This is a Horizon 69. My son, Eli, a commercial captain, and his long-time companion, Bailey, were hired to bring her up the coast from Ft. Lauderdale to Annapolis, stopping along the way to let brokers try to sell her. Here she is tied up at Cape Charles, VA, just across the Bay from VA Beach and down the penninsula from Onancock.
Captain Eli and His Mate, Bailey
The Master Suite
The night before we leave Onancock for the final run to Annapolis, we host a cocktail party on the upper deck.
The morning of departure, Eli logs in and fires up the engines--two 380 H.P diesels.
Leaving Onancock, we steered from the upper bridge.
The lower-bridge controls
In air conditioned comfort, we stand watch. It was a bit of a learning curve for me. In fact, I was overwhelmed.
Eli and Bailey have been running boats together for eleven years--she is, variously, mate/chef/chief steward. They just finished taking a 112-ft. yacht from Ft. Lauderdale, around the Caribbean, through the Panama Canal, and up to Mexico and San Diego.
As we approached Annapolis, we passed this very nice staysail schooner.
In Annapolis,we are dwarfed by the 130-ft Winning Drive, owned by the owner of the Baltimore Ravens.
The next morning, in Annapolis Harbor, I sit at the bridge, drink coffee, and watch the local traffic. The old joke is that Annapolis is a "drinking town with a boating problem." Nice.