Our Sailboat

Journey:  Pearson 365 Ketch -Sold!

pearson 365 ketch sailboat - cruising destinations, st. barts
Journey sailing into Gustavia, St. Barts, the Caribbean,
January 2013.  Eventually we'll get one with our sails up.
Thanks to Alice Kilgo of Ocean Star for taking this photo.
The perfect size:
  • drinks for 6
  • dinner for 4
  • sleeps 2

Bottom line?
  • 36 1/2' long
  • 11 1/4' wide
  • about 150 square feet of living space inside

Update:  January 2017 - Journey For Sale Sold
After ~19,000 miles and 4 1/2 years together, it's time to bid Journey a fond goodbye.  Our goal was to sail from the US to Australia, with lots of stops in tropical paradise along the way.  We've listed Journey for sale in the Sydney Australia area (click here to see the listing on our Pearson 365 sailboat ketch).

She's in sound condition, though we're prettying her up for sale as her curb appeal could definitely use some improvement.  We would love Journey to enjoy some excellent new adventures with her future owners.  We appreciate the excellent hand-off we got from Journey's former owner, and plan to pay it forward to whoever buys Journey from us.

The blog will continue to live on as there is much excellent material I never got around to posting (and will - along with a lot of blog clean-up), and we'll be transitioning to another nomadic adventure, going even smaller into a van camper-conversion to explore Australia.

Now... Back to where we first got started...

Pearson 365 ketch sailboat - cruising life, cruising destinations, bahahams
Journey sailing into Abacos, BAHAMAS.
Thanks Ann of Krazy Lady for the photo.
Choose... wisely
After some local porthole peeking forays, over a year of international internet "window shopping", with 30 “boat bucks” (1 boat buck = $1,000 USD) in recently added important extras, a Yachtworld ad prompted me to make my first serious offer.  I did not anticipate the boat of my choice would take a two-day flight to St. Lucia, or that I'd be making the final purchase decision on it without the assistance of a surveyor or my wife. 

For those for whom size matters, or want to peek under the hood

Signed, sealed but not quite delivered

Over a year of shopping, 2 weeks of sweating over whether to buy this particular boat, 30 days from making our initial offer (21 March 2012), 27 days after being told someone else was getting it, 23 days after re-iterating our offer, a redeye followed by a 4 hour layover, another 12 hour flight and a 4 hour drive to see it, 2 days on it including an overnight outing, Journey was ours.  Nearly 4200 miles from home, will she be safe for the 5 months until we see her?  We won't know until we're there.

Sails not yet up, and lots more clean-up to do, but...
Journey is here, healthy, safe and sound in sunny
St. Lucia, Rodney Bay.  For all that, and more,
we are happy!
Update:  Safe & Sound
Yes, thanks to the excellent folks at IGY Rodney Bay Marina's care, and that St. Lucia is a "hurricane hole" (safe place), our boat was ready and waiting for us.  

Best of all, when the time came to hoist her onto dry land to clean and re-do her hull anti-fouling paint, (click here, and here and here if you'd like to learn more about "Life on the Hard") there was nary a blister on this robust and well-cared for ~35 year old boat.  About the only issue issue we saw was a cracked plastic collar around the propeller, a common enough issue the manufacturer is replacing it with a steel part.  We'll replace ours with the updated part, but in the mean time, it's not a major concern.

Inside Views of Journey
Current for Sale Listing

Or Check out these posts
Intruder Aboard! (one of our few scary moments on Journey)
Ned's Neato Additions

Other Pearson 365 Sailboats
We've met some fantastic other Pearson owners, mostly through the very active Pearson Forum (which has saved our bacon a number of times).  Here's a little about them and their boats
Dirk of Evening Ebb
Allen & Michelle of Incommunicado
Lonnie & Bona of Good News

Want see more?  Drop us a line at svJourney365 at gmail dot com (humans can figure this out, hopefully spammers cannot) and tell us what you'd like to see.