Yacht charter in Goa Velha
Van de Stadt — Caribbean 40 (2018)
Description of Dilip's sailboat
For the travel happy soul who craves to go just a little further; to explore India from the ‘sea-side’; to be the first to sail along the Indian coast; to sleep under the stars stretched across the open seas - here is the perfect opportunity. Antara: a beautiful, Van de Stadt design 40 footer sail boat, is the first of her kind in the Indian waters. Now you have the option to explore the Indian coastline; sail to the isles off the Indian coast: Lakshwadeep, Andamans, Mauritius and Maldives; or even do a longer sea passage further away. Antara has been certified as an ocean-going yacht and is fully compliant with all safety, navigation and communication requirements. She is skippered by India’s first solo circumnavigator, Capt Dilip Donde. Dilip completed his solo circumnavigation under sail in 2010, on the INSV Mhadei, and has been instrumental in training the next 7 Indian circumnavigators. He continues to sail post retirement from the Indian Navy. Sailing on Antara gives you quality time with this old salt who loves swapping stories about his adventures, rustling up delicious meals and exchanging notes on sailing. Antara’s First Mate, Sucheta Jadhav, started sailing 5 years ago and crewed in the 2017-18 Clipper Round the World Race.
Services of the sailboat
Location of the sailboat: Dona Paula, Goa Velha