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A superyachting guide to Asia Pacific cruising destinations, with sample itineraries
The Asia-Pacific is one of the last havens of untouched cruising in the world
 
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THE CRUISING LEGACY OF THE PACIFIC AND ASIA REGION

 
Of all the cruising destinations in the world, the Asia-Pacific region remains the last stronghold of untouched beauty spots, crystal clear waters, and an authentic history and culture. It is no surprise that more and more superyachts are venturing to these waters to explore and experience a once in a lifetime trip.

Humans first arrived in the Pacific by watercraft, kick-starting an enduring and sacred relationship with the ocean, and this love affair with the sea has never died. Superyacht cruising continues the long-standing legacy of exploring these waters by boat.
 
The Polynesian Triangle
The first Polynesian settlers set out from South Asia in their outrigger canoes in search of a new heaven. The greatest ocean explorers of the time, they used the sun, moon, stars, ocean and wildlife as their guides to fearlessly navigate their way across the seas. Awaiting them was a special place in the middle of the South Pacific Ocean, which was to become their home. The first settlers remained isolated from the rest of the world for at least 1500 years, exploring the islands over the centuries and building their own unique culture. Today the area they settled is known as the Polynesian Triangle, covering 10 million square miles of water, with the three island groups of Hawaii, Rapa Nui (Easter Island), and Aotearoa (New Zealand) at its corners. The history, culture and beauty of this beautiful part of the world are as pure as ever.

Global trade routes
Long after the Polynesians had settled in the South Pacific, the global trade routes grew. New routes to the Pacific were forged and people traveled to the region via The Clipper Route, sailed by the concave-bowed, raked-masted 19th-century clipper ships between Europe and the Far East, Australia and New Zealand. Running from east to west, The Clipper Route was often treacherous, powered by the strong westerly winds of the Roaring Forties through the Southern Ocean. Eventually, The Clipper Route fell into commercial disuse with the introduction of steamships and the opening of the Panama and Suez Canals.  

Contemporary superyacht cruising
Those great canals are now the gateways to the Pacific and Indian Oceans and where many yachts make their first entry into the Pacific, sailing east from Panama through the island-dotted Pacific Ocean to New Zealand, or west from Suez through the Indian Ocean and across Melanesia to Australia. Countries and ports provide stepping stones on the journey, much easier now than in times gone by, with high levels of support and provisioning from today's superyacht agents. 

Explore this website, and download our Superyacht Explorer guide to the region's most special destinations. We hope to inspire you to make this trip of a lifetime, with our support along the way.
 
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