¡Viva Mazatlan! (Part 1)


Gorgeous Mazatlan! Mazatlán is a Nahuatl word meaning “place of deer”. Surprisingly, we did not encounter any deer.

Our trip to Maz, last week, served a dual purpose: 1) take a trip for Christmas (instead of lots of stuff, we decided we were going to give the kids an experience) and 2) see some great yachts!  One of our favorite parts of the trip was also meeting up with the Bums, Bumfuzzle that is (more on that in part 2).  If you haven’t checked out their popular blog, we recommend doing so!  We were able to take a look at a Tayana 42, a Fisher Catamaran 32, a Morgan 462 and the Bums even let us aboard their Spindrift 43!

Playa Bruja

Playa Bruja (Witches Beach) was a 3 minute walk from our hotel and is a great surfing spot.

We were able to take a look at Grace for a second time, the Tayana 42.  After this second viewing, we have now crossed the Tayana 42 (aft cockpit) off our list.  Newer Tayana models don’t work for Matt at 6’4″ (not enough head room) and we were worried the berth in the aft cabin wouldn’t be big enough for him either.  Oh, the woes of being a giant!  Also we are leery of teak decks for several reasons: 1) We’re not sure if we want to take care of them, 2) We’re worried about their propensity to leak i.e. “leaky teaky” and 3) We’re concerned about re-selling a boat with teak decks.  I know this is far out but being in real estate for 10 years, you think about this stuff!


The Fisher Catamaran 32 was just too small and cramped and stuffy and small.


We really liked the bones of the Morgan 462, but this particular Morgan needed some TLC.


Recognize this next boat?



Bumfuzzle 3

The Bumfuzzle’s Spindrift 43 is beautiful!  We loved the light, open feel of the pilot house and the kids loved the bow sprit.

Bumfuzzle 2


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2 thoughts on “¡Viva Mazatlan! (Part 1)

    1. Courtney Courtney

      Mark and Cindy-I have to admit meeting the Bums was a huge highlight of our trip! They are such an awesome family and this is exuded in their blog, which is part of why they are so popular. Thank you for reinforcing our decisions on teak decks, it is always great to hear from sailors with first hand experience.


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