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Lady Roslyn : the perfect boat

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Over the last number of years we had chartered various catamarans, as part of our research. Now we had begun the journey to find our own boat. We had arrived in Cannes boat show 98% certain we would be buying a particular catamaran, and left Cannes100% certain that we would not buy it. We fell completely in love with the Fontaine Pajot Saba 50 and from then on we only had eyes for this boat. We left France excited that we had found the boat we wanted, but certain that we could not afford one new from the factory (with all the added extras). As the Saba 50 was still a very new model, we knew it might be a long time until one came up for sale second-hand. On the Internet I found the blog of a young Australian couple who had bought Saba 50 hull #1, they were sailing in the Med. When they were in Venice they advised me that they were about to load the boat onto a ship to send it into charter in the Caribbean as his business was booming in Australia and he needed to go back to manage its expansion. To cut a long story short, over the course of 6 hours, with multiple phone calls, emails and photos being sent back and forth, we negotiated a price which was satisfactory to ...

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