I sort of consider my boat a piece of functional art. No artist wants to sell an unfinished work. Boats being what they are, it's difficult to finish the project
because things are always needing repair or replacement. There is also the pleasure of using something of your own creation. For me it's no sale
. Indeed she's up on the hard
being expertly repaired from stray current
damage and natural rot
and I am still up there getting my grubby mitts into the job and trying all the while to stay out if the shipwright's way. (Never get in the way of a guy with sharp tools and a large mallet.)
A good friend of mine is a professional captain
for a well to do family
of enthusiasts. They have purchased and disposed of three large motor
yachts in the last 10 years. Why? No amount if money
can finish the project
to their satisfaction. We are talking millions of dollars here. They get frustrated and buy a different boat.
You can always buy their boat for a few million.