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klee wyck 06-22-2016 08:37 AM

The long way home
 
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After leaving Holland some days back via canals, Libra way lying Willem Dock, Port of Antwerp Belgium (first two pics). Moved to Churchill Dock this morning to be lifted and fit to her cradle on the dock (second two pics).
Vessel in cradle is scheduled to be lifted to her transport ship on the weekend for the long trip home to the PNW USA. I am getting pretty stoked about that arrival.

Larry M 06-22-2016 09:40 AM

You should be stoked! How long before she's in the PNW?

klee wyck 06-22-2016 09:48 AM

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Trip is scheduled for 5 weeks. If Neptune is willing we should splash her in BC early August for import to US on her own bottom.
A couple more pics in the cradle:

dhays 06-22-2016 09:48 AM

That is great. I hope I have a chance to see the boat on the water here some day.

CPseudonym 06-22-2016 12:19 PM

Beautiful ship you have there! Any interior shots you can share?

BandB 06-22-2016 01:11 PM

Just incredible all the way around. It all seems so glorious.

klee wyck 06-22-2016 02:58 PM

Craig,
It seems I do not have interior pictures of my own yet. There was a very nice library of them on both the European and US listing that I have been relying on. Both of those listings just recently disappeared so I will have the get to work on pics when she gets here. The interior is typical Dutch finish for that period. Lots of wood and classic yachty in contrast to her exterior...warm. Very much like my other boat which you have likely seen interior pictures of.

B,
At times I agree that it seems so glorious and at times I am pretty certain that I have lost my mind here. I will be glad to put the whole buying, shipping phase behind me and get amnesia on both of those aspects, and just settle into enjoying the boat in her new environment. There will be some electrical and electronic conversion work when she gets here along with some cleanup of the biodiesel curse in her tanks, but other than that, she appears to be quite cruise ready. Surprises are inevitable I suppose. Looking forward to it.

CPseudonym 06-22-2016 05:18 PM

Think I have seen those shots.

Bill, if I neglected to say it before let me say it now. You have great taste in boats sir.

Rickized 06-22-2016 06:05 PM

Here are the pic's
Noordzee Kotter for sale on YachtFocus

Donsan 06-22-2016 06:26 PM

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Most browsers will let you save the pics to your hard drive but it is a time consuming process.

CPseudonym 06-22-2016 07:40 PM

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Nice desk!!!

Max Simmons 06-22-2016 07:49 PM

Is the Lowland on the market?

klee wyck 06-22-2016 09:03 PM

Thanks for the link Rickized, I had not seen that ad from the UK before.

Max, I am a little embarrassed to report that the Lowland is not on the market. We really, really like that boat and plan to keep her. Libra is just more of the same but will be moored in a slightly different geography. Neither of these vessels are fast enough to make the commute between the two ports quickly and work/life has us split between the two that are just 2.5 hours apart by land in a car but 12 hours apart by sea at this pace. Something about being able to be on the water on short notice in either locale trumped reason in this case. My rationale was that in the case of these two relics, I got alot more boat for less money than just one of the boats that most people prefer.....win, win I argued! Time will tell.

healhustler 06-22-2016 09:33 PM

Welp...I gotta hand it to you for going after what you want. I'd probably go a long way to secure such a vessel (maybe that's the only way it can happen), but you did it while most of us sit here dreaming about doing it, I think the greatest part of having the privilege is earning the privilege. You earned it. Sincere congrats are due for a challenge well done.:thumb::thumb:

BandB 06-22-2016 10:00 PM

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Originally Posted by klee wyck (Post 454252)
My rationale was that in the case of these two relics, I got alot more boat for less money than just one of the boats that most people prefer.....win, win I argued! Time will tell.

Yes, we know that rationale. It goes...

Some spend more on one boat than we spent on these two.

Some spend more on one boat than we spent on these three.

Some spend more on one boat than we spent on these four.

You can keep going and always argue win win. :ermm:

101TUG 06-22-2016 10:13 PM

very lovely boat !!!

klee wyck 06-23-2016 01:19 PM

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I think the greatest part of having the privilege is earning the privilege. You earned it. Sincere congrats are due for a challenge well done.:thumb::thumb:

....part way done.

Thanks all. Larry, there were days during this that I weakened considerably. After missing our first two transport dates due to deficiencies in our preparedness in documentation and cradle and lifting logistics in April in May, I nearly abandoned ship and re-listed her there. It was pretty unsettling to own a boat now registered in no country, sitting in a foreign country where I seemingly could control none of the variables myself. Thanks to a couple of more seasoned and rational seamen, I was talked off of that cliff. Thanks to TF's own DaddyO for a gracious counseling session that probably saved the day and my sanity on one of those days. Another reason this list is such a resource.

Still a ways to go but looking promising at the moment.

healhustler 06-23-2016 04:27 PM

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....part way done.
Still a ways to go but looking promising at the moment.

LOL! Not being "done", especially with something that custom, is a condition that will likely follow you and the boat back to the US and for years to come. For better or worse though, she appears to be yours. I can hardly wait to see how she evolves once she's back in the PNW. My Admiral has issues with the decor in the staterooms and heads......preferring that you change that first, then schedule your first trip through the Panama Canal to the Gulf Coast where your interest in the boat will suddenly fade, then call us here in Sarasota where we'll take it off your hands and drop you off at the airport.:socool:

cardude01 06-23-2016 05:43 PM

The long way home
 
That is a very interesting boat. I also hope you eventually tire of her but sell to me, not that vulture Larry. 😄

BandB 06-23-2016 06:25 PM

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That is a very interesting boat. I also hope you eventually tire of her but sell to me, not that vulture Larry. 😄

I feel like we just walked into Shark Tank. lol


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