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Carpe Diem


34m / 4 cabins / 10 guests / 8 crew

Carpe Diem is a traditional two-masted phinisi yacht built in 2014, echoing the authentic style of the legendary Konjo shipwrights of southern Sulawesi. She underwent a refit under the eye of her new owner in spring 2017.

The first phinisi ships were built following the arrival of the Dutch “pinas” in the 16th century. During the alliance with the Dutch, phinisis were mainly used as trade vessels, though some say the Buginese commissioned them as warships during the Indonesian struggle for independence.

Carpe Diem is a great option for guests seeking a comfortable and affordable private boat, and the yacht’s crew includes a cruise director, dive guide and a private chef.

Onboard Experience

Carpe Diem features four air-conditioned en-suite cabins, each one finished in warm teak and solid wood panelling, accommodating a maximum of 10 guests onboard. On the main deck lies a master cabin with large windows on three aspects, a separate shower room and plenty of storage space. Below deck, there is one twin cabin as well as two triple cabins, each of the latter featuring a double and a single bed.

Inside, the saloon comfortably seats 10 around a large table, with an adjoined galley. Outside on the main deck, guests can dine al fresco, with the dining space also doubling up as a casual area for lounging with unrestricted views. On the upper deck, guests will find a spacious relaxation zone fitted with sun loungers and beanbags, while the foredeck houses a dive station.

Carpe Diem is equipped with air-conditioning, two tenders, stand up paddleboards, kayaks, as well as diving and snorkelling equipment for guests’ use.

What We Love

Carpe Diem’s ample deck space and adventurous spirit lends itself to wellness or sporting trips, such as yoga and surfing.



2 kayaks

2 paddleboards

2 tenders

Snorkelling & diving equipment

Spec Table

Cabins 4
Guest number 10
Crew number 8
Length 34.00 m (112 ft)
Draft 2.50 m (8 ft)
Cruising speed 7 knots
Max speed 9 knots


  • Crew, including cruise director, chef and dive guide
  • Meals & snacks
  • Water, soft drinks, juices, tea & coffee
  • Diving (for certified divers) and diving equipment
  • Use of water sports equipment
  • All excursions
  • Local airport transfers
  • Fuel


  • Alcohol
  • National park fees
  • Diving certification courses
  • Personal travel & diving insurance (mandatory)
  • Crew gratuity at your discretion


“It was a great experience and we all enjoyed it. The food was very good and the crew very friendly. The accommodation was very comfortable and we loved spending evenings on the beach at sunset.”
“We had a great trip. Beautiful weather and a terrific cruising plan and diving and snorkelling program. I think Carpe Diem was a great choice, I would describe it as understated and affordable luxury. The food was great and plenty of it. The crew is wonderful. The cruise director Cecile is delightful and attentive.”


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