We purchased Cloudy Bay (HR54 from 2008) in the spring of 2016. She’d been sailed from Ellos to Lanzarote and with only 2500 miles on-the-clock she clearly hadn’t moved much in her 8 years. She was well spec’d and excepting where the sun had touched her, and the cleaning boy had pressure washed the decks, she was almost like new. Our plan is to circumnavigate but decided to spend 2016 getting to know her, followed by a winter refit project in preparation for the next 5 years. In 2017 we cruised to Greece to check everything worked as anticipated, before crossing the Atlantic early 2018.