Designed by renowned architecture firm VPLP (winner in 2010 of the prestigious Manley-Bendall Prize by the French Naval Academy and winner of the "1999 Most Innovative Superyacht" and designer of the best racing yachts in the world) Maita'i (ex CHE) was given a full technical and design refit by its new owner in 2011. Maita'i has unique style, which is modern and very chic! On board, the collection of original works of art sets the tone. Paintings, sculptures and furniture designs of Alexander Calder, Auguste Herbin, Martha Botto, Philippe Stark and Ross Lovegrove are together with modern conveniences such as iPads & iPods in the cabins and the salon, a Wii games console large screen television and DVD player with 300 movies available in each cabin. Bed and bath linens and accessories come from the House of Hermès, the crystal stemware from Baccarat, and cutlery from Christofle. Every detail has been considered to create a high level of quality, beauty and style. MAITA'I provides sumptuous & luxurious, roomy and very comfortable accommodations completely air conditioned through out her interior. The crew will make each day of the holidays a very pleasant one: varied and colourful cuisine, thoughtful service, possibility to enjoy various activities such as fishing, diving or quite simply sipping a cocktail, surrounded by a sublime panorama. With elegance and a perfect finish of every interior detail she is offering an exceptional comfort and service; 4 crew members ensure to their guests the ultimate attention and service on board that will guarantee a wonderful vacation.
The starboard hull offers multiple layout combinations; 2 double beds easily split into 4 twins if needed for teenagers or singles, one cabin offers a triple accommodation with an additional pullman (child size) and additional cabin which has upper & lower berths (length 1,85 x 75 meters).
Seadoo scooter rs1, 4 dive tanks for rendezvous diving, 4.2m Inflatable catamaran, 2 inflatable paddle boards + 1 hard 10'4" paddle board, Waterskis (adults and kids)
Captain: DAVIDE CASANOVA, 32 years old,
Languages: Fluent Italian and French, and with good spoken Spanish and English).
Diploma: Yacht master, diving instructor
Davide is a great communicator, loves the relationship with guests, is always smiling.
Expert dive instructor, catamaran lover, he has made Atlantic and Pacific crossings. On-board entertainer with cocktails skills plus sea toys- wake board, tender and ski.
Hobbies: freediving, underwater photography, surfing and kitesurfing.
Chef-Stew: David CHASSAGNE, 40 years old
Nationality : French
Languages : French, fluent English
Diploma : STCW 95
David started his career in London in French restaurants at 19 years old. Then, he wanted to widen his knowledge in practising different cuisines such as Italian, Mexican and Asian to acquire different skills.
Five years later he runned his own restaurant. In 2000 he went back to France and worked in the one star Michelin "les Terraillers" in Biot.
Now his cooking is based in combining all those knowledge with fresh and delicatessen products.
David respects both hygiene and nutritional rules and is completely open to suggestions.
Stewardess: Elena GRAS BERTRAND
Language: fluent Spanish and French, speaks well Catalan, English
Young and active, Elena spent her youth enjoying all aspects of the sea ; she started her career as a diving instructor in the med and then worked all around the world both in diving and Yachting. With great experience in the hospitality industries she will make you feel at home wherever you are... a busy port in the Caribbean or an isolated island in the middle of nowhere...read more
Mate: Jerome BROCHARD (Jay)
Language: French and English
Diploma: Captain 200
Jérome has sailed on many kind of boat. he is discreet and always smiling ; he's your best choice to enjoy the sea in all its aspects... Whether fishing, swimming or sailing his experience will make sure that your vacation will be safe but still great fun.
The 4 of them quickly has established a strong team spirit and look forward to welcoming you on board.
Listed below are any confirmed reservations or unavailability, as well as current holds / options. Note: this calendar is not always 100% current. Please contact us for more information about available dates aboard this yacht.
Hours required between charters: 72 H
Contact us for rates and current availability or to book a charter aboard Maitai!
Each of the crew members were so professional, kind, helpful, friendly - every step of the journey. My kids adored them as did all the adults. All 4 of them were always working hard and always doing so with a friendly smile. They made everything perfect for us and we always felt very safe. The food was amazing. The adults and kids all agreed that the meals on the boat were much better than any restaurant we went to. David did a remarkable job on every meal. Elena was always right on point offering anything we might need - she kept the rooms so nice and clean the entire time and somehow managed to always do it without us knowing. She set up the tables for meals beautifully and her service was impeccable. She is an absolute delight.
Jay (Jerome) was awesome! He was amazing to watch work the sails. He always had the biggest smile and always gave us a good laugh. He is such a hard worker and was always willing to help us with anything.
I can't imagine there is a better Captain out there than Davide. He was amazing. He made us feel so safe and guided us to many incredible spots we would not have known about. He couldn't have been more kind and again like all the other crew he was always willing to help with anything.
The crew was exceptional - truly outstanding.
The Maitai boat was gorgeous and worked perfect for our family. The rooms/beds were wonderful and everyone was very content with all the accommodations. We loved the boat!!
We were all so sad yesterday the trip was over. (name of the broker), thank you for guiding us to such a fabulous boat with such an amazing crew!! We very much appreciate your help with the process. Please pass on to the crew how wonderful they are and our thanks to them and you for making this trip so incredibly special.
I have just talked with the client , she is plenty satisfied with their cruise on board of MAITAS.The captain Marco and his crew has work very hard to offer to all the party an unforgettable cruise.They have appreciated their professionalism, the discretion , the long experience and the excellent cousin .I want thank all the Team , I will give only super positive feedback on the boat and I hope to have soon other clients.
The food was amazing !!! Creatively prepared and well presented, Enora put out every effort to satisfy our requests for special things like lobster, scallops, and fresh caught fish. The drinks as well were creative, and generous. I'd give her a 10/10 on the food and drink. It takes really special people to meet complete strangers and be with them in close quarters for a week, while making them feel at ease and happy. Eddy, Enora, Guy and Emma are these people. Eddy is not only the captain, but sort of a tour operator as well. He arranged a driver and tour of the for us on Corsica. It was a good way to get a look at the island for an afternoon.
I would love to sail this boat and crew again sometime in the near future and do a longer sailing itinerary. The boat and crew are right for it. We had a really great time!!
Thanks again for suggesting this boat. It was better than expected and I would recommend it to anyone!!