About s/v ALLORA (Our floating home, meaning ‘And now …’)

Make: Outbound 46

Designer: Carl Schumacher

The Man behind Outbound:

Phil Lambert/plambert@outboundyachts.com

Outbound Yachts ~ 22 Years of Quality Offshore Passagemakers


Year: 2015/Hull #55

Length: 46’/14m

Beam: 13’6”/4.1m

Draft: 6’6”/2m

Mast Clearance: 65’/19.8m

Mast: Sparcraft, Aluminum

Type of Vessel: Monohull

Tonnage: 15 Light

Rig: Solant

Bowsprit: Sparcraft, Retractable, Aluminum, Furler – Selden, Dyneema Bobstay

Hood Sail Inventory: Mainsail – Full Batten, Two Reefs, Genoa – 140%, Jib (Solant) -100%

Code Zero – Kevlar, Asymmetrical Spinnaker, Storm Jib, Stormsail

Reefing: Double Line, Spectra Lazy Jacks

Standing Rigging: 1×19 316SS, Removable Dyneema Forestay

Whisker Pole: Forespar – Aluminum/Carbon Fiber

Storm Drogue: Jordan Series Drogue

Rudder: Spade

Keel: Fin/Bulb

Diesel: 190 gallons/719L

Water: 200 gallons/757L

Watermaker: Echotec, 12v, 13gph

House Batteries: 900AH

Inverter/Charger: Xantrex 3000W

Isolation Transformer: Charles Industries, 240/120vac

Engine: Yanmar 4JH80 Turbo, dual Yanmar alternators

Genset: Northern LIghts 5kw, 120vac, 60Hz

Prop: Max Prop, 4 blade, feathering, 21” diameter, 13” pitch

Solar: Solbian/Solara, 420 watts

Hydrogenerator: Watt & Sea, 600W

Wind Vane Steering: Hydrovane

Heater: Webasto, Diesel

Electronics: Raymarine – Auto Pilot, Chartplotter, Radar, Fishfinder

Communications: SSB – Icom, Iridium, Delorme In Reach, VHF

Offshore Weather: Predict Wind

Ground Tackle: Sarca Excel Anchor 36kg (79lb), 300’/91.4m  5/16 Maggi Hi Test, Mantus Medium Snubber, Fortress Secondary Anchor, 40’ chain rode, 200’ rope rode

Interior Lighting: LED’s

DINGHY: ‘Namo’

Achilles 10’ Aluminum RIB

Outboard: Yamaha, 9.9hp, (4 stroke)

Our dear friend, Maddy in Bozeman,  gave us this article which highlights the nuances of the word, “Allora”…

A window on language and customs in Italy, by Linda Falcone

JUNE 15, 2006

It’s Monday night and I’m desperate for a word. The rest of the world is out watching the World Cup on the big screen. Italy is playing tonight and everyone else knows the word they are looking for. If they find it, I will hear ‘goal’ yelled from all open windows. Nice as that would be, the word I need still escapes me. In Italy, when a person has no idea what to say, they usually start with allora. It buys them time. So that’s what I’m going to start with to-night. It’s as good an expression as any I suppose. Better than most, actually. Most words move within strict boundaries of meaning. Allora is well-versed on versatility. Adaptable as water, it conforms itself to almost any scenario.  The dictionary will tell you that allora means ‘so’ or ‘thus’ but, in reality, the meaning of the word depends on who you are and how you say it. In Italy, when a teacher yells ‘allora!’ it means you’d better sit up and shut up. Trouble’s a-coming. Either find a way to stop Carlo Sassetti from swinging on the shutters or be quick and close the window. The woman means business. There is a certain power in the expression, especially when it’s accompanied by an exclamation point. Allora followed by a comma, however, changes the cards completely. Relax, it means her monologue is going to be long. Hours may pass before you’ll be asked to look lively again.  When the neighbor lady says allora it’s usually accompanied by a question mark. Your mother has most likely told her all the gory details. She has already been adequately versed in your personal saga and has taken it upon herself to rearrange your story upside-down and backwards. All the signora needs now is just a bit more spice to make the batter come out right. ‘Allora?’ she smiles as you come up the steps. What she means is ‘cut to the chase.’ She knows you’re in love, what she wants is the wedding date. When your colleague says allora it means your meeting might actually start going somewhere. Put your ears back on and start listening again, a plausible explanation may be provided. In work situations, allora is great for gathering evidence. It gives you time to gather your chips before you place your bet on a risky hand. My grandfather was an artisan and an allora man. He had the wonderful habit of talking to me as if we were always in the midst of a very important conversation. Ours was an on-going dialogue that started soon after I was born and just continued on and on until the sun set on his days. Allora bimba, he would say, whenever we met, as if he was just about to reach the conclusion of a discussion we had started six months earlier. He would always greet me with allora, like someone who was just getting to the good part of the story. I’ve never thought about it before now, but for him, the word was a bridge across time. For my grandfather allora served innumerable purposes. It was ‘let’s see now’ and ‘let’s get to the bottom of this.’ Allora was ‘what do you think?’ and ‘where do we go from here?’ Allora was what he said every time he sat on his stool to make a new mirror. It was a word the man used to collect his strength, the prelude to all creative effort. But it was also the culmination of a job that pleased him. Once he finished his etching, he would hold the mirror up for me to see. ‘Allora, tell me, is the work to your liking?’ Mostly he etched ladies and gents from the seventeenth century, falling in love under a cherry tree. The work was always to my liking.   My grandmother died last week, almost twenty years after her husband. Perhaps this spring they will find a nice new tree to fall in love under. Perhaps they will have the chance to continue a conversation they had started years ago. If they meet again, he will greet her with “allora,” I’m sure of it.



Allora’s Captain/First Mate, Marcus and Diana Stevens (thanks, Lori Hocking, for the fun capture!)

Here’s a quote from the Outbound website:

“The Outbound 46 was designed by the late Carl Schumacher (1949-2002), designer of the Alerion Express 28, Oyster’s Lightwave 48, the Express 27 and 37, and a large stable of custom racing yachts. We selected Carl for one reason …. he drew boats that sailed great. Schumacher successfully combined the moderate displacement required for cruising comfort with an efficient underbody needed to beat the weather, upwind performance, and excellent control.”

And some press (with Haley’s (https://www.haleystevensphotography.com/new-zealand) Allora shot from San Francisco!):

Outbound 46 Revisited | Blue Water SailingA modern classic performance cruiser turns 20 It is hard to believe that the Outbound 46 is 20 years old. I remember meeting the inspiration behind …