Sesha is our small, simple, yet adequate yacht. We purchased her in February 2015 in need of some TLC. So up on the hardstand she went to get a little fixed up ready for our planned cruise departing by May 2015.
Now our girl may only be 30 foot but she is very, very roomy inside, she also has 2 decent sized quarter berths which we are lucky to have on a boat this size. Means we can fill them up with junk! No actually one is my study room, the other is storage unless friends are aboard and then they are the guest quarters.
One thing we love about simple boats is that there are less things to break, therefore less things to repair, therefore more time to play! So there are no power hungry refrigerators, TV’s or water pumps, no shower or hot water systems. This keeps our electrical system easy, with 140 watts of solar panels and a 100 amp battery for our house needs being more than adequate.
She has a Yanmar 15hp diesel engine which is small but so far has done the trick. She is lovely to sail and easy to manoeuvre, reminding us of our Hartley 16. She is also set up with all controls coming back to the cockpit in an uncomplicated system.
With already quite a few sea miles under her keel by previous owners (circumnavigation of Australia and to New Zealand and back ) we are happy to be putting a few more miles under her and definitely feel like she’s a keeper. The more we sail her the more we are appreciating her, including her smallness and simplicity.
Remember go small, go simple, go now.