New Southeast Asia Yacht Charter Raja Laut
Recently refitted, the Raja Laut is a Baltic style schooner designed for private yacht charters in Southeast Asia. The Raja Laut is open for viewing until the 9th of September, at Yacht Haven Marina, in Phuket, Thailand.
Inspired by Joseph Conrad literature, the name Raja Laut means “King of the seas” in Malay, and was an honorific title used in ancient times in the Malay Archipelago (in Southeast Asia). “Raja” is a derivation of the hindustani for king, and in those days the Malay Archipelago was the crossroads between East and West with flourishing entrepots attracting traders from all over the world.
The Raja Laut‘s cruising grounds include Thailand, the Andaman Islands, the Mergui archipelago, Singapore, the Philippines, Malaysia and Indonesia.
Together these countries combine to form over twenty five thousand islands. It is the world’s largest archipelago by area. It is also the most diverse and exceptional cruising destination in the world. Today these islands are more accessible than ever.
Getting to the island of Phuket has never been easier, especially from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia’s capital, and also from Singapore. These are, of course, the two most advanced countries in Southeast Asia today and while perhaps not quite as exciting and alluring for the traveller as neighboring Thailand, they are nevertheless ideal gateways to the region with truly modern, world-class airports.
The Raja Laut open day at Yacht Haven Marina in Phuket is an opportunity for old friends and new to re-acquaint themselves with the Raja Laut after an extended period during which the Raja Laut was undergoing maintenance and upgrading work.
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