Salila Private Yacht

The MV Salila invites you to a seafaring adventure on a private journey traversing the remote frontier destination of Komodo and Maluku. More than just a premium vessel, Salila delivers an unforgettable journey for discerning travelers seeking one-of-a-kind experiences.  Salila offers guests something different from a traditional wooden phinisi. The vessel is a 56-metre expedition vessel that was built for exploratory trips and has since been repurposed for private charter in the tropical waters of Indonesia.

While the boat’s exterior is functional in appearance, her contemporary interior design combines local woods, marble and cream soft furnishings to ensure a stylish and comfortable adventure in one of the world’s most pristine and undiscovered territory. Salila is the only yacht in the region with 10 ensuite cabins, making it the perfect choice for large groups that want to relax onboard together. There are toys on board including bikes, jet skis, kayaks and 4 tenders for land excursions.

The boat is made up of 10 spacious air-conditioned suites including two master cabins, both of which feature king-size beds, a writing desk and a large viewing port, and ensuite bathrooms complete with bathtubs. Of the additional 8 cabins, 2 are semi-masters, 2 are doubles and 4 are twin berth. All feature TVs, a room-to-room telecom system and ensuite bathrooms.

Salila features a particularly large and modern interior lounge and dining area, complete with cozy sofas, a sleek granite bar and two long tables carved from the finest wood. A library is fitted with comfortable chairs, plenty of books and an iMac computer with internet access, as well as a wide screen and projector.

Outside, there’s a shaded lounge with a seating area, while on the upper deck a spacious sun deck features rows of sunbeds, a full wet bar and an open air Jacuzzi for evenings spent sipping champagne as the sun goes down. The stern features a swimming platform allowing easy access to the sea for swimming, diving or settling into a kayak.

Raja Ampat
Ampat is often called the last paradise on earth and became well known for its spectacular, sometimes bizarre biodiversity, breath-taking islands and natural resources. Thousands of bigger and smaller islands form its spectacular scenery surrounded by crystal clear water. The high mountains and lush tropical jungles of Papua give home to rare birds and flowers, clear rivers and pristine cultures.

Raja Ampat is located in West Papua, the eastern part of Indonesia, a territory dominated by four main islands, namely Waigeo, Salawati, Misool and Batanta. The wealth of marine biodiversity in this region is simply astounding, attracting researchers, conservationists and divers alike.

In addition to the fabulous setting, as being part of the coral triangle, the Raja Ampat reefs are the richest in – almost 1300 fish and 500 coral – species among which numerous are endemic in the region. Without doubt, these colorful virgin reefs are favored by divers and underwater photographers but the sparkling white sandy beaches and azure blue bays provide peaceful and undisturbed time for snorkeling and other water activities as well.

The suggested best time to visit Raja Ampat is during wet season from October until March.

Over the recent years, the Komodo islands in East Nusa Tenggara have gradually attracted a growing number of visitors. Solitary adventurers flock to this region in search of the kind of experience that can only be found in remote locations. In Komodo’s case, its relative lack of infrastructure is a blessing in disguise. It is blessed with hundreds of pristine, secluded beaches. The waters are so clear you can literally see through to the bottom.

The Komodo National Park is a designated World Heritage Site and voted as one of the Seven Natural Wonders. It is located in the center of the Indonesian archipelago, between the islands of Sumbawa and Flores. During trekking in Komodo or Rinca islands, park rangers will escort your hike up the hills where you will get to spot wild boars, water buffalos and of course, the Komodo dragon.

The best time for cruising in Komodo is between March and October, during dry season.

When Christopher Columbus set sail in the 15th Century, it was not the Americans that he had hoped to find. Columbus, like many other European explorers, went after the promise of spice to be found in the Moluccas, now more commonly referred to as Maluku. Located in the eastern deep seas of the Indonesian archipelago, these islands were the sole producers of nutmeg, clove and other precious spices that fetched their weight in gold in Medieval Europe.

As the capital of Maluku, Ambon possesses a rich and diverse natural and cultural heritage. It is located North of the Banda Sea, off the Southwest coast of the much larger Seram Island.

The Banda Sea is one of Indonesia's deepest oceans at over 6500 m below sea level. In the center lies a string of small volcanic islands surrounded by beautiful coral reefs and inhabited by a large variety of marine life. Relatively untapped, this area is a haven for divers.


•  Built: 1991 in Japan
•  Converted: 2009 - 2012 in Jakarta
•  Length: 56 m
•  Engine: Akasaka 1800 HP
•  Speed: 7-10 knots
•  Tender: 2 x 115 HP engines
•  Decks: 5
•  Crew: 20
•  Passenger: 20

Master Cabins

Two master cabins are designed to rival the best five-star accommodations. It features a plush king-size bed and an en-suite bathroom equipped with a bathtub should you feel like having a good soak after a day out in the sun. Expect top-notch amenities such as a flat screen TV, DVD player, a working desk and a large viewing port.

Semi-master and Regular Cabins
On top of the master cabins, the Salila also offers two semi-master double and six regular cabins (two double and four twin cabins) with en-suite bathrooms. Each of them comes with a flat screen TV and DVD player. Other amenities include a room-to-room telecom system and individually regulated air conditioning as well as a safety box. Comfortable and spacious, the cabins can accommodate up to 20 guests staying overnight.

Being at sea means having some time away from demanding routines. Relax and spend some quality time with friends and loved ones. Our lounge is designed to promote togetherness. Gather around our flat screen TV and pick amongst our selection of the most current movies on DVD.

Surely, it is one of the most popular spots where guests can gather and commune over a glass of fresh juice during the day or a glass of wine or cocktail in the evening. Its modular shape is lined with glamorous pearly tiles and topped with sleek granite. The Bar is also fully equipped to serve all your requests from tea to tequila.

Dining Room
The dining room features two stunning long tables carved out of the finest wood. Sample our array of delectable menus tailor-made to your preference by our trained chefs.

Designed with huge panorama windows and comfortable sofas and chairs, the library provides perfect escape from the noisy lounge. You can browse through our books especially handpicked for your enjoyment. Additionally, an iMac computer with satellite internet access, soft wide screen and projector are available for those who require a floating office.

Sky Open Deck

Lounge around the spacious sun deck on the top, which features a full wet bar and a row of comfortable couches. Further from the sun deck is a large open air Jacuzzi surrounded by sun beds that are perfect for sunbathing. Undoubtedly, this is the place where you want to be during sunset. Have a glass of wine in hand and just enjoy the magical view followed by a romantic, star-gazing evening.

Sky Lounge
The shaded deck features a large seating area where guests can gather to enjoy fresh beverages accompanied by the gentle lull of the waves. The view from up here is simply breathtaking. Close your eyes and inhale the saline scent of the ocean. The experience will be thoroughly rejuvenating.

The rear part of the ship is designed to accommodate our guests while preparation for scuba diving, snorkeling or other activities. An additional swimming platform that can be lowered to sea level provides a nice place for a refreshing swim or settle in the kayaks.

Whether you are on or in the water, Salila offers plenty of possibilities to get wet. Anchoring in protected bays with crystal clear water is just what you need for swimming, snorkeling or kayaking.

Beachcombers can take time by strolling or sunbathing in the white sand beaches. Kids can easily jump in the water from the swimming platform or take a ride on the banana boat.

For more challenge, traditional fishing or strolling competitions can be arranged from the tender boats.

Experience the islands underwater paradise by diving together with experienced dive guides who are keen to show you everything from tiny creatures to big fish.

Whether it’s enjoying a breezy beach walk, hiking a hill or watching birds, Indonesia’s breathtaking landscapes provide opportunities to a life-long experience everyone should try.

Visiting small local villages hidden in the jungle or located in small isolated islands, you can encounter with tough fishermen and boat makers, women who still make traditional waving or pottery and curious children who greet the visitors with big smile and sparkling eyes.

Finish the day with a drink and delicious food at Salila’s lavish BBQ on the beach while singing and dancing together with the crew under the sparkling stars.

If you think you might be bored on a cruise ship, you will be surprised how much fun Salila can offer you. After an active day in the water, return back to aboard Salila and enjoy the lavish comfort

If you feel like having a down time, recharge at the library with some good book and magazine or have a massage for some peaceful time. When it’s so hot, just settle in the Jacuzzi or under the shade and enjoy wildlife watching. Dolphins are regular companions.

Families can challenge each other with trivia games or board games while others can watch some blockbuster movies at the lounge. The bar is open for evening cocktails and selected canapés before dinner.

Whether it’s celebrating birthday or anniversary or just simply holiday time, there is always a good reason to have a party on the deck.