It was a bittersweet moment in May 2013 when we pulled into our final slip at the Morehead City Yacht Basin. It had taken three weeks to transit the ICW from Fort Pierce, Florida to this final stop in North Carolina.
It was time for this journey to end and we all went through our moments of melancholy. But we were here to get the boat fixed up and put onto the brokerage market. Almost a year prior, at the beginning of our sabbatical, we had considered keeping Real Life for occasional use. We came to realize, though, that it was just not a workable option: the costs involved in maintaining a large boat on saltwater are prohibitive.
So, we put her up for sale with Ed Harner at Beaufort Yacht Sales in June and within 8 weeks Ed called us with the news. She was no longer our boat.