Willow Classic Sailing Yacht
Willow’s 200 year old design is modeled after the ‘Spray’, the first boat to be sailed around the world single-handed.
In his epic three year journey, Joshua Slocum sailed through many storms and rough seas, proving the ‘Spray’ to be extremely sea-worthy. Willow is cut of the same cloth.
Destinations And Itinerary
While keeping the traditional charm of an older sailing yacht, Willow is well fitted out with the latest in safety and communications equipment, as well as many additions for comfort.
Willow can be chartered throughout the Andaman Sea region, an area that holds many unique diving and sailing experiences.
These can include diving mid-ocean sea mounts frequented by whale sharks, manta rays, leopard sharks and schools of large pelagic fish species.
The Emerald Cave, a unique tropical beach within an island, the World Heritage Listed Geo Park of Langkawi, Malaysia or the diving Mecca of the Similan National Park are just some of the special places you can visit with us.
If you are interested in trips further abroad to the Andaman Islands or the Mergui Archipelago in Myanmar we would be more than pleased to take you there on Willow.
Layout and Specifications
Willow is very spacious with two large double berths that can easily accomodate parents and a child and an additional twin berth forward.
Willow is a traditional Gaff yawl. She is 22 years old, her design was based on Joshua Slocums "Spray" of Boston, the first yacht to be sailed single handed around the world. Willow was lofted from Joshua's book "Sailing around the world Alone".
Willow has done many long passages in Australia, the Pacific Islands and Asia, some of them long solo passages. During all of these she has displayed the same fine sea keeping abilities that Slocum wrote about.
With a stiff wind astern she definitely picks up her skirts and makes fast, comfortable passages in grand style.
Willow is spacious and comfortable with a large saloon that can accommodate eight people around the table. She has two huge double berths that can easily sleep two guests each. She has a fully functioning galley and a modern washing machine. Our sleeping cabins are air conditioned and have fans too.
Willow is a true ocean cruising yacht and capable of sailing anywhere your heart desires. Some of the special kit on board include a bread maker, snorkeling and dive equipment, a water maker, fishing gear and a dinghy with 15 HP outboard engine.
Fully crewed charters start from 35,000 Baht per day, including meals on board, tea coffee, drinking water. As is traditional on any self-respecting classic sailing yacht there will be a daily tot of rum on the captain.
You can buy beer spirits and wine at very reasonable prices on board.
If you like to go diving, we have all necessary high quality equipment on board, including 10 tanks and a dive compressor on board. If you would like to learn how to dive while on your charter just let us know and one of our highly qualified DaVinci Marine Academy instructors to teach you new skills and guide you to dive in the right spots in safety.