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September 18, 2014

Sept. 18 - Introducing the Texas Pearl

Lamb's Yacht Center

“Finding your way doesn't mean you always know where you're going. It's knowing how to find your way back home that's important.”  ―Clare Vanderpool, Navigating Early

It’s official…papers have been signed and money exchanged, we’re the new owners of a 1981 48’ Hatteras to be known as Texas Pearl. I can finally just be excited! Here are a few pictures of how she looks right now. She’s in wonderful condition…all she really needs is a good cleaning, but I look forward to redecorating a little and making her feel like our home.

Update: here's a link to some of the upgrades we've done.
Floor Plan to the 48' Hatteras
Aft deck and stairs to the flybridge
Aft deck
Salon looking towards the bow at the galley and dinette 
The Salon looking towards the aft of the boat
Galley with new Corian counter tops
Looking aft at the main stateroom
V-birth off the galley


  1. That's insane.....and, I love it!!!!! :) I'm a motor yacht girl at heart, but hubs won with his whole wind-is-free bit, and well, we have a sailboat, but I do love our Catalina!!!! ;) Congrats on the beautiful boat!! .....Jenn

    1. You are brave to live on a 30' sailboat...we started as sailboat people, but I knew I wanted more space. No matter what size boat you're on though...living on the water is wonderful.

    2. Brave, crazy.....it could go either way!!.We had to start somewhere, but I'm sure we will be moving up soon! ;) ......Yes, we love our life afloat!!!

  2. We are so happy for you! We've had a 48' Jefferson for 16 years, love it! The extra 12' is going to make a big difference. We boat shopped for 2 years; first time seeing a boat with no furniture. Open slate for you!
    Have a wonderful cruise back to TX!

  3. I love your H48. This looks like a great boat on which to continue your adventure. Good luck and best wishes.


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