Boutique charter company, Burma Boating, has added four new yachts to its fleet, including 40m sailing yacht Clan VI, the company's new flagship.
From October, Clan VI will cruise Myanmar's Mergui Archipelago, one of Asia's relatively unexplored destinations which is slowly opening up to tourism. Clan VI is the largest and most luxurious yacht in the fleet offering scheduled cruises as well as private charters.
She was built under the name "La Numero Uno” and was the first yacht to be constructed at the renowned Italian shipyard Perini Navi, now world-famous for its luxury superyachts including the Maltese Falcon. Following a complete refit in 2014, Clan VI has been restored to immaculate, stylish elegance and can accommodate up to 10 guests.
"We're excited to add such a famous yacht to our fleet. We will be able to offer our guests an unparalleled level of comfort and service", says Captain Herbert Mayrhauser, one of the company's founders.
Between November and May, Clan VI will offer seven night cruises from Kawthaung to the historic port town of Myeik, transting the entire Mergui Archipelago. The 800 islands are almost uninhabited and remain one of the world's most unspoilt destinations, a haven of white sandy beaches and thick green jungle. The indigenous people of the Mergui Archipelago are the Moken, hunter-gatherers sometimes described as "sea gypsies", leading a semi-nomadic lifestyle, diving for sea cucumbers, fishing and bartering.
Since Myanmar's independence the area had been off-limits to foreigners, only recently opening up to foreign vsitors. Typically there are fewer than 3,500 tourists each year and there are currently no hotels operating in the area. Either way, "We believe that our yachts are the best way to explore the islands in style!" says Mayrhauser.
Burma Boating i salso adding a new route to its portfolio. Between February and late April, clients can join a 12 night cruise from Thailand to India's Andaman Islands, one of the most remote island groups in the world.
Burma Boating was founded in 2013 and started with just one classic sailing boat. The fleet has since grown to 10 yachts, offering boutique cruises and private charters for clients seeking adventure and beauty in this idyllic region.
*Images courtesy of Burma Boating