The traditional 51m phinisi yacht Dunia Baru in Komodo

Written by Charl van Rooy

Dunia Baru yacht in Komodo, IndonesiaPhoto: Dunia BaruDunia Baru, meaning New World, is a traditional-styled phinisi yacht built by Konjo Boat Builders in Indonesia in 2014. Measuring 51 metres, sailing yacht Dunia Baru can accommodate up to 14 guests in seven comfortable suites as they are taken care of by the 18 crew on board. Reaching 12 knots at top speed, she can cover 3,500 nm at 10 knots making Dunia Baru the perfect vessel to discover her home cruising grounds with.

The vessel is based in Southeast Asia where she spends much of her time exploring the coastlines of Indonesia and Myanmar. In 2018 on island of Mansuar, owner Mark Robba started construction on an eco-friendly learning centre intended to serve the larger Raja Ampat region. Now nearing completion, the centre will operate as an educational hub where locals can study and learn about their local environment, receive medical advice and gain the necessary skills to capitalise on yachts visiting the area to help support their businesses. Dunia Baru charter guests are invited to see this inspirational work first hand and become involved in the program if they wish by dedicating some of their charter time to assisting directly with the build or other programmes, teaching at the school and interacting with the local community.

Learn more about this initiative here

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