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CHARTER DETAILS Period of Operation: 01 October 2016 to 30 April 2017 Drinks: Water, soft drinks, juices, wine and beer can be purchased on board the yacht. Guest can bring their own alcoholic beverages (corkage charges apply). Meals: Lunch or dinner can be arranged given 24 hours notice. You can choose from a Goan, Continental of Vegetarian menu. Start/finish: Private jetty at Britona (2 km from below the Mandovi Bridge - approximately 10 minutes drive from Panjim) The Boat The Solita The Solita is a beautiful, 42-foot motor yacht built along the sweetly old-fashioned lines of the classic ‘trawler’ design. She sails Goa’s gorgeous coastline, and her gentle, romantic rivers and backwaters. But to our family, she is so much more than that: sheis the reason why we moved our home across six-hundred kilometres from Mumbai to Goa so that we could experience some of our lives' happiest moments and share the joy she brings with the world. You could have the Solita to yourselves for a family reunion, a corporate celebration or the perfect romantic setting just for two. With her spacious decks, lounge room and two en-suite cabins, the Solita is perfect for just about any occasion. Four crew members, including a Captain and an Engineer who have been with the Solita from the day she was built, will care for you and up to twenty-six guests. Cruises The Solita comfortably accommodates twenty-seven guests in easy seating on the flybridge, rear and front decks. Beneath the spacious deck are the beautifully handcrafted teak interiors of a lounge room, fully-equipped pantry, two cabins with attached toilets cum shower. The twin 145 hp diesel engines from John Deere have a cruising speed of up to 10 knots per hour. Dolphin Discovery Raise anchor while the sun is gentle for the active morning cruise and look for humpbacked dolphins that regularly accompany and keep pace with us as we cruise along the sun drenched beaches of Candolim, Calangute and Baga. Capacity: Maximum 27 passengers in day time. For overnight cruises we only accept one couple. Crew: Qualified crew of four including a captain, engineer and two stewards Safety: All necessary life saving equipment PRICES Charter fee (hourly): Rs 16,500/- per hour for private charter of the yacht (with a minimum cruise duration of 2 hours). Note: from 15 Dec to 07 Jan, the charges are Rs 22,000/- per hour. For 31 st Dec the charges are Rs 27,500/- per hour. Tax: Please add 15 % Service Tax to the above rates
The Solita was built by Bristol Boats in Cochin in 1992 and arrived in Goa in April 1993. At that time there were only about ten families in India who owned a luxury yacht. The Solita became the first yacht in India that was available for charter. Being the first yacht in India which was available for charter, the Solita quickly drew an exclusive clientele from India and abroad. Many favourable write-ups appeared in the national newspapers and life-style magazines so, slowly, a cruise on the yacht became a must on the itinerary of the more affluent and discerning travellers to Goa. In fact, the Solita became somewhat of a legend in Goa with a song written about her by India's premier rock star, Remo Fernandes. Now, after 27 years, the Solita still occupies a special place in Goan waters and she has the same crew with whom we started out in 1993. Captain Jim and Engineer Danny, both always immaculately dressed in navy white uniforms, will meet you at the jetty and look forward to take you on a cruise along the inland waters or out to sea.
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