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-upSaint Martin, Leeward Islands
Other Pick-upST VINCENT
Summer PortBoston, MA
Winter PortSt. Martin or St. Vincent

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 Speed14
Cruising Speed10
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
TP in HeadsYes
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 & 2 person steam sauna

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

Water Sports

Dinghy (Feet)semi rigid
Dinghy Hp150HP
Dinghy Pax10
Adult WaterskisYes
Kids WaterskisYes
KneeboardYes
Sea BobsYes
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
Novurania 16 foot semi rigged inflatable Rib with 90 hp outboard.

2 electric assist bicycles

1 Flight board Efoil & electric hydrofoil

3 seabobs with harness
Mono & Bi water skis for adults & children
2 Wakeboards: 1 kids, 1 adults, 1 wake skate
2 Inflatable Starboard: Zen WindSUPs
2 double seated tubes, 2 tubes, 1 Banana ride
1 kneeboard
2 double and 1 single inflatable Hobie kayaks

1 nautibuoy inflatable platform. extension for watersports landing platform

Deep sea fishing gear: 3 sets deep sea trolling gear
Snorkeling equipment for 6 varies sizes.

- RENDEZVOUS DIVING ONLY -
Diving equipment for 6 people - only for certified divers - 10 tanks, diving gear for 6, Bauer junior dive compressor and nitrox system.

Underwater camera and video

Beach toys
Beach chairs, beach umbrella
Beach BBQ

Scuba Diving Scuba Diving Symbol

ScubaYacht offers Rendezvous Diving only
Air CompressorNot Onboard

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

Namaste Crew Profile

Crew Number4
Crew SmokeNo
Captain
CaptainWillem J.M. NIEUWELINK
NationalityDutch
SpeaksEnglish, German,
Years Sailing20
Years Chartering16
LicenseSTCW95
CHEF
CHEFSara ACKERMAN
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.

ROTATIONAL RELIEF CAPTAIN: Will MORGAN
Nationality: English
Diploma: STCW95 / RYA/MCA Yachtmaster Ocean sail commercially endorsed.
MCA -AEC. /OMT Advanced marine mechanics
RYA Safety boat / SSI Open water diver
Language spoken: English

While growing up on the southwest coast of England, sailing and adventure sports were Namaste Captain Will Morgan´s primary focus.
As a young adult, Will owned and maintained small sailboats and powerboats, which he used for frequent coastal cruising and racing.

In 2009, Will began his professional sailing career delivering yachts to the Caribbean. Following the trade winds west, he completed a three-year circumnavigation under sail and set his sights on adventure sailing.

Will has spent the past decade exploring remote parts of the world as a captain.
He specializes in adventure cruising and water sports itineraries, and he is always on the lookout for new hidden gems to share with Namaste´s guests.


CHEF - Sara ACKERMAN
Nationality: American
STCW (17/1/2025) / PDSP 2020
Food & Hygiene Level 2
Food Safety Manager Certificate
Associates of Arts in Culinary 2017
Bachelor of Arts in Food Service Management and Business
Languages: English

Chef Sara is inspired daily by her lifelong passion for food and the ocean.
With degrees in both culinary arts and business, she delights guests on Namaste by drawing upon her extensive experience preparing farm to table cuisine for private estates, as well as fine dining on luxury yachts and in five-star restaurants.
She has worked as Chef aboard several Motor Yachts like Intuition 40m, Top Five II 200´, AB Normal 98´, Now We Know 100´ or Marybelle 82´ Viking.
Sara enjoys preparing exquisite menus and welcomes special requests from guests.
Having been raised spending every summer in St. Maarten, Sara is also an experienced sailor and certified master diver.


STEWARDESS: Rachael JOHNSON
Nationality: New Zealand
STC 95 - ENG1 - US B1/B2
Languages: English

Rachael grew up sailing with her family and participating in water sports in Auckland, New Zealand´s “City of Sails.”
She has been in the yachting industry for over ten years, during which time she has cruised through the Caribbean, the South Pacific, and New England.
In 2020, she provided support to the race crew at the Antigua Superyacht Cup.
Rachael has also spent time gaining bar, barista, chef, and event-planning experience in high-end hospitality establishments.
Her attention to detail and high standards for organization perfectly complement her laid-back Kiwi mentality as she ensures you have the full, relaxing Namaste experience. When she is not sailing the world aboard Namaste, Rachael enjoys traveling, cooking, listening to music, hiking, playing tennis, and practicing yoga.



FIRST MATE: Glenn WARD
Nationality: English
MCA ENG1, MCA STCW 95
RYA Diesel Engine Maintenance / VHF Operators licence
Dinghy/Keelboat/Multihull Instructor, Windsurf Instructor,
PADI Open Water Diver
Languages: english

Glenn began his career as a multi qualified watersports instructor pursuing his childhood love for windsurfing, kayaking and dinghy sailing.
After teaching at a high wind resort in Egypt he started working on yachts.
After many deliveries and charters on luxury yachts, he has thousands of miles under his belt.
Glenn is also a PADI Rescue Diver and loves exploring the reefs with photography equipment.
With a degree in media and his drone pilot´s license Glenn is always happy to help guests capture special moments during their time onboard Namaste.

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Namaste Reservations & Port Locations

Start DateEnd DateDetails (Holds can be challenged)
Nov 01, 2022Dec 09, 2022Transit: Boston, MA* to Antigua, Leeward Island*
Dec 23, 2022Jan 02, 2023Booked: St. Lucia to St Vincent, Young Island*
Jan 07, 2023Jan 14, 2023Booked: St Vincent, Young Island* to St Vincent, Young Island*
Jan 21, 2023Jan 28, 2023Booked: Saint Lucia, West Indies* to Saint Lucia, West Indies*
Feb 04, 2023Feb 11, 2023Booked: Saint Vincent to Grenada, St Georges
Feb 20, 2023Feb 27, 2023Booked: Bequia, Grenadines* to Canouan, Grenadines*
Mar 03, 2023Mar 10, 2023Hold: Canouan, Grenadines* to Bequia, Grenadines*
Apr 05, 2023Apr 12, 2023Booked: Grenadines, West Indies* to Grenadines, West Indies*
Apr 20, 2023Apr 29, 2023Booked: St. Lucia to St Vincent, Young Island*

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
2022/23 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 April 10 - 17, 2022 in St Martin area - American group of 6

WHAT A DREAM VACATION !

Loved working with Danielle to plan our amazing vacation in the Caribbean.
She was super patient and helpful during these trying times of COVID - but once we were able to get our trip booked — we had a FABULOUS time.

Namaste was the perfect catamaran for us - the crew went above and beyond to take care of our every need.
We all felt so pampered not only by the service but the fabulous food prepared for us each day by Lola and served with a super smile by Rachel.
Will and Brett helped us plan our fun days of adventures whether on land or playing with all the toys in the water.
This was definitely one of the most relaxing vacations I have ever had and look forward to planning the next trip.

Charter on February 24 - March 3, 2022 in St Martin area – 2 American guests

Just wanted to give a big thank you to all involved with the planning and execution of this charter.

The client just told me it was an exceptional trip! They had a wonderful time.
They were full of praise and only had positive things to say.

Thanks to everyone and I look forward to working with you again in the future.

Charter on February 12-19, 2022 in St Martin - St Barth area - Group of 6

From the bottom of my heart, I really have to thank the Captain and the Crew for their hard work which led to the ladies saying that this was the best holiday that they have ever had.​

The attention to detail that you put into this charter was incredible and the whole itinerary and restaurant organization was perfect !

Honestly, there was absolutely nothing wrong with this charter, the ladies had a fantastic time, ate super well and you definitely created a memorable holiday!

Charter on January 7-14, 2022 in the Grenadines – 6 guests

Dear Namaste crew !!!
What a wonderful and unforgettable experience we had onboard of your beautiful yacht !
High service, incredible dining, thanks to all of you !
Biggest complaint – constantly disapearing beach toarls
Biggest problem – to choose next spot from never ending natural beauty
Biggest challenge – to finish breakfast, then lunch, then dinner…
In short – we do not want to leave and for sure looking forward to next trip onboard !
Best from S, E families

Thank you so much for being the loviest and funnest crew. We could not have asked for better people to « babysit » us in our drunker adventures.
We will remember your food, your drinks, your hospitality and you in general for ever.
Thank you for giving us the best trip ever, it couldn’t have been any better !! See you again !

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