Primary Port Of Departure:
North Salawati, Raja Ampat, West Papua, Indonesia
Secondary Port Of Departure:
Tertiary Port Of Departure:
Listing Unclaimed. Claim Listing.
Raja Laut is a custom built gaff-rigged schooner, designed along exquisite classic lines for private charters and luxury expeditions. She is reproduction of the traditional western schooner with her classic lines and fine design, and would be equally at home amongst the Baltic traders of 19th Century northern Europe, the schooners of the of Canada/United States, or the "South Sea" schooners of the Pacific.
The schooner was built to high standards, particularly noticeable in its heavy scantlings, high quality tropical hardwoods and practical well thought-out engineering. The schooner's was hull constructed is of ironwood (Belian/Ulin). Solid timber is planked onto frames and through-bolted to full-length stringers creating an exceptionally robust vessel. The underbody is round section full keel leading to a short skeg and full unbalanced rudder.
Maximum beam is concentrated just ahead of amidships which is typical of this style of vessel where reserve buoyancy was needed for cargo carrying capability. Stability experiments carried out afloat under instructions from the architect have indicated a positive stability of 92 degrees, well in excess to that of most commercial vessels. The sails and rig are classic and well designed with traditional blocks suited for this size and type of boat.
She has pleasing lines above and below the waterline. The deck is laid with double timber plank and the deckhouses are of strong and practical construction. Raja Laut will sail to eleven knots under sail and with her 300Hp Yanmar marine engine will do speeds of 10 knots at 1850rpm or 9 knots when run under a more economical power (1600rpm with fuel consumption of approximately 24 liters/hour).
This coupled with 7000 liter fuel capacity gives Raja Laut a range of approximately 2500 nautical miles under powerCentrally located between the cabins below deck is the main saloon which is an open-plan feature of the boat consisting of large settees in a U shape configuration around a coffee table. on the wall a 32" flat screen tv, DVD player, and by the coffee table is internet access point. Aft of this, to starboard is storage/laundry cupboard with washer/dryer, and to port is a wine/drinks fridge.
Aft of this is the engine room and machinery space followed by a workshop, freezer, and large cold room (3m3). To starboard is an engineers cabin. Aft of this is the steering gear/lazarette area.