Although we didn't go sailing, I was able to board and spend time on a friends sailboat this weekend.
I think he said its a 1972 American Beauty, but I'm not certain. American Beauty may be the name of the boat
. In any event, it was GORGEOUS! It had the most beautiful wooden interior
, and custom made stained glass windows over the salon
. The galley
was along the port side, and the dinette was on the starboard side in an L shape. The companion way stairs were also wooden and kinda half spiraled down into the galley
. The aft cabin
had standing room and a full head
and stand up shower
, and single
bunks on either side. The forward V berth also had a head
and a wood or diesel
After spending so much time looking at boats on the internet
, it was the most AMAZING thing to actually be on one in person. I could DEFINITELY see myself enjoying a long cruise
around the Caribbean
on one. My partner however, is convinced we'll never live on one, and we'll be buying
And while we were all enjoying drinks in the cockpit
, a trimaran
came sailing around through all the boats. The captain
and his wife had absolutely no concern for the fact that they were completely sailing naked through a heavily populated anchorage. LOL In fact, when we realized he was a neighbor of my friend, my friend yelled out and "complimented" him on his nice heiny! The captain
laughed, walked out of the cockpit
, and proceeded to "helicopter" for us. I had no problem with it, but there were a few other boats who obviously didn't like nudity.
Anyway, here's a few photos from the weekend.
Thats my bowrider tied up to his boat