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Tue, 2 August 2016

Explore Myanmar's Mergui Archipelago in Luxury - Burma Boating Adds Clan VI to Fleet

Burma Boating has added four new yachts to its fleet, including the sailing yacht Clan VI - the company's luxurious new flagship.

Starting in October 2016, Clan VI will be cruising Myanmar's Mergui Archipelago, exploring one of Asia's last untouched destinations.

The 40-meter yacht will be the largest and most luxurious yacht offering scheduled cruises and private charters in the archipelago, which is slowly opening up to tourism.

Clan VI was built under the name "La Numero Uno and was the first yacht to be constructed at the Italian shipyard Perini Navi, which became world-famous for its lite superyachts such as "The Maltese Falcon". After a complete refit in 2014, Clan VI has been restored to immaculate, stylish elegance. She can accommodate up to ten guests.

"We're excited to add such a famous yacht to our fleet. We will be able to offer our guests an unparalleled level of comfort and service," said Captain Herbert Mayrhauser, one of the company's founders.

Between November and May, Clan VI will sail 7-night cruises from Kawthaung in Myanmar's south to the historic port town of Myeik, crossing the entire Mergui Archipelago.

The 800 mostly uninhabited islands remain one of the planet's most unspoiled destinations with empty white beaches and thick jungle. The indigenous people of the Mergui Archipelago are the Moken, a hunter-gatherer society which traditionally lives off, and on the sea. Sometimes referred to as "sea gypsies", this ethnic minority group leads a semi-nomadic lifestyle, dominated by diving for sea cucumbers, fishing and bartering.

The area had been off-limits to foreigners since Myanmar's independence and only recently started opening up. In one year, the islands see fewer than 3,500 tourists. Currently, there is no hotel operating in the area.

"We believe that our yachts are the best way to explore the islands in style," Mayrhauser added.

Burma Boating was founded in 2013 and started with one classic sailing boat. The fleet has since grown to ten yachts, offering boutique cruises, private charters and sailing adventures.

See also: Woman Sails from California to Terengganu, Malaysia - HD Video Interview.

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