Carpe Diem is a traditional 24-metre two-masted phinisi yacht built in 2014, echoing the authentic style of the legendary Konjo shipwrights of southern Sulawesi. She is underwent a refit under the eye of her new owner in spring 2017.
The first phinisi ships were built following the arrival of the Dutch “pinas” in the 16th century. During the alliance with the Dutch, phinisis were mainly used as trade vessels, though some say the Buginese commissioned them as warships during the Indonesian struggle for independence.
Carpe Diem is a great option for guests seeking a comfortable private boat at a lower budget and the yacht’s crew includes a cruise director, dive guide and a private chef.
ACCOMMODATION & FACILITIES
Carpe Diem features 4 air-conditioned ensuite cabins, each one finished in warm teak and solid wood paneling, accommodating a maximum of 10 guests onboard. On the main deck lies a master cabin with large windows on three aspects, a separate shower room and plenty of storage space. Below deck, there is 1 twin cabin as well as 2 triple cabins, each of the latter featuring a double and a single bed.
Inside, the saloon comfortably seats 10 around a large table, with an adjoined galley. Outside on the main deck, guests can dine al fresco, with the dining space also doubling up as a casual area for lounging with unrestricted views. On the upper deck, guests will find a spacious relaxation zone fitted with sun loungers and beanbags, while the foredeck houses a dive station.
Carpe Diem is equipped with air-conditioning, two tenders, 2 stand up paddleboards, 2 kayaks and a wakeboard, as well as diving and snorkeling equipment for guests’ use.