About Our Boat

asylum sī-ləm] noun

  1. A place of safe harbor; sanctuary
  2. A sheltered retreat; an inviolable refuge
  3. Nut house

Asylum is a 2006 Baveria.. a German made production fiberglass sailboat. She was featured at the Annapolis Boat show late 2005 and purchased after the show by Cal and Linda, sailing friends that we’ve known casually through the years at our home sailing waters of Lewis and Clark Lake. Cal and Linda had significant upgrades and improvements made to the boat, including adding an 8kw generator, air-conditioning, a top of the line water maker, flat screen TV, bow thruster, and a very sweet Italian washer/dryer combo.

Both Cal and Linda are excellent sailors. Cal is also a pilot; and he logged everything.. every amp of electricity created, every gallon of fresh i/o water created… so we knew what kind of care and maintenance the boat had received over the years. When we took possession at the end of October 2010, I added solar panels, some reading lights, and a made a few other minor (well, most were minor) modifications that would make the boat “ours.”

The boat is a three cabin, two bathroom design that features a very large V-berth, which is our bedroom.  It has two cabins aft… the port side sleeps two, and the starboard side sleeps one.  The galley features a two burner propane stove, oven, refrigeration, and a stand alone freezer. We store most of our gear under the seats and below the floorboards.

Navigation equipment includes a GPS chartplotter, Radar, Sonar, and standard wind speed and depth instrumentation. We have a sat phone on board for emergency communication as well.

That’s a little background on the boat itself. It will be our home for the coming months.. and it represents what most cruisers look for in a boat.. a bit a security, and a whole lot of freedom!