While attending to the cleaning, maintenance, small repairs and such, preparing ourselves to sell MEROPS, we have found ourselves falling in love all over again.
It is going to take a serious offer from somebody who appreciates what an "End of the World" boat looks like....or we see ourselves continuing this adventure.
In light of recent events in Australia, with the Heatwaves and Bushfires, we are starting to realise that a boat that can sail to remote places, and stay offgrid for a long while is the boat we NEED as much as WANT,
The truth is, while we were thinking of selling MEROPS and looking for another boat, with different qualities...we could NOT find a boat that met with the criteria we were seeking.
It is always a difficult task to find a boat that can be all things. Ours is no different. But we have realised that MEROPS is all the things that MATTER to us.
Comfort, Safety and the ability to Sail Anywhere. That's where we are at. And we question ourselves as to what we thought we might achieve to look for a Motorsailer or Pilothouse, when MEROPS can perform in the same way, and fit the bill as an Expedition Sailing Boat.