More and more international-caliber charter yachts are making their way to Southeast Asia, where infrastructure and charter regulations are improving every year. Popular itineraries are in Thailand and Myanmar, where rock cliffs tower over crystal aquamarine waters, and where exploring the local culture is a great deal of the fun.
Far fewer international-caliber charter yachts are offered in Micronesia, an island group that includes Palau and the Marshall Islands in the Pacific Ocean. Anyone who wants to book a charter in Micronesia often has to make due with whatever crewed yachts are available, if any at all.
All of which is why recent news from McMaster Yachts is noteworthy. The management company says the 203-foot Holland Jachtbouw sailing yacht Athos is available for charter in Micronesia until this October, and then in Southeast Asia from November into 2018.
Athos was built in 2010 and accommodates 10 guests in five staterooms that include a master suite with a private cockpit and deckhouse. She holds the distinction of being the world’s largest privately owned two-masted schooner, and she’s built for serious sailing as well as guest comfort, a fact most recently seen when the owner made her available for racing and regatta charters last year.
The lowest weekly base rate is €185,000 for charters in Micronesia or Southeast Asia. Any reputable charter broker can tell you more about Athos or help you book a week on board.