Now here’s an experience right out of the lifestyles of the rich and restless. Ever wanted to blow your friends out of the water with a killer surprise? Well if you have the funds, this could be one hell of a way to make an impression! This beautiful Arabian dhow, known as the “Shazma” is available for private bookings and makes a great romantic getaway as well as a venue for intimate bashes. I’ve been lucky enough to visit it once or twice courtesy Gautam Singhania who is responsible for this super exotic (almost pirate-ship like) boat that is a combination of leisure and luxury at its best. (GS clearly has an affinity for fancy toys and upgraded to a custom-built super-sized yacht a couple years ago.) I recall falling asleep on the deck of the Shazma one time and waking up to a sky full of stars, absolute bliss!
Psst! Gautam Singhania owns a fleet of speed boats all named after various James Bond flicks; Octopussy, Goldfinger, Thunderball and Golden Eye plus some other speedboats Smokin’ Joe and Raymond and Moonraker (another yacht). Singhania also owns a Challenger 604 business jet and a three helicopters. His new yacht is known as the M Y Ashena, a tri-deck luxury yacht constructed entirely out of Burma Teak wood. The yacht was designed by traditional boat builders from a village in Gujrat.
The Shazma which is docked off the Mumbai harbor and is available for lunch or dinner events or even for a romantic sunset cruise for two. I’m thinking honeymoon surprise, an unforgettable birthday party or a great place to propose! Its open main-deck allows for upto 40 guests on-board. It has a galley that houses a full-fledged entertainment system along with a lavish seating area and a cabin for two below deck. You can choose to splurge on the customized catering on board the Shazma or hire your own.
For enquiries, please call Melvyn on 022-22856127 or 7738041700 or email [email protected]
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