Launched on the shores of South Sulawesi, a new luxury yacht is expected to become available for charters in Southeast Asia from around August. Zen is a two-mast gaff topsail schooner capable of up to 10-knot speed under sails alone, the vessel was designed by Zygmunt Choreń.
The yacht Zen boasts a length of 53 metres, contains 5 guest staterooms and one owners two-level suite master cabin with adjoining children’s room, captain’s cabin and two crew cabins, a galley fit for a culinary professional, internal and external lounges, and luxury bathrooms.
The rooms are decorated with sculptures, ornaments and low relief carvings originating from the cultures of Asia, Polynesia and Maori Islands. Bright furniture lightens up dark, wooden interiors creating a unique atmosphere.
Zen will distinguish itself by offering a high-quality experience throughout the vessel, says Pawel Marczak, director of Global Adventure Group Ltd., the Hong Kong company behind the vessel. Even the guest cabins, he notes, will have a five-star feel, not just the deck area and master cabin.
The interiors (designed by Digital Effect Design Studio in Poland) feature teak floors and dark sono rosewood for the walls, contrasted by stark white furnishings. Modern touches include high-end audio systems and Bega lighting. The ceilings are decorated with wooden tiles onto which 19th-century maps have been carved.
Water sports available will include snorkeling, diving, water skiing, and wake boarding. Two Yamaha WaveRunners jet skis will be available, plus two Zodiac tenders.
The Zen Phinisi Schooner is an example of rare artistic craft, even a sailing masterpiece. The hand-made yacht is a model masterwork and a product of the centuries of experience. Zen will be sailing mostly in Indonesian waters – Komodo Archipelago, Raja Ampat, Papua; but Thailand, Myanmar and Andaman Islands as well.