Well, we have done it now...
We have a deposit on a new, yet to be built, American Tug 395!
We're trying to decide on options, colors, electronics, modifications...everything that will ultimately have impact on our next boat. It is all very exciting!
We are planning on taking delivery at the factory for a shakedown cruise next spring. Then the boat will be shipped back to our home waters for cruising on the east coast.
There are a multitude of details to sort through in the next months and we should be busy! I would like to continue to ask questions here as I find the conversations "enlightening". I'm not looking for a consensus as much as a clear definition of the playing field and I am finding this site helpful on that level. I love the face that there are such diverse backgrounds to query. This is a very helpful resource.
We will have a web site where we document the process much the way we did 11 years ago when we built our last boat. This is an incredibly interesting process and we like sharing" the experience... We haven't decided which url we will use for our site but I will post it here when it goes live in the next month or so. Our old site (remember this site was created with what is now 11 year old technology...it is ancient!) is
This may be the url going forward in the form of a new site or we may use another one...
It's going to be an exciting year!