Re: Proud new owner of a Cheoy Lee Offshore 41
I shipped my boat from Annapolis to San Diego. I found a shipper on uShip and negotiated a deal for $8500, all taxes included. The preparations at the yard in Maryland cost $1438.50. I flew cross country with Natalie (my awesome pregnant wife) and with help from my Mom, Dad, Sister and her husband got the boat all packed up for shipping, the rigging removed from the masts and the masts wrapped in bubble wrap for shipping.
The yard bill in San Diego was more than I expected. There was cracking in the gel coat on the bottom of the keel that I had repaired while the mast foot was being replaced. The total bill for the repairs and launch was $1410.86.
Insurance on this baby with $500,000 liability is $742.90.
It's been quite a trip to get the boat habitable, but my wife and I are living aboard now and expecting a baby boy to arrive any day now. Her due date is May 31.
I'm going to keep working on my site and make a new page for the Cheoy Lee and have another page for the costs or projects and then cruising.
We finally sailed the boat yesterday for the first time and it sailed beautifully! The wind in San Diego Bay south of the Coronado Bay Bridge was steady from the west at about 10 knots. There were some gusts and close hauled we got the boat up to just over 7 knots through the water! It was exhilarating sailing the boat.
So to sum it all up. $12092.26 is what it cost to get the boat insured, prepped and shipped from the Annapolis to San Diego. The boat is 44 ft overall.
Invest in experiences, not things.
Sailing with Nate, Natalie and Sullivan at
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