La Vagabonde Can Be Yours!

Yes, this is bittersweet (and not exactly what we planned on) but the time has come.

It’s time to let go of our old girl.

It’s just not feasible, nor fair, to keep her sitting alone now that we’re on our new Catamaran.

And even though we’re now living on a beautiful new yacht, there’s a certain magic to our “original” La Vagabonde that can never be replaced. One you’ll likely feel as soon as you step on board.

Riley and I want to see her sailing again with someone who’ll get as much enjoyment
as we have over these last few wonderful years.

And that someone could very well be you.

A little history…

La Vagabonde is a 2007 Beneteau Cyclades 43.4 and has been our home since 2013, where we’ve been documenting nearly every step of the journey on Youtube.

We’ve sailed her through both calm and terrifying seas and never have felt anything less than safe and secure.

She’s taken us through the Mediterranean, Across the Atlantic, the Caribbean, the Panama Canal, and most recently across the Pacific Ocean where she’s now in New Zealand, waiting for a new captain.

Now it’s your turn to tell her where to go.

Main Specs …

  • 2007 Beneteau Cyclades 43.4

    Walk-thru Transom, Displacement 9T, LOA approx 13.26m (43.5 feet), LWL approx 12.39m, Beam approx 4.43m, Draft approx 1.8m

  • 2007 Yanmar 54 HP Diesel Engine (approximately 3500 engine hours)

    1 Engine, Drive Shaft, Fuel Capacity 200 Litres. VERY Reliable.

  • Newly Installed B&G Electronics (2016)

    Compass, Speed, Lag, Wind, VHF, VHF DSC, GPS, Chart Plotter, Autopilot, Stereo clock, Barometer, Navigation Lights, AIS receiver, Depth Sounder, Radar Reflection

Notable Features and Upgrades Include…

  • Accommodation for 8 in 4 Cabins
  • 2 Toilets
  • LPG Oven
  • Fridge & Freezer
  • Cockpit Shower
  • Hot & Cold Pressure Water
  • Total Water Storage: 400L
  • Liferaft
  • Horn
  • Emergency Steering
  • Life Jackets
  • Watermaker (2015)
  • New Headsail & Mainsail (Neil Pryde 2016)
  • Gennaker (Yachtsails 2015)
  • Mercury 4 Stroke Outboard (2014)
  • Zodiac Dinghy (2014)
  • Wind Generator
  • Solar Panels
  • Yamaha Power Generator
  • 6 x 12v Trojan batteries (700amphr) – 2 systems


While we’re certainly open to any serious offers, the most important thing to us is knowing that she’ll have a good home. We believe the yacht alone is worth somewhere around $160,000 NZD – $180,000 NZD (Approximately $150,000 AUD – $170,000 AUD) and we’ve already received an offer near this range. We’ve just been waiting to notify our youtube audience (you!) so that everyone has the opportunity to “buy the dream” and see who might be the best fit.


La Vaga will be for sale until the 18th of June, 2017).

Ideally, we’d love to see her paired with an adventurous couple like ourselves, maybe a family, or even a single guy or girl who wants to sail the world yet hasn’t even touched a sail. (Do we need to explain that one?).

So please, if you feel La Vagabonde may be the right boat for you (and you promise to take the most excellent care of her), go ahead and contact our listing broker with your best offer.

Vining Marine Ltd
Whangarei, New Zealand
Sam Cannell
Cell Phone: +64 21 522 761


No obligation but we’d love an open offer to invite us (in the future) on board for a La Vaga reunion.

In all seriousness, if we weren’t so fortunate to be able to move onto this new Catamaran, we’d be happily still living aboard this “original”.

It’s just not feasible, or fair, to keep her sitting still while we’re halfway across the world.

And we really want La Vaga to end up with one of our fans. We’d like to visit her again and if you’ll let us be your guests down the road, we’d be forever grateful as we can’t stomach the thought of never being on her again, (even if just for a bit).

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