My wife and I were wandering around the Alameda, CA marina, looking at all of the boats. We were looking around seeing if we could see any for sale
, since the marina does not have secure gates.
We only saw two boats, both completely overpriced and in need of lots of work for what the owner wanted.
There was one boat in particular that stuck out, we both really liked it even though it literally was covered in bird droppings and missing a mast
(a important part of a sailboat, right?). There was no ad for it, and for all I know it is not for sale
One guy said the owners were some electronics
company who wanted $60K for it, I doubt anyone with $60K would by this old girl. The boat looks like it has been at the marina for well over 2-3 years, even the dock
line has barnacles
growing on it.
We were wondering what kind of boat it is? We liked the design from what we saw, but I wanted to learn more about the company and other sailboats by them. The only significant name plate on it, is a big 'W' on the front. It looks to be between 38 and 43 feet long. We are thinking it may be a Wauquiez...
Does anyone know the best way to approach the owner about buying
it? How helpful would the harbormaster be in tracking down the owner?
On a unrelated note....
I need to gloat since I'm posting
here.. After a intensive week of training on the Bay and a weekend studying the material by US Sailing, my wife and I are officially Basic Keelboat certified. We are taking Basic Cruising in a week, and Bareboat
Cruising later this week.. we can not wait to hit the open ocean in 2010.