Sadly, after 13 glorious years, and with 8 grandchildren under 6 years old, spread all over the world, it's time to part with AnnaCay as we now only sail for about 4 weeks per year.
We started off in the Caribbean with crew for the first 4 years and in 2004 we parted with the crew and shipped AnnaCay back to Greece where we stayed for 4 years.
In 2008 we moved to the stunning cruising area of Croatia. We have been sailing in the Mediterranean, just the two of us, a real doddle thanks to the enhancements we made since the original specification.
The enhancements included replacing the anchor chain with stainless steel (a blessing for my wife!), installing an aft hydraulically operated passerelle and a torque rope furling gear for flying the cruising shute. We threw out the wet cell batteries and put in the no-maintenance AGM sealed batteries.
We have meticulously maintained the yacht over the years in line with Oyster's guidelines by using local skilled labour, which has been plentiful in Greece and in Croatia. Regular maintenance including starting up all equipment and moving all 48 seacocks/valves which have been done at no more than 2 monthly intervals.
We will miss her dearly!