INTRODUCING DUNIA BARU

Built to fuel an insatiable spirit of adventure, Dunia Baru is the finest ship to have ever been constructed in Indonesia. Her sleek teak and ironwood lines and distinctive bark-colored sails define a majestic vessel that carries her guests in utter luxury through rarely explored archipelagos and some of the most diverse and marine-rich waters on the planet.

Dunia Baru, which means “new world” in Indonesian, carries a crew of 18 and can host 14 passengers. Launched in December 2013, the 51m Dunia Baru may be traditional in style, but she is the product of passion and expertise from around the world. Designed by an American architect and built from Indonesian teak and ironwood by Konjo Boat Builders in Borneo, her interior and marine systems were completed in Bali, her sails were made in Thailand, her rigging is from the United Kingdom and her marine systems are to ABYC (American Boat and Yacht Council) standards, ensuring unparalleled levels of service and reliability.
SMOOTH AND RELIABLE SAILING
Marine architect Michael Kasten of Kasten Marine Design, Inc. was in charge of honing the traditional lines into a state-of-the-art hull that would offer massive improvements in terms of handling, stability and safety
A LUXURIOUS VESSEL
After the ironwood hull and super-structure was constructed in Kalimantan it was towed to Bali where the carefully designed interior was built by the finest carpenters and craftsmen on what has long been known as an island of artists.
FIRST-CLASS MARINE SYSTEMS
World-class marine systems, with meticulous attention to safety and reliability. were designed and the installation done by an ABYC-certified marine systems engineer from NorEast Marine Systems in Fairhaven MA, USA.
A TRUE GODDESS OF THE SEAS
The first-class machinery, electrical and marine airconditioning, combined with a fully integrated light, sound and entertainment system helped to raise Dunia Baru far beyond the realm of traditional phinisi and promote her to a world-class superyacht.

A TRIBUTE TO INDONESIAN CRAFTSMANSHIP

“I wanted Dunia Baru to be much more than just the best boat ever built in Indonesia... I wanted it to be numbers one, two and three”
Owner of Dunia Baru
The Konjo shipwrights of Ara, Sulawesi, are the most renowned boat builders in Indonesia. Traditionally, they have built the finest trading vessels in these islands - but the Dunia Baru project presented a challenge even for these ship-building perfectionists. One of their elders, Pak Haji Wahab, agreed to travel to Sangkulirang (Kalimantan), source of the finest timber, with 20 master shipwrights from his village to oversee a building project that would eventually last eight years. That’s how the Dunia Baru was born.

PRAISE FROM THE ELDERS

Dunia Baru’s maiden voyage was to the Konjo tribal homelands in December 2013 for a sacred blessing. In a ceremony that pre-dates the arrival of the first bule (white) sailors, the Konjo spiritual leaders led 250 people onboard to sacrifice a black goat on the deck.
“The elders took a good look around the boat. They agreed that she’s the best boat ever built in this country. She’s the perfection of hundreds of years of shipbuilding experience”

- deckhand Jamal, fifth generation in a line of Konjo shipwrights