By The Nation
The first Rascal Phinisi yacht carved a niche in the luxury hospitality trade by allowing guests to create their own itineraries on land and sea. The five new yachts, each with an additional sixth cabin, will offer the same flexibility.
Two vessels are being built and will be launched in 2020. One will ply Indonesian waters alongside the original Rascal while the other will voyage from Thailand to Myanmar and from Singapore to Malaysia with destinations such as Pulau Rawa, Tioman, Redang and Perhentian.
The three other yachts will be completed by 2021 and venture into the Indian Ocean and Gulf of Thailand, visiting the Maldives and Cambodia.
Guests will be able to expand their chosen itineraries, boarding different yachts in different countries.
The additional cabin will be home to floating “experts in residence”. Guests can decide whether they want to travel with a diving professional, a conservationist or a wellness enthusiast and plan on diving, exploring or getting fit.
Every Rascal Voyages offers chances to go trekking, diving or sampling different water sports. You could take yoga lessons, enjoy spa treatments or learn all about photography.
The onboard chef prepares international and Asian dishes using fresh, local produce for pop-up island feasts and sunset beach barbecues.
Packages start at US$9,500 (Bt311,400) and vary according to itinerary and season. Find out more at www.RascalVoyages.com.