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Just wanted to thank everyone for their posts. I have decided to get the Yacht delivered to Sydney and have placed the order for the following reasons:

1. Didnt want to leave the dog and couldnt work out a way to take him.
2. The overall cost and additional equipment needed etc.
3. I'm looking forward to having a shinny new boat on the harbour and thought it would be tired by the time it got back.
4. I feel between Sydney harbour, the Whitsundays and some close pacific islands i can get the adventure needed.
5. I hope to gain the experience need to maybe one day do this with a partner.

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Dean,

I think your reasoning makes a lot of sense. As I said previously, with all the time, equipment, etc it's hard to make the numbers ($$) work for a voyage like this as compared to shipping the boat. Essentially, you have to think of it as an expensive (but certainly worthwhile) adventure, rather than a way to economize or save money.

Please keep us posted as you spec, order, and take delivery of your new boat (photos, please! ). Seeing as the vast majority of us will never own a brand new boat, we all get a vicarious thrill from such things.
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Dean, Congratulations on the boat !!!

I think your right, there is plenty of decent adventuring around here, and then there is the benefit of being able to approach it on your own terms, step by step......

We are personally planning a cruise up the east coast, then across to the Louisaddes in Papua New Guinea, The Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, New Caledonia and back to Sydney.

Mind you we had our first taste of the Med this year on a charter and really liked it....maybe we could just keep going
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Well new yacht arrives this month. Looking forward to popping the bubble wrap )
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Dean,

I'd be having trouble sleeping at this point!

Photos, please, upon arrival!!
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Umm and isn't Sydney putting on wonderfully nice weather for a maiden sail!!!!!

Congrats Dean. Like JRP said photos please!!!
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It's been raining for 40 days and 40 nights in Sydney. Sounds like a great time for an ark ;o). Thanks
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