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Asian Adventures offers you full boat  sail and dive charters onboard either the SY Sirius or the MV Saranya from $1400 per day. Available to tour the Andaman Sea, Mergui Archipelago and the Similan / Surin Islands.

SY SiriusThe SY Sirius

This luxury yacht offers a double private cabin forward, a private cabin for 3 guests to the port side, double bunks to the starboard side and a single bed in the saloon. The large deck area permits sleeping on deck - beds at night beneath a full awning. Facilities also include a separate head (toilet) and separate high pressure fresh water shower with wash basin. Sirius 1935 offers spacious luxury and comfort making it ideal for extended yacht charters.

Sirius 1935 enjoys a remarkable history as the first Australian yacht to ever sail around the world. One of her earliest ports of call on that voyage was Bali in Indonesia. After 60 years she has returned to that spectacular archipelago where, based in Sumatra, she is now available for private charter work.

In 1932 the celebrated Australian yachtsman, Harold Nossiter, won the Lipton Cup - one of Australia's most coveted yachting trophies. Nossiter, at that time, was planning retirement from his Sydney-based importing business m order to circumnavigate the world by yacht. For this he felt he required a custom designed boat of advanced concept for that time. He took his ideas to J. D. Thistlewaite, a naval architect in Greenwich N.S.W. who conveyed them to paper and completed the design in 1933.

The Similan IslandsThe boat was to be a canoe-sterned staysail schooner of some 35 tons with accommodation for six, length on deck 53.5 feet, beam 13.5 feet, draft 6.8 feet and carrying 1600 square feet of sail. Her lines indicated a full bodied bull of generous displacement. Construction was to be all timber with planking below the water line in Australian jarrah and that above in New Zealand Kauri The keel, timbers and deck beams were to be of spotted gum and the stem in ti-tree. The design was handed over to J. Hayes and Sons, boat builders of Sydney, and the keel was laid in 1934.

The boat was launched in 1935 and named "Sirius" after the brightest of all navigational stars. Later that same year Nossiter sailed her out of Sydney Harbour with his two sons on what was to he a 28,000  mile trip lasting two years. When she finally returned, "Sirius" had earned her place in maritime history as the first Australian yacht to circumnavigate the globe. Harold Nossiter documented the voyage in two books titled respectively, "Northward Ho" and "Southward Ho".

You can now experience, for yourself, the rare luxury of sailing aboard this magnificent and historic vessel. Short or long charters and cruises may he arranged directly with Asian Adventures.

The MV Saranya

MV SaraynaNEW Custom built tropical expedition boat fully equipped for surf, dive and game fishing. Saranya was launched this year and has just returned from a 2 week trip to the Andaman Islands. Its interior is hand finished in polished teak. There is a full complement of Dive / Game fishing equipment on board and a dive instructor will be available on board if required.


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