Oozing with Indonesian charm and an old world sense of simple luxury, the Katharina Yacht is a traditional Indonesian phinisi (two-mast sailing ship) handcrafted in tropical hardwood with teakwood decks and working rigging. This beautiful 131-ft vessel is small enough to be intimate with personalized service, and large enough to provide comfort and privacy. There is simply nothing like being aboard a phinisi ship in Indonesia; these classic boats are truly at home in the seas they sail.
Your Floating Home
Katharina’s six cabins are all situated below deck, accommodating up to 12 adults and two children. There are two twin cabins, two double cabins and two triple cabins for parents traveling with a child. Each is equipped with air-conditioning, a private bathroom and modern conveniences such as USB charging ports, lighting options for bedside reading and ambient overhead, multiple baskets for storage and keyed personal item storage built right into the bed’s headboard.
While you’re cruising in the tropics, discover the pleasure of sleeping on the Top Deck under the stars. For this purpose, a selection of light sleeping bags and mattresses is available.
Your Dining Experience
Dining aboard the Katharina Cruise offers a locally sourced and well balanced mix of Indonesian, Asian and other international dishes. You can expect various meat and vegetarian choices, as well as the freshest fish, with rice and salads being the daily constants among the offerings. Meals are always casual buffet style. Serve yourself to what you wish and come back for more as you please.
Common Areas On Board
Katharina’s Main Deck is dominated by her 82-foot-tall main and top masts and a large and shaded alfresco dining table around which you can enjoy the chef’s delicious creations. Another alfresco area is the Sun Deck, furnished with sun loungers, beanbags and cushions, perfect for watching the scenery drift by while cruising the Indonesian archipelago. The inviting air-conditioned salon offers ample cushioned seating, games, a TV screen, DVD player, and music center. There is also a fully-stocked bar for sundowner drinks.
You can enjoy unlimited use of the snorkeling equipment aboard as well as kayaks and stand-up paddleboards. The Katharina is fully equipped with the latest in personal safety equipment − life-rings, swimming noodles, lifejackets, and inflatable life-rafts, as well as navigational equipment including radar, depth sounder, GPS, VHS, all band radios and satellite telephones. Katherina is essentially a motor vessel but if the wind is favorable, the crew will raise her deep red sails.
Fun And Insightful Activities For Adults And Kids
Katharina journeys to some of the most gorgeous islands and national parks within the Indonesian Archipelago. Swim or snorkel in clear turquoise waters, hike up a volcano, visit remote villages, observe local cultures, go trekking and birdwatching, see conservation work in action, or relax on a deserted beach while the crew prepare a picnic or a barbeque, later entertaining you with music and song.
A Voyage To Remember
Each Katharina Cruise is led by multilingual, local guides who are extremely knowledgeable and passionate about Indonesia and the need to conserve nature. The crew and the guides’ affability, expertise and skills will ensure an authentic adventure and a voyage to remember for couples, families and groups of friends.
Suites & Cabins
These rooms are designed with modern conveniences like USB charging ports, lighting options for bedside reading, several baskets for storage, and a keyed-in storage unit for personal items. The private bathrooms come with basic amenities such as a hairdryer, slippers, and a basket of toiletries.