Happy Time is a 2010 launched Vision 450 sailing catamaran, built in Cape Town, South Africa by Matrix Yachts. The catamaran is an innovative, thoroughly modern, performance design and has been finished to mega yacht standards in keeping with Matrix Yachts' reputation. The genius and passion of her designer and builder, Peter Wehrley, is apparent in all facets of the yacht down to the smallest detail.
Her accommodations are luxurious, voluminous and fully air conditioned. The immediate impression upon boarding Happy Time is one of spaciousness and generous headroom (6'8" in the salon and 6'5" in the staterooms).
Happy Time has three staterooms for guests, two with queen sized beds and one with a king sized bed, and a fourth stateroom for her full time crew. Each cabin has a large bathroom equipped with separate shower stalls and full sized fresh water flush electric toilets.
The catamaran is fully air conditioned and has a high output reverse osmosis water maker powered by a whisper quiet generator.
Her spacious salon has the look of a high end apartment and are filled with natural light from the large forward and side facing windows which provide a panoramic view. A large flat screen TV with a DVD player faces the large settee and dining table. The galley is elegant and ergonomic and is equipped with high end appliances, including an ice maker. With the sliding salon door and the aft facing galley window open, the interior blends naturally with the outside.
The aft deck is shaded by a hard top bimini and is centered around the large dining table with seating for eight and a built in refrigerator for guest's convenience. Her two sugar scoop swim platforms make entering the water a snap.
The large forward deck is perfect for lounging at anchor and is a fun place to hang out when underway.
Even with her sumptuous accommodations, Happy Time is a true performance sailing catamaran. She traveled from South Africa to the U.S on her own hull, ticking off over 250 miles per day for 9 consecutive days. Ocean Navigator magazine says of this feat "For any boat of this size to average over 10 knots for a 24-hour period is remarkable, but to sustain that for nine days is phenomenal".