When I first read this story, the name of the boat sounded familiar so I checked it out, and sure enough, we looked at the boat Archipelago II that is listed on Yachtworld over a year ago when we were in Annapolis
. While we liked the Tayanas in general, this one needed some work, if I remember correctly. Since it's been well over a year since we saw her, some upgrades may have alredy been done. I do remember that the teak
decks needed some work. At that time I think the asking price
was around $125,000 or so. It needed a little more work than we were willing to put into a boat at the time, so we passed on her. We looked at several other boats at the time that we liked better.
We've since decided to go with a catamaran
--- but that's another story.
Anyway, I'm glad the crew was OK after that ordeal.