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Thank you for sharing in our journey of building a Fusion Catamaran! We are so excited to be able to chronicle our adventure for our family, friends, and supporters, from our initial decision to (hopefully) a successful launch and beyond. Please post your comments, questions, and cautionary tales-we love to hear from you!



Sunday, August 14, 2011

The First Steps

So it is official! After years of roaming boat shows up and down the coast, dreaming of what "our" boat would be like, and chartering with our family and friends all through the Caribbean, we have decided to build our own catamaran! 

In the end, the decision, like all good outcomes, was really the only choice that made sense.  All of the boats we've chartered have always had many good points and then some bad; certain comforts that would make us exclaim, "What a great idea!", followed closely by other discoveries that  elicited a disbelieving "Really!?? Are you kidding?"  Every voyage caused us to add items to our list of what we did and didn't like on that particular boat.  Eventually we realized that no single design we'd met so far would be perfect for us, and that even refinishing a used catamaran would limit us in certain ways due to the inherent design of the craft. 

Buying a new boat was financially out of the question for us, and even had it not been, we would still have to live within the scope of a narrow design, with only limited ability to customize our dream.  It was then that we first looked at the Fusion 40 solution, and right from the beginning, it fit us perfectly.

So, on July 1st of this year, we sent in our initial deposit, which placed our order into the queue for production, and we are expecting our delivery sometime around April of 2012.  But in between now and then, we have tons of decisions to make and plans to put together.  As we plunge ahead into our Fusion Adventure, we want to chronicle the process for you: our family, friends, and other sailing enthusiasts that might consider this the solution to finding their heart's desire.  You can follow our progress, lend your help and comments, ask questions, and vicariously sail along with us on our journey. 

"It isn't that life ashore is distasteful to me. But life at sea is better."
-Sir Francis Drake

 

3 comments:

  1. How exciting! cant wait to hear as things develop... thanks for inviting us to be a part of it.

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  2. Beautiful! Can't wait to come down and help! :)

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  3. Wishing you all the best for a (relatively) painless and successful endeavor! Can't wait to read the next installment.
    Dennis

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