Conversations – Building the Impian

“Impian”, a 120-foot wooden classic yacht built by Aptic Asia in its Bintan shipyard is now 75% complete. Superyacht TV goes to Tanjung Pinang, Indonesia, to bring you inside the core of this classic yacht.

Olivier Benoist, Aptic’s Managing Director comments: “the hull and infrastructure is now complete. We patiently treated the wood repeatedly to make sure that the boat will last a very very long time. We are really building “Impian”, which means “dream” in Indonesian so that 150 years from now she still discovers new places in Southeast Asia.

Besides, all the water, fuel, and grey matters tanks have been fitted (all built in-house). We are now slowly working on the superstructure and paying great attention to details.

Our local craftsmen are not interested in speed but in making things to fit well with excellent finishing. You will see that the yacht will be a very nice blend of traditional European boat building techniques and of Indonesia art and craftsmanship”.

As for the cruising future of the yacht, Olivier to add with a smile “Initially, the yacht was built for my wife and I to relax and go cruising in style in the region. My spouse is a large Southeast Asia antique dealer so we could not decently purchase a “resin” yacht.

Now that the yacht is nearing completion and will the growing interest for the region, we will also make the yacht available for charter to give more people the opportunity to have great cruising experiences around Singapore.”