50m / 6 cabins / 12 guests / 18 crew
Vela is a custom built phinisi yacht due to set sail in Indonesian waters in 2022. This beautiful six-cabin yacht is owned by the eco-minded team behind Nirjhara: a sustainable hideaway hotel designed around a waterfall in Bali.
Blending century-old tradition and modern naval design, Vela was conceived by an American engineer and built in South Sulawesi by the renowned Konjo boatbuilders. Her sleek hull was designed for optimal performance and safety, using locally sourced ironwood and teak.
Combining the best of adventure, refinement and safety, Vela seeks to redefine barefoot luxury by sailing off the beaten path and crafting lasting bespoke memories. From scuba diving with manta rays and hiking among Komodo dragons to sheer relaxation on a pristine beach, no two experiences are ever the same.
Distinctive and elegant, Vela’s interior offers a comfortable setting with a generous dose of traditional Indonesian craftsmanship.
Each of Vela’s six suites is tastefully appointed with Italian fabrics and furnished with locally produced custom teak furniture sourced from sustainable forestry. Every en-suite bathroom is equipped with Philippe Starck-designed fittings and features handmade terracotta produced in Ubud, offset with smooth marble.
The interiors, created by a Parisian interior designer, are bright and airy, with a generous dash of colour. Chic accents include ceramics from Gaya in Ubud, fabrics hand-dyed with plant-based indigo dye from East Bali and Italian fabrics from Hermès and Dedar Milano. You can sip a cocktail in the spacious lounge complete with a bar and wine cellar surrounded by unobstructed views and dine in one of the dedicated indoor and outdoor dining areas.
A host of added wellbeing boosters await: sun salutations take on new magic with sunrise yoga and meditation classes, an outdoor gym can be set up on deck daily, while an expert therapist will be on hand to offer massages and other beauty rituals, including signature treatments from The Retreat (Nirjhara’s spa).
Wherever you choose to sail, make the most of crystalline waters with diving, snorkelling, water-skiing and stand-up paddle boarding, or head ashore for island hiking, birdwatching, secret-beach barbecues and more.
Vela is an exciting new addition to the Indonesian yachting scene. Her boutique hotel ownership ensures fine attention to detail and the feel of a discreet floating villa at sea.
Wi-Fi (when available)
2 Zodiac Pro 7 Mercury 200hp
2 Yamaha WaveRunner EXR jet skis (only for use outside of national park boundaries)
Wooden stand up paddle & surf boards
Inflatable sea pool with jellyfish protection net
Waterskis and wakeboard
Snorkelling and diving equipment (including nitrox)
Outdoor gym with TRX suspension training kits, dumbbells and yoga mats
|Length||50.00 m (164 ft)|
|Beam||9.75 m (32 ft)|
|Draft||3.80 m (12 ft)|
|Cruising speed||10 knots|
|Max speed||12 knots|
Crew, including cruise director, chef and dive guide
Meals & snacks
Water, soft drinks, juices, tea & coffee
Diving (for certified divers) and dive equipment
Use of water sports equipment
Harbour and national park fees
Local airport transfers
Diving certification courses
Personal travel & diving insurance (mandatory)
Crew gratuity at your discretion
Enquire for details on flexible rescheduling, special rates and advice relating to Covid-19 for travel during 2021 & 2022