Groovy – Our Beautiful 2008 Hunter 44DS Sailboat – has been sold!!

Groovy anchored at Isla Coronado Sea of Cortez

Groovy anchored at Isla Coronado Sea of Cortez

Now that we have ended our magical Mexico sailing cruise, we have sold our beautiful and beloved dream boat Groovy.

Groovy is light on her feet and easy to sail.

Groovy is light on her feet and easy to sail.

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.

Groovy has a comfy interior

Groovy has a comfy interior

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 at Tangolunda Bay Huatulco

Groovy anchored at Tangolunda Bay

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.

Our web page about Groovy’s layout and systems has lots of photos and specs, and we have another page describing her awesome solar power installation.

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.

Groovy anchored at Cuastecomate Bay on Mexico's Costalegre

Groovy anchored at Cuastecomate Bay on Mexico’s Costalegre

Groovy Port Side

Galley and dinette on the port side.

Groovy Starboard Side

Starboard side: Bose 3-2-1 stereo/DVD and 22″ TV.

Groovy Galley

The galley has a stainless steel fridge and standalone freezer plus pantry and slide-out can storage!

Groovy Dinette

The dinette has lots of seating,
great for entertaining!

Hunter 44DS Master Stateroom

Master stateroom – queen-sized berth with custom 8″ mattress and bedding

Hunter 44DS V-berth

The v-berth is very comfortable for two adults.

Groovy at Las Hadas in Manzanillo Mexico

Groovy anchored at Las Hadas Resort in Manzanillo Mexico.

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 reviews the geography, weather and seasons in Mexico and shows you what the best anchorages between Ensenada and Manzanillo are like.

Volume 2 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!