Name: Vivacia was a sentient ship called a Liveship, constructed of magical wizard wood. Only a Liveship could brave the dangers of the Rain Wild River, and we’re counting on her namesake to keep us safe as well. Her story is told in Robin Hobb’s fantasy trilogy The Liveship Traders.
Model: PDQ Antares 44i Catamaran
Length: 44′ plus 4′ bowsprit
Beam: 21′ 9″
Draft: 4′ 5″
Mast Height: 61′ (Intracoastal Waterway bridges are 64′)
Displacement: 26,000 lbs
History: The last boat built in the Ontario, Canada factory. They declared bankruptcy before completion. Original owner forced to lease factory and hire workers to complete construction. Christened Swanie in 2008. Renamed Vivacia in March 2017. Streak of horrible luck and stupidity until apologetic, deferential renaming ceremony in August.
Current Production: Factory currently producing new boats in Argentina
Model: Caliber 40LRC (Long Range Cruiser)
Builder: Caliber Yachts, Inc., Clearwater, FL
Web site: http://www.caliberyacht.com
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Length Overall: 40′ 11″
Length Waterline: 32 ‘6″
Beam: 12′ 8″ I wish it was less getting into some slips
Draft: 5′ 5″ sometimes still too deep!
Headroom: 6′ 4″ but there are still plenty of places to bump our heads!
Displacement: 21,000 lbs plus water, fuel, provisions, warm bodies
Ballast: 9,500 lbs steel ingots and concrete
Sail Area: 739 sq ft Seems like much more when it’s too windy.
Main Luff: 45′ 9″ We try not to.
Main Foot: 13′ 3″
Jib Height: 50′ 6″ There’s also a furling staysail when the 125% jib is too much
Jib Base: 17’ 3″
Water Tanks: 165 gal
Fuel Tanks: 212 gal
Power (Diesel): 54 hp Yanmar
Est Power Range: 1,500 nm