Si Datu Bua Wooden Sailing Yacht chartering SE Asia & the Indonesia Archipelago

Who is she?

Si Datu Bua a newly built, yet traditional 40m wooden sailing ship inspired  by  the famed Indonesian trading vessels of the Spice Island Trade Routes  known as “Phinisi”.  Superbly hand-crafted from carefully selected massive timbers and recycled 300 year old colonial teak planks by the Konjo boatbuilders of Ara  in collaboration with Seery Yacht Design ( SYD) to International  German Lloyds standards of safety  and comfort.  
Where is she chartering?
She will take her guests throughout Indonesia and SE Asia  from Papua and Raja Ampat, the holy grail of divers in the East, to the Spice Islands of Banda and further West to Thailand and Myanmar and the Andaman Islands of India, following clear skies and calm seas.
The Komodo-Flores region is a perennial favourite noted for diving, spectacular pink sand beaches and as the native habitat of the Komodo dragon.   This magnificent area has been a long kept secret  for many years,  but in 2012 the Komodo National Park was  officially voted one of The Seven Wonders of the World.  The dedicated crew of 12 will lead guests to little known corners of this magnificent archipelago to experience history, culture and the traditions of its people. 
Dive or snorkel the best reefs in the world or simply relax on miles of teak deck, sail with fair winds shaded by the magnificent, lofty rust-coloured sails billowing in the wind.  Try your hand at kayaking, wakeskateing, wake boarding, fishing or water-skiing, stroll along a deserted pink sand beach or while way the day relaxing with friends and family, reading a book or hiking.
Her Itinerary
April to August 2012, Base: Labuanbajo
Komodo Archipelago – Indonesia
Eastern Flores & the Savu Sea – Indonesia
September – November 2012, Base: Ambon
Spice Islands of Banda – Indonesia
Raja Ampat, Papua Barat – Indonesia
Tribal Papua &Baliem Valley – Indonesia
December 2102 to March 2013, Base: Langkawi
Langkawi – Malaysia, Thailand, Andaman Islands of India ,
Mergui Archipelago – Myanmar
Why is she special?
The design of Si DatuBua’s interiors is drawn from the rich cultural heritage and traditions of trade along the ancient Spice Trade routes from the islands of “The Celebes” to the tiny Banda Islands, the native home of nutmeg and mace.  
Throughout the interior, exquisite attention to detail is evident, from the walls adorned with original maps and charts of SE Asia  dating from  the 16th -18th century, Chinese trade ceramics,  to the ultimate luxury  while onboard a sailing ship, bathrooms and showers with plentiful  hot water, silky towels made from  sustainable bamboo fibers and sumptuous amenities that hint of precious spices.
She has three spacious staterooms, each decked out in authentic colours, textures and styles derived from the cultures they embody offering a relaxed yet distinctive atmosphere.
All meals on board, whether it be Asian Fusion or Western cuisine, are created by Si Datu Bua’s chefs using the freshest local ingredients; from freshly caught tuna to perfectly ripe mounds of luscious tropical fruits and vegetables, from sashimi to home-made sorbet. Fine wines are selected by the dedicated Executive Chef.
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What is her Charter Rate?
She sleeps 6 from $9,500 per day, plus tax & service. Price includes all food and soft drinks, excursions, watersports, diving, snorkeling and professional services of a crew of 12.