ZEN Sailing Yacht – a Luxury Phinisi Schooner

Indonesia is famous for the production of the well-known Schooners in the southernmost tip of the orchid-shaped island of Sulawesi. Some people say they are modelled after old Portuguese and Dutch vessels and others say the ships are unique to the Konjo Builders, South Sulawesi. In Indonesia, people still call them Phinisi. And ZEN yacht is not only a Phinisi.

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Yacht Charter Description

Launched in 2013, luxury superyacht ZEN is a gorgeous Phinisi Schooner. The 53m sailing yacht ZEN is the result of collaboration between the Global Adventure Group Ltd., and Zygmunt Choren, the famous designer and builder of many of the world’s best known tall ships, with interior design by Digital Effect Design Studio from Poland. The Phinisi Schooner ZEN captures the spirit of Indonesia and offers a unique opportunity to experience her beauty.

The ZEN Phinisi Charter is an example of rare artistic craft, even a sailing masterpiece. Envisioned by its owners, designed by architects, Sotyrys and Alexander Pantopulos, in collaboration with world’s famous designer and builder of many outstanding tall ships, Zygmunt Choreń, and hand-made by Konjo people on the shores of South Sulawesi – the yacht is a model masterwork and a product of centuries of experience. Each detail was consciously created with the aim of ensuring maximum comfort, safety and joy for the travellers.

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The 53 meter long Zen yacht charter was designed from its conception as a prestigious boat, easy to control, elegant and fulfilling the expectations of a demanding customer. It captures the spirit of Indonesia and offers a unique opportunity to experience her beauty.

Traditional lines of ZEN yacht charter create a sentimental return to the classical Asian yacht charter sailing vessel. Broad lines and beam provide massive space for everything, two domineering masts, topsails, four jibs – all make up this special vessels Standing Rig. Its running rig supports steel-colored fabric carrying 600 square meter of sail, designed by North Sails, all flying over the dark-wood interior and gold teak decks that give this phinisi schooner both classical and original feel at the same time. Although the external shape of this yacht presents an untouched classic feel, its interiors are the example of the absolute luxury in design.

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Stepping on board of this yacht charter is like a moment of enlightenment, when future meets the past in the serene state of mind. The spirit of ZEN yacht charter allows the chosen ones to immerse with all senses in the unforgettable experience of a journey beyond time.

The Indonesia yacht charter yacht ZEN boasts a length of 53 meters, contains 6 guest staterooms and one owners two-level suite master cabin with adjoining children’s room, captain’s cabin and two crew cabins, a galley fit for a culinary professional, internal and external lounges, and luxury bathrooms – all equipped with outstanding design furniture signed by world’s famous names like Philippe Starck, Antonio Citterio, Jean Marie-Massaud or Patricia Urquiola.

All the boat’s elements and details are made of natural and noble materials. The decks have 4 cm teak planks, with the domination of exotic sono rosewood on walls and raster ceilings in the rooms. The latter are decorated with wooden tiles on which nineteenth century maps are carved and they add a unique character to the rooms. The rooms are decorated with sculptures, ornaments and low relief carvings originating from the cultures of Asia, Polynesia and Maori Islands. Bright furniture lightens up dark, wooden interiors. In addition to designer furniture, one can also find here pieces from Dedon, Minotti or Walter Knoll’s chairs. The juxtaposition of dark wood with snow-white objects creates a unique atmosphere.

Yacht Charter Accommodation 

ZEN yacht can comfortably sleep 16 charter guests in 7 cabins including the magnificent owner’s two-level suite master cabin (48 sq m) with adjoining children’s room and 5 guest staterooms with queen sized beds (14 sq m each) with en-suite bathrooms. There is also accommodation for the vessel’s highly trained crew, sleeping in a captain’s cabin and two crew cabins.

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Yacht Charter Specifications


a Luxury Phinisi Schooner/2013

Refit: Beam: 9.5 m (31′)
L.O.A.: 53m (173′) Crew: 18
Charter Guest: 16 Max Speed: 13 knots
Cabins: 7 Engines:
Cruise Speed: 11 knots More Yacht Info:
Builder/Designer: Zygmunt ChorenDigital Effect Design Studio
Charter Locations: ThailandSouth East AsiaPhuketIndonesiaASIAAndaman Sea


The yacht charter is fully crewed with a gourmet chef, cabin staff and equipped with Bang & Olufsen audio systems and Bega lighting, as well as diving and leisure facilities, jet skis and jet tender, which offer endless options of spending time in accordance with one’s preference.

The yacht ZEN boasts a beautiful salon and dining area with bar as well as plenty of deck space for relaxing and dining al fresco.

Luxury yacht Zen is also fitted with a wide range of tenders and water toys, including two Zodiac tenders, two Yamaha WaveRunners jet skis, as well as snorkeling, diving, water skiing and wake boarding.

Charter Amenities and Extras

Luxury yacht Zen features a wide range of tenders and water toys for charter guests to enjoy including two Zodiac tenders, – 2012 550 Pro Touring 5,5m, Yamaha 40 hp twin engine, – 2012 GR MK III 4,2m, Yamaha 25 hp engine. Two Jet Skis: – 2012 Yamaha Waverunner FZR, – 2012 Yamaha Waverunner FX SHO Cruiser. Diving Equipment: – 2 L&W compressors, – NITROX installation, – Tanks, – Complete diving sets, – Snorkeling equipment for all guests. Rebound 16 Aquapark with I-Log, Bound Slide and Swimstep, Spitfire Extreme, Surfing boards, Wake boards, Kayaks. Navigation Equipment package includes a high and low frequency Sonar, GPS, Computer mapping, HF and VHF Radios, Radar, Satcomm, Weather Fax & Sat Phone, etc. Wi-Fi in each of the cabins.

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The ZEN yacht will be sailing mostly in Indonesian waters – Komodo Archipelago, Raja Ampat, Papua; but Thailand, Myanmar and Andaman Islands as well.

The travellers can immerse themselves in the luxury on board, as well as spend time actively on land and in water, diving in the sea to admire one of the most beautiful coral reefs in the world… or simply rest on virgin beaches, far away from tourist crowds.

Write us for a once in a lifetime Super Yacht charter journey to : booking@topindonesiaholidays.com

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