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Top 10 Yachts for Charter in Asia 2016

These 10 charter yachts are the ones to look out for should you be planning any water-bound vacations.

May 07, 2016 | By Staff Writer

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 vacations.

SURI

LOA: 63.4m

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.

Ocean Emerald - Making its mark on Thailand

Ocean Emerald – Making its mark on Thailand

OCEAN EMERALD

LOA: 41m

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.

DUNIA BARU

LOA: 50.9m

Year: 2014

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.

Titania - The ultimate charter vessel

Titania – The ultimate charter vessel

TITANIA

LOA: 71.9m

Year: 2006 / 2012

Builder: Lürssen

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.

BLISS

LOA: 37m

Year: 2009

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.

SALUZI

LOA: 69m

Year: 2003 / 2014

Builder: Austal

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.

SALILA

LOA: 56m

Year: 1991 / 2011

Builder: DRU

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.

LADY THURAYA

LOA: 31m

Year: 1982

Builder: Lubbe-Voss

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.

NORTHERN SUN

LOA: 50.9m

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.

SHAMOUN

LOA: 33.05m

Year: 1999

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.

Story Credits

Text by Angela Audretsch

This story first appeared in Yacht Style.

 


 
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