This is the longest I’ve gone between posts, I can be excused as my brain hasn’t been functioning right.  I have been a Miss textbook definition of confusion with our decision to sell Miss Catana.  The Captain has strolled into the idea without hesitation where as I had a boat selling head ache.

The idea of someone else sailing Miss Catana away, while we stood on the dock, I found distressing.  Then without even trying, we have a hot potential buyer look over and test sailing our boat.  I have never thought selling Miss Catan would be hard, but it surprised me how easy the process seemed to be.

Whilst Jim the prospective buyer was walking around our boat, I am ashamed to say my head reverted to being a toddler unwilling to share a toy.  My inner voice was saying my boat, my toy, mine mine, mine.  I liked the buyer and he loved the boat but still I didn’t want to share.  When he said he wanted to buy her, but the process was going to be complicated around time and payments I saw that as a sign.

Bad idea.

Bad Bad Idea.

My precious boat.

Who says I have to sell anyhow?


It’s official our idea of selling the boat is now off the table.

You may be wondering why we even considered the idea of selling Miss Catana.  I mean we’ve only just got her absolutely perfect, after ironing out all the new boat blues.  Our boat would be a gift to the new buyer.  (I told you I wasn’t ready)

What Was The Motivation

The idea to sell comes from one of the purest of feelings, FEAR.  I am absolutely terrified about going back to work behind a desk.  Just the concept of wearing shoes, makeup, clothes that include stockings and going to a 9 to 5, five days a week, 48 weeks of the year fills me with dread.  What seemed easy and reasonable before I left, now seems like a modern day nightmare or a cubicle hell.

Even the worst shittest day on a boat is so much better than the alternative.

I have taken to NOT working in an office like a pro.  I have finally found my calling in life.  I am a sailor.  I am not averse to working hard, I now realise I have developed an allergy to stockings and high heels.  I need a new career, … I need a job that keeps me on the boat.

What I need is a way to combine our passion for our boat and a funding system. The old sailing chestnut is our new dilemma.  How to make money and live on our boat.


Hence the thought to sell the boat.  We had this smart idea that we change our boat, get a bigger one that will allow us to do charter work in the Tasmanian summer, then charter work in Queensland winter.  We would crew and host our guests and live happily ever after.

Then I realised I was looking at the problem the wrong way round.  We already have a fabulous boat, it may not be your standard charter boat (it’s got three bedrooms not four) but it is a Catana 42 Cruising sensation.  AND we are about to cross the Panama Canal and Pacific Ocean.  Surely there are people out there who want a piece of what we have.  Just last week I read in a sailing magazine of non sailors paying 100,000 pounds to a round world sailing race.

Wait a minute I need to think about this….


Why Not Share Our Boat Adventure With Others

Here’s the deal on our first ever, come join the crew on Miss Catana Adventure.

If you are up for a challenge, love adventure, want to sail through one of the great wonders of the world the Panama Canal, this March, and have a sailing adventure on a performance Catamaran why not do it aboard Miss Catana?

Locks at the pacific ocean end of the panama canal
Is This You?

Are you free to start mid March for a sailing adventure and then visit the Galapagos Islands?

If the answer is yes, this is the cost to join us.

$5000 Australian, that’s around $3500 US.  Food and shore costs plus Galapagos fees are on a shared basis.  Also on a shared basis will be watches, but who would want to miss out on those!!

Interested?  Think You Can Join Us?

Send us an email – or write a comment below.

Here is a new video showing off Miss Catana so you will understand why we could not leave her in the Northern Hemisphere.  She’s a fast beauty.

Let’s say for this trip we don’t get any takers because it is very short notice – there is still a hell of a lot of ocean to travel before we get to Australia with all those beautiful islands in between. Something else to think about!



the Miss


PS the Captain is a GREAT cook, the trip is worth coming on just for the food!
PPS I promise to never go so long between posts.  Promise!

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