The Boat

“The Boat” is a moving target. We have laid down some “must haves”, some “if at all possible”, some “nice to haves”, and finally some “that would be cool” requirements. However, from one day to the next the “perfect” boat changes. Granted, by definition there is no such thing as the “perfect boat” because there will always be compromises. It is a matter of what you are willing to compromise on. I will go into more details on our requirements and decisions later when I have more time to update/complete this page.

The Potential Candidates (In no particular order):

Lagoon 400
Lagoon 420
Lagoon 421
Lagoon 380
Lagoon 410
Lagoon 440
Lagoon 450
Lagoon 500

Fountaine Pajot Orana 44
Fountaine Pajot Salina 48
Fountain Pajot Eleuthera 60

The “I really want” Cats (also in no particular order):

Chris White Atlantic Catamaran (Not enough headroom based on Annapolis visit in 2010.)
Gunboat 48/62/66
Lyman Morse Built Custom Morelli & Melvin Design
Sunreef 62

The “Want” Gear List (by no means a complete list and also in no particular order):

Air Conditioner
Electric winches (He doesn’t care but these will help her.)
FLIR (Forward Looking Infra Red) (Because this is just plain cool!)
Generator (Must have.)
Grill (Yes it is a boat but I can’t live without my grill.)
Ice Maker (Gotta have our iced tea.)
Lots and lots of solar panels. (The less we need diesel the better.)
Teak Decking on transoms & cockpit (Not high on the list but I just love teak.)
Water Maker (This should be on a must have list.)