We first met Lee and Roxanne when we sold their Sceptre 41, AM3, through Swiftsure Yachts. After the sale was complete, they joined Swiftsure Yachts partner Brad Baker on a delivery cruise to San Francisco of the Alden 44, Puffin, in order to gain more offshore experience. After they returned, they focused their search for a new boat: one that was not only bigger but also designed for long-distance cruising.
After viewing Scoots, another Able Apogee listing, they became intrigued with the boat’s melding of comfort, purposeful lines, and strength with excellent sailing capability. As Scoots had found a new home, Lee and Roxanne headed east with Pete McGonagle to view several other Apogees on the east coast and ultimately purchased Westri, a 1993 Able Apogee. The newly christened AM3 remained in Rhode Island where her new owners began their cruise the summer of 2006 after racing in the cruising division of the Newport to Bermuda Race.