Our new boat is a 1993, 34′ Marine Trader aft cabin trawler we have named “Santosha”,
Several years (and boats) ago Catherine and I worked out an arrangement where I got to choose the boat we would own and she would name it. Her passion is yoga, so she likes to link her passion to mine through the name of our boat. Previous boats were named “Navasana” (the boat pose in yoga) and “Ananda” (which means bliss or divine joy to yogis).
“Santosha” is a Sanskrit word that translated into English means “contentment”. It is also an ethical concept in East Indian philosophy and is particularly meaningful to people who practice yoga, A very fitting name for a boat that we are both very happy to have as part of our life together.
We purchased Santosha in April 2017 through a boat broker in Northern Florida. One of my long time boating ambitions has been to travel the Great Loop so buying a boat in Florida presented an opportunity for me to complete a significant portion of that journey this past summer. I started out from Jacksonville on June 30th. It was lots of fun! I blogged my way home so feel free to check out my journey. This link will take you to “Day 1” of the trip home. Click here to begin the cruise!
|Beam (Width)||11′ 9″|
|Bridge Clearance||TBD! 🙂|
|Engine||Single, Diesel, Lehman 135 hp|
Here are some photos of Santosha. We have a few plans for changes to help us make her our own! Renovations to the galley have already started! (follow this link to read more).