Size / Year Built / Builder
71.0 Ft / 2006 / .
DHONI STELLA I & II are Maldivian luxury dhonies, each with just two air conditioned cabin-suites, catering for 2-6 passengers and available for private charter only. Maldives enthusiasts will experience a really unique holiday, sailing the archipelago with their family or with another couple aboard a genuine and charming traditional boat. DHONI STELLA yachts are wonderful combinations of classic and modern style. Built by using mainly local wood, the finishing touches bring you back to a time of simplicity and elegance, nostalgic of the antique boats on which these cruisers were modeled; though the modern comforts of holiday luxury have certainly not been forgotten. Setting ourselves apart from the other cruisers available in the archipelago, where passengers share the boat with other tourists and follow a pre-planned program, DHONI STELLA guests are free to design their own cruise. You choose the destinations and activities that suit you, including: scuba diving, surfing, snorkeling, fishing, islands hopping and more.
DHONI STELLA I accommodates up to 4 guests in 2 cabins, one with 1 king bed and the other with 2 twin beds convertible into 1 double bed. All the cabins are individually air conditioned and have shower and toilet. Crew has a separate companionway, heads and shower.
Every diver is required to submit proof of his/her training by means of a certificate and a valid personal diving insurance. DAN memberships with insurance (individual or family) are available at www.daneurope.org for divers from Europe and Middle East, www.danasiapacific.org for Asia/Pacific countries, or www.diversalertnetwork.org for USA and Canada.
Maximum number of divers on board: 4.
Maximum number of dives per day: 2.
Maximum number of night dives per cruise: 1.
Regulator (octopus) per dive: US$ 08++
BCD per dive: US$ 08++
Wetsuit (3mm shorty) per dive: US$ 06++
Dive computer per dive: US$ 08++
Note: masks, fins and snorkels for adults are available on request free of charge. Fins and masks for children are not available on board.
The above rates are subject to 10% Service Charge and 12% GST
Captain Ahmed Niyaz
Niyaz (nick name Kudey), is one of the most experienced crew members of the archipelago. He is on board of the Dhonis Stella since their construction in 2006. He has an extensive knowledge of the archipelago and he is working on the local live-a-boards since the 90's. He has been the steward and assistant captain of the Dhonis for years and he has been promoted captain of Stella 1 in 2018.
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.