The Asian Princess

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.

Dinghy

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.

Skipper and Crew Details

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.

The Surf Guide

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.

Boat Specifications

Official Specifications

Length OA: 20.20 Meters
Length Hull: 13.0 Metres
Beam: 4.46 Metres
Depth: 1.70 Metres
Draft: 0.80 Metres
Fuel Capacity: Main Tank 5000 Litres

Auxilary Fuel tanks 2 x 500 Litres + Ability to carry 1000L reserve Fuel
Fresh Water Capacity: 4500 Litres
Lightship Weight: 39 Tonnes
Total load capacity: 65 Tonnes
Construction: Wooden Hull
Main Engines: Twin Mitsubishi 6D 15 190 hp
Max Speed: 11 Knots
Cruise Speed: 9 knots
Genset: 1 x Mitsubishi 100hp 300 kw
      1 x Yanmar 1007cc 220 p/m

Safety equipment

Liferaft: 20 person International standard EPIRB: 2
Lifebuoys: 6
Lifejackets: 17

Annual Safety Certificate

Electronic, Navigation & Communication Equipment

GPS: Garmin 128
GARMIN LCD Radar: JRC 1000 MkII
Fish Finder: Garmin Fish Finder 250

VHF Radio: 2 X CB Radio

I–com ic – 2100H 144 MHz FM Transceiver
EPIRB
AM/FM/VHF Receiver
Anchor Winch

Entertainment and other Equipment

Stereo amplified CD, external and internal speakers with I–pod connection

Colour LCD TV and stereo DVD/video player
Extensive range of CD and videos
Chess, cards, scrabble, dominoes, and a variety of popular board games
Large library
Bar

 

 

The Asian Princess in Search of waves
The Asian Princess
The Asian Princess - Upper Deck #1
The Asian Princess - Upper Deck #2
The Asian Princess - Upper Deck #3
The Asian Princess - Upper Deck #4
The Asian Princess - Private Cabin Right Upper Deck
The Asian Princess - Private Cabin Left Upper Deck
The Asian Princess - Main Bedroom Looking Towards The Bow
The Asian Princess - Main Bedroom Facing The Ster
The Asian Princess - Bottom Bunk Bed Main Bedroom
The Asian Princess - Top Bunk Bed Main Bedroom