Alba Dast Catamaran, Liveaboard

Alba Dast, Catamaran, Liveaboard


All yachts in the charter group are designed and built to Australian standards with supervision and approval by the designer, Mark Pescott.  The yachts are performance sailing catamarans of the Whitehaven design which has years of proven ocean going safety and international racing success.   Even to an untrained eye, these beautiful sleek yachts stand out and exude class, performance  and quality.

The largest of the yachts is a 12.7m Pescott Whitehaven sailing catamaran “Alba Dash” with the others being similar design but 11.2m.  Accommodation includes 3 double cabins, one with an ensuite (electric toilet, shower and basin), one  full double  cabin and one small double cabin. The second  communal “head” or bathroom has electric toilet, shower and wash basin.  All water is pressurised with hot and cold including a shower on the rear steps for rinsing salt water off after swimming.

The large saloon is over the bridge deck area and the cockpit area are ideal for socialising with luxurious white leather covering, New Guinea Rosewood door surrounds and White Ash on the floor.  Exposed Western Red Cedar beams on the ceiling add to the rich nautical finish throughout the boat and the well faired finish in white gives the interior a bright and light feeling that is not found in the older designed classic boats.

Ventilation is excellent throughout with through breezes to keep the boat cool and airy day and night and the cabins have mounted fans.

The galley has a gas 3 burner hotplates and oven/ grill and fridge and freezer at 100L each, keeping  your drinks cold!  The large chart table and electronic setup is suitable for long distance sailing but our skipper and crew will be the ones doing the work (unless you want to!)

Two large trampoline areas at the bow are ideal for relaxing, reading or even sleeping at night should you wish.  While sailing at speed with some swell, this area can be very exciting with waves breaking up through the tramps and cooling you off.  The wide 7.4m width of the yacht gives a lot of space for relaxing, reading, fishing or photography and also provides stability giving a smooth ride.

The cockpit area is fully shaded – essential in the tropics and the steering station is central with good visibility over the saloon.  The rear trampolines are smaller but good for using especially for fishing as retrieving the fish from this point is easy as you are close to the water.

The sterns both have access steps with the port side having the hot/cold pressurised shower – great for rinsing off the salt after swimming .

Tender / Dinghy
The tender (small dinghy) for the yacht is a 3.5m rigid bottomed inflatable (RIB)  made by Aquapro with a 7.5hp outboard.  It is easy to handle, safe and stable and moves fast under power.  It is powerful enough for scurfing (waterskiing with a surfboard) if you want a bit of fun and makes transfers to beaches, coral heads and other boats nice and easy.

Sailing these catamarans is a joy and very easy.  Being a catamaran, they are very stable during sailing and at anchor so the less than enthusiast ones amongst us will not be scared by the 30* or 45* lean that you get with monohulls – even the motorboats in rough seas!  Our cats list no more than 10* so your drinks can be sat safely on the deck without falling over!  Our galley does not need to be swung (gimballed) and walking around the boat when under way is easy.

There are 2 x 30hp Yanmar diesel engines that drive the boat at 6-7 knots with one engine and more with both engines on.  Under sail, you can feel the power a grace as she glides effortlessly with very little attention to sail setting at speeds of 7 knots upwind and 10-15knots downwind.  While we have sailed her at 20 knots for considerable distances, this tends to be too exciting to be enjoyable for most guests!

Most sailing is done under autohelm and the boats can be handled with the autohelm to speeds of 15+knots.  For guests that want to learn how to sail and to get used to the steering process and sail setting, our skipper / crew can teach you during the cruise and you can do as much or as little of the yacht and sail handling as you want.  It is a very good environment to practice your skills and get more confidence in yacht handling.

Alba Dash Technical Data:
12.7m Pescott Whitehaven Performance Cruising Catamaran
Dimensions : LOA 12.7m, LWL 12.2m, Beam 7.4m, bridgedeck clearance 0.8m, internal headroom – 1.8-2.2m.

Draught : 0.6m – 1.8m (daggerboards down)

Construction : Western Red Cedar / Epoxy Glass sandwich

Weight : 6 tonnes

Mast Height : 15 meter

Sails : Fully battened mainsail, furling genoa, storm jib. (Asymmetrical spinnaker)

Auxiliary power : 2x Yanmar 3GM diesel engines (30 Hp each)

2 queen sized beds in spacious cabins, one with ensuite (toilet, shower and basin), 3rd smaller double cabin. Single bunk in bow of starboard hull (crew berth).  Large saloon area with dining table.

Comfortable galley area with 3 cooker gas stove, gas oven and grill, h/c basin, 100L fridge, 100L separate freezer, adequate storage space for extended cruising.

Heads / Bathrooms:

One communal and one ensuite – both with hot and cold shower, electric toilets and basin.  Hot and cold shower on stern steps also.

External space
Cockpit area is covered with awning for sun and rain protection.  Seating capacity for 12+ people.  Front trampolines large, rear trampolines

Motoring speed:
6 knots cruising, 8-9 knots full power

Sailing speed:
8-12 knots easily, 15-20knots when pushed.  Daggerboards manually lifted and dropped.

Hydraulic steering.  Coursemaster autohelm – magnetic compass controlled.  Can be steered on autohelm in all except the most severe conditions and for high performance upwind.

3.3m rigid bottomed inflatable Zodiac with 7.5hp outboard

Wind generator, 3x120W solar panels and 120A alternators on engines.  House battery bank of 4x150Ahr 12V batteries and separate engine batteries.  1kVA inverter for 240V power – Australian plugs.  Suitable for charging cameras, phones, computers etc

GPS with plotter (Navman – basic variety), VHF radio, HF radio, depth and log.  No radar and no wind speed indicator.

Large plough anchor on 40m chain.  Electric winch – Maxwell.  Second large sand anchor, small plough and coral anchor.  100m rope plus mooring lines + fenders.

Water sports + games:
Kayak with glass bottom, snorkels, goggles and flippers, surf mat, lilo, boom net, towing ropes, climbing harness (for going to top of mast), rope swing off mast and on board games (Cluedo, Trivial Pursuit, Cranium, cards, chess, backgammon etc.)

Emergency gear:
Flares, EPIRB, liferaft (zodiac).

Proposed Charters:
2-4 guests usually, up to 6, three crew on board – skipper, first mate and cook/guide.  The skipper will be responsible for the safety of the boat and the mate will assist all of the sailing and engineering, the cook with be satisfying your culinery and drinking needs as well as trips and sightseeing.  All meals, teas, coffees,  snacks, soft drinks and some alcohol (beers) will be provided by the crew, spirits and cocktails will be charged for extra.  Minimum of 4 day charters will be booked.

Charter Rate : Euro 500/day for up to 04 people
Extra person is Euro 80/person max 06 people

Sailing Yacht MSY Mimpi

North Sulawesi

Sailing Yacht MSY Mimpi

Mimpi, msy, pinisi, phinisi, sailing boat, liveaboard, cruises,

Charter Rates:
$550 Euro per day
Includes 3 meals per day
2 high capacity dive compressors, Electric
Max Passengers 8
Vessel Position: Manado, North Sulawesi
Length 20.61 Meters/70 Ft.
Main Engine 255 hp Yanmar
Electronics GPS/Radar/DS/Radio
Constructed 1999 (Refurbished 2004)
Accommodations 2 DBLS & 2 TWIN with A/C
Showers/Toilets Private Ensuite and 1 shared on deck
Zodiac One 5m with twin 40hp Yamaha
Air-Conditioned Below Deck & Lounge
Power Generation 24 hours 220v (2 Pin Round Sockets)
Life Jackets Twenty & Full Saftey Gear & Oxygen


Sailing Yacht MSY Barrenjoey

Mentawai Islands

Sailing Yacht MSY Barrenjoey

Barrenjoey, msy,  sailing yacht, liveaboard, cruises,

Design Australian registered 70ft steel ketch rigged motor built to Lloyd’s of London specifications, and NSW (Australian) 2C Survey, which means the NSW Maritime Authority has recognized her as a charter vessel built and fitted to approved safety standards to take passengers to sea.
Engine Six cylinder Gardner 6LX Diesel.
Power 2 generators, a 26KVA and a 20KVA, supplying 240v AC, 24v DC and 12v DC.
Safety Equipment 16 man life-raft, life jackets, flares, fire fighting equipment ICOM 710 Radio, EPIRB, Echo Sounder, GPS, and an extensive medical and first aid kit.
Cabins 2 double cabins with one dormitory style cabin in the aft for four people. All cabins are air-conditioned. The aft cabin includes a lounge area, complete with its own TV, and VCD/VD player. The saloon cabin is spacious, air-conditioned entertaining area with full TV, video, and VCD/DVD, dinner seating for eight people, and a great place to escape the equatorial heat. Comprehensive library with a drinks fridge at hand.
Head & Shower There is a spacious head, with indoor and outdoor showers.
Tender 7.3m tender powered by two 140 Hp Suzuki engines capable of up to 35 knots.
Wave ski VX Deluxe Yamaha Waverunner.
Equipment Use of all on board equipment, full compliment of snorkeling and fishing equipment.
Food & drinks A wholesome and healthy array of Asian and Western foods is included in your charter price, as are bottled water, soft drinks and 8 beers per person per day. If you have any special dietary needs, please inform us beforehand so that we can cater accordingly.

11 nights, 10 days surfing
Group size 6-10


Return Padang Airport-boat transfers.
Excludes Mentawais tax of US$3 per person per day.
Includes 8 beers per person per day.

Charters depart Padang at approx 8pm and arrive back into Padang 11 nights later at approx 6am.
01 Feb – 12 Feb 2009
14 Feb – 24 Feb 2009
28 Feb – 11 Mar 2009
14 Mar – 25 Mar 2009
28 Mar – 08 Apr 2009
01 Apr – 22 Apr 2009
25 Apr – 16 May 2009
19 May – 30 May 2009
02 Jun – 13 Jun 2009
16 Jun – 27 Jun 2009
30 Jun – 11 Jul 2009
14 Jul – 25 Jul 2009
28 Jul – 08 Aug 2009
11 Aug – 22 Aug 2009
25 Aug – 05 Sep 2009
08 Sep – 19 Sep 2009
22 Sep – 03 Oct 2009
06 Oct – 17 oct 2009
20 Oct – 31 Oct 2009
03 Nov – 14 Nov 2009
17 Nov – 28 Nov 2009

Sailing Yacht MSY Moggy

Bali Sailing, Fishing, Surfing, Diving

Sailing Yacht MSY Moggy

Moggy, Komodo, Cruise Ships, diving, snorkeling, live aboard, sailing ships, cruise ships, Indonesia, Pinisi, Phinisi, bali


* 46′ (14.2 meter) cutter-rigged offshore sailing catamaran
* 23′ (7.1 meter) beam
* 3′ 3” ( 1 meter) draft
* 2 Yanmar 50 Hp (4 cylinder) diesels
* Hy-drive hydraulic wheel steering
* All 3 sails are roller-furling
* Multi purpose spinnaker
* 850 litre fuel capacity
* 1200 litre water capacity
* Ample seating and storage space
* Furuno 24 mile radar * 2 x Magellan GPS (Global Positioning System) * VHF and SSB radios (plus hand held VHF ) * Furuno Weather Fax * Autohelm 6000 autopilot * Autohelm tri-data (speed depth log) sounder* Full 230v 50 Hz – 2800 watt inverter with three deep cycle battery banks charged by two alternators, solar panels and wind generator

Safety Equipment

* 3 x EPIRB’s (emergency indicator radio beacons)
* 10 person Beaufort life ....  read more