Refitted expedition yacht SuRi readies for SE Asia charter
by Malcolm Maclean
The 63.4 metre (209’) expedition yacht SuRi is currently undergoing a refit in Brisbane, Australia, and will be relocating to New Zealand for Christmas.
After Christmas she will head for Fiji where she will be open for charter in all Pacific destinations. The current refit works involve extending the master suite aft by two metres and installing a new walk in wardrobe and a completely new en suite bathroom. The sky lounge is also being remodeled with teak floors and new settees. In addition, all paintwork and features are being redone.
SuRi was built in steel as an offshore support vessel with delivery in 1978 and was converted into a luxury superyacht in 2007. Large interior volumes were turned into comfortable, cosy relaxation areas and she now offers accommodation for 12 guests in seven generous cabins plus quarters for 14 crew. Guest accommodation consists of a master suite, five double suites and a twin that can be converted to a king size cabin.
Extensive deck areas have been put to good use and she now offers a large sun deck with loungers grouped around a huge Jacuzzi pool and that must-have accessory for every expedition yacht – a heli pad – meaning no destination is out of reach.
A huge range of water toys includes three tenders, three SeaDoo Waverunners, two Seabob underwater scooters, two Yamaha jet skis, surfboards, snorkeling gear, fishing tackle and a wide selection of towables.
SuRi is available for charter through 37 South at $350,000 per week plus expenses.