Vela is a custom built phinisi yacht that launched in August 2022, and is owned by the eco-minded team behind Nirjhara hotel in Bali.

Blending century-old tradition and modern naval design, Vela was conceived by an American engineer and built in South Sulawesi by the renowned Konjo boatbuilders. Her sleek hull was designed for optimal performance and safety, using locally sourced ironwood and teak.

Combining the best of adventure, refinement and safety, Vela seeks to redefine barefoot luxury by sailing off the beaten path and crafting lasting bespoke memories. From scuba diving with manta rays and hiking among Komodo dragons to sheer relaxation on a pristine Papuan beach, no two experiences are ever the same.

50M  |  6 CABINS  |  12 GUESTS  |  18 CREW

Onboard Experience

Distinctive and elegant, Vela’s interior offers a comfortable setting with a generous dose of traditional Indonesian craftsmanship. Vela's interiors, envisioned by a Parisian interior designer, are bright with a dash of colour.

Chic accents include ceramics from Gaya in Ubud, fabrics hand-dyed with plant-based indigo dye from East Bali and Italian fabrics from Hermès and Dedar Milano. 

Each of Vela’s six suites - two master suites above deck and four spacious staterooms below deck, is tastefully appointed with Italian fabrics and furnished with locally produced custom teak furniture sourced from sustainable forestry. En-suite bathrooms are equipped with Philippe Starck fittings and features handmade terracotta produced in Ubud, offset with smooth marble.



You can sip a cocktail in the spacious lounge complete with a bar and wine cellar surrounded by unobstructed views and dine in one of the dedicated indoor and outdoor dining areas.

A host of added wellbeing boosters await: sun salutations take on new magic with sunrise yoga and meditation classes, an outdoor gym can be set up on deck daily, while an expert therapist will be on hand to offer massages and other beauty rituals, including signature treatments from The Retreat (Nirjhara’s spa).

Wherever you choose to sail, make the most of crystalline waters with diving, snorkelling, water-skiing and stand-up paddle boarding, or head ashore for island hiking, birdwatching, secret-beach barbecues and more.

What We Love

Vela is an exciting new addition to the Indonesian yachting scene. Her boutique hotel ownership ensures fine attention to detail and the feel of a discreet floating villa at sea.

Cabins: 6
Guest number: 12
Crew number: 18
Length: 50.00 m (164 ft)
Beam: 9.75 m (32 ft)
Draft: 3.80 m (12 ft)
Cruising speed: 8 knots
Max speed: 12 knots





+ Air-conditioning
+ Wi-Fi (4G data & satellite internet)
+ 2 Zodiac Pro 7 Mercury 200hp
+ Towables
+ Fishing gear
+ 2 Yamaha WaveRunner EXR jet skis (only for use outside of national park boundaries)
+ Stand up paddle boards
+ Waterskis and wakeboard
+ Sea kayaks
+ Snorkelling & diving equipment (inc nitrox)
+ Outdoor gym with TRX suspension training kits, dumbbells and yoga mats





+ All meals & snacks
+ Non-alcoholic drinks
+ Diving for certified divers (inc nitrox)
+ Use of water sports equipment
+ All excursions
+ National park fees
+ Spa services (up to 4 hours per day)
+ Local airport transfers
+ Fuel

+ Alcohol
+ Scuba diving courses
+ Personal travel & diving insurance (mandatory)
+ Gratuity (we recommend 5 - 10% of the charter cost, at your discretion) 







Yacht Charters in Raja Ampat, Komodo & beyond

Indonesia is blessed with excellent cruising all year round. Explore beyond Bali with a private yacht charter in Raja Ampat or Komodo National Park. Reconnect with friends & family on your bespoke escape.

Why choose Ultimate Yachts?

Best rates guaranteed & personalised service to help pick your ideal yacht & itinerary. 

A bespoke escape designed by a trustworthy team with unparalleled knowledge and excellent connections.

Round-the-clock assistance before, during & after your private charter.

Access to our black book of specialist guides, spa therapists, marine biologists & more.

Help with arranging domestic flights, hotels & villas alongside your charter.

More time to relax & look forward to your vacation.