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Old 03-07-2007, 09:50   #1
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After careful consideration...

and tons of research and many many many hours of boatporn we have settled on our boat and are about to close on a Stevens 47...this one....

Bennett Brothers Yachts (Wilmington, NC)&

I cannot WAIT to move aboard and start getting ready to jump shore...planning on moving on board Sep/Oct and leaving for the Caribbean in late November sometime..... I am SOOOOOO excited...
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Old 03-07-2007, 10:22   #2
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Congratulations!

That is quite a boat. Where are you headed longer term?
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Old 03-07-2007, 10:34   #3
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well...the plan is to head to Carribean/Panama/Eastern Sth Pacific/NZ by next November...longer term outlook is to live aboard for the next 5-10 yrs ...maybe longer...maybe shorter....nothing in life is written in stone....but circumnavigation at a VERY leisurely pace is what we plan....
I have only had 3 vacations (of 2-3 week duration) in the last 15 years...running your own business will do that...it's time to take a substantial amount of time off...I'm 51 now...I could care less if I'm saying "Welcome to Walmart" when I'm 70....I'm going now while I can!!
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Old 03-07-2007, 10:46   #4
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Nice looking boat! Congratulations on your new adventure / life chapter.

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Old 03-07-2007, 10:49   #5
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Old 03-07-2007, 18:51   #6
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well...the plan is to head to Carribean/Panama/Eastern Sth Pacific/NZ by next November
Spectacular boat. Looks ready to go. Load your stuff and drop the hook! Look us up when you get to Singapore/Malaysia



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I could care less if I'm saying "Welcome to Walmart" when I'm 70....I'm going now while I can!!
My plan driving the Hertz bus at the airport. I really love those cool white shirts with the embroidery on the sleeve.
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Old 06-07-2007, 21:03   #7
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Congratulations! Sure is a beautiful boat. Have you chosen a name, or will you keep "Arielle"?
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That sure put a dent in the check book, very fine vessel. Looks like a high caliber yacht made specifically for crossing oceans. Good luck and best wishes on your adventures.
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Old 07-07-2007, 01:11   #9
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Hi Dad, I'm your long lost Son. Can I come home to the boat :-)

Sheesh Rangiroo, that's flamin beautiful. Top marks.
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Old 07-07-2007, 04:58   #10
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You must be very happy. I would be very broke.

Congrats and bon voyage.

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Old 07-07-2007, 08:42   #11
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haha...yes I'm very broke....I saw a movie called "Evening" last night...a line from it struck home..."we are mysterious creatures...but at the end of things we find that so very little of it actually matters"...in my present frame of mind that said to me GO SAILING NOW coz this humdrum just doesn't matter in the long run....
The Stevens 47 is EXACTLY the same hull and deck as the Hylas 47. it has an interesting history...the first 30 or so boats being built for charter but after that they were custom made...this on is one of the customs...it has all the serious stuff refit already...so it is a little high dollar upfront but less to spend on refitting anything....I paid for it yesterday....SOOOOO excited....

and we arekeeping the name "Arielle"...I registered "aboutarielle.com" the other day so eventually there will be a website up...not yet though...isn't there some superstition about renaming boats??

Wheels and seafox and southernman...I'm looking forward to seeing you guys late next year sometime.....
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Old 07-07-2007, 09:41   #12
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Congratulations. What a great boat! Of course I'm biased, as I am also a new Stevens 47 owner. We bought Totem in March. I just sailed her from San Francisco to Seattle in June.

We leave June 2008 for Mexico and then points west. It would be nice to stay in touch to compare boat notes.

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Old 07-07-2007, 14:23   #13
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I'll make sure the fenders are specially cleaned for ya. ;-) :-)
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You never do that for me
You should have your new paintjob by then wheels. No blue stain on your fenders any more then.
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I think the Stevens47 and the Hylas 47 are sister ships. I sailed on the Hylas and she provided a great ride. Looks like your new one has been well taken care of. Good luck with her!!
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