Bali Blue’s Story

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Pete Bailey learned the basics of sailing in the Clyde estuary way back in 1975. Over the ensuing years he sailed on and off in the UK, Greece and Dubai and also managed to take regular flotilla and charter holidays, mainly in the Mediterranean but also in the Far East. In 2000 he became a Yachtmaster Offshore with commercial endorsement with a view to a change in career but a surprise job offer resulted in him heading to the Far East where he was expatriate for 4 years.

This enabled him to order Bali Blue to a long dreamed of and carefully considered design and fulfill a life long ambition to sail round the world. Little expense was spared in drawing up the build specification for Bali Blue which included many extras. Part of his apprenticeship for getting to know Bali Blue and his soon to be wife - Carol - was spent sailing down to the Mediterranean from Southampton and spending 5 years live aboard cruising over the summer months.

In 2009 Pete and Carol joined the Bluewater Rally to complete a circumnavigation of the world in 22 months. Bali Blue carried them safely over several oceans and continents and in many weather conditions. The threat of piracy cheated them from completing the final Red Sea leg and Bali Blue was shipped from Salalah, Oman to Marmaris, Turkey. In 2012, Bali Blue was recommissioned and sailed to Cyprus. From there she had another summer season in Turkey and then headed west back to England where she was first launched.

Having sailed 34,000 nautical miles Bali Blue is now for sale, in the hope of her going to an owner as discerning in his/her love and care for this boat as the current owners.