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Silolona's little sister boat is every bit as impressive and luxurious as our favourite yacht, and the perfect vessel from which to experience some of the most unspoilt islands on earth and best diving spots.
As with Silolona, Si Datu Bua is the end result of American Patricia Seery's decades long quest to build the world's finest fleet of liveaboard boats using traditional shipbuilding skills allied to modern technology.
Si Datu Bua is a latter day interpretation of the traditional Indonesian 'phinisi' sailing ships that traded along the historical Spice Routes. Coming in at 120ft in length, Si Datu Bua's elegant design reflects the rich cultural heritage and boat building traditions of Sulawesi with truly amazing attention to detail.
There are just three chic and stylish large cabins, two of which are master suites with one additional double cabin, making Si Datu Bua perfect for a family charter or a group of friends. Occasionally there are set departures to cater for individual couples or single travellers. It is also possible to arrange tandem cruises with Silolona. Please ask us for more details.
Whatever the format of the trip, the friendly and professional crew of 11 tend to your every need to ensure your stay onboard Si Datu Bua is perfect. A typical day on board Si Datu Bua would involve diving or snorkelling some of the most pristine reefs on earth, experiencing the culture and traditions of a magnificent archipelago or simply relaxing on the wonderful teak deck, all the while being served fine wines and mouth-watering Asian fusion cuisine produced by the dedicated executive chef.
Why we love it
At the traditional pre-launch mast stepping ceremony for Si Datu Bua, owner Patti Seery, the six Konjo master boat builders and the Seery Yacht Design team each carved and burnt their initials into the wood
Beki, Original Traveller