Burma Boating conducts sailing charters in the Andaman and Mergui island groups in the Andaman Sea aboard its fleet of restored luxury monohulls and multihulls. Situated between Thailand and India, the Andaman group includes 325 tropical islands covered in lush forest. Itineraries of 10 and 12 days for all-inclusive trips aboard crewed sailboats are available annually. Scheduled charters in the Andamans in 2018 include those aboard Meltemi, a Lagoon 500, which run February 10-20, February 23-March 5, March 10-22 and April 1-13. Visas are required, so advance planning is advised.
Burma also offers an eight-day itinerary fall through spring in the Mergui, an archipelago of 800 islands in the southern Andaman Sea off the western shore of the Malay Peninsula. The platform for the all-inclusive trip is Clan VI, a restored 130-foot ketch built by Perini Navi that can take up to 10 guests and six crew. For details, contact Burma Boating at www.burmaboating.com.
Crewed charters in the Andamans and Mergui aboard modern phinisi, modeled after traditional cargo vessels and built of tropic hardwoods, are also available. Silolona, 164 feet, and Si Datu Bua, 132 feet, cruise Andaman waters as well of those off Indonesia year-round. For details, contact Sanderson Yachting at www.sandersonyachting.com.