For this adventure, we had to choose a boat capable of handling all types of seas and fitted with adequate equipment. Based in Nosy Be, MS Antsiva Indian was built for this type of expedition. Strength, functionality and the amount of space aboard will allow us to navigate safely to any destination.
Nicolas, French, is the owner of the boat. Expedition charters inspire him and he has managed to obtain the necessary authorisation for the Northern zone of Madagascar. He and his crew will make sure you have an unforgettable expedition.
The Antsiva is a 28 meter aluminum schooner, quiet unique in style, which surprises by the living space, easy of navigation and functionality. Due to her set-up, she has also been used for several scientific missions. On board, no flashy and excessive luxury, but a real search for the authentic, providing real comfort to live and sail.
Antsiva invites you into a mahogany paneled interior with a panoramic roof, large deck hatches, and a light fitting of opal green color, which gives this space both warmth and brightness. The saloon has a large table where eight guests can dine in comfort. The spacious lounge offers a very friendly relaxing space with HiFi / TV-Video, book and video library. The cabins (3 doubles and 1 single at the rear, a four berth one in the front) are very bright and well ventilated (no air conditioning). They offer the comfort and size of standard beds and each has their private entrance and plenty of storage space. To keep the spirit of a cozy boat, there are two shared bathrooms available on board.
Aboard Antsiva you will feel at home and be excited to navigate. Nicolas, the owner, will make your experience an unforgettable one discovering the most beautiful dive sites in the region.
|Boat model :||Goelette aluminium|
|Length :||28 m|
|Width :||7.20 m|
|Motorization :||2 x 120 HP. The boat usually sails|
|Electricity :||11.5 Kva generator - 220 V|
|Compressor :||2 x 8.5 L air compressors|
|Fuel tank :||7200 liters|
|Water tanks :||2000 liters + water maker 180 L / hour|
|Accommodation :||On the front : a large quad cabin with single bunks (70x190), shower and toilets. |
On the rear : 3 double cabins with double beds 140x190) and one single cabin, all sharing one shower and one toilet.
|Equipment :||Large living area with 2 circle sofas, large kitchen. A large technical area for storage (25 sqm for 15 tons capacity) and onboard works. washing machine, TV, DVD player. Two kayaks available.|
|Dinghy :||2 boats (4 m and 3.7 m) with 25 HP outboards engines.|
|Safety :||Radar - GPS - Echo Sounder - Loch speedo - Navigation computer - VHF Radio, (1 onboard and 2 mobile). Computer with printer and scan, mobile phone, Telsat Iridium with internet connection (email only).|
|Crew :||4 crew members|