Phinisi meets superyacht
It would be difficult to find a more fitting and impressive vessel on which to explore Indonesia’s islands than Dunia Baru. Inspired by traditional phinisi design, yet with all the high-tech equipment and systems that you’d expect to find on a typical superyacht, she is a perfect meeting of old and new.
She is perhaps the finest ship to have ever been constructed in Indonesia and the culmination of centuries of Konjo shipwright craft. Everything – from the hull to the bar stools to the door hinges – was hand-crafted. While no expense has been spared in ensuring that Dunia Baru is an ultra-luxury vessel, she still feels organic and entirely connected to her surroundings.
Up to 14 passengers can be hosted in spacious timber staterooms, all looked after by a crew of 18. Wonderful social spaces inside include a galley and library, with expansive deck areas outside to sunbathe, watch the sun set as you dine, or admire the stars from beanbags on the foredeck. For those after some adventure, Dunia Baru is well kitted out for discovering the region’s most beautiful islands, with tenders, jet skis, sea kayaks and scuba diving equipment.
Elegant fusion of old and new
This is the perfect meeting of traditional craftmanship with the modern standards of comfort and safety. It is this combination of artistry, history and refined elegance that make this phinisi our favoured way to explore the beautiful Indonesian islands.
As a yacht designed for her native waters, Dunia Baru’s seriously impressive credentials have their roots in Indonesia’s maritime history. In addition to her traditional profile, the yacht takes advantage of the latest developments in marine technology, optimising the experience of being both underway and at-anchor.
At the yacht’s heart, there’s a family-style kitchen and dining area, with a teppanyaki grill taking centre stage and a cosy library for lazy afternoons spent with a good book. Choose to dine at the solid teak table on deck – all white linen and soothing sea breeze – or perhaps take it easy in the aft galley. Sat on high stools, relax by the big open cooking range, enjoying the best of the all-too accessible wine cellar, while listening to your own music from the yacht’s integrated Sonos sound system. A long perfect, evening guaranteed.
Dunia Baru comes complete with a full dive shop, including 14 sets of gear and a fully qualified dive guide. No matter what your certification level, the yacht’s liveaboard expert will show you the underwater world in safety and confidence.