We bought a new boat!

Last week I sent April off on a mission to find a nice boat for us to enjoy on Lake Maggiore. She found a motorboat that took her fancy! (?) It’s really quite shocking for a sailing family to have a motorboat, but after the young pup explained herself, I agree she’s chosen well and found the purrfect solution for us on the lake.

New boat

Don’t worry furiends, Nocturne isn’t going anywhere. She’s my true love, but this new (to us) boat will be lots of fun when we can’t get to Nocturne. We’re going to love exploring the lake. We will probably spend some weekends at the top of the lake in Switzerland too which will be fun. The ability to race home at over 20 knots will be a novelty for us too!

Happy on the new boat

The boat has got two cabins, a galley and a head (bathroom). The best bit is how much space there is out side for sunbathing and it will be easy for the humans and April to jump in and out of the water for swims… I’ll stay behind to supervise the boat obviously!

Lifting the new boat

The current name of the boat is Walrus, but we’d like to think of something more purrsonal to us. Do you have any ideas? Current contenders are; ‘Puffed Out‘ or ‘No wind, no problem‘… No seriously… We’d like a nice name.

April on the boat

Today we’ve driven from Milan back to Rome and tomorrow we’re setting sail for Ponza to spend the week. It’s going to be pawesome for April to have her first proper sailing holiday! The weather forecast is purrfect and I’m so excited!

Bisous, Bailey

Comments

  1. Wow, Bailey, that looks like quite a a lovely boat. So happy that you are not giving up Nocturne as we know that is your love. Walrus definitely isn’t a good name. Mom says that she will put her thinking cap on, but we suspect Mom Lou and Dad James will come up with something terrific. Have a great sail. Hope April enjoys it. We know you will. Sending lots of love to all, dearest brofur. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

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  2. What fun you will have, glad Noccy is not going anywhere, have happy, notical times! Montyx

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  3. Congrats on your new boat!!!

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  4. Congrats on the powerboat! I suggest the name ‘Purrfect’ !! Have a great sail, Bailey!!

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  5. congrats and safe travels!! My mind is blank right now about a name……like the one above, but maybe “Purrfect Pets?”

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  6. pilch92 says:

    Congrats on the new boat!

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  7. Very nice boat, Bailey. How about naming it after the pup who helped pick it out:

    April’s New Power

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  8. April looks REALLY excited! Have fun!

    Love and licks,
    Cupcake

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  9. How awesome that you have a motorboat now! I’m sure you’ll have lots of fun with it when you’re not sailing on the Nocturne.

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  10. song of our people

    awesome. you both will have fun eating real fishies caught on this boat.

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  11. The Swiss Cats says:

    Enjoy the southeast part of Switzerland ! Purrs

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  12. (song of our people) , nuestro cancion

    awesome. you both will have fun eating real fishies caught on this boat.

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  13. Beautiful boat, how about Heaven On Earth #2 for a name? Bailey, you and your family are so blessed to spend time on such a beautiful lake.

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  14. sarledge1 says:

    Wow! What a beauty! April chose well!

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  15. Chat de lac or even TC/Top Cat. Stink boats are great for returning QUICKLY to port when a summer storm is brewing.

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  16. Wow! What fun you’ll have with your new boat!

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  17. How great to have 2 boats.
    Now you all can be on water no matter where you are 🙂
    With the lake being close to home, you will really enjoy Summertime!
    Purrs Georgia and Julie,
    Treasure and JJ

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  18. mitzithedog says:

    Of course a fast moving Aussie pup would pick a motor boat. Kids these days!

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  19. Awesome boat and so much fun on the lake! We can think of a lot of names but suspect your humans will come up with a great one. The human thinks “April’s Choice” would be cute 😉

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  20. Oh, Bailey, We are thrilled that we got your “quiz” correct! We just knew you were going to get another boat, and she’s a beauty. Looks like one that we’d also like to tool around in.

    Walrus is an awful name. How about having a contest for a new name? We’ve got our thinking caps on. Pat

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  21. Power boats are convenient when there is no wind, and your new boat looks like a wonderful home afloat, but nothing beats the feeling of sailing on a brisk wind, no noisy engine, no smell of exhaust. Don’t get me wrong, we love our little power boat, but our true love is wind power.
    Purrs and head bumps Bailey,
    from Pete and the Girls

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  22. *doubtfully* Well, I suppose one could make it quite presentable with a mast and some sails …

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  23. Always good to have a fast boat in the fleet. Perhaps a nautical name may be in order: “Flank Speed” or “Ahead Slow”. The latter is ideal when you’re at full throttle. 🙂

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  24. msphoebecat says:

    Mewow what a pawesome motor boat April picked out, pretty good for a young pup new to life on the water! We think you and April should be considered as part of the name ie: ‘April Afloat’, ‘Bailey Breeze’, or ‘Furry Fleet’.

    -Clove & Kaspars

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