At 76ft, our futuristic catamaran, Akasha Catamaran, heralds a new era
in luxury Caribbean sailing charters. And with a crew of 4 to meet your every expectation.
Silhouette 76 Catamaran
1 king cabin/head
4 queen cabins/heads
Year round BVI
King master suite w/jacuzzi
4 Queen/Twin staterooms
En-suite heads & showers
Individual air & stereo controls
Separate crew quarters
Air conditioning throughout
Playstation 2 & satellite TV
Flybridge with cushioned seating, sun bathing area & refrigerated bar & 360 degree panoramic views
Bose wave entertainment system
Water skis - Wakeboard
Kneeboard - Kiteboard
Hobie Cat - Double Tube
2 Double Kayaks - Fishing gear
Dive gear - Snorkel gear
Meet the Akasha Catamaran crew: Captain Oswaldo Cruz & Chef Briar Smith
& Deckhand Jos Smart and Stewardess Julia Taylor
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.
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.
Jos Smart (24) is from the beautiful Lake District in England. He spent most of his younger years on the water windsurfing, sailing and kayaking. Whilst studying Architecture & Environmental Design at University, he raced competitively at both windsurfing and sailing. Jos worked five summers at the infamous high wind resort of Vassiliki, Greece, teaching water sports at an advanced level to people of all ages and nationalities. A trained swimming instructor and lifeguard, he loves sharing his passion for sailing and the water with Akasha’s guests.
Julia Taylor (27) from Surrey, England, has worked within hospitality for over ten years between restaurants, hotel barges and ski chalets. She also holds a diploma in holistic massage. Julia’s experience and training within the hospitality industry have allowed her to travel through Europe and to the Caribbean, following her passions for windsurfing & sailing. A qualified schoolteacher, Julia has a kind and gentle nature and is wonderful with children. Prior to joining the Akasha team Jos and Julia worked together in France running ski chalets and five star hotel barges. They look forward to welcoming AKASHA’s guests and showing them a wonderful time.
Akasha Catamaran's menu suggestions:
Traditional Eggs Benedict.
Cinnamon French toast with caramelized tropical fruits.
Smoked Salmon platter with a lemon and caper dressing and poppy seed bagels.
Fiery shrimp skewers with tamarind glaze and coconut rice.
Beef Teriyaki with tempura onions and an Asian slaw.
Pumpkin, spinach and feta risotto with crispy pancetta and a baby leaf and Parmesan salad.
To be served with pre-dinner drinks or cocktails.
Grilled chicken Satay skewers with a spicy peanut dip.
Crab fritters with a chipotle remoulade.
Vietnamese spring rolls with a chilli basil dressing.
Seared Scallops served with a green pea puree.
Herb crusted rack of lamb, with a spicy eggplant relish.
Served with a tomato, tarragon and bulgar wheat salad.
Red wine poached pears with mascarpone.
Proscuitto and rocket salad with truffle honey.
Pan Roasted Sea Bass on a citrus risotto with a balsamic beetroot reduction.
White chocolate and lemon cheesecake.
Garlic roasted Black Tiger shrimp in a parsley butter sauce.
Pork Fillet wrapped in Palma ham stuffed with leeks, dates and Gorgonzola on a bed of baby spinach and potato rosti.
Pear and frangipani tart with vanilla ice cream.
Akasha Catamaran Weekly Charter Rates:
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Christmas/NY - plus 10%, 8 guest minimum
St. Thomas pick-ups or drop offs: +$400 each end
5 complimentary dives per week, additional dives $40 p/dive