Soniya is a Dean 44 catamaran. She combines the best of two worlds – all the comfort and convenience of cataramans (no danger of that g n’t falling off the table!), but still has great sailing performance.
She has 2 double guest cabins up f’ard; one of the aft cabins can be a (cosy) double bed, or probably better used as a bunkbed cabin. The 4th cabin is a large single. The owner/skipper Kareem has a huge range of fun “water toys” – check out the video of us trying out some yoga moves on his enormous SUP. (Yes, of course – we all went into the water like dominos! Beer o’clock on the SUP turned into a better idea…
Like all other boats in the Philippines, Soniya charters out just to full groups. However, when our SeaScape team put together one of our shareboat groups, there’s chance for you to join as a single/couple, etc – you don’t need to worry about recruiting a whole group of friends!
With the current Covid crisis, we had to put all three of our shareboat trips last year on hold; but as soon as global travel resumes, we’ll be back there again with SeaScape shareboat groups – usually around the April timeframe.
Of course, if you already have a group of buddies ready and rarin’ to go – you can pick whatever dates are available!
- 4 cabins in total
- 2 double forward cabins
- 1 small double / bunkbeds aft cabin
- 1 crew aft cabin
Owner/skipper on Soniya – Kareem
Having spent most of his early professional life in the media business in Hong Kong, Kareem picked up a love of sailing there.
He soon realised, however, that dodging containers and other various vessels around the crowded Hong Kong waters wasn’t really his style… and “living the dream” was something he wanted to do whilst he was still in his prime years, no waiting around for retirement!
Some of Kareem’s stunning drone shots
- Built in Cowes, UK specifically for chartering in the tropics. Full refit in 2009.
- Length: 60′
- Beam: 18′
- Guests: 8
- Crew: 2
- Fuel capacity: 1,400 litres
- Fresh water: 2035 litres
- Watermaker 60 l/hr
- Engine: Perkins 128hp
- Rigging: Slab-reefed main, furling genoa
- Electricity: 12V / 220V
- Fans in all cabins
- Tender + 30 engine hp
- Flat screen TV and movie library
- Optional sea kayaks & SUPs
- Snorkelling & fishing equipment
- 4 full sets of scuba gear, plus dive compressor
- Towing “donut” for the kids