiencing the sea and voyaging.

NOTE: This rental is for overnight accommodation at the dock only; the yacht does not leave the dock unless the guest arranges for a Captained Charter, for additional fees.

Interior

•Master stateroom, 2 bunk beds and pull out couch

•Kitchen with 2-cooktop range, blender, microwave, coffee maker and toaster

•Living room with TV, DVD, radio, sofa, table and 2 Director's chairs

•Toilet and shower

Exterior

•Spacious exterior flybridge and bow sunpads

•Diesel, single Cummins 425 HP engine

•Dual helm

•State of the art electronics

•2 HVAC units

•Diesel generator

•Double station bow and stern thrusters

•Mosquito nets and screened doors

•Teak exterior flooring

Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Dara Liberatore (Property Manager)
Member since: 2012
Call Manager
Speaks: english

About Dara Liberatore

I has always had a love of the water and boating. Although I did not grow up on the water, and did not come from a family of boaters, I have been drawn to water sports - swimming, scuba diving, boating - both sailing and motor. Prior to having my own yacht, I did a lot of chartering, and often found the charter experiences to be disappointing - usually because the boat was not in great condition. After spending over a year in Charleston working with a client, the idea of having a yacht and having it in Charleston, as well as filling a need in the market for high end yacht charters all came together. So, I started Atlanta Yacht Charters in December 2012, with my first yacht - La Nina. I recently renamed AYC to Low Country Yacht Charters, to better convey the focus and value proposition that this business offers, especially as I start looking to expand. Outside of boating, my core professional focus is strategy and operations management consulting. After graduating from Georgetown University, I spent several years on Active Duty with the Army, both in the Middle East and Germany. After coming back from Germany, I started my consulting career, taking a two year pause to get my MBA from Duke and then going to work with Accenture. I currently work with Alvarez and Marsal, helping companies improve their performance, across multiple industries and functional areas, with a focus on strategy, supply chain, manufacturing, profitability improvement and M&A.I welcome you aboard my yacht - La Nina - and hope you have a wonderful experience!

Dara Liberatore purchased this yacht in 2012

Why Dara Liberatore chose Charleston

NOTE: This rental is for overnight accommodation at the dock only; the yacht does not leave the dock unless the guest arranges for a Captained Charter, for additional fees.

What makes this yacht unique

Unique accommodations on the water in Charleston - 2 bedroom, living room, kitchen and multiple outdoor areas

Beautiful Sunrise/Sunset views

Wonderful City Marina environment

Minutes from historic downtown

Guestbook comments from the manager

I am writing this note to say how much we enjoyed our cruise on La Nina. She is a beautiful boat, and perfect for what we had in mind for a break during our two-day company meeting in Charleston. Our manager gave us a choice for a "team building" activity, and one of them was an afternoon trip on your boat. Our decision was almost unanimous, and what a great choice it was. It was sunny and slightly chilly, so we bundled up a little and spent most of the time on the flybridge enjoying the amazing views of Charleston Harbor and downtown, with our wine and h'ordeuvres. Our thoughtful captain had the heat on in the cabin for whenever anyone wanted to go below and warm up. I must say, I have been to Charleston many times, but have never seen the city from the water on "my own yacht". I hope you don't mind the reference, but that's what it felt like! Thank you for our wonderful time. We will certainly be back.
Apr 2014
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Reviews

4.8
based on 14 traveler reviews

Charleston Yacht - 2012 Beneteau Swift Trawler 34
average rating of 4.785714 based on 15 reviews
5

La Nina, We love you!

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a great time enjoying La Nina and the city of Charleston. The boat was well maintained and our experience from start to finish was great. Dara answered all of our questions during the research phase, and Captain Lisa and Captain Donnie were awesome hosts while we were in town.

About the boat -- such a cutie! The sleeping quarters were comfortable and the whole space worked well for our family of three -- on sun-filled days and complete rain outs.

The Harbor -- Awesome location, friendly neighbors, and the marina offered a good bath house, laundry, restaurant/bar/snack options, and a free shuttle into town.

Back to Captain Lisa and Captain Donnie. Again, wonderful hosts of the boat, marina and city. They truly helped us get settled in, were always available to answer questions, and made us feel completely at home throughout our whole stay.

We could ask for nothing more and can't wait to return again!

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Dori! I am so glad we were able to provide you and your family with a great experience aboard La Nina, as well as a fabulous vacation getaway in CHS! We look forward to having you back again soon...
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5

Fantastic

  • 5 of 5

Everything advertised was accurately described. The boat was clean, well maintained, good customer service.

LOCATION: The El Nina is located in a very nice marina about a 1.5 mile walk to City Market in downtown Charleston. Easy to shuttle, cab, or walk downtown. It's a very safe area and had no hesitation in allowing our teenage kids to go off on their own to walk downtown area. The marina shower/bathroom - all clean and well maintained. Nearby restaurant, pub, convenience store, ABC Stone. Ice in the convenience store. Parking is $15/day and you have to pay each time you leave and you probably have to pay if you park downtown, so just walk, use the shuttle, or cab it. Easy to strike up a conversation with other friendly boaters in the Marina.

ACCOMMODATIONS: The Beneteau 34 Swift Trawler is terrific. It's a trip that is somewhere between camping and staying in a nice hotel. We had breakfast on the flybridge, finished coffee inside when cold (March trip). Two-zone heat worked OK, sinks with hot/cold water work well for cleaning/washing, but drink bottled water. Received a nice gift basket including a 2-gallon jug of water, wine, fruit, which was nice. We brought breakfast and lunch with us and ate out for dinner. Dishes, silverware etc were well equipped for four if cooking. With master stateroom curtains closed, it was very dark, no trouble sleeping in. There was very little boat rocking when boats drove by, but only during the daytime. Nighttime sleeping was very comfortable on a master stateroom bed approximately queen size. Storage is limited (of course) so bring soft luggage and pack small.

CHARTER: We took a 3-hour charter with Captain Lisa. She did a great job, is very familiar with the boat and with local waters, and is an amazing person to get to know. The two captains available also do the check in/check out. The boat is a smooth running trawler, which means you are running at about 10-12 knots. A very comfortable, easy ride. You will love it.

OVERALL: I would highly recommend this trip and be sure to charter a captain for at least a few hours.

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Matthew, Thank you for all of the kind words! I am glad you and your wife enjoyed your time aboard with us. We hope to see you back in CHS again in the near future... -Dara
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4

Clean and convenient

  • 4 of 5

Convenient location within walking distance of restaurants and a convenience store. Downtown Charleston is only a few miles away. There were only two of us staying on the boat. Other than perhaps a small child, it would have been crowded with more than two adults. The head/bathroom has a shower that is not separate from the toilet, etc (an all-in- one). However, the marina showers are nearby and are clean. Capt Lisa and Capt Donnie were very helpful. They went out of their way to bring us a space heater because the heater in the bedroom didn't work. Also, there was a lovely goodie basket on the table when we arrived. Nice touch that we really appreciated.

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Jo - Thank you for your post here. I am so glad that everything worked out for you during your stay with LCYC.
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4

Fun Adventure

  • 4 of 5

Was my second stay on La Nina and this time I brought my wife and 2 kids along. It was a new adventure for the kids and they had a good time. It's a fresh alternative to the hotel stay. Boat was well prepared and clean. We enjoyed our stay!

  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Jeffrey! We look forward to your 3rd stay with us...
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5

You should experience this

  • 5 of 5

You should experience living on a boat at least once in your life. Our 5 year old boy was filled with excitement the whole 4 days we stayed on La Nina and we all had a great time. The boat is super clean and has everything you would ever need for a comfortable stay.

Charter it too and ask for Captain Donny. He will go out of his way for you to experience the boat and the beautiful Charleston waters at their fullest.

We will definitely try to stay here next time we're in the area.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mike, LCYC is so happy you and your family enjoyed your time aboard LaNina! We truly hope to see you again soon... Dara
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5

Great stay - Perfect way to see Charleston! Definitely will be back

  • 5 of 5

I stayed on La Nina for 3 nights while in town visiting the area. Captain Lisa was great and able to check in our party quickly! The boat is such a perfect fit for a small group of friends. We really enjoyed waking up to the sounds of the marina and being within close distance to everything Charleston has to offer. It's perfect for laying out, relaxing, and enjoying the sun! I love my stay and would highly recommend it to anyone considering a trip to Charleston. Thank you!!

  • Submitted: May 18, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Charleston Intl.
Nearest Barpub
0.01 Miles
Salty Mikes
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Patriots Point Links
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
I-26
Nearest Restaurant
0.01 Miles
Marina Variety Store Restaurant
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Folly Beach
Car: not necessary

Conde Nast has voted Charleston the US # 1 City four years in a row and the world's top tourism town in 2012 - incredible architecture and history, outstanding restaurants, and beautiful harbor and ocean.

Accommodations on the water with a view of downtown and the Harbor.

The City Marina is less than a mile from the center of the downtown area. The marina provides an hourly shuttle during business hours that loops around all of downtown's shops and restaurants.

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Rates & Availability

Charleston Yacht Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Peak
Apr 18 2016 - May 5 2016
2 night minimum stay
$225
From
$250
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
Mother's Day
May 6 2016 - May 8 2016
2 night minimum stay
$275
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
Peak
May 9 2016 - May 26 2016
2 night minimum stay
$225
From
$250
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
Memorial Day
May 27 2016 - May 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
$300
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
Peak
May 31 2016 - Jun 16 2016
2 night minimum stay
$225
From
$250
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
Father's Day
Jun 17 2016 - Jun 19 2016
2 night minimum stay
$275
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
Peak
Jun 20 2016 - Jun 30 2016
2 night minimum stay
$225
From
$250
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
4th of July
Jul 1 2016 - Jul 8 2016
7 night minimum stay
$300
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
Peak
Jul 9 2016 - Sep 1 2016
2 night minimum stay
$225
From
$250
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
Labor Day
Sep 2 2016 - Sep 5 2016
3 night minimum stay
$300
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
Peak
Sep 6 2016 - Oct 6 2016
2 night minimum stay
$225
From
$250
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
Columbus Day
Oct 7 2016 - Oct 10 2016
3 night minimum stay
$275
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
Peak
Oct 11 2016 - Oct 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
$225
From
$250
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
Off Peak
Nov 1 2016 - Nov 23 2016
2 night minimum stay
$200
From
$225
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 24 2016 - Nov 27 2016
3 night minimum stay
$300
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
Off Peak
Nov 28 2016 - Dec 22 2016
2 night minimum stay
$200
From
$225
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas
Dec 23 2016 - Dec 26 2016
3 night minimum stay
$300
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
Off Peak
Dec 27 2016 - Dec 29 2016
2 night minimum stay
$200
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
New Year's
Dec 30 2016 - Jan 1 2017
2 night minimum stay
$300
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$225
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $99
Refundable damage deposit $250

Captained Charters are available for half (3 hour) or full (6 hour) day charters. Price varies by season $125 - $150/hour + fuel + $50 Cleaning Fee + Square Fees (3.5%).
We also offer Multi-day Excursions.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Charleston Yacht Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • yacht
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 300 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 bunk bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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