- Category: Boats & Gear
- Created: Friday, 26 February 2010 23:09
- Written by Charles Doane
This is another boat I saw at the Miami show, though it wasn’t actually in the show. The owner, or an enterprising yacht broker, had anchored it right off the docks at the Sea Isle Marina with a big “For Sale” sign on it, hoping it might catch the eye of some cat-happy show-goer. I smiled when I saw it, for I know the boat well, as I helped deliver it across the South Atlantic from South Africa soon after it was first launched in 2007.
There were three of us who did the trip--myself, Hank Schmitt of Offshore Passage Opportunities (who acted as titular skipper), and the owner, Wayne Gallo. He had commissioned the boat’s creation after his wife announced she was no longer willing to live aboard the fat “condo cat” that had been their home for two years. An ex-motorcycle racer, Wayne decided he wanted a much lighter, more casual cruiser to replace his liveaboard boat, something that would be both somewhat habitable and a blast to sail.Write comment (0 Comments)