DEWI NUSANTARA

LOA: 58 m / 190 ft

Guests: 18     Crew: 23

The Height of Liveaboard Diving Expertise

 

Dewi Nusantara is the ideal launching pad for experiencing the wonders of the underwater world in the far flung corners of Indonesia. Outfitted with serious ocean faring capacities and redundancies she operates effortlessly in areas where shore services are unavailable.

The ship’s triple masts and the royal blue sheen on her hull impend a sense of majesty and tradition. Her name means Goddess of Sea and her ironwood hull, handcrafted by the master boat builders of Kalimantan, cuts through the ocean leaving nearly no wake.

Dewi Nusantara’s owner built her to specifications accumulated as the result of over 300,000 NM of logged sailing, diving and discovering new species of fauna. Over 20 years experience in the islands coupled with her expert crew catapults Dewi Nusantara into a league of her own for discovering Indonesia’s underwater treasures.

Dewi Nusantara is most suitable for conservation groups, marine biologists and diving enthusiasts looking for the ultimate underwater experiences in supreme comfort.

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The Staterooms

 

MASTER AND COMMANDER’S SUITE

The full-beam master suite is 46 square meters equipped with a king-sized bed, bathtub, corner sofa and a table made out of a single piece of teak wood. Occupying the aft deck with panoramic windows offering 180 degree ocean views, it is one of the most awe inspiring spaces onboard any liveaboard dive vessel in the world.

8 DELUXE STATEROOMS

Each deluxe stateroom is 20 square meters on the lower deck. Equipped with beds adaptable for twin or double use, en-suite bathrooms (4,5m by 1,3m), reading lights, 220V power points, hanging storage for clothing, and a comfortable desk.

The staterooms are decorated with intricate wooden carvings, curved furniture and bright colors. The deck below is pressured to promote excellent air circulation and freshness in the staterooms.

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The gateway to discovering Indonesia’s underwater treasures

 

Crew

 

Dewi Nusantara’s discreet and attentive crew of 18 is complemented by one cruise director and four dive-masters.

Directly preceding each dive a briefing using hand drawn site maps is given with information concerning dive type, suggested depths and marine life expectations.

Dewi Nusantara’s dive-masters are experts in locating rare and elusive marine life. Their guidance based on years of experience in the vast area between the tropical rainforests of Papua and Eastern Nusa Tenggara will give you means to live out your journey as a true ocean explorer.

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History

 

Building a traditional wooden vessel the size of Dewi Nusantara is a complex enterprise requiring an eclectic combination of inputs. A knowledge of naval architecture and marine systems combined with an availability of ironwood and master carpenters cannot be found at any one place.

Dewi Nusantara’s operator has a long history in adventure and dive cruises after launching a 43-meter phinisi in 1997 and a 38-meter liveaboard in 2002.

With Dewi Nusantara, he wanted to pay homage to the British Navy sailing ships at a scale never seen in the marine tourism industry. The result is the culmination of extensive experience with both shipbuilding and dive charter operations specifically in Indonesia.

General Specifications

Name: Dewi Nusantara (Goddess of the Archipelago)
Type: Three Mast Schooner
Propulsion: Diesel Power & Sail Auxiliary
Flag: Indonesia
Year: 2008
Length overall: 58 m / 190 ft
Length on deck: 39.6 m / 130 ft
Beam: 12 m / 39 ft
Draft: 3 m / 12 ft
Gross: 800 tons

Accommodations

Guests: 18
Staterooms: 9 (8 double staterooms and 1 master suite)
Crew: 23 total (18 crew + cruise director + 4 dive masters)
Master stateroom King bed
Port staterooms Adaptable twin or double beds
Starboard staterooms Adaptable twin or double beds

Performance

Max speed:
Cruising speed: 8 kts
Range:
Fuel capacity 29,000 L
Water capacity
Fuel Type: Diesel
Engine: 2 x 500 hp Nissan twin turbo diesels
Power: 1,000 hp
Rigging type:
Sails: 9 sails totaling 2,000 m2
Mast:
Boom:

Equipment

Generator: Twin generators alternated can run entire ship including compressors
Third generator redudancy
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Electrical system: 220 Volt, 50 Hertz (European-style two pin round contacts)
Water maker: 2 x 5,000 L per day
Yes
Laundry:
Air conditioning: All indoor areas air conditioned
Negative pressure on lowest deck ensures fresh air circulation

Construction

Method: Carvel plank on frame
Hull type: Displacement
Hull material: Ironwood (eusideroxylon zwageri)
Deck material: Teak
Decks NB: 3
Hull:
Interior:
Overall Builder:
Electro:
Rigging:

Communications

Radar: Furuno
VHF: Yes
Chartplotter: C Maps / Monitor Navnet 3D
Nav: Twin GPS systems
Sat phone: Yes, with redundancy
Internet: 3G system for basic needs
Radios: LW and SW radios

Dive Shop

Compressors: 2 x air compressors
1 x nitrox compressor
Tanks: 80 CU tanks, with 100 CU and 63 CU tanks available as well
BCDs: Available to rent Aqualung BCDs onboard
Regulators: Available to rent Aqualung regulators onboard
Other: Assortment of wetsuits, masks, fins, weights
Safety: Guests are required to carry a surface marker buoy (SMB)
Guests are required to crrry a dive alert on every dive
Emergency O2: Large supply available onboard

Tenders & Toys

1 7m fibreglass custom – 200 HP Yamaha 4-stroke
2 7m fibreglass custom – 200 HP Yamaha 4-stroke
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