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Enjoy the fantastic feeling of sailing in Denpasar, Indonesia! Charter this 100ft "Katharina" Schooner for up to 14 people. Rate as low as $5,400 per day. Rates: • Central Indonesia (Bali / Komodo / Sulawesi / Flores): $5,750 per day • Eastern Indonesia (Raja Ampat / Maluku / Papua): $7,650 per day What You Can Expect: We offer myriad options to those looking for customized cruising opportunities of any description: whether it a simple holiday with family and friends, or for special interest groups or professional organizations, all of our cruises can be adapted to accommodate any requirements or to highlight specific aspects of the vast Indonesian Archipelago. Tailored to your specific needs, with professional guides and crew dedicated to creating unforgettable experience of outstanding service and comfort, guests are free to indulge in a world of adventure and excitement, of natural beauty, of barefoot elegance and relaxing simplicity, all wrapped up in the pleasures if great accommodation, fine food, breathtaking scenery and the pleasure of being enveloped by the endless horizon of the sea. We cruise across the archipelago all the way from Borneo to Papua in the west and east and Sumba and Maluko in the south and north, following the seasons and the winds, and staying one step ahead of the rains so as to provide optimum cruising conditions for our guests. • January to March: Raja Ampat, Sorong, Misool, Ternate, Kendari • April to September: Bali and the Lesser Sunda Islands including the Komodo Archipelago, Alor, and Sumba • October to November: The Lesser Sunda Islands, Banda, Ternate and Rajat Ampat • December: Papua including Raja Ampat and Triton Bay What To Expect Onboard: We would like to welcome aboard the MV Katharina, our traditional 35-metre, pinisi style, wooden schooner, to show you how we can create for you and all-inclusive, personalized and unforgettable journey across the seas and islands of Indonesia, one of the last great frontiers of maritime adventure. Unlike a large cruise ship, Katharina has only six cabins, with a maximum capacity of 12 adults and 2 children, giving you the freedom to do what you want and when you want to do it. Recently redesigned and constructed of natural woods and classic décor, our stylish cabins are bright and inviting with double or twin berths, individually controlled AC and en-suite bathrooms. The Katharina is a traditional Indonesian pinisi, built in 1995 in Kalimantan using only the very best grades of ironwood. Her slim hull was originally being planned for commercial sailing carrying freight before we spotted her in the making. We bought her and fitted her out as a cruising vessel, and then again in January 2014, the Katharina was the subject of a major interior refit. Working with the unique heritage this vessel represents, her transformation is a conservation exercise back to authenticity, using only the best traditional materials, shaped by highly skilled Indonesian craftsmen. Yet, what goes on behind the scenes is the use of the most up-to-date technology and she is now equipped with a super yacht grade AC station and we are optimizing our systems to the latest safety standards. Not only is the Katharina very elegant in the water, she is also fast becoming a classic yacht, as very few of these original designs remain. Katharina’s overall length is 40 meters, providing comfortable accommodation for up to 14 guests in six cabins located below decks. All cabins offer creature comforts and necessary amenities including double beds or twins, private en-suite bathrooms, natural light, safety boxes, individually controlled air-conditioning and storage space including a safe. Katharina is fitted with all internationally required safety and communication equipment such as SSB and VHF radios, life jackets, life rafts, and satellite telephone. Apart from that, we carry an extensive first aid kit, defibrillator (AED) and emergency oxygen supply. Experienced navigators consider it an axiom that the seaworthiness of a vessel depends on the seaworthiness of the crew. Our ship has a well-seasoned, all-licensed Indonesian crew of twelve, and each one of them goes through multiple first aid training per year, and drills are done on a regular basis according to international Marine Safety Codes. Boat Specification: • Construction: Kalimantan Indonesia • Registry: Indonesia • Length over Deck: 30,5 meters • Length overall: 40 meters • Beam: 8,60 metres • Draught: 3,50 metres • Engine: 6 Cyl. Mitsubishi s6B 280Hp Marine engine • Rig: Gaff rigged ketch – 250sqm sails, 2 mains, two tops, three jibs • Cruising speed: 7-9 Knots • Top speed: 10-12 Knots • Voltage: 220 volts • Tenders: Two: one with 40hp and one with 15hp Yamaha outboards • Decks: One main deck, one sun deck, one cabin deck • Cabins: 6 • Capacity: 12 guests (+2 max 14) • Water capacity: 4,000 liters • Fuel Capacity: 9,000 litres • Watermaker: Aqua Whisper, capacity 2,000 liters per day • Auxiliary Power: Two generators, and emergency DC system Boat Features: • Furuno GPS • Furuno radar with second GPS and chart plotter • Furuno echosounder • MaxSea computer-based navigation system • VHF and SBB radios • Satellite phones • EPIRB emergency beacon • Paper charts and manual utilities • Two lifeboats, capacity 25 people each • Life rings with lights • 40 life jackets with lights • Fire alarm system • Fire extinguishers • Fire pump • Emergency mobile fire pump • Extensive first aid kits • Defibrillator (AED) • Medical oxygen supply If you have any questions, we can answer those through GetMyBoat’s messaging platform before you pay. 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Our company not only provide a thrilling motor-sailing experience, we have made it our trademark to offer unique and authentic insider-like, small-ship expedition cruising experiences to our guests. Travelling with like-minded companions from all corners of the world contributes to convivial and spirited exchanges, enriching the entire experience, and we take pride for all the friendships which are born and blossom on our boats whether for a moment or for a lifetime. As a true multi-cultural firm, SeaTrek stimulates the development of staff and encourages creativity and initiative. With a crew of 12 aboard the Katharina, 14 on the Ombak Putih, tour leaders, renowned experts and 11 specialists in our Bali office, Seatrek Sailing Adventures currently employs about 45 people and operates a fully integrated business. We seek to set best in class standards in all departments of its many activities, with special focus on safety, transparency and control. Our captains are all class 4 certified, and are assisted by first and second officers. In the engine rooms, three engineers are watching over the vessels operating systems making for safe and efficient travels, and our cooks, pursers and deck hands all dedicate their smiles and energy to make your voyage a unique and comfortable experience. In Bali, our operations and admin teams are busy making sure that inquiries are swiftly answered, booking efficiently managed and that new itineraries and adventures are researched and designed. In constant relationship with our boats, the Bali team caters to all operational demands including licensing and permits, food and fuel supplies, maintenance and improvement programs. And last but not least, our three co-owners, combining too many years of professional experience to dare mentioning, assist the firm with the strategic direction and investment initiatives to steer the company forward into the safe and calm waters that lie ahead.
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Frequently Asked Questions: Health & Safety First Aid: Each vessel has an extensive first-aid kit to treat all kinds of minor ailments and injuries. However, it is always advisable that guests bring their own first aid requirements and medical kits, and take ensure that they bring any prescribed medications if needed. Apart from that, we carry (AED) and an emergency oxygen supply. Although our crew is trained in first aid, we cannot take any responsibility for medical care on board. Sun Protection: The tropical sun in our cruising area is hard on light-coloured skin, all the more so because of the additional exposure due to the reflection of the sea. Guests must make sure to protect themselves with a hat, sun lotion of SPF 30 or more, and we advise wearing a t-shirt or rash vest/suit when snorkeling. Small Cuts and Bruises: Never leave even the tiniest cut or coral bruise untreated as it can quickly get infected in the tropical climate. We have the means to treat such cuts and abrasions on board, but it is advised that you bring your own antiseptic ointments and basic first aid materials. Sea Sickness: Most of the time the waters in our sailing area are generally calm, however, if you are prone to seasickness we advise you to bring some medicine from home. Local seasickness pills are available on board, and it is best is to take them at least one hour before departure and to keep taking them for at least the first couple of days of the trip. For most people, even in the case of swell, seasickness usually passes after a day or two once one gets used to the motion of the boat. Children & Toddlers: Since the company’s beginning, both Ombak Putih and Katharina have hosted a great number of children onboard, and they have enjoyed the cruises immensely, especially for short trips of seven days. Many of our crew are family men and are very used to handling children, so will be of great help to you throughout the voyage. The boats were built with child safety in mind and to this day they still have a clean bill of accident-free cruises. To keep things this way, we need the attention of parents and it is of utmost importance for them to be vigilant and to watch their children at all times. For your peace of mind and added safety, the side railings on both ships have been built higher than on normal traditional Buginese schooners, and we advise you keep a close eye on toddlers in the lounge area, especially where the stairs to the cabins can be steep. A child over four years old can share the triple cabin with parents, as we don’t have family cabin onboard. The third occupant in this cabin will enjoy a 50% discount. When to Sail: April to October is the ‘Dry Season’ around Bali when the weather and seas are relatively calm. During this time we mainly cover the ‘Bali – Komodo – Flores’ or ‘Flores – Komodo – Bali’ routes (Dances, Dragons and Magical Lakes I & II), and during these cruises we sail north of the islands, where ships can operate in the lee of the islands and enjoy protection from the wind and swell. The optimum time to go on these cruises is in April – July, just after the rainy season has finished, when the islands are still green and the nature is fresh, although the rest of the season, although much drier with respect to vegetation, is just as dramatic and worthwhile with the possibility of spotting more wildlife. In October the winds and weather shift and we head north to Maluku and Raja Ampat to take advantage of the fine conditions in the northeast of the archipelago. Malaria: While malaria has very little incidence offshore, and our guests will spend the better part of the voyage on board where mosquitoes do not venture at all, on quite a few of our itineraries we do visit areas that are prone to malaria infection. Overall the best remedy against malaria is to avoid being bitten, so we advise our guests to wear long trousers and shirts that cover up the skin during island visits and treks. We also recommend wearing light clothing, and also a hat is a good protection. Apart from that you should bring enough stock of a good quality repellent and use it before each trek and shore visit, especially early morning and late afternoon. If you want stronger protection you can take malaria prophylactics in tablet form. We recommend you check with your local doctor at home or a reliable travel clinic what they recommend and what is best suited for you. Take a copy of the itinerary you are traveling on so they can give you the best possible advice. Be sure you notify your doctor of any allergies. What to Bring The temperature in our sailing area varies little (27° to 33° Celsius year-round) with mostly blue skies and light winds. We suggest you bring light cotton/ linen clothes, including a pair of long trousers for visits in the villages, as well as the following items: water shoes (booties or plastic shoes), hiking shoes, camera, a plastic bag for your camera when disembarking, high protection suntan lotion, a hat, insect repellent, dive/ snorkelling equipment if you have your own (we have plenty on board), as well as a sweater for cool evenings. Children on Board SeaTrek Sailing Adventures is a family- and child-friendly company, and while we are happy to have children under three on board, it is our policy to notify our other guests. This is not normally a problem, but guest comfort is a priority, and crying babies and over-excited toddlers can sometimes be an issue. Cancellations by You and Refunds: Cancellation fees will be applied per person according to the following schedule, based on the date we receive your written notification. • More than 30 days prior to departure – 25% of the total cruise cost. • Within 30 days prior – 50% of the total cruise cost. • Within 29 days prior – 100% of the cruise cost. Your trip/cruise is transferable should you provide an alternate participant at the same fare. No refunds will apply to unused portions of a trip once the tour begins. If we have un-reimbursed payments on your behalf once we confirm your trip, a change fee may be imposed. The trip rate does not include travel insurance. Cancellations or Changes by Us and Flexibility: We reserve the right to cancel, alter or modify any trip without prior notice for the safety and/or comfort of clients due to local circumstances or events. This includes moving guests from one boat to another prior to the trip to optimize passenger numbers. On very rare occasions, a trip cancellation may occur, in which case a full refund will be issued to you, less any airline ticket cancellation fees and non-refundable deposits. This will constitute full settlement of claims you may have arising out of our cancellation.