A Washington state couple whose 45-foot tugboat has been a fixture at local boat fair made their last appearance and talked with a newspaper about their experiences as boat owners.
The Patersons have owned the Joe, a tugboat built in 1942, since 1986 and it became an integral part of their lives: “The couple has become so close with the boat, Kae Paterson jokes that the boat is included in their marriage contract.”
So the decision to let the boat go was difficult for them. They felt like their time with the boat has come to an end and they have other things they want to do. It was better for them to end this chapter on their own terms because they did not want to get to the point where the boat had to be sold nor did they want the boat to fall into disrepair since they are an older couple and there might be a time when they can’t care for it.
Parting with a beloved boat is never easy but you can ease the process by placing an online boat ad that will allow you to screen a number of buyers before making the sale.