Built-in 1989 on the Gulf Coast of Florida, she was built in the Catalina Yachts boatyard, but under the Morgan brand. She is a 44-foot center cockpit designed by Nelson Marik. Legend has it that they took a racing hull and substituted a the fin keel with a more cruising friendly "shoal keel". She is a well designed, fast, cruising boat.
Satori would begin her life under the name "C'est La Vie". The original owners spent the first few years sailing her locally before doing some major equipment upgrades between 1993-1995, batteries, electrical, watermaker, refrigeration, etc. Satori spent the next years cruising the Caribbean as far south as Trinidad and Tobago, where some skilled woodworking upgrades were installed in the form of shelving and cabinetry. C'est La Vie was sold sometime around the year 2000 where she would find a home in Georgia's St. Simons Islands and renamed Satori. Not much is known of her for the following 10 years, until she was sold again and moved to Marina Jack in Sarasota, FL.