Following her recent refit, the charming classic sailing yacht RAJA LAUT is once again available for unforgettable yacht charter vacations in South East Asia and the Andaman Sea. RAJA LAUT is a traditionally styled schooner designed based on 19th-century ships, exuding unique charm and charisma. She is available for winter charters (October-April) in the Mergui Archipelago in Burma, followed by a summer season (May-September) in the Komodo National Park in Indonesia.
In the past months, RAJA LAUT has received an extensive refit to her cabins, engine room, she was soundproofed and had an update on her electrical systems done. In addition, the bathrooms, rigging, sails and tender were all upgraded last year. Her rich timber interior flows perfectly with large open decks, offering plenty of entertainment and relaxation areas. Guest comfort is ensured by modern technology, which includes air-conditioned cabins, multimedia, scuba-diving and waterskiing equipment.
RAJA LAUT superyacht accommodates up to twelve charter guests in six luxuriously appointed cabins, including three doubles and three twin cabins. All cabins feature their own en suite modern bathroom facilities and air-conditioning. The below deck lounge features a music system and a TV. Above deck, charter guests will find the vast dining area with added sun beds to relax on.
During your entire South East Asia charter vacation you will be taken care of by a highly-qualified, experienced and friendly crew of six, including a skipper, chef, hostess, deckhand and a fully-qualified dive instructor.
MERGUI ARCHIPELAGO YACHT CHARTERS ABOARD RAJA LAUT (OCTOBER-APRIL)
Embarking on a yacht charter vacation in the Mergui Archipelago you will enter a paradise of 800 almost deserted tropical islands, situated only 120 km north of Phuket in the Andaman Sea. This yachting heaven is often called the “lost world”, as for nearly 50 years the Mergui Archipelago has been prohibited to the outside world, frozen in time.
The islands are renowned for their pristine white-sand beaches, awash with turquoise waters, surrounded by coral reefs, and a variety of landscapes and ecologies. Mergui Archipelago is an ideal destination for those who wish to completely abandon the busy and hectic everyday life and immerse their body and mind into the simple pleasures of this paradise, resulting in complete peace of mind and tranquility. Imagine kayaking in the stunning lagoons and mangroves, hiking in virgin jungle or snorkelling and diving over the coral reefs!
Encounters with Moken Sea Gypsies
Cruising the Merguis, you will encounter Moken Sea Gypsies, who are part of the ‘Sea Gypsies’ group of people of sea dwelling nomads found across Southeast Asia. Even though they have recently abandoned their traditional way of life and settled in a few villages across the Meguis Archipelago they remain mostly indifferent to visiting yachts. Some might approach your vessel and offer a gift, such a fish or a lobster, expecting a gift in return. Those that do not approach the vessels, wish to be left in peace.
KOMODO YACHT CHARTER (MAY – SEPTEMBER)
Following her winter season in the Merguis, luxury charter yacht RAJA LAUT will move onto the Komodo National Park, where she will be available for the summer season. Komodo is renowned for its subtropical flora and fauna, with a unique natural and cultural diversity. Cruising the Komodo National Park you will come across ancient volcanos, emerald green waters, tribal rituals and the infamous Komodo dragons.
Komodo National Park is on the UNESCO World Heritage list since 1991 and its islands are untouched by modern development. Underwater Komodo offers yacht charterers a diving paradise with some of the world’s most beautiful coral reefs.
Lesser Sunda islands, is a cluster of islands situated east of Bali where you can engage in various exciting adventures such as climbing the rugged mountains or trekking through forests to bath under breath-taking waterfalls.
Whatever you choice of destination and the time of the year, Andaman Sea is a unique and amazing destination to visit aboard a luxury yacht. RAJA LAUT, a traditional gaff-rigged schooner, is a fabulous choice, as it offers the charm of the bygone era combined with the latest in comfort and technology.
For more information about chartering RAJA LAUT or SE Asia yacht charter vacations, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our brokers.