Take a step back in time when you come aboard the 99ft. Schooner Dallinghoo a full keel top sail gaff rigged schooner, combining the classic design and romance of a tall ship, with all the comforts of a modern yacht.
Sailing the tropical spice routes of South East Asia. Discovering islands and anchorage for yourself, dive into clear warm water and stroll along deserted beaches. Enjoy gourmet food and cool drinks while watching the sunset over the distant horizon.
You can be a part of the crew on this sailing schooner. Help hoist and trim the sails, take the helm and guide Schooner Dallinghoo as she silently glides through the water, or simply sit back, relax, and enjoy the sail.
We welcome you on board for a memorable sailing holiday of a lifetime.
SLEEPS UP TO EIGHT GUESTS IN FOUR DOUBLE CABINS PLUS THE CREW.
All cabins refitted in 2015, light and bright cream and varnished teak interior panelling with varnished hardword trim – all floors throughout varnished hardwood.
‘Master Stateroom’ aft with double berth, seating area, storage and en-suite WC, hand basin and shower.
‘VIP Stateroom’ midship cabin with double berth, storage and en-suite WC, hand basin and shower.
Double cabin forward portside with en-suite WC, hand basin and shower.
Twin cabin forward with upper and lower bunks en-suite WC, hand basin and shower.
‘Captain’s Cabin’ double cabin behind Navigation station offering en-suite WC, hand basin and shower. This cabin is available for guest use, if a double bed is required and Captain will move to the twin cabin.
4 Berth crew cabin forward with bunks and en-suite facilities, this cabin is accessed from the deck above and therefore total separate to the guest accommodation aft of it.
Large saloon with casual seating portside around a dining table, this has fold down leafs for easy access but opens to full size should dining be require in the saloon.
Navigation area with chart table and seat.
Large galley fully equipped.
All accommodation spaces are full air-conditioned.
Large TV and DVD in main saloon and in Master & VIP Staterooms, all cabins have 220V power points along with USB charging points to fit all modern phones and cameras etc.
Schooner Dallinghoo generally sails with a crew complement of 6 full time professional crew; though we have crew accommodation for up to 7 crew. This additional berth is often used should the charter guests require additional services such as those of a:-Divemaster / Instructor or Masseuse. Our Australian Captain, Bruce has sailed these waters of South East Asia for the last two decades and he and his crew are 2nd to none on experience and local knowledge. Guest can relax knowing that they are in safe hands - or they can join in and learn the ropes as both Bruce and the crew are very happy to show guests the workings of a classic topsail schooner - the more hands the better when hoisting the sails!!
Schooner Dallinghoo is off the drawing board of well-known yacht designer Dudley Dix from Rhode Island USA. She was originally built in 1990 in South Africa as “Spirit of Malvane” and after a number of years sailing throughout the Atlantic and the Mediterranean she finally arrived in South East Asia.
She is a traditional gaff rigged topsail schooner and a classic hull design for this type of vessel giving the casual viewer the impression she could have been built in the 1920’s rather than the 1990’s. She was purchased in May 2014 in Malaysia and after a number of months of planning and design work she was delivered to Yangon in Myanmar (Burma) where she has undergone a full rebuild, far in excess to a normal refit she has been extended and totally stripped out to the bare hull and we have started again renewing all decks, interior, wiring, plumbing fitting two new generators and renewing or servicing everything else!
The work was carried out by “Sydney Harbour Boatbuilder’s Yangon” an Australian managed operation with Australian shipwrights and the project managers. The skill levels available with SHB highly trained team are 2nd to none and with the ability to source the finest Burmese teak available. The end product of this 18 month rebuild is a yacht that for all intense could be called “new’ and with beautiful classic exterior lines and rigging but with a modern fully appointed interior.
Location and Schedules
Schooner Dallinghoo is base all year round in South East Asia and is available to charter almost anywhere in the region from the Indian Andaman Islands in the west to the Pacific in the east.
However there are a couple of issues to bear in mind, firstly the weather and secondly the immense distances that this area covers.
The region is dominated by two main weather patterns; the North East Monsoon from November through to April and the South West Monsoon from May to October. The start and the end of these monsoon period is called the ‘transition period’ and the with can be varied during these.
During the NE monsoon Schooner Dallinghoo will be based in the Andaman Sea and we will be offering charters from Langkawi (Malaysia) in the south and up through the Thai Islands and onto Burma (Myanmar) and charters around the Mergui Archipelago. Further to the west are the Andaman islands and these are only a two day sail from Phuket in Thailand and can easily be reached. The weather during this period is generally calm with an afternoon breeze of around a force 4 and is always very dry with only the rare light shower.
By April the NE Monsoon has died away and the winds and seas start to pick up from the SW and by late May these are quite strong and bringing with them heavy monsoon rain making the Andaman Sea unpleasant. Schooner Dallinghoo now moves around into the South China Sea, here the winds are light and are off shore making the sea calm, the rain that the SW monsoon brings has already fallen on the west coast and the east coast of the peninsular is experiencing it’s dry season.
From here in the South China Sea we can offer charters from the East Coast of Malaysia, Borneo (Malaysia) and then onto the Philippines and beyond, a vast a varied cruising ground with the perfect weather from May to October. Here however the distances are vast and from East Malaysia to Papua New Guinea is around 2,000nm is around 1,800nm - a large distance for Schooner Dallinghoo to re-locate so charters may have to be put together with careful planning around geographic locations to start and finish.
For those wishing to spend their time at sea, experiencing life on board a tall ship under way, with regular stop offs in exotic locations then a relocation cruise may be for you. Schooner Dallinghoo will be sailing from the Andamans Sea to the South China sea every year during May / June and return in in October. These trips and date will vary depending on our charter itinerary at the start and end of each season. Please contact us for the available plans and we could offer you the whole yacht for your group or just a cabin for yourself.