Bettie has been places. In fact, the folks who owned her before us took her all over the Central American coast, through the Panama Canal, into the Caribbean and up the ICW (Intercoastal Waterway, for those of you new to the lingo), which is quite a daring feat for the owners of a boat with a 7' 3" draft. Talk about no fear. Or at least some rockin' tow insurance.
They were the original owners and had the boat custom designed from Cascade with an extra 14" of freeboard (even tall people can stand up straight inside!). Bettie is 36' long, cutter rigged and was built as a true blue water boat. No joke, she is rock solid and incredibly practical.
We have already put 3,000 miles under her keel and are working on even more. If you're pondering a sailing trip of your own, check out this brilliant hour-long documentary that Bettie's former owners made about their travels for inspiration.