The Boat

Formerly “Freedom Forever” (ugh), Island Girl is a Hinterhoeller Niagara 31, built in 1982. Designed by the venerable German Frers (who, after completing this design for Hinterhoeller, graduated to designing, almost exclusively, racing and luxury yachts), she is a zippy 31 with clean lines, fine bulkheads, heavy rigging and a cozy interior. She lived in Whiterock for about 5 years before we took her home to Vancouver. We haven’t (yet) made many modifications to her original setup or rig, as she generally performs admirably as designed.

However, give us another year, and we’ll tune her up something fierce.

From the foredeck