About Santosha

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!

Santosha’s Statistics

Year Built 1993
Length 33′ 6″
Beam (Width) 11′ 9″
Draft 3′ 6″
Weight 17,000 pounds
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).

  • Port View Upper Helm Open
    Port View Upper Helm Open
  • Port View With Upper Helm Enclosed
    Port View With Upper Helm Enclosed
  • Stern View
    Stern View
  • Upper Helm Forward View
    Upper Helm Forward View
  • Main Cabin Helm & Forward View
    Main Cabin Helm & Forward View
  • Main Cabin Galley Sink & Stove
    Main Cabin Galley Sink & Stove
  • Main Cabin Galley
    Main Cabin Galley
  • Main Cabin / Galley Dining Table
    Main Cabin / Galley Dining Table
  • Forward V-Berth
    Forward V-Berth
  • Forward Head (Original Toilet - Now Replaced With Electric Flush Unit)
    Forward Head (Original Toilet - Now Replaced With Electric Flush Unit)
  • Aft Cabin Stairs To Back Deck
    Aft Cabin Stairs To Back Deck
  • Aft Cabin Port Berth
    Aft Cabin Port Berth
  • Aft Cabin Starboard Berth
    Aft Cabin Starboard Berth
  • Aft Cabin Starboard Side
    Aft Cabin Starboard Side
  • Aft Cabin Head Entry Starboard Side
    Aft Cabin Head Entry Starboard Side
  • Aft Cabin Head
    Aft Cabin Head
  • Sabre 6-Cylinder Diesel Engine
    Sabre 6-Cylinder Diesel Engine
  • Upper Helm Controls
    Upper Helm Controls
  • Upper Helm Computer Chartplotter Screen
    Upper Helm Computer Chartplotter Screen
  • Upper Helm Chartplotter
    Upper Helm Chartplotter
  • Inside Helm Gauges
    Inside Helm Gauges