About Myself: My life has revolved around boats since I was 21 years old. I took up sailing as a hobby and just kept pursuing it more deeply. I decided to make it my profession by becoming a Naval Architect ( one who designs ships, large or small). I attended U.C. Berkeley where I earned a master's degree in Naval Architecture. I then worked for several well known Yacht Design firms for the next 15 years. We designed racing and cruising boats for individuals and corporations. I worked on various types of designs that ranged from 20' day sailors to America's Cup racers.
Of course, for my own boat I wanted something special, so I designed and built "Guiding Light" along the way. The concept was a fast but easy to handle family cruiser that could go anywhere. The concept was to have 3 separate sleeping areas to accommodate our family of five. We cruised the boat in the Puget Sound for many years, and in 2006 I sailed her to Mexico and cruised the coast there from Mazatlán to Barra de Navidad, as well as the Sea of Cortes. After 5 years, we brought the boat back to the northwest in 2011.
The boat handles well in all weather conditions. It has been in 50 knot winds off of Port Townsend, WA. When we sailed south we were in 35 knots off of Oregon and sailing at 11-14 knots with just the 130 jib up; the boat felt completely under control.
I am very proud of the design. Everywhere I go people ask me what kind of boat it is and comment on what a pretty boat it is. People who know the boat recognize it from a mile away.
Alas, I am now 70 years old, and we are no longer using the boat as often as we once did. So regretfully, it is time to sell. Use the contact form to email me or call 253 225-0225 (no brokers)