Have all your friends already chartered a yacht around Porto Cervo, St Barts, and Barbados? This season, avoid “déjà vu” feelings and head toward South-East Asia for crystal clear waters, enchanting dive spots, and colorful shore excursions. “Phuket has become the Riviera of Asia and the new destinations such as Myanmar, Indonesia, and Malaysia start to attract exploration savvy travelers. Guests fall in love with the warmth and generosity of the local population and enjoy the most diversified marine environment and scenic landscapes”, explains Ewa Stachurska, Group Marketing Manager at Simpson Marine, the leader in yacht charter in Asia. Need more convincing? Take a look at these 7 unique yachts cruising east this winter season.
LAMINA, 64m, Indonesia – Starts at 138,000 USD/week
Specifically built as a new luxury sailing yacht in 2013, Lamina combines the authenticity and charm of a traditional Indonesian two-masted sailing ship with the latest yacht design and technology. Boasting 7 ensuite staterooms, onboard Padi instructors, and measuring 64 meters, Lamina is the world’s largest wooden sailing yacht. She is one of the very few five-star charter vessels to be registered under the Indonesian flag, providing further exclusivity for all the untouched islands she can explore with her guests.
OCEAN EMERALD, 41m, Thailand – Starts at 112,000 USD/week
Blending contemporary design and exciting water toys, this spectacular 41-meter yacht is uniquely placed to explore the remote islands and bays of South-East Asia. Ocean Emerald’s timeless styling and beautiful furnishings throughout create an elegant and comfortable atmosphere. Jacuzzi, gym, home cinema, swimming platform: her impressive leisure facilities make her the ideal yacht for socializing and entertaining family and friends. Ocean Emerald sleeps up to 12 guests in 5 rooms, including the Owner’s suite, 2 VIP staterooms, 2 double/twin cabins.
RASCAL, 31m, Indonesia – Starts at 68,000 USD/week
Rascal takes charter guests on experiential journeys around Indonesia’s captivating islands. Her 5 spacious, ensuite cabins are all uniquely situated above deck, promising large windows that draw in the spectacular ocean views. Rascal’s private Chef works with special menus curated by Bali’s famed Watercress restaurant, while award-winning Proof & Company mixologists inspire the cocktail list. From off-radar island destinations to exhilarating marine life immersions, on-deck degustation to rooftop midnight stargazing, everything is provided with casual, barefoot freedom and fun.
SALILA, 56m, Indonesia – Starts at 63,000 USD/week
Inspired by the beauty of its natural surroundings, Salila’s interior is showered with light shining through multiple windows that point to the horizon. The design balances modern, contemporary lines with warm, tropical elements to create a comfortable yet sophisticated ambience. Expedition yacht Salila shares common values with her guests of loving the sea, spending the day outdoor, and eating healthy. Following Salila’s Japanese tradition, fresh seafood, bought from the local fishermen, is present in each meal. Fresh lobster and tuna steak, anyone?
DOLCE VITA, 33m, Thailand – Starts at 57,000 USD/week
Dolce Vita offers impressive exterior areas, providing plenty of luxurious and refined alfresco space for guest entertainment. Wrap around panoramic windows allow for abundant natural light and scenic views of the ocean. Dolce Vita’s full-beam master suite is mid ship and comprises a double bed, dressing table, sofa, large bathroom, and walk-in shower. From the lavish lounge and dining space, to the galley and 4 spacious ensuite cabins, guests onboard are guaranteed a high-class experience.
Accelera, 29m, Hong Kong – Starts at 13,000 USD/day
Generous spaces for entertainment abound on all 3 decks of this Azimut. On the main deck, an expansive lounge area comes with the latest home theatre system. The sunbathing zone at the bow is well-suited for relaxing under the sun while the yacht is riding through the wavy sea. The lower deck offers a luxury master bedroom, a VIP suite and 3 guest cabins. A jacuzzi and a cozy lounge area are located on the flybridge.
FENG, 21m, Hong Kong, Starts at 11,000 USD/day
Being a 70ft tailor-made catamaran, Feng offers spacious lounging areas throughout: bow trampoline with wide side deck access, large flybridge and cockpit area with dining and sunbathing. The main living area is artistically designed with luxurious yet minimalistic elements including Tatami mats and sliding doors imitating Shoji screens, low-level table and bar surrounded by cushions in wooden frames. There are 4 double guest cabins with ensuite bathrooms, providing comfort and total privacy for guests.
Founder of UNITIATE, Geoffrey is a Marketing Expert, Luxury Specialist and Hospitality Enthusiast. Wherever he goes, his early career and personal interests have always helped him nurture and cultivate a passion for the Travel and Leisure industries. French born, Geoffrey has accumulated an extensive experience abroad, thanks to regular visits to foreign countries but also thanks to years of expatriation. Currently based in Chicago, Geoffrey has already lived and worked in New York, Shanghai, Singapore and Monaco. You can meet Geoffrey on Twitter and Linkedin.