Well, this is one for the books. I have spent years getting Soul Balladeer ready mechanically for some serious cruising. This year, as I have posted in the past, SB was destined for an appointment at the beauty salon. Mechanically she is basically a new boat and this cosmetic makeover would have made her a sight to behold.
Along comes a new found friend named Jim. Jim is a great fellow who loves Hans Christians as much as I do. Jim also has a love of creating music, as do I, so we naturally hit it off.
Initially I was helping Jim find a Hans Christian 44 PH through my owner contacts throughout the world when conversations between Jim and I led me to consider releasing Soul Balladeer from my clenched hands to a very deserving and capable person. Jim is that guy.
Soul Balladeer is just the lady that Jim needs in his life right now. She will be with him for exciting times in the near future as Jim navigates his business that is woven into his other love…the ocean. I will leave Jim to expand on this as he will be taking over Soul Balladeer’s webpage in early July.
What will Denise and I be doing? Well…. once one has been bitten by the Hans Christian bug, it is difficult to pull away from the romance ( and yes, copius amounts of boat bucks), that come with ownership of these classic beauties.
So…As of July 2, 2019, Denise and I will take ownership of another Hans Christian. Her name is Ballymack and she is a HC 48T. She has good bones, she is a pretty mistress, and is a veteran Pacific Ocean crosser. I will be starting a new website and will post the link on Soul Balladeer’s website in early July.
We wish Jim the best with his mistress in the years to come of course. We will be posting pictures of Soul Balladeer and Ballymack alongside at some point. In the meantime, here is a pic of Jim playing my axe on Soul Balladeer and a few teasers of Ballymack: