Do you believe in fate?
It is said that our destiny is already planned. Could it be that boats also have their fate mapped out, just the same as people?
This is the story of “Danmark Dream”, a Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 43 DS commissioned in 2004 in the UK. The English owner John sailed her over to Portugal after purchase. John and his family enjoyed thirteen years of fun with her on the Portuguese coast and berthed her in Portimäo Marina, Algarve.
When it was time to move on, he decided that her last sailing adventure with the family would be a trip to Barcelona. This gave John the chance of a great trip, a city visit and most importantly to hand her over to Network Yacht Brokers for sale. In June 2017, she arrived in Port Ginesta, Barcelona.
After being on sale for a few months, we found a potential buyer in the UK. Alan was looking for a deck saloon yacht but wavering between going for a 42 or 43 DS. As soon as we showed him “Danmark Dream”, he fell completely in love and decided to buy her.
During the purchase process, Alan told us that he too had moved from the UK to Portugal some years before. He enjoys life in the Algarve and has planned to seal his commitment by buying a boat to keep there. Both John and Alan were surprised and pleased that they shared the same love of sailing in the Algarve, as Englishmen abroad.
We successfully brokered the deal and “Danmark Dream” left Barcelona a few weeks ago, after a little bit of maintenance here in Port Ginesta. Believe it or not, Alan´s choice of Portimäo Marina is also her old home. So there she lies once again, back in her favourite spot, exactly one year after she left. Is this coincidence or destiny?
After the sale, Alan sent this to us; “Hiya guys, pleased to say that we managed to fix the sail and finally arrived safe and sound in Danmark Dreams home port of Portimäo. She is currently berthed just across the pontoon from her previous home. Thanks again for your help. We are both very happy with our new boat.”
We are pleased to say that we always try to make our customers happy and satisfied. By providing the best service we can we are committed to helping our clients with every step of their boat purchase. We see our customers as people buying or selling a boat that can become part of the family, and we love to hear their stories. As well as being professional yacht brokers, we are people too.