We left our steel beast, a Bruce Roberts 65, in Seward Alaska last November before heading south to warmer weather. We found good weather and a lot more. We now have ourselves a base camp in Maine where we can live cheaply and save for our next adventure. We tried to figure out how to put away pennies while still keeping Salty but it just wasn’t feasible.
Enter Jesse and Samantha, an energetic couple we met in Greenland last summer. Like us, they are looking for their next endeavor. The stars aligned and we met up with them again in Seward Alaska where they live. After many talks, emails and text messages Jesse and Samantha have taken over the running of our loved Salty. They saw a business opportunity and have grabbed it by the spreaders, so to speak.
SV Salty has morphed into SV Extraordinary, a stout charter boat based out of Seward Alaska. Please check out their new website and freely share with interested parties, there aren’t a lot of options for sailing charters out of Alaska and our Salty would show any guest one hell of a good time. Sailwith7
Our well wishes go with Jesse, Samantha and Salty.
Our heads have now been turned from stressing over our boat left idle in Alaska to the more tropical climates of the Bahamas and Caribbean. Our game plan in the next 6 months is to find another sailboat and continue our dream of circumnavigation. Come May Carl is getting pushed (with a big pointy stick by me) back into the rat race. You will find him working as an engineer on a private yacht down the in the Bahamas for 4 months earning mumma the right to a new (used, clunker) sailboat.
We have a few, but not many checkpoints that need to be met:
steel or aluminum hull, we will probably end up with steel because of our budget
preferably 3 cabins
45’-50’ in length
lifting keel, that’s us just dreaming
generally a boat with good bones, nothing pretty
Have you seen our dream boat out there? Send us an email and we’ll check it out!
There you have it, our nights are now filled with sailboat shopping and of course Game of Thrones!!