After a few surf trips to Costa Rica I fell in love with the country.  I had hoped to move there when I retired but my wife had other ideas.  So having sailed for 33 years and having owned a Cat 30 before, I figured my next option was to purchase the boat I had always wanted, and name her Pura Vida.  Which I did 2 years ago and have never looked back.  There is just no substitute for the relaxation of 5-6 hour sail on these boats.

Gary Johnson
1999 Cat 36 mkii, M35C
​Hull # 1755, Fin Keel
Homeport: Long Beach, California