I'm proud to announce my wife and I just returned from ft Lauderdale and have purchased our boat to start cruising in November.
The boat is a Grand Soleil 46.3!
I hate to be boastful but we feel we have been very blessed to have found such a good deal, and after much research
and looking at tons of boats, "Soleil Blu" (boats name) called to us.
I thought I would have a huge refit
list for our boat but with most of the options checked off we really only need a few things to get going in November.
Here area some of the features she has.
, and Mack sails
New peguro 5000kw gen set with 95 hours
maker 2012 that has been in moth balls since purchase
front opening fridge freezer
New vacuflush freshwater toilets
55hp yanmar diesel
with 1,947 hours on it with new tune up (owner was no sailer and would motor
Granite counters!? (owner was a marina hopper)
New samsung 46" LCD TV
chart plotter full electronics
suite including radar
3 AC units for front middle rear
Induction two burner cooktop with convection microwave
I'm. It so sure about the induction cooktop, so if anyone has experiences with them I would appriciate hearing about them, or about how well the peguro gen sets work in the real world.
Here are something's we are going to get done which we feel we need to go around the world.
on rear to hold our 10' center console dingy
-rear arch for solar panels
-hard fiberglass bimini
-washer dryer installed in rear right cabin
- sun shades to cover boat in tropics
- more anchor
chain for two anchors (only has 75' of chain)
Well that's my list so far!!!
Sorry for going on about our boat but this forums
has Influenced me for the past 8 months in our journey to become cruisers and I just want to share our good news!
Thanks all for sharing your stories and experiences with me!