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South East Asia to become even more charter-friendly

By Oliver Pearson   8 January 2018

As well as making it easier for superyachts to embark and disembark in Indonesia, president Joko Widado has revealed that there will be expansion projects carried out on ten ports around the islands.

Renowned for being the perfect and exotic alternative to traditional winter cruising grounds, the islands of South East Asia promise to deliver tranquility and excitement to all who cruise through them. More specifically, the combination of open waters and fascinating mainland attractions make it unlike anywhere else on earth.

Chief amongst the destinations in this region is Indonesia, a somewhat secret hotspot which lends itself perfectly to motor yachts, sailing yachts, and even traditionally styled gulet yachts.

Now set to become more accessible than ever, it’s well worth considering a private yacht charter vacation in the surrounding waters. Indeed, with the world’s second-longest coastline, there’s sure to be an itinerary which satisfies the desires of you and your party.

An aerial view showing the waters of Indonesia
A luxury gulet cruises between green mountains in South East Asia
A man stands on the helideck of a superyacht looking out across Indonesia

In order to making things more accessible for charter guests, work is being carried out in Benoa to allow for more convenient boarding. Expected to be complete in August, this will greatly improve the experience for those looking to visit at the end of summer and next winter.

Tourism Minister Arief Yahya has also spoken about the popularity of diving around the islands of Raja Ampat, and has pledged to help develop this area to help maintain its world-leading reputation.

Welcoming superyachts with open arms, there has never been a better time to enjoy a charter vacation around the various spectacular islands

As well as protecting the dive sites which have led to Indonesia becoming a preferred destination for the world’s elite travellers, the Ministry for Tourism has also promised to temporarily remove the cabotage principle which presented problems for foreign-flagged vessels.

With this in mind, you can confidently begin planning a charter vacation in Indonesia without worrying about any lengthy delays or overly long processes to complete.

A Luxury gulet approaches an island close to Indonesia

In order to find out more regarding the possibilities on offer around Indonesia, feel free to get in touch with your preferred charter broker.

Alternatively, take a look at all of the superyachts available for charter in South East Asia.


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