With yacht charter growing as one of the most popular ways to discover Asia, these boats from the Asia superyacht market are the top to look out for should you be planning any vocations.
Year: 1978 / 2007 / 2012 / 2015
Builder: Halter Marine
Details: available through 37 South, from $350,000 per week plus expenses
No stranger to Asian waters and popular with Asian charter guests, 2016 finds expedition yacht SuRi fresh out of a refit (which saw the master suite aft extended by two meters) and ready to take guests on real adventures again.
Year: 2009 / 2015
Builder: Rodriguez Yachts
Details: available through Pattaya Yacht Charters, from EUD90,000 per week plus expenses
Designed by the legendary Norman Foster and refit last year, Ocean Emerald was recently the very first yacht to be granted the newly approved charter licence permitting luxury yacht charters in Thailand.
Builder: Konjo Boat Builders
Details: available through 37 South, from $87,500 per week
It would be hard to imagine a more beautiful platform to explore from than wooden Phinisi-style Dunia Baru. Typically found hidden among Indonesia’s secret spots, she will be venturing to Thailand, Singapore and the even-less-voyaged archipelagos of Myanmar this spring.
Year: 2006 / 2012
Details: available through Burgess, from $420,000 per week
Part of Burgess’ unprecedentedly large Asian charter fleet this year, Titania is one to satisfy even the most discerning charter guest. With a crew to guest ratio of more than 1:1, guests will be well looked after while cruising Southeast Asia and the wider Indian Ocean in style.
Builder: Yachting Developments
Details: available through Ocean Independence, from $89,000 to $95,000 per week
With a flexible schedule that will take in Singapore, Thailand, Myanmar and even North Borneo and the Philippines, Dubois-designed Bliss is a comfortably luxurious sailing yacht, ideal for families.
Year: 2003 / 2014
Details: available through Burgess, from EUD480,000 per week
A permanent, eye-catching Asian resident, Saluzi is able to accommodate up to 32 guests across five decks and has entertainment at her core, with everything from an open-air cinema to a fully equipped dive centre.
Year: 1991 / 2011
Details: available through Northrop & Johnson, from $105,000 per week plus expenses
A rugged converted expedition yacht turned luxury explorer, Salila offers unique experiences in Indonesia. March sees her host an exclusive solar eclipse tour in Raja Ampat for example.
Details: available through Northrop & Johnson, from EUD40,000 per week plus expenses
This schooner has a long history as a classic sailing yacht, but following a rebuild in 2009 she is now a classic beauty on the outside and modern vision on the inside. Perfect for families or groups of friends who want an active but luxurious sailing holiday, she will move from Phuket to the Andaman Islands and the Maldives.
Year: 1976 / 2007 / 2015
Builder: Narasaki Shipyard
Details: available through Burgess, from $147,000 per week
Following a refit last year, mighty expedition yacht Northern Sun is ready to show guests the best of Southeast Asia again. Based in Thailand, relaxed and welcoming, this is a luxury yacht with personality and soul, and a stellar crew to match.
Builder: Jachtwerf Klaassen B.V.
Details: available through Yachting Partners International, from USD61,800 per week
Fresh from racing in the New Zealand Millennium Cup, Asian-owned classic sloop Shamoun is likely to be making her way back to South East Asia for charter later this year. Perfect for exploring the region, she has a lifting keel to allows visits to shallow harbours and secluded bays.
Text by Angela Audretsch
This story first appeared in Yacht Style.