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