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Crewed Yacht Charter on Mahayana


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SY Mahayana


The yacht
A comfortable, fast sailing catamaran for up to 8 guests


Cruising Area
Available for trips between Phuket,Langkawi,the Similans,the Surins,Burma,the Andamans, Western Sumatra and points beyond.



Mahayana is a brand new(launched March 2008) custom built 15.4 metre (51 foot) high performance alloy cruising catamaran.She is the ideal choice for those who want very spacious and comfortable accomodations and yet also want to enjoy the thrill of sailing regularly at speeds in excess of 10 knots.She features four double cabins(two of them king size) and can accomodate up to 8 guests in complete comfort and style.Josh, her captain/owner, is a very experienced sailor who cicumnavigated in his last boat(tall tales of adventure on the high seas available upon request!) and with his extensive local knowledge he will help you to create the best itinerary to suit your individual requirements.

The main salon has seating for up to ten people and features a 32 inch flat screen TV with CD/DVD player,surround sound and an extensive music and video collection.Outside,the large cockpit has a custom teak table with seating for up to eight and is the ideal spot for a leisurely breakfast or a candlelit dinner.Meals are served three times a day with fresh fruit and snacks imbetween.Your Thai cook/hostess will never cease to tickle your taste buds with her culinary delights!

After a meal you can head to the foredeck and relax on the trampolines under the shade of the awning while we take you to your next desert island,stunning anchorage or surf break.Or, if you prefer, grab one of the fishing rods and see if you can catch some dinner! And if you want to learn to sail Josh is always happy to have a helping hand and will give instruction as and where needed.

The combination of her design, accomodations, layout and sailing performance place Mahayana a cut above the rest and mean that she is just as equally suited for a family vacation, a group of friends or a serious surf trip.Mahayana is available for trips between Phuket, Langkawi, the Similans, the Surins, Burma, the Andamans, Western Sumatra and points beyond.Please contact us more more information.

  Prices from
With Crew € POA.

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No. of persons
up to 8 guests
Cabins 4 double cabins.
2 ensuite heads - one shared
Measurements LOA 51 ft, draft 3.3 ft
Loa 15.4 m, beam 7.5 m, draft 1 m
Design/built Ultra fast aluminium cat, built 2008
Rig & Sailing

7/8 fractional rig, fully battened main sail, roller furling genoa
total sail area: 115 sqm
cruising speed 8 kts, top speed 15+

Technical 2 x 29 HP diesel engineS, water maker, 220 V
Navigation depth sounder, GPS, autopilot, radar, wind instrument
stove, oven/grill, 2 fridges/freezers

All cabins are extremely well ventilated and each one has two Caframo fans with adjustable speed and timer switches.With the 200 litre(50 gallon)per hour watermaker fresh water use is never an issue and the aft deck shower allows you to rinse off after a swim off the back of the boat.Easy access in and out of the water is provided by a removable stern ladder.

Standard tender for 8 persons with 15 HP outboard, snorkeling equipment, fishing equipment
Options 2-person kayaks

32 inch flat screen TV with CD/DVD player

Mahayana also features original artwork from Black Lotus Studio (www,blacklotusstudio.net)and other local craftwork.

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