Arriba

Arriba at Second Valley,
South Australia

Arriba is the Spanish for "up and away", commonly heard in the toast "Arriba, abajo, al centro, pa' dentro" (up, down, to the center, inside). Arriba is also my Lightwave 38 cruising catamaran, made by Lightwave Yachts of Queensland, Australia. She was constructed in 2006, launched in April 2007 and was a charter boat based at Airlie Beach, Queensland, before I purchased her in November 2009. Arriba's home port is the Cruising Yacht Club of South Australia (CYCSA), North Haven (Adelaide) but she also regularly berths at Marina St Vincent (Wirrina Cove), both in South Australia.

Vital stats:
Length overall: 11.3m (38')
Beam: 6.67m (21'8")
Draft: 1.1m (3'7")
Max Displacement: 6.5t (14,300lb)
Engines: Twin 27hp Volvo Penta D1-30 diesels
Mast: 15.4m twin spreader aluminium mast
Sails: 47m2 main, 20m2 jib, 47m2 gennaker, 106m2 spinnaker
Max speed under motor (@3,000 RPM): 8.5 knots
Max speed under sail: 16 knots (surf assisted)
Sail number: YC77
MMSI: 503003510
Position: VesselFinder (via AIS), PredictWind (via satellite)