A go-anywhere exploration yacht
With its Japanese heritage, Northern Sun wears its Far Eastern sensibilities on its teakwood sleeves. Indeed, its elegant interiors are dressed in gleaming tropical timber throughout, from the formal dining room and adjoining library to the elegant cabins and entertainment saloon, with its piano and games table.
It all comes complete with a curated selection of fine maritime art and ship models, dating to the 19th century.
Then, back on deck, there’s a sunset-cocktail lounge at the fore, a beautifully private Jacuzzi area on top, and an aft deck that’s a favourite for al-fresco dining. Expect the best in Asian delicacies, from quail egg stir fries to grilled rainbow lobster – perfect fuel for the wide array of watersports on offer, detailed below.
Don’t let Northern Sun’s good looks fool you. Originally built as an ice-class marine research vessel, it boasts a world-wide capability with 10,000nm of range.
Northern Sun offers both easy access to the water and a full range of toys to take advantage of it, from kayaks and SUPs to waterskis and a giant inflatable slide. There's also plenty of opportunity for scuba diving.
Alongside the extended swim platform, there are lounging areas both on the sundeck and foredeck – perfect for unwinding wherever the mood takes you.
While the master cabin is a special highlight, Northern Sun hosts each of its 12 guests in the utmost comfort, with polished wood throughout.