Built in 2000 (totally re–fitted and re–hulled in 2011) the "Asian Princess" is a 20m (70 ft) wooden hulled beauty and was purpose built for long haul surf exploration along the Indonesian coastline.
Her traditional lines are drawn from over 1000 years of Indonesian maritime knowledge. She is locally designed for local conditions, is comfortable in heavy seas and provides maximum safety for all on board.
Her twin 190hp Mitsubishi diesel engines provide a cruising speed of 9 knots. This combined with her 7000L fuel capacity allows you the freedom and luxury of extended periods at sea without the time delays of re-supply. This means you get uninterrupted maximum surf time on all of your trips.
The floor plan layout allows for a variety of separate areas on-board that cater for dinning, sleeping, chill or surf watching. 3 separate sleeping cabins- 1 Air Conditioned x 8 bunk room, 2 x 2 private cabins provide spacious accommodation for a minimum of 7 and a maximum of 12 guests and her 5 crew.
Please see below for detailed boat specificiations.
The Asian Princess is supported by a 15ft aluminum tender fitted with a brand new Yamaha outboard 15hp engine that will shuttle you directly to your surf spot. Our boat to barrel service will save you valuable time and energy on those notoriously long Indo paddles.
The Asian Princess is skippered and crewed by local Mentawai seamen. Their intimate knowledge of the local waters are the Asian Princesses’ greatest asset. Their combined lifetime experience of weather and wave conditions will ensure you are surfing the best empty lineups.
Arguably the most important job on the boat to ensure you get the best empty waves.
We use local surfers to guide you to some of the areas less well known waves that western guides just don’t know about. Their intimate knowledge of swell and weather patterns are gained from a lifetime of living on the Mentawai Islands where these decisions are a matter of life and death for the local people.
Length OA: 20.20 Meters
Auxilary Fuel tanks 2 x 500 Litres + Ability to carry 1000L reserve Fuel
Liferaft: 20 person International standard EPIRB: 2
Annual Safety Certificate
Electronic, Navigation & Communication Equipment
GPS: Garmin 128
VHF Radio: 2 X CB Radio
I–com ic – 2100H 144 MHz FM Transceiver
Entertainment and other Equipment
Stereo amplified CD, external and internal speakers with I–pod connection
Colour LCD TV and stereo DVD/video player