The Ombak Putih

The Ombak Putih is a traditional Indonesian schooner custom built from ironwood by Buginese ship builders in Batulicin, Kalimantan. Her keel was laid in 1995, and she became operational in 1997. In early 2015, the Ombak Putih 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.

The Ombak Putih is 42 metres long, and provides accommodation for up to 24 guests in 12 comfortable cabins. With approximately 400 square metres of public space divided over two main decks, the Ombak Putih offers both open and covered space in abundance, allowing for privacy and serene relaxing. All cabins are located below deck and offer private en-suite bathrooms, portholes, individually controlled air conditioning, and ample storage space including safety deposit box.

Led by Captain Feri, his 14 dedicated crewmembers hail from all regions of the archipelago and are here to make your stay with us a remarkable and memorable experience.

Safety and Seaworthiness

Ombak Putih 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.

Ombak Putih Deck Layout 2015

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 (more canoes and 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

Ombak Putih Technical Specifications

Construction: Kalimantan, Indonesia, 1996/7
Registry: Indonesia
Length over deck: 36 metres
Length over all: 42 metres
Beam:10.5 metres
Draft: 3.5 metres
Engine: Mercedes 12 cylinder marine engine
Rig: Gaff rigged ketch – 350sqm sails: two main, two top, three jib
Cruising speed: 7-10 knots
Maximum speed: 12 knots
Voltage: 220 volts
Tenders: Two, both with 40hp Yamaha
Decks:One main deck, one sun deck, one cabin deck
Capacity: 24 guests
Cabins: 12
Water capacity: 25,000 litres
Fuel Capacity: 14,000 litres
Watermaker: Capacity 2,500 liters per day
Auxiliary Power:Two generators, 45kva and 25kva


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


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