Explore the South Seas in sublime style on Zen, a 53-metre superyacht that blends traditional Indonesian phinisi design with contemporary lines and luxury. The yacht was designed by architects Sotyrys and Alexander Pantopulos and master shipbuilder Zygmunt Choren, and it was built by hand by the Konjo people of South Sulawesi, where techniques for building superior schooners have been passed down for centuries. Featuring 7 sleek cabins including a master cabin with an adjoined children’s room, this is the perfect ship for families looking for adventure and romance at sea.
Zen’s gold teak decks provide plenty of space for lounging, sunbathing, and dining al fresco, as there is a huge lounge and covered dining area outside on the main deck, a sun dappled area on the upper deck with loungers, and a relaxation area on the aft deck with a wraparound sofa under a canvas awning. Inside you will find striking interiors with dark wood floors and rosewood walls that contrast beautifully with the modern white furnishings that include designer pieces by Philippe Starck, Walter Knolls, and Antonio Citterio. Adding to the ambiance are exotic sculptures and carvings from around Asia and the South Pacific.
Inside there is also a contemporary lounge and dining room with sofas, a flatscreen TV, a long dining table with comfortable white rattan chairs, and a small bar where the staff can serve up anything from fresh tropical juices to handcrafted cocktails and fine wines. In the state-of-the-art kitchen your private chef will prepare gourmet meals daily, which you can enjoy in the cool air-conditioned dining room inside or the breezy dining table out on the deck.
Zen offers private yacht charters to some of the most sought after spots in the Indonesian archipelago including Komodo National Park where you can see volcanic peaks, unique pink sand beaches and rare Komodo Dragons, the Raja Ampat archipelago with 1,500 islands and crystal clear waters teeming with colourful marine life, and the remote Banda Islands (also known as the Spice Islands) in the far eastern corner of Indonesia.
There are 7 spacious suites onboard Zen, each with smooth wooden floors, modern furnishings and ensuite bathrooms with design elements by Patricia Urquiola. The 2-level master suite is above deck and adjoins to a dedicated children’s room, while the five remaining suites are below deck and feature queen-sized beds with crisp white linens and space to spread out. The suites also feature unique ceilings with wooden tiles that are imprinted with 19th century maps.
Every detail on Zen was well-thought out with comfort and class in mind, so guests will find all the comforts of a five-star hotel onboard. The lighting by Bega creates a soothing ambiance, the flat-screen TV and stereo system by Bang & Olufsen provides hours of entertainment, and there is Wi-Fi available so guests can connect to the outside world. There is also a crew of 17 including a private chef, dive instructor and cruise director to make sure that your every need is met. Guests can also make use of the ship’s jet skis, diving and snorkelling equipment, surf boards, wakeboards and waterskis.
Zen was built in 2013 and spans 53m with a beam of 9.5m and a draft of 3.5m. 7 cabins, made up of 1 master with adjoining children’s room and 5 additional ensuites, can accommodate up to 14 guests. She has a maximum cruising speed of 12 knots.