The Boat

S/V Grateful Aire



 Grateful Aire is a cutter rigged Perry 47.  She started her life in Taiwan at the Universal Shipyards in 1978.

Her original owner cruised the Hawaiian islands for about ten years and then sailed her over to Puerto Vallarta Mexico where she cruised for another ten years or so. Her second owner bought her there and cruised for about seven of those years with his family onboard. He then moved her to Newport Washington where I found her years and years ago. After sitting idle for about ten years with little maintenance done on her I found her again and have been living aboard her for the last few years.

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She has been outfitted for cruising with two generators, roller furling, water maker,  etc

We still have much to do on her but a little at a time it will all get done. Most of the work is cosmetic at this point.

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Such as bringing her varnish back from this…..

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to this!

Boat Name
 Grateful Aire

LOA: 47 ft 0 in
Beam: 13 ft 7 in
LWL: 36 ft 8 in
Maximum Draft: 6 ft 4 in
Displacement: 30400 lbs
Ballast: 12000 lbs

Engine 1:
Engine Brand: Perkins 85 horsepower
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel

Number of cabins: 2
Number of heads: 2

Luxurious all teak interior shows the best of Robert Perry design combined with Taiwan craftsmanship. The two cabin layout provides privacy, functionality and plenty of room for the cruising sailor. She sleeps six with 6′ 4″ headroom throughout.FROM FORWARD: Chain locker, V-berth cabin sleeps two as singles or combined in Queen size single. There are shelves above the V-berth and drawers and storage under. Continuing aft, there is are two hanging lockers on starboard opposite the full enclosed head on port. The main salon features a large settee to starboard that converts to double berth and U-shaped dinette to port. The salon is light and open feeling from the large fixed ports, overhead hatches and 6′ 4″ headroom. Next aft is the U-shaped galley on port at base of cockpit ladder. The sit-down forward facing chart table is opposite on starboard. Continuing aft on starboard is the passageway aft which incorporates four large hanging lockers outboard and gives engine access inboard. The aft master stateroom features a centerline queen size berth with storage outboard and below in drawers and lockers. Forward from the aft stateroom on port is a head with and shower. Continuing forward through the aft head brings you to the workshop area with a workbench outboard and engine accessibility inboard.
The galley is positioned amidships where the cook can enjoy the smoothest ride during meal preparation at sea. The U-shaped galley features ample storage in cabinets and drawers above and below the formica counter-tops. There is a double stainless steel sink with hot and cold pressure water, a three burner gas systems propane stove and oven and a 110 volt chill plate refrigerator/freezer.

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