theseashanti

New Orleans, United States

The continuing (nearly) nautical adventures of Jack, Autumn, Fain, and Dante, the daring crew of the sailing vessel Sea Shanti.

January 2017 rolled around and Autumn found the Sea Shanti, a 1974 Cooper Seabird 37 sailboat whose owner abandoned her in a New Orleans marina nearly a decade ago. The marina put her up for sale on Craigslist for $4500. Jack and Autumn talked them down to $3000. A deal was struck. No arms were twisted.

You can imagine the kind of work that a $3000 boat might need. She had very little interior to speak of, and plenty of kinks to work out on the systems as well. They took a huge risk and moved aboard while the Shanti was still little more than a figment of their collective imagination, which allowed them to sink more into her renovation.

Today, they’re still plugging away at their quaint home on the water. While the improvements to the boat are coming along slowly, the improvements to their relationships and lifestyles are dramatic. They’ve learned to work as a crew through discomfort and hardship, and they’ve learned the importance of community and perspective. Every purchase solely support the efforts to revive and refit the Sea Shanti and we appreciate it!

To read the whole story and current updates visit our website

  • Joined: July 2019
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