The Boat

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At anchor in the Abacos

Lost Loon is a 2005 Caliber 40  LRC SE. We purchased her in 2015 in Cape Canaveral after looking at many cruising sailboats.  She had just returned from Grenada. The boat was “Sea Kite”  before we renamed her Lost Loon. The previous owners had spent 5 years on Lake Champlain in Canada and then moved her to the Caribbean for 5 years.  Despite the constant saltwater exposure she is in excellent condition.

A Caliber 40 is  a cutter rig of 40 ft , with a 12.5 ft beam and 5′ 1″ draft. She is powered by 4 sails: 1 fully battened main, one 135% Genoa, 110% Genoa, a staysail, and an asymmetrical spinnaker, and of course a 54 hp Yanmar diesel engine.  Power comes from stored batteries  efficiently collecting both wind and solar energy. She has beautiful wood flooring and cabinetry as well.

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There is forward stateroom and full owners head and shower. The guest cabin is aft with private access to the second head.

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We are fortunate that everything about the boat was meticulously maintained.

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We enjoy having the roomy cockpit which accommodates 4-6 very comfortably. It is also a great place to relax during a daysail or feel safe during a night crossing.

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We fell in love with her in the Virgin Islands during our vacation last year with friends. We were very lucky to have found such a well maintained sailing vessel. She is definitely outfitted for ocean cruising with many safety systems in place.

Our favorite features are the cabin storage capacity, the 180 gal water tanks and 200 gal fuel capacity in 2 tanks, and beautiful asymmetrical spinnaker.

We have found that whether sailing or motoring, Lost Loon navigates thru the wind and waves very easily. The lines to manage the sails and reefing all lead to the cockpit, making it easy to change the sail plan without having to go forward.This is a great advantage in heavy weather.

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Spinnaker sailing!

This Caliber was our first choice and we feel lucky to have this as our safe transportation for our future travels.