This is our first post - so hi to all, and I hope someone might be able to help us out.
Dave and I are an Aussie couple in our 50s coming to Daytona in a few weeks.
We are attending a personal development course there, but also want to spend some time looking at cruising boats to buy for our retirement
later this (! - yes, this!) year.
We are looking for a place to stay - on a boat, in a boatshed, if you have space somewhere, or if you know of somewhere handy to the Ocean Centre there. Jan 21 to Feb 10. We are happy to pay.
Our bigger plan is: we want to buy an offshore
cruising boat 40-50' and we are hoping to get a feel for what is available while we are here on this trip, with a view to purchasing
mid 2012, when we retire.
Ruth is an experienced offshore
sailor and has owned a custom 30' steel
schooner which she sailed from Aussie to USA, many years ago. She sailed a variety of yachts in Australia
and in the Caribbean
and USA. She currently teaches maritime skills at TAFE (college) (equivalent to USCG courses).
Dave is an Intensive Care Paramedic, diver and wanna be cruising sailor.
We hope you can help us out. Cheers