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Madagascar Expedition Cruise

Harmony 47 - Nosy Be

When: Dec 28 2008-Jan 4 2009, 8 days,
Price: 1100 euro per person including skipper, full coverage insurance and satphone, transfer to and from the airport.
Vessel: Harmony 47

Cruise type: adventure

Low season charters: 8 days cruises can be arranged in any other period of the year starting from 750 euros per person.

 
 
Madagascar

We sail from Nosy Be, one of the many islands North-West of Madagascar. Nosy Be is a lush green island surrounded by a marine paradise. Surrounded by a number of smalll islands, Nosy Be covers an area of 321 square km. As island paradise, Nosy Be is also called "the Island of perfumes" because of its abundance of extraordinary plants, including Mango trees, Ylang-Ylang and jackfruit trees. This area is the domain of the bays, white-sanded beaches and some coral islets with musical names such as Nosy Komba, where some of the attractions are the Lemurs and quaint shops with local artisanats. Sakatia has the attraction of the flight of thousands of fruit bats at sunset, a mesmerizing sight. Tanikely is a marine reserve where diving and snorkeling is simply just stunning. You will get to places you normally would not get to. Enjoy the excitement of fishing from the rear of our yacht. A combination of a sailing trip and a relaxed stay in one of the many hotels the Island has to offer could make your holiday of a life time.

 

Travel Tips
Getting there: Air Madagascar usually operates two flights per week between Antananarivo/ Madagascar and Johannesburg/South Africa. Flight duration is three hours. Inter Air flies there once a week. Getting around: Air Madagascar serves 60 domestic airports. There are wonderful overland routes. Unusual Destinations can arrange all excursions and transfers. Visas: All visitors need visas. Malagasy consulates in South Africa issue one month visas for any passport holder. A valid passport is required. Visas can be arranged in 2 or 3 days. The visas can also be obtained on arrival for last minute bookings. Currency: As soon as you have cleared through customs, change some money into Ariary/Malagasy Francs (FMG) at the airport bank. Since the 01 August 2003 the government changed the local currency from Malagasy Franc to Ariary.

 
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Crew

Marco

Italian expat, MBA, 41, sailed the equivalent of two round the world voyages. He still believes that the poetry of small european havens can be found in other continents, and he keeps searching for them anywhere. His dream has been deluded so far, so he is now back in the Med, the only cruising destination where he can be 5 minutes from a decent piece of cheese and glass of wine. He suffered from the TMT syndrome and sailed for years among icebergs and seals. But now he is back among the humans and prefers warmer waters and more frequented places. He should definitely buy new bibs...

 
Specifications
  • LOA 14.39 m / 47´2"
  • Hull Length 13.95 m / 45´9"
  • LWL 12.47 m / 40´11"
  • Maximum Beam 4.25 m / 13´11"
  • Standard Keel 2.15 m - 3 550 kg / 7´ - 7 828 lbs
  • Short/Tandem Keel 1.60 m - 3 760 kg / 5´3" - 8 291 lbs
  • Light Displacement  10 650 kg / 23, 484 lbs
  • Standard Main Sail 48.80 m sq / 525 sq ft
  • Roller Furling Genoa 44.00 m sq / 473 sq ft
  • Standard Engine 55 hp - 75 hp
  • Fuel Capacity  200 l / 53 US Gal
  • Water Capacity 505 l / 133 US Gal
  • 2 x 143 ah Service Batteries
  • 1 x 70 ah Engine Battery
  • CE Certification A/8 B/10