Mutiara Laut, Indonesia
Built in 2010 in Kalimantan by Leendert Philippis van Oostenbrugge and Frenty Kusumo.
April – October: Labuan Bajo (Komodo National Park)
November – April: Sorong (Raja Ampat)
Captain / Skipper
Cruise Director Jace Green is an Englishman who has spent ample time exploring Indonesia, he is also a passionate underwater videographer.
Mutiara Laut, meaning “Pearl of the Sea”, is a 47-metre double mast yacht that was constructed to reflect an 18th century North Atlantic schooner, with a hint of Indonesian influence that speaks of her staple sailing destinations. Mutiara Laut’s owner constructed his ship in Kalimantan following a life as a captain that saw him travel the world six times over. The result is an impeccably engineered charter vessel with 3 spacious decks, well-built to explore the world’s largest archipelago in comfort and authentic style. Her crew of 13 includes a cruise director, an Indonesian captain, a chef and a dive guide.
Handcrafted in 2010 on the Indonesian island of Kalimantan, Mutiara Laut blends traditional North Atlantic schooner style with Asian influence.
Main strengths, special touch
From the tribelands of West Papua to the spice-laden shores of Ambon and the volcanic ridgelines of Komodo National Park, Mutiara Laut travels throughout Indonesia on adventures tailored to her guests.
A highly experienced crew and intrinsic spirit of adventure make Mutiara Laut a great option for families or groups of up to 14 guests looking to sail in comfort with expert attention
April – October in Komodo National Park, upwards of 3 nights. Options to start/finish a cruise in Bali, Lombok, Moyo or Sumba with a relocation surcharge.
November – April in Raja Ampat, upwards of 5 nights.
Shoulder seasons include the Alor archipelago, Ambon & the Banda Islands, the Forgotten Islands, Cenderawasih Bay and Kaimana.
Mutiara Laut arranges amazing experiences, from candlelit dinners on deserted beaches to cruising through mangroves onboard the tender, exploring islands and coastlines, trekking to spectacular viewpoints, seeking out fascinating wildlife, and learning to scuba dive at some of the world’s best sites.
There is spectacular diving and snorkelling throughout the Indonesian archipelago within the coral triangle, not to mention ample wildlife above the surface and pristine beaches. Highlights of each area include endemic Komodo dragons in Komodo National Park, authentic villages in the Alor archipelago, fascinating spice trade history in the Banda Islands and otherworldly landscapes in Raja Ampat.
Mutiara Laut is accustomed to accommodating families and has no minimum age.
Mutiara Laut features seven en-suite guest cabins. A master suite is situated on the main deck with a king-size bed, writing desk, walk-in wardrobe and windows letting in plentiful natural light. Of the remaining six deluxe guest cabins, four offer double beds and a settee that can be converted into a single bed, and two 2-berth cabins can be converted from twin set up into doubles, all leading to en-suite bathrooms with showers and vanity units.
Inside the yacht, guests will find an air-conditioned 36sqm saloon, library and lounge area dressed in neutral tones, where traditional textiles add hints of warmth. An intimate dining room seats up to 14 guests at a finely carved wooden table, with windows looking out over the passing scenery. Throughout, the décor is accentuated with handcrafted wooden items and intricate pillars, art and curiosities picked up from years spent exploring the idyllic islands of Indonesia.
Outside, Mutiara Laut’s old-world charm merges European and Asian craftsmanship, extending to a 60sqm open deck designed for leisure with daybeds, as well as an external dining and BBQ area. Though the streamlined hull and lofty sails make for excellent upwind performance, Mutiara Laut is built primarily for comfort and safety, allowing guests to discover the natural splendour of the Asian seas at a smooth, leisurely pace.
Chef, Meals, Meals facilities, bars
Aside from the alfresco dining table, Mutiara Laut has a large kitchen where the chef creates a fusion of Indonesian and Western cuisine with culinary influences from the likes of Singapore and Thailand, using only the finest fresh ingredients on offer. The same attention to detail displayed in the schooner’s interior design is applied to making on board meals extraordinary.
Spa therapists, yoga instructors, masseuse and wellness specialists are available on request, at additional charge.
Corporate and celebration events
Mutiara Laut is equipped for any type of celebration or special event, be it leisure or corporate and is well-equipped with business facilities.
Extra notable features:
Water sports, fishing, diving, movie theatre, yoga, cooking class, wildlife observation, conferences, other.