Thursday, February 23, 2012

Walkure for sale!

It is with deeply mixed emotions that Bev and I have come to the decision that Walkure must find a new home. We have tried for a year to get someone in the family to take over our beloved AS-29 but alas, no one is able to do it.
We love this boat, and she has been good to us. She has seen us safely through over 7,000 miles of cruising from the Great Lakes to the Florida Keys and just about everywhere in between. She is the perfect boat for the Great Loop and has served us well in that capacity, but the time has come to move on.
Our "new" boat, Queequeg, is larger and faster and a bit more ocean capable. We have nearly completed the refit of Queequeg and will be cruising her this summer. Meanwhile, Walkure sits on the hard and will soon be in need of some attention. A loving owner will have no trouble bringing her into cruising trim quite quickly. As of now, she needs some cleaning, some new batteries, perhaps a new line or two, some fresh varnish on her brightwork and she'll be ready to go.
We will be away from Marathon for about 6 months starting in late April or early May and we dread the thought of her lying here without us to care for her for so long. Also, it is just too expensive for us to continue to maintain and store two boats.
If you are interested in taking possession of a truly unique and remarkable boat, please leave a comment on this blog. Reasonable offers will be entertained, but we are not giving her away, she means too much to us.


The Wombat said...

Mike: I would be interested in discussing becoming Walkure's next caretaker. Please let me know what you feel a fair value would be, and, if possible, an equipment list or links to same and additional pix.


Mike Wagner said...

Go to craigslist and look up AS-29. Lots of details. The price listed NOT firm.

Jeff said...

I just saw your listing on craiggers, and just wanted to comment on how great your sailboat looks. I wish you the best in selling her, and also subscribed to your blog as you have a ton of information to read here.

Glad I clicked on the link you included in the sailboat listing :D

Mike Wagner said...

The Craigslist notice is at:

Thanks for your interest.

Unknown said...

Hi Mike. Tried to contact you via Craigslist. Let me know how to get in touch. -Evan

Mike Wagner said...

Try Facebook. I shared this blog post on my Facebook page so you should be able to find it. Then send a message through Facebook.