We’ve had great feel about the catamaran NAMASTE! It is something about her wooden deck, with lovely touches, her modern and warm interior and her welcoming crew, fully dedicated to the best charter experience for their clients.
Catamaran NAMASTE was launched in early 2017 and is the result of the owner’s uncompromising commitment to marrying the best in state-of-the-art machine engineering with the best in style and design.
This custom-made catamaran offers a great opportunity for exploring some of the most exotic and unique places in the world, while on board a five star luxury vessel.
Catamaran NAMASTE offers accommodation for up to six guests in three en suite cabins:
- 1 Master cabin with leather sofa
- 1 double cabin (can be converted into twin)
- 1 double cabin
All cabins are equipped with hairdryer, private A/C control, TV and DVD player, Bose sound system, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connection.
Catamaran NAMASTE offers a lot more than just a sailing experience in the Caribbean. This crew are expert in Antigua & Barbuda, an area rich in history, marine life and beautiful nature. The captain has spent seven years cruising around this area and has a wealth of local knowledge to help guide your adventures.
Namaste is equipped better than a luxury resort. There are sea scooters, pedal kayaks and Segways, as well as everything you need for scuba diving, snorkelling, and paddle boarding. Namaste’s unique onboard spa experiences offer true journeys into relaxed bliss. Namaste is equipped with a Jacuzzi, a steam room, and exercise equipment.
Namaste’s supports the philosophy that balancing mind and body is the ideal for achieving health, happiness, and living a meaningful life. Each day aboard presents a chance to combine activities to enhance your mind and body.
Please follow the link: CATAMARAN NAMASTE HANDBOOK to find out more about carefully designed experiences offered on board catamaran NAMASTE. Some were brought in from the best spas in the world. Some are uniquely enabled by living on board of an exceptionally equipped and crewed sailing yacht and focus on exploring the areas through which Namaste travels. And others take advantage of the slower pace of life on Namaste, making space to learn or simply be.
Availability of the all experiences listed is not guaranteed.
Catamaran NAMASTE: The Sustainable Yacht Charter
- We have water bottles for the guests as a gift. We don't use plastic water bottles on board
- We use paper straws
- We make our own eco-friendly lip balm for the guests
- We use eco-friendly cleaning products on board for washing the boat, dishes and laundry
- Guests toiletries that we provide are eco friendly too
- Eco-friendly sunscreen is on board for the guest
- When provisioning for the charters we try to use as many local products as possible without the plastic wrapping
- We have 2 water-makers onboard so we make our own water
- Crew's board shorts are made from recycled plastic.
Winter Operating Areas 2022/2023: Caribbean – The Grenadines and Antigua & Barbuda
WINTER 2022/2023 RATES:
Weekly charter rate: $56,000 (2 passengers)
Weekly charter rate: $57,000 (3 passengers)
Weekly charter rate: $58,000 (4 passengers)
Weekly charter rate: $59,000 (5 passengers)
Weekly charter rate: $60,000 (6 passengers)
CHRISTMAS/ NEW YEAR WEEKLY CHARTER RATE:
Christmas, 2-6 guests: $70,000 all inclusive
New Year, 2-6 guests: $75,000 all inclusive
Charter rates include:All services, food and standard bar, flowers on board on the embarking day and all water sport activities.
Extra costs are: vintage wines, champagne, special requests, dockage, harbour dues, all cruising permits, local and government taxes, onboard communications, airport transfers and crew gratuity.
Crew Gratuity: Although discretionary, a crew gratuity of 20% of the charter fee is customary.
CYBA/MYBA terms will apply.
Payment conditions: 50% of the charter rate within 7 days of signing the charter agreement, remaining 50% plus VAT, at least 5 weeks before the beginning of the charter.
CAPTAIN: Willem J.M. NIEUWELINK
Diploma: RYA Yachtmaster Offshore, MCA Commercially endorsed. PADI Dive Master
Language spoken: Dutch & English
Captain Willem hails from a small canal town in Holland where his family kept their sailboat tied to the dock at their home and has lived for sailing since he was a young boy. Later as a teenager Willem taught sailing in Greece, Mallorca and England as well as competed in dinghy racing on an international level where he collected multiple awards. As a fully qualified RYA Yacht Master Offshore, Captain Willem has an extensive list of credentials as a skipper with his well-rounded career in both the Charter & Private yacht industry.
Willem joins us from his last position which he held with the same owner & yacht for ten years. He oversaw the build of the vessel and eventually completed a circumnavigation while maintaining the owners request for the yacht to be kept up to 5-star standards. He has cultivated an extensive list of global networks which ensure exclusive connectivity no matter where Namaste ventures.
Willem is at his happiest when guests are perched happily in one of the many comfortable areas on deck while the boat sails effortlessly into the sunset. His calm nature and giddy knowledge of almost all types of yachts will elicit a true sense of happiness while on board.
An outstanding sportsman on the water Willem looks forward to taking you waterskiing and wakeboarding or exploring the treasures under the sea as he is a certified PADI Dive Master.
Captain Willem is looking forward to this new adventure and with his natural humour and easy-going nature you are assured an unforgettable time. Willem creates specialised itineraries for each guest and will make you feel at ease afloat as he safely steers you to unique & exciting destinations on Yacht Namaste.
CHEF: Danielle SMITH
Nationality: South African
Danielle was born and raised in Cape Town, South Africa. After spending hours of her childhood watching her grandmother in the kitchen, she decided to complete a 3 year Grande Diploma at Silwood School of Cookery. During her second and third year, a part of her training involved practical work at a number of restaurants around Cape Town, spending one year as a chef at The Test Kitchen.
Danielle’s passion in the culinary industry is creating menus and recipe development. This led her to a position as food assistant and product developer for Luke Dale-Roberts for 18 months. She then continued to assist with the set-up of two new restaurants in Cape Town which consisted of menu creation, kitchen design, staff training and sourcing suppliers.
The urge to work and travel set in, which led her to work on the yachts. Working on yachts has created an amazing platform for Danielle to enjoy her love for the ocean, travel and creating tailored dining experiences for the guests on board.
When Danielle is not in the kitchen she is practicing yoga or spending time outdoors, looking for the perfect beach spot or mountain hikes.
STEWARDESS: Georgia TOSEN
STCW95 - PADI Divemaster - ENG1
Emergency First Responder - RYA Competent Crew & Day skipper Theory
'Proper Cooking Skills - Intensive - Level 2 intermediate' at The Cookery School, London. - Food Hygiene Level 2
Georgia happily joins Namaste after years spent cooking and stewardessing on private and charter yachts. She hails from the UK and grew up in Southampton, England. As a child, Georgia swam competitively and went on to swim nationally and internationally - sparking her love for the water. This (mixed with a burning desire to travel) led her to start a yachting career.
Beginning as a flotilla hostess, Georgia travelled across Europe and the Caribbean before moving into private yachts – taking her into Central and western America. In 2018 she went on to obtain her PADI Divemaster certificate in the Philippines, specialising in deep diving, oxygen providing, enriched air (nitox), Thresher shark behaviour and identification as well as peak performance buoyancy.
Georgia’s passion for yachting has been emboldened by her travels, happy demeanour, passion to be in and on the water, eagerness to keep busy and a love for hosting and meeting new people. She looks forward to to everything Namaste and their world cruising itinerary and cannot wait to welcome you on board and embark on this new adventure.
FIRST MATE: Sean Mac RORY
RYA Yachtmaster Offshore
Languages: English, Italian and French. Conversational Spanish.
Sean was born and raised in Rome, to Irish parents. He attended an International School in Rome where his love for languages was encouraged and thus is fluent in English, Italian and French. Having grown up in an International environment, Sean can relate to many different cultures and feels at home engaging with all.
Upon finishing school, Sean went to university in England at Sussex University, to read International Relations and French, which included spending a year abroad in Bordeaux at one of the top Political Science universities.
Sean is also a very keen sportsman and musician having competed in various competitions for Tennis in both Italy and Ireland at regional level and has performed in various groups at school and University playing percussion and drums.
Sean’s experience on board stems from his sailing background as a teenager sailing lasers and catamarans on a lake outside Rome. Sean has worked on some of the most prestigious yachts in the world, from the three masted Schooner Adix to the record breaking Windrose of Amsterdam. He has also chartered extensively throughout the Caribbean and Mediterranean.
Sean forms strong working relationships with others, taking initiative when necessary and does all he can to ensure a job is done well. He has a great deal of positive energy and firmly believes in embracing life to the fullest making the most of every opportunity.