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AKASHA

76 ft / 23.2 m Matrix Yachts - Sleeps 10 guests

From: $46,800 To: $59,880

Chartering in the Caribbean

About AKASHA

Operating in the Caribbean

Welcome to Akasha - Luxury Caribbean Yacht Charter Vacations
Crewed catamaran sailing charters in the Caribbean


A crewed charter vacation on board Akasha is the perfect way to explore the Caribbean Islands. At 76ft, our futuristic catamaran heralds a new era in luxury Caribbean sailing charters.

Akasha, meaning infinite space in the ancient language of Sanskrit, is one of the most spacious luxury sailing catamarans available for charter in the Caribbean today. The stunning, contemporary design with a 39ft beam (width) creates an impressively large living space which is unrivalled in her class. Even with ten guests onboard, everyone is able to find their own private space.

Akasha's cockpit area has a large teak table which comfortably seats ten for al fresco dining. The area is framed by comfortable cushioned seating and two large double mattresses for relaxing in the shade.

Upstairs from the cockpit area, Akasha's unique flybridge provides another large relaxation and sunbathing area complete with cushioned seating, sunloungers, a refrigerated bar for refreshments and breathtaking 360° panoramic views.

Akasha is designed to offer all the amenities of a luxury hotel with the thrill and excitement of a modern sailing vessel. Akasha's master cabin never fails to impress with cabin windows running the entire width of the vessel providing stunning panoramic views of the beautiful Caribbean Sea.
Akasha and her full time crew will sail your group of up to 10 guests around the beautiful islands throughout the Caribbean including the Grenadines, British Virgin Islands (BVI), Grenada, St Maarten, Antigua, Guadeloupe, providing you with the holiday experience of a lifetime, whatever your charter requirements.

At the 2009 prestigious Charter Yacht Society Show, Akasha was awarded the Best in Show award, and she was the Runner-Up at the 2011 show, as well as taking the 'Best Over All Chef' prize in the 2011 Show's Culinary Competition - a true testament to the tireless efforts of the crew in providing a Caribbean sailing vacation that is at the top of it's class.

We invite you to browse the pages of our website to see for yourself how Akasha truly is unrivalled for the ultimate in luxury Caribbean yacht charter vacations. Please feel free to contact your professional charter yacht broker if you have any questions or would like to receive further information about Akasha and her Caribbean charter vacations.

Rushing up the channel under full sail.

White sails & azure waters

The interior formal dining area

The main saloon lounging & entertainment area

Saloon

Main deck master king suite

Saloon

Happy Hours and Sunsets

Set up for breakfast in the aft cockpit

The amidships twin -or- queen suite

Aft port side queen guest suite

Aft queen guest suite

An alfresco breakfast on the aft deck

Sailing

Gathering on the flybridge

Watersports Galore!

Bow View

Sunset

Anchored in Devils Bay, Virgin Gorda

if it's called a trampoline, it must be a...

Akasha at anchor

'New" Hobie pedalboards

Taking the Akasha leap!

Kids of all ages love the floating sun island

Racing on Akasha's sunfish sailing dinghies

Kneeboarding behind the tender

More fun for kids of all ages!

Akasha's powerful tender

Specification

Length

76 ft / 23.2 m

Year Built

2005

Sleeping Guests

10

Cruising Speeds

11.9 kts / 22 km/h

Engines

Yanmar 240 hp x 2

Beam

38 ft 0 in / 11.6 m

Builder

Matrix Yachts

Crew

Captain: Oswaldo Cruz + 3

Stabilisers

None

VAT Registered

No

Draft

5 ft 11 in / 1.5 m

Designer

P. Wehrley

Refit

Flag

Virgin Islands (British)

US Duty Paid

No

Amenities

  • BBQ
  • Deck shower
  • Fishing gear - light
  • Jacuzzi in master cabin
  • Special diets
  • Swim platform
  • CD library
  • Cell phone
  • DVD library
  • DVD player saloon
  • Games console
  • Indoor audio system
  • Local TV
  • Satellite phone
  • Satellite TV
  • TV saloon
  • Wi-Fi
  • Kayaks multiple
  • Kneeboard
  • Tube - towable
  • Wakeboard
  • Water skis - adult
  • Insured for diving
  • 12 Scuba tanks
  • 12 Bouyancy compensators
  • 12 Regulators
  • 1 Compressors
  • Crew can instruct
  • Crew certified
  • Diving if certified
  • Diving lights
  • Snorkelling gear

Crew Profile

Captain: Oswaldo Cruz

Introducing Captain Oswaldo Cruz & Chef Briar Smith……..

Oswaldo (41) and Briar (39) look forward to welcoming you aboard luxury catamaran AKASHA. You will find them to be professional in their roles, friendly in their manner and entertaining with their diverse cultural backgrounds and rich life experience.

Oswaldo (Mexican) fell in love with the water during his time in the Mexican Navy. After his service he spent ten years owning and developing a specialist dive centre in which he took Mexico’s elite on dive tours around the world. For several years he worked on different shores including Canada, Egypt and the Mediterranean. Oswaldo completed his RYA Yacht-master training in the challenging waters around the UK, and in 2009 after moving to the British Virgin Islands he met Briar. They have been working side-by-side ever since.

Chef/Mate: Briar Smith

Originating from New Zealand, Briar left to travel the world in her early 20's, visiting a variety of countries. This led her to discover a passion for food & cooking. She trained as a travel agent and worked in the UK for several years, a computer programmer in the USA for 2 years, and as an avid volunteer worker she has spent time in Israel and the Galapagos.

In between various jobs & travels Briar developed her culinary skills which she has complimented with a number of training courses at Ashburton Culinary School, UK, as well as advanced training at Gastronomicom (France) a 1 Michelin star International training Academy. This training, her love for food of all cultures and her past experience in the galley has her effortlessly delivering a variety of cuisines with amazingly full flavors. All dishes are presented with attention to detail and elegance.

Combine Oswald’s rich knowledge of the Islands with his witty sense of humor, and Briar’s enthusiasm for food and people and you’ll find an excellent Captain & Chef. From ensuring you are served your favorite dessert to tailoring the itinerary to meet all your preferences Oswaldo and Briar know that it is the small details that count in ensuring you have the most wonderful vacation.

Mate: Andrew Petts (27)

Andrew Petts is originally from Kent, England where he spent most of his younger years doing any type of watersport he could get his hands on whether it be kayaking or wakeboarding, his main passion being Windsurfing. Andrew went on to race at international level whilst studying Biological Sciences at University. This lead to five years in the Cayman Islands where Andrew moved from Windsurfing Instructor to Captain of a fleet of Sailing Catamarans, where he worked with a culturally diverse team from all over the world. He loves to share his knowledge and passion of the ocean with guests of all ages and abilities in sailing, snorkeling and marine life. He returned to the UK to further hone his skills obtaining his Yacht-master and Dive-master certifications to aid in his professionalism and dedication to delivering the best possible service with Akasha’s guests.

Stewardess: Amanda Pesce (26)

Amanda Pesce from New Jersey, USA, grew up on the beach with a passion for surfing. She has 10 years experience in the hospitality industry between five star restaurants and elite catering companies. Amanda holds her Masters in Art History and has spent time teaching in Rome. Her love of art and culture has compelled her to travel throughout Europe and the Caribbean. In her early years she was a swimming instructor and lifeguard at summer camps for kids. She met Andrew four years ago whilst diving in the Cayman Islands and they have shared their love of the sea and travel together since. Amanda has a kind and gentle nature and is passionate about sharing her love of the arts with people of all ages. Amanda holds a diploma in Holistic massage and is looking forward to ensuring Akasha’s guests have the most relaxed vacation.

Layout

AKASHA can accommodate 10 guests in 5 cabins. The Master cabin has a king size bed, bath/tub, shower and toilet. 4 Guest cabins have a queen size bed, shower and toilet. AKASHA is fully air conditioned through out. Crew has a separate companionway, heads and shower.

Testimonials

Guest sailing in the BVI & USVI in January, 2017

Although only with you a short while, thank you for making our stay so special. Amanda thanks for the cocktails upon arrival, Andy for the snorkeling, Briar for the best Pavlova ever and Captain Oswaldo we would definitely sail with you again.Wonderful voyage, mucho fun food and sun. All our needs catered for!

Guest sailing in the BVI in January, 2017

What a wonderful experience! The many places that you took us to – and the many things we were able to see and do – will be a splendid memory for years to come. By far, the best feature was the fabulous food. Day after day Briar “ knocked it out of the park”. Fresh bread, vegetables and main courses added inches to my waistline. Amanda took meticulous care of our habitability comfort, our mixology needs and our massage indulgences. Andy was patient and always our eager accomplice – when it came to goofing around. Are all surfer dudes from the UK like that? Last but not least was the Akasha master, Capt Oswaldo Cruz, we benefited from his peerless familiarity of the BVI’s and his superior ship handling skills. Despite countless “close quarters” passages he remained unflappable. He kept us on schedule and maximized our exposure to new circumstances. The crew was cohesive and singularly focused on our comfort and satisfaction. They do it right on Akasha. I would welcome an opportunity to sail with this group again.

I just wanted to thank you for such an awesome week. The crew was amazing and was focused on our comfort and having fun. Andy took us out for water sports which was a blast. Amanda made the best drinks. Briar made the best meals and that’s coming from a picky eater. Oswaldo made sure that we knew the plan and would ask for our input daily. This was my first time on a boat and to be honest I probably won't have as much fun the next time! Thank you.

Thank you for a wonderful vacation! Everywhere we traveled was stunning and you treated us to the best food drinks and experiences around. I appreciated how friendly and welcoming you all were from the start and how you embraced – and became a part of – our crazy family. We’re not always the easiest crowd, but you managed to meet all of our needs and exceed our expectations! Well done. This experience was truly a dresam. A big thanks to you all for being such a special part of this unforgettable trip.

Guest sailing in the BVI in December, 2016

Thank you so much for such an amazing week!! We all have made unforgettable memories. Briar, thanks for the delicious meals. Truly some of the best food I’ve ever had. Pasta, burgers and egg hasbrown were my top 3. Also, the bread was amazing! We all agreed you should open your own shop – Briar’s Bread. It has a nice ring to it. If you do open up your own shop one day will you mail me some onion cheese bread please? Oswaldo, thanks for being a great knowledgeable, humorous captain! I loved your star wars yoda hat! I eavesdropped on your scuba lessons and learned more about my lungs than any bio/anatomy class. Amanda and Andy, thanks for going above and beyond to make sure we all had what we needed. Also the drinks were bomb! We all enjoyed chatting with you all and spending Christmas dinner with you guys.

From guests aboard the 76 ft catamaran AKASHA in mid February, 2015

The Oswaldo Team,

I can’t think of a better way to celebrate our 25th with our 4 kids and spouses. It was the trip of a life time. Watching Purdy beat IU at Foxys was icing on the cake. The Akasha is an engineering masterpiece. How do they do it? The team work and leadership of the entire crew was unbelievable. In my 50 years of travelling you are the best crew of all time.
Bob 

Dear Oswaldo, Briar, Sam and Krystie,
Thank you so much for the wonderful vacation! You all took such great care of us! I was getting used to being so pampered…..now I have to go home and go to work. What a top notch crew! We have had the best food, drink and service.
Best of luck going forward!
Chris and Cindy

What a wonderful time we had on the Akasha! The crew was so accommodating and friendly. We have 4 new friends….Oswaldo, Briar, Sam and Krystie! The food was amazing Briar.
Brian and Stacy

Awesome trip all around. We love you all and wish we could take you all home. Hope to see you all again on another voyage.
Doug and Julie

The perfect trip here on Akasha. Team (Oswaldo) Cruz doesn’t have one detail to change. Oswaldo has a gift of patience and leadership – exemplified when he teaches/refreshes scuba divers and leads his crew. Briar’s gift in the kitchen is nothing short of remarkable. Sam and Krystie are just the most dynamic duo – always smiling and helping with style and grace. We already miss you all!
Until next time!
Kris and Doug


February 02-09, 2016 (BVI):
Certainly, this was a week to remember! All of us had the best time. Loved the boat, so roomy and comfortable - but it was the outstanding crew that made all the difference!Oswaldo and Briar your example sets the tone on board. So cheerful and accommodating - and the food was outstanding! Jos and Julia, you took such great care of us all! Many thanks for all the details you’ve helped us with. For me, this week was a dream come true. Having our two sons, and their brides to be all together for a beautiful week of laughter, sunshine and memory making was the greatest gift. I am so grateful! With the hope of returning for a future visit - I leave you today happy and content! 
Wishing you all the best, 
Kim


January 09-14, 2016 (Virgin Islands):
What a magnificent vacation! Seven of us, ranging from 40-ish to 70 ish. Various ones of us have spent many trips in the Caribbean but if we added the best of all the past trips together it would not even come close to this trip.Akasha is a great boat and very well cared for, the crew are incredible. Oswaldo, Briar Julia and Jos were great both collectively and individually. They worked together as a well co-ordinated team without any evident effort. They all figured out all of us so as to know just how to teach and encourage us in all our attempts at new skills in the watersports. With all of us going in different directions on the water they still knew exactly where we were and the tender was on scene immediately for a capsized sailboat or just obvious tired paddlers. We all felt comfortable pushing our limits under their watchful eyes and instruction.Briar’s meals were outstanding. We all broke our pledges to not gain weight on the first day aboard! Oswaldo was always everywhere and knew what we were all doing, in addition to doing the captain thing as if he had been doing it for decades. Jos and Julia were always right there, anticipating every need, even the ones we didn’t know about! We would follow this crew to any boat.
Thank again,
The Archibalds, Mocklers and Rossettos


December 27, 2015- January 03, 2016 (Virgin Islands):
Sailing around paradise on a beautiful boat with our family was the best way to ring in the New Year! Having never done anything like this before, I had no idea what to expect, in the way of comfort, safety, activities, food …….I was AMAZED on every font.Julia, The perpetual cocktail hour was lovely, as was all of your attentive service.Jos, Thank you for your tireless indulgence of all of our recreation whims.Briar, We have never been so spectacularly well fed. We will surely remember you fondly every time we sit down to a meal without fresh bread or fresh muffins..Oswaldo, You make captaining an enormous luxury catamaran look like a breeze. You run a fabulous show!
Thank you all for your gracious, patient, expert, charming service. You all made this week a trip we’ll never forget.
Cheers to you in 2016! 


December 19-26, 2015 (Virgin Islands):
THANK YOU Oswaldo, Briar, Julia and Jos. I can not think of one more thing you could have done to ensure a fabulous vacation for ALL of our family. And pleasing 3 generations - not easy! In fact you thought of things we could not have thought of. Thank you for the wonderful Christmas gifts and for sharing your Christmas with us. I wish the all of you all the best and hope I can sail with you again.Love Kathy Akasha Crew,Xmas cruise through the BVI. Thank you for taking such great care of our family. Your every expectation was exceeded and we couldn’t have asked for better, more personalized service. The food was the “bomb” - we all head home a bit more “satisfied” in our stomach area, LOL.
Cheers and Au Revoir, Happy New Year,
Don

November 20-28, 2015 (Virgin Islands):
Dear Akasha crew,T
hank you for a fabulous 8 days! Everything was “over the top” from the cuisine and making us feel like one big family. Julia, you are so sweet and always the bringer of our favorite beverage with a smile. Jos, your willingness to always be there to help with the watersports, fishing, snorkeling and diving. And always ready with a dry towel. Briar, your menus were so well chosen and your talents in the kitchen are deserving of awards. Oswaldo you are the best captain, able to put us in the best places for scenery and super snorkeling. Your handling of the Akasha is impressive. 
We love you all, 
Papa (Bob)

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