Our unique live onboard experience

Sea Spirit was born in 2017 out of a desire to promote the discovery and protection of the oceans through live onboard sailing and scuba diving charters.

Sailing and Scuba diving leave little footprint on nature and allows visitors to experience a different form of travelling whilst minimising their carbon footprint.

“Travelling by sea builds a strong bond between travellers and the environment. It also allows the local communities living of tourism to share a common interest for sustainability. “

We all naturally tend to protect what we learn to love. Spreading the knowledge of natures wonders will help promote its protection.

Our vision is based on modern and contemporary
live onboard catamarans
, owned and operated in Mauritius & Madagascar, to complement the local tourism industry in an exclusive and unique way.

“Sailing performance meets design, comfort and luxury on two hulls.”


Arriving at the destination, being transferred and welcomed on your catamaran, located at the local marina, promises a once in a lifetime experience. “SEA SPIRIT” is located at La balise Marina, located on the west coast of Mauritius. Traditionally Mauritius is known by holiday makers around the world for its legendary service offered in its lavish hotels and for its luxurious villas and apartments along the coastlines. “BALAO” is located at Le Cratère Marina, located in Nosy-Be on the south-west coast of the island. Nosy-Be is known as one of the best tourism location in Madagascar thanks to its beautiful and preserved beaches supplied by many excellent hotels covering the whole budget range you might dream of.


Boarding a catamaran to spend a holiday and sailing around the coastlines of Mauritius or Nosy-Be whilst enjoying the panoramas that unfold day after day is a type of holiday seafarers would much rather enjoy as opposed to staying ashore. Yet this is something that is not commonly offered. Divers can spend their days in their element whilst spouses and family do various land based tours and activities. You will be combining navigation time & diving between enchanting anchorage spots.

For Mauritius, you will be brought to the batelage ancient port in Souillac, la baie du jacotet near Bel Ombre, Baie du Cap “ Maconde”, the sand banks in the lagoon of ilot Benitiers, the bay of Petite Riviere Noire, Tamarin Bay, the cliffs near Albion lighthouse, the Caudan Marina, Turtle Bay in Balaclava, Mont Choisy beach, Grand Bay, Coin de Mire, the lagoon between Ilot Gabriel and Ile Plate, Trou D’eau Douce, Isle aux Cerfs and many anchorage spots in the vast Lagoon along the South East Coast where the famous naval battle of vieux Grand Port took place and finally Ile aux Aigrettes.


For Nosy-Be, you will discover the Mitsios archipelago, the most beautiful beach of Madagascar, Nosy Iranja (listed 7th most beautiful beach of the world), Nosy Komba also called the lemurs island where you will be able to interact directly with this unique species, Lokobe natural reservation, Nosy Tanikely a beautiful natural harbour where snorkelling is a must, the Radama archipelago where you will feel walking into an incredible preserved environment.

Our Fleet

  • Mauritius - NAUTITECH OPEN 40
  • Mauritius - NAUTITECH 46 FLY
  • Madagascar - LAGOON 380


The NAUTITECH 40 Open is the ideal catamaran for travelling with family and friends. With the unique OPEN concept, the cockpit and the saloon of the NAUTITECH 40 Open flow into one shared living space, ideal for an unforgettable day at sea.


In the 40 Open, the design team and star designer Marc Lombard have succeeded in redefining the living space of a cruising catamaran. Whereas in the past the deck saloon and cockpit lounge have tended to be separate worlds, here they have been combined – resulting in a completely new feeling of space.

Based on the experience that daily life takes place in the cockpit, on a 40-foot vessel, either the cockpit lounge or saloon generally suffer from size limitations, but here, the two areas have simply been combined. This in turn has only been made possible with the help of a sophisticated tarpaulin system. As a result, dinners and parties will no longer be disturbed by wind or weather.

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The ‘40 Open’ idea essentially consists in the fusion of the interior space with the cockpit lounge. In order to avoid creating two disappointingly small areas, the designers and Marc Lombard decided to create a large roofed cockpit lounge and leave the actual saloon as a generously sized pantry plus a combined navigation corner and seating area. In bad weather, or if you need privacy, the tarpaulin system makes it possible for the lounge to be partially or completely closed off.

The cockpit lounge is generous, the way to the foredeck is secured with rails, and the two steering stations provide a perfect overview and ideal visibility in all manoeuvres and changes of wind direction.

IN THE THICK OF THINGS: multifunction space

The U-shaped galley, both functional and very modern, is excellently equipped and designed for practicality. All lockers and utensils are within easy reach. The cosy navigation corner / seating area directly adjoining offers a perfect overview of the entire ship, and is a welcome retreat at odd moments when you want a coffee or a snack.


The slim but stable hull design offers optimum sailing performance and speed. The 40 Open rapidly gets underway and is easy to handle. The design team have succeeded in giving this smooth and long-haul sailing ship the best possible conditions, whatever the weather is like. This is down to the perfectly coordinated rig, with barely 91 square metres of sail turned to the wind.

The demanding connoisseur gets a further kick from the 70 square metre gennaker and the 95 square metre spinnaker. Once you’ve experienced these extra features, you won’t want to do without them ever again.


Speed and comfort are the essential attributes that apply to catamaran sailing. The high sailing performance that results from weight and displacement is supplemented by a considerable gain in living space for the crew, as well as significantly improved stability, smoothness and ease of handling. Travel time is reduced as distance is increased, and you can enjoy your stay on board in the most relaxed and comfortable way.

A concentrated wealth of experience and skill has gone into creating the 40 Open – but the ideal of elegance and an aesthetic line has never been lost from sight. The hull windows for example are an elegant addition, both supplementing the design and making life below deck more enjoyable.


The 40 Open is compact but has been kept simple. The uncompromising line of the x-bow stem reflects the agility and speed potential of the vessel.


Even in its basic basic configuration, the 40 Open is fitted out as a finished yacht. That means you can just get on board and cast off. But of course it would not be a BAVARIA if it were not for those little design details, which make it possible for every individual wish to come true.

You will be surprised by all this catamaran has to offer to discerning travellers…


With the four cabins configuration, the 40 Open welcomes their guests below deck with a harmoniously designed living space and all the comfort you could wish for.

The 40 Open receives her guests below deck in a harmoniously designed living space and with friendly comfort. Welcome to the saloon and below deck of the 40 Open. The galley in the saloon is extensively equipped and designed to be practical. All storage compartments and appliances are within easy reach. And since it is much more fun to cook with company, the cosy navigation and seating area is right next to the galley. This is the perfect spot for a coffee or a light lunch and has an excellent view of the entire boat. The hulls house the spacious cabins, fitted with ample cupboards for stowing away clothing and equipment.

The cabins offer superior natural lighting, luxurious fit and finish (LEDs, inner planking) and the presence truly useful storages.

In view of the higher standards of comfort and safety and the improved quality of life, catamarans are the ideal type of yacht for people who value a relaxed life at sea.

4 passengers cabins, 2 crews

  • Longueur hors-tout / Length overall 11.98 m
  • Longueur de coque / Length hull 11.98 m
  • Longueur à la flottaison / Length waterline 11,94 m
  • Maître bau / Beam overall 6.91 m
  • Tirant d‘eau Standard (environ) / Draught standard (approx.) 1.35 m
  • Poids lège (environ) Unloaden weight (approx.) 8,500 kg
  • Motorisation / Engine VOLVO D1-30 – 15 kW – 21 HP
  • Réservoir de carburant (environ) / Fuel tank (approx.) 215 l x 2
  • Réservoir d‘eau / Water tank (approx.) 215 l x 2
  • Cabines / Cabins (standard) 4
  • Couchage / Berths (standard) 6
  • Hauteur sous barrot (environ) / Height in cabin (approx.) 1.90 m
  • Grand‘voile et solent, standard (environ) / Mainsail and solent, standard 91.5 m²
  • Tirant d‘air (environ) / Height of mast above water line 20.05 m
  • Passagers (max.) / Persons, max. 10 (Cat A) / 10 (Cat. B)
  • Catégorie CE / CE category A+B

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This is the most recent and luxurious catamaran currently operating in Mauritius and it is usually used by our VIP clients for either day charters or liveaboard charters around Mauritus. Sea Spirit II our Nautitech 46 Fly  catamaran was built in 2019 in Rochefort in France and arrived in Mauritus in April 2020. This  vessel is also now available for expedition charters to Saint Brandon. The boat is like a top class hotel, offering all the possible facilities and features on would dream of having in a luxury yacht.



When you first enter any of the cabins, you will notice the harmony alliance of space and light. The light walnut interior woodwork around the catamaran gives it a feeling of comfort and coziness.

The 4 luxury cabins below deck  are very spacious and comfortable with ensuite heads,  under-bed drawer and several lockers and shelves for storage, air conditioning and fans and  huge tinted perspex hull windows that allow lots of  light into the cabins. The catamaran is also fitted with luxury high density foam mattresses reading lights.

The catamaran can accommodate maximum of 8 people, sharing 4 double cabins. Due to removable partition, beds can be easily modified from one big double bed to two twins beds. All cabins have en-suite heads with separate shower cabins, sink with mixing tap, cabinet for storage and manual pump toilets.

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The centrepiece of the design is the flybridge, a feature that’s becoming ever more popular on cruising catamarans. The flybridge is incorporated into the prominent coachroof, the forward part of which has an eyebrow over the generous saloon windows while the aft section provides seating topside and a hardtop bimini over the wide-open cockpit, offering ample shade and covering. It gives the catamaran a streamlined appearance.

The flybridge is accessed through a five-step staircase. The wheel is offset slightly to port. The helmsman’s seat has a movable backrest that can be flipped one way or the other when underway or at anchor. There’s another raised backrest on a U-shaped settee bordering the flybridge that can be lifted like a chaise lounge. All in all, there must be comfortable seating for upward of 20 people.

Most lines are led to the helm station, with 3 Lewmar electrical winches and accompanying Spinlock clutches. Unusually, the genoa sheets are not led to the wheel but to a set of primary winches on either side of the cockpit, which would make singlehanding difficult.

In the saloon itself, to starboard, there’s a standing navigation table.  The U-shaped galley looks out to the cockpit  and is also to starbaord, with plenty of counter space and a pair of sinks. A well-­executed L-shaped settee and dining area convertible to a lounge bed are to port side. Plenty of natural light pours in through the wraparound coachroof windows.

The bow of the catamaran has a front deck lounge, with a bar storage area and cushion inserts for yet another place to chill and relax. The forward trampolines are ideal to lay on and soak in the tropical sun or simply for stargazing at night.

The vessel has a sail plan of 108 m2 with a 69 m2 mainsail and a 39 m2 jib on its own furler.

In order to bring into life almost all fantasies about exotic gastronomy, the catamaran is equipped with top notch equipment such as: 4 burner gas cooker, double-side sink, 3 refrigerators, 2 freezers, and oven, a microwave oven, and other kitchen Household appliances. You will get to enjoy the delicious food while sitting by a perfect dinning table, placing 8 people together in maximum comfort.

The boat also has a 7 kw Onan generator, a 100 liter/hour water maker, a 2 kw inverter, 3 * 150W solar panel,  a microwave, 2 freezer and 3 fridges, air conditioning in all 4 cabins, fans and electric winches + 3.2m dinghy with a 20 HP.


This is the undisputed world champion in its category (more than 700 boats delivered to 2013) for good reasons. The 380 is fast, easy to manoeuvre, safe, and is a comfortable and welcoming boat. Our boat, “BALAO”, has been built in 2002 and has been maintain to keep up a high standard with new engines in 2016, a new freezer in 2018.


Cruises and scuba diving cruises on our catamaran BALAO, in the Indian ocean, starting from, are proposed by cabin, for solo holidays, in couple or with family and friends with navigation course on demand over the north west shores of Madagascar. Designed to bring maximum comfort in the respect of environment, our catamaran is recent and well maintained, large and stable. We are offering All-Inclusive service, without surprise, to ensure top class holidays for a reasonable budget. The catamaran is equipped for scuba diving cruises, fishing cruises or simply relaxing cruises. Just get on board to discover in total quietness the islands around Nosy Be in great weather conditions. Our crews, captains, stewards and cooks are all cruise professionals, caring of your well being.
From Cap Sébastien to the Radama through Mistios, Nosy Iranja (18th most beautiful beach in the world), Tanikely, to deserted islands and small fishermen villages, in all this paradise around Nosy Be, we are proposing a dive in preserved nature and an encounter with a welcoming population with surprising traditions. The crews are from Madagascar, caring and ensuring an excellent on-board service with exceptional cooking using mostly fresh and local products from Nosy Be and surroundings.
In complement of the cruise, Nosy Be deserves a visit. We are proposing in land tours, hotels stays where the boat will bring you directly, home rentals and we can organise tailor made tours focusing on charming locations and out of conventional visits.

Choose your experience

We offer a unique collections of live aboard charter experiences in Mauritius and Madagascar, we also provide tailor made cruising experiences up on request.

Sea Spirit Sainling by Le Morne Mauritius
7 days / 6 nights / 12 dives

Discovery of Mauritius

Overview of the tropical island marvels

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Sea Spirit SUP le Morne Mauritius
10 days / 9 nights / 16 dives

Spirit of Mauritius

Are you willing to go beyond the usual quick overview of the paradise?

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Saint Brandon
10 days / 9 nights

Saint Brandon Expedition

Explore untouched Saint Brandon, in the foot steps of Robinson Crusoe

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Mitsio Archipelago
6 days / 5 nights / 10 dives (option)

The Mitsio Archipelago

Explore the Mitsio Archipelago

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6 days / 5 nights / 10 dives (option)

The Radame Archipelago

Discover the Radame Archipelago

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Geyser Bank Expedition
10 days / 9 nights / 16 dives (included)

The Zélée Bank Expedition

The #1 experience for divers, dive sessions are included in the package.

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Experience Mauritius & Madagascar

Indulge yourself with the beauty of the Indian Ocean and enjoy complete relaxation while exploring Mauritius and Madagascar in a very unique way. Live onboard and discover these tropical destinations.

"Super beautiful, awe inspiriting! If you are looking for a magical and adventure filled experience then this is the thing to do! I’d recommend this to anyone who loves a good adventure!"
Amy Johnson

See Nature in a new way

Discover the exciting underwater world and explore the tropical landscape inland, our experiences are designed to offer thrilling experiences inland and whilst on the sea.

Plan your own itinerary

If you are looking for a completely customised experience, get in touch with us. We can provide you with detailed cruise quote, tailored to your every need.