Six weeks after we listed her online, Take It Easy is sold. We did well, particularly since there was the festive season in the middle of this period!
A French couple liked her, made a fair offer which we accepted. The survey was conducted earlier this week by Geoff Cruse, the same surveyor who surveyed Anui! He did an in-water survey while she was in her berth at the Gold Coast City Marina, a brief sea trial in the Coomera River, then an out of water check of the hulls at the GCCM slipway. It was a tense day for all of us, but things went well. She passed the survey and sea trial and Take It Easy is now Yann and Cécile’s vessel.
Final stage of the survey for Take It Easy – All good!
We will always think dearly of her, but we are relieved she is gone. Owning two boats for a period is not a comfortable thing! We can be totally focused on enjoying Anui without worry in the back of our mind. There is no looking back now!
It is pleasing to know Take It Easy will be sailing on far and wide. We said our final farewell to our beloved boat and wished Yann and Cécile well. Who knows, we might share an anchorage one day!
Here are two of our favourite images:
25 thoughts on “Au Revoir Take It Easy”
Well done! Now, of course you will have to get a new boat card. 🙂
Already done, Trish! We got that organised as soon as we bought Anui! You’ll just have to wait until we meet again to get it!
looking forward to it! The news says the Monsoon Season is not here yet, so the weather patterns we were looking for for our Island adventure are going to be later than preferred. We are preparing ourselves for a potential northern and east coast journey only, rather than the circumnavigation we were looking forward to. Time will tell.
Hope you get a chance to do the circumnavigation of Tassie… so worth it!
I am pleased it all went well. Now it is sailing away on Anui. Congratulations. ⛵️🍾🍷
Thanks Susie – all good and no drop of initially agreed price! Hoping to leave Boat Works on the weekend… more delays!
Bonza! Can almost hear your collective sighs of relief from here ….
I’m not surprised! We thought we’d be really sad but the move to bigger and better things with Anui makes the sale very sweet and a relief it’s all settled. Onto the next phase now. We hope to stop at Coffs early next week… will be a quick overnight breather on our way to Port Macquarie. We’ll keep you posted and if we can’t catch up on the way down, we will on the way back up.
Timing not good for next week. I’m off visiting family in Canberra M to F. If we miss you on the way down, we must surely catch you on the way back up! Hope to see you guys (and Anui) soon!
Ok, we’ll catch you on the return leg… early feb.
Great news!! Anui was meant to be!!
A quick sale but obviously mixed emotions of saying goodbye. And now she’s all French, will they nickname her “Relax”!?!?
I felt a little pull at the heart strings as I brought her back to the marina for the last time after the survey, but overall what we both feel is relief emotionally and financially, and a sense we can at last fully focus on Anui. They are keeping the name as she is Australian registered and they intend to go o/s after a period of learning to sail her.
Yep and you’re best to grab those steady northerlies while they keep blowing! Hopefully see you guys in Feb!
Looks like we will leave the Gold Coast on Tuesday with the northerlies. Should be a good run south though, with this new beast of ours. We have to calculate our passages at a different rate now! None of this basing calculations for passage making at 6 or 6.5 knots… more like 9 or 10!
I’m glad all the paperwork and stress is done with, onward and upward!
Exactly, John… it took a bit of time and effort, but all good now.
That’s great Chris! Now you don’t have to worry about it, and will dedicate your time to your fantastic Anui! 🙂
Precisely HJ. We felt anxious all this time, but now we can turn our undivided attention to Anui… and hopefully sleep better!
And now…..”New views of divine goodness and Love” All the best to you both Lots of love from us both Pam
Thank you Pam!
Thank you so much Pam – what a nice way to put it. Yes, we have a lot to be grateful for and look forward to. Love to you both.
Bien fait mes amis. Maintenant tout commence. Bonne chance.
Pas mal, hein?! Maintenant nous pouvons nous détendre et profiter d’Anui!
I guess a tinge of sadness on the sale, but onwards to your new and exciting adventure on Anui. Fair winds.
Hi Phil, I think because Anui is such an upgrade and we are already settled on board, we mainly feel relief Take It Easy is sold. We both really loved our 8 years sailing her, as you well know. She was a good boat, had heaps of fun on her and we took care of her. But now we are itching to get on with new adventures on a terrific cat… we hope!