The Boat

KLM Pearl of Papua

KLM Pearl of Papua

The KLM Pearl of Papua is one of Indonesia’s most practical and great-value Liveaboard vessels. Built in 2010 with safety, practicality and comfort in mind, the Pearl of Papua aims to be your sanctuary at sea with its cozy cabins and en-suite bathrooms, on board pampering, delicious and hearty meals, and overall hassle-free adventure. Crafted by the highly respected and renowned boat builders of Tanah Beru in South Sulawesi, our beautiful wooden Phinisi schooner is fitted with the latest marine technology and equipments that are ensured to meet with international safety standards. Specifically designed for liveaboard diving cruises, the Pearl of Papua provides a huge dedicated dive-deck with gear-up stations assigned for each diver throughout the cruise. The KLM Pearl of Papua is our dedicated vessel for all scheduled cruises in RAJA AMPAT and CENDERAWASIH BAY.


Indonesian ‘Bugis Prahus’, commonly known as Phinisi, are made from locally-grown timber (Ironwood & Teak amongst others) according to a tradition that dates back to long before Portuguese colonists reached the area. The classic beauty of the KLM Pearl of Papua combines this traditional craftsmanship with modern conveniences, providing our guests with luxurious comfort even in the remotest waters of Indonesia.

Drawing & Vessel Layouts


Boat Specifications

  • Year built: 2010
  • Length: 30 metres
  • Beam: 7.5 metres
  • Maximum speed: 9 knots
  • Cruising speed: 8 knots
  • Engine: Mitsubishi 200hp type MEBDC 9-1A
  • Maximum guests: 4
  • Number of cabins: 7
  • Number of bathrooms: 7
  • Tenders: 3 RIB with Yamaha 40hp
  • Fuel capacity: 6,000 litres
  • Water capacity: 10,000 litres
  • Watermaker: 2,000 litres per day