Size / Year Built / Builder
149.0 Ft / 2006 / Custom Built
1x Owner's stateroom with a double king size bed with 2 washrooms, a bathtub and a jacuzzi
2x Double cabins with queen size beds.
2x Twin cabins with two single beds - both cabins also have a pull out queen size sofa bed (size 6'8" x 4'5"). Cabin dimensions 17ft x 12ft. Ensuite dimensions 4ft x 11ft.
1x Owner's day lounge on the bridge deck where the sofa can be converted into a queen bed and extra cabin.
All rooms are en suite.
Name: MAHESH RAMCHANDRAN
Exemplary Naval Officer, with over two decades of a proven track record of providing outstanding leadership within various divisions of the Indian Navy. Mahesh transited from being a pilot (Naval Aviator) to professionally competing in Olympic classes of sailboats for which he has won many National and International awards. He is amongst India’s most experienced and successful Yachtsmen. Over the years he has honed his ability to set combined goals, build and motivate highly successful teams, and plan and execute strategy by following a disciplined and analytical approach. Instrumental in conceptualising, set up after building from scratch, and Heading/Managing the largest Waterman ship Training Centre in India at the Indian Naval Academy. As the Captain of Ashena since 2013, he is a balanced blend of fun and professionalism and extremely welcoming, friendly and sporty in his outlook to life.
Name: Mohsin Mahadkar
Position: Chief Officer
Mohsin who belongs to coastal Maharashtra in the west coast of India has spent his most of time associated with the water. He has sailed from a very young age and has immense experience in seagoing vessels working as part of engineering/electrical and deck teams. He is a certified Padi Open Water Diver and an avid watersports enthusiast and instructor (Jet ski, Water ski, Surf board, Jet- pack and Snorkelling). He has been on Ashena in various capacities since 2006. Feel free to ask him any questions or share your own experiences as he is easy-going and friendly and would love to make your stay on board the experience of a lifetime.
Name: Prafulla Gaikawad
Position: Second Officer / Bosun
Prafulla is an extremely motivated hard worker who knows the ins and outs of the yacht through his immense work experience on board. He is a certified Padi Open Water Diver. He has strong communication and social skills, is very proactive by nature and has a great passion for yachting and love for the ocean. He is very easy going and can deal with situations at hand while working long hours as well as being extremely friendly and approachable. Prafulla has been on ASHENA since 2008.
Name: Shahjahan Mahadkar
Position: Chief Engineer
Shahajhan like his brother who is the present Chief Officer comes from a lineage with extremely close ties to the sea. From a young age he has worked at engine rooms of many ‘Men of War’ and superyachts around the world before settling down on Ashena where he has been since the build and commissioning in 2006. He is in addition an avid water sports enthusiast and instructor.
Name: Mansoor Mahadkar
Position: Second engineer
Working in partnership with the Chief Engineer Mansoor is a cheerful and capable engineer with huge experience. He has been on board Ashena since 2013. He gained valuable engineering & electrical experience on a range of vessels. Looks after all electrical systems including internet, TV, music systems, WiFi, iPhone connections as well as automation systems for engines, generators, & safety systems on board.
Name: Manish Jha
Manish has been cooking since he was 18 years old and has natural passion and flair for it. His career started in Mumbai, India gracing the kitchens of many Hotels and restaurants of repute. He has been classically trained in Indian, Italian and continental cuisines and over the years has also perfected Pan Asian menus and added them to his wide repertoire. His travel bug prompted him to seize the opportunity of working on a private yacht. Manish’s genuine joy at dishing out food that teases the taste buds and is appreciated is his signature. Manish joined ASHENA in 2012.
Name: Tapas Mitra
Position: Crew chef / Sous-chef
Tapas Mitra has been cooking since he was 18 years old and has natural passion and flair for it. He has previously worked in high end hotels in Pune, Bangalore and Delhi. He was classically trained in Indian and Chinese cooking. He particularly enjoys seeing culinary differences and incorporating them into new dishes. He is now an understudy to Chef Manish on board and learning fine dining various other cousins from him. He has been working on board Ashena since 2014.
Name: Neikhrelienuo Tsurho
Position: Chief Stewardess
Neikhrielienuo started her career 7 years ago when she began working as a Stewardess on board a mega Yacht. She is passionate about travelling, seeing the world and meeting people from different backgrounds. She loves hosting and entertaining and with her organisational skills and work ethic is a perfect fit for Ashena as the Chief Stewardess. Neikhrielienuo joined ASHENA in 2016. Neikhrielooks forward to meeting you, making you extremely comfortable on board and providing a fun filled, memorable and relaxing vacation that you won’t forget.
Name: Avino Zhimo
Avino has been working on Ashena for 7 years now. She is hard working and enthusiastic in whatever she does. Her warm and friendly nature will help ensure your stay on board Ashena is comfortable and enjoyable.
Name: Ritshou Kupa
Ritshou has worked for many years in the hospitality industry and is attentive to guests at all times. Her friendly demeanour and attention to detail makes her great at her job. This is her second season on ASHENA.
Name: Shilula Sangtam
Shilula has been worked many years in the hospitality industry and attentive to guest all times. Her friendly nature and attention to detail makes her better at her job. She enjoys music and dancing and is our in-house DJ. She has been on board Ashena for the past 6 months.
Name: Muzmil Mirkar
An experienced Deckhand, having worked on a number of yachts of up to 30 metres, Muzmil works closely with the other members of the Ashena crew in preparing the Yacht to look & perform at its best at all times. He also takes an active role in launching & retrieving tenders, jet skis. A qualified sailing person Muzmil helping others & that skill is much appreciated by our guests who find him to be a very amiable, easy going & attentive member of the Ashena crew. He is a trained operator on Jet skis, Jet packs and Fly boards. His favourite hobby is fishing. He has been working on board Ashena since 2011.
Name: Manoj Sawant
Manoj has enjoyed a close affinity with the sea from an early age. He is an energetic, fun member of the team and always has everyone around him smiling. Manoj works closely with the other members of the Ashena crew in preparing the Yacht to look & perform at its best at all times. He also takes an active role in launching & retrieving tenders, jet skis and all deck operations. He has been working on board Ashena since 2011.
Inclusions and exclusion are not standardized across the different yachts, with each offering slightly different terms. Please contact us for a proposal that details the yacht’s availability, individual pricing based on the number of guests in your party and particular dates, as well as the list of the inclusions and exclusions for that particular yacht.
This yacht offers an “All Inclusive” Rate:
Typically this includes all your breakfasts, lunches, dinners and snacks. Standard Ship's Bar which includes your alcoholic and non alcoholic beverages. Fuel for the yacht and its tender, and the necessary water for the onboard facilities. Use of the Yacht’s onboard equipment and the Captain, Chef and Crew’s services.
Excluded are airport transfers costs, onshore excursions and tours, as well as any food or beverages purchased ashore. Although optional, crew gratuity is customary at 15% - 20% of the charter rate for the Caribbean and 10% - 15% for the Mediterranean.
Inclusions and exclusion are not standardized across the different yachts, with each offering slightly different terms. Please contact us for a proposal that details the yacht’s availability and individual pricing based on the number of guests in your party, as well as the list of the inclusions and exclusions for that particular yacht.
This Yacht offers a “Plus Expenses” Rate:
Included are the Yacht and its onboard equipment as well as the Captain, Chef and Crew’s services.
Excluded are food and beverages, fuel for the yacht and its tender, any dockage, airport transfers costs, onshore excursions and tours, as well as any cruising permits, licenses and other charter related expenses. Crew gratuity, although optional is customary at 15% - 20% of the charter rate for the Caribbean and 10% - 15% for the Mediterranean.
Advanced Provisioning Allowance:
For "Plus Expenses" charters, yachts request an Advance Provisioning Allowance (APA), which is generally estimated at 20% - 25% of the base charter fee for sailing yachts (catamarans and monohulls) and at 30%-35% for motor yachts. The APA essentially creates a bank account for the Captain to purchase provisions, fuel, dockage, food, beverages, bar, and other consumables on the charterer's behalf. The Captain will keep all receipts and manage a running balance of the account, so that expenditures can be checked at any time. Any amount not used will be refunded at the end of the charter. If during the charter the costs have exceeded the collected APA, then additional funds will be required for the outstanding bills. All purchases are transparent and nothing is marked up. The APA is used purely for the charterer's provisions and charter-related expenses.