Welcome to the Voyages of Narnia – Our retirement home
Narnia splashes down!
Rebuilding the Alajuela 38 into Narnia was amazing journey. She set sail on June 3rd, 2016 and sailed beautifully; she pointed well, her manners are graceful and her helm is extremely well-balanced.
Our first sail boat, the Enduring started it all.
It all started with Enduring
Enduring was our prior boat. She was a Voyager 26 Mark II and a 26′ (LOD) double-ender. We really enjoyed her for coastal sailing (3.5 draft) but crossing oceans or living aboard her for years were not good ideas. She has, however, an ideal layout that we are incorporating into our plan for Narnia with a v-berth forward of the salon and the head and galley aft by the entry.
The Alajuela 38
The Alajuela 38 will become Narnia, our retirement home. Known as one of The Best Boats (per Ferenc Mate), we chose the Alajuela 38 due to her beautiful lines (we’re partial to double-enders), seaworthy design, split sail rig, and ability to carry us as far as our abilities and desires care to go.
Building from a hull fit our need to make it ours – to eliminate the standard, maximum berth configuration and focus on the most livable configuration for two people at sea for an extended period of time. Our goal is to spend 10 years circumnavigating and comfort is not optional!