A paradise all for yourself
Burma Boating is well known for its yacht trip in the Mergui Archipelago Region.
Explore tropical forests, hiking through valleys and up hills, walk along kilometers of beach with the only footprints those behind you, kayak through enchanted mangroves, swim, snorkel, and go fishing: you’ve got it all. The Mergui Archipelago is teeming with wildlife. Due to government neglect and the region’s long isolation, its 800 plus islands have remained virtually untouched. They are composed of limestone and granite and vary in size from tiny to islands larger than Singapore. Most of them (we have yet to find one that isn’t) are covered in thick jungle growth, which drops into azure waters, interrupted only by beaches, rocky headlands, tidal rivers, and mangrove forests. Lampi, one of the largest islands, is a part national park and home to some of the planet’s oldest mangrove forests. Burma Boating has two sailboats and here is a brief introduction of them.
Introduction of SY Meta IV
Meta IV was designed by the naval architect Thomas E. Colvin, who gave the vessel her beautiful shape and robust hull. She is made entirely of Thai teak, one of the best woods for building classic boats.
Meta IV was constructed in 1998 as a private yacht for a Swiss businessman who made his fortune in hotels. In 2010, the Austrian skipper Herbert Mayrhauser found her at a pier in Phuket and immediately fell in love. After two years of intensive restoration work and refitting, Meta IV started her new life as a luxury charter vessel in the fall of 2012.
Meta IV measures 85 feet in length or 25 meters. That’s longer than the Santa Maria, the boat that Columbus sailed into history when he discovered the Americas. In fact, with all her space, you could almost forget you were holidaying on a yacht. The sheer size, and the facilities onboard, make for a holiday getaway that your family or friends won’t forget.
Cabins & Quarters
Meta IV has four guest cabins, each full air-conditioned with ensuite bathrooms and electric toilets. Two of the cabins boast queen-size beds, while the other two feature twin beds. Behind the cockpit is the triple stateroom. The entire aft of the boat is shaded and fitted with multiple dining spaces and sunbathing areas.
The boat’s center is dominated by the generous galley and saloon dining area. But chances are that you’ll be enjoying most of your meals outside in the sun or Myanmar’s mild evenings.
Introducing SY Y-Not
The yacht Y-Not with her sophisticated exterior look and engineering is the work of Farr Yacht Design. Y-Not is a true high-performance sailing yacht which combines excellent maneuverability, impressive speed, and 3 spacious guest cabins.
Her low draft winged keel allows close anchoring in many shallow bays, while a fully-battened main and roller furled foresail is the perfect setup for catching the consistent breeze.
Olivier Flahault coordinated exterior and interior spaces, creating a well-balanced practical design with the superyacht look and feel throughout the interior. Y Not will delight the experienced sailor and novice alike with her strong sailing performance from a Maxi 78, her comfort and luxuries
Cabins & Quarters
Upon entering the interior you will first notice how bright and well-lit the atmosphere is, which gives the area a very spacious feel. Mid-ship is her generously equipped saloon with two separate seating areas.
The very large owner’s suite occupies the front section of the yacht and features a spacious king-size bed, a large TV and a workspace, as well as a separate bathroom and toilet.
On the starboard side, the spacious galley connects to the captain’s cabin and navigational station to the saloon. The 2 spacious guest cabin on portside feature double beds which can be converted into separate twins. Each guest cabin has a private en-suite.