Askari is designed as much for luxury and comfort as it is for adventure and, true to her African name, reflects a “touch of the wild” in her exotic decor.
Entering the vessel via the aft deck, one is immediately struck by its spaciousness. Open to the air, a teak panelled overhang protects guests from the elements but permits them to enjoy the sea breezes and passing scenery.
Forward, through double doors, is the equally spacious main salon with its richly panelled oak walls. Freshly furnished and decorated, the salon offers a warm Polynesian atmosphere and very comfortable areas for relaxing, reading or viewing movies on the flat screen TV. The salon also features a full wet bar and a formal dining salon.
Askari sleeps as many as 10 guests in five staterooms all with en suites and TV/VCR/DVD-CD, including a master suite with a king size bed and a Jacuzzi.
The upper level sundeck also runs the width of the yacht offering ample space for sunbathing and a bimini top for shaded lounging around its bubbling hot tub. With a full wet bar and a music system, it is a favorite spot for lunch, sundowners, after dinner drinks and moonlight dancing.
Destinations: MY Askari is based in the island of Moorea (Society Islands), French Polynesia, and is available for charters in the Islands of Tahiti.
Charter cruise duration: On request.
Availability: All year round.
- 17ft / 5.19m Caribe Jet 175 hp
- 20 ft Caribe diesel jet RIB
- 2 x sailing dinghies
- 2 x kayaks
- 2 x funboards
- Snorkeling gear
- Fishing gear for deep sea and spinning
- Water skis
- Wake board
- BBQ and Beach Picnic Gear
- 1 Sea-Doo jet ski
- 1 laser sailing boat
- 4 stand up paddle boards
- Kiteboarding equipment for amateur and advanced riders
- 8 complete sets of diving gear (BCD, regulator, weights)
- 12 dive tanks + compressors
Year built: 1971 / last renovation : 2011
Length: 32.89 m / 107’11 ft
Number of cabins: 5
Total guests: 10
Cabin configuration: 3 double, 2 twin + 1 Pullman berth
Total crew: 6-7 (including a professional diving instructor)
Dining: Formal dining space inside the salon (forward) or al fresco in the relaxed lounge area on the aft deck
Sample 10 Day Itinerary: Tahiti / Moorea / Huahine / Raiatea / Tahaa / Bora Bora
Day 1: Arrival Papeete
Askari will be moored downtown in colourful Papeete near to the local market and shops. You will be welcomed aboard with a glass of champagne and given a safety tour of the vessel. There is time for shopping or, if you prefer we can get underway without delay for the island of Moorea just 12 miles away.
Day 2: Moorea
Today we go to visit the stingrays and experience a fantastic interaction with these gentle creatures, or snorkeling over the nearby coral gardens or scuba dive outside the reef… these are the water activities planned or you can sightsee the lagoon by jet boat. Askari will be anchored in a most tranquil place so you may prefer to admire the scenery from a hammock on the sundeck with a cool drink in hand.
Day 3: Moorea / Huahine
We raise anchor very early today and head out for our passage to Huahine Island some 75 miles away. The trolling lines are set as soon as the sun is up as these are good fishing grounds. We anchor in time for lunch and have a choice of activities to offer you for a relaxing afternoon at this beautiful location. There is a lovely area to drift snorkel with the current over colourful reef.
Day 4: Beach picnic day!
We can spend an energetic morning snorkeling / kayaking/ sailing/ kite surfing or any other activity you choose and then dine ashore under our sun canopy and enjoy an “ASKARI” beach picnic, Huahine style! There is a very interesting local museum that is worth a visit and you can learn about the ancient archaeological remains that have been uncovered in the area.
Day 5: Fare town, West Huahine
We move around the island to visit the quaint village of Fare, there are good dive sites nearby for enthusiastic divers and a great surf break for surfers. We can see all the Leeward Islands from this anchorage, even the peaks of Bora Bora are sometimes visible some 50 miles away.
Day 6: Raiatea
Underway again for another island, this time to Raiatea for a river tour. We anchor in a deep bay surrounded by lush mountains and venture up the only navigable river in all of French Polynesia. There are no rapids; it is a very tranquil way to explore either by kayak or Jet boat. Tropical flowers line the river banks and it is a lovely calm anchorage for Askari.
Day 7: To Tahaa Island
A 10 mile trip inside the protection of the reef to a motu anchorage out near the reef edge. This is a great opportunity to see the beautiful “vanilla” island of Tahaa. Our local friend and guide has a safari vehicle and will show you many interesting sides of Tahaa including the process of pearl cultivation at his family pearl farm. The snorkeling is very good here and you have the chance to dine ashore in the evening at “La Pirogue” restaurant if you desire.
Day 8: To Bora Bora
Another fishing opportunity! Our cruise will take us through the sheltered lagoon waters of Tahaa and out the western pass towards Bora Bora. This remarkable island is a memorable sight as we approach from the ocean. We have several anchorages in different areas of Bora Bora lagoon. Diving is very good here outside the pass and there are also good areas for snorkeling in the shallows. Vaitape town is interesting and boast many good restaurants and boutiques.
Day 9: Safari
Today you can go on safari around the island either by bicycle or safari jeep, many spectacular viewpoints allow you to see the exquisite lagoon and spectacular mountains from different angles. More time for diving if desired or relaxing onboard admiring the view. A dance show at one of the luxurious resorts might provide a good evening entertainment.
Day 10: Departure from Bora Bora
Askari will move to the airport anchorage which is conveniently located, in fact the check in counter is just a few steps from the dock!