Kashmir Description

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Cruising Area of Kashmir

Pref. Pick-upBay Street
Summer PortNassau, Bahamas
Winter PortNassau, Bahamas
Summer OperationsBahamas
Winter OperationsBahamas

Accommodations

Guests12
Cabins6
Crew7
King4
Single1
Twin1
Pullman2
TP in Heads-
Accommodation Details
Guest Accommodations

Forward of the salon, dining room and galley, is the on-deck master stateroom named ´Cat Cay´. The XL large king bed faces forward, with night stands to either side, and a large flat screen TV at the foot of the bed. The room offers plenty of walk-in wardrobe space, and large side windows. Forward of the room, is a ´his´ and ´hers´ bath, with the spaces separated by a Jacuzzi spa, shower stall, and another smaller TV.

Below deck are five, beautifully appointed guest staterooms, all with ensuite baths, access to the Kaleidescape entertainment system, and wifi. In the lower foyer, aft, are two identical king bed cabins, named the ´Freeport´ (starboard side) and ´Nassau´ (port side) cabins. Forward of them port side are two more cabins, named the ´Exuma´ (single cabin) and ´Bimini´ (twin cabin). One sleeps three, while the other sleeps two, utilizing pullman beds. All the way forward is the VIP ´Andros´ cabin. It features a King size bed forward, with a generous sitting room aft.

Specification

Previous NameSerque
Length133 Feet
Beam21 Feet
Draft8 Feet
Built2008
Refit2021
A/CFull
StabilizersAU
JacuzziYes
Gym/ExerciseYes
Children AllowedYes
Ice MakerYes
Internet AccessOnboard WIFI
Max Speed15 knots
Cruising Speed11 knots
Fuel Consumption50 US Gall/Hr
Range1700 NM
EnginesCat C32, Onan-John Deere
Communications
Wifi connection on board
STARLINK, VOIP x2
Phone
Printer

Water Sports

Dinghy (Feet)32´ Intrepid 2X 300 Yamahas
Dinghy Pax10
Adult WaterskisYes
Wave RunnersYes
Sea BobsYes
Snorkel GearYes
TubeYes
ScurferYes
Wake BoardYes
Standup PaddleYes
Swim PlatformsJetski dock/swim platform
Beach GamesYes
Fishing GearYes
Fishing Rods4
Other Toys
32´ Intrepid 2X 300 Yamahas
18´ Novurania 115 Yamaha
Jetski dock/swim platform
WATER SLIDE!! Custom blue to match her hull
x2 VX limited 2021 Yamaha 3 person WaveRunners
x2 F5 Seabobs
x2 BOTE inflatable stand up paddle boards
Wakeboard- Adults & Kids
Water Skis
Surfboard
Super Mable towable 4 person
Ace Racing towable 1 person
Full compliment of mask, fins, and snorkel
Brownies 3rd Lung
Trawling fishing gear x4 rods
Spear fishing gear x4 spears

Complete Beach Setup:
Gazebo´s
Beach chairs
Tables
Umbrellas
Assortment of beach toys and games
BBQ Grill

Drone and Gopro for guest video

*Requests considered

Scuba Diving Scuba Diving Symbol

ScubaYacht offers Rendezvous Diving only
Air CompressorNot Onboard

Entertainment

Sat TvYes
Salon Tv/DvdYes
Salon StereoYes

Cuisine

Special DietsInq
KosherInq
BBQYes

Kashmir Crew Profile

Crew Number7
Captain
CaptainDavid Laird
NationalityAmerican


David Laird ´Dave´ | Captain
Education/Certifications: Bachelor of Business Administration in Management and Accounting; USCG 500T; PADI Divemaster and NAUI Dive Instructor
Languages Spoken: English and Spanish

Captain Dave was born in Clear Lake, Texas, close to Galveston Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. After graduating from college and working in accounting for eight years, the ocean was calling to him so he cashed in his retirement plan and moved to Florida. His love of yachting started in 1998 and over the past two decades, he has worked on charter yachts on the east and west coasts of Canada and the U.S., the Caribbean, Mexico, the Bahamas, and Central America. You may remember Captain David from the 157´ Big Sky, Lady Sara, Liberty and the 130´ Westport Milk Money. From these yachts, David gained extensive cruising experience in the Bahamas, Caribbean, and North and Central America. David’s charter reputation is simple: listen to the guest, offer suggestions, and give the guest what they want. In addition to being a successful charter yacht captain, David is also a certified NAUI Dive Instructor.



Kimberleigh-May van Jaarsveld | First Officer
Certifications/Education: Advanced Diver, Master of yachts 200 ton
Languages: English, Afrikaans

Kim grew up in a small town in the midlands in South Africa. She spent a lot of time around the water being on the dam, river, or ocean. Sports was a huge part of Kim’s life as she played field hockey, track and field, cross country, cricket, squash, and tennis. She won many awards during her time at high school including “Sports Woman of the Year” twice. Kim also holds several records in her name on the athletics field. She is now a qualified field hockey coach and umpire. After finishing high school, Kim wasn’t sure what she wanted to study. With her grandparents owning yacht training facilities currently located in South Africa and the USA, Kim has always been familiar with the industry. She decided to join yachting as a gap year and six years later, she’s still here. Kim has now been working on charter boats for four years. She carries with her a bubbly personality that gravitates towards guests. On board she loves to take care of the photography to capture the guests´ finest moments. Aside from 133’ KASHMIR, Kim has also worked on vessels such as M/Y NITA K M/Y FORE ACES, and M/Y ISLAND HEIRESS. She is currently striving to become a Captain before the age of 30.

In her spare time, Kim loves practicing yoga, photography, playing water sports, travelling, diving, and hiking. She can’t wait to provide guests with an unforgettable time that is filled with lots of memories to share with loved ones.



Timothy ´Tim´ Lock - Chef
Education/Certifications: CITY AND GUILDS [ CHEFS COARSE ], CSES
O LEVELS
Languages: English
Nationality: British

Introducing Chef Tim, a culinary maestro hailing from the picturesque towns of Dartmouth and Brixham on the Devon coast. In his younger years, Tim´s prowess in swimming earned him numerous awards before transitioning to rugby, where he proudly represented the county of Devon for three years, clinching two county cups. With a passion for the sea, Tim embarked on his yachting journey in 2000 after three years working on charter barges in France.

Over the past 16 years in the yachting world, Tim has left a trail of satisfied guests on both private and charter yachts. His extensive travels include cruising the West Coast USA, East Coast USA, Bahamas, Mediterranean Sea, Thailand, Malaysia, Panama Canal, Suez Canal, Canada, Central America, Mexico, and four Atlantic crossings on his own boat. Notably, he treasures his time in Thailand for its relaxation and the warmth of its people.

Bringing a wealth of experience and understanding of the yachting realm, Tim is dedicated to ensuring guests have an unforgettable charter experience. A versatile chef, he is adept at various cuisines and can accommodate diverse dietary requests. Beyond the galley, Tim´s hobbies include hitting the gym, indulging in fly fishing, and immersing himself in a good read. With a deep passion for fishing, his motto, ´every day´s a school day,´ reflects his continuous quest for knowledge.

Prior to his role on motor yacht Kashmir, Chef Tim showcased his culinary artistry on various distinguished yachts, including M/Y RELENTLESS, M/Y NORTHERN LIGHT, M/Y MILK MONEY, M/Y ARGYLE, and M/Y D NATALIN. His rich experience on these vessels further underscores his expertise and commitment to delivering exceptional culinary experiences at sea.

In the yachting industry, Tim aspires to chef to the best of his capabilities, while outside of yachting, he dreams of cultivating a harmonious family life. Get ready for a culinary journey with Chef Tim, where every meal is crafted with expertise and served with a side of passion.



Hyacinth Arceo | Chief Stew
Certifications/Education: BA of Science in Banking & Finance, Live in caregiving program & international Home Management
Languages: English, Tagalog and conversational Spanish

Hyacinth, Originally from the Philippines, she stands as the second child among three siblings, bringing a positive attitude, a delightful sense of humor, and the ability to harmonize with diverse personalities of various nationalities.

Hyacinth´s passion for embracing new experiences in different places resonates in her vibrant character. Having cruised the Eastern Mediterranean, Canada, Alaska, Mexico, and the Caribbean Islands, she places the happiness of her guests at the forefront. Her goal is to curate a once-in-a-lifetime experience, ensuring families bond and create lasting memories.

Before embarking on her yachting journey in 2012, Hyacinth served as a financial educator, adding a unique perspective to her role. Hyacinth has been a valuable part of various yachts, including PLAN A, MAGIC, FOUR WISHES, and LIBERTY, before joining the crew of Motor Yacht Kashmir. When she´s not on board, you´ll find her engaging in charity work, demonstrating her commitment to making a positive impact beyond the yachting world.

Hyacinth´s hobbies include biking and exploring new destinations. As a devoted mother to her only son, a caring daughter to her elderly mother, and a sweet sister to her siblings, she radiates warmth and responsibility. Her fun and responsible demeanor also make her a cherished friend to everyone around her. Hyacinth lives by the motto, ´Don´t do unto others what you don´t want done unto you,´ embodying a philosophy of mutual respect and kindness.




Anna Miguel - 2nd Stewardess
Education/Certifications: B.S Recreational Even & Sport Management, STCW
Languages: English
Nationality: American

Anna, the vibrant Second Stew aboard motor yacht Kashmir. Hailing from Denton, TX, Anna´s upbringing shaped her love for outdoor activities, from running cross country to playing volleyball. Embracing her passion for travel and the sea, Anna ventured into yachting a year ago, leaving behind her role as a Groups and Event Coordinator in hospitality.

Anna´s yachting journey has seen her contribute to the excellence of yachts such as M/Y Hannah, M/Y Serenity, and M/Y My Way. Her attention to detail and infectious, bubbly personality make her a valuable asset to the team on Kashmir. Primarily cruising the Bahamas, she holds a special affinity for Pig Island.

With aspirations to ascend to the role of Chief Stew within the yachting industry, Anna envisions a future beyond yachting that includes building a family. She is dedicated to ensuring charter guests have a fun and memorable experience, offering impeccable service. Beyond the yacht, Anna finds joy in outdoor activities like hiking, paddleboarding, and cycling. Her life motto? ´Live every day to the fullest.´




Hugh Marshall | Chief Engineer
Certifications/Education: Class III/ I License Engineer Unlimited, CLass III/II Chief Engineer Unlimited License BST,AFF,MEA,PSCRB,SMAW,SA,MEA,ERRM&HELM Certificates
Languages: English

Hugh, Originally from St. Catherine, Jamaica, Hugh grew up with two brothers and two sisters, cultivating a love for sports, particularly football and cricket. In June of 2022, he joined the Kashmir crew and has been ensuring the smooth operation of all critical equipment onboard as the Chief Engineer.

Before entering the yachting industry, Hugh worked as a marine engineer, bringing a wealth of technical expertise to his role. Having previously cruised the Bahamas and St. Martin, he is dedicated to ensuring charter guests have a wonderful time onboard Kashmir.

Hugh´s commitment to continuous improvement is reflected in his hobbies, which include reading to enhance his engineering skills. Beyond yachting, he has a passion for teaching and can share his knowledge in both marine engineering and poultry farming. Guided by the motto ´By the sweat of your brow, you shall eat bread,´ Hugh believes that hard work is the key to success.




Brandon Scholtz - Deckhand
Education/Certifications: Yacht Master 200tons, Day Skipper Theory, Diesel Engines VHF Radio, Personal Water Craft Instructor, Radar, Tender Operations, Deckhand Course, STCW, Power Boat Level 2
Languages: English, Afrikaans
Nationality: South African

Brandon, the dynamic Deckhand of Motor Yacht Kashmir, whose journey reflects a passion for the sea, sports, and creating unforgettable experiences for guests. Raised near the beach with his parents and brother, Brandon´s love for boating was ignited at a young age, earning his first license at just 16 years old.

A standout athlete in high school, excelling in swimming and offroad MX enduro racing, Brandon´s diverse background includes a stint in hospitality in Dubai, where he served as the Head of Server for two years and dabbled in mechanical engineering. His journey into yachting commenced in 2020, and he has been on charter yachts for seven months, leaving a lasting impression with his positive energy.

Onboard Kashmir, Brandon handles maintenance, water sports, and fishing, channeling his expertise to ensure a seamless and enjoyable experience for guests. His professional history and experience cruising the Mediterranean, Bahamas, Turkey, and his favorite destination, Ibiza, have equipped him with a well-rounded skill set.

With aspirations to become a yacht captain, Brandon´s enthusiasm shines through his commitment to leading by example. Street hockey, singing, and dancing are among his hobbies, reflecting his vibrant and lively personality. Brandon´s motto, ´Lead by example,´ encapsulates his dedication to positivity, teamwork, and ensuring every moment onboard Kashmir is filled with joy and excitement.

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Kashmir Reservations & Port Locations

Start DateEnd DateDetails (Holds can be challenged)
Jul 08, 2024Jul 18, 2024Booked: Nassau, Bahamas* to Nassau, Bahamas*

Kashmir Rates / week

The prices shown are for the entire yacht for a week-long (7 nights) charter.
Low price: $99,900

High price: $130,000

The high and low prices of this yacht depend on both the number of guests and the traveling season. Send us an inquiry for exact pricing.
Yacht terms: Plus Expenses
The price includes a professional crew operating your chartered yacht, but all running expenses such as fuel, tax, provisions and any other costs are extra. Calculate between 15-25% for a sailing yacht and 25-35% for a motor yacht on top of the given rate with an APA cash payment made to the ships agent or captain, who will keep an open tap and produce full accounts of all expenditures. Unused APA money will be refunded. Inquire for more information.

ADDITIONAL RATE DETAILS


TERM CHARTERS: Weekly Rate plus 35% APA plus 4% Bahamas Taxes plus 10% Bahamas VAT

***DAY CHARTERS***
$19,000* plus 4% Bahamas Taxes, plus 10% VAT, plus crew gratuity for up to 12 guests.
20% mandatory crew gratuity - needs to be collected at the time of contract (FOR DAY CHARTERS ONLY!)

*Rate includes:
- 8 hour cruise
- Continental Breakfast, Surf and Turf Lunch, Snacks, Open Bar and Beverages for up to 12 guests. (house wines, beer and standard liquor - no premium brands)
- Dockage at marina is also included but transportation from to the marina is a charterer´s expense.
- 18´ Novurania 115 Yamaha

Kashmir Guest Reviews

Previous Yacht NameSerque
***April 20-28, 2024***

We cannot adequately express what a wonderful trip you have given us. The entire crew is an amazing combination of kind, funny, experts at all their jobs. Yan and Len took exceptional care of us day and night. Captain Dave, Brandon, Marios, and Hugh kept the boat immaculate and ferried us on all our trips. And - finding our phone in the marina water was totally above and beyond. Chef Jim wowed us at every meal. Thank you, thank you for everything!

***JUNE 2022***

“Dear Yvonne: I wanted to thank you for the recommendation to charter the Kashmir, our family had a wonderful time. The boat was immaculate and very comfortable for the entire family. The slide, sea bobs, jet skis, and tenders were so fun, I can’t imagine a boat with more toys to enjoy the beautiful waters. I can’t say enough about the crew!!! Captain David was so good to be with and his command of the boat and crew was amazing, having owned and visited many boats it was obvious they are very experienced, and we felt very safe. Chef Adam, Kim, Fabi, Matt, Laura, and Paul were just so much fun and helpful!! The meals were over the top, having laundry done was a special treat and the toys were crazy fun for everyone. The Tv’s and stereo system were state of the art, and we had some dancing on the top deck as well as a fashion show by my granddaughters. The boat had a super layout for our family, and we would love to return for another trip in the future. Could you please forward to Captain David and the Owner and thank them for sharing this magnificent boat with our family.

Best Regards:”

***JUNE 2022***

Captain Fabi, Lura, Kim, Matt, Adam, & Paul, thank you so much for an incredible experience. Each of you went above and beyond to ensure Chirs (and everyone else) had the best trip. But we especially want to thank you for the lengths you all went to so that Chris could take full advantage of all the experiences the trip had to offer. There was nothing he felt he had to miss out on and that is due to your team coming together to accommodate the unusual circumstances. Even after we got sick we had the best service and very much appreciated the concern and well wishes from all.

Captain Dave – we loved hearing your stories and learning more about yachting from your expertise. (Believe me, Chris and George thought they were experts before - they learned a ton!).

Ched Adam – your meals were beyond incredible – best we have ever eaten! As demonstrated by our much tighter waistbands and the fact that we robbed you of any leftovers!

Fabi – you were so gracious every day when we were up at 5 am and asking for coffee before you even had a chance to start your day. You were also so kind to let Honey live out her stew fantasy even though it made your work take twice as long.

Laura – your humor made every day fun and we loved you joining the dance parties with the kiddos while you were behind the bar on the flybridge.

Kim – you have the patience of a saint. Enough said.

Matt (& Kim) - thank you for making the water play so fun, teaching us how to us everything and jumping in any time we wanted to go for a dip.

Paul – even though we didn’t get to see you as much, we are well aware of how hard you worked to keep this trip running smoothly. Thank you for taking the time you had to come get some fresh air and telling us your stories. We know those breaks between jobs are precious for you and we are so grateful you gave us some of that time. I hope you do write a book about your travels one day!

All in all, despite some “hiccups” along the way, not one of those was in anyone´s control, and the service you all gave was truly 1000%. We wouldn’t change a thing, and genuinely hope we can travel with all of you again.

Feb, 2022

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RECENT GUEST FEEDBACK

Hello Captain David and Rod,

I just wanted to share some of the feedback that I received from Mr. xxx and his family. They had a very good time aboard KASHMIR and could not have wanted any more in the way of service and said the yacht was absolutely beautiful. The crew were tops and Chef Dean was their favorite so far of all their charters .

It was smaller than most of the yachts he has chartered in the past and all the previous yachts were tri-decks. That is the only thing they would have preferred, but they knew that going in, and trusted my judgment about the space on board and that the crew are tops! All in all super happy.

Here are some very nice comments from Mark and he offered for me to share these with the crew and hopes they will reach the Owner as well:

Hello,

I am so exhausted from being pampered and cared for.

I could never thank my brother in law enough for being so generous in providing a trip of a life time; multiple times now.

And that almost goes equally true for Captain David and his crew of the Kashmir.

I used to work for ITT Sheraton Corporation. That is what it was known as before being acquired by the Starwoods Hotels & Resorts. And now most recently being acquired by Marriott. As a hotel operations professional we had Customer Service drilled in to our heads and we in turn trained and retrained our staffs throughout the year.

I was so impressed at how effortlessly the crew of the Kashmir went about their numerous and laborious tasks day after day while paying close attention to the needs of their guests all the while being so pleasant.

I also spent a few years specifically as a hotel operations inspector. Inspecting 250 properties per year in the U.S. and Canada. I de-franchised more than a few properties due to their neglect of our corporate standards; be they in engineering or housekeeping or neglect of ownership and management. Captain David takes great care of that beautiful piece of engineering known as the Kashmir. I imagine whoever owns that beauty must be proud of the crew for maintaining it so impeccably. There was nothing that did not work as expected or which was the least bit soiled which I came in contact with. The owners attention to maintaining the Kashmir was not lost on me. I had to take a nap just imagining how hard the crew must work to consistently maintain it to the owners expectations.

I am grateful to the owner for maintaining the Kashmir as they do and providing such a wonderful crew to cater to their clients whims.

I wish to express my gratitude to Captain David, his first officer Kim, his engineer Oscar, chief steward Harriet and second stew Fabiana, deckhand Matthew and of course chef Dean. I understand from the family they considered chef Dean their favorite of the past four cruises they have been on. Oscar fixed a little game devise which Josephs grand daughter Sophia broke. That was incredible as I have no idea where he got the unique little part which the toy required. And certainly made little Sophia happy. Harriet and Fabi also were sure to keep a close eye on Sophia and provided her with special attention which I know Sophia enjoyed. Kim was always ready to shuttle us to and from at a moments notice. Such as on the day Sophia’s daddy asked if we could take her fishing. Quick as anything, Kim and Matthew were prepared and off we went.

And of course thank you too Melanie for your efforts in corralling the family to get our documentation, covid testing and what not together so we could best enjoy our wonderful journey.

God bless
Mark

Thanks again from me for providing another one of my clients with an excellent charter aboard KASHMIR. I have already shared their comments with the other charter brokers at Fraser .

Nov 2021

My client and his wife could not have been happier with the yacht, crew, chef, and entire experience aboard KASHMIR last week. They were literally blown away and texted me many times during the trip to sing the praises of the crew. Truly a 6* crew all the way around.

Captain David was amazing to deal with during the charter and I am so happy to have two more charters with this outstanding crew. They just picked up the ****** group in the last couple hours… the client is already telling me that the crew are amazing and the boat is beautiful! I am sure we will have another great review to share soon.

Kashmir Sample Menu

We currently don't have a sample menu for Kashmir. Please inquire for more information.