Here We Go Again....Buying a 50 ft Boat

We left Gig Harbor, WA a few months ago with full intentions of cruising the West coast to Mexico and arriving by mid November. We are still on track to get there in November, but we’ll be cruising down the East coast instead

Like many boaters, even though we love our Noeta,  we were always talking about the next boat. Our next one would definitely have 3 staterooms, a walk around master bed, stabilizers, a little more speed, and not make us adjust our retirement plans. Well, that boat popped on the market a few weeks ago - in Rhode Island. Last week we did a successful sea trial and haul out of Continuous, a 50’ Nordhavn (N5020). If all goes well, she will be ours in early October.

A walk around Continuous

Interior & Haulout Video

It was sad to put Noeta on the market, afterall, we just spent a year getting her ready to cruise the world. But once we experienced the living space and power of Continuous, there was no doubt that upsizing was a must for us. We have an offer on Noeta and, again if all goes well, she will go to a new family soon. Not to worry, we will be keeping the Noeta name. We will have a renaming ceremony for Continuous once she is ours.

So, what’s next?

The next few weeks will be hectic, but here’s the flexible plan...

First week of October- a shipping container gets delivered to our marina in Alameda and we have a few days to load all of our belingings into it. They then come pick it up and deliver it to our marina in Barrington, Rhode Island. The kids and I will likely hang out with family while are things are in transit (thanks family!)

Mid October- Prepare Continuous for cruising Rhode Island to Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

End of October- Cruise her down the East coast- stopping if necessary.

Mid November- Put her on a ship and have her delivered to Mazatlan or La Paz, Mexico 10 days later.

End of November- we’re in Puerto Vallarta as planned!



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