Celestia Luxury Phinisi, the traditional Indonesian vessel built by hand using UNESCO-protected methods, is set to take on the Coral Triangle in style. The yacht has recently unveiled the interiors of its two Owners’ Suites, designed by renowned Cape Town-based studio Deirdre Renniers and naval architect Tresno Seery for the engineering.
The Owners’ Suites are located on the upper deck, and each suite boasts a private terrace with a daybed and a spacious writing desk with panoramic ocean views. The interiors were crafted to emulate the awe-inspiring landscapes, natural beauty, and convergence of the ocean and sky in Indonesia. The colour palette is dominated by soft blues and earthy tones, with crisp white linens and decorative pillows adding elegance. Locally made tiles by Balinese artisans have been hand-glazed a soft blue, creating a calm and serene environment that perfectly complements the ocean views.
The Owners’ Suites are equipped with a collection of books, curated according to each owner’s tastes, ranging from astronomy to poetry, fashion to business. Guests can indulge in simple luxuries like diving into Pablo Neruda’s odes to the sea, relaxing in one of the many reading nooks and loungers, or one of Indonesian designer Alvin Tjitrowirjo’s furniture creations.
White Carrara marble counters and Villeroy & Boch finishings complement the spacious, spa-inspired bathrooms crafted from teak. Luxurious Kohler rain showers and Japanese toilets with seat warmers round out the top amenities available in the Owners’ Suites.
Jasmine Chong and Jason Tabalujan, the Indonesian brother-sister duo behind Celestia, are committed to sustainability and championing local artisans and craftspeople. The circular teak serving trays in the Owners’ Suites were handcrafted from Celestia’s wood offcuts and are a testament to their approach.
Celestia offers an authentic and unique approach to experiencing one of Earth’s most pristine and awe-inspiring places, including the storied islands of Raja Ampat, Komodo, and the Spice Islands. The yacht is set to launch officially in May 2023, and inquiries and reservations can be made online at celestiayacht.com.
Celestia’s Owners’ Suites are a testament to the yacht’s commitment to luxury and sustainability. The collaboration between Jasmine Chong and Jason Tabalujan, Deirdre Renniers, and Tresno Seery has resulted in interiors that perfectly complement the natural beauty of Indonesia. The Owners’ Suites have top-of-the-line amenities and offer guests a tranquil and serene environment to relax and unwind. Celestia’s launch in May 2023 is highly anticipated. The yacht will surely attract travellers worldwide who seek a unique and authentic experience in one of Earth’s most awe-inspiring places.
WRITTEN BY: ANNE KEAM