IMG_3579After two years of searching, we found our dream boat down in Baja California! We came across her while visiting friends in Mexico before they made the puddle jump (sail from Cabo to the Marquesas, 3000 miles away).

We had been looking at boats in California, from San Francisco to San Diego, with no real luck. While in Mexico we decided to extend our search south of the border in the chance there was a hidden gem. Sure enough, there was a newly posted Tayana on our go-to boat buying website. We rented a car and drove up to La Paz from Cabo San Lucas with only an hour to spend on her before our flight home.  Once we got there it took us less than five minutes to realize she was the one. It was truly love at first sight! (Read full story)

Agápē is a 1984 Tayana Vancouver 42′, hull #93.  She is a true blue water cruiser, and has already seen much of Mexico, the South Pacific, and beyond. When we began looking at boats, we hoped to find a vessel already equipped for cruising, (water maker, solar panels, good sail inventory, fresh rigging, etc.). We also knew we needed a boat with large tanks for fuel and water, as well as lots of storage for the long passages we are hoping to someday make. Most importantly we needed to find a boat within our budget!

We found everything we were looking for and more tucked inside this solidly built hull. Agápē holds 200 gallons of water and 120 gallons of fuel, with plenty of other storage. She not only came with a water maker, and solar panels , but she came with a generator, back up sails, all the electronics we need, freezer, hookah, dive equipment, spares for everything, a dingy with outboard and so much more.

The name:
Agápē: is selfless, sacrificial, unconditional love, the highest of the four types of love in Greek language (the other three being, Eros: physical, sensual love. Philia: friendship or brotherly love. Storge: a family bond love.) Agápē is an unconditional love that sees beyond the outer surface, accepting regardless of flaws, shortcomings or faults. It’s the type of love that everyone strives to have for their fellow human beings. This kind of love is all about sacrifice as well as giving and expecting nothing in return. The translation of the word agápē is love in the verb – form: it is the love demonstrated by your behavior towards another person. It is a committed and chosen love.

Description from Tayana’s website of the Tayana V42:
“Putting thoroughbred performance into performance cruisers has never been easy. In his Vancouver 42, ho390__360x_tayana42-sailplanwever, Robert Harris has made it look easy. Combining rugged good looks, liveaboard volume, and go-anywhere capabilities in a boat that still ghosts racily in single-digit wind strengths is quite a feat. The formula for making husky boats sail like-sylphs is one that Harris has explored in depth throughout his decades at the forefront of sailboat design. Oversimplified, that approach involves a very slippery hull, a very powerful sail plan, and a set of jumbo underwater foils that are as efficient as they are big. Although the Vancouver 42 displaces close to 30,000 pounds, Harris has made it possible for her to carry that weight with considerable grace.”

     For us Agápē is home. She is a safe and trustworthy vessel that will ferry us to the less seen places of the world. At first, as for many other boat owners I am sure, Agápē was just fiberglass, stainless and canvas, but now she is a part of the family. 
LOA: 41 ft 8 in
Beam: 12 ft 6 in
LWL: 33 ft 0 in
Length on Deck: 41 ft 8 in
Minimum Draft: 5 ft 10in
Displacement: 29147 lbs
Ballast: 11800 lbs
Fuel Storage: 120 gallons
Water Storage: 240 gallons

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New bench and cushions.

New cockpit cushions.

Here is what we currently have aboard Agápē:

    • Electrical: 
    • HOUSE BANK : (2) LifeLine 8D type AGM 510AH
    • START BANK: LifeLine AGM New 2011 of type AGM 255Ah
    • BATTERY MONITOR: Xantrex. LINK 10
    • INVERTOR: Xantrex 2500 watt
    • ALTERNATOR: Balmar 6-Series Alternator- 120 Amp W/ Load meter
    • BATTERY CHARGER: Xantrex True charge 40amp
    • SOLAR PANELS: 530 watts of solar connected to two Blue Sky Controllers
    • SMART REG:  Balmar Max Charge MC-612 Regulator

      Mechanical:
    • Perkins 4-108 Diesel
    • Hurth transmission
    • WATERMAKER: Spectra 200T w/ electronic control
    • FilterBOSS COMMANDER Dual filter and Fuel Polishing system
    • WINDVANE: Monitor windvane with light and heavy air vanes
    • SIDEPOWER BOW THRUSTER
    • Rule 2500 GPH BILGE PUMP (2)
    • HALON FIRE EXTINGUISHER IN ENGINE ROOM
    • RARITAN PHEII ELECTRIC/MANUEL HEAD
    • KUUMA MARINE WATER HEATER

Navigation and electronics:

    • SSB: ICOM 710SSB
    • TUNER: ICOM AT 130 Tuner 
    • RADAR: Raymarine C120 Digital MFD system, Plus Raytheon RL70C, Garmin 521 with world maps 
    • VHF: Standard Horizon Matrix with AIS/GPS  
    • TV 22” Samsung Flat Screen TV
    •  DEPTH/ WIND SPEED / DIRECTION Raymarine ST60 series
    • Garmin GHP-12 Autopilot with Class B Drive Unit
    • AUTOPILOT: Garmin under deck autopilot New 2012 with remote control
    •  Raymarine Radar C120
    •  Raytheon Radar RL70C

      Sails and rigging:
    • MAIN
    • JIB on Profurl
    • SPINNAKER
    • STAYSAIL: on Profurl
    • PRO ROLLER FURL
    • WINCHES: 5 – 2 speed self tailing in cockpit 3 winches on mast
    • BOOM VANG: Garhauer Rigid Boom Vang
    • MAST: Both the mast and boom were stripped and professionally painted with 2 part paint 2010
    • STANDING RIGGGING: New 2016
    • SPARE GENOA

      On Deck:
    • ANCHOR: ROCNA 50KG with 330 feet HT chain
    • CQR 45lbs
    • Fortress 25 with 50 feet chain and 150 feet rope
    • WINDLASS: New 2010
    • LED NAV LIGHTS
    • JABSCO PAR-MAX 4.0 WASHDOWN AT BOW
    • 4 BOMAR HATCHES WITH CUSTOM TEAK SCREENS
    • GENOA: New 2010
    • STAYSAIL: New 2016

      Galley:
    • Isotherm 3701 ASU refrigeration
    • Dometic Stand alone freezer
    • MICROWAVE
    • PRESSURE WATER SYSTEM
    • FORCE 10 2-BURNER PROPANE STOVE/OVEN
    • Propane (2) LARGE Tanks plus 1 x BBQ Tank
    • SINK: Deep Doubleuntitled-24

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