Our Floating Home,
In October of 2017, we purchased our second sailboat, Gemini. We had lived aboard Spirit, a Hunter Legend 37 from 1987, for almost 3 years & decided to upgrade to a heavier, ocean going vessel. It was a hard decision to make, given that we had spent the last 3 years re-fitting our boat & making her an incredibly comfortable live aboard & coastal cruiser. We knew every inch of Spirit - from the top of the mast to the deepest depths of her bilges. Ultimately we wanted to think long-term, which meant selling Spirit to be able to achieve our future cruising goals.
Designed by Stan Huntingford and built in Taiwan, Gemini has a superior construction & will take us safely around the world (if we treat her right) but there are still many things we don't know about her systems. Our most used phrase at the moment is "I have no idea how that works!" It’s strange to be at this point once again, but we are giddy with excitement for the many boat projects to come while prepping her for our cruising adventures.
Ok, enough babbling. Here are the nitty-gritty specs:
Hull #: 47 out of 51 built
Hull Type: Modified fin keel w/skeg hung rudder
LOA: 42 ft
Beam: 12.8 ft
Draft: 6.3 ft
Displacement: 25,500 lbs (plus all our belongings!)
Builder: Passport Yachts (Taiwan)
Designer: Stan Huntingford
Auxiliary Power: Kubota V2203 46hp diesel
Water tanks: 150 gals
Fuel: 120 gals