21 March 2017 | Vero Beach FL
01 August 2016 | Alaska
02 November 2015
16 August 2015 | Zion Nat'l Park UT
20 July 2015 | DC tax $ at work
20 July 2015 | Wash DC
01 July 2015 | Maine
06 March 2015 | George Town
04 March 2015 | George Town
10 February 2015 | Bahamas
10 February 2015 | Red Shanks Exuma
30 November 2014 | St Augustine
21 November 2014 | Hammock Dunes NC
18 November 2014 | Elizabeth City NC
07 October 2014 | Maine
25 September 2014 | USS Albacore
25 September 2014 | Portsmouth NH
25 September 2014 | Georgetown MD
16 September 2014 | Long Island Sound NY
05 July 2014 | Camden & Farmington ME

Makana is for sale

21 March 2017 | Vero Beach FL
Makana 2006 Admiral Executive 38 owners version
We are selling our 38 foot owners version catamaran, we've owned this vessel since its launch in 2006. Meticulously maintained she show like new with everything need to go cruising; 29hp Yanmars, diesel genset, solar, wind gen, AC, full electronics, life raft, EPIRB, SSB, 10 1/2 ft AB dinghy with 15hp Yamaha 2015, Rocna anchor, new epoxy barrier coat 2015, new strata glass windshield 2016, . Currently located in Florida asking $260K

Equipment List:
2 X 29 hp 3YM30 Yanmar engines w/ SD 20 sail drives w/ Flex a Fold propellers, 4000 hours w/ oil and filter changed every 100 hours. Yanmar spare parts: starter, 2 alternators, fuel pump, raw and fresh water pumps, 3 injectors, belts, impellers and other misc parts (new mixing elbows and starting batteries 2016, raw water pumps 2017)
4kW Westerbek diesel generator, (new heat exchanger 2015 and extensive list of spare parts)
10 ½’ AB rigid bottom dinghy w/15 hp 2014 Yamaha (2 stroke) spare propeller, spark plugs with a Sunbrella cover
Raymarine Electronics:
E80 Chartplotter w/AIS, GPS, Auto Pilot, Radar, Depth and Wind
ICOM IC-M802 SSB w/auto tuner
ICOM VHF w/ exterior mic
1 Standard Horizon hand held VHF
CD/DVD/AM&FM tuner w/ interior & exterior speakers
21” Digital TV/DVD Monitor w/mast antenna
DVD players (2) in staterooms
All lights LED’s
Xantrex 2kW Inverter/charger
Link 1000 charge controller
6 X Trojan 105 batteries 2015
Isolation Transformer for both 110 & 220 volts
50 foot 30amp shore power cord
2 X 140W Kyocera solar panels w/ Solar Booster
1 Air Breeze wind generator
7 gph SeaRecovery water maker (12 V)
8 gal hot water heater
125 gal fuel
125 gal water
18 gal holding tank
2 Jabsco electric heads replaced 2015
Swim scoop hot & cold shower, w/showers in each head
Salt & fresh water deck wash
2 X 1800kW air conditioners/heaters
5 X 500 gal/hr bilge pumps
Lewmar electric winch w/ control switches at helm and deck
275’ all chain rode galvanized 2015
45lbs Rocna main anchor w/ stainless swivel 2016
25lbs Lewmar Delta anchor, 10’ chain w/ 150’ nylon rode
20lbs Aluminum Fortress anchor, 10’ chain w/ 150’ nylon rode
6 fenders and complete set of dock lines
Quantum sails; full batten main, Harken roller furling 120% genoa, asymmetrical spinnaker & Stack Pack w/ jack lines, mast height is 57 ft
Harken winches (5) w/ 3 handles
Sunbrella Cockpit cushions and complete enclosure
New Strataglass windshield 2015
3 burner propane stove and oven w/ rotisserie
Isotherm front loading refrigerator (12V)
Isotherm top loading freezer/refrigerator (12V)
Corian counter tops
2 bowl stainless steel sink
GE microwave
Leather settee cushions
Interior wood Blond African Beech
Lewmar hatches (5) w/ screen & sun rollers
Sunbrella covers for winches, hatches, grill and windless
Magma BBQ grill w/ new grates and element 2016
2 X 5 gal aluminum propane tanks w/ solenoid
2 X 5 gal diesel jury cans
3 X 5 gal water jury cans
2 X 2 gal gasoline jury cans
2 X manual bilge pumps
Viking 6 person Offshore Life Raft
8 life vests, 1 throw ring
3 Self inflating life vests w/harness
Jack lines
1 Delta Parachute drogue
Sunbrella 3 piece dry storage cover for complete yacht
1 Hobie peddling kayak w/paddle
1 West Marine inflating kayak w/paddle
Tool kit and oil change pump
Complete sets of owners/information manuals for all the equipment aboard
Bottom paint stripped in 2014 and new Sea Hawk epoxy barrier coat applied
Rudders gutted and redone with vinylester resin and epoxy 2012

Going's On

01 August 2016 | Alaska
I spent the past few months aboard a commercial salmon fishing boat in Alaska, check it out on my blog at

Getting ready to head back to the Bahamas for the winter!


02 November 2015
I'm not going to regularly post on this blog, visit my new blog at




16 August 2015 | Zion Nat'l Park UT
As many of you know we’ve taken the summer off from living aboard Makana. And with last week being Katie and I 25th wedding anniv. we decided to celebrate by taking a trip to the polar opposite of living on the water, a visit to the desert. When we lived in Colorado we often would visit the desert each spring and fall, the deserts of Utah, Nevada, Arizona and California are awesome. So we boarded a red eye from Portland and the next morning awoke to the dry warmth of Las Vegas, what a change from Maine. We spent eight days hiking and exploring the diverse geographic features of the area. We visited Zion National Park and did a spectcaular 8 mile hike up 2300 ft to Observation Point for a great view of the canyon. Hiked on alpine trails in the mts., the sandstone and limestone fromations in Red Rock Park and spent a grand total of $25 on gambling. We gave our legs and lungs a break from hiking one day and drove to Death Valley National Park. We were treated to 115F at the visitors center which was 190ft below sea level and maxed out at 122F at Badwater which was 298ft below the sea. In addition to enjoying some amazing food, we took in a show, Rod Stewart, he was an amazing entertainer, sang several songs with his daughter, kicked dozens of soccer balls into the upper balcony while singing and displayed an unbelievable amount of energy on stage.
We are back in Maine and it’s hard to believe that some of the trees have begun to show a change of seasons is approaching!

DC pics

20 July 2015 | DC tax $ at work
The Capitol


20 July 2015 | Wash DC
Hoku and I spent a few days visiting DC. Two of my sisters now reside in DC which is a terrific city to visit. Most all the museums are free, there are great restaurants not to mention its our nations capitol. One of my sisters who started at the Naval Academy has worked her way up in "intelligence" to having recently been given the job of briefing senators on such "intelligence", I keep bugging her about the UFO thing but she won't relinquish! Instead she arranged a behind the scenes tour of the capitol building. After a nice lunch in the senate cafeteria, which is actually not in the senate but in a building next door we rode the senate subway and proceeded to tour the building. But not before passing the senate hair salon, the senate gift shop, the senate health clinic and several senate coffee shops. The capitol dome is undergoing extensive repairs which are on schedule to be completed for the next inauguration.
I'm currently in New Jersey working on my mothers house and plan on returning to the mts. of Maine by the end of the week. Our Cuba plans have been progressing with permission now granted from the US Treasury Office of Foreign Assets (OFAC), now just waiting on permission from the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), in addition to the two acronyms above are dozens more which I've become accustom to during the process.
Vessel Name: Makana
Vessel Make/Model: Admiral Excutive 38
Hailing Port: Camden, Maine
Crew: Rick, Katie & Hoku
About: We launched Makana in Aug. 2006 and have taken her from South Africa to the Caribbean, Bahamas, US East Coast to Maine.
Extra: We offer custom charters in Maine during the summer and Bahamas during the winter.
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The Crew

Who: Rick, Katie & Hoku
Port: Camden, Maine