Now, we are searching for a Trawler to explore Mexico and the Sea of Cortez. Stay tuned!
Moondance is a V-42' Tayana mid-cockpit sailboat cutter rig - built for two to cruise the oceans safely and comfortably.
Length overall 41' 9"
Length on deck 40' 2"
Length at waterline 33' 0"
Beam 12' 6"
Draft 5' 10"
Displacement (unloaded) 29,147 lbs.
Ballast 11,800 lbs.
Sail area: Staysail - 255 ft.sq. Yankee - 493 ft.sq.
Engine Yanmar 3J5E (installed 2010)
Fuel tankage (standard) 120 gallons in two black iron tanks
Water tankage (standard) 140 gallons in two stainless steel tanks
Vertical clearance 60' 10" Mast height above L.W.L.
We found Moondance in the Solomon islands, Maryland, and bought her in 2000.
She only had one owner and was in wonderful shape - but had minimal electronics and missing systems that a cruiser requires: watermaker, generator, wind generator, etc.. And so, our projects began.
We had her transported to Alameda, California, and have been living aboard since 2001. From California to Mexico to French Polynesia to Hawaii.
What an adventure and it continues!