It’s happened! We’ve sold Kitty Hawk and found the boat of our dreams, all in the same month. It was a busy couple months getting Kitty Hawk back to the dock we stay on in Melbourne, getting her ready for showing, completing the sale and continuing the search for our new boat. This is all happening while Jack is helping various friends on their boats, traveling to and fro looking at possible boats for our family and a wonderful 2 week visit by Jacks mom, Mami B, who was a great help with the kids.
We couldn’t imagine a nicer couple than the ones who bought Kitty Hawk. Brett and Kim are a joy to be around and so excited to start their sailing adventures. We immediately became good friends and look forward to sailing alongside them in the future.
And … drum roll please … We just purchased our next boat! Can you tell I’m a little excited? After months of looking, hundreds of hours of research and many hours on the phone with boat brokers around the world, the perfect boat has presented itself to us. It is a French catamaran, Fountaine Pajot Bahia 46, named “Let It Be”, which we love!
The boat lies in San Diego, CA so we’ll start with a sail down the Baja California coast, into the Sea of Cortez and do some exploring in Mexico before we jump out towards the South Pacific Islands.
With 4 bedrooms and 3 full bathrooms (1 bathroom was converted to a laundry room) we have plenty of room for our family and friends, anybody game?
The plan is to move on to the boat mid-January, spend a little time getting to know it and provisioning, then head South. We are currently in Marion, IL for Christmas and the New Year and will fly to San Diego from here while our belongings make the 2500 mile overland journey in a POD.
Happy New Year everyone!