MIRA is a very elegant, clean and efficiently outfitted Lagoon 47 that has always been privately owned and never chartered. The current owners purchased her in Turkey in 2011 and completed a substantial refit that included transforming her into a 3 cabin, 2 head (stb head has a walk-in shower) layout. The port forward cabin was converted into a spacious workshop complete with a proper bench and storage.
The refit also included a new hard-top bimini with water catchment and space for a huge solar array; installation of a water-maker in the workshop; stepping of the mast and removal of standing rigging and hardware, inspection and painting of the mast, boom, crossbeam, martingale and davits. New water-tanks and holding tanks were fitted; a new 12/220V panel was installed and the boat largely rewired. The engines were pulled for complete maintenance, new wiring and plumbing and the engine rooms repainted.
MIRA has 1040 Watts of solar power on the bimini and davits and 1000 amps of battery capacity, so she can live on the hook in quiet anchorages for days on end. Economical, efficient and quiet. The way cruising should be.
MIRA has a powerful and versatile sail plan: large mainsail, self-tacking solent on a roller furler, staysail on a removeable inner forestay and drifter/gennaker on a bowsprit with continuous furler. You can rig the solent and staysail wing-on-wing on long downwind passages in muscular trade-winds.
Please consult the attached specification with details on the refit and sailing history. A very comfortable blue-water yacht with the waterline length and payload capacity to take you far and safe.
Contact - Alexis de Boucaud The Multihull Company Florida Office Located at the Ft. Lauderdale Marine Center
250 SE 2nd St. #1530 Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33315 Phone: 484-744-2740 E-Mail: Alexis@multihullcompany.com
Please contact Alexis de Boucaud 350 2nd Street#1530 Ft.Lauderdale,Florida
Solar panels: 1040 watts total (6x100 watt panels on hardtop; 2x220 watt panels above davits)
Watermaker: Echotec 260 DML-1; 13 gallons per hour (2015)
Washing machine: Beco
Hot water heater: Quick Nautic Boiler B3 (2013), 25 liters
Cabin fans: Cafrano high efficiency 3-speed (4); Cafrano high efficiency single speed; TMS 2-speed (3); two fans per aft cabin; 1 in starboard forward cabin; 1 in starboard head; 1 in galley and 1 in salon
SAILS & RIG
Mainsail type, size and age: 710 sq ft, dacron, full batten (2008)
Staysail on remove-able stay
Solent jib; 210 sq ft, dacron(2008)
Drifter: approximately 1000 sq ft on flexible stay with continuous furler on bowsprit
Mast type and height: painted aluminum; 59 ft (18 meters), air draft 68 feet
All standing rigging replaced in 2010
Mast rope clutches replaced in 2012
Stack pack with lazy jacks with Sunbrella zippered bag
Harken batten cars
Winches: 3 x Harken 56.2ST (cockpit area), 2 x Harken 53.2ST (cockpit area), 1 x Harken 53.2ST (on mast), 1 x Harken (on mast)
Deck cleats: 6
Cockpit seating and table: Teak table with bench seats on two sides
Cockpit cushions: Seat and seat backs; seat cushions are divided to allow easy access to cockpit lockers; all conveniently attached with velcro and boltrope
Cockpit enclosure: Custom Sunbrella and plastic cockpit enclosure (2014); six separately configurable panels including front spray screen; provides full weather protection for cockpit at anchor and at dock
BBQ type: Custom propane
Deck shower type: Hand-held on port transom steps
Hardtop design and type: Custom hardtop (fiberglass over plywood) built and installed in 2013. Provides full length access to boom and lazy bag for main sail, includes complete weather-proof enclosure
Rocna 33kg primary anchor (2012) with 100 meters of galvanized chain
Danforth secondary anchor
Goit opening hatches
Mesh and canvas UV window covers for salon windows
Some winch covers
DINGHY AND OUTBOARD
Dinghy: RIB Caribe C9 (2005)
Dinghy engine & horsepower: Tohatsu 9.8 HP (2003)
Viking 6UK+ Life raft (2001) last serviced in April 2015
Dan Buoy MOB gear
4 electric bilge pumps
4 manual bilge pumps
Two emergency tillers
USCG acceptable electronic noise maker
Mira has been carefully maintained over the 5 years of our ownership.
Maintenance included annual hauling to clean and renew anti-fouling and to verify the operational status of all submerged parts. With the exception of the winter of 2015-’16, when she was continuously in operation, engines were mothballed each winter and sails were removed, cleaned, and stored in climate controlled facilities for the winter.
Mira was extensively refitted in 2012-13. Key refit items included:
Installing a new Frigiboat refrigeration unit in the existing refrigerator cabinetry.
Painting aluminum parts of the boat, including mast, boom, crossbeam, compression beam, and davits.
In the course of repainting the mast, all standing rigging was removed, examined for wear, and returned to the boat; most of the hardware on the mast was replaced at this time.
Internal mast wiring replaced with new and extra vhf antennae wire run for AIS antennae
Added a modern Raymarine radar
Added a AIS class B transceiver
Added a Raymarine E7 chart plotter
Added a custom hard top over the cockpit.
Reworked the electrical system including adding high performance alternators to each engine, installing a new battery bank, installing 1040 watts of new solar energy production, and installing a modern control system to manage the flow of electricity on the boat.
Replaced and reworked the breaker panel.
Replaced most conventional lighting with LED lighting. (Some conventional lighting remains in the port side head.)
Replaced all salon windows.
New water tanks installed
New holding tanks installed
Engine rooms repainted
New large saildrive seals replaced
New engine mounts installed.
New Racor filters installed
Other refit projects have included:
Installed a custom canvas and plastic cockpit enclosure (2014)
Adding a 2000W Victron inverter (2013)
Installed a washing machine (Beco domestic washer) (2013)
SAILING HISTORY/OWNER COMMENTS
Mira (formerly Hakunamatata) was built in France in 1991. She had two US owners, one briefly, the second for about 13 years. The second owners sailed her extensively in the US and Caribbean. They crossed the Atlantic and sailed for some years in the Mediterranean, ultimately selling the boat in Turkey in 2008.
The Turkish owners sailed her seasonally in Turkish waters from 2008 until the spring of 2011.
Purchased by the current owners in the Summer of 2011.
Sailing history since 2011:
2011-2015: Westward progress (slowly) from Turkey to Gibralter and on to the Canary Islands
2015-2016: Transatlantic crossing (Las Palmas, Canary Islands to Antigua)
2016: Caribbean from Antigua north to Florida
We lived aboard Mira from April, 2012, until June, 2016, summering mostly at anchor and wintering in Turkish and Sicilian marinas.
SPECIAL FEATURES/OWNER COMMENTS
The boat is a classic in terms of performance and gracefulness. It’s a pretty boat that heads up into the wind better than many catamarans in its class.
The upgraded electrical system performs very well. In summer, thanks to the combination of solar panels and 1000 amp hour battery bank, the boat operates with very little external power. Most appliances, including the washing machine on cold cycle, run off the inverter. (The only appliances we had that required connection to shore power were a vacuum cleaner, an induction hot plate, and, during a very hot, humid summer in marinas in mainland Spain, a portable air conditioner.) In winter, we needed shore power only to operate small space heaters.
The hard top was designed to carry the solar panels and to provide access to the full length of the boom. It has unexpected advantages, too: (1) Provides good hand holds for going forward and for easy access to the cabin roof; (2) the larger shaded area has made the cockpit cooler and more enjoyable; (3) there are ample attachment points for hanging shades for the cockpit. And it doesn’t leak and doesn’t flap in the wind as the old bimini did. A significant improvement.
The cockpit enclosure has made living aboard in winter very comfortable. Without the enclosure, wet winter weather stuck with us right up to the door into the salon. With the enclosure, we can stage wet gear outside the salon, a benefit we anticipated. For our winters in Sicily, with a southern exposure for the cockpit, the warm dry area inside the enclosure provided us with a solarium and a heat source for the boat. We were able to heat the salon by blowing warm air from the cockpit into the boat itself, a benefit we had not expected.
In summary, the focus of the changes we made was to create a comfortable environment for full-time cruising for a boat that was already very seaworthy and reliable.
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.