MV Addiction

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Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec
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Luxury Surf Charter
Very Experienced
Legendary Skipper
Knowledgeable Surf Guide


MV Addiction is one of the top surf charters in the Mentawai Islands with over 15 years experience at sea. It is a highly regarded charter with one of the best in customer service and most comfortable charters you can find on the market. 

Addiction is also one of the faster vessels with an average cruising speed of 12 knots compared to many who cruise at around 8 knots (top speed is 18 knots). This ultimately means less time crossing, checking waves and stressing about missing sessions. Being a twin engine catamaran also has its bonuses with stability a major factor, especially the night crossing from Padang. 

Addiction takes a maximum of 10 surfers only but can comfortably take 12 for sole use groups if requested. 

Supporting Addiction during your trip are 2x tender boats used for running you back and fourth between breaks, onto local islands, fishing and snorkeling etc. 

MV Addiction always employs a qualified and experienced professional westerner to act as the on charter "cruise manager". Finding great surf on every day of the charter and maintaining high standards of a safe vessel so guests have the very best experience in a safe environment. 


MV Addiction is split over two spacious levels, designed for ultimate guest comfort. 

The spacious main deck is an open plan living/lounge area with ergonomic dining set up. Perfect for meal times or to sit around shooting the breeze. 

There are 4 double cabins on the main deck + 1 triple cabin on the upper deck. Each cabin is spacious with comfortable mattress and top quality bed linens. They are fully air conditioned and have full windows, not just a standard porthole sized window.  

The upper deck is a great area to watch the surf, enjoy some afternoon Bintangs or to just relax, read a book and unwind. Meals can also happen on the upper deck with a spacious dining table under cover away from the harsh tropical sun. 


Your MV Addition charter includes 3 full meals per day as well as 20 free cases on ice cold Bintangs. 

Meals vary day to day with a bit of a set theme. Any dietary requirements can be taken into consideration with Addiction head chef.

Those who are keen fisherman and bring the catch of the day to the crew, very quickly become a fan favourite. You can be sure, within a matter of minutes, the crew in the kitchen would have put together a nice spread of sashimi for an entre, followed by an amazing seafood spread. 

Coffea, tea and snacks are provided 24/7 for your enjoyment in the main dining room. 


MV Addiction Specifications:

  • 24m (80ft) Sabre Catamaran (built in Australia)
  • Beam: 26ft 
  • Draft: 5.6ft 
  • Construction: Aluminium 
  • 2x 28KVA Yanmar generator 220VAC 50 HZ 
  • 1x11.4KVA Yanmar generator 220VAC 50HZ 
  • 4 X 2500 L Fuel capacity 
  • 900 L water capacity 
  • 2 tenders available: 3.3m polycraft with 15hp Yamaha & 4.5m drifter with 50hp Yamaha 


Surfing in the Mentawais needs no introduction! 

For several decades, the islands of Sumatra have been a favourite with surfers around the world. For the past 15 or so years, MV Addiction has proudly provided its guests with one of the best surfing adventures out of any the surf charter or resort in the region. 

With only the best skippers, guides and crew, Addiction prides itself on delivering the best waves to its guests on any given day. 

MV Addiction cruises faster than most charters top speeds, meaning you will be surfing more and searching for waves less. Operating two tender boats also makes it extremely convenient each day of your surf trip. 

Addictions long time skipper/guide, has over a decade of experience navigating the many reefs of Sumatra and discovered several breaks in the Mentawais. Many breaks that are still unknown to several operators in the region. You can be guaranteed that if there's an uncrowded wave, it will be found. The crew on Addiction are fine tuned like a well oiled machine to bring you the very best in customer service. No task is too big for them. 

MV Addiction offers a surf charter like no other. Be prepared to be blown away!

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