Thursday, July 2, 2015


My name is Tracey. John and I have always enjoyed a work hard / play hard spirit. Being landlocked in the desert never precluded us from many various and diverse travel and boating experiences. (Perhaps a topics for subsequent blogs.) Having been boat owners all our lives, even before we met, boating was common ground and always a mainstay in our lives.. We were always looking for the next adventure....Over the years we indulged in many different recreational sports and toys. Yet, by fall we were always planning on returning to the Lido Boat Show, Newport Beach, CA to dream of retirement.

Lido Boat Show Newport Beach 2009
It was there we met Jeff Merrill, who was (then) a rep for Nordhvan. He took us under his wing, educated us on all the variety of boats available and their applications. Supplied us will all sorts of informative materials. From this we became fast friends. John got busy doing his homework. Now, having  enjoyed a five year relationship w/ Jeff, he is our broker and go to guy!  Couldn't have done it without you, Jeff... Thank You ! ! ! 

The plan to own an ocean trawler was set in place. The W's came into play. We set a budget, decided on "shopping" the Pacific North West. Jeff hooked us up with ten Selene's and one Seahorse to look at over the December holidays 2014. Away we went!  Portland, then Seattle,  Xmas w/family in Washington, then Anacortes. We created boat reports w/pics at the end of each day. We were sold on joining the Selene owners family. We narrowed 10 down to 4.

Upon returning to work in January, we learned there was a serious offer to purchase John's business. Retirement was looming on the horizon!  Time to make a decision... which 1 of 4?
With plans in place to attend Trawlerfest, Anancortes in May... It seemed logical to make an offer on "the boat" while in PNW. A decision was made.  It was the 2004 Selene 47 hull 14, in Portland. That choice gave us plenty of "wiggle room" to set her up as our own.

MV Pairadice 2015


Unknown said...

I LOVE seeing this dream come true! Congratulations to you both for setting your sights on it and achieving it. She is one beautiful vessel. I wish for you many, many, many incredible adventures. Safe from harm, filled with Love and Joy!

I hope to be one several of those adventures with you.

Love you my Raceo.


MV Pairadice said...

Thanks sister... LOVE YOU TOO! More later!

Unknown said...

Congratulations! That is one beautiful Yacht! I really like the last image, great angle. I wish both of you the best. Your gonna definitely enjoy yourselves out there.

Mike N Rhee

Sethelooney said...

Looks Awesom Mom.. cool to see Shelton on here!!! Love you guys. Have fun!