Atlantia

Furiends I’ve got sad news. As you know I sent my humans to Greece for the survey of what we thought was going to be our new boat, the Formosa 51, Atlantia.

Atlantia

Unfortunately the survey, carried out by an expert in his field, showed concerning issues with Atlantia. It wouldn’t be fair of me to document here furiends, but when the survey stops after an hour of looking at the hull it’s obviously not good news. The cost to rectify the problems in comparison to the value of the boat was prohibitive, meaning it was immediately no longer a viable option as my future home. Obviously my humans need to be able to buy my treats and new furry mice in the future!

The humans are feeling very sad and let down because they were completely misled… but I’m optimistic that everything happens for a reason and we will find the purrfect boat for us soon. In the meantime we will continue to enjoy our beloved Nocturne and look forward to sailing to Greece in the summer as we’d previously planned on doing.

We’ve learnt lots of valuable lessons during this upsetting process and once I’ve had time to digest them I will compile a ‘Lessons Learned’ post.

You may have guessed that I’d intended this weeks ‘Film on Friday’ to star Atlantia and show you why we fell for the Formosa 51, but instead I asked the humans to take some footage of the beautiful Lefkada. I’ve had some trouble with the internet so I will share their pretty snapshot of Lefkada with you tomorrow.

Our search has been broadened and starts again now. Nocturne is 37′ which is purrfect for the three of us but we are looking towards the future and we would like something between 44′-50′. Our new boat will need to be safe and sturdy though because we intend to have lots of adventures in her and of course I will insist it has lots of hiding places for my feline antics too. I know we will find a boat we can be proud of and one that will be a fitting replacement for our beautifully conditioned Nocturne.

Bailey Bow

I hope you all have a PAWESOME weekend!

Bisous, Bailey

Comments

  1. Oh how disappointing. 😦 Something better will come.

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  2. Bailey I’m so sorry things didn’t work out as you all had hoped with Atlantia but I am a FIRM BELIEVER that everything happens for a reason….purrhaps there’s another boat that you all were meant to buy – and when the time is right, she will make herself known and you can get excited again!!! Meanwhile as you say, you have your beautiful Nocturne and a trip to Greece………………..I’m sending hugs though because it’s hard to be disappointed……always.

    Hugs, Sammy

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  3. Good luck Bailey.

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  4. mistletoeandhitch says:

    Sometimes the experts see things that the average human would completely miss. Our HuMom had our home inspected before making a temoundous lifestyle change and the expert found a couple of things we would never have thought of. Trees that had grown in our yard for the last 30+ years, being a lovely home for the birds and squirrels, were suddenly a hazard to our safety. We were lucky to find out like we did. I know our HuMom would have felt terrible if someone interested in buying our home had found out the danger and been disappointed.

    Of course, that isn’t nearly the same as seeing your dreams for the future wither on the vine. We hope, in time, your humans will feel relief that they were spared what was most likely very expensive trouble. We will send out the hope that your family finds a vessel as well loved as the beautiful Nocturne in good time and, because our HuMom believes that many “things” have energy that acts as a sort of “soul”, we will also ask the Universe to find Nocturne caretakers as loving as yours. Congratulate your Humans on learning such difficult life lessons without paying a higher price. So many humans run forward with doing what our HuMom calls “due diligence”, whatever that means. She says that’s what she’s doing when she checks the ingredients list on our treats package before opening it, so we doing see how it applies here, but anyway…..

    Forgive the long chatty comment. Our HuMom is either silent or writing an essay…

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  5. Bailey, I’m sorry to hear this… I tell, you why don’t you build your own purrfect boat or even a superyacht. Building a big boat is not an easy process but I published a book which make it a bit easier. I am not sure if you enjoy reading this because it is a bit technical but your humans may find it interesting. It is “successful, win-win strategies for a superyacht project”. It is available on Amazon and Smashwords.
    XOXO from me and my four furiends. Unfortunately one likes fighting with his mates and he had to be taken to a vet, and he may not see on one eye. This is very concerning because I love him as much as your humans love you. 🙂
    http://www.glowackimaritime.com

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  6. The Swiss Cats says:

    We’re sorry to hear this, it’s so disappointing for you ! However, it’s worth waiting for the best boat than jump on the first opportunity. Good luck ! Purrs

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  7. What a bummer. It’s tough to look so forward to something and have it fall through. On the upside – Nocturne is all spiffed up and good to go… Have a great sail!

    Love and licks,
    Cupcake

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  8. we are so sorry but you are right “everything happens for a reason and you will find the PERFECT boat for you soon!!!” Keep the faith!

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  9. How very disappointing for you all 😦 You’re right though, all things happen for a reason and it’s down to fate whatever delightful boat you finding yourselves living in next…

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  10. It will all work out for the best, Bailey. Mom had two huge let downs before we ended up here — right where she said, more than two years ago, she wanted to be.

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  11. I’m sorry it didn’t work out for you and your humans, Bailey. That’s very disappointing. Luckily your humans discovered the problems now rather than after it is too late! Good luck with the search – I am certain the right boat will come along!! In the meantime, enjoy the fresh air and your beautiful surroundings!

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  12. the perfect boat is right around the corner for you all I just know it,xx Speedy

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  13. Bailey, there is a reason why this boat didn’t pan out for you and the humans. The perfect boat will come around soon.

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  14. Bailey, sounds like it’s time for you to turn up the volume on your human lovin’! Then you’ll all put it behind you, and look to the future.

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  15. Sad news, but best to learn of the issues first and avoid costs in the future.

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  16. Marlee says:

    Glad your parents had expert advice on the condition of boat! Something better will come along! Enjoy Nocturne, some kitties don’t even have something as nice as it!
    There is always a reason why these disappointments happen. Have a great weekend, Monty xx

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  17. That’s too bad. I wish you better luck next time. 🙂

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  18. kittiesblue says:

    May we suggest the yacht, The Siren. It is only 75 meters. MOL! Mom is such a joker. You could try it out though. The charter price is only $595,000 per week. Mom and Dad saw it when they were on vacation. They said it is gorgeous, but they have no idea why anyone (even billionaires) would spend that kind of money. Mom was thinking of all the animal shelters she could build and staff. Good luck in your search. We know how sad you are right now, but we are so happy that you are not purchasing a boat that would prove to be unsafe. Sending lots of love, your brofur and sisfurs, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

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  19. sorry to hear that things didn’t work out, but glad to know that it was BEFORE the purchase. Always better to get all the info before you buy! Hopefully a new home will be on the horizon before long. Enjoy your time on Nocturne this summer.

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  20. Bailey, this is bad news! It could have been worse…your humans could have bought it and then discovered the problem. Wish everyone was as up front with their reasoning as us cats. As Sammy says, “it wasn’t meant to be”. Perhaps you were meant to live on a nicer boat than the Atlantia. Who knows? The Nocturne is a beaut and it is no problem to stay there a little longer.

    (((Shoko)))

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  21. Bailey, when our humans were looking for a new boat it took two years and two or three offers before they found the right boat suitable for two cats to enjoy. Count it as a fortunate experience. You wouldn’t have been happy on a boat that wasn’t totally safe and sound! Admiral Alexander and Princess Amy

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  22. Aw, Bailey, it might seem like sad news, but as you wisely say, it provided a valuable lesson plus a nice trip for your humans! You’ll voyage to Greece on the boat you all love and are accustomed to, I think your “lessons learned” post sounds like a new book in the offing…someone’s got to do it! Your furiend, Pat

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  23. It must be very disappointing. Better to find out about problems and potential problems beforehand. As many others have said that better boat is waiting to be found. In the meantime, concentrate on having the best Greek vacation ever. Part of the family comes from Greece, and they say you’ll enjoy yourselves.

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  24. That’s too bad about the Atlantia. 😦 But I know the right boat will come along – and it will be PERFECT!

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  25. teak deck problems? hull badly blistered?

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  26. Diane sargent says:

    Remember: When one door closes, another always opens….

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  27. Sad for you to read of your disappointment Bailey. But so glad that your humans had an excellent Marine Surveyor! (Been there, done that!) Keep looking and enjoy the search..think of all the times you get extra special people caring for you whilst your humans are hunting for the right ship!

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  28. Oh, Bailey, I am very sad to hear your news. I know you and your humans were looking forward to the new boat. Try to not to be too disappointed – I’m sure when the time is right another boat will come sailing your way!

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  29. msphoebecat says:

    Like all experienced sea Captains you are a mancat of wise words Bailey- when it is meant to be then it will be. I am sorry your humans and you were mislead after having such optimism and hope for a possible future with a new boat. Every big change is a learning experience, never a failure on your part. We all learn as we go and each new lesson learned makes us that much more ready for when the purrfect opportunity comes– and it will! The right ship for your family’s future travels will come your way and you all will know it when it does.
    I know you will help your humans to remain pawsitive and apply healing purrs to help ease any disappointment, you are always on the job doing your best.
    Purrs and hugs to you all from Beth, Clove, & Kaspars on the Pacific Coast

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  30. Muffin's mom says:

    Bailey, I am sorry to hear your news. I agree with all your friends who say things happen for a reason and that an even better boat is in your future. In the meantime enjoy your time on the Nocturne and your wonderful trip to Greece. Stay strong and keep your positive cattitude, Bailey. The best is yet to come.

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  31. Sorry to hear this, but that is the poi t of surveys… You want to know what you are up for… And although you expect an old boat to need some work, you have to draw the line! There will be another yacht, guys!

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  32. What a pity. Atlantia is certainly a beautiful boat in appearance, and I like the rig. Of course, everyone is going to miss the famous Nocturne – but needs do expand!

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  33. Wee iss sorry thee Atlantia did not werk out…
    Butt you still have yur beeluvved Nocturne to live an sail on an that iss pawsum inn itself!!!!
    Pleeze give Lady Louise a few ~~head rubss~~ frum mee ok??
    Yur furendss Siddhartha Henry =^,.^= an LadyMum 🙂

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  34. Our dad’s brother is a marine surveyor, in Houston Texas, He takes his responsibilities very seriously and says that it is far better to find problems at the dockyard than at sea. He has an Alden 51 that he totally loves. Mom and dad went sailing with him when the boat was in The Virgin Islands. It is beautiful, but very expensive to maintain and operate. Dad says that Henry (his brother) is the successful brother, while he (dad) had the most fun (flying for the USAF)

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