Category: Buying a Sailboat

The Surveyor Missed What?

The Surveyor Missed What?

When you buy a boat, you do your due diligence and use a surveyor.  When we bought our Taswell 43 back in 2015,  we had hoped the surveyor we hired would have found and revealed all the boat’s system issues, especially those items which are […]

Final Refit Work Complete

Final Refit Work Complete

It was a very long 4 1/2 months of solid work, but we are finally done with all the refit (boat remodel) jobs completed on Mahi. In the photo at the top, you can see the last 2 jobs that were done- the custom bow […]

BOAT= Bring Out Another Thousand

BOAT= Bring Out Another Thousand

Lots of funny quotes that poke fun at the fact that a sailboat is a money pit.  Trust me, it is all true.  You just have to plan for this reality when you decide to go cruising.  Luckily, we knew this before we bought our […]

We are Officially New Sailboat Owners!

We are Officially New Sailboat Owners!

They say the best day in boat ownership is the day you buy your boat and the day you sell her.  For Joe and I, today is the closing date on our new sailboat, so this is officially the day we now finally own our […]

Sailboat Buyer Beware

Sailboat Buyer Beware

The number one tip I can give to anyone searching to buy a boat by looking online at sites such as Yachtworld or Sailboatlisting, is to take the photos with a grain of salt.   Do not, do not, fall in love with a boat online […]

The Funny Side of Buying a Boat

The Funny Side of Buying a Boat

The boat buying process seemed to take forever for us.  In hindsight, it was pretty amusing at times dealing with selling brokers.  Here are just a couple of my favorite memories: The angry broker who called me and chewed me out for not being at […]

Survey, Sea Trial and Haul Out Day

Survey, Sea Trial and Haul Out Day

Joe and I flew to Florida for the survey, sea trial, and haul out of the Taswell 43 we currently have a contract to buy.  This was our first survey, so we found it most interesting and fun. We stayed at a nearby beach resort, […]