MV Huey

MV Huey

Mentawai Islands

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The Mentawai Islands offer some of the best and most consistent waves in the world. Huey has been operating in these waters since 1999 providing surfers with a variety of waves to suit all levels of ability.

Our charters go for 10 days and 11 nights leaving Padang around 9 or 10 pm and arrive in the islands at dawn the following morning. During the tour we travel mostly at night so as not to waste valuable surf time. On the last day we surf till dark, prepare Huey for the run home and arrive back to Padang in the early hours of the morning.

During the trip you will be looked after by our trained and highly skilled staff.
Steve, (aka Sooly) the owner of Huey will be your Captain host and surf guide. With over 20 years experience traveling through Indonesia and its waters he’ll be sure to get you the best waves on offer.

Amril, our Indonesian Captain is a born and bred Padang local and also has over 20 years experience at sea. He knows these waters like no other and has been working on Huey for since 2002.

Khairul our Chef and all round good guy will provide the food. His cooking is second to none. After finishing his trade certificate in Bukkitingi he started work on Huey in 2000 and has been with the boat ever since.

Arry is our kitchen hand and maintenance man, he’s been with Huey since 2007.’
Amon is our youngest member of the team and also started in 2007. He has since completed 2 levels of schooling and will become a fully qualified Captain within the next 2 years.

All our crew are certified with Seacom, Indonesias Governing body for ocean going vessels.

Boat Specs

Hull: Steel
82 ft long
20 ft wide
6ft Draft

Engines: 2x 400hp Nissan Diesels

Electrics; 1 x Kohler silenced diesel genset, 28 Kva, 1 x Isuzu diesel genset, 30 Kva. 110v and 220v power, US, Australian and Indonesian power points.

Cruising speed: 10 Knots

Top Speed: 12 Knots

Fuel Capacity: 11,000 litres

Water Capacity: Desalination Unit (Unlimited)

Accommodation: 1×8 Berth Cabin,
1×2 Berth Cabin, 1x Couples Cabin

Air Con: All cabins, galley and TV room have ducted and split system AC

Safety Gear: Certified 20 man Life Raft, Flares, 406Mhz EPIRB, SART

Communications: VHF Marine Radio, HF Radio, Satellite phone, mobile phone in some areas.

Navigation: Garmin 216 GPS integrated with C-Maps, 64mile JRC Radar, Furuno Navnet Plotter/Sounder/Radar

Tenders: 1x 4m Alloy Dinghy, 1 x Rubber Zodiac with 15 hp Yamaha, 1 x 24ft Fibreglass speed boat with 2 x 175 hp Four stroke Suzuki outboards.

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