From the best that I can tell, Akupara has not been afloat on her own bottom since April 2011. The previous owners last sailing post is from April 11, 2011 and describes the preparations they were making to be hauled out in 2 days time.
If all goes well, and we launch in June of this year as is planned, Akupara will have been out of the water on the hard for close to 7 years 2.5 months!!
If boats actually have a soul, as is said they do, she must be getting pretty excited as we draw closer to returning her to her natural intended environment!
We are going to have a launch party and we are going to christen her at that point. Not because we are changing her name, but because in a lot of ways she is being re-born. She will have undergone a serious amount of work from refinishing all of the interior, to a new engine and fuel tanks, to a new hull colour and an whole bucket of other things!
This is the last picture the previous owners posted, taken somewhere down in Mexico. When we launch, I will use this picture in the before and after gallery!