Mahayana is a 51′ aluminium cruising catamaran, which combines speed and comfort in one very good-looking package!

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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
Mahayana layout

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!




Covid Specials: eur/day1 Nov-30 Apr17 Dec-7 Jan1 May-31 Oct
1 - 2 guests700booked700
3 - 4 guests800booked800
5 - 6 guests925booked925
7 - 8 guests1055booked1055
Thai cookTop 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 onboardPlus 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 transfersOur local knowledge is at your service, though we don’t directly book travel
Personal travel insuranceAt a minimum, medical evacuation cover is compulsory. We highly recommend a comprehensive insurance to cover the unexpected whilst travelling.
Optional onshore excursions, national park feesThere 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, cocktailsAvailable for purchase onboard, or BYO.
Scuba dive package1800 baht per diveIncludes full scuba kit and dive instructor
Onboard Thai masseuse3500 baht/daySuper-luxurious way to relax!
2 person kayak500 baht/day
Stand Up paddle board600 baht/day


Life on Board

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Techie Specs

  • 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

Boat toys

  • 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