Mahayana is a 51′ aluminium cruising catamaran, which combines speed and comfort in one very good-looking package!
Nyami and Mahayana are “buddy boats” not just because they have similar attributes as cruising catamarans, but also because Mahayana’s owner & crew have the same attitude to their guests as we do. The ambiance onboard is super-relaxed, fun, and easy-going; the crew are your new best friends who love to show you around the most stuning, off-the-beaten-track spots.
The team on Mahanaya will design the itinerary for your trip entirely around your own preferences; and you don’t have stress about choosing where in advance; plans can change with the wind!
They are particularly great for families with kids; they will help keep the youngsters entertained, so that mom & dad can have a break too.
The layout on Mahayana is the traditional catamaran style with double cabins f’ard and aft in each hull; crew cabins are separate, right up f’ard. The interior decor gleams with beautifully-varnished wood and a quirky design style which gives her a unique personality – not just another “plastic-fantastic” boat which all look and feel the same. And everyone just loves her foredeck bean bags!
As for other “boat toys”, Mahayana comes with snorkelling gear, a 2 person sea kayak – other boat toys eg, SUPs can be rented additionally.
- 6 cabins in total
- 2 king-sized doubles f’ard, with en suites
- 2 doubles aft with own sink; shared bathroom
- 2 single crew cabins
Meet the Crew
Steve is another escapee from the grey skies of England; he jumped in the deep end buying Mayahana some years ago and has never looked back.
The ambiance on his boat is like his character; easy-going, fun and full of adventure!
Besides the amazing, super-healthy feasts that Jan whips up onboard, she also has her own home-made patessiere business. So you’d better join Steve in some of his active adventures, else you’ll certainly not lose any weight on this trip!
|Thai cook||Top class food, both Thai and Western. Our cooks do all the provisioning, cooking and cleanup for meals on board|
|Iced water, tea, coffee||Always available|
|3 main meals per day onboard||Plus fruit and snacks during the day|
|All boat running costs||Mooring fees, fuel, water, local taxes, end-of-trip
|Snorkelling and fishing gear|
|Linen and bath towels|
|Airfares and transfers||Our local knowledge is at your service, though we don’t directly book travel|
|Personal travel insurance||At a minimum, medical evacuation cover is compulsory. We highly recommend a comprehensive insurance to cover the unexpected whilst travelling.|
|Optional onshore excursions, national park fees||There are opportunities to visit local temples, visit elephant sanctuaries
etc. We can organise these for you at the time if you would like.
|Food and drink ashore|
|Marine National Park fees. Vary between 200-400 baht/pp.||Payable for some environmentally-protected beaches and bays.|
|Soft drinks, beer, wine, spirits, cocktails||Available for purchase onboard, or BYO.|
|Scuba dive package||1800 baht per dive||Includes full scuba kit and dive instructor|
|Onboard Thai masseuse||3500 baht/day||Super-luxurious way to relax!|
|2 person kayak||500 baht/day|
|Stand Up paddle board||600 baht/day|
Life on Board
- Custom Mumby Aluminium Catamaran. Built 2008
- Length: 15.5m
- Beam: 8m
- Guests: overnight 8 max
- Day trip: up to 20 max
- Crew: 2-3
- Fuel capacity: 440 litres
- Fresh water: 700 litres
- 120 lit/hr fresh watermaker
- Engines: 2 x Yanmar 40hp
- Sails: Furling genoa, fully battened main, spinnaker
- Electricity: 12V / 220V
- Fans in all cabins
- 3.6m Tender + 15 hp outboard
- 1 two person sea kayak
- Snorkelling equipment
- Fishing gear
- Optional extras – masseuse, yoga instructor
- Additional kayaks/SUPs (available as upgrades)
- Scuba can be organised with local dive outfits