a beautiful boat should sail forever.
After owning Western Way for the past 20 years the time has come for us to move to the "Dark Side". We sold our Newporter hull # 71 and have purchased a motor boat. They say the happiest times for a boat owner are the day you buy it and the day you sell it. For us every day we sailed was happy. Selling it was not easy and for everything we put into it, It was a sad time. However as well designed and constructed as the Newporter is the upkeep for a 57 year old wooden boat would eventually be more than I could handle I did all of the maintenance myself and enjoyed working on it as much as sailing it. It is a great boat, has a great history, is in great condition and with out a doubt will provide many many years of enjoyment for her new owner.
The new owner is Peter Dicesare from Portsmouth , NH. Peter is planning of sailing south this winter and that is just what Western Way is made for. I plan to keep in touch with Peter and look forward to hearing about his adventures with Western Way.
My wife Diane and I are still planning to be out on the water with our new boat Endeavour a Nordic Tug 32. I will still be a Newporter fan and hope all Newporters can sail on forever.