Last week the new owner of N3522 took the boat home and we checked out of the marina that has been home for us (off and on) for the past seven years. We have been busy researching our next boat combined with dealing with aging parent issues. This is one part of life that I knew would come some day, not be easy but we are dealing with it the best we can while also trying to keep living. I'm sure I'm not alone on this.
Next week Mary and I plan a trip up to Seattle to "look around" at a few boats see what she thinks about the different makes / models. While a forth Nordhavn is our primary focus we find it worth while to keep an open mind during the research phase of boat ownership. Looking back on our short experience with a smaller semi-displacement boat I can confirm that a smaller boat can be easier and more fun to own then a larger boat. Even though the N40 or N47 are not a mega yachts it does take more effort to operate. The N35 was much easier and fun to drive (we called it our little BMW on the water speeding along at 8 knots). It will be hard to return to six knots if we go FD again so we are again doing some serious sole searching on how we plan to use the next boat 90% of the time. Will keep everyone posted and hope some people can learn something from our process.