Looking for an Experience and Adventure!
My partner and I have formed a plan to leave New Zealand mid way through 2022 to get to the Mediterranean, purchase a yacht, explore the Mediterranean and then start our circumnavigation.
We currently own a little motor launch that we've had some epic adventures on - including all the maintenance that comes with boating! The task list for most recent overhaul was: scraping and antifouling, prop speed, deck wash pump and bilge pump replacements, installing holding tank, exhaust replacement, grip paint, alternator replacement, lighting upgrade, and basic solar installation. So we know the hard work that's involved - as we like to say, we know enough to be dangerous.
Since getting the launch, we've done multiple Cook Strait crossings in varying conditions and we are confident in our ability when it comes to sea sickness and thinking on our feet when things start getting tricky. Although our boating experience has been only with motor boats, so there will be a learning curve with sailing which we are very much looking forward to.
We're both pretty relaxed when it comes to changing plans - much preferring to go with the flow rather than forcing an outcome. Even more so with sailing opportunities - our ultimate goal is to circumnavigate but we're keen to experience as much as possible and so we're flexible with our mid 2022 timeline if other opportunities arise.
Feel free to get in touch if you would like to know more about us or think that we might fit the bill for your next sailing adventure!
Toni and Jack