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The Impossible Machine (TIM)

Sailing Vessel

2022-06-26

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The Impossible Machine (TIM)

Louw and Halvorson

  • Guests

    12

  • Cabins

    2

  • Crew

    3

Get ready to step back in time with this unique historical sailing vessel ….

The Howard Davis was designed by Kurt Oehlman and built by Louw and Halvorson as a purpose built naval training vessel in Iroko wood. She was designed with a large saloon with all round visibility to make it suitable for teaching a class of upcoming navigators.  Launched in 1965 at Quay 4 in the Victoria Basin. She spent the next 25 years based at Granger Bay in service with the Academy, during which time she was used for sail training and navigational exercises. In 1971 she was used as guard ship for the first Cape to Rio yacht race under the command of Captain Phil Nankin; and subsequently completed several Atlantic Ocean crossings to South America. In 1991 due to restructuring in the budget as well as the training syllabus of the Academy, she was sold into the private sector.

The current owner has done extensive renovations, passed all Sea Expectance tests and she is once again ready for the open ocean. She has now being repurposed as a recreational vessel known as The Impossible Machine (TIM) Sailing Vessel. It has a maximum capacity of 12 passengers and 3 crew.

Includes:

- Full crew and fuel

- Exclusive use of the vessel

- Complimentary welcome drinks & Light nibbles (chips, peanuts) & ice.

- Crockery, cutlery, glasses

- Coffee, milk, hot chocolate

- Variety of water toys such as SUP boards and a spinnaker swing

Excludes:

- Beverage, catering & add-on activities

Upon arrival you will be met by fully trained crew. TIM Sailing Vessel also offers the following:

Beverages / Catering – Can be arranged at an additional cost - I have attached various menu options for the snacks & cocktail dishes, should you wish to have any this will need to booked in advance and confirmed at least 2 weeks before your scheduled charter.  Any additional beverages can be arranged at an additional cost. Otherwise you are more than welcome to bring your own drinks & snacks. BBQ / Braai facilities are available.  

Entertainer / Music – At an additional cost bespoke trips such a birthday parties and live performance shows can be arranged, by well-known singer and songwriter, Ard Matthews, the front man of South African band Just Jinjer and more. There is also an onboard sound system with USB connection if you wish to bring your own music.

Features – 2 x Head (Toilet), 2 cabins, 1 x large saloon, 1 x Galley (kitchen), Sail area: +/- 200sqm, 225hp 6 Cylinder John Deere Engine

Route - Table Bay and surrounding areas and routing is weather dependent.

Weather: Sailing routes are dependent on weather conditions and at the discretion of the skipper. You and your guests safety will always be the primary priority.

Additional information - Guest are more than welcome to get involved as crew onboard and enjoy the sailing adventure. Add on some water sport activities such as Jet Ski’s, Adventure boat rides on the high speed rubber duck. Snorkelling with the Cape Fur Seals - only available on 3 hours+ charters. (Enquire for further details).

Basic Terms and Conditions (TIM):

- All charters are weather dependent and at the discretion of management.

- Rates are in South African rands.

- All charters are subject to our General terms and conditions and signed indemnity forms

- You will be required to acknowledge T&C's specific for (The Impossible Machine) TIM. 

TIM Cancellation & Refund Policy:

- A non- refundable deposit of 50% will secure the booking.

- Full balance is due 6 weeks prior to the charter. Bookings made within 6 weeks of the charter require full payment.

- Cancellations made within 30 days of the charter - 50% of cost (excl deposit) will be refunded.

- Cancellations made within 7 days of charter will not be refunded.

COVID19 Regulations:

- Please note that changes from the South African Government or SAMSA could change the total pax allowed onboard.

- Currently 10 pax maximum allowed onboard.

- Should regulations change due to government announcements. We will reschedule of your charter to a future date suitable for you.  NO REFUNDS will be provided, only rescheduling.

 


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Amenities, Entertainment & Recreation

For your relaxation and entertainment The Impossible Machine (TIM) has the following facilities, for more details please speak to your yacht charter broker.

  • USB / Bluetooth
  • Jet-Ski
  • BBQ / Braai
  • Head / Toilet
  • Roof Covering
  • Padded Seating
  • SUP Board
  • Flybridge
  • Galley / Kitchen
  • Cabins / Rooms
  • Saloon / Lounge
  • Entertainer
  • Spinnaker Swing
  • Single Deck
  • Sailing Rig
  • Shower
  • Sound System

'The Impossible Machine (TIM) ' Charter Rates & Destinations

Sept 2021 – Aug 2022 Season Information

Winter and Summer season

2 - 3 hours

R11,000
Approx R11,000

4 - 5 hours

R16,500
Approx R16,500

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'The Impossible Machine (TIM) ' Charter Rates & Destinations

Sept 2021 – Aug 2022 Season Information

Winter and Summer season

2 - 3 hours

R11,000
Approx R11,000

4 - 5 hours

R16,500
Approx R16,500

Charter The Impossible Machine (TIM)

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TESTIMONIALS

I just wanted to thank you very much for the great organisation and the unique experience you made possible for us! Everything was perfect, the crew was very courteous and the most important thing: she said yes. So, thanks again for that great opportunity and your support! Best regards, Tobias
Everything was great. The staff was great and my guests really enjoyed themselves. I am planning another trip for September and will use your company again. Thank you for following up. Regards Krystle
Hey Carla! I have been meaning to reach out to you. Everything was simply amazing!!! The staff on the vessel was so accommodating. The weather wasn't in our favour but I will cherish the experience. Thank you so much for your understanding, patience, and just overall professionalism with this. My birthday trip was simply amazing!!! Kevin
It went very well thank you! Your staff were very friendly and did a great job of handling everything on our wedding day! We all had a fantastic time and will never forget the awesome memories we made! Our wedding photos are not ready yet but I'll be sure to tag you when we receive them! Thank you for everything you did to help us have the perfect day we really appreciate it!. Kind regards, Robyn & Daniel Huffman
Thanks for following up, my guests had an amazing time and loved every moment as predicted. You were very kind to have assisted me on last minute which I dearly appreciate. I will definitely have my holiday guests book with you again soon. Happy Wacky Wednesday. Thanks Fondest Regards, Sizwe
It was fantastic thank you. We were so lucky and saw amazing wildlife and the boat was spectacular. Highly recommended to all our friends and family. Thank you for your help arranging this. Warm regards Nicki
It was absolutely lovely all the staff that were on board were amazing . Enjoyed every minute of it , will definitely be back! - Ithabeleng
Everything was great on the 3rd thank you. The crew on the boat really looked after us. Thank you for sorting us out even though we changed our requests a few times. If there is somewhere online for me to leave a review, do forward me a link - happy to do so. Most likely back same time next year and will certainly reach out to your for a booking if we do. Regards, Onwell
It went fantastic, thanks very much. I haven’t joined myself but I heard from the guides that the guests were fully satisfied. Huge thanks for arranging, Carla. Well done! Magda
  • Guests

    12

  • Cabins

    2

  • Crew

    3

Specification

Gross Tonnage 53.65
Built 1965
Builder Louw and Halvorson
Model Purpose built naval training vessel
Exterior Designer Mahogany on Oroko frames

CHARTER RATES

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R16,500

Winter

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R11,000

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