PASPALEY PEARL by PONANT has opened its bookings for its first year of sailings. The ship is set to launch in 2025.
The ship is currently undergoing an extensive multi-million-dollar renovation. The 30-guest boutique expedition motor yacht will sail around the Kimberley as well as Australia’s Far North, East Indonesia, and Papua New Guinea.
PASPALEY PEARL by PONANT’S inaugural 10-night expedition will set sail on January 10, 2025, from Dili in East Timor to Bali.
The first expedition will allow guests to sail with whale sharks and see Komodo dragons.
The booking platform will allow guests to book private air charters as well as pre and post-accommodation.
“After many months of meticulous preparations behind the scenes, we stand on the threshold of a significant milestone as we proudly announce the official launch of PASPALEY PEARL by PONANT” says Sarina Bratton AM – PONANT Global Senior Strategic Advisor and Honorary Chairwoman APAC.
“Our vision is to create and deliver bespoke, boutique expedition experiences for few guests, in a safe, comfortable, environmentally sustainable and inspiring environment, allowing our naturalists to showcase the wildlife and cultures in many untapped, remote destinations in and around Australia.”
“Sharing the routes that my crew and I pioneered in the 1970s onboard our pearl luggers will provide wonderful opportunities for guests,” says Nicholas Paspaley AC, PASPALEY Executive Chairman.
“An in-depth immersion into and understanding of the pearling industry will enrich many.”
It will be the newest and only boutique expedition motor yacht in the Kimberley with private balconies.