About Arabella


Arabella is a luxury sailing catamaran that prioritizes smooth operation under power and sail. It has three different levels meaning that even with 10 guests aboard, it never feels cramped. The flydeck has cosy benches, sofas and tables which provide a spacious and decadent haven for relaxation. The large saloon located at the bottom deck has panoramic windows so that you are able to enjoy the beauty of the landscape while sailing.

Design

Beautifully designed, the living space creates a warm yet contemporary atmosphere. The cabins have unique South African design which carries on our naked Retreats heritage. The cosy rooms are fully equipped with amenities that rival anything you'll find in a luxury hotel. When Arabella sets sail, the most attractive part of the catamaran is its sails with the distinctive black and white totem - an image of a female hugging the sky evoking the feeling of a bright, free and unrestrained attitude.

Meet the Crew

  • Captain Morgan

    Arabella's Captain

    Skipper Morgan grew up in a small town and wanted to see the world. But we all know, that’s not realistic, right? You have to get a real job after college. So he joined Barclays Bank like any sane individual would. Three weeks later he had quit and moved to the south coast of France to become a sailing instructor. Adventures in the Mediterranean, Caribbean, Australia and Southeast Asia followed. Before he knew it, Morgan was one of the most experienced skippers in this part of the world. Now he's ready to provide you with an unforgettable adventure.
  • Srisda Ngakeaw

    "Apple"

    Apple, our hostess, has worked in the luxury yacht charter industry for over 10 years. As well as welcoming you at the airport and waving you goodbye she ensures your cabins are laid out meticulously and turned down every day. Apple is very house/yacht proud, so don’t even think of sitting on the saloon sofa with wet or sandy swimming gear on. Apple is your go-to person for any requests or questions about the yacht, the food or Thai culture - "When the customer ask for anything I like to do it at that moment, I enjoy serving and meeting a variety of people, my goal is the smile of people I make happy."
  • Sangdaw Bualob

    "Dao"

    Dao is our amazingly strong but silent chef. She has been rattling pans since the age of 17 all around Thailand in a variety of restaurants from Vietnamese to European cooking curries and making pastries and cakes. Dao has been producing amazing Thai food from small yacht galleys for over 10 years. Our Galley is up in the main saloon area as guests love to watch her at work and learn the secrets of Thailand’s favourful curries. Dao can produce and cuisine you wish for from her kitchen, and relishes a challenge, she can tailor our menu to suit whatever dietary requirements you have - "I love making customer happy with delicious food, I make food from the heart more than 30 years."
  • Sanphet Suwimarnchan

    "Mr Yo"

    Mr Yo has been on yachts for most of his life and has completed thousands of miles sailing all over Asia. He is the hardest working crewmember but you may hardly notice him as he raises the sail, scrubs the decks, prepares the water toys, tends the BBQ, washes up plates because he weighs the same as his age (49 kgs) and he’s hard to spot aboard such a large yacht. Mr Yo keeps everything running smoothly with a cheery smile.