The Ratu Motu is a super luxury 129ft power yacht with 10 guest cabins, a sun deck and lounge, swim platform, observation deck and dining room. The boat has been a favourite for families, groups of business associates looking for time to get away and pro surfers like Kelly Slater & Connor Coffin taking well deserved time out from the tour to work on new manoeuvres & video projects while being away from it all.

There’s plenty of sports equipment on board including stand up paddle boards, kayaks, snorkelling and fishing gear. The food is nothing short of 5 star with your own private chef catering to your culinary needs.

Formerly part of Martin Daly’s Indies Trader fleet as the Indies Trader IV, the award winning, immaculately maintained, professionally operated Ratu Motu has been all over the Indonesian Archipelago and will continue on it’s luxury voyages for many years to come.

An unforgettable cruising experience is on offer within Indonesia’s 10,000 islands, so whether it’s a luxury Mentawais trip, a trip to the Telos, Nias, The Banyaks, Acheh or to somewhere completely different like way over the other side in the isolated Raja Ampat arcipelago in West Papua, the Ratu Motu crew will get you to exactly where you need to be.






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Prices start from $758 per person, per day

**Please contact us for accurate pricing and schedule**

Contact us at for the early bird slots to get in before everyone for the Ratu Motu 2017 season!


Charter Includes:

  • All meals – Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Daily
  • Evening Bar Snacks
  • Experienced captain and first mate
  • Stand up paddle boarding
  • Kayaking
  • Snorkelling
  • Scuba diving
  • Fishing
  • Tin boat tours
  • Jet skis (these are for transport, not recreation)
  • Beach days
  • Village tours
The Waves

You have the opportunity to explore two world class areas on board Ratu Motu.  West Sumatra is a favourite among surfers world wide, and hosts some of the most sought after waves on the planet.  Some of the areas include:

The Mentawai Islands – The area every surfer must visit at least once in their life.  You have the opportunity to ride any kind of wave you choose, from freight train left hand barrels, to super fun rippable rights, the “Ments” has it all.

The Telo Islands – Much like the Ments, this group of islands hosts a wide variety of waves to suit all levels of surfing.  With the crowds being a little thinner in these parts, your opportunities are endless.

The Banyaks – A relatively unchatered part of Indonesia, the Banyaks still host a plethora of world class waves.  Again, ranging from heart in your mouth tube rides, to super fun high five sessions, nothing is out of the question here.

Nias – Want to get one of the best right hand barrels of your life?  Look no further than Nias.  If you want to test yourself at one of the best waves the world has to offer, then step right up, glory awaits.

On board Ratu Motu, you also have the opportunity to visit West Papua.  Some say it’s the ultimate in Indonesian exploration, with about 1500 islands stretching the length of the Raja Ampat Archipelago, you can embrace your inner explorer, and find absolute perfection where few others dare to tread.  Here you can lose yourself and find yourself at the same time, as cliche as that may sound, it’s a once in a life time experience.

The Vessel

Ratu Motu’s hull is single chine mono displacement. The vessel is a twin screw ocean passenger cruising vessel constructed of welded aluminium with a raked stem, full keel, stepped transom stern, raised two deck accommodation with bridge located forward.


  • Builder – Image Marine
  • Built – February 1999
  • Upgraded – March 2005
  • Port of Registry – Jakarta
  • Classification – Lloyds Register 100 A1 SSC PASS, MONO, HS
  • Gross Tonnage – 273
  • Net Tonnage – 107
  • Service Speed – 21 knots (MAX)


  • Length (OA) 34.0 m
  • Depth (MLD) 3.3 m
  • Breadth (EXT) 9.11 m
  • Draft (LOADED) 2.25 m


Main Engines

  • Two (2) MTU 16 cylinder
  • 4 cycle turbocharged diesel engines

Auxiliary Machinery

  • Two (2) Perkins 6TG24M/Stamford 112.5 kVA Generators
  • Two (2) Drager dive compressors 0.6 cubic metres, manual 15 kW
  • Three (3) 2.2 kW reverse osmosis freshwater generation systems
  • Two (2) Palfinger hydraulic telescoping boom cranes 2,140 kg
  • Helideck to support Bell 206B helicopter or equivalent


  • Fuel – 24,428 litres
  • Aviation Fuel – 6,000 litres
  • Freshwater – 9,258 litres
  • Outboard Fuel – 1,960 litres

Charter Passenger and Crew Capacities

  • Passengers – 18 max
  • Crew – 12
  • Cabins – 10

The Rooms

Platinum State Rooms (2)

  • Queen-size island bed under three large windows offering panoramic views
  • Ensuite with shower and two hand basins facing large windows
  • Desk
  • TV and DVD player
  • Email access
  • Phone
  • Air conditioning
  • Laundry service
  • 2 x daily housekeeping

Gold State Rooms (2)

  • Double bed under large picture window
  • Ensuite with shower
  • Desk
  • TV and DVD player
  • Email access
  • Phone
  • Air conditioning
  • Laundry service
  • 2 x daily housekeeping

Silver Cabins (4) 

  • Double bed with pull-down bunk
  • Ensuite with shower
  • TV and DVD player
  • Phone
  • Air conditioning
  • Laundry service
  • 2 x daily housekeeping

Bronze Cabin (1) (with en-suite)

  • Two bunk beds
  • Air conditioning
  • Laundry service
  • 2 x daily housekeeping

The Food

The Ratu Motu is very proud of the food and beverage offering on-board and have invested a lot of time and energy to ensure that the meals are both healthy and satisfying. The Food and Beverage team are on point from dawn ’til late at night delivering everything from traditional feasts to a quick snack.

Fresh fruit such as bananas, watermelon, mandarins, apples or papaya are available for you to help yourself at all times while aboard. As is tea, coffee, fruit juice and bottled water.  All you need to do is ask one of the staff.

Breakfast is typically served in the open air of our Observation Deck area from 7.00am to 9.00 am and includes everything from fresh fruit salad, various cereals, bacon and eggs, French toast, banana pancakes and omelettes. There’s always plenty of fresh toast and all the various spreads.

A sit-down affair served after guests return from the morning surf session and activities. Lunch times vary from 11.00am to 2.00pm and are served in the Main Cabin dining area.  The lunch menu changes daily and you will generally not eat the same meal twice during your stay. Some of the lunch offerings may include fresh salads and cold meats, sandwich selections, burgers & fries, pastas, Mexican buffets or a traditional lunch of Indonesian “Nasi Champur”.

Evening Bar Snacks
We have built a tradition across the years of serving antipasto plates or a fresh seafood snack around sunset drinks, or when guests return from the day of activities. The type of sashimi varies depending on what fresh fish has been caught that day. Nothing tastes better than a snack and a cold beer after a day on the ocean.

Dinner is the pride & joy of our Staff and is certainly a no-holds-barred affair. Whole grilled fresh reef fish, roasted meats, traditional Indonesian banquets, mud crabs, curries, crumbed or grilled fish, pasta dishes, a variety of fresh salads including green salads, exotic fruits, the list goes on.

Usually a hand-prepared dessert from ice cream to cakes, pies, and traditional desserts.

Wines can be selected from a suppliers list pre-charter and delivered directly to Ratu Motu for your arrival (delivery costs on-charged).  Consumption can be managed by the bar staff and charged accordingly, or guests can divide up the order and cost on arrival.  Any remaining wine can be taken with you on departure (Indonesian customs limit of 2L per passenger), or Ratu Motu may purchase remaining bottles at cost.  Wines are purchased at the risk of the guests, but assured of refrigerated transport and immediate air-conditioned storage. Alternatively , they have a selection of wines available on board and charged to guests on consumption.