Charter in Asia 2021: Camper & Nicholsons
Camper & Nicholsons highlights some of its top superyachts for charter in Asia, as published in Yacht Style’s annual feature in Issue 60.
Kudanil Explorer is among C&N’s charter CAs in Indonesia
Camper & Nicholsons has its Asia headquarters in Hong Kong, but the company’s central agency (CA) charter listings include a wide variety of superyachts across the region including the remarkable 50m Kudanil Explorer. Based in Indonesia, this heavy-duty ocean vessel built in Japan in 1978 underwent conversion into a charter yacht in 2018 – and what a remarkable conversion it was.
Kudanil Explorer’s upper-deck dining
Offering about 11,000sqft of living space, it’s the only charter yacht in Indonesia to offer a private balcony for each of its guest cabins. The eight roomy en-suite cabins each have a king-size bed and a balcony complete with a spacious daybed and coffee table set-up.
The yacht even has two dining areas or ‘restaurants’, while other facilities include a library, spa room, Jacuzzi and an armada of tenders and toys including diving equipment.
Each cabin has its own balcony
“Kudanil Explorer has a boutique cruise ship feel and is ideal for cruising the calm waters of Indonesia,” says New Zealand-born Tracey Scaife, a Charter Marketing Manager for C&N.
With up to 21 crew, Kudanil Explorer is based in the Komodo region in the summer and Raja Ampat in the winter, available for an all-inclusive weekly rate of US$115,500.
The 65.2m Lamima, the world’s largest wooden sailing yacht, has a similar sailing calendar and is available from US$154,000 per week.
Lamima is the world’s biggest charter phinisi
The biggest of all the charter phinisis that cruise the Indonesian archipelago, she was custom built in Sulawesi in 2012 and accommodates 14 guests in seven en-suite cabins.
Lamima features huge interior and exterior social spaces, a PADI dive centre, two large tenders, jet skis, paddleboards and kayaks. Her 20-strong crew have expert local knowledge and include a tour guide, two Indonesian chefs, PADI-certified dive instructors, two Balinese masseurs/spa therapists and a yoga instructor.
Lamima’s top deck can be used in many ways
Gayle Patterson, Charter Marketing Manager, says: “Custom designed and hand built to highlight Indonesia’s marine diversity, Lamima combines traditional Indonesian hospitality with the modern superyacht experience.”
In Thailand, Camper & Nicholsons’ charter yachts include the 41.3m Ocean Emerald, currently based in Phuket. The Lord Norman Foster-designed motor yacht has benefited from a 2019 refit and can welcome up to 10 guests in five cabins or there’s the option of combining two lower-deck rooms into a second master.
Ocean Emerald is one of Asia’s most distinct superyachts
“Ocean Emerald’s versatile layout makes her perfect for relaxed family charters or high-energy party charters,” says Nicole Terry, C&N Charter Marketing Manager.
“She plans to be based in Phuket until March 2022 but as and when the sea borders allow, she will also consider charters in Malaysia as well as further destinations like the Maldives and Philippines on a case-by-case basis.”
Spa tub on Ocean Emerald’s sun deck
Ocean Emerald is available at a standard weekly rate from €95,000 (about US$113,000) or, until the end of October, a special 10-day rate of €109,000 (about US$130,000), which represents a 20 per cent discount.
For more details on the yacht, see Issue 60’s Islands & Coasts feature, which will appear online soon.
Gordon Hui joins C&N in HK
Camper & Nicholsons has appointed Gordon Hui Yip-wang to its sales team in Hong Kong.