Meet Felicità

Felicità (formerly Sea Angel) is a 2006 Catalina 42 Mark II sloop (soon-to-be-cutter)-rigged sailboat well outfitted for cruising.  She has a 56 HP Yanmar diesel engine, lots of storage for water and fuel, two heads and three berths. She is equipped with a watermaker, 400 watts of solar power, several radios, and a bunch of safety gear.

Our friend, John Kretschmer, wrote a review of the Catalina 42 for Sailing Magazine and his stamp of approval as we were shopping bolstered our confidence when we wrote the check.


Centerline 3 cabin configuration, captain’s berth has queen bed, shower and toilet. Full galley with propane, oven and burners. Refrig & (a very small) freezer. The 2nd head is in the main salon. Nav table with full panel of electronics and controls. Fans available in all cabins. Watermaker and full air conditioning, heat pump. Fin keel, depth 6.6′. 3 water tanks and a hot water heater, total 150 gallons. 2 holding tanks, one for each head and macerators. 50 gallon fuel tank, CruiseRO Watermaker, and a Panda Fischer diesel generator.

Raymarine radar, smart chartplotter with Evolution auto pilot. windspeed, depth finder, compass, wind direction, MOB. Windlass, battery charger with inverter. AIS, SSB, VHF radios.


Raymarine E80 chartplotter at the helm
Raymarine mast-mounted radar 4KW
Raymarine ST60 Tridata
Raymarine ST60 wind instrument
Raymarine Evolution Autopilot (ST6002 as backup)
Westmarine AIS Receiver (650)
Samsung flatscreen TV
VHF in salon with handheld in cockpit
Snake River holding tank monitors


50′ 30a shore power cords. Pigtail to operate air conditioning
(2) 4D AGM batteries, (1) 800 CCA AGM starter with house/starter isolation switch 
12v/110v systems throughout with 110v/12v outlets in all cabins
12 v breaker panel
Isolated 110 v breaker panel

Hull, deck, and sails

In-mast roller furling mainsail
Schaeffer roller furling headsail
Maxwell 1000w electric anchor windlass 8000
45# Delta anchor with 180′ 5/16 Chain and 150′ 5/8 Nylon Line
25# spare anchor
Sea water wash down in anchor locker
Garhauer dinghy davits
Fiberglass cockpit table with folding leaves
Marine leather covered helm wheel
Dodger/bimini with connector
Bimini cover
Canvas protective covers for helm and cockpit table

150% genoa
Standard jib
Rumor has it we also have a storm sail, spinnaker, and anchor riding sail

Gig Harbor sailable dingy
(8) Personal flotation devices
(2) Throwable cushions
(2) Boat poles 
(5) Fenders
(2) Winch handles
(4) Cockpit cushions
(2) Stern seat cushion
6 (wo)man life raft
(1) Rail-mounted Life Sling II
(1) MOB pole

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Meet Gretchen & Tim

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The refit projects continue! Sails, new topping lift, cutter conversion complete.🔹 New episode up on YouTube. Link in bio. 🔹 #vitaminsea #yacht #yachting #bluewatersailing #offshore #oceanlife #saltyvibes #offshoresailing #sailingadventure #gntsailing #boatlife #sailinglife #sailinginstagram #sailstagram #oceanlover #oceanlife #sailing #boatlife #simplelife #digitalnomad #liveaboard #sail #sailingcouple #mothermotherocean #catalina42 #northsails #precisionsails
We get two critical path projects done including installing our @hydrovane and converting to a cutter. 🔹 Link in bio 🔹 #vitaminsea #yacht #yachting #bluewatersailing #offshore #oceanlife #saltyvibes #offshoresailing #sailingadventure #gntsailing #boatlife #sailinglife #sailinginstagram #sailstagram #oceanlover #oceanlife #sailing #sail #sailingcouple #catalina42 #hydrovane #selfsteering #cutterrig
It’s official! We cast off the lines on Oct. 31 as part of the #bajahaha cruisers rally. The date is set. The fee is paid. Just a few more projects to go! Mexico or bust. 😎
It’s not the ocean and I’m not sitting on a sailboat, but having our land based home on this bend of the gentle Eagle River ain’t half bad. 🔹 Happy Friday y’all! 🔹 Tim’s been working hard on the boat back in CA, while I recover from Covid. I’ll be back to the Pacific next month. ⛵️☀️
We had an amazing weekend with our first official guests aboard Felicità as full-time live aboards. 🔹 The sailing was awesome, the food was delicious, the drinks were cold, the euchre was competitive, and the laughs were the kind that make your cheeks hurt. 😎☀️♥️
Six hours of champagne sailing today. 17-22 knots 👏all 👏 stinkin’ 👏 day. ⛵️🥂 #sailing #catalina42mkii #sailingcouple #sail
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