Minister Luhut Pandjaitan Unleashes New Era for Cruise and Yacht Operations in Indonesia

Jakarta, Indonesia – May 18, 2024

Government Commitment to Boost Maritime Tourism

In a significant move to boost maritime tourism, the Indonesian government has announced measures to facilitate the operations of cruise ships and luxury yachts in the country’s waters. The Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment, Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan, confirmed that the government is committed to harmonizing various maritime regulations to ensure a seamless experience for cruise and yacht operators. This initiative aims to remove bureaucratic obstacles that hinder business operations and negatively impact Indonesia’s maritime tourism sector.

Indonesia Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment, Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan on a yacht

Simplified Regulations for Better Business Operations

“Regulations should not complicate our own operations. All rules must be harmonized for the national interest,” stated Minister Luhut on Saturday. The government guarantees easier access for cruise ships and yachts to operate in Indonesia, enabling people to enjoy new experiences aboard these vessels in cities like Jakarta, Semarang, Surabaya, Bali, and Labuan Bajo.

Benoa Port to Become Bali Maritime Tourism Hub

This announcement comes as a boon for yacht enthusiasts in Indonesia. The enhanced regulatory environment is expected to attract more cruise and yacht operators to the region. One significant development in this initiative is the transformation of Benoa Port in Denpasar, Bali, into the Bali Maritime Tourism Hub (BMTH). PT Pelindo (Persero), the state-owned port operator, is spearheading this project, with completion of the first phase anticipated by the end of 2024.

Indonesia Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment, Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan on a yacht

Increased Capacity for Cruise Ships

Arif Suhartono, President Director of Pelindo, emphasized that the BMTH development would expand the port’s capacity to accommodate up to four or five cruise ships simultaneously, compared to the current capacity of two. This expansion includes a 500-meter eastern dock extension, enabling two jumbo-sized cruise ships, each about 294 meters in length, to dock simultaneously.

Exciting News for Yacht Enthusiasts

For yacht enthusiasts, this is exceptional news. The regulatory changes and infrastructure improvements signal Indonesia’s commitment to becoming a prime destination for luxury maritime tourism. Yacht Sourcing, Indonesia’s exclusive dealer of Majesty, Nomad, Fountaine Pajot, Dufour, Yanmar, Al Dhaen, Senous, Takacat, Polycraft, and Lift foils , is thrilled about these developments and stands ready to help you make your dream yachting experience a reality. Our team of yacht experts is prepared to assist you in selecting the perfect yacht and providing exceptional after-sales service to ensure the best yacht ownership experience.

Embark on Your Yachting Adventure

As Indonesia positions itself as a key player in the global maritime tourism industry, there has never been a better time to explore its beautiful waters aboard a luxury yacht. With Yacht Sourcing’s expertise and the government’s supportive policies, your yachting adventures in Indonesia are set to be nothing short of extraordinary.

For more information on how Yacht Sourcing can help you navigate the world of yachting in Indonesia, visit our website or contact our team of experts today.

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