Arecent arrival to Phuket brings old world charm to the charter scene and there’s no yacht in Phang Nga Bay quite like L’Orientale. Designed in Hong Kong and built in 1978, this classical 66ft yacht has most recently been refitted in 2018 to update it for the 21st Century while maintaining a classic charm. She is available for charter with a permanent crew, departing from Ao Po Grand Marina.
L’Orientale is built for leisure – with a cruising speed of 7.5 knots, she shines during charters where the journey is as important as the destination. Take in the vistas of Phang Nga Bay from its luxurious salon and spacious flybridge with fully panoramic views. Her weight-to-volume ratio delivers exceptional balance, stability and exceptional performance for an unforgettable sailing experience. The dining table in the aft seats eight comfortably and is especially beautiful during sunset cruises or during idyllic evening with the family overlooking azure blue waters.
The fully air-conditioned interiors are timelessly classic with rich wooden tones, exemplifying elegance and comfort. The salon’s configuration leaves abundant space for families and is equipped with the essentials in modern technology – Wi-Fi Internet, television, DVD player and a stereo system that reaches all cabins.
For overnight cruises, L’Orientale has fully air-con-ditioned cabins for up to seven passengers. The double-bed master cabin in the bow is spacious, with ample room for cupboards, a vanity mirror, sofa and a connecting en-suite bathroom. In the aft, a twin and triple cabin share a bathroom. The cabins are adorned with memorabilia from a bygone era – including dial telephones which once enabled cabin to cabin communication.
In the cockpit, vintage radios and navigation equip-ment have been lovingly restored to their original state. This, of course, is complemented with the latest navigational equipment and GPS all manned by the L’Orientale’s capable crew. Captain Somkit has 25 years of sailing experience and has helmed numerous charter cruises in Southeast Asia, primarily Singapore and Malaysia. His wife, and chief cook, prepares mouth-watering Thai cuisine and the hostess is a licensed Thai massage therapist.
Experience the mysteries of Phang Nga Bay’s limestone spires on a motor yacht unlike any in the region. For more information and rates on char-tering L’Orientale, please contact Asia Marine at Phuket Boat Lagoon Marina or Phuket Yacht Haven Marina
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