Luxury yacht charter Rascal Voyages will sail beyond its base in the Indonesia archipelago to more destinations in Asia as it expands with five new boats.
The first Rascal Phinisi yacht carved a niche in the luxury hospitality industry by allowing guests to tailor-make their own land and sea itineraries for an exclusive private charter experience.
The five new yachts will provide the same unique flexibility and increase in size to offer an additional sixth cabin, with each yacht offering Rascal’s signature accommodation experience.
Two of the five are already under construction and scheduled for completion in 2020. One will serve Indonesian waters alongside Rascal, while the other will voyage two routes – from Thailand to Myanmar, and Singapore to Malaysia, plying the Eastern seaboard of the Malaysian coast with destinations such as Pulau Rawa, Tioman, Redang and Perhentian.
The further three yachts will complete by 2021, accessing the Indian Ocean and Gulf of Thailand with unique itineraries around the Maldives and Cambodia.
The additional above-water cabin has been conceptualised for the new yachts to house floating experts in residence. Following Rascal’s partnership with Conservation International, which saw the discovery of two new species during a survey expedition of Raja Ampat, the larger boats will enable guests to select from a team of diving professionals, conservationists and wellness enthusiasts to join them on board.
Each yacht will be built-to-order, with six double ensuite guest cabins and a range of indoor and outdoor spaces.
Activities include trekking, a variety of watersports and diving. Yoga lessons, spa treatments and photography courses can also be arranged.
For F&B, an onboard chef prepares a daily menu, combining international and Asian cooking with local produce – including in settings such as pop-up island feasts and sunset beach BBQs. There is also a cocktail menu featuring Rascal Rum, which was crafted by international bar superstars, Proof & Company, especially for Rascal Voyages.
Available only for private charter, nightly rates start at US$9,500 (full board) and vary depending on itinerary and season.