I am currently looking to purchase
a 45-ish foot steel hull
sailboat in Malaysia
or the Philippines
(possibly Australia) in September. I am looking for someone to assist with evaluating possible purchases, to fly to inspect boats of interest, to captain
and, most importantly, to teach me and my wife how to sail and, more importantly, anchor
. If you are an experienced sailor who has always dreamed of sailing southeast Asia
, and you are interested in living that dream, I'd be interested in talking to you.
What's in it for me? Your expertise in the boat purchase
from you, someone to explore paradise with when my wife gets tired of me
, and, hopefully, someone who becomes a dear friend who can visit again and again.
What's in it for you? An all expense-paid sailing vacation
to paradise, wonderful company and great students, and, making a new dear friend who has a boat in SE Asia
I'm not looking for a professional captain
who wants to help me attain a certification
. I don't really care about the certification
at this time (or should I?) I just want to learn how to safely sail, anchor
, and maintain the boat so I can grow as a sailor. I'm looking for someone who is interested in fulfilling their dream and who wants to help me fulfill my dream. Someone who wants to pay it forward. Someone who believes that when one teaches, two learn.
A little about my wife and me. I'm 51 yoa and American. My wife is 38 yoa and Chinese. I learned to sail when I was 8 yoa, was a windsurfing instructor in college, occasionally rent a small cat or laser, and have never sailed a boat anywhere near the size of the boat I'm looking to buy. My wife has never sailed, she wants to learn, and she's smart enough to learn quickly. She's also a great hostess and will make sure we are well fed. Our plan is to relocate to Malaysia
or the Philippines
and live the dream.
If this is something that peaks your interest, shoot me a response and let me know a little about yourself and your interest in joining us. Let's start the discussion.