**UPDATE: Feb 2016… we’ve pulled her off the market. We’ve decided to keep her for awhile!
So, it’s been an interesting couple weeks around here. We haven’t done much posting to the blog since we’ve put the boat back on the market. We’ve had a ton of interest and people coming to see the boat and although it’s hard to believe, as of today… Vacilando it STILL for sale.
A huge THANK YOU to all of you who shared the listing and emailed friends about her. We really appreciate it. Unfortunately the “dream boat” that was parked in the slip right next door has sold. We just couldn’t work it out fast enough and we were not going to be 2-boat owners… ahem, s/v Eclipse. Just kidding! You know we love you.
The one thing we have done is the headliner. And… it looks incredible! After installing all the new deck hardware and some new furring strips, the headliner went in without incident thus completing the “to-do” list we had before we hand her off to a new owner.
I will say quickly that it’s been pretty frustrating at times dealing with super-excited people who wanna hand us deposits to hold the boat and then completely flake out, don’t show up for showings, and don’t email or call back… Can’t quite figure that one out but we have full confidence that the universe will take care of it and it will work out as it’s supposed to.
So that’s the brief update from s/v Vacilando here on the west coast. We’re loving St. Pete. We dig Black Crow Coffee House (aka: my office), Old Northeast Tavern (my other office) and our awesome neighbors Mitch and Cindy on Kai Chi. Everything else is secondary.
The big picture; Vacilando is a badass and she deserves a badass owner. If you’re wishy-washy, please fish other streams. If you are looking for a great boat that needs nothing but beer in the fridge (the brand new fridge) to head to the islands, hit us up. You know how to find us. Winter is approaching and we’ve got your escape plan. What could be better than jumping on a Spirit Airlines flight into Tampa for a long weekend in the sun, looking at a boat? Nothing, that’s what… heh.
We’ll supply the rum.
Be good! Have fun. Drop us a line.
Looking awesome Chris & Mel! We won’t be 2 boat owners forever. The divesting plan is on! Since we don’t need 3 boats, we won’t come to florida to look at your sweet girl, but we do need some rum so count on seeing us sometime this winter. Love ya both! xoxo
We’re going to hold you to that! Miss you!! xoxo
Great to meet you today, Melody! Good luck with the sale (and any sail in between)! Can’t wait to hear of your future endeavors as you proceed on the 6-month plan. Hope to see you again, whether in St. Pete or on the water.
It was great to meet you, too! Thank you, and I do hope we meet again!
congrats on a few things here…first off…smoking hot wife…awesome website….and a great looking sailboat. You…definitely ‘da man’. I’m not going to waste your time saying I’ll buy your boat…I can’t…but if I had the money I’d give you full asking price and then ship it to Lake Ontario. I’ll buy a lottery ticket tonight…just in case tho…
nicely done !!
Ha! You win the prize for best comment of the day! This made me laugh out loud. Thank you for the compliment, and let us know when you win the lottery. We’ll sail the boat up to you!