Yacht charters around Asia: Dunia Baru and Lamima luxury phinisis to Phuket, Bali, Raja Ampat and more

Albatross PR, which handles both Dunia Baru and Lamima, advised recently that the 65 metre 14 guest Lamima has a special offer this year – a new, fully inclusive rate of US$18,000 per day, plus tax, for charters booked before 1 May, and taken in the year from then.

This amounts to a 28 percent reduction on her normal operating fees. It includes all food and beverages, unlimited diving and watersports, spa treatments, shore excursions, and guided dives via two onboard PADI dive masters and one instructor.

The ultra-luxury vessel is Indonesian flagged, which has benefits and is a kind of hybrid phinisi, having been designed in 2012 by the esteemed Marcelo Penna of Barcelona. He unobtrusively included refinements to enhance her intrinsic strength and stability, and decreed an impressive sail wardrobe, so that Lamima can claim to be a first-class sailing yacht.

Co-owner Dominique Gerardin, a former yacht captain, said it took three years to build Lamima at Aru, like Makassar in Sulawesi, and unusually for a phinisi she is certified by the Italian agency RINA, guaranteeing that she has been constructed to the highest standards of safety, stability, fire protection and pollution prevention.

“Looking right at home on Indonesia’s sapphire seas, and with the trade winds filling her sails, Lamima’s special reduced rate is an offer not to be missed”, concludes Albatross.

Although Lamina concentrates on Indonesia, including the Nusa Tenggara with its Komodo Island dragons and as far afield as West Papua province where the now ‘discovered’ dive site Raja Ampat is located, she does also voyage with the seasons to Thailand’s Andaman Sea and the Mergui Archipelago in Myanmar beyond.

Grading compared Lamina’s interior décor with “all the opulence of a superyacht”. The 19-strong crew has two masseuses in their ranks, yoga sessions are held on deck, and the varied cuisine using fresh local fruit and vegetables is said to be superb.

The vessel has a dedicated website, and bookings can be made through Nikko Karki of Indo Yachts, which offers full services.

For more information, visit Indo Yachts.

This article was first published in Yacht Style 38.

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