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SY Asia is a magnificent, 100ft luxury charter yacht launched in January 2009. She is now available for charter throughout Southeast Asia.
The SY Asia is an incredibly well-designed boat made for sailing and diving in some of Southeast Asia's most remote locations. The boat is available only for private hire and depending on the time of year can be found off Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia and also in the Andaman Islands and Mergui Archipelago.
The SY Asia is designed for excellent sailing performance and is superbly equipped with the latest in navigational, satellite communications, entertainment and safety equipment. She is designed so that even with minimal wind, she can sail so you will likely have time with just the sound of the wind for company.
The yacht is luxuriously finished in Burmese teak combining luxurious leather sofas in the saloon with practical sunbrella sofas in the pilothouse and cockpit. The soft furnishings, artwork and accessories throughout have an Asian flair to suit the theme of this beautifully decorated yacht. Thai silks and art provide tasteful splashes of colour to the interior décor. Guests can enjoy relaxing in the beautifully crafted teak pilot house with its 360-degree views of the outdoors, or lounge in the saloon with its plush leather seating and large picture windows.
Fully equipped for snorkelling, scuba diving, fishing, kayaking, BBQ's, beach picnics, watching DVD's and satellite TV or just lazing about reading a good book, SY Asia caters for every guest's needs. It is perfect to dive from but luxurious and spacious enough so that those that aren't diving can relax in absolute comfort on board.
SY Asia has a huge teak deck, and a large, comfortable, shaded cockpit area with twin dining tables that seat 10 guests.
In terms of sleeping there are five comfortable staterooms; two with king size double beds, two can have either king size doubles or twins, and one has only twin beds. All the cabins have individual air-con controls, 220v power sockets, LCD screens, wardrobe and drawers. Each cabin has its own en-suite bathroom complete with shower, electric toilet and 220v power socket.
All in all, you couldn't wish for a better boat on which to sail and dive some of the remotest locations in Southeast Asia.
Why we love it
In the SY Asia skipper, Paul, you have one of the most knowledgeable dive guides you could ever hope for. He writes books on the places he sails.
Neill, Original Diver