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Askari Luxury Crewed Yacht Charter Reviews


Askari, Swahili for ‘guard' or ‘protector', is a 108' (32.7m) trawler style motor yacht, built in 1971 and completely refitted in 2001. This luxuriously appointed vessel is based in Papeete, Tahiti, and is available for charter in the Society Islands and Tuamotus, ideally suited for exploring remote islands. There is a professional dive instructor on board, making Askari ideal for underwater explorations in the South Pacific. The expansive lagoons of French Polynesia make Askari an excellent base for kayaking, laser sailing, sail boarding, kite surfing, water skiing, snorkelling and fishing. There are two tenders on board for expeditions to surrounding islands and remote sandy beaches. Askari's professional chef is a specialist in local fare; and with breakfasts and lunches served on the aft deck, formal dinners that occasionally have a theme, and the ever popular beach picnic, dining is always a culinary delight. Askari accommodates ten guests in five ensuite cabins providing exceptional comfort and safety. Askari has been based in Tahiti and the South Pacific for three years, cruising those waters extensively with a crew who are well versed in local cultures and traditions and delight in providing their guests with a unique and exciting vacation experience. Askari and her crew have a 'can do' attitude and will make the vessel available to cruise off the beaten track to other exotic and remote Pacific destinations by arrangement. They also enjoy long term charters, having recently completed a one year charter and being about to begin a month-long charter.

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Basic Information about Askari

  • Power Method: Powerboat
  • Hull Type: Monohull
  • Crew Type: Crewed

Boat Information

  • Toys Onboard: TENDERS: 17ft / 5.19m Caribe Jet 175 hp, 20 ft Caribe diesel jet RIB, 2 x sailing dinghies, 2 x sea kayaks, 2 x sailboards, snorkel gear, fishing gear, water skis, wake board, SCUBA: 2 x compressors
  • Entertainment: Plasma TV/DVD/VCR-CD (surround sound). Movie, music & book libraries, Sony play station, board games
  • Other Amenities: Full width Bimini, Wet bar, Jacuzzi, Air Conditioning

Boat Specifications (in feet)

  • Cabins: 5
  • Guests: 10
  • Showers: 5
  • Heads: 5
  • LOA (Length Overall): 107.1
  • LWL (Waterline Length): Add it!
  • Beam: 27.11
  • Draft: 10.2
  • Make: Sermons
  • Model: Add it!
  • Year: 1971
  • Engines: Add it!

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Crew Information

  • Name: Lon Munsey
  • Role: Captain
  • Bio: Lon is truly the heart of Askari. From the inception of this classic adventure yacht, Lon has been present maximizing every inch of Askari’s potential. This ten year commitment translated into the Askari of today. This fully equipped vessel stands by ready to place you alongside a school of rainbow runners rushing past stands of brightly colored corals, navigating you to the ideal kiteboarding location or tendering into a sandy beach for the start of an island trek.As a Maine Maritime Academy graduate and USCG 500 ton Master, Lon has over forty years experience at sea. It is against the stunning backdrop of French Polynesia that Lon and Askari will transport you to a simpler place and time.An avid sailor, kiteboarder and diver, Lon is often found on the deck checking wind conditions for his daily dose of adventure. Lon’s insatiable appetite for using wind and water as a challenge awakens the child in all of us.It is under his guidance and Askari’s direction and heading that you will find yourself in new latitudes in both mind and spirit.

  • Name: Emma Gendron
  • Role: Chief Stewardess
  • Bio: After many years in the professional side of hotel management in Europe, Emma came to Tahiti on a one way ticket to work at the famous Pearl Resort chain. Luckily, Emma found her way to Askari after several land based years in hotel management in the Societies, Tuamotu and the Marquesas. All of Emma’s prior experience and travel background make her a valuable asset and a pleasure to have onboard.You will often find Emma with her delightful French accent pointing out a special feature of an island coastline while underway, perhaps placing a chocolate on a pillow during evening turn down service or handing out dry towels on the sundeck. Her genuineness, attention to detail and caring nature will enhance your stay. Emma also is a terrific cook and takes her turn in the galley alongside our talented chef. Her keen interest in food and service are an unbeatable combination for Askari guests. Although Askari is her first yacht experience, Emma feels she has found a home and we look forward to many more years of wonderful service.Emma’s passion for the islands is revealed in her extensive knowledge of the islands and she welcomes the opportunity to share her insights with all the Askari guests.

  • Name: Claud Akers
  • Role: First Mate
  • Bio: Claud grew up in a small fishing village in South Africa not far from Cape Town where he spent two years in the South African navy as an engineer. He sailed with a friend from Cape Town to Brazil, a challenging adventure that took them four weeks. Claud crewed and worked as an engineer on boats in South America before joining the Askari refit team in 2000. He knows the complete workings of Askari from fuel tanks to mast head. He is STCW compliant and a PADI Rescue Diver. Laser sailing is Claud's favourite water sport, he is a patient and enthusiastic instructor, eager to assist where needed. He is a keen fisherman, ensuring there is rarely a shortage of fresh fish aboard Askari.

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