The Boat


Mata Hari is a 39-foot O’Day sailboat built in Fall River, Massachusetts, in 1984. Originally designed as an IOR racer by French naval architect Philippe Briand and produced in the many hundreds by Jeanneau as the Sun Fizz in France, the design was later licensed to O’Day and built in the USA when both companies were owned by Bangor Punta LLC.

Maybe we like her because she was built in the eighties when everything was bigger and better. Or maybe it’s because she’s just the right size for a liveaboard until we’re ready to take her cruising. Right now Rich is in the middle of remodeling every imaginable space inside. We also just put in a new Beta 38 motor (cherry red, of course!) and after a long time without a working engine, the sound of it firing up is like sweet music to our ears!

LOA  38 feet, 7 inches (11.75 meters)

LWL  33 feet, 6 inches (1o.20 meters)

Beam  12 feet, 7.5 inches (3.85 meters)

Draft  4 feet, 11 inches (1.52 meters)

Displacement  18,185 pounds

Ballast  7,100 pounds

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