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Catamaran Optimist

Hannes & Christine

Hannes and Christine

We left Europe 2008 with ‘Pukuri’, an open bridge catamaran. Sailed her all the way to French Polynesia, westernmost point: Bora Bora, back to Tahiti and then had the chance to upgrade our very basic lifestyle and bought a new cat in Portugal.

We left Portugal on ‘Optimist’ in February 2012, Canary Islands, crossing the Atlantic in April (31 days!!! no wind), St.Martin in May, Panama canal transit in June, crossing the Pacific in September (37 days), Tahiti in October.


Sold Pukuri and sailed to Fiji via Suwarrow atoll and Maupiti. Had to wait because of cyclone Evan and just made it to Savusavu/ Fiji at the end of 2012!

2013 we sailed against the wind to Wallis and Tonga and back to Fiji to spend another cyclone season in Savusavu.

Christine had to leave the boat in June 2014 because of unsolvable relationship issues.
Christine’s e mail: cxtine500 at yahoo dot com

Hannes is still in Fiji.

Catamaran Optimist:

15m long, 8,3m wide, 6,4 tons

Alexander’s Yachtdesign, Lexline 49, wood, glass, epoxy

Sleeps 10 (4 double, 2 single), 2 bathrooms/toilet, spacious cockpit

Flag: Austria





3 Comments leave one →
  1. maarten permalink
    December 14, 2017 7:06 pm

    boy do i miss this boat, i worked for the previous owner bob vink,and fitted most of the comfort and electronics on it. good to see she still avloat,if there any questions on gear or other things pls contact me at id be thrilled to help you out.
    greets from maarten (nl)

  2. Andreas Salzbrunn permalink
    April 10, 2016 8:58 pm

    Grias di Hannes Wie ist es auf den Marschall-Inseln? Toll dass Du immer noch am Segeln bist. Weißt Du zufällig ob Pukuri den Hurrikan auf Fiji überlebt hat ?
    Bitte mail mir mal bei Gelegenheit
    liebe Grüße Andi

    • May 13, 2016 10:23 am

      Hey! Hannes ist in Fiji mit dem Optimist. Alles ok soweit. Die Mooring hat den cyclone ueberstanden.
      Pukuri war und ist in Tonga, sieht blendend aus!
      Anbei ein link zum neuen Eigner. Er hat viel umgebaut und repariert.
      Ich, Christine, bin in Neuseeland, segeln.

      Gruesse aus Auckland!

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