Explore Indonesia on a Super Yacht

The home of diverse wildlife, fine-as-sugar beaches, and surf-friendly waves, the Indonesian archipelago has enthralled travelers for centuries. Whether seen on land or water, it never ceases to amaze visitors, even those who have visited it multiple times.

Rascal Charters, or simply, Rascal. All photos are courtesy of the yacht.

Rascal Charters, or simply, Rascal. All photos are courtesy of the yacht.


The glittering sea surrounding Indonesia’s many islands.

A new vessel, Rascal Charters, was launched recently, joining the country’s crowded luxury yacht market. Led by cruise director Gaz Phillips, the five-cabin phinisi comes without mast or sails, giving passengers the freedom to dive from the ship and into the cerulean sea should they want to. Its open roof deck also serves as a vast space for sun-worshippers to lounge in the morning and can be converted into an open-air cinema at night.

Nutritious meals on-board were planned and crafted by

Nutritious meals on-board were planned and crafted by Watercress

Inside one of the bedroom cabins.

Inside one of the bedroom cabins.

Its interiors, described as “laidback luxury,” have been inspired by homes in New York’s Hamptons but were localized to reflect the colors of the Southeast Asian tropics. Designed by Charles Orchard of furniture firm iBalDesigns, the yacht comes fitted with rattan ceilings and cabins and brass hardware.

The super yacht's bathroom.

The super yacht’s bathroom.

Bali’s Watercress is responsible for crafting the menu, with organic ingredients sourced within Indonesia. Passengers can partake the super yacht’s custom-made Rascal Rum and other cocktails concocted by award-winning mixologists. Phillips runs an on-board diving school where passengers can get PADI-certified. Non-divers can spend their time visiting secluded coves and bays paddling on kayaks or by navigating the ocean via Rascal’s own speedboat. Surfers can catch waves provided they have their boards on-hand.

Get a tan or practice yoga on the super yacht's deck.

Get a tan or practice yoga on the super yacht’s deck.

Surf in Sumba, one of the destinations.

Surf in Sumba, one of the destinations.

The company behind Rascal wants to offer only bespoke itineraries, but the phinisi limits its voyages to Bali, Komodo, Raja Ampat, Ambon, Banda Islands, and Sumba. Rates start at US$8,500 per night depending on the season. A Rascal experience starts for a minimum of seven days and can last up to a month—just enough for adventurous voyagers to see the archipelago’s stunning beauty.

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