The Katharina

The Katharina is a traditional Indonesian pinisi, built in 1995 in Kalimantan using only the very best grades of ironwood. Her slim hull was originally being planned for commercial sailing carrying freight before we spotted her in the making. We bought her and fitted her out as a cruising vessel, and then again in January 2014, the Katharina was the subject of a major interior refit. Working with the unique heritage this vessel represents, her transformation is a conservation exercise back to authenticity, using only the best traditional materials, shaped by highly skilled Indonesian craftsmen. Yet, what goes on behind the scenes is the use of the most up-to-date technology and she is now equipped with a super yacht grade AC station and we are optimizing our systems to the latest safety standards.

Not only is the Katharina very elegant on the water, she is also fast becoming a classic yacht, as very few of these original designs remain. Katharina’s overall length is 40 metres, providing comfortable accommodation for up to 14 guests in six cabins located below decks. All cabins offer creature comforts and necessary amenities including double beds or twins, private en-suite bathrooms, natural light, safety boxes, individually controlled air-conditioning and storage space
including a safe.

Led by Captain Iwan, the Katharina is catered to by an all-Indonesian crew of 12, with each member dedicated to making your stay aboard truly memorable.

Safety and Seaworthiness

Katharina is fitted with all internationally required safety and communication equipment such as SSB and VHF radios, life jackets, life rafts, and satellite telephone. Apart from that we carry an extensive first aid kit, defibrillator (AED) and emergency oxygen supply.

Experienced navigators consider it an axiom that the seaworthiness of a vessel depends on the seaworthiness of the crew. Our ship has a well-seasoned, all-licensed Indonesian crew of twelve, and each one of them goes through multiple first aid trainings per year, and drills are done on a regular basis according to international Marine Safety Codes.

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Services Profile

  • Spacious twin-share cabins with twin bunks or double beds
  • Each cabin has a private bathroom with toilet and hot shower
  • Washbasin and toiletries provided in your cabin
  • Each cabin has individually controlled air conditioning
  • Towels and beach towels provided and regularly changed
  • Each cabin has a mini safe for valuables and travel documents
  • Free tea, soft drinks, juices, coffee and mineral water
  • Excellent food and snacks (vegetarian and special menus on request)
  • Fine selection of wines, beer and spirits for sale
  • Professional cruise directors
  • Outdoor sleeping facilities
  • Complimentary snorkelling equipment and two sea canoes (add SUP)
  • Television, DVD and music centre in lounge
  • Dining in spacious air conditioned lounge
  • Teak wooden furniture in lounge, cabins and on deck
  • Spacious sun and semi-covered decks

Katharina Technical Specifications

Construction: Kalimantan Indonesia
Registry:
Indonesia

Length over Deck: 30,5 metres
Length over all:
40 metres
Beam:
8,60 metres
Draught:
3,50 metres
Engine:
 6 cyl. Mitsubishi s6B 280Hp Marine engine
Rig:
Gaff rigged ketch – 250sqm sails, 2 mains, two tops, three jibs
Cruising speed
: 7-9 Knots
Top speed:
10-12 Knots
Voltage:
220 volts
Tenders
: Two: one with 40hp and one with 15hp Yamaha outboards
Decks: One main deck, one sun deck, one cabin deck
Cabins: 6
Capacity:
12 guests (+2 max 14)
Water capacity
: 4,000 litres
Fuel Capacity
: 9,000 litres
Watermaker:
Aqua Whisper, capacity 2,000 litres per day
Auxiliary Power
: Two generators, and emergency DC system

Navigation:

  • Furuno GPS
  • Furuno radar with second GPS and chart plotter
  • Furono echosounder
  • MaxSea computer-based navigation system
  • VHF and SBB radios
  • Satellite phones
  • EPIRB emergency beacon
  • Paper charts and manual utilities

Safety:

  • Two lifeboats, capacity 25 people each
  • Liferings with lights
  • 40 lifejackets with lights
  • Fire alarm system
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Fire pump
  • Emergency mobile fire pump
  • Extensive first aid kits
  • Defibrillator (AED)
  • Medical oxygen supply