When we bought Miss Pearl in 1980 we thought we had the finest yacht in the northwest. We proudly sailed it into Roche Harbor in the San Juan Islands and asked for a slip. They told us that they were full but since we were only 27 feet we could tie up to the dinghy dock. Not so swell after all.
|At our home port, Sandy Point, WA|
|Up the Inside Passage|
|Sucia, San Juan Islands|
|Just decided to buy her|
We felt right at home in the Bahamas - some boats were slightly bigger, most were smaller and she is so comfortable that it is easy to spend 6 months at a time on her. We noticed several 120 footers belonging to corporations or the madly wealthy but they were big motor yachts.
|He burns more in his generators than we use at full throttle|
Now farther south, Blue Pearl is not so huge anymore. More often than not, there is a behemoth sailing near us - makes us wonder who could own one of these giants and how they can afford to crew them on a full time basis.
|Aha! There's one we can afford|
|The Nahlin - 300 feet|
|Small compared to the Nahlin - only 120 feet|
|Sojana - 115 feet|
Maybe they've got more than teachers pensions?