Indonesia is one of the most fascinating countries on the planet. It’s located within the Coral Triangle, an area of abundant marine life and diversity, where local cultures and customs are almost as varied as the 17,000 islands that comprise this nation. The beautiful archipelagos make for unforgettable charters – but how does a charter in Indonesia compare with sailing in the Mediterranean or Caribbean?
We are also familiar with the charter markets in the well-established cruising waters of the Mediterranean and Caribbean. We know that there are some significant differences that set Indonesia apart from the rest of the world when it comes to a charter destination, and that make it all the more special: the yachts are very different, the destinations you sail to are incomparable, the value is outstanding, the exceptional crews are integral to your experience, and the activities offered will blow you away.
Indonesia’s wooden yachts tend to be much larger than the white boats on offer at a similar price point in the more developed markets. For example, you can charter an 80-foot yacht in the Mediterranean for around $100K per week including expenses while in Indonesia, for the same price, you can expect a 160-footer with seven cabins, a crew of 20 and huge, open spaces on deck.
Only yachts flagged in Indonesia can be chartered here; this limits the fleet to choose from and for reasons of safety and service consistency, we have chosen to work only with those in the top tier. Indo Yachts maintains a fleet of 24 of the finest yachts in Indonesia – quite small when you compare us with what’s on offer in the Med and the Caribbean – but we know each yacht well and can help our clients choose one that best suits their style and budget.
While on a charter in the Caribbean or the Mediterranean, you’ll likely board your yacht at a chic port town. During the day you’ll anchor in beautiful coves shared with other boats and in the evenings you’ll probably stop at another marina, where you’ll have the chance to get dressed up and go out for a night on the town. Socializing and seeing other boats and people is part of the appeal, and the experience.
Chartering a yacht in Indonesia is far wilder than the Caribbean and Mediterranean – but not in terms of the social scene.
Here, there are no glamorous port towns to explore, nor are there chic marinas bustling with boutiques and restaurants. Instead, what Indonesia has in abundance are vast, remote cruising grounds where the islands have been virtually untouched by people. At night you will anchor at secluded moorings in blissful natural settings and during the day you will have the chance to see wildlife and marine life you’ve only read about in National Geographic.
While the cruising waters of the Mediterranean can be quite crowded, in Indonesia you have the luxury of space – and it’s unlikely you’ll see another charter boat during your trip. (Imagine being in France, and having the entire country to yourself... that’s what it’s like when you sail to parts of Raja Ampat.) In Indonesia you’ll have an unrivaled sense of adventure while exploring the nation’s archipelagoes, and feel a deep sense of privacy as you take in a vast, unspoiled region that’s larger enough several European countries combined. Indonesia’s archipelagos might feel remote, but we guarantee that on your yacht you will feel experience a sense of peace and luxury that is unrivalled.
So come aboard! Experience the ultimate high-end and adventure of your dreams in exotic Indonesia, and make memories you’ll remember for a lifetime.
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