Newly refurbished in 2019, Aqua Blu is a one-of-a-kind long-range explorer yacht that is steeped in history and prestige, sailing the region’s most prized destinations, including Komodo National Park, Spice Islands and Raja Ampat.view
Built in 2006 by master shipbuilders from Sulawesi, Samata is a 42-metre luxury yacht that combines traditional Phinisi design with modern European touches and state-of-the-art amenities. Throughout the three decks, spacious interiors and five luxurious cabins you will find rich hardwood and white leather furnishings, contemporary conveniences like cutting edge sound systems and a fully stocked wine cellar, as well as plenty of vantage points to soak up the incredible scenery of Indonesia’s exotic islands and seascapes.
Samata offers guests plenty of opportunities for outdoor living with three sun-dappled wooden decks including a dive deck, the main deck with an al fresco dining area for leisurely lunches and meals under the stars, and an upper deck with sun loungers and side tables for soaking up the sun and sea gazing. Inside there is a sleek dining room with white leather booth seating and a polished wooden bar, as well as a living room outfitted with supple leather sofas, a reading library, board games, a flat-screen TV with on-demand movies, and large windows that provide natural light.
Explore remote corners of the Indonesian archipelago on Samata’s private charter voyages customised to suit your preferences. Divers will definitely want to experience Raja Ampat, a breathtaking region with over 1,500 jungle-cloaked islands, most of which are untouched. This is also where you will find the most diverse marine life on the planet including sharks, manta rays, pygmy seahorses and over 540 types of hard and soft corals. Nature lovers can embark on a journey to Komodo National Park to climb volcanoes, trek to hidden waterfalls and see the giant Komodo dragons in their natural habitats. For history buffs the Banda Islands are sure to delight with their Dutch colonial architecture, centuries-old forts and rich legacy of being at the centre of the spice trade.
With five sizeable suites including a master cabin with its own private sundeck and four deluxe suites with sofas that can also function as extra beds, Samata can comfortably sleep up to 10 guests, which is perfect for families travelling together with children or large groups. The master cabin is located in the stern on the upper deck and has a plush king-sized bed, a sitting area with leather sofas, large wraparound windows, a beautiful ensuite bathroom and a lovely outdoor deck with sun loungers. The other four cabins have queen beds, writing desks and ensuite bathrooms with luxury showers. All of the cabins also feature added touches like 1,000 thread count sheets, complimentary stocked minibars and flat-screen TVs with on-demand movies.
With 14 crew members onboard Samata, you won’t have to lift a finger for the entire journey. The cruise director will help you plan bespoke itineraries to amazing places, the chef will prepare delicious meals made with fresh local ingredients accompanied by fine wines, and the massage therapist will soothe sore muscles with invigorating massages and body therapies. Moreover, guests are welcome to make use of the two tenders to explore secluded coves and beaches, as well as the ship’s water sports equipment including diving and snorkelling gear, kayaks, wakeboards, water skis and underwater cameras.
Samata was built in 2008 and spans 42m with a beam of 7.5m and a draft of 2.4m. 5 cabins accommodate up to 10 guests and 2 additional children. She has a maximum cruising speed of 8 knots.