Sudiki accommodates four guests in 2 two spacious queen master suites -- one forward and one aft. The aft suite has a large mirror, an additional single berth and a stall shower with hip bath. The forward suite has a dresser with a large vanity mirror. Fully air conditioned, the guest suites also have personal fans and reading lights. The salon has a flat screen TV. SUDIKI is fully air conditioned through out. The crew has a separate head and shower.
DECK & SYSTEMS
SUDIKI Crew Profile
Your hosts, Chris and Duff, have been chartering together on their yachts in the Caribbean since 1995. In his previous career, Duff was a successful CPA in the US and an avid sailboat racer. Starting with the Windmill Nationals when he was just 14 years old, Duff advanced to earn a personal invitation to race with Buddy Melges in Australia (although other commitments prevented him from accepting).
Chris was born in England and spent her childhood years riding horses. After graduating from Homerton College, in Cambridge, England her travels led Chris to the United States where she raced on maxi boats and also ran a popular restaurant in Marblehead, Massachusetts. Later moving to Annapolis, MD cooking became her passion which she has been able to bring to the galley of SUDIKI and share with guests throughout her years of chartering.
Chris and Duff have made the Caribbean their home and were married in the beautiful Tobago Cays in 1998. Through their passion for the Caribbean islands they are both now actively involved with SusGren, an organization intent on making the Grenada Bank a sustainable area incorporating fishing and development as well as the tourist industry.
Duff, a skilled woodworker, continues to improve Sudiki having recently extended the upper deck to incorporate lockers for guests snorkel gear and shoes. Leaving no stone unturned, he redesigned the running rigging for efficient sailing while retaining the shipshape decks.
Both Chris and Duff became licensed USCG captains in 1994 and Duff has his 100 ton masters license. They also both became Advanced Scuba Divers soon after arriving in the Grenadines. Their love of these islands is apparent in their accumulated knowledge of the history and culture, and affection for their island friends. It is the is the plethora of local friends who continue to share with them their knowledge of ‘off the beaten track’ experiences which they in turn share with guest on board SUDIKI.
“Sail with us and share the experiences”
"You have opened your home, your hearts to us and we have been inspired by your 'alternative lifestyle', your marriage, your teamwork and your approach to life in general; why can't everyday be like this? .....what a special, unique experience for our honeymoon!"
Honeymoon couple -- Dec 2012
“The boat, the beauty of the islands and seas, and the ever incredible care & company of Chris and Duff is the perfect escape from real life. Truly paradise. … Thanks so much for a perfect week.
Gabe – United States – June 2012
“Chris and Duff – you two were the best hosts. The food was great, the destinations were amazing & the stories long and tall! It was such a joy to sail with a pair like you. You obviously love the sea. To watch the two of you work the Sudiki was like watching a well practiced dance.”
Julie – United States – April 2012
“…Thanks to both of you, Chris and Duff, this turned out to be one of the best holidays. Giorgio and I really appreciate what you did to make us feel at home. The way you treat your guests is really great. We simply loved Chris’ care of details in preparing food and organizing our life on board. …This was wonderfully luxurious from our perspective. Thanks, thanks, and again thanks for your hospitality.”
Rachele – Italy – January 2012
“Overall a truly fantastic setup with delicious food, incredible sightseeing, and best of all your great company! We will remember these days forever.”
Kirsten and Stefano – Italy – June 2011
“…We basked in your warm, unassuming and oh so genuine hospitality. … While we be leaving, we take home more than just a nice tan. We will take a slice of your Sudiki lifestyle to remind ourselves to take a breath and enjoy life to the fullest.”
Sondra – United States – March 2011
“Thank you Chris and Duff for all you have done to provide us this amazing honeymoon experience!! …snorkeling the reef was as close to a private aquarium as we have ever seen. Your cooking Chris was more than we could have expected & Duff’s command of the yacht made us comfortable the whole trip. Great people, a beautiful yacht & great memories. Thank you!!”
Mike & Annabelle – United States – September 2010
“Your octogenarian guests want to thank you for providing exactly what we wanted as a cruise. ….Thanks for indulging us. We arrived with clean clothes and heavy bags. We leave with dirty clothes but light hearts, hating to leave 2 such wonderful people.”
Helen & Dick – United States – March 2009
“We started this trip to come and see the beautiful islands of the Grenadines but because of Chris and Duff we saw much more than sea and land. We saw another whole world filled with beauty and magic…”
Bon Bon & Ever Ready – United States – February 2009
“Thank you for all those tasty unique moments. Every second a new occasion to smile. Rum punch, almost green flash, turtles, almost sharks, camembert aux amandes, Buddha Bar, Mustique, Duff and Vincent those incredible fishermen…. Take care and remain the wonderful persons you are.”
Cecile – France – January 2008
“No words to explain the feelings gathered on this wonderful vacation. Each and every moment was special. The evening with Dougie and ‘the gang’ was one of the best parties of my life. What more could you ask for? Lovely hosts, exquisite food and the most comfortable boat!”
Connie & Roger – United States – February 2008
“This started as a thought, reflecting a dream and then took wings and became a reality and what a reality. From the moment we stepped aboard we knew this would work and felt ourselves instantly among friends, proof positive that one should go with instincts… that smile of Chris’ and Duff’s happy, contented countenance were what drew us to Sudiki. We have been enveloped in love, care, rum and gourmet food. Seen sights we could never have dreamt of and met fabulous people who love and care for their homeland and each other and show that through their music. Let this be a taster for adventures with Sudiki in the future. To say ‘thank you’ would never get there but from the bottom of our hearts we do.”
Carole & Charles – England – December 2007
Thank you so much for arranging our trip on Sudiki. Chris and Duff were fantastic and the boat itself is a true beauty. Not only did we enjoy Duff’s captaining skills and Chris’ hospitality while on the boat, but upon returning they spent a fair amount of time relaxing with us and even came on shore the following day to teach us how to play dominos -- truly a warm and unique couple. If / when we head back to the Grenadines, we would definitely consider chartering with them again. Best of all, I think we’ve hooked my husband on sailing! I’m looking forward to talking with you about a much longer trip.
March 2007 - Canouan, St. Vincent & the Grenadines
|LENGTH||61ft (18.6m)||BEAM||16ft (5.1m)||DRAFT||6ft 0in (1.8m)|
|GUESTS||4||CREW||Captain Duff Walter & Chef Christine Walter||REFIT||2005|
|SPEED||8kts / 12kts||STABILISERS||None||FLAG||United States|
SUDIKI can accommodate 4 guests in 2 cabins. The Master cabin has a queen size bed, shower and toilet. A Guest cabin has a queen size bed, shower and toilet. SUDIKI is fully air conditioned through out. Crew has a separate heads and shower.
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