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The Crew – Just Two

Fiona and Randy Woods splashed down from the three dimensional world of professional and sport ballooning onto the shifting seas.  Their four grown children are scattered across the world, some with their own children in tow.

Over three watery decades the Woods progressed from rowing, sailing and outboard skiffs to lobster boats, inter-island commuters and then onto live-aboard yachts.  After ten years seasonally exploring Atlantic and Great Lakes waters in their Grand Banks Eastbay, Moonshadow, the Woods accepted delivery in 2012 of Jupiter, a new robust and accommodating pilothouse motor yacht.

Fiona and Randy continued to explore the Atlantic coast until the spring of 2018 when Jupiter was transported to British Columbia to begin the next adventure: navigating the inside and outside passages to Alaska.

The Woods have cruised together over 40,000 nautical miles and they each hold US Coastguard 100 Ton Merchant Mariner credentials.  They are cross trained on the boat’s mechanical, navigational and domestic systems.

The crew members bicker often over who will pilot Jupiter next.

About the Boat

JUPITER is a 2013 Grand Banks Aleutian Raised Pilothouse Motor Yacht. She is a production fiberglass build, ordered and extensively modified by the owners to be their ultimate cruising couple’s vessel. Jupiter was built in Malaysia, and is US registered.
  • Full Figured


    Length at the Waterline: 53'
    Length Overall: 60'
    Beam: 17'9"
    Draft: 5'
    Air Draft: 25'
    Displacement: 80,000lbs

  • Empowered

    Power Systems

    Engines: Twin Caterpillar C-12. 715 hp per side
    Generator: 16kw Onan
    Batteries: Large House Battery Bank and Inverter
    Propellers: Two 34" Diameter 4 Blade
    Transmissions: ZF

  • The Brains

    Intelligent Vision and Hearing

    Garmin 8600 Navigation Suite includes: Chart Plotters, two Radars, Weather Station, Satellite Weather, Sonar, Depth and Temperature Gauges.
    Perspective Cameras.
    FLIR Low Light and Infrared Camera.
    Systems Monitoring.

  • Speaking Up


    Two VHF Radios + Handhelds
    Automatic Identification System
    Single Side Band Radio
    Starlink Sat Data
    Internet Data Interface

  • Balance & Poise

    Stabilization & Steering

    Seakeeper Gyroscopic Stabilizer (for slow or no speed)
    Humphree Interceptor Stabilizers (for low to high speeds)
    Bow and Stern Thrusters

  • Reaching Out

    Ship to Shore

    Ground Tackle includes 600' of 1/2" Chain and Rode with 100lb Ultra Anchor,
    Auxiliary Anchor and Rode, Electric Windlass and Stern Tie Capstan.

    13' Novurania Rigid Inflatable Tender with 25 hp Outboard carried on the Flybridge with a Crane for loading. Two Eddyline Kayaks for micro-exploration and beaching.

  • Feeling Flushed

    Fluid Management

    Sea Recovery Desalination Watermaker – 40 gallons per hour

    Tankage for:
    1,000 gallons diesel fuel
    300 gallons fresh water
    100 gallons black water
    50 gallon grey water from showers and sinks

  • Cozy Up, Chill Out

    All the Comforts of Home

    Five Zone Heat and A/C
    Two Diesel Fueled Espar furnaces
    Refrigeration & Freezers
    Induction Cooktop
    Electric Barbecue
    Microwave / Convection Oven
    Washer & Dryer
    Domestic Hot Water Heater
    All LED Lighting

  • Risky Business

    Safety at Sea

    Life Jackets
    Sound & Light Signals
    6 person Life Raft
    Medical Kits

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