Junk Chantara, Thailand

Chantara is a traditional “junk” boat, 25m long and 6,2m wide, built completely out of teak and equipeded with all the modern conveniences that one could wish.

Chantara has a master cabin and 3 double cabines with private bathrooms.

It can comfortably accommodate 8-10 people for a one week cruise, however, for a single day trip, the maximum capacity is 48 people.

The boat has a kitchen, a bar, and a dining room with a large table that can seat 12 people easily.

The large deck (75m2) is equipped with mattresses and traditional Thai cushions.

Equipped with a mainsail and a 380-horsepower engine, Chantara can sail in any weather, offers comfort and safety, and is fitted for any cruises in the gulf of Thailand.

 

The History

Originally constructed with beautiful teak wood, The Junk Chantara was put into service in Burma around the 60’s.

In 2002 Chantara have been completely renovated and transformed from stones and sand cargo as a cruise boat. The work have been achieved in November 2004.

First sailed from the magnificent Burmese Banks, the former owner decided to move after the Tsunami of 2004. Chantara sailed to the South, via Singapore, then up the east coast of Malaysia to enter the Gulf of Thailand.

Chantara sails inside the Gulf of Thailand in 2006. Our popular destinations are Koh Phangan, Angthong Marine Park, Koh Tao and Koh Samui.

 

2012 Chantara became one of the most ecologic boat in Asia with 26 m2 of solar panel and a full instal, batteries and inverter, which is able to produce 95% of the energy needs to leave aboard.

Safety and respect of the environment are in our priorities. Our crew can stay 4 to 5 un-sunny days leaving abord without backup in raining season. No generator, no engine running, no diesel consumption, make it very confortable to life abord.

November 2019 arrival in Hua Hin for new adventures.