Our Boat

_MG_0191Lionheart II is our boat and (new) home. She is an aluminium Reinke 15m built in Germany in 1996. The previous owner lived onboard for 8 years and so she is well set up for living and cruising. From Europe she has already crossed the Atlantic and sail under South America, across the Pacific to New Zealand and Australia, across the equator to Japan and Alaska and through the Panama Canal to Norfolk, Viginia where she became ours x

She is a bilge keep design which means instead of one single ‘fin keel’ beneath the hull, she has two keels (one of each side) making it possible to beach and ‘careen’ to clean the undersides as she will sit happily on the ground when the tide is out.

IMG_0626She has 2 furling head sails and a double reef mainsail helping her along at a comfortable 7 knots in safety and style.

She has 2 helm stations, one wheel in the cockpit and another in the coachhouse. The galley is equipped which electric cooktop and oven and she has a 53 litre deep freeze and 130 litre fridge.

She is really lovely down below, 2 heads (toilets) and a hot water shower and 2000 litres of fresh water for extended cruising.

Engine_roomReinke’s are well know in Europe for being strong cruising monohulls and the use of aluminium in construction is a great combination of strength, durability and easy maintenance. We love her!

 

 

 

Equipment

Windvane

Iridium Go!

Solar Panels

Fridge & Freezer

Dinghy & Kayak

SSB Radio

Epirb & Safety Gear

Teak poetry writing table

Outdoor Shower