Plans and Exploration of Possibilities.
We are a retired couple and dedicated catamaran
owners planning on extensive cruising. I am an Australian and my First Mate (or “she who must be obeyed”) is American; we live in MD. We currently own a Fountaine Pajot Lavezzi
40, Maestro version docked just off the West River. We are looking for a couple for long-term Blue Water
cruising. Age is irrelevant but experience is not; however, we are willing to work
with an inexperienced couple willing to learn. Single
experienced crew are also welcome to respond.
We are working towards a circumnavigation
with the World ARC
starting in April 2014 (see itinerary: World Cruising Club: World Arc itinerary
We are currently preparing ourselves and the boat
for the circumnavigation
. As part of that preparation, we will be doing as much coastal cruising as possible over this sailing season along the east coast
USA. This will provide the opportunity to check-out potential compatible crew. Cruising this coming winter
in the Caribbean
is also a possibility.
On the other hand.
Exploration of Possibilities: While the Lavezzi
is comfortable and reasonably fast, we all (or a least this Skipper) have dreams. First, we are considering a newer Orana
44 with much of the equipment
needed for passage-making already installed rather than putting money
into the Lazezzi – more comfort and 'style' but, so I am told, some sacrifice in speed. This possibility will depend on the sale
of the Lavezzi, which will need to happen soon so we are fully up to speed on the new boat
before we tackle the circumnavigation. I have had a few ‘bites’ on the Lavezzi even before formally declaring her on the market. It’s a hard decision since we really love this boat
Perhaps there are one or two or even three couples like us, willing to put some effort and money
into a few years of adventure. Perhaps we could have a partnership
arrangement and get a really comfortable, fast, classy boat like this (http://www.catamarans-fountaine-pajo...7_brochure.pdf
) or like this one Catamaran 2011 Alibi Catamaran For Sale
or (insert dream boat here). Forget about seeing the world on the QE II let’s do it on our boat?
Let’s hear from you. Advice
and comments welcomed.
When all is said and done there will be more said than done.