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S/Y SUDIKI Second Price Reduced Now! $199,000
The present owners, Chris and Duff, have successfully chartered her for 10 years and are looking to retire to Union Island, St. Vincent and build their home
During those 9 years they have lived aboard and constantly refined and improved the yacht. SUDIKI has a large cockpit (7′ X 8′) which is covered by a toe rail to toe rail bimini. Newly designed cockpit table which holds 4 cases of drinks stored underneath. He also placed all the instruments forward where they could easily be monitored). The decks have been kept uncluttered and reorganized the running rigging so that everything is handled from the cockpit. At heart a sailor and a racer, performance is extremely important. The decks themselves are teak and were completely re-seamed in 2008.
Gulfstar was the first company to mass produce a yacht specifically for charter. The Gulfstar 50 incorporated a large galley and great ventilation for the guests. As the fleet chartered in the Chesapeake Bay in the summer and the Caribbean in the winter the yachts had to be sea worthy and capable of going off shore. The Gulfstar 61 is a larger version designed and built to compete against the Swan 65. While maintaining the large galley and ventilation SUDIKI also has carbon fiber stringers ensuring a strong framework for offshore sailing. The interior provides greater space for comfort and has been modified to provide 2 equal queen size guest cabins and a comfortable crew cabin – each having an en suite head and shower.
Down below the same principles of ‘uncluttered and easy to use and maintain’ have prevailed. All the heads are installed with easy access to the pumps (less than 10 minutes to replace a pump) as every skippers nightmare is clogged heads! Bilge pumps are accessible (can be completely removed and replaced in 10 minutes) and a 9.5Kw generator is well insulated to quietly provide the necessary power. SUDIKI has both 110v and 220v power and can plug into any marina power supply.
The original forepeak was gutted and created a guest cabin while keeping the Gulfstar trademark of woodwork. The forepeak boasts a queen size bunk under the forward opening hatch along with 2 smaller hatches and a port. Over the years the nav station has been redesigned, a wet bar, with freezer for ice, included in the main saloon and many other corners modified for optimal use. The galley is done in brushed aluminum and incorporates counter space which is easy to use both offshore and at anchor.
This is a yacht that has to be seen to be fully appreciated. She is presently in the Grenadines and potential buyers may charter her for 2 persons for 4-7 days with the charter fee being offset against the selling price for the new owners.