Meta IV

Meta IV is a beautiful sailing yacht that sails the waters of Myanmar or Borneo giving you a taste of a part of the world as yet mostly unspoilt. Let the wind in her sails take you to see nature at its best and all in superb luxury with a great crew.

Price 12,950 €
Length25.3 Metres
DestinationSouth East Asia, Thailand and Myanmar

Meta IV is a wonderful Bermudan Ketch made entirely of Thai teak, one of the best woods for building classic boats. The sailing yacht was constructed in 1998 as a private yacht for a Swiss businessman who made his fortune in hotels. In 2010, the Austrian skipper Herbert Mayrhauser found her at a pier in Phuket and immediately fell in love. After two years of intensive restoration work and refitting, Meta IV started her new life as a luxury charter vessel in the fall of 2012.

The yachts cruising area lies just across from the Thai border, the Mergui Archipelago, the region only  opened to foreigners as recently as the late 1990s. With only a few of the 800 islands sparsely populated and a couple dozen visitors to the entire area each month, the Mergui Archipelago remains one of the planet’s most unspoilt destinations. To give you an idea of what the is like, Think white beaches lined with palm trees and dense jungle. Think swimming in azure water amongst colourful reef fish, spotting corals, and collecting seashells. Now, picture eagles circling above, gibbons and monitor lizards eying you from the thickets, while a sun-downer is being mixed for you on board the yacht.

During the rainy season in Myanmar, May to September, the Meta IV sails from Burma to Borneo, following the old Spice Trade Route traveled by merchants and adventurers over the centuries.

Meta IV has five guest cabins, each fully air conditioned with en-suite bathrooms and electric toilets. Two of the cabins boast queen-size beds, while the other two feature twin beds. Behind the cockpit is the triple stateroom. The entire aft of the boat is shaded and fitted with multiple dining spaces and sunbathing areas.

The boat’s centre is dominated by the generous galley and saloon dining area, again air conditioned. But chances are that you’ll be enjoying most of your meals outside in the sun or in Myanmar’s mild evenings.NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC TRAVELER MAGAZINE BEST OF THE WORLD DESTINATIONS LOGO

The National Geographic Traveler has recommended yacht charter in the Mergui Archipelago, Myanmar on its list “Best Trips of 2015″ with Meta IV one of 5 yachts Jack Tar have in the region.

For the nautically minded Meta IV is a Bermudan ketch, her twin mast carry a total sail area of 317 square metres. She has a crew of at least 4 who will look after the sailing for you, but are happy for you to lend a hand on the wheel or the lines.

yacht layout Meta IV.jpg1) Anchor Locker, 2) Head/Shower, 3) Crew Quarters, 4) Double Stateroom, 5) Dining Area, 6) Galley, 7) Workshop & Sail Loft, 8) Triple Stateroom, 9) Lazaret.


Price From12950 €
Length25.3 Metres
DestinationThailand and Myanmar
Year Built1998
Year Refit2012
ConstructionThai Teak
ArchitectThomas E. Colvin
Length overall25.3 Metres
Breadth overall5.7 Metres
Draft2.83 Metres
Engine15.7 litre Cummins N-855-M 195 KW


Sea kayak and snorkeling equipment.


RIB dinghy with Yamaha 30HP outboard engine


Air Conditioning

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