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Who is She?
The 40 metre new build Si Datu Bua is a truly modern classic sailing vessel, hand-crafted with no expense spared to ensure that discerning travellers accustomed to understated elegance and exquisite cuisine discover an agreeable mode of transportation from which to admire the majestic scenery, underwater wonders and fascinating artistic expression found along the fabled spice routes of South East Asia.
Where is She Chartering?
Si Datu Bua will take charter guests on once in a life-time journeys throughout Indonesia. Voyaging along ancient Spice Island Trade Routes that commenced with the famed Banda Islands, home of the once revered and highly-prized nutmeg. From Papua, Raja Ampat and Banda to Sulawesi and the Komodo region,she will visit little known corners of this magnificent archipelago to experience history, culture and the traditions of its people. Guests get to dive or snorkel the best reefs in the world or simply relax on acres of amazing teak deck, shaded by magnificent black sails.
Why is She Special?
Si Datu Bua is an inspired replica of the famed Indonesian trading vessels known as “Phinisi”. She is hand crafted from carefully selected raw materials, her 40 metre overall length embodies the spirit and soul of south east Asia. The design of her interiors is drawn from the rich cultural heritage and traditions of the island of Sulawesi with exquisite attention to detail. Six guests in two Master Staterooms and one Double Guest Cabin are looked after by a crew of 11.
Specially selected old coins from all corners of the Indonesian archipelago were ceremoniously placed under the mast before it was raised and at the mast stepping ceremony, owner Patti Seery, the six Konjo master boat builders and the Seery Yacht Design team, each carved and burnt their initials into the wood.
Following ancient tradition, the name Si Datu Bua was bestowed during a binding ceremony similar to that of the birth of a child, and wood shavings which are considered to be the twin soul of the boat, were also carefully collected from the ironwood hull and have the power to mystically protect the boat, her owner and all those who sail abroad.
Who is her Central Charter Agent?
Available from June 2012 through Private Label Worldwide or Telephone +44 1628 771 171
What is her Charter Rate?
From US$9,500 per day, ($66,500 pw) plus tax & service. Price includes tailor made itinerary for guests, use of all watersports and diving equipment, all food and non-alcoholic beverages and services of the crew of 11 including a dive master and chef.