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My plans to retrace Captain Cook's unfinished voyage have been postponed a year while I work on the next Marine Diesel Basics book and get my new boat SV Oceandrifter ready for sea.

Sailboat of dreams (16) – “Moon River” of Jacksonville, Florida.

At 39 feet, “Moon River” may not be strictly a Tahitiana, which are 32-feet in length.  According to the information “Moon River” is a “Tahiti Tahitiana type”.  However, take a look at the photos and you’ll see she’s a fine gaff-rigged double-ender sailboat and looks very much like a Tahitiana.  Those extra 7 feet may not sound like much, but as that additional length comes in the middle (not the pointy ends) it makes literally an enormous difference to the space below deck.

“Moon River” is currently sailing to the Bahamas.  She is also for sale for US$39,000.

Description: Traditional, steel, gaff-rigged Tahitiana-type double ender. 39 feet length over all, 12 foot beam, 5 foot 3 inches draught.  Wooden varnished,white spruce pole masts. LOD 39′ plus 7′ Steel bowsprit
Equipment: 
Fordson Major diesel tractor engine. Engel AC/DC refrigerator. Heavy ground tackle with 3/8 BBB chain on main French Spade anchor. Cape Horn wind vane steering. Raymarine depth, speed. Furuno Radar. Interior nicely executed to very functional standard. Full equipment list on request.

Tahitiana - Moon River10

Tahitiana – Moon River10

Tahitiana - Moon River9

Tahitiana – Moon River9

Tahitiana - Moon River8 Sink in the galley

Tahitiana – Moon River8
Sink in the galley

Tahitiana - Moon River7 Galley

Tahitiana – Moon River7
Galley

Tahitiana - Moon River6 Under full sail

Tahitiana – Moon River6
Under full sail

Tahitiana - Moon River5 Gaff rigged

Tahitiana – Moon River5
Gaff rigged

Tahitiana - Moon River4 notice the stove

Tahitiana – Moon River4
notice the stove

Tahitiana - Moon River3  Saloon

Tahitiana – Moon River3 Saloon

Tahitiana - Moon River2

Tahitiana – Moon River2

Tahitiana - Moon River1

Tahitiana – Moon River1

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One comment on “Sailboat of dreams (16) – “Moon River” of Jacksonville, Florida.

  1. Sonia
    March 29, 2014

    Hi Dennison, Moon River is a awesome boat, I have seen her pics and hope to go and meet her soon. Would you be so kind as to contact me, I would love to know more about her.

    Kind regards
    Sonia

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