Ketch, gaff – rigged motor sailer
LENGTH: 63 feet
BEAM: 16 feet
CRUISIND SPEED: 8 knots
CAPACITY: 12 passengers
6 double cabins, each with private bath. Hot/Cold water showers
Captain, multilingual naturalist guide, cook, and one sailor
280 H.P. Caterpilar diesel engine, 2*12 kilowatt generators, 110/220 A.C. and 24 D.C. volt systems, furuno radar, V.H.F. and S.S.B. marine radios, furuno GPS, tender with outboard motor, freezer and refrigeration. T.V. and V.H.S. video system. Water desalinator. Cabins air conditioned.
The yacht Sulidae is a truly special vessel, for special people. She is wooden-hulled and gaff-rigged, built in Denmark in 1901. Yes, you read that right, 1901! She has been lovingly restored and maintained, and, of course, modernized into a motor sailer. To be aboard the Sulidae is to be transported back in time: she has the look and feel of a pirate ship right out of a swashbuckler movie. The Sulidae has a fan club of passengers who love her, some returning again and again to sail on her. But passengers must be prepared to negotiate steep companionways and really cozy cabins. The Sulidae is slightly smaller than the Cachalote, being just 63 feet long. She carries 12 passengers in 6 double cabins, and is served by a crew of five. She is powered by an 82 HP Yammar diesel, but can also move under sail. She is fully equipped with radio communications, radar, GPS plotter, depth sounder, etc.