Katharina is a mix of traditional and modern design. Her hull and rigging are traditional, while the deck house and interior were custom designed to adapt to Western tastes of space, privacy and comfort. While Indonesian traditional sailing vessels are customarily referred to as Bugi Schooners, strictly speaking Katharina is rigged as a Ketch, the foremast being higher than the aft mast.
Katharina’s overall length is 40 meters (130 ft), providing comfortable accommodation for up to 14 guests in 6 cabins located below deck . All cabins offer all necessary amenities including private bathrooms, individually controlled AC and storage space including a safe. Each cabin has a wardrobe, a built-in mini safe, individually controlled air conditioning and soft lightning. All cabins have their own private bathroom with (warm & cold water) shower and toilet. Unlike typical ship accommodation, your cabin provides ample space to store your stuff and still move about with ease. All standard hotel amenities you may require.
The deck area of Katharina is dominated by the 25m tall main and top masts and a large central table around which we enjoy our meals alfresco. Just aft is the main lounge and bar, accessible on the port side. On top of this main cabin there is a sun deck, where you find several additional deck chairs and comfortable day beds. Led by Captain Iwan, the Katharina is catered for by an all Indonesian crew of 12, dedicated to make your stay aboard truly memorable.