The Seven Seas is a traditional Buginese Schooner. The hull was purchased by the current owners in April 2005. Mark Heighes and Jos Pet had been discussing their dream boat for years and when they finally ran into the right vessel, they were immediately sold on her. While still unfinished, the vessel was clearly a piece of solid traditional boat-building. Within 2 days the deal was made, the boat was theirs, and Tuti Heighes and Lida Pet-Soede are now the proud co-owners of The Seven Seas.
In order to finish the vessel, Mark called in some of the experts that he had worked with previously when building and refurbishing wooden boats. A seasoned boat builder from South Sulawesi, Pak Darwis, headed the local carpenters team. Michael Lock, an old friend and experienced carpenter, also joined the team as the project manager. With over 10 years of experience in leading live-aboard trips and keeping live-aboard vessels operational, Michael understood exactly what was needed to make Seven Seas one of the finest liveaboards in South East Asia; a custom-built schooner able to accommodate up to 16 guests with 14 crew in spacious comfort over three decks she is perfect for both diving and relaxation.
Now that the Seven Seas is completed, she has eight state rooms with en-suite bathrooms. For the eight state rooms, two rooms host double beds, two rooms host a large size single and regular size single, and the last two host regular size twin bunks.
The cabins, main dining room, and deck areas are all wonderfully arranged. The four double & four twin state rooms are finished to a high standard and come with king size beds in the doubles and large single beds in the twins. The en-suite bathrooms have powerful hot and cold water showers, hot and cold water wash basins, full sized WC and hairdryer. The main lounge and inside dining areas are fully air-conditioned but all windows can be fully opened to let the breeze through, which is usually the nicest experience. Two double cabins are situated on the upper deck, with delightful panoramic views. The remaining six cabins are located on the lower deck.
The aft portion of the upper deck is home to a shaded lounging area, and the shaded lounge beds in front of the wheelhouse are great areas for sunsets and cocktails. There is a library of DVDs, books and games in the lounge area.
The spacious dive deck, located on the main deck is home to the camera table and two day heads. Comfortable speed boats and first rate dive guides are waiting to whisk you away to some world class diving experience. A number of sea kayaks are available for further adventures. Nitrox is available.
The state-of-the-art galley serves mouth-watering buffets & a selection of fine wines to keep you fully fuelled up throughout your journey.
With many years culinary expertise, the chef prepares truly mouth-watering cuisine. Most meals are served buffet service. The chef uses as much fresh local produce as she can, including fresh seafood.
The bar has a selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. Water, coffee and tea are included and you can enjoy as much as you like. Your waitresses are happy to help advise you on the full drinks menu. All drinks will be tallied and you will receive the bill at the end of your trip.