Our Boat

This is Clarity! Clarity is a 2001 Bavaria Ocean 42 center cockpit, and she’s our full-time home. (See photo gallery below.)

She has been meticulously maintained and upgraded by the previous owners.  It’s a newer boat, but has the design elements and gorgeous woodwork of the older ocean cruisers. She’s built very well and blue-water ready, and very comfortable down below with plenty of living and storage space.

Her topsides double as a outdoor playground, with ample spots to play, have outdoor meals, and luxuriate on the swim platform. She has a good balance of heavier displacement for stability and an efficient hull design for faster sailing.

And she’s fitted out like a dream (most of it recently redone):

  • Furling main and genoa sails with adjustable whisker/spinnaker pole, and spinnaker – with electric primary winches
  • Boat is powered completely by 800 watts of solar panels, as well as a 4.5kW diesel generator
  • Radar, AIS, GPS, SSB and Pactor Modem, underwater 360 sonar, and two EPIRBS
  • Custom canvas shade cover for the entire deck
  • Custom dingy davits with motor hoist
  • Electric windlass with two anchors
  • Watermaker
  • Air Conditioning
  • Scuba and fishing gear
  • Two electric heads and a separate shower, plus a hot/cold water outdoor shower on the swim platform
  • Fridge and keel-cooled freezer
  • Hard bimini and cockpit roof, with integrated rain catchment
  • Lot’s of recent upgrades

Most all of the shelves have been taken over by crafting supplies and stuffed animals abound, but that’s how we like it. Home sweet boat home.

2 thoughts on “Our Boat

  1. We are full time RVers looking to full time sail within the next year. Liked looking at your blog, any advice you can give us would be greatly appreciated! We have a 2 yr old daughter and a 4 month old son. Looking at catamarans and plan on staying in the Caribbean for a few years.

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    • That’s great!! Congrats!!! Perhaps we will be there at around the same time!! I definitely think you are starting from a great place, already being full-time RVers. I think one of the best pieces of advice I can give you is to follow your gut. If you’re not sure about the weather, you can always wait a day (or three). If you’re feeling hesitant about something regarding the boat, take it seriously and dig into it to gain confidence. Gain as much knowledge as you can, both before and during, and try to avoid time tables 🙂

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