About Charter Déjà Vu

photo of M/Y Deja Vu

DÉJÀ VU is respected as one of the world's best looking and most preeminent Feadships and most likely one of the quietest. At full speed the noise in the main salon above the engines is only 55dbA and only 46dbA in the guest cabins!

Her original build captain and specification were very detailed, and it shows throughout this most capable yacht which can safely cross the ocean and also cruise the shallow waters in the Bahamas.

DÉJÀ VU has a full width Owner's Stateroom, four Guest Staterooms that can be opened to form two VIP Staterooms, and one Guest Cabin that can also be used as a Nanny Cabin or for staff.

There are four double Crew Cabins in addition to the Captain's Cabin.

Her shallow draft allows her access to places normally prohibitive for a yacht of her size, and her excellent beam and rolling chocks allows for great sea kindly motion and stability at sea. Stability at anchor is achieved by the well proven Quantum stabilizers with at anchor stabilization, making her a delightful platform when other similar sized yachts are uncomfortably rolling.

With an exterior and interior design by the highly acclaimed Don Starkey, DÉJÀ VU is pedigree personified.

She carries two good sized tenders behind her wheelhouse, thus clearing all the decks for more exterior dining, lounging spaces, and owner's privacy.


Main Deck

Donald Starkey designed the Main Deck for easy flow of the crew and the guests, and it consists of the Bosuns locker, Owner's Suite, Owner's Office, Gym, Main Lobby, Dining Saloon, Main Saloon, Galley, and the Aft Deck.

The full beam Owners suite has a king size bed, ensuite white Onyx bathroom with large shower, a full entertainment system with surround sound, vanity table, generous closet space and a sitting area to starboard. All windows are equipped with electrically operated night blinds and screens.

Further aft on the starboard side is the Owner's office. Very well laid out, this space is light and airy and is connected to the Owner's gymnasium.

The Gymnasium is well equipped and can be accessed by guests from the starboard passageway.

The main deck Galley is to port, well laid out with excellent equipment, and access to the crew passageway or the main deck. Freezers and refrigeration are located near the crew passageway.

A serving Pantry is aft of the galley for service to the dining room.

The special Starkey designed stairway, from the accommodation deck to the bridge deck is located in the vestibule with inlaid marble floor. The main deck Powder Room is also located here.

The Dining Saloon has extensive storage cabinets on both sides, forward and aft.

Aft of the Main Foyer and the Galley is the Dining Saloon with its large windows and paneled walls. There are specially designed cabinets for china, silverware and crystal on the port and starboard side, as well as forward and aft. The Dining Saloon has special Starkey designed expanding table, seating from 6 to 12 people.

The Main Saloon is separated from the dining saloon by a low credenza which gives the feeling of space; however it can be shut off from the dining saloon by a series of special designed shutters and doors. The electrically operated Venetian blinds are the same as in the dining saloon. There is an arrangement of freestanding furniture where social events and TV viewing can take place.

The Aft Deck is delightful with a wet bar forward to the port side, room for a dining table with chairs, and C shaped seating aft around a coffee table.

Access down to the generous Swim Platform is via a starboard side staircase.

The Passarelle accesses on the port side.

Wing doors and sliding glass screens protect the aft deck from wind making outside dining possible even in windy conditions.

Lower Deck

Crew Quarters: Forward are two Crew Cabins with upper and lower berths and ensuite baths with showers. Two additional Crew Cabins are further aft, each with (2) lower berths, desks between and ensuite bathrooms. The Laundry is to starboard, and the comfortable Crew Mess is to port. There is an additional Stateroom in this area, with a single berth and Pullman berth that is ideal for guides, security personnel, children, nanny, guests or crew. It is finished identically to the rest of DÉJÀ VU's guest suites and has a marble ensuite bathroom with shower. Access is from either the forward starboard stateroom area or from the crew area.

Guest Accommodations: There are four Guest Suites ideally located in the central part of the ship. The two forward Guest Suites and two aft guest suites each have sliding doors so they can be open to make 2 two large VIP suites.

Two Guest Staterooms have queen beds, and en suite bathrooms with tubs and showers. Two additional guest staterooms have twin beds that can be arranged in various settings with ensuite bathroom and showers.

The central Guest Lobby is at the foot of the staircase. It has a wet bar for guests, a steam room and a full sauna.

Bridge Deck

In front of the Wheelhouse is a patio with settee table and teak deck stairway to the fore deck.

The Wheelhouse is exceptionally well laid out with forward facing settee and table to port, and navigation and communication area to starboard.

The Captain's Office is behind the wheel house on the port side, and the Captain's Stateroom is on the opposite side of the office on the starboard side.

The Captain's Stateroom is furnished with queen berth, settee, extensive locker space and adjoining bathroom. It is superbly arranged and is equipped with 26' Flat screen TV, DVD/CD, Security Camera display, Alarm Monitor, B&G Hydra 2000 display and VHF Radio.

A Pantry is behind the ships office on the port side, equipped with Espresso coffee machine, ice maker, refrigerator and dumb waiter.

A Powder Room is opposite to starboard, and a central staircase down to main deck is in the lobby area. Tenders are stored behind the wheelhouse, port and starboard sides, with a door accessing the starboard side tender bay from the lobby.

The Sky Lounge has a sit down bar equipped with Icemaker and refrigerator, and entertainment center with 42" screen TV. There is a comfortable settee, marble coffee tables and easy chairs and a game or breakfast table. Large glass windows provide lovely light and glass electrical doors with insect screens leads out to the Covered Dinning Area.

The Bridge Deck aft is excellent for dining, recreational and as a lounge area. There are two "C" shape lounges with high and low tables with a cabinet between that has a barbecue grill, refrigerator, ice maker and storage. There are two teak movable tables that can sit 4 to 12 people and a dining table for 12.

The area has sliding windows on lateral fashion plates, which act as a windbreak, in addition to the glass doors on both port and starboard sides.

The Bridge Deck aft is sheltered by the overhang of the sun deck but also has a soft awning to completely cover this area.

Sun deck

The extremely large Sun Deck with teak flooring has a complete wet bar with barbecue grill, ice maker, refrigerator, dumb waiter, Jacuzzi and sun bed. There is built in seating aft and to Port and a TV built into the port arch.

The design of the arch is such to provide a shaded area for the bar and sitting areas, there is also a removable awning and just aft of this there is a small crane hidden in the bulwarks for launching the MCA rescue boat.


Fully equipped Galley and Laundry.

Engine room

The Engine Room is aft of the guest accommodations and the three generators are located in two separate soundproof rooms.

The air conditioned Engineers Office (Control Room) has a 180 degree view from engine room, and contains the electrical main panel and all the monitor and alarm systems.

The Lazarette is behind the engine room, where the shore power connections, Atlas converter and the water toys are located. There is space for three wave runners which are launched by an overhead crane from the transom door.

There is a full Bosun's Locker on the main deck.

Construction, Equipment, Materials, and Toys


With the original design brief requiring a shallow draft yet stable and capable world cruising yacht proving a challenge to many shipyards, Feadship Royal Van Lent built the largest aluminum yacht ever when they completed DÉJÀ VU. She was built to Lloyd's class and was the first aluminum yacht built to the MCA Code of Practice.

DÉJÀ VU's hull form was extensively tested at the famous Marin Institute in Holland before construction, to confirm she would be a safe, stable, comfortable and sea kindly yacht.

DÉJÀ VU's shallow draft allows her access to places that normally only smaller vessels can navigate, as her original commissioning owner was adamant that he wanted to access the Bahamas and the Pacific Islands, and so DÉJÀ VU was born.

She benefits in not only her interior space from her actual 31' beam, but is incredibly stable at anchor even normally, but even more profoundly so when her zero speed stabilizers are activated.

Audio & Visual Equipment

Sea Tel 4004 DAC 2200 Sat TV for worldwide capability - replaced Dec 11
(8) Sea Tel receivers

Master bedroom:
3D flat screen 46" Samsung Tv
Kscape and Apple TV for music and movie libraries
Sat TV, 3D blu-ray player, Wii and Xbox
IPad controllers with control 4 system.
Master bath:
iPod / Sat TV / Kscape/ Apple TV music to be played
Control 4 wall screen to control volume and music linked to master bedroom
Master office / Gym:
Custom Mirrored TV 44"
Kscape and Apple TV for music and movie libraries
Sat TV and blu-ray player
IPad controllers with control 4 system
Main Salon:
46" Samsung Tv
Kscape and Apple TV for music and movie libraries
Sat TV and blu-ray player
IPad controllers with control 4 system
Forward Port Cabin:
Flat screen TV 26"
Kscape and Apple TV for music and movie libraries
Sat TV and blu-ray player and Wii
IPad controllers with control 4 system
Forward Starboard Cabin:
Flat screen TV 26"
Kscape and Apple TV for music and movie libraries
Sat TV and blu-ray player and Xbox
IPad controllers with control 4 system
Aft Port and Starboard Cabins:
Flat screen TV 26"
Kscape and Apple TV for music and movie libraries
Sat TV and blu-ray player
IPad controllers with control 4 system
Sun Deck:
High power speaker system
Flat screen TV 40" with sat feed from main salon
Music from iPod, Sat TV, apple TV or KScape
IPad controllers with control 4 system
Bridge deck aft:
New speakers
iPod / sat TV / Apple TV music to be played
Movable Flat screen 46" TV on this deck with sat feed from main salon, this is a portable and wireless
IPad controllers with control 4 system
Main deck aft:
New speakers
Fixed sunbrite exterior TV 32"
IPod / Sat TV / Kscape / Apple TV music to be played
IPad controllers with control 4 system
Galley / foyers / sauna:
iPod / Sat TV / Kscape / Apple TV music to be played
Control 4 wall screens to control volume and music
Portuguese seating:
iPod / Sat TV / Kscape / Apple TV music to be played
Sky lounge:
Projector screen
3D flat screen 46" Samsung Tv
Kscape and Apple TV for music and movie libraries
Sat TV, 3D blu-ray player, Wii and Xbox
iPad controllers with control 4 system
Sky lounge foyer:
Apple Macintosh computer

IT Systems

Central ships server with wireless network throughout. Wired network to Owner's office, ship's office and ECR.

High speed data throughout network on VSat satellite internet.

Tenders, Toys & Dive Equipment

  • Novurania 19' launch rib with 4 cylinder Yanmar diesel inboard and Mercruiser stern drive -2006
  • Cherubini 20'fiberglass and wood tender with 6 cylinder Yanmar diesel inboard and Mercruiser stern drive -2006
  • MCA rescue boat - september 08
  • Inflatable water slide from sundeck down to the sea
  • Scuba diving and snorkeling equipment
  • 2 Wave runners – Yamaha SHO 1.8 Superhigh output
  • 2 Seabobs F7 high-performance
  • Windsurfing equipment
  • 1 Hobie sailing cat
  • 2 Kayaks
  • 2 Wakeboards
  • 3 stand up paddle boards
  • 2 sets adult water skis, 1 set child water skis
  • Wakeboard and water skis
  • Towable inflatable toys
  • Beach set up kit
  • Bauer dive compressor,( also fills fire breathing tanks)
  • selected scuba gear