This is a story about John and Jill, who went to the Caribbean, to look at a boat. It was the spring of 2016, and not knowing how to sail, said what the heck and bought a 40 foot catamaran. So...what do you do when you buy something you don’t know how to use, you put it in storage.
They put it in storage for eight months, went to sailing school, and returned in 2017 to live on it for three months. What a blast! It was renamed “Journey’s End”, put in storage for hurricane season, and then her journey ended in the fall of 2017 with Hurricane Irma as it pummeled the island of St. Martin.
After coming to the conclusion that “Journey’s End” would likely be a total loss, well before the insurance company shared the same vision, they went to the Miami boat show to just look at some used boats in February 2018.
Alas, a new boat was ordered, and was due out of the Fountaine Pajot factory in France at the end of 2018. Delivery to St. Martin occurred by having a crew of three sail across the Atlantic, taking 3-4 weeks, with delivery in late January 2019.
The new boat is a 40 foot Lucia, manufactured by Fountaine Pajot. It is a sailing catamaran with two Diesel engines, three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and air conditioning! We plan to sail it around the Caribbean from January to June each year!