Boat / Bateau

Our boat is a Dufour GibSea 43.  Manufactured in France.  She is a masthead sloop with a draft of 5’6″ and a beam of 14′.  front_001.jpg

With four cabins and 2 heads, our family is comfortable.  serena_plan

 

Last summer, the children began “personalizing” their bedrooms to give them their own “space”.  They are very happy to have their own rooms.  We have a 4th bedroom with 2 bunk beds but will use this primarily for storage during our trip.  Schoolwork will be done in the main salon.  If only we had a extra room for education and the kids’ crafts!

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PreLast summer, the children began “personalizing” their bedrooms to give them their own “space”.paration of the Boat

Captain Chris has spent hours working at fixing and adding comforts to our boat for a long distance passage.  Some of the updates include adding a 3rd battery, changing the throttle control shifter, replacing a toilet, repairing the fridge, adding solar panels, installing a LAN and internet connectivity, making new bimini & dodger, fixing the cutlass bearing, repainting the hull, replacing the windlass, adding shelves, etc…