In our last post we showed a few of our highlights from the inside portion of the 2012 Seattle boat show, now we move on to the outside 'boats afloat' Lake Union showcase. Even I get a little bored going in and out of boats so we just focused on a few of our dreamboats (keyword - dreamboats - as they are either too big and/or all too costly:) We also noticed something this time around - we like newer boats. Not just any new boats but ones that are new(er) and well built for their purpose, whatever purpose that may be - ocean going, charter, weekend cruiser, party-boat.
And you know what? I can appreciate a cheaper boat that gets people out on the water that otherwise wouldn't make it (like, cough-Kingsley-cough). You may have to add a few things - switch to a higher grade stainless on those hose clamps for instance - but I've always thought it is better to be out on the water (and safe) than on dry land saving your pennies for the perfect boat (P.S. start saving your pennies for these next boats:) ~Paul & Amber
Estero Not too flashy but a solid ocean-going production boat.
Beneteau I can't bring my wife around to liking these...I dig them. Can someone say party-boat?
2011 Beneteau 34
2012 Beneteau Sense 43
Coast Guard Dude, the coast guard is cool...their boats are almost cooler.
Catana 50 Hey, I thought part of sailing was heeling over and making people scream...plus, uh, they forgot to mention the double slip fees to park this thing.
Waterline 57 The boats on this list are getting dreamier
Tayana 48 Our favorite boat this time around...who needs pics of the outside when the inside looks like this?
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