We were up in Seattle searching for a boat a couple of weeks ago. We’ve been seriously looking since fall of last year for our upcoming Pacific Northwest trip this summer and fall. We saw several from Tacoma, Washington all the way up to Campbell River, BC.

I thought was interesting. The owners of this Cal 34 mapped out all of the storage compartments on their boat, then had separate listings of what was in each compartment. Pretty clever.

Me, checking out the quarter berth on the Cal 34.

I’ve always had a thing for classic power boats, so we checked out this Roughwater 35 on an island near Vancouver. The Roughwater is a sailor’s powerboat. It was designed by the renowned naval architect Edwin Monk, has an efficient diesel, and a nice wooden interior. Powerboats have more room per foot than sailboats but are more expensive to run. We wanted to get a sense of the trade-offs in person.

Here’s Natalie in the forward cabin.