Katharina | Sailing Adventure Cruises Indonesia | Ultimate Bali
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40m | 6 Cabins | 12 Crew | Indonesia
from US$ 2,500

The Katharina is a traditional two-masted phinisi with spacious air-conditioned, en-suite cabin and recreational area and large deck-space are furnished with comfortable deck chairs and sun benches makes the Katharina perfectly suited for extended exploration and leisure cruises. Offering an exquisite balance of traditional atmosphere and modern services to travellers seeking a once in a lifetime experience. The Katharina sail specialized in culture and adventure cruises along inaccessible and remote areas of the Lesser Sunda Islands. It has been conceived and equipped to accommodate small groups of passengers for cruising along the Indonesian archipelago, offering an excellent standard of reliability, safety and comfort.


Not only is the Katharina very elegant on the water, she is also fast becoming a classic yacht, as very few of these original designs remain. Katharina’s overall length is 40 metres, 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. Led by Captain Iwan, the Katharina is catered to by an all-Indonesian crew of 12, with each member dedicated to making your stay aboard truly memorable.

Bespoke Cruises

Led by professional guides and a full crew of sailors and stewards, we have a wide range of itineraries ranging from 7 to 12 days, from simple seven-day cruises through to our award-winning Expert-Led Cruise programme for those guests looking for more specialised journeys. After over 25 years in the business, our considerable knowledge and unparalleled knowledge of anchorages and local customs, together with a vast network of contacts from across the archipelago has allowed us to open up a whole new world to thousands of people from across the globe, something we take great pride in sharing.

From April to September we cruise on our regular schedule between Bali and Komodo and back again, before heading east to Maluku, Papua, Raja Ampat and Sulawesi around October through March with our Expert-Led cruises.

Our award-winning Expert-Led Cruise programme further feeds guests' search for adventure and knowledge, and is something that has provided recognised explorers, scientists and writers a platform for research, and for our guests, the design of some exceptional expeditions into a world that goes beyond the imagination.

Dances, Dragons and Magical Lakes I & II
The Mighty Orangutans of Borneo
Seafarers & Sultans - Kangean Islands to Madura
Seabirds and Island Life


The Katharina provides luxury accommodation for up to 14 guests in 6 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. If you prefer to sleep out on deck, number of light sleeping bags and mattresses are available. Bath towels and beach towels are provided on board.

Private Bathroom | Toilet & Hot Shower | Washbasins | Complimentary Toiletries | Air-con | Towels | Beach Towels | Mini Safe

Twin Cabins
Double Cabins

Facilities & Services

  • Free tea, soft drinks, juices, coffee and mineral water
  • Excellent food and snacks (vegetarian and special menus on request)
  • Fine selection of wines, beer and spirits for sale
  • Professional cruise directors
  • Outdoor sleeping facilities
  • Complimentary snorkelling equipment and two sea canoes
  • Television, DVD and music centre in lounge
  • Dining in spacious air conditioned lounge
  • Teak wooden furniture in lounge, cabins and on deck
  • Spacious sun and semi-covered decks

Boat Specifications

Boat SpecificationsNavigation
  • Construction: Kalimantan Indonesia
  • Registry: Indonesia
  • Length over Deck: 30,5 metres
  • Length over all: 40 metres
  • 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: 40hp and 15hp Yamaha outboards
  • Decks: One main deck, one sun deck, one cabin deck
  • Cabins: 6
  • Capacity: 12 guests
  • Water capacity: 4,000 litres
  • Fuel Capacity: 9,000 litres
  • Watermaker: Aqua Whisper, capacity 2,000 litres per day
  • Auxiliary Power: Two generators, and emergency DC system 
  • Furuno GPS
  • Furuno radar
  • Second GPS and chart plotter
  • Furono 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
  • Liferings with lights
  • 40 lifejackets with lights
  • Fire alarm system, extinguishers & pump
  • Emergency mobile fire pump
  • Extensive first aid kits
  • Defibrillator (AED)
  • Medical oxygen supply


  1. A wonderfully relaxing and entertaining week

    Just a brief note to say how much we enjoyed our trip on Katharina in September. At the end of a two week land tour of Java and Bali, it was a wonderfully relaxing and entertaining week! Our Tour Director, Ari, was excellent and the trips arranged to see various sights were well planned. The whole of the crew of the Katharina were superb and we enjoyed the food very much. One day, we’ll do another trip.

  1. Dream time with a dream team

    Our trip on the Katharina was even more exciting than we could imagine. We had a dream time with a dream team

  1. A wonderful holiday

    My husband David and myself and our two friends John and Glenda Wood were lucky enough to sail on the Katharina recently when we did the Komodo cruise on 4 October. It was a wonderful holiday. I can’t speak highly enough of your crew on the Katharina. They were most helpful, friendly and went out of their way to make sure we all enjoyed our time on board. Thank you for a most amazing holiday on Katharina. We look forward to travelling with you again in the future.

  1. Talk about paradise

    Talk about paradise! The Katharina is a dream of a boat, elegant, comfortable, safe… you feel like you are living the dream you had when you were little.

  1. Experience of a lifetime

    From day one we had the experience of a lifetime, days blended into nights into days, often to the point you wondered what day it was

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