Papua New Guinea

Ultimate One

Ultimate 1 is a 72 foot Tri-deck wave piercing catamaran from the desk of award winning designer Craig Looms, built at Q-West yard in New Zealand.

Overview

Overview

Operating out of Kavieng Harbor, Ultimate 1 is a 72 foot Tri-deck wave piercing catamaran from the desk of award winning designer Craig Looms.  U1 is a very efficient, comfortable, safe vessel capable of handling off-shore conditions and has a range of 2000 NM. This range gives U1 the ability to access parts of PNG’s outer island chain that are rarely surfed or visited by tourists.

In addition to the main vessel there is also a jet-ski and tender to deliver guests to and from the breaks.  In addition to all her other benefits U1 draws only 1.6 meters and can access shallower waters and reef passes that many other vessels can’t.  PNG Surfaris has added U1 to the fleet as a vessel to cater to 6 guests maximum and provide a surfing adventure in total luxury, comfort and safety not equaled anywhere.

All PNG yacht partners are members of the Surfing Association of Papua New Guinea to make sure that local residents receive a passive income stream and education on marine conservation. In addition to fostering local community development initiatives while recognizing traditional right’s, this also benefits visiting surfers by creating sustainable quotas to avoid overcrowding of the pristine environment.

Accommodations

Accommodation

Accommodations are on the lower deck in fully air-conditioned twin share cabins. In addition to air-conditioning each cabin also has vaulted cabin fans for guests who don’t like air-conditioning. All linen and bedding is new for the season and each cabin has a toilet and shower shared by the two guests. All cabins have a port-hole with a view to the surrounding breaks as well as a deck hatch/skylight. We also have the ability to configure the boat to provide a single double bed cabin and one twin share cabin in the case of an all boat family booking.

The Boat

The deck areas on U1 are spacious and offer enough room for all guests to spread out and enjoy the non-surf times. Finding a quiet space to read a book or take in the view is as simple as climbing a set of stairs. The wide and stable catamaran has fantastic outdoor spaces with adjustable lighting and sound systems

Accommodations on the U1 are on the lower deck in air-conditioned twin share cabins. In addition to air-conditioning, each cabin has vaulted fans for guests who do not like air-conditioning. Each cabin has a port-hole view to the surrounding breaks, a deck hatch/skylight, and toilet and shower shared by the two guests. U1 also has the ability to configure the boat to provide a single double bed cabin and one twin share cabin in the case of an all boat family booking.

Rear Lower Deck

Aft of the main saloon is a large teak lined deck with direct stairwell access to the tenders as well as a hydraulic swim platform that can be lowered to water level. It also includes a 6 person lounge area, large table for meals, surfboard rack, fishing rod storage drinks fridges, warm water wash-down showers and an easy access toilet.

 

Mid Level Deck

This deck has a vantage point above the rear lower deck which is accessed via a stairwell in the lower saloon, a perfect vantage point to watch the sunset or the waves.

Forward Bow Deck

The U1 has a huge bow area surrounded by a high rail. There are numerous places to set up a bean-bag and soak up some sun or take in the 270 degree vista this deck offers.

Flybridge Deck

This is the highest deck on the vessel and is surrounded by removable clears. This deck offers 360 degree views nick named the “Beer Garden”.

SALOON

The main Saloon features a big screen TV, comfortable leather lounges, sound system and a large removable table. Located opposite the galley, this is the perfect location to watch an evening movie, look at the daily surf photos, play a round of cards or enjoy a glass of wine while reliving the day’s events. The main saloon is a bright ultra-comfortable area surrounded by large windows each with adjustable blinds.

THE GALLEY

Adjacent to the saloon is the galley where our chef will prepare all meals and snacks, equipped with Fisher & Paykel appliances including a full-size side-by-side fridge and freezer, dual-drawer dishwasher, sink disposal, convection microwave and ice machine. All meals are plated and delivered to guests either at our rear deck table or the internal saloon table. In addition to the galley we also have a portable barbecue that can go ashore for a classic beach barbecue or sunset meal.

Food

The U1 will offer a menu prepared by qualified chefs to compliment the incredible 100% organic produce available in the local region with focus on unique flavors and freshness that is increasingly harder to find in developed cities.

Lobster, mud crab, reef fish, pelagic fish, sashimi, drinking coconuts, crisp vegetables fresh from the highlands and imported beef are all part of the carefully planned food and beverage offering on U1.  In addition to the standard offerings, U1 can customize the beverage menu for each expedition with a wide range of wines, beers and spirits.

 

The U1 runs an anti-plastic operation and has gone to great lengths to equip state of the art potable water on all decks, as well as in the showers and other general outlets via a high-end water treatment system.

VESSEL SPECIFICATIONS

The U1 is powered by dual 800hp Caterpillars capable of pushing her along at 25kts. Electrical supply is via dual 24KVA gen-sets, water supply is fully potable and also double redundant like all onboard systems providing a safe efficient way to access the various surf zones.

NAVIGATION

No expense was spared on fit-out and state-of-the-art technology. She is equipped with a 3D GPS chart plotter, 72nm radar, colour sounder, autopilot, fuel scans, four steering stations, four screens, CCTV and the latest MaxSea Pro navigation software and Raymarine satellite dome.

CREW

Our skippers and crew are all fully accredited to NMSA standard and have full first aid qualifications and emergency procedure training. There will be a full time guide/photographer on board each trip.

Surf

Surf

The northerly swell season runs from around October to May producing some world-class breaks that can be surfed on any tide. The surf is generally not as powerful as other regions in the world but you can certainly get sizeable, challenging and even shallow breaking waves depending on your choice of reef break.

Points, reefs, beaches, slabs, heavy, mellow, long short, new surprises and old favorites we have it all! Our surf resource in PNG is beyond compare due to the unique world leading Surf Management Plan put in place by Andy Abel and The Surfing Association of Papua New Guinea. The human impact on the surfing experience and the environment has been carefully considered and managed to ensure all stakeholders from surfers and operators right through to traditional custodians are looked after in a sustainable manner.

Crowds that impact on the surf experience in other countries do not exist in PNG and there are many new waves waiting to be surfed. With U1 we can access virtually any surf zone in the country. Everyone at PNG Surfaris is a dedicated life-long surfer and our main focus is to get as much surf time as we can for our guests on all the expeditions.

Transfers from the boat to the waves are via our tender and jet-ski.

Crowds that impact on the surf experience in other countries do not exist in PNG and there are many new waves waiting to be surfed. With U1 we can access virtually any surf zone in the country. Everyone at PNG Surfaris is a dedicated life-long surfer and our main focus is to get as much surf time as we can for our guests on all the expeditions.

Transfers from the boat to the waves are via our tender and jetski.

Activities

NON SURF ACTIVITIES

Snorkel a perfect pristine reef, catch and release a sail fish, drift along a perfect white sand beach, kick back while watching a movie on the big screen or just melt into the lounge on the back deck with a book.  The U1 has all the toys and equipment on board for nearly all marine based activities.

  • Snorkeling
  • Fishing
  • SUP
  • Reading
  • Kayaking
  • Cultural Island Excursions
  • WWII Ruins
About Ultimate One

About Ultimate One

Ultimate 1 is a 72 foot Tri-deck wave piercing catamaran from the desk of award winning designer Craig Looms, built at Q-West yard in New Zealand at a cost of 6.6 million dollars.  U1 is in full NMSA survey and carries all the required safety equipment for overnight offshore operation. She also recently completed a refit on Australia’s East Coast at Gold Coast City Marina’s Super Yacht yard.

U1 is a very efficient, comfortable, safe vessel capable of handling off-shore conditions and has a range of 2000 nautical miles. This range gives her the ability to access parts of PNG’s outer island chain that are rarely surfed or visited by tourists.

U1 will operate with a qualified crew along with a dedicated guide and chef.

In addition to the main vessel there is also a jet-ski and tender to deliver guests to and from the breaks.  In addition to all her other benefits U1 draws only 1.6 meters and can access to shallower waters and reef passes that many other vessels can’t.  PNG Surfaris has added U1 to the fleet as a vessel to cater to 6 guests only and provide a surfing adventure in total luxury, comfort and safety not equaled anywhere.

MACHINERY

U1 is powered by dual 800hp Caterpillars capable of pushing her along at 25kts. Electrical supply is via dual 24KVA gen-sets, water supply is potable and also double redundant like all on-board systems providing a safe efficient way to access the various surf zones.

NAVIGATION

No expense was spared on safety and state-of-the-art technology. She is equipped with a 3-D GPS chart plotter, 72nm radar, color sounder, autopilot, fuel scans, four steering stations, four screens, CCTV and the latest Max Sea Pro navigation software and Raymarine satellite dome.

CREW

Our skippers and crew are all accredited to NMSA standard and have first aid qualifications and emergency procedure training. There will be a full time guide/photographer on board each trip.

PRICING & PACKAGES

PRICING & PACKAGES

CHARTER INCLUSIONS

  • All meals and snacks on-board
  • Drinking water. Potable water is available on all decks of the vessel for guests to fill their complementary stainless steel expedition bottles.
  • Use of snorkeling gear, fishing gear, SUP, and kayaks
  • Surf transfers and fishing (a small surcharge will apply for lost lures)
  • Airport – Harbour transfers and meet and greet in Kavieng

EXTRAS

  • Alcohol – beers and wines
  • Soft drinks
  • Photo package
  • Sat phone use – $3.50 per minute (1 min increments)
  • Diving – $60 per dive
  • PNG Surfaris T-shirt – $50 each

SURF FEES

  • NASA fee: AUD$12 per surf day per surfer (9 days on our 10 night charters) = Total AUD$108 per surfer.
  • SAPNG fee: AUD$50 per surfer (once off fee per surf season).

NASA recognizes that the communities who live in areas close or adjacent to surf breaks are custodians of the marine environment. Under PNGs unique surf management plan system, NASA collects a levy from visiting surfers which is then dispersed between the resident communities and NASA.

NASA uses the fees for local area surfing development programs, including but not limited to member equipment needs, national and international competition participation, training programs and club facilities.

Fees payable are AUD$12 per surfer per day payable to NASA. In addition to the NASA Fees, there is a once only Surfing Association of Papua New Guinea (SAPNG) levy of AUD$50 per visiting surfer to New Ireland. PNG Surfaris is an endorsed corporate member of NASA and SAPNG. To understand more about PNGS world leading Surf Management Plan visit www.sapng.com

Rates

Trips Price per person
10 night charter $5,404

2017 / 2018 Schedule

Dates Availability
Oct 01 – 10 Booked
Oct 10 – 20 Booked
Oct 20 – 30 Booked
Oct 30 – Nov 09 Booked
Nov 09 – 19 Booked
Nov 19 – 29 Booked
Dec 01 – 11 Booked
Dec 12 – 22 Booked
Dec 26 – Jan 01 Booked
Jan 01 – 08 Booked
Jan 08 – 18 Booked
Jan 18 – 28 Booked
Jan 28 – Feb 07 Booked
Feb 07 – 17 Booked
Feb 17 – 27 Booked
Feb 27 – Mar 09 Booked
Mar 10 – 20 Booked
Mar 20 – 30 6 Spaces
Mar 30 – Apr 09 6 Spaces
Apr 09 – 19 6 Spaces
Apr 19 – 29 Booked