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Old 17-07-2018, 10:42   #1
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Lucy in Abu Dhabi

Hello shipmates,
We just bought our first sailboat berthed in Emirates Palace Marina Abu Dhabi, UAE. Having only sailed monohulls since 2014 (yes, more salt than a margarita glass; barely) we bought a 2007 440 Lagoon and name her Lucy. It’s a long story and no monohull could be found that we both approved of to live on/sail back to the states. Our long range plan is to get her ready and learn how to sail her back to San Diego in the next 4-6 years. My wife and I are both very excited to make her ours and the three of us make the journey. Big picture, she needs a standing rigging inspection, solar, and water maker and I think she will be set. Meanwhile, the AC units are getting their workout here in the Middle East.
Kind Regards as Lucy’s Captain and First Mate,
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Old 17-07-2018, 23:43   #2
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Congratulations !, if it doesn't already have one a spinnaker is a worthwhile add on.
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Old 31-07-2018, 04:40   #3
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Congrats to you both, I'm down the road in Dubai fitting out our 450 for long term cruising to leave hopefully in 18mths. Feel free to connect if you have any questions
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Old 31-07-2018, 05:18   #4
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Congratulations... we are just over a bit in Lebanon... give a shout if you're on this side of the sand..
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Old 31-07-2018, 11:21   #5
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Congratulations! Lagoon 440s are great vessels. You both will have a comfortable sail with her
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Old 02-08-2018, 20:46   #6
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Thanks everyone.
Pascals, You’re quite close, where in Dubai are you ported?
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Old 02-08-2018, 22:09   #7
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Thanks everyone.
Pascals, You’re quite close, where in Dubai are you ported?
Mina Rashid Marina, same as the QE2

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Old 03-08-2018, 20:03   #8
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Hi Rod. And I assume your significant other is Jennifer? If so, I am the guy that looked at Paula’s boat back in May. If not, disregard my last.
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Old 08-08-2018, 08:03   #9
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Some ideas here

https://www.facebook.com/groups/lago...6622061905998/

https://www.facebook.com/groups/lago...6889615212576/
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Old 21-04-2019, 05:06   #10
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Did you manage to sail her out of Middle East ?
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Old 13-05-2019, 09:49   #11
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We are still in Abu Dhabi at the Emirates Palace Marina. I am slowly learning the system and the repairs needed. With the boat being about 12 years old, it seems like many items are due for a replacement. We are planning for a departure in about 3 years from now.Thanks for asking!
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If you get to dubai drop in, we have our 450 at dosc
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We are still in Abu Dhabi at the Emirates Palace Marina. I am slowly learning the system and the repairs needed. With the boat being about 12 years old, it seems like many items are due for a replacement. We are planning for a departure in about 3 years from now.Thanks for asking!

Hi William,


I am also in Abu Dhabi and may find myself in a similar position sooner rather than later. If possible I would be keen to meet up with you guys and find out what you have learned.


Kind regards,
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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, Johan.
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Old 20-07-2019, 20:35   #15
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Johan,
I am at the Emirates Palace Marina Dock E21. 050.405.4703 WhatsApp me and we can meet sometime.
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