Vote: Which sailboat did we choose?
…we know, but you don’t…
Boat hunting at its finest: we looked at six boats in one day—quite the feat! Our broker, Arne, drove us around on a Saturday in the fall to show us several bluewater sailboats in the Annapolis area that were reasonably within our price range.
Find out which sailboats were in the running!
Reason be my guide
Going into the search, I was fully aware of the valuable lesson I had learned only a month before about making an emotional decision with an infatuated mindset. This time, I wanted to keep my heart at bay and let my mind, the facts, and reason guide our quest.
My sailboat investigation seemed similar to when a house hunter or fixer-upper looks at potential home investments with a keen sense of the house’s shell and bare bones. Any couch cushion can be re-upholstered, any wall can be painted, teak refinished, system upgraded, or floor scrubbed. But a galley cannot be moved from one side of the boat to another. The engine would be a tough expense to replace. And bulkheads needed to remain fixed in place to maintain the integrity of the boat’s structure. So with that, I knew that I could make the sailboat my own, but I’d have to be content with the interior layout, the design, and most of the systems it came with.
Time to consider
We had a lot to think about. Damian and I took the spec sheets home to compare and evaluate. We wanted to make the best decision possible with the options that we had. Six boats in less than six hours. Damian and I were exhausted, but the time had been well spent. We had a good feeling that our dream boat was among the sailboats Arne had taken us to see that day. Our dream of owning a bluewater sailboat of our own was within reach. And we were that much closer.
Click the link to vote today! We indeed chose one of the six sailboats described above. And we would love to hear from you. What do you think we chose? What makes you say that?