My Boat

My boat SIRIUS is a Beneteau Oceanis 46 from the year 2009. After sailing all the way to Greece mainly under engine a feeling of guilt was creeping up on me, this is supposed to be about sailing and here we are motoring all the time. I decided I was going to get a much more light wind orientated boat and try to sail her around Cape Horn. In Lefkada (Greece) I stumbled upon this beauty I knew Beneteau's were very well known and not really for their strength but for how flexible they are and how people say they can't cross oceans, these people have obviously never sailed one I think its an incredible boat. Although I didn't take her around Cape Horn YET! I have sailed in oceans people say these boats can't go. I cannot wait to travel further in her and to one day fullfil the dream of rounding Cape Horn. She is very well equiped with the latest chartplotters and electronics but if they go wrong I have sextants and charts to get by. I have drogues and sea anchors and a 6 man life raft, we have personal life beacons and personal ais so if the worst does happen hopefully we can send enough signals for help. My Iridium go! send texts every 12hrs automatically this alerts people and tells them exactly where we are at the time it was sent. I have an Epirb and Ais I also have radar which all the alarms get set when sailing at night meaning we are quite hard to miss digitally speaking. I have a water maker on board that gives me fresh water and an emergency one if the worst happens. I have spare sails and sewing kits to fix any damage. And more tools than B'n'Q. We have four cabins and five beds so I can get crew up to five people with comfort. 2 heads (toilets) and a galley with 2 hobs and an oven we use to bake bread and cakes so on so forth.

BASIC SPECS:
LENGTH: 14m (46ft)
BEAM: 4m
DRAFT: 2.05M
FRESH WATER: 500L In two tanks.
FUEL: 200L
ENGINE: Yanmar 4jh-4te
WATER MAKER: Spectra 150gph
COMMS: Iridium Go!
New sails 2018
Energy: 920Ah of bosch lead acid batteries
CHARGING: 700 watts of solar panels and a 60ah alternator