The product of eight industrious years and over eight hundred cubic metres of wood, the 51m/167ft charter yacht ‘Dunia Baru’ is in every respect a jewel of Indonesia. Conceived by an experienced and local yachtsman, the vessel fuses luxury amenities with an interior and exterior which showcases the exceptional craftsmanship of Konjo Boat Builders.
A familiar and treasured sight around Komodo and Raja Ampat, Dunia Baru has developed an enviable reputation as a vessel which is perfectly primed for her charter grounds. Indeed, her collection of diving and scuba gear, along with her kayaks and Jetskis, make her ideal for exploring the acclaimed scuba spots to be found in this part of South East Asia.
Whilst taking her name from the Indonesian expression for ‘New World’, it is assuredly the old world which is recalled by Dunia Baru’s exterior design. Strikingly traditional whilst at the same time noticeably opulent, the dark hull and impressive rigging make her the most iconic phinisi on the water. Likewise, a collection of discreetly placed lights illuminate Dunia Baru at night to ensure she remains a spectacle at all times. Overall, such exterior styling reveals the adventurous philosophy which inspired the vessel’s construction, and hints towards the elegance to be found inside.
Following the delivery of her ironwood hull, Dunia Baru was transported to Bali to receive an interior from a series of expert carpenters based in Bali. A masterpiece in carpentry, all of her fixtures and furnishings have been meticulously finished to an exacting standard, and the materials have been sourced from a number of internationally recognised locations. Orientated around a uniquely convenient layout, areas like the open-style galley and bridge are replete with subtle touches such as intricate wooden weaves and immaculately grained panelling. Sure to satisfy charterers more familiar with modern motor yachts, the communal and private spaces ultimately form something of a tranquil retreat to rest up in following an active day out on the water.
Comprised of a single master cabin and six double suites, Dunia Baru is capable of berthing up to fourteen guests whilst away on charter. All adorned with engaging works of art and flanked with warm woods, there’s no doubt that the relaxed aesthetic of the various staterooms is consistent with the theme which governs the vessel more broadly. Nicely integrated into this traditional design is the addition of a television to guarantee guests are never left wanting. What’s more, with the master presiding on the bridge deck and the remaining guests occupying the lower deck, such an arrangement frees up additional space on the main deck for parties to relax together in a more social environment.
Emerging out of the spirit of Indonesia, Dunia Baru is equipped with all of the necessary amenities and features for enjoying its spectacular geography. Her tenders, for example, have all been carefully selected to allow charterers to explore the waters at their own pace, and in the utmost comfort. The enlisting of a certified dive instructor also means that getting to know the richly varied marine life on offer around her charter grounds could not be easier. Similarly, a spacious and furnished area above the bridge deck serves as an observation platform for taking in the oceanic panoramas when on board the vessel. In the evenings, the main salon provides a range of entertainment options for guests of all ages as well as being designed for simply enjoying time spent with friends and family over a few drinks.
Largely composed of special features, Dunia Baru presents a number of advantage which just aren’t to be found elsewhere. Perhaps her crowning touch, however, is the open-style galley which places chefs immediately in front of their guests. Not only does this mean that charterers can watch their meals being prepared, but also frees up more room and dining options both indoors and alfresco. Another impressive feature is the presence of on board carpenters who also act as tender instructors, a decision which ultimately allows guests to observe first-hand the kind of workmanship required to maintain such a uniquely beautiful yacht. With a masseuse on hand to deliver traditional treatments in a variety of spaces, charterers are also able to relax in the most impressive fashion.
As a yacht designed for her native waters, Dunia Baru is underlied by a seriously impressive performance which has its roots in Indonesia’s maritime history. In addition to her traditional features, the yacht also takes advantage of the latest developments in marine technology to optimize the experience of being both underway and at-anchor. In this way, no matter where charterers find themselves, they can expect only the best.
A truly unique opportunity, time spent on board Dunia Baru allows guests to truly appreciate their destination. Indeed, as the synthesis of tradition and modern thinking, the yacht is wholly unlike any other and sure to leave an undying impression.
Air Conditioning, WiFi connection on board, Air Conditioning
Combining traditional craftsmanship with a modern understanding of luxury, Dunia Baru is unquestionably one of the most unique vessels available for charter
|Builder||Konjo Boat builders|
|Built | Refit||2014|
|Gross Tonnage||395 Tonnes|
|Cruising Speed||10 Knots|
|Top Speed||14 Knots|
Amenities & Entertainment
For your relaxation and entertainment Dunia Baru has the following facilities, for more details please speak to your yacht charter broker.
For a full list of all available amenities & entertainment facilities, or price to hire additional equipment please contact your broker.
Dunia Baru is reported to be available to Charter with the following recreation facilities:
'Dunia Baru' Review
Charter Yacht of the week November 2016
YachtCharterFleet undertook an exclusive 5-night cruise through the Indonesian archipelago on board the 51m/167ft luxury yacht ‘Dunia Baru’ and soon discovered what makes her the finest phinisi ever built.
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