about our sailboat,
This is our floating home, Gemini, a Passport 42 from 1986.
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). She is built like a tank, while still maintaining her maneuverability with her modified fin keel. Her interior is spacious while still cozy and warm, her old growth Burmese teak has been crafted into beautiful louvered cabinetry throughout the cabin.
We feel so lucky to have found Gemini and that we've had the privilege of living aboard such a well-built and thought out cruising boat. After pouring our hearts and souls into refitting her for extended cruising, we've said goodbye to the comforts of marina life and are cruising full-time.
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 (45-48ft with dinghy davits)
Beam: 12.8 ft
Draft: 6.4 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: 85 gals
Holding Tank: 16 gals
When we purchased Gemini, she was well kept but very bare-bones: Manual windlass, hank-on sails, ancient radar and no navigation electronics. This was a blessing in disguise, since starting with a pretty clean slate meant we could be extremely intentional with each upgrade.
We are big believers in getting off the dock and sailing as often as you can, instead of downing the boat for months on end with project after project. By using your boat throughout the refit/cruising prep process, you get to know exactly what types of upgrades are necessary.
In the past 8 years of living aboard (4 of those spent aboard Gemini), we've sailed over 10,000 ocean miles while still tackling countless projects in-between each ocean adventure.