The S/V “Balian” is a 33ft (10m) Bayliner Buccaneer 335 sailing yacht, built in 1979, a time when high oil prices invited more sailors to the water and Bayliner contributed with many popular sailboats.

Designed as a racing cruiser, the “Balian” is a lightweight sloop that gets underway even in light winds. This allows us to keep the diesel engine off most of the time and with two large solar panels, we harvest enough energy to meet all our energy needs.

A major refit of the boat was carried out during most of 2018 and has resulted in greater comfort for guests and enhanced sailing performance. Weighing only 5 tons, the boat gets going even in light winds and its design allows it to point really close to wind. This gives us great versatily when planning our passeges in the Sea of Cortez.

“Balian” is fully-equipped with digital and traditional navigational instruments and charts, an ample variety of sails, and with all lines running to the cockpit, is rigged in way that makes sailing easy, fast and safe.

  • Accomodates:
    • Up to five guests for day trips
    • Up to three guests for overnight passages
  • Length Overall: 33ft (10m)
  • Draft: 6ft (1.8m)
  • Steering: Tiller
  • Sails:
    • One Mainsail, one spare
    • One Genoa
    • Two Symmetrical Spinnakers
  • Auxiliary engine: Volvo Penta MD7A
    • 2 cylinder, 13hp
    • Cruising speed +/- 3.5 knots
    • Consumption of +/-0.8 litres/hour
  • Solar Energy: 2x 100WA Solar Pannels
  • Instruments
    • GPS
    • Chartplotter
    • Depthsounder/Fishfinder
    • Autopilot
    • VHF
    • Satellite phone
  • Inverter 12V/110V with AC plug and USB ports
  • Engel Freezer
  • Stove 2 Burners
  • One dinghy with oars
  • Nautical charts & Pilot Books
  • Sextant