DECK & SYSTEMS
Diving: 3-5 dives during the week. Rent equipment - $100 per person per week
AD ASTRA Crew Profile
Brian Miller and Roma Stopforth, both South African born, love the outdoors, water sports, and have adventurous spirits, hence them making the lifestyle choice to change careers and go chartering in the sunny Turquoise Coast of Turkey and the balmy Caribbean.
Back in South Africa, Brian trained in the corporate business world after completing his Marketing Degree, and then owned and ran for 25 years, a Sales / Marketing / Warehouse (Cold Storage) and Distribution business specializing in Brand Leaders in frozen and chilled convenience foods. He has been sailing since the age of 12, mainly recreational and done lots of Ocean racing up and down the treacherous South African coast which includes 9 Vasco De Gama races (320 nautical miles from Maputo, Mozambique to Durban, South Africa) He sold up and moved to the Caribbean to be nearer to his two sons, who are also Charter Captains in the area for the past 7 years. He has been running charters since August 2009 all over the Caribbean and Bahamas, with over 75 charters under the belt, and holds an MCA Master of Yachts, 200 ton license as well as a South African Yacht Master Certificate.
Roma has been in the charter industry since 2011, but has vast experience ( 25 years) in the restaurant, guest house and hospitality industry, having been owner / chef of numerous well known South African fine dining establishments, and outside catering facilities as well as a gourmet guest house in the Natal Midlands South Africa. Roma’s passion with food results in fusing exotic flavors into mouth watering exciting meal experiences. She has recently completed the Padi Dive Master certification. They both have outgoing personalities and enjoy meeting and entertaining people, so the luxurious yacht AdAstra is the ideal place to match their skills and experience with enthusiastic guests wanting an extra special charter vacation in the idyllic setting of the vibrant Caribbean.
Whether your pleasure is in the water, on the beach or on board the yacht, they are looking forward to pamper, indulge and spoil you from sun up till yawn aboard the luxuriously appointed yacht AdAstra.
AD ASTRA Specifications
AD ASTRA Testimonials
We hope your charter lived up to your expectations. We would love to know some of your impressions about your yachting vacation. Please answer the following questions and add any comments you may have.
1. Was the crew friendly and accommodating?
extremely. special effort was put into dietary requirements and special activity requests.
2. Was the yacht comfortable and clean?
very. comfortable beds/linens, plenty of room to spread out on board. spotlessly clean. special amenities like ice maker/fresh water maker were appreciated.
3. Was the yacht well ventilated?
yes. and AC cooled the cabins and salon at night.
4. Was the food good and well presented?
fantastic - amazing meals were presented 3 times a day - and appetizers each afternoon. Divine desserts. Everyone gained a few pounds......
5. Did you like the area you sailed?
yes - was a pleasant change from the BVI's. Crystal clear waters and loads of fish. However, scuba diving and water toys not as readily available due to national park areas.
6. Could we have helped you further in any way?
7. May we post this review on our website?
8. Additional comments on your charter?
2nd charter with AdAstra and her crew (previously in the BVI's). As the first time, boat was clean and well maintained and the crew extremely pleasant, fun-loving, and accommodating. Food was fantastic. Very much a plus for our group to have a dive compressor and dive gear on board. Would definitely charter with this crew again.
AD ASTRA Specifications
|LENGTH||57ft (17.4m)||BEAM||30ft (9.2m)||DRAFT||4ft 0in (1.2m)|
|GUESTS||8||CREW||Captain Brian Miller & Chef Roma Stopforth||REFIT||2006|
|SPEED||15kts / 20kts||STABILISERS||None||FLAG||Virgin Islands (British)|
|ENGINES||2 x Yanmar 50hp|
AD ASTRA Accommodations
AD ASTRA can accommodate 8 guests in 4 cabins.
The Master cabin has a queen size bed, shower and toilet.
2 Guest cabins have 2 queen size beds, shower and toilet.
A Guest cabin has 2 single beds, shower and toilet.
AD ASTRA is fully air conditioned through out.
Crew has a separate companionway, heads and shower.
No children under age 12 please
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