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Old 05-26-2022, 09:04 AM   #1
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Nordhavn 40: Atlantic Crossing

M/Y Embracing Life, fka M/Y Kemo Sabe, has a planned departure from Miami for Saturday. The new owner will be taking her transatlantic with arrival at the Azores expected in mid-June. Not that N40 crossings are so common (this is my 2nd N40 owner to do so), but what makes this crossing so special is the owner.

Philippe had a massive stroke at age 50, five years ago. While still in the ICU, he started setting goals. Ocean crossing under his own power became a goal. It's a fascinating and inspirational story of determination, beating the odds, and dealing with challenges.

I have written the full story, with photos, for the other forum on which I participate. Unless one of you "doublers" want to post it if ok with administration, please send me a PM and I will send you the link if you want "the rest of the story."

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Old 05-26-2022, 09:37 AM   #2
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We looked at this boat before purchasing current one. Great bones but looked to have been put away wet too many times. Electrical was funky imho. Boat was rolled and dipped and it was obvious. ER dirty and cosmetics needed work. Still with effort and work could be bought back to a fine boat. First chore would be to redo mast and fish set up and service fins. Usual need to replace electronics and add comm.
both general and mechanical surveyors had things to say but glad someone bought her and will do the restoration.
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Old 05-26-2022, 09:44 AM   #3
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Hippo, a man who had a heart attack is going on an adventure in his new boat. I don't think she asked for your opinion of his boat.

Judy, please post the rest of the story on here.
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Old 05-26-2022, 09:45 AM   #4
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My bad we did NOT look at Kemo Sabe. My bad. It was TipSea which was the boat that was the first N40 to cross the Atlantic. My only excuse is I’m a bit tired as on transit and posting from the helm so broken attention. Apologize
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Old 05-26-2022, 10:58 AM   #5
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M/Y Embracing Life, fka M/Y Kemo Sabe, has a planned departure from Miami for Saturday. The new owner will be taking her transatlantic with arrival at the Azores expected in mid-June. Not that N40 crossings are so common (this is my 2nd N40 owner to do so), but what makes this crossing so special is the owner.

Philippe had a massive stroke at age 50, five years ago. While still in the ICU, he started setting goals. Ocean crossing under his own power became a goal. It's a fascinating and inspirational story of determination, beating the odds, and dealing with challenges.

I have written the full story, with photos, for the other forum on which I participate. Unless one of you "doublers" want to post it if ok with administration, please send me a PM and I will send you the link if you want "the rest of the story."

Judy
I delivered several N40s. I was pleasantly surprised by them - very nice design, comfortable, and a decent performer. When they were first introduced, I was put-off by the stark departure compared to the N46 but you know what? Given the choice, I'd take a N40 over the N46 in a heartbeat.

I'd enjoy reading more about the project if you're okay sharing link.

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Old 05-26-2022, 11:51 AM   #6
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Just to clarify, this vessel underwent an entire day of survey including sea trial and haulout. She is in tie-position for my #1 best surveyed used boat. There is nothing so great as having owners take meticulous care of their vessel cosmetically and mechanically. It shouldn't be so outstanding or exceptional to find a used boat in "excellent" condition, but this one really was.

Kudos to Kemo Sabe's owners!
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Old 05-26-2022, 11:59 AM   #7
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Yes I apologize Judy. We missed that listing. Great boat.
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That's an inspirational and great story. I wish him the best.
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No problem! I just wanted to make sure no one else was confused about her condition.
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Old 05-26-2022, 12:27 PM   #10
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Hippo, a man who had a heart attack is going on an adventure in his new boat. I don't think she asked for your opinion of his boat.

Judy, please post the rest of the story on here.
agreed. totally inappropriate rundown of a boat that has sold and is in play
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Old 05-26-2022, 02:15 PM   #11
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You’re right apologize again.
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agreed. totally inappropriate rundown of a boat that has sold and is in play
Sailor...Hippo already apologized, not once, but twice, at 8:45 am and 10:59 pm, both times prior to your post.

I think he has apologized enough for one day.

Sorry to meddle, but it thought it worth noting.
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Old 05-26-2022, 03:31 PM   #13
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I read your wright up on YF Judy. Itís very inspirational. Wish Philippe and his crew the best of luck.

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Wifey B: Judy, kind ma'am, while I'm excited he's still very much alive, not just surviving, I do have a couple of questions. Do you know the route he intends to take? I can't help fearing a Bermuda Azores route or Bahamas Azores or similar southern route in a 40. The northern route has shorter distances. Best of luck to them, but I won't be comfy till they set foot on mainland Europe.
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I am having trouble loading the route map, but they will be going Miami-Bermuda-Azores-Lisbon.
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He is NOT taking the N40 transatlantic without another boat to keep him company. That is good.
More than a few N46 have gone transatlantic alone but the N40 really should have a shepard.
I wonder where he going to put the required fuel?
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Thank-you so much for sharing. Great story!!
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Good stuff. Nice to read accounts like this of people casting off to live their dream.
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I am having trouble loading the route map, but they will be going Miami-Bermuda-Azores-Lisbon.
Wifey B: Our intended route when the time comes, but I'm way too much of a wimp to do in a 40'.
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i have the perfect boat..

if she was made from fiberglass, have stabilizers, a queen bed in the master and another 12" in the engine room.

Thats all
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