Our boat is a year old this month, and we are hearing quite a bit about its history.
From the broker who sold it to us, it was purchased for his daughter who didn’t like it, so he decided to sell it as he had another yacht, a large cruiser we believe.
Also according to the broker, the proceeds from the sale of the boat were going to pay off the gentleman’s mortgage.
But, it has also been discovered that it was originally moored here, which was probably one of the reasons we were allowed a permanent residential berth as The Big Boss (and his staff) knew the boat, and were glad She was coming home.
I met the previous owner fleetingly the day we took possession, just enough to shake his hand as old owner to new rather than get his life history and inside leg measurement (people tend to talk to me about themselves for some reason).
I was surprised at his age, as I had envisioned someone in their late 50s like us, but this chap was well into his 70s. Very pleasant nonetheless.
Fast forward two weeks, and after talking to our new friends about boat maintenance and reliable people, I saw an important van in the car park and walked over to intoduce myself.
This guy is THE man to know about boats, especially if you get into trouble, either in the Marina or out on the water, and had been recommended by several people.
The funny thing is, he ALSO knows our boat (hence my interest) and informed us yesterday that the previous owner had never used it.
He had purchased it last August, berthed it here, then had it taken out of the water for hard standing over the winter (apparently you have to winterise and de-winterise your boat if you don’t use it).
In the spring, it was again ‘seen to’, put in the water and moved to the Marina brokerage in June which is where we saw it.
This would explain its prestine condition with only 37 hours on the engine.
So, we have basically got a brand new boat for a fraction of the price he paid for it last year.
Here are a few pics of the design from the internet:
double (helm end) and seating (bow end)
kitchen (but I have 2 cupboards under the sink)
This however, is our baby.