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Freedom & Adventure... After many years of working our way up the corporate ladder and living a “normal” American lifestyle, change is in the air! It’s time to live and explore our beautiful earth, outside of cubicle walls and fluorescent lights, to experience what true freedom means to us -to go where we want to go, do what we want to do and ultimately live a life that feeds our souls. While the typical 8-5 loaded with meetings, touch bases, conference calls, performance reviews, team buildings, 401(k), health insurance, PTO, stock options, generous salaries, bonuses and enough office donuts to feed small armies are all fantastic things that have allowed us to realize our dream of owning Freedom, they are no longer things that bring real joy to our lives. We can make more money, but we can’t make more time. So, after years of talking and scheming about “the plan,” we are finally beginning to put the pieces of that puzzle together with a plan to cast off around the globe starting in mid 2022(ish). The globe, really? Yes, the globe. We have the boat to do it, and we will do it. We have been working hard and saving our pennies for the last decade, and since we can’t take it with us we plan to put it all to good use by investing in an experience of a lifetime. What about your boat dog? We love nothing more than our precious dog, Mr. Sully (and we miss our Sandy very badly too)! Our cruising plans will take us around the globe, but they will also remain flexible on timing and routes taken to accommodate the safety and comfort of these two goonies. We are planning our routes carefully and thoughtfully to ensure we arrive at destinations that don’t require animal quarantines and that are safe for all four of us to enjoy. In the meantime, we have a lot of work (boat work, work work, mental work, all kinds of work) to do before we’re ready to head out, so be sure to keep up with our adventures on YouTube and Instagram. We may not know where life is going to take us, but what we do know is that we’ll be going there on our Nordhavn 43! The Man... the Myth... the Legend... the Captain! Born with a heart of gold and go-go-gadget arms that can do anything and fix everything, Shawn has worked in the Plastics industry for over 22 years with a focus on factory automation. Being a licensed USCG Master 100 Ton Captain with an engineering mindset, he loves nothing more than firing up Freedom’s engine and leaving the dock behind. He runs a tight ship (pun intended) managing 100% of everything required of a boat owner from engine maintenance to waxing the hull to SO MUCH MORE... He’s got a big smile and big dreams of circumnavigating the globe with Freedom. Behind every great Captain is a great Co-Captain! After years of being First Mate, Elizabeth became a licensed USCG Master 100 Ton Captain in March 2021 to support Shawn as they prepare to embark on their cruising plans that include circumnavigating the globe. After enjoying a successful 13-year career in Merchandising & Retail Technology, Elizabeth quit to take a 2-year sabbatical to “stop and smell the roses” for a bit. After Covid delayed those plans, she joined a retail start-up in 2021 as an Inventory Planning Manager working 100% remotely before leaving in 2022 to focus her energy on boats and full-time cruising. When she’s not running, hiking, baking. listening to podcasts, or reading about world cruising routes, Elizabeth can be found behind a camera capturing content to share on their YouTube channel. Freedom is a 43’ Nordhavn yacht built in 2004. With only 41 built, she’s the 3rd hull from the lineup. What we love about her most is that she gives us the ability to travel comfortably and safely to remote destinations that many other recreational vessels can’t reach simply because they don’t have the capability and/or fuel range to get there. She’s built like a bull and has the redundancies necessary to allow cruisers to confidently cross oceans and explore the globe.

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The roster of membership in the American Boatbuilders Association (ABA) is an industry Who's Who of strong and successful independent boat manufacturing companies. Since 1992, the group's aim through collective buying power is to obtain the highest quality materials at the lowest possible cost. ABA is all about leveraging purchasing value. This alliance brings the united voice of a prestigious group of independent boat manufactures to the table. In the aggregate, The ABA Group ranks second in retail market share in fiberglass boats 16' and up. With annual boat sales over $2.6 billion, and material purchases of approximately $420 million, ABA Boat Builders represent a strong growth opportunity for Suppliers. The benefits of this trade association reach beyond positive economics for members as well as Suppliers. There are savings from pooled purchasing and technical services, as well as reduced transaction costs. Improved competitiveness and efficiencies translate into better value for the boat buying public and drives increased sales and product turns for Manufacturers and Suppliers alike. For the Supplier, ABA represents a stable source of volume purchasing with limited financial exposure. Through the collective buying power of its members, we will strive to purchase high quality materials at the lowest cost of any boat building entity in the United States. We will organize as necessary to bring the united voice of the independent builder to outside influences such as Suppliers, government, and industry associations. We focus on improving the quality, safety, value, and environmental impact of our products. We promote cost-effective solutions regarding EPA, OSHA, and other mandated policies and guidelines. We provide a member forum for the consideration of issues that affect the Marine Industry and we provide member interface with other industry organizations to improve the Marine Industry. The American Boatbuilders Association is a coalition of 26 leading independent US boat manufacturers. ABA member companies have approximately 8,100 employees in the United States, with 21 facilities in 12 states. ABA companies produce approximately 34,000 boats annually. ABA produces more than 23% of all fiberglass boats above 16' built in America.

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At Drummond Island Yacht Haven, our goal is simple - provide our boating customers with the goods and services they need at the best possible price and the highest level of quality with over 70 Years of Personal Service and Nautical Expertise. For over 50 years, Drummond Island Yacht Haven has remained committed to customer satisfaction, providing a shopping, purchasing and ownership experience that brings our customers back year after year. For three generations now, our professional craftsmen have gained a reputation for building quality homes, comfortable cottages and solid docks for customers on Drummond Island and the surrounding islands. Our specialists have many years of experience working in challenging environments, offering creative and effective solutions to unique property and site topography issues. We have a wide selection of professional machines and equipment, designed to provide professional results while saving time and money. From crib docks to inland boat wells, hauling large items to outer islands by barge or building a boathouse, Drummond Island Yacht Haven will take care of all of your water-related contracting needs, using the latest techniques, up-to-date equipment and quality materials.

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Marine Data Solutions provides cost-effective High-Speed Wireless Internet for your yacht. 4G/5G, and the new High-Speed Satellite. Our USA 4G/5G Unlimited plans: No GB Limit, No Throttle, No Contract, No Overages, No Surprises, No Activation Fees, No Hidden Fees, Transparent Pricing, Single Sim Downloads to 200Mbps, same-day shipping, activated sim cards in stock, and 24/7 USA tech support. We cover all of the Americas, Bahamas, the Caribbean, and the Mediterranean. Unlimited GB service is available in the USA and Mediterranean.

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Specializing in Expedition Yachts, including the conversion of commercial and government vessels to become expedition yachts. Paul Madden runs Ocean Xplorer Yachts LLC, which is a boutique brokerage specializing in expedition yachts. There has been an over-capacity in the offshore marine service sector, which has resulted in fleet operators having to dispose of excess vessels. This has resulted in a very favorable 'buyer's market' globally. We have established relationships with the premiere fleet operators and are very familiar with their equipment and able to negotiate favorable acquisitions for expedition yacht conversion. ​Here’s an outline of services: In the design phase: I will work closely with the naval architects and yourself to achieve the best design and engineering to meet your requirements. Vessel selection and purchase: I will locate and make preliminary assessments of all desirable vessels, including market valuations. Once a vessel is selected, I will act as your broker in negotiating the best purchase price and will oversee the survey process and the legal transfer and titling. I will liase with admiralty and legal counsel on the purchase transaction, including documentation, titling, re-flagging and assuring that all delivery items are satisfied. Project coordination and management: I will liase between all parties as the owner’s representative. I will coordinate all project information moving between the owner and his naval architects, conversion shipyard and all subcontractors. It will be my job to ensure clear communication and complete understanding with all parties, and make sure there is satisfactory follow-up and adherence to schedules and deliverables. There will be a day-to-day project manager dedicated to this project who will be on-site full-time during the conversion of the vessel. Bidding of the conversion project and all prime subcontracts for key items, such as interior fabrication, painting, decking. I will also assist project manager(s) in keeping track of the vessels’ design details, system planning, security systems, and specialized mission equipment to ensure their successful operation at sea. Class Society inspections and approvals will also be monitored. Fiscal oversight: I will closely monitor and review all payments and deliverables, including build milestones. We will set up an accounting and payment system that conforms to your requirements. I will facilitate the realization of the owner’s mission when addressing regulatory issues, liaising with regulatory bodies, vessel management, and all factions in order to achieve the owner’s objectives.

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As the leading provider of watercraft history reports, Boat History Report® helps our customers make better used watercraft purchase decisions by putting all available information at your fingertips. This type of information helps consumers guard themselves against buying a stolen boat or one with hidden damage which could negatively impact safety on the water. We started in 2005 as a small dot-com, but through our partnerships and dedication to the marine industry and used boat business, we have grown to help customers all across the world. Our customers include used boat buyers, sellers, dealers/brokers, marine surveyors, law enforcement, and finance and insurance companies. We are the most trusted resource for boat history information and a great place to start (or finish!) when looking to purchase or sell a used boat. In 2005, Founder and CEO Grant Brooks was researching his next used boat and noticed that it was very difficult, and sometimes impossible, to find the complete history of used boats on the market. “There were some resources out there, but nothing was conclusive and everything was scattered. The safety of my friends and family was crucial and knowing if a boat I was going to buy had something that could negatively affect their well-being created fear and uncertainty with my purchase. The data was out there... it just needed to be gathered from many public and private sources and consolidated to one place, so boat buyers like you and I could easily search it.” Since starting the company, Boat History Report® continually hears success stories from people just like us who were able to make more informed decisions and safer choices when purchasing used boats.

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StellarCAT premium All-Metal Powercats from StellarPM. A new breed of powercat : superior quality, superior strength and superior performance. Designed and tested for safety, stability, comfort at sea, fuel economy, and seaworthiness. Starting with two models, the 20m AL20-2, and the 25m AL25-2. StellarCATS are constructed in high-grade marine aluminium by StellarPM’s expert new construction team with our proprietorial ProjectPerfect(TM) build and quality standards and nearly quarter century history. Offering class-beating, no-compromise seaworthiness the StellarCAT ethos is summed up in five words : Lighter, Stronger, Safer, Faster, Further. With exceptional levels of interior comfort. Ownership with the reassurance of the StellarCARE warranty and peace of mind package designed for product reliability, brand reputation, residual value, and repeat custom.

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Bering Yachts is an international manufacturer of high-performance steel-hull expedition yachts with more than 10 years of experience. Bering Yachts company is proud to offer our service and builder expertise throughout the whole production cycle from developing the product concept based on the client’s vision to setting afloat and maintaining a huge steel superyacht able to withstand even the most severe conditions. While gaining inspiration from each client we work with, we understand what they want, appreciate their exclusive values and, finally, make their dreams come true. Combining our knowledge with client requests Bering Yachts creates a custom unique product that reflects the owner’s individuality while keeping all the functionality necessary for safe transoceanic adventures.

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Since 1863, Burger has been the foundation of the American yachting experience and the oldest, most respected custom yacht builder in America, spanning three centuries. Founded by German immigrants, the Burger Boat Company history is rich with landmark innovations, American ingenuity, collaboration and an unyielding dedication to building the world’s finest vessels for both business and pleasure. For one to recognize, appreciate and value that Burger is a true custom builder is to look at the variety of yachts and commercial vessels that have been designed and built since its founding in 1863. Working with in-house designers and engineers, and highly acclaimed designers from around the world, Burger continues to raise the bar in quality and innovation.

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NOVALUXE Yachts builds hybrid electric yachts from the ground up with our ELITE series. We work directly with other manufacturers to deliver new hybrid electric yachts to our customers. We re-fit used power catamarans. NOVALUXE ensures your electric build is done properly and you always have power when you need it. We warranty the electrical system and our customers are treated like family. Nova Luxe Yachts works directly with buyers to identify hulls which would be great as electric. We provide clear range and performance estimates at the onset of the project and work with the buyer to purchase all necessary components for the build. We are not an agent who works on behalf of any single hull manufacturer. Purchases are made through each manufacturer existing distribution channels.

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This is how the journey began, in 1994, South African builder Robertson and Caine entered into an agreement with the premier global yacht charter company, The Moorings, to manufacture specifically designed catamarans for its charter fleet. In less than 4 years, Robertson and Caine delivered the 100th catamaran to The Moorings, with every one of them delivered on their own bottoms around the world. Due to market demand, the relationship expanded with the launch of Leopard Catamarans in the year 2000. Sailors were impressed with the new line of catamarans coming from the Robertson and Caine factories, and were interested in purchasing them for private use, making their own choice of layout, optional gear and delivery locations. In 2007 Leopard Catamarans ventured into the power catamaran market with the introduction of the Leopard 47 power catamaran. In early 2012 the 1,000th Leopard Catamaran was launched, further establishing Robertson and Caine’s position in the catamaran market. Leopard Catamarans has made impressive steps and grown very fast over the past decade, becoming the industry’s leader in the production and delivery of quality catamarans for private and charter fleets worldwide. With a global dealership network spanning 6 continents and 20 plus countries. Leopard catamarans are the only catamaran brand certified both in Europe and the Americas and holds true to its global reputation for high quality and seaworthy yachts, boasting generous equipment options and layouts designed with liveability in mind. In addition to the sailing fleet, Leopard Catamarans also produces superior power catamarans which are both contemporary and economical. Not only do Leopard boast a quality range, but Leopard owners know that there is always support nearby for parts, expertise or advice.

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