Raja Laut 31m← Back to all yachts
|Type||Motor-sail Yachts, Sailing Yachts, Eclectic Yachts|
|Where||South East Asia|
|Weekly rate from||€29,500|
"Raja Laut" means "King of the Seas" in Malay. There is more than a hint of Joseph Conrad in her demeanour and with a modicum of imagination one can easily see the schooner carrying his adventurers and traders around the exotic East. In design, she bears more than a passing resemblance to Sir James Brooke, Raja of Borneo's "Royalist".
Built as a gaff topsail schooner in 2005, her rig was chosen for its simplicity and practicality in handling. and is typical of the "South Sea" trading schooners of the late 19th Century - probably the most famous example of which is Joshua Slocum's schooner Pato.
Six comfortable cabins accommodate 12 guests on adventures around the South Seas. But unlike her forebears, a modern engine in a clever hull design pushes her along at speeds of 11 knots.
Inside is the classic feel of rich timber cabins, each with ensuite bathrooms, air-conditioning; and she carries all the comforts you can expect of a modern luxury yacht; hot showers, electric toilets, fresh water by reverse osmosis, satellite navigation, internet and sat phone, scuba diving facilities, tenders and toys.
What makes her truly special is that she occupies an almost unique geographical position. In our view she is the only really lovely vessel regularly trading out of this northern part of Indonesia. Further south, there are more yachts than you can shake a stick at in the Bali region but for indisputably remote exploration, Raja Laut is unique.
If you're set on SE Asia, do it properly and blend in to the local landscape, sacrificing nothing you could need for an idyllic private cruise...
To enquire about this yacht or to discuss creating your bespoke dream holiday, please get in touch.