Designed by Jon Overing, Samsara was originally started by (Chinese shipyard) to Lloyds by Maxi Marine. Maxi Marine stopped construction in 2003, and vessel and equipment were stored in a shed until purchased by Island Gypsy, a long-established trawler builder, which also purchased the Maxi Marine name. The vessel was finished by Maxi Marine/Island Gypsy in 2017 and classed by R.I.N.A. An interior in satin-finished cherry wood accommodates eight guests in four cabins consisting of a master suite, VIP suite, starboard twin, and port double, all with entertainment centers, Sony television screens, and en-suite bathroom facilities. In addition, there are quarters for four crew.
The saloon comes with 2 three-seater settees, 2 armchairs, coffee tables, a bar, fridge, and an entertainment center including a 55" Sony television screen and a Yamaha stereo surround sound system. Forward is a dining area with seating for six guests and storage cabinets for china, glassware, and cutlery.
Alfresco entertainment and dining is available on the large aft deck offering a U-shaped settee, table, and chairs along with port and starboard stairs to the wide swim platform. More outdoor living is close at hand on the flybridge, with a bar, fridge, two L-shaped settees, and two tables, all sheltered from the sun by a custom aluminum hard top.
5 year Rina survey completed in March 2021 with Marshall Island PYLC.
Twin Caterpillar 600hp diesel engines give her a trans-Atlantic range of 4,530 nautical miles at her cruising speed of 12 knots and she is fitted with Quantum zero speed stabilizers.
In 2019 Samsara had comprehensive ship systems inspections, service, and upgrades. A partial list is below. Crane upgraded to Nautical Structures 2 ton with extended reach option.
All New Galley, including new floors, additional refrigeration, new stove, new oven, new sink, additional pantry storage, extended counter space, and settee to create a full-beam arrangement.