Constructed in 1998, the Cahuella is a 50-foot motor yacht used to explore the northern Patagonian fjords. She is named after a mythic dolphin that is said to swim with the legendary ghost ship, El Caleuche, which is believed to sail the waters around Chiloe, protecting wildlife and good souls.
The Cahuella's cheerful green hull welcomes her guests, who will enjoy both the whimsical color of her exterior and the cozy cabins and rich wood of the interior. She features four guest cabins (two with upper/lower berths, one cabin with two twin beds, and one with a double bed) and two heads (bathrooms) with hot water showers. Though she is relatively small (15 meters or 50ft) she was built with great love and enthusiasm as well as meticulous planning. Her 2.2 meter (7 ft) ceilings and large windows make her interior airy and comfortable.
The yacht is crewed by a Chilean Navy certified captain, first mate, and machinist, a talented cook, and a bilingual guide. Liability insurance is provided by Cruz del Sur, the largest insurance company in Chile.
* Length: 15 meters (50 ft)
* Width (beam): 4.4 meters (14.5 ft)
* Motor: 153 HP diesel John Deere
* Fuel: 950 liters (250 gallons)
* Water: 2000 liters (650 gallons)
* Zodiac: 5.3 meters with 45 HP