Wednesday, May 9, 2012

"Serenity is not peace from the storm, but peace amid the storm."

I have put a deposit on an Island Packet 35. The survey should take place within the next week. The search for the right boat has lasted many months. I have been doing a lot of research...tedious but enjoyable. I keep hearing people saying that it is a buyers market. My experience in this search is that while prices may be depressed the best boats still sell for the best price. I think one of the reasons why it is possible to get a great deal on a boat is because of the shear number of boats currently on the market. My focus had been narrowed to boats with a full keel in the 34 to 36 foot range. Even with these narrow parameters there were many boats to consider. There are many reasons why I picked this particular boat. Although ready for salt water Serenity has been sailed exclusively in the Great Lakes, and stored inside during winters... a sharp contrast to boats that are in the water all year in Florida. In conversations with her owner it was obvious that Serenity was well maintained and cared for. If the survey goes well as I suspect it will, I will post more details as well as pictures soon. This will be a great boat to cruise step closer to realizing the dream!

 Until then...Sail On   

                                          Serenity (picture from Yacht World)

1 comment:

  1. Ted,
    We are very excited about your new adventure. Looking forward to hearing more about it.


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