Carpe Vita

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Carpe Vita

The MV Carpe Vita is a brand new luxury 38m long motor safari yacht with a wooden hull, designed and built by experienced Maldivian boat builders. It will be accompanied by a specially designed new 61 foot Dhoni (diving & surfing tender) to meet the needs and comfort of both divers & surfers. The Carpe Vita Explorer has 10 guest cabins divided in 3 categories over 3 decks and can cater for a maximum of 20 guests but you only need a group of 12 to have the boat for an exclusive charter.

With 13 crew on board to take care of your every need, this is a truly service-inspired charter boat. Captain Shereef is one of the best captains in the Maldives with 10 years experience navigating the best boats through every atoll in the Maldives, so he has your safety covered. He is supported by his 2nd in charge and they have another 2 boat boys & an onboard engineer looking after every element to run a smooth & trouble free surfari. You have 2 chefs dishing up 3 meals per day of a mix of Asian and Western dishes and they are assisted by a fulltime barman and waiter for evening cocktails and a truly fine dining experience. Each day your cabin is turned over by your own room attendant and fresh towels and sheets are just a request away. One of most important parts of any surf charter is the surf guide.

On Carpe Vita from 2014, there is a full-time Australian surf guide onboard to ensure you have the best surf trip of your life. Your surf guide will be Brian James, who has been surfing himself for over 40 years and has 12 years of experience surf guiding in the Maldives. Brian has adopted the Maldives as his home for most of the year and even owns the first surf camp in the Maldives – Cokes Surf Camp. So with Brian in charge of your trip you are in some of the best hands possible. He is also pretty handy with his still and video camera. Knowledge is everything on a surf charter so an experienced surf guide is essential. For recreation you have a separate support craft, called a Dhoni. This vessel is a fully equipped surf & dive craft to take you to surf and dive spots while the mother ship is anchored in a safe vantage point. You have another 3 crew on this boat to look after your every need along with another 15 ft dingy to get nice and close to the breaks. For the divers on board you have two experienced dive masters to do dives in between surfs or even a Padi certified dive course for non surfers.