With unparalleled expertise and knowledge of Indonesia, the TEAM at Ultimate Indonesian Yachts knows these islands intimately, from secret hidden beaches to exquisite secluded diving spots.

Our thorough understanding of ocean currents, local ports and climatic conditions throughout the region means we can plan every trip with precision and confidence.


EDDIE Widnall

Founder & Director

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Eddie has outstanding knowledge of Indonesia and the many cruising routes in the region. Born in the UK and raised near river Hamble, the heart of yachting country in the UK, Eddie worked as a diving instructor in the Maldives ahead of spending several years on dive liveaboards in Indonesia as a cruise director.

Before swapping city life for the water, Eddie co-owned a successful recruitment and head hunting firm in London, following ten years serving in the British Royal Navy. Outside of diving, he has a growing passion for photography and also enjoys cycling - in 2011 he completed the Deloitte John O’Groats to Lands End cycle ride, 953 miles in 9 days.

+44 (0) 7504 044 261  🇬🇧
+62 (0) 812 36 789 983  🇮🇩
eddie.uiy (Skype)
eddie@u-i-y.com


ANNIE

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Annie looks after our PR & marketing and brings extensive experience from a number of London’s leading lifestyle agencies. She specialises in luxury travel, with former clients ranging from top end tour operators to boutique hotels and cruise lines.

Annie has also worked as a stewardess onboard a motor yacht in the Mediterranean and works as a freelance journalist, writing travel features for newspapers and magazines in the UK and internationally.

+44 (0) 7515 159 280  🇬🇧
annie.bvp1 (Skype)
annie@u-i-y.com


ALEX Kuzmin-Gadaev

Partner & Russia Charter Manager

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Alex was born in Crimea, on the northern coast of the Black Sea, and growing up by the sea cultivated his deep routed passion for boats and the ocean. Having worked extensively for international yacht brokers in Moscow, Alex brings a wealth of knowledge from the international charter market to the table, and speaks both Russian - his mother tongue - and fluent English.

Outside of the yachting world, Alex loves spending time with his family, travelling, snowboarding and surfing.

+7 965 284 13 54  🇷🇺
alex@u-i-y.com


JAMES SIDOTI

Bali Operations & Charter Broker

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Originally from Sydney, Australia, James is now based in Bali, where he initially moved to finish studies in sales and marketing and get involved in local charity work. Having spent over three years working with the prestigious Alila Hotels group and managing one of the region’s most luxurious and experienced yachts, James has had the opportunity to travel Indonesia extensively, from Sumatra to West Papua.

His in-depth knowledge of the islands, high service levels and yacht operations perfectly suits his passion for the ocean and water sports.

+62 (0) 81 999 060 857 🇮🇩
james@u-i-y.com


MARIO GONZALEZ

Charter Broker

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Following a career in architecture, Mario moved to Indonesia nine years ago, and spent six years working as a cruise director, ship manager and dive instructor on one of the region’s most luxurious yachts. His keen expertise of tailored experiences in remote islands and his penchant for the ocean, diving, exploring and meditating gives Mario a distinct insight into the luxury travel industry.

Mario firmly believes that luxury is as simple (and as complicated) as becoming owner of your time, and with it, making the most it of life’s unique experiences.

+62 (0) 822 3863 1250  🇮🇩
jmario@u-i-y.com


EMMA LOWTHER

Office Coordinator

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Emma supports the team and ensures clients have everything they need before their trip. Emma previously worked for a top end tour operator and has a love of Indonesia, stemmed from many a visit while her father worked there!

Based in the Cotswolds with two children, Emma enjoys country living and a more settled way of life after many years of living abroad during her childhood.

+44 (0) 7967 215 569  🇬🇧
emma@u-i-y.com