Monday, April 11, 2011

And the Search Begins...

Well, It's official! We have begun our search for a boat. No matter how many boats you look at online, no matter how many specs and pictures you pour through, it's not until you step foot on that first potential vessel that it feels like a reality. Granted we are not at this moment ready to drop a bundle of cash on a boat, but we are trying to figure out exactly what kind of a fixer-upper will fit into our budget. It should be interesting! This past weekend we were lucky enough to join some really great friends for their wedding in St. Lucia. The wedding was absolutely beautiful, and we had a great time. Being in the Caribbean really got us itching for more of that warm and breezy weather. 

While we were in St. Lucia we took the opportunity to check out a boat that I had seen online. Luckily for us the boatyard where the boat is was just a short taxi ride from our resort.Unfortunately the boat was not quite what we are looking for. We are really not picky, but adequate headroom is a must! While speaking with the manager of the boatyard we inquired about any other available catamarans. He did show us one more. A 32' Gemini, exactly the boat for theory.  This boat, on the other hand, well lets just say I almost lost my lunch! There was such a stench down below that it was the quickest tour ever! Worse than the smell was the fear that this boat was gonna be the kind of boat in our price range. We still haven't heard the asking price yet, so I guess we will see. 

Well, I guess the important thing is that we are moving forward. That's really all that matters, right? So, back to our to-do list for getting the house on the market. We had said we wanted to have it listed by May 1, but I'm not quite sure that's possible. Things happen, we just have to roll with it. If we are gonna be cruisers, that is one lesson we will have to learn!