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S/v Philea

The luxurious sailing ship is under construction and will be ready for operation at the beginning of September 2024. The Dahabiya has 15 deluxe suites on two decks. Lounge, restaurants, large sundeck with Jacuzzi.


Type of Boat:

Egyptian Dahabeya, 2-mast sailboat, year of construction: 2023. length: 55 meters , width: 8 meters.
Always accompanied by a motorboat, which can pull the Dahabeya in calm wind conditions.

Boat Description:

The 5-star dahabeya "S/v Philea" comfortably accommodates 15 - 25 passengers and has an experienced, professionally-trained crew that ensures first-class service and makes you feel pampered spoiled and cared for.

Equipped with modern comforts, including a 36-jet Jacuzzi, the 5-star – S/v Philea is crafted with decks of high quality Egyptian wood and furnished with period pieces, handmade wicker armchairs and comfortable chaise lounges.

S/v Philea features 1 stateroom and 15 luxuriously appointed, outward-facing suites with wide panoramic windows overlooking the beautiful landscape.

Everything on S/v Philea  is handmade, down to every plate and carpet. You will feel the Egyptian spirit in every corner.

Deck Plan:

Our Dahabiya " S/v Philea is based on the design of an original Dahabiya from the late 18th century. On the upper deck there is a spacious lounge and dining area. The cozy salon has a small library with books about the Nile and Egypt. With its comfortable sofas, it is the perfect place to end the day. Share stories and experiences, read a book or play a game of backgammon while enjoying an Egyptian coffee or a glass of wine. The centerpiece of this traditional double-masted sailing vessel is the partly shaded sun deck. It's the perfect place to stretch out comfortably in a deck chair and watch the scenery glide by Light from antique lamps and chandeliers shimmers onto the wooden sundeck, while beautifully embroidered cushions, a hammock, sofas and deck chairs are scattered on either side. The shaded sundeck is a great place to relax under the billowing white sails. As you cruise along the Nile, something beautiful keeps catching your eye.

Below the middle deck is the living area with ten suites and one cabin.

Additional facilities:

- Sun deck (190 m²) with tables, chairs and passaroles in a shaded area and a sunny area, serving more than the total number of clients accommodated on Elephantine.

- small third sun deck (130 m²) with oriental seating area

- jacuzzi
- salon/bar with comfortable sitting area and air conditioning, satellite TV, Dvd's and library

- Dining room with air conditioning

- Arabic and European music

- Free WLAN (WiFi) fair use!


15 men crew with extensive years of experience.

Number of cabins:

- 11 Panorama suites approx. 21 m² (6.2 m x 3.4 m): 9 suites are with two beds (each 1.2 m X 2m), which can be put together. 2 Suites has a double bed (1.60 m X 2 m) and a single bed (1.2 m X 2 m) that can occasionally be used for 3-bed occupancy.

- 4 Terrace Suites approx. 33 m² (8.2 m X 4 m): Panorama Suite with private terrace. The terrace is located at the back of the ship and offers an breathtaking view of the Nile. The suite has a large double bed (1.80 m X 2 m) and is charmingly decorated with regional fabrics and furniture. The private bathroom has a bathtub, a shower and a toilet.

All suites face the exterior and are equipped with:

- A panoramic window (2m X 1.40 m) as well as a window with mosquito net (85 cm X 1.10 m).

- All windows are made of double glass for thermal  & sound insulation

- Private bathroom with high quality equipment: shower cabin, sink and toilet as well as hairdryer, complimentary toiletries and hand & bath towels

- Air conditioning with individual controls

- Heating system

- Two double beds that can be adjoined together

- Bed linen made of organic Egyptian cotton

- 220V power outlets

- Comfortable sitting area

- Closet
- Safe box

- Life jacket

- Writing desk

- Minibar with refrigerator

- Complimentary tea and coffee set with tea bags & coffee bags (daily refill)

- Daily room cleaning

- Room service (please note times)

- Safety equipment (smoke detectors, emergency lighting and sprinkler system)