About Our Yacht
Stravaigin is a 44ft Elan Impression 434 and offers comfort with a great deal of style.
Explore her full specification below and find out all about her.
Length Overall 13.4 m 44 ft
Hull Length 11.45 m
Air draft 18.4 m
Displacement 10900 kg
Ballast 3279 kg
Water capacity 516 litres
Fuel capacity 270 litres
Holding tank 100 litres
4 cabins, 8 berths, plus 2 in the saloon (sleeping 10 persons)
- One roomy and light double cabin up forward with hanging locker, storage space portholes and hatch access to the deck.
- Aft, two sizeable double cabins each with hanging lockers, portholes to seaward and ventilation hatches to the cockpit. the starboard side cabin has its own direct access to one of toilet cubicles.
- There is room for an additional 2 crew to sleep comfortably in the saloon
- Fresh bedding is provided.
Two - one forward and one aft; each has wash hand basin with hot and cold pressurised water and both cubicles include a shower.
Stravaigin has a full width, bright saloon with windows, deck hatch and port holes. The saloon is fitted with a large, table; and is a great place for dining and story sharing! The saloon also has a TV screen linked to the sound system and that all important drinks cabinet so you can share a wee dram while recounting the thrills of the day.
To port of the main saloon is a large, well equipped ‘L’ shaped galley including a stainless steel, gimbled, cooker and oven, top loading fridge with freezer compartment and two stainless steel sinks with hot and cold pressurised water. Plenty of work space and storage lockers.So you most definitely won’t go hungry on our cruises.
Amidships to starboard is the chart table and chart storage area with navigation seat. With all charts and pilot books for our cruising area and beyond.
On the bulkhead to this area are the main switch board, DSC VHF radio and entertainment centre (including TV controls, radio, CD player). For your added comfort, Stravaigin is fitted with a central heating system, the controls for which are also situated at the chart table. The boat is fitted with shore power.
- GPS Chartplotter Raymarine Axiom hybrid touch screen plotter in cockpit (this plotter can wirelessly connect to phone and tablet for viewing-or control- remotely).
- Radar Raymarine fed to plotter.
- Autopilot Raymarine p70
- Raymarine multifunction i70 instrument
- VHF. Standard horizon DSC set at nav station with full remote mic at helm.
- Handheld VHF.
- Tridata Raymarine i50 at helm position.
- Wind Raymarine i60 at helm position.
- Compass Lewmar helm position.
- Vespar marine AIS.
- Erbespacher diesel powered hot air heating.
- Electric windlass
- Power water pump for anchor and deck wash.
- Batteries; large battery bank connected to 220v inverter
- Shore power connection 220V
- LCD TV
- CD Player
- Each cabin has 12v charger outlets as well as extensive charging outlets inc inverter powered 220v outlets in galley and salon.
Cockpit Sails & Rigging
The spacious cockpit is fitted with twin wheels with a full set of instruments
- Log echo sounder (type)
- Wind speed and direction
- Chart plotter
- Engine controls
For those times when we enjoy eating al fresco or just to catch that stunning sunset, there is a cockpit table and drinks holders and a pair of waterproof deck speakers connected to the boat’s entertainment centre; This is also the location of the horseshoe life buoys, man overboard pole and outboard engine. The teak covered transom steps with swim ladder and all-important fresh water shower for that blast of fresh water to warm up after a bracing swim!
- Cockpit and cockpit seats covered in teak
- 2 Steering wheels Lewmar (Leather upholstery)
- Cockpit table (Folding)
- Aluminium Selden mast and boom
- 2 spreaders
- Spinnaker equipment
- Furlex genoa furling system
- Deck hardware harken/Lewmar
Canvas and Sails
The boat is fitted with sprayhood.
The roller furling Genoa and the slab reefing main can easily be reefed without the need to leave the cockpit, as all lines are led back to the spacious cockpit.
Fitted with a 33kg Rocna anchor and chain plus electric windlass and wireless remote with chain counter; she also carries a second anchor, chain and warp.
A Typical Day Aboard Stravaigin
A slow rise in the morning for those who like to linger in their cabins with the aroma of fresh coffee enticing them out on deck to join the early risers taking in the new day up on deck. Morning is a great time to spot wildlife preparing for a new day depending on the season and location we may see seals hunting, sea birds feeding or otters foraging the tide line with their cubs.
A quick dip followed by a hot shower to freshen up for the day and a home cooked breakfast in the salon or cockpit sets us up for raising the anchor or loosing the lines and heading out a secluded bay or pretty harbour and as soon as the winds allow raising the sails to forge ahead to a new location.
Out at sea the winds and tides aid our journey to our chosen destination, our companions may be playful dolphins riding our bow wave, Manx Shearwater skimming the crests of the waves, Guillemot bobbing down below as we pass or if fortunate, a breaching Minke whale. But always there is the ever-present sound score of wind in the sails and the sea around us.
Reaching our destination for the day we drop the anchor or take a mooring and dinghy ashore to access remote and delightful coastlines that we can explore at our leisure. A coastal walk or foray inland to quiet glens or take in a nearby hill and enjoy stunning views from our elevation or using SUPS we can nudge our way farther into shallow bays and river entrances knowing a hot shower is waiting back on board if we get a little too involved in the cool sea!
Food is an important of life aboard and we take care in providing delicious and filling meals using as much as possible locally sourced products and supporting ethical producers and suppliers so lunchtime and dinner time are a treat where you may enjoy local seafood, hearty soups and stews, hill reared beef or lamb and outdoor breed pork as well as sweet treats and snacks.
In harbour there is always the option of a stroll ashore and visiting the many attractions on offer there not least the local pub and have a pint with the locals.
Stravaigin ends her day at the chosen anchorage for the night in good time to relax, change out of above deck gear and pour a dram enjoying some nibbles while recounting the adventures of the day and waiting for the evening meal to be served.
As the sun goes down on another incredible day experiencing Scotland’s stunning landscape and wildlife, a warm bunk invites you to relax and fall asleep to the gentle sound of the ocean cradling you and the breezes passing over, with the anticipation of tomorrow’s adventures.