John and Kristiina from Kauai
We recently purchased our first sail boat
, a C&C
Landfall 48 as we like to start small and go from there. LOL.
You would think that buying a boat
would be a simple process and it should be. Ours, not so much. It started out to be a normal purchase
. You look at several of them, find the one you like, do the normal paperwork and inspections, close the deal.
We were on vacation
in February, saw the boat
,came home, made the offer, paid the deposit. Enter COVID, lock down all travel. Start the longest boat sale
. I was finally able to return and complete the deal in Sept.
The deal is done and we are the owners of Halekai (Hawaiian for house on the sea).
Kristiina has more sailing time than I do. She grew up sailing with her family
and both of us crew on a 30ft Olson at our local yacht club where I am the Rear Commodore. (Nawiliwili Yacht club).
Most of my boating
experience has been with power boats.
As a boat Captain
Instructor, I spend a lot of time on and in the water
around the island. I have been a ocean lover all my life. Kristiina loves wind
and waves and camping and found boating
to be a perfect combo of all those. She also likes fixing things and problem solving
I am looking forward to retirement
, cruising the world aboard our newly acquired full time job ... boat