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Led by Captain Ferdi and operated by a crew of 12, the 38-metre Katharina sits low in the water, making her a beautiful looking boat. Built in 1995 in Kalimantan, her slim hull was originally planned for use as a commercial freighter. After her 2014 interior refit, her transformation is a conservation exercise back to authenticity of a mighty seafaring tradition. Not only is the Katharina very elegant on the water, she is also fast becoming a classic yacht, as very few of these original designs remain. Accommodating just 12 guests in six cabins, with a salon & bar, two sun decks, and an outdoor dining area, she offers a more intimate experience.

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Ombak Putik cabin


Six superior cabins with en-suite bathrooms.

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Exploring off ship

North Sulawesi to the Komodo Islands

Sail from North Sulawesi exploring islands, local communities, nature and wildlife to the Komodo Islands.

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Ombak Putik cabin

The Komodo Islands to Bali

Admire the Komodo Dragon, other incredible wildlife, visit sea gypsies and tour eastern Bali.

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2 Underwater Gunter Kast Scaled

Jewels of Raja Ampat

Explore Raja Ampat National Park, remote islands and local villages from the base of the convivial Katharina.

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Boat Description

The Katharina has a saloon, bar and outdoor covered dining area where you eat al fresco.

There is also a rooftop lounge area. Kayaks, stand-up-paddle boards, snorkelling equipment and fishing gear are available for guests use. There are two tender boats.

  • Length overall: 38 metres
  • Deck length: 26 metres
  • Draught: 3.5 metres
  • Rig: Gaff-rigged ketch
  • Cruising speed: 7-9 Knots
  • International standard navigation & safety equipment (including radar and satellite phone).

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