We have signed the contract and we will be boat owners again! We are super excited we found this boat as it was only advertised locally, and it had been to sale for a year before we found it. We have (we thought) searched everywhere for the perfect boat, but had not even seen this! Well, everything happens for a reason and the time was right. We cannot wait to get our hands on it and make it our own.

It is now laying in a warm hall in Denmark, where we bought it, and we will not be able to launch it in the water and sail her until spring.

Now we are making all the plans to how we want to equip it, insurance and a harbour for it here in the Netherlands, where we live.

More details on the boat you can find on the page “Our boat”, and more info on us is on the “About us” page.

Hoping you will follow our journey!


Is this the one?

Last weekend we went to Denmark to look at a boat that seems interesting to us. It is a Hallberg Rassy 43 from 2005. We got the impression it had been sparsely used and is in good condition.


We had an 8 hour drive from our home through Germany and up to Denmark via the Puttgarden-Rødby ferry. We went straight to the boat, that was inside a hall well kept from nasty winter weather. We went aboard and went through every little detail of the boat. As it was on land there were a lot of things we could not check. We got a good impression and after a couple of hours there we went to our Airbnb to have a nice home cooked dinner and to talk about what we had seen.

My dad in front of the door outside our cute home for a night

My dad went with us, and he helped us evaluating all the pros and cons on the boat.

It is in very good condition and looks very nice. It has been sailing in northern Europe in the summers. It is not very well equipped though, which is a pity, but it means we can also choose what we want and need for it to be as we like.


The salon looking forward


The galley


The nav station and the companionway


And the cockpit

So the next morning we went back there, this time with a surveyer that we had contacted earlier. He went through the boat in his way checking for any faults or issues we had not seen the day before. He did not find any severe things that needed immediate attention. We have a long list of things we need to buy and add for it to be up to our standards, but even so we could come to an agreement on the price, sort of…

We are currently emailing back and forth about the agreement in detail, and hope we can settle this very soon. We are so excited and really hope this can be our boat.

Boat shopping

Today we went to look at a boat in the cute little town Hindeloopen. They had an event in town so many people were dressed in their local traditional clothes and there were stands with handicrafts.

A lady making socksTraditional dancesTraditional costumesA hand painted bike

It was really nice to see. The weather was warm and sunny, so we stayed longer than anticipated.

The houses were from the 1600’s

This beauty is for sale. Might be a little to small for us

We are looking at Hallberg Rassy 43, a 44 foot sailboat made in Sweden between 2001 and 2016. We haven’t seen this type in a long time, so we wanted to see if this was the style and size suitable for us. It felt great and we think we have now decided to look for these.

This one we looked at was from 2003, in very nice condition. It was sailed in northern Europe, so it was not equipped for long distance cruising. That can be good in the sense that we can add whatever new equipment we need and know it is new. Bad in the sense that well equipped boats aren’t necessarily more expensive. We have plenty of time to find our boat, and we are excited to start looking more seriously.

Here are some pictures of the boat. I borrowed these from the yacht broker.



Forward cabin

From forward cabin looking aft