7 July 2017

Adventure in Indonesian waters on Rascal

Source: Rascal.

Rascal, the adapted Phinisi* luxury yacht with state-of-the-art engines, navigation systems and audiovisual solutions, is ready for the ultimate adventure.

Guests are greeted with a personalised on-board experience; the famous warm Indonesian hospitality from the crew, in the comfort of tropical-chic d├ęcor.

The mast and sails have been removed from Rascal to enable the five double ensuite cabins to stretch across two high-ceilinged, above-water decks. Indoor and outdoor spaces for relaxation have also been built into the layout.

The 21ft high roof deck serves as the ultimate diving board. By night, a floating roof top cinema experience is provided from a movie-screen projector, activated for guests to enjoy films under the stars in comfortable beanbag chairs.

Dive master Gaz Phillips runs an exclusive on-board guest dive centre. He provides PADI training, certification and daily diving experiences. For the non-divers, there is wakeboarding and kayaking. A speedboat is also on hand, and an inflatable towable jumbo.

Rascal also boasts an unrivalled dining menu with food sourced from local organic farmers and artisanal purveyors. Balinese institution Watercress restaurant has introduced its first-ever floating menu on-board Rascal. Delicious rustic breakfasts are served full of colour, flavour and goodness – from organic granolas to free-range poached eggs with chunky avocado salsa. Lunch is a showcase of local grilled seafood, barbequed meats, abundant salads and authentic homemade Indonesian favourites. For dessert, there are jars of salted caramel and chocolate mousse, boat-made chocolate brownies with vanilla bean ice cream.

Since her launch in January, Rascal has been serving the luxury travel circuit with bespoke trips in the Indonesian arhipelago. Popular destinations include discovering the wildlife of Komodo, the surfing spots of Sumba and Flores and Raja Ampat, for diving.

The Shipwrecked Experience involves being left stranded on a deserted island with nothing but a black sky, a bonfire, a live band and barbecue. Guests will have a private candlelit beach dinner before the crew comes to the rescue.

Interested?

Available for private charter only, a Rascal journey accommodates up to 10 adults. The Rascal guest is invited to take control of the charts and plan an off-piste route, with Phillips' expert input on the Indonesian archipelago's most secluded and remote locations

Nightly rates start at US$8,500 (full board) and vary depending on itinerary and season. Book

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*A phinisi, sometimes spelt pinisi, is an Indonesian boat which traditionally has two masts.