Namaste Description

NAMASTE - Welcome to our bespoke-crafted world of luxury adventure!

Namaste is a fully custom 78′ sailing yacht that has been painstakingly designed and carefully crewed to deliver an unparalleled experience. From its teak decks and open-air Jacuzzi to its performance sailing capabilities and jet tender, Namaste is without equal. She is loaded with tools for exploration - three Seabob ocean scooters, high-end snorkeling and scuba equipment including an onboard nitrox-capable compressor, two Segways, e-bikes, and state-of-the-art pedal kayaks. You will run out of days before you run out of new activities to try.

Yet, on Namaste, adventure is balanced with rejuvenation. On board, you can choose from several carefully designed experiences. Some, we carried to Namaste from the best spas in the world. Some are uniquely enabled by living aboard an exceptionally equipped and crewed sailing yacht and focus on the areas through which Namaste travels. Others take advantage of the slower pace of life on Namaste, making space to learn or simply be.

After a week aboard, how will your life be changed?

Cruising Area of Namaste

Pref. Pick-upANTIGUA or ST MARTIN - TBC
Summer PortBoston, MA
Winter PortANTIGUA or ST MARTIN - TBC

Specification

Length78.17 Feet
Beam35 Feet
Draft9´6 Feet
Built2016
A/CFull
A/C NightYes
JacuzziYes
Sun AwningYes
HammockYes
DeckshowerYes
Bimini TopYes
HairdryerYes
Children AllowedYes
Voltages110V, 220V, USB & RJ-45 outlet
Water MakerSea Recove
Water Capacity74 US gal/h x 2
Ice MakerYes
Internet AccessOnboard WIFI
Generator2 x Norther Lights 26KW
Max Speed20
Cruising Speed12
Fuel Consumption30 Litres/Hr
Turnaround72 hours
Engines2 x Yanmar 260HP 6BY3 Generators :2 x ONAN 22,5 KW / 2 X Northern Lights 26KW Water tank :2 X 172 US gal / 2 X 650 L Sea Recovery Aqua Whisper Pro 1800-02 Fuel tank 2 X 394 US gal / 2 X 1 500 L
Communications
Namaste has 250 Gig a month available on this. If it´s burned through this in a week the client has to pay for the extra internet cost. 250 is around 1200 dollars.
When the LTE does not work Namaste has the Satellite internet on as well (internet is a bit slower but works great as well and we can still use Netflix. Billing would be extra in that case.

SAT-COM / Tracphone V7 IP
KVH Satellite TV & SuperYacht IP Mobile cast
4G WI-FI access
2 VHF with DSC + 4 cordless VHF

NAVIGATION INSTRUMENTS
Ray Marine G165 (+ back-up autopilot, GP33)
Radar: Ray Marine Beacon Sarsat with GPS integrated SOLAS + pocket PLBGPS + radar transponder + AIS SART
Navigation station: Ray Marine G165

Accommodations

Guests6
Cabins3
Crew4
King1
Queen2
Showers3
Electric Heads3
Accommodation Details
Namaste is offering 3 double cabins including a Master as below :

On the forward portside, the MASTER CABIN with one bed: 1820 mm (beam) x 2000 mm (length) & leather sofa, Separated heads & steamshower

Aft portside, the first DOUBLE CABIN with bed 1635 mm (beam) x 2000 mm (length) and separated heads & shower

Aft starboard, the second DOUBLE CABIN with bed: 1635 mm (beam) x 2000 mm (length) and separated heads & shower

All of them equipped with hair dryer, plugs 1 for the shaver + 1 for the vanity (110v & 220), Rj45 & 4 X USB
Also with private A/C control, TV sets, BOSE minisoundlink,Wi-fi and blue tooth

Crew quarters: 1 cabin located on the forward starboard with hull and the cabin mid-portside

Entertainment

Sat TvYes
Salon Tv/DvdYes
Salon StereoYes
iPod/Device HookupsYes
Board GamesYes
BooksYes
Other Entertainment
Radio CD MP3 /Radio CD MP3 / Bose Lifestyle 535 in Salon has 5 speakers, 2 in cockpit, 2 at fly, 2 fore deck
LCD TV & DVD in the saloon / TV 1 X Sony 49, Apple TV, X-Box 1, Sony PS4, Bose LifeStyle 535
Bose soundlink mini with Bluetooth for I-pods in the saloon
Parlour games / Book Library

Speakers connected to lounge HI-FI set
I-Pod Docking station in the saloon / USB ports,RJ45 X-box, Playstation & Bose, Master & Salon Apple TV

Fly bridge
A shade on the flybridge that will cover the whole flybridge
Large sun awning unfold at anchor for the fly extended from
A shade on the trampoline that will cover the STB side of the trampoline
Carbon Hardtop bimini
Cockpit, roof & deck cushions, cushions plus 4 sunbed cushions and 3 pear poufs
1 hammock and sitting chairshammocks

Movie night set up with projectors
Aft platform set up deck chairs and footstools

Cockpit featuring a dining table for 8, sofa and 2 sun pads
Barbecue
2 deck showers (hot & cold water)
Swimming ladders / 1 each stern
1 Carbon fiber passerelle in 2 pieces
Cockpit lights and emergency /night navigation red lights
6 Electric Windlass

COMFORT EQUIPMENT
Nespresso coffe maker
2 Ice makers: 1 flybridge & 1 salon bar

Cuisine

Special DietsInq
KosherInq
BBQYes

Water Sports

Dinghy (Feet)semi rigid
Dinghy Hp150HP
Dinghy Pax10
Adult WaterskisYes
Kids WaterskisYes
KneeboardYes
Snorkel GearYes
Tube4
Wake Board1
1-Man Kayak1
2-Man Kayak1
Standup PaddleYes
Swim PlatformsYES
Boarding LadderYES
Beach GamesYes
Deep Sea FishingYes
Under Water CamYes
Under Water VideoYes
Other Toys
Semi-rigid tender: CARBON CRAFT, 16.5ft - 10 passengers
Engine: Webber 850 H.O, 150 HP jet turbo

Segway personal transporter: 2 x Segway personal transportor, model i2 SE

14 foot bottom inflatable tender with a 25 HP outboard

Mono & Bi water skis for adults & children
2 Wakeboard - 1 kids and 1 adults, 1 wake skate
2 Inflatable Starboard: Zen WindSUPs
2 Inflatable Hobie: Mirage i12s - 1 person kayak & 1 Inflatable Hobie: Mirage i14t - 2 person kayak
2 double seat tubes, 2 tubes, 1 banana ride
3 seabobs with harness
1 knewboard


Noodles
Beach toys
Deep sea fishing gear: 2 sets deep sea trolling gear 3
Snorkeling equipment for 8
Diving equipment for 6 people
Rendez-Vous diving on request
Underwater camera and video

Extended inflatable swim platform

Scuba Diving Scuba Diving Symbol

ScubaYacht offers Rendezvous Diving only
Air CompressorNot Onboard

Namaste Crew Profile

Crew Number4
Crew SmokeNo
Captain
CaptainWillem J.M. NIEUWELINK
NationalityDutch
SpeaksEnglish, German, Spanish
Years Sailing20
Years Chartering16
LicenseSTCW95
Crew
CrewHoward FOSS
NationalityAmerican
Years Sailing14
Years Chartering10
LicenseSTCW


CAPTAIN: Willem J.M. NIEUWELINK
Nationality: Dutch
Age: 39
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 onboard.

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 humor and easy-going nature you are assured an unforgettable time. Willem creates specialized 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: Howard FOSS
Nationality: American
STCW 2010 and Eng1
Advanced Patisserie – Mixologist/Barrister – Silver Service
Cordon Bleu Grande Diploma
Languages: English

Foss is an adventurous, out-of-the-box thinking, natural-minded chef who loves to incorporate his surroundings, culture, and atmosphere into his dishes. He was brought up in the hospitality industry and he was always surrounded by a variety of people and cultures. His pursuit of culinary excellence led him to start his own private cheffing company, which he successfully sold to pursue his dreams on a global scale, through yachting. Using his classical French training as his base, he strives to achieve an immersive culinary experience that is educational, emotional, and mindful of guests´ health requirements.

“The key is in the detail,” says Chef Foss. Foss prides himself on staying two steps ahead and providing a flawless performance. Creating culinary experiences that are personal and thoughtful is just one way he makes luxury travel even more delightful for the elite traveler.

Above all else, Foss is an outdoorsman through and through. He grew up fishing, water-skiing, and so much more, which gave him a love for what the world offers if you take a chance. His yachting career has taken him on incredible adventures and all he wishes is to share our incredible world with guests on Namaste.


STEWARDESS: Alexis VERRUTO (Lexi)
Nationality: American
STCW95 - NG1
GE Major nursing – Certified SkyAngel Academy
Languages: English

Alexis is an intelligent, poised, and discreet yacht stewardess. She started her yachting career by sailing to Bermuda, and she knew immediately that this was the industry for her. Previously, she was the lead flight attendant with a corporate jet firm, and she has extensive VIP hospitality and exclusive customer service experience. She has a friendly, welcoming, and kind demeanor. Paying strict attention to guest needs, she takes pride in ensuring guests not only have an enjoyable trip but also have an entire experience of luxury at sea.

From sky to sea, she has traveled all over the world and most recently spent a season in Costa Rica. She takes delight in going the extra mile for her guests, spending most of her free time in destinations sourcing local produce, flowers, activities, and any extra items that may pertain to guests´ profiles. Alexis loves living an active and healthy lifestyle and will gladly help incorporate that into your Namaste experience.

Just like Namaste, Alexis is an explorer of the world. She is warm, friendly, and eager to explore the open ocean with you while ensuring that every experience is one to remember.


FIRST MATE: Joey COMPTON
Nationality: British
RYA Yachtmaster Offshore
Languages: English,

Joey got his start in yachting over 10 years ago, tempted into sailing off the docks of a popular Caribbean destination, Antigua, where he was born and still calls home.
With dual-citizenship and having spent most of his adolescence in his other home, New Zealand, Joey has that Kiwi-charm that always keeps those around him in good spirits.

Since his first Atlantic crossing many years ago, he has logged over 65,000 sea miles and sailed in many of the most scenic ports of the Mediterranean, Caribbean and East Coast USA.

Joey holds a RYA Yachtmaster Ocean ticket as well as a host of other yachting certificates.
Between perfecting sail trim, ensuring a fun and safe water sports experience, and keeping things running smoothly in the engine room, Joey always maintains a very hand on approach.
He is a true team player and takes pride in great service and seeing that guests are always happy when onboard.

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Namaste Reservations & Port Locations

Start DateEnd DateDetails (Holds can be challenged)
Mar 01, 2021Oct 31, 2021Unavailable: Antigua, Leeward Island* to Boston, MA*
Nov 27, 2021Dec 07, 2021Booked: St Vincent, Young Island* to Union Island, Grenadines*
Feb 23, 2022Mar 02, 2022Booked: St Martin to St Martin

Namaste Rates / week

The prices shown are for the entire yacht for a week-long (7 nights) charter.
Low price: $56,000

High price: $60,000


Season2 Pax3 Pax4 Pax5 Pax6 Pax
2021 Summer$56,000$56,000$58,000$58,000$60,000
2021/22 Winter$56,000$57,000$58,000$59,000$60,000

Yacht terms: All Inclusive

An all-inclusive charter covers all provisioning and running expenses. This includes a captain and crew that is fully trained and committed to your safety and enjoyment of your trip. A chef will provide the kind of exceptional, personalized meal preparation that you would expect of a five-star restaurant. The listed rate may not include all local taxes, cruising permits, premium beverages and scuba activities. Inquire for more information.

Send us an inquiry to get specific pricing for Namaste.

Namaste Guest Reviews

Charter on December 28 - January 10, 2021 in Antigua area / party of 4 from UK

Dear Willo, Georgia, Joey & Jo,
The most wonderful crew!
We had a fantastic time with you on Namaste.
Especially in this crazy times it was great to escape for 2 weeks!
Thank you very much for showing us lomely beaches, lovely bays quiet waters. It was fun sailing with you!
Thanks a lot for escating very special moments and making us feel special at any time.
Due to this special pandemic situation there were some unforseen situations, but nothing you, Willo would not deal with a smile.
We has a wonderful vacation from the first day to the last minute, which all the 4 of us will always remember.
Thank you Georgia for carry so hardly for any of us and thanks Jo for providing us with this fantastic and healthy food!
Thanks Georgia, Willo for the wonderful dives and thanks joey for making all the fun water sports with the boys.
Hope to come back and find you well happy!
P, D, C & L

Dear Georgia, Willo, Jo and Joey,

Thank you very much for this wonderfull time on board of NAMASTE. All of us had a wonderful time and we enjoyed every minute!
It was great to get to know you! Thanks a lot for caring and making this time special for us!
We are back in winter wonderland. Quite cold and some snow! It is lovely, but we will need some time to adjust!
We hope you will have a good time!
We wish you all the best, stay safe and healthy!!
Hope to see you again!!
Best wishes!

Broker notes:
‘’ Dear R.,
I hope you are well in this unusual times. For us it was hard to get back to Covid normality after 2 weeks of fantastic, pandemic free vacation.
We had a wonderful time. The Namaste Crew is really outstanding.
Willo is a great captain, one of the best! Georgia is really great, she cared in such an easy way and new so quick the preferences of every single of us and Jo is an amazing cook.
Even if she is no professional, she provided us with such healthy and delicious meals 3 to 4 times a day, and did not miss to amaze us at some occasions.
All together we had an amazing holiday, thank you very much R., for making this possible, especially in this crazy times.
There had been some problems to start this, thanks for helping us to go, we are so glad that this worked out!
Now we are back to lockdown and homeschooling. So it is fantastic to have something so nice to remember’’

Charter on December 5 – 15, 2020 in Antigua / 2 American guests

To the greatest crew of all time
How do we even begin to express what this vacation, our honeymoon has meant to us – or how it changed us !
Captain, Joeys, Jo and Georgia, we love you ! You have made this past week surpass are wildest dreams.
The service was beyond 5 stars. The food was like changing 2020 was a hard year. For everyone – we feel beyond blessed that not only has this year come to anormal.
We got to get married ans spend our honeymoon in paradise !
Thank you for treating us with such care and kindness.
We’ve had some amazing vacations in our life – and this is far exceed it. You’ve converted us to sailors !
We truly love you all.
Thank you for making this once in a life time trip…. our honeymoon remarkable on everything.
(AND WE WILL BE BACK !)
K & A

Charter on November 12 – 17, 2019 in Saint Martin area / American couple

Dear Willo, Sean, Georgia and Adrienne

What a truly magical si days ! We arrived tired, hungry and in a desperate need of true break and boy did you deliver !
It was true magic being a part of Namaste for these 6 days. The sailing, sun, care you all took for us magic potions that Georgia created and divine desserts (and everything else) that Adrienne whipped up for us were what the doctor ordered. We can’t wait to return !
All our best, C & T

2 days charter on November in Bermuda / 4 guests

Dear Willo, Sean, Georgia and Adrian,

Thank you for making this a dream vacation for us ! Each of you put so much care into everything. You did to make this such a special family trip. You planned so much for us and yet every day felt so relaxed. Four days felt like two weeks away !
Thank you for somehows anticipating every vacation wish what we had. From seabob adventures to snorkeling and seing tortles, tender rides to see ship wrecks, kayacking, exploring, afternoon cocktails in the jacuzzi and ever a movie right on the fly bridge complete with popcorn ! How we had room for popcorn. I don’t know because Adrian’s insanely good food had us all but licking our plates at every meal. It was though she knows the exact fantasy meals to put in front of us. And all the super special treats from homemade pastries, bread to out of this world desserts.
We honestly have never tasted such delicious food clearly prepared with love.

Georgia your way of taking care of our every need without us ever seing you do itw as magical. We would turn around and where would be a tray of beautiful and delicious afternoon drinks or we would go back to our room to change and poof beds were made. I don’t know how youd id think so quickly.

Sean your expert tender driving made what anyone lese would have turned back from onto an adventure what ended with amazing snorekling in turquoise waters. What you do always pulling out all the toys and taking the girls for the tube ride of their lives. Not to mention seabobs adventures we will talk about forever.

Willo, you make Namaste a family and a fantasy world wrapped into one ! Surprising us with pumpkins and acarving contest was one of the weetest memories we will have from the trip. With Georgia’s Halloween decoration and delicious desserts the last night was the best halloween party any of us will ever have been to.

Thank you all for making such a special trip.
And thanks so much to just be able to spend time with all of you but you did everything possible to make this a trip of a life for us all.
Love you guys ! Thank you !!!
B, T, A, E

Charter February 2-9, 2019 in the Virgin Islands / American group of 8

To the crew of NAMASTE a beautiful ship and a great group.Willo ´captain´ for always answering my questions and for his knowledge.
Sean for always having a smile and helping hand and also answering my questions.
Flora for her smile an each every wonderful meal!
Thank you!
R. L.

To all: an experience of a lifetime in the BVI´s onboard the NAMASTE. Our every wish come true due to the crew of Willo, Sean and Flora. We tank you for your patience with there two inexperienced explorers.We are leaving with such wonderful memories of delicious foo (thank you Flora) and disco dancing. Much appreciated.
M & P

Willo, Sean and Flora,
We are so grateful for the spectacular experience you gave us aboard this week. It was an honor to share the journey with you on this first voyage in her latest incarnation. Thank you for the incredible locations you found for us to explore, the thought fulness you put into disgining each of our days, and your impecable attention to all our needs.
We really enjoyed getting to know each of you and seing you in your element. as masterful sailors, gracious hosts, knowledgeable guides and - Flora - one impressively talented accommodating chef!
You gave us the perfect blend of relaxation and diversion, deploying every bell and whistle from Namaste´s hidden compartments to keep us entertained. We loved the sabobs, snorkeling, tubing, waterskiing, paddleboardingand many lazy hours on the trampolines, soaking up sun.
Thnak you for your infinite patience and for being so flexible and attentive, so every member of our group felt considered.
We wish you the best in your voyages to come and hope our paths cross again.
We couldn´t have asked for a finer crew or vessel.
Yours E, B, F, W.

To my NAMASTE crew,
Thank you from the bottom of my heart for making me feel special each and lovely day. This is a week that will forever be in my memories! Captain Willo you are a patient leader, Sean you are a gracious host, and Flora the perfect chef.
You are welcome anytime in California. Fair winds!

P & B

Namaste Sample Menu