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[Kensblog] A whole new boat! (Well .. almost)

Sans Souci sitting at the dock in Seattle
I am happy to report that Sans Souci will soon be back on the water! A quick recap: Last December we shipped Sans Souci from Mallorca Spain to Seattle. This was the final chapter in what was loosely intended as a circumnavigation. From Spain we had planned to cross the Atlantic and cruise the Caribbean, but Sans Souci had been away from home for seven years and was starting to send us subtle messages that it was time for some extensive maintenance. We still think of Sans Souci as a new boat,...
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[kensblog] Sans Souci gets a new life

Abt Trac Star System
Sans Souci is in Seattle! I still think of Sans Souci as our “new boat.” It replaced a smaller boat from the same manufacturer (a Norhavn 62 which bore the same name.) I remember when she was built and all the excitement of customizing her, traveling to Taiwan to watch her built, waiting anxiously as she was delivered to the US aboard a freighter, and finally starting the engines for the first time. That was only about eight years ago, but since that time she has taken us over thirty thousan...
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[Kensblog] Sans Souci is in Florida

Sans Souci in Florida awaiting transport to the west coast
I was surprised by this article in a Palm Beach newspaper showing Sans Souci moored in front of a restaurant in Ft Lauderdale, Florida. Article in Palm Beach Newspaper Those of you visiting the Ft Lauderdale boat show have a good chance of seeing Sans Souci! Our hope is to put Sans Souci on a freighter and have her delivered to the West Coast sometime before Christmas. I’ve started work on a list of winter projects and will post that list here sometime in the next few days. For now, th...
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[KensBlog] End of the Road

The GSSR, at Kodiak, Alaska
It’s the end of a very long road. The journey that began in May 2009 when three boats -- Grey Pearl, Seabird and Sans Souci -- departed Seattle has now concluded. We covered over 20,000 miles visiting Canada, Alaska, the Bering Sea, the Aleutian Islands, Siberia, Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Turkey, Greece, Montenegro, Croatia, Italy, Sicily, Malta, France and Spain. It was the trip of a lifetime. We met incredible people, cruised places off the beaten path, experienced a wide variety of cult...
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