We purchased the boat in April of 2003 and, after
much discussion, changed her name from Ladyship to Nereid.
Nereid is in a great shape for an old lady.
The previous owners did a major refit in 1993, replacing
the engines and updating the interior. Since we have owned
the boat, we have redone the electrical system and have had the
electric stove replaced with propane, had the fuel system
upgraded, (including Gulf Coast filters), had the flying bridge
rebuilt, and had a new teak upper deck laid. The wooden
parts of the boat are now sound and will probably last longer
than we do, especially since we now have Neried in a covered
We have found Nereid to be a wonderful boat for
cruising in the Northwest. When underway, the boat is
sea-kindly and quiet. When we're in the pilothouse or on
the flying bridge we hardly hear the engines and the visibility
is stunning. We also appreciate the visibility in the
saloon when one of us is in the galley fixing breakfast or lunch
After spending several years cruising on a
sailboat, even though the sailboat had a pilothouse, we have
found the comfort of the Nereid to be a pleasure. We quickly got
used to the additional space and visibility of our new boat. The
interior is light and spacious, but the space we use most is the
large aft deck. At anchor, when the weather is fine, we open the
curtains here and have a shady outdoor space right by the water.
On chilly or rainy days, we close the clear curtains and turn the
heater on, so we can still feel as though we're outside, but in
Nereid's hailing port is Seattle, but she is
berthed at Fidalgo Marina in Anacortes, ready to go cruising for
a just a weekend or for as much time as we can manage (weeks,
when we're lucky). Since,we just bought a larger slip, our Anacortes condo moorage> is for sale.
Steve Dubnoff and