“I am so very sorry, but there has been a small misunderstanding on our part”, the very amiable bank employee said on the phone, “so is there any chance you could consider paying the extra amount (of about 9 000 eur) yourself (today)?”, she continued with the kindest of voices.
As it happens, we actually didn’t include all the optional items in our new boat. Some were without a doubt unnecessary, but others frustratingly hard to decide on. Here is the list of what was left out (including some brief comments as to why), as well as some other things we changed (see previous post) before putting in the final order.
A few hours ago I scanned and returned to the dealer the signed contract for buying a new Hanse 388!
This weekend we saw it for the first time! A real Hanse 388!
But first some words about how we actually got here, and the quite amazing hotel we’re staying at.
New sailing boats can seem quite affordable when looking at their base prices, but then there are the options.
We have been online window shopping for sailing boats, both used and new, for most of the summer, and more and more frequently we end up on the HanseYachts site looking admiringly at the new 388 and 418 models. They are quite beautiful, both.