Welcome to Akasha - Luxury Caribbean Yacht Charter Vacations
Crewed catamaran sailing charters in the Caribbean
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.
DECK & SYSTEMS
Up to five free dives, $40/dive over five
Resort course $180 - packages available for larger groups.
AKASHA Crew Profile
Crew Profile: Harvey Rogers & Cara Lillis-James
Captain & Chef SY AKASHA
Harvey Rogers (39) from Gloucestershire, England, has been a keen sailor from a young age. After achieving a bachelor degree in marketing Harvey managed restaurants, food export, and was an area manager in the retail sector before leaving the UK to follow a passion for the Ocean. Teaching diving and sailing led Harvey through Thailand, Egypt, The Maldives, Bermuda and to the Eastern Caribbean where he and Cara decided to combine their loves of sailing, cuisine and diving to become a professional captain and chef team. Harvey is a fully qualified MCA/RYA Ocean Master.
Cara Lillis-James, (28) also from England, completed a Performing arts Degree in London followed by an English teaching qualification in Egypt. She left England for sunnier surroundings and pursued a career in diving in Thailand where she met Harvey. They have been working side by side for the past five years.
Cara settled into a culinary career, training at Ashburton School of cookery and the prestigious Ritz Hotel in Paris. Her passion for originality, combined with French training, produces astounding culinary masterpieces. Her combined loves for the water and the culinary world make her an ideal yacht chef.
Harvey’s calm and competent attitude makes for very relaxed sailing, and he is complimented perfectly by Cara’s overt and gregarious nature. Harvey and Cara’s years of experience in providing superb customer service ensure unforgettable memories, and a truly exceptional Caribbean experience.
Crew Profile, Tiago Pinto and Priya Bhullar
Tiago Pinto (26) welcomes you to AKASHA with a broad smile and a friendly persona. After a Mediterranean season working aboard charter yachts up to 200ft, he is delighted to be exploring the Caribbean and sharing his passion for the Ocean with guests aboard AKASHA.
Tiago is an active and energetic individual, with a strong natural connection with the sea. A competitive swimmer for seven years, keen surfer and scuba-diver, he will always be ready for the next activity – whether water-skiing or snorkeling he loves spending time with children and adults alike. Having travelled extensively world-wide, Tiago has excellent language skills, speaking Portuguese, Spanish, and English fluently After reading a Design Degree in Portugal he continued his studies to a Master’s degree level in Ambient Design, completed in Brazil where-upon he met the other passion in his life – Priya!
You will immediately feel at ease in Priya Bhullar’s (24) care - graceful and charming, she is naturally good with people. With extensive experience in the hospitality industry gained through working in luxury hotels and fine restaurants, including the prestigious “Harrods” of London, Priya ensures that service aboard Akasha is second to none. Born and educated in the UK, Priya has also travelled extensively – after completing a Degree in English & Hispanic Studies in the UK, Priya continued her studies in Brazil & worked throughout the Mediterranean developing her language skills to speak Spanish, Portuguese and French.
Whether it is under Priya’s soothing hands on the massage table, or enjoying a speciality cocktail served with a smile, Priya’s talents will ensure an unforgettable experience aboard AKASHA.
Tiago & Priya are a positive minded and upbeat couple, with a love of interacting with people as well as being at sea. As a team they bring great positive energy and enthusiasm to AKASHA and together with Harvey and Cara they ensure a fun and relaxing time aboard.
A group of friends from Germany, sailing St Maarten, St Barths & Anguilla November 2012:
Out of 3 charters in The Caribbean this one was the best. We sailed, snorkelled, SCUBA dived and water skied (at least we tried). But best of all was the crew! Thanks to Harvey, Cara, CJ and Kim. You did a great job.
Henning, Gunther, Jurgen and Jan
A family group from the USA, sailing St Maarten, Anguilla, St Barths & Saba November 2012:
Dear Akasha Crew
Thanks for a wonderful week! God bless ‘Mama’s Special Juice’ so I could enjoy the ride. All of you were so lovely and helpful. Don’t think I will ever forget Cap Harvey saying “Backwards Sailing” with such kindness J Enjoy the rest of your travels and perhaps our paths will cross again.
Thanks for a great trip, it’s one I won’t soon forget. The service was superb, and I thank Rabbit for providing delicious meals with such limits on her. Let us know if you are ever in NW USA.
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
Thanks for a great week of SCUBA, gluten free delicacies, sailing, and stories from South Africa, Thailand et al. Have a great year ahead.
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. Take great care in the future.
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 customers. I look forward to making it back in the future.
A group of friends from the UK, sailing St. Kitts, St. Barths, Anguilla & BVI, December 2012
Dear Akasha Crew
You have given us many special memories to take home that we will cherish forever. Our first trip to the BVIs - it was all that we had hoped and more! Harvey, your highly competent, calm and skilful handling of Akasha was a treat to behold. Thank you Rabbit for the delicious and creative meals. Kim - you are magic! How you manage us and all our things is amazing. CJ - Thank you for giving us wonderful experiences - fishing for ‘heads’ and glorious snorkelling. Safe travels.
Christopher and Amy
Dear Harvey, Rabbit, CJ and Kim
Thank you so much for such an incredible week! I never want to leave paradise! The food, island hopping, sailing and everything else in between was absolutely amazing. THANK YOU! All the best!
A great big THANK YOU to you all. This was without doubt a ‘once in a lifetime’ experience, made so by your subtle attentions. What a super job you do. Good luck to all of you for the future - it’s looking good.
A family Group from the USA cruising the BVI - Christmas & New Year 2012
Dear Akasha 2013 Crew
Thank you for helping to make our family vacation so memorable. We were able to truly relax and enjoy our time together as we revisited all our favourite BVI beaches. Every moment was special and we truly appreciate the effort and enthusiasm you shared every day of our 2 weeks - from breakfast to bedtime, water sports to beach days, card games to the galley. Thank you for 14 days of laughter and memories.
Xoxox Tim, Lee Anne, Allison, Matthew & Tyler
Dear Akasha Crew
To another wonderful week full of great family fun and daily slices of paradise. Thank you CJ for our underwater SCUBA experiences, they were amazing. Kim, Harvey and Rabbit, you are all terrific. We loved bringing in 2013 with you all aboard the Akasha.
Thanks, Matt, Kirsten, Melissa & Nathan.
|LENGTH||76ft (23.2m)||BEAM||38ft (11.6m)||DRAFT||5ft 0in (1.5m)|
|YEAR BUILT||2005||BUILDER||Matrix Yachts||DESIGNER||P. Wehrley|
|GUESTS||10||CREW||Captain Harvey Rogers & Chef Cara Lillis-James + 2||REFIT|
|SPEED||12kts / 18kts||STABILISERS||None||FLAG||United Kingdom|
|ENGINES||Yanmar 240 hp x 2|
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.
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