Thursday, June 20, 2013

Starship For Sale

Have you grown tired of the view (or lack thereof) out of your bedroom or office?

Have you ever said to yourself "I have too much stuff, and my house is too big"?

Of perhaps you have been looking for a second property in an exotic location?

Well boy do we have an offer for you!

Switch your view to that from the cockpit of Starship!
Simplify your life into a 36 foot sailboat. Or just use Starship as your winter retreat. The possibilities are endless!

Yes Anne-Marie and I are listing Starship for sale! You can checkout all the details in the For Sale! tab of the blog.

Why are we posting this so soon you might ask? We are quite a ways away from Australia after all.

The main reason is to start generating interest early. It can take quite a while to sell a boat, and we want to get that process rolling.

Ideally we are hoping to sell the boat towards the other end of the Pacific ... New Caledonia or Australia after October 2013 ... but if a serious buyer comes along before then we will certainly consider the offer!

We have put a lot of blood, sweat and tears into making Starship the ocean ready boat she is, and we would love to sell her complete to someone who will put her to good use. The price listed on the For Sale! tab is just that, the "turn key" and go, fully equipped price.

So in short, if you are interested in a fully equipped, ocean ready boat, let us know!

Contact us at

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

A Cure for the Boat Blues

These last few days it seems like Chris and I have had a bit of the "boat blues" and we couldn't really figure out why.

Is it because our gourmet personal chef has left us?

Is it because we probably shouldn't have stayed in Fakarava North for this weather? The wind and chop have increased resulting in lack of sleep due to howling winds and annoying boat movement.

Is it because we didn't fight enough while Busby was here and it's all coming out now?

Is it because I just *really* miss familiarity, family, friends, Canada and living on land sometimes?

Is it [blank] .....….?

Who knows?

We tried to rationalize our feelings, but got nowhere. So instead we decided to try just having a FUN (= no boat projects) LAND-based day and take it from there. We rented bikes :) I never would have guessed that riding a bike would bring such a smile to my face. They move so fast and are really just so much fun, especially if you haven't ridden one in almost a year. Our day consisted of bike riding, eating out for lunch (what a luxury), eating ice cream (another major luxury) and visiting a pearl farm, where I bought a small black pearl necklace (a huge luxury). We arrived back at the boat a changed couple! Our legs were aching from the bike riding, our bellies were full of ice cream, I had a pretty pearl around my neck and we felt very content with our day together.

I still don't know exactly how we got  a case of the boat blues, but it seems like having a relaxing and fun day on land helped us a ton!  All of our "luxuries" cost about $40 combined, which really isn't a huge amount, especially for a treat. Sometimes you just need a break from the boat and time pretending you live on land….even if it means spending money on non-essentials - it really is worth it! I hope by writing this I'll remember this lesson when we get our next case of the "boat blues" and I'm reluctant to spend money on a "land day".

We were too busy enjoying ourselves to take pictures today, but here are some goodies from Fakarava South. We plan on sailing to Tahiti tomorrow. We'll keep you posted on our progress and whereabouts!