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,


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.

A Vesper Marine X8000 class B AIS,

Iridium Go Sat Phone,

new GPS antenna.

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

Honda 2000 generater

Wind Generator: Airex 400 watts with carbon fiber blades

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

Rainman water maker

Deck & Cockpit

11 foot West Marine dinghy with 15 hp Tohatsu 9.8 4 stroke outboard

Wells Radar Arch

Full cockpit enclosure and fiber glass hard top

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,


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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