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Sailing the Mergui Archipelago

Meta IV

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Sailing the Mergui Archipelago Reading on the deck on the Meta IV Meta IV sailing yacht - Mergui Jumping into the Mergui waters Meta IV under full sails Meta IV sailing cockpit Meta IV dinner table Sunset in the Mergui Archipelago
Max Passengers: 8
Ship Type: Sailing Vessel

Meta IV is a classic wooden two-master and was constructed in 1998 as a private luxury yacht. Meta IV measures 85 feet in length or 25 meters. The Meta IV offers ample common areas and spacious cabins compared to most sailing vessels. With all her space, you could almost forget you were holidaying on a yacht. The sheer size, and the facilities on board, make for a holiday getaway that your family or friends won't forget. 

The yacht was designed by the naval architect Thomas E. Colvin and is made entirely of Thai teak, one of the best woods for building classic boats. After two years of intensive restoration work and refitting, Meta IV started her new life as a luxury charter vessel in the fall of 2012.

Each of the 4 cabins has electricity and fans. Cabins each have en-suite bathrooms with showers and Western-style toilets. There is a generous dining area and kitchen in the galley. Chefs specialize in Asian cuisine but also serve Western dishes.The spacious upper deck provides for two shaded dining and seating areas as well as the cockpit in the rear area and plenty of room for relaxing, sunbathing or playing in the front and on the galley.

Cruises typically include a crew of four, comprised of an experienced skipper, a Myanmar guide, a chef and a deckhand. The ship is fully equipped with safety gear meeting international standards. Also equipped with a 15.7 liter engine, generator, and radar, the Meta IV is able to motor through when sailing conditions are not ripe. A dinghy allows for coastal explorations and beach stops along the way.

Yacht Equipment:
RIB dinghy boat with Yamaha 30HP outboard engine
Air conditioning
Hydraulic steering Wagner T-13-35
Electric anchor windlass
GPS chart plotter
Wind instruments
Inmarsat satellite phone 
Depth sounder
VHF radio
Stereo hifi system
Water maker Aquatechnology 200 litres per hour
Icecube maker

Technical Specifications:
Year built: 1998
Electricity: 12V / 24V / 220V
LOA: 25.30m / 85 feet
Draft: 2.83m
Beam: 5.7m
Displacement: 65t
Total sail area: 317 sqm
Double Cabin on the Meta IV
Double Cabin
Queen size bed. Air-conditioning and private en-suite bathroom and electric toilet.
Twin Cabin on the Meta IV
Twin Cabin
Two twin beds, one raised and one lower. Air-conditioning with private en-suite bathroom and electric toilet.
Meta IV Stateroom
Triple Cabin
One twin and one queen bed in a spacious aft cabin. Air-conditioning with private en-suite bathroom and electric toilet.
Meta IV deckplan
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