Meaning of Aeeshah:

is a Swahili girl’s name meaning Life

In Arabic it means Alive.




The layout of the Gulfstar Hirsh 45 center cockpit sloop is perfect for extended cruising or live-aboard. The owner’s stateroom has a centerline double berth with private head and shower stall.  The forward cabin has a large V-berth with separate head.  The main salon has two settees, one converts to a double bed.  On the starboard side is a chart/electronics table and a walk-though to the large owner stateroom.


A large well equipped U-shaped galley provides secure space for preparing meals while passage making or at anchor. Huge new 12-volt refrigerator and condenser, 2-burner propane stove with oven, microwave, and extra lighting make the galley an easy place to work.


Raymarine C90 and A70, Chart Plotters, Raymarine Linear auto-pilot with T70 control head, Raymarine radar 4, Raymarine wind, depth and speed, Raymarine SR6 WX network, EPIRB, VHF Standard Horizon AIS enabled, Hand held VHF Icom 1c-M34, VHF Ray Marine, stereo with inside and outside speakers and iPOD input, WIFI Badboy Extreeme long range antenna,  Richie Compass.

Electrical & Mechanical

▪               50 hp Perkins diesel 4-108, 110 Amp Belmar Alternator and Regulator with fuel polishing     system and duel filtration

▪               New Max Prop (feathering prop)

▪               6 gallon hot water heater – engine heat or shore powered

▪               5 AGM house batteries, 525 AMP Hrs, engine start battery, windlass battery, Charles 40       Amp charger

▪               16,000 BTU air-conditioner with electronic thermostat, reverse cycle heating

▪               Charles 40 amp Battery charger with battery isolation

▪               1500 watt inverter installed in electrical circuit

▪              Yamaha Gen 2KW

▪             Wind Genorator: Airex 400 watts with carbon fiber blades

▪             1, 140 Watts solar panel, 2, 95 Watts solar panels (Go Power), Blue Sky solar regulator

Deck & Cockpit

▪               11 foot West Marine dinghy with 15 hp Yamaha 4 stroke outboard

▪               Wells Radar Arch

▪               Full cockpit enclosure

▪               Maxwell Electric 1200 watts windlass with duel anchor rollers

▪               45 CQR primary anchor with 250′ 5/16 HT chain

▪               35 CQR with 50′ chain and 200′ 3 stranded nylon line, 2  spare danforth anchors

▪               2 Fiberglass LPG tanks


New fully battoned Doyle mainsail with lazyjacks, new Profurl Roller Furler, new 130% Doyle head sail/ genoa, spinnaker, new Celden solid boomvang, new inner forestay fitted for new staysail, new sail track for main sail.


▪               160 gallons fresh water

▪               55 gallons diesel fuel

▪                22 gallons waste  holding tanks

Undersail 1Undersail 2Arch set up while under wayNew mainsail old headsail1 of the instrument panels

New arch set upOn the hard - Turks and Caicos1st stop Andros

2 Responses to Aeeshah

  1. Dan Mendat says:

    Hey John and Jen!
    Your old dock neighbors (Dan and Dianne s/v Star of Orion) from Salty Sam’s Marina will be in Bermuda in August 2014 from the 22nd – 24th during a Royal Caribbean Cruise. From your website here, it looks like you might be on the island. If you get a minute, maybe we could meet up and say Hi! Shoot me an email if you get a chance.
    Fair Winds,
    Dan Mendat
    s/v Star of Orion

  2. sylvain & Cecile says:

    Love your website / Blog! . We hope to be able to connect via e-mail or skype in the next month or 2 as we are landlubbers for a few months. We have only been off Pura Vida for 1.5 month and we are already planning our fall departure! HUGS!!!

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