Talk about an interesting itinerary: Ocean Independence tells me that the 160-foot expedition motoryacht Asteria has charter availability coming up this April in Palau, this May in central Indonesia, this June in Bali, and this July and August in Australia.
Asteria was built in 1970 by Anastassiades Shipyard and converted into a private yacht in 2002 by Freeport Engineering. She accommodates 12 guests in six staterooms, and she offers everything that clients could want in remote destinations.
On the safety and communications side, that includes Iridium and satellite-based telephone service, VSAT and Iridium-supported data downloads, WiFi throughout the yacht, satellite and 3-D television, Quantum zero-speed stabilizers, and a certified helipad.
On the fun side, Asteria‘s toy box includes four different tenders, scuba gear with a Nitrox compressor, a pair of Laser Pico sailing dinghies, canoes and kayaks, and more.
The lowest weekly base rate to charter Asteria is $165,000. (The helicopter requires a separate arrangement.) Any reputable charter broker can tell you more or help you book a week onboard this spring or summer in Palau, Indonesia, Bali, or Australia.