the boat

Dreamkeeper came into our life the winter of 2005. We bought her from the original owner in Annapolis, Maryland, and had her trucked to California, directly to the Napa Valley Marina. After almost 2 months of working on her in the yard, we launched her into the muddy Napa River and sailed her into San Francisco Bay to her new home at Pelican Harbor, Sausalito.

The Basic Details:

Dreamkeeper is a 1999 Pacific Seacraft 40, #35. She was designed by the legendary Bill Crealock and built by Pacific Seacraft in Fullerton, CA.

Length Overall: 42'2"

Beam Length: 12'5"

Draft: Shoal Keel (Scheel Keel) 5'2"

Ballast: 8,880 lbs.

Displacement: (half-load) 24,000 lbs.

Sail Plan: Cutter-Rigged with fully-battened mainsail, roller-furling staysail, and roller-furling 130% genoa. We also carry an asymmetrical spinnaker, a 90% jib and an emergency tri-sail.

Engine: Yanmar 4JH2E 52hp marine diesel

The Breakdown: