The Chantara :
The Chantara is a traditional “junk” boat, 25m long and 6,2m wide, built completely of teak and furnished with all the modern conveniences that one could wish.
The Chantara has a main cabin that can pose as either a lounge, or a double cabin with an ensuite bathroom. The Chantara also has 3 double cabins with private bathrooms.
A shower is available outside, at the rear, and there is an additional bathroom for the crew. They all have hot water.
It can comfortably accommodate 8-10 people for a one week cruise, however, for a single day trip, the maximum capacity is 50 people.
The boat has a kitchen, a bar, and a dining room with a large table that can seat 12 people easily.
The sun beds are copious with 75m2 of deck and are arranged with mattresses and traditional Thai cushions.
Equipped with a mainsail and a 380-horsepower engine, The Chantara can sail in any weather and offers comfort as well as unique cruises in the Gulf of Thailand.
Originally constructed with beautiful teak wood, The Junk Chantara was put into service in Burma near the end of the 20th century.
First sailed from the magnificent Burmese Banks, the former owner decided to move after the Tsunami of 2004. The Chantara sailed to the South, via Singapore, then up the east coast of Malaysia to enter in the Gulf of Thailand.
Since its renovation, the boat was called “Fortune”, but has since changed its name again in October 2009 to take on its Thai name, “Chantara”.
Presently, The Chantara is based in Bangrak Bay, Koh Samui, in the north of the island.
The Chantara sails inside the Gulf of Thailand. Generally, it travels around Koh Samui, to places such as Angthong Marine Park, Koh Phangan, and Koh Tao.