New Caledonia by superyacht

The perennially popular 37-metre charter superyacht Masteka 2 has undergone a major, multi-million dollar refit and is the first foreign-flagged superyacht with a charter license in New Caledonia.


Photography by Andrea Francolini / Ocean Alliance

This world-standard luxury charter yacht with an Australian and South Pacific focus, provides charters to the highest international level with the added bonus of unbeatable local knowledge provided by Captain Matthew Stafford and crew.

For the past six years, Masteka 2 could be found cruising Sydney Harbour and the Islands of Fiji. She is an elegant, Dubois-designed superyacht with expedition capabilities, perfectly suited to the South Pacific environment.

According to her Central Agent, Ocean Alliance, Masteka 2 boasts five well-appointed cabins for up to 12 guests in sheer luxury, with interior design by British architect Dick Young. The expansive deck space, 8-person Jacuzzi on Bridge deck level and great layout make her an elegant and functional choice.

She is seaworthy enough to comfortably cruise long passages, compact enough to take guests right up close to all the hidden wonders of the pacific and spacious enough to give each guest their own slice of paradise.

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For her South Pacific sojourn, Masteka 2 is laden with the full complement of watertoys guests can enjoy. Masteka 2 is available for charter in New Caledonia from 15 August to late October 2017, before heading back to Sydney for charter from 1 December through to March 2018.

New Caledonia has the world’s largest lagoon: 24,000-square-kilometres, proclaimed a world heritage site by UNESCO. It offers a 1,500 kilometres (930 miles) long coral reef inhabited by a vast variety of marine life.

New Caledonia has been described as “the land of eternal spring” as it is blessed with a pleasant sub-tropical climate all year around.

July to September are the popular months to watch humpback whales shelter in the lagoon, travelling from Antarctica to breed and give birth.  

Night dives in Isle of Pines are renowned for their mysterious atmosphere, with the manta rays and loggerhead turtles. Other sites of interest include Kasmira reef, Faille de Noupoa, Garden of Eden, or Passe de Gie. Recife de l’Aiguille (Prony Needle) is a divers’ paradise with its pinnacle that extends 35-metres from the sea.

Her recent refit comprised a full paint job, new state-of-the-art VSAT equipment, fast wifi with extended coverage and new satellite TV system, new watersports equipment and new swim platform.

For game fishing enthusiasts, Masteka 2 has a companion vessel, a 34-foot Boston whaler which is ideal for fishing and day tours, taking up to 12 guests onboard.

Guests have the option to have a qualified dive master onboard, Bastien Preuss, who is a doctor of Biomarine Science.

Masteka 2 is available for Charter through their Central Agent, Ocean Alliance.

www.oceanalliance.com

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