A team of entrepreneurs, passionate about both sailing and the history of Ngapali, gave themselves a challenge: to construct the region’s ultimate traditional pleasure boat, combining ancient maritime carpentry techniques with a modern comfort adapted to the way of life in the bay of Bengal. The result of this challenge was Ultimus, a reference to the roman term describing the boundaries of the empire, the ultimate frontier.
Ultimus was developed through an exciting collaboration between local burmese expertise and western knowledge.
The inside of the boat has been designed to combine simplicity with refinement, using the finest quality durable materials: teak, brass, bronze, leather, cotton and silk.
The british-built engine has been equipped with the latest technological innovations, including gps navigation. Detailed attention was also paid to the on-board security equipment. Three crew members will take care of guests providing them with maximum comfort. In addition to the day’s sailing, lunch on a secret beach – one of Ngapali’s hidden jewels – is an opportunity for a nomad experience in specially-constructed tents.
The menu, which emphasizes carefully-selected seasonal products, will depend on the day’s catch. The dining and lounge area are located on the seafront, on one of the most stunning wild beaches in the area. They are exclusively reserved for Ultimus guests. A bathroom with shower, toilets and cloakroom is available. Providing sea conditions permit, a botanical path which passes by a pagoda with a breathtaking view of the entire coastline may be used for access to the beach from the boat, or for the return to the boat.
The boat’s tender will come to collect the guests at 9am, at an agreed meeting point on one of Ngapali’s beaches. After a final glass of champagne on the bridge, guests will be returned to the same place at 5pm.