S/V Ripple, a Beneteau Oceanis 373, is a 37′ sloop rigged sailboat, sailed on Lake Travis all of her life.
Aboard Ripple, you are welcome to kick back, relax, and simply enjoy the beauty that is sailing a Beneteau on Lake Travis, flame a few burgers on the grill, “go jump in the lake” for a refreshing swim, or simply relax on deck in the sun or in the shaded cockpit seating. You may participate in the sailing experience at whatever your comfort level may be.
With ample decks she can handle four crew/passengers with ease, and up to six crew/passengers a bit cozily.
Ripple is an ocean ready sailing vessel (S/V) equipped with:
All required safety equipment including a selection of life vests in various sizes – children under 13 years of age must wear life preservers at all times when underway
A full galley (two burner stove, oven, sink, refrigerator, and freezer)
Indoor and outdoor heated showers
104 gallons of hot and cold potable running water
Propane BBQ grill
Air conditioning and heating at the dock
One head (that’s sailor talk for a bathroom!)
Roller furling sails for easy handling.
Now that Covid-19 vaccines have been available for many months, proof of vaccination is required for all crew/passengers. Masks are not required above deck or while sailing. I am comfortable with letting the wind keep our personal breathing air space safe and clean.
Some boat rules that make it easier for everyone:
Barefoot is best, or LIGHT COLORED SOFT SOLED shoes if you must.
Please bring your own towel if you think you may be swimming.
Ripple carries over 100 gallons of potable water, there is no need to bring any more on board.
Water/drink glasses/bottles that will fit into your car drink holders are best!
If you want any snacks or drinks (other than water) please bring it yourself. No RED wine please, it stains the white fiberglass rather quickly when spilled.
If you lather up with sunscreen please (a)lather up on the dock, (b)when below decks, sit on your towel and not the upholstery.
Please use the restroom at the Marina before we head out if possible - for storage and pumpout reasons...
By Texas law, ALL children 13years old and younger MUST wear USCG approved life preservers whenever the vessel is not at the dock or anchored.
Ripple is a LNT vessel, please take all of your empties and trash off of the boat and to the dumpster when returning to shore.
!!! Any trash, litter, CIGARETTE BUTTS intentionally being thrown into the water will result in a direct return to the dock and the end of the sail !!!