Introducing SY Raja Laut 

The Raja Laut is a magnificent gaff-topsail schooner built in the tradition of the 19th century Baltic traders. The 100 ft hull is entirely built of iron wood.

Behind the classic lines is a modern luxury sailing yacht, equipped with a 300hp engine, watermaker, and the latest in navigation and satellite technology.

The six cabins each have a rich timber interior, en-suite bathrooms, air-conditioning, hot showers and electric toilets.

With her beautiful cabins and her recreational equipment such as scuba diving facilities, Raja Laut has all one needs for the perfect escape at sea.

Cabins & Quarters 

Raja Laut has 6 double guest stateroom each with closet, table, mirror, ensuite washrooms and showers. 3 cabins have large queen-size beds and 3 have bunk beds. Minimum headroom in cabins is 2.05m going up to 2.15m

Centrally located between the cabins below deck is the main saloon, which is an open-plan feature of the boat consisting of large settees in a U-shape configuration around a coffee table. On the wall is a 32" flat-screen TV with DVD-player and at the coffee table is an internet access point. 

Exactly midship is a flush, spacious open deck area suitable for setting a large dining table, perfect for al-fresco dining, with a canopy that can quickly be se tup for shade.

In keeping with the Baltic trader tradition, there is a cargo hatch styled seating area at midship with a skylight providing light to the saloon below.

Aft of midship is the main deck house with access on the port and starboard sides. Its dining area comprises two dinner tables, which can accommodate 12 diners in total. The galley is separated from the dining area by a breakfast bar and is equipped with modern a stove, a fridge/freezer and a microwave.

The fully-equipped navigation and captain's area is located aft of the galley leading to the outside helm and poopdeck seating area above the transom. The captain has a separate air-conditioned cabin with toilet and shower.


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Raja Laut's Crew

Paul Rome Guthrie (Captain)
Nationality : British
UK-licensed commercial yacht captain, Paul Guthrie was born on a classic boat and spent all his childhood sailing around Mayotte Maldives and Seychelles. He started to work intensively in yachting at the age of 17 and since then he has acquired a huge amount of experience of classic boats in the Med. Sailing is his profession and the passion of his life. 

Benhar Amirul (Chef)
Nationality: Malaysian (Sabah)
Hailing from Kota Kinabalu, "Ben” is a gourmet chef with a repertoire of European, Thai, Malaysian and fusion cuisines. After 3 years of experience on Raja Laut, he tried working in hotels, only to join our crew again: “I missed the sea,” he confessed when joining again in 2013. He looks forward to utilising his culinary range and recipes from around the globe to cater to your individual dietary requirements. 

Joharie Jasri (Steward)
Nationality: Malaysian
Hailing from the Sabah mountains, “Joe” had spent many years working in hospitality before falling in love with the sea in 2011. With plenty of experience working on charter boats, his friendly service and warm smile will ensure a memorable experience for our guests.

Abdul Majit (Engineer)
Nationality: Malaysian (Sabah)
Also originally from Sabah, Malaysia, “Dul” is not just an engineer but also manages the crewing and waterports activities. He was born into a fishing community and later started a new career in tourism. He is a born seafarer and a great engineer.

Aldam Jundam & Akram Tahir (Deckhands)
Nationalities: Indonesia & Philippines
Aldam and Akram were raised in fishing and boatbuilding communities and are born seafarers. In the Malay language the word for crew is “Anak Kapal” which, literally translated, means “children of the ship”. This is a most apt description as Aldam and Akram have been with Raja Laut for over 7 years. They are experienced deckhands with discrete personalities. The yacht would not run without them and their hard work behind the scenes. 

Life on Board

Yacht Specifications

Technical Details

  • Name: Raja Laut
  • Type: Gaff-rigged topsail schooner
  • Builder: G.E.K Carraz
  • Designer: Carraz / Bosgraaf
  • Year built: 2005
  • Length overall: 31 meters
  • Length on deck: 26 meters
  • Length waterline: 22 meters
  • Beam: 7.2 meters
  • Draft: 3.0 meters
  • GRT: 115 tons
  • Hull construction: Carvel planked on frame, through-bolted to internal stringers
  • Rig designer: Bosgraaf, Amsterdam
  • Sail Area: 330 square meters
  • Interior finish: Varnished timber
  • Exterior finish: Cream grey hull, varnished deckhouses
  • Fuel: 7000 litres
  • Fresh water: 3000 litres
  • Engine: Yanmar 6HADTE 300HP Turbo 6 cylinder diesel engine
  • Gearbox: Yanmar hydraulic YP15 Ratio 3.3:1
  • Gensets (x2): Mitsubishi-Marelli 28kw 3 phase

Electronics & Navigation

  • VHF West Marine 550
  • Handheld VHF x3
  • SSB Icom 4
  • Depth Sounder Furuno LS4100
  • GPS Furuno GP 32
  • Navtex NX 300
  • Integrated Radar /Plotter/Sounder Simrad CX44E located next to wheel
  • Fleet 33 satelite communication
  • Audio system with 2 interior and 2 exterior speakers
  • 32" Wall mounted flat screen TV & DVD player

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