The M/S Ombak Putih is a 42m traditional Indonesian schooner liveaboard schedules exciting cultural immersion trips throughout the eastern Indonesian archipelago year round. The 14 member crew onboard Ombak Putih is extremely knowledgeable and passionate about the area and will ensure an authentic adventure for every guest.

MS Ombak Putih Indonesia is 42m in length and provides luxurious accommodations for up to 24 guests. Each of the 12 cabins are equipped with individual climate control, private bathroom, plenty of space and towel refresh service. Excellent food and snacks, tea, coffee and mineral water are served on board. Guests may relax on the spacious sun and semi covered decks or in the spacious lounge and bar equipped with TV, DVD and music centre. A selection of wines, beer and spirits are for sale.

Ombak Putih Indonesia offers tour itineraries to spectacular sites throughout the Indonesian archipelago. Snorkeling clear turquoise waters, hiking volcanoes, visiting villages and relaxing beachside while being pampered by the attentive crew will make an Ombak Putih Indonesia liveaboard holiday the ultimate adventure.

Led by Captain Agung, with a crew of 14, Ombak Putih means ‘White Wave’ in the Indonesian language. Her keel was first laid down in Kalimantan in 1995, and she became operational in 1997. At 42 meters long, she is the larger of our two ships, providing accommodation for up to 24 guests in 12 comfortable cabins. Approximately 400 square meters of public space is divided over her two main decks, including a large salon, as well as covered and open areas, allowing plenty of room for our guests to spread out, relax, and enjoy as much company or solitude as they wish.

Sleeping Configuration

6 x double bed cabins

2 x triple cabins (one double bed & one upper single bunk - bunk ideally suitable for child 12 or under)

4 x twin bunk cabins (one above the other)

Safety and Seaworthiness

The vessel is fitted with all internationally required safety and communications equipment such as SSB and VHF radios, life jackets, life rafts, and satellite telephone. Experienced navigators consider it an axiom that the seaworthiness of a vessel depends on the seaworthiness of the crew. Our ship has a well-trained and well-seasoned Indonesian crew of sixteen, complemented by a multilingual European Cruise Director. We are proud of the fact that most of the crew members that joined us when the vessel was launched are still on board today.

Services Profile

  • Spacious twin shared cabin with twin bunk beds or double bed
  • Each cabin has a private bathroom with toilet and hot shower
  • Washbasin and soap toiletries in your cabin
  • Cabins have individually controlled air conditioning
  • Towels and beach towels that are regularly changed
  • Valuables and travel documents can be stored in the ship's safe
  • Dining in spacious air conditioned lounge
  • Teak wooden furniture in lounge, cabins and on deck
  • Spacious sun and semi-covered decks
  • Free tea, coffee and mineral water
  • Excellent food and snacks (vegetarian food on request)
  • Excellent wine selection, cold beer and other alcoholic drinks for sale
  • Fresh water on-deck shower
  • Chilled towels and a welcome drink upon arrival
  • Outdoor sleeping facilities
  • Professional European cruise director
  • Main tender with 60 hp. outboard engine takes 24 passengers
  • Auxiliary tender with 25 hp. outboard takes 10 passengers
  • Unlimited use of our snorkeling equipment and 2 sea canoes
  • Organize scuba diving in Komodo National Park (optional)
  • Television, DVD and music centre in lounge


VESSEL TYPE Traditional Motor Schooner
IDEAL FOR Cruising | Diving Trips
OTHER Construction: Kalimantan, Indonesia, 1996/7

Registry: Indonesia

Beam: 10 meters (33 feet)

Draft: 3.5 meters (11.5 feet)

Decks: 1 main deck, 1 sun deck, 1 cabin deck

Motor: Detroit Diesel, 8 cylinders

Sails: 2 masts, 7 sails, total 600 square meters

Speed: 10-12 knots under sail

Capacity: 12 cabins for 24 passengers

Safety: Inflatable life rafts, life buoys, life jackets

Navigation: Radar, GPS, depth sounder

Voltage: 220 Volt

Tenders: 2 (with 60 and 25 HP outboards)