Thursday, January 31, 2019

Price reduced

Le Chat Beaute is now for sail away at 190,000 usd!
Items no longer available.
Sat phone
Dinghy wheels
Espresso machine
25mm flare gun

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

1995 Privilege 42 for sale

Now you know. Boat is currently on a mooring in San Diego. CAN BE DELIVERED FOR OFFSHORE DELIVERY.......PRICE REDUCED TO $199,000USD. Sat phone no longer available as sail rite is gone as well.

As we have actively cruised for the last eight years the boat is a turn key affair. The use of solar panels and generators negates the need for marinas.

Privilege 42 1995

length  42 ft.
beam 23 ft
draft 4 ft


3GM30F Yanmars(2)
too many spares to mention, about 6000 hrs
new motor mounts 2016

110 volt boat

Phasor 8.5 kw genset 2500 hrs
Honda eu 2000  2016   35 hrs
four Kyocera 135 watt solar panels mounted on davits
Outback 80 amp mppt controller 2016

Water  100 gallons in two tanks. The hard top is designed to catch water that can be diverted to the tanks.
Village Marine 25 gph water maker, membranes less than two years old
Diesel 100 gallons (approximately) in two tanks, racor filtration


Simrad 700 MFD with wifi
Simrad 3G radar  (2015) wifi with an ipad or whatever device you choose
Raymarine ST6000 wind and depth
Raymarine ST6000 autopilot with smart handset controller. Spare course computer and control head and motor for drive unit.
ICOM 802 HF/SSB/Ham radio with usb pactor modem and HP touch screen computer
Iridium 9555 phone with data kit with 500minutes until 3/1/2018


DCB liferaft need to be serviced
Caribe 11.5 lite tender with chaps. Dinghy has been wearing chaps since new in 2009
Yamaha Enduro 15 hp 2 stroke, one pull start and has been serviced every year and has a cover over power head since new. With top of line dinghy wheels with spare tubes.
Three class one life jackets and three self inflatable life jackets and assortment of throwable and class three jackets.
Laser hand held flare
12 gauge flare guns with flares
25mm flare gun with flares.
4 parachute flares
man overboard buoy and pole
ACR strobe attached to buoy


Seafrost 12v reefer, Seafrost 110volt Freezer, Engel 12v/110 35 quart Freezer
Barista espresso machine
Force 10 three burner stove with oven and broiler, new 2015
Fully equipped with china, glasses, flatware, magma stainless stacking pots and pans
Galley Down

Headsail Doyle  new 2015
Mainsail Doyle 2009
Storm Jib never used, hank on too baby stay
Spinnaker used in good condition with hardware
New sail cover with lazy jacks 2017
new cockpit enclosure side screens


Boat has three functioning heads
two Jabsco manuals and one electric.
Hot water is Noritz on demand, propane, we enjoy hot showers on Le Chat Beaute!
The 8 gallon hot water tank that is 110v and engine heated can be accessed by turning two valves.
The fourth head and bunk on the boat has been turned into a man cave that houses the water maker, generator, tools and spare parts.

Ground Tackle

primary is 210 ft. of 3/8 (10mm) chain with a 25 kg rocna
20 pound fortress on 15 ft. of 5/16 chain
20kg Bruce with 30 ft. of chain and 200 ft. 5/8 rode
Five large fenders, one medium ball fender


Marine Air AC
Trampolines replaced 2016
new KIWI  GRIP nonskid 2017
New spectra type halyard ($850) 2017
New spectra control line for furler  2016
New double braid reef lines
ATN top climber with dedicated line
New leather wheels
Talavera sinks in aft staterooms
Cherry wood interior

more info
Paddy Barry
svzafarse@yahoo dot com
From USA to Mexico  360-624-5339

PRICE  $247,000 USD turn key and sail away. Does not include personal artwork or items.Does include stores ,tools and all parts
Sailrite sewing machine
Cruising guides for Caribe and charts. Charts for S. Pacific

Hardtop has two opening hatches to get maximum air in cockpit while in the tropics. The hardtop also catches water that can be diverted to the tanks.

 looking forward
 Looking aft
two portlights over stove was an option.
 New side curtains for sun protection in cockpit

 starboard head and shower. hot water provided by arpopane on demand hot water.


Monday, May 30, 2016

Sailing with the Shamaness

 So now you know. We did not sail to the South Pacific. Too many issues with boat and the marina in La Cruz wanted 750 US$ to hold Le Chat Beaute in the slings for an hour while I changed the shaft seals. Felt like I was being held up so I said Fu...k it. We stayed in Mexico and went North to the Sea. I encourage all yachts to avoid the shipyard at La Cruz as they are ladrones. Enough said. June and Dennis invited out on the Shamaness to look for the humpback whales that call Banderas Bay home for the winter.
 While sailing around in very light winds , Altair with Christian aboard sailed up and anytime two boats on water there is a race.
Captain Dennis has to hold main as wind is so light boom wants to slat.

June and Dennis of the Shamaness.

Friday, January 8, 2016

Sunsets in La Cruz, Mexico

 While staying in La Cruz to prepare the boat for the Pacific Crossing , sunsets each night are usually quite breath taking. Definite eye candy here most nights.

 Even cloudy days, present a grand view.

Oh, sunrise is not to bad in Banderas Bay either.

Saturday, January 2, 2016

September 15th

 Septembre 15 is actually the Mexican Independence Day. Cinco de Mayo is actually just a celebration of the battle of Veracruz. It appeared for the parade everyone in town was in the parade. Citizens of all ages participated.

 This group of young men from a local athletic club built human pyramids when ever the parade slowed.

 The military had the K9 Corps out in force.
Interesting parade float. The Army suspended a line between two trucks. As the truck moved down the parade route a soldier would climb between the trucks. They had a safety harness but none was needed.

Sea of Cortez

 I have been errant in keeping up with the blog. We plan to head for the South Pacific this Spring so a lot of STUFF has been pushed to the back burner. We came down from San Diego with the 2015 Baja Ha Ha, a cruisers rally. The stops at Bahia de Tortugas, Bahia Santa Maria were great get togethers. That being said....Being at sea with 100 other boats at night in close proximity was not a high point. For many it was the first extended passage so a lot of newbies. Enough said.

The Sea never disappoints. Very few others and the scenery is awe inspiring.
 Moon rise over a tourist camp on Espiritu Santo. The only way to this spot is by boat from La Paz. Not sure about cost but was told it was up market for tent living.
Another vista in the sea.