About Starfire

Starfire is a Bob Perry designed 1977 Islander 32 MKII.  We spent about 3 months covering the California coast from Sausalito to San Diego in search of the perfect boat. We finally settled upon Starfire and think that we definitely made the best possible decision in our price range.


The Islander 32 MKII Design

There’s a great article/review about the overall design from sailing magazine here. The cabin is beautiful and spacious with a teak/oak interior. The design has a solid reputation by most accounts, especially from a value perspective in this price range. It was featured in a book called “Twenty Affordable Sailboats to take you Anywhere“.

Our Current Sail Inventory

  • UK Sails Main
  • UK Sails 135% Genoa
  • North Sails Asymmetrical Spinnaker
  • Storm Sails


Our Auxiliary Engine

BetaMarine 20HP 3 Cylinder Diesel.

Fuel Capacity 30 Gal.

Our Galley

Our galley is as basic as you can possible get. We opted to go with a non-pressurized alcohol stove as our main cooking equipment.

  • Cookmate 3100 2 Burner Non-Pressurized Alcohol Stove
  • Origo Alcohol Oven
  • Magma BBQ
  • Isotherm Refrigeration Unit

Our Ground Tackle

The channel islands have taught us that quality ground tackle is essential.

  • 33lb Rocna + 100ft G4 Chain
  • Secondary Bruce Type 33lb
  • Fortress Stern Anchor

Other Cruising Gear

We are slowly, but surely building our collection of gear for a long distance cruise. Mostly boring, but here’s the cool stuff.

  • West Marine Compact RIB + Tohatsu 6HP Outboard
  • Digital Yacht iAIS
  • iPad Navigation System
  • Xantrex Charger Inverter
  • Uniden VHF
  • JRC Radar and Chartplotter
  • Garmin 441s Chartplotter
  • Navman Wind/Depth/Speed
  • Raymarine ST4000+ Autopilot
  • Lewmar Windlass
  • 325 aH AGM battery bank
  • 180W Solar Array
  • ACR GlobalFix EPIRB
  • Inmarsat iSatPhone
  • Paratech Drogue
  • Revere Offshore Commander Liferaft
  • Bunch or other crap