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Sudami cabinDate toured: October 2007

Sudami is a 111-foot Inace motoryacht that launched from the Brazilian shipyard in the spring of 2007. She was the first “white boat” built by this shipyard that has traditionally constructed expedition vessels, and thus is a rarity in brand names within the charter industry.
Like her more commercial-looking siblings, she has a steel hull with a bulbous bow, but she’s all play and no work inside and out. Sudami’s interior is elegantly filled with Brazilian marble and hardwoods, all contrasting beautifully with light-colored, contemporary furnishings.
The master stateroom is on the main deck, while there are four guest cabins below. Two have queen-size beds, and two have twin-size beds with bunk-style Pullman berths. Sudami is marketed as taking 10 guests, and indeed, 10 adults is ideal, but the crew told me that with the Pullman berths, 10 adults plus two children are a charter possibility.
There is also a “13th bed” on the bridge deck, inside a convertible cabin that is ideal for a nanny or bodyguard. When this cabin is not being used as a sleeping area, it serves as an office with a full head for anyone’s use on that deck.
Also worth noting is a nice design feature off the master stateroom: a service area complete with a washer, dryer, and refrigerator for anyone who wants to serve themselves instead of summoning crew.
Sudami had yet to perform her first charter during my tour, but it was scheduled for the December 2007 holidays, and she had a few summer Mediterranean bookings lined up as well. She’s part of the Fraser Yachts Worldwide fleet, and you can contact any reputable charter broker to ask how those charters went before you book your own. The lowest weekly base rate is $65,000.—Kim Kavin