Uniquely and elegantly designed by Ed Tuttle (the famous Amercian architect behind the exclusive Aman resorts), the 90ft wooden hulled Maha Bhetra yacht is a boutique hand-crafted charter vessel offering bespoke itineraries around Thailand’s southern islands, the Southern and Northern Andaman Sea, and even as far as Malaysian waters, India’s Andaman Islands, and Myanmar’s Mergui archipelago upon request.
Life On Board
Seamlessly combining ancient and modern worlds, Maha Bhetra’s chic social areas and contemporary neutral-toned interiors are accenting with authentic Southeast Asian antiques from the late 18th Century. The saloon boasts a bespoke designed louvered cabinet hiding sound systems and glassware, and her staterooms are adorned with tiger-patterned rugs.
The yacht’s accommodations stretch over two decks, her Main Deck housing three near-identical palatial double cabins which comfortably cater to up to 6 adults (plus 3 children if willing to share a bed with their parents), and her spacious, open-plan Upper Deck featuring an all-teak saloon and extensive lounger-laden exteriors, perfect for socializing whilst taking in unrestricted views of the region.
As anyone who’s ever chartered a luxury yacht will tell you, while it’s naturally important your yacht has all the amenities you need, the most important factor by far for an unforgettable experience is the crew. Maha Bhetra’s fun-loving crew of 5—including a Cruise Director—are highly personable, well-trained and well-seasoned, with over 20 years’ experience on board.
The on board chef, Kate, prides herself in creating an elegant onboard dining experience embracing the classics of Thai cuisine, all served in a beautiful relaxed atmosphere. All meals are included, as well as gourmet snacks, fruits, drinking water, tea, coffee, soft drinks and local beers to satiate your thirst for adventure.
Experience the ultimate sailing adventure with onboard and off-board activities specially arranged by the Cruise Director. Snorkel in some of the densest and most diverse marine habitats in the world with the snorkeling equipment provided, explore the region’s azure waters on the available kayaks or paddleboard, find your inner zen on top deck with some yoga, or simply watch the world go by on remote, pristine beaches. There is also a fishing rod for your use, and deck hand Witt jumps at any excuse to impart his experience and passion for big game fishing by taking guests fishing and teaching them to trawl a lure.
Should you wish to partake in different activities such as scuba diving, free-diving, jet skiing, wakeboarding, wildlife encountering, or trekking, you just need to let us know in advance and we’ll make it happen.
The yacht is based in paradisiacal Phuket, often cited amongst the world’s finest beach destinations with its fine white sand, nodding palm trees and lively towns. Blessed with more than 30 amazing beaches, Phuket has something to offer for all tastes and budgets. But it’s further afield after setting sail that the region’s riches really reveal themselves.
While there are few ports of call as such, the Thai waters are home to dozens of islands, most of them national parks with spectacular white-sand beaches and fantastic marine life, all vying to be explored. Maha Bhetra’s simple elegance, spacious cabins, and customizable itineraries make her the ideal vessel to do this, the perfect option for small families or groups of friends wishing to discover Thailand’s tropical treasures.
Suites & Cabins
Maha Bhetra's three identical, elegant Staterooms are all located on the Main Deck, and feature wooden-blind windows, authentic décor, and not one but two European Double beds (140cm x 200cm).
Each has its own AC, en-suite bathroom with shower, sink and vanity, and a dressing area with chair and two built-in wardrobes for storage.