Since a picture is worth a thousand words, we’ve put together a video and photo tour below to give you a better idea of our very simple, very minimal living space. We love the freedom, the simplicity, the experiences and the amazing views that she brings us every single day. Hope you enjoy!
Many of you have asked about Vacilando so we decided to put together a boat page to show you our humble abode. One thing we always get when we bring people aboard is comments about how spacious it feels because 35 feet is generally considered to be on the average-to-small side for a cruising sailboat.Vacilando is a 1984 Cal 35, designed by the well-renowned boat designer Bill Lapworth. She’s 35′ LOA, draws 5′ and has an 11′-3″ beam. She has more room down below than earlier Cal’s and was designed mainly for the cruising couple who desired performance as well. She’s light, just 13,500 lbs. but her deep rudder digs in and she handles really well. There is over 6′ of headroom down below, tons of storage and a separate shower. She’s got an inboard Universal 35 hp Diesel and 3 blade prop that moves her along at over 6 knots when the wind dies. We carry 33 gallons of fuel, 9o gallons of water and have a 25 gallon black water holding tank. She’s a bit dated down below with her “almond” interior and rattan cabinet doors but she’s a great boat, she’s paid for, and one can never go wrong with any of the Bill Lapworth designs.