|Guest cabin configuration:|
|1 King, 4 Queen (1 can convert to Twin) en-suite cabins with A/C|
|Children Min. Age||No minimum|
|Home port||Village Cay Marina, Tortola, British Virgin Islands|
|Available for USVI pickups with more than 6 passengers|
Akasha offers a huge amount of space including the very large trampolines forward and the flybridge up top with helm station and a great view as well as a broad, shaded cockpit area and access to the air conditioned saloon. The yacht is very comfortable for parties of up to 10 guests and is loaded with water toys and diving options, offers excellent dining, has a fun crew and makes for an excellent platform to sail and explore the Caribbean with your family and friends.
Akasha is based in the British Virgin Islands and is available for charter throughout the Caribbean including starting the charter in St Thomas, USVI. Within the BVIs the yacht can comfortably cover all of the islands in a 7 night charter including Anegada, and in the summer months Akasha will also be available to sail the Caribbean Grenadines from St Vincent to Grenada or round trip Grenada.
Village Cay Marina, Tortola, British Virgin Islands (Home)
Nanny Cay, Tortola, British Virgin Islands (Home)
Trellis Bay, Beef Island, British Virgin Islands (Additional)
Marina Fort Louis, St Martin, Caribbean Leeward Islands (Away)
Five private, en-suite guest cabins including one King, master suite and four Queen cabins - one of which can be split into twin beds. All with A/C and flat screens.
1 Master Cabin
The magnificent master cabin enjoys all of the luxury and amenities of the guest cabins but in addition boasts: King-size bed
Separate seating area
Large marble-clad bathroom complete with Jacuzzi spa bath and separate shower
Walk-in wardrobe for personal effects
BOSE entertainment system with wireless connection, Apple compatible
Wi Fi Internet
Panoramic views from windows spanning the entire width of the yacht
4 additional Guest Cabins
Akasha has four double ensuite queen#size guest cabins. One of which can be converted to a twin. Each cabin comes complete with:
Flat screen TV
Playstation 2 (doubles as CD/DVD player)
DVD's and console games
Ample clothes storage
Ensuite shower room
Individually controlled air conditioning
The inside living area is furnished to a very high standard incorporating comfortable leather sofa; 40" retractable satellite LCD TV; state of the art BOSE WAVE entertainment system for DVD and CD's along with a comprehensive library of films, music, games and Direct TV.
The fully equipped bar area, which also serves the cockpit and formal dining area, allows guests to relax and enjoy fine food and wine in space and comfort. Oil paintings and original signed lithographs by Nelson Mandela adorn the walls and a magnificent bronze sculpture by Christopher Bladen completes the atmosphere of comfort and luxury.
The navigation station is sure to be of interest to sailing enthusiasts with its color display of radar, chart plotting and boat performance information.
As the yacht is sailed entirely from the flybridge the spacious cockpit is exclusively reserved for the entertainment and comfort of guests. Its facilities include an outdoor dining table comfortably seating 10, two large sunbathing mattresses, large areas of cushioned seating and the main bar which serves both the cockpit and the saloon.
Large and stable steps lead to swimming platforms at the rear of each hull and between the hulls, the dingy dock allows easy and safe access to Akasha's large and comfortable tender.
Akasha's unique, spacious flybridge provides a superb relaxation and sunbathing area complete with comfortable cushioned seating, a refrigerated bar for refreshments and breathtaking 360 degree views. These views create a spectacular observational point for watersports, beautiful views at sunset and the perfect spot for night time stargazing. This substantial entertainment area can accommodate all ten guests and four crew at any time with ease.
The flybridge sunshade is quick and easy for the crew to rig and provides shade from the midday sun whilst still enjoying the panoramic views!
Akasha's size means that her trampolines are truly vast! They make a great spot for laying out and sunbathing in the Caribbean heat. With the breeze passing through the net you can stay nice and cool, even on the hottest of days.
The trampolines are easily reached from the rear of the yacht via Akasha's wide walkways. There is also a swim ladder between the trampolines which can be lowered when swimming.
Akasha's generously proportioned galley is fully equipped with all of the culinary tools our chef needs to cook exceptional cuisine for our guests. Wake up to the smell of freshly baked bread from the bread maker... Enjoy fresh coffee from the espresso machine. In the evening sit back and unwind with a glass of perfectly chilled wine from our temperature controlled wine cellar.
Usually cold storage is limited on yachts. Akasha has been designed to have plentiful cold storage. With separate drinks fridges in the bar area and up on the flybridge the large galley fridge and freezer are, unusually, solely reserved for food storage. Therefore Akasha can carry a larger quantity and variety of fresh food supplies than many other yachts.
Nathan & Penny
Your crew of 4 aboard Akasha includes the experienced team of Captain Nathan and Chef Penny from Australia, and First Mate Jos and Stewardess Julia from England.
Growing up in sunny Queensland, Nathan has lived near the beach and been on or around the water most of his life. He’s into anything that gets him either on or out of a boat, whether it be scuba diving, fishing, surfing or sailing. He loves it all. Having a variety of work experiences in his background, Nathan has worked in various roles in the hospitality and marine industries, ranging from crewing on super yachts, activities attendant and water-sports facilitator on 5 star island resorts through to commercial fishing, to name a few.
Penny grew up on the little island state of Tasmania but spent most of her adult life in Melbourne. She is a Registered Nurse who has worked predominantly in the corporate health sector. Penny loves cooking, scuba diving, fishing and traveling. Sitting down to enjoy a fine meal created by Penny is just an incredible and wonderful treat.
Nathan and Penny met while working at remote Lizard Island Resort in far north Queensland on the Great Barrier Reef. Nathan as a dive instructor and the skipper of a sport fishing charter vessel in one of the world’s best Black Marlin fishing grounds. Penny was the coordinator of the Marine and Dive Department. There they also had their own small power boat to get out on the reef in their free time and do some diving, fishing and exploring of the remote outer Barrier Reef islands.
This warm and charming couple have cruised extensively in the Caribbean British Virgin Islands as well as around St Martin, St Barths and Anguilla. They will be treating their guests to unforgettable relaxing, luxurious dive and fishing adventures.
Together the crew of Akasha look forward to welcoming you aboard for your fun and relaxing Caribbean yacht vacation.See reviews
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The captain and chef, Oswaldo & Briar were extremely friendly and knowledgeable. They answered every question we had, as did Jos and Julia.
Our favorite aspect was the space. Everyone had plenty of places to hang out, in the sun, out of the sun, in the breeze, etc. All of the water toys were great too!
The food was amazing and Briar did a great job changing some things on the fly. Oswaldo did a great job of picking places to go, depending on weather and activities.
Jessica A, aboard Catamaran Akasha sailing the Virgin Islands
The crew exceeded everything we could have imagined. This crew could not be any kinder, nor work any harder. They read the group and individuals so well. Being three generations, we were not an easy profile, and they were incredibly gracious, anticipating every need and desire ahead of time. Love these four!
Akasha was kept immaculately. Great catamaran - we chose well for our needs. Size and amenities were our favorite aspect. Love the fly bridge where we could all be at once as well as the fantastic outdoor dining.
Regarding the menu: I don't know how she did it. We had food allergy challenges and Briar created the most magnificent meals and desserts. Everyone was awed by her talent and food. Always eagerly consumed!
We enjoyed the Virgin Islands very much. The crew was accommodating to everything we wanted to do.
John was always quick to reply and to help us choose the right sailing vessel for our group. Details easy to acquire and great website.
Honestly, it was perfect. None of us could even come up with an improvement to offer. Fantastic trip.
Kathy M, aboard Catamaran Akasha sailing the Virgin Islands
What an amazing week, thanks for all the great times you shared with us, as well as taking care of our gluten/dairy/soy free gang. I look forward to making it back in the future.
What a pleasure to see two worlds at once, the islands and the ocean, all while being treated like royalty. For a brief while I will have the treats on our bed to remind me of how good Rabbits' cooking was and photos and video recalling the wonderful dives Kim and CJ took us on. From now on I will seek to have some of Harveys unending patience and good humor at every tribulation coming his way. Thank you.
Many thoughts but few words. You took great care of my family. I am sure we will all have fond memories. We will tell stories long into the future.
Mike J, aboard Catamaran Akasha sailing the Caribbean Leeward Islands
We've had a couple of great crews on our previous charters but Nathan & Penny were even better. Penny is an outstanding chef and the food was the best we've had on a charter. Everything was well presented and tasted amazing. The menu was perfectly suited to our preferences. We enjoyed our entire trip and Nathan was able to take us to a few places we hadn't seen previously.
Amara was extremely comfortable and clean. It's hard to pick a favorite aspect of the yacht. The cockpit was better for serving 10 people and the daybeds on the foredeck were a nice feature but the fly-bridge really stood out. We hadn't had a fly-bridge previously and we spent a lot of time there, especially when we were sailing.
Ken R, aboard Catamaran Amara sailing the British Virgin Islands
Everything about our week was beyond all expectations!
As a group we were beyond happy with the crew. What a team! Great at what they do. Fun loving, friendly, went above and beyond to make our trip all it could be and more. Nathan's dry humor was so enjoyable. Great job of daily cleaning and temperature control. Upper deck was wonderful. Water toys great.
Penny is a tremendous cook and did a great job with our preferences. Rave reviews for quality, imagination and presentation. It's obvious she loves cooking.
Nathan was very accomplished in showing us areas we wanted to visit.
Two hundred per cent better than our previous mono hull sailing charter!
Mat S, aboard Catamaran Amara sailing the British Virgin Islands
Nathan and Penny were perfect! We knew they would be great, but they exceeded our greatest expectations.
Amara was perfect! It is very spacious, with 3 completely different living areas: the bow, the fly bridge, and the stern. PLENTY of space to get away from the crowd if needed, but also plenty of space in each area for the whole group to hang out together
We are a five star meal three meals a day every day! The food definitely exceeded expectations. We had one gluten free, one dairy free, one both, and the other 5 with no specific dietary needs. And all 8 had one of the best meals we've ever had every single meal!
The itinerary was perfect (and seemed to be tailor made for us), and even when the weather or waves made Nathan change his plans the day was still perfect.
Sailing Directions did a great job of organizing our trip.
Everything was perfect! Definitely the best vacation ever!
Randy G, aboard Catamaran Amara sailing the British Virgin Islands
Akasha is available for charter throughout the Caribbean. Under sail she can cruise comfortably in excess of fourteen knots and under power her twin 240 horse power engines can achieve a similar speed.
Her size and speed mean that she is capable of cruising long distances from her base in the British Virgin Islands, allowing your holiday experience to be tailored to your requirements.
For short day sails the crew can take you around islands such as Virgin Gorda or Tortola, ('natures little secrets' in the BVI) where you travel from one island to another within a few hours.
If however, your preference is for longer voyages and distances, we can tailor your holiday accordingly. For example on a one-week charter you can travel the island chain from St Maarten to Guadeloupe or from St Lucia to the Grenadines, enabling you to see more of the Caribbean.
By customizing your sailing holiday in this way, we aim to give you the best Caribbean experience you could hope for, in luxury, style and the height of comfort.