Zanzibar Sailing Charters

Julia under full mainsail!

Here in Zanzibar sailing charters are a unique way to explore all the tropical beauty that The Spice Islands have to offer. Check out this beautiful 50ft Admiral Catamaran “Julia”. She is perfect for live aboard SCUBA Diving, Sailing or just Cruising the tropical Indian Ocean Islands of East Africa! Notably, this is a very versatile yacht! For instance, charter a Sport Fishing Boat from Fishing Zanzibar Co Ltd and use Julia as a “Mothership” for your next East African Big Game Fishing Adventure! Catch the Excitement!

“Rafted Up” to a Sportfisher


On anchor in Njao Gap – Pemba Island

Julia is a 50 foot (16.5m) Sailing Catamaran of the Admiral series designed by Lavranos. To begin with, she was constructed in South Africa and launched in 1997. Furthermore, she has got 4 double cabins with shower/WC en suite and 2 separate staff berths. Equipped for blue water cruising, this yacht is fitted with all the necessary safety and navigation equipment. An 11,5 KVA Yanmar Diesel generator produces all the electricity you will need at both 220V and 380V. Additionally, 2 Volvopenta 30hp Diesel engines with saildrives power the vessel at an average speed of 6 to 7 knots (depending on current) when not using the sails. Incidentally, under sail and good wind conditions this yacht easily reaches speeds of 10 knots or more.


Get involved and hoist the sails!

The cockpit is located at the rear of the vessel where there is a spacious outside seating area. Most of our guests spend their time here whilst sailing underway. There is a large amount of flat deck space on the foredeck as well as large trampolines up front where you can enjoy a leisurely sunbathe and some R&R.

Large foredeck with spacious trampolines!

Cruising the crystal clear waters of Pemba Island


Sliding glass doors lead from the cockpit area to the inside salon and galley area. A circular table with seating is located in the centre of the Salon. Equally, a comfortable place to watch a movie or check out your latest underwater shots on the TV! Additionally, to the port side of the Salon table is an alcove housing all the navigation and other electronic equipment. Furthermore, to the starboard side is the main kitchen area or galley, with fridges, freezers, cooker, microwave… Also, a dishwasher and washing machine!

There are 4 cabins located down a few steps on either side from this central living space, inside the two hulls. Each forward cabin contains a double bed. In the event that single beds are required, these can easily be turned into 2 single beds. Lastly, the aft cabins have double beds. Each of these cabins has en suite facilities including hot and cold fresh water shower and a toilet.

Aft Cabin


In short, Zanzibar Sailing Charters are for the fun loving and adventurous who enjoy exploration and “off the beaten track” adventure! Julia is a sturdy, comfortable and spacious yacht that sails very well. She is a proven offshore catamaran and an absolute pleasure to cruise on!