Saturday, 6 October 2012

All signed up and raring to go.....

Well, it has been a busy few weeks for Suzie and I but it gives us great pleasure to say that on the 19th September we signed the contract to allow Milburn Boats to build Swamp Frogs. Please take time out and check out their work it truly is magnificent.
There is a lot of history with Milburns as the company was started in 1992 by dad John Milburn and is still going strong today with well over 100 boats having been built by Dad, along with sons Andy and Pete plus the rest of the team.

Suzie and I have spent many hours researching what  to have on our boat and also the layout of the boat as this will become our home for the foreseeable future so it is very important to get it right at the beginning. I mean where would I be without my Sky sports so, to ensure I get to see my beloved Southampton FC we will have a "in motion" satellite system installed! Suzie loves her problem we will have a corner bath installed!

Our shell is being built by TylerWilson and it will be Jonathan Wilson who will be constructing our shell. Again as with Milburns there is a lot of history with TylerWilsons as Jonathan was an apprentice to Mike Heywood who is well known on the cut and Jonathan has been in the business now for over 30 years.

The other thing that has taken our time is that our financial advisor Mike Baggaley from PQR has advised us to sell our house for tax reasons even though we had a tenant lined up for the next 5 years. Mike explained there were so many tax reasons why we should sell it and the longer we kept it the more it would cost. Please don't think that we have sold the house to buy the boat because this is not the case. We spent many days thinking about this and in the end we took Mike's advice and decided to sell.

So, we had an agent round and within 2 hours it was sold......not once, but twice! and they say the housing market is depressed at the moment? is all systems go now, we have sold the house (albeit quicker than expected) and will now go into rented accommodation till Swamp Frogs is ready sometime in March.........

........WE JUST CAN'T WAIT!!!

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