The Pacific off the beaten path + essential broker questions answered

April 6, 2022 annika

After 20+ years with the Canadian Forces, Max and Elizabeth Shaw decided to leave their military careers behind and switch things up a bit – by going cruising, of course. They left British Columbia as a family of four and returned 7 years later as a family of five with endless stories from the South Pacific. Max and Elizabeth talk about the beauty of adventuring off the beaten path in the South Pacific and Alaska, the logistics of crossing the Pacific with a 4-month old baby, and more.

Now that they have returned from their Pacific adventure they continue to live aboard their Stevens 47 sailboat in BC and Max has taken up a new career as a broker, using his cruising and liveaboard experience to help others find the right vessel for their adventures. Of course I had to ask Max about the boat shopping process, what happens behind the scenes when there are multiple offers and how much below asking price should offers be in today’s sailboat market.

Links mentioned in this episode ⬇️ 

SV Fluenta blog about the Pacific adventure

Fluenta Sailing on Instagram

? Get in touch with Max: max (@)

My previous interview with a surveyor Sarah White

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