Seattle Boat Show 2023


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The seminar schedule for the 2023 Seattle Boat Show has been posted. We’ll be presenting this year on Saturday Feb 4th at 12:00pm on our trip around the world in Nordhavn 52 Dirona.

We will describe some of the techniques we used to make the trip more safe and comfortable for longer passages and at the dock, ranging from watch-keeping and fuel management to living on a 60Hz boat in 50Hz countries. And we will share highlights of our trip, such as passing through Russia to tour Finland’s Great Saimaa Lake system and cruising Stewart Island off southern New Zealand.


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Nishimura Bay, Hawaii, left, and the Tuamotu Archipelago in French Polynesia

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Beveridge Reef, an isolated, uninhabited, and landless atoll in the central South Pacific, left, and Stewart Island, New Zealand

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The King George River in Australia’s Kimberley region, left, and Piton de la Fournaise in Reunion, Indian Ocean

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Cape Town, South Africa, left, and re-crossing the equator northbound in the Atlantic Ocean

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Aviron Bay, Newfoundland, Canada, left, and Fastnet Light, Ireland

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Lofoten Archipelago, Norway, left, and Savonlinna Castle in Finland’s Great Saimaa Lakes

 


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8 comments on “Seattle Boat Show 2023
  1. Alexander says:

    Hi Guys,

    Are you still cruising or planning to cruise on your Dirona in the near future, or taking a break from cruising, or Is Dirona sold, or will you buy another boat, or never again?

    Just curious. I missed getting your boating adventures updates.

    Thank you!

    • We did take a break from boating. I ended up in a new work role that is much easier done in Seattle. Our initial plan was to boat once every month or so but I found it hard to squeeze in the time and we didn’t like having a boat we weren’t using much. So, we sold the boat at the end of last year. Our intention looking forward is, short term, to do adventuring from our home base in Seattle and, long term, we expect to return to boating since that’s such a wonderful way to REALLY get to know a country. Rather than spend a few days or weeks exploring, with boating, you can do months. It’s wonderful way to really get into the details and we’ve loved spending months at a time in New Zealand, Australia, UK, Ireland, Norway, Amsterdam, etc.

      • Al King says:

        Glad to hear! Those of us that are boaters but realistically won’t go far afield like you REALLY appreciate the ride along on your adventures. Will you be predisposed to getting another Nordhavn or are the options wide open at this point.

  2. Olli says:

    Lake Saimaa maybe will never be possible again because the Saimaa Canal is de facto closed.

    • Yes, we had heard that the Saimaa canal was closed as a result of the conflict in Europe. 1 year later, so many lives lost, and many more disrupted. We hope the war ends soon and the regional security can be restored.

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