Captain Ahmed Niyaz

Niyaz (nick name Kudey), is one of the most experienced crew members of the archipelago. He is on board of the Dhonis Stella since their construction in 2006. He has an extensive knowledge of the archipelago and he is working on the local live-a-boards since the 90's. He has been the steward and assistant captain of the Dhonis for years and he has been promoted captain of Stella 1 in 2018.


Type Motor Sailers
Year Built2006
Size71.00 Ft
Beam16 Feet
Draft6 Feet

Boat Details

Cabins: 2
Queen: -
Single Cabins: 1
Showers: 2
Wash Basins: 2
Heads: 2
Electric Heads: 2

Pick Up Locations

Pref. Pick-up: Male Airport, Maldives
Other Pick-up: Selected Resorts, Maldives


Refit: 2020
Helipad: No
Jacuzzi: No
A/C: Partial

Engine Details

Yanmar 210 HP - Onan 7 kW
Fuel Consumption: 30
Cruising Speed: 8
Max Speed: 10 US Gall/Hr


Winter Area: Indian Ocean and SE Asia
Summer Area: Indian Ocean and SE Asia


Salon Tv/VCR: No
Salon Stereo: No
Sat Tv: Satellite Phone
# of Videos: -
# DVDs/Movies: Selection
# CD's: -
Camcorder: No
Books: Selection
Board Games: No
Sun Awning: Yes
Deck Shower: Yes
Bimini: Yes
Water Maker: 125 l/h
Special Diets: Yes
Kosher: Inq
# Dine In: No
Minimum Age: None
Generator: Onan 7 kW
Inverter: Yes
Voltages: 220
Water Maker: 125 l/h
Water Cap: 2000
Ice Maker: No
Sailing Instructions: No
Internet Access: Onboard WIFI
Gay Charters: Yes
Nude: No
Hairdryers: Yes
# Port Hatches: Yes
Guests Smokes: Outdoor Only
Crew Smokes: Inq
Pets Aboard: No
Pet Type: -
Guest Pets: No
Children Ok: Yes
Hammock: No
Windscoops: No

Water Sports

Dinghy size: 17ft/5.3m Boston Whaler
Dinghy hp: 15 hp
Dinghy # pax: 6
Water Skis Adult: No
Water Skis Kids: No
Jet Skis: No
Wave Runners: No
Kneeboard: No
Windsurfer: No
Snorkel Gear: Yes
Tube: Yes
Scurfer: No
Wake Board: No
Kayaks 1 Pax: No
Kayaks (2 Pax): No
Floating Mats: No
Swim Platform: Yes
Boarding Ladder (Loc/Type): Side
Sailing Dinghy: No
Beach Games: No
Fishing Gear: Yes
Gear Type: Trawling-Spinning
Rods: 2

Scuba Diving Details

Crew License Resort Course Full Course
Master DISCOVERY SCUBA DIVING is available for beginners: US$ 80++ Not available
Divers 4 Tanks 6 BCs 3 Regulators - Dive Lights -
Air Compressor Onboard Wet Suits 2 Weight Sets 6 Dives/wk 14 Night Dives 1
General Diving Info
Every diver is required to submit proof of his/her training by means of a certificate and a valid personal diving insurance. DAN memberships with insurance (individual or family) are available at www.daneurope.org for divers from Europe and Middle East, www.danasiapacific.org for Asia/Pacific countries, or www.diversalertnetwork.org for USA and Canada.
Diving Costs information
SINGLE DIVE: US$ 50++ (including guide, tanks and weights).
Maximum number of divers on board: 4.
Maximum number of dives per day: 2.
Maximum number of night dives per cruise: 1.

Regulator (octopus) per dive: US$ 08++
BCD per dive: US$ 08++
Wetsuit (3mm shorty) per dive: US$ 06++
Dive computer per dive: US$ 08++

Note: masks, fins and snorkels for adults are available on request free of charge. Fins and masks for children are not available on board.

The above rates are subject to 10% Service Charge and 12% GST

The dining experience on board DHONI STELLA allows you to enjoy a terrace on the sea in the most comfortable and luxury setting, whether it be open to the fresh air and sun, shaded by the curtains or sheltered by canvas.

DHONI STELLA's kitchen boasts some of the best Asian-Fusion dishes on the waters of the Maldives and our crew brings you the best of the best restaurant experiences in the islands.

Our yachts offer a range of delectable dining choices for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Breakfast and lunch are served half-buffet style, while dinner is a 4-course meal as per your choice of dishes on the daily menu.

From seasonal fruits, to your own catch-of-the-day’s sashimi and Maldivian delicacies, DHONI STELLA’s chefs prepare international cuisine with an Asian flair or the most traditional Western and Italian dishes to your taste, all while cruising the Indian Ocean.

Water, soft drinks, tea and coffee are included in the full board option and a selection of wine and beer is available for purchase.

Special wines and liquors orders on request with advance notice. 

No rates details available.

(15 December -30 April)
Indian Ocean and SE Asia
(1 May - 14 December)
Indian Ocean and SE Asia


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