Say Hello to ‘Sandrose’.
Our beautiful little sail boat, which we sailed across the Malaccan Strait to Indonesia to surf some world class waves!
And that’s exactly what we did!
Living abroad ‘Sandrose’ was one hell of an adventure. It was by far the best time our lives! Moments we will treasure for ever and memories no one can take us away!
But above all we grew closer together!Besides the struggles we had such a good time. We loved sailing together and testing each others capabilities and limits. The surfing, fishing, diving and lifestyle was incredible. But most important to us, was the fun we had and the reality that we are living our dream!
Before going into spec details, try visualizing the joy we had the day our sail boat was put into the water for the first time since we bought her!
This happened at Rebak Marina in Langkawi, Malaysia.
The day we bought a boat and sailed to Indonesia!
Our Cal 39 Mk II sailing vessel was build in 1978 in California, USA by designer William Lapworth.
Hull Material: Fiber Glass
Length: 11.8m/ 39ft
Breadth : 3.84m
Fuel capacity: 284L
Water capacity 189L with water maker on board.
Her estimated speed is 5.0 knots. She has 2 cabins- the v-berth (bow) and a second tiny cabin in the stern, which we mainly used as storage for our surfboards and fishing gear. We slept in the V-berth and our guests stayed in the Saloon. Here you can drop the table into a double bed. Tadaaa. We have a tiny galley and a tiny bathroom – but this is more than enough for us! The interior is made out of varnished teak and we just got our upholstery made. Look at the beautiful new saloon cushions!
Sandrose has a well maintained and reliable YANMAR engine, which took us to all the places we wanted to go without any problems. Besides the usual main and head sail, we only had one other sail – an ATN Gale sail (storm jib).
We build our own version of a multi purpose ‘swim ladder’, which was attached to the stern of the boat. This made hopping on and off the boat so much easier, and was also used as an outside shower platform and fish ladder.
When we got back from Indonesia, we did a few major cosmetic makeover’s including the upholstery inside the boat, and the canvas outside in the cockpit area. Out with the old, and in with the new. Now ‘Sandrose’ looks all new, modern and fancy again!
Did you know that ‘Sandrose’ was called ‘Lardo’ before we bought her? And now you are probably wandering why we called her ‘Sandrose’?
A sand rose, is an unique treasure of our Namib Desert, back home in Namibia. It is also called a desert rose and is a mineral that crystallized over many years and through all the wind and sand movement in the desert it forms rose-like clusters. Of course we had to take a little bit of home with on our Indian ocean voyages!
We made our dream come true! And so should you!
We also sailed from Phuket to Langkawi and will be posting about our sail and surf adventures in Indonesia soon.