By Elizabeth Ginns Britten Colorful touches, like the custom light fixture and painting in the dining room, make La Vida a more personal boat for the owner and his growing family. High-gloss, grain-matched wood is abundant. The main-deck saloon and bar area across from it on the starboard side are both formal. The country kitchen forward is more casual. The full-beam master has ample stowage around and under the bed. The dining area on the aft deck is the perfect spot to enjoy an alfresco meal. The sundeck was designed so that guests can stay there all day-thanks to ample seating, a grill, and a custom day head in the aft starboard quarter. The pilothouse has seating for the captain, who's been with the owner for five years, and the entire gang.