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Our Central Agency Yacht for Charter ASHENA left the Maldives and has arrived safely home to Mumbai in India.
For the safety of the crew and just prior to the Maldives entering lockdown, the Owner of ASHENA made the difficult decision to send her back to Mumbai in India. Making the best of this time, she will be spending the next 8 months in the shipyard for maintenance, aesthetic and technical upgrades, getting her ready for the next season in the Maldives!
Let us remind you of ASHENA… ASHENA is a luxurious, classic 45.50m (149′ 3″) motor yacht, custom built in Bilimore, India in 2006 and refitted in 2016. She combines robust construction with a detailed and well-planned design, creating a regal, decadent, yet wonderfully comfortable ambience to on-board life, allowing ASHENA’s longstanding crew to deliver an exceptional level of service to her guests.
Indeed ASHENA is the perfect example of East meets West. The grandeur and opulence of the East is very carefully intertwined with the modern amenities of the West. She sleeps up to 12 guests throughout 5 ensuite cabins, with extra guest space in the Sky lounge which is possible to convert into an additional 6th cabin. For day charters, she can comfortably cruise with up to 24 guests. The beamy saloon offers comfortable sitting areas with a bar, games table and a round dining table that easily sits up to 12 guests.
The fine dining experience by Chef Manish is renowned throughout the Maldives and India. His exceptional abilities to cater for every taste bud enable the guests to enjoy a multitude of cuisines with a 5 star experience in every meal. We continuously receive excellent feedback from charterers who absolutely love every dish that comes out of Chef Manish’s galley. You are in for a treat!
Let us now take you on deck… ASHENA has a jacuzzi, large seating/daybed including loose seating to give complete relaxation for guests. For music lovers, a top of the range music system with Bluetooth connectivity has been installed for maximum entertainment. And of course, you can enjoy watching the sunset with some delicious cocktails at the top deck bar. Undoubtedly, this is a favourite pastime of many of her guests.
The crew makes or breaks a charter… ASHENA has an outstanding crew onboard with a charter record. Captain Mahesh and his crew of 12 are long lasting crew members. Ten of which have been with the Owner for over 6 years, and 3 of these have been onboard since launch. This season in the Maldives has been another great one.
Here are some of the testimonials left by her happy guests:
“We had the most incredible time on board ASHENA! Mahesh and his crew made our stay just perfect! We arrived to this paradise without expectations but this charter has exceeded our expectations!“ Charterer
” I must say that week we spent on the boat was one of the best holiday my wife, myself and my friends have experienced. The Captain Mahesh and his 12 crew were really exceptional in making our stay very memorable and nothing we requested was impossible for them to organise. One day we had a lunch barbeque on a “sand bank” with jet skiing and snorkelling which was exceptional. A diving excursion at a place called “fish tank” was organised by Captain Mahesh and I have never seen so many reef sharks, sting rays and fishes in one place. We enjoyed this holiday so much that we have booked the yacht again next month. ” Charterer
” Thank you once again for the best trip ever. The team picked us up from the airport by speedboat and in 15 minutes we started our trip of a lifetime. We had lunch and set sail right away… Every morning we woke up in a new island, the captain and the crew were amazing we went to 5 different resorts and got amazing tours around the hotels. The rooms have lots of space and is also ideal if you are with a group of friends because there are loads of common areas. The water sports on the boat are phenomenal…we found island after island and had barbecues and picnics just the two of us. The crew are always on point, I have been on other yachts before but this team was superb and would not stop feeding us hahaha we are planning to come again since now it’s the only way we want to visit the Maldives like. ” Charterer
” Our Client has chosen M/Y ASHENA for his charter in Maldives in February 2020. The whole preparation process was a very pleasant experience at all levels. The communication was professional, friendly and well-timed. Captain Mahesh suggested a good itinerary for our guests, and did his best to meet our Client’s needs. For instance, Captain Mahesh did a great job in searching for a specific type of a drink which our Client had in his wish-list. We received very positive feedback from our Client. He appreciated the perfect service and was fully satisfied with his yacht trip. We would like to add, that working with Sophia Tutino Yachting was a real pleasure. Thank you for the professionalism in all aspects, for your time and your commitment. We hope to have the opportunity to work with you again.” Charter Broker
ASHENA will be back in the Maldives from the 1st of December 2020 through to the end of April 2021. As we are already receiving enquiries, please do not hesitate to contact us for more information on ASHENA and her outstanding crew! ASHENA can be chartered at the weekly rate of USD 105,000 + expenses.
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