Mattina on the hard: Every summer we take Mattina out of the water. This keeps her in good condition for the up coming winter.
Mattina is a Lagoon 380 catamaran. I do most of my writing sitting in our salon or in our cockpit. Mattina gives me a quiet space to write without interruptions. With intermittent access to communications such as the internet, email, or phones, I have time to dedicate to my favorite activity without feeling pressure from the outside world. This is where I do my best writing.
When research is required, we sail to a port where I can get high-speed access to the internet, get the information I need, and off to travel again. It is an exciting way to write a novel.
Sailing with friends in the Bahamas. Mattina makes tracks!
Mattina resting quietly at anchor.
We store Mattina’s sails below deck each summer. This keeps the sun off the material and gives the sails a longer life. It lets us check the sails and rigging each season. The genoa is easy to rig, especially on a low wind day.
Mattina in the travel lift. We spent over a week painting the bottom, waxing the hulls, performing engine maintenance, and buffing the dingy. Just part of the yearly work to get her ready for sea.
Each season we do a close inspection of Mattina’s hulls. We look at every inch of the boat to make sure she is sea-ready. This keeps our boat in pristine condition.
Mattina gets her hulls waxed and bottom painted.
Getting ready for dinner.
Mattina has a full sized, separate shower. An amazing luxury on this boat, especially combined with our water maker. Now – to get Farley out of my way.
Our first outing on Mattina. Happy Day.