Archive | My Boat

Jim and Melody Carney's Beneteau 360, Imrama. Photos courtesy of Jim Carney.

My Boat | Imrama

For Jim and Melody Carney, the third time was a charm. The couple had raced for years and owned two boats before settling on a 2000 36-foot Beneteau sailboat. They bought Imrama new, and after sailing her for 15 years, still love her as much as ever. She’s homeported in Anacortes. Tell us about your […]

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Helios in Princess Louisa Inlet. Photos courtesy of Bruce Kilen

My Boat | Helios

Bruce Kilen and wife Linda don’t suffer from two-foot-itis. The couple had owned two boats and chartered catamarans in Belize before buying their 49-foot Manta MarkIV catamaran new in 2008. They knew exactly what they wanted and were able to customize Helios to their specifications. They’re planning to sail their boat, currently homeported in Tacoma, […]

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Edna Brady with Mount Baker in the background. Photos courtesy of Russ Kendall

My Boat | Edna Brady

Russ Kendall’s first date with his future wife was on a sailboat in Massachusetts, where he grew up. Years later, when the couple were looking for their first boat, they settled on a Cape Dory built not far from where Kendall grew up on Cape Cod. They named their 1982 30-foot cutter Edna Brady after […]

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Yahtzee under sail in the Puget Sound

My Boat | Yahtzee

After sailing extensively on boats in Florida and the Caribbean, Andy and Jill Cross decided they wanted to become full-time liveaboards and start a family. They moved to Seattle in 2012 and found their 1984 Grand Soleil 39, Yahtzee, six months later. They’ve been happily cruising Puget Sound for the past couple of years with their 20-month-old, […]

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Solitude III on her maiden voyage. Photos courtesy of Jonathan Lee

My Boat | Solitude III

Jonathan Lee already had two unfinished kayaks he was building in his garage. But one fateful day during a business trip to Switzerland, he was surfing the web and came upon the Chesapeake Light Craft PocktetShip, designed by John Harris. Lee tried to resist, but he was smitten. After seeing a PocketShip at the Port […]

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My Boat | Caro Babbo

John Juliano and Jennifer Severin spent several summers living aboard a Thunderbird sailboat in New York, then moved to the Seattle area and started looking for a bigger boat for long-distance cruising. After a series of boat-shopping misadventures including a dead raccoon and a miscommunicated offer, they found their perfect boat, a 1975 Maxi 95. They […]

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Brandon and Virginia Ford's 1971 Columbia 43, Oceanus.

My Boat | Oceanus

Brandon and Virginia Ford had owned several boats through their marriage, up to a 27-footer they sailed on with their three kids and a dog. After their kids were grown, the couple downsized to a 19-footer that Brandon could sail alone. He figured that would be their last boat — until a family emergency changed their lives. […]

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