SY Meta IV

SY Meta IV was designed by the naval architect Thomas E. Colvin, who gave the vessel her beautiful shape and robust hull. She is made entirely of Thai teak, one of the best woods for building classic boats.

Meta IV was constructed in 1998 as a private yacht for a Swiss businessman who made his fortune in hotels. In 2010, the Austrian skipper Herbert Mayrhauser found her at a pier in Phuket and immediately fell in love. After two years of intensive restoration work and refitting, Meta IV started her new life as a luxury charter vessel in the fall of 2012.

Meta IV measures 85 feet in length or 25 metres. That’s longer than the Santa Maria, the boat that Columbus sailed into history when he discovered the Americas. In fact, with all her space, you could almost forget you were holidaying on a yacht. The sheer size, and the facilities on board, make for a holiday getaway that your family or friends won’t forget.

Guests: 8 in 4 cabins

Crew: 4

Private charter rates start from EUR 2,280/ day

Private chartered rates

Seasons & Destinations 1 – 6 Guests

Price (Euro) per night

7 Guests

Price (Euro) per night

Winter Season (Oct.-May) in Myanmar & Thailand € 2,280.00 € 2,600.00
New Year’s Season (21 Dec.-10 Jan.) in Myanmar & Thailand € 2,680.00 € 2,900.00

Tailor-made charters in Thailand and Myanmar include full crew service, all on-board meals, fuel for tender, main engine and generator, as well as usage of snorkelling equipment and fishing gear. It does not include port fees and Mergui Archipelago zone fees.

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Yacht Specifications


  • RIB dinghy boat with Yamaha 30HP outboard engine
  • Air condition
  • Hydraulic steering Wagner T-13-35
  • Electric anchor windlass
  • Radar
  • GPS chart plotter
  • Wind instruments
  • Inmarsat satellite phone
  • Depth sounder
  • Autopilot
  • VHF radio
  • Stereo hifi system
  • Water maker Aquatechnology 200 litres per hour
  • Dishwasher
  • Icecube maker
  • Barbecue

Technical Specifications

  • Rig: Bermuda
  • Type: Ketch
  • Design: Thomas E. Colvin, USA
  • Year built: 1998
  • LOA: 25.30m / 85 feet
  • Draft: 2.83m
  • Beam: 5.7m
  • Displacement: 65t
  • Engine: 15.7 litre Cummins N-855-M 195 KW
  • Generator: Kohler 7 KW
  • Electricity: 12V / 24V / 220V
  • Total sail area: 317 sqm

Cabins and quarters


(1) Anchor Locker, (2) Head/Shower, (3) Crew Quarters, (4) Double Stateroom, (5) Dining Area, (6) Galley, (7) Workshop & Sail Loft, (8) Triple Stateroom, (9) Lazaret

Meta IV has four guest cabins, each fully air conditioned with ensuite bathrooms and electric toilets. Two of the cabins boast queen-size beds, while the other two feature twin beds. Behind the cockpit is the triple stateroom. The entire aft of the boat is shaded and fitted with multiple dining spaces and sunbathing areas.

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