Last summer I circumnavigated Vancouver Island on Battuta, our 2009 Bavaria 31 Cruiser, and was solo from Vancouver counterclockwise and all the way down to Ucluelet before my family joined me. It was quite the epic journey, with every kind of weather and sea-state imaginable, particularly over the first couple of weeks when a series of low pressure systems made for SE gales up and down the coast. The boat was fantastic, and with all that fog out there I was very happy to have radar (and AIS, which I wired in while I was holed up in Kyuquot waiting on weather). And with all those rocks out there I was very happy not to hit one! Thanks to Len, Simon, and Debbie for selling us such an awesome boat, and for all the great after-sale service and support you’ve given me over the years. Bavaria and YSW are awesome!