The Solita is a 42 feet classic Grand Banks-style motor yacht. It has comfortable and easy seating on the flybridge, rear and front decks. Twin 145 hp diesel engines from John Deere propel the yacht, with a cruising speed of 8 to 10 knots.
Beneath the spacious deck is a large lounge room with entertainment facilities, a fully equipped pantry and two bedroom cabins with en-suite baths. Handcrafted teak wood enhance the classic interiors.
The yacht which accommodates up to 27 guests, comes with a fully qualified crew of four including the captain, an engineer and two stewards. She can be chartered on an hourly or daily basis with customised itineraries.
CRUISE IDEAS AND ITINERARIES
Early mornings, cruise out to sea passing by Reis Magos Fort, Miramar Beach, the Governor's Residence and the historical Aguada Jail. One is bound to sight dolphins jumping out of the water. Drop anchor in front of a palm-fringed beach to swim, lap up the sun and savour a meal on the yacht deck.
In the afternoon, journeys can be made on Mapusa and Mandovi rivers providing you a glimpse of village life along the Goan backwaters. An area of rich flora and fauna, birdlife abounds here. As sundown approaches, cruise out to sea towards the setting sun. When darkness sets in, anchor in a quiet bay to enjoy a light dinner under the stars.
Exclusive Business Entertainment
Away from heavy suits and claustrophobic boardrooms, host business meetings, cocktail soirées, press conferences et al in a different ambience. Absolutely private, with a expanse of sea and a sweeping horizon, business would be a pleasure on-board The Solita.
Fancy a really exciting evening for the closest of friends before getting hitched? A cruise on The Solita will be an unique experience for hosting a party. Away from rituals, this would be the way to let your hair down in style!
Goan waters and landscape are ideal for a cruise during sundown. Guests are spoilt for choice - savouring cocktails, wine and a sumptuous dinner with beautiful churches and forts as the backdrop.
Dinner for Two
Celebrate any occasion - birthday, anniversary; surprise your loved one or spend a romantic evening with soft jazz and murmur of waves. With sky and sea being your companions, there would be enough privacy on-board The Solita.
Romantic Overnight Stay
For a truly romantic experience, spend the night aboard the luxurious Solita with Penha de França church as your backdrop. Enjoy a seafood dinner on-board as you watch the stars.
Hans Tuinman and Sucheta Potnis pioneered the concept of luxury cruises in India. Back in 1992, they commissioned the yacht from Bristol Boats, Cochin. A year later the yacht was launched and it sailed from Cochin to Goa. The arrival of The Solita in Goa in April 1993 created a huge sensation as she was the first luxury yacht in India which was made available for charter.
Since its inception and operations in Goa, The Solita has drawn an exclusive clientele from all over the world. The Solita has been written about extensively in Indian and international magazines and she has hosted an incredibly large number of dignitaries and celebrities.
A cruise on The Solita is a must on the itinerary of the more affluent and discerning travellers to Goa. In fact, the `Solita' has become somewhat of a legend in Goa with a song written about her by India's premier rock star, Remo Fernandes on his album 'India Beyond’.