Crew & Technical Data

25 crew members and 700m2 made available to 20 passengers only


Scuba Diving in Indonesia - Komodo, Raja Ampat, Alor, Papua, Manado, Cenderawasih and more, is the principle past time offered on board the Phinisi Liveaboard MSY WAOW

Our philosophy

Each of the participants in this project is a diver and/or mariner and/or completely mad about boats. But not just any type of boat. For these folks the boat must have charm, style, class, and most importantly, make dreams come true. 

The Crew on board

The crew is composed of up to 24 members including 1 European guide & “Cruise Director” responsible for:

  • The well being of our valued guests
  • The daily program
  • Diving operations
  • Land excursions

The languages fluently spoken on board are English, French, German and/or Indonesian, depending on the cruise director on duty.

Our crew is well selected, trained and respects the high levels and standards required by the company.

crew WAOW liveaboard cruising sailing and diving in Indonesia Halmahera Bitung Lembeh Manado Ambon Raja Ampat

The Project Waow

Cruising, sailing and scuba diving in Indonesia with the liveaboard Phinisi sailing vessel MSY WAOW



MSY WAOW is a three masted sailing vessel, constructed entirely from wood using traditional methods, evoking the southern seas, liberty, adventure, comfort, quality and style. All to be shared by those going to sea on her.

With ten cabins for the guests, crew accommodation, dive equipment, multi media equipment and destinations as mythic as they are far remote, we wish to achieve dreams for all those aboard.


WAOW is principally set up as a scuba dive charter vessel. However, she is also available for charters such as:

Theme voyages such as photography or marine biology, accompanied by experts in these fields:

  • Company seminars and team building.
  • Custom made voyages for families and groups.
  • Honeymoon cruises.
  • Other charter reasons corresponding to the capacities of the vessel.


Charter operations began in April 2012 in Indonesia, an archipelago made up of over 17'000 islands.

Technical Data

60 meters
46 meters
11,15 meters
> 3,8 meters
> 850 Tonnes
3 steel masts of a height of 42; 45; 42 meters,900m2 of sails
2 Yanmar Marine Diesels of 500 hp each
2 x 100 kVa generators, 1x 40 kVa. 220V and 110V, also available in photo room
8 - 10 knots cruising speed under motors only
Equipment package including high and low frequency Sonar, GPS, Computer mapping, SatComm, HF and Phone, etc.
Fuel capacity
32'000 Liters
12'000 Liters, produced with 2 water makers of 2'500 Liters/day capacity each
Black Water
6'000 Liters
10 Cabins
6 Below Deck (24m2 each), 2 on Aft Main Deck (21m2 each +lounging area), 1 Upper Deck (16m2), 1 Upper Deck Master incl. private lounging area (45m2 + 35m2)

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Come and see us in Paris
at Stand C03


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