Finally got around to joining this forum after having it pop up via Google
so many times as I search for information. Looking forward to using and sharing ideas and experiences.
We are currently 13 months out from leaving New Zealand
up to the South Pacific
on an extended cruise
. Will be out as long as we can afford it or until we get sick of it! This is year eleven for us in what was originally a seven year plan to do this trip.
Twelve months ago we bought a Beneteau
40cc which sailed to NZ from the US a couple of years back. Really happy with the yacht she has proved all our previous prejudices towards production boats totally wrong. We like so many others had a strong bent towards heavier displacement
NZ designed boats, and had to be convinced to even view her. I would say that she is designed for blue water
cruising as opposed to the charter
boat Beneteau's that we had previous experience of.
It will be my first offshore
experience, so far I have had all my sailing in the coastal trips up and down New Zealand
. Fortunately for me the more experiences half of the duo has sailed extensively offshore
in his hey day! I just don't trust his budgeting skills for the planning phases as all his information is twenty years old lol.
So that is us, nice to be here:-)
Kevin and Clare
SV Ellan Vannin