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SY Aventure
Mergui Archipelago

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SY Aventure is one of Ampersand's Top 10 Luxury Sailboats.

Sleeping up to 6 guests in a master cabin and 2 guest staterooms with queen-sized beds, Aventure is one of the classiest sail boats to sail this unexplored and stunning region of Burma’s (Myanmar's) Mergui Peninsula. Built of mahogany and teak, she was commissioned in 2011 by a French family looking for a luxurious yet classic sailing yacht with which to circumnavigate the world in style. All fittings and decorative elements are custom-built and all cabins are equipped with closet, mirror, en-suite washrooms and showers. 

Below deck, Aventure is equipped with a 400 hp engine, two generators and the latest gadgets, instruments and facilities you could expect to find on a yacht of her size and style. The yacht has the spacious lounge area with a small library and a dining table which comfortably seats 6 guests.  The common social area and all cabins are brightly lit through skylights which add to the beautiful classic touch of the yacht. 

Virtually unknown to the outside world, the Mergui Archipelago is located in Myanmar's remote south: a group of 800 deserted islands with white beaches, swaying palm trees and dense jungle. Azure waters are swimming with colourful reef fish and spotting corals, and above water you can see eagles circling, gibbons and monitor lizards eyeing you from the thickets, while a sundowner is being mixed for you on board the yacht. Best of all, you can sail for days on end and meet not a soul but the odd fisherman in a dugout canoe. Just across from the Thai border, the archipelago opened to foreigners as recently as the late 1990s. With only a few of the 800 islands sparsely populated and a couple dozen visitors to the entire area each month, the Mergui Archipelago remains one of the planet’s most unspoilt destinations.

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