Mangalui Ndulu translated into the local Nias dialect literally means ‘wave searcher’. She is a magnificent 84 foot timber sloop, custom built for the sole purpose of searching for waves.
“The Mango” has chartered in the beautiful islands off Sumatra for nearly 2 decades. Her experienced captain and crew have hosted the worlds best surfers and witness and enjoyed some truly groundbreaking sessions in virgin waves. Her reputation as being one of the finest Indonesian charter vessels afloat is well deserved.
Mangalui Ndulu is fully equipped to get you into the best waves in the world so all you need to worry about is trimming inside the tube.
The Mangalui carries 5000 litres of diesel.She is powered by a Nissan Diesel V8 270hp for its main propulsion.
Generators are running 24 hours a day to keep all equipment up and running, we are using Perkins Seagens 27 KVA x 2 units and another Perkins generator of 20 KVA as a backup. Our big high torque slow revolving anchor winch is run by a three phase electric motor. Other three phase items on board include our dive compressor.
Our reverse osmosis Water maker keeps us supplied for as long as we want to stay out there.
Our super stable purpose built surf taxi dingy has 25hp with a spare engine up on deck ready to go.
The drive compressor in the lazarette is run by a three phase electric motor allowing quick tank refills for any qualified scuba divers that are keen to have a look at the tropical reefs below. BCD jackets, regulators, weight belts and other dive/snorkelling equipment are provided. About one dozen mask, snorkel, fin sets and for those qualified scuba divers we have scuba tanks x 4 with full diving sets x 2 (BCD, regulator, weight belt). Mangalui’s fishing equipment is top of the range with four good game rods fitted with Shimano TLD 25 reels, heap of rapala and skirt lures, two spinning setups with plenty of poppers to get into the shallows, plenty of bottom fishing tackle, Sea Hornett spear guns 4’6” x 3 and 5’6” x 1.
To be sure we always have full communications while at sea we have 2 satellite telephones in service – which gives us internet facilities also. These are all available to you onboard (at an extra cost) meaning you can keep in touch with your family, friends and business while on your surf trip.
Safety and communication: Mangalui is equipped with the following safety and communication requirements to ensure your maximum surf time, wellbeing and home interests are OK while you are on holidays.
The Foxy Lady is the original and ultimate strike weapon for surfing, fishing and diving. She has clocked up over 15 years of finding and surfing new breaks throughout the entire Sumatran island chain. She is the Mango’s side kick and accompanies all charters
The Foxy Lady is a 7.3m aluminium plate construction speedboat and is fitted with a Suzuki 250hp engine . She is fully equipped with all standard safety eqipment, VHF radio, GPS and Depth Sounder as well as some creature comforts like stereo and eskys.
The Mangalui Ndulu was built by well traveled surfers for the sole purpose of sailing the wave rich coastal islands off Sumatra. Matt Cruden and Greg Spindler designed a comfortable vessel capable of doing those extra miles to give you a little bit more on your Sumatran Surf Voyage.
Greg was involved in Dave and Jan Hallet’s yacht Katika in 1993 with the delivery from Australia to Indonesian waters and Matt captained the Katika for its first few seasons operating in the Mentawai Islands in 1994 and 1995. This was basically the birth of commercial yacht charters in Sumatra with only two or three boats along the entire coast. Matt and Greg joined forces to make a surfers dream a reality – To build a custom surf vehicle to go searching and surfing late 1995.
Our boat captains are all fully ticketed to international standards, with 2 qualified crew on board at all times for maximum safety and service whilst at sea.
Come on a journey aboard the fully-equipped 60’ timber sloop Nomad which frequents some of the finest lefts and rights Indonesia has to offer. The Nomad is all about surfing, adventure and sharing the stoke.
She is a magnificent 84 foot timber sloop, custom built for the sole purpose of searching for waves.