Now that we have ended our magical Mexico sailing cruise, we have sold our beautiful and beloved dream boat Groovy.
A couple from Canada fell in love with Groovy too, and after closing on the purchase in June, 2014, they have taken her off to new sailing adventures in the waters of the Pacific Northwest.
We put this page up on our website when we listed Groovy for sale, and will keep it here so you can see some nice photos and the full listing of specs and upgrades she had when we owned her.
Groovy is a Glen Henderson designed 2008 Hunter 44DS. She was the last Hunter 44DS ever built. Because she was on the assembly line at the same time as the first Hunter 45DS models, she includes many of the upgrades that are part of that line, including the fabulous cherry interior and 66 gallon fuel tank.
In a nutshell, she has the Mariner’s package of factory upgrades, including electric winch, folding wheel, Bose 3-2-1 surround-sound stereo and upgraded galley equipment. In addition, she has:
- 710 amp-hours of Mastervolt AGM batteries
- 555 watts of solar power
- 60 gallon-per-hour watermaker
- 60 lb stainless steel Ultra anchor
- 300′ of 5/16″ G4 (HT) chain,
- Brand new Balmar 6-series100 amp alternator and ARS-6 smart charger
- high-end custom-made 8″ thick queen size HMC latex mattress and custom bedding
- 3 coats of brand new bottom paint
- a beautiful freshly waxed hull
and all the bells and whistles necessary for fully independent and comfortable cruising without being dependent on staying at marinas.
Here is a VIDEO WALKTHROUGH of our boat:To help you plan your cruise and get you inspired, we created the video series, "Cruising Mexico Off the Beaten Path - Volumes 1-3," shown below. This is a fun-to-watch and easy-to-digest introduction to Mexico from a cruiser's perspective, giving you lots of valuable information that isn't covered by the cruising guides. Each video is available individually at Amazon, either as a DVD or as a download. For discount package pricing on the whole series, visit our page Cruising Mexico Video Series.
Volume 1 (left) reviews the geography, weather and seasons in Mexico and shows you what the best anchorages between Ensenada and Manzanillo are like.
Volume 2 (middle) gives detailed info that can't be found in any of the guidebooks about the glorious cruising ground between Manzanillo and the Guatemala border.
Volume 3 (right) provides all the info you need to get off the boat for an adventure-filled trip to Oaxaca.Our Gear Store also has a boatload of ideas for your cruise!