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Raffle / Silent Auction
 

The Sint Maarten Yacht Club is hosting it's annual raffle on April 9, 2022. 

From 5 - 8 PM, at the Sint Maarten Yacht Club, to raise funds for our youth sailing program! 

Tickets can be purchased at the SMYC office from 9 - 5 PM Monday - Saturday. 

$5 per ticket

$20 for 5 tickets. 

You don't have to be present to win. 

With 90 businesses providing fabulous prizes, the odds are good to win something you will love!

 

 

New this year: 

Silent Auction! 

A selection of prizes will be sold to the highest bidder. On this page you can find the prizes that you can bid on. 

The Silent Auction will open on Monday April 4th. And will close on Saturday April 9th, 7 PM. 

For more information, terms and to place a bid click on the button below or come to the yacht club at April 9th!

Silent Auction Prizes 

Prize 1: 

Luxury Dinner for Four on the Terrace at Chez Burzon in Belair

Your dinner will start with bubbly and blini of the day, upon arrival at 6:30.  

Then we will move on to a delightful first course made from the freshest ingredients available in SXM markets that day. Possibly a Tuna Tartar, or a chilled shrimp and cucumber soup.  We will serve a wine paired with the eventual choice.

Next will be an indescribable main from a recipe of the House of Rothchild in France.  Poached Scottish Salmon (or local Mahi if Scottish Salmon is not available) in a Bois Bourdon Sauce with Broccoli Couscous and a Confit of Cherry Tomatoes.  This dish will have its own wine pairing.

Next will be a plate of delicious French, Dutch, and possibly Vermont-made cheeses accompanied by a fresh baguette or a special cracker.  The cheeses will be served with your choice of an after-dinner wine or liquor.

Dessert is likely to be some fresh fruit alongside a taste of something frozen, and a Burzon house special chocolate biscotti, served with cappuccino, espresso, or tea to bring you down and make you ready for your drive home.

(One comment…. the Poached Fish main has received raves from gourmet diners every time we serve it; and all who ask will receive an emailed version of the recipe).

 

Chefs and Hosts, Nancy and Stephen Burzon

Camel Road # 9, Belair. Directions on Google Maps happily given.

1.721.520.6030.

Minimum bid: $100

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Prize 2:

6 night  - Caribbean Vacation at D'Avino Retreat.


Relaxation can be easily obtained watching this beautiful, nightly sunset for six glorious nights. This 3
bedroom, 3 bath villa is appointed with luxurious bedding and beautiful furniture, as well as upper
and lower deck overlooking the spectacular gardens, the pool and the Caribbean Sea. In addition,
you will receive a $75 gift voucher for Sale & Pepe, 2-$20 vouchers for pizza at Pizza Club, PDP, a $40 voucher toward dinner at
O’Plongeoir in Marigot and 2x $20 massage voucher from Terra Sea Salt. Come and Enjoy!

Available after June 20th 2022 - November 10th, 2022. Based on availability!  104A Billy Folly Rd., Pelican Key, Coral Shore # 12

Minimum bid: $ 1,200

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Prize 3:

North Carolina - 5 night stay

Parisi Retreat 1 is nestled in the foothills of the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. It’s 2 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath with 2 additional sleeper sofas and can sleep 10. It has beautiful decks and a swimming pool for your relaxation. Come enjoy the beautiful sounds of the birds singing every morning! You will also receive a $75 dinner certificate and a $50 massage certificate. 

 

Address. 190 Vance Ave, Hudson, NC. 28638

May 1, 2022 - April 30, 2023 (advance communication needed to insure availability)

Minimum bid: $600

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Prize 4:

2 – Night Holiday for 2 - 4 people on Sailing Yacht Albireo at Port De Plaisance.  Includes a Private Day Sail. 

 

Enjoy a staycation on the sailing yacht Albireo – a 41-foot Sparkman and Stephen Swan designed luxury sloop.  Stay aboard at the dock for two nights and on the last day, we will take you on a private sail out of the lagoon on the 10:30 bridge and out on the ocean. Later we will drop anchor to enjoy lunch and a swim at Long Bay (La Samanna).  Then back through the 3:00 bridge; and your staycation is over. 

 

Bed linens, towels, coffee, tea and light beverages supplied along with mixers, wine and rum.  The full services of the Port De Plaisance Marina are yours to enjoy (club, pool, work-out facilities) and there are many restaurants on the property.  Captain Steve and Mate Nancy will make sure you are comfortable and happy on the Day Sail. 

You will also receive 2x $20 pizza vouchers at Pizza Club Port de Plaisance and a $50 gift voucher to be spend at the Sint Maarten Yacht Club.

Staycation must be utilized before 30 June 2022. Find more pictures here

Minimum bid: $300.  

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Prize 5:

Go Overboard Design, by Delphaine Smith

Delphaine is a local jewelry artist who is well known at the SMYC. Delphaine studied at William Holland School of Lapidary. She has been designing and creating jewelry in SXM for 12 years working in many mediums.

This piece is made of Blue Gold Stone and woven with fine silver on a Sterling chain.

Minimum bid: $50.  

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Prize 6:

J’adore SXM

J'adore is a beautiful new store in Grand Case, that had their grand opening on March 25th of this year. Her collection features stylish beach dresses, hats, bags, jewelry and more.  
The fabric of this piece is a silk feeling combination of 65% cotton and 35% polyester.  It is a size small.  

 https://www.facebook.com/JAdoresxm/

Minimum Bid: $ 50 

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Prize 7:

Painting "Caribbean Carnivals"

It is titled “Caribbean Carnivals”. It measures 24” X 16”, oil on canvas. 
The artist is Norma Trimborn.  Her Gallery is NocoArt, located in the French Lowlands. More information can be found on https://www.nocoart.com/

Minimum Bid: $ 150 

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Prize 8:

Glass Blown Bowl

This bowl was hand crafted in "hot glass" using the traditions of the ancient arts of Murano glassblowers. A white frit overlaid by green was applied onto a fresh gather of glass. After that a decorative pattern was applied by dipping into an "optic" mold twice (creating a ribbed affect and twisting the design). It is known by many names but can be referred to as a "double twister fritter" pattern. It was finished using an ancient Italian technique called Fazzoletto, an ancient technique which applies a "handkerchief" effect to the rim of the piece. All along the process, temperatures of close to 2000 degrees Fahrenheit were maintained to ensure the glass was kept in a workable state. The artist is Rob Wolf, Marie Wolf's son. 

Minimum Bid: $ 50 

Prize 9:

Say Cheese! 3 month membership in the Wine & Cheese Club

At the Amsterdam Cheese & Liquor Store in St. Maarten you will find a large selection of Dutch Cheeses and Liquors. They carry different varieties like: Edam, Gouda, (the world famous award winning Old Amsterdam Cheese), flavored cheese: pesto, garlic, herbs, pepper, walnuts, smoked cheese and also cream cheese. They also carry a large selection of wines & liquors.

 

This certificate gives you a 3 month membership in the Wine & Cheese Club.  For 3 consecutive months, you will receive a selection of different cheeses and wine in the first week of each month! It's a great value and you will surely want to continue the club at the end of the 3 months!

Minimum Bid: $ 50 

Prize 10:

Premium hand-rolled Cigars

DAS Cigars are hand made on the island of St. Maarten since 2001.

It is locally owned and operated by Andi L Siegers.

 

This premium box of 25 Das Toro Cigars are hand-rolled and long filler (whole tobacco leaves that run the length of a cigar).

Minimum Bid: $ 100

Prize 11:

Private Dining Experience or Cooking Class for 4-6 people

The Flavor Academy offers exclusive private dining experiences that feature multi-course tasting menus, the finest cocktails and carefully selected wines will be served in a beautiful venue with attentive service. It also offers fun and hands-on cooking classes.

Visit the website for more details on what's included in each package. https://www.theflavoracademy.com/about

 

The voucher has a value off $300.

Minimum Bid: $ 100

Prize 12:

Marie's Cocktails and Hors d’oeuvres With a Beautiful Sunset


Two lovely ladies, Marie and Rochelle, will be your hosts for this event. The evening is for 8 people and
will be held in Coral Shore at villa # 3 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm at a date of your choice. You will be
served delicious cocktails and a large variety tasty hors d’oeuvres. The big bonus is the
opportunity to watch the ever-changing sunset from the back deck overlooking the Caribbean Sea.

Minimum Bid: $ 50

Prize 13:

A Lovely Stay at Mary's Boon

This lovely boutique hotel is located right on the gorgeous beach of Simpson Bay.

The voucher is for a two-night stay in the Garden Studio, valid between 1 May - 15 Dec 2022.

There is a pool, and a restaurant/bar in the hotel.

Includes a weekend bicycle rental for two hybrid bikes donated by Tri Sport. As well as a beach bag, pareo and sun hat donated by Soleil Boutique. 

Minimum Bid: $ 150

Prize 14:

Escape Room for 4 people

The Dutch Blonde Bar has a variety of escape rooms with fun themes like Blackbeard’s Brig and The Lucky Duck Speakeasy. Escape rooms are fun activities with family and/or friends. Work as a team to solve puzzles, find clues and make your way out of the room within 1 hour. This Silent Auction item is for a group of 4 people, the perfect size for this activity.

Minimum Bid: $ 50

Prize 15:

Ocean's Explorer Discover Scuba

During the Discover Scuba Diving experience you’ll learn how to use scuba equipment in shallow water and get a quick and easy introduction to what it takes to explore the underwater world.

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to breathe underwater? If you want to find out, but aren’t quite ready to take the plunge into a certification course, this program will let you experience scuba under the supervision of a PADI instructor to enjoy a beautiful dive.  You will learn some basic skills and safety rules that will carry over to your full scuba certification course when you take the next step.

To take Discover Scuba Diving, you must be at least 10 years old.

Minimum Bid: $ 50

Prize 16:

Wine by Select Wine Cellars and Gift Voucher from Le Champagne

This prize includes 2 Magnum sized bottles of delicious wine selected by Sylvain from Select Wine Cellars, as well as a gift voucher worth $60 for Le Champagne Restaurant located in Orange Grove Shopping Center in Cole Bay. Open for lunch Monday – Saturday, you are in for a real treat, enjoying freshly prepared French Cuisine.

Minimum Bid: $ 50

Prize 17:

Year subscription to The Mailbox

Bid on this year long subscription for your mailing service from the USA. The Mailbox has been supporting the SMYC raffle for many years and offers a reliable mailing service, with friendly customer service right in Simpson Bay. Minimum bid $50

Minimum Bid: $ 50

Prize 18:

Half Day, Deep Sea Fishing Trip on St Maarten with Coconut Reef

You will board our 38ft Power cat, Blu Bi U. This is our short-haul fishing charter for those with limited time on their hands. This is also a great option if you have a mixed group of anglers and non-anglers aboard. We stay just a few miles off the coast of St Maarten where we will find several productive reefs and wrecks. We also venture out into the blue, deep dropping in 800 – 1,000 ft of water in search of  Snapper and Grouper. When the conditions are right, we also throw out a line or two and troll for surface predators like Mahi-Mahi, Tuna, and maybe the odd Wahoo.

Minimum Bid: $ 250

 

Prize 19:

Mercury 2 stroke 5 hp. outboard

 

This 2 stroke outboard, donated by Bill Petzold, comes with an internal fuel tank and a 3gal separate tank (never had gas in it) and has full gear shift. The motor is in almost new condition. The motor has ONLY 4 HOURS RUNNING TIME ON IT.  Two years ago was the last time it was run and everything worked fine. This motor was new and sent down to SXM in the early 2000's in my "Down East" cruiser to be used with my dinghy.  Comes with owner's manual.

Minimum Bid: $ 300

 

Prize 20:

Beautiful hibiscus tree

 

This 7ft tall Hibiscus Tree, donated by Caribbean Palms, comes with lots of blooming flowers

Minimum Bid: $ 50

 

Prize 21:

Ladies Shopper bag

Kalliopie Mihalos, a fashion teacher at the Chester County Art Association, creates beautiful bags in different authentic styles. get your own unique item by bidding on this shopper size bag.

Minimum Bid: $ 50

 

Prize 22:

Half Day Sail for 12 on Arawak

 

Sail Arawak SXM was established in 2019 when a couple of friends, Rodney and Francois decided to take over the sailing catamaran "Arawak" from Bluebeard Charters with the goal to share a unique and memorable sailing experience. 

Guests can get involved as much or as little in the handling of the boat. The moment the boat leaves the mooring, the sails go up and the motors are switched off.

Whether you are looking for a pure sailing experience or a leisurely sail to the beach, Arawak's half day Private charter for up to 12 guests is perfect! It includes a full bar with snacks.

 

You can choose morning or afternoon for your sail. Destinations may include, Mullet bay, Little Bay or if desired no stop at all. If the sailing is great and you prefer just to keep moving, all good with us. It's your choice! 

Minimum Bid: $ 400

 

Prize 23:

Painting "Sailing Anguilla Sound"

This acrylic painting is the artistic vision of Tony Parisi, SXM resident and retired Creative Director for
General Foods. The 24” x 48” stretched canvas is an excellent reminder of the sites seen in St. Maarten
every day. Sunny, breezy days sailing on the Caribbean Sea can be the best of times!

Minimum Bid: $ 100

Prize 24:

5 nights at Simpson Bay Yacht Club condo for 2 people.

 

Enjoy a 5-night stay at this newly renovated, luxury 1-bedroom (loft) condo at the Simpson Bay Yacht Club for 2 people. The SBYC has wonderful amenities including 3 swimming pools, 2 tennis courts, 24 hour security, and beautiful landscaped grounds. The location is a short walk from an incredible assortment of restaurants, bakeries, bars, shopping, and - importantly - the beach. 

Includes a two double kayak rental for 4 hours donated by Tri Sport, a Snorkel and Beach Tour donated by Happy Sailing SXM, a $100 voucher for Jai's Restaurant, an hour long massage by Terra Sea Salt and a $25 voucher donated by ZeeBest.

 

Available between June 1, 2022 and December 15, 2022, based on availability. 

Minimum Bid: $ 500

Prize 25:

Boat bottom clean

Get your boat bottom professionally cleaned in St.Maarten for up to $500.
    Minimum Bid: $200

 

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