Today I have shunned the boxes and suitcases. Even just a glance at them paralyses me to the bones, not knowing where to start or stop. I try to keep my eyes focused on the screen, figuring out our boat-purchasing route for Europe. Which boat is worth a trip to yet another country? Once decided, are there any other boats that are also worth having a look at?
Overall in Europe there seems to be around 70 centre cockpits for sale between 38′-42′ and in our price range. Not too bad me thinks, until an email pops up from amazing Anasazi Girl‘s James (dad/captain/owner) telling us about the fantastic boats available in New Zealand.
Question, have we run off in a hurry without going through a proper due diligence analysis? Shouldn’t we have attempted more buying a boat in our own backyard instead of heading to the other end of the world? Are we doing everything completely wrong, or sort of right? Or is there even a right and wrong in moving onto a sailing boat with your family to commence a nomadic life at sea? Why isn’t there a guide out there on ‘How to buy a blue water cruiser and make it your floating home’?
Maybe that’s my market niche for when we are at the other end. I’ve always wanted to write a book after all. But that’s drifting into the future. For now, I’m gladly down-loading our journey, internal and external, one blog post at a time. Thanks for listening!