Our Boat

About SV Nara

Nara is a 2001 Hunter 460.

She is a coastal cruiser with a 5.50 shoal draft keel. At 46' long and a 14' beam, she is roomy! We have three cabins and three heads, which provides us with enough space to both work in separate spaces, AND one of the best parts - the luxury of having a dedicated space to take a shower.

Our 2001 Hunter 460

Hunter 460 in the Bahamas
Jeff and Claire standing on a sailboat in the Bahamas
Hunter 460 Interior
2001 Hunter 460 3 Cabin Layout
Master Cabin

The Specs

  • Engine:
    • 76HP Yanmar Diesel
  • Generator:
    • Northern Lights 6KW
  • Tankage:
    • Diesel - 100 gallons
    • Water - 200 gallons
  • Sails:
    • Doyle Laminate Main & Jib
    • Spinnaker
  • Power:
    • 2 x Lithium Battle Born 240h House Batteries
    • Solar
  • Electronics:
    • Axiom Pro Raymarine MFD
    • Autopilot
  • Comforts:
    • 2 x Vacu Flush Heads
    • 2 x Reverse Cycle AC units
    • Top & front loading Fridge
    • Top loading Freezer
    • Dometic CFX3 45
    • Bow Thruster
    • Windlass Anchor
    • 2 x Electric Winches
    • Washing machine
  • Cool stuff:
  • Piece of mind:
    • Folding prop
    • 65lb Rocna anchor
  • Tender:
    • Zodiac Cadet Fast Roller
    • Mercury 9.9hp
  • Coming soon... (of course we have a wish list!)
    • Watermaker
    • Hull paint
    • Mast lights
    • New bimini

Here is the Sailboat Data for the folks that want the more detailed specs.

Why Nara?

Nara Inlet was the location of our first overnight on a sailboat. It is a beautiful bay at Hook Island in the Whitsundays, Australia.

We were nervous wrecks chartering a boat for the first time. We underwent hours of training with the charter company and had to both past a test before they handed the boat over to us, which in retrospect was nothing - but for us it was all new. We were delayed leaving the marina because they were reattaching the rudder as we were getting trained (how about that for a vote of confidence in taking a boat out in a completely new and remote area?)

By the time we got to the anchorage we were exhausted, but felt a massive amount of accomplishment for having crossed a significant body of water on a boat that was 10 feet longer than we had sailed before... and may have possibly been on its last leg!

Nara Inlet is an absolutely tranquil and quiet anchorage and will forever be one of our most memorable nights on a boat. We took a hike on the island, enjoyed grilled prawns (shrimp), and marveled at the bioluminescence. When recounting the story of the first night we slept on anchor, Jeff always laughs about how even the toilet water lit up.

This spot holds a really special place in our hearts, making the decision to name our boat Nara an easy choice.

Nara Inlet
Nara Inlet in the Whitsundays, Australia