SY Seraph, Yacht Charters Thailand, Faraway Yachting

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3 Doubles and 1 Twin Cabin – 2 Heads and Showers

Seraph is a ‘no compromise’ Schooner whose sailing systems are based on those developed and perfected by the North Atlantic Fishing Schooners of the mid-nineteenth century. All sails are hoisted, trimmed and dropped manually by the crew and numbers of very willing volunteer guests who enjoy this unusual type of exercise known as ‘sweating the lines’ – for obvious reasons!

Her decks are large and uncluttered with an awning covering approximately 25% of the area of the deck, providing cover from the elements for 30 people or more. Should anyone wish to expose themselves to the tropical sun, huge forward areas for ‘cooking’ are available!

The only compromise to modern times can be found below decks where a well equipped galley is able to provide excellent catering and two electric heads (toilets) have been installed.


LOA 75 F
Beam 16.5 ft
Draft 5.5 ft
Construction Originally Oak Planks and Frames – replaced by local Takean Tong where needed. Masts and Spars are German Larch.
Weight Never ask a lady her weight! (some say she may be over 60 Tons)
Age Never ask a lady her age! (we know she was launched in 1906 – work it out yourself!)
Power 12.5 KVA Generator supplying 12, 24, 220/240 Volts and 3-Phase
Electronics Compass and Sextant – we occasionally cheat and use a GPS Plotter!
Engine 180 HP Diesel


Prices in Thai Baht/day - Prices Crewed Charter

Daytrips THB 38,000/day.
Half Day Trips (eg. Sundowners) THB 26,000/trip.
Overnighters – duration 30 hours approx. THB 52,000/day.
Normal Cruises – 4 days and 3 nights THB 50,000/day.
Extended Cruises – 7 days and 6 nights. THB 45,000/day.
Adventure Cruises – 12 days and 10 nights. THB 40,000/day.

Prices include:

  • Daily Charter of Seraph, her Captain and Crew.
  • Fuel and Fresh Water.
  • Drinking Water and Soft Drinks.
  • Cook/Hostess – Liveaboard only.
  • VAT (currently 7%)

Prices do not include:

  • Airline flights, transfers or hotels
  • Holiday and medical insurance
  • Yacht delivery (if applicable)
  • Rental vehicles or water taxis
  • Cook/Hostess for Day Trips and/or Sundowners
  • Food and Provisioning
  • Alcoholic Beverages (Full Bar on board at reasonable prices)
  • National Park Fee

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SY Seraph

Seraph started life in 1906 and with her existing Schooner Rig represents the ultimate sailing experience from those years.

Prices start from 26,000 Baht/trip

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Technical Data

Technical Data

Yacht Specifications
yacht type Gaff Rigged Schooner
built 1906
length over all 75 ft (22.86 m)
beam 16.5 ft (5,02 m)
draft 5.5 ft (1,67 m)
displacement 60 Tons
hull material Originally Oak Planks and Frames – replaced by local Takean Tong where needed. Masts and Spars are German Larch.
Technical Specification
engine 180 HP
fuel diesel
Range 1000 Nautical Miles under power
Yacht equipment
navigation equipment Compass and Sextant – we cheat occasionally and use a GPS Plotter!
communication VHF radio, SSB radio, GSM phone
double cabins 3
bathrooms 2
Twin cabin 1
Comfort & Entertainment
ventilation airconditioning in all cabins
SY Seraph Sails
1. Main Sail
2. Top Sail (can be replaced by the larger Jackyard Topsail)
3. Fore Sail
4. Fisherman (can be replaced by the Huge Gollywobbler)
5. Stay Sail
6. Jib (Stay Sail and Jib can be replaced by the (also Huge) Balooner)
Seraph side view layout



Seraph has an unparalleled track record in hosting liveaboard cruises on the waters around Phuket.

She can accommodate up to 8 people in her cabins (3 doubles and 1 twin) although, in this tropical climate, most prefer to sleep 'al fresco' in one of the hammocks or on the deck mattresses.

She would normally travel with her skipper and crew of two, complemented by the addition of a Hostess/Cook who would cater for her Guests with freshly prepared local delicacies and, often, seafood caught during the trip.

Seraph deck layout

1 Forward Double Cabins
2 Forepeak Twin Cabin
3 Storage
4 Main Saloon
5 Galley
6 Aft Heads
7 Engine Room
8     Aft Double Cabin