About Moonshadow


Moonshadow in the Canary Islands, November 2010

Moonshadow is a Deerfoot 2-62 cutter designed by “cruising guru” Steve Dashew.  She was built in Finland by Scandi Yachts and launched in 1986.  She is a purpose designed short-handed blue water cruiser and has logged approximately 100,000 nautical miles to date.  Dimensions are: LOA 62 feet/19 meters, beam 14.5 feet/4.4 meters and draft 6 feet/1.8 meters.  Her “Intracoastal Waterway friendly” rigs stands 64.5 feet/19.6 meters off the water.

Moonshadow’s accommodation consists of a master stateroom with ensuite forward of the mast.  Aft of the mast are a main salon with dinette and the nav station/office.


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Foreward Head



Main salon facing forward

DSCN4136Main salon facing aft


Nav station/office

Amidships to starboard is a stand-up engine room/workshop enclosing a Yanmar 140 hp intercooled turbodiesel engine, 8 kw Northern lights genset, 600 gallon/day watermaker, two aircon units, fridge compressor, pressure water pumps, and a 15 gallon water heater.  To port is a long galley with seperate fridge and freezer boxes, stove/oven, microwave oven, double sink, pantry, washer and dryer.  Aft of the galley are two guest staterooms with double lower and single upper berths and a shared guest head.


The long, narrow galley works well on both tacks and has an abundance of counter space

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Starboard aft stateroom

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Aft head

A watertight forepeak encompasses the first 12 feet of the boat and a watertight lazarette the last 7 feet. Tthe rudder stock and autopilot motors/ram are enclosed in the lazarette.  Moonshadow is a dual cockpit model with a steering/sailing cockpit aft containing the helm, engine controls, main, genoa and staysail sheet winches.  The forward cockpit seats eight to ten persons under the cover of a soft dodger which can be fully enclosed.











The forward cockpit

We can stand watch in the forward cockpit with an autopilot remote, second engine panel, GPS, VHS and in view of the chart plotter and radar positioned in the nav station below.


The watch station in the forward cockpit

Sail handling consists of roller furling genoa and staysail wth sheets and furling lines led the the aft cockpit, and a fully battened main with lazy jacks and a boom cradle.  Electric primary winches ease workload on headsail and spinnaker trim.  She is easily handled by two persons and George has single handed her for approximately 5000 miles.















The business of sailing is handled in the aft cockpit

George purchased Moonshadow in Fort Lauderdale, Florida in 1994 and has since logged more than 70,000 ocean miles and visited 33 countries with her during a 16-1/2 year west-about circumnavigation.


Moonshadow’s Layout

1. Port aft stateroom

2. Starboard aft stateroom

3. Aft head

4. Galley

5. Nav station/office

6. Engine room/workshop

7. Main salon/dinette

8. Master stateroom

9. Forward head

Moonshadow’s Equipment List:

Sail Inventory

140% Genoa

100% Working Jib


1.5 oz MPS spinnaker in ATN sock

2.2 oz. spinnaker in ATN sock

Main sail with full-length battens

Storm Trysail

Storm Jib

Hurricane Staysail

ATN “Tacker” for shorthanded spinnaker sailing

Ground Tackle

50kg/110 pound Rockna anchor with 300’ 10mm chain rode

2X 35# Viking aluminum Danforth style anchor with chain/nylon rode

Folding fisherman storm anchor

Fortress dinghy anchor with stainless/nylon rode


Emergency Rudder Blade, transom mounted, w/tiller

Emergency tiller

Paratech Sea Anchor

600’ 1” nylon warp for sea anchor/Panama Canal transit/anchoring

Givens 8 person life raft, stern rail mounted with quick release system

MOM-8 Overboard recovery system

Lifesling overboard recovery device

Attachable crash bulkhead for salon/forward cabin

High volume crash pump system belted to genset

5 automatic bilge pumps with high-water alarms

2 Whale Gusher 30 manual bilge pumps, engine room and salon (keel sump)

1 portable hand operated bilge pump

Oxygen cylinder

First aid kit exceeding Category I specifications


406 EPIRB with GPS

Abandon ship bag

15mm tempered glass hull lights

Masthead strobe light

Hidden safe for valuables

Complete Category I flare kit


2X Furuno GPS 35 Navigator (1 in nav station, 1 in cockpit)

2X W-H Autopilot systems with 3 remotes

Furuno 36 mile radar

Icom M710 SSB radio with backstay antenna

2X Icom VHF (nav and cockpit)

B&G H-1000 depth sounder

B&G Hecta wind/speed instruments with 2x repeaters

Interphase forward looking sonar

Furuno weather fax

Motorola Iridium Satellite Phone with data connection

2x AM/FM Compact Disc stereo system with salon subwoofer and 12 speakers, including 4 water proof outside speakers.

World Space Satellite Radio

Tank Tender fuel/water level monitor

Panasonic Flat Screen TV

Philips DVD player

2X Kenwood walkie-talkie

Link Battery monitor

Heart Interface 2500 inverter/charger (110 volt)

240v to 110v step-down transformer

240v battery charger

14X Alpenglow low interference cabin lights

MaxSea chart plotting program

4x magnetic compass (master stateroom, nav station, center cockpit, binnacle)

880 amp hour deep cycle house battery bank

140 amp-hour cruising alternator belted to main engine

2X Gel cell batteries for engine and genset starting

Perko battery switches facilitating battery crossover

Alarm system with infrared motion detection sensors

Carbon monoxide detector

Smoke detector

Gas detector/shutoff valve for LPG system

Hamilton Ferris drag generator system

Masthead lightning diffuser

Dell 17″ screen laptop computer


Aquapro 1101 11.5’ aluminum bottom Hypalon RIB

Yamaha 15hp outboard (new 2003)

Yamaha 3hp outboard

Canvas dingy cover

Retractable beach landing wheels


12v Crosby thermostatically controlled fridge/freezer system

Stainless Force 10 LPG 3 burner stove/oven

Maytag washer and dryer

2x air conditioner

600 gallon per day Sea Recovery water maker

Microwave oven

Skyscreens on all hatches

Skyshades on all hull lights

Stainless 15 gallon water heater

Med-mooring boarding gangway

SCUBA diving compressor

Canvas dodger with attachable shade screens

Rear enclosure for dodger

6 cockpit cushions

Cockpit slat bed system (converts forward cockpit to a king sized bed)

Rear cockpit folding bimini top (new 2011)

Attachable bridge deck bimini top/water catchment system

Full canvas awning

Fleece salon settee and nav station passage covers

Custom sheets for all berths

Saltwater wash down system

Two deck shower systems

Attachable side boarding ladder system

Folding stern boarding ladder system

Deck and cockpit lighting

Forepeak and lazarette lighting

Forepeak and lazarette solar ventilation systems


Yanmar 4LH-HTE 140hp intercooled turbodiesel main engine with Hurth gear with two engine panels, one in each cockpit

Northern Lights 8kw genset (110 volt)

Rigging and Deck

Main mast with Antal batten car system and trysail track.

Boom with stainless “Park Avenue” type rack, lazy jack system and single line reefing

Navtec hydraulic backstay adjuster, boom vang and baby stay tension adjustment

Reckman headsail furler

Harken baby stay furler

Spinnaker pole

Reaching strut

4 mast mounted halyard winches

Boom mounted outhaul winch

2 Electric primary winches

2 secondary winches

Mainsheet winch

8 Lewmar genoa cars

Genoa track outboard of stanchions

4 Lewmar snatch blocks

Twin bow rollers with self-launcher for main anchor

Maxwell V3500 reversible anchor windlass with remote control forward and automatic remote/chain counter in aft cockpit.

2 main halyards

2 genoa halyards

1 staysail halyard

2 articulating spinnaker halyards

Spinnaker pole topping lift

Boom preventer system

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