ABOUT KAYAK WOODEN YATCH
The spacious well designed Kayak Wooden Yatch is a 19 meter (60 ft) pinisi style liveaboard schooner. Its 8-knot speed allow it to expertly traverse Indonesia’s variable seas. The English speaking crew members will accommodate their guests’ every need. 8 guests can be accommodated in the stylish, air conditioned 3 cabins. All cabins include a large window, individual air conditioned control and bathroom, there are 2 “air con open space beds” cabin in the upper deck.
During down time between activities, guest of the Kayak Wooden Yatch have many options for entertainment. Relax in the sundeck with a panoramic view or Watch movies or look through your day’s photos from your activities.
The Wooden Yatch has put together a healthy menu that satisfies the high energy required by guests for their daily activities. You’ll awake every morning to a cooked-to-order breakfast ,lunch and dinner served especially to you. While you are traveling with this live aboard, all meals, snacks, hot drinks and water are included in your stay. Soft drinks and local beer can be purchased on board. Both Indonesian and Western cuisine are served up by the trained staff of the Wooden Yatch. Most dining occurs in the lower deck, but you’ll also have the chance to dine under the bright stars.
A boat must be conceived, designed and built for a program.
All the features of the boat must be designed to perfectly fulfill this program.
The ultimate comfort in a boat is space and simplicity.
When sailing all the year round in coral seas a boat must have a shallow draft, and must be very strong to be able to stand an unscheduled grounding, the shape of the hull must be appropriate also to ground without trouble. For example a classical yacht with a deep keel or a large boat with a big draft, is doomed if grounded on an onshore reef or on a reef exposed to the swell. This is why Yachtsmen with classical or large yachts, avoid sailing among coral reefs missing the most beautiful places and anchorages in Indonesia.
In the tropics the sun is very strong and excessive exposure can be dangerous. An extensive canopy or even better, an all covering roof allows the passengers to live on the deck while being protected from the sun. The roof also shades the cabins which are cool inside even in the middle of the day.
For the people who love sun bathing there is a very private sun deck on top of the roof…
The boat is a motor sailer because when on charter you have to keep on schedule and have to motor most of the time.
One of the great features of Kayak Wooden Yatch is its SOLAR POWER SYSTEM which give the guest full electrical power 24 hours on.
We have an silent genset 7 Kva Onan Cummins
- Home Port : Serangan Harbour, Bali
- Design : Single Mast motor cruiser
- Construction : Teak, Ironwood
- Crew : (Captain, chef, mechanic, plus the owner, Guide)
- Length : 60’(18m)
- Beam : 17’10’’(5.25 m)
- Draft : 5’10’’ (1.7 m)
- Berths: Total 8:
- 1 Double bed (king size) and 1 single folding bed, in the master cabin.
- 2 double beds (queen size) in the central cabin.
- 2 single beds in the front cabin.
- 2 single beds in the dog house.
- Bathrooms: 3 Inside (toilet, shower & basin) &1 upper deck (shower & toilet)
- Engine : Twin X 80Hp Mitsubishi 43D (4 cylinder marinised diesel)
- Cruising speed : 7 knots
- Generator : Onan Cummins 7 Kva
- Solar Power: 8 panels of 250 watts each 48 V. DC. Two battery banks of 800 amps each and a 4 KW inverter providing 230 v 50Hz AC during the day and also charging the battery banks giving full power 24 hours on.
- Electricity : 220-240v 50Hz AC
- Refrigeration : Deep Freeze Sharp 250 liters, Fridge Sanyo 154 l
- Tender : 15ft (4.5m) Aluminum dinghy with 25hp outboard
- Communications : SSB & VHF radios, AIS
- Navigation : GPS, Sonar & Radar
- Safety : Flares, Raft, life jackets, life buoys, fire extinguishers & first aid kit
- Fuel capacity: 2600 liters
- Water capacity: 4200 liters
- Sound system: MP3. Wide choice of modern and Classical music 1.9 Terabytes of selected Movies (about 2000 movies) 1 screen
- Library : a good collection of books is available on board
- Fishing gear: 2 x trawling lines, various hand lines, tackle (we encourage serious fishermen to bring gear – the crew like to test who’s lures work best!)
- Snorkeling gear : 8 sets of masks, snorkels & flippers
- Boards: 1 Stand-up Paddle, 1 Kayak
TRIP WITH KAYAK WOODEN YATCH
Guests aboard the Kayak Wooden Yatch will receive free transfers from the airport. They will be met by crew members at the airport or local hotel lobby and transferred to the boat.
Raja Ampat – Misool – Triton Bay
Embarkation & Disembarkation port : Sorong.
You can either fly from Denpasar to Ujungpandang with one transit overnight in Ujungpandang before flying to Sorong the next morning. Or fly from Manado to Sorong. Or fly from Jakarta to Ujungpandang then Sorong. In Sorong you will be met by Wooden Yatch staff who will take you directly to the boat.
Embarkation & Disembarkation port: Serangan
We can book for you a stay in our accomodation on Total Bali Activities, our staff will pick you up and take directly to the boat.
Also Embarkation & Disembarkation port:
Ternate (to Morotai)
Day trips from Bali
We also offer a day trip to Lembongan island,you will get picked up and taken to the boat where you will enjoy a day boat trip to this beautiful island where you can enjoy snorkling the amazing diversity in the green water, kayaking,paddle boarding or just enjoying the sundeck. you will come back and enjoy the beautiful sunset in Nusa dua.
- 2 days /1 night
- lembongan island
- lombok surf cam trip
- Sunset dinner in Nusa dinner
- maximum 12 pax
Kayak Wooden Yatch runs scheduled departures throughout the year, and the diverse itineraries makes it easy to arrange a charter to fit your specific needs. We can also provide you with an itinerary combining several consecutive trips—not a bad idea, considering the distance and cost of getting to Indonesia for most travellers.
Get away from the crowds. Kayak Wooden Yatch can take you to all the breaks on Nusa Lembongan, Lombok, Sumbawa, Sumba, Sawu and Rote. Surf legendary waves including Desert Point, Scar Reef, Millers and many more. There are waves to suit all standards of surfing. We have 20+ years operation east of Bali and know the breaks. We access surf forecasts to ensure you’re getting to the best surf. We always motor at night to maximize surf time.
BEST ITINERARIES FOR SURFING
Lombok – West Sumbawa (6 – 8 days)
Departing from Benoa Harbour in Bali we head straight to Nusa Lembongan to warm up at Shipwrecks, Razors, Lacerations, Playgrounds or if the swell is low, Cennigan. Overnight we cross to Lombok and the famous Desert Point, home of possible the world’s best left. Next you head east to the west coast of Sumbawa and the classic breaks of Scar Reef, Super Suck and Yoyos. These are quality breaks that regularly offer hollow waves. Depending on conditions and the type of surf you want you can also access the many breaks on the south coast of Lombok. Outside Ekas is a consistent option that’s generally empty. The food is delicious and plentiful to keep energy levels up. Don’t expect to loose weight. There’s plenty of time to kick back and relax. If you’re lucky you can score Deserts on the way back. On your last day you generally get a surf on Nusa Lembongan before returning to Benoa Harbour late afternoon and transfer back to your hotel.
Rote (9 – 11 days)
After a morning flight from Denpasar to Kupang (West Timor), we pick you up from the airport & transfer you straight to Kayak Wooden Yatch. We then set sail for Rote, arriving early next morning. Nembrala is the main break in the area, a long left hander that picks up plenty of swell and holds it as big as it gets. There are numerous lefts and rights on Rote & the nearby islands of Dana, Ndao & Doo, and all offering empty perfection. There are a surprising number of rights that are good morning options before the trades kick in. The rights can also fire during shoulder seasons when winds are more variable. The game fishing is fantastic, with trevally, tuna, mackerel and sailfish often caught. Lobster & squid are brought to us by the local fishermen to barbecue on deck. After your time is up, we travel overnight back to Kupang, transfer to the airport for your flight back to Bali.
Rote, Raijua & Sumba (12 – 15 days)
Visit the best breaks from Rote to Sumba, including the little known islands of Raijua & Savu. We start with a few days surfing around Rote & the nearby islands of Dana, Ndao & Doo. Pristine quality – see shots to your left. The next leg takes us you west to the island of Raijua, or if the swell is up, Sawu, an untouched remote gem waiting to be explored. We then set off across the ocean to Sumba, to surf some of Indonesia’s most remote and powerful waves. The fishing in this area is awesome.Terimbang is a consistent wave and is spectacular when it’s big. Bring a good spear gun for this area. Sumba is one of the last Indo frontiers with many waves just waiting to be surfed. Sumba has a very old and unique culture. Chunky left at Pero, the last break of the trip. When time is up we return to the port of Waikelo on the western tip of Sumba and transfer you to the airport for your flight back to Bali.
Morotai Maluku Island (12 – 15 days)
With a thousand odd islands, the climate in Maluku is heavily influenced by the monsoon trends, elevation, proximity to volcanoes, and coastal exposure. The weather varies from one island to another. However, humidity is the rule with over 2.5m (100in) of rain a year. Usually, north of the Equator, Nov-March NE monsoon clears up the skies while April-Oct SW monsoon brings downpours. Wind squalls are frequent and thunderstorm activity is amongst the highest on earth. Transition months like October or April are characterised by heavy rainfall as well. Fortunately, the surf season is somewhat clearer. Daytime temperature variation is small; expect it to be hot and humid year-round. Water is amongst the warmest on earth, at 29°C (84ºF).