A Preview of Our "New" Vessel

Ties to the dock in St. Petersburg, Florida
The last few months we have included a lot of research, a trip to mexico to see a really cool ocean crossing catamaran, a couple of failed offers on a boat that we were very interested (a Nordhavn 47), and finally ending up with us being owners of an awesome boat that is somewhat of a departure for us - it has a sailing rig. We don't have ANY experience sailing! But we will learn and the good thing is that we can run the boat in the interim without becoming experts at handling the sails. The bo...
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And She's Gone

Contents of Locker 1
It's been months since we've posted anything to this blog but we have hit a couple of big milestones in boat ownership over the past couple of weeks.  There's an old cliche about buying and selling boats that goes something like this:  'The best two days of a boat owner's life are the day he buys the boat and the day he sells the boat'.  Well within 2 weeks we've had both of those days.   The sale of our Nordhavn 40, M/V Cassidy officially closed a couple of weeks ago - and we've officially take...
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The End of Chapter One

Another great dayon the water
I have been meaning to close out the first chapter of our trip.  I sit down and start to type.  And nothing comes.  There’s so much to tell.  But nothing comes to me.  We have tons of photos of the final leg of our trip so a LOT of them are going to be dumped into this post... One thing is for sure....it’s the end of a chapter, not the end of the story.   Our trip south was planned somewhat abruptly.  Over the summer, we fell in love with the Nordhavn 47 and a plan was hatched.  We thought the ...
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Anan Bay, AK - Bear Country

Fishermen in training
Anan Bay Wildlife Observatory was one of the most memorable stops on our trip.  Sixty permits are available per day during the peak bear season (July and August) and we were lucky enough to secure a spot.  It takes a bit of planning to get there, given it’s remote location and unsafe anchorage.  And our visit was not with incident. We arrived the day before our permits and found an anchorage with secure holding just 6 miles across the channel at Fool’s Inlet.  The name likely warned off other b...
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Ell Cove, AK - And along came dinner

First fish caught in AK!
When we were in Sitka, I broke down and finally bought some fish.  Dougal was exacerbated.  “You are really going to buy fish?”  “Trust me,” I told him, “as soon as I do, you will catch one.”  I’ll get back to this.  First, let’s talk about our experience in Ell Cove.   We made our way from Sitka to Ell Cove over three days.  The trip could be done in a day, but we took our time waiting out the rapids at Sergius Narrows and ducking for shelter from the 40 knot winds in Chatham Strait.  After al...
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Tenakee Springs, AK - Independence Day in Alaska

Seastar found on the beach!
I don’t know if it was the perfect 75 degree weather....or the upcoming 4th of July holiday....or the wonderful welcome by Cassidy’s friend Ila and her family (who we had met in Juneau a few weeks ago)....but Tenakee is the type of town that you want to bottle up and take with you.  I fantasized about staying for the entire summer.  It is difficult to capture the charm of this little spot with words. We arrived on July 3rd, just in time to watch another boat take the last spot on the transient ...
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Current Blog Article: A Preview of Our "New" Vessel


Is the new name going to be C2

 zip01960  3/18/2019


I can not wait to come visit - I know I make it all about me!

The laundry - amazing - I don’t have laundry in New York!

 Christie, Sam  3/3/2019


New vessel looks terrific. Motorsailers are very underappreciated -- if you combine sailing with a low-power boost from the engine  it is a very efficient, comfortable, effective way to rack up sea miles.

 jsschieff  3/3/2019


Looks fabulous. As much an adventure your first 5000 miles was this boat (Cassidy II ?) should give you many times that in even greater comfort and safety.

Very best


 denewell  3/3/2019


Awesome choice. I have no doubt it will be the perfect yacht for you and it will take you many MANY miles, congratulations.

 glenp1955  3/3/2019


Ata Marie is a beautiful vessel. You'll make wonderful life memories with her, I have no doubt.


 daho_sez  3/2/2019


This is killer, I'm happy for your family.  Adventure waiting.  Enjoy your ship of fools!

 Ammon , Rick   3/2/2019


---Reply posted by Cassidy, MV on 3/2/2019

Thanks Rick!