It is a sad day... We have known for a while that the best course of action for us right now is to sell our trusty sailboat Melody.
We adore her and have loved our time living on board and travelling with her. Unfortunately we have come to a point where we work more than we see her and it is no longer practical to keep her. A boat needs to be sailed and used regularly in order to keep it healthy and in good condition.
We have accepted permanent positions on a 109ft private yacht, as 1st Mate and Cook/Stewardess, and so we will not be able to continue taking as detailed care of Melody as we have been till now.
We are looking for a passionate couple or individual to keep cruising with her, continue her journey around the world and love and care for her as much as we have and, if at all possible, even more!
If you are seriously interested in purchasing our boat please don't hesitate to contact us via email or give us a call on +1 (786) 616-0543 / +1 (786) 614-2288.
Please take a look at our new page, created just for Melody, with all her details and photos to date. You can also take a look at our team blog offtheline.co.za to view the whole refit process from when we bought her at the end of 2010 till when we left South Africa in September 2012.
The does not mean that we have stopped cruising forever! We have already started designing our dream boat to build, when we have made our millions on super yachts ;) We fully intend to continue our circumnavigation, even if it has to be on a different boat later in life.
We did the cruising thing "backwards". We started before we had made our money or set up a passive income. For this reason we have to work now, start building on the budget again and then return as soon as we have the means, just as we have been doing since 2010.