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Maki Boat

Luxury adventures await

Maki is a 105ft liveaboard Phinisi built-in 2017 in South Sulawesi, Indonesia. This large luxury charter is built to cruise comfortably through the Indonesian archipelago. Maki offers a level of luxury rarely found in the Mentawai Charter market, with 4 double cabins, one being the Master suite, couples can get some privacy whilst on board.

Maki is run being an experienced team with years spent in the Mentawais. The guiding on offer will get you to the right spot at the right time, ready to score Indonesia perfection!

The Boat

With 105ft sat on the waterline, Maki is one of the larger surf charters to explore the Mentawais. Built-in 2017 by expert boat builders in South Sulawesi, Maki is a true Indonesian surf charter.

Maki offers really comfortable accommodation rarely seen on charters, making this a great charter for families and couples alike! The boat has a good-sized indoor dining area with a large screen TV to watch back the days waves, a big covered chill-out area to the rear and a massive sun deck/roof terrace to watch sunsets from!

All rooms are are conditioned with fans for maximum comfort. The charter comes with 2 tenders, so you’re never left waiting for a lift to the waves and the experienced crew make sure you’re well looked after.

The Surf

The Mentawais are like no other island chain in the world. With such a high concentration of world-class waves and incredible consistency, the area has been drawing travelling surfers since the 1980’s when the first pioneers discovered this treasure trove of perfection.

From perfect peeling points, to heavy slabbing barrels, high-performance air waves and chilled longboard spots, the Mentawai Islands has something to offer everyone! The peak months of May – September offer regular larger surf, with the months either side offering consistent perfect with lower crowds!

It is a right of passage for every surf to experience Mentawai perfect at least once and Maki is the perfect charter to experience this on!

Why We Love Maki

A great variety of quality waves for all surfing levels! The Mentawais has some of the most consistent surf on the planet.

The quality of accommodation is of a really high standard. Couples and Families will love the privacy of the cabins.

The crew on board are professional and serve up some of the best food that we have tasted on any charter!

Ready to jump on board?

Accommodation

The accommodation onboard Maki is what sets it apart from other charter options, sleeping up to 11 guest comfortabley (up to 13 on private charters), the boat is spacious and well-appointed.

With a large 5-bed dorm room with Ensuite, 4 standard double cabins, and a beautiful Master Suite to the rear of the charter, all guests will sleep well after a long day in the surf!

All meals are served in the large dining area, equipped with a large TV to watch the day’s waves back at dinner. End the day with a beer on the top deck overlooking a stunning Mentawai sunset!

Food

The crew behind Maki know that the food onboard is just as important as the waves you’re surfing. They make sure that you’re well-fed at all times with delicious and healthy food, that is freshly prepared.

The day starts with a large breakfast with eggs your way, cereals, fruits and more. After a long morning session, you’ll be served a hearty lunch with snacks available in between if you are ever hungry.

The evening meals are all ways stand out, with the chef, Randy, taking real pride in the food that he serves his guests. We are always really impressed with everything that comes out of his kitchen!

    • Return airport transfers (Padang airport – Hotel -Maki)
    • 10 nights on Maki and 9 full days of surfing
    • Chef-prepared breakfast, lunch & dinner, snacks, soda, juice, beer (30 Bintangs per person – transferrable between guests), smoothie bowls, unlimited fresh coconut water
    • Access to the waves with auxiliary dinghies
    • Fishing and island excursions
    • Use of all equipment onboard – SUPs, Kayaks, fishing gear, safety equipment, TV, large speaker, spearfishing gun, massage chair
    • Screening of everyone’s waves on TV during/after dinner
    • An expert Surf Guide to get you to the right place at the right time
    • 7 experienced super helpful local crew members on board to ensure you are looked after at all times
    • Package doesn’t include:
    • Air Tickets
    • Photo and Video Packages
    • Spirits and extra beers (available/optional)
    • Mentawai Tourism Tax (Rp.1.000.000 = Approx $75)
    • Jet ski rental (optional) – $200/h or $500 a day (1 tank) or $2500 for the full trip (5 tanks)

Technical Specifications:

105ft overall
24 m x 6 m deck
Draught: 2,7 m
Engine: Mitsubishi 6D22
Power Supply: 1 generator 40 Kva and 1 generator 30 Kva
Diesel solar tank: 5000 L
Water tanks: 6000 L
Lateral wings for improved stabilisation and reduced rocking

 

Maki Boat Amenities:

​A/C in every cabin + living room
Tender for 9 people 40 hp Yamaha
Secondary dinghy for 5 people
Huge deck lounge and table
2 Fridges and 2 Freezers
Tasteful Tahitian style decoration
2 sea kayaks, 1 stand up paddle
Powerful Bluetooth speakers
Complete medical kit
8 Soo Santai Sunbeds on the upper deck – Best sunset spot
Maki offers huge space all over the boat with 3 decks
Big indoor living room with 2 dining tables and open plan kitchen
A total of 6 toilets and 6 showers (+ 2 outdoor showers) onboard so no one ever has to wait around
Amazing kitchen with 5 burner stainless steel gas oven, blender + all cooking equipment
A super-deluxe cabin with 270 degrees ocean views, king sized bed, private bathroom and a comfy couch
All cabins are air-conditioned featuring comfortable mattresses
A large shaded room dedicated to accommodating your boards, with direct access to the dinghy
Fishing gear, snorkelling gear and spearfishing gun
TV in dining room so everyone gets to watch their waves of the day at dinner
Jet ski Yamaha Wave Runner 1100cc is available upon request at an extra cost.

Interested in the Mentawai?

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Maki Boat

Luxury adventures await

Maki is a 105ft liveaboard Phinisi built-in 2017 in South Sulawesi, Indonesia. This large luxury charter is built to cruise comfortably through the Indonesian archipelago. Maki offers a level of luxury rarely found in the Mentawai Charter market, with 4 double cabins, one being the Master suite, couples can get some privacy whilst on board.

Maki is run being an experienced team with years spent in the Mentawais. The guiding on offer will get you to the right spot at the right time, ready to score Indonesia perfection!

The Boat

With 105ft sat on the waterline, Maki is one of the larger surf charters to explore the Mentawais. Built-in 2017 by expert boat builders in South Sulawesi, Maki is a true Indonesian surf charter.

Maki offers really comfortable accommodation rarely seen on charters, making this a great charter for families and couples alike! The boat has a good-sized indoor dining area with a large screen TV to watch back the days waves, a big covered chill-out area to the rear and a massive sun deck/roof terrace to watch sunsets from!

All rooms are are conditioned with fans for maximum comfort. The charter comes with 2 tenders, so you’re never left waiting for a lift to the waves and the experienced crew make sure you’re well looked after.

The Surf

The Mentawais are like no other island chain in the world. With such a high concentration of world-class waves and incredible consistency, the area has been drawing travelling surfers since the 1980’s when the first pioneers discovered this treasure trove of perfection.

From perfect peeling points, to heavy slabbing barrels, high-performance air waves and chilled longboard spots, the Mentawai Islands has something to offer everyone! The peak months of May – September offer regular larger surf, with the months either side offering consistent perfect with lower crowds!

It is a right of passage for every surf to experience Mentawai perfect at least once and Maki is the perfect charter to experience this on!

Why We Love Maki

A great variety of quality waves for all surfing levels! The Mentawais has some of the most consistent surf on the planet.

The quality of accommodation is of a really high standard. Couples and Families will love the privacy of the cabins.

The crew on board are professional and serve up some of the best food that we have tasted on any charter!

Ready to jump on board?

Accommodation

The accommodation onboard Maki is what sets it apart from other charter options, sleeping up to 11 guests comfortably (up to 13 on private charters), the boat is spacious and well-appointed.

With a large 5-bed dorm room with Ensuite, 4 standard double cabins, and a beautiful Master Suite to the rear of the charter, all guests will sleep well after a long day in the surf!

All meals are served in the large dining area, equipped with a large TV to watch the day’s waves back at dinner. End the day with a beer on the top deck overlooking a stunning Mentawai sunset!

Food

The crew behind Maki know that the food onboard is just as important as the waves you’re surfing. They make sure that you’re well-fed at all times with delicious and healthy food, that is freshly prepared.

The day starts with a large breakfast with eggs your way, cereals, fruits and more. After a long morning session, you’ll be served a hearty lunch with snacks available in between if you are ever hungry.

The evening meals are all ways stand out, with the chef, Randy, taking real pride in the food that he serves his guests. We are always really impressed with everything that comes out of his kitchen!

    • Return airport transfers (Padang airport – Hotel -Maki)
    • 10 nights on Maki and 9 full days of surfing
    • Chef-prepared breakfast, lunch & dinner, snacks, soda, juice, beer (30 Bintangs per person – transferrable between guests), smoothie bowls, unlimited fresh coconut water
    • Access to the waves with auxiliary dinghies
    • Fishing and island excursions
    • Use of all equipment onboard – SUPs, Kayaks, fishing gear, safety equipment, TV, large speaker, spearfishing gun, massage chair
    • Screening of everyone’s waves on TV during/after dinner
    • An expert Surf Guide to get you to the right place at the right time
    • 7 experienced super helpful local crew members on board to ensure you are looked after at all times

    Package doesn’t include:

    • Air Tickets
    • Photo and Video Packages
    • Spirits and extra beers (available/optional)
    • Mentawai Tourism Tax (Rp.1.000.000 = Approx $75)
    • Jet ski rental (optional) – $200/h or $500 a day (1 tank) or $2500 for the full trip (5 tanks)

Technical Specifications:

105ft overall
24 m x 6 m deck
Draught: 2,7 m
Engine: Mitsubishi 6D22
Power Supply: 1 generator 40 Kva and 1 generator 30 Kva
Diesel solar tank: 5000 L
Water tanks: 6000 L
Lateral wings for improved stabilisation and reduced rocking

 

Maki Boat Amenities:

​A/C in every cabin + living room
Tender for 9 people 40 hp Yamaha
Secondary dinghy for 5 people
Huge deck lounge and table
2 Fridges and 2 Freezers
Tasteful Tahitian style decoration
2 sea kayaks, 1 stand up paddle
Powerful Bluetooth speakers
Complete medical kit
8 Soo Santai Sunbeds on the upper deck – Best sunset spot
Maki offers huge space all over the boat with 3 decks
Big indoor living room with 2 dining tables and open plan kitchen
A total of 6 toilets and 6 showers (+ 2 outdoor showers) onboard so no one ever has to wait around
Amazing kitchen with 5 burner stainless steel gas oven, blender + all cooking equipment
A super-deluxe cabin with 270 degrees ocean views, king sized bed, private bathroom and a comfy couch
All cabins are air-conditioned featuring comfortable mattresses
A large shaded room dedicated to accommodating your boards, with direct access to the dinghy
Fishing gear, snorkelling gear and spearfishing gun
TV in dining room so everyone gets to watch their waves of the day at dinner
Jet ski Yamaha Wave Runner 1100cc is available upon request at an extra cost.

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Customer Reviews

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Customer Reviews

Justin West 19/04/2022

TrustPilot
I run surf coaching trips to perfect, uncrowded waves and I relied on the AWAVE team to deliver for my clients a month long boat trip to the Maldives. We had great waves on an absolutley 5* boat called North Seven which I REALLY recommend you enquire about.

I was dubious at first as a few boats were changed, in for repair but James assured me correctly this was a usual thing and they would endevour to find us the very best replacement (which they did). North Seven was so new we were the third guests but the crew were super experienced and could not have given us a better service. Captain Usmaan, the Chef great food, Hasan and Azim our surf boat operators could not have worked any harder and always had a smile even after the 50th request to speed us to the line up or spend four hours cruising looking or waves.

AWAVE team were always on hand to answer any fears and smooth out any worries. The payment system using Revolut was super easy.

We did have a few hiccups with the local airlines which was resolved and partly our fault (as for a month trip we took alot of surfboards and in some cases were over weight).

Take the fear out of booking and especially group bookings by using the AWAVE team. Justin West Coaching recommended.

Alex J. Zalewski II 12/11/20

Trustpilot
These guys are the BEST! Massively knowledgeable, fun and absolute shredders. I approached them asking for a UK winter getaway somewhere in the Indian Ocean and they suggested the perfect place, awesome setup with the beach a short stroll from my accommodation with 3 sick waves breaking over reefs to chose from. Real life doesn’t get much better than this. I also popped my barrel cherry in a big way on this trip so it was a truely memorable one. James also somehow wangled a boat charter to some super remote islands where we scored epic surf and landed some massive fish. James’ broken Indonesian language skills will get you places. Thanks again guys you rock.

Christine Losser 04/27/21

Trustpilot
James was very helpful and always there to answer all the questions. I will definitely book again with him!

Mark Carless 05/11/21

Trustpilot
James is a super knowledgeable surfer with a great ability to match any trip requirements to the right locations. He has arranged several trips for me and my friends in France, Morocco and more recently Indonesia. Awave have a great knowledge of all the surf spots and will go the extra mile to make sure your trip is all set up. With limited time to do this myself their service was invaluable.

Andrea Gomez 05/19/21

Trustpilot
Giuliana has been amazing to work with!! She was always available and answered all my questions. Thank you for all your help! We can't wait for our trip!

Adam 05/23/21

Trustpilot
Fantastic service from start to finish from James and his team. After having several ‘self organised’ trips to Asia end with only a handful of good surf days I decided this time to use Awave in hope of maximising my valuable holiday time. James custom built a trip for me and my friends tailored for our abilities and requirements. There were no days wasted waiting for transfers as he organised it all from the airport to the beach. We scored pretty much every day whilst also having a surf trip that had that ‘off the beaten track’ feel we wanted. To round it off there was also a secret boat trip in the end where we surfed an awesome spot just us...Unforgettable. Will be using again.

Micio Pardo 07/13/21

Trustpilot
Fantastic service and support from Giulia during our trip. During a self organised trip to Maldives, we ended up in a sketchy situation: the hotel was far from the described plus the owner 'forgot' to mention that the whole island was in lockdown for a covid emergency. I quickly realized that I would need support and the best in class. That's when I decided to use Awave! Giulia answered reactively and custom built several solutions for me and my girlfriend, based on what feasible, our budget and surfing preferences!! No other words needed. Thanks Giulia, we'll be in touch again!

Caroline 07/18/21

Trustpilot
A wave travel were great! They helped me organize my trip to Sumatra. I would definitely book with them again!

Harry Vargas 07/19/21

Trustpilot
My friends and I recently went on a trip to the Maldives. We booked a week on the Hudhuranfushi resort which was amazing! The staff was very welcoming, flawless facilities and tasty food. One day our surf guide Ryan caught a fish and made some sashimi on the spot! I think that was pretty thoughtful! Awave agency really made sure all our needs where met as we where a big group of friends. A very personal approach and clear communication. Epic surf, great service, memories of a lifetime! I highly recommend traveling with Awave!

A. Laprell 09/03/21

Trustpilot
I had just arrived in Bali when the whole of Indonesia went into lockdown again. Despite travel restrictions such as mandatory vaccination and PCR tests, flight cancellations and even the fast ferries to the Mentawis being cancelled, Giulia tried everything to get me there. It was a hell of a trip to get there but totally worth it.

I scored pristine and empty Mentawis. The resort was affordable yet very luxurious given the remoteness. And with their great surf guide and their boat, I scored amazing empty waves!
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