Pura Vida

Walking Tour

   Click the sailboat to see a video of Pura Vida under sail ( we were passing just South of Angel Island)

Pura Vida, a Hylas 47, designed by Sparkman & Stephens (her name is Costa Rican and means 'the good life').  

SHe sails beautifully in lighter winds (our biggest concern when deciding to purchase her).  Of course in the heavier stuff, she feels very stable to my lighter displacement background.  

 

Specifications:

47' Hylas Cutter Rig

Designer: Sparkman and Stephens

LOA: 47'                                            LWL: 37' 9"                                        Beam: 14' 2 "

Displacement: 32,000lbs                Draft: 6'                                                Ballast: 14,500lbs

 

   Whoa!!!  don't freak out, this is what it looks like to me when I head down the stairs  ahh, ladder to get below.  It's not too doggie friendly and mom and dad had planned to just help me up and down, but they worked with me and after a few weeks of practice I can proudly say that I can go up and down by myself.  Though I wish they would stop laughing at me when I go up.  They say it's because I look so cute scrambling up the ladder, but it's still annoying.  Maybe next time they're trying a tough docking I'll prance around the boat chuckling at how cute they look worrying -- that'll show them!!!!

   Here is what the salon or living room looks like.  there is lots of easily accessible storage for boatstuff, food, drinks, books and even a lighted liquor cabinet.

   This is below looking aft.  That's the galley (or kitchen to the right of the picture and the nav station to the left.  The two doors at the end of the walkways lead to why center cockpit boat are so awesome.

 

  I can actually sleep on the bed while sailing (well, not if it's crazy).

  This is the other side of the aft cabin.  Mom and dad are really loving having a real bed.

   In the aft cabin there is also a bathroom/shower.

   Here is below facing forward.  To the left is my room which has bunk beds and a little cubby to sleep in on the floor.  On the right is another bathroom with shower. Forward is the triangular bed.

 

 

Projects aboard Pura Vida:

Replaced all thruhulls and seacocks

Rebuilt aft head

Replaced forward head

New mattress for aft cabin

Alpenglow lights in salon, galley and aft stateroom

replaced lights in galley

Added Trawler Lamp in Salon

Replaced Name on Transom 

Had hull buffed and waxed

Added 73lb Rocna Anchor

IPOD ready Fusion stereo with outdoor speakers (now you can hear us coming)