Tubbataha Liveaboard

About M/Y Sakura

sakura-trampolineOriginally built in 1995 and then rebuilt in 2006, M/Y Sakura is a trimaran vessel that sleeps 11 guests. She has two 4 berth dorms as well as a small single and double berth cabin. The boat has large decks on either side to assist in ease of kitting up and preparing for the dives.    


tubbataha-crew-kitting-upOur dive masters are very experienced and knowledgeable about the site – in fact, one of our dive masters has a reef named after him in Palawan ? Ever helpful, with good spotting skills, they will ensure that you dont miss anything Also, with a diver to Dive master ratio of 5:1, you will get personal attention from the crew


Name / Call sign M/Y Sakura – DUH-2483
Flag & Port of Registry Philippines– Puerto Princesa, Palawan
Type of Vessel Multihull charter vessel
Main Activity Diving charters and tours
Off. N° PALN 000001
Classification Society Philippine Maritime Industry Authority
G.R.T./NT/CLASS 32.76GRT/15.36NT
Place & Year of Built Taytay- Palawan 1995/rebuilt 2007-Cebu
Material Fibreglass over wood
Main Engine 1 x Mitsubishi 6D20 diesel inline 6 cyl diesel
Aux motor 1 x 90hp diesel motor in outrigger
Propulsion Single screw via Twin Disc MG-509 transmission
Consumption 25 l /h at 10kts – 30 l/h at 12.5 kts
Generators 2 x 3kva genset 2 x 1kva genset 300w solar system 12v/220v inverter system
Diesel Capacity 1200 litres
Fresh water Capacity 2200 litres
Accommodations 11 berths in 4 cabins, excluding crew
Ablutions 2 heads with showers midships, 1 shower on rear deck
Safety Equipments As per the safe manning certificate, 20 lifevests and life boat
Navigation/Electronics Furuno 1650 plotter/sounder/GPS. Hummingbird fish finder. Furuno 1623 16nm radar
Communications Raymarine VHF, Icom SSB, 2 x Kenwood handsets
Diving Gear 2 x ColtriSub 12m3 compressors, 2 x 5.2m RIB (25hp), 30 12L aluminum dive cylinders.