MV Addiction - Mentawai

From ¥224,514

for 6 nights

IDEAL FOR

Group - Surf Charter
Solo Travellers
Longboarders
Bodyboarders

All-Women's Surf Trips
Uncrowded Waves
The Perfection Pass Holders
Intermediate Waves
Family Surf Holidays

Surf Skill

Intermediate - Pro

Star Rating

Luxury Surf Trip

Price Range

¥37,419 - ¥76,187 per night

Season

February, March, April, June, July, August, September, October, November

Board Type

Shortboarders, Longboarders

AVERAGE REVIEW RATING
(7 REVIEWS)

Summary

 

Addiction is owned, operated, and skippered by surfers for surfers. The luxurious 24 metre (80ft) high speed catamaran and their experienced crew will take you on the surfing adventure of a lifetime.

 

With over 15 years of combined experience in West Sumatra, Addiction crew are there to get you into the best possible waves on every trip.

Quick Facts
      • luxury surf vessel
      • big and fast
      • max 10 surfers
      • free beers
      • stable & comfortable
      • great crew
      • superb lounge area
      • great operation

Addiction is owned, operated, and skippered by surfers for surfers. The luxurious 24-metre (80ft) high-speed catamaran and their experienced crew will take you on the surfing adventure of a lifetime. With over 15 years of combined experience in West Sumatra, Addiction crew are there to get you into the best possible waves on every trip.

 

MV Addiction is capable of 28 knots and that means more surf time. If you wake up in the morning and the swell has dropped their crew can have you on a new wave picking up the swell from a different break by the time you have finished your breakfast.

 

24 metres long (80ft), 8 metres across the beam and approx 100 gross tons means Addiction is amongst the 3 largest vessels in the Mentawais. There are 5 guest cabins each with a double bed and single bunk, a large gourmet galley, dinner seating for 12 and a saloon/lounge area to die for. There are also 2 large outdoor lounge and dining areas to just kick back and watch the surf or enjoy dinner as the sun goes down.

 

Addiction is a commercially constructed catamaran and has all of the safety features that go with it. The hulls are set up as watertight bulkhead compartments that offer maximum protection in the unlikely event of hull breach. The engine rooms are fitted with air cut off switches and a CO2 fire suppression system. The safety of passengers and crew are all the more important because of the remote areas in which they operate.

 

Nothing offers comfort like a large catamaran. No need for gyro controlled stabilizers here because they use the best stabilizing system around, 2 hulls and an 8 meter beam. Whether flying along at 20 knots+ or just sitting at anchor, Addiction will be the smoothest ride you ever get.

 

Accommodation
MV Addiction usually takes 10 guests, but they are able to accommodate up to 12.
 
The bedding configuration is:
  • 3 cabins with 1 double bed and 1 single bed;
  • 1 cabin with 4 singles.
  • 1 cabin for the crew.
Specifications
  • Type of vessel: Catamaran 24m (80ft).
  • Beam:7.9m (26ft).
  • Draft: 1.7m (5.6ft)Top Speed:26 Kts laden.
  • Service Speed:24 Kts laden.
  • Built: 1997 by Sabre Catamarans, Australia.
  • Complete refit: 2006.
  • Designer: Sabre Catamarans.
  • Construction: Aluminium.
  • Flag:Australian Flag.
  • Main engines: 2 x MTU 8V M92 (Brand new in 2008).
  • Power:2 x 965 Hp (720 Kw).
  • Auxiliary:2 x Perkins.
  • Generator:2 x 30 Kva.
  • Fuel Capacity:4 x 2500 L.
  • Water Capacity:900 L.
  • Water Maker:100 litre/hr.
  • Tender 1:4.2 m (14ft) RIB with 60hp mariner engine and centre console steering w/ power trim and oil injection.

 


Inclusions

Addiction trips can be from 12 to 16 nights, with 11 to 15 days of surfing. Most trips are booked on a full group basis only. Groups can discuss their surfing preferences with the skipper, who will plan an itinerary that matches their wishes to the prevailing conditions.

 

INCLUSIONS: 

  • Transfers to and from Padang airport
  • Use of tender for fishing and exploratory trips ashore
  • Use of fishing and snorkling equipment
  • Three gourmet meals per day
  • Snacks and fruit
  • Non-alcoholic refreshments such as bottled water, hot drinks soft drinks and juices
  • 20 cases of Bintang per person
  • Use of onboard entertainment systems including DVD video and stereo
  • Use of all MV Addiction onboard equipment and amenities.


 

Extra costs

  • Photo Service (always available US$200/person)
  • Fuel Surcharge (if applicable) - northern Sumatra trips are subject to a US$3,000 fuel surcharge.
  • Insurance with medivac coverage (mandatory at your personal cost) 
  • Satellite phone use
  • Souvenirs
  • Ding repair
  • Alcoholic Drinks other than Bintang described above. (You are welcome to stock up on beer at local prices prior to departure).
  • Tips for the crew.

 

Not Included: 

  • Every surfer visiting the Mentawai is required to pay the Mentawai Regional Government Surfer Tax of IDR 1,000,000 for 15 days surfing in the region. This is normally paid on arrival in cash (Indonesian Rupiah) and collected by the local operator before departing Padang. You will be issued a wristband with dates. Please ensure you have this for your entire stay in the Mentawai.


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25 Aug 2019 06 Sep 2019 Surf Charter 12 nights 0 -
08 Sep 2019 20 Sep 2019 Surf Charter 12 nights 2 ¥457,120
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06 Oct 2019 18 Oct 2019 Surf Charter 12 nights 0 -
20 Oct 2019 01 Nov 2019 Surf Charter 12 nights 10 ¥384,557
03 Nov 2019 09 Nov 2019 Surf Charter 6 nights 10 ¥224,514
10 Nov 2019 16 Nov 2019 Surf Charter 6 nights 10 ¥224,514
17 Nov 2019 23 Nov 2019 Surf Charter 6 nights 10 ¥224,514
24 Nov 2019 30 Nov 2019 Surf Charter 6 nights 10 ¥224,514
01 Dec 2019 07 Dec 2019 Surf Charter 6 nights 10 ¥224,514
08 Dec 2019 14 Dec 2019 Surf Charter 6 nights 10 ¥224,514
01 Mar 2020 13 Mar 2020 Surf Charter 12 nights 10 ¥360,032
15 Mar 2020 27 Mar 2020 Surf Charter 12 nights 10 ¥362,055
29 Mar 2020 10 Apr 2020 Surf Charter 12 nights 10 ¥384,558
12 Apr 2020 24 Apr 2020 Surf Charter 12 nights 10 ¥384,558
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12 Jul 2020 24 Jul 2020 Surf Charter 12 nights 10 ¥452,063
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30 Aug 2020 11 Sep 2020 Surf Charter 12 nights 10 ¥405,036
13 Sep 2020 25 Sep 2020 Surf Charter 12 nights 10 ¥407,059
27 Sep 2020 09 Oct 2020 Surf Charter 12 nights 10 ¥384,558
11 Oct 2020 23 Oct 2020 Surf Charter 12 nights 0 -
25 Oct 2020 31 Oct 2020 Surf Charter 6 nights 10 ¥224,515
01 Nov 2020 07 Nov 2020 Surf Charter 6 nights 10 ¥224,515
15 Nov 2020 27 Nov 2020 Surf Charter 12 nights 10 ¥362,055
  • Price is per person and subject to foreign exchange fluctuations.
  • Price is based on a group of 10 persons traveling. If you have a larger group, this is possible for up to 12 guests for US$4,000 per extra person.
  • MV Addiction can also extend charters by up to 2 nights for US$3,750 per extra night.
  • North Sumatra fuel surcharge is US$3,000. 
  • Please click Enquire Online to email us, or call us to speak with one of our friendly surf experience specialists.
  • Every surfer visiting the Mentawai is required to pay the Mentawai Regional Government Surfer Tax of IDR 1,000,000 for 15 days surfing in the region. This is normally paid on arrival in cash (Indonesian Rupiah) and collected by the local operator before departing Padang. You will be issued a wristband with dates. Please ensure you have this for your entire stay in the Mentawai.

Disclaimer - This surf trip is an independent surf operator and is not part of or in partnership with The Perfect Wave Travel Co. The Perfect Wave acts as an agent only. We sell various travel related products on behalf of numerous transport, accommodation and other service providers, such as airlines, land based accommodation and boat charter operators. The Perfect Waves obligation is to make travel bookings on your behalf and to arrange relevant contracts between you and travel service providers. The Perfect Wave has no responsibility for these services nor do we make or give any warranty of representation regarding their standards. All bookings are made subject to the terms and conditions and limitations of liability imposed by these service providers.

Other Surf Experiences
Reviews
Atilla

Hi Marie,Thanks for Your mail. The trip was wonderful . Dickinson and the crew did an amazing job for us. They act like a well oiled machine. Perfect site knowledge, good timing every day. Delicious foods all day long and nice fellows on the board. We had more rain than I expected but warm weather. The surf was considered better than last year but sometimes too BIG for me. I guess I need some improvement in my surfing to enjoy Mentawai properly. Next time back to the Maldives ....Cheers, Attila

Experience Begun: November 2014
Created on: Wednesday 26 November 2014
Paul

PW & Addiction are a great combination for a surf trip. Everything ran pretty smoothly before departure and once on board Addiction and out to sea it was first class as usual. Telos has a great vibe and good waves. This combined with great food and a crew who really look after you, good buddies to surf and enjoy a beer with made for an excellent trip. Thanks for putting it all together.

Experience Begun: June 2014
Created on: Monday 23 June 2014
Brent

We had a heap of queries about ensuring we were on the right boat for the Mentawais. Gina was exceptionally patient and her personal knowledge allowed us to take our time to make the right decision. I think the best testimonial was when guys from other boats came on board and raved about the standard of product on MV Addiction.

Experience Begun: August 2013
Created on: Thursday 12 September 2013
Ben

Gina,We had a great trip and was enjoyed by all.A couple of photos that were taken of the trip.Hopefully get the chance to do a similar trip some time.Thanks Ben

Experience Begun: August 2013
Created on: Wednesday 11 September 2013
Sojo

I had a great time, the boat was awesome, the food was absolutely healthy and wonderful as well as plentiful, the staff could not do enough for me even repairing surf boards for free, The trip went without a hitch, all other guests where fantastic really! I have met some wonderful people who I will keep in touch with. Definitely friendships forged.Thank you Rhonda for never saying no to all of our organisational needs. I will definitely be comming over again and I have told many friends of the value of this trip. Cheers, Sojo

Experience Begun: August 2011
Created on: Friday 21 October 2011
Lou

Another great trip to the Metawais organised by Rhonda. Addiction is a great boat, friendly crew, with skipper Eric having expert local surf break knowledge. Perfect Waves every day!

Experience Begun: April 2011
Created on: Friday 6 May 2011
Doug

Hi Rhonda We're all back in one piece after an outstanding trip on Addiction. Eric and the crew were fabulous, boat was perfect, surf was great. Only concern was we had to evacuate a surf guide from another boat back to Padang from Macca's (we were only fast boat there) on Sunday after he suffered a horrendous head injury - basically scalped himself on the reef on a heavy wave. He is now ok after surgery but it could have ended very badly. All in all a fabulous trip. Thank you to you Rhonda and the team for making it all happen. I'm sure we will be back. Expect to hear from 2013 Tour Leader Mattie down the track. Best regards Doug

Experience Begun: January 2009
Created on: Tuesday 3 May 2011