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Old 16-07-2018, 08:51   #1
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Offer I could not refuse

Saturday (July 14, 2018) I sold my beloved Lagoon 57, it was an offer I simply could not refuse.


I will be boatless by next Saturday as I have 100% confidence as to what the survey will show. The money is in escrow awaiting the report which will be starting today.


This was totally unexpected and as such has given me an oppertunity to order a custom built boat, something I have dreamed about far more often than I am willing to admit but it appears that I will have the oppertunity.


I just got off a conference call with GL Yachting in RI regarding their Gunboat 55 and I have an appoitment for next week to discuss what I would like to do.


I will update this thread as new information becomes available.









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Old 16-07-2018, 09:02   #2
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Old 16-07-2018, 09:08   #3
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Thank you, Fortune favors the Brave.

The whole deal came about because a couple needed an overnight ride to their home island and the harbormaster asked me if I could help them.


2 days and 1 night aboard and within a week they contacted me asking if I would be interested in selling my home.


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Old 16-07-2018, 09:55   #4
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An act of kindness on your part turned your own world around. That's great.
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Old 16-07-2018, 11:05   #5
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Happy for you. Yes please keep us posted.
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That's going to be an exciting process. Congratulations.

Wow, that's a big shift in boat ideals. Why such a change.
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Old 16-07-2018, 13:23   #7
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An act of kindness on your part turned your own world around. That's great.
Well if I am honest I took them home because the a Manager of one of the larger resorts asked the Harbormaster if he could find his guests a nice ride home.



Over the years I have made it a point to assist numerous local Harbormasters and several resort managers/owners. Having such people in my debt has proven to be very valuable over the years. When I need a birth, a quick haul-out and or a place to stay while my vessel is being worked on, it helps to do a favor now and then.


I did not have anything else to do or anywhere else to go and there are no storms brewing right now, so why not accomidate them.
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That's going to be an exciting process. Congratulations.

Wow, that's a big shift in boat ideals. Why such a change.
What do you mean?
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Congratulations TigerPaws, the two happiest days are the one day you buy your boat, and the one you sell! fairwinds
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Good things happen to good people! Congrats
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What do you mean?
I think he means why the switch from Condomaran to high performance luxury?

I think we can all see the appeal of a Gunboat, but it's a huge change from the Lagoon. Vastly different performance, interior space, crew requirements, etc, etc. It's just a whole different boat.
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I think he means why the switch from Condomaran to high performance luxury?

I think we can all see the appeal of a Gunboat, but it's a huge change from the Lagoon. Vastly different performance, interior space, crew requirements, etc, etc. It's just a whole different boat.
I understand, first I truly love to sail, sometimes I head out for several days at a time just to enjoy the wind and the sea and I enjoy living aboard.

Yes the two boats are very different but then again so am I, normally I am alone and guests are rare. Right now my thoughts for the new boat is for a 2 cabin design with an enlarged owners stateroom and head, a galley up, office/guest cabin and workshop with a smaller guest head.

I will opt for Lithium batteries and high output solar panelsalong with 25% larger engines likely Cat's because while parts are expensive they are easy to get everywhere. Sails and rigging will be for performace and singlehanded sailing as well as durability.

As you can imagine I am just begining to make a wish list before meeting with the yacht design team. I am sure there will be many changes before I settle on what I want built.
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Yes the two boats are very different but then again so am I, normally I am alone and guests are rare.
Designing a Gunboat 55 for single handed operation is pretty ambitious, but if you're already doing a L57 solo, I'm sure you know how the lines need to be led, anchoring systems, etc.

Best of luck with it. I hope you'll share some of your design ideas and production photos.
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Designing a Gunboat 55 for single handed operation is pretty ambitious, but if you're already doing a L57 solo, I'm sure you know how the lines need to be led, anchoring systems, etc.

Best of luck with it. I hope you'll share some of your design ideas and production photos.
Really the Lagoon 57 is not that difficult to singlehand as long as it is set up for it, the biggest issue is docking, setting the anchors or hooking up to a ball.

The Gunboats are even easier to sail as they have a forward cockpit complete with steering station, engine and windless controls, if anything the design makes singlehanding easier.
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I think he means why the switch from Condomaran to high performance luxury?



I think we can all see the appeal of a Gunboat, but it's a huge change from the Lagoon. Vastly different performance, interior space, crew requirements, etc, etc. It's just a whole different boat.


A Lagoon 57 may not be what you think. Not a condomoran by today’s standards. More on the high performance side of the spectrum.
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