Well, we did it. After what seemed like years spent completely paperwork, we are happy to announce that we are the proud owners of a 1982 Vagabond 42! We couldn’t be more excited to call this girl ours. This boat has nearly everything we were looking for in a sailboat, and we think it will make an excellent home for us both while we live up and NYC and once we leave to cruise again.
The boat is currently in Clearwater, FL and will need to be brought up to us in NYC. As Jason and I are both working full time we won’t be able to make the journey up ourselves. We’ll be hiring a delivery captain to bring her up to us and last week I went down to Florida get the boat ready for her big trip up.
The second I stepped on to the boat everything just felt right. This was exactly where I was supposed to be and the boat we were meant to buy. After spending a few days on her, I can confidently say that everything is laid out so perfectly. It all makes sense. There is a perfect spot for the dogs beds, an open area for them to play in, and a big old bed for jason and I to sprawl out on. No longer will he be mandated to crouch as he walks through the boat (except through doorways) and no longer will he have to sleep in the fetal position in order to fit his 6’3″ body in the vberth. We have room to sprawl out on in this boat! Oh, and the STORAGE. My oh my, the storage on this boat in incredible!
Now, despite all my excitement, this boat is definitely not a one-and-done, ready-to-go vessel. She needs a lot of work and TLC to get her ready to cruise and to our liking. But, instead of getting into those details now, I just want to share a few pictures of our new home with you as she is now (before any of our personal touches). Enjoy!